Although the festival as a whole is riddled with talent, Sunday seems to always be the day where the underground area brings out its biggest names and heaviest hitters. Hell, Electric Zoo Festival even has a tent named after it. So when you grow weary of hearing “Greyhound” by Swedish House Mafia for the 3rd time, do your ears a favor and walk (perhaps run?) to the neonGarden for some deep and dirty goodness.
Just looking at the names above should send chills down the spine of anyone familiar with minimal and deep house. 5 label heads (Richie Hawtin’s M_Nus, Loco Dice’s Desolat, Dubfire’s SCI+TEC, Jamie Jones’ Hot Creations, and Seth Troxler’s Visionquest) will be playing in the same tent on the same day. 5! A remarkable booking for Insomniac Events. Before we delve further into the artists, don’t forget to check out some of our other EDC coverage, which has caused a decent pre-festival buzz…
– Sundayâ€™s cosmicMEADOW line-up
– EDC overview and all day Friday
– Saturdayâ€™s kinecticFIELD line-up
– Sundayâ€™s kinecticFIELD line-up
– Saturdayâ€™s circuitGROUNDS (ASOT) line-up
– Sundayâ€™s circuitGROUNDS (Jacked) line-up
Get the full preview after the jump!
Who You Canâ€™t Miss
Richie Hawtin – This may seem like the safe choice, considering his label is sponsoring the area and he will likely close the tent, but no one plays Richie’s breed of outrageous minimal techno. He is a pioneer of the scene and his sets are world-renowned. He is never disappointing…ever. He will likely be throwing out a bunch of unreleased tunes from his two newest signings, Hobo and Matador, who both absolutely demolished Miami during WMC.
Richie Hawtin – The Tunnel[audio:http://www.electronicaoasis.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/The Tunnel.mp3|titles=The Tunnel.mp3]
Dubfire – One half of the grammy award winning duo Deep Dish, Dubfire has made his name by producing chrome black techno and putting on some of the longest and most intricate DJ sets around. He is a resident at New York’s District 36, and arguably the best techno producer in the game. Mentoring heavy hitters like Carlo Lio, Dubfire is who the entire EO crew is most excited to see at neonGarden. Any discerning house head will be able to hear Dubfire’s brand of techno from 2 tents away. It is unmistakable, and we mean that in the best sense of the word.
Radio Slave – Grindhouse (Dubfire Terror Planet Mix)[audio:http://www.electronicaoasis.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/Grindhouse.mp3|titles=Grindhouse.mp3]
Under The Radar Performer
Magda- The queen of the underground, Magda has been an integral part of the scene for a very long time. Once signed to Richie Hawtin’s Minus label, Magda got her start as a teenager in Detroit and has been highly influenced by the Detroit techno sound. She is now based in Berlin and rarely appears stateside, unless it is a massive festival gig like Ultra Music Festival or Electric Daisy Carnival. A small woman who packs a massive punch, many festival goers might not be familiar with her name. But trust us…if you are lucky enough to hear her set, you will be running to catch her at every major EDM festival for the remainder of your days!
Magda – 48 Hour Crack In Your Bass[audio:http://www.electronicaoasis.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/48 Hour Crack in Your Bass.mp3|titles=48 Hour Crack in Your Bass.mp3]
Who You Can Pass On
Victor Calderone-Â The easy answer is no one, but if we had to choose one act to pass on, it would be Victor Calderone. He seems way more fitted for the Friday Pacha tent along with the other residents. Although his tribal house is known far and wide, Victor is a New York inhabitant and anyone can see him anytime. He plays on average more than twice a month in the city. So skip out on Victor this time around and soak up some of the acts you do not get to see as often. After all, the #1 rated DJ/Producer in the world (as rated by Resident Advisor) is playing…aka Jamie Jones. So come to neonGarden for him under his Hot Natured alias.
What We Want to Hear
Loco Dice – La BicicletaÂ[audio:http://www.electronicaoasis.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/La Bicicleta.mp3|titles=La Bicicleta.mp3]
Hot Natured – Forward Motion[audio:http://www.electronicaoasis.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/Forward Motion.mp3|titles=Forward Motion.mp3]
Dinky – Acid In My Fridge (Visionquest Remix)[audio:http://www.electronicaoasis.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/Acid In My Fridge.mp3|titles=Acid In My Fridge.mp3]
Be sure to check back tomorrow for our last EDC guide post!