In the ever-changing world of music, there is one type of music that has been getting significantly more attention in recent years. Electronic music has a fan base that seems to just keep expanding, spreading to different genres and attracting people from all walks of life. This August, the Electric Zoo festival is coming to New York and bringing close to 100 artists during the 3-day festival.
The Electric Zoo will take over Randall’s Island Park so that tens of thousands of fans can let loose, dancing to the nonstop beats that help define the music. The headliners of the festival are grossly popular DJ’s David Guetta and Tiesto, who use their talents in rhythm and electronics to draw immense crowds to any venue they play. No matter what a person’s normal music taste is, it is nearly impossible to find someone who can sit still during an electronic music performance. Typically, fans dance, twirl glow sticks, and jump up and down to the beat mixed by electronic artists.
Pierre David Guetta, originally from France, is better known by simply David Guetta, and got his start as a club DJ in the ’80s and ’90s. In recent years, he has done collaborations with Akon, Kelly Rowland, Kid Cudi, and LMFAO. His songs have reached as high as #1 in UK music charts, and he was recently called the worlds most popular DJ, as decided by a poll in DJ Mag. He has won two Grammy awards and numerous other awards, and his participation in the Electric Zoo festival will definitely help draw crowds to New York.
Another headliner, Tiesto, is a DJ from The Netherlands whose popularity has grown exponentially in the last couple years. Ranked #3 in the DJ Mag popularity poll, his work is helping to bring house music into the mainstream. Though he usually describes his music as electro house or progressive house, he also represents the lesser-known genre of dubstep.
With so many different acts, and such big names as David Guetta and Tiesto, Electric Zoo is predicted to be a huge end-of-summer event this year in New York. Fans will show up in flocks, rain or shine, to listen to these DJ’s mix their music and drop beats. Attendees will dance, dance, dance until the last song ends, and it is guaranteed to entertain even those who don’t typically listen to dubstep or electronic music.