Electric Zoo Festival 2013: What You Need To Know – The Afterparties

Made Event currently has fourteen official afterparties on Labor Day weekend, ensuring you’ll find a party to satisfy every musical taste – and they haven’t even finished the announcements! Stay tuned for our updated post when the final events are announced. You have some big name acts playing theaters like Roseland and Best Buy, heavyweights at Pacha NYC, and the underground scene covered by nightlife gems Output and Cielo. In general, the younger fans will flock to the dub-heavy theater venues where the age limit is eighteen and up while the older crowds head to the cheaper, tech-focused 21+ clubs. Check your details, because some afterparty venues don’t open until 11pm while some open at their usual 10pm. Best Buy Theater and Roseland Ballroom are also offering bottle service VIP options for each night, for a hefty price that rivals top clubs.

For the most extensive coverage, read our preview guides below and stay tuned for more:

Friday: The Basics + Main Stage
Friday: Hilltop
Friday: Sunday School
Friday: Riverside
Saturday: Main Stage(s)
Saturday: Hilltop
Saturday: Riverside

Who You’ll See

Friday 8.30
Roseland Ballroom – Benny Benassi w/ Deniz Koyu, Sultan + Ned Shepard |Event Info|
Best Buy Theater – Flux Pavilion w/ Ookay, J.Rabbit |Event Info|
Pacha NYC – Toolroom Ten: Mark Knight, Stefano Noferini, Gina Turner + Special Guest: MK |Event Info|
Output – Dixon w/ Joey Anderson |Event Info|
Cielo – Cajmere |Event Info|

Saturday 8.31
Roseland Ballroom – Dimiti Vegas & Like Mike w/ Dyro, The M Machine |Event Info|
Best Buy Theater – MODESELEKTOR (DJ Set) w/ Rudimental (DJ Set), Delta Heavy |Event Info|
Pacha NYC – Wolfgang Gartner + more TBA |Event Info|
Output – Dirtybird Label Night: Claude Vonstroke, Eats Everything, Justin Martin |Event Info|
Cielo – Myon & Shane 54 |Event Info|

Sunday 9.1
Roseland Ballroom – W&W w/ Jochen Miller, Firebeatz |Event Info|
Best Buy Theater – Adventure Club & Friends w/ Lucky Date, LOUDPVCK |Event Info|
Pacha NYC – Fedde le Grand + more TBA |Event Info|
Output – Laurent Garnier |Event Info|

Who You Can’t Miss

Flux Pavilion @ Best Buy Theater 8.30 – The English dubstep producer has just hit one million Facebook fans and shows no signs of stopping. He’s headlining the Best Buy Theater along with Ookay and J.Rabbit in support. Flux Pavilion’s ‘Blow The Roof’ EP released this year showcases his talent and the range of influences, from reggae to hip hop, that inform his melodic dub productions. This one’s for the dedicated bass heads.

Flux Pavilion – Blow The Roof
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Eats Everything @ Output 8.31 – Another UK import, Eats Everything brings a fresh dose of retro 90s aesthetic and pure house to Output on Saturday night, the perfect venue to experience this kind of music for the first time. If your idea of a great night out is defined by the word “dance” rather than “rage,” then this is the place for you. Eats Everything offers an escape from the chaos of the festival scene and musical space for you to unwind and experience this rising star in action.

Eats Everything – The Withywood Walk
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Under the Radar Party

Zack Roth vs. Mike Saint-Jules @ Santos Party House 8.30 – Esscala Entertainment is bringing together a collection of local trance acts for a long night at Santos Party House, headlined by Zack Roth and Mike Saint-Jules battling it out. This isn’t an official Made Event afterparty (read: cheaper), but it may be just your thing if you’re looking for a devoted trance night and you want to avoid the majority of the sweaty, rowdy crowds. East Side Electro and Bad Kids Clothing are also sponsoring the event, so expect to see some cool merch. Buy tickets here.

Who You Can Pass On

W&W @ Best Buy Theater 9.1 – We weren’t thrilled with the duo’s performance at A State of Trance back in March. W&W have moved away from a real trance sound and into producing more progressive electro tunes. And with the $50 price tag, we think there are better options for your Sunday night shenanigans. See: Fedde le Grand at Pacha and Adventure Club at Best Buy Theater.

What We Want to Hear

Benny Benassi feat. John Legend – Dance The Pain Away
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Steffi can be found haunting the hottest underground spots in NYC for techno and house music, bringing you up-to-date with what's new, often with a camera in hand. Check out The Weekend Beat every Wednesday night for an exhaustive list of all the nightlife worth knowing. Send tips and party promos to stefanie@electronicaoasis.com.

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