Who To See at Electric Daisy Carnival

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Thu, Jun 20, 2013 at 8:11 AM

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Our coverage of Electric Daisy Carnival starts tomorrow -- the Las Vegas EDC festival features more than 200 artists, playing everything from house to trance to techno to chillwave to trip hop to luvstep to dubstep to hardstyle.

It's chance to power down your phones, let the music lead you where it may, and, as founder Pasquale Rotella suggests, for get about set times. BUT, if you must make a plan, here are five DJs you should be sure to catch.

See also: How to Have the Best Possible Time at EDC

Dada Life

This Scandinavian duo has a campy aesthetic, what with their whole banana obsession, but live these guys are the sonic equivalent of getting hit by a freight train. (If that's something you enjoy.) Basically, this stuff is aggressive house turned all the way up. Consider these guys the heirs to the Swedish House Mafia throne, and not just because they're also Swedish. They play at 3:30am on Friday.

Booka Shade

This German house duo makes music that is subtle, sexy and smart, but also danceable and largely unfussy. It's also an act that might serve as a bridge for younger EDM fans to gain a deeper understanding and appreciation of the genre. Did we mention it's great makeout music? The play at 3:15am on Friday.

Claude VonStroke

The DirtyBird head honcho makes music that's dark and moody and often laden with funk elements. It's basically the perfect thing to dance to when it's way past your bedtime and you're not even tired yet, which might likely be the case when he plays at 4:15am on Friday Saturday.

See also: Claude Vonstroke Got in the EDM Game Late and Now He's Taking It Over

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