Electric Zoo: The 6th Boro Preview

Electric Zoo preview

Electric Zoo is this weekend, and rBeatzRadio has press passes! You can follow rBeatz on the App (Google Play and App Store), desktop, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram all weekend long for live updates of the 3 day electronic music festival taking place on Randall’s Island, New York City, New York, USA, North America, Planet Earth. I will be conducting exclusive interviews that will be found on the radio station and website.

Headliners include DJ Snake, Galantis, Above & Beyond, Zedd, Armin Van Buuren, and a back-to-back set between Deadmau5 and Eric Prydz.

Electric Zoo, thrown by Made Event, takes place every Labor Day weekend since 2009. In 2011, the festival moved to a 3 day format. Electric Zoo has been nominated by the International Dance Music Awards four times, putting themselves amongst the best music festivals on the planet. In 2015, ID&T, organizers of the Tomorrowland festival and an SFX subsidiary, came on board to work with Made Event as a creative partner.

In 2017, the curators of Electric Zoo are are throwing an ode to New York City by branding this year as The 6th Boro, implying the music festival scenes’ strong connectivity to New York City. Click here to view the stages and themes set for each stage.

Scroll down to see the acts I’m looking to cover along with a piece of quality, new content from the artist. The order is in set-times.

Directly below is a an exclusive mix from rBeatz resident DJ, BRB, of some of the sounds one might hear while attending this electric zoo. All songs should be heard this weekend. Scroll to the bottom to view the tracklist of the mix.

Day 1: Friday, September 1st


This native from Brooklyn was crowned the “the logical heir apparent to The Knocks’ New York disco throne” by Neon Gold.


The Ann Arbor, Michigan native has been crushing big-room progressive house anthem remixes.

Party Favor

A godfather of festival trap.

Lost Kings

The Lost Kings project was launched about a year ago…wow, have they flourished.

Martin Solveig

When Martin Solveig was a child, he joined the infamous Paris Boys Choir. He received classical singing training and became a soprano soloist under the tutelage of François Polgár.


The sloppiest, grimiest, goopiest, gurgling, filthiest vomitstep you’ll hear all weekend. His set will be utter chaos. Never thought Snails would be one of the most entertaining animals in the zoo. Then again, this is a different kind of zoo.

Dada Life

These guys love Bananas.

Aly & Fila

An Egyptian trance music-duo that is sure to have a beautiful set. Here is Fadi from Aly & Fila giving a tour of Brussels, Belgium after crushing their set at Tomorrowland.


Christian Karlsson of the Swedish duo, Galantis, is also in the band, Miike Snow.

Sasha & John Digweed

Classic DUO! John Digweed was voted #1 DJ in 2001 by DJ Mag.

Day 2: Saturday, September 2nd

Bruno Martini

Brazilian DJ was signed with Disney Records when he was 16. His first band, College 11, had platinum level sales.


He fuses bass music with elements of classical music…now I’m intrigued.

Shaun Frank

Canadian DJ/Producer with hip-hop/future bass vibes. He started collaborating with artists back in 2012, with remixes skyrocketing to the top of the charts.

Wax Motif

A major orchestrator in the G-House sound. A student of sound an a unique producer to work with, he’s released tracks off A-Trak’s Fool’s Gold, Diplo’s Mad Decent, and Steve Aoki’s Dim Mak Records.


He saw Bassnectar at Red Rocks in 2012. The next day, he purchased Ableton and went to work.


She was born in the Ukraine, moved to Canada at a young age, got inspired to create music from Deadmau5, and impressed Skrillex enough to reach out to her on social media.


A mysterious French producer always hiding behind his balaclava. Prepare yourself for driving rhythms, heavy bass lines and distorted vocals.

Oliver Heldens

DJ Tiësto found this Dutch DJ/Producer.

Claude Vonstroke

His wife funded the beginning of the infamous Dirtybird label.

Day 3: Sunday, September 3rd


Pheonix, Arizona G-House maven.

Hook N Sling

He is a multiplatinum, Australian Recording Industry Association Music Awards-nominated record producer, songwriter and DJ.


A mysterious production wizard who has grown to popularity fairly quickly. From internet phenom into festival DJ. Living the dream.


In 2015, Ookay invited his father onstage at EDC for Father’s Day to crush a bass solo.

The Black Madonna

She is a master technician behind the decks. She is also the creative director and former resident DJ of the oldest independent venue in the United States, Smart Bar.


His sets are dark and his bass is groovy. The house he plays is deeeeeep.


This Japanese electronic music is really catching on. Similar style to that of Marshmello.

Thomas Jack

Tropical house guru from Australia. He grew up on a dairy farm rural, New South Wales before moving to Sydney to take on music production school.

Deadmau5 & Eric Prydz

Some of the most infamous DJs on the planet go get coffee and talk about life. Genius idea for a show.

Tracklist from BRB’s Exclusive Electric Zoo: The 6th Boro 2017 Mix

Deadmau5 – Polaris

Dr. Dre & Eminem – Forgot about Dre

Oliver Heldens & Da Hool – MHATLP (Hi-Lo edit)

Jauz & Ghastly – Ghosts n sharks

DJ Snake ft. G4shi – 4 Life (habstrakt Remix)

Armin van Buuren feat. Trevor Guthrie – This is what it feels like (W&W Remix)

Jauz and Ephwurd – Rock the party

Jauz – Alpha

Don Diablo – Knight Time

Skrillex & Jauz ft. Fatman scoop – Squad out!

Slander & NGHTMRE – Power

DJ Snake – Middle (Mija Remix)

Halsey – Ghost (Lost Kings remix)

Rezz – Maze

Rezz – Paraniod

DJ Snake ft. Skrillex – Sahara

Alan Walker – Sing me to sleep (marshmello remix)

Alan walker – faded (slushii remix)

Magic! – Rude (zedd remix)

getter ft. Ookay – Told you

Claude vonstroke – Plasma Jelly

Deadmau5 – Screen Door

Above and Beyond – You got to go (seven lions remix)

Slander – vanguard

um.. – why tho

We are young (Glloom Jersey club remix)

Chris Stack

After graduating from Kenyon College, Chris Stack joined a branding and marketing startup, BrandYourself (as seen on SharkTank), in New York City. After leading the company to grow past profitability as a leading account manager, Chris set his sights on his passion: music. He currently runs his own LLC in New York City, helping musicians in the city with their online presence and marketability. A native of the Washington DC area, Chris Stack's passions and hobbies include music production (8 years on Ableton), marketing, baseball (Mets), football (Ravens), Netflix n chillin, and the experience economy.

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