SPLASH HOUSE JUNE 2016: Southern California’s Most Iconic Pool Party

It’s Summer time and for us Californians, that translates to festival and pool party season!  One of Southern California’s most iconic pool parties just took place this past weekend in Palm Springs and it was nothing short of a wet and wild adventure.

Photo credit: Quinn Tucker

Photo credit: Quinn Tucker

For those of you that are unaware of this awesome event, you might be asking, “What makes Splash House so iconic?” The answer is EVERYTHING. It is the perfect blend of a Vegas style pool party and an electronic music event that is located in the California desert.  Splash House is hosted at select hotels with the primary hotel being The Saguaro.  This year the additional hotel was the Riviera with two pools.  The event offers attendees special room packages with their ticket and I must say, if you want the FULL SPLASH HOUSE EXPERIENCE, you really should book a room at one of the hosting hotels.  You can still have more than a great time booking a room at a different and cheaper hotel, but there is nothing like being a part of an entire hotel party. The hotel comes alive with that Splash House festive spirit.

Photo credit: Galen Oakes

Photo credit: Galen Oakes

The musical roster of this sold out June 2016 edition included the like of Odesza, Justin Martin, Lee Foss, FKJ, Jai Wolf, Guy Gerber, Billy Kenny, Cut Snake, Nora En Pure, Christian Martin, StarRo, and so much more!  Bixel Boys were also on the roster playing three different set times throughout the weekend.  At night, there were a few after parties with the most notable ones having Justin Jay and Flight Facilities play over at the airport hanger.  With fun-filled lineup like that most of the weekend was spent pool hopping then straight to the after party to continue dancing! Most of my time was spent at the Riviera but I was able catch Lee Foss and Billy Kenny’s set at the Saguaro for a bit. Both sets provided a perfect poolside vibe and a packed dance floor.

Photo credit: Galen Oakes

Photo credit: Galen Oakes

Now last year when I attended both June and August, I spent most of my time on the dance floor. This year, I thought I should aim for a different experience. I spent most of my time in the pool where t-rex, unicorn and pizza floaties, water guns, and new friends surrounded me.  My favorite part and arguably one of the most iconic parts about Splash House, was when the music was so good that everyone in the pool started splashing to the music and water was flying everywhere.

Photo credit: Galen Oakes

Photo credit: Galen Oakes

When we left the Saguaro and hopped onto the shuttle, we entered the party bus atmosphere. Although it was packed with people and many had to stand, we ended up making friends with people and they invited us back to their room to party with them. That’s the other fun thing about Splash House, you make so many random friends and everyone invites people back to their room to drink for a bit. Personally, I cherish small run-in adventures like that.  This is probably one of the best events to meet new people in Southern California.

Photo credit: Galen Oakes

Photo credit: Galen Oakes

The entire weekend went off without a hitch. The weather was cooler than last year, the line up was fantastic, and the attendees were filled with nothing but a positive and friendly attitude. Now, we are counting down the days until the August 2016 edition!

Photo credit: Quinn Tucker

Photo credit: Quinn Tucker

Article by: Dominica Murillo

#JuneSplashHouse – Episode 138: Playlist 5/31/2016

Artist – Song Title (* indicates new release)

Tobtok – Fast Car ft. River

Lee Foss & MK – Electricity ft. Anabel Englund

Jerry Folk – I’m Honestly Not A Gangster*

Chris Isaak – Wicked Game (Sonny Alven Remix)

starRo – Don’t Stop*

Croatia Squad, Lika Morgan – Make Your Move*

Bit Funk & Shae Jacobs – Off The Ground

Jamie Prado – Seven Seas

Cut Snake – Hocus Pocus

Justin Martin – Back To The Jungle ft. Will Clarke

SOHN – Bloodflows (Sonny Alven Remix)

Lee Foss – U Make Me Shy

NVDES – Don’t Fvck Your Neighbors

Lee Foss – Masta Blasta

Cezaire & FKJ – Iceberg Slim

StarRo – House Party

Just Kiddin – Paloma (Bit Funk Remix)

Kartell – Attracted

Ian Brown – F.E.A.R. (Mr. Rich & Billy Kenny Remix)

Marshall Jefferson vs. Noosa Heads – Mushrooms (Justin Martin Remix)

Treasure Fingers & Anna Lunoe – Bad MF

FKJ – Lying Together

Darius – Hot Hands

TICKET GIVEAWAY: Splash House Palm Springs 6/10 – 6/12

Splash House returns to Palm Springs June 10-12 for its fourth year of intimate sun-drenched pool-side sets. This year Splash House will host all parties at the Saguaro and Riviera hotels featuring acts such as ODESZA, Jai Wolf, Justin Martin, Lee Foss, Guy Gerber, Big Wild, Billy Kenny, Croatia Squad, Cut Snake, FKJ, Nora En Pure, Sigala, StarRo, Treasure Fingers and many more.

This Tuesday (5/31) we are giving away 1 pair of tickets to the June 10-12 Splash House. Tune in from 10pm – 12am PT for your chance to win!

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Splash House Releases Lineup June 10-12 and August 12-14

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Splash House returns June 10-12 and August 12-14 for its fourth year in Palm Springs, hosting its 2016 program at the colorful Saguaro Hotel and iconic Riviera Resort.  The boutique festival has earned itself a reputation as a singular taste making stop for live acts and DJs on the summer festival circuit.

This year’s lineup features global underground titans Gorgon City (DJ Set), Guy Gerber, Justin Martin, Lee Foss, Bondax, MK, crossover specialists ODESZA (DJ Set), Snakehips, Hudson Mohawke, Jai Wolf, and rising stars like Billy Kenny, Cut Snake, Bearson, Jerry Folk, and many more.

After Hours at the Palm Springs Air Museum was undoubtedly one of the festival’s highlights last summer.  Dancing under the desert night sky amongst the hulls of the museum’s vintage aircrafts combines for one of California’s most unique party settings.  This year, The Air Museum lineup will feature the live electronic mastery of Flight Facilities, RÜFÜS DU SOL, Justin Jay & Friends, plus the mysterious Claptone.

With world-class music, convenient hotel venues, and scenic desert surroundings, Splash House offers a refreshing take on the live music experience.  Attendees can dance all day just steps away from their room and hop freely between venues in the Splash House shuttles.  It all comes together to create the unique sense of Splash House camaraderie that has fueled the festival’s growth into a staple Southern California event.

Guests must be 21+.

For more info visit www.splashhouse.com

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August Splash House was Floatie Heaven!

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The second installment of Splash House took place this past weekend at the Saguaro, the Hard Rock hotel, and the Hilton in Palm Springs. For those who don’t know about the multi-venue event, in short, it is the ultimate California pool party.

Now in its third year, Splash House has become one of the more notable Southern California events of the summer.  Starting in 2013 as a one weekend event and eventually expanding to two weekends, Splash House has taken place at a few different venues (Hard Rock Hotel, The Hilton, Hacienda Beach Club, The Curve, and Caliente Tropics) but the Saguaro has been its primary home.

Trippy Turtle, Jai Wolf, Mija, Shiba San, Tokimonsta, Mark Johns, and many more talented artists were booked for the August event.  Even with the 100° weather, people were still ready to lay poolside, drink a beer or eight, and listen to amazing music with their friends. If you’re a Splash House or hotel pool party pro, then you know that booking a room with a balcony overlooking the pool is one of, if not, THE best spots for the event. Everyone is sporting his or her favorite swimsuit, shades, and smiles for both days straight.

Also, did I mention, Splash House is Floatie Heaven. From a giant soccer ball to turtles, sharks, donuts, and ice cream cone floaties, attendees come out in full floatie force.  You can even take your floatie on the shuttle ride with you between hotels. Yes, that’s right, they provide you an air-conditioned shuttle to each venue. That means, all you and your friends have to do when you go next year is book a room at one of the three hosting hotels and you’re all set; no DD required.

This weekend seemed to go smoother in regards to artists’ sets, rather than the June installment. In June, many of the laptop DJs were experiencing technical difficulties with their laptop overheating. The event promoters resolved this issue by adding a protective reflector. The only overheating moment we witnessed was during Big Wild’s set, however this didn’t negatively impact his set. Once this happened, he let his computer cool down and he moved to the front of the stage and started drumming for everyone to see.

We saw many amazing sets. Mija had one of the most packed sets, energizing the crowd, even though they had been dancing all day long… in desert heat. As I looked at the people in front of the stage and in the pool, the dancing and good vibes just kept going. Ultimately that’s all that Splash House is. It’s just good vibes, amazing music, your friends, beautiful colors, floaties, and giant pools.

When people from outside of California imagine what California is like, they are imagining Splash House even if they don’t know it.  Now, that the summer pool parties are coming to a close, we will just have to wait another year for another awesome time in Palm Springs.  Oh and remember for 2016, book a balcony room with a pool view. You won’t regret it!

 

Article by Dominica Murillo
Photos by Lily Colovic and Dominica Murillo

#SplashHouse August Artists – Episode 93: Playlist 7/21/15

Artist – Song Title (* indicates new release)

Robokid x Ba-Kuura – Pegasus

Stwo & ELHALE – Oceans

Stwo – Aura

Elizabeth Rose – Sensibility (Tokimonsta Remix)

The Rapture – How Deep Is Your Love (Wax Motif Remix)

Me & My Toothbrush – One Thing (Nora En Pure Remix)*

The Griswolds – Beware The Dog (Autograf Remix)

Foamo – Sherlock (Kry Wolf Remix)*

Cassian – Takeover*

Shiba San – OKAY

Anna Lunoe, AC Slater, Wuki, Julibee – BDDv NBD (Mija Mix)

Moonboots – Magic

Blood Orange – On The Line (Star Slinger Edit)

Nora En Pure – Into The Wild

Party Supplies – Going Back To New York (The Knocks Remix)

Treasure Fingers & The Knocks – My Body (Intermodal Remix)

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

Jimmy Edgar x Killy Frenzy x Claude Von Stroke – Whip It Down Girl (Mija Mashup)

Star Slinger – Take This Up

Trippy Turtle – Southside Deep

Jamie XX – Hold Tight

TICKET GIVEAWAY: Splash House Palm Springs 8/8 – 8/9

Splash House returns to Palm Springs August 8-9 for its third year of intimate sun-drenched pool-side sets. Splash House is not to be missed with a jam packed line up featuring acts such as Tokimonsta, Trippy Turtle, Goldroom, STWO, Com Truise, Mija, Shiba San, Athletixx, Big Wild, Treasure Fingers, Yolanda Be Cool and many more.

This Tuesday (7/21) we are giving away 2 pairs of tickets to the August 8-9 Splash House. Tune in from 10pm – 12am PT for your chance to win!

Splash House August Lineup

Goldenvoice + 10|50 + LED Present
Splash House
August 8-9
Hard Rock Hotel
Hilton Palm Springs
The Saguaro
Shows start at 12pm
Ages 21+

For more info visit splashhouse.com.

5 Reasons to Attend Splash House in August 2015

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Splash House was this past weekend in beautiful, sunny Palm Springs, CA. If you missed out here are five reasons why you won’t want to miss the August Splash House!

5. It’s a chance to be a kid again.
Remember those pool parties you used to have as a child with your family, friends, and neighbors? It’s just like that but with more music, better speakers, and way more alcohol.

4. Shuttle System.
Even though the event takes place at three different venues, you can still drink as much as you like without worrying about a DD because there is a shuttle system in place.  The shuttle will take you to all venues at any time and even has free water available for the ride.

3. Outstanding line-up with the musical taste makers of tomorrow.
Splash House has some of the best artists of today as well as the innovative artists of tomorrow.  With such a line-up, we guarantee that you will love the music wherever you go.

2. The enthusiasm, positive energy, and beautiful people. 
From creative and colorful pool party outfits, to fun floaties, to decorated balconies, attendees happily add to the summer spirit of the festival.

1. It’s more than a pool party; it’s a HOTEL PARTY! 
Splash House offers hotel packages that provide awesome deals resulting in both hotels occupied with Splash House attendees. This means that the great vibes keep going even after the music stops and the party doesn’t end until you leave.

If you missed the June Splash House no worries the second round of madness is August 8-9th featuring DJs you will not want to miss! For tickets and more info visit www.splashhouse.com.

Article by Dominica Murillo. Photos by Lily Colovic.

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Splash House June Artists Pt. 2 – Episode 86: Playlist 6/2/15

Artist – Song Title (* indicates new release)

Nocturnal Sunshine – Believe ft. Chelou * (from KUCI Library)

Bob Moses – All I Want

Amtrac – Feel Good

Azari & III – Lost in Time (Amtrac Remix)

MØ – Don’t Wanna Dance (Zimmer Remix)

TÂCHES – Something Blue
My Nu Leng – Clockworks (Troy Gunner Remix)

BRRIO x Robokid – 4K*

Worthy – Hit Me

Christian Martin – Bell Murray

Para One – When The Night (Amtrac Remix)

Treasure Fingers & Anna Lunoe – Bad MF

Mofro – Brighter Days (Bakermat Remix)

Alice On The Roof – Easy Come Easy Go (Pat Lok Vocal Mix)*

London – Juice (AObeats Remix)*

Flume – Sleepless (Manila Killa Remix)

TACHES – Prints of Whales ft. PB Kaya

Wrestlers – Say Anything (RAC Mix)

Cashmere Cat – Kiss Kiss
Waveracer – Stoopid (Jump The Gun Remix)

Aurra – Perfect Date (Pomo Edit)

Gigamesh – Dream On
Vindata – Aquarius

Moon Boots – Off My Mind (Le Youth Remix)
SHIFT K3Y x Linden Jay – Crazy

Splash House June Artists – Episode 85: Playlist 5/26/15

Artist – Song Title (* indicates new release)

REBOTINI – Mnll from KUCI Library

Droog Splash House Mix

Amtrac – The Scheme

Amtrac – Walkin

Dr. Fresch – Dreamin

Keith Ape – It G Ma (Luca Lushy Remix)*

Justin Jay – Bounce and Break

Worthy – Secure