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Cash Cash Returns Home and Triumphs Electric Zoo

Kyle Stevens | Posted 09.13.2016 | Entertainment
Kyle Stevens

Photo Credit: Jimmy Fontaine Cash Cash came to Electric Zoo to make a statement. The trio tore down the house at Randall's Island on September 4th i...

3LAU Dominates Electric Zoo and Talks Giving Back on a Global Scale

Kyle Stevens | Posted 09.08.2016 | Entertainment
Kyle Stevens

Photo Credit: Jerry Metellus Photography 3LAU owned the Riverside stage at the Electric Zoo on September 3rd. Thousands of people were cheering 3LAU...

Music Festivals Have A Glaring Woman Problem. Here's Why.

Huffington Post | Alissa Scheller | Posted 06.02.2016 | Women

Festival organizers often point to scheduling issues and musical genres to explain why there are so few women performing at American music festivals. ...

12 Underground Acts You Need to Hear at Sacramento's TBD Festival

Hugh McIntyre | Posted 12.01.2014 | Entertainment
Hugh McIntyre

While headliners like Blondie, Moby and Justice will grab headlines, there are dozens of other incredibly talented artists on the bill as well.

Electric Zoo's Anti-drug PSA Well-intentioned, But Misses the Mark

Meghan Ralston | Posted 10.11.2014 | New York
Meghan Ralston

An anti-drug PSA is pretty useless without any actual facts or lifesaving advice. Scare tactics and over-the-top drug PSAs geared at teens and 20-somethings incite apathy at best and mockery at worst.

Dance Music Versus the Mainstream Media: 'If Country Can Dance, Why Can't We?'

Valerie Lee | Posted 10.07.2014 | College
Valerie Lee

A blanket of dismal expectancy shrouds every new festival or high profile EDM show. It arrives in the form of a vulture; a hovering media presence eyeing any opportunity to snatch up crumbs of information to then instigate "conversations" where dance music culture and its fans are berated, over and over again.

E-Zoo Made A Molly PSA And It Is Terrifying

The Huffington Post | Jessica Goodman | Posted 08.06.2014 | Entertainment

Electric Zoo is taking extra precautions leading up to this year's festival. The three-day EDM mecca in New York City will make attendees watch a shor...

E-Zoo Returns With New Drug Policies

The Huffington Post | Jessica Goodman | Posted 04.23.2014 | Entertainment

Electric Zoo producers confirmed on Facebook that the EDM festival will return to New York's Randall's Island this summer, despite sparking a national...

Sky Ferreira Calls Ecstasy A 'Happy Drug'

Posted 10.31.2013 | Entertainment

Ecstasy has been a hot topic in the music industry this year, and Sky Ferreira added fuel to the Molly flame in a new interview with Rolling Stone. ...

More Details About Electric Zoo Death Revealed

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 09.03.2013 | New York

A University of New Hampshire student, one of two people who died at the Electric Zoo festival in New York City over the weekend, allegedly had multip...

Some Thoughts On The Deaths At Electric Zoo

Kia Makarechi | Posted 11.01.2013 | Entertainment
Kia Makarechi

The deaths of two Electric Zoo attendees and hospitalization of at least four others prompted the cancellation of the third day of the festival on Sunday. As a music journalist who covers dance music for one of the nation's biggest media outlets, I can't say it's a story I'm shocked to hear.

Scene Favorites Set To Rock Electric Zoo

The Huffington Post | Kia Makarechi | Posted 08.28.2013 | Entertainment

Electric Zoo once again lands on New York's Randall's Island on Friday, boasting a handful of stages and more headliners than ever before. But while t...

Festivals Are Our Laboratories

Bingo Players | Posted 11.17.2012 | Entertainment
Bingo Players

When we drop a brand new Bingo Players track at a festival, we want to see how the crowd reacts, we want to know if it's any good and to put it simply, if it makes people dance.

Shirtless Boys And Pretty Girls Get Political: Are Electric Zoo Ravers Voting For Obama Or Romney? (PHOTOS)

Evan Mulvihill | Posted 11.06.2012 | Politics
Evan Mulvihill


Five Questions for Seven of Electric Zoo's Hottest DJs

Farryn Weiner | Posted 09.01.2012 | Entertainment
Farryn Weiner

Electric Zoo: New York's Electronic Music Festival now in its fourth year is like a dear friend who comes once a year, who always knows what I want to hear. The three-day dance party on Randall's Island has no shortage of new acts and new tracks.

Kia Makarechi

Superstar DJs Stay Focused On The Little Things | Kia Makarechi | Posted 08.30.2012 | Entertainment

A year ago, nearly every music website and magazine was publishing trend pieces tracking the explosion of electronic dance music in America. Fast-forw...

Which Summer Music Festival Is The Best Deal?

The Huffington Post | Posted 07.27.2012 | Entertainment

With concert and festival ticket prices rising every year, it can be hard to know what's worth plunking down a few hundred dollars on. Enter our frien...

Interview With David Guetta: Where Pop Music Meets Dance Music

Taryn Haight | Posted 11.23.2011 | Home
Taryn Haight

It may be a bold statement, but I doubt there has ever been a producer to cross over from the electronic realm to the world of pop as smoothly and as successfully as David Guetta.

85,000 Happy Fans At New York's Electric Zoo Music Festival

Farryn Weiner | Posted 11.07.2011 | Entertainment
Farryn Weiner

Standing in the middle of Bloody Beetroots during "Warped" was an adrenaline rush on par with my first skydive in South Africa.

20 Electric Zoo Artists Share Their Must-Play For This Weekend's Festival

Farryn Weiner | Posted 11.01.2011 | New York
Farryn Weiner

From the heavy hitting house of Boys Noize to the trance tunes of Armin Van Buuren, from the new sounds of Guti to the classic beats of Moby, there's something for everyone.

The View From Electric Zoo Music Festival in New York City

Farryn Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Farryn Weiner

This past weekend, over 50,000 fans descended upon New York City's Randall's Island as over 67 DJ's, producers and live acts banded together for the s...

How To Travel Like The World's #1 DJ, Armin Van Buuren

Farryn Weiner | Posted 09.19.2011 | Travel
Farryn Weiner

Armin Van Buuren, Dutch trance producer and the world's #1 DJ, is taking it stateside on September 5th as the headliner for Electric Zoo, New York's p...

Electro En Masse, Arrives in New York: Electric Zoo 2009

Katya Wachtel | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Katya Wachtel

New York is used to seeing rock and folk bands descend on the city for a variety of annual music festivals, but it's not used having some of the worlds most famous electronic DJ's in its realm, all at once.