For electronic music fans, dreams do come true as Made Event’s ship-captains Mike Bindra and Laura De Palma dock on the shores of Randall’s Island, New York for a second year of Electric Zoo, Labor Day Weekend (9/4-9/5). With last year’s raging success, this dynamic duo of New York’s uber-nightlife have curated the perfect numbers game for Electric Zoo 2010. Here are the metrics: two days, four stages, 70+ artists, 24 hours of open-air music performances, two official after-parties, the promise of 70-degree weather, and a 100% guarantee that an estimated 26,000 attendees are going to lose their minds.
Turning two years fresh, Electric Zoo is the love child of Made Event’s commitment to professional event production and a feverish desire to elevate the presence of electronic music, especially in North America. This diverse and unique open-air music experience is proud to showcase Armin Van Buren, voted the world’s number one DJ for a third year in DJ Magazine’s Top 100 list, as well as a global roster of heavy-hitter acts like The Chemical Brothers, Paul van Dyk, Axwell, Richie Hawtin, Bassnectar, Fedde Le Grand, and Major Lazer. Other crowd favorites include Flying Lotus, A-Trak, Steve Aoki, John Digweed, Kaskade, and Diplo.
Hungry audiophiles looking for new taste-makers will enjoy Electric Zoo’s buffet of the best DJs from the international underground including Davide Squillace, Matthias Tanzmann, Martin Buttrich, Paco Osuna, Paul Kalkbrenner, Reboot, Steve Bug, Adultnapper, Dixon, Dusty Kid, and Marco Carola. “Electric Zoo’s showcase of so many amazing artists will expose North American crowds to sounds they wouldn’t normally hear,” began Joe Sigmund, a top agent at Bullitt Bookings. “And the pay off is two-fold. First, Electric Zoo inspires the next generation of artists to push electronic music forward and, second, this event debuts artists who wouldn’t otherwise view the U.S. as fertile soil for musical innovation.”
Tantamount to drawing a massive crowd, Electric Zoo will bring superior audio delivered by Integral Sound, a company for which Bindra also serves as principle and “Sound Fascist.” With a sweet sound system to make any DJ weak in the knees, performing artists like the much sought-after German House DJ, Matthias Tanzmann, are already revved up, “I am excited to play Electric Zoo this weekend. It will be the first time for Martin Buttrich, Davide Squillace and myself to team up and perform together. Don’t miss it!”
Electric Zoo will also turn Randall’s Island into the land of plenty with over 20 food vendors by some of New York’s hottest eateries. This tour-de-force of sight, sound, and taste is great news for marathon dancers, foodies, and audiophiles who are ready to welcome Electric Zoo’s ‘terrible twos.’
For ticket and event information, visit http://www.madeevent.com/ElectricZoo