Photos: RAW Staff | Elizabeth Sagarin (Day 2)

Last weekend marked the return of the two day Electric Zoo festival once again to Randall’s Island. Following up to last years successful turnout of over 26,000 in attendance, Made Event presented the 70+ artist line up under perfect weather conditions, with one of the most organized large scale set ups prepared for electronic music lovers. With a helpful staff (special thanks to the Plexi PR team) and VIP area sponsored by Ultra, guests and press were treated to a tented lounge equipped with drink and food accessibility, media station, as well as preferential bleacher seating.

Major artists on day one included beat heavy sets by Erol Alkan and Flying Lotus on Red Bull Stage, with Pete Tong
of BBC Radio 1 on the Hilltop Arena. DJ Switch of Major Lazer kept the crowd live with dubstep favorites “Hold The Line” and “Pon De Floor” with hype man Skerrit Bwoy. By 9:00PM the enthusiasm built with a rare appearance by none other than Chemical Brothers. Their two hour performance included new tracks “Swoon”, “Escape Velocity” up until the last fifteen minutes where the audio and lighting malfunctioned. After the short delay the duo closed the show with two major classics “Brothers Gonna Work It Out” and “Block Rockin’ Beats”.

Day two equally marked another amazing celebration as Boys Noize opened with “Come With Me Contact Me” and Moby played an unfiltered tech heavy set on the main stage that included a remix of “Porcelain”. The Red Bull Music Academy produced an all-star line up with Fool’s Gold label and co-creator A-Trak mixing his set with “King Of Africa” as the crowd went wild. Philadelphia based Diplo (Made Decent/Major Lazer) played an electro and dirty dubstep mash featuring remixes of La Roux’s “In For The Kill”, “Woo Boost” by Rusko, and “Bucky Done Gun” from MIA that set drove everyone wild.

With four stages simultaneously live at once, the only downfall was not being able to enjoy everything at once. We can only imagine what next year will bring. Take a look at what went down. Additional images to drop shortly.