Insomniac Music Group is releasing the official ‘EDC Las Vegas 2022’ compilation, which includes a total of 70 tracks pulled from a slew of artists slated to perform at this year’s festival.
As EDC prepares to return to its usual scheduled time in May, the Las Vegas Motor Speedway is currently being transformed into an audiovisual dance music paradise the size of a small city. Across its nine dedicated stages (not including Camp EDC and the caravan of art cars), almost every electronic music genre under the sun is honored as hundreds of both world-renowned and buzzing artists descend upon the desert and flow into the multitude of genre-driven worlds that make up the entire EDC universe. There’s a seemingly endless array of sounds and styles to explore on-site. The official ‘EDC Las Vegas 2022’ compilation is an easy way to preview the massive lineup from a bird’s eye view, serving as a cross-section of the sonic footprint established during the three-day extravaganza.
This year’s compilation is the most ambitious effort to date, pinned to the largest track list of any Insomniac festival compilation that has come before it. Throughout the package, the DNA of EDC’s musical identity twists around each of the stages to provide an overview of what’s to be heard next weekend. From festival favorites to exciting newcomers, there’s a wealth of talent represented, including essentials selections from Vintage Culture, LP Giobbi, Seven Lions, G Jones & Eprom, CID, Tinlicker, Cosmic Gate, Joseph Capriati, Habstrakt & Nitepunk, Moore Kismet, Nostalgix, MUZZ, Qrion and so many more.
A handful of the exclusive singles come at the hands of a few friendly faces from the Insomniac Music Group catalogs. Moscow’s troublemaking twosome VOLAC delivers “To The Beat,” a robust tech house tool marked by bumping basslines, hip-hop ad libs, whirring flourishes and a slinky groove.
4B joins forces with NYC-based artist Chuwe on “Turn Up.” Hued with a tint of club influence, it’s a fierce bass house tune that gets its appeal from bombastic horn riffs, elastic drum programming, muted hats, and a looped vocal cherishing the joy of when the bass levels are cranked all the way up.
Jessica Audiffred and Point.Blank hop in the whip to roll out their new collab “Ride,” featuring a stunning vocal delivery from Martay M’Kenzy. On it, they navigate through a four-on-the-floor intro and electrifying organ chords until they reach full speed on the back of guttural low-end and the perfect assortment of wubs.
UK house phenom Chapter & Verse throws in some classic elements into the mix with “Sideline.” It’s a thumping tech house number bolstering shuffling drums, ricocheting fills, old-school deep house synths, and a sashaying sax lead calling the shots up top.
Pushing the global bass movement ever forward, the Group Chat label-boss JSTJR offers up his party-pleaser. “Gimme That” lands in the mainstage category, with a peak-time vibe fueled by galloping drums, ubiquitous whistle accents, husky vocal directives, and pummeling rave stabs tying everything together.
Denver-grown producer SCHALA adds some romance to the affair with his ballad about soulmates. Joined by vocalist Natalie Major, “Only You” masquerades around as a thumping techno cut before settling into its true euphoric trance form once the topline takes control.
Lastly, the legendary Paul Van Dyk crafts a special EDC mix of “Alternative Sphere” from Danish composer Troels Hammer. The propulsive trance masterpiece is centered around cinematic, circular piano keys, with acid warbles and uplifting chords weaving around the poignant motifs.
Electric Daisy Carnival is currently approaching its 26-year anniversary, 11 of which have taken place at its longstanding home at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The three-nightlong marathon is an indescribable dusk-till-dawn experience embracing rave culture in all forms. With only one week left until the largest dance music gathering in the world goes down, make sure to plug into this year’s official EDC compilation to get primed for the party.
EDC Las Vegas takes place on Friday, May 20 – Sunday, May 22. Find more information here.
‘EDC Las Vegas 2022’ Track List:
1. Vintage Culture, Goodboys – This Feeling
2. Matroda, Bleu Clair – PWR
3. HoneyLuv – Your Tongue
4. Seven Lions, Blastoyz – Reason For Fighting (feat. ERV ELLO)
5. A-Trak, Illyus & Barrientos – Together At Last
6. LP Giobbi, Born Dirty – 24
7. VOLAC – To The Beat
8. 4B, Chuwe – Turn Up
9. CID – Where I Want 2 B
10. Paul Van Dyk, Troels Hammer – Alternative Sphere (EDC Mix)
11. HUGEL, Jude & Frank – Pra Nao Dizer
12. Wax Motif, longstoryshort – On The Low
13. Mija – Groove
14. Tinlicker – Be Here And Now (feat. Nathan Nicholson)
15. Tritonal – Waterboiler
16. Cosmic Gate, Greenhaven DJs – Retrospection
17. ARMNHMR – Falling Apart (feat. RUNN)
18. Jessica Audiffred, Point.Blank – Riding (feat. Martay M’Kenzy)
19. JSTJR – Gimme That
20. Nitti Gritti – Last Chance
21. k?d – RETURN TO NOTHINGNESS
22. G Jones, Eprom – On My Mind
23. KAYZO, GHØSTKID – The Sickness
24. Habstrakt, Nitepunk – Point
25. Chapter & Verse – Sideline
26. Biscits – Locco
27. Deeper Purpose – Stop Trippin’
28. Coco & Breezy – Liftin Me Up
29. Wade – Shake & Bounce
30. BIJOU – The Players Anthem (feat. Benny The Butcher)
31. SIDEPIECE, Martin Ikin – Acrobatic (Martin Ikin Remix)
32. Capozzi – No One
33. Shiba San, Nautik – Drop That Shhh
34. Westend, Ranger Trucco – Life Of Sin (feat. Ranger Trucco)
35. Black V Neck – Rewind It Back
36. Nostalgix – Badman
37. Avision, Strafe – Party Started (Set It Off)
38. Joseph Capriati – Goa
39. Anfisa Letyago – Nisida (Anfisa Letyago Remix)
40. IMANU, HYPRESSION – Buried
41. Virtual Riot – REDLINE
42. Moore Kismet – Call of the Unicorn (feat. Tasha Baxter)
43. Doctor P – Way To You (feat. Dani Senior)
44. FuntCase – Flames (feat. Dia Frampton)
45. MUZZ – Catharsis X (feat. Koven)
46. Hybrid Minds – Bad To Me (feat. Grace Grundy)
47. Kanine – Set It Off
48. Alix Perez, DLR – Snake Style
49. ATLiens – Tantra
50. LEVEL UP, JEANIE – Hell Hole
51. Mary Droppinz, Rowa – Hot Pants (feat. Rowa)
52. Qrion – Your Love
53. Pretty Pink – Dark Woods
54. Giuseppe Ottaviani – Morpheus
55. SCHALA, Natalie Major – Only You
56. atDusk – Nerf This
57. Matt Fax – Close My Eyes
58. Jorza, Sherano – Visions
59. Taylor Torrence – Sapphire
60. manolo. – Imma Mess Lol…
61. LUCATI – The Way I Saw It
62. Alyx Ander – Don’t Wait Up (Chill Mix)
63. SOREN – Rave Music
64. Lil Texas – Turn The Volume Up
65. Darksiderz – Ancestors
66. KAMI – Party Hard
67. LINK – SURRENDER
68. Dr Phunk – Be Somebody
69. LLLLNNNN, Henry Fong – Underground (feat. Henry Fong)
70. Mrotek, Rob Gee – Party Time