Six Underrated EDM Acts You Need To See At Electric Zoo This Weekend
New York City’s Electric Zoo music festival is less than a day away. EDM.com is continuing the representation of this talented line up with six hidden acts that you can’t afford to miss!
Heading to a festival when the gates open is sometimes easier said than done, and hitting up a new stage might not seem worth it for some during a 3-day festival. We’re here to change your mind with six unique DJs and producers who all have something new and fresh about their style of dance music. Enjoy the list, and let us know who you’re excited to see in the comments below.
Gorgon City is one of the first Friday afternoon acts to set off Electric Zoo at the Beatport Stage. Recently, Gorgon City has been praised by popular names such as Annie Mac, Diplo, and Bingo Players for “Ready For Your Love” and “Here For You.” The duo’s most recent release, "Unmissable," is a blissful burst of house that makes this act worth the rush to Randall’s Island. Check out their recent Essential Mix full of all sorts of goodies below. The duo plays 1:45-2:50pm on Day 1.
Hot Since 82
British DJ/producer Hot Since 82 is performing at Electric Zoo’s Sunday School stage from 6:45pm-8pm on Friday. Hot Since 82 produces deep house that will resonate in your body for days. He has started his own label, Knee Deep in Sound, which will serve as a way to release music from rising artists in the industry with an underground vinyl style. This is a set you absolutely don’t want to miss.
The man behind EDM moniker Ansolo isn’t as unknown as you might think. The Fault In Our Stars main character Augustus Waters, played by Ansel Elgort, also doubles as an EDM producer. Ansolo signed a record deal with Tom Staar’s label Staar Traxx and collaborated on the progressive house track “Totem,” which was released in July 2014. 20 years old and out of NYC, the actor/producer has gained support from the likings of Steve Angello, Sander Van Doorn, Nicky Romero, and more. Ansolo will take Main Stage West on Saturday from 1pm-2pm.
American underground disco producer Moon Boots is by far one of our most anticipated sets of Electric Zoo 2014. Represented by record label French Express, Moon Boots has released several successful tracks, including his new original mix “Whatever You Need.” Having already performed at this year's Ultra Music Festival and more, his sounds are heavily influenced by a future disco, outer space feel. You can catch Moon Boots at EZoo’s iconic Sunday School Grove stage on Saturday from 2:10pm-3:35pm.
It was tough to decide whether or not to include this London producer as one of our hidden acts mainly because he’s already built up such a name for himself. However believe it or not, many individuals we run into seem to be unaware of this hidden gem. This summer, we’re lucky enough to ease dance fans into the ambient sounds of Kidnap Kid during Saturday of E-Zoo at the Sunday School Grove stage. Browse his SoundCloud, listen to his latest release “Stronger,” and enjoy one of our favorites below. Kidnap Kid kicks off the late afternoon at 3:35PM and goes until 5:00PM. Don’t miss this opportunity!
Moving on to the third day of E-Zoo, we couldn’t resist adding the Australian house duo Feenixpaul. Both producers are known for that creating that hands in the air type of feeling during performances. Recently, the duo released the official music video for their latest single, “Hear Me” feat. Christine Hoberg. If you’re into progressive house, than Feenixpawl is the first act you should head over to during the final day of E-Zoo. The duo is set to go on at 1:45-2:45PM at the Hilltop Arena stage on Sunday.
This post was written by: Deanna Krolowitz & Emily Hall
Cover Photo Credit: ElectricZooFestival.com