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Listen to Caspa’s ominous 3-track ‘Ghost Town’ EP

UK dubstep pioneer Caspa continues to rule the roost of bass music with his latest forward-thinking Ghost Town EP, out now on Bassrush Records. After a years-long booking relationship with Pasquelle Rotella and his team, it was all in due time before the London native would select the Insomniac-run label to debut his biggest release of the year.Caspa’s swaggering underground signature and […]

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EDC Mexico drops full lineup featuring Zedd, Above & Beyond, Dillon Francis, Marshmello & More

Less than a week after the close of EDC Orlando, Insomniac is back with EDC news in the form of the EDC Mexico lineup release. This is the fifth time that EDC will be taking over Mexico and the event is set to take place on February 24 & 25 of 2018 in Mexico City. In […]

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Stream EDC Orlando 2017 sets from Marshmello, KSHMR, NGHTMRE, A-Trak b2b Diplo & more

80,000 fans descended upon EDC Orlando this past weekend to take in one last festival before the end of the 2017 season. From Marshmello closing out Friday night to A-Trak doing a b2b set with Diplo, EDC’s lineup had no shortage of heavy-hitters and exciting acts.Greek Goddess Gaia of Mother Earth was the fixture of the elaborate mainstage and was complemented by waterfalls, flames, and […]

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EDC Las Vegas to include camping in 2018

For the first time ever, EDC Las Vegas attendees will be able to camp under the electric sky via Camp EDC. Insomniac has decided to bring camping amenities to the internationally renowned festival to give patrons a more comprehensive experience, though not in the traditional down-in-the-mud format one might expect.With new festival dates falling in the middle May, 17–21, mitigating the […]

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EDC Las Vegas to include camping in 2018

For the first time ever, EDC Las Vegas attendees will be able to camp under the electric sky via Camp EDC. Insomniac has decided to bring camping amenities to the internationally renowned festival to give patrons a more comprehensive experience, though not in the traditional down-in-the-mud format one might expect.With new festival dates falling in the middle May, 17–21, mitigating the […]

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Insomniac settles civil lawsuit with LA Memorial Coliseum Commission for $3.5-million

After a six-year legal battle, the Insomniac brand and its CEO, Pasquale Rotella, have finally settled their civil lawsuit with the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Commission, with the settlement price tag weighing in at a cool $3.5-million.The case was opened in 2011 after the government formally accused two Coliseum managers of engaging in “corrupt” behavior. The […]

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Las Vegas attacker rented room overlooking Life Is Beautiful

While police are still in the process of to gathering facts and the killer’s motive for the Las Vegas shooting that has been deemed the deadliest shooting in modern American history and the nation grapples with another tragedy, new information indicates that alleged gunman Stephen Paddock initially had a different target: Life Is Beautiful. There is significant evidence that he […]

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Las Vegas attacker rented room overlooking Life Is Beautiful

While police are still in the process of to gathering facts and the killer’s motive for the Las Vegas shooting that has been deemed the deadliest shooting in modern American history and the nation grapples with another tragedy, new information indicates that alleged gunman Stephen Paddock initially had a different target: Life Is Beautiful. There is significant evidence that he […]

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Insomniac announces return of Boo! San Francisco

Making it’s awaited return to San Francisco, Insomniac has announced their annual Halloween throwdown, Boo!Hosted on the weekend prior to the annual holiday, the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco will be taken over by a bone-chilling lineup, and thousands of ghoulish attendees over this two-day event. Already securing a spectacularly curated lineup for both days, and co-hosting […]

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10 tidbits we learned from Pasquale Rotella’s Reddit AMA

Yesterday, Reddit got the chance to get up close & personal with Pasquale, AMA style.The Insomniac head has been at the center of industry buzz lately, recently revealing the long-expected, large changes coming to Electric Daisy Carnival Las Vegas. Ever a person of interest for electronic dance music fans everywhere, given his influence in the dance […]

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Bassnectar & Electric Forest partner with TWLOHA to premiere video for National Suicide Prevention week

In a recent interview with Westword, Lorin Ashton revealed that he had previously worked for a national suicide prevention hotline. That’s why, when he wasn’t busy headlining this year’s 2016 gathering, the Electric Forest resident teamed up with nonprofit partner To Write Love on Her Arms (TWLOHA) to release a gripping, emotional video project.“Your story is important.”That’s the key message […]

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Pasquale Rotella discusses Gary Richards leaving HARD, big changes on the horizon for EDC brand

In an Instagram Live address to his fans on August 6th, Electric Daisy Carnival‘s owner and poster boy, Pasquale Rotella, discussed myriad issues concerning the dance music industry, his company Insomniac, and it’s relationship to HARD Events, and big changes on the horizon for EDC structuring and mission. Here are a few keys highlights from the address.EDC New […]

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Habstrakt offers a high-octane guest mix for Insomniac’s ‘Night Owl Radio’

After going back to back with Dirtyphonics just shy of a month ago at EDC Las Vegas, French bass connoisseur Habstrakt has blessed the internet with a mix for Insomniac’s Night Owl Radio.His invigorating, 31-minute house mix includes everything from his iconic “Chicken Soup” track with Skrillex to an epic “Bad and Boujee” edit. It’s chock-full of […]

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Pasquale Rotella is considering new dates for EDC Las Vegas 2018

Earlier in June, Insomniac Events’ CEO Pasquale Rotella revealed in an Instagram live stream that “big changes” were on the horizon for next year’s Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas.In a market that is ever changing and expanding, the desire to maintain control, festival experience, and ultimately attendee safety is perpetually pressing. After this year’s unfortunate, presumed heat-related fatality, Rotella […]

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John O’Callaghan & Subculture bring high caliber tech and uplifting trance to LA [Event Review]

Southern California has seen a recent resurgence of interest in trance, and Insomniac’s Dreamstate brand has operated as somewhat of a contemporary Medici family in regards to bringing quality and often hard-to-get artists within the genre over to large LA settings. July 1 saw the entity invite John O’Callaghan and his Subculture colleagues and peers to take over […]

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Don Diablo set to play special extended set at Exchange LA

Both on the road and in the studio, Don Diablo has had perhaps his most prolific year yet. In a mere six months, the Dutch artist has released an impressive number of remixes and originals, provided his debut Essential Mix for BBC Radio 1, and announced a studio album to come in the fall.Amid a jam-packed […]

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Pasquale Rotella announces ‘big changes’ to EDC are on the horizon

Last weekend, Electric Daisy Carnival returned to the Las Vegas Motor Speedway for its 2017 iteration. The festival, which drew roughly 135,000 attendees for each day of its three-day tenure, boasts the claim of being the largest music festival in the country this year. However, Insomniac’s flagship event was not without its setbacks.Though, statistically speaking, […]

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