Song Of The Day: Calvin Harris “Summer”
I have decided today to go for the low hanging fruit of music. Because it is the first week of summer, why not go with Calvin Harris’ already a hit song “Summer”. Calvin Harris’ “Summer” hit #1 on the Billboard charts this week as well, shocker.
This video is full of pretty girls and fast cars in the middle of the dessert. You can definitely see how Las Vegas has started to influence his music videos. Calvin has had a residency at Las Vegas’ MGM Grand club HAKKASAN for a while now and it doesn’t show any signs of ending any time soon.
In addition to his residency at MGM Grand club HAKKASAN, Calvin Harris also headlined the first night of the Electric Daisy Carnival that started this week in Las Vegas. This year’s concerts also coincide with the EDM Conference that I so tried to make but couldn’t because all of the hotel rooms were taken!!! What the world??
EDC’s organizer Pasquale Rotella told Billboard that this year’s concerts are going to be “one for the record books” –
EDC Vegas 2014 will be held June 20-22 at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway and feature more than 200 DJs and producers, ranging from main stage acts like Avicii, Calvin Harris, Armin van Buuren and Hardwell to notable house and techno artists including Carl Cox, Booka Shade and Luciano. The diverse lineup also boasts hybrid live groups like Chromeo and Destroid.
“This is going to be one for the record books,” Insomniac CEO Pasquale Rotella tells Billboard, adding that this year’s sold-out EDC Vegas will draw about 134,000 people per day. “It’s really going to be incredible. Some of the stages are just insane.”
Indeed, past Electric Daisy Carnivals in Las Vegas have featured everything from circus-style performers and thrill rides to a fairytale-like main stage with giant inflatable mushrooms and painted flowers, with owl-covered towers bearing giant LED screens…
Dubbed “EDC Week” in Las Vegas, the upcoming festival coincides with third annual EDMbiz conference, which began June 17 at the Cosmopolitan Hotel and features three days of panels with music execs and professionals from across the dance music community.
Maybe I will be able to make the conference next year. That would definitely be a conference to write home about!