Electric Eight #2


Aaaand we’re back with the second edition of Electric Eight, a series that delivers the brightest stars of Electric Zoo: The 6th Boro directly to your inbox, every other week! 
Get to know the names that will be soundtracking the urban jungle madness that’s awaiting party animals in this Labor Day weekend. 
Electric Zoo’s handpicked Electric Eight span EDM, bass, techno, trance, and trap, but all of these artists share one thing: They’ve all got a wild side that can’t wait to meet you…
Without further ado, we present…

Henrik Schwarz

Henrik Schwarz got his start in the early ’90s in local clubs in South Germany playing rap, hip hop, jazz and Detroit techno. After he finished his studies in graphic design in 1999, Schwarz moved to Berlin to work in that field, while continuing to play out and produce music at the same time. Schwarz’s music career took off with the track, Marvin (2002), when DJ, producer and radio show host, Gilles Peterson, played it to immediate effect on his worldwide internationally syndicated show. With bookings all over the globe for the past 15 years, Henrik has innovated his HENRIK SCHWARZ LIVE show, and is now one of the most requested live acts in the electronic music space.

Fun fact for all you Innervisions fans out there – it was Henrik’ Schwarz release with Dixon and Âme Where We At (2006) with Derrick Carter on vocals, which became an instant classic and marked the beginning of a fruitful and close collaboration between Schwarz and Innervisions to this day.


Yellow Claw

Taking the swagger of techno acts, mixing it with the debaucherous party style of big room progressive artists, then filtering it all through the uninhibited dance styles of trap and neo-electro, Yellow Claw doesn’t consider themselves a band or project, but rather a “party concept.” Formed in 2010, the guys made their name by hosting parties at the Jimmy Woo club in Amsterdam. Their vibrant, anything goes style spread in 2011 with weekly Yellow Claw parties that were launched in the cities of Leeuwarden and Breda, while downloads of productions and remixes spread the word online.

In March 2107, Yellow Claw released Los Amsterdam (LP on Mad Decent), which includes the singles, Open, Good Day and Love and War.



Tim Wu graduated from Harvard University in 2011, and initially tried to break into the industry as an acoustic singer/songwriter before switching to dance music. 

Under the Elephante moniker, he generally tends to produce pop-leaning vocal dance tracks, but he dips into slower, trap-inspired numbers as well. Elephante started off creating remixes before his originals, and his first EP was released in 2013. Since then, he has released dozens of tracks and remixes, with songs like I Want You and Age of Innocence receiving millions of online streams. His debut LP, I Am Elephante, appeared in 2016.


Hook N Sling

Australian DJ / Producer, Anthony Maniscalco – better known by his stage name Hook N Sling – has a proven history of releasing records that cut through the noise, showing a constant evolution ahead of the game. With several platinum selling records to his name as well as a packed tour schedule headlining almost every major club around the world, Hook has garnered an ever-growing international fan base.

Now calling LA home, the Aussie born and bred artist just released the international smash hit, Love On Me in collaboration with Swedish duo Galantis, to critical acclaim. Starting 2017 off with a bang, the release of Hook’s highly anticipated collab with Sam Feldt, Open Your Eyes, was streamed over 2 million times in the first week, setting the tone for top 40 radio success around the world.

Known universally as a great composer, excellent performer and renowned remixer, Hook N Sling is here to stay.


Claude VonStroke

Raised in Detroit and now based in Venice Beach, Barclay Crenshaw created the quirky alias “Claude VonStroke” in 2005 and went on to become one of the most well-respected label owners and DJs in dance music. His real breakthrough came with double-header ‘The Whistler/Who’s Afraid of Detroit?.’ The 12” cemented Claude’s reputation as a producer to be reckoned with, crossing borders, genres, and musical ears, and is now known as one of the classic dance releases of the decade.

Today, his labels (Dirtybird and Mothership) continue to surprise and innovate in the underground dance scene, releasing an enigmatic combination of house, funk, dirty-bass, and electronica.

Staying true to Crenshaw’s Detroit heritage, Dirtybird and Mothership donate 10% of profits to a children’s music school in Detroit. A lot of Claude’s success can be attributed to a good attitude. He is grateful to be making music for a living and knows that the reason people go to parties is to shake their asses and have fun.


Martin Solveig

Martin Solveig produces music that is perfect for summer. From, Intoxicated, to Do It Right, and his recent single, Places, the French artist continues to redesign his sound, even after two successful decades in the industry. Solveig started DJing in Paris at the age of 13 when there really wasn’t a scene going on. Over the years, he started to buy more electronic 12″ records that were coming out of Chicago and New York in the early 90’s. They inspired the first album that Solveig made (Sur La Terre), before he gave himself a more pop feel.

Solveig will be performing on the Hilltop Friday during the Dada Land Compound takeover 🍌 Expect to hear sun-drenched beats inspired by Solveig’s weekly Ibiza residency (My House at Pacha).

Party on 💃🏻 with Sur La Terre here.



20-year-old Crankdat finally decided to drop out of college when he began to quit progressing in all of the things he was trying to juggle…

“My grades slipped, (A’s to A-‘s – I know, I need to chill) my athletic performance was not progressing at the rate that I wanted it to, and my musical career was coming to a standstill.”

Crankdat was a Division 1 athlete on a full ride athletic scholarship at Kent State University, and was ranked nationally in Track & Field. He wasn’t getting the proper sleep needed to be able to grind away at all of the commitments he had, and the last thing he wanted to do was become a jack of all trades and master of none.

So he swallowed his pride, and cleared everything off the table except for what he truly wanted to do. Hundreds of millions of streams later, with support from some of his idols (like EZoo headliner DJ Snake), Crankdat has stayed hungry and focused on excelling in his craft. 


Wax Motif

Australian-born, Los Angeles-based producer, Wax Motif, can do it all. From hip hop, to house to UK-inspired bassline, he’s proven his capabilities time and time again over the years. With musical influences like R&B, disco and UK bass, the Australian-born producer brings an unique style to the studio, which makes him a highly sought-after producer.

Chien released tracks on Diplo’s Mad Decent, A-Trak’s Fool’s Gold, and Steve Aoki’s Dim Mak Records as well as a host of remixes for the likes of YG, Kid Ink, Chromeo and Deadmau5.


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