Mon. Mar 4th, 2024

EDSea, 1. Everybody else, 0.

The EDM group was feeling nauti over the weekend at EDSea, Insomniac’s new floating competition. Taking up the leviathan Norwegian Pleasure cruise ship, the nautical occasion entered uncharted waters on November 4th after setting sail for its maiden voyage, a sold-out affair.

By day, the ship was a full-blown grownup playground with waterslides, pool floaties and themed cocktails. And by night time, it mutated right into a preternatural rave.

Insomniac Occasions’ inaugural EDSea competition aboard the Norwegian Pleasure.

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Insomniac Occasions’ inaugural EDSea competition aboard the Norwegian Pleasure.

Demian Becerra

This was not your common cruise. Serene seascapes and whispering waters have been changed by no-holds-barred beats, which fairly actually rocked the boat. EDSea remodeled the Pleasure’s 15 decks into maritime mayhem.

Located on the ship’s central pool deck, the competition’s mainstage, Kinetic Ocean, was the epicenter of all of it. Impressed by EDC’s beloved kineticFIELD, the stage featured high-flying performances from Afrojack, DJ Snake and plenty of different elite DJs.

EDM.com Class of 2022 star Ray Volpe threw down one of many weekend’s most memorable units, tearing up Kinetic Ocean together with his deep arsenal of bangers.

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The Black Tiger Intercourse Machine trio additionally confirmed out with their blistering DJ set, a centrifuge of rave power. They introduced the whirling ferocity of a turbulent seastorm to their efficiency at Kinetic Ocean, the place followers fashioned a “rowing pit.” 

Different phases included the techno-focused Neon Splash, the multi-genre Pearl and the pulsating Cosmic Coral, the lattermost of which was nestled inside the Pleasure’s Manhattan Eating Room and thought-about EDSea’s important indoor membership.

It was robust to not discover camaraderie at each flip. Wherever you went, you have been met a heat hug from somebody who’d unapologetically dedicated to one of many competition’s every day wardrobe themes, like “Vice in Paradise,” “Baewatch” or “Ravers of the Caribbean.”

In the meantime, a respite might be discovered inside on the whimsical “Kandi On line casino,” the place you would catch a DJ set, gamble and check your luck at varied video games. The identical might be mentioned of the “Deep Dive Disco,” which repurposed the Q’s Smokehouse restaurant right into a neon-swathed haven for disco fanatics.

The “Kandi On line casino” at Insomniac Occasions’ inaugural EDSea competition aboard the Norwegian Pleasure.

Demian Becerra

The “Deep Dive Disco” at Insomniac Occasions’ inaugural EDSea competition aboard the Norwegian Pleasure.

Demian Becerra

EDSea’s sophomore sail has already been confirmed for November 2-6, 2024. The floating competition will dock in Bimini, a series of islands within the Bahamas.

Everybody who bought tickets to the inaugural EDSea may have the first alternative to safe a go for subsequent 12 months’s fest, in line with Insomniac founder and CEO Pasquale Rotella.

Insomniac Occasions’ inaugural EDSea competition aboard the Norwegian Pleasure.

Demian Becerra

“The ENERGY, MUSIC, ART, & most significantly, the attractive SOULS that stuffed EDSea created a really one-of-a-kind expertise,” Rotella wrote in an Instagram submit. “Your PASSION & POSITIVITY illuminated each nook of the ship, turning it right into a floating paradise of LOVE & UNITY. Having the prospect to hang around & share intimate moments with each artists & Headliners made each second uniquely SPECIAL.”

You should buy tickets to EDSea 2024 and discover out extra right here.

Insomniac Occasions’ inaugural EDSea competition aboard the Norwegian Pleasure.

Demian Becerra

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