Electric Zoo Festivel: New World Music

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Electric Zoo is a musical event that takes place once a year in New York. Arguably the biggest and best musical event in the country, over 100,00 people attended the event this year. This venue features the worlds Top DJs all in one arena performing one after the other. Featuring artists such as Tiesto, Skrillex, David Guetta, Steve Aoki and Sander Van Doorn, This event is mandatory to attend if you are a fan of EDM (electronic dance music). EDM has definitely grown popular in the past few years and provided the joy in life to millions of individuals worldwide.
Electronic dance music was created in the 1980s in Detroit by a man called 'Frankie Knuckles”, who is also referred to as the 'Godfather of house'. He went to clubs and made and played music of his his mixer and technic turntables. He would reconstruct sounds by combining two tracks together and adjusting the tempo and layering percussive beats. This was the birth of house music. Still awaiting for the genre to rise, years after EDM was made popular in New York City & London. Before you know it there were many created sub-genres for EDM and were frequently played in night clubs and concerts. Many Djs arose to become the best in the EDM business such as Tiesto, who averages $250,000 a show performing worldwide. This generation, EDM has become a phenomenon and rising rapidly in the market.
Many music festivals were created centered around Electronic Dance Music. Electric Daisy, Tommorowland, Electro Beach, and Electric Zoo. Electric Zoo was held annually beginning in 2009. After it's first festival, it became an instant hit. 25,000 people attend end Electric Zoo in 2009, and 110,000 people attended in 2012, with an increase of over quadruple the original attendance. Electric Zoo 2012 had 4 different stages, with 67 different DJs performing in the span of three days. Tickets…...

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