So let me start off by saying “WOW!” Last Sunday at Festival Pier in Philadelphia, Identity Festival rolled through bringing some pretty big names in the EDM world to Philadelphia. Some of these names included Audrey Napoleon, Le Castle Vania, Madeon, Arty, Showtek, Excision, and Eric Prydz! The day could not have been more perfect with only a little bit of rain in the beginning, the sun was out most of the day and the music was blasting non stop.
Some of the highlights of the day was definitely Eva Simmons early on at Festival Pier with Eva Simmons putting on a hell of a show with her amazing vocals. Then came Audrey Napoleon bringing the techy beats with her hits like “Poison” and “Banana Soda.” A little later on came Arty bringing his massive house sound, which got Philly going insane. Just
when you thought IDFest couldn’t get crazier, Madeon took the stage and blew people away with a stunning set. Followed by the hard style of Showtek and the grimy bass drops of Excision. If you haven’t seen his set, you better check out the vids and pics because that stage set up was mind-blowing.
Then finally the festival concluded with the one and only Eric Prydz. Like I said in my festival preview coverage, Prydz has not performed in America for a few years now due to his phobia of flying. Well Identity got him here and he blew Philadelphia away. Playing some of his tracks including “Panjoo,” “Allien,” and coming out for an encore to play “Mirage.” It literally was a breath-taking DJ set. Now people may disagree with me just because he didn’t play his most known track,
“Call On Me.” My personal opinion to why he didn’t play that is because he does not want to be like Avicii getting stuck playing “Levels” all the time. This is what I love about Prydz, he plays what he wants, not just what everyone expects to hear.
Either way, Identity Festival- Philadelphia was a great day for EDM in the city of brotherly love. Check out all the pics of you guys on our Facebook (don’t forget to like us) and be sure to check out our our interview with Audrey Napoleon and check back soon for our interview with Arty! Rage on!