A Raver's Guide To Electric Zoo: Tranformed Festival Afterparties
With Electric Zoo dominating New York City this Labor Day weekend, it's clear that there will be no shortage of talented musicians in the area. Artists from all over the world are gathering to deliver their signature sounds at the festival, but for those special fans looking to catch their favorite artists in a more intimate setting, there is no shortage of extended performances to attend.
Electric Zoo has released the schedule for their official after parties this weekend, and we've collected some extra events taking place that will be a must-see for every kind of EDM fan. Check out the best and most diverse after parties taking place around NYC and get those dancing shoes ready for a spectacular weekend!
Friday (September 4th)
3LAU, Prince Fox, and Riggi & Piros at Pacha NYC
The 24-year old world sensation 3LAU needs little introduction. He became an icon in EDM before he even finished classes in college, and now he's headlining performances at mega-festivals on seemingly every continent. Serving as one of E-Zoo's premiere acts on Friday night, this talented DJ will be keeping the energy strong with another headlining set at the first official Electric Zoo After Party, sponsored by Vitamin Water.
Taking place at NYC's renowned Pacha nightclub and featuring support by fellow New Yorker Prince Fox, New Jersey pair Riggi & Piros, Bee's Knees, and Lestat, the vibes will be at an all-time high at this raging event and truly set the tone for the rest of the weekend.
Mija, Alex English, Dali, and Hiyawatha at Webster Hall
Hot off of the announcement of her 45-stop sick.af tour and brand new remix of Major Lazer's "b2gether", we can all agree that Mija is absolutely killing it right now. She crushed her previous Full Flex Express Tour with OWSLA members and extended family, and she's keeping the momentum strong with 3 different performances in NYC this weekend.
Starting off with her Friday afternoon set at the Riverside Stage at E-Zoo, she'll continue the heat later that evening with a headlining set at Webster Hall supported by Dali and Hiyawatha, and finish things off Saturday afternoon with a rooftop set at Output supported by Rezz and Devon James.
The Martinez Brothers, Justin Jay, and Shahar at Output
Bronx locals The Martinez Brothers have played a part in NYC's music scene since they could walk. Originally serving the community by playing in their church's band, the brothers quickly fell into the underground house scene and began hosting their own underground events. Today, the boys are seen traveling the world as ambassadors of the future sounds of techno and minimal house.
If you want to make the most of their time in NYC this weekend, be sure to catch their set at E-Zoo's Awakenings stage presented by Sunday School Friday evening, and then follow them to Brooklyn for a show with Dirtybird's Justin Jay and New York mainstay Shahar at Output.
Saturday (September 5th)
Markus Schulz, Nifra, and Mike Saint-Jules at Pacha NYC
Markus Schulz is a household name for trance fans around the globe, and his latest work with Ferry Corsten in the duo New World Punx has further elevated himself as a legend amongst his peers.
The established DJ is scheduled to bring the heat to Electric Zoo's Riverside on Saturday evening, and then "carry the torch" back to Pacha NYC for a follow up set with support from Nifa and Mike Saint-Jules. If you're trying to get your trance on this weekend, this will be the place to be.
Claude VonStroke, Kölsch, and Nikola Baytala - Output
The Dirtybird father himself Claude VonStroke returns to NYC this weekend to deliver his signature booty-shaking beats and thumping basslines in full form. Fans can expect a wide-range of sounds to get down to at E-Zoo's Awakenings stage Saturday night as he pairs with the legendary Green Velvet for a special set by their project Get Real.
Following the festival, the "big bird" will soar over to Output to keep things grooving with a special dance session supported by Kölsch and Nikola Baytala.
Don Diablo and Adam Scott - Marquee
Don Diablo has proven time and time again that he is one of the most consistent producers in the scene today, and his highly-demanded DJ skills only cements his position as a tastemaker in EDM.
His set at E-Zoo's mainstage Friday night will sure be one for the books, and his late-night set at Marquee Nightclub supported by Adam Scott the following night will be the icing on the cake for every Don Diablo fan this weekend.
Goshfather & Jinco, Dali, Hiyawatha, and Cameron Kush at Slake
Los Angeles' up-and-coming pair Goshfather & Jinco have made quite the mark on the EDM scene in their hastened career by delivering a range of catchy and melodic sounds that can only be described as "tasteful" and "robust".
Whether its house, future bass, trap, or something entirely different, these two are delivering the future of EDM today, and their set at Slake on Saturday evening with support from Dali, Hiyawatha, and Cameron Kush will be a well-curated transition into Sunday's festivities.
Sunday (September 6th)
Robin Schulz, Sam Feldt, and Steve Powers - Pacha NYC
Germany's own Robin Schulz has a knack for making chart-topping hits with finesse and creativity, and with it he has proven himself as a force to be reckoned with in the growing house scene. His flair for tropical yet driving sounds have garnered him a dedicated following, and he will not disappoint this weekend as he takes on The Riverside Stage presented by Thomas Jack on Sunday.
Later that evening, the vibes will be in full swing at Pacha NYC, as Robin Schulz will join fellow tropical sensation Sam Feldt and Steve Powers at Pacha NYC for a night of summer-time feels.
Hot Since 82, Exacta, and George Vala - Output
Hot Since 82 has an interesting history with New York, as his mysterious "Taken" tour stopped in the city earlier this year to provide a select group of individuals a night of underground sensations at an undisclosed warehouse.
He won't be able to bring those same vibes to his performance at the Sunday School stage presented by All Gone Pete Tong on Sunday, but he'll surely tap into his mysterious side at his late night set at Output with support from Exacta and George Vala.
Maceo Plex, DJ Tennis, David August [Live], Rebolledo, and DJ Koze - Verboten
Slated for what is sure to be the most underground party of the weekend, the legendary Maceo Plex will be taking over Verboten on Sunday from 1pm to 10pm on Sunday with performances by DJ Tennis, David August [live], Rebolledo, and special guest DJ Koze.
Although none of the artists will be performing at Electric Zoo that day (or entire weekend for that matter), fans looking to take a slower start to their Sunday will be able to get their groove on at one of Brooklyn's most respected nightclubs before heading to the main event.