Electric Zoo 2022 Preview

COVID may have kept folks off the dance floor, but last year New York City’s Electric Zoo returned to Randall’s Island, and keeps the party going there this September,...
Electric Zoo
Electric Zoo

COVID may have kept folks off the dance floor, but last year New York City’s Electric Zoo returned to Randall’s Island, and keeps the party going there this September, 2nd-4th, Friday-Sunday:




Porter Robinson, 9:45 PM – 11:00 PM

Porter Robinson (QRO photos) has become one of the country’s most established DJs, from being named MTVu ‘Artist of the Year’ in 2015 to topping the dance/electronic charts with last year’s Nurture, now spinning at Electric Zoo (QRO photos at a festival).

Porter Robinson

SLANDER, 8:35 PM – 9:35 PM

The self-described “heaven trap” of the DJ duo Derek Anderson & Scott Land, a.k.a. SLANDER (QRO photos at a festival), come to Electric Zoo.


Diplo, 7:15 PM – 8:30 PM

Born in Mississippi of all places, Thomas Wesley Pentz – Diplo (QRO photos) – has become a true ‘citizen of the world’, discovering & spreading everyone from Americans Amanda Blank and Santigold to Sri Lanka’s M.I.A. and Brazil’s ‘baile funk’, as well as working with big name artists like Britney Spears, Justin Bieber, Madonna, Usher and even Beyoncé! He’s also best known for being one-half of the acclaimed Major Lazer (QRO photos at a festival), as well teaming up with Skrillex as Jack Ü (QRO photos).

He was even mock-played by James Van Der Beek as a hilarious idiot in VICELAND’s What Would Diplo Do? – and what he would do is play Electric Zoo again (QRO photos at Electric Zoo ‘19). Though there are also the allegations about what else he’s done…


Dabin, 6:10 PM – 7:10 PM

Toronto’s Dabin Lee has collaborated with everyone from ILLENIUM to Said the Sky, as well as fellow Electric Zoo ‘22 performers SLANDER & Seven Lions (see above & below), and comes to Randall’s behind his third solo full-length, Between Broken.


Cheat Codes, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Electronic trio Cheat Codes (QRO photos at a festival) come to Electric Zoo fresh off the international success of this year’s Hellraisers, Pt. 3.

Cheat Codes


Joel Corry, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Zack Martino, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Joel Corry

The Landing


Tchami, 9:45 PM – 11:00 PM

French producer & DJ Tchami is a pioneer in the future house genre, with his sets becoming religious experiences.


Malaa, 8:30 PM – 9:45 PM

Real identity unknown, the balaclava-wielding future house DJ Malaa (QRO photos at a festival) broke out with “Notorious”.


Wax Motif, 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Australia’s Danny Chien, a.k.a. Wax Motif (QRO photos at a festival), brings his G-House back to Electric Zoo.

Wax Motif


Matroda, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Bijou, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM

Taiki Nulight, 4:15 PM – 5:30 PM

Capozzi, 3:00 PM – 4:15 PM




Abraxis, 10:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Ilan Bluestone, 8:45 PM – 9:45 PM

Jason Ross, 7:45 PM – 8:45 PM

Trivecta, 6:45 PM – 7:45 PM

Ruben de Ronde, 5:45 PM – 6:45 PM

Au5 b2b Chime, 4:45 PM – 5:45 PM

Gem & Tauri, 3:35 PM – 4:45 PM

Pretty Pink, 3:00 PM – 3:45 PM




Apashe, 9:45 PM – 11:00 PM

G Jones b2b Eprom, 8:35 PM – 9:45 PM

Of the Trees, 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Netsky, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Memba, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM

Rossy, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Deadcrow, 3:45 PM – 4:30 PM

Jon Casey b2b Capshun, 3:00 PM – 3:45 PM

G Jones




Armin van Buuren, 9:45 PM – 11:00 PM

Dutch trance producer Armin van Buuren has long since spread his wings, from his worldwide weekly radio show “State of Trance’ to his own acclaimed DJ performances, even rated the number one DJ by DJ Mag a record five times, and holds the American record for most entries on the Billboard Dance/Electronic Albums Chart. He returns to Electric Zoo (QRO photos at Electric Zoo ‘19) with his big show (QRO live review at a festival).

Armin van Buuren

Chris Lake, 8:40 PM – 9:40 PM

Chris Lake (QRO photos at a festival) first became known for bootleg remixes of songs like Eurythmics’ “Sweet Dreams”, before his hit 2006 single “Changes” with Laura V, and has been making hit EDM singles ever since.

Chris Lake

DJ Snake, 7:20 PM – 8:35 PM

France’s trip-hop producer DJ Snake comes to Electric Zoo (QRO photos at a festival) off of working in 2014 with Diplo (see above) and touring with Skrillex. More recently came 2016’s debut album Encore, including single “Let Me Love You”, which featured none other than Justin Bieber, and 2019’s follow up Carte Blanche.

DJ Snake

Gorgon City, 6:15 PM – 7:15 PM

Catch charting North London electronic garage duo, Gorgon City, as they play Electric Zoo (QRO photos at a festival) behind last year’s Olympia.

Gorgon City

John Summit, 5:15 PM – 6:15 PM

One of the few people who had a good pandemic, John Schuster was fired as an accountant for spending too much time on his music in 2019 – only to have his breakout as John Summit in the following, otherwise-dark year.

John Summit

Afrojack, 4:15 PM – 5:15 PM

The Netherlands’ Afrojack is one of the hottest DJs in the world, coming back to Electric Zoo (QRO photos at Electric Zoo ‘19) after representing his country at the 2021 Eurovision Song Contest.


Surf Mesa, 3:15 PM – 4:15 PM

In 2019, Seattle’s Powell Aguirre, a.k.a. Surf Mesa (QRO photos at a festival), managed to take a sample of Frankie Valli’s “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You” into his own viral TikTok hit, “ILY (I Love You)”.

Surf Mesa


Gattüso, 2:15 PM – 3:15 PM

Pauline Herr, 1:00 PM – 2:15 PM


The Landing


Jauz, 9:45 PM – 11:00 PM

Out from San Francisco to spin the beats is Sam Vogel, a.k.a. Jauz, coming to Electric Zoo behind 2020’s Dangerous Waters EP.


Svdden Death, 8:30 PM – 9:45 PM

Southern California artist Danny Howard, a.k.a. Svdden Death, broke out with “Sell Out”, his 2019 collaboration with marshmello.

Svdden Death

Diesel (Shaquille O’Neal), 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM

One of, if not the, most-loved personalities in basketball is Shaquille O’Neal. The giant known worldwide as just Shaq is a celebrity even outside of sports, including movies & music, and at Electric Zoo DJs as ‘Diesel.’

Shaquille O’Neal


Dimension, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Whipped Cream, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM

Moore Kismet, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

XCRPT, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM

Barilan, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM

Rné, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM




PEEKABOO, 9:45 PM – 11:00 PM

Matthew Lucas brings his style of dubstep, a freeform space bass, to space-out Electric Zoo at PEEKABOO.



Champagne Drip, 8:45 PM – 9:45 PM

Lab Group, 7:45 PM – 8:45 PM

Chee b2b Tsuruda, 6:45 PM – 7:45 PM

Subdocta, 5:45 PM – 6:45 PM

Space Wizard, 4:45 PM – 5:45 PM

A Hundred Drums, 3:45 PM – 4:45 PM

Sully, 2:50 PM – 3:50 PM

Canabliss, 1:55 PM – 2:50 PM

Black Carl!, 1:00 PM – 1:55 PM

A Hundred Drums





Camelphat, 9:30 PM – 11:00 PM

Cristoph, 8:15 PM – 9:30 PM

Will Clarke, 7:00 PM – 8:15 PM

Biscits, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Kyle Walker, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Bontan, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Nala, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

QRTR, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Luna Mar, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM





Martin Garrix, 9:30 PM – 11:00 PM

Amsterdam’s Martin Garrix (QRO photos at a festival) rose up as a DJ when he was barely twenty with singles like “Animals”, “In the Name of Love”, and “Scared to Be Lonely”, and now is playing Electric Zoo again (QRO photos at Electric Zoo ’19).

Martin Garrix

Seven Lions, 8:10 PM – 9:10 PM

As Seven Lions, Jeff Montalvo crosses electronic genres from trance to dubstep to glitch hop & more, this year putting out 10 Years of Seven Lions.

Seven Lions

Subtronics, 7:10 PM – 8:10 PM

Philly dubstep DJ Subtronics first got notice thanks to his collaboration with GRiZ on “Griztronics”, and followed it up with his mixtape series Now That’s What I Call Riddim.



Gordo, 6:10 PM – 7:10 PM

ARMNHMR, 5:10 PM – 6:10 PM

Vini Vici, 4:10 PM – 5:10 PM

Lost Kings, 3:10 PM – 4:10 PM

Ship Wrek, 2:10 PM – 3:10 PM

Mime, 1:00 PM – 2:10 PM


Lost Kings


The Landing


Carl Cox, 9:00 PM – 11:00 PM

British techno-house DJ Carl Cox has become something of the ‘elder statesman’ of electronic music – he was the first person ever named ‘Number One DJ in the World’ by DJ Magazine (when it started its annual ‘Top 100 DJ’ lists, back in the Paleolithic era of 1997). So, it’s fitting that he’s got his own stage for him & his friends at Electric Zoo (QRO photos at an NYC festival).

Carl Cox


Loco Dice, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Andrea Oliva b2b Ilario Alicante, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Chelina Manuhutu, 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM

DJ Holographic, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM

Charles Meyer, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Loco Dice



Clozee, 9:45 PM – 11:00 PM

Mersiv, 8:35 PM – 9:35 PM

Inzo, 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Wreckno, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Tripp St., 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM

Rome In Silver, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Sumthin Sumthin, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM

Notlö, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM

Redrum, 1:45 PM – 2:30 PM

Canvas, 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM






AC Slater, 10:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Sidepiece, 9:00 PM – 10:00 PM

CID, 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM

VNSSA, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Eden Prince, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Blossom, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Lucati, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Truth x Lies, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Meli Rodriguez, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Devon James, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

AC Slater


Meli Rodriguez

Brownies & Lemonade

Friday, September 2nd
Tchami, Malaa, Matroda @ Great Hall
Afrojack @ Marquee
Brownies & Lemonade @ Webster Hall

Saturday, September 3rd
Camelphat, Cristoph @ Brooklyn Mirage
Lab Group @ Webster Hall
Lost Kings @ Marque
Cheat Codes @ Lavo

Sunday, September 4th
Martin Garrix, Justin Mylo @ Brooklyn Mirage
Clozee, Inzo, Tripp St., Wreckno b2b Notlö, Rome In Silver b2b Sumthin Sumthin @ Kings Hall
Subtronics, A Hundred Drums, Austeria, Black Carl!, Level Up @ Webster Hall
Andrea Oliva, Chelina Manuhutu @ Quantum

Monday, September 5th
Loco Dice @ Superior Ingredients Roof