Today, for the first time in Electric Zoo‘s storied history, the festival released its official 2016 anthem – Codeko‘s “Walking With Lions” featuring Raphaella. In partnership with Armada, the anthem will serve as the soundtrack to New York’s biggest dance music festival taking place next weekend September 2-4.

Electric Zoo tapped burgeoning dance music star and Armada standout Codeko to produce the anthem. As a classically trained musician, Codeko was challenged to create a track that embodied the spirit of Electric Zoo, but he has proven that he was more than worthy of the task. “Walking With Lions” seamlessly blends progressive house elements with an uplifting horn melody to create the perfect backdrop for the track’s powerful vocals.

“We have always wanted to produce a festival anthem that represents the theme of our festival that would resonate with our fans,” said Electric Zoo Festival Director Adam Richman. “There is no questions Codeko’s Walking With Lions does exactly that.”

Codeko, the young 20 year-old producer, was grateful for the opportunity: “I am honored to have been selected to create this year’s Electric Zoo anthem and can’t wait to drop it on the mainstage!”

Listen to the official Electric Zoo Anthem below.