The first photos from EDC Puerto Rico are starting to surface. Journey back to some of your favorite moments of the night! More photos to come soon. Click here to see the gallery.
What a night! Thank you Puerto Rico!
Sunday, August 29th, 2010 at 3:00PM
What an amazing way to close out the 2010 EDC tour! Thank you all for making the second annual Electric Daisy Carnival Puerto Rico an unbelievable event. Puerto Rico, you blew us away with your energy and relentless will to dance the night away! Even the half hour downpour did nothing but raise you up to another level. The rides may have all stopped spinning and the sound is turned off, but we'll all have great memories burned in our heads to last through the year! Until next year! Gracias! Check back here for photos to relive it all soon!
Gates are open!
Saturday, August 28th, 2010 at 6:00PM
Gates are open and the beats are flowing! The Electric Daisy Carnival is ready to expose you to a whole new world of wonders! Sounds are booming, lights are beaming, rides are spinning, and the clowns are dancing! Hurry! Tickets are available at the gate if you don't have one already.
Friday, August 27th, 2010 at 3:00PM
Our garden is growing quickly! The stages are almost constructed, the lights and sounds are being placed with meticulous attention to detail, the rides are all setup and looking eager for friends to jump on their backs, and there are other surprises in the works that we dare not mention yet! Some things are better left for you to find on your own! Just 1 more day. . . . . .
Ultra Music Signs Wolfgang Gartner To A Worldwide Deal
Friday, August 27th, 2010 at 5:00PM
One of the world’s fastest rising stars in electronic music, Wolfgang Gartner, signed a worldwide partnership deal with the New York based, award-winning electronic music imprint, Ultra Music.
Patrick Moxey, Ultra Records President and founder, commented on the deal, “I am thrilled about Ultra Music signing Wolfgang Gartner, as both a performer and a producer, he is an incredibly talented artist. We are excited for this opportunity to work with Wolfgang and his team as partners to assist in his growth across many aspects of his career on a worldwide level”.
Wolfgang Gartner’s manager, Adrian Martinez from Undocumented Management, said, “I could not be happier about Wolf signing to Ultra. It’s nice to work with a team who shares the common goal of changing the direction of music. The sky used to be the limit now with this combo that has all changed.”
Aspects of the extensive deal include Ultra Music’s direct involvement in recording and touring, while also aiding wherever possible in Wolfgang’s publishing, merchandising and sponsorship activities. The partnership will work to build and extend Wolfgang Gartner’s sound and identity forward and around the world.
“I am delighted to be working with Ultra Music, I’ve seen what they can do with the other artists on their roster and can’t wait to see what they are able to do with my music. The business side of this record deal was a long and tedious process, so I’d also like to thank my manager Adrian Martinez, and my lawyer Aaron Rosenberg for making this happen along with Patrick Moxey and David Waxman at Ultra.” – Wolfgang Gartner
In 2005 two original members of Beatport decided to start a new DJ duo with the main goal and fundamental idea of playing music that girls recognize and want to dance to. Quickly after the Manufactured Superstars started making appearance at clubs and events all across the continent.
Flash-forward to 2010, not content with just being DJ’s the duo started releasing music. Just this year the Manufactured Superstars have released music on Pacha, Hotbox Digital, Cutting, Blu Music, TWISTED, Sounds Like, Subliminal, there own label Manufactured Music and now Poe Boy/Atlantic.
The latest release, a remix of Flo Rida and David Guetta’s “Club Can’t Handle Me” on Poe Boy/Atlantic, marks a milestone for these two artists. In just one year of production they already have a release on a major label and have begun to create dance remixes of mainstream music.
Only released a few days ago “Club Can’t Handle Me - Manufactured Superstars Remix” has started to climb the charts on both Itunes and Beatport
The Manufactured Superstars will be playing the Cosmic Meadow
We've got a new venue, even bigger production, a packed artist lineup and full-size carnival rides! But with so much do do in one night, why wait? Plot your partying now: Map your musical journey here, or for a high-res printable map click here.
EDC After Parties
Wednesday, August 25th, 2010 at 3:00PM
Don’t let the party stop once EDC ends! We have 2 after parties lined up to keep you grooving on into the next day.
First, hit up The Vatican Nightclub for Viva La Bunny. If you've ever seen a Rabbit in the Moon performance, you'll know it's anyone's guess what frontman Bunny has in store for us at the official EDC PR after party.
Viva La Bunny :: EDC PR Official After Party
Sunday August 29, 4am -9am
The Vatican :: Calle Jordan 703, Santurce
Nuniok, Gugui Zutuna and Ben Castro
After a chance to recoup from the mayhem come hang out poolside with the Insomniacs. Which DJs do we have planned? You'll have to come see for yourself!
Sunday August 29, Starts at 4pm
Caribe Hilton, Poolside :: 1 San Geronimo St
Special guest DJs to be announced
Pick Up Some New EDC Gear
Wednesday, August 25th, 2010 at 2:00PM
The insomniac Merch Booth will be overflowing with new designs for 2010's EDC. Bring home a piece of memorabilia to remember your experience! Check the map in the festival guide and navigate your way over to the Merch Booth once you get through the gates. We'll be stocked with tees & sweatshirts for guys and girls, stickers & a wide variety of fresh gear.
LA Riots "The Drop" Preview Video
Wednesday, August 25th, 2010 at 11:00AM
LA Riots' long-awaited debut single "The Drop" is out now on Fool's Gold, featuring remixes by Duke Dumont and TJR. It comes backed by b-side "Bombah," with mixes from Mowgli and Dave Nada. Here is quick preview video for the track and their recent Beatport top 10.
Joaquin Bamaca / Still in the very early stages of his career, Joaquin Bamaca is already a veteran of prestigious big time electronic music missives.
Born in Guatemala City, the trance master continues to turn heads with his down and dirty sound on the biggest stages possible. Bamaca is a mainstay at mega festivals like Together As One, Nocturnal Festival and the Electric Daisy Carnival, a two-day Los Angeles extravaganza that attracted close to 200,000 this year.
Given his impressive resume, the rising star, who has already shared the spotlight with names like Paul Van Dyk, Tiesto and David Guetta, should have no trouble facilitating the Island’s young raver cravers. Electronica heads of the 808 beware.
Is electro-house producer Wolfgang Gartner up next for a Deadmau5-like surge in popularity?
Well, consider this: Gartner's newest single with British house-music producer Mark Knight, "Conscindo," held the #1 spot on Beatport's dance-music charts for two weeks in July, and in the past two years, he's had eight other tracks make it to the top, including Beatport's best-selling track of 2009, "Wolfgang's 5th Symphony."
Then there's his awards nominations: He was nominated in the DJ Awards' Best Newcomer category and also made the top-100 list for America's Best DJ. Voting is under way for both.
Gartner has remixed everyone from Britney Spears to Timbaland and Black Eyed Peas and is currently working with Tiësto, Will.I.Am and Kaskade on separate forthcoming releases. His most recent accolade is his conquering of the dance stage at Lollapalooza last weekend, where he also rocked the Undocumented afterparty at Vision Nightclub in Chicago.
"In one word: amazing," Gartner told MTV News on Wednesday (August 11) of his Lollapalooza experience. "And, to be honest, the most fun I've ever had playing in Chicago. [The afterparty] with Felix Cartal and JFK from MSTRKRFT, who are both under the same management as me, was kinda like a family-type vibe. A lot of friends were there, and I also love hearing those guys play, so it was cool in so many ways."
When describing his newest #1 single, "Conscindo," Gartner said the collaboration was fun, but not easy. "It was a bit of a pain in the ass for Mark Knight, because he had to fly out to my studio in Austin [Texas] to work on it a multiple of times, so I felt bad for him!" he said. "Collaborations are a weird thing for me. I never really realize what we have until a couple weeks after it's over, the track has been sitting around for a while, and then it's like I suddenly have perspective on it and hear it for what it really is. When that moment came for 'Conscindo,' I knew exactly what we had on our hands. It sat at #1 on Beatport for about two weeks, so now we're kicking around the idea of turning it into a vocal track and going for round two with it."
At age 11, Gartner was inspired to begin making music after hearing a mixtape by Detroit techno producer Kevin Saunderson. Gartner said he would lock himself in his room and produce songs on drum machines and keyboards. A few years later, he got decks and a mixer and began spinning at underground parties and nightclubs.
Earlier this summer, Gartner told MTV News about his musical style and how he got started. "It's basically electro-house," he said about the type of dance music he produces. "But I kind of go through all different forms of house music, because that's what I was brought up on. Beyond that, I've got influences from rock and disco and all over the place put together in a dance format. I'm just trying to push boundaries and be forward-thinking.
"When I [first] got into it, I was more on the production end of things," he added. "I just wanted to make this music and listen to it. But then I started realizing this whole other side to it — the DJ side — and I wanted to be a part of that too and learn how to DJ. It kind of organically happened that way."
His newest release, "Undertaker," is a dark and sinister house anthem that sounds like an homage to Deamau5's hit "Ghosts n' Stuff," so it's only fitting that Gartner had some exciting news to share with us: "I just did a track with Deadmau5 that should be out in the next couple of months, which I'm really happy with. It was a really fun one. And there are a couple other collaborations that aren't done yet, so I shouldn't mention them just in case, ya know, they never get finished!"
Both locals and international visitors to the Electric Daisy Carnival Puerto Rico are invited to take advantage of a special event rate at the Caribe Hilton in San Juan. Insomniac has worked to bring you this rate of $125 a night. To take advantage of this deal use the promo code BVGA10 at the Caribe Hilton’s web site.
:: www.hiltoncaribbean.com/sanjuan ::
Electric Daisy Carnival, North America's largest dance festival partners once again with Coors Light for its return to Puerto Rico. EDC has become world renowned for international dance talent and a quintessential example dance music culture. Join us for beats, freaks, fun and festivities as we transform the Sixto Escobar Stadium and the grounds of the 3rd Millennium park into a carnival for the eyes and ears.
There’s information that is still on the way, including more artist info and links, details about art installations and sculpture, as well as more travel information and general event news. We’ve been working nonstop to bring you a special event and this site is the official source for everything you need to know about this year’s festival. Please use it to explore the lineups of world-class talent that we have booked, with 3 stages and over 30 artists and DJs performing, there’s something for everyone to enjoy! The site is also a logistical resource; use it to purchase tickets, browse maps, obtain information about the venue, get details about the event as they are made available. Keep checking back and stay in tune with new information as it's posted.
Insomniac & Coors Light can’t wait to see you all on the weekend of August 28th as the world's leading names in dance music descend upon Puerto Rico as we light up the sky with an extraordinary production that will burn in our memories for years to come!
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