Want to Host Your Own Radio Show at KUCI?

Are you interested in hosting your own music or talk show on Orange County’s only public radio station? Then come on down to KUCI’s DJ Training Class for the spring quarter, where you’ll learn how to use KUCI’s equipment, the ins-and-outs of FCC policy, and how you can create your own professional radio show.

The training class for Fall quarter begins Wednesday, October at 7 pm at a location to be determined, and will occur every subsequent Wednesday for 8 weeks. Each class will run for approximately one hour. Training is open to everyone – UCI students, staff, and faculty. Here is a link to the campus map.

Volunteering at KUCI, requires that you successfully complete our training session and pass a written test. There is a $25.00 fee for everyone, which covers the cost of KUCI’s manual.

In the session you will intern on existing KUCI programs, create a demo CD to apply for a program and learn about FCC, KUCI, and UCI policies in relation to the station. You are allowed to miss only one class. Completion of training does not guarantee that you will get a program.

DIRTYBIRD Campout Map + Schedule

DIRTYBIRD CAMPOUT is just ONE WEEK AWAY!!! You’re favorite camp counselors have posted the map and released the schedules for the music lineup and the camp activities.


Camp Map. Click to Enlarge.

Now you can plan out what activities you want to part-take in and when you need to go see your favorite artist play! You definitely don’t want to miss out on anything so make sure you plan ahead!!!

DBC Music Schedule

Music Schedule. Click to Enlarge.

Games & Activities Schedule. Click to Enlarge

You can still purchase tickets online here. REMEMBER, ticket prices will increase on 9/27 at midnight! So do yourself a favor, save some money, have an awesome weekend and just purchase your tickets before Sunday!

TICKET GIVEAWAY: CRSSD Fest 10/10 – 10/11 Part 2

Following its sold-out debut in March, CRSSD the unique, forward thinking, 21+ music festival, will return to San Diego’s Waterfront Park for a Fall edition on October 10 and 11.

This Tuesday (9/29) we are giving away 1 pair of tickets to CRSSD Fest October 10-11. Tune in from 10pm – 12am PT for your chance to win!

For more info visit www.crssdfest.com.


October 10 – 11
San Diego, CA
Music starts at 12pm (10/10-10/11)
Ages 21+

8 Must-Do’s for the Full DIRTYBIRD CAMPOUT Experience

With DIRTYBIRD Campout just days away, all of us are excited to dance through the night while camping under the stars with the DIRTYBIRD crew.  In addition to shakin’ your booty at the Birdhouse and Late Night Lodge, we’re also excited for the fun activities they have planned for the three-day event! Here are our top 8 must-do things for the full DIRTYBIRD CAMPOUT experience!

8.  Field Games
The DIRTYBIRD crew did their very best to make this exactly like your childhood summer camp. They have added so many games and activities that your schedule is pretty much set all day! With boat relays, dodgeball, archery, and slip-n-slide, you are sure to share a laugh with your friends and  meet a ton of new people (that also have good taste in music like you). Check out the schedule below to plan ahead!

7.  The BBQs
As many of you know, DIRTYBIRD Campout follows the end of the DIRTYBIRD BBQ tour. It only makes sense that your favorite camp counselors will bring you not one, but TWO delicious BBQs! This is an awesome feast you don’t want to miss! Make sure you purchase your BBQ ticket in advance. Please note that this ticket is separate from the event pass. You can make your purchase here.

6.  Creative Insight Workshop
If you are the creative type, then checking out the Creative Insight Workshop is a must! Come by to be inspired as well as receive tips on how to focus your creative energy.

5.  Yoga
One of the best parts about camping at music festivals of today include getting your yoga on before the festivities.  With 8 yoga instructors, 7 classes, and 3 different styles, you will feel ready to take on the rest of the day after going.  The DIRTYBIRD crew also brought out a collective from Seattle, knowns as Yo Yo Yoga that perfectly blends yoga and electronic music. You can find out more about each yoga instructor and their times on the site. FYI it’s BYOYM (bring your own yoga mat), so don’t forget!

4.  Interactive Environments
DBC Grand Artique
If you have never seen Imagine Nation, The Fungineers, or the Grand Artique before, then we highly recommend you take some time to check all three out! Each crew brings a unique artistic liveliness to different festivals across America. You are guaranteed to have a great time to make sure you stop by! For more information, please visit the site.


3.  Storytelling and S’mores
Now I’m a sucker for anything involving chocolate, especially when it results in s’mores! This is why this is high up on my list. If you are a chocolate lover and enjoy scary stories, you will definitely want to check this out! You can stop by the campfire either on Friday from 3 – 4:30 AM or on Saturday from 3 – 4 AM. If you’re not too fond of stories and just want the s’mores, you can check out the Sing-A-Long & S’mores session or the Late Night S’mores session.

2.  Scavenger Hunt
Who doesn’t love a scavenger hunt? You could be 5 or 95, scavenger hunts are always fun! It is going to be quite a site seeing all the attendees running around the entire grounds searching for items to mark off their list. We don’t know what the prize will be for winning, but we know it’s going to be good!

1. Standup Comedy Show
On top of talented lineup, s’mores, archery, and BBQs, DIRTYBIRD is also bringing you a comedy night. Get ready to laugh at the Bunkhouse Comedy Night going on Saturday night 9pm-11:30pm hosted by Eric Toms. With appearances on Comedy Central’s Premium Blend, Jimmy Kimmel Live, and more, this stacked lineup of comedian will surely make you laugh your worries away. So grab a drink before the show and enjoy!
For more info: http://dirtybirdcampout.com/comedy/

DBC Yoga

#DIRTYBIRDcampout – Episode 102: Playlist 9/22/15

Artist – Song Title (* indicates new release)

Sonny Fodera – Trainsurfing

Genghis Clan & Will Clarke – Jackintosh

Mikey Lion – Drum Formulas

Jesse Rose – Touch ‘N’ Tease

Sacha Robotti & Kevin Knapp – Thump Bumper

J. Phlip & Chris Lorenzo – Lights

A1 Bassline – Girl Thing (Christian Martin remix)

Claude Von Stroke Mix

Ryan Wells – Biscuits

Kill Frenzy – Booty Clap

DJ Blaqstarr – Shake it to the Ground (Claude Von Stroke Remix)

Brandon Boucher & Billy Kenny – Those Days

Doorly – Now 97


DIRTYBIRD CAMPOUT: Updates + Ticket Giveaway

Only 2 more weeks until Dirtybird Campout!

If you already purchased your ticket and you are slowly starting to pack, then make sure you check out J.PHLIP’S Festival Camping Essentials.

Also, here are 5 Places You’ll Find Christian Martin at the Dirtybird Campout When He’s Not On Stage.

If you want to go but haven’t bought tickets yet, here’s your chance! We are doing one last giveaway to this event. Tune in to OTHERMUSIC this Tuesday night from 10pm – Midnight for your chance to WIN 1 PAIR OF TICKETS TO DIRTYBIRD CAMPOUT!

For More Info: http://dirtybirdcampout.com/

CRSSD Festival Adds KYGO to October Lineup!

CRSSD Festival yesterday announced a mainstage performance by the rapidly rising live electronic superstar Kygo, completing the lineup for its October 10 – 11 edition.

Kygo joins an already stacked assemblage of world class talent including The Flaming Lips, TV on the Radio, Zhu, Banks, St Lucia, AlunaGeorge, Nicolas Jaar and Big Data, plus DJ sets from the likes of Jamie xx, Giorgio Moroder, Ben Klock, Todd Terje, Bonobo, DJ Tennis, Andhim, Maya Jane Coles, Claptone and many more.

CRSSD Fest Fall 2015 Official Promo Video from FNGRS CRSSD on Vimeo.

CRSSD has made it its mission to showcase the very best talent from across the music spectrum in the unmatched location of San Diego’s Waterfront Park. The festival debuted in March 2015 with a sold out event. Attendees can watch the sunset over the Pacific Ocean, while enjoying music on the steps of City Hall, and can be dropped off just steps from the festival site by Amtrak.

In addition to its musical programming, CRSSD also offers craft beer, gourmet food and a full mixology program all in the heart of Downtown San Diego. CRSSD is a 21+ festival.

For tickets visit www.crssdfest.com


#SuperSlick100 Part 2 – Episode 101: Playlist 9/15/2015

Artist – Song Title (* indicates new release)


Owlle Only – We Trust

Thomas Fontana – Warm Memory

Sango – Me de Amor (feat. Gaiola das Popozudas)

London Future & Djemba Djemba – Fire to the Room

Recluse – Luster

Milo Mills – Skies Are Open

Alfred English – Etymyl

Allmostt – Double Shake

Nomak & L ‘homme aux 4 lettres – Horsequake

Blank Banshee – B:/ Start Up

Darkhouse Family – Brockwild

Touurs – Deuxieme

Rockwell – INeedU

Lee Bannon – NW/WB

YUNG BAE – Still

Keys N Krates -Save Me ft. Katy B

Grimm – Electrify ft. Father Dude

Mura Masa – Lotus Eater

Fluke Nukes – Motions

Hermitude x Flume – Hyperparadise (GANZ Flip)

Lido – I Love You (Tr!ck$ Remix)

Nancy Sinatra -Bang Bang (An-ten-nae Remix)

Dimension – Whip Slap

Gessaffelstein – OPR

Gessaffelstein – Hate or Glory

Patawawa- Back to Life ft. Roman Kouder

Arise Wise – I Better Let Loose


CRSSD Fest Phase II Lineup! October 10 & 11, 2015

CRSSD Festival in San Diego is a little less than a month away and just got that much better with the addition of their Phase II lineup including 18 more artists! CRSSD Fest debuted in March and sold out to over 15,000 concert goers from all over Southern California. The 21+ festival features world-class musical talent, craft beer and gourmet food. CRSSD fest will be held in San Diego’s beautiful Waterfront Park October 10 & 11. For tickets and more info visit crssdfest.com.

Additions include: Banks, Nicolas Jaar, Tchami, Cashmere Cat b2b Trippy Turtle, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, Route 94, Autograf, Golden Features, Oliver Nelson, Jonas Rathsman, Jai Wolf, SNBRN, Wax Motif, Classixx b2b Holy Ghost, and Goldroom b2b Le Youth

October CRSSD Complete Lineup

Lulacruza Interview Following North American Tour

Lulacruza recently made their final stop on their North American tour at the Teragram Ballroom in Los Angeles on August 22, 2015. The band consists of Alejandra Ortiz and Luis Maurette who both originate from South America. Their most recent album, Orcas features 8 tracks, which bring together folk and electronic sounds that will make you feel as if you have floated off to a far away island. This album has all you need to relax, transcend and tune out the constant chatter of the outside world.

Orcas is available as “name your price” at http://music.lulacruza.com/album/orcas.

Following Lulacruza’s North American tour WOLFshoes had the opportunity of interviewing the duo.

Tell us about your album Orcas? 

Alejandra Ortiz: Orcas is our 5th full-length album, and our most intimate album to date. It’s a collection of songs about the risk and vulnerability of falling in love: falling in love with another, falling in love with the chaotic beauty of nature, and the ultimate need to fall in love with one’s self… It was recorded during my pregnancy, so it was a very very special moment to enter the studio. The album was recorded on Orcas Island in a state-of-the-art recording studio surrounded by the ocean and ancient woods. While there we were deeply moved by the energy of the island and feel that its spirits came into the music, so we decided to name the album after the island.

Have you learned anything about yourselves while touring? 

Luis Maurette: Definitely! When one has toured as much as we have over the last 10 years, touring is part of life and life’s lessons come up on the road. Between 2009 and 2012 we went on extensive 4-6 month long tours. These weren’t your typical tours because they relied heavily on community, we offered our concerts to anybody who had the will and the space to host. This way of touring took us to the most incredible places and situations, things we could have never imagined; cities, rivers, mountains, communes, farms, homesteads, spiritual communities, and more. These travels were not only done as performers, I personally traveled heavily in the Argentine Andes mountains discovering indigenous music of that region, and we also shot Esperando el Tsunami in Colombia, traveling to some of the most remote places of the country, where we delved into indigenous and Afro-colombian cultures.

In our travels we deeply connected not only with the people that we would encounter, but also to different ways of life, different conceptions of how we can live with the land and each other, different conceptions around relationships and love, different conceptions of what it is to live among spirits, and how we can maintain integrity in how we live. It’s almost endless what I’ve learned on the road, it is such an integral part of me that I cannot tell anymore where I learned what.

Why do you want your listeners to transcend? 

Luis Maurette: The music that calls me, is music that takes me past my regular notions of what life is, past my definitions of physicality and individuality. When music is shallow, it just doesn’t interest me, and is even exhausting to listen. In that search for transcendental music we both have experienced, first-hand, rituals and ceremonies where the music transports the listener, opens gateways to other dimensions and holds the universe together.

After those experiences it would be pointless to shoot for anything other than transcendence. Once you have seen and experienced some of the things we have, there is no turning back.

Do you meditate? 

Alejandra Ortiz: I sit in silence, and I also practice a form of active meditation called latihan.

Do you have any advice for musicians just starting out? 

Luis Maurette: I feel that music has been the key that has opened up some of the most precious things in my life. Music is communal, it’s spiritual, it’s emotional, it makes you dance, or cry, or listen to the spheres or express angst, and on and on. There is no limit to what music can be. I would say, trust this key, and let it take you where it needs to.

Alejandra Ortiz: I would say, find your inner guide, and search within for the unique gift that you have offer to the world. For me, deep listening is what makes you a real musician.


Article by Lily Colovic.