So there’s this annual festival in New York you may’ve heard of, where like a hundred of the world’s greatest DJs magically dip in for a three-day party on Randall’s Isle, Manhattan– it’s Electric Zoo, it begins in less than 24 hours, and–lucky for you–more tickets have been released!
Yea… you read those prices right. But then take a look at those lineups! You won’t find a hotter show on the eastern seaboard. For me, it was the epic Sunday lineup that I ended up buying a ticket for, coincidentally the first day that started selling out tickets. A few thousand of my best friends and I are about to get the aural pleasuring of a lifetime from the likes of Diplo, Afrojack, Armin van Buuren, Calvin Harris, and just a few other nonmortals who’ve agreed to come grace our ears.
The massive dance party’ll start later that afternoon, but first I wanna mention two acts that precede the crazy: Gramatik and MiM0SA, performing starting at 11:30am back-to-back at the “Hilltop Arena,” where you’re likely to find me planted the majority of the day. These guys both bring back an older world through funky mixes produced so silkily smooth they’d slip right through your fingers. To help you start to feel the beat…
Led Zeppelin – Stairway To Hip-Hop Heaven (Gramatik Remix)
(Someone dareth touch Led Zepp?!)
Another personal fave during my scuba adventures is Jack Beats, booked right in between the sets of Fake Blood and Diplo (two other mighty fine DJs). Be sure to check out his jungle-infused set to really make it feel like a zoo…
Jack Beats – Revolution <–whoa
Hope to see you there !
Hope you’re all out celebrating our 235th year of independence. My head is positively throbbing with liberty and justice at the moment, so with that I give you a post of light and airy (but still driving and headbob-worthy) beats, starting with a mix by the brilliant DJs of Remix Artists Collective of Delorean, an ambient, soothing euro group.
I was never the biggest Robyn fan, bit too pop-ie for me, but every once in a while a remix comes onto the radar to which I just can’t say no…guess it’s that guilty pleasures thing Keylime was referring to. Might be a bit treasonous, posting a mix by the descendant of one of our overbearing, redcoated founders, but Starsmith’s got some good shiz going here–and how about the perfectly patriotic-sounding snare drums around 4’30”? My solution: blast it as loud as you can from those Freedom Speakers of yours and when your tongue starts wagging, aim towards England.
An Avicii-Is-My-All-Time-Favorite Bonus: Robyn – Hang With Me (Avicii mix)
Ever see the movie Marie Antoinette? No? How surprising. Well it actually had a pretty decent soundtrack, even if the screenplay or Ms. Dunst’s performance was lackin’. It introduced me to this dream pop band The Radio Dept., also out of Sweden (man I like my Swedes today), who recently dropped a few more happy, relaxed jams, perfect for any techno-weary ears.
It’s a party in the U.S.A.