EDC Las Vegas 2014 is right around the corner, and music fans across the United States are getting ready for their trek to Sin City. With numerous massive stages and a seemingly endless amount of producers playing at the Las Vegas Speedway, hearing the same track multiple times is inevitable. To help you prepare for the festival, EDM.com has put together a list of 13 songs that you'll hear at EDC Las Vegas. Keep in mind that this isn't a list of our favorite songs. These are simply songs that have been receiving a lot of plays at festivals and on radio shows leading up to EDC. To compose this list, we utilized 1001 Tracklists and anecdotal evidence.
Dimitri Vangelis & Wyman X Steve Angello - Payback
"Payback" has been one of the most played tunes of 2014. In addition to being a mainstay in house sets, it has been played out by trance stars Above & Beyond and Super8 & Tab.
TJR & Vinai - Bounce Generation
Or do we mean "Raveology" by DVBBS & Vinai? Either way, you should be hearing a Melbourne Bounce track produced by Vinai at EDC this year.
Calvin Harris - Summer
This one is too easy. It's already taken over the radio, and EDC takes place during the summertime. It might be too poppy for your taste, but some DJs will definitely drop this into their set to get a nice singalong going. The R3hab & Ummet Ozcan remix might be the most played version of this track at EDC, as it is a good fit for festivals. However, the Club Killers trap remix might receive heavy play as well.
Sander van Doorn, DVBBS, Martin Garrix - Gold Skies
"Gold Skies" was released just in time for EDC Vegas. DVBBS and Martin Garrix are known for producing festival-ready music, but this one is a bit more melodic than what you'd expect from them. The difference in style might be due to the influence of Sander van Doorn. In any case, this uplifting house track should have the EDC crowd smiling from ear to ear.
Dimitri Vegas, Like Mike, Martin Garrix - Tremor
After Martin Garrix's "Animals" took over EDC Las Vegas in 2013, it's only fitting for the young star to have two songs on this list. "Tremor" is Sensation 2014's anthem, which shows that it was created for the big stage. This is a complete 180 from "Gold Skies," and it's more in line with what you'd expect from Garrix.
Hook N Sling - Tokyo by Night (Axwell Remix)
According to 1001 Tracklists, Axwell's remix of "Tokyo by Night" is the most played track of the past month. That means you'll be hearing it a lot at EDC.
Axwell /\ Ingrosso - We Come, We Rave, We Love
This one's been floating around since Swedish House Mafia's One Last Tour. Since "We Come, We Rave, We Love" was uploaded to Axwell /\ Ingrosso's SoundCloud two weeks ago, it's been one of dance music's most popular tracks. "We Come, We Rave, We Love" might become this year's slogan for EDC Las Vegas, replacing last year's wildly popular "Eat, Sleep, Rave, Repeat."
Shiba San - Okay
If any Dirtybird track has the potential to match last year's popularity of BrEach's "Jack," it's "Okay" by Shiba San. A friend of mine stated that Claude VonStroke and Kill Frenzy each played it during a B2B set last month. If the Dirtybird crew loves "Okay" enough to play it twice in one set, it's very possible that house DJs at EDC will play the hell out of it.
Oliver Heldens X Becky Hill - Gecko (Overdrive)
The instrumental version of "Gecko" was one of house music's hottest tracks at the outset of 2014. The added vocals make the deep house track even more accessible to a mainstream audience. As a result, this is the perfect track for any big room house DJ who wants to integrate deep house into their set without alienating their audience.
David Guetta & Showtek feat. Vassy - BAD
In the past few years, Showtek has transitioned from making massive hardstyle tracks to becoming masters of crafting festival-ready house music. "BAD" received plenty of love at EDC New York, and EDC Las Vegas should be no different.
DJ Snake ft. Lil Jon - Turn Down For What
For obvious reasons.
Duck Sauce - NRG (Skrillex, Kill The Noise, Milo & Otis Remix)
Skrillex might have released one of 2014's best albums, but it's this remix that's been netting him the most attention at festivals. This remix is extremely fun to dance to, yet it still features a bit of the grittiness Skrillex, Kill The Noise, and Milo & Otis are known for.
Armin van Buuren - Ping Pong (Hardwell Remix)
Armin's original is fantastic in its own right, but Hardwell's remix turned "Ping Pong" into a festival weapon.