Electric Daisy Carnival New York: Day 1 Photo RecapHead Hunterz Edcny2013

Electric Daisy Carnival New York: Day 1 Photo Recap

We spent our first day at EDC NY braving the massive crowd and the scorching heat as it bounced off the asphalt of Citi Field’s sprawling parking lot. Sampling the sounds and styles of the festival’s 5 diversely-curated stages, we found ourselves gravitating most to the Neon Garden tent. Tucked away deep in the corner, techno faithfuls sought shelter from the packed crowd, and sweltering heat that plagues the festival’s other stages.

Hop past the break to see EDC NY through our eyes.


Damian Lazarus takes a drag as he showcases new cuts from the Crosstown Rebels crew to warm up the Neon Garden crowd.


Danny Avila’s electro-centric set turned the Circuit Grounds into a steam room under the midday sun.


Mark Knight brought tech house to the Kinetic Field – extending his set over his scheduled hour after Chuckie got stuck in Manhattan’s midtown traffic.


This is what we call dedication.


EDC’s famous art installations were spread throughout Citi Field’s parking lots, giving fans more than just music to keep themselves entertained.


Canadian bass duo Zeds Dead changed the pace up at Kinetic Field with their unique brand of hip-hop infused dubstep.


Seth Troxler kept things SUPER weird under the Neon Garden tent.


R3hab gets airborne at the Circuit Grounds.


Ghost producer turned deep house phenom Maceo Plex twisted and contorted an atmospheric soundscape at Neon Garden.


La Roux performed her heavily remixed originals as the sun began to set on Citi Field.


Dubfire flexed his tech muscles, setting the stage for Richie Hawtin’s closing set.


Nicky Romero turned the energy up to 11 during his sunset set at the Circuit Grounds.


Borgore reminded fans that b*tches love cake at the bone-rattling Basspod stage.


Eric Prydz continued to assert his inevitable dominance of cerebral progressive house.


Headhunterz followed up Steve Angello with a breakneck-paced hardstyle set, sparking a fuse that set off the day’s most explosive crowd.


Closing out the ENTER stage, Richie Hawtin pieced together a flawless set of minimal techno.


ATB belts out “Smells Like Teen Spirit” during his closing set at Kinetic Field.

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