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Electric Zoo 2011 Roundup!


Well, it was that time of year again. I’m talking about New York’s own, major electronic music festival, the EDC of the East: Electric Zoo. Yes, it took me this long to finally get around to writing about it because I’ve been recovering. Let’s just say three days is a long time to be raging, and I barely made it through. Due to some unforeseen circumstances, my Days 2 and 3 were cut short, therefore this write-up isn’t exactly complete, as in honest to who, in my opinion were the best performers simply because I could not see nearly all of them. From what I did see however, EZOO was back, bigger, and better than ever. From the organization of the actual event (remember those terrible bus lines last year?), to the actual acts, the Zoo fucking brought it. My Day 1 started off strong, arriving just in time to catch some of Bart B More’s set. This Dutch kid didn’t care that his was spinning for a meager crowd, he still gave us plenty of bass to soak up. He dropped his popular tunes like Listen to This with Harvard Bass and also featured some of his new tracks off of his and Harvard Bass’ upcoming EP, The Ones, dropping next week.

Next, I was excited to see Feed Me, but after a few minutes I grew bored and headed over to the Main Stage to catch Rusko. Rusko churned out much of the same that he did for IDentity Festival last month, but I still enjoyed it. Afterwards I mulled around the crowds and grass areas, enjoying watching all drugged out ravers and bridge and tunnel bros dance like retards (not saying I wasn’t either, the dancing part I mean). I thought I’d check out SebastiAn since I am in love with his remix of the Kills’ Cheep & Cheerful. Unfortunately, he mostly just stood there with a cigarette in his mouth and doing some weird shit with one of his arms in the air. No SebastiAn, I will not bow down or salute you unless you deserve it. I then went “set surfing” as I like to call it because so many acts I wanted to see were playing at the same time. As the sun set, I headed once again back to the main stage to electronic super legend, Moby. Wow is all I gotta say. I had no idea Moby went that hard. Let’s be real, when I picture Moby all I see is his calm facial expression, his lack of any facial hair, and those glasses; oh and also Porcelain is playing in my head. But then when you think about, Moby has been making electronic music since I was born, changing, improving, and adapting his style to current tastes and such. I didn’t really recognize any of the songs, but he did play tracks by some today’s big names like Avicii, AC Slater, Tommy Trash, and Afrojack. I was sad to leave his set early, but the festival must go on.
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Electric Zoo 2011 Mix



New 8tracks mix, this time in preparation for next week’s Electric Zoo in New York City. Features performing artists, Calvin Harris, Afrojack, Armin Van Buuren, Skrillex, Jack Beats, and more!

Daedelus


One of the many acts I’m stoked for at this year’s Electric Zoo. Above is a promo video for one of Daedelus’ albums and below is an exclusive mix that Daedelus did for TimeOutNewYork.