by levina | November 30, 2011

This coming Monday is a momentous day. I’ve marked this 5th of December with six calendar notifications not because it is the first day of my study week (hey, finals) nor because it is my first Monday after the last day of classes (we meet again, hangover), but because Made Event has decided to open a special tier of holiday tickets for Electric Zoo 2012.

For those of you who also suffered from bad luck last month when early bird tickets sold out after six minutes and plan to hit up the 1PM flash sale, I’ve prepared a little playlist of new and old:



Rusko was one of the first dubstep DJs I saw live, and I’ll never forget his performance. Remixed about a month ago by Netsky, the recent recipient of two 2011 Red Bull Elektropedia Awards, this drum and bass version of Everyday gives the original a run for its money.



Twenty-two year old German producer Zedd has had quite the year, entering the lineup for huge events including Ultra, EDC, Beyond Wonderland, and Nocturnal Forest as well as performing with Deadmau5, Skrillex, and Porter Robinson. Just earlier this month, the young DJ released the upbeat, club-friendly Stars Come Out on Steve Aoki’s label Dim Mak.



Although they only partnered up to form Adventure Club earlier this year, Christian Srigley and Leighton James of Montreal have already quickly made their way up my and many others’ iTunes most played list with their incredible dubstep remix of Flight Facilities’ Crave You. Their remix of Everything To Me has the same great balance of a long, chill buildup and an excellent heavy drop that I’ve come to expect of adventure dub.


Featured as the second song of the official 2011 Electric Zoo recap video, More Unfamiliar stirred up a lot of buzz a week before its official release (along with remixes by Candyland, Alex Zelenka, and Bassive) on Beatport on November. The collaboration between Shift Four and DirtyRock is a melodic heavy-hitter that I can’t wait to experience live.

Feeling festive yet? Set your alarms — tickets will go fast. I promise.

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