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Spotlighting a few acts to catch on this year’s Electric Daisy Carnival bill

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Top (left to right): Kayzo, Tokimonsta and Adam Beyer; bottom (left to right) Rinzen, Barely Alive, Malaa
Annie Zaleski

Electric Daisy Carnival regularly brings some of electronic music’s best-known names to Vegas, but the undercard is also stacked with talent. Here are 13 acts to circle on this year’s schedule …

Skream! Embrace those throwback vibes when the legend comes out of dubstep retirement for a back-to-back set in the BassPod with fellow genre icon Rusko.

Joyride This bass house-favoring U.K. producer/DJ—a member of Lets Be Friends, who started off his career using the moniker Eskimo—returns to Vegas after a memorable set at EDC 2018.

Rinzen Those who prefer house and techno on the minimal (and laid-back) side should beeline for this LA.-based producer, whose first-ever release was an officially sanctioned 2017 Giorgio Moroder remix.

Zhu Not only is Steven Zhu making his EDC debut with his main project, but the Grammy-nominated DJ will also perform an additional set as his darker, moodier alter-ego Blacklizt.

Kayzo The LA-based DJ’s remix c.v.—which covers Kendrick Lamar, TLC, Skrillex and Papa Roach, to name a few—embodies his aggressive, genre-spliced approach to his own eclectic sets.

Amelie Lens Another EDC debut, this time from Belgian-based Amelie Lens, a former model and co-owner of an oatmeal brand who specializes in sinewy, groove-heavy techno with throwback urgency.

Barely Alive b2b PhaseOne It’s a dubstep-meets-bass double bill when the first EDC appearance from Australia’s PhaseOne takes the form of a b2b set with the U.S.-based duo Barely Alive.

Malaa Deadmau5 won’t be the only DJ concealing his face at EDC. Mask-wearing Malaa—one-fourth of the Pardon My French troupe—will no doubt unleash a brash, funk-tinged house set.

Adam Beyer The Swedish DJ/producer—who’s spending the summer as a resident at Resistance Ibiza alongside Carl Cox, with whom he performed a fiery b2b set in 2018—favors futuristic techno and house.

Charlotte De Witte The surging Belgium-based DJ/producer—formerly known as Raving George—specializes in confident, hard-edged techno, which has led to placements on high-profile projects like 2018’s BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix.

Solardo b2b Idris Elba Yes, you’re reading that right: Golden Globe-winning actor Idris Elba—a respected house music DJ who also appeared at Coachella this year—will spin a back-to-back set with U.K. tech house duo Solardo.

Ekali This multitalented Vancouver DJ/producer is also a member of indie band Said the Whale and boasts a Drake writing credit, and his own work is a melting pot of trap, future bass, house and hip-hop.

Tokimonsta The Grammy-nominated DJ/producer, who has opened for Duran Duran and worked with Anderson .Paak, favors soulful house grooves with chill-pop sensibilities.

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