As you may have read in our preview for EDC New York, there were tons of reasons to make the trek out to East Rutherford and join the bliss for this year’s event.
“Worth it” doesn’t even begin to cover the level of understatement for EDC New York 2015.
In Electric Daisy Carnival New York’s fourth year, the weather was absolutely perfect for the entire weekend. Sunny and in the high seventies with a heavenly breeze that cooled down to the sixties at night; can you get rave weather better than that? The 100,000+ ravers that attended EDC New York didn’t seem to think so.
While Electric Daisy Carnival Las Vegas is king when it comes to size and attendance, the Empire State seriously stepped it up in the madness department set after set. The crowd loved every beat that pumped through the spring air, and that feeling was definitely felt by the artists on the decks.
The whole weekend was mind-blowing in itself, but EDC NY certainly had some stand out moments that fans and attendees will carry with them, from the first time they heard their favorite artists’ new singles to the “fire mixtape” jokes becoming all too real.
New music abounded.
Per usual, almost every single artist that performed asked the crowd if they were ready for some new tunes, but few could have prepared for the coming magic that would grace their ears from the titans of electronic dance music.
Fans got to hear the latest monster hit from Tiesto and Martin Garrix, “The Only Way Is Up”, in full effect with lasers and pyrotechnics that were instantly mind blowing.
Also making an appearance was a short tease of Calvin Harris‘ remix of Rihanna’s “B*tch Better Have My Money.” It was much appreciated by the screaming fans in the crowd as he effortlessly tailored it into his set with his other well known songs like “Feel So Close”, “Sweet Nothing,” and many more.
After some minor technical difficulties with the sound at the beginning of his set, Eric Prydz also made an impact with his new single, “Generate”. Fans did not let the hiccup take away from his massive performance at kineticFIELD as Prydz and his lasers took the grounds by storm.
The visuals were absolutely stunning.
Whether you let yourself slip into A State Of Trance with Armin Van Buuren or get trapped out with Yellow Claw, EDC New York was packed to the gills with unbelievable visuals that made attendees one with the music.
Two artists that stood out from the rest were Martin Solveig and Seven Lions. Solveig, who starred in the majority of his set’s visual artwork, brought it back to the music videos of the ’80s and ’90s – neon glitter and all. Seven Lions took the darker, more hard hitting route towards the end of his set with montage visuals of demon-like creatures and dark images that brought an incredibly intense vibe to the crowd.
There were some “fire” surprises in store, too.
Just when you think you’ve heard it all when it comes to “fire mixtapes”, just wait until someone comes up with the meme of Knife Party bringing the beats so hard that kineticFIELD actually caught fire.
Roughly halfway through their closing set on day two of EDC New York, something clearly went awry with the pyrotechnics, creating a small fire on stage next to the Australian duo.
There was no abandoning ship however, and they kept going just as strong as crew members safely extinguished the flames.