September 2-4, 2011 -- For thousands of die-hard dance music fans, Labor Day Weekend in New York City means only one thing -- Electric Zoo! The city's annual electronic music festival once again took over Randall's Island for three days, letting beat masters like Afrojack, David Guetta, Boys Noize, Rusko, Skrillex, MSTRKRFT, 12th Planet, Diplo, and Chromeo (above) deliver marathon sets to the Zoo's neon-clad masses.
Vince Staples is hardly the ingratiating type. “Don’t shake my hands unless you passing payment,” instructs the redoubtable young’un on “C.M.B.,” a paean to ruthlessly mercenary, Randian capitalism. “Keep your salutation / I need my 40 acres.” This ice-grilling Left Coaster is more Mack 10 than Myka 9, a verbal marksman who refuses to placate… More »