In 2010, following the tragic death of 15-year-old Sasha Rodriguez at Electric Daisy Carnival, the county of Los Angeles formed a Rave Task Force to address the public health and safety issues inherent at large-scale electronic music events.
One of the recommendations made by the task force was to commission a public service announcement (PSA) regarding the dangers of drugs–and especially ecstasy. URB.com was hired to create this PSA, which featured six of the world’s biggest DJs highlighting basic safety techniques and harm reduction strategies when consuming potentially dangerous drugs at these events.
- Rolling on Ecstasy, can cause heart problems, brain damage, stroke, And possibly death! - Take breaks to cool off. Sip sports drinks or water. - Avoid energy drinks and caffeine. And don’t mix drugs and alcohol. - …
It used to be that WMC was the only game in town for the ‘EDM’ industry to come together and pow wow. But just this year, Insomniac has announced EDM Biz in the run up to EDC in Las Vegas, and the International Music Summit debuted its first U.S. event earlier year with a pre-Coachella EDM symposium and dinner. …MORE
With less than a month before it’s debut, the New York edition of Electric Daisy Carnival has announced it’s line-up, including headliners Armin van Buuren, Afrojack, Steve Angello, Richie Hawtin and Fatboy Slim. Promoters Insomniac have taken a page from their lead rival, Ultra Music Festival, in giving UK superstar Carl Cox his own stage to curate, which will feature John Digweed, Seth Troxler and an apparently not so retired Danny Tenaglia. Check the complete line-up for the event, taking place at Met Life Stadium May 18-20, after the jump. …MORE
A statement issued by Insomniac events has confirmed that the Los Angeles District Attorney’s offices is looking to arrest Electric Daisy Carnival founder and CEO Pasquale Rotella according to a report in the LA Times. This comes following the arrest of two officials from the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum and another electronic music promoter, Reza Gerami in connection with an investigation into possible corruption and conflicts of interest connected with several EDM events that took place at the Coliseum complex, including the the infamous 2010 Electric Daisy Carnival, which drew record sized crowds, but was marred by the death of a 15-year old attendee.
In a statement from Insomniac, the company’s lawyer wrote:
Pasquale Rotella has always acted lawfully and appropriately with respect to all of his dealings with the Coliseum. Any allegations of wrongdoing on …
Fans of massive electronic music gatherings in the North East won’t have to wait until Electric Zoo at the end of the summer to get their fix of superstar DJs and dayglo dancers. Infamous West Coast EDM promoters Electric Daisy Carnival are bringing their own fire-breathing, cirque do sol raving, mega-event to New York this May 19 and 20 with the help of international clubbing brand and local mainstays Pacha.
No further info has been released as to the where and who of the event, but you can bet various Grammy-nominated EDM stars will top the bill.