COMMUNITY: Markus Schulz Voted America’s Best DJ; Award Ceremony & Closing Party at Marquee Nightclub on October 7

MARQUEE NIGHTCLUB & DAYCLUB
AT THE COSMOPOLITAN OF LAS VEGAS
 
Markus Schulz Voted ‘America’s Best DJ’ for 2012
 
ABDJ Award Ceremony & Closing Party Set for October 7
at Marquee Nightclub 
featuring sets
from Markus Schulz & A-Trak
 
Markus Schulz Voted America's Best DJ; Award Ceremony & Closing Party at Marquee Nightclub on October 7

The votes have all been counted and it’s official — DJ Times magazine and Pioneer DJ are proud to announce that Markus Schulz has been voted ‘America’s Best DJ’ for 2012. The talented Miami-based DJ will be honored October 7 in Las Vegas for the ABDJ Closing Party, which will include a press reception, at Marquee Nightclub at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. After being presented with his trophy–a special Gold-Plated Pioneer mixer—Markus will take to the decks along with special guest A-Trak to cap the wildest Columbus Day Weekend Vegas has ever seen. Even better – the party is free!

“I’ve just found out the amazing news that I’ve been voted America’s Best DJ—it’s a huge honor and I want to thank everyone for their support,” said Markus Schulz from the road, as he continued his tour in support of “Scream,” his latest artist album on Armada Music. “It is has been an extraordinary time for dance music in the United States over the last couple of years. I’d also like to thank the promoters and all the industry people that have worked so hard throughout the years to help DJ culture come of age. Our scene has been built from a foundation of respect and admiration for the music. When I’m on stage doing what I love every week, winning awards is the last thing on my mind. So to win this really means an incredible amount to me, and I am humbled by everyone out there who believes in what I do. I’d like to thank DJ Times, its readership and my hugely loyal fans for their incredible degree of support in this. I’m very proud to represent the booming scene in the US.”

While most of the votes were cast online at the America’s Best DJ website, the America’s Best DJ Summer Tour Presented by Pioneer DJ & DJ Times supported the contest by allowing fans to vote in-person at 20+ club and festival events.

“As always, Pioneer congratulates all the DJs nominated for America’s Best DJ, and we would like to offer special congratulations to Markus Schulz, this year’s winner,” said David “Davey Dave” Arevalo, Sr. Manager – Marketing/Artist Relations for Pioneer Electronics (USA). “Markus has been a leading DJ/producer for two decades now and he’s cultivated a loyal and lasting fanbase. By creating exciting music and maintaining one of the game’s busiest touring schedules, which includes top festivals and club venues, he has helped spread DJ culture around the globe. For all of these accomplishments, he richly deserves this award.”

“I’m very happy to see Markus win America’s Best DJ,” said Sol Shafer, Director of Special Operations & Music, TAO Group, which oversees Marquee Nightclub & Dayclub. “For almost the past decade, I have seen him make people smile and dance—and this is an achievement that is well deserved.”

2012 AMERICA’S BEST DJ FINAL RESULTS  

1. MARKUS SCHULZ
2. STEVE AOKI
3. SKRILLEX

AND ROUNDING OUT THE TOP 10…

 4.  BT
5.  Z-Trip
6.  Porter Robinson
7.  Wolfgang Gartner
8.  A-Trak
9.  Diplo
10. Bassnectar

America’s Best DJ Closing Party/Award Ceremony takes place on Sunday, October 7th at Marquee Nigtclub featuring Markus Schulz with special guest A-Trak. Admission is free!

Marquee Nightclub & Dayclub at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
3708 Las Vegas Blvd. South
Las Vegas, NV 89109
702.333.9000

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COMMUNITY: Electric Zoo 2012: 110,000 Fans Attend New York’s Electronic Music Festival

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ELECTRIC ZOO 2012
110,000 Fans Attend New York’s Electronic Music Festival
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Online Merch Store – Shop Now

Over Labor Day weekend, Made Event presented Electric Zoo 2012, and once again transformed New York City’s Randall’s Island into a multiplex of music, lights and dancing, along with 100+ of the world’s best and brightest electronic music artists. The 3-day bonanza hosted 110,000 avid fans with sold-out capacity crowds on Saturday & Sunday.

Bigger than ever in its fourth year, Electric Zoo’s technological advances helped transform the festival landscape. Intellitix’s RFID technology was again embedded in wristbands to help festival-goers enter quickly through the front gates. The stadium-scale Main Stage featured high-resolution motion-controlled video panels that created a massive sense of scale, which could be reconfigured live to create unique looks for each individual artist. The Riverside Stage included custom-designed 3D LED technology used for the first time ever at a live electronic music show. Meanwhile, the Hilltop Arena saw a wall of LED panels and mirrors set at specific angles, working in tandem to bathe the tent in a sea of lights and lasers. And over at the Sunday School Grove, original custom-designed school buses integrated LEDs with 3D projection mapping to create an immersive mixed-media experience. In every tent, club-quality sound systems enveloped fans with impeccable sound engineered by Integral Sound.

Electric Zoo 2012 also saw the return of NYC’s finest food vendors & trucks, which offered everything from hand-tossed gourmet pizza, and Korean BBQ to organic ice cream. Also returning was the Garden of EZ, a chill-out zone featuring mind-altering art and lights, full of a thousand neon butterflies from artist Gizem Bacaz and giant mushrooms from artist Dan Park.

But most important of all, Made Event committed to creating a fun and safe environment for its fans; free water refill stations, designated Help Points and the simple idea – Many Animals, One Zoo: Help Each Other Be Safe! With positive vibes all around, Electric Zoo 2012 was all about connecting music and friends old and new. Thank you Zoo animals. See you at Electric Zoo 2013 for the five-year anniversary!

Electric Zoo 2012: Crowd Shot [Photo Credit: Bennett Sell-Kline for ElectricZooFestival.com]

Did you forget to get an EZoo 2012 t-shirt or hoodie? Get it now in the online Merch Shop!

Were you so busy running around from stage to stage, dancing with your friends, that you forgot to get some official merch for you and your loved ones? There are still lots of colors and designs to choose from in the Electric Zoo official online Merch Shop. Get over there now while the selection is the best!

Check out the Electric Zoo 2012 Photo Gallery!

It’s filled with over 200 photos of the artists, the spectacular visuals, and you!

Electric Zoo 2012: Tiesto [Photo Credit: Scott Kowalchyk for ElectricZooFestival.com]

Electric Zoo might not be the country’s largest, splashiest, or most hyped electronic dance music festival. But we’re going to go on record and say that it’s the best.” — Billboard

The only way to truly understand Electric Zoo and the dance music culture itself is to experience it – to put yourself dead center, amid the furry boots and driving bass lines. EDM is something you need to feel, not only hear, if you ever wish to truly understand it.” — RollingStone.com

For the fourth year in a row, Electric Zoo has redecorated New York City‘s Randall’s Island in its own sparkly neon image, transforming the East River outpost from public park to a floating big-name rave boat.” — SPIN.com

“As far as parties go, Electric Zoo is a marathon: In its fourth year, the Labor Day weekend dance music festival has grown to a three­-day, four-­stage, 100-­plus-­DJ, 100,000- fan extravaganza sprawled across Randall’s Island.” — The Wall Street Journal

“Electric Zoo reveled in the high-tech and the synthetic. The D.J.’s were small, peppy figures surrounded by dizzying, strobing video displays, the humans piloting the cybernetic colossus. What once was a club experience has proved to be, in geek terms, perfectly scalable to festival size; seeing the performer onstage is the least of anyone’s concerns when the music, the lights and everybody dancing are the real show. It’s a fully participatory man-made world, not just in staging but in the party gear worn by most people in the audience: fluorescent tutus and legwarmers, L.E.D.-equipped shirts and shoes, technicolor wigs and glitter adhering everywhere. Dancing skin becomes its own artificial display.” — The New York Times

Electric Zoo 2012: Venue Shot [Photo Credit: Bennett Sell-Kline for ElectricZooFestival.com]

“[Electric Zoo] was amazing! One of my favorite shows of the year. The festival premiered new 3D technology during my set, which made it really unique. It’s great that New York has Electric Zoo; the fans need this and the location on Randall’s Island is really special.”  —A-TRAK

It’s a real pleasure to perform to such a big yet discerning audience in one of the greatest cities in the world.”  —ABOVE & BEYOND

“Electric Zoo had to be one of the most magical places I have ever played in my entire life; the vibe of the crowd was so amazing. The fact that the festival is in New York is pretty amazing. Who doesn’t absolutely love New York? NY has definitely shown me that it is my second home, I wouldn’t be opposed to moving there…”  –DILLON FRANCIS

“[Electric Zoo] is a great experience and a great step for fans of dance music. So much diversity and progression in the bookings and the vibes. This was my 3rd and this was the best year. NYC is the inspiration. NYC is the king.” –DIPLO

“Electric Zoo was definitely one of a kind.  Besides the amazing lineup they brought this year, the entire event was just so well produced. New York is such an important market for EDM and being right in the heart of New York, surrounded by water and seeing the beautiful landscape of Manhattan is unlike anything else.”   – DJ BL3ND

“It’s great to be part of something that is so anticipated like Electric Zoo. We always get some new fans from playing at this show because a lot of people trust Electric Zoo and who they choose to play their festival. There’s so much attention to details at this festival. We appreciate that the focus is 100% on the music and the fan experience.” –GABRIEL & DRESDEN

“It’s crazy to have a festival of this caliber in such proximity to New York City. Electric Zoo definitely creates a certain vibe that I haven’t really experienced anywhere else.”  –KILL THE NOISE

“[Electric Zoo] was fantastic; the crowd is wild, cheerful and knows its music so I could play an ambitious 180° across the board set. My favorite! I consider New York as my home in the US. During my set I had the feeling I was adopted for good. That felt amazing.”  –MARTIN SOLVEIG

“The atmosphere was amazing and I loved every minute of the crowd’s energy. The people who come to Electric Zoo are just so passionate about the music and they really show it with their energy and enthusiasm. It really is so special. New York is one of my favourite cities around the world and I’m planning on living there in 2013 so it is my new home!”  –TIËSTO

Electric Zoo 2012: People Hanging out [Photo Credit: Bennett Sell-Kline for ElectricZooFestival.com]

For more info, please go to:

Web: www.electriczoofestival.com
Facebook: facebook.com/ElectricZoo
Twitter: twitter.com/electriczoony #EZoo

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COMMUNITY: Electric Zoo Festival 2012 Live Broadcast on SiriusXM

SiriusXM to Broadcast Performances Live from Electric Zoo Festival

 Weekend-long coverage to feature live DJ sets from Tiësto, David Guetta, Axwell and others

Electric Zoo 2012 Festival Live Broadcast on SiriusXM

SiriusXM listeners will hear performances by many of the most prominent artists in electronic music live from Electric Zoo Festival, one of the year’s biggest electronic dance music events.

Hear continuous coverage all weekend long as SiriusXM’s Electric Area (channel 52) broadcasts live from Electric Zoo, New York’s electronic music festival, for the 4th consecutive year since its inception. Feel the beat from the world’s top DJs as they converge on Randall’s Island Park in NYC August 31, September 1 & September 2 for one of the biggest EDM events of the year.

SiriusXM’s coverage includes live DJ sets from festival headliners David Guetta on Friday, Axwell on Saturday and Tiësto on Sunday, as well as Pretty Lights, who closes out the festival on Friday night on the Main stage. Additional artists include Diplo, A-Trak, Ferry Corsten, Pretty Lights, Destructo, Sander van Doorn, Hardwell, Dada Life, Bingo Players, Martin Solveig Eco, Kyau & Albert, Eco, Dillon Francis, Marcus Schossow, Steve Aoki, Nicky Romero, Adrian Lux, Benny Benassi, Morgan Page, PeaceTreaty, Flux Pavilion & Dr. P, Knife Party, DashBerlin, W & W, Gabriel & Dresden,  Mord Fustang, Krewella, Angger Dimas, Felix Cartal, Kill The Noise, Autoerotique, Benga, Bart B More, Nadastrom, and Jaytech.

Additionally, Tiësto’s Club Life Radio channel will simulcast Tiësto’s set live on Sunday, September 2 at 8:00 pmET. Tiësto’s Club Life Radio is available in the Dance/Electronic category online and through the SiriusXM Internet Radio App for smartphones and mobile devices, and by satellite on channel 340 on the SiriusXM Lynx and SiriusXM Edge radios.

“We are excited to bring listeners nationwide some of the best DJs working today in Electronic Dance Music from one of the premier events,” said Scott Greenstein, President and Chief Content Officer, SiriusXM. “SiriusXM has been an early supporter of what is now one of music’s most vibrant genres, and we are home to many of its talented DJs. Only so many can be at Electric Zoo, but only SiriusXM can bring listeners the world’s best DJs live throughout the weekend as if you were there in the crowd.”                                                                                       

2012 marks the 4th consecutive year that SiriusXM has aired DJ sets live from Electric Zoo.

Electric Zoo 2012 Lineup, Timeslots, Artist Schedule, Roster, Line-Up, Line Up

For more info, please go to:

Web: www.electriczoofestival.com.
Facebook: facebook.com/ElectricZoo
Twitter: twitter.com/electriczoony #EZoo 

About Electric Zoo 

Electric Zoo: New York’s Electronic Music Festival now in its 4th year, featured more than 100 of the world’s biggest electronic music talent in 2011, including DJs and live acts, providing the finest techno, trance, house, dubstep, electro, indie dance music and more across four stages on beautiful Randall’s Island Park. Electric Zoo received a coveted IDMA nomination for “Best U.S. Festival” and “Best Music Event” by URB magazine, as well as press coverage from major media outlets like CNN, The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Huffington Post, Village Voice, Time Out New York, New York Post, The Source, DJ Mag, Mixmag and Ocean Drive, establishing it as New York City’s premier electronic music festival as well as a top American event. After a sold-out capacity crowd of 50,000 over 2 days in 2010, Electric Zoo expanded to a new 3-day format with over 85,000 attendees in 2011. For more information, please go to: www.electriczoofestival.com.

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COMMUNITY: Electric Zoo 2012 Set Times, Mobile App, Green Initiatives & Sponsors

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ELECTRIC ZOO 2012
New York’s Electronic Music Festival
August 31, September 1 & September 2
Labor Day Weekend
@ Randall’s Island Park, NYC
#EZoo

Set Times Announced Online and via Official Mobile App
Plus Green Initiatives, Sponsors & Media Partners

Electric Zoo Venue Shot from 2010

With Electric Zoo 2012 just a week away, NYC is rumbling with anticipation for three days of beats, sunshine and good vibes with 100+ of  the world’s top electronic dance music artists on August 31, September 1, and September 2. Now in its fourth year, Electric Zoo is excited to announce set times online and via a new and improved mobile app, plus the return of environmentally friendly green initiatives and this year’s sponsors & media partners.

 

Set Times Announced via Official Electric Zoo 2012 Mobile App 

Now available for iPhone and Android, this year’s Electric Zoo app includes more useful and fun features than ever before. Featuring a custom schedule of set-times, abililty to set reminders so you don’t miss your favorite artists, and map of the festival site so you can locate the nearest bathrooms, face painting or a delicious food vendor, the new app also includes:

●      Zoo Radio from Slacker Radio: built into the app, so you can listen to music from Electric Zoo artists on the go.

●      Push notifications to get important late-breaking festival news updates.

●      A festival camera that lets you put a fun Electric Zoo frame around your photos and share them with friends.

●      Information about food and art at the festival.

 

Electric Zoo 2012 Green Initiatives

Like previous years, Electric Zoo is also proud to include several green initiatives for its fourth edition, including:

●     On-site recycling program for all of the trash.

●     50% of on-site generators are running on 100% biodiesel alternative fuel from recycled NYC fryer grease and the rest are on a B50 blend of 50% biodiesel from recycled NYC fryer grease and 50% diesel.

●     All of the site equipment is running on a B30 blend of 30% biodiesel from recycled NYC fryer grease and 70% diesel.

●     No factory farmed meat products are permitted for sale at Electric Zoo.

●     All of the food products and beer will be served on compostable ware (including plates, cups, napkins and utensils).

●     Free water will be available from refill stations.

 

Sponsors and Media Partners

Electric Zoo would like to thank this year’s sponsors and media partners:

  • Coors LightThe World’s Most Refreshing Beer returns to Electric Zoo for the third year in a row!  Perfect for cooling off after all-day dancing in the sun, Miller Coors offers a selection of domestic and imported beers.
  • Trident:  As the official gum of the Electric Zoo Festival, Trident is the spark that will help liberate even more fun in your festival experience.
  • Hi-Chew: Stop by the Hi-Chew airstream to kick back in our lounge and recharge with Hi-Chew fruit chews; the best fruit chew candy out there. It livens you up!
  • Mobli: A Supporting Sponsor of the Official After Parties at Best Buy Theater, Mobli is a photo and video-sharing app built to connect awesome content with captive audiences. Find yours on Mobli!
  • Virgin Mobile: Be sure to check out the Virgin Mobile Truck at Electric Zoo. We answer to a higher calling!
  • BILLY BOY: Germany’s #1 condom brand has landed inAmerica and returns to Electric Zoo once more. BILLY BOY is proud to be the sponsor of 3D glasses at The Riverside Tent.
  • CMJ 2012: Don’t miss the annual CMJ Music Marathon on October 16-20 in NYC.
  • ReverbNation: The world’s largest independent music marketing website, hosted an opportunity for a performance slot at this year’s Electric Zoo, to which over 600 eager DJs submitted. We’re pleased to announce the winner Julien Loreto who will be opening the Main stage on Friday, August 31st.
  • SiriusXM: Live broadcast and artist interviews from Electric Zoo Festival on subscription satellite radio.
  • SPIN: Since 1985, SPIN has given the first national exposure to many of history’s most important cutting-edge recording artists, while vividly documenting the culture surrounding music.
  • Yelp: Connects people with great local businesses and community happenings. Visit Yelp.com/nyc to see what’s buzzing in your hood.
  • Integral Sound: Custom professional sound systems renowned world-wide for their purity, precision and high performance.
  • NEO: Audio cables created by Oyaide.
Electric Zoo 2012 Lineup, Timeslots, Artist Schedule, Roster, Line-Up, Line Up

For more info, please go to www.electriczoofestival.com.
Facebook: facebook.com/ElectricZoo
Twitter: twitter.com/electriczoony #EZoo

About Electric Zoo 

Electric Zoo: New York’s Electronic Music Festival now in its 4th year, featured more than 100 of the world’s biggest electronic music talent in 2011, including DJs and live acts, providing the finest techno, trance, house, dubstep, electro, indie dance music and more across four stages on beautiful Randall’s Island Park. Electric Zoo received a coveted IDMA nomination for “Best U.S. Festival” and “Best Music Event” by URB magazine, as well as press coverage from major media outlets like CNN, The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Huffington Post, Village Voice, Time Out New York, New York Post, The Source, DJ Mag, Mixmag and Ocean Drive, establishing it as New York City’s premier electronic music festival as well as a top American event. After a sold-out capacity crowd of 50,000 over 2 days in 2010, Electric Zoo expanded to a new 3-day format with over 85,000 attendees in 2011. For more information, please go to: www.electriczoofestival.com.

 

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COMMUNITY: Mat Zo Embarks On His Biggest Tour of North America To Coincide with ‘The Bipolar EP’ Out On February 13

Mat Zo Embarks On His Biggest Tour of North America
10-Dates To Coincide with ‘The Bipolar EP’

(Anjunabeats / February 13)

‘The Bipolar EP’ Preview – Listen here

Mat Zo’s Bipolar Promo Mix – Listen here

Mat Zo at Trance Around The World 400 in Beirut #TATW400Mat Zo at Trance Around The World 400 in Beirut #TATW400

With his diverse four-track ‘The Bipolar EP‘  priming itself for release, Anjunabeats rising star Mat Zo is embarking on his biggest tour of North America yet – including dates at San Francisco’s Ruby Skye, Toronto’s Guvernment, Denver’s Beta and Chicago’s Sound Bar. The 10-date tour will come to an end at Above & Beyond’s Group Therapy Miami party on Bayfront Park, site of the Ultra Music Festival, on Thursday, March 22 alongside Above & Beyond, Arty, Boom Jinx and Jaytech [#GroupTherapyMiami].

With Skrillex, Axwell, Radio 1 and MTV Dance all supporting his recent anthem “Mozart” (with Arty), the fast rising Mat Zo returns with an eclectic four-track blast of his innovative talents – each track a distinct dancefloor juggernaut in its own right.

With recent eclectic sets at events like the Bugged Out! Weekender and his drum & bass material as MRZO and MRSA for Hospital Records supported by the likes of Camo & Crooked, Zo is fast asserting himself as unique electronic talent; something ‘The Bipolar EP’ reinforces further by blending influences as varied as Daft Punk, Diplo, Deadmau5 and even classic US house and twisting them into bold big room sounds.

Surging the raw funk of Daft Punk at their punkiest against the deeply musical strains that Zo is renowned for, the lead track “Bipolar” lives up to its name by flitting between clicky grooves, electro synth stabs and subtle melodic waves in devastating dancefloor fashion.

A homage to Mat’s love of classic dance across the 90s and early noughties, “It’s Yours” is as inventive take on Jon Cutler & E-Man’s funky house classic “It’s Yours”. Already a big room anthem from Mat’s recent sets at Bugged Out! Weekender and TATW400 in Beirut, “It’s Yours” builds waves of infectious melodic funk into a climatic drop.

A bridge between the carnival sounds of acts like Diplo and Major Lazer and the stadium filling trance world, “Ring On It” is an experimental bleep and bass-heavy explosion of carnival vibes – built around a subtle but undeniably epic riff.

Named after the world famous cellist, closing track “Yoyo Ma” is a driving melodic tech odyssey that draws influences from Eric Prydz’s most epic Pryda work, big room techno and the classier end of trance.

Celebrating the ‘The Bipolar EP,’ Mat has also released an hour long mix of progressive grooves, quirky mash-ups and the innovative tracks from EP itself.

Mat Zo’s Bipolar Mix
www.mixcloud.com/anjunabeats/mat-zos-bipolar-mix/

‘The Bipolar’ EP by Mat Zo will be released on Anjunabeats on February 13.

Mat Zo – The Bipolar EP – preview the full EP here:
www.soundcloud.com/anjunabeats/sets/mat-zo-bipolar-ep/

‘The Bipolar EP’ Tracklisting:
1. Bipolar
2. It’s Yours
3. Ring On It
4. Yoyo Ma

Mat Zo North American Tour Dates:
February 9 San Francisco, CA @ Ruby Skye
February 10 London, Canada @ Club Rouge
February 11 Toronto, Canada @ Guvernment
February 16 Denver, CO @ Beta
February 17 Houston, TX @ Richs
February 18 Calgary, Canada @ Republik Nightclub
February 19 Edmonton, Canada @ Shaw Conference Centre
February 24 Chicago, IL @ Sound-Bar
February 25 San Diego, CA @ Voyeur
March 22 Miami, FL @ Bayfront Park Amphitheater

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Electric Zoo Festival 2011, NYC: Sep. 2-4, Labor Day Weekend + Payment Plans!

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ELECTRIC ZOO 2011
New York’s Electronic Music Festival
September 2, 3, 4 (Labor Day Weekend)
@ Randall’s Island Park, NYC

Electric Zoo Payment Plans, Dust Reduction Efforts

Electric Zoo 2011: Party People
Payment Plans let you pay for your passes in installments
LAST DATE TO ORDER VIA LAYAWAY IS JULY 1

You know you want to go to Electric Zoo but you don’t have all the money for a pass available right now. If only you could pay a little now and a little later, right? Well we’ve got good news for you!

New in 2011, Electric Zoo fans have the option to purchase their pass on a payment plan. Layaway options are available when ordering online or by calling 888-512-SHOW (7469). There are 2 different Payment Plan options:
  • 50% Down: This plan allows you to pay 50% of your order total plus service fees now, with the remaining 50% automatically deducted from your card on August 1, 2011.
  • 30% Down + Equal Payments: This plan allows you to pay 30% of your order total plus service fees now, with the remaining balance automatically deducted in equal payments on July 1st and August 1st, 2011.
Let’s clear the air: Dust reduction efforts for 2011
When Electric Zoo opened up last year, on Saturday September 4 at 11am, the Randall’s Island Park lawn was lush, long, and seemingly healthy. But the dancing and frolicking of 25,000 pairs of feet coupled with the unusually dry summer took a toll, and by the end of the day, the grass had been trampled and a lot of dirt had been kicked up into the air. When the wind gusted – especially around the Sunday School Grove, but in other parts of the festival grounds too – the dust was downright obnoxious. Many of you, understandably, have expressed concerns about this. We hear you, and we’ve been working on measures to address this problem in 2011. We’re serious about doing everything we can to minimize the dust, so we can ALL breathe easy and focus on what we love – the music!
Here’s a list of things we’ve put in place to reduce the dust:
  • Flooring will be used in all of the tents. This means that where all that dancing is going on, the grass will be protected and dirt won’t be kicked up.
  • Dirt service roads will be covered with flooring. As our crew travels in golf carts and other vehicles to get from place to place around the perimeter of the festival grounds, there’ll be far less dirt stirred up.
  • Making use of existing pavement for high traffic areas, including the area directly in front of the main stage. The main stage will be moved back this year in order to create more space. This will mean that a large area directly in front of the main stage will now be situated on pavement rather than grass. So when you “tear up the dancefloor” in front of the main stage, you’ll no longer be tearing up grass and kicking up dirt at the same time
We’ve also hired lawn specialists to consult with and work with our friends at Randall’s Island Park to improve on the maintenance of the field and to get it as healthy as possible before Electric Zoo. At their recommendation, we have also taken these measures:
  • Installed additional irrigation in early Spring
  • Lawn aeration
  • Reseeding, fertilizing and adding gypsum
Stay tuned for more lineup announcements!

Electric Zoo Festival 2011: New York City - Flyer

Made Event Upcoming Dates
June 17 Markus Schulz @ Pacha NYC
September 2, 3, 4 Electric Zoo: New York’s Electronic Music Festival @ Randall’s Island Park, NYC

About Made Event
Made Event, helmed by Mike Bindra and Laura De Palma, working with a team of industry leaders, is committed to excellence in the programming, promotion, and production of electronic dance music events. They stand at the vanguard of their field due to the world-renowned caliber of entertainment and expert production values they bring into a variety of distinctive and innovative venues. In 2009, Made Event launched the inaugural Electric Zoo and was nominated for “Promoter of the Year” by URB magazine and “Best Music Event” and “Best Event Promoter” by the International Dance Music Awards for the best of 2010. With over 25 years of combined experience, and over 400 successful events produced in New York City and Miami, Made Event continues to set the bar for quality electronic music events. For more info, please go to www.MadeEvent.com.

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