Nicole Moudaber, Team Bassrush and Monstercat Take Over Wide Awake Stories #009

For EDC Las Vegas Special


LOS ANGELES, CA — In episode #009, the Wide Awake Stories crew counts down the days until Electric Daisy Carnival returns for another celebration Under the Electric Sky, with a dedicated EDC Las Vegas Special. Set to take over Las Vegas Motor Speedway from June 16-18, this month’s podcast gives listeners a sneak peek into the inner workings of the festival, touching on talent curation, stage design, and more. Don’t miss the latest episode of Wide Awake Stories, here.

The Queen of Techno, Nicole Moudaber, shares an exclusive preview of her EDC Las Vegas Moodzone takeover, slated to bring a dark energy to the neonGARDEN stage on Friday, June 16. Across the Speedway and away from the techno grooves of neonGARDEN, sits the legendary bassPOD stage helmed by Forrest Hunt and Tony Merino of Team Bassrush. The squad responsible for the audiovisual spectacle of the iconic bass music environment shares the future of the bassPOD design and takes a look back at the brand’s incredible growth in recent years.

The task of curating a lineup of hundreds of artists, including those at neonGARDEN and bassPOD, falls to the gang of Insomniac talent buyers, headed by former trance DJ, Dave Ralph. Ralph chats with the Wide Awake Crew to reveal how he and the talent team narrow down countless acts to create the world’s best dance music lineup, and shares his own memory of closing out the iconic Woodstock ’99 festival.

While thousands of fans walk the grounds of EDC, more than 150 couples will invite friends and family to see them tie the knot inside the festival grounds. Ryan and Lindsey of San Jose share the intimate story of how they met and what singular connection made them decide to get hitched at EDC.

Rounding up this special episode, Grant from the Monstercat crew blesses the airwaves with an upbeat 10-minute mini-mix, a preview of the label’s Kalliope Art Car takeover on June 17.

Wide Awake Stories is a monthly podcast hosted by the Insomniac Editorial Team. Each episode shines a spotlight on the vibrant communities and personalities that make dance music culture so unique. Fans and listeners who have a story they would like to share can contact the team on Facebook and Twitter using the hashtag #WideAwakeStories, or via email at [email protected]. Listeners can even leave a message on the Wide Awake Hotline, (310) 818-9406.

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About Insomniac

Insomniac produces some of the most innovative, immersive music festivals and events in the world. Enhanced by state-of-the-art lighting, pyrotechnics and sound design, large-scale art installations, theatrical performers and next-generation special effects, these events captivate the senses and inspire a unique level of fan interaction. The quality of the experience is the company’s top priority.

Throughout its 23-year history, Insomniac has produced more than 1,000 festivals, concerts and club nights for nearly 5 million attendees across three continents. Insomniac’s events are held in California, Florida, Michigan, Nevada, New York, the United Kingdom, Mexico, India, Australia and Brazil. The company’s premier annual event, Electric Daisy Carnival Las Vegas, is the largest multi-day music festival in North America, and attracted more than 400,000 fans over three days in June 2016. Founded by Pasquale Rotella, the company has been based in Los Angeles since it was formed in 1993.

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