MIDI Fighter 3D
This weekend, DJ Tech Tools released the MIDI Fighter 3D controller, which lets you tweak your sounds not just with buttons, but by tilting the device at any angle. Check out what’s possible with this added dimension. The first two videos are demonstrations, while the third is a walk-through from Ean Golden.
BBC Radio 1's Essential Mix: Nicky Romero
Dutch DJ and producer Nicky Romero has been an avid fan of Pete Tong’s Essential Mix since he was first exposed to an episode featuring Fedde Le Grand. So you can imagine what an honor it must have been when Pete Tong invited Nicky Romero to join him at the BBC Radio 1 studio for his debut Essential Mix. Tracklist: Avicii & Nicky Romero – Nicktim [Mixmash] w/ Justice – D.A.N.C.E...
Sound Check: Bingo Players
We hope you are ready to get your B-I-N-G-O on with the Bingo Players tonight for this week’s Monday Night Social at the Playhouse in Hollywood. Date: Monday April 30th 2012 Time: 10pm-3am Location: Hollywood, CA - Playhouse Age Restriction: 21+ Buy Tickets Here
EDC Las Vegas: Ticket Retail Outlets
Good news! For those of you who prefer to purchase your Insomniac event tickets via retail outlets, we have made a limited amount of 3-day passes for Electric Daisy Carnival Las Vegas 2012 available at select Flavorus ticket retailers. Find a complete list of authorized Flavorus ticket outlets Here Or you can still purchase your 3-day EDC passes online Here
WIDE AWAKE with Jack Beats
Track of the Day Flux Pavilion’s ‘Daydreamer,’ featuring Example, has just been hijacked by London based duo Jack Beats. They took Flux’s track and applied some crazy “talking” synths and mind boggling wobbles.
In the Spotlight: Bingo Players
If we had to put our money down on anyone, it would have to be on Paul Bäumer and Maarten Hoogstraten. Hailing from the Netherlands, Paul and Maarten have encountered negligible resistance acquiring global recognition during their five years together as the Bingo Players. Although the game of Bingo relies heavily on chance, the Bingo Players have managed to become more than just a safe bet -...
Gareth Emery Interview
Check out our writer’s interview with Gareth Emery at Enclave in Chicago: http://www.examiner.com/article/everyday-s-a-good-day-with-gareth-emery-interview
Why Music Matters Campaign
The power of music is too great to be put into words. The overwhelming sensation or sudden urge to get up and dance when one’s favorite song is played is indescribable. Music has been around for thousands of years and is showing no signs of slowing down. Yet one thing that has become nearly obsolete is the actual act of purchasing music. With the boom of the internet era, downloading...
WIDE AWAKE with Laidback Luke, Chuckie and Martin...
Track of the Day Laidback Luke, Chuckie and Martin Solveig have mixed and mashed their signature styles to give us this massive collaboration entitled “1234” released on Laidback Luke’s ‘Mixmash Records’ label.
Insomniac's EDMbiz Conference
We are excited to announce the launch of the inaugural EDMbiz Conference, as the perfect addition to Insomniac’s EDC Week. EDMbiz will be held prior to this year’s Electric Daisy Carnival (June 8-10), scheduled to take place on June 5-7, at the Cosmopolitan Las Vegas. EDMbiz will focus on the growth and development of all things specific to the electronic dance music scene. The...
WIDE AWAKE with R3hab
Track of the Day The remix pack for David Guetta’s ‘I Can Only Imagine’ featuring vocals from Chris Brown, includes a huge edit by R3hab - released by Guetta’s ‘F*ck Me Im Famous’ imprint. R3hab’s “chainsaw,” electro house remix takes the song to a place that lies beyond your imagination.
Mr. Oizo Stade 3 Teaser Video!
That guy from Entourage and a stuffed animal play chess while trying to listen to some new Mr. Oizo!
The Gareth Emery Podcast: Episode 181
VADA - Neon Lights [Garuda] Roger Sanchez & Sidney Samson - Flashing Lights [Stealth] Mason - The Kickoff [Animal Language] Mat Zo feat. Linnea Schossow - The Sky [Anjunabeats] Gotye feat. Kimbra - Somebody I Used To Know (Tiesto Remix) [Musical Freedom] Norin & Rad - Pistol Whip [Anjunabeats] Estiva & Tania Zygar - Death Of Me [Enhanced] Dyro & Rene Kuppens - Raid...
WIDE AWAKE with Duderstadt
Track of the Day Mark Eteson’s ‘Together’ has received some amazing rework by the German duo Duderstadt - featured on Gareth Emery’s ‘Garuda Music’ imprint. This is what you get when you combine the production talents of the Duderstadt brothers (Marco & Dirk) with chilling vocals from female songstress Meredith Call together.
Video Surveillance Vol. 9: Can't Stop Me
The official music video for Afrojack’s “Can’t Stop Me,” featuring Dutch DJ and vocalist trio Shermanology, takes us through a day in the life of Nick van de Wall (Afrojack) spent with Shermanology members Andy, Dorothy, and Leon Sherman. The four Dutch musicians gather at a discreet location in the Hollywood Hills to prepare for their upcoming performance at XS...
WIDE AWAKE with 3LAU
Track of the Day Las Vegas based DJ and producer Justin Blau, or simply “3LAU,” has received major acclaim with his crafty remixes and bootlegs. 3LAU’s bootleg of R3HAB vs 3LAU’s ‘B#tch city’ demonstrates his ability to skillfully maneuver his way through a number of popular samples, including: R3HAB Feat. Robyn & Rye Rye - Never Be Mine...
WIDE AWAKE with Pryda
Track of the Day Eric Prydz has seen tremendous success breaking through into a number of genres under the aliases of Cirez D and Pryda. Under his progressive guise Pryda, Eric Prdyz has released ‘Agag,’ the perfect candidate to represent his upcoming 3-CD compilation entitled ‘Eric Prydz Presents Pryda,’ released on May 21st. The compilation will include all of...
WIDE AWAKE with Darth & Vader
Track of the Day The force is strong with Brazilian electro house project Darth & Vader. Darth & Vader’s remix of ‘The Bottle Song’ takes R3hab’s signature chainsaw sound over to the darkside.
EDC New York Lineup
The EDC New York lineup is now out! See which of your favorite acts will be throwing it down at the METLife Stadium. Friday May 18 kineticFIELD Stage Armin van Buuren Chase & Status Fatboy Slim Fedde le Grand Madeon Cosmic Gate Funkagenda circuitGROUNDS Stage (Hosted by Bassrush) Pendulum (dj set) Shy FX Zomboy DJ Craze Crizzly TC AC Slater Star Eyes neonGARDEN Stage...
WIDE AWAKE with Tiesto and Hardwell
Track of the Day Tiesto and Hardwell’s rework of indie pop band The Naked and Famous’ ‘Young Blood’ holds true to the song’s “spirit of the youth” theme. The prolific pair coupled Alisa Xayalith’s vocals with a big room sound, making it destined to be one of this year’s summer anthems. The track is featured on Tiesto’s “Club...
Video Surveillance Vol. 8: Lick It
Kaskade and Skrillex’s massive collaboration “Lick It” has been given a new meaning with the release of the official music video. The video was filmed in a small, remote town near the south coast of Iceland, starring Icelandic actress and soccer player Aníta Lísa Svansdóttir. Overall, the video has a rather unconventional aspect to it. Partly because it was captured in...
Insomniac + Talenthouse: EDC T-Shirt Design...
In celebration of EDC’s 16th year, we are inviting designers to submit their best artwork for a T-shirt inspired by EDC. The winning design will be promoted during the EDC tour in Las Vegas and other EDC tour stops including New York and Puerto Rico as well as on the Insomniac Events online store. Insomniac Events’ Choice: One winner will have their design produced and sold during...
Tech Yeah! with(out) Danny Tenaglia
The electronic dance music scene took a giant hit today with the resignation announcement of one very legendary and influential DJ: Danny Tenaglia. Just last week we were raving to you about how amazing it is that Tenaglia has been able to stay on top of his game for the past 30+ years. It came to us as a shock when we heard of the news today that Tenaglia has decided it’s time to hang...
WIDE AWAKE with A-Trak
Track of the Day A-Trak is notorious for having a firm grasp over a number of genres including hip hop, breaks, house and disco. And he shows no desire of ever letting go. A-trak’s latest remix of Surkin’s “Never Let Go” features impressively layered synths and feel good basslines. The track, released on A-Trak’s ‘Fool’s Gold Records’ label, is...
Beyond Wonderland: Live Footage
Let this Live Footage of Steve Aoki and Travis Barker performing ‘Cudi The Kid’ serve as a reminder of the once in a life time experience we shared at Beyond Wonderland!
Electric Daisy Carnival: Art Mural
An amazing time-lapse video that takes us through the making of this one-of-a-kind Electric Daisy Carnival Mural. Who is ready for EDC? Buy Tickets Here *Video is temporarily unavailable due to Copyright Infringement issues in regards to the track that was selected. Please stay posted while we resolve this issue. Thank you.
WIDE AWAKE with Hardwell & Dannic
Track of the Day Hardwell has released a new collaboration with Dannic - fellow Dutch producer/DJ and label mate. You might remember Dannic’s previous collaboration with Hardwell, under the alias Funkadelic, entitled “Get Down Girl” which was the first release on Hardwell’s Revealed Recordings imprint. Now the two have returned bearing the gift of ‘Kontiki’...
Electric Daisy Carnival Mural
EDC Art Mural Buy your EDC Tickets Here
WIDE AWAKE with No Big Deal
Track of the Day We just found the sickest remix of Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Eric Clapton’s classic song ‘Cocaine’ - its no big deal. Literally, it’s produced by No Big Deal, the electro house duo based out of Canada. Although their name comes off as modest, their remix should not be taken so light heartedly.
EDC Las Vegas: Single Day Tickets
It is the moment you have all been waiting for. As promised, we are releasing a very limited amount of single-day tickets for Electric Daisy Carnival Las Vegas. Mark your calendars for Wednesday, April 18, 2012 at 12 p.m. NOON Pacific Time. Buy Tickets Here Please note, that single day tickets will not be offered for next year’s event. We hope to see you all under the desert sky at...
Sound Check: Kyau & Albert
After 15 years together, Kyau & Albert remain at the forefront of EDM. They continue to amaze the world with their brand of neo trance. Come to Exchange LA and experience Kyau & Albert for yourself, performing alongside Stoneface & Terminal - with support from Kristina Sky. Set Times: 10 PM - 11:30 PM Kristina Sky 11:30 PM - 1:30 AM Kyau & Albert 1:30 AM - 3 AM Stoneface...
Nocturnal Wonderland Texas: Ground Control
Ground Control will be making its first appearance outside of California at this year’s Nocturnal Wonderland Texas! The Ground Control crew is made up of a team of dedicated volunteers who are devoted to the task of making sure everyone at our Insomniac festivals is having a safe and memorable experience. Find more info Here
Have you heard the great news? Insomniac is excited to present Wet Wonderland - our new weekly pool party experience happening every Sunday this summer at Marquee Las Vegas. Kaskade will be joining us at The Cosmopolitan for the grand opening on April 29th. Date: Sunday April 29th 2012 Time: 10am-6pm Location: Las Vegas, NV - Marquee Day Club @ The Cosmopolitan Age Restriction:...
Kyau & Albert Ticket Contest
Are you excited to find out whether or not you won this week’s Ticket Contest? I’m sure you are, because each winner gets a pair of tickets to see Kyau & Albert and Stoneface & Terminal this Friday at the Exchange LA. Here are the lucky winners: 1. cerafuckingtops 2. tetrachromacy 3. i-d-k 4. missjustbe Congratulations! See you guys at tomorrow’s show. And...
Infected Mushroom: The Unveiling
Israeli psytrance band, Infected Mushroom, has unveiled the plans for their future live performances. The trailer is a sneak peek of “The Unveiling,” Infected Mushroom’s new and improved live psychedelic show.
WIDE AWAKE with Third Party
Track of the Day Although their name suggests otherwise, London’s progressive house duo Third Party, can’t help but get involved with all the action. Their overpowering, relentless sound has found its way to Steve Aoki, Kid Cudi, and Travis Barker’s recent collaboration entitled ‘Cudi The Kid.’ This version is featured on the ‘Cudi The Kid’ E.P. along...
Kyau & Albert Ticket Contest
Want to win a pair of tickets to the Kyau & Albert and Stoneface & Terminal show this Friday at Exchange LA? Well now is your chance, because we are giving away 4 pairs of tickets for our Kyau & Albert Ticket Contest. Find out how you can win the Ticket Contest Here Date: Friday April 13th 2012 Time: 9pm-3am Location: Los Angeles, CA - The Exchange Age Restriction:...
Tech Yeah! with Danny Tenaglia
Longevity in the music industry is something that many artists struggle to achieve. As a musician you are constantly under pressure to keep your fans entertained. Many artists will crumble under the pressure of the music industry, but every once in a while there comes along an artist who just can’t seem to be stopped. When it comes to the electronic dance music scene, Danny Tenaglia is one of...