See You at EDC Las Vegas 2015!

I’m headed down to Electric Daisy Carnival Las Vegas 2015 this weekend at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. I will be snapping all weekend from my snapchat account (theEDMist), if you want to follow along with my EDC journey. Here’s a preview of what I’ll be wearing on each day.¬†If you spot me, say hi, and I’ll give you a sticker! ūüėÄ

Alright…¬†It’s rave time. ūüėČ

On Friday, I'll be representing the San Francisco EDM Meetup Group with our awesome logo

On Friday, I’ll be representing the San Francisco EDM Meetup Group with our awesome logo

On Saturday I'll be wearing all rainbows.

On Saturday I’ll be wearing all rainbows.

I'll be wearing a T-shirt with the blog logo and snapcode on Sunday.

I’ll be wearing a T-shirt with the blog logo and snapcode on Sunday.

I made some stickers, and I'll have one on the back of my Camelback all weekend.

I made some stickers, and I’ll have one on the back of my Camelback all weekend.

The EDMist Podcast 01: EDC Prep and Meetups ft. Jon Guerrera

For the first episode of the EDMist Podcast, I invited my good friend Jon Guerrera onto the show. I met Jon through SF EDM, a meetup group of San Francisco-based dance music lovers that he founded. Jon has grown SF EDM from¬†naught to 2,500 members. The group has been directly responsible for creating hundreds of friendships and countless priceless moments ‚Äď which strikes me as a pretty good legacy no matter what organization you’re running. I ask Jon about how and why he started the group and where he thinks it’s going.

The EDMist Podcast LogoEDC is only a few weeks away, so we also talk about what to expect this year, how to prep for it, and who are the must-see acts. (Short answer: everyone.) Jon and I discuss the merits of daytime and nighttime festivals, whether trance is best enjoyed at a festival or at home, and the tradeoff of proper ear protection.

And the sounds of the M Machine show us the way out with the song “Pluck pluck.”

If you like the episode, follow the EDMist on SoundCloud. The podcast will also be available through iTunes soon.

Introducing the EDMist Podcast: An EDM Discussion Group

The EDMist Podcast LogoI like talking about EDM. Since¬†you’re reading this blog, you probably do too.

The only thing¬†is:¬†there’s not a lot of places on the internet where you can actually¬†talk¬†about it.

There are a plethora¬†of EDM-focused websites, blogs, and social media profiles you can visit/read/follow, but not so many forums for real, live conversation. Even where there are active forums, like on Reddit, you still don’t get the opportunity to hear people talk in real time.

That’s why I’m starting the EDMist Podcast: a monthly discussion group and conversation among fans about everything and anything related to the world of dance music.

I will be inviting guests on for every episode to discuss the most recent developments in dance culture. Many of the guests will be my own friends and acquaintances within the San Francisco music community, but diversity is important to me and I will be looking to highlight interesting and unique perspectives through the podcast.

Feel free to suggest topics (or guests) ‚Äď email podcast@theEDMist.com or reach out on Twitter.

The first episode is live on Soundcloud and will soon be live on iTunes. Listen below.