The Electric Daisy Carnival roots go deep, starting off in Los Angeles, California, way back in 1997. Now, more than 20 years later, the dance music festival has exploded in popularity — the festival takes place annually around the globe in Las Vegas, Orlando, Mexico, China, Japan and Korea, with previous events held in New York, Puerto Rico, India and Brazil. EDC has come to be known as a top-class dance-music festival, bringing in major crowds from all around the world with a single mission: to celebrate life, art and individuality and party the weekend away with the world’s best dance music DJs.
When EDC opened its doors for the first time in Japan two years ago (2017), up to 84,000 people were welcomed into the ZOZO Marine Stadium and Makuhari Kaihin Park for the weekend festival. EDC Japan’s stages have been graced with performances by Don Diablo, Steve Aoki, Dimitri Vegas and Like Mike, Diplo, Martin Garrix and many more world renown DJs.
This year, the festival was even bigger and more diverse in its musical offerings, with hip-hop, trap, techno and house music—complemented by talent from Japan’s local music scene. HARD and Factory 93, two of Insomniac’s most distinctive brands, will be hosting stages at EDC Japan for the first time.
HARD is best known its widely popular HARD Summer Music Festival in Southern California. In 2018 alone, the premiere electronic and hip-hop festival hosted Travis Scott, Marshmello, Zeds Dead, and Dillon Francis, along with over 100 other performers. Hosting its first multi-day festival in Downtown Los Angeles, Secret Project, Factory 93 is a fast-growing underground music brand that specializes in immersive live art and the interplay between technology and house and techno music. Secret Project received the 2018 FestX Award for Best New Festival.
Kicking things off on Saturday, May 11th, featured Skrillex, Future, Armin Van Buuren and Marcel Dettmann, he is active in the club scene in Japan and has a mysterious world view and deep singing voice, DARUMA & JOMMY representing street culture Okinawa’s hip-hop queen Awich and the youngest rapper belonging to the up-and-coming artist group YENTOWN On the stage of kZm, family members and that ultra-popular rapper will appear as secret guests. A new generation of house-disco that advocates Mukai Taiichi, MINMI, and SIRUP as main vocals and continues to issue songs DJ / producer YOSA & TAAR who advocates YOSA & TAAR, Japan’s up-and-coming dance music label “TREKKI TRAX” The appearance of truck maker Masayoshi Iimori, etc. was also decided.
Line-up for May 12 (Sun), Tiësto, Major Lazer, Jay Park, Peggy Gou. Japanese HIPHOP contracted with Korea’s top producer Junior Chef, who has provided music to many HIP HOP artists such as Jay Park, KOHH, DOK2, etc., for additional artists who are concerned, with US hip-hop prestigious label “Def Jam Recordings” ‘Independent King’ thing AK-69 appeared. Under the theme AK-69 presents Stacked, we will lead a feat. Guest with intimacy to show a one-day special showcase for EDC JAPAN. Providing music to TV commercials and a number of overseas festivals, and based in Tokyo based track maker banvox, responsible for music of UNDERCOVER 2019-20 AW collection, having programs on independent radio in UK, etc. Tokyo-based producer and DJ, Mars 89, etc.
At the third EDC JAPAN 2019, we aim to create an environment where you can enjoy music in a clean space through a partnership with Ploom TECH, guaranteeing a better experience for all. As an official partner of EDC Japan, Ploomtech guarantees you’ll go home without the stifling smell of tobacco clinging to you. You’ll be fresh and ready for Day Two!
Make no mistake — this is going to be one of the best EDC festivals in the world. Don’t miss the chance to make the most of your money, so you can treat yourself to incredible food, drinks and merchandise at the festival. After all, this festival is all about letting loose and treating yourself to the best the world has to offer!
【Additional artist BIO】
Won first place in the Oricon general DVD chart, and received “BEST HIP HOP ARTIST” at the Music Award MTV VMAJ 2015. We receive the first interview as Japanese to “HOT97” which is famous as No. 1 HIP HOP radio station of New York, and perform live appearance to the event hosted by the same station. Japanese HIPHOP ‘Independent King’ contracted with US hip-hop prestigious label ‘Def Jam Recordings’.
unique diva rapper / singer that expresses a mysterious world with lyrics and deep singing voices combining Uchinaguchi (Okinawa) with English and Japanese freely.
In the solo album “8” released by the whole production of Chaki Zulu (from YENTOWN) after joining the YENTOWN, a number of super luxury guests participated, with Anarchy and KANDYTOWN’s YOUNG JUJU at the head.
Born in Shibuya in 1994, raised in Shibuya. The youngest rapper belonging to “YENTOWN”, a group of up-and-coming artists who deserves a new word such as “NEO TOKYO”. While incorporating the modernity of Tokyo in fashion, he plays an active part in the unique flow and live style that has not been found in Japan’s traditional hip hop, meaningless lyric that does not make you feel youthful.
Keith Ape’s “It G Ma” that Japanese rapper KOHH and Loota joined in 2015 and became a topic in Japan. A top Korean producer who produces the same song and provides music to many other HIP HOP artists such as Jay Park, KOHH, DOK2. Contracting with the label “AOMG” led by Jay Park has attracted much attention.
A producer / DJ based in Tokyo. Launched in 2011 and debuted on the Internet label Maltine Records in the same year, the debut “Intense Electro Disco” recorded 4,000 DL in just two days. He is responsible for producing Google CM commercials and new CM music productions at Mode Gakuen, and has appeared in numerous music festivals around the world.
Masayoshi Iimori + TREKKIE TRAX:
A track maker born in 1996. The track makeup centering on the trap is noticeable and debuted in 2015 from Japan’s up-and-coming dance music label “TREKKIE TRAX”. After that, he produced a variety of songs based on lavish bass music and gained support from the world’s leading producers such as Skrillex, Diplo, Major Lazer, DJ Snake, Mija, Carnage, Anna Lunoe, Nina Las Vegas, UZ, and Ookay.
YOSA & TAAR: The
debut single “Slave of Love” announced with Mr. Taichi Mukai and MINMI as a guest, and the second single “Fever” presented a hit with the second single “Fever” which welcomed popular singer SIRUP who usually has a close relationship with them DJ / producer unit who has been doing it.
Released the second EP “End of the Death” in September 2018 from label Bokeh Versions of Bristol, England. He is in charge of the music for the UNDERCOVER collection, and will pick up electronic music label Warp as a playlist, and will also be selected as a Tom York playlist. A producer and DJ based in Tokyo, which plays an active role throughout the world, including having a program on UK independent radio.
Originally from Tokyo, he became a member of the LA-based SOU LECTION in 2014 and started working as the only Japanese DJ / artist. Her style features an easy-to-listen and sexy sound that gives a glimpse of the effects of HipHop and R & B. They create their own sounds with things that they feel good with their instincts and sensitivities, regardless of trends or popular ones. SOULECTION & CHILL mixes record over 800,000 playbacks.
Born in October 1990. I am from Niigata Prefecture. While taking advantage of the experience cultivated in the Niigata scene and centered on Techno, he specializes in genre-less development, and has a very good reputation for precise mixing and a wide selection of songs. The base was moved from Niigata to Tokyo in 2015, and in May 2017, he started his own party “Modest” at Nakameguro solfa. In June of the same year he will be appointed as a resident of Aoyama OATH. In addition to organizing in various places in Tokyo, he has steadily expanded the field of activities by supporting DJ NOBU, Rrose, Marco Shutlle and others.
In 2002, started DJ activities based in local Sapporo. An open-form play style centered on overseas mainstream HIPHOP, with a focus on entertainment-oriented play that has become popular, with over 300 domestic and overseas annual number of overdominated venues being popular as a top DJ in the country. He has also been attracting attention as a DJ for many overseas artists such as LADY GAGA, NE-YO, A $ AP FERG, ICE CUBE, and SKEPTA.
Launched in Tokyo in March 2018, <NOS (Nitrous Oxide Systems)> is an exploding house music, breakbeat, and rave music scene that makes progress as it goes straight through the main street day and night. To inject great energy. Founded by producer / DJ Frankie $, KAZUHO, k_yam, DJ / promotion Romy Mats, visual director Kenchan, and working from Tokyo to the world.