FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ELECTRIC ZOO 2012
New York’s Electronic Music Festival
August 31, September 1 & September 2
Labor Day Weekend
@ Randall’s Island Park, NYC
Electric Zoo Debut Performance
Saturday, September 1
A performance over a year in the making, the Electric Zoo Festival is proud to welcome Martin Solveig for his debut DJ set on Saturday, September 1.
Martin said “Hello” to the world in 2010 with the so-named blockbuster track that took the electronic music scene by storm. “Hello” went Platinum in the US, hit #1 in half a dozen countries, reached 100 million views on YouTube, and made the Frenchman a star. So much has happened since this initial success though, Solveig has continued and expanded his domination of the music world.
In April of 2012, Martin released his explosive The Night Out EP. In addition to the title track, it includes remixes from A-Trak, Madeon, The FatRat, and Maison & Dragen. Also included is a previously unreleased version of “Can’t Stop,” featuring Solveig’s frequent collaboratorDragonette.
Solveig was also a primary producer on Madonna’s new album MDNA, which debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200. Highlights include “Beautiful Killer” (inspired by Solveig and Madonna’s mutual passion for Jean-Pierre Melville’s classic crime thriller, Le Samouraï) and the hit single, “Give Me All Your Luvin” featuring Nicki Minaj and M.I.A., which has proven an international sensation, topping airplay charts around the globe. Martin recently told MTV News, "We were working with no limits. I think the only thing that she said when we started was 'I just want people to be able to dance to my music and connect easily with my music,' and also probably to take some risks at some point… Other than this, it was open to any kind of experimentation."
Another example of his creative abilities, Martin’s SMASH webseries is a breath of fresh air in a world full of YouTube videos. Each installment is not only a showcase for his music, but chock full of comedic flair, scenic irony, sarcasm, and semi-serious commentary on the electronic music scene. Episode #4 was released in April.
Don't miss Martin's highly anticipated debut performance at Electric Zoo on Saturday, September 1.
About Martin Solveig
Like so many, Martin’s love affair with music began at an early age, influenced by luminaries such as Prince, Lenny Kravitz, Stevie Wonder and Serge Gainsbourg. But it was just one record that catapulted Martin from a well-respected DJ to one of the most formidable producers and performers in the world. “Hello” has now sold over 2 million copies and earned a global recognition, achieving platinum status in America, Italy, Germany and Austria, as well as going twice platinum in Canada and in Australia. His recent The Night Out EP and primary producer work on Madonna’s new album MDNA have solidified his position at the top. His eccentric taste and non-conformist attitude have been the backbone of what he is today – a multi faceted artist. He sings, he produces, he DJs, he acts, occasionally dances, and sometimes plays a spot of tennis.
About Electric Zoo
Electric Zoo: New York’s Electronic Music Festival now in its 4th year, featured more than 100 of the world’s biggest electronic music talent in 2011, including DJs and live acts, providing the finest techno, trance, house, dubstep, electro, indie dance music and more across four stages on beautiful Randall’s Island Park. Electric Zoo received a coveted IDMA nomination for “Best U.S. Festival” and “Best Music Event” by URB magazine, as well as press coverage from major media outlets like CNN, The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Huffington Post, Village Voice, Time Out New York, New York Post, The Source, DJ Mag, Mixmag and Ocean Drive, establishing it as New York City’s premier electronic music festival as well as a top American event. After a sold-out capacity crowd of 50,000 over 2 days in 2010, Electric Zoo expanded to a new 3-day format with over 85,000 attendees in 2011. For more information, please go to: www.electriczoofestival.com.
About Made Event
Made Event, helmed by Mike Bindra and Laura De Palma, working with a team of industry leaders, is committed to excellence in the programming, promotion, and production of electronic dance music events. They stand at the vanguard of their field due to the world-renowned caliber of entertainment and expert production values they bring into a variety of distinctive and innovative venues. In 2009, Made Event launched the inaugural Electric Zoo and was nominated for “Promoter of the Year” by URB magazine and “Best Music Event” and “Best Event Promoter” by the International Dance Music Awards for the best of 2010. With over 25 years of combined experience, and over 400 successful events produced in New York City and Miami, Made Event continues to set the bar for quality electronic music events. For more info, please go to www.MadeEvent.com.