Wolfgang Gartner Presents: Electric Daisy Carnival Vol. 2
by Various Artists
Released: May 2011
Label: Ultra Records, LLC
The Electric Daisy Carnival, one of America's biggest electronic events, pulls its 150,000-strong crowd from the gray area between "underground" club music and the expanding realm of brash, chart-busting dance pop. The popular Texas DJ (and Deadmau5 collaborator) Wolfgang Gartner sticks to anthemic electro-house hits from the likes of Avicii, Fedde Le Grand and Axwell, peppering the mix with guest shots (Will.I.Am, Lil Jon) to keep the casual fans engaged. Packed with hooks and roller-coaster beats, it's a definitive survey of 2011's arena rave stylings.