At 10 am Sunday morning we couldn’t tell whether our phones were ringing or our alarms was going off, until we groggily looked over at the screen and realized that someone was actually calling. The first words we heard were, “So guess what,” but in a rather monotone voice. Unprepared for the actual news, we were hopeful that something exciting might have happened. But, no, that really was not the case. “Ezoo is cancelled,” she said. Having been awoken by this information all in one blow, we thought it was a joke, or maybe a dream. Again, no. We couldn't exactly wrap our head around it, nor could anyone else.
Summer may be coming to an end but that only means one thing - Electric Zoo Festival is near. This weekend marks Electric Zoo’s fifth year in existence. The Electric Zoo is known to be one of the biggest electronic dance music festivals in New York, held every Labor Day weekend on Randall’s Island. Electronic dance music fanatics can expect an eclectic mix of over 140 top international DJs and live acts playing dirty beats that will have them bopping till dawn.
Check out the 2013 line-up here.
If you've ever taken a look at Jochen Miller's Facebook page, you'd know that he loves updating his fans with photos of the delicious foods he is about to indulge in, photos of his adorable daughter, and live sets from past shows. But in the DJ booth, Miller shows us no mercy as he throws down some of the most exhilerating sets we've heard. As Electric Zoo quickly approaches, we spoke to Jochen about his upcoming show at one of the official afterparties at Roseland Ballroom with W&W, Firebeatz, and Zack Roth on September 1st. Read on to see what he had to say about returning to New York and some insights as to who he is as both your average human being and as a DJ/producer!