Electric Zoo’s Youngbloods Part 2
Electric Zoo is considered to be one of the most awesome gatherings in which the world’s best EDM DJ/producers are showcased. From clubheads to newbies, this event is universally seen as one of the most highly anticipated bashes each summer season. Returning to Randalls Island for it’s 4th year, E-Zoo promises an experience impossible to match. This year’s lineup features somewhat of a youthful talent group as some of the world’s top DJs are under 25.
If you haven’t seen Electric Zoo’s Youngbloods Part 1 then peep it now. Then check out the second installment of Zoo’s hottest young electronic acts…
Dubsteppin’ duo Christian Srigley and Leighton James have been on an incredible streak of success since starting their project called Adventure Club. The Canadian duo has found a knack for putting out some of the most gut wrenching bass fueled mischief to grace dubstep lover’s ears. Only 23, both Christian and Leighton have big plans for the upcoming year as they plan to release a full length EP and and an accompanying tour schedule. These youngbloods feature a sound consisting of soulful vocals and MASSIVE bass. Their set is not one to miss.
L.A based producer and moombahton master, Dillon Francis, has seen success in multiple forms. While interning at Rowdy Records in Atlanta, Francis discovered Ableton and from that moment on it was history. Dabbling in both moombahton and mubstep while under the tutelage of artists such as Diplo and Munchi, Francis developed into a very versatile producer. The 24 year has since been touring all over the world showcasing his multiple sounds. Whether it be house, moombahton or dubstep, Francis’ sets are guaranteed to be filled with big drops and tons of energy.
British DJ/producer Mat Zo was destined for a career in the creative arts. Son of a successful painter and talented violinist, Zo began with his musical ambitions at the young age of 8. Years later at the age of 19, Zo was being supported by big time artists like Above and Beyond and Markus Shulz as they considered him to be a promising producer. The following year Zo premiered on the DJ Mag Top 100 list at 66, not to shabby for 20 years old eh? Now 22, Mat has a discography as long as a rap sheet and is supported by the industry’s elite.
Felix Cartal is a name that needs little introduction. The Canadian DJ/producer who started out as a bass player for a punk rock band as a kid has developed into something much more. Touring with the likes of Wolfgang Gartner, MSTRKRFT and The Bloody Beetroots, Cartal has taken the scene by storm. The 24 year old has also released 3 full length albums as well as a number of highly touted remixes. After his prior appearances at Camp Bisco, Electric Daisy Carnival and WMC it is more than obvious that Cartal can throw down. This youngblood has much to show this Labor day at E-Zoo.
What kind of career would one expect to have if Tiësto was their mentor? Hardwell’s. The 24 year old Dutchman has become one of the most popular artists worldwide since breaking onto the scene in 2009. Under the close watch of Tiësto, Hardwell has risen to astronomical heights. Playing alongside the likes of R3hab, Alesso, and Deniz Koyu, Hardwell has been throwing it down all over the world as he features a discography packed with unique originals and masterful remixes. This youngblood was mentored by the considered Jesus of EDM… not get religious. But music is VIBE’s religion.