A convergence of mysticism, music, natural wonder and apocalyptic sentiment spawned Day Zero on the final day of the Ancient Mayan Calendar in 2012. In its subsequent five chapters, it has evolved, awakening a community of curious thrill seekers and adventurers from all four corners of the globe, pulled to the Mayan jungles surrounding Tulum to celebrate the magic of one of the world’s singular events, soundtracked by some of its most exciting artists.
Day Zero has come to reflect the seamless ebb and flow of its jungle habitat, a sacred space where the sonic tools of the ancient world meet that of the new. As the event takes in sunrises and sunsets and deep late moments, one can’t help but feel the venue’s profound energy spilling forth from its caves, cenotes, and naturally formed amphitheater. It is the unparalleled vibe of this unique location, paired with Damian Lazarus’ musical curation, that has created a unique infusion from which the world’s best electronic music can be properly experienced in mind, body and spirit.
The 2019 edition will see Lazarus joined by a top cast of selectors including South African house icon Black Coffee, Life & Death founder DJ Tennis, Saga frontmen Bedouin, modern sitar master Sidartha Siliceo, and of course some of Crosstown Rebel’s most celebrated stars Serge Devant, Satori, Lum, Metrika, and Davi.
Day Zero has fostered a means for introspection through a reimagination of modern-rave and a chance for its unique community to reconnect and reawaken for the year to come.