As usual, the EDC Las Vegas lineup is absolutely colossal. To help, I’ve narrowed down my top artists to see so that you don’t have to!
EDC Las Vegas is next weekend *gasp* and we are hastily rush-ordering last-minute sequined kimonos and body jewels in preparation. We are also re-familiarizing ourselves with the massive lineup that Insomniac has once again delivered to us via the rave heavens for its 2019 edition, which admittedly, can be a tad overwhelming. The festival will house a diverse array of exciting artists throughout the weekend on their massive stages and fleet of art cars ranging from superstars Alison Wonderland, Diplo, and Dillon Francis to hot up-and-comers like VNSSA and i_o.
To help alleviate some stress, I’ve compiled my top five artists I believe are worth prioritizing seeing at EDC Las Vegas 2019. This way, you can spend less time worrying about who stands out on this year’s lineup and more time completing your weekend’s outfits. Read to learn more about my must-see artists!
Related: Looking for some beats to listen to? Check out the EDC Las Vegas 2019 Compilation!
Five Must-See Artists at EDC Las Vegas 2019
Gorgon City B2B CamelPhat
English duo Gorgon City have been on my radar since 2014 when they released their debut album Sirens. You’ve probably heard their track “Ready For Your Love” featuring MNEK at some point, whether it be on the radio or via your friend when they convinced you to let them have the aux that one time. Even if you haven’t, it doesn’t really matter because I’d argue that this North London duo are far greater than their chart-topping hit.
As for CamelPhat, they’re a newer – albeit equally as consistent – obsession of mine. Hailing from the UK, they’re best known for their addictive 2017 track “Cola” but their entire discography is ideal for nights spent dancing on the Speedway.
After surprising Coachella attendees with a b2b set at the Do LaB stage this year, Gorgon City and CamelPhat will be returning together to deliver another epic b2b Friday night. Although I missed their initial set at Coachella, the internet swears that these two artists know how to put on one hell of a b2b and I believe it.
Walker & Royce
Dynamic duo Walker & Royce will bring their tech house stylings to the stereoBLOOM stage come Saturday and I can’t wait. After releasing their debut album Self Help last year, Walker & Royce have quickly become two of the hottest names in house. They’ve already dominated 2019’s festival circuit, bringing their beats to festivals like Coachella and their new Escapade project with Ardalan to Lightning In A Bottle this weekend.
If you didn’t make it to either of those fests this year and haven’t gotten a chance yet to catch these two live, EDC is the perfect chance to do so. I definitely will be there, so I’ll see you on the dance floor!
Oh, Slander. Admittedly, this one is a bit out of character for me, since I tend to gravitate towards the lighter and …house-ier?… in terms of music taste. But when a group is as good as Slander is, they make you want to experiment a little and dare I say, headbang. Based out of Los Angeles, I first discovered Slander at a nightclub, where they were playing ahead of their Gud Vibrations tour a few years back. I liked them so much, that I immediately bought tickets to their show the next night. And then I liked the show so much that I bought another one to see the same exact show again the next night.
If you’re not already familiar with Slander, they’re known for their unique trap sound that’s come to be dubbed as “heaven trap”, which basically translates to a whole lot of “happy bass,” and I am here for it. If you have the chance, catch Slander on Saturday at circuitGROUNDS – you won’t regret it!
British producer Chris Lake is no stranger to the festival circuit and has been blowing crowds away for well over a decade. Recently, he’s played at major events like HARD Day of the Dead, Electric Forest, and Ultra Miami, along with multiple sets at EDCLV last year. King of curating deliciously dark beats, Lake will undoubtedly throw down one of the best sets of the weekend.
He’s an EDC veteran, and I definitely won’t be missing his set at cosmicMEADOW on Sunday but he’ll also be playing other sets as well. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to get down to booty-bumpin’ hits like his and Green Velvet’s house masterpiece “Deceiver” and his ever-popular “Turn Off The Lights” live!
I first heard Zeds Dead’s album Somewhere Else in high school, I was completely obsessed. I couldn’t listen to “Collapse” enough and then just when I had almost about had my fill, “Collapse 2.0” came out. Somewhere in between then and last year, however, I forgot about my love for all things Zeds Dead but after catching their b2b set with Jauz at HARD Summer, my love for the duo was reignited in a BIG way.
I know, I know, what kind of fan can I actually be after I just went ahead and forgot about them? Sorry, everyone, life happens. Don’t worry, though. Since HARD Summer, I’ve re-acquainted myself with their discography and am fully prepared to redeem myself by being front-and-center at their set at circuitGROUNDS come Sunday.