Electric Zoo: The 6th Boro 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.
A godfather of festival trap.
The Lost Kings project was launched about a year ago…wow, have they flourished.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
DJ Tiësto found this Dutch DJ/Producer.
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.
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
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
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