Since we're talking trance, one of my favorite new artists is Madeon. He's an 18 year old phenom from France. What I like about him is he has the heavy thumping beats that Skrillex has, but he also has the more musical/melodic sound like deadmau5. Can't wait til he releases more stuff.
I've hijacked my Skrillex thread and turned it into a deadmau5 one.
Saw Skrillex and Deadmau5 last year at Lolla and the **** was epic. Skrillex kills it, the kid goes hard all the time. People just react in such insane ways when he is spinning. Deadmau5 is like an acid trip (never done it, but I bet that's what it's like if I did) and he just takes you on this journey. We saw him on Sunday night, as the headliner closing the festival out and it started pouring torrentially when he hit the stage. Insanity.
All kidding aside, I did manage to find & download about 100 or so Skrillex tunes last night (thank you, Google & unprotected directories!) and although Im not a fan of every song, there is definitely some energizing stuff out there
Although Im pissed at myself for not downloading more Daft Punk sooner....
My cousin told me the same thing. He's the one who got me into the whole electronica/trance genre back in January. I've literally been listening to it for hours daily since then.
Gotta get to a rave ASAP. And be absolutely ****ed up at it.
Whatever you choose to do while you are there is up to you, I was never one for recreational use, but most in that setting are into it. I always felt when you are in that environment, with that type of music and the people and the crowd and the energy, why the hell else do you need something else? Just me.