A wilderness located within a concrete jungle that has climbed up the bars and managed to become one of the world’s most talked-about dance events to date; that’s what we can say about New York’s Electric Zoo festival. Ongoing since 2009, it didn't take long for the word to spread on a cross-continental level, attracting people from all over the world.
Operating within the city commonly referred to as “the center of the universe” and continually pushing a lineup that leaves any electronic music fanatic wanting in, it doesn't take much to see why Electric Zoo rapidly rose to the top of the festival radius—and this year things get more interesting. Finding themselves in the festival hot-seat, the Made event crew recently announced an expansion of operational grounds that makes room for a new second main stage. From Friday to Sunday, you can easily find yourself forecasting artists and showcases worth scrambling over, but we have one event in mind for Sunday that you should circle on your festival schedule.
Hosting a label-exclusive Sunday School Grove showcase on September 1, Swedish label Drumcode Records makes up one of Electric Zoo’s most appropriate showcases this year, supplying a variety of its floor-rattling artists certain to have the crowds jumping. Among those is U.K. DJ and producer Nicole Moudaber, who already finds herself as one of Drumcode’s most bookmarked artists at the festival, coming off her premiere album, Believe, that dropped in May. The assorted 10-track package ranges from highly danceable to everything in-between techno and house feel. As if dropping an album and touring all over wasn’t enough to keep her busy, she also entertained us with the solid, hip-twisting Fabric mix she compiled, including her unreleased track featuring ME titled “Give Me Body”, remixed by German producer and Mobilee Records founder Anja Schneider.
Out for release via her own label, MOOD, Give Me Body EP offers a three-path interpretation of the track. Displaying a concrete Moudaber flavor, the original rides an irresistibly upright groove steered by Me’s vocals that commands you to move your body while the song’s build up sets the industrial turnaround at the end. Anja Schneider sprinkles a funky-house charm, taking the song to sensational heights with the staggering melodies added. The “Give Me Body” dub version rings a stripped down sequence of powerful sounds that stand on their own without the vocals.
Now that you’ve got the latest scoop on what’s happening, make sure you enter the Earmilk exclusive contest for your chance to win a pair of general admission tickets for Sunday’s Drumcode showcase at Electric Zoo, where you can catch Nicole Moudaber spinning! On top of that we are a throwing in a copy of her latest album, Believe—don’t miss out!
Also, we got a chance to catch up with Nicole Moudaber herself! Check out what she had to say: