Whether you've been to Ezoo every year since it's inception or this is your first go-round, make sure you peep this list. No this isn't your typical Avicii fan-boy, neon clad, mainstream pop list, but rather a set of 5 DJ's that despite not receiving that same 'mainstream spotlight', continue to pump out some of the most creative, underrated songs in dance music today. So throw your headphones on or turn up the system and get prepped for the Zoo.
Norin & Rad
Hiltop Arena - Group Therapy Friday 3:30 - 4:45
Named Above & Beyond’s ‘Breakout Producers of 2011’, the southern California duo of Norin & Rad are a force to be reckoned with. Their recent string of releases on Anjunabeats has given them quite the buzz as we all try to figure out how to exactly describe their sound. Their production contains elements of trance, house, electro, and well – some stuff we’ve never heard before. Sandwiched in between Gabriel & Dresden and Adam Beyer, their set in the Group Therapy tent is one you don’t want to miss. Get to know the guys and their sound a bit with their most recent release: ‘Five Finger Death Punch’
Riverside - Dim Mak – Saturday 1:30 - 2:30
Probably one of the most diverse producers on the ticket, Autoerotique somehow balances disco, hard techno, house and Dutch house into their music. The Canadian natives found themselves a home on Steve Aoki’s Dim Mak record label in 2009 where their string of releases have been nothing short of amazing. Remixing for Benny Benassi, Felix Luker, Tiesto, Etienne de Crecy, Joachim Garraud, Sarah McLeod, Lykke Li, Shinichi Osawa, Chris Cornell & Timbaland, Diplo & Laidback luke, Larry Tee, B. Rich, Disco Bisquits, Fischerspooner and Weezer.Benny Benassi, Felix Luker, Tiesto, Etienne de Crecy, Joachim Garraud, Sarah McLeod, Lykke Li, Shinichi Osawa, Chris Cornell & Timbaland, Diplo & Laidback luke, Larry Tee, B. Rich, Disco Bisquits, Fischerspooner and Weezer.the likes of Benny Benassi, Tiesto, Lykke Li, Timbaland, Diplo & Laidback Luke, Autoerotique’s contrasting nature is defined in their production. Armed with their most recent release with vocalist Marissa Jack entitled ‘Roll The Drums’, Autoerotique will hit that Riverside Dim Mak stage and effectively blow your mind.
Hilltop Arena – Saturday 1:00 - 2:00
Coming straight out of Peanut Butter & Jams’ birthplace: Orlando, Florida, DallasK has been tearing up the tour circuit and picking up a ton amount of fans with his own original brand of electro music. This year, playing at the Hilltop Arena, DallasK’s authentic sound and energetic stage presence make him an act that you can’t afford to miss. Even though his ‘One Touch Away’ remix is a bit old, I think it truly defines his almost indescribable sound.
Riverside - Fools Gold Clubhouse - Friday 2:15 - 3:30
The Paris native, named Mike Levy became a breakout star with his epic remix of Duck Sauce’s ‘Big Bad Wolf’. The dark synths and eerie sounds that are readily used in his production easily set him apart from his most of his peers. With a vibe of old school techno, Gessafelstein is someone to definitely catch on Friday as he appears in Nick Catchdubs x A-Trak’s Fool’s Gold Clubhouse. Get familiar with the French DJ on his most recent remix of Lana Del Ray’s single ‘Blue Jeans’
Main Stage – Sunday 12:00-1:00
Coming off a great year of phenomenal releases, an intensely amazing video series and an upcoming tour with Wolfgang Gartner, Pierce Fulton is our number one guy to check out at Electric Zoo. A main feature on the site, Pierce is known for his eclectic set lists, private edits, and incredible on stage intensity. Performing on the main stage at Electric Zoo, this 20 year old prodigy clearly has a promising future and he’ll be displaying those talents (along with a BUNCH of new music) on Sunday. So prepare to get extremely weird – probably the weirdest you’ve ever gotten and listen to his upcoming release ‘Mr. Mime’ in this tour video below.