EVENT REVIEW: EDC Orlando 2018 – Under the Electric Sky

This previous weekend, Insomniac Events placed on their seventh EDC Orlando with the largest end up but with 110,000 folks in attendance over two days. Acts included Kaskade, Illenium, Martin Garrix, Alison Wonderland, Bassnectar, Midnight Tyrannosaurus and extra. There was an important mixture of home and bass music, making it an occasion with one thing for everybody.

Lots went down over the weekend – Alison Wonderland remixed God is a Woman proper after the principle stage caught on hearth. Dillon Francis teased a collab with AW and Illenium debuted a brand new Halsey remix. If you had been there, it was a whirlwind of exercise and new music.

EDC Orlando is particular as a result of it’s a smaller model of the epic occasion that goes down in Las Vegas yearly. It has carnival rides, loads of distributors, meals and naturally quite a lot of music to select from. The ambiance is one thing completely magical underneath all the lights and decorations round Tinker Field. Insomniac actually would not maintain again in relation to levels and creating an ambiance.

Day 1

Day one was stuffed with bouncing round from Kinetic Field to Circuit Grounds. I all the time like to seek out new artist from listening to their reside units, so I discovered myself at Circuit Grounds for a really very long time catching units from Boogie T b2b Squnto, Midnight T, Moody Good and extra. From there I went to Kinetic Field and was capable of expertise Dillion Francis for the primary time and witness the epic collab reveal with Alison Wonderland.

I had the chance to expertise the EDC VIP expertise as nicely. At Kinetic Field and Circuit Grounds, they’ve their very own standing space proper subsequent to the stage in addition to viewing decks which lets you look over the entire crowd. The VIP grounds had been stuffed with kandi making stations, air-conditioned bogs and extra.

Of course, there was no higher method to finish out day 1 than catching Bassnectar at Circuit Grounds. There has been plenty of debate about this set, however it rocked my world similar to all the time.

Day 2

Sadly, EDC Orlando is simply two days lengthy, so you actually should take advantage of it. Day 2 consisted of me actually bouncing round levels to catch everybody I may. Nervo b2b Alok actually pulled by means of and confirmed us what they’re fabricated from whereas Tiesto helped us ring within the evening along with his sundown slot.

Let’s not overlook the notorious hearth that began throughout Kayzo’s set. Luckily, everybody and all the things was okay and the subsequent set was capable of begin proper on time. Alison Wonderland rocked us all by opening her set enjoying her cello – exhibiting simply how numerous of an artist she actually is.

Thankfully, Alison Wonderland and Vini Vici switched set occasions, so I used to be capable of catch all of Illenium’s set. He stored his traditional calm-but-going-hard vibe all through his set which introduced down the home.

One of my favourite elements over the weekend was strolling by means of the Neon Garden and with the ability to actually see all the lights and shows across the pageant. Neon Garden has a extra relaxed, chill vibe in comparison with remainder of the pageant and makes a very good escape from all of the craziness. It permits for a great spot to take a break and eat and hydrate – one thing that’s all the time inspired at each pageant.

All in all, my first EDC was magical and wonderful. I feel I’ll all the time be stunned by how good and giving everyone seems to be at festivals. There actually is not anything prefer it. I am unable to wait to return to the Electric Sky subsequent yr.

You can discover all of the reside units right here.

Kaskade

Midnight Tyrannosaurus

Bassnectar