“It’s the most wonderful time of the year!” The holidays may be over, but there’s still time to fit in one more celebration in 2016: Decadence Arizona.
New Year’s Eve is the final night to indulge before beginning a journey into a new year: embrace self-indulgence and extravagant excess as we lower our inhibitions to live lavishly and let loose in luxurious fashion one final time in 2016!
Decadence Arizona 2016
We’re bringing you one of the greatest lineups Arizona has ever SEEN. The Chainsmokers, Deadmau5, Zedd, Disclosure, Jauz, DJ Snake, Marshmello, Shiba San, Zomboy, Porter Robinson and so many more.
Take some time to dive deeper into the details of Decadence. Discover the food, art, carnival rides and charitable efforts we will be offering this year. In addition, learn more about our hotel partners and get your FAQ’s answered. And don’t forget to be on the look out for our Relentless Rangers who will be out and about in full force!
Prepare yourselves for the greatest two nights of 2016! Without further ado, we present to you our Official Relentless Beats Complete Guide to Decadence AZ 2016
Meet Your Lineup!!
Day 1 – Friday, December 30
4B – This past year, east coast producer, 4B, has been releasing trap banger after banger. He has been very active in the studio, releasing tons of new music this year. His remix of Fetty Wap’s “My Way” with Flosstradamus and his VIP versions of his original tracks have been gaining him heaps of attention. To celebrate this holiday season, 4B was featured in Mad Decent’s “A Very Decent Christmas” where his track, “Carnival,” takes a unique approach on one of today’s most recognized Christmas tunes.
Corporate Slackrs – Breaking down the barriers with their non-specific style of producing, Corporate Slackrs do not really fit in with the second half of their name. The two have an understanding for their fellow musician’s talents with their ability to reconfigure any ole’ tune into their own masterpiece. “Unexpected,” their first original release on SoundCloud, is a fresh yet heavy sound. The track gives you a better idea on what to expect from their Decadence set.
Deadmau5 – On that note, we’ll also be welcoming the one and only Deadmau5 to Phoenix for day one of the event. If you take a look at his SoundCloud page, you’ll notice he is one of the few electronic artists that only display the previews of their tracks. This is just one of the many moves the well-versed musician has made that speaks for his non nonchalant personality. In order to see what he’s made of, catch Deadmau5 in all his glory on day one of Decadence.
Disclosure – On that note, London-based blood brothers, Disclosure, are also bringing their musical capabilities to Chandler. For being such a young pair, the two have gained traction in the scene with their hits, “Latch” and “You & Me.” Since then, numerous artists have come out with their own interpretation of the two hits, but it’s obvious that the originals will always be the most credible version.
Green Velvet – Green Velvet will be joining us from Chi-Town to bring some tech-house elements to the table. Just about every month this year, Green Velvet has released a new version of his Relief Podcast. Each 30-minute mix leaves a refreshing taste in your mouth. His green mohawk and funky style will bring a specific touch to the event, leaving listeners fascinated by his presence in addition to this performance.
The Him – Bringing you some friendly electronic features is The Him. These Amsterdam natives have been touring the world playing show after show to promote their load of new music that has surfaced. Just to show, photos of the two making music flood their social media accounts. Get excited for the two to bring a compilation of their recent music on December 30.
Malaa – Who is Malaa? Well, we’re not so sure. The masked mystery man had his first performance in Paris not too long ago, and has since kept listeners wondering about his identity. His entire setup is engaging because his music is just as dark as his appearance. Artists such as Tchami, DJ Snake, and Mercer have shown their ultimate support for Malaa, proving his ability to join their crew of superior music smarts.
Marshmello – Anyone that doesn’t know this fluffy, disguised enterprise is missing out. Ever since Marshmello began his career, followers have been dying to know who is under the mello head. He is the prime example of what branding can do for one’s career. In addition to brand awareness, Mello has an exceptional sense of music style. He has proven his worth on his latest tour, selling out most of the shows around the U.S. Without a doubt, Marshmello is one of the most followed producers of this year.
Ookay – California-based producer and DJ, Ookay, has been impressing us all with numerous appearances on the Beatport charts. Ever since he started producing his own music, he’s been turning heads with his ability to throw any listener for a loop. Both his remixes and originals have such diverse sounds it’s hard to even categorize his work. Unless you’ve been following him since the beginning, there’s no way to distinguish which pieces of music belong to him.
Porter Robinson – Decadence AZ is honored to have Porter Robinson take the stage. What better way to bring in the new year than with some Porter? This time around, this graceful guy is bringing his controller for a dj performance. Who knows what Porter will impress us with this year, for you never know what to expect out of one of his sets besides the fact that it’ll be top of the line.
Pusher – As soon as you turn on Pusher’s newest EP, New Laces, you enter a world of familiar sounds. He triggers the feeling of nostalgia with clips from the Teletubbies, the Powerpuff Girls, and other noises from many of our childhoods. The EP’s artwork keeps the cartoonish presence consistent as the rest of the EP is a cheerful masterpiece. Hear some of the tunes dropped in his set at Decadence this weekend.
Sam Feldt – Sam Feldt is landing in Phoenix for day one of Decadence all the way from The Netherlands, and he’s bringing us some much-needed tropical house. With his new single, “What About Love,” energy levels are high as his tropic-inspired beats tune in with the female vocals. All of his tracks have a welcoming vibe to them, and his mixes take you for a delightful ride using some of his personal favorites. As soon as Sam hits the stage, be prepared for the rush of joy being washed over you and the squad.
Slushii – Recently entering the scene with his off the wall remixes and powerful marketing techniques, Slushii has made a name for himself using his colorful presence. The perfect example of what he is capable of is his remix of Phiso’s “Jotaro.” Just when you thought you’ve heard enough of the track, Slushii comes out with this fresh flip to remind you how worthy the track is. Other than that, Slushii has come out with some refreshing originals, not sticking to one specific scheme.
Tritonal – Tritional first broke into the scene with a release on Anjunabeats. Since then, on Spotify alone Tritonal has collected millions of views on their music. After becoming part owners of Will Holland’s Enhanced Music, these two released a plethora of powerful music. Their most famous collaboration, “Until You Were Gone,” combines their efforts with The Chainsmokers. Due to the success of the track, The Chainsmokers have been dropping the track in just about every set this year. It’s obvious how superior songwriting skills and a passion for music can get you recognition from music-lovers around the world.
Day 2 – Saturday, December 31
Arty – Arty is a Russian musician and DJ who succeeded in less than a year to make tremendous strides on the international dance scene. His music is supported by top musicians and DJs around the world, including Armin van Buuren, Paul van Dyk, Tiesto, Ferry Corsten, Above & Beyond and ATB. Arty has already been around the world and back having played events across the globe from the most prestigious clubs to some of the biggest festivals including Global Gathering, Gatecrasher and ASOT 500 in Den Bosch.
The Chainsmokers – Alex and Drew, also known as The Chainsmokers, have been going no where but up this past year. Their singles “Roses” featuring ROZES, “Don’t Let Me Down” Featuring Daya, and “Closer” featuring Halsey have been some of the hottest on the charts and a guarantee whenever turning on the radio.
Jackal – His friends would know him by Mikey Pennington, but his fans know him as Jackal, and he has had an absolute monstrous year. With his recent rise to fame in 2013 after his release of “Shakedown”, and a long list of top tracks, remixes, and guest mixes since then, Jackal has certainly carved his own way through trap music.
Jauz – Genre blending has always been a core tenant of Jauz – the project of LA-based and Icon Collective graduate, Sam Vogel. Over the course of the past year we have seen the young star rise, turning in some of the biggest tracks of the year, from taking on the likes of Ed Sheeran, Asap Mob, Childish Gambino, and more.
Justin Jay – Launching his music career from his freshman dorm room, the Los Angeles-based producer/DJ, Justin Jay, has already seen success that extends well beyond his years, but he is surely not resting on any laurels as he further refines his expertise as a true artist. As the youngest member of the dirtybird family, Justin has seen support by the likes of Claude VonStroke, Jamie Jones, Disclosure, Tiga, and George Fitzgerald, among many others, while also being recognized as a “Future Star” by trusted tastemakers, such as Pete Tong, and fans alike.
Kennedy Jones – Born and raised on the Sunny shores of Southern California, Kennedy Jones has spent most of his life surrounded by bass music. He started off acting as half of a collaborative dubstep project, including a track signed to Ultra Records, and then Kennedy decided that he wanted to explore his music as a solo project. This new “Kennedy Jones” project quickly took the bass music scene by storm as he included elements from all of his favorite styles of music cramming them into some of the most unique sounding tracks that anyone had heard.
Shiba San – Mysterious French DJ and producer Shiba San’s deep connection with music, specifically hip hop, is well known. It forms his infectious, ghetto leaning deep house for labels like the influential San Fran label Dirtybird and Amine Edge & DANCE’s hotter than hot House outlet Cuff. Fusing classic analogue sounds with current technology, his rock-solid productions make for a truly personal sound. As a DJ, too, he brings supreme dexterity and a deep selection of sounds from every inch of the spectrum.
Slander – The DJ duo began playing at frat parties and was desperate to spice up the playlist from typical hip-hop to house. Eager to spread house through Orange County, they created Slander simply as a way to entertainment people at parties. Little did they know that their natural knack for DJing and passion for house music would take them much further than the OC.
DJ Snake – A Grammy-nominated producer, DJ Snake is a Frenchman at the forefront of the trap music movement, having taken the genre to the charts with his 2013 single “Turn Down for What” featuring Lil Jon, and other successes like “You Know You Like It,” and “Lean On” with Major Lazer. Born William Grigahcine, Snake’s production work on Lady Gaga’s 2011 effort Born This Way earned him a Grammy nod when it was nominated for Album of the Year in 2012.
Vanic – Looping pop melodies, gleaming electro and future house, and sugary female vocals are all sound fabrics that be felt through the music of Jesse Hughes, who goes by the DJ moniker of Vanic. This Vancouver based DJ/producer has grown tremendously over the years continuously releasing refreshing tracks and remixes that display an outstandingly unique sound.
Yookie – Brothers Anthony and Chris Alfaro from New York make up the dj duo YOOKiE, and it’s safe to say these two made the right choice pursuing music together. As the bass genre has exploded and become what some might say is over saturated, YOOKiE stands out amongst the rest.
Zedd – Anton Zaslavski, more commonly known under his stage name Zedd, is a Grammy-Award winning Russian-German electronic music producer. Classically trained in music, he started playing the piano at the age of four; his musical career began in 2009, and he signed with Interscope Records a few years after, releasing his debut album, Clarity, in October, and his success hasn’t stopped since.
Zomboy – Justin Mellody, better known as Zomboy, is a dubstep king. In 2011 Zomboy made his debut with the Game Time EP on Never Say Die Records, which was at the top of the Beatport Dubstep charts for eight weeks. By the end of the year his tracks had made their way onto two more esteemed labels. It’s been five years since then he’s put out 4 more EPs an LP and an album. He’s hit stages around the world and continues to bring the filth with him wherever he goes. He’s built an enormous reputation for himself based on his innovation and aggressive, attention-grabbing tracks.
Decadence Arizona 2016 Playlist
What better than music to get you amped up?
Get a taste of our lineup this year with our official playlist.
Food, Fun, and Philanthropy
Decadence aims to be a luxurious, over-the-top, event. In addition to 20+ artist, there will be a variety of food and fun to keep guests busy all night!
Boom Boom Energy will be there with scented inhalers to give you a quick burst of energy with that cooling sensation. They come in Berry Breeze, Cinna-Mint, and Tropical Rush.
Elite Eyewear will have a booth where attendees can purchase EL wire (electroluminescent) glasses and accessories. They have different designs and styles, a perfect finishing touch to any Decadence outfit!
Offering some of the best in rave apparel is Freedom Rave Wear. The one-stop shop has the hottest festival fashion and accessories. Handmade, high quality products with a 100% satisfaction guarantee.
The Spinsterz will be there to provide guests with hoops, poi, gloves, and other fun activities. If you’ve been thinking about picking up a new hobby, maybe it’s your New Year’s Resolution even, this is the time!
LightSoundDimension is an Etsy shop that sells graphic t-shirts, tanks, hats, and other accessories. Stop by their booth for some one-of-a-kind items.
Precision Medical Group in partner with The Marijuana Doctor help people find natural relief to a variety of ailments. They’ll be there to educate and inform guests on ways and locations to get their medical card.
Kandi Gear had the best customized masks in town! The masks are handmade and polished, giving each one a unique look. These masks are perfect for Decadence and all your other upcoming shows.
Check out Tee’s Concessions, which will be serving up pizza by-the-slice, burgers, curly fries, even mac & cheese with tasty toppings like bacon and lobster!
If you want to do some light snacking, grab some Sonoran Kettle Corn. It’s kettle corn with a twist as they offer tons of fun flavors.
Offering up your gourmet favorites, Fresh & Jive is looking to deliver top notch food for a top notch crowd. Snack on delicious wrap, salads, tots and more!
Freak Bros Pizza will be making its RB festival debut. They’ll be serving, cheese, pepperoni, pesto madness, spinach artichoke and Sriracha chicken pizza! Freak Bros will be opening a permanent location in Downtown Phoenix, Fall of 2017.
Get some of the best dogs around from Dave’s Dog House, that features a Boston dog, Beantown Dog, and the classic Chili Dog.
There will be a ton of international foods, such a gyros, kabobs, pitas, Philly steak, fish & chips and more! You can also stop by GeMa Tacos for chicken and carne asada tacos as well as everyone’s favorite, Sonoran dogs!
The Plastic Bottle Project, based out of Phoenix, keeps our festival grounds clean all weekend. They collect plastic and cans, turning them in for money that goes into feeding the homeless of our community. Visit their booth to find out how you can get involved and to win Relentless Beats treats, like tickets to upcoming shows, RB gear, and VIP upgrades!
Cool Off, Seek Help, and Make a Friend with the Relentless Rangers!
Relentless Rangers: With their debut at Global Dance Festival: Wild West Edition in 2015, the Relentless Rangers are a new and lucrative addition to RB festivals. The group consists of fellow EDM lovers who are willing to dedicate their festival experience to making sure yours goes off without a hitch. Whether an attendee is in need of water, medical attention, or just a point in the right direction, the Rangers will be circulating the crowds itching to help just as much as they’re itching to dance to their favorite sets. They won’t be hard to spot – you’ll see them throughout Rawhide in bright green T-shirts!
Ranger Outpost: The Relentless Rangers’ Ranger Outpost makes it’s return at Decadence Arizona, this time taking on the identity of a foraged cabin over-run by beings most creepy. All festival goers are welcome inside to use the zone as a meeting place with friends, to find a Ranger, charge cell phones or just cool off and drink water before going hard during the next set. Whatever you need, you’ll find it in the Ranger Outpost or with the help of the Relentless Rangers spanning Rawhide.
See Decadence like never before: through the eyes of our headliners.
Connect with Relentless Beats on Snapchat for something extra special both days of Decadence: a Snapchat takeover. On December 30, discover how Tritonal kicks it in the greenroom and on December 31, Kennedy Jones will be showing you just how he rings in the New Year!
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What Can I Bring?
Please note: We will be offering a $10 coat check. Feel free to dress warm and allow us to hold your coat so you can party comfortably.
The following is not allowed into the venue:
NO Illegal Substances
NO Drugs or Drug Paraphenalia
NO Laser Pens / Pointers
NO Eye Drops
NO Glass, Cans, Cups, or Coolers
NO Markers, Pens, or Spray Paint
NO Large Chains or Spiked Jewelry
NO Stickers or Flyers
NO Tents, Large Umbrellas, Chairs, or Blankets
NO Large Purses or Bags (Anything over 10×10 inches)
NO Open Cigarettes, Lipstick, Chapstick, or Tampons
NO Outside Food, Beverage, or Alcohol
NO Professional Camers – SLR or Detachable Lens
NO Video or Audio Recording Equipment
NO Knives, Firearms, Pepper Spray, Fireworks, or Weapons of Any Kind
NO Toy Weapons or Real Weapons of Any Kind
NO Open Sunscreen
NO Balloons, Balls, Frisbee, and / or Any Other Projectile
NO Native American Headdresses
The following is allowed into the venue:
OK Small bags, purses, and fanny packs
OK Empty water bottles, including reusable and disposable water bottles
OK Empty CamelBak-style water bladder systems
OK Fanny Packs
OK Non-professional cameras incl Go Pros
OK Cell phones
OK Sealed: cigarette packages, tampons, packs of gum, and chapstick/lip gloss
OK Festival Totems
OK Glowing / Illuminated Costumes or Jewelry
OK Inflatables (deflated upon entry)
OK Flags / Banners or Handmade signs (no corporate or company-branded ones)
OK Sunglasses and hats
OK Sealed Liquid sunscreen and cosmetic products
OK Disposable E-cigs / Nicotine Vaporizer pens, but none with refillable chambers containing visible liquid
OK Guide dogs for people with disabilities and other service animals with current rabies certification
OK Totems per rules in next section
Festival Totem Guidelines
Decorated festival ‘totems’ are okay to bring
– Maximum 10ft tall
– Must be made from lightweight material (eg foam, PVC / no solid metal)
– Collapsible camera telescoping extenders that follow the above guidelines are OK (lightweight/hollow aluminum/polycarbonate)
– PVC, Light Wood, Aluminum poles must be no thicker than 1″ diameter
– Decorated pool noodles work great for easy entrance through security
– Inflatables attached to totems must be deflated upon entry.
Please note that any items that are deemed dangerous may not be admitted into the event.
Getting to Decadence AZ
From Phoenix Metro Area – Rawhide is located off of Interstate 10 near Wild Horse Pass Hotel and Casino in Chandler. Your best bet is either driving yourself or carpooling with friends. No matter where you’re coming from in the Valley, you’ll want to get to the I-10 East and take Exit 162 at Wild Horse Pass Boulevard unless otherwise specified. Traffic will alternate exits to regulate flow. Head west from there and follow the signs to Rawhide.
From Tucson – Rawhide is located off of Interstate 10 near Wild Horse Pass Hotel and Casino in Chandler. Your best bet is either driving yourself or carpooling with friends. Take the I-10 west from Tucson until you reach the border of the Phoenix Metro/Chandler area. Take exit 162 for Wild Horse Pass Boulevard unless otherwise specified.Traffic will alternate exits to regulate flow. Head west from there and follow the signs to Rawhide.
Parking – Parking will be available for $10 (cash only) per car or $30 premium parking in the designated Decadence AZ parking lot.
Drop off/Pick up – Please note LYFT will not be permitted at the drop off or pickup for Decadence. Make other arrangements with a different provider please. Do not use LYFT your car won’t be able to get to you. We will have a taxi line and you can avoid surge charges by taking one.
Important Things and FAQs
Coat Check- We’ll check your coat! Dress warm, but let us hold on to your jacket so you can enjoy the party comfortably for only $10!
FRAUD ALERT– Stolen tickets are being sold on Craigslist. Ticket sales are being solicited on Craigslist at half price and patrons are being asked to send money via a Venmo request. Known Venmo accounts include “@GS1212”. The seller is actually purchasing tickets with stolen credit cards and putting the buyer’s name on the tickets. Since these tickets are purchased fraudulently, Flavorus’ Loss Prevention team is canceling these orders and these tickets will not be valid at the festival. DO NOT PURCHASE TICKETS FROM A THIRD PARTY YOU DO NOT KNOW. Please buy your tickets at DecadenceArizona.com any Zia records, or Relentless Beats promoters with real hard tickets.
A valid ID will be required to enter along with a scannable ticket (either hard or printed copy). Visit the box office on site, day of if you do not have a ticket. Visit our FAQ for general information.
weekend pass holders will receive a wristband once their ticket is scanned, they must keep the wristband on for the second day as the wristband is scanned for entry. wristbands are not valid if removed or tampered with. if they take off their wristband they can’t get in the next day without buying another ticket
All tickets must be printed clearly in order to be scanned upon entry. Our scanners will only be able to read a ticket on a phone if the screen is uncracked and the brightness is turned all the way up.
Doors open at 5:00PM each day. There are a lot of performers, so early arrival is highly recommended. The event ends at 3:00AM each night
If your tickets are Will Call Only, you will be required to present the credit card used to purchase the tickets online as well as an ID with a matching name in order to pick up your tickets at the festival Box Office. The festival Box Office will open at 5pm on 12/30 and 12/31. Patrons will not be able to pick up tickets without a credit card and ID. No refunds will be given.
All ticket sales are final. Please note that management reserves the right, without the refund of any portion of the ticket purchase price, to refuse admission to or eject any person whose conduct is deemed by management to be disorderly, who uses vulgar or abusive language, or who fails to comply with these or other management rules. Patrons who are clearly intoxicated or under the influence of drugs will not be admitted.
For any other questions you may have, please refer to our FAQ section on the event website here!
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