The Electric Zoo festival
A look at the upcoming dance-music lineup slated for Labor Day weekend.
Tue Aug 25 2009
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The Electric Zoo festival, which dominates Randalls Island on Labor Day weekend, is the biggest dance-music gala to hit Gotham in...well, forever, really. The clubbing community is stoked, needless to say—but with more than 50 acts playing in four tents spread over two days, it might seem a bit daunting for the uninitiated. Here’s a quick guide to get your party planning under way.—Bruce Tantum
If you want to sail through the cosmos atop a floating glitterball...
Don’t miss Norwegian space-disco kings Lindstrm and Prins Thomas on Sunday, when they’ll be playing their soaring sounds on the main stage.
If you enjoy glow sticks, swirling synths and a massive crowd...
Arrive at the main stage early on Saturday and wait for the massively popular Armin van Buuren’s set of uplifting melodic trance.
If you enjoy rooting for the home-team favorites...
Give three cheers for local nightlife power couple Sleepy & Boo, who’ll be dripping some electronic-house rhythms in the Riverside Arena on Saturday.
If you’re looking for a DJ playing the full range of house and techno...
Make sure you catch Steve Bug on Sunday, at the Sunday School Hilltop, where he’ll supply a set that ranges from lush deep house to thumping minimal techno.
If you have a craving for trs chic French electro...
Join the hipsters on Sunday at the Respect Grove, where the Ed Banger label’s Busy P will be rocking his buzz-saw basslines and bumping beats.
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