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EDC opening night: Cakes in the face and Disney remixes
EDC opening night: Cakes in the face and Disney remixes

Around 3:15 Saturday morning at Electric Daisy Carnival, Armin Van Buuren played a trance remix of "Let It Go," the triumphal hit from the Disney movie "Frozen." It was an evil genius move: the song's rafter-clearing melody and pleas to cut loose turned out to be perfect for an EDM treatment. Totally hokey? For sure. But cynicism was in very short supply on the first night of EDC. This year's fest, which is expected to draw more than 400,000 attendees to the Las Vegas Motor Speedway over the weekend, continues its past trends of packing the bill with almost every currently established dance music star, while throwing just enough bones to the underground to...

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