With summer just around the corner, Electric Zoo: New York’s Electronic Music Festival is excited to add more headlining artists to the three-day festival taking place over Labor Day Weekend on August 30, August 31, and September 1. Featuring two Main Stages for the first time ever, Electric Zoo’s fifth anniversary offers the ultimate summer festival experience, as the world’s top-ranked electronic DJs and live acts take over beautiful Randall’s Island with the hottest beats to keep festival attendees dancing from day to night.
“This big outdoor EDM bash celebrates its fifth anniversary on Randalls Island; the onslaught of DJs, artists and beat makers is as diverse as ever… Nab tickets now — lest you miss showing off those furry boots one last time before summer ends,” says Time Out New York.
Electric Zoo will once again feature innovative label showcase takeovers. On Friday, August 30, the hard-hitting duo of Skrillex and Boys Noize join forces as Dog Blood to curate the Riverside Tent with a BOYSNOIZE RECORDS & OWSLA showcase. For the rest of the weekend, Riverside sees the return of two world-renowned electronic music tastemakers: A-Trak’s FOOL’S GOLD CLUBHOUSE on Saturday, August 31 and Steve Aoki’s DIM MAK on Sunday, September 1. Finally, the techno congnoscenti will descend as Sunday School Grove presents Swedish techno icon Adam Beyer’s DRUMCODE RECORDS on Sunday, September 1.
Electric Zoo 2013 Phase 2 Headliner Additions:
Friday, Aug 30
Riverside : BOYSNOIZE RECORDS & OWSLA
Kill The Noise
Sunday School Grove
Saturday, Aug 31
Boys Noize LIVE
Riverside : FOOL’S GOLD CLUBHOUSE
Brodinski vs Gesaffelstein
Sunday School Grove
Sunday, Sept 1
Fedde Le Grand
Riverside : DIM MAK
Chase & Status
Sunday School Grove : DRUMCODE
More artists to be announced!
Electric Zoo also introduces the new Friday Combo Pak, available for a limited time only at a special price. Sign up now to get your unique Pre-Sale access code so you can grab this deal before sales open to the general public! The Private Pre-Sale date will be announced soon. The Friday Combo Pak includes:
- Your choice of 2-Day General Admission Pass to Electric Zoo 2013 (Fri/Sat or Fri/Sun)
- Round-trip shuttle bus transportation
- $15 worth of credit towards non-alcoholic beverages encoded on your wristband for use at the festival
Official Travel Packages, General Admission 3-Day Passes, VIP Experience 3-Day Passes and Platinum Experience 3-Day Passes are available now at www.electriczoofestival.com.
About Electric Zoo
Electric Zoo: New York’s Electronic Music Festival now in its 5th year, featured more than 100 of the world’s biggest electronic music talent in 2012 with sold-out 110,000 capacity crowds over the weekend. The festival features DJs and live acts, providing the finest techno, trance, house, dubstep, electro, indie dance music and more in beautiful Randall’s Island Park. Electric Zoo received a coveted IDMA nomination for ‘Best U.S. Festival,’ as well as positive press coverage from major media outlets: AXS TV, Billboard, CMJ, CNN, DJ Mag, Fuse TV, Huffington Post, Mixmag, New York Post, Rolling Stone, SPIN, The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Village Voice, Time Out New York, VIBE magazine, and establishing it as New York City’s premier electronic music festival as well as a global destination music festival. Having expanded due to overwhelming demand to a three-day festival format in 2011, this year Electric Zoo will grow its footprint and add a second Main Stage, bringing the total to 5 stages over 3 days in 2013. For more information, please go to: www.electriczoofestival.com.
About Made Event
Made Event, founded by Mike Bindra and Laura De Palma, working with a team of industry leaders, is committed to excellence in the programming, promotion, and production of electronic dance music events. They stand at the vanguard of their field due to the world-renowned caliber of entertainment and expert production values they bring into a variety of distinctive and innovative venues. In 2009, Made Event launched the inaugural Electric Zoo — now celebrating its fifth year — and was nominated for “Promoter of the Year” by URB magazine and “Best Music Event’ and ‘Best Event Promoter’ by the International Dance Music Awards every year since. The past year has seen Made Event create a series of highly successful events at Governors Beach Club on Governors Island NYC, as well as present Armin van Buuren’s sold-out ‘A State of Trance 600: The Expedition New York City’ at Madison Square Garden. With over 25 years of combined experience, and over 500 successful events produced in New York City and Miami, Made Event continues to set the bar for quality electronic music events. For more info, please go to www.MadeEvent.com.
Where do I even begin to describe our weekend in Dallas…
Meltdown Festival, despite its last minute venue change, was one of the most amazing experiences of our lives. Wesley, Hailey and myself were all in attendance in Fort Worth for this event and little did we know what we were in for.
As soon as we got to LaGrave Field in Fort Worth we headed straight to Will Call to grab our passes. Unfortunately we got stuck at the gate because even though Candyland had put us on their list, the gate staff couldn’t find us. Luckily Adventure Club is on Hailey’s speed-dial so we weren’t waiting outside for very long. Wesley on the other hand arrived at the festival a little later and was somehow given an artist’s wristband which meant he could go anywhere in the festival (and bring us with him) including the oh-so-exclusive “Performer’s Lounge/Green Room”, and that’s where the fun began.
The first person we ran into when we got to the Main Stage was our good friend MING. He immediately brought us backstage to hangout and chat it up for a bit. Let me just say the vibe out at Meltdown was unbelievably relaxed. This was probably the most fun and laid back I have ever seen these performers and they were loving it. The sun was shining the weather was perfect and the music was immaculate. After being backstage with MING for a while he took all three of us to the green room. We got to kickback and have a few beers off his rider. Well, me and Wesley did. Hailey on the other hand accidentally took someone else’s beer and has been officially dubbed the “Beer Whore” by MING himself. But we were just getting started.
After watching the beginning of Kill Paris’ set and then catching the end of it, we finally got to watch my personal favorite, Carnage. We didn’t even go back stage for this set, we were right in the heat of the crowd. I’ve said this over and over before, NO ONE brings energy to a set like Carnage does! Sadly, Meltdown was running behind on their schedule and they shafted him by cutting his set 20 minutes short. I was really disappointed in how it was handled but there was nothing we could do. Regardless, Carnage still killed it. He had a great mix of Festival Trap and his new House stuff including Signal (which by the way is everything I dreamed of and more) and Incredible of course. After the set we caught up with Carnage and he asked us how it was. Obviously we freaked out and told him he killed it, like always, and then he goes “Wait…I didn’t even drop Spaceman!” and yet his set was still THAT good!
While I stayed and watched Carnage, our other author Wesley checked out Gent & Jawns set: A lot of DJs talk about how they’ll adjust or tweak their live sets to match the vibe of the crowd. Gent & Jawns doesn’t roll like that. They make the crowd get on their level using high intensity trap music and an almost scary amount of rage dancing. I only managed to catch the last 25 minutes of their set but the second that I hopped into the crowd I was immediately immersed in the ratchet energy that they had already been building up so as soon as they dropped a trap refix of Steve Aoki’s ‘Pursuit of Happiness’ remix, I was about ready to get on the ground and start twerking like a girl in a Diplo video.
Now it was time for Candyland. While Candyland performed we were chatting it up with Carnage and 12th Planet and introducing ourselves to some others big names as well. However, it was hard to ignore how unbelievably hard Candyland was going. The crowd erupted several times including when Internet Friends VIP was dropped as well as Candyland’s VIP mix of Krewella. They played other songs such some unreleased Festival Trap from Carnage and their new remix of Electricity. I didn’t know what to expect from the duo, but I was damn impressed.
From Candyland we went back to the Main Stage to catch Adventure Club. Leighton has been on an absolute massive streak of mind blowing sets. It’s hard to really explain just how hard he has been going, you have to see it for yourself. From Ultra, to Meltdown and beyond, Leighton’s set has become one of my all time favorites to go crazy to. Not many artists can make the crowd go from throwing a party to being overcome with euphoria and beauty. If you have the chance to catch an Adventure Club set make sure you don’t miss it. You will regret it.
At this point we came to our first major conflict of the day, choosing between Zomboy, W&W and 12th Planet. Luckily we timed everything pretty well and got to catch parts of everyone’s set. W&W is an amazing Trance duo (yes, Trance) that won me over at Ultra. I was always skeptical about Trance, I had no idea if I would enjoy it or not, but ever since seeing W&W in Miami (as my first Trance set ever) I have been completely addicted to it. Their set is filled with pure joy and happiness but at the same time craziness. Out of the blue they dropped Hit It and made everyone go insane. The best part is, they have so much fun while they’re up there and it was a great to watch. Hailey had her fan girl moment when she got to take a picture with them and have a conversation. I don’t think we ever stopped smiling.
Just like any festival, it was on to the next set. If I had to pick one thing that truly impresses me with 12th Planet it’s his ability to interact with a crowd and adjust to them too. Personally, I like when a DJ interacts and talks to the crowd (Unless its overbearing like Chuckie). 12th Planet does a great job of balancing it though. He brought a high energy set that was filled with his classics such Burst and he even dropped a little Suave too.
Before we knew it we were heading into the last few sets of the day. As sad as it was to watch the festival rapidly come to an end it was time for one of my idols to perform. The first Dubstep song I ever heard was Flux Pavilion’s Gold Dust Remix. I’ll never forget that moment. So every time I see Flux it hits close to home and makes me realize where I started on this journey in the EDM scene. Dropping all of his classics as well as his new stuff, Flux was on fire! This was the most energetic the crowd was all day and by far the largest it had been too. An energetic Flux Pavilion closed out his immaculate set with none other than, Gold Dust. Right after he hopped off stage he walked around to the back where Wesley, Hailey and myself were anxiously awaiting. Without introducing ourselves he looked at us, noticing our TSS tanks, and said “You’re the ones from This Song Slaps.” Me and Wesley looked at each other and honestly didn’t know how to react. We were in pure shock. We started to converse, got a picture and told him he was amazing and that we admired his work. I couldn’t believe my life at that point. He told us a couple times that he loved the site. It was all too surreal.
After watching Flux Pavilion kill it, it was time for the headliner of the night. Justice. This was Wesley’s favorite part of the night: I should start this off by just saying that when Justice was walking up the stairs backstage to start their set, I gave Gaspard a pat on the shoulder and he gave me a thumbs up and it was quite possibly the happiest moment of my life. But I digress. They didn’t waste any time building up and went started the set off with some of their most intense songs like Stress and D.A.N.C.E. to keep up with the crowd’s vibe after they had just been blown away by Flux Pavillion. Unfortunately I had to watch most of this set from the back of the festival grounds because JOSH AND HAILEY WANTED TO LEAVE EARLY, but that gave me the opportunity to truly appreciate their light show and the crowd’s energy level, which was at about an 11 out of 10. I could go on for hours about Justice, but finally getting to hear ‘Audio, Video, Disco’ live was one of the highlights of my experience at Meltdown.
A big thank you to everyone we met and everyone that came out to hang with us and enjoy this amazing experience. We are truly grateful.
Those two Canadian dudes making up Adventure Club have returned with the first edition of their new mixtape series “Superheroes Anonymous” adding up to 38-minutes of non-stop bass from some of the sickest artists around including BARE, Gemini, Candyland, Pegboard Nerds, & Minnesota.
Adventure Club – Superheroes Anonymous Vol. 1 | Download |
Sebastian Ingrosso & Tommy Trash – Reload (Bare Remix)
Tegan & Sara – Closer (Acapella)
Caspa ft. Mighty High Coup – On It (Dismantle Remix)
Ellie Goulding – Explosion (Gemini Remix)
Nicky Romero & Nervo – Like Home (Karetus Remix)
Gotye ft. Kimbra – Somebody That I Used To Know (Kdrew Remix)
Bruno Mars – Locked Out Of Heaven (Sultan & Ned Shepard Remix)
Semi Precious Weapons – Aviation High (Chuckie Remix)
Gesaffelstein – Control Movement
Ummet Ozcan – Here & Now
Adventure Club – Need Your Heart (Candyland Remix)
Rogue – Exogenesis
Krewella – Alive (Pegboard Nerds Remix)
Above & Beyond – Sun and Moon (Taiki & Nulight Remix)
I See Stars – Electric Forest (Skywalker Remix)
Avicii & Nicky Romero – I Could Be The One (DANK Remix)
Singularity ft. Nilu – Horizon
Mimi Page, Shotgun Radio – A Bad Place (Minnesota Remix)
Cry Wolf ft Dylan Owen – The Home We Made
Jakwob – Stay
Sinjiin Hawke & Morri$ – One Kiss
Ellie Goulding – Hanging On (Active Child Cover)
iO & Kastle – Only You
So last year the Veld music festival was born in Toronto, and their debut lineup the packed the heat, taking away the breath of all that attended. This year they’re back better than ever with an absolute killer lineup including headliners Deadmau5, Kaskade, Above & Beyond, and Steve Angello with other acts including Dada Life, Krewella, Adventure Club, Steve Aoki, Madeon, Dirty South, GTA, 12th Planet, Seven Lions, Candyland and many more!
A show of this magnitude in Toronto is no small feat, and thanks to INK Events, an incredible production will be making it’s way back this year to Downsview Park on August 3rd and 4th. The TSS team will be out in full support and we can’t wait to see you all there!
Will you be joining us?
Tickets are on sale now so grab them while you can! | Tickets Here |
Veld Music Festival 2012 Recap
I feel like we haven’t heard from those two Canadian dudes who make up Adventure Club in awhile. Luckily, we’ve got their unbelievably dope 48-minute set from Ultra Music Festival weekend 2 to make up for lost time. This one will for sure put a smile on your face for the next hour so crank up the volume, turn that bass knob to max & enjoy this mix full of smooth-flowing bass.
Adventure Club – Ultra Music Festival Live Set Weekend 2 | Download |
As promised here it is, and damn, we have some BOMB tunes for you this week to give you your fix of progressive house! I’m really trying to be diverse in this post, and what I mean is posting the stunningly beautiful tracks, as well as recognising the tracks with the harder beat and more aggression. Anyway, lets dive in.
Madera takes one of my personal favourite dubstep tunes from Krewella and Adventure Club and revamps it from the big epic, bass-filled anthem into this awesome house edit and while the original feel is faded (as to be expected when transforming dubstep into house), this remix if nonetheless a great DJ tool to mix with the original in your sets.
Adventure Club & Krewella – Rise And Fall (Madera House Edit)
I discovered The Two Friends this past summer through their unique mashups, and admittedly it’s taken a while for me to be captivated by their originals, but this track is magnificent. The vocals on this track also work wonders for the beauty of the piece, making this track erupt into bursts of intense, house goodness.
The Two Friends ft. Priyanka Atreya – Feel Me (Radio Edit)
I know this may be a bold statement, but this is my favourite ever Pancake Friday release from Project 46. This build up has such a great feel, and captivates the true elements of an anthem. Not to mention the piano in the breakdown that just makes me want to get lost and fall in love with this masterpiece over and over again.
Paul Oakenfold & Project 46 – Higher feat. Daphne
Well, this track’s titled ‘Ultra’, and funnily enough, I could definetley hear this track being blasted to thousands of fans at Ultra Festival… Anyway the track is a MASSIVE progressive stomper!
Husman – Ultra
DubVision are quickly becoming two of my favourite artists, it seems that every project they’re involved with is absolutely spectacular from every angle. The build up begins, trying to hold back a hook that is so impatiently waiting to emerge. At the drop this remix explodes into a burst of euphoria that I can’t wait to hear this festival season.
Royaal & Venuto ft. AJ Smith – Summertime (DubVision Remix)
CHANGE’s mashup of the week in my opinion really highlights Adele’s errie vocals from ‘Skyfall’, but somehow he pulls it together with a big electro anthem from Cazzette. Make sure to check out his album, In The Air, which drops on Thursday exclusively here on TSS!
Cazzette x Adele x Matt Fax – Fall (CHANGE Bootleg)
After being awestruck last week by Paris Blohm’s ‘Pressence’, he’s already back at it this time stepping back from the beauty of ‘Pressence’, but still channelling the production talent into more aggression with this tune. It still holds the progressive elements, but really ups the power in the drop.
Paris Blohm – Expand
As Adventure Club continue to bang out slap after slap of tracks, they take the time to drop a massive, thirty minute mix for Life in Color. The mix features all of their most popular original tracks and remixes, as well as featuring some of the most influential dubstep tracks as of late. This mix does a phenomenal job of building up between tracks before dropping into their brilliant chilled out dubstep drops. This one’s packed full of massive bass with a great soul feel and is up for free download!
Adventure Club – Life In Color Mix | Download |
Protohype & Kezwik – Hold Your Breath
Ellie Goulding – Anything Could Happen (Flinch Remix)
Street Creeps ft Tasha – The Way You Make Me Feel
Flight Facilities – Crave You (Adventure Club Remix)
Bingo Players – Don’t Blame The Party (Culture Code Remix)
TNGHT – Higher Ground
Hermitude – Hyperparadise (Flume Remix)
Unicorn Kid – Need U (Willy Joy Neckbreaker Edit)
Duke Dumont – The Giver
Disclosure Ft. Sam Smith – Latch
Yuna – Lullabies (Adventure Club Remix) (Village Edit)
Brand new dubstep tune fresh off the press from the Montreal-based duo Adventure Club that just dropped via their Facebook page. Had to get this up quick… and now I’m late for class. Grab your free copy of ‘Yuna’ below and enjoy!
Yuna – Lullabies (Adventure Club Remix) | Download |
Just a few hours ago, the quickly rising UK powerhouse dubstep duo known as Culture Code released their massive remix of Krewella’s ‘One Minute’ coming off their chart-topping debut Play Hard EP. When I found this track I also stumbled upon their last release, a completely insane remix of Adventure Club’s free anthem ‘Wait’. Crank your speakers up and enjoy both free downloads.
Krewella – One Minute (Culture Code Remix) | Download |
Adventure Club – Wait (Culture Code Remix) | Download |
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As if Adventure Club wasn’t already epic enough. While to round of a really busy day, I’ve got a sweet trap remix of the Canadian duo’s recent hit, ‘Retro City’. This time courtesy of LOUDPVCK, maintaining the soft opening of the original while combining it with a massive trap element, this remix is brilliant.
Adventure Club – Retro City (LOUDPVCK Remix) | Download |