Electric Daisy Carnival NYC
Recognized as one of the largest dance music festivals in the world, Electric Daisy Carnival returns to New York for the fourth year in a row. This year’s massive line-up includes superstar DJs John Digweed and Calvin Harris, loads of Dutch talent (Afrojack, Hardwell, Armin Van Buuren and more!) and a couple of up and coming British acts (Duke Dumont, Route 94) who are set to enthuse with their uplifting sets. Check out our top picks and must-sees below.
Canadian duo Art Department need no introduction. One part house veteran Kenny Glasgow, one part No.19 label boss Jonny White, the pair have a vast discography, having released music on an array of revered house and techno imprints including Crosstown Rebels, Wolf & Lamb and most recently Ultra Records for latest EP Catch You By Surprise. Alongside fellow house stalwarts Jamie Jones and Damian Lazurus, AD have gained global reputation for their ultra-smooth, strictly-dancefloor orientated sound. Be sure to dust off your dancing shoes for these guys.
There is one person who's been making a quite a racket recently, and he goes by the name 4B. The New Jersey-based 22-year-old has gone from strength to strength since the release of his ferocious single "Bomboclat" last year, garnering support from top dogs Diplo, Skrillex and DJ Snake. Set to raise the roof with his own unique, boisterous take on Jersey club music, 4B will play to a local crowd where the energy will no doubt be electric.
For the last two decades the name Andy C has become synonymous with the drum & bass scene. Having founded seminal d'n'b imprint RAM Records in 1992, Andy "C" Clarke has gathered a loyal fanbase, cultivating a distinctive UK drum and bass sound, evolving jungle into something more modernised and mechanical . In 2011 he was crowned Best DJ at the Drum&BassArena Awards and received high praise for his FABRICLIVE 18 mix, compiled with DJ Hype. Pioneering the infamous 'double drop' technique, his showstopping mixing talents are a must-see for the weekend.