Director and Producer Kevin Kerslake’s “Electric Daisy Carnival Experience”, a documentary concert film about Insomniac’s legendary electronic music festival is set for release on DVD January 10, 2012 and is currently available on VOD and iTunes.
The film features interviews and live performances of over twenty top artists including (in alphabetical order) 12th Planet, Above & Beyond, Afrojack, Benny Benassi, David Guetta, Deadmau5, Fedde Le Grand, Kaskade, Laidback Luke, Moby, MSTRKRFT, Simian Mobile Disco, Steve Aoki, Swedish House Mafia, Will.I.Am, with a special tribute to DJ AM.
THE ELECTRIC DAISY CARNIVAL EXPERIENCE CURRENTLY AVAILABLE ON VOD AND ITUNES WITH DVD SET FOR JANUARY 10TH 2012 RELEASE
Kevin Kerslake Film Showcases World’s Top Dance Music Talent:
Deadmau5, David Guetta, Kaskade, Swedish House Mafia, Moby, Will.I.Am, and More
Manifest announced today that its documentary concert film ELECTRIC DAISY CARNIVAL EXPERIENCE (EDCE), produced and directed by Kevin Kerslake, is currently available nationwide via Video On Demand (VOD) and worldwide via digital download from iTunes. The film is a cinematic tour de force about Insomniac’s legendary electronic music festival, the ELECTRIC DAISY CARNIVAL and features incredible performances by the world’s top DJs and electronic music Producers along with interviews from iconic figures in electronic dance music culture. The film will also be available on DVD through Ultra Records on January 10, 2012 from all leading physical and online retail outlets. View the trailer here: http://youtu.be/OzSFZtRGeqs
ELECTRIC DAISY CARNIVAL EXPERIENCE premiered July 27th, 2011 at the Chinese Theater in Hollywood, followed by a nationwide platform theatrical release through NCM Media Networks. Combined with online marketing, social networks, a VOD release in 55 million households and now digitally via iTunes worldwide, there have been more than 200,000,000 media impressions of ELECTRIC DAISY CARNIVAL EXPERIENCE. Fans can connect to EDCE via Facebook at www.facebook.com/EDCExperience and via Twitter: @Edcexperience
“Attending the Electric Daisy Carnival is a colorful, vibrant, visceral experience,” said Director and Producer Kevin Kerslake. “My goal in making the Electric Daisy Carnival Experience film was to create the next best thing to actually being there – an immersive cinematic experience that brought as much of the actual feeling of being there to the viewer,” “It’s a testament to the size of electronic music’s enormous fan base that we were not only able to screen the film nationally in theaters across the country, but that it is now performing extremely well on all the major distribution platforms like VOD and digital download. As we follow this up with a DVD release in January 2012, it’s abundantly clear this scene is ‘underground’ in perception only.”
In the August 4 issue of Rolling Stone proclaimed, ‘Dance Music Rules 2011’. The turnout for the EDCE premiere at the Chinese Theater in Hollywood was so overwhelming it prompted the LAPD’s Riot Squad to shut down Hollywood Blvd with tear gas and rubber bullets. While the event sparked international media attention it should be noted that there were no injuries reported, no personal or public property was damaged and only one arrest was made. Fans of electronic music are certainly the most joyously fanatic in all of music. The most recent Electric Daisy Carnival in June of 2011 drew more than 270,000 fans to Las Vegas Motor Speedway, while top DJ’s boast half-million dollar paydays domestically and internationally. The ELECTRIC DAISY CARNIVAL EXPERIENCE captures the essence—and the spirit—of the scene like no other film has ever done. Produced by Manifest for Insomniac Events, Executive Producers include Pasquale Rotella, Edward Bates, Randy Simon and Richard D. Titus.
Director Kevin Kerslake is best known for being well ahead of the curve when it comes to music and film. Along with directing iconic music videos for top artists long before they became household names, he worked with the premiere action sports athletes and brands before the word ‘extreme’ was used as a marketing tool rather than an adjective. He has directed music videos and documentaries for The Ramones, Green Day, Nirvana, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Rise Against, among others. With EDCE, Kerslake captures live performances of over twenty top artists including (in alphabetical order) 12th Planet, Above & Beyond, Afrojack, Benny Benassi, David Guetta, Deadmau5, Fedde Le Grand, Kaskade, Laidback Luke, Moby, MSTRKRFT, Simian Mobile Disco, Steve Aoki, Swedish House Mafia, Will.I.Am, with a special tribute to DJ AM.
Manifest is award-winning director Kevin Kerslake’s production company dedicated to live events and branded content. Throughout his career, Kerslake has consistently been at the forefront of the media industry, creating new visual styles for musical artists such as The Red Hot Chili Peppers and Nirvana, establishing the first online music channels for AOL and Real Networks, or helping to form the aesthetic of many dynamic and emerging subcultures, including action sports, punk rock and the explosive world of electronic music. Working together with producer Ed Bates (“Kingdom Come” and “Fallen”), Kerslake’s Manifest is focused on graphic novels, live events, feature films and television, and uniquely positioned to maximize the newly emerging distribution model for theatrical events.
Insomniac produces innovative concerts and music festivals enhanced by state-of-the-art lighting design, large-scale art installations, interactive circus and theatrical performances, and audience participation. Fan safety and the quality of our fans’ experience are the company’s top priorities. Insomniac’s premier annual event, Electric Daisy Carnival, is one of the biggest music festivals in the United States. Insomniac has produced more than 250 music events for more than 2,000,000 concertgoers in California, Nevada, Colorado, Texas, Florida, and Puerto Rico. Founded by Pasquale Rotella, Insomniac has been based in Los Angeles since it started in 1993.