EDC New York City 2014 Lineup Released

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Remember when DJ 3lau rocked the engineering quad during the final HPW last year? Well, bring that craziness elevated to an entirely new level, and imagine yourself at Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC) New York City 2014. EDC NYC has been around for a few years, always a precursor to the bigger party in Las Vegas, but this year holds by far the biggest and best lineup yet.  If you haven't noticed, electric dance (EDM) and house music have been on the rise in the US for quite some time now. With festivals like Ultra Miami and Electric Zoo attainting bigger headlining names each year, it's no surprise that EDC NYC 2014 is the greatest lineup yet.  Even German DJ Hardwell, named 2013's #1 DJ in the world, is to perform. Other big names include Calvin Harris, Tiesto, Martin Garrix, and Krewella. In case you haven't been to any EDM concerts, raves, or festivals, EDC is the ideal place to start. Personally, it was my first experience with EDM and it changed my view of house and electronic music entirely. Of course, the music is incredible - with the enormous speakers and bright lights - but seriously, the energy is simply electric. Everyone in attendance is there for 1 reason: to enjoy the music. The DJs are there for that same reason.  I can promise you that going to an EDM festival will provide you with the weirdest, craziest, and friendliest crowd you've ever seen. You'll see everything from daisy bras to wild twerk-ers, but smiles all around nonetheless.

To get an idea of what EDC was like last year, let me give you a little example.  Empire of the Sun, a wonderful band with feel good songs like "Alive" and "Walking on a Dream," smashed their guitars all over the stage at the end of their set last year. This year, who knows what will happen.  You'll get a second chance to see up-and-coming DJ 3lau, along with Bassnectar and Adventure Club. For you "Take Me Home" fans, Cash Cash will be there too! Other names include Borgore, Sander Van Doorn, and Bassjackers.

If you are still hesitant about the EDM Movement overall, there are definitely some EDM playlists on Spotify or 8tracks for you. Google "EDM" or a festival name like "Electric Daisy Carnival" or "Tomorrowland" and you'll be sure to come across one. Keep listening, and you'll find yourself lost in the bass eventually!