Wow. That’s all I can really say about how incredible EDC in NYC was. While this was the second time I saw Avicii live, the first time I literally remember nothing. Like not one of those normal concert blackouts where you remember a couple songs here and there, you remember dancing, etc. I remember NOTHING. Like I might as well not have been there. So for EDC my number one priority was to actually remember everything. Setup alone was awesome, with 4 different stages all over the parking lots outside MetLife stadium, with a full carnival of rides and food in between. Saturday’s lineup was completely absurd: Cazzette, Alesso, Calvin Harris, Sebastian Ingrosso, and Avicii, each of whom played for 1.5 to 2 hours each. Everyone was incredible, most surprisingly Cazzette who I’m going to throw up as the skirt jam of the week later on this week. Avicii is just playing a whole different game than anyone else at this point. Everyone else plays songs, and remixes of them. Avicii plays a show, just 2.5 hour straight of ebbing and flowing music with a bunch of high points. The N*ggas in Paris remix while a full 20 minute fireworks show went off was a nice touch. Links to the full sets after the jump. Continue reading
No skirt jam of the week necessary. NSD Staff pumped beyond belief to head up to NYC for Electric Daisy Carnival. If you don’t know what it is, watch this video from our post last year. We’ve been excited for this day for literally an entire year. If this is the last post from us for awhile, you know why. We’ll be sure to recap in full for anyone unfortunate enough not to be attending. Avicii. Alesso. Calvin Harris. Sebastian Ingrosso. Bassnectar. Afrojack. Armin van Buuren. Yes. That’s all. Enjoy the weekend.
I’ve got a great combo for you this week. Calvin Harris + Ne-Yo = Summer Hit. Yes I said it, this song will be one of those jams that you remember the summer of 2012 by. Look at the track record… Ne-Yo has a summer hit every year. Last year, ‘Give Me Everything‘ was released in March and was being played at venues until September. Now take Ne-Yo, and put him with a producer such as Calvin Harris. Calvin Harris is the guy who put out ‘We Found Love‘ with Rihanna. So how can you deny that this combo guarantees a summer hit? Here it is, check it out… Beware, if you haven’t heard it already, this song will be all over the radio soon…
If you haven’t heard of EDC aka Electric Daisy Carnival, you should go back and read my post from a few months ago and watch that video, because that video makes it look like truly one of the best events I can imagine. Before last year, EDC was only held in LA, making it a near impossible event to attend for us East-Coasters because of the sheer cost of ticket + hotel + cross country flight. Last year they held one in Vegas and Orlando, making it a little more feasible, but this week they announced the first one in New York City. Venue and pricing details are sketchy, but it looks like popular thought is leading towards MetLife Stadium for $129 for two days, which is an amazing deal versus most other festivals out there. Tickets go on sale at 3PM today. Worth mentioning that if you plan on attending you should probably research insurance policies. As I’m going to both this and Bonnaroo this year, I will be also researching coffins over the next few weeks.
UPDATE: First phase of the lineup Released. Oh my god. After the jump. Continue reading
I usually try to put lesser known songs on here as the skirt jam of the week, but I couldn’t help myself with this one. This is obviously the big song right now, and for good reason. This is an awesome song and is surely going to be a huge hit at bars and clubs throughout the rest of the year (and anything with Calvin Harris is good). Also worth noting is that Rihanna is incredibly hot. She dies her hair crazy colors and wears bizarre clothes, and unlike other girls like Katy Perry, she always looks great. She also always seems to be doing ridiculously fun and endearing things like partying in parades in Barbados and breaking bread with Irish farmers after running topless in his field (which she was doing while filming this video). Is there any better quality in a girl than that last part? “How’d you meet your wife?” “Actually funny story, she was running topless out in my field…” Keep doing what you’re doing Rihanna.