The Wide Awake team returns home from another EDC Las Vegas with sunburns, sore feet, and flash cards full of audio for this month’s blazing-hot episode.

To kick things off, we Ubered over to Dillon Francis’ hotel on Saturday morning of EDC to chat about how social media has influenced the modern EDM producer. Pro tip: Don’t trust Dillon to get you VIP wristbands at Coachella. Next, we check in with the unofficial grandparents of EDC, Pat (67) and Jim (80), who work security for the Media Center at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Not only have they been to a few underground raves, they’ve also gone to Burning Man more times than you.

Dirtybird head honcho Claude VonStroke opens up about what it takes to operate a truly independent and flourishing label and creative entity, and producers JAUZ, Getter, Flux Pavilion, Boombox Cartel, and Gigantor of Evol Intent select their favorite songs of the summer.

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