Dropping bass, spinning house, laying trap – international artists from all genres of EDM will be making the trek to NYC over labor day weekend for the 6th Annual Electric Zoo Festival. Staff writer Megan Venzin will be highlighting her favorite artists each week leading up to the Zoo, taking place August 29-31st on Randall’s Island.
Who are they?: Zomboy (aka Joshua Mellody) is a 25-year-old British electronic music producer who first hit the scene in 2011 with the release of his track Organ Donor.
What do they sound like?: Zomboy’s tracks feature a unique blend of dubstep and glitch hop. His ethereal melodies and thunderous drops create expansive soundscapes that are deliciously dark and easy to recognize. If you’re a fan of Skrillex or Knife Party, you’ll probably dig what Zomboy is laying down.
What are they up to?: Zomboy has been tearing up the US festival scene. He recently appeared at the first ever Mysteryland USA festival that took place in Bethel Woods, NY over Memorial Day Weekend, as well as Ultra Festival and the Hudson Valley Project. He just dropped a new LP titled The Outbreak (coincidentally topical – ebola, what???) which was released August 4, 2014 on Never Say Die records.
When can you see them at Electric Zoo?: Zomboy plays Friday night on the Hilltop Arena Stage. Exact time TBD. Stay tuned for updates.