Electric Zoo Artist Spotlight: Congorock
Fusing electro house with dance-punk, Congorock has characterized himself with his own sound. After finding fame with Bloody Beetroots founder, and fellow Italian musician Bob Rifo, the man born as Rocco Rampino produced “Babylon” and remixed Swedish House Mafia’s “One,” forcing his name into DJ sets — and iTunes libraries — worldwide. Since 2007, that very sound has evolved, and in a few short weeks he will find himself playing New York City’s Electric Zoo.
Congorock – Babylon (Original Mix)
When looking for a unique DJ to spice up your festival afternoon, look no further than Congorock. His deep bass and grungy productions have made for genre-defying productions that are reflected in his own sets. When entering Riverside, expect to hear some of his popular tunes like “Agarta” and “Monolith,” and even his own remix of Benny Benassi’s “Cinema.”
Congorock – Agarta (Original Mix)
Not one to define himself with a particular sound that can become redundant, Congorock will splash some popular tracks into his set to provide balance in his homemade party. If it’s electro house, it’s fair game, so don’t be surprised to hear music from Dada Life or Tommy Trash. Suitably, somewhere in the middle, you can be sure that Congorock will drop his recent remix of Zedd’s “Spectrum.”
Zedd – Spectrum (Congorock Remix)
Under the assumption that Rocco will take the decks sometime during the early or mid-afternoon hours of day three, his set is a must-see if you are looking to get warmed up for bigger acts, like Boys Noize or Skrillex, whom will come out in the dark. Be sure to pencil Congorock in to your predetermined festival schedule when set times are released ahead of Labor Day Weekend.