Commemorating the 20th anniversary of Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC), Insomniac has launched the “EDC 20-Year Playlist Series,” highlighting the most memorable tracks in dance music and EDC history. Every Thursday, a new EDC playlist will debut on Insomniac.com and Spotify, featuring key influential figures and pivotal tracks in dance music from each year, starting with EDC’s debut in 1997 and counting down to EDC Las Vegas 2016.

Pasquale Rotella, CEO and Founder of Insomniac, alongside a team of Insomniac curators have constructed each weekly playlist, carefully mirroring the festival’s evolution from an underground, word-of-mouth event to a rite of passage for lovers of electronic music culture worldwide.

Along with each playlist, Insomniac.com will give Headliners the chance to learn little known facts and trends from every era of EDC history, with quotes from Rotella and other special guests who experienced the scene first-hand. Tune into the playlist premiere and read never before told stories from 1997, here. Rotella will also pick his favorite “classic cut” from each year to feature during his weekly Night Owl Radio show, airing Fridays at 6 p.m. PST on Siriux XM’s Electric Area. Download Friday’s show here.

The first playlist, released Thursday, Feb. 4, features tracks from Basement Jaxx, The Crystal Method, Stardust, The Chemical Brothers, The Prodigy, Daft Punk and more.

Full track list:

Olive – You’re Not Alone (Oakenfold mix)

Da Hool – Meet Her At The Love Parade

Daft Punk – Around The World

The Prodigy – Firestarter

The Chemical Brothers – Block Rockin’ Beats

Faithless – Insomnia

The Crystal Method – Keep Hope Alive

Natural Born Chillers – Rock The Funky Beat

Stardust – Music Sounds Better With You

Double 99 – RIP Groove

Eddie Amador – House Music

Byron Stingily – Get Up Everybody

NuYorican Soul – Runaway (feat. India)

Daft Punk – Da funk

Basement Jaxx – Fly Life

The Crystal Method – Get Busy Child

Byron Stingily – You Make Me Feel

Omnia San Diego Opens April 30

Omnia San Diego Opens April 30

Las Vegas comes to Southern California. Yes you just read that right. How is that even possible and what does it look like? Is this the bullet train that we have been hearing about? Perhaps the hyperloop that has been in the news? Nope. None of that, instead we are talking about what...

Fedde Le Grand Darklight Sessions Miami Preview

Fedde Le Grand Darklight Sessions Miami Preview

The place to be in Miami during the last week of March is South Beach. Now that is usually the answer no matter what, but during this week once a year, this truth definitely applies most of all. Why you ask? Well..it iss because of something we like to call Miami Music Week. Miami is...



Hakkasan. The brand is world renowned. No matter where you go, you mention Hakkasan and people will immediately recognize the name. First opened as a chain of very upscale restaurants and now most recently as on of the top clubs in the world, Hakkasan, has grown to a global scale. Housed in...