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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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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Lightning in a Bottle 2016 adds additional day plus 24-Hour Flash Ticket Sale

California’s premiere boutique music and arts festival Lightning in a Bottle just announced that a limited amount of discounted tickets for the 11th annual gathering go on sale starting Monday, January 4th at 10AM for a 24 hour flash sale. General Admission ticket sales will follow on Tuesday, January 5th at 10AM.

World-renowned innovators of transformational festival culture blending music, art, wellness and sustainability, Do LaB’s Lightning in a Bottle 2016 will take place over Memorial Day Weekend May 25 – May 30 once again descending upon Lake San Antonio recreation area in Bradley, CA. Previous Lightning in a Bottle installments have played host to internationally acclaimed talent and rapidly rising stars such as Flume, Odesza, RL Grime, Chet Faker, Amon Tobin, Moby, Beats Antique, Griz, Shpongle, Rusko, Bassnectar, and Tipper, and 2016 will be no exception.

The 11th annual gathering also brings new early arrival options and festival additions. Inspired by their experiences at outdoor psytrance Boom Festival in Portugal, Do LaB has had the goal to extend the length of LIB for many years. 2016 gates will open May 25th to Early Arrival Pass holders giving opportunities to explore connections within the community before turning the music on for the full festival adventure.

Wednesday and Thursday of LIB 2016 will be primarily devoted to setting up camp, meeting neighbors, and getting the lay of the land. The Temple of Consciousness, Village and Learning Kitchen will be the main focus during the day on Wednesday, hosting speakers, workshops, yoga and classes with special celebrations in the evenings. The Grand Artique will also be in full effect on Wednesday with their signature brand of frontier trading and shenanigans. Music will be added in on Thursday via the Favela and Pagoda Bar with Friday opening up to the rest of the stages and festival activities. With so many participants already acclimated and fully reeling in the LIB vibes, Do LaB hopes the entire festival experience will be electrified with more connective energy than ever before.

Those who wish to take advantage of the newly-extended LIB 2016 experience will have the option to add on an Early Arrival Pass to a 4 Day Weekend Pass purchase granting entry at noon on Wednesday, May 25th. This pass will be available during the 24 hour flash ticket sale, and is expected to go quickly. With the Early Arrival pass comes first dibs on campsites in the brand new centralized High Grounds Camp, located directly across the road from the main festival grounds, featuring an incredible view of the festival and providing the shortest campground walk to many primary festival attractions. Car camping is available in the High Grounds camp with the purchase of a Car Camping Pass. Early arrival RV Camping Passes will be available for the RV Campground. All other venue campgrounds will open up with the gates on Thursday.

To get inspired for LIB 2016, watch the newly released Official Lightning in a Bottle 2015 Video created by Media Stranger, featuring cameos from RL Grime, Zion I, Goldroom, avant-garde electro circus troupe Lucent Dossier Experience, and live art installations by Jef Logan among beautiful moments of festival attendees and the land. The video is only a small testament to what lies ahead at Lightning in a Bottle 2016.

Also new to 2016, Do LaB is proud to premiere the visionary video series Lightning Talks carefully curated from 2015’s Temple of Consciousness, Village, and Learning Kitchen lectures, workshops and speakers including Dennis McKenna and Dream Rockwell of the Lucent Dossier Experience. In years past the only way to witness these magical talks was by attending the festival in person, now you can relive the talk that changed your life or listen to a speaker you were dying to see but missed. By signing up for Lightning Talks, you’ll receive a new video every Tuesday from one of 2015’s highly talented presenters, sharing knowledge in the worlds of science, creativity, spirituality, love, media, healing, philosophy, and more! Sneak a peek at the first seminar from best selling author Neale Donald Walsch.

Much wonder awaits in what will surely be the most amazing Lightning in a Bottle gathering to date!  Memorial Day Weekend can’t come soon enough.

Purchase festival passes starting at 10AM January 4th via the Lightning in a Bottle website. There will be a limited number of the new Early Arrival Passes available – get one while they last!  RSVP on the LIB Facebook Event Page to connect early with your Lightning in a Bottle tribe and be sure to stay in the loop with lineup announcement and other news by signing up for the LIB newsletter.

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City Hearts – Keeping Your Soul Warm in the Winter

For many of us in Southern California, the festival season concluded in early November with the winter installment of Desert Hearts.  Lucky for us, the Desert Hearts crew decided to keep the festival vibes strong through the winter season by announcing their second City Hearts – Winter is Coming Tour.

The first stop on the tour was at LA’s very own Belasco Theater this past Saturday night. Before walking in, we were presented with a beautiful metal Desert Hearts necklace. The crew decided to give away DH necklaces to the first 300 people to enter the event. Nothing says, “welcome to the Desert Hearts family,” than receiving one of their iconic DH necklaces. We went straight to the main floor and the vibes were strong. Everywhere you looked there was a special something happening that was absolutely captivating.

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A giant multi-colored heart encompassed the DJs with a beautifully lit up CITY HEARTS sign below them. The stage production was similar to that of the festival. On both sides of the stage were platforms where some performed light shows and where others just danced their little booties off until 4am. Throughout the night, aerial performers took to the stage, soaring high above the DJs and crowd. Also hanging high above, were the on-screen visuals. They were well thought out, artfully done, and just as mesmerizing as the beats and the aerial performers.

As you looked in the crowd, you could see that the attendees did not treat Belasco as just another venue. They treated it as their (festival) home in the city. Many of the people were decked out in their festival gear and smiles. There were even totems. Yes, totems… in a small LA venue. They were official Desert Heart Totems and there were many for you to choose from. The DH crew brought them and set them against the walls for the crowd. Paintings and live art also lined the walls on the sides and in the back.  The art was psychedelically spiritual and some of the most iconic art pieces were also screen printed on sweatshirts.

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The tone set by the steady house and techno beats blended with the positive attitude of the crowd resulted in those iconic Desert Hearts vibes that everyone talks about. The set times for the night were:
9 Desert Hearts Crew
11 Lee Reynolds
12 Porkchop
1 MikeyLion
2 Marbs
3 Deep Jesus

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Per usual, each DJ brought their personal style to the dance floor but kept the vibe steady. My personal favorite for the night was Lee Reynolds. He truly helped set the tone for the night and gave the dance floor that “home sweet home” feeling that all music lovers continuously search for. By the time Porkchop took the decks, the back of the stage was filled with people.  Throughout the entire night the dance floor was never empty, and the groove was never-ending.

Ultimately, this night was just what you needed to keep your soul warm and cozy in the winter. If the City Hearts tour is making stop near you, you owe it to yourself to go.

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Article by Dominica Murillo
Photos by Lily Colovic

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Further Future Releases Phase 2 Lineup 4/29 – 5/01

Further Future, the award-winning boutique festival returning for its second year in the desert beyond Las Vegas, will deliver the musical stylings of more than 70 international acts, many of whom are heralded as legends and pioneers in their fields, alongside a range of other features, including talks by leaders in the worlds of business, science and the arts, all combining against a stunning landscape certain to expand the boundaries of imagination.

Spanning from April 29 to May 01, 2016, FF002 seeks to transcend the common festival experience by curating an unorthodox spectrum of genres while also cultivating an equally diverse selection of workshops, wellness sessions, and speakers, including renowned thought leaders from the fields of tech, science, business and more.

Founded by the forward-thinking minds behind Robot Heart, Further Future is dedicated to creating an uninhibited breeding ground that will incubate ideas that shape our future. The event aspires to bring creative minds from around the world together in unison, building a vivacious and bold space that allows music, science, technology, art, and innovation to meld. More than a music festival, FF002 is a place to grow, rebuild, and inspire the very people that stand beside you.

Phase 2 Roster: Nicolas Jaar, Four Tet, Easy Star All-Stars, Kid Koala, DJ Tennis, Crazy P, Tropic of Cancer, Telefon Tel Aviv, Fort Romeau, John Wander, Andy Stott, Low Leaf, Papercutz, Idjut boys, Frank & Tony, YokoO, Derek Hena & Zach Walker, Lambert, Satori, Terry Francis, H Foundation, Anchorsong, Spacebyrdz, Raeo, Tim Love Lee

Phase 1 Roster: Dixon, Oneohtrix Point Never, The Pharcyde, &Me, Birds of Passage, Daedelus, Derrick Carter, Donato Dozzy, Elderbrook, Greg Wilson, Hauschka, HVOB, Inland Knights, Jam City, Jane Fitz, Joakim, Joeski, Kimball Collins, Lusine w/ Trent Moorman, Matt Tolfrey, Neel, Pattern Drama, Pedro Aguiar, Rampue, Rival Consoles, Stev, Still Corners, Talal, Voices From The Lake, WhoMadeWho

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INTERVIEW: Mikey Lion Talks House, Techno & Desert Hearts

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

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The BPM Festival 2016 Announces Phase 1 Artist Lineup + Showcases

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The BPM Festival 2016
Phase 1 Artist Lineup & Showcases
January 8-17, 2016
Playa Del Carmen, Mexico

The BPM Festival: DJs Sound Off – Watch here!
3, 7 and 10-day festival passes are currently on sale at www.TheBPMFestival.com

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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.

The BPM Festival official travel portal is powered by Orbitz.com to offer the absolute best prices for flights and hotels for traveling to Playa del Carmen, and will refund the difference for users who find a lower price. By booking through the festival, users can find the best, most direct flights available, see how far each hotel is from all the main festival venues, and utilize a travel portal help section that includes all the need-to-knows about traveling to Mexico. Book your hotels, condos, and flights here.

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)
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ADAM BEYER
ADAM PORT
ALAN FITZPATRICK
ANDHIM
ANDREA OLIVA
ANIMAL & ME
APOLLONIA
ART DEPARTMENT
B.TRAITS
BAIKAL
BARBUTO B2B BORYANA
BEHROUZ
BILL PATRICK
BORIS
BUTCH
CARLO LIO
CASSY
CATZ ‘N DOGZ
CHAD ANDREW
CHUS & CEBALLOS
CITIZENN
CONTI & LEO
COYU
DAN GHENACIA
DANNY DAZE
DAVID GTRONIC
DAVID MAYER
DENNEY
DJ SNEAK
DJ TENNIS
DOC MARTIN
DOSEM
DROOG
DUBFIRE
DUSKY
DYED SOUNDOROM
EAGLES & BUTTERFLIES
EDU IMBERNON
GEORGE FITZGERALD
GORGON CITY (DJ SET)
GUY GERBER
HECTOR
HEIDI
HONEY SOUNDSYSTEM
HOT SINCE 82
IDA ENGBERG
JAMIE JONES
JAVIER CARBALLO
JOB JOBSEJOHN DIGWEED
JOSEPH CAPRIATI
JULIAN JEWEIL (LIVE)
JUSTIN JAMES
JUSTIN MARTIN
KENNY GLASGOW
KIDNAP KID
KIM ANN FOXMAN
LAUREN LANE
LEE BURRIDGE
LEE CURTISS
LEE FOSS
LEO LEAL
LOUIE FRESCO
LUCIANO
MACEO PLEX
MANO LE TOUGH
MARCO CAROLA
MARCO FARAONE
MARK FARINA
MARK KNIGHT
MATADOR
MATTHIAS TANZMANN
MAYA JANE COLES
MIDLAND
MIGUEL MIGS
MIGUEL PUENTE
MIND AGAINST
MISS KITTIN
MY FAVORITE ROBOT
NATHAN BARATO
NAVID IZADI
NICOLE MOUDABER
NITIN
NO REGULAR PLAY
OLIVER HUNTEMANN
OMAR LABASTIDA
OSCAR G
OSCAR L
PATRICK TOPPINGPAUL KALKBRENNER
PETE TONG
PILLOWTALK
PINTO
PLEASUREKRAFT
POPOFRAFA BARRIOS
RAMIRO LOPEZ
RANDALL M
RE.YOU
RENATO RATIER
RICHIE HAWTIN
RICHY AHMED
ROBBIE AKBAL
RUDIMENTAL (DJ SET)
RUSS YALLOP
RYAN CROSSON
SASHA
SCUBA
SECE
SHAUN REEVES
SHONKYSIANSKREAM
SOUL CLAP
SUBB-AN
SUPERNOVA
TALE OF US
THE DRIFTER
THE JUNKIES
THE MARTINEZ BROTHERS
THUGFUCKER
TINI
TOM TRAGO
VICTOR CALDERONE
WAFF
WESKA
WOLF + LAMB
+ More to be announced!

The BPM Festival 2016 Showcases (in alphabetical order)
100% JC15
YEARS OF MOON HARBOUR
ALL DAY I DREAM
ALL GONE PETE TONG
ANTS
APOLLONIA
BLACK BUTTER RECORDS
CIRCOLOCO
CREW LOVE
CULPRIT
DO NOT SIT ON THE FURNITURE
DRUMCODE
DUBFIRE: live HYBRID
DUSKY
EL ROW
ELLUM
ENTER.
FORM MUSIC
HOTFLUSH RECORDINGS
I’M A HOUSE GANGSTER
KALUKI MUSIK
KEINEMUSIK
KNEE DEEP
KRAFTEK
LAST NIGHT ON EARTH
LIFE AND DEATH
MAEVE RAVE
MUSIC ON
MY FAVORITE ROBOT
NO. 19 MUSIC
OCTOPUS RECORDINGS
PARADISE
PETS RECORDINGS
RUMORS
SCI + TEC
SKREAMIZM
SMOKE N’ MIRRORS
STEREO PRODUCTIONS
SUARA
tINI & THE GANG
TOOLROOM
TRANSMIT RECORDINGS
UNION
VATOS LOCOS
VISIONQUEST
WARUNG BEACH CLUB
YOSHITOSHI

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For more info, go to www.thebpmfestival.com.

DESERT HEARTS TAKEOVER w/ Mikey Lion Interview + Ticket Giveaway

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!

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DESERT HEARTS: Three Year Anniversary Festival Lineup

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

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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.

Visit http://www.deserthearts.us/ for more info.

Watch Teaser Video Here:
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DIRTYBIRD Releases Recap Video for DIRTYBIRD CAMPOUT

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.

Watch the DIRTYBIRD Campout Recap Video Here: http://j.mp/DBCampoutRecap

Video created by Media Stranger
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