Your enjoyment of Under the Electric Sky will depend entirely on what you think of the current EDM (that’s electronic dance music for those of you not in the know) phenomenon that is currently sweeping the nation. If you mix up Avicii with Afrojack and think that the multitude of flashing lights at their concerts might give you a seizure, then this documentary probably isn’t for you. If, however, Tomorrowland, Ultra Music Festival and EDC are all on your bucket list, then you’re going to fit right in here.
Under the Electric Sky is an upcoming 3D doc that explores “the allure of the EDM phenomenon.” It takes place at the 2013 Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas, where 350,000 people flocked to hear music from artists like Above & Beyond, Armin Van Buuren, Kaskade, Avicii, Tiësto and more.
Directors Dan Cutforth and Jane Lipsitz take us behind the scenes and show us what goes into putting together such an epic event. They also follow many of the attendees and gain valuable insights on what it is about EDM that seems to bring so many people together.
With an original score by Kaskade, and KCRW music director Jason Bentley taking on music supervisor duties, Under the Electric Sky looks like all kinds of awesome and will surely please those who are itching for another rave.
Check out the new trailer below, which looks fantastic, and then head on over to the film’s official website to find out how you can attend, or host your own event screening.