For those who are relative newcomers to the electronic music scene, the word “Sensation” probably doesn’t mean much. It’s just another festival riding the wave of EDM fever that currently grips our nation. You’re right in a way — it would’ve never come over here if it weren’t for this boom we’re having — but Sensation really is special.
Sensation is one of the oldest, most legendary festivals for electronic music lovers. It was around before the phrase “EDM” was even coined. My little teenage raver self dreamed of being able to fly to Europe to see Armin van Buuren at Sensation. That was in 2005. Luckily, ID&T has decided to bring it over to Vegas’ MGM Grand Garden Arena on October 5th. No, Armin won’t be there, but the guys they got are pretty dang good.
Sensation regulars Mr. White and MC Gee will be in attendance as normal. Sebastien Leger, Michael Woods, Sunnery James, and Ryan Marciano will also be at the Vegas show. I’ve included some of their music in the playlist below.
Personally I’m pretty psyched about Sensation being around just because I’m a rave nerd like that. However! If you’re still into the music, but turned off by the festival madness of EDC, this might be the party you’re looking for. Yes, it will be crazy, but there will be only one stage, and Sensation is best known for its production value, so expect dancers, incredible lighting, and pyrotechnics. They even have fountains as a part of the show.
EDM fans (and lovers of techhouse, in particular) looking to experience something a little different would do well to check it out. Oh, and don’t forget to dress completely in white.