#CW2Vibes – Episode 132: Playlist 4/19/2016

Artist – Song Title (* indicates new release)

Bob Moses – Like It or Not

Nico Luminous – Slow Bounce

Ardalan – Thunderdad*

Cut Snake – Hocus Pocus*

Autograf – Future Soup ft. Patrick Baker*

Gallant – Weight In Gold ( Sweater Beats Remix)

Tchami – After Life ft. Stacy Barthe

12 Stories – Bright Lights ft. Digitaria ( Walker & Royce Remix)

Sacha Robotti & Kevin Knapp – Thump Bumper

Sophie – VYZEE

Nina Las Vegas – Contagious ft. Snappy Jit

Tchami – Superlativ

Lee Foss – Brooklyn in the House

Sam Gellaitry – Waiting So Long

Miami Horror – I Look To You (’96 Bulls Remix)

Moon Boots – Off My Mind (Le Youth Remix)

Lemaitre – Appreciate (Uppermost Remix)

The Kills – Cheap and Cheerful (Sebastian Remix)

Anna Lunoe – Say It Again (Nina Las Vegas & Swick Remix)

SOPHIE – Lemonade (Boyfriends x JAVASCRIPT Remix)

Wave Racer – Streamers

Mr. Carmack – Rappers

Hudson Mohawke – Cbat (Slick Shoota Edit)

Lido – I Love You (Hoodboi Remix)

Crystal Fighters – I Love London (Lorcan Mak Remake)

Frankie Knuckles – Your Love (Stanton Warriors Tribute Mix)

Stanton Warriors – Cut Me Up (Cause & Affect Remix)

10 Reasons to Camp at Coachella

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If you’ve never camped at Coachella before, next year might be the year you should.  Camping at the festival is better than ever. Here are 10 reasons why you should camp at Coachella next year!

1. Proximity to the festival. If you wake up late after a long night partying and you want to see (Insert band name here) in 30 minutes, no sweat, you still have a chance at catching most of their act with time leftover to grab a Redbull and a churro.

2. Never miss a Snap, Gram, Tweet or whatever the f*** you’re into. The connected lounge and cell phone charging station keep your phone juiced up and connected to the world beyond Coachella.

3. The campsite provides showers, a beauty bar and even a barber shop for anyone who may have forgot to trim their bush before trekking out to the valley.

4. Games, games and more games! If you’re feeling in the competitive spirit the activities tent is where you want to be. The tent offers free games like pin ball, connect four and twister. Other activities include human Foosball, dodge ball and a snowball fight.

5. When hunger strikes after your third PB&J, the food trucks and organic farmers market will not let you down offering variety and quality meals.

6. If you’re still amped after the festival, camping offers late night parties thrown by the campers themselves, the Silent Disco and the Jive Joint with surprise performances. In 2015, Super Tall Paul and DubFX stopped by. If you’re ears are blown out but you still crave music, the Turn Down Tent provides a comforting place for campers to lay down and listen to soothing electronic beats.

7. Camping forces you to meet new people from other walks of life that you may have never met otherwise. The campsite is an international community like no other. Who knows, you might make some new friends or meet the love of your life.

8. Feeling less than limber? Give yourself a nice stretch while working out your core at one of the campsites Yoga or Pilates classes.

9. Are the bands filling you with inspiration? Get creative at the Coachella Art Studios! You can draw a stranger, create a wood block instaprint or even create a pin to support your favorite band.

10. When Coachella has come to an end and you no longer have a need for your outdoor shower or tent the campsite offers Donation Centers where you can donate your old camping gear.

 

Photos and article by Lily Colovic

 

Flosstradamus Talks Soundclash EP, Helicopters and Their HDYNATION Take Over

During Coachella Weekend 2, Josh Young (J2K) and Curt Cameruci (Autobot) of Flosstradamus sat downand spoke with Ms. Indigo Jones and WOLFshoes about their new Soundclash EP, HDYNation tour, helicopters, and vitamins.

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You’re releasing your Soundclash EP on 4/20. What can we expect from the EP?

Josh: “The whole concept behind the EP is just collaborations. So we’ve done that a lot in the past with other artists and stuff but this was something where we set out to put together a whole collection of music, because a lot of times we release songs individually, like one song at a time. We put together a whole 6 song EP that’s built off of collaborating with other artists and taking the strengths from us as well as other people and putting them together. So it’s truthfully a sound clash and mixing of different types of styles and different types of sounds.

HDYFest will be your Soundclash EP release party. Is there a specific reason why you chose Austin, Texas as the location for the event and will it differ from the HDYNation tour?

Josh: “Yeah it’s going to differ from HDYNation tour in a sense that HDYNation Tour was a really big, massive stage set up, kind of the biggest production that we’ve done so far. This is going to be something a little more scaled back and more fun, kind of just on a block party vibe. So we’re just really trying to do something that mimics the feel that you get when you’re just hanging out and listening to music with friends and just kind of turning up in the back yard of Stub’s BBQ. The reason we chose Austin is because we love Austin. We haven’t played there in ages. We missed SXSW this year because we were on tour in Australia so we thought it would be a really good place to do it. It’s 4/20 so it’ll be nice to hang out in one of the best music cities in the world and smoke some weed.”

What’s it been like teaming up with Virgil Abloh to create the interactive set design for your HDYNation tour?

Curtis: “It’s good man, all the stuff we do with him, we design everything so we do the clothing, set design, music, everything you know. We’re hands on. He toured with us the year before on our IRL tour and so we were always just shooting ideas back and forth. When it came to do this tour, it was kind of the same thing. We just got on a few calls. He had done the Yeezus tour and designed all of that, and he also designed Travi$ Scott’s tour and a lot of other people’s so he was just spitballing with us and we just kind of came together and created it all. It was all-natural. He’s from Chicago as well so it was just second nature to do it with him.”

If you were given an unlimited budget, no laws applied, just free range to do whatever you would like at a show/ tour, what would you like to do?

Josh: “There’s a lot of ideas we’ve had over the past few years that have been shut down for several reasons. Whether it’d be illegal, or too expensive but most of them involve helicopters, so I’m going to say that if we had unlimited budget and no rules applied we would probably do something involving lots of helicopters.”

Do you have any touring rituals?

Josh: “Absolutely, this guy,” pointing to Curtis, “is more on the ritual side of things so you can shed some light on that.”

Curtis: “Yeah, yeah, I take vitamins wherever I go and I just keep myself regular because we’re in different time zones and all over the place. Then every morning I get coffee, like I have to have a coffee whenever we travel. It’s actually kind of a cool way to explore cities and stuff too because you have to go hunt for this coffee shop by a cool park or something on the way, so that’s definitely part of being on the road, touring. As for show rituals, nah, I mean I like to be really prepared right until the last minute before we go on. It’s just my thing.”

Josh: “Yeah, he’ll definitely work on the set until the last minute. Even if he doesn’t have to, he’ll just kind of get in that zone because that gets him, I think, in the headspace to work on it. It freshens his memory. I like to do the opposite. I like to just get away from it for a minute and just get my energy up, and start to try and get myself hyped up and get myself emotionally ready to go on stage.”

In a billboard article, David Guetta mentioned that you were his favorite act at Coachella. He also mentioned that after seeing your set and the energy you evoked from your fans, he altered his set list to incorporate more hip-hop. How does it make you feel when you hear things like that?

Curtis: “It’s an honor.”

Josh: “Yeah it makes us feel awesome. It’s good to know that the set is being well received and that also, it’s influencing people that are some of the most influential musicians in the world right now. For us, every time we go out, we always try to do the best to bring the most energy that we possibly can to any stage and it’s always good to see people that are attracted to it who we wouldn’t expect in a million years to be attracted to it. I feel like David Guetta falls within those lines, where it’s like, we would never really imagine that he would be a fan of this but it’s cool to see it can even reach him and affect him in that way.”

What’s it like collaborating with ’47 brand to develop your own clothing line?

Curtis: “That’s been really good. ’47 Brand pretty much gave us free range to do anything we wanted, which was cool. We had a lot of ideas we wanted to do with our own thing, because we have our own clothing line that we do anyway but ’47 Brand was able to give us the higher quality materials, better production, and a lot more freedom that way. It was a good thing. We were able to make better quality stuff for our fans so it’s a good look.”

Josh: “It’s the first time we’ve collaborated it with a company on an entire line of clothing. Like we’ve done an item, like a one off item but it was cool because we did a one off item with them last year, like a couple hats. They came back this year and gave us free reign to do an entire line so that was pretty awesome. It felt like a little validation as a fashion entity outside of just music.”

You DJ’d the first Mad Decent Boat Party and will be part of the second. What was your favorite moment about Mad Decent Boat Party?

Curtis: “My favorite part was, not to be selfish, but it was our set. We played inside of the auditorium. Honestly we saw other sets that whole weekend, but something about that, the energy, like us and everyone on stage, the fans and just being contained in that bubble of that room, it didn’t feel like anything else that whole weekend, for me personally. So that was my personal favorite. Personal, personal favorite, to be able to turn down on the beach the next day was pretty good. Like to actually go to a beach and put my feet in some water.”

Josh: “Yeah that beach was awesome.”

When you first formed Flosstradamus, what were your original goals and how do they compare to where you are now?

Curtis: “Original goals when we first formed were just to throw a party and yeah just do a party in Chicago. That was the initial, very, very first thing. We were young kids trying to hook up with girls and just do the typical DJ thing when we were teenagers. Then we started to grow away from that- more opportunities came. We were able to travel. We had to quit our jobs. It kept snowballing and it got to the point where we had to take it a little more seriously and realized that this could be a really good career if we could work our asses off. Honestly, we’re still not where we need to be. There’s so much more I think we can achieve as Flosstradamus. It’s cool though to go along the whole ride and experience it.”

Do you have any advice for producers just starting out?

Josh: “Yeah, there’s a lot of trends to follow and it’s not to say that you don’t have to like ignore popular music but you have to try and carve your own path. That’s something we did for a long time, which was kind of like keep up with our contemporaries and play catch up with the music that was around us. It was when we decided to go in our own direction and literally make our own lane that was when things really turned around for us. We started to see sort of a different side of music.”

Flosstradamus Avalon 12/2012
Flosstradamus @ Avalon 12/2012. Photo taken by Lily Colovic.

Coachella Weekend 2 Day 3 – Dancing Under the Disco Shark

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It was day 3, the very last day of my musical adventure. This day was filled some of the biggest artist in the game.  Artists like Jamie XX, Odesza, Gesaffelstein, Kygo, and Stromae were playing. This was the day I was most excited for. I absolutely had to see the disco, deep house super group J.E.S.u.S.

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WOLFshoes and I first went to the Heineken House to see Jillionaire. We walked into the friendliest crowd. Jillionaire along with Bunji Garlin and Fay-Ann Lyons hyped up the crowd. The singers gave their all during the show. In the middle of his set, Jillionaire told all the men to put women on their shoulders. Usually, I never climb on top of a man’s shoulders because I never feel the need. This time was slightly different. Some random man, who happened to be gorgeous, asked me if he could put me on his shoulders. There was no way I could resist saying yes. It definitely added to the experience. I eventually got down and continued to dance.

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After Jillionaire we headed towards Gobi to see Jamie XX. He is also known as being a part of The XX. At the beginning the set was slow, making the audience crave more. It’s here when Jamie XX proved to you he could truly control the crowd’s emotions and musical desires. It was interesting to hear and see how he teased the audience. As the set continued, he took a different musical path than what one would expect is next. I was completely in awe of his performance and appreciated all of the minor details.  WOLFshoes and I did not want to leave but there was no way we were going to miss Gesaffelstein’s last live show and one of the very first shows of J.E.S.u.S. so we headed out.

GesaffelsteinAs you entered the Mojave tent, you could hear the crowd whispering, “this is his last live show.” The tent was packed before Gesaffelstein even came on stage. The crowd was filled with excitement and anticipation, since they knew that this would be his last live show. When he came on stage and music started playing, a bright white light lit up behind him.  All the audience could see was the white light and the mysterious shadowy figure that stood in front of it.  I felt like it was the beginning of a dark dream that was full of mystery.  He played many songs from his Aleph album such as “Pursuit,” “Hate or Glory,” “Aleph,” and “Hellifornia.”  In my opinion, if you did not see Gesaffelstein’s set at Coachella then you didn’t really even attend the festival. Even though I wanted to the rest of his set, I had to see J.E.S.u.S.

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I am sure there are a few of you reading this and asking yourself, “how come I did not see J.E.S.u.S. on the lineup?” The answer to your question is that you did see them on the lineup, except they were printed on as J.E.S.+S. I can only assume that this was done to avoid any type of religious controversy.  J.E.S.u.S. is another electronic super group that consists of Jackmaster, Eats Everything, Skream, and Seth Troxler. Before walking into the Yuma tent, I had never seen them live before. I have listened to their music and seen them live as individual artists, but never as a super group. When I walked into the Yuma tent I was more than ecstatic to hear them play. WOLFshoes and I went straight to the middle of the dance floor where we danced under the disco shark all night.  Honestly, there are no words I can say to describe to you how amazing they were. There was not one moment where I stopped dancing. As a music lover, I have gone to more shows than I can count.  This set by J.E.S.u.S. made it in to my top 3 favorite shows of all time.  J.E.S.u.S. definitely gave their fans their musical hearts and souls. They were the best way to end Coachella.

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Article by Dominica Murillo.
Photos by Lily Colovic.

#Coachella Artists Performing Weekend 1 & 2 – Episode 79: Playlist 4/7/15


Artist - Song Title (* indicates new release)

Erol Alkan & Boys Noize - Avalanche
Gonzales - Never Stop (Erol Alkan Rework)
Deorro vs MAKJ - Ready!

Deorro, Dirty Audio, iE-z - Hit It

Porter Robinson & Lazy Rich feat. Sue Cho - Hello
Porter Robinson - Say My Name

Light Year - Marcellus (What So Not Remix)

Switch - Just Bounce 2 This (Eats Everything Remix)
Girl Unit - Wut (Claude Von Stroke Remix)
Jimmy Edgar x Killy Frenzy x Claude Von Stroke - Whip it Down Girl (Mija Mashup)
Caribou - Can't Do Without You
ODESZA - Bloom
Cashmere Cat - Mirror Maru (Dehousy Edit)

SBTRKT - Wildfire
Nero - Crush On You
Plan B - The Recluse (Nero Remix)
Keys N Krates - All The Time (TOVE LO FLIP)

Ryan Hemsworth - Gods w/ UV Boi

Yellow Claw & Cesqeaux - Psycho

Flosstradamus - Underground Anthem
Sound of Rum - Give (Cashmere Cat Remix)
Gesaffelstein - Piece of Future
Djemba Djemba - I Just Go (Falcons Remix)

Falcons - Be Quiet
Jackal - Bubblegum (feat. CRNKN)

SBTRKT - Never Never (HAARPS Remix)
Gesaffelstein - Viol (MSD Remix)
Charles Bradley - The World (Is Going Up In Flames)

#DoLab Stage at #Coachella Artists Performing Weekend 1 & 2 – Episode 78: Playlist 3/31/15

Do LaB Stage @ Coachella

 

Artist – Song Title (* indicates new release)

Hoodboi – Palm Reader ft. Lido
Kraddy – Into the Labyrinth
TastyTreat – Say Yes

Hoodboi – By Ur Side
TOKiMONSTA – Go With It (CRNKN Remix)

Lucent Dossier – Aqueous Mystified

Kraddy – Beacon One
Louis Futon – Felt
Salute – Gold Rush

Sweater Beats – Feel Me (Falcons Remix)
Pomo – Vibrator

AObeats & Jai Wolf & Manila Killa feat. Mark Jones – Diamonds for Breakfast*

Rufus – Sundream (Hayden James Remix)
Anna Lunoe, AC Slater, Wuki, Julibee – BDD V NBD (Mija mix)

Worthy – Miami BBQ

Dr. Fresch – Walk That Talk ft. Thewz

Big Boi -Kryptonite (Dr. Fresch x Tendra Remix)

Flume, Chet Faker – What About Us (Worthy Remix)

Miami Horror – Real Slow (Tropicool Remix)

Lane 8 – How I Feel

Just Kiddin – Paloma (Bit Funk Remix)

Sebastien Leger – Balideep
Worthy – No Cure
J. Phlip – Say My Name On Acid feat. Aidan Chambers (Raytac Edit)*
Tiger Stripes – This Man (M.A.N.D.Y. vs. LOPAZZ Edit)
Ooah – Far Off Land

A Tribe Called Red – Electric Pow Wow Drum