Electronic ZOO Music Festival is Back in NYC, the 6th Boro!
Much to our dismay, its here…..the end of summer. Soon the cool breezes of fall will move in, and the sun will set sooner and sooner. As much as I love fall, everything apple, (no, not a pumpkin pie spice fan), colorful leaves, and Halloween, I have to admit, I never quite feel ready to let summer go. I crave that one last big bang a summer music festival can provide. Since last’s year’s Labor Day weekend party was such a blast, I’m thinking Electronic ZOO 2017 is that bang!
On Friday, September 1, the party gets started with French pop-trap luminary DJ Snake and Swedish duo Galantis. Swedish legends Dada Life take over the Hilltop Arena with the Dada Life Compound Electric Zoo festival stage, flanked by Don Diablo and Martin Solveig. While on the Riverside stage, it’s Egyptian trance hypnotists Aly & Fila and the legendary Markus Schulz. At the Awakenings stage veteran Twilo residency holders Sasha & John Digweed return to NYC together for the first time in a decade, with techno diehard Paul Kalkbrenner and rising star Julia Govor joining them.
On Saturday, September 2, Electronic Zoo veterans Above & Beyond will be joined by Grammy Award-winning artist Zedd and future house head honcho Tchami. Dubstep monolith Excision, LA-bass duo Slander and OWSLA boy wonder Ghastly are on the Hilltop, while the Riverside stage features Dutch future house progenitor Oliver Heldens and the masked marauder Malaa. The Awakenings stage is coming in hot with Dirtybird honcho Claude Vonstroke and New York legends Danny Tenaglia and Victor Calderone.
On Sunday, September 3, it’s a very special collaborative Main Stage closing set from deadmau5 and Eric Prydz. Dutch powerhouse and five-time DJ Mag #1 DJ of the year Armin Van Buuren will be joined on the mainstage by Yellow Claw and NGHTMRE. Barcelona party professionals elrow are back for an immersive takeover experience at the Hilltop Arena. Tropical house lad-about-town Thomas Jack will be joined by elrow resident De La Swing, the elusive Claptone and Mixmag’s 2016 DJ of the year The Black Madonna.
Sunday also features patron saint of bass house, Jauz, bringing his fresh party concept Off The Deep End inviting along candy-coated anthem basher Slushii, and UK drum and bass hero Sub Focus. For Awakening’s third day at EZoo, Innervisions label founder and Resident Advisor’s Top DJ Poll #1 spot holder Dixon will be joined by labelmate Henrik Schwarz for a highly anticipated live set.
Tell me that doesn’t sound amazing! Don’t forget there is also delicious food, the breathtakingly beautiful Randall’s Island venue, and people watching, (click on the link below) like nowhere else. I only ever regret missing out on an opportunity, and I’m surely not going to let this one get by me! See you, and everyone else making the most of this last summer weekend, there!