Explore the Diverse Sounds of EDC Vegas with These 10 Artists
The Mardi Gras of electronic music is right around the corner. EDC Las Vegas, thrown by Insomniac Events, is known for consistently hosting a stacked lineup of some of the most exciting names in electronic music. And this year is no exception.
Taking place on May 20-22 at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, EDCLV offers three days of live EDM from nearly every genre in the electronic music landscape. From ground-shaking dubstep and experimental bass to house and techno, and even IDM and beyond, EDCLV caters to any type of electronic music fan.
With over a hundred thousand attendees each day and hundreds of artists hitting the decks across nine stages in the country’s entertainment capital, EDC Las Vegas is bound to be an unforgettable weekend for everyone who attends.
It’s time to start planning which artists you want to see. Go into this experience with an open mind. Check out new sounds and diverse artists you may have previously looked past. Don’t know where to start? Check out our top ten must-see artists at this year’s EDC Las Vegas.
Moore Kismet, aka Omar Davis, is the youngest artist on the EDC Las Vegas roster, and this shouldn’t be taken lightly. This Southern California-raised, non-binary artist proves that (to quote the late Aaliyah) “age ain’t nothin but a number,” even at the largest events. Leading the new generation of emerging electronic artists, Kismet presents an eclectic blend of bass, dubstep, and trap. In just a short amount of time, the 17-year-old artist has graced the stages of many festivals around the country, including Lollapalooza, Ultra Music Festival, Audiotistic, and more, on top of being signed to Thrive Music and UMG.
LP Giobbi, aka Leah Chisolm, has been one of the fastest-rising artists in the dance music scene in recent years and one of the most influential. The LA-by-way-of-Oregon artist creates electrifying house music that lights up any dancefloor. Alongside her artistic venture, she is also a record label owner, music director, entrepreneur, badass feminist, and an advocate for gender equality. She is the founder of FEMME HOUSE, an educational platform that empowers women by providing resources and teaching them how to navigate the music industry.
Taylor Chung, better known as Wenzday, is a Bay Area-raised, Los Angeles-based DJ and producer that creates bass-heavy house music. With a classically trained background, Wenzday brings a refreshing, intentional sound to electronic music. Her music has landed on labels like Dim Mak, IN/ROTATION, and Insomniac Records, and she is also the co-founder (with her brother Dack Janiels) of the bass label 40oz Cult. She’s found success digitally through her releases and weekly Dash Radio show and in-person through her countless performances at major festivals, such as Coachella, Lost Lands, and Beyond Wonderland.
DJing since she was a young child, Honey Dijon, aka Honey Redmond, has been performing her vibrant blend of house, techno, and disco in venues and festivals all around the world for over two decades. The Chicago-born trans artist’s talents extend beyond just the world of music, collaborating with the likes of Louis Vuitton to produce soundtracks for the runway. Honey Dijon splits her time between New York City and Berlin but consistently travels and performs globally.
If you’re looking for true body-quaking bass music, Lab Group is a must to witness at EDC Las Vegas. The trio consists of Supertask (real name Kyle Bishoff), Potions (real name Tom Owens), and the late Charlesthefirst (real name Charles Ingalls). Though Charlesthefirst tragically passed away late last year, the remaining members continue to perform the music the three created together. The group has performed at festivals across the country, including Resonance, Deep Tropics, Electric Forest, Okeechobee, and more.
One of Miami’s hottest local DJs Ms. Mada, aka Rachel Tumada, is making her way to Vegas to perform at EDCLV. The Filipino-born, Miami-raised hometown staple is a resident at one of the city’s top nightlife venues, Club Space. Solidifying her place in electronic music, Mada has opened and closed for mainstream and underground heavyweights and taken the stage at lauded festivals like Ultra, Hard Summer, III Points, and more.
The rumors are true; Shaquille O’Neal is, in fact, a DJ and producer. The prolific basketball player may as well be the greatest entertainer on Earth between his decorated sports history and current successful music career. Known on the decks as DJ Diesel, Shaq is a must-see at this year’s EDC Las Vegas. His heavy, body-vibrating dubstep hits even harder than his slam dunks. He’s also known for his incredible stage presence. He regularly comes out into the crowd, so get a spot on the rail if you’re trying to mosh with the NBA legend and the world’s “biggest” DJ.
Australian DJ/producer Wax Motif, aka Daniel Chien, is a mover and shaker in the G-house genre, with influences stemming from R&B, disco, and UK bass. With legendary artists such as RL Grime and Knife Party as fans and Diddy as a collaborator, Motif is certified as a force to be reckoned with in the electronic scene. And his recent debut album, House of Wax, has proven that even further. If you catch Motif at EDCLV, you’re bound to find some of your new favorite songs, so don’t miss out.
Cleveland-raised artist HoneyLuv, aka Taylor Character, moved to LA to pursue her DJ career and quickly established a strong, lasting identity in the scene. She’s performed her vibrant house music all around the country at clubs and festivals, such as Desert Hearts, Audiotistic, Ubbi Dubbi, and more. She also showcases her talent worldwide through her own show on iLL Donuts Radio, called House of Honey, and livestreams, such as House Nation.
EPROM, aka Alexander Dennis, isn’t necessarily for the average music listener but more for those with an eclectic taste. If you’re new to electronic music, this may be a difficult set to digest, but for veteran ravers and those willing to take a chance on anything, catching an EPROM set when given the opportunity is a must. The West Coast DJ’s distorted sounds can be described as bizarre, radioactive, grimey, yet incredibly smooth. No words can honestly describe what EPROM brings to the table, so check him out for yourself at EDCLV.