It’s time to get wild at Electric Zoo: the 6th Boro in New York City this Labor Day weekend with some of the biggest electronic music acts in the world.
As Labor Day comes closer, what will you be doing? I know I’ll be at Electric Zoo. This year’s EZOO caught my eye with its urban theme and location. Traveling from California to New York city for a festival can be expensive. However, the release of the lineup made it an easy sell and before I knew it, I had booked a flight and purchased a ticket.
This year’s lineup listed Armin van Buuren, Sasha & John Digweed, Above & Beyond, deadmau5 & Eric Prydz, and more! I am also looking forward to the Hilltop arena’s Bollywood transformation thanks to elrow on Sunday. As I prepare myself for another new festival adventure, take a look at my top picks for the event for the sets I definitely won’t miss.
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Lisa’s Top Picks at Electric Zoo 2017
This year’s Electric Zoo lineup featured several artists I have yet to see in person. One of those names is The Black Madonna. Not only does she have a kick-ass DJ name, her DJ sets tend to feature a variety of genres such as House, Disco, or Techno.
Her newest track, “He Is The Voice I Hear” definitely drew inspiration from the disco era while emphasizing strings sounds by Davide Rossi. Though disco has not returned to the music scene, it’s great artists like The Black Madonna can take listeners on a journey outside of current music trends. She’ll have attendees immersed in her set in no time.
Sasha & John Digweed
After missing Ultra Miami this year, I was thrilled to see Sasha & John Digweed’s name on the lineup. This legendary act reunited fall last year at The Social Festival and have since booked other festivals together, much to the delight of fans.
This summer, Sasha & Digweed headlined Ultra’s Resistance residency at Privilege in Ibiza. Their b2b performance will not just be any two-hour set: Electric Zoo is giving them three hours to blow our minds away.
This Finnish DJ, songwriter, and record producer stole my heart with his mesmerizing remix of Above& Beyond’s “Counting Down The Days.” I love the deep vibes and experimental sounds Yotto exudes with each song or remix he makes.
Though he may be on the Anjunadeep label, his music has always sounded different from the Anjuna family to me. Check out his Winter Mix 2017 to get a feel for the amazing Yotto and see him on Sunday at Electric Zoo.
Born Isabelle Rezazadeh, Rezz released her debut album earlier this month with an album tour that kicks off at Electric Zoo. This self-taught DJ quickly grabbed the attention of Skrillex and deadmau5 in 2015. By 2016, she started accumulating a vast fanbase and booking big festivals such Electric Forest, EDC Las Vegas, Shambhala Music Festival, and more.
Rezz’s dark, grimy sounds will get to your head in and put you in a trance. I know she drew me in with her remix of Marilyn Manson’s “This Is The New Shit”. Get ready to relax and be hypnotized by Rezz this Labor Day Weekend.
deadmau5 & Eric Prydz
Back in 2014, I was one of the lucky ones to experience the first ever deadmau5 & Eric Prydz back-to-back performance at Hard Day of the Dead. I thought such an event would only happen once in a lifetime. Luckily, deadmau5 and Eric Prydz booked several festivals together in the past few years from Tomorrowland to Creamfields and now Electric Zoo.
Though they are two different artists, something about their music complements each other. Everyone knows this will be the act to see Sunday. I can think of no better way to end my Electric Zoo experience with deadmau5 & Eric Prydz playing together.