Check out the short video recap of Porter Robinson’s performance at this year’s Electric Daisy Carnival Las Vegas. If you haven’t had time to check out Porter Robinson live, now is the time. He recently just launched his “Language” tour that will be running through mid-July. Check out the remaining tour dates below and head here for tickets!
PORTER ROBINSON TOUR DATES: 25-Jun Silver Spring, MD The Fillmore
26-Jun Charlotte Neighborhood Theater
27-Jun Altanta Masquerade
28-Jun Nashville Marathon Music Works
29-Jun New Orleans The Howlin’ Wolf
30-Jun Houston Stereo Live
1-Jul Dallas Granada Theater **
2-Jul Albuquerque Sunshine Theatre
3-Jul Tempe Marquee Theatre
5-Jul Salt Lake City In the Venue
6-Jul Boulder Boulder Theater
7-Jul Denver Ogden Theatre
8-Jul Tulsa Cain’s Ballroom
9-Jul Lawrence, KS Granada Theater
10-Jul St Louis The Pageant
11-Jul Minneapolis Epic Events Center *
12-Jul Mariaville, NY Camp Bisco *
13-Jul Detroit Elektricity *
Josh Gabriel and Dave Dresden are the masterminds that when combined, become the super-house DJ group known as Gabriel & Dresden. Given that they are one of the hottest and biggest names in the EDM community, it was only fitting that they played a set at the Mecca of America’s EDM festival, Electric Daisy Carnival. This is the set that they played to thousands and for lack of a better term, it is straight up incredible.
We’ve got another live set from this year’s EDC Las Vegas…This time it’s Derek Vincent Smith, better known by his moniker Pretty Lights, and this is the one set you don’t want to miss. Derek took over the kineticFIELD stage from 11:30pm to 12:30am on Sunday night and as usual, laid down a killer set. Take a listen to the stream and feel free to grab the download.
5th & Ocean production put together this “Avicii vs Afrojack” recap video from this past weekend’s Electric Daisy Carnival. Taking place in the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, EDC LV is on another level when compared to most festivals. If you don’t believe me, take a look for yourself.
Electric Daisy Carnival Las Vegas finished up just a few hours ago and for those fans that couldn’t make the journey this year, we have this year’s live sets available for both stream and download. Not all sets have been made available for download yet, but we’ll continue to update this post once they are released. Hit the jump for more sets!
With EDC Las Vegas just a few days away, Dim Mak Records has released EDC 2012 mixtape mixed by BONES. Volume 1 features a collection of original and remixes from the Dim Mak imprint. Some artists that appear on this 50-minute mix are: Alvin Risk, Autoerotique, Clockwork, Joachim Garraud, Datsik, R3hab and a handful more. For the full tracklist, continue reading.
Day 3 I woke up from a much needed ten-hour sleep to find myself feeling surprisingly well. Today was the third and final day of the festival, and I was ready to get going. We decided to leave a little later today and took the 2 PM. The train wasn’t nearly as crowded as Saturday, but I wasn’t worried; I knew it would still be busy. We strolled right through check-in this time around, with no wait. It looked like we were the early arrivers but I was wrong. The place was packed already, possibly even more so than Saturday.
We immediately danced on over to the cicruitGROUNDS tent, which today was hosted by JACKED. Bobby Burns had already begun spinnin’ his tracks, and the tent was packed. I had never seen him before but you could instantly tell that his style and mannerisms were similar to Afrojack’s, since they’ve spent a lot of time together producing their signature track “Ghettoblaster”. His 90-minute set started off the day with a bang, and it was only about to get better.
IMFmag was able to catch up with Lorin Ashton, known better by his moniker, Bassnectar, for a interview hours before his massive set at the inaugural Electric Daisy Carnival New York. We chatted about his early start in music, his preparation and production for each show, his latest album and tour and much much more. Special thanks to Chris and Carlos for setting up the interview!
IMFmag: Besides Metallica and Nirvana, who else would you say has influenced you?
Bassnectar: I’m influenced by the heavily emotional rock music like The Cure, or REM. I would also include Metallic and Nirvana in that. I’m really influenced by the genres or black metal and death metal. That was kind of like my high school days where I wanted to turn up that heavy rock influence a little bit more intense and then when I was 18 or 19 I started finding earlier, experimental rave music like acid techno and weird kinds of electronic jazz, trip-hop and house music and all that kind of stuff. It’s basically been an avalanche from there, every year finding new sounds and new artists. I’m not really interested in genres, I’ve had my short runs with certain genres where that’s all I want to listen too but now I just fucking love everything.
IMFmag: How old were you when you first started producing music?
Bassnectar: I was 12 or 13 when I started learning guitar and I was in death metal bands when I was in high school. We got pretty creative pretty early on, basically when I started smoking pot. We had little primitive four tracks, so we would record our own death metal demo tapes but I had a guitar effect processors for my guitar and there was a death metal show on the college radio station when I was 16 or 17 and it was on hella late at night and afterwords there was a techno show. I would set my tape before I went to bed so the tapes would be recording the death metal show and then bleed over into the techno show. So I just started listening to these weird sounds and trying emulate them with my guitar effects processor and get a mic to give myself a beat and just fuck around. It was a pretty emporhis exploration period, it wasn’t like a specific date that I started. When I got to college I took the program in electronic music and I’ve been full-time producing since 95 or 96.
Hit the jump to read the rest of our interview with Bassnectar!