Electric Zoo makes its triumphant return to its original location, NYC's Randall’s Island Park this Labor Day Weekend (August 30-September 1st) for three days of the world's best in electronic music. To celebrate E Zoo’s fifth anniversary there will be two main stages on expanded festival grounds—which can only mean more confetti, more music, and more fun. The two stages, designated Main Stage West and Main Stage East, will have headliners such as Avicii, Knife Party, Dada Life, David Guetta, Armin van Buuren, and Laidback Luke and others yet to be announced. This year there will be a total of five stages in addition to the two main stages for all you zoo animals out there to choose from.
Can you tell us about some of the parties/venues that shaped you as an artist and a performer?
Diego Camejo: The first venue I started DJing at consistently was Mokai. Being the resident here has taught me so much. Because it is a small boutique club, it is naturally a very intimate setting. It is a venue where people are not necessarily going to focus on the DJs performance; they’re their to have a good time, which makes it more difficult as a DJ to craft a set that gets people’s attention.
Spring has finally showed up and what better way to celebrate the beautiful weather than with a night out at the club? This weekend, Gansevoort Park's Red Room hosts two of the City’s up and coming DJs, both transplants from California and NYU alums, John Hamilton and Rhett Bixler.
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John Hamilton at The Red Room (Gansevoort Park, 420 Park Avenue South)
With a stage presence that resembles some of the greats, a talented ear, an ambitious attitude and a humble personality—John Hamilton is working his way up in the dance music scene. This Sacramento native and NYU grad has opened for the likes of Steve Aoki and TV Rock. He has also turned heads at The Belvedere Music Lounge alongside Tiesto, Dada Life and Nervo during Miami Music Week. In addition to playing the college circuit, Hamilton has headlined countless venues throughout NYC such as Santos Party House, Pink Elephant and WIP.
The Electric Daisy Carnival is set to hit New York City the weekend of May 17th! The three day EDM festival will transform Citi Field into an interactive dreamscape with innovative art installations, carnival rides, and the dramatic and unparalleled décor that Electric Daisy Carnival has become legendary for, and of course the world’s best and most sought after DJs!
Tickets for the 2 Day Regular Admission ($215 + fees) are now on sale, here.
Check out this year's recently released epic lineup below:
To celebrate opening day of the 2013 Major League Basball season, MLB Fan Cave, a baseball lovers mecca, is hosting another season of free shows right in downtown Manhattan. To kickoff opening day in style, Afrojack will be playing at the space on Monday,April 1st. We promise you this isn’t a cruel April Fool’s joke! Doors open at 7pm, but head down early because they’re expecting the small space to hit capacity extremely quickly. The show is open to anyone who has insider knowledge, like you!
So mark your calendars and skip out of work early to reserve your spot on line to see Afrojack for free at the MLB Fan Cave.
Since his start in 2007 with a collaboration with Armin van Buuren, Dash Berlin has been “an invigorating and charismatic” DJ that has become a main player in the new Trance Renaissance. Known for his “ability to leave a long-standing impression upon his audience.” Just recently, he crushed the ASOT 600 Stage at Miami's Ultra Music Festival and now EDM-lovers in the Atlantic City area will have Dash Berlin’s progressive trance set engraved in their minds long after the end of Saturday's one night performance. Starting at 10pm on March 30th, Dash will spin in the bi-level, city-inspired club at MIXX Nightclub at Borgata.
Many avid festival goers have placed TomorrowLand, Belgium's largest EDM music gathering, on their bucket list of festivals to someday experience. Set in a fairy tale dream land with campgrounds called Dreamville, the festival brings in over 180,000 visitors from 200 countries to its home in Boom, Belgium every year since its inception in 2005. With past performers like Swedish House Mafia, Armin Van Buuren, David Guetta, Steve Aoki, and Avicii, the festival has become known worldwide for its incredible main stage set up, endless music, and engulfing art installations The Dutch festival organizers, ID&T Entertainment and Media Enterprise, announced earlier this week that they will be joining forces with curators of last year's successful CounterPoint Festival to create TomorrowLand's second home and give the festival a tangible destination for US-based fans. The spinoff of the popular festival, to be called TomorrowWorld will be happening September 27-29th 2013 in mystical lands of Chattahoochee Hills, Georgia, just outside the city limits of Atlanta.
The hallmark of a great selector is the ability to mix music that fills a dance floor but can also be enjoyed during the day—you know, the daytime, those off-hours that clutter our lives between starry moments when real life happens.
It is true that fashion and music come from the same vocabulary and share multiple common threads, so when the two meet…we can’t help but to express our excitement. One of the most fashion-forward stores on Long Island; Mixology has partnered up with Electric Daisy Carnival NYC to be the officail retailer of EDC-ready outfits. Mixology won't only help with your EDC attire but the tickets as well!
Despite the fire department’s attempt to shut the party down, The Bunker pulled off a dazzlingly memorable night on Friday, March 15th. After a last minute FDNY shakedown at 285 Kent Ave—the South Williamsburg venue was served for an apparent code violation—the veteran organizers reshuffled and migrated north, to the familiar confines of Public Assembly’s back room. Joonbug arrived around 1 a.m. to join the technorati who were dialed in for a great party. As one particularly inspired fan said, “I came here alone. And I’m here because I feel this in my soul.” Indeed, for those solo travelers—who were plenty in abundance on this night—the warmth of the Bunker community invites shared experience like few others.