Electric Daisy Carnival NYC: What You Need to Know – kinecticFIELD (Saturday)

EDC Saturday is by far the biggest and most star studded day of all. Although each stage will feature the best of their respective genres, the kineticFIELD will play host to some of the biggest names in the industry and likely draw massive crowds.

Who You’ll See

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Who You Can’t Miss

Basically every artist passing through the kineticFIELD is a must see, but if we had to choose…

Avicii – For young Tim Bergling, 2011 was one of the most historic years a DJ has ever had. By now, we all know ‘Levels’ will never die. Aside from that now classic anthem, the Swede’s latest release ‘Silhouettes’ and recent collaborations with Nicky Romero (Nicktim), David Guetta (Sunshine), and Madonna (Girl Gone Wild Remix), should highlight what should be the set of the weekend. Avicii is a bona fide worldwide super star and someone who is not to be missed, so expect EVERYONE to catch him closing out day 2.

Sebastian Ingrosso – Not to be overlooked without his fellow mafia mates by his side, this third of the globally acclaimed trio can still throw down a monster set. Also the head of Refune Records, his army of producers have delivered a couple of the key songs of 2012, so far. Besides ‘Calling,’ watch out for the festival-drops of ‘Million Voices‘ and ‘The Legend.’

Under the Radar Performer

Chris Lake – Newcomers to the scene may not recognize the name, but Chris Lake has been a pioneer in the EDM world for more than a decade. Although he is yet to release a track in 2012, the veteran Scotsman is still in the thick of the music, simultaneously running two labels, Rising Music and Rising Trax.

Michael Woods – Much like Chris Lake, for the untrained eye (ears?), Michael Woods is an easy name to overlook. The British producer has a storied history in the industry and delivered one of the absolutely best sets at EZF in September 2011 (relive that here).

Who You Can Pass On

Calvin Harris – No discredit here, but for us this may be the best opportunity to skip the main stage and check out another stage. With recent pop crossover hits like ‘We Found Love’ and ‘Feel So Close’, this will surely be one of the most crowded and Top 40 filled sets of the day. There is no doubt Harris will deliver an awesome performance, but if you are looking for a set true to more pure EDM, there will be better options out there.

What We Want to Hear

Alesso & Sebastian Ingrosso – Calling (Lose My Mind)
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Chris Lake & Marco Lys – Cross The Line (Main Club Mix)
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Mark Knight, Tiesto, Dino – Beautiful World (Michael Woods Remix)
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Miss yesterday’s post about EDC basics and the Friday performers? Check it out here!


  • May 9, 2012


    avicii isn’t a really can’t miss dj, all his sets are the same, especially for the stage that does house music, you’ll hear very similar tracks the whole event. skip him. esp if djs like atb or carl cox are closing out their respective stage.

  • May 9, 2012


    I dont understand why EO is putting Avicii on top of the list, he is actually the 1 main stage DJ i will be avoiding at all costs. Personally I know that Chris Lake and EDX can throw down and am very excited to see Michael Woods for the first time. As for Seb ive only hear great things about him so will definitely stop by. But the rest of the big names are just big names and i would rather be at some other stage.

    I think there are plenty more underrated DJs and tents that need to be mentioned for saturday alone but of course most people flock to the big names, its so sad. Thomas Gold, Markus Schulz, John Digweed and many others are more worth seeing than some of those main stage DJs.

  • May 9, 2012


    We haven’t forgotten about the other artists in different tents on Saturday. We’ll be previewing a tent each day so people can plan their experience on their own. Though it’s hard to challenge Avicii’s showmanship, and closing out the largest day of the festival is no small task. That should be something to see.

  • May 9, 2012

    Chris B

    What kind of fan is this being written for? There is no way you guys actually think Avicii is a “can’t miss” performer. I would even go as far to say he should be with Calvin in the “who you can pass on” catagory, all of his sets are the same… they suck. What showmanship does Aavicii have? All of the songs he plays sound the same, he plays almost all of them the entire way through, and his transitions are sub par to say the lease. And as far as closing out the festival, he already proved he cant do that at Ultra. Closing out the festival with a 9 minute Levels edit…how creative

  • May 9, 2012


    Haha sadly I know more than a few people who would love to hear a 9 minute Levels edit. But again, this is a preview of the tent, not Saturday as a whole. For the average fan, it is easy to get lost among the numerous names that don’t make it to the main stream. Personally, I’ll be parked at circuitGROUNDS for most of Saturday, but am curious to see how Avicii’s set goes.

  • May 10, 2012


    I agree w/everyone about Avicii-his sets are the same (saw him twice in one week-one of them was a make-up concert) and he’s bordering on being overrated. Michael Woods on the other hand really did blow the doors off at EZ. He’s a must see. But it will be the Circuit Grounds for me. Will try to get some Alesso, and Chris Lake in somehow….

  • May 11, 2012


    avicii – great producer(though i don’t like them at all), not such a great dj

  • May 14, 2012


    if you think avicii is a worthy person to see, you just lost all credibility

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