Electric Zoo Festival 2013: What You Need to Know – Friday: Hilltop

This year, Ezoo has unconventionally grouped together artists who mix and produce vastly different styles of music. Friday’s Hilltop Arena presents one of the more eclectic jumble of artists, ranging from Team 140’s John O’Callaghan to jammy Big Gigantic to trap star Baauer. The below provides you with a guide to help navigate through the vastly differing artists all performing in this arena.

In order to prepare for the days leading up to the end, be sure to read up on our previous guides below.

Friday:
Friday: The Basics + Main Stage
Friday: Sunday School
Friday: Riverside

Who You’ll See

Who You Can’t Miss


John O’Callaghan– JOC has been gaining popular recognition in the past couple of yeas. The Irish DJ and producer first appeared in DJ Mag’s notorious Top 100 in 2008, ranking in at number 60. His remixes of Gareth Emery’s ‘Concrete Angel’ and PVD’s ‘I Don’t Deserve You’ have quickly become trance favorites, the latter featured on PVD’s remix compilation (R)Evolution. JOC released his own Armada sublabel, Subculture, under which he release an annual compilation mix. His high intensity sets (Team 140bpm!!) and pure trance sound collectively create a noteworthy musical experience that anyone with an inklings towards trance will not want to miss!

John O’Callaghan – Find Yourself (Heatbeat Remix – John O’Callaghan Rework)
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Under the Radar Artist

Gramatik– This Slovenian native makes his Ezoo debut this year, bringing his smooth, feel good beats to Randall’s Island. Gramatik’s feel-good, smooth beats will be a great chill-out addition to the majorly electro house, big named focused Ezoo. Pretty Lights Music record label recognized the talent and potential in the rising star and immediately snatched him up as one of their own. His lush, soulful beats are guaranteed to have you grooving.

Gramatik- Happiness On A Leash (Original Mix)
[audio:http://www.electronicaoasis.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/Happiness On A Leash (Original Mix).mp3|titles=Happiness On A Leash (Original Mix)]

Who You Can Pass On

Baauer– We recommend passing on the ‘Harlem Shake’ to check out some of the other artist Ezoo has to showcase. In the last year, the trap star has not released many other noteworthy tracks, riding on the only recently subdued hype surrounding the viral ‘Harlem Shake’ phenomenon.

What We Want to Hear

AC Slater – Jack Got Jacked (Jack Beats Remix)
[audio:http://www.electronicaoasis.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/Jack Got Jacked (Jack Beats Remix).mp3|titles=Jack Got Jacked (Jack Beats Remix)]

Ed Solo, Deekline, MC Flipside Handz Up (Jack Beats Remix)
[audio:http://www.electronicaoasis.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/Handz Up (Jack Beats Remix).mp3|titles=Handz Up (Jack Beats Remix)]

Bryan Kearney – Get The Edge (Original Mix)
[audio:http://www.electronicaoasis.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/Get The Edge (Original Mix).mp3|titles=Get The Edge (Original Mix)]

Kill Paris – To A New Earth (Gramatik Remix)
[audio:http://www.electronicaoasis.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/To A New Earth (Gramatik Remix).mp3|titles=To A New Earth (Gramatik Remix)]

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