Tag: Electric Zoo

DHA Mix #257 By Julia Govor

Julia Govor’s journey to internationally respected DJ is one unlike any other. What started as a military band performer and cassette DJ in Russia ends up as a globe trotting star in the industrial mecca that is New York City with releases, sets, and remixes scattering the trail along the way. Kicking things off with a several year long string of appearances at Moscow’s Alma17 ultimately led to performances at the likes of Movement in Detroit, Kazantip in Ukraine, WMC in Miami, ADE in Amsterdam and Sonar Off in Barcelona. Fast forward a few years and Julia’s original music has ... Read more

Pete Tong Talks Favorite New Acts In Midst Of North American Tour

In the midst of a multi country North American ‘Its All Gone Pete Tong” debut tour, the BBC Radio 1 host will touch down in Los Angeles for a very special Minimal Effort Halloween event. Joined by the likes of Lauren Lane, Amtrac, Kolsch, Claptone, Felix Da Housecat, and more the 29 October sees a particularly exciting date for Pete as he dishes out on the two artists he is most excited to see play: Satori and Jonas Rathsman. On the former, Pete says: “Satori: live – keen to see more “live” acts breaking through and this guys is getting ... Read more

SFX: What Comes Next?

As we correctly predicted, and what is now widespread knowledge, the beleaguered EDM conglomerate SFX Entertainment has culminated a tumultuous few months with, what many felt was inevitable: a declaration of bankruptcy. Officially called a “Restructuring Support and Forbearance Agreement,” the music mega corporation will be forced to undergo a complete financial overhaul beginning with the stepping down of its CEO Robert Sillerman (who will instead be operating under the “chairman” title). This overhaul is one which relies on an ad hoc group to provide over $115 million debtor in possession fees, which would go towards paying the companies existing ... Read more

Festival Report: Electric Zoo

The American dance scene has been a sleeping giant for decades, but the last few years have finally seen it come of age. The explosion of EDM has sent shockwaves around the world, but they have been most strongly felt at home in the States. As such dance music is the new rock, massive festivals are everywhere and all the cool kids have turned into fully fledged ravers. One of the driving forces behind this explosion has been Electric Zoo, a New York based festival that has blown all others out of the water. After a tough time a couple ... Read more

Instagram “Celebrity” Drops Insane Amount For Festival VIP

Professional poker player, privileged caucasian, Instagram celebrity, and sometime stuntman Dan Bilzerian has taken festival attendeeship to a new level by dropping some $650K for the ultimate VIP experience at New York City’s Electric Zoo Festival. The festival, which takes place over the first weekend of September on New York’s Randall’s Island, is a 3 day affair and considered to be one of the premiere destinations for dance music in the states, albeit heavily marketed towards EDM. In order to maximize the experience for himself and 200 of his closest “friends,” Bilzerian has ordered some 60 magnums of champagne, 45 handles of ... Read more

Awakenings Descends On New York City For North American Debut

Since 1997, Holland’s long-running outdoor music festival Awakenings has been a go-to destination for techno lovers around the globe. On September 4 & 5, Awakenings will make its way across the Atlantic for its North American debut with a stage at ELECTRIC ZOO: TRANSFORMED. The artists who will make up the stage’s lineup represent a sampling of what Awakenings present at their massive flagship June festival just outside Amsterdam. At Electric Zoo, techno fans can experience the debut of Get Real, the pairing of legendary techno producer and DJ Green Velvet with Claude Von Stroke, a live performance from Henrik Schwarz and ... Read more