Electric Eight: Part 6


It’s an ‘Electric Eight’ Saturday, where we highlight the hottest DJs heading to Electric Zoo this Labor Day weekend! Get to know the artists and sounds of the Wild Island before you hit the road to New York City. Today, we present you with the sixth set of Electric Eight.


At the age of 25, Robbert van de Corput, better known as Hardwell, capped off a 10 year journey when he was crowned World’s #1 DJ in the 2013 Top 100 DJs Poll cementing his position as the electronic scenes newest superstar DJ and becoming the youngest ever winner of the coveted Top 100 DJs award. In 2014 the Dutch megastar was crowned World’s #1 DJ for a second consecutive year. Having conquered almost every global territory from Asia to Africa, South America, Australia and Europe, the remarkable story behind this archetypal international DJ is one of devotion and relentless hard work. Be sure to catch Hardwell on the main stage Sunday September 4th for an unforgettable show!

Listen to HIS music ON SPOTIFY


Cubicolor was launched in June 2014 by releasing their  ‘Next Planet EP’ followed by the ‘Got This Feeling EP’ through Anjunadeep in the UK. Pete Tong has been massively supporting Cubicolor naming them as ‘One To Watch for 2015’ in his Reddit AMA interview. He also featured ‘Got This Feeling in his Top 5 for the summer of 2014. Cubicolor’s direction in terms of sound would be as they call it ‘Electronic Deep’!  With a release coming up on Fayer in June 2015 and their first album towards the end of 2015, Cubicolor is bound to hit few underground stages all over the globe.



Since launching the Datsik brand, Troy Beetles continues to evolve as a solo artist all the while pushing his beloved bass music world to new lengths, both on a personal artistry level and as a genre as a whole. Datsik went from bedroom producer to chart-topping artist, internationally touring act, and owner and founder of the enterprising Firepower Records. Join Datsik on the Hilltop stage Friday September 2nd for a bass heavy set!



LA native born and raised producer ETC!ETC! may have spent most of his studio life on the Electro House point, but his transition to Moombahton productions are what have been commanding the most attention from top-notch tastemakers around the globe as of late. ETC!ETC! gravitates his aural attention onto anything that moves the room. First attracted to electro house for the big bass and floor-shattering fast-paced BPM, ETC!ETC! started to shift his focus to moombahton in early 2011 and starting to make and impact in the scene almost immediately. In just the past 12 months he has been played almost on a weekly rotation on BBC Radio 1 by Kissy Sell out & DJ Kapyer, and the following keeps growing.



The secret is officially out. An electronic duo from the Southern-most tip of Africa have gone from one of Dance Music’s best kept secrets to an act tipped by industry tastemakers as the band to watch this year. Their genre-defying mix of live instruments, House beats and searing live performances has seen Goldfish go from impromtu jams at a tiny beach club in Cape Town to headlining Amsterdam’s Olympic Stadium, cracking a top 10 on the US iTunes Dance chart, a residency at Pacha Ibiza with David Guetta and DJ’s like Fedde le Grand knocking at their door to do remix their tracks. It’s almost hard to believe that not very long ago they were just Dom and Dave, two music students who lived a relatively chilled life of surfing and playing music in their home town Cape Town.



Thirty push-ups and a shot of tequila each: that’ s all the preparation Julio Mejia and Matt Toth need to transform laid-back, unassuming 24-year-olds into the scene-stealing DJ .and production duo GTA, throwing down killer sets across the globe. Despite GTA’ s wild, unpredictable sets, everything the duo does – both on stage and in the studio – is unified by a simple mission statement: Death To Genres. The duo’ s open-minded-ness is closely tied to their Miami roots, as they were exposed to urban, electronic rock and Latin sounds in equal measure. Head over to GTA’s set Sunday September 4th on the Buygore stage to hear some of the craziest mixes of Electric Zoo. The no genera movement is in effect!



You never know exactly what you’re going to hear with Jackmaster. The element  of  glorious  surprise  is  crucial  to  his  sets:  from  the  lost  Dance Mania gems he spends his time unearthing to forgotten Disco tracks to straight-up  house  and  techno  sets,  the  Numbers  co-founder  has  more options up his sleeve than just about any other DJ out there – and a rare knack for connecting seemingly disparate styles with each other.


Moon Boots

Moon Boots entered the world in the mid-1980s via Cape Canaveral. After years of service as the preferred footwear of celebrity astronauts (notably Tom Hanks), Moon Boots came to life during a classified experiment aboard the International Space Station. Little is known of what actually transpired aboard the shuttle, but in short, Moon Boots became a sentient creature, equipped with reason, intuition, and groove. Before long, he grew tired of working for the space-military-industrial complex and found solace in the soothing sounds of underground disco and R&B boogie records. He knew it was only of matter of time before he was hung up like so many boots before him. He abandoned the program and used his savings to build a studio in an unnamed location, where he is currently working.


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