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EDC Las Vegas 2015: An Old-Schooler’s Perspective

Let’s get it out of the way: Despite its multi-million dollar budget, Insomniac’s Electric Daisy Carnival Las Vegas 2015 was an old school rave. As a writer, you really want to criticize SOMETHING about the festival, so you can seem like you are giving a balanced portrayal. But really this rave lived up to its hype.

Tiesto DJing on the Kinetic Field stage at EDC Las Vegas 2015
Tiesto DJing on the Kinetic Field stage at EDC Las Vegas 2015

The scope and attention to detail is beyond what any aspiring rave promoter “back in the day” (including Insomniac I’ll wager) even dreamed of, seriously. I should know. I was one. I threw my first rave in 1991, owned one of America’s first techno record shops, have written for rave fanzines and magazines on and off for decades, produced music, and I’ve DJed all over this fine country. So with a certain amount of credibility I can say that EDCLV 2015 was so over-the-top, so lavish from a classical rave perspective, that my mind boggled.

Basscon Wasteland area at EDC Las Vegas 2015
Basscon Wasteland area at EDC Las Vegas 2015

Despite the 450,000 people at over $300 a ticket, one might still marvel at how this event broke even—another old school rave trait. Not content with their last success, Insomniac went even bigger. Many an old-school rave promoter lost their shirts that way, but it didn’t stop Insomniac. First off, the fireworks were more intense than I’ve seen at Disneyland. It was a non-stop finale from beginning to end. The various dance areas were visually artistic. The sound-systems were kickin’ and clear. The DJ and live-act talent had a major representative from nearly every EDM sub-genre. They could’ve had a little more hardcore in my opinion but at least EDC had some, unlike a lot of mainstream raves today.

Circuit Garden Arena at EDC Las Vegas 2015
Circuit Garden Arena at EDC Las Vegas 2015
Crowd at the Bassrush Basspod area.
Crowd at the Bassrush Basspod area.

Amusement rides were at the ready for festival goers. Street performances, if not done to absolute perfection, were done with so much heart their enthusiasm was contagious. And, THERE WERE CHILL-OUT AREAS. So many raves today have forgotten about the importance of the “ambient chill room” so you can escape the sonic maelstrom and relax. It was back in full effect at EDCLV 2015. There was something even for the snobby ravers, such as VIP areas. But those were few and far between and didn’t interfere with the vast majority’s good time. In fact, they were kinda hard to find.

Chill Out Area at EDC Las Vegas 2015
Chill Out Area at EDC Las Vegas 2015

Over the years some things have changed. The fashion is far removed from the baggie pants and hoodies of the 90’s. Basically it was a lot of bikinis and anime-inspired costuming. It was however, 91 degrees just about every night, so the dress was arguably appropriate. I didn’t hear or see anyone selling drugs, amazingly. Obviously at any big event drugs and alcohol will be present but Insomniac seems to be taking the most forward-thinking, advanced steps in crowd safety. We will have to wait until our society finally demystifies, legalizes and stops glamorizing so-called “recreational drugs” if we want to truly solve America’s drug problems.

Crowd at Kinetic Field
Crowd at Kinetic Field

Two important words: FREE WATER. That’s an improvement on the old days. Imagine being in a sweaty warehouse where the promoter turns off the water faucets so you have to buy bottled water. That happened all the time back-in-the-day. Those shady cat promoters charged $5 for a bottled water back in the early ‘90s!

Another shot of the Basscon Wasteland stage
Another shot of the Basscon Wasteland stage

Corporate sponsorship. Yes, 7-Up had their own stage but 7-Up’s logo wasn’t plastered everywhere you looked. Practically every promoter back in the day would have loved corporate sponsorship and pursued it. So, I’m not crying “sell-out” by any means. Camel and Marlboro used to sponsor MayDay, Love Parade, all kinds of stuff. At least we didn’t have to rave around jittery chain-smokers this time around. An improvement, in my opinion.

Another Chill-Out area at EDCLV 2015
Another Chill-Out area at EDCLV 2015

So this might shock you—but I’ll lay it on the line. If you raved “back-in-the-day” I’m happy to say you would have found a lot to like at EDCLV this year. The same spirit and energy you might have remembered from your rave-days is present and noticeable in this new generation, and Insomniac obviously took great care to make that happen and even improve on it.

Monday Morning at EDCLV 2015
Monday Morning at EDCLV 2015

Deadly Buda’s Seppuku’s Birthday Bash DJ Mix

Seppuku's Birthday Bash! by Dj Deadly Buda on Mixcloud

Deadly Buda's February 27, 2015 set at Seppuku's birthday bash at the Hookah Lounge in Santa Barbara, CA. Some new and old tracks. Features a new track by Terry Dux, and some old school Deadly Buda and DJ Scud tracks. The beginning of the set is cut off.

Track List, Artist - Title - Time

DJ Deadly Buda & Seppuku – Wolf Love – 0:00
Skandal (aka slave maker) – Kill Him – 01:13
Detest – Human Enemy – 03:45
Terry Dux and Decontrol – Brutal Redux – 06:37
Meanstreak – Dirty Biz – 10:30
Noize Punishment – Riotbringer (Forbidden Society RMX) – 15:19
Atomic Clock – Acid 1998 – 18:53
Invader – Hallucinator - Extinction – Annihilation – 22:50
DJ Scud and DJ Deadly Buda – Don of Dons – 27:10
DJ Deadly Buda – 12 O’Clock Suck – 30:27
DJ Waily – Kullii – 32:18
Johnny Sideways – Systema – 35:40
Hiden Virren Vinguttajat - Suohonvingutus 1 – 40:30
DJ Deadly Buda – Lotus Dakinis and the Pink Shooting Stars – 46:29
Dread Mechanic – Rise of the Machine – 52:23
DJ Deadly Buda – Speaker Creature – 56:21

Blue Buddha Side B – Classic Deadly Buda mixtape

Blue Buddha Side B by Dj Deadly Buda on Mixcloud

Released in the early 90's by Turbo Zen Records. Side B of this classic Deadly Buda mix tape starts off with a Cramps bootleg and then drifts into some amazing early acid and techno from DJAX Upbeats, Dance Ecstacy 2001, Rephlex, Mike Dredd, Adam and Eve and more.

0 Track Artists Album/EP Label
1 Five Years Ahead Of My Time Cramps, The Sometimes Good Guys Don't Wear White Not On Label
2 The Antdance DJ Aardvärck 2nd Groove 2 The Same Nation Djax-Up-Beats
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7 Swamp DJ Aardvärck 2nd Groove 2 The Same Nation Djax-Up-Beats
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9 Definitely A Head Doer Kosmik Kommando, The Universal Indicator Blue Rephlex
10 303 Nation Strobe Jams II Dance Ecstasy 2001
11 Untitled Universal Indicator Universal Indicator Red Rephlex
12 Repitcher Unknown Structure Untitled Adam & Eve Records
13 Untitled Universal Indicator Universal Indicator Red Rephlex
14 Time Mode Zekt Untitled Adam & Eve Records
15 Here Comes The Drumz Nasty Habits As Nasty As I Wanna Be Reinforced Records
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17 Untitled Universal Indicator Universal Indicator Red Rephlex

Blue Buddha Side A – Classic Deadly Buda mixtape

Blue Buddha Side A by Dj Deadly Buda on Mixcloud

Classic DJ Deadly Buda mixtape (side A) from the early to mid 90's. Lots of classic early acid-techno like 303 Nation, Adam X, experimental mixing and interesting tracks. Like many of the early rave tapes, has a sprinkling of "non-rave" music mixed in for flavor. A early rave classic.

Tracklist (incomplete)

0 Track Artist EP/LP Label
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2 This Is A Trip Interrupt This Is A Trip A & X Records
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5 Adam X vs. Audio Sex Adam X vs. Audio Sex Direct Drive
6 Small Room E-Noize Small Room EP Crash Records (Germany)
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8 Jack Trippin' Adam X Adam X vs. Audio Sex Direct Drive
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11 Technoville 303 Nation Strobe Jams I Dance Ecstasy 2001 
12 Metroplex 303 Nation Strobe Jams II Dance Ecstasy 2001 
13 Attacker! 303 Nation Strobe Jams I Dance Ecstasy 2001 
14 Parmesan Reverb Motherfuckers Route 666 Race Age
15 It's Gonna Be Alright Sextant Sextant 2 Fax +49-69/450464
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17 toyz n kidz
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19 Space Ghetto (Phreaky Phuture Mix) N-Trance Solenoid EP Rising High Records