Anyone that has ever read my blog knows that I am a huge fan of dance music. Whether it is non-vocal trance music that just repeats beats for hours on end or high intensity dance music that forces me out of my chair dancing all over the room, I am addicted to this genre. When I first started listening to this style of music, I thought it would be a phase. But over the last five years, this has gone from being a temporary fix to a lifestyle change.
I have seen shows in small venues with my closest friends and shows with fifty thousand people watching one DJ spin records until the sun comes up. I have traveled to all corners of the globe to see artists like David Guetta, Armin van Buuren, Paul Oakenfold, and many more. Each show is unique, offering the fans something to remember and a chance to dance the night away.
Labor Day weekend is usually spent with friends and families gathering around the grill sharing a meal and a few drinks. Most of us have that following Monday off so it is time for a long weekend and chance to relax. Well, this year Labor Day weekend is going to be filled with nothing more than timeless beats and some of the world’s best DJs. If you are anywhere near New York City, then prepare to dance your butt off at Electric Zoo.
Electric Zoo, brought to you by Made Event, has only released a handful of acts that will be spinning that weekend, and it includes names like The Chemical Brothers, Paul van Dyk, Benny Benassi, ATB, and John Digweed. They are expecting over 50 more artists to appear on numerous stages. This is a two-day festival, New York’s Electronic Music Festival, that you cannot afford to miss.
This is not the first time for a festival like this. This year, the event returns to Randall’s Island Park and will take place on Saturday, September 4th, and Sunday, September 5th, 2010. This event will once again bring the finest in techno, trance, house, and indie dance music. To give you an idea of how insane this weekend is, last year they hosted over 26,000 crazed fans to their inaugural festival. Not bad for their first attempt.
The music kicks off on Saturday with the Chemical Brothers dishing out their own style of dance music. This will be nothing but a rare performance from a well-known and respected act. You can view these guys on the main stage a well as guys like Paul van Dyk and ATB. But on Sunday, things kick off with the world’s number one DJ, the one and only Armin van Buuren. I had the chance to see him perform last year, and even had the chance to share in conversation with him, and I cannot wait to see him perform again.
By the time the second day of dancing is over, you are not going to want to do anything but rest your feet. But you better hurry as early bird tickets are already on sale and are offered in limited quantities. You can purchase your tickets online and secure your spot for this epic event. Celebrate Labor Day in style, people—spend it dancing. The only thing I want to know is will you come dance with me this year at New York’s Electronic Music Festival?