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Electric Daisy Carnival New York - Saturday May 24th, Sunday May 25th 2014
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Festival Schedule: The Soundtrack to Your Experience

Headliners, we know how much work you put into preparing for your festival experience. Every detail needs special attention, from the Kandi you’ll be wearing to the DJs you’ll want to catch throughout the night. To help plan your weekend, we are excited to announce the EDC New York Festival Schedule. Get with your crew and plot out your path, but make sure to leave enough time to enjoy the artwork, the rides, and all the other sights and sounds EDC New York has to offer. We can’t wait to see all your smiling faces!

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Discovery Project Announces Art Installation Winner

Insomniac, the Discovery Project and Moto X congratulate NYC-based multimedia artist Sabrina Dani for winning the first-ever Discovery Project Installation Art competition. Her art installation, Dani’s Kandi – a glow-in-the-dark display made out of life-sized Kandi bracelet blocks – will make its debut at Electric Daisy Carnival New York 2014.

As a winner of the Discovery Project’s newly launched art division, Dani represents the future of the initiative. This is the first time ever the Discovery Project is expanding beyond music to provide an incredible opportunity for fans and emerging artists in the other major festival creativity areas including costume design, art installation and stage design.

As part of the prize, Dani will receive direct support from Moto X Mentor Ian Oosthuizen, Insomniac’s Art Curator. Additionally, she will receive festival passes for EDC New York, hotel accommodations, a Moto X smartphone, and documentation of her journey with her Moto X Mentor by a Motorola video team.

“Discovery Project believed in me and my wildest dreams and helped to make them come true, and that's one of the most important things you can do for a person,” says Dani. “My work and beliefs reflect Insomniac and the Discovery Project because like myself, they are also incredibly creative and free spirited.”


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EDC New York Artist Preview: JoeX2

We don’t want to give too much away, but when Los Angeles-based artist JoeX2 hits EDC NY for his very special live painting project, the entire festival will be his canvas. JoeX2, along with his partner Trixter, are longtime Insomniac collaborators who have painted at our parties across the country. JoeX2 has been doing graffiti since the mid-’80s and got his start painting a surface where he could express himself without getting in trouble—the back of his bedroom door. “I didn’t choose graffiti; graffiti chose me,” he says.

We spoke with JoeX2 about his upcoming art project at EDC New York.

When did you start doing graffiti?

Philadelphia, in 1986. Graffiti was everywhere in Philly, and I started copying my first tags there. You couldn’t walk down the street without seeing buildings with broken windows and graffiti, and when I stood on the platform waiting for the train and saw some big, top-to-bottom style pieces with colors going by, I was like, “This is the best thing I’ve ever seen.”

What was your first paid gig?
My dad came up to me one day and said, “If you’re not going to go to college, you’ve got to figure something out. Here’s a couple hundred bucks. Make it happen.” It was Christmas time, and I told my friend that we were going to buy some paint and paint Christmas windows. We ended up making $4,000 that month. I paid my dad back his money.

When did you start working with Insomniac?

The first EDC I went to was last year in Orlando, and I participated in other events like Beyond Wonderland, Nocturnal and Escape. I painted the bass stage at Beyond Wonderland and put Insomniac graffiti onto a truck that we brought in.

What are your plans for EDC New York?
This is not as premeditated as a lot of the other projects I’ve done for Insomniac; it’s definitely guerilla style. We’re going to do some urban, New York-based traditional graffiti and just have fun, make it funky and get as many spots as possible.

Where can Headliners find your paintings?
I’m going to look for structures where I can get loose with some spray paint and get the EDC logo up
for people to see.

How many spots do you think you’ll hit?
I think we can do a couple dozen. We’re not going to spend a lot of time on each one. We’re going to treat it like we’re actually doing it on the street. We first find a spot, create the outline, fill it in, add a couple pops of color, do a border, a tag and we’re out and to the next spot.

What imagery are you going to incorporate?
I don’t know exactly what that’s going to be, but I know the vibe Pasquale has created and what he is after. There will be a traditional old school raver look to some of it, and some new school too. It’ll be a good mix that looks organic in the space. I want it look like it belongs there.


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Discovery Project Installation Art: EDC New York

Insomniac and the Discovery Project have continuously pushed dance music forward via new music breakthroughs and artist development since launching the initiative at Electric Daisy Carnival Las Vegas 2012. Now, for the first time ever and in partnership with Motorola and Moto X, the Discovery Project is expanding beyond music to provide an incredible opportunity for fans and emerging artists in the other major festival creativity areas including costume design, art installations and stage design. Each Discovery Project event will offer winners an array of prizes as well as priceless, real-life pro tips from experienced Moto X Mentors per category. Experience Creators of all kinds are invited to contribute to and compete in all Discovery Project contests and help extend the Electric Daisy Carnival universe to new heights for all Headliners alike.

Every Headliner knows that the EDC experience goes beyond the music: The carnival rides, the fireworks, the otherworldly performers all add to your EDC lifelong memories. The large-scale, interactive art installations are Headliner favorites, and now is your chance to help share your artistic wonder. The Discovery Project Installation Art competition offers aspiring installation artists and creatives the chance to show your ideas to over 90,000 Headliners at EDC New York with the help of our Moto X Mentor Ian Oosthuizen, Insomniac’s Art Curator.

The winner will be chosen by a panel of Insomniac judges and invited to build out the installation on site at EDC New York. Other perks include festival passes, hotel accommodations, a Moto X smartphone, and documentation of your journey with your Moto X Mentor by a Motorola video team.

The Submission Period begins at 12:00 PM Pacific Time on March 19, 2014 and ends at 11:59 PM Pacific Time on April 21, 2014.

The Judging Period begins at 8:00 AM Pacific Time on April 22, 2014 and ends at 5:00 PM Pacific Time on April 28, 2014.

For more information on the Discovery Project Installation Art: EDC New York competition, visit here.

Visit the Official Rules for the complete list of rules and regulations HERE.

Visit the Submissions to see your fellow contestants' entries HERE.


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