Electric ZooÂ is this weekend! The festival grounds are looking spectacular and are eagerly awaiting the feeding frenzy. With 100+ of the worldâs top electronic music artists performing and a perfect three-day forecastÂ for the city,Â our excitement is palpable. But the fun doesnât stop at Randallâs Island: Made EventÂ is hosting 6 Official Electric Zoo Afterparties.Â Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, theÂ Best Buy Theater and Roseland BallroomÂ will be open 11pm to 4am with stacked lineups of your favorite artists. I’m happy to see that Made Event has billed performers from both on and off the Electric Zoo lineup. Although many artists play very different sets in a club vs a festival venue, redundancies can occur.
That said, each night has got something special to offer. This Friday, it’s all bass music at the Best Buy Theater, featuring the heavy wobblings ofÂ Zeds Dead, Netsky w/Dynamite, Mt. Eden, Araabmuzik,Â andÂ 12th planet. I’m a huge fan of all the artists spinning this show, but Araaabmuzik is the deal-sealer. His live shows are utterly mindblowing (see why here). Meanwhile, at the Roseland Ballroom trance will reign with performances by Michael Woods, Ferry Corsten,Â and Gabriel & Dresden. Each of these acts is phenomenal in their own right, but the real draw for me are the two half-hour sets between headliners, when Michael Woods will be spinning back to back with Ferry Corsten (1:30 - 2am)Â and later Ferry will spin b2b with Gabriel and Dresden (3:00 - 3:30am). It’s always a special experience to see artists actually play with one another rather than purely sequentially.
We’re probably going to rest up on Saturday night, but if your electric appetite is not yet satiated you can check out what is sure to be a fantastic performance byÂ Markus Schulz at the Best Buy Theater as part of hisÂ Scream Album Touror you can swing byÂ Roseland Ballroom for a ridiculous night of electro house fromÂ Adrian Lux, Bingo Players, Benni Benassi,Â andÂ PeaceTreaty… we may not end up staying in after all. Then on Sunday,Â the Best Buy Theater will be presenting a magnificent night of trance and progressive house from Egyptian duoÂ Aly & Fila vs. John O’Callaghan,Â with support fromÂ Jochen MillerÂ andÂ Jaytech, who just released his new album Multiverse, which we reviewed earlier this month. Lastly, Roseland Ballroom will close out the Electric Zoo festivities with a massive show featuringÂ Bart B More, Zedd, Hardwell, andÂ Treasure Fingers.
Electric Zoo is almost upon us! Check out the complete list of official afterparty offerings below and purchase your tickets here.
Look for us this weekend, we’ll be wearing theÂ ICanGiveYouHouse tanks. Come say hello!
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