Electric Zoo: Wild Island With Lexi Williams
Let your inner animal rage! Last week was Electric Zoo. The weather was refreshing. The music was great and the atmosphere was perfect. It was my first time experiencing a three-day festival. It was overall an exciting experience with everlasting memories.
Electric Zoo 2016
Electric Zoo reminded me of what I’d imagine festivals to be; free and revitalizing. Free, because music releases you from reality. So many people traveled far and wide to attend Electric Zoo on Labor Day Weekend. It was three days filled with memories, new experiences and surrounding yourself with positivity and music.
The weekend started off with great friends, amazing music and defintly nights to remember.
Friday was a great start to the weekend. The weather was great and stepping into EZOO was an unforgettable moment. Cookie Monsta first on my set list. From the UK, Cookie Monsta the sound of gritty Dubstep, representing emphasis on bass and snare. He didn’t disappoint us. When he said he was going to go HAM, he meant it.
Following Cookie Monsta was Zomboy. His unique sound let the crowd in bass heaven. Carnage was a little after Zomboy. He is known for his heavy trap style. He kept the crowd engaged and bumpkin until Carnage came on. One admirable thing about hard dubstep is when mosh-pits form and someone falls, someone helps them up. Bassnectar closed on Friday night, leaving everyone head banging.
The International Rave Squad
Aside from my initial rave group, meeting up with The International Rave Squad was one amazing moment. Composed on two thousand people and growing, this community brings everyone from all parts of the world together. Everyone incorporated in the group is all about having a good time and raving as one happy family. Everyone is welcome to join IRS! Follow them on Facebook by typing International Rave Squad.
Saturday began with Aryay. With singles, ” R U Ok?”, “Overwhelmed“, he identifies himself under the genre “lion sound” His uniqueness shines through. Aryay is signed with OWSLA, which is Skrillex’s label.
NGHTMRE was next on my set list. The crowd went crazy over his live set. Always blissful and impressive, everyone seemed to go crazy over NGHTMRE. If you didn’t see him at Electric Zoo, you can check him out his Gud Vibrations Tour alongside with Slander.
3lau played a long set filled with nostalgic transitions such as the Pokémon theme song. He bought out his family while he performed Is This Love?
Steve Aoki killed Riverside leaving me stunned. He remixed one of his favorite bands, Blink 182. Sadly, I missed Borgore his set was fire from the reviews I’ve heard from other people.
Lastly, TIESTO closed Saturday night. Each set was uniquely impactful to me. Tiesto came back, spinning intense techno. He referred back to his EDCLV set clip: I Like The Old Tiesto.
Sunday was officially sold out. The line up had headliners such as Gareth Emery, Blasterjaxx, Lil Dicky, The Chainsmokers and Hardwell. The sold out show brought out so much hype for the closing acts.
The Chainsmokers was packed to the point of exhaustion. So many people came out to represent for The Chainsmokers. Performing a cluster of Closer, Red Hot Chili Peppers and more. Their fan base really bought their all for their set. They perfectly warmed up the crowd for the grand finale, Hardwell.
Hardwell closed out Sunday and his performance was mesmerizing, despite the fact I was exhausted from a fantastic weekend. One of my favorite songs he performed called Run Wild. It was a great end to an unforgettable weekend.
My After Movie
If you didn’t attend Electric Zoo this year, you can check out my Aftermovie below. I would definitely recommend going back to Electric Zoo! If you want a once in a life time experience, this is the festival for you!!
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