With the 22nd Electric Daisy Carnival drawing to a close Sunday night (May 20), the Las Vegas Motor Speedway welcomed over 400,000 “headliners” to party under the electric sky. With the mantra of “all are welcome here,” it might have been the most diverse crowd yet, with veteran and beginner guests vibing together at all the stages. Signboard Dance finishes up the ending of the celebrations.
10:38 p.m.:Roger Shah when again amazes with his talent as he goes live for his set at the Quantum Valley. On his Sunlounger alias track “Lost,” the DJ/producer raises his midi keyboard high to play the melodies, while the bass was so strong it might knock you off your feet near the phase. Towards the end of his set, Shah came out from the cubicle with his cordless 25-key controller to bring the Balearic beats closer to the adoring #TranceFamily.
10:55 p.m.: Police officers on task have actually discovered the PLUR handshake for trading kandi and many were sporting the colorful pony bead bracelets gifted to them.
11:49 p.m.: The smaller Stereo Flower stage presented by Bassrush Records was a new addition to EDC this year. Caspa dug deep in his set with the wonky beats and attended to the crowd when he started his set with “My name’s Caspa and were going play some fucking U.K. dubstep now!” to definite cheers.
12:38 a.m.: For those fans disappointed they could not squeeze in to the intimate Neon Garden stage location for Eric Prydz’s Cirez D alias set on Friday night, he also played the Circuit Grounds on Sunday with the massive crowd extending far beyond the phase’s boundaries for a multilevel sonic journey. With all the premium production at EDC, it was a bummer that he couldn’t in some way bring his full 3D visual experience along as that’s yet to happen in Vegas. When Prydz dropped his remix of Depeche Mode’s”Personal Jesus”accompanied by stained glass chapel visuals, it was practically a spiritual experience.
1:15 a.m.: For those in the understand, it was impossible not to make fun of a totem with an image of actress Catherine O’Hara as a distressed Moira from the funny sitcom Schitt’s Creek captioned with “Help me, I’m bad!” on it.
1:45 a.m.: Success! After numerous attempts over the weekend to get into the Neon Garden stage location, there was finally some space during Maceo Plex’s set, maybe just made possible given that it was the last night of the festival. He was followed by Loco Dice closing out the stage, though we would have happily kept coming down to techno regardless of tiredness to either of those talents.
2:15 a.m.: Over on the Wench Art Automobile, which turned into one of our favorite spots to discover unfamiliar skill, Whipped Cream was tossing down some dark and filthy trap blended with reggaeton vocals, followed by a remix of KRS-One’s “Sound of Da Cops” and a cover ofNirvana’s“Heart-Shaped Box.”
2:30 a.m.: Whipped Cream was followed by a familiar face around Vegas, DJ Tatiana, of whom we’ve been a fan of since she won the Tao Beach She-jay competition in 2010. A master of many genres and checking out the crowd, she kept the bass flowing and amped up the BPMs to hold the crowd at the Wench Art Vehicle.
2:55 a.m.: ICYMI in the recesses of the Carnival Square, classic arcade video games were tucked into corners for anybody to play. There was likewise Dance Revolution where 2 hot nearly-nude twinks were killing it.
2:59 a.m.: If you’re ever lucky enough to get near the stage throughout a Paul van Dyk set– and even much better, backing up him on the stage– you’ll be a lot more impressed at his talent an he constructs his set reside in Abelton and plays secrets as well. We were likewise digging the more psytrancey variation of his tune “I Don’t Deserve You” and obviously everybody in the Quantum Valley went loco when he dropped his 1994 debut track “For an Angel” along with “House.”
3:04 a.m.: To the co-ed crew repping all the Sailor Moon soldiers’ gowns: We salute you.
3:43 a.m.: Police 1 going into the media center: “I want more kandi!” Cop 2: “Naw, I’m alright with that.”
4:14 a.m.: Trouble liquidated the Wench Art Automobile with blistering drum ‘n’ bass. One fan was so into her set that he was attempting to tape-record the entire thing on his mobile phone as folks started to make the trek out of the Speedway, bring the underground beats home in their memories.