I arrived in Vegas yesterday at around noon missing the first day of action at Electric Daisy Carnival, after an all-nighter following my DJ set with LA Riots on Friday at Mod Club in Toronto. After quickly checking in and dressing appropriately for the sweltering 100+ degree weather, I headed down the strip to Liquid to meet up with SalaciousSound author ReySon. He had been holding it down for a minute at the Boys Noize pool party, and had assured me that a stop off would be well worth it. After jumping the line and checking in with my official EDC media pass, I spent the next few hours with a giant shit-eating grin on my face.
Nothing can really prepare you for your first Vegas pool party. You can hear about it from friends or see photos and videos, but until you’re actually a part of the action you’ll never really know. All the elements were there for me personally – plenty of sunshine and a warm breeze, gentle water noises, virgin mocktails, and comfortable cabanas where I could curl up and read a good book. Photographic evidence follows.
In all seriousness though, this was a crazy ass party. Dance music and the outdoors were just made for each other. Taking in a great DJ such as Boys Noize outside – especially poolside – is a step above and beyond what you can experience in a club. The atmosphere was absolutely stellar, due in no small part to the constant stream of Boys Noize’s own hits mixed in with classic and current house and electro. The people were awesome too – ReySon and I made plenty of fast friends. From what I’ve been told, this is what to expect from the predominantly Californian crowd attending EDC this weekend.[audio:Boys Noize – Jeffer.mp3,Boys Noize – Transmission.mp3,Charlotte Gainsbourg – Trick Pony (Boys Noize Remix).mp3,Boys Noize and Erol Alkan – Lemonade (John Roman Remix).mp3]