Even with dark skies and cold downpours, the ninth year of Electric Zoo at Randalls Island drew thousands of electronic-music fans ready to dance away the remaining hours of the summer music festival season. With a third day to look forward to on Sunday, here are the best things we danced to so far.
RECOMMENDED: Full Guide to Electric Zoo 2017
Canadian producer-DJ Isabelle Rezazadeh is relative newcomer but her sound has already won over plenty of tough of critics: for one, deadmau5, who signed her to his mau5trap label. At Electric Zoo, REZZ conquered the Riverside Stage with a fearless approach full of risky mashups. As to be expected, her cult-like following went nuts for it.
2. Danny Tenaglia
Tenaglia, a Grammy-nominated producer and veteran of the New York underground music scene, launched into a two-and-a-half-hour set of straight-up techno at the festival's Awakenings Tent. While surrounding stages cranked up the wubby dubstep, Tenaglia matched the gloomy weather with a fittingly cavernous, deep sound.
Anton Zaslavski, also known as Zedd, is one of the most recognizable names in EDM so it was appropriate to find him at the Main Stage for yet another year. Playing before Above & Beyond, the German producer-DJ spun a string of his own hits including “Clarity,” “Stay the Night,” and “Starving,” while mixing in popular hip-hop tracks and nostalgic pop. Always the visual showman, Zedd delivered a fully synesthetic experience with his light show filtering the drizzle. Caught up in his upbeat sound, the festival crowd completely ignored how soaked they were.