Electric Zoo is just two days away and with the set times ready, you will need to figure out how you are planning your three day adventure onto Randall’s Island with some of the biggest Djs in the world. The headliners are obvious with names like Kaskade, Virtual Self, Martin Garrix, Alesso, Chris Liebing and Dubfire all set to perform. But what about some of the rest? We dive into those artists you should have on your radar such as Spencer Brown, UNIIQU3 and Mija who may have earlier set times or aren’t securing as big a bag as those at the top of the festival.
Electric Zoo will take place this weekend, August 31 to September 2. Pick up the last remaining tickets here.
1. Loud Luxury: Friday 3:20 – 4:20 @ Main Stage
You have probably heard their single “Body” at this point, but there is more to these guys than just the single. The song has been remixed and pushed with increased intensity, but there is more to the group than that. They are on the come up and that doesn’t appear to be stopping anytime soon. With this much momentum, catch the house duo on the main stage before it descends into heavier sounds early on Friday.
2. UNIIQU3: Friday 4:00 - 5:30 @ Sunday School Tent
Though Manhattan isn’t exactly New Jersey (Brick City especially), it is still pretty damn close. Electric Zoo better be ready for a heavy dose of Jersey club as UNIIQU3 makes her way to the Sunday School Tent at 4pm for the Hyperhouse x Nightbass takeover. She just released her new EP Phase 3 and will know how to rock a crowd with some club dancefloor magic.
3. Chris Lorenzo: Friday 6:45 – 8pm @ Sunday School Tent
He was once making 300 beats in a year, selling off quite a bit of them to your favorite DJs, but now it stepping out into the spotlight with his own music and DJing more. Lorenzo brings a blend of house, garage and even a bit of techno, to his diverse discography. He also teamed up with Chris Lake on a new project Anti Up and they have a large bag of records to choose from with that. Lorenzo has a lot of unreleased music he can play, so don’t miss him on Friday. He has a song with AC Slater coming out on Friday, so maybe the two of them will do it together.
4. Wax Motif: Saturday 4:00 - 5:30 @ Sunday School Tent
Wax Motif has been a big part of any festival Destructo is involved with, collaborating with him on many records. It is fitting he is a part of the All My Friends stage in the Sunday School Tent on Saturday. The Australian has put out a pretty wide variety of records in the past year that are geared towards his DJ sets, so be ready for a good time for a long time on Saturday afternoon.
5. Mija: Saturday 6:00 - 7:00pm @ Hilltop Arena
Mija always bring something different to the table. Whether it is her productions or her DJ sets, she can find the right mood for the right place and blend in like a chameleon, yet have her sets stand out. Going on before the sun sets will set the table for the rest of your evening.
6. KRANE: Sunday 2:30 – 3:30 @ Hilltop Arena
KRANE is constantly putting out quality new music. His music goes across the spectrum of trap music with larger, melodic songs and then grittier, drum-filled productions. His sets are filled with his own music, so make sure to listen to KRANE as he continues his rise. Blending trap and a little dubstep, KRANE will give you a pick-me-up to get your Sunday started.
7. Spencer Brown: Sunday 2:30 – 3:30 @ Riverside Tent
Sundays can be tough on the last day of a three-day festival. If you aren’t turning up with KRANE (not a bad choice), then head to Spencer Brown and enjoy some soothing progressive house that blends house and trance with well-created melodies and long builds. He always seems to have unreleased records in the bag, despite a prolific output and a new album a few months ago, so check out Brown.
8. Gregor Tresher Sunday 3:00 - 4:30 @ Sunday School Tent
The Sunday School Tent will return to form on Sunday with a focus on techno, notably headlined by a three hour B2B set from Chris Liebing and Dubfire. However before that there will be plenty of good music. German techno DJ Gregor Tresher will take over the decks from 3 to 4:30 for his slow-moving melodic techno that can rise and become quite uptempo depending on the set. This will be a great way to ease into your Sunday as dubstep rages all around the festival and your soul cries out for some techno.
9. Andrew Bayer: Sunday 5:30 – 6:30 and 8:30 – 9:30 (with Jason Ross & Ilan Bluestone) @ Riverside Stage
Andrew Bayer released his new album In My Last Life on Friday, August 24. With his first album in five years, Electric Zoo is the perfect time to hear his new album. He will be at the Riverside Stage for the Anjunabeats takeover for two sets. He will perform on his own from 5:30 to 6:30 and then again closing out the stage for a special B2B2B with Jason Ross and Ilan Bluestone. With plenty of big club records and some club edits of his own album, you will want to see him once and maybe twice.