Electric Eight, Part 1

Introducing Electric Zoo: Wild Island’s ‘Electric Eight’ DJ Series

Twice a month, some of the hottest DJs heading to Electric Zoo this Labor Day weekend will be delivered fresh to your inbox as part of Wild Island’s Electric Eight series. Get to know the artists who will be soundtracking the wildest party you’ve ever experienced–From Bassnectar to Lil Dicky–before you hit the road to New York City. Be the most clued-in koala in your squad by checking in with Electric Eight’s bi-weekly delivery! See you on the dancefloor, ya filthy animals!


Matoma

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The small Scandinavian country of Norway has recently been the newest breeding ground for the most exciting DJ’s and Producers. With the countries countless fjords, river streams and majestic mountain ranges, its natural beauty is just breathtaking. Matoma specifically credits Norway’s magnificent views for his inspiration when writing all his new music.

Matoma oozes a persona that is full of joy, happiness and cheer which is clearly evident across all of his records. With some of his most recent releases such as; Running out (featuring Astrid S) and Paradise (featuring Sean Paul and KStewart), Matoma has attained a huge milestone on Spotify, surpassing 8 million monthly listeners.

2016 has already been a very exciting year with numerous additions to the ever evolving Hakuna Matoma Album and over 20 tour dates in the Spring where he performed in front of sold out crowds across the USA and Europe. This is the first time Matoma has been invited to perform at Electric Zoo and it will surely be one his career highlights!

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Blasterjaxx

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Blasterjaxx is on fire! The Dutch duo known for their signature banging sound took the latest big step in their career with the launch of their own label Maxximize Records, adding to the already existing Radioshow and event series. Their newest release ‘The Silmarillia’, a remake of the smashing hit from 1997, reinforces their position as one of the most exciting producer duos in the dance scene. Thom is smashing it playing the live sets solo while Idir and Thom still manage to keep evolving their signature electro sound together. Blaster Soldiers – Unite!

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Andrea Oliva

ANDREA OLIVA 1Andrea Oliva has become an Ibiza staple since he first picked up DJing at the age of 14. Having worked his way up through the club circuit in his native Switzerland, he’s since become a long-term resident of famed Ibiza party ANTS at Ushuaia. This year, he’s even secured a spot as one of the seven all-night residents to take over the Space Terrace for Elrow City, where the whole room will be decked out in the theme of his hometown. As a producer, he straddles smooth house, tougher tech and techno, with releases across the likes of Saved, Moonharbour, Be As One and DFTD, whilst his debut album 4313 came out on Dennis Ferrer’s imprint Objektivity last year. Over the coming months he has huge releases scheduled with Desolat, Cuttin Headz, Saved and Avotre and mix compilation album also on the way. With so much experience DJing at some of the world’s most famous clubs, Andrea Oliva is a great name to check out at this year’s Electric Zoo.

LISTEN TO HIS MUSIC ON SPOTIFY


Yotto

Yotto_PressPhoto_2015_Oct_1_credMiroKalliolaOtto Yliperttula, better known as Yotto, is Anjunadeep’s latest prodigy. Hailing from Helsinki, he’s the architect of a darker style of dance music that while structurally rooted in house, swims between the club and the comfort of your home. Having already garnered support from a truly diverse selection of artists, including an unprecedented three ‘Essential New Tune’ selections in less than six months on Pete Tong’s BBC Radio 1 show, and being named one of DJ Mag’s ‘20 DJs To Watch in 2016’, it’s impossible to overlook the promise of his young career. Yotto’s ability to cross genres and labels is what sets him apart as an artist, his diversity and refusal to be defined is what makes him one of the most appealing new artists in dance music, evidenced by support from Above & Beyond, Laurent Garnier, Gorgon City, Mark Knight, Danny Tenaglia, Groove Armada, Tiesto and many more.

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Sam Feldt

Press photo FeaturesHailing from the Netherlands, Sam Feldt has quickly established himself in the dance music scene whilst still only in his early twenties. Having first been signed to the internationally reknowned Spinnin Records back in 2013, he established himself as a remix sensation with his takes on the likes of ‘Big Love’ by Fleetwood Mac, ‘I Will Wait’ by Mumford & Sons, and ‘Stay Alive’ by Jose Gonzalez – he quickly became a regular at the top of the HypeM chart. After the release of ‘Show Me Love in early 2015, his laidback grooves have led him to become an internationally in-demand DJ; he’s played across the world sharing stages wit the likes of Kygo, Robin Schulz, Thomas Jack and Kölsch.

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Anna Lunoe

Green1Hailing fron Sydney, Australia – Anna Lunoe is equal parts DJ, vocalist, songwriter and producer. In just a few short years Anna Lunoe has catapulted from being virtually unknown in the US to headlining major festivals in addition to hosting her own show – Anna Lunoe: Presents HYPERHOUSE, broadcasting to over 100 countries every Friday on Apple Music’s Beats1 Radio. With major collaborations with artists such as Flume, Touch Sensitive and Sleepy Tom, an impressive festival run, a 2-month US tour in 2013 with pop sensation The Weeknd and her latest EP All Out debuting #4 on the iTunes Dance Chart, it seems there’s no stopping Anna.

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SBCR

SBCR front photo_redSBCR, short for Sir Bob Cornelius Rifo, is the mysterious, masked persona of one-half of Italian electro legends The Bloody Beetroots. The classically trained musician brings punk-rock elements to the electro dancefloor, and has a decade of club hits to show for his talents. Now affiliated with Steve Aoki’s Dim Mak, SBCR, is pursuing solo ventures and is in his finest form yet.

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Henrik Schwarz

1929918_24316498216_8063_nIs there anybody more respected in dance music than Henrik Schwarz? With 25 years at the cutting edge of house and techno, the answer is likely no. Whether it’s his legendary DJ Kicks mix, collaborations with Innervisions via Dixon and Ame, or his live show, one that brings together elements of music from all over the world onto the dancefloor, Henrik Schwarz is a true artist and ambassador of underground dance music.

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