‘Under the Electric Sky:’ Watch Hardwell DJ an Unforgettable EDC Moment
EDM fan Jose Perales crowd-surfs in his wheelchair at Electric Daisy Carnival Las Vegas
Electric Daisy Carnival 2014 may have just wrapped, but fans of the massive electronic music festival and the uninitiated alike have a chance to experience the next best thing: the pretty freaking immersive 3D documentary, Under the Electric Sky, which SPIN first saw at Sundance. Well, to be fair, we saw the actual thing at EDC 2013, but this filmic representation of Insomniac Events’ massive takeover of the Las Vegas Motor Speedway is a different trip. In addition to interview and performance footage of dance music giants like Fatboy Slim, Kaskade, Dillon Francis, Afrojack, Above & Beyond, Armin Van Buren, Avicii, and Tiësto, there’s a whole lot of focus on the fans. In fact, the Focus Features film (in theaters now) follows a handful of attendees as they prep for and ultimately arrive at the fest. One of those is Jose Perales, whose scoliosis keeps him in a wheelchair but doesn’t dissuade him from venturing deep into the crowd. In the clip above, as Hardwell performs, something magical happens which arguably becomes the most transcendent moment of the entire film. On your way out, check out the new trailer below.