Thursday, June 23, 2016
Set Review: New World Punx at EDC Las Vegas
As the line up for Dreamstate Sunday at Electric Daisy Carnival Las Vegas was announced, many trance fans anticipated a schedule full of great trance DJs and producers. The likes of which included Paul Oakenfold, the return of Paul Van Dyk, Ferry Corsten Presents Gouryella, Markus Schulz, Gaia, and Aly & Fila.
Since Insomniac built an app for up-to-date news and information for all in attendance to download, the New World Punx (Markus Schulz B2B Ferry Corsten) slipped in the schedule in a little intimate venue known as the #SmirnoffHouse. So if you made your way from the #circuitGROUNDS over to this small house sponsored by Smirnoff and Mixmag, you found yourself another place to dance with other attendees in the 21+ age group.
Upon gaining entry to the Smirnoff House minute before New World Punx were slated to begin their set, another DJ had the party going, but with other vibes. Do not get me wrong, playing other genres of music is welcome at a festival, but not mixing well as a DJ is disappointing. From the constant talking on the mic, to the missed mixing, then the plead to keep going when the new crowd in the house was there for New World Punx, was not ideal. Eh, the exiting DJ got the message when the crowd started to chant "New World Punx".
The set itself included New World Punx tracks, trance favorites, "Free Tibet", a mix of Metallica's "Enter Sandman", and overall great vibes. The ability to enjoy this fun set in this intimate setting by this duo was amazing! Despite the venue, if you ever get a chance to experience a New World Punx set, DO IT!