photos by Andrew St. Clair
Pete Tong fan/ Chemical Brothers / Axwell
This past Labor Day weekend, a daily (on both Saturday and Sunday) sold out-crowd of 25,000 electronic dance music fans decamped to Randall's Island to enjoy the beats of the world's best house, trance, techno, electro-groove, break-beat and drum and bass DJs. From 11am to 11pm, nearly 70 acts delivered stellar beats to the eclectic attendees...It was a busy Labor Day weekend for us. Now that ATP NY coverage is up in 3+ parts, and you read about LA's FYF Fest, we have Electric Zoo coverage coming in at least four posts (there were a lot of artists and a lot of pictures, and we have a review). This is the first part - all from Saturday (but not including everyone that played that day). Part two (Andrew's pictures from Sunday) are HERE. Saturday pictures continue below...
There were four different stages at Electric Zoo, each boasting their own sets, intelligent lighting and effects, and featuring a varied line-up of similarly-grouped dance music types. The enormous main stage hosted the headliners, from ATB, Benny Benassi and The Chemical Brothers on Saturday, to Moby and Armin van Buuren on Sunday. The large hilltop venue seemed to focus on progressive trance, electro dance and melodic house, and starred killer acts like Kaskade, Markus Schulz, Steve Aoki and Above & Beyond. Under the Red Bull Music Academy riverside stage, talent hovered around hip hop, electro and big beat, including DJ Mehdi, Fake Blood and Diplo. The final venue dished out retro Detroit beats, techno and progressive house from the likes of Victor Calderone and John Digweed. -[Black Book]
ELECTRIC ZOO 2010 DAY ONE
Paul Kalk Brenner
SUNDAY PICTURES HERE.
AND TO BE CONTINUED....