It’s that time of year again — thousands of people are making their annual pilgrimage to Las Vegas to dance under the electric sky at the Electric Daisy Carnival. While more widely known acts such as Above and Beyond, Kaskade, and Armin Van Buuren will be performing, a veritable treasure trove of artists that you may not have heard of yet will also be delivering the goods.
For optimum musical discovery, I suggest you check out the following five lesser known/underrated DJ/producers at Electric Daisy Carnival this week.
When: Friday, June 19 @ 4:30 pm
Where: Circuit Grounds
This Dutch-born DJ/producer is a great reason to arrive to the Speedway early (in addition to the fact that you’ll miss some of the longer lines that arise when arriving later). He’s been making music since 2006, and every time I’ve seen him, his energy has been infectious. Check out his collab with #2 DJ Mag icons Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike to get an idea of what you can expect.
When: Friday, June 19 @ 9:30 pm
Where: Cosmic Meadow
This Los Angeles-based DJ duo was born on downtown rooftops and raised in Venice basements. Their inspiration is producing the score to California — and all on vinyl, no less! Swing by the Cosmic Meadow to hear their soundtrack to West Coast dreams.
When: Saturday, June 21 @ 9:30 pm
Where: Funk House
These bad-ass ladies are some of my favorites and always a pleasure to see in this primarily male-dominated field. In addition to being DJ/producers, they are both designers supported by the likes of Rihanna, Katy Perry, and Victoria Beckham. Swing by the Funk House on Saturday evening for a show you won’t soon forget.
When: Sunday, June 21 @ 8:15 pm
Where: Stage 7
Trevor Moffitt, aka BONES, delivers a fun blend of electronic music. While fusing house, garage, deep, ghetto, and techno, BONES brings the dirtiest noise of electronic music today into his DJ sets. You can catch him Sunday evening at Stage 7.
When: Sunday, June 21 @ 10:00 pm
Where: Neon Garden
This dynamic duo has transcended genre barriers while always delivering a fantastic show. Hailing from Toronto, Canada, they are both lively, highly energetic, and not afraid to push boundaries. The duo has polished an innovative sound that incorporates each member’s distinct musical approach, and they are definitely worth carving out time to see.