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5 Mixes to Get You Pumped for Electric Zoo 5

Festival curation is a gift often overlooked, and today Made Event came through in more ways than imaginable for the third phase of the Electric Zoo lineup. Phase II had all the bases covered with headliners representing the best of bass, Tech, and Electro - but that was just the beginning. While I will admit that there isn't a genre-specific flow to a lot of these stages, it really doesn't matter with the talent that's been confirmed. You'd think it'd be hard to get me excited over something so far away with over five festivals before the big hurrah to end the summer, but this schedule is seriously slick. To get you all as stoked as we are we've compiled a few mixes representing the best new zookeepers added to this year's roster.

John O'Callaghan

If anyone's going to transition the vibes from bass to 140 JOC's the man to do it. His style is all about the pressure between vocal rifts and the thrust of relentless basslines that hammer the sounds through the crowd. As Ireland's top DJ, John forged an alliance with John Askew's Discover early on in his career which paved the way for him to rank 24 on DJ Mag's Top 100 by 2009. Later that year he established one of Armada's most successful sub-labels Subculture, which has since provided a haven for him to harvest talent specific to his driving sound. Kick off the festival bright and early Friday with JOC at the Hilltop Arena!

Orjan Nilsen

One of Armin van Buuren's closest allies has also been giving him a run for his money. The artist has demonstrated since 2011 his knack for commanding a main stage crowd with the sounds of Trance & Progressive as one of the scene's biggest breakthrough artists, but his history goes much deeper. As a native of the polar region of northern Norway, Orjan used the isolation to his advantage picking up the keyboard at age seven and later moving on to synthesizers as a teenager. His productions fluctuate widely between old-school rave Trance and Electro "Trance 2.0," but he's never afraid to throw a curveball with chunkier basslines and a shade of Tech. I'll be excited to see him for the first time Friday at Main Stage East!

Nicole Moudaber

The Tech vixen caught my attention on a sweaty day the first weekend of Ultra when I was wandering stages and found my home under the sprawling MegaStructure. Since then I've been hooked to her inescapable groove that straddles the dark and groovy sides of Tech House in a way that's quite indescribable. After her widely celebrated album Believe, Nicole's been ripping up stages from Cielo in New York to the huge clubs of Ibiza. Over Memorial Day weekend Nicole pulverized the cavernous Underground stage at Detroit Electronic Music Festival in one of the headiest sets I've heard this year. And her hair is awesome. Catch Nicole Sunday with Drumcode co-conspirator Adam Beyer at the Sunday School Grove.

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Electric Zoo NYC Announces Phase 2 Lineup

The zookeepers love to tease us animals, leaving this tantalizing lineup just out of our reach while we shuffle around our cages hungry for another 115 days. After a very well-received Phase 1 Lineup for the 5th annual Electric Zoo festivalMade Event promised us a longer roster today and they sure did deliver. Now the only thing left out of the formula for a massive labor day weekend are the afterparty announcements, which should be coming our way in early August. Click the image to see the full-sized lineup.

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By Edward Fancher


Electric Zoo NYC Announces Phase 1 Lineup

New York's annual Electric Zoo is headed back to the place it began at Randall's Island Park this year right in the heart of New York City. Tri-State promoter Made Event promised us animals two mainstages this year, and today they are here to deliver the first phase of headliners for them both. The newly redesigned festival that is now 18+ (!!!) is sure to pack all the fun we had the last two years at the Hilltop, Riverside, and Sunday School into an even bigger package with two mainstages East & West in an expanded setup that is sure to take the production even higher. Click the lineup image to enlarge. 


By Edward Fancher


Counting Down to Heaven on the East Coast with Above & Beyond

On February 16th, Valentine's Day weekend, the NYC Trance family will gather together for a night filled with a thing called love, as we join Above & Beyond for an unforgettable night at Roseland Ballroom. This Made Event will honor in celebration the massive release of Anjunabeats Volume 10, which we're sure will even top the last volume which was in itself one of the defining EDM compilations of our time. This year, I have traveled the world over for a little Group Therapy, from Philadelphia to Miami, Vegas to NYC, and of course nothing will ever compare to that one life changing night in Ibiza for Cream night at Amnesia. Paavo, Tony and Jono are my lifeblood, fueling my every inspiration with their transcedental love for music, and I'm sure they have the same effect on thousands of fans around the globe. I am beyond thrilled to share in another unforgettable experience with them in our home base, New York City. Sharing the stage with A&B includes the very talented Andrew Bayer, Norin & Rad and Beckwith, all proud members of the Anjunafamily. The brand new compilation album will give us unheard tracks from some of the most supreme names in Trance music, including Arty, Andrew Bayer, Jaytech, Norin & Rad, Kyau & Albert, and of course, the three British superstars themselves. Get ready for a sold out night with the masters of music, Above & Beyond, who will also be playing the night prior at SoundGarden Hall in Philadelphia. As we lose all sense of time and space, our hearts will rip wide open: we're on our way to heaven on the East Coast. And be on the lookout for the review of Vol. 10, it's going to be a smash record you won't want to miss!

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By Brooke Forman

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