REVIEW: Electric Zoo 2014

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David Guetta at Electric Zoo, Photo by aLive Coverage

UPDATE 9/7: Electric Zoo will offer refunds for Sunday ticket holders. Please visit their official website for additional details.

Electronic Dance Music fans from near and far flooded Randall’s Island last weekend to soak up top-notch music spanning subgenres from deep house to trance and dubstep. Increased security measures may have led to sparser crowds than previous years, but proved effective with no serious medical issues arising over the course of the weekend. The more contained festival layout caused some sound bleed issues for stages on the east side of the island, but people danced all the same and it didn’t seem to affect the party too drastically. Main Stage East, Vinyl Only and Sunday School Grove’s sound systems were effective while parts of Hilltop Arena and Beatport Riverside suffered due to location. The sound from Main Stage West was noticeably more quiet compared to last year, but not so much that your ears were safe (Mine are still ringing. Worth it.)

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Electric Zoo 2014 Survival Guide

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The time is finally upon us. It’s that glorious weekend in NYC when we can throw caution to the wind and dance like maniacs for three days straight. The animals will RAGE. Electric Zoo will take over Randall’s Island Friday Aug. 29 – Aug. 31st. Whether it’s your first time out of the cage, or you’re a howling veteran we want to make sure you’re geared up with everything from A-Trak to Zedd (A to Z – get it??) to make this weekend safe, fun and all-around epic.

Visit the Electric Zoo website first. You’ll be able to get a quick snapshot of items that are allowed and items that are prohibited during the festival. One of the big changes for this year is NO CAMELBAKS. Regardless of size, you’ll need to leave your Camelbak at home, or risk getting turned away.

So here are some great things to keep handy:

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Electric Zoo 2014

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It’s crazy to think that it’s already time to preview Labor Day events, but much like my soul at a dubstep show, this summer is FLYIN’. That means this year’s Electric Zoo is right around the corner, ready to take over Randall’s Island with glitter, furry boots, 0 pants, lollipops and all that EDM SWAG. Will you be there to bare it all?

In case you’re still on the fence about joining this year’s rave farm, 118 artists from dubstep, EDM, house, techno, trap and trance  genres have already confirmed that they will be part of the 6th annual festival, with more to be announced. This year’s festival will feature five stages, and the Sunday School Groove tent is back this year dedicated to the hottest names in techno and underground house.

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FESTIVAL PHOTO GALLERY: Camp Bisco Field Trip!

Camp Bisco comes but once a year … BUT fret not, the founders of the festival The Disco Biscuits seemingly play 26 times over the course of the three day festival.

This year we were graced with three days of perfect weather and a beautiful late night torrential downpour which served as the only shower most of the festival goers cleansed themselves with. [Read more…]