One DJ Confirms That He Will NOT Be Playing EDC Vegas
2016 was a banner year for “Middle” producer, DJ Snake. As the third single of DJ Snake’s 2016 album, “Encore,” steadily climbed dance music charts—that single would be the iHeartRadio award nominee for “Dance Song of the Year,” the Justin Bieber collaboration, “Let Me Love You”—Encore was released to a fan base that had awaited an expansion of DJ Snake’s sound since the 2015 release of party anthem, “Turn Down for What,” a widening of aesthetic that would be best achieved through the release of a new record. And so the Parisian producer delivered.
The iHeartRadio Music Awards and the Kid’s Choice Awards unanimously nominated DJ Snake for “Dance Artist of the Year,” and “Favorite DJ/EDM Artist” respectively, tributes to the Paris native’s musical prowess, despite his inability to bring home the awards. Fresh off yet another honor, the closer to Miami’s Ultra Music Festival, the achievement of 2016 can only be expected to foreshadow an equally exceptional 2017 festival season for the producer.
While DJ Snake’s name will inevitably top various lineups this summer, the DJ took to Snapchat today to announce that he will not be returning to Insomniac’s Electric Daisy Carnival, Las Vegas, this year. “You guys keep asking but I’m not playing EDC Vegas this year,” the Ocho Cinco collaborator wrote in a snap featured on his story. The news is understandably a disappointment for those expecting a DJ Snake comeback at the May festival, but seeing as the lineup for the 21st edition of EDC Vegas has yet to drop, ticket holders can still expect a wealth of talent to be supplied by the festival, a flagship of the Insomniac brand notorious for its procurement of the top acts in electronic dance music.