Avicii, Zedd and more EDM artists playing Electric Zoo festival
Web linksBackstage Pass blog
The lineup of this year's Electric Zoo should put to rest any remaining doubts about EDM's influence on today's pop music.
The three-day festival features lots of electronic dance music's biggest stars, many of whom have now crossed over to mainstream audiences.
Here's a look at how Electric Zoo's stars have taken over the pop charts:
Avicii (9:30 p.m. Friday): Before Katy Perry and Lady Gaga unleashed their new singles, the Swedish DJ-producer had the hottest song on the pop charts, "Wake Me Up," which has climbed all the way to No. 11 in the past two months. It's the lead single from the upcoming album "True."
Zedd (6:25 p.m. Sunday): The German producer scored his first Top 10 pop single and first platinum-seller, as well as an MTV Video Music Awards nomination, for his song "Clarity," co-written with Seaford native Matthew Koma. "Spectrum," another collaboration with Koma, was last year's biggest dance single.
David Guetta (8 p.m. Saturday): The French DJ-producer landed three Top 10 pop singles last year from his album "Nothing but the Beat." Guetta went to No. 4 with "Without You," featuring Usher, and "Turn Me On," featuring Nicki Minaj, as well as No. 7 with "Titanium," featuring Sia.
Bauuer (9:15 p.m. Friday): The Brooklyn producer has one of the year's biggest pop hits with "Harlem Shake," which was No. 1 for five weeks thanks to all the viral videos that incorporated the song. His latest single, "Higher," features that little-known rapper Jay Z.
Martin Solveig (5:15 p.m. Friday): The French producer parlayed the success of his Top 50 hit "Hello" into a collaboration with Madonna, which yielded her Top 10 pop hit "Give Me All Your Luvin'," as well as the dance hit "Turn Up the Radio."
Krewella (5 p.m. Sunday): The Chicago trio is having a breakout year, thanks to pop radio's embrace of its smash "Alive," which hit the Top 40, and its follow-up "Live for the Night." The trio's debut album, "Get Wet," is set to be released Sept. 24.
WHAT Electric Zoo
WHEN | WHERE 11 a.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Randalls Island
INFO $139-$179; madeevent.com/electriczoo