Serenity Gathering Celebrating the Spring Equinox in Joshua Tree March 17-20

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Do you have plans to celebrate the Spring Equinox? If not, Serenity Gathering has you covered! This is the festival’s third year in existence and the lineup is better than ever, full of bass and good vibes. The lineup features Del The Funky Homosapien, Shpongle, Ill Gates, Bleep Bloop, Big Wild, Clozee, the Moon Tribe Collective, the Desert Dwellers Live Experience and many more.

The festival’s mission is “to bring happiness through the use of sound and human connection”. It will feature an array of workshops, activities and art installations at the beautiful Joshua Tree Retreat Center March 17-20.  For more information visit http://serenitygathering.com/

LA’s FUNKtastic Voyage with Justin Jay & Friends

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Justin Jay has captured the ears of music lovers by producing some of the dirtiest beats and made his way into their hearts by being one of the friendliest DJs out there. Last Saturday night, Justin Jay played to a sold-out crowd at the Roxy for his the Fantastic Voyage tour. Naming the tour after Lakeside’s track “Fantastic Voyage,” Justin’s goal was to transform the funky, friendly and groovy nature of the song into an experience his fans would never forget. In the chorus it says, “Get on up and jam y’all, Come on and ride on the funk y’all, Come along and ride on a fantastic voyage.” That’s exactly what happened Saturday night – but I’d call it a FUNKtastic Voyage. He also wanted this tour to have the same intimacy of the house parties he has been throwing in LA. Justin wanted to make sure his fans felt more than just fans, but that they were his friends.

IMG_4950The space inside the Roxy was small, which provided the intimate feeling that Justin Jay was trying to maintain. Ulf Blonde, the producer behind the “Blossom for Me” EP, started the night off and was followed by fellow Dirtybird, Sacha Robotti. By the time Justin Jay took the to the decks, the dance floor was packed and ready. His friends joined him on-stage, throwing white sailor hats to some of the audience members. A man dressed in a whale costume was dancing around the stage and with audience. Also, a giant Jack in the Box cardboard cutout was brought up on stage – although I couldn’t tell why. Pretty soon the stage was packed with friends and even some audience members. Everyone, either on-stage or on the dance floor, was jumping around and getting down with huge smiles on their faces.

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Justin’s set had this steady funky groove, varying from house to disco and more. Tracks he played for the night included his edit of “Whoomp,” “Rain Dance,” “Hit It,” and “Karma.” Vocalist, Josh Taylor, and guitarist, Benny Bridges, joined Justin on-stage to do a live performance of “Karma.” More musicians made appearances as well, playing the saxophone, trumpet, flute, bongos, synthesizer, and drums. Each musician was spotlighted for a short time during the set. While they were all playing, the crowd fed off their energy and you could truly see and feel what Justin Jay was trying to accomplish with this tour.

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The entire night had the energy of a house party crossed with a fun-filled, funky jam session with your closest friends. If you missed the show, you can listen to the Fantastic Voyage house party mix that Justin Jay released prior to the tour. It fully captures the essence of his set that night.

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For more information about the Fantastic Voyage tour visit http://justinjaymusic.com/

Justin Jay’s Fantastic Voyage Tour Dates
FEB 10 – Miami, FL @ Holy Ship!
FEB 26 – Santa Barbara, CA @ EOS Lounge
FEB 27 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Roxy Theatre
MAR 3 – Portland, OR @ Holocene
MAR 4 – San Francisco, CA @ Mighty
MAR 5 – South Lake Tahoe @ The Loft Lounge
MAR 10 – Milwaukee, WI @ Oak Lounge
MAR 11 – Chicago, IL @ The MID
MAR 12 – Detroit, MI @ Populux
MAR 18 – Miami, FL @ TBD
MAR 24 – Perth, Australia @ The Conservatory
MAR 26 – Woolongong, Australia @ The Grand Hotel
MAR 26 – Sydney, Australia @ Chinese Laundry
MAR 27 – Byron Bay, Australia @ Rabbit Eats Lettuce Festival
APR 1 – Brisbane, Australia @ TB Club
APR 2 – Melbourne, Australia @ Tramp
APR 8 – Seattle, WA @ Q Nightclub
APR 9 – Denver, CO @ Vinyl
APR 16 – Dallas, TX @ It’ll Do
APR 22 – Brooklyn, NY @ Baby’s All Right
APR 23 – Toronto, ON @ Hoxton
APR 28 – Austin, TX @ Kingdom
APR 29 – Albuquerque, NM @ Effex Nightclub
APR 30 – Tempe, AZ @ Shady Park

Justin Jay Sets Sail to LA at The Roxy 2/27

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This Saturday, Los Angeles based DJ and producer, Justin Jay, will be playing a sold out show at the Roxy for his beloved hometown. Vocalist, Josh Taylor, and guitarist, Benny Bridges, both of whom are featured on the track, “Karma,” will also accompany him.

This will be the second stop on the Fantastic Voyage Tour, which is scheduled to stop throughout North America and Australia. Justin Jay’s ultimate goal is to bring his well-known house party vibes on this tour. He mentioned,

“Over the past couple of months, I started throwing a bunch of house parties in LA. House parties are really special for DJ’s because we can play songs we normally never get to play: from the tracks that are too weird and quirky for the big clubs/festivals, to the songs that are too cheesy and feel good for the cool-kid warehouse shindigs.

I like pushing myself to play crazy forward thinking music, but by the end of the night, I also want everyone (including myself) smiling, laughing and having a good time. Sometimes the songs that make me smile the biggest are also cool in their own cheesy way.

‘Fantastic Voyage’ is a song by the funk band, Lakeside and the name of my tour. Listen to it, and you’ll know what I’m talking about.”

Within the past year, Justin Jay has thrown down some of the most memorable sets of 2015. Releases such as the Mom, I Graduated EP and Momentum EP have captured the attention and excited fans and industry peers alike. It is without a doubt that this tour will fully embody what Justin Jay is contributing to music scene today while also reflecting what he will bring in the future.

Check out his Fantastic Voyage House Party mix to get a taste of what’s to come!

 

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Enchanted Forest Gathering Releases 2015 Recap Video

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Known for continuously breaking the future elite of the underground with some of the biggest international names in bass music, Enchanted Forest Gathering is best characterized by four principles — uniting sacred, sexy, silly and saucy elements for an experience like none other! Previous lineup installments have boasted a standout musical roster featuring artists such as KOAN Sound, Random Rab, Liquid Stranger, Phutureprimitive, Ott, Papadosio, Desert Dwellers and Opiuo. This year’s lineup will be announced in March and will include over 50 artists across four stages.

To ignite your excitement for 2016, Enchanted Forest Gathering has released the 2015 After Video, produced by Megan Stone. The video showcases the plethora of activities that await surrounding the lush landscape of Black Oak Ranch.

Building upon a reputation for eclectic tastes in electronic and live music, Enchanted Forest Gathering has evolved into a festival that fosters the growth of the conscious movement community. What began as a renegade series of impromptu instruction has now become an interactive component of the festival experience as Enchanted Forest Gathering places yoga, dance and flow arts front-and-center, including a mini-flow arts festival as main fixture of the festival. Past teachers have included the world-renowned KK Ledford (Fire & Nectar, Order & Chaos ~ Asana and Astrology), Rigzin, Holly Baade/The Joyful Warrior, Forest Schrodt, Jonathan Livingston Baxter, Kandice Korves-Kaus, Nova and many more. This year’s stellar yoga, movement, and flow teachers will be announced in March along with the music lineup.

Additionally, Enchanted Forest Gathering plays host to a bold educational forum throughout the day including four types of workshop zones providing guests an opportunity to broaden their horizons in such subjects as Spirituality & Science, Nourishment & Nutrition, Sexuality & Relationships, and Permaculture & Ancestral Arts.

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With a mere 245 attendees in 2010 to 3,000 anticipated this year, the rapid growth of Enchanted Forest Gathering speaks volumes to the festival’s unique offerings of innovative micro-environments and peak experiences. Revelers may find their journey leads them to interactive spaces, which include The Nectar Temple – a next level healing area, the late night tea lounge that features live jazz trios, and the Crystal Dome – an amalgamation of healing and wondrous stones collected from around the world, a late night comedy stage or the visionary art studio.

At its new larger home on Black Oak Ranch, the festival will expand its offerings to include a silent disco and day care services among other key additions. This is a perfect homage to the historical land of the Grateful Dead, Wavy Gravy, Earthdance Festival, and the famed Camp Winnarainbow.

Keep your eyes peeled for upcoming lineup announcements and more event news coming soon. Stay in the know with event updates by subscribing to the event newsletter via the website and be sure to RSVP through the Enchanted Forest Gathering 2016 Facebook event page!

Buraka Som Sistema Announce North American Dates for Final Tour

Legendary global dance music act Buraka Som Sistema, have spent the last decade influencing the electronic music world, bringing the sounds kuduro into the mainstream and putting the Lisbon music scene on the map. In celebration of their 10th anniversary, the five-person outfit will embark on one last tour followed by an indefinite hiatus. Stemming from insatiable fan requests, the tour will bring them to all the cities that Buraka had the most significant impact on. The band has chosen Colombia, England, The Netherlands, France, Germany, and the United States to make their final stops.
April 7-9, Buraka will bring their Lisbon beats to Los Angeles’ The Roxy, San Francisco’s 1015 Folsom, and finally, New York City’s Webster Hall. If unfamiliar with their live show, the band’s raucous performance has created an iconic reputation amongst fans and peers alike, with superstar producer Diplo citing the band as the direct inspiration behind his Major Lazer live show. Playing sold-out concert arenas, festivals including Glastonbury and Rosklide, and sweltering club nights alike, Buraka have established themselves as one of the most quintessential acts in modern electronic music.
Over the last few years, the group was responsible for more than 800 shows, 3 albums,1 EP and the creation of viral genre “zouk bass,” feats that would introduce the band to the entire world and establish them as a household name in thier native Portugal. The 2013 documentary ‘Off The Beaten Track’ provided additional insight into the band’s career and features exclusive interviews with collaborator M.I.A, Santigold, Skream, Diplo, and more.

Los Angeles || April 7th || The Roxy
San Francisco
|| April 8th || 1015 Folsom
New York
|| April 9th || Webster Hall 

For tickets visit buraka.tv.
Watch Off The Beaten Track Here: 
ABOUT BURAKA SOM SISTEMA
The wild Angolan Kuduro beat started to burst in the Lisbon clubs in the last years and Buraka Som Sistema – AKA BrankoRiotConductorKalaf and Blaya – merged it with the electronic music from the 21st century, giving birth to a completely new sound. “From Buraka to the World” (2006)“Black Diamond” (2009) and “Komba” (2011), defined the bands’ path. In 2014 “Buraka” is released. The single “Stoopid”, directed by Vhils, has more than one million views and the journey by the Global Club Music is also done with themes like “Vuvuzela”, “Parede” and “Do Me Now”, amongst others.
Watch “Vuvuzela”

CRSSD Festival Releases Phase II of Lineup

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CRSSD Festival realeased the second phase of their lineup. The festival now features Cirez D, Damian Lazarus, Kidnap Kid, Jon Hopkins, Bondax, Adriatique, Ryan Hemsworth, Lane 8, Poolside, Tom Trago, Walker & Royce, and Rezz. That is already in addition to ODESZA, Chet Faker, Loco Dice, Tale Of Us, Claude VonStroke, Green Velvet, Tiga, and many more.

CRSSD has also revealed a compilation of hand-picked music from artists playing the festival. The compilation, distributed by International House Of Sound, will include music from ODESZA, Jamie Jones, Gorgon City, Hot Since 82, J.Phlip, Tiga, Sacha Robotti, Skylar Spence, Will Clarke, and Colour Vision. The CRSSD compilation will be available digitally February 19th, with limited physical copies sold on-site at the festival.

The festival will also partner with the Andaz Hotel in downtown San Diego, offering attendees blocks of rooms which will also include free entry to official CRSSD hotel after parties and discounted rates. CRSSD has also partnered with Stella Artois as the official alcohol sponsor of the event.

The CRSSD After Dark party series will also return for the Spring edition of CRSSD 2016. After parties are also scheduled for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights at Bang Bang, SPIN Nightclub, Music Box San Diego, and the Andaz Hotel. More information and lineups coming soon.

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FROM BERLIN TO LA | February 5th & 6th

 

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Thanks to a new partnership between Your Mom’s Agency from Berlin, the Goethe-Institut, Bold LA, and Raumfeld, LA has a new music event called From Berlin to LA. It is also supported by shesaid.so, Grimy, Native Instruments, XLR8R, FoF, Barkin Kitchen, Discogs and Amoeba.

From Berlin to LA will be a two-day event held on February 56th that is free to the public and hosted at a variety of venues around Los Angeles.  The event will be featuring artists such as Robot Koch and Perera Elsewhere.

Panels, workshops, and Q&A sessions on DJing and digital music production will also be offered all afternoon.

Full program schedule/RSVP links: http://yourmomsagency.com/fromberlintola-program-rsvp/
For more event information: https://www.facebook.com/events/1132654800085603/

 

RE:CREATION LA Gem & Jam Pre Party :: SHPONGLE / ALEX GREY / OTT. / Russ Liquid / ANDREILIEN / Dirtybird / Antennae / Mimosa / More!

LA Gem & Jam Festival Pre-Party with Sacha Robotti & Shpongle
Friday, January 15 | The Belasco Theater |

LA Gem & Jam Preparty

The Do LaB, E-Vent Agency, Legion of Bloom, Grateful Generation, and Euphonic Conceptions Present RE:CREATION, the Official Gem and Jam Preparty. RE:CREATION comes to Los Angeles on January 15th bringing dancers, visual performers, high-end art gallery installations, and live electronic music coupled with cutting edge production and attention to every detail. Event go-ers are guaranteed an over the top experience.

3 Rooms of Music, Art, Vendors, Performers, and more until 4 a.m.!
+ visuals by Johnathan Singer – Live Visual Artist (GD50, Tipper)
+ Live Painting

Tickets available at http://bit.ly/LAGEMNJAM

The Official LA Gem and Jam Festival Pre-Party with
Shpongle (Simon Posford) DJ Set
Alex Grey + Allyson Grey
Ott.
Russ Liquid
Andreilien
Soulular

A BUN DANCE stage:
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Mimosa
Huglife Music
Stylust Beats
Dreamers Delight (Lowtemp)

The Cruz Coalition stage:
Worthy (Dirtybird/Berlin)
Sacha Robotti (Dirtybird/Berlin)
IAMNOBODI (Soulection)
divaDanielle (InStereo Recordings / Camp Charlie)
DJ Loomer (The Cruz Coalition)
RYBO (Dirtybird/Desert Hearts)

CRSSD FESTIVAL: Lineup Announced

Odesza, Chet Faker, Loco Dice, Tale Of Us,
Gesaffelstein, Jamie Jones, 
Gorgon City, Claude VonStroke,
Green Velvet, Tycho, 
Hot Since 82, Ben UFO & More

CRSSD Spring 2016

While you were making plans for New Year’s Eve, the crew that puts on CRSSD Festival was already planning one of the main parties for the upcoming year! They released a stellar lineup for the Spring edition, which is set to take place on March 5th & 6th at the Waterfront Park in San Diego.

Bringing various talents across the musical spectrum, we guarantee that you will boogie for two days straight.  With acts such as Gesaffelstein, Hot Since 82, Julio Bashmore, Loco Dice, Chet Faker, Odeza, Skream, Green Velvet, and Colour Vision there is no way anyone should miss this festival!

Tickets Available at http://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1022387

For More Information: http://crssdfest.com/

CRSSD Festival Announces 2016 Spring Dates

CRSSD Returns To San Diego’s Waterfront Park March 5 and 6 Presented by FNGRS CRSSD

San Diego’s CRSSD Festival today revealed the dates for its 2016 Spring Edition returning March 5 and 6 to the city’s amazing Waterfront Park.

Although CRSSD only debuted this year, it has carved a distinct voice in the cluttered California festival market. It’s unique oceanfront location nestled on the steps of San Diego’s City Hall offers an intimate festival experience, with grassy stages, incredible sunset views over the ocean, planes soaring overhead and an unmatched downtown location, just steps from public transport.

More than its location, it is CRSSD adventurous booking policy that has turned the most heads. Rather than following the traditional EDM fare, CRSSD doubled down on edgy, experimental beatmakers, live acts and DJs – the likes of Ben Klock, Maceo Plex, Jamie Jones, DJ Harvey, Simian Mobile Disco, Nicolas Jaar, DJ Tennis, Bicep, Jamie XX, Bonobo, have all featured alongside Odesza, Chromeo, Empire Of The Sun, James Murphy, Todd Terje, Giorgio Moroder and many more. It was a statement of musical intent that immediately marked CRSSD as a unique festival experience in California.

CRSSD Festival offers craft beer, an extensive mixology program and a wide array of local food vendors to its 21+ attendees.

Tickets will are on sale now: http://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1022387

For more information, visit : www.crssdfest.com

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