This past Tuesday (10/27) WOLFshoes and Ms. Indigo Jones spoke with Mikey Lion, one of the founders of the Desert Hearts record label and festival. They discussed the upcoming 3 year anniversary Desert Hearts festival happening November 5-9 at Los Coyotes Indian Reservation. The festival will feature 100 hours of non-stop house and techno. “House, techno and love we are all Desert Hearts.” — Mikey Lion
Announcing phase one of its artist and showcase lineup, The BPM Festival is excited to reveal the first names for its 2016 edition. Taking place January 8-17, 2016 along Mexico’s colorful Yucatán Peninsula, The BPM Festival creates an unmatched festival experience for underground dance music enthusiasts in the tropical paradise of Playa Del Carmen.
Presenting an all-encompassing roster of today’s leading artists together with the brightest emerging stars of tomorrow, The BPM Festival plays host to showcases from top record labels and underground party brands. With more than 375 artists performing at last year’s edition, The BPM Festival continues to demonstrate its prominence amidst the global festival circuit with its endless musical programming across ten days of day and night events across multiple venues.
Serving as the official ticketing platform for The BPM Festival 2016, Tixr is the only place to get your 2016 festival passes. Tixr is a revolutionary new ticketing platform that redefines the industry from interface to business model while making it easier, faster, and more fun for audiences to buy tickets. Established in 2013, Tixr’s founders have expertise in building secure, scalable technologies, and have designed Tixr to yield a superior product experience through a core team and a group of strategic investors dedicated to achieving one goal: to make Tixr the top choice for progressive event creators around the world.
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3, 7 and 10-day festival passes are currently on sale at www.TheBPMFestival.com(Available while supplies last)
The BPM Festival 2016 Phase 1 Artist Lineup (in alphabetical order) &ME
ANIMAL & ME
BARBUTO B2B BORYANA
CATZ ‘N DOGZ
CHUS & CEBALLOS
CONTI & LEO
EAGLES & BUTTERFLIES
GORGON CITY (DJ SET)
HOT SINCE 82
JOB JOBSEJOHN DIGWEED
JULIAN JEWEIL (LIVE)
KIM ANN FOXMAN
MANO LE TOUGH
MAYA JANE COLES
MY FAVORITE ROBOT
NO REGULAR PLAY
PATRICK TOPPINGPAUL KALKBRENNER
RUDIMENTAL (DJ SET)
TALE OF US
THE MARTINEZ BROTHERS
WOLF + LAMB
+ More to be announced!
The BPM Festival 2016 Showcases (in alphabetical order)
YEARS OF MOON HARBOUR
ALL DAY I DREAM
ALL GONE PETE TONG
BLACK BUTTER RECORDS
DO NOT SIT ON THE FURNITURE
DUBFIRE: live HYBRID
I’M A HOUSE GANGSTER
LAST NIGHT ON EARTH
LIFE AND DEATH
MY FAVORITE ROBOT
NO. 19 MUSIC
SCI + TEC
SMOKE N’ MIRRORS
tINI & THE GANG
WARUNG BEACH CLUB
This Tuesday (10/27) we are doing a special Desert Hearts Takeover show. We will also be interviewing Mikey Lion and giving away 1 pair of tickets to Desert Hearts November 5th-9th at the Los Coyotes Indian Reservation. Tune in from 10pm – 12am PT for your chance to win!
Desert Hearts Announces Lineup
for November 5-9
Three Year Anniversary Festival
Lineup Includes : Claude VonStroke, J.Phlip, Doc Martin, Andreas Henneberg, Marc Houle, Kate Simko, Olivier Giacomotto, jozif, Mark Henning, Nitin, Sabo, Atish, Goldcap, David Scuba, Tara Brooks, Dance Spirit and more plus Desert Hearts Crew DJs Mikey Lion, Lee Reynolds, Marbs, Porkchop, and Deep Jesus
Desert Hearts will once again gather their loyal followers in the SoCal highlands to bask in an extended 100 hours of nonstop House, Techno, and Love at their Three Year Anniversary on November 5th-9th. As visionaries within the alternative festival movement and purveyors of a unique 4/4 sound, DesertHearts has curated a wide reaching exposé of industry leading talent for their biggest event yet.
The likes of Claude VonStroke, J.Phlip, Doc Martin, Andreas Henneberg, Marc Houle, Kate Simko, Olivier Giacomotto, jozif, Mark Henning, Nitin, Sabo, Goldcap, David Scuba, Tara Brooks, Dance Spirit and more will join the infamous Desert Hearts Crew DJs Mikey Lion, Lee Reynolds, Marbs, Porkchop, and Deep Jesus.
Emerging from the ethos of Burning Man while channeling the global sound of House and Techno, Desert Hearts has reimagined the festival vibe, paving the way for the micro-gathering movement currently sweeping the nation. It is this imaginative yet radically grounded spirit that has earned them the praise of media outlets like Billboard and The Wall Street Journal to Forbes and VICE.
2015 has seen great strides for Desert Hearts with a slew of releases from their newly minted Desert Hearts Records, which has been established as a free label. They have also launched their urban crusade, City Hearts, and its “Summer of Love Tour” has seen the crew touching down and selling out iconic venues in Brooklyn, Toronto, San Francisco, Denver, Los Angeles, and San Diego, with more dates on the horizon.
The reaction to the City Hearts tour and the label show that Desert Hearts is no regional phenomenon, and that their driving principles of House, Techno, and Love are capturing hearts and minds from coast to coast. We Are All DesertHearts.
Thomas Jack is hitting the road next month, debuting his Tropical Express Tour. Bag Raiders, Felix Jaehn, Hotel Garuda, Manny the Frenchieb (the dog), Oliver Nelson, Oliver $, SNBRN, Bixel Boys, The Rooftop Boys and a very special surprise guest will be joining Thomas. The tour will make 2 stops at the Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles on November 25 and 27.
The last s’mores have been eaten, the final water balloons tossed and the last tug o war won, leaving attendees of the inaugural DIRTYBIRD Campout with counselor crushes, knee scrapes and some nostalgically fun camp memories. But today DIRTYBIRD’s lucky campers may rejoice and relive the infamous weekender with a recap video showcasing the outrageousness that only Claude VonStroke and Co could provide.
The video provides nostalgic glimpses from The Birdhouse mainstage playing host to seminal sets from DIRTYBIRD head counselors Claude VonStroke and Justin Martin to up and comers Billy Kenny, Will Clarke, Mikey Lion and everyone in between. From Christian Martin and Barclay Crenshaw’s historic sunrise sets to Grill$on’s BBQ extravaganza to mud drenched afternoon tug-o-war the recap offers a taste of just how magical it was to go back to Camp.
So break out those Letters Home From DIRTYBIRD Campout, count your merit badges, and relive the legendary weekend.
Kry Wolf Mix – This Ain’t Bristol – In The Mix Vol. 11
1. Christian Piers – Beats Wiser
2. Melod!k – JFK
3. Riva Starr – After Dark is When We Move
4. Mendo & Ivan Genkins – What You Say (Jay Lumen Remix)
5. Blonde – I Loved You (Kry Wolf Remix)
6. Golf Clap – Make Me Feel (Catchment Remix)
7. Detroit Swindle – Heads Down
8. Low Steppa – Squares
9. Nick Olivetti – Bee Beat (Kry Wolf Remix)
10. Geoff K – Dysturbed Trumpet
11. Inner City – Good Love (Bodhi Remix)
12. DJ Haus – Comin’ On (Palace Comin’ Up Edit)
13. Applebottom – Young Money
14. Radio Slave – Don’t Stop No Sleep
Ahead of the North American leg of their headlining ‘You Were Right’ Fall Tour RÜFÜS DU SOL bring us ‘Like An Animal’, the 2nd single from their upcoming sophomore album. It’s everything you’d expect from this 3 piece who continue to pioneer their own clever blend of melodic pop-euphoria.
The official video accompanying the release is the band’s 8th collaboration with long time friend and blood relative, Katzki. It is their most immersive yet, a psychedelic journey for three friends to an instinct-driven paradise.
RÜFÜS DU SOL will showcase the infectious hooks and luscious melodies of ‘Like an Animal’ on the North American leg of their ‘You Were Right’ Tour touching down at Venue Nightclub in Vancouver, Fonda Theater in Los Angeles, Mezzanine in San Francisco and Music Hall of Williamsburg in New York.
There is nothing more Californian than enjoying your weekend right by the Pacific Ocean, on a sunny day, listening to amazing music with your friends by your side and a beer in your hand. That is exactly what people did this past weekend CRSSD Festival.
The second of the 2-part installment took place at Waterfront Park in beautiful San Diego, CA. The lineup included the likes of The Flaming Lips, Nicolas Jaar, Jamie XX, Maya Jane Coles, Claptone, Bob Moses, AlunaGeorge, and so many more ridiculously talented artists.
Photo by Felicia Garcia
A few days before the event, you could see the buzz of excitement online from the attendees. Some were saying, “CITY STEPS! CITY STEPS!” Others were saying, “I need more than a 45 minute set from (insert various artist’s names)!” No matter who was saying what, it was clear that the only thing on people’s mind was CRSSD Festival.
Upon entering, there was nothing but smiles, good music and….. the HEAT. There were three stages: The Palms, City Steps, and Ocean View live. Off to the side was a pirate ship. Yes, a pirate ship. A small part of everyone wished they would have had a stage on the pirate ship, although, someone would have probably fallen off in their drunken state. On the sides of the Palms and Ocean View stage were water fountains that many of the attendees danced in during the day to cool off.
Photo by Skyler Greene
The crowd vibe was noticeably different from Saturday to Sunday. On Saturday it seemed that people were more into socializing rather than paying attention to the artists’ sets. On Sunday, the artists definitely held a better connection with their audience. In fact, many (not all) attendees had mentioned that their favorite sets of the weekend were from a majority of artists that played on Sunday.
Photo by Skyler Greene
Many people anticipated Bob Moses’ set. The set was good, but unfortunately, there were issues with the sound equipment, which caused some people to leave. Also, Giorgio Moroder set was a little awkward. It seemed like he was joking or really mad at the crowd. On a positive note, Claptone drew a decent sized crowd and set a groovy vibe. Ben Klock also set a perfect dance floor vibe that ultimately made him a crowd favorite. Zhu had incredible stage production. There was a slow but epic opening that left the crowd mesmerized. AlunaGeorge drew a huge crowd singing and performing with such power and force. Additionally, Aluna looked like a beautiful spirit from the future dressed in her all white outfit. Maya Jane Coles’ set was deep and groovy per usual. Her set, both at Crssd and the after party, spoke to the dance floor. Kygo’s set drew one of the biggest crowds at the event. It was obvious that most people were excited to see him based on the size and yelling. Dancing to tropical house as the sunset on Sunday was the cherry on top for many.