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Interview: Pasquale Rotella Expands Insomniac Empire

It’s been roughly twenty years since Pasquale Rotella began his Insomniac Events empire with an underground warehouse party in downtown Los Angeles. The music mogul spent the last two decades cultivating America’s premier electronic music events brand which now hosts over a dozen festivals across the country annually. Growing from humble beginnings organizing underground raves, to heading up the world’s largest electronic music festival, Electric Daisy Carnival Las Vegas, Rotella has been a trailblazing force behind the domestic dance music explosion. Joonbug.com caught up with the Insomniac head honcho who dished on EDC’s history, alphabetizing festival lineups and what's next for the historic events brand.

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It's Time to Start Gloving

XO

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Electric Daisy Carnival 2014 NYC Lineup Just Announced!

Yes! You heard right , Insomniac just announced the lineup of artists set to hit MetLife Stadium for the third annual Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC), New York, on Memorial Day weekend May 24-25, 2014.

WEEKEND PICKS
Boston Weekend Round-Up: January 24 - 26 2014

Friday January 24th

51 Stuart St , Boston , MA, 02116

PS: Dress code "Clubby/Sexy" and "No sneakers"

295 Franklin St, Boston , MA, 02110

15 Lansdowne St. Boston, MA 02215

Sunday January 26th

Keep your musical weekend going with brunch at The Beehive. This quirky spot is host to live jazz and burlesque during the weeknights and has the most amazing interior. Try a crab omelette with your mimosa and check out the rest of the menu here!Brunch in Saturday 11:30am - 3:00pm and Sunday 10:30am - 3:00pm

Mmm...yum!

541 Tremont St., Boston, MA, 02116

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EDC Mexico 2014 Announced March 15th & 16th

Many electronic music festivals are going global with their unique stage productions, true to their style. Without further ado, Insomniac presents to you: EDC Mexico on March 15th and March 16th 2014 at the Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez racetrack in Mexico City, Mexico. The Electric Daisy Carnival phenomena has its roots in Las Vegas, where they utilized the entire Las Vegas Motor Speedway in order to throw a carnival themed spectacle full of carnival rides, stage productions and of course, the leading DJs in the industry headlining all the shows. But since its inception, EDC has packed their bags to throw its signature, carnival style festivities in New York, Orlando, and now Mexico to add to the list. With other prominent global cities like London and Puerto Rico under the 'Coming Soon' list, the announcement of EDC Mexico is a step closer to reaching a worldwide phenomena of music festivals in uncharted territories.

You can check back here for Early Bird Tickets which goes on sale December 17th at 11AM CST

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#ThrowbackThursdays: Carl Cox

Oh yes, Oh yes!-- This week on #ThrowbackThursdays, we're featuring the legendary, Carl Cox. Here's a list of reasons why Carl Cox is a living legend:

1. He has his very own badass stage every year at mega music festivals like Tomorrowland, Electric Daisy Carnival and Ultra Music Festival appropriately titled, 'Carl Cox and Friends.'

2. He was able to cheat time and ring in the Millennium twice by flying into two different timezones.

3. He released 16 albums since the year 1996.

4. He has a 'Global' radio show that hits unprecedented records. The numbers are as follows: "over 16 miliion listeners wordwide, syndicated across 60 terrestial FM, Satellite and DAB stations throughout 35 countries, making him one of the most important broadcasters on the planet."

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Electric Daisy Carnival, New York 2014 Announced

EDC is returning to NYC this upcoming Memorial Day weekend (May 24 & 25 2014), as information about the third annual event has been revealed today. Taking place at MetLife Stadium for the second straight year, the popular festival will feature multiple stages and attractions, including full-scale carnival ride and theatre performers. The event will be so much more than a music festival, with non-stop entertainment and surrounding landmarks to make the EDC experience an unforgettable one. Ticket for EDC go on sale Wednesday, December 11, with prices starting at $199 for two-day general admission tickets.

For more information about EDC, and to see full list of prices and amenities, click here.

IN THE HOUSE
Electric Daisy Carnival Returns To Orlando November 8-9
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Sitting Down With Sunnery James and Ryan Marciano

Interview by Haley Edelson

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Electric Daisy Carnival Brings Rides And Beats To Orlando

Article by Haley Edelson

After a long day at the festival on Friday, and a few stints downtown to catch the after-parties, I found my self surprisingly upbeat, energetic, and overall ready for what Saturday would bring.