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The Official EDM Lounge Guide to EDC Week

Electric Daisy Carnival Las Vegas is just around the corner, and like many adoring EDM fans out there we have been waiting for months with anticipation. What is set to be the largest Electronic Dance Music event of our time will all start next Friday, June 8, at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Insomniac has yet to announce set times for the festival, so we think they probably have a few surprises up their sleeves too. So while you're waiting for our full preview of the festival, start planning your days of partying in Sin City with the EDM Lounge guide to EDC Week (June 5-12)!

Tuesday, June 5

Dash Berlin @ Lavo (The Palazzo)

Kick off EDC week right with a little bit of Armada Music! Lavo, one of the top clubs on the Strip, will be welcoming Trance producer Dash Berlin early in EDC week, and its sure to be a crowd packed with hardcore EDM fans! If you're getting into town this early this will be the place to be!

10 PM - 4 AM, 21+

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Wednesday, June 6

Chuckie @ Lavo (The Palazzo)

Chuckie will be churning out his signature Dirty Dutch tunes at Lavo this Wednesday night. With a mastery of mixing skills and unmatched production styles, Chuckie is sure to make Lavo the place to be this Wednesday.

10 PM - 4 AM, 21+

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Thursday, June 7

(EDM Lounge Pick) Bassrush Massive @ Orleans Arena

If you're a true fan of #BASS, then you probably already planned to make it out to the desert a night early to catch the insanity ahead at Bassrush Massive. With an unbelievable lineup, including Borgore, Knife Party, Datsik, Bassnectar, Excision, Noisia, 12th Planet, and more, your ears are sure to be ringing by the time you leave the Orleans Arena at 4 AM. With promised "mind-blowing" production by Insomniac, and a special $15 discount for all existing EDC Vegas ticket holders, don't pass up on the bass!

7 PM - 4 AM, 18+

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"Apollo Road" - ATB with Dash Berlin @ TAO (The Venetian)

ATB and Dash Berlin are two of the most influential German producers, and we can't wait to see them together back to back at the elegant TAO Nightclub at The Venetian. As a team, the two are known for their massively popular collaboration "Apollo Road," a track that perfectly defines contemporary Trance music. So if you get the chance, be sure to check out their emotional and danceable melodies at TAO this Thursday!


10 PM - 5 AM, 21+

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Hardwell @ Lavo (The Palazzo)

With Chuckie performing the night before, Lavo is set to be the home of Dirty Dutch House for this year's EDC Week. Hardwell, whose name has rapidly become more and more well known, always impresses at his live sets by producing consistently grooveable and infectious Progressive and Electro House mixes. And with support from fellow producers Dyro and Dannic, Lavo is sure to be bumping!

10 PM - 4 AM, 21+

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Friday, June 8

(EDM Lounge Pick) Above & Beyond and Mat Zo @ Marquee Dayclub (The Cosmopolitan)

Above & Beyond are without a doubt one of the most respected names in EDM today (rated #5 in the world by Founders of the worldwide radio phenomenon Trance Around the World, which commands over 30 million loyal listeners, the English Trance trio, together with fellow Anjunabeats talent Mat Zo, are sure to tear up the pool at Marquee Dayclub at the Cosmopolitan. We couldn't think of anything better to listen to by the warm poolside than A&B and Zo's uplifting trance melodies!

10 AM - 6 PM, 21+

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Armin van Buuren with Sander van Doorn @ Marquee Nightclub (The Cosmopolitan)

If you're worried you're not going to get enough of AvB at EDC, then make sure you don't miss his set Friday night at Marquee Nightclub. It's going to be a very energetic night of trance with support from DJ phenomenons Sander van Doorn, Rank 1, and W&W.

10 PM - 5 AM, 21+

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Saturday, June 9

Cosmic Gate @ TAO Beach (The Venetian)

Recover from your first tiring night at EDC in style at TAO Beach Club at The Venetian to the tune of Cosmic Gate, one of the most unique acts in the world of EDM today. Known for their enthralling synth progressions, eerie melodies, and brilliant vocal collaborations, the Trance duo will be sure to lighten up your day.

10 AM - 6 PM, 21+

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(EDM Lounge Pick) Kaskade (Freaks of Nature Tour) @ Marquee Nightclub (The Cosmopolitan)

We couldn't be happier that Kaskade is bringing his Freaks of Nature Tour to the Marquee Nightclub! A personal favorite, Kaskade never fails to impress with his ability to completely pump up the crowd. His set at EDC will be something to not miss out on, so if you go out on The Strip even one night this is the show to see

10 PM - 6 AM, 21+

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Sunday, June 10

Avicii + Gareth Emery @ Marquee Dayclub (The Cosmopolitan)

The superstar DJ Avicii is bringing his Le7els Tour right to the heart of Las Vegas at the Marquee Dayclub at the Cosmopolitan next Sunday. With a bonus set by Gareth Emery, this is sure to be one hopping party in sunny Sin City. 

Watch out for our coverage of EDC Vegas early this week, including our Official Preview & Much More!

By Edward Fancher


Hardstyle Q-Dance EDC Vegas Lineup Released

Hardstyle is one subgenre that hasn't quite yet broken through to the mainstream EDM world. But all that will change when Q-Dance, a touring Hardstyle music festival, hits Electric Daisy Carnival Las Vegas. It will be exciting to see DJs like Caffeine, who are superstars in the US underground rave culture, take to their own Hard Dance stage for three nights in front of tens or hundreds of thousands of head-bobbing fans. We can't wait to see all those people shuffling!

Full Lineup:


Brennan Heart




D-Block & S-te-Fan


Evil Activities





Lady Faith

Max Enforcer







The Prophet





Your Guide to Friday at EDC NY

The set times for Electric Daisy Carnival New York have just been announced, and we couldn't be more excited! The West Coast tradition kicks off on the East Coast tomorrow afternoon, and here's where you'll find the EDM Lounge team (if we aren't on the carnival rides)!

Cosmic Gate (4:30 PM - 5:30 PM, kineticFIELD)

The German trance duo Nic and Bossi impressed with their performance at ASOT 550 at Ultra Music Festival this year, and tomorrow will be no different as they take to the kineticFIELD mainstage at Metlife Stadium. Their productions are always melodic but can be hard, but their vocal tracks are where they really shine. Collaborating with top trance vocalists such as Emma Hewitt (who will be at the festival tomorrow), Cosmic Gate always impresses with their ability transform partying beats into brilliant music progressions. And if that wasn't enough, these dudes are true masters of mixing.

Madeon (5:30 PM - 6:30 PM, kineticFIELD)

This recently-turned 17 year old's dance music career has recently exploded, and it's no wonder why. Churning out unique Pop-infused Electro House beats, the French Madeon is sure to put on a good show at the main stage tomorrow.

Crizzly (6:05 PM - 7:00 PM, circuitGROUNDS)

To be honest, you bass heads may be a little disappointed with tomorrow's lineup. But not to worry, because Crizzly will be at the circuitGROUNDS stage blasting his trademark crunkstep. EDM Lounge is always one to support American DJs, so we can't wait to nod and shake to the sound of this San Antonio dub master's beats. Infusing hip-hop and rap into his bass grind, Crizzly is sure to make you go "hard in da motherfuckin' paint."

Fatboy Slim (7:45 PM - 8:45 PM, kineticFIELD)

Put your hands up in the air for this EDM pioneer! Going all the way back to the golden days of Big Beat, the British Norman Cook has won over ten MTV Music Video Awards. Apart from his best known tracks "Praise You," "The Rockafella Skank," and "Right Here Right Now," Slim is a master spinner. His set at Ultra Music Festival caught me by surprise - don't underestimate this guy for his age, he knows what he's doing.

Armin van Buuren (10:00 PM - 11:00 PM, kineticFIELD)

Nothing can compare to one of Armin's sets, at least nothing I have seen. We are so excited that Insomniac made sure he was in the city that never sleeps for the craziest EDM festival to ever hit the East Coast. And if that wasn't enough to please our trance-loving hearts, he will be playing a second 1.5 hour set Saturday at the A State of Trance: Invasion tent (what we're really looking forward to at the festival). Armin has fueled the EDM craze worldwide, and we are glad that he sticks true to his Trance sound while others abandon it for poppy Progressive House (not to say we don't like that too). Combined with impeccable set design and visuals, both of Armin's sets are an absolute can't miss! And expect fireworks and confetti - I've never seen a van Buuren set without them!

By Edward Fancher


We Have the Tickets!!!

One lucky person will be winning a FREE THREE DAY PASS to Electric Daisy Carnival New York! Will it be you? "Like" our page on Facebook for a chance to win. Winner will be selected and announced on Monday! And here's the Official EDM Lounge EDC NY Preview


Official EDMLounge EDC New York Preview

With the success of, arguably, the largest EDM experience to hit this lifetime (EDC Vegas), Pasquale Rotella, and Insomniac Events owner, has released the lineup for the 2012 New York City Electric Daisy Carnival. Some initial thoughts and comments:

Trance producer and DJ veteran, Armin van Buuren headlines Friday night. Although this heavyweight has yet to release an album since the well praised ‘Mirage,’ he continues to keep fans satisfied touring the EDM circuit. Highly anticipated performance.

Armin Van Buuren - Ultra Music Festival (Full Set 2012 HD) by HouseNStuff

22 year old House producer Tim Bergling, aka Avicii, will finish out Saturday night. He is sure to “Level” the crowd bringin’ his club bangers and mainstream pop sensibilities to the EDM crowd.

Avicii @ Ultra Music Festival 2012 [Full Set] by GustavEricsson

Dutch native Afrojack will close out the festival Sunday night… and with being ranked 7th on DJ Mags’ top 100 DJ list he is sure to leave fans sweaty and tired by the end of the crazy set. 

Afrojack (Mar 23rd, 2012)-Ultra-Music-Festival-Miami by DJ Lucas Floyd

Other noteworthy artists:

  • Calvin Harris – from singer and songwriter to highly acclaimed DJ, his performance is sure to please. Rihanna popped up for his Coachella performance. Other surprises in store? We wait…
  • Sebastian Ingrosso – 1/3 part of Swedish House Mafia… need we say more?
  • Madeon – Hugo Pierre Leclercq is an 18 year old French electropop producer. At such a young age, pretty much every performance is his debut at that venue. Catch him now before all the kids are into it.
  • Fedde le Grand – He killed it at Cosmic Opera. He’ll kill it at EDC NYC.
  • Steve Angello – Pt. 2 of Swedish House Mafia. A must see.
  • Thomas Gold – Munich born DJ and SHM favorite. Lookin’ forward to “Sing2Me” in an arena setting.
  • Markus Schulz- no newbie to EDM and famous for his “city” compilations, Schulz brings experience to this year’s festivities.
  • Nero – droppin’ beats harder than most; their energetic live act and eye-catching light show will keep your body moving.
  • R3hab – only two hours of R3hab can prevent a relapse!
  • Tritonal - Chad Cisneros and Dave Reed have been taking the EDM scene by storm since 2007. Now they are one of the hottest acts in EDM. Can’t miss.
  • Dirty South – Remix machine Dragan Roganovic will capture the casual EDM fan with his interpretations of some of the most well-known artists to date such as U2, Snoop Dogg and Depeche Mode.

Final thoughts:

With two thirds of the almighty Swedish House Mafia making an appearance, why no full performance? And no Kaskade, Tiesto, Skrillex, Deadmau5 or Laidback Luke leaves me salivating for more. Look for them, or most of them, at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway for EDC Vegas. Here's the full lineup

By Michael Arnold