Not going to lie, we still have an EDC hangover here at EO. Not to worry though, it’s Memorial Day weekend, and with that, the unofficial start of summer. DJs from around the globe have flocked to us (what else is new?) We’re blessed to be in New York City.
Cielo – Nicole Moudaber |Event Info|
Lavo – Steve Aoki |Event Info|
Output – INPUT | DVS1, Steffi, Anthony Parasole |Event Info|
Santos Party House – Red Bull Music Academy Presents: United States of Bass |SOLD OUT|
Pacha NYC – Quintino + Gregor Salto |Event Info|
Webster Hall – Gesaffelstein + Brodinski + LOUISAHHH!!! |Event Info|
Marquee NYC – Blond:ish |Event Info|
Output – Dystopian Label Night with Rødhåd, Recondite |Event Info|
Highline Ballroom – Verboten presents Lee Curtiss |Event Info|
SRB Brooklyn – Red Bull Music Academy Presents: No Sleep till Croydon |Event Info|
Le Bain – Willie Graff |Event Info|
Cielo – Paradizo presents: Willie Graff |Event Info|
Pacha NYC – Nervo |Event Info|
Webster Hall – Brite Nites: TYTANIUM 200 |Event Info|
Santos Party House – Grand & Warren |Event Info|
Marquee NYC – NVM |Event Info|
Output – Behrouz |Event Info|
SRB Brooklyn – Verboten presents Martin Buttric + Guti |Event Info|
Grand Prospect Hall – Red Bull Music Academy Presents: 12 Years of DFA Records |Event Info|
Sullivan Room – Nurvous Night with Teenage Mutants |Event Info|
Neptunes Beach Club – Victor Calderone |Event Info|
The Headliner – Chus & Ceballos |Event Info|
Cielo – Oscar G |Event Info|
Governor’s Beach Club – Hardwell + Audien |Event Info|
Neptunes Beach Club – R3hab |Event Info|
Where We’ll Be
Tonight we start MDW weekend early with Nicole Moudaber at Cielo for the weekly Thursday night Dance.Here.Now party.(Congrats to our winner of our ticket giveaway, @A_guarxo who will be there partying with us). We’re also going to head over to Lavo to see Steve Aoki (Is throwing Cakes allowed at Lavo? We will see) Friday the @defsweet team will be snapping photos over at Webster Hall for us, so be sure to find them for a picture. Saturday we once again prove we are omnipresent, and will be at Santos Party House for Grand & Warren (we’re giving away an opportunity to drink with them at their table (Enter Here) and also at Pacha to see our favorite Aussie Twins, Nervo. Sunday if we’re feeling adventorous we might head down the shore to check out what Neptunes Beach Club has to offer this year. If not, see us for the Governor’s Beach Club with Hardwell and EO favorite Audien. As always let us know where you will be by shouting us out on twitter (@electronicoasis)
After successfully hosting two sold out shows last October at Brooklyn’s Barclay Center, Sensation has announced that they will be not only returning to the New York, but will be extending the tour to include major cities such as Miami, San Francisco, and Las Vegas.
Originally launched in 2000 by ID&T (a Dutch company specializing in global dance music events), Sensation has become a signature electronic dance music phenomenon: over 80 shows have been produced worldwide. Sensation is known affectionately by many as ‘Sensation white’, as patrons are asked to dress only in white attire.
For the upcoming tour, Sensation is offering a “Club Member” offering to fans, allowing them access to Pre-Sale and exclusive updates on Sensation. To become a club member you can fill out a form here: http://sns.tn/us2013. If you are hoping to experience Sensation in its upcoming tour, you might want to join the club.
2013 announcement trailer after the jump.
Tomorrow, Lavo will be hosting one of the zaniest individuals not only in EDM, but in all of music: Steve Aoki. After a massive 2012, Aoki looks poised to continue this trend after his release of Singularity. Let’s not forget, that Aoki has his own extremely successful record label as well. The label has been a phenomenal stable of eclectic and talented artists. Steve has proven that he is not only a great musician and savvy businessman but a phenomenal entertainer as well. Tickets are sold out, so we hope you’ve already grabbed tickets to this.
This image is of one patron from this past weekend’s Electric Daisy Carnival in Flushing, NY. This image has been circulated with hateful comments such as “Don’t be this girl” and other insensitivities. I sadly had to witness this girl get carried past the entire front from of Circuit Grounds instead of discreetly around the back. Perhaps if instead of shaming her and snapping pictures on smartphones someone had actually helped her, this girl would be spared the disrespect her image is receiving now.
*Electronica Oasis does not advocate, support, or endorse drug use of any kind; That being said, know your limits*
Every year major festivals like Ultra Music Festival
, the Electronic Daisy Carnival
series, Electric Zoo
, Camp Bisco
, and other become the topic of conversation, there is also a mention of drug usage and a ‘drug problem’ specific to these types of events.While I acknowledge that there is usage at these events (we must remember that alcohol is also a form of drug), I think the real problem we are seeing is a lack of education on how to safely attend an event (with or without the use of a controlled substance). With songs like Tyga’s “Molly”
and the phrase “Have you seen Molly?”
being heavily associated with not only the EDM scene but festivals themselves, it seems nearly impossible to attend an event without hearing someone exclaiming that they are ‘rolling so hard right now’. So here is what needs to happen to combat this ‘drug problem’ we see so often in this scene:
1. Do some research
I’m not saying don’t do drugs, don’t drink, or don’t attend festivals if you plan to do drugs and drink alcohol; what I am saying is take the time to fully educate yourself on what you’re taking and the effects it will have on you. With or without the use of drugs, you may become naseous, dehydrated, disoriented or otherwise affected by the crowded area, increased body heat, and intense special effects on stages. Even without drugs, you may experience some discomfort if you are not hydrated and have an empty stomach. If you do plan to partake in subtances, be they legal or not, know that this will further affect you and potentially impair your judgement.
2. Always make the music primary
If this is your first festival, make sure your primary reason for going to to enjoy the music, and anything you choose to partake in as secondary. I distinctly seeing many bemoan the droves of ‘bandwaggoners’ attending EDC NY who were not ‘true EDM fans’, and I heavily disagree: we all discovered EDM at one point, and festivals like the EDC series are a perfect way to discover multiple genres within the “umbrella term” of EDM all at once. In a day of EDC alone you can see more producers that you could in a week (most likely). The nice aspect of these events is that you get “more bang for your buck” and can trust that those around you are willing to help you enjoy your first time. If it’s your first time, my pro tip would be don’t do any substances at all.
3. Buddy System / Mutual Respect System
At every event there is always one raver / bro / what have you that rages just a bit too hard and become a negative image for the scene as a whole. Whether its ultra girl
(not that bad actually), naked asian man
, or the countless images of people being carried off for overdosing at events, it’s important to note that this can and should be prevented. If you see someone in trouble, remember that Peace, Love, Unity, and Respect is not just something Frankie Bones yelled in ’93 nor just a magic handshake to trade kandi: always try to help someone in trouble. If you see someone who clearly needs water or medical attention bring them the help they need immediately! Whether its a bottle of water, a sandwich, an aspirin, or discreetly escorted to event staff for emergency fluids, never let your fellow raver shoulder the burden alone. If you partake in substances, have a buddy around in case you need them to help you (and likewise). By embracing a system of mutual respect
, we can band together to help bring some good to the scene.
Charismatic DJ duo Grand & Warren will be bringing their electro house beats and positive vibes to Santos Party House on Saturday, May 25 as the Electric Beach party’s headlining act for Memorial Day Weekend. We have an exclusive contest to win a VIP experience for you and a friend, so you can hang with Grand & Warren at their table! Just fill out our form and expect it to be an awesome night! If you’re not feeling lucky, buy tickets here in advance and don’t forget to follow us on Twitter for an extra chance at winning!
It can be argued that this year’s EDC NYC lineup is a step down from last year’s, but that doesn’t mean we’re all not anxiously awaiting this weekend’s arrival. In a lineup that seems to have no rhyme or reason, and stages without themes, the place to be on Day 2 is definitely The Circuit Grounds.
As an updated from yesterday’s preview (click here if you missed it), a Venue Map is now available and you can check it out HERE
Also for those that are not attending SiriusXM’s Electric Area will be broadcasting sets from the festival. SiriusXM listeners will hear sets by artists including Afrojack, Steve Angello presents Size Matters, Dirty South, Nicky Romero, ATB, Gareth Emery, Cedric Gervais, Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano, Rebecca & Fiona, Chuckie, Gina Turner and many more.
The return of EDC to New York for its 2nd year has now arrived. This year we physically will move to New York as Citi Field plays host (officially the 1st time in NY and not a “return”) and we’ll shine a spotlight on what each day has to offer with ‘Everything You Need to Know.’ We’ll break down what sets you can’t afford to skip out on and what we are dying to hear this weekend. Stay tuned tomorrow for Saturday.
To start, we’re waiting on a planned EDC layout, so we can get familiar with where each respective stage is. Questions still to be answered. Will the main stage be inside the stadium, will the stadium have any stages? And if you are still questioning if you should attend, just buy your ticket here and worry about that credit card bill next month.
When it comes to transportation Insomiac has laid them out in great detail, and with thousands of people heading to the festival each day, it is best to plan ahead. See Here. Things could get a little crowded on the 7 train and if you don’t mindpaying a few more bucks, the LIRR might be the best bet from NYC (plus who doesn’t want to keep the pre-game going on the train)[NOTE: You can't have open containers on NYC Subways] .
Stay hydrated! It could be a long warm day in Queens. Remember to drink plenty of water, which you won’t have to pay for at the provided free water re-filling stations. All other FAQ’s can be found here
The signature pieces of EDC are its art installations and rides. To further enhance the entire experience, there will be many interactive pieces across the festival grounds that are totally unique to NYC, along with those that have made appearances at past iterations of EDC.
Equally as exciting, to really put the ‘carnival’ into EDC, full-size carnival rides will also be scattered across the Citi Field parking lots, including slides, swings, merry-go-rounds and more. Best of all, every single ride is FREE and will be up and running all day and night! All of that alone is pretty exciting, and we haven’t even mentioned the music yet!
Most importantly make sure to tweet at us during the festival with your pictures and favorite moments! (@electronicoasis). [Cell service is usually terrible, so turn off the 3G and plan out your meeting points when the night is over in case your phone dies, so you don't leave any friends behind!]
Now, let’s dive into Friday after the jump! If we missed anything let us know!
Electric Zoo recently released the phase 2 portion of this year’s lineup. It was announced that Gesaffelstein and Brodinski, Bromance Records’ finest, would be DJing back-to-back on Saturday, August 31. On Friday, May 24 they will give us a preview of their abilities by performing at Webster Hall.
Bromance Records is one of the few record labels who completely embraces their love for underground music. Their artists produce/DJ mostly techno, bass-heavy house and minimal, but thanks to their superb abilities they have been pushing the tech scene to the forefront of electronic music. This push has been anchored by The G-Man, more commonly known as Gesaffelstein. The creativity that he displays in his productions, such as Control Movement and Variations, shows that anyone can be a fan of techno music. On the other hand, Brodinkski’s DJing ability is currently unmatched by anyone else in the industry. Louisahhh is a nearly perfect balance of the two. Constantly being featured on Brodinski’s tracks, she brings a nice balance to Bromance Records.
Put these three artists on your label’s roster, and you’ll be able to compete with any label in the industry. Put these three artists on stage at Webster Hall, and you’ll have a great night of dark beats, and filthy dance moves.
On Wednesday, May 15, we’re proud to bring you our next installment of our monthly Mixify Event series with Garuda Music. We’ll have rising label all-star Ben Gold and a supporting cast of Eximinds, Luke Bond, and Rob Naylor for 4 hours to celebrate the release of ‘The Sound of Garuda Chapter 3‘ (out now). This is guaranteed to be just what you need to get through hump day.
Ben Gold (8 PM ET) – RSVP HERE
Luke Bond (7 PM ET) – RSVP HERE
Eximinds (6 PM ET) – RSVP HERE
Rob Naylor (5 PM ET) – RSVP HERE
More after the jump!