Lulacruza Announce 2015 Summer Tour

Journey through space and time with Lulacruza, the South American duo boldly embracing the intersection of electronic and folk music traditions as they head out on a 18-city summer 2015 tour through the United States. Traversing the jungles and mountains of South America, Lulacruza performances entrance like a shamanic ritual inviting all to “delve into deeper waters”, leaving ripples in your core.

The tour begins in the Pacific Northwest on the pristine Orcas Island in Washington where Lulacruza recorded their recently launched album, Orcas, mixed and mastered by frequent Nicolas Jaar-collaborator, Vance Galloway. Followed by a performance at the Cascadia NW Arts and Music Festival, the group will then move on to shows across the western region, including special dates in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Oakland, Boulder and Nevada City to New Mexico and more, as well as appearances at several festivals including Arise Festival and a special sunrise set at Beloved Festival.

This is a rare opportunity to catch Lulacruza while they are in the United States. Hailing from Colombia and Argentina, their raw performances have garnered a reputation for transporting audiences with their intimate, meditative qualities. Heavily informed by South American ritual and folklore, Lulacruza masterfully tread the line between electronic and acoustic, ancient and avant-garde. The duo play South American indigenous instruments like the Colombian cuatro, charango and bombo legüero and utilize electronic processing and sequencing, complemented by songbird Alejandra’s powerful, stirring vocals.

The announcement of Lulacruza’s tour follows critical acclaim for the duo from Huffington Post, who says “Orcas is a revelation. The music of Lulacruza can be heard in the wind that whispers in your ears, seen in the undulating trees and felt in the cadence of water”, Rolling Stone who says “Lulacruza bring together Colombia and Argentina with the rest of the world in an electro ethnic ritual”, Noisey Mexico, URB, The BPM, and more. The duo have previously enchanted audiences at transformational and electronic festivals such as Lightning in a Bottle, Decibel Festival, and Envision Festival – Costa Rica.

To get a taste of what’s to come, watch this video recorded of them at Envision Festival in Costa Rica.

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DoLab Presents: WOOGIE WEEKEND July 17-19

Although the Woogie is best known as the house and techno-centric stage at Lightning in a Bottle, the stage’s sound and vibe are inclusive of dance music’s diverse plethora of sounds. From disco to tropical grooves and progressive, the stage is beloved for its stellar roster of local and international talent. This year the magic and good vibes of the festival blossom as the Woogie concept comes full force with its own inaugural festival, Woogie Weekend. Taking the opportunity to source some of the most well-respected and innovative acts from around the globe, Woogie Weekend will feature all your favorite acts for a rare and intimate festival soiree.

Alongside local legends, the Woogie Weekend includes many global pioneers in the dance music community, including Swede Jonas Rathsman, the UK’s Nick Warren, Berlin-based Camea, Berghain resident Marcel Fengler, Moscow’s Gorje Hewek & Izhevski, the UK’s Just Be (Bushwacka!), and Spain’s Pig & Dan. Together this crew of electronic renegades bring a wealth of sonic styles, including everything from house and techno, to progressive, experimental, ambient and many more.

For more information on each of these acts, visit the Woogie Weekend website or see below.

Returning to Lightning in a Bottle’s 2010-2012 venue, Woogie Weekend is conveniently located in Orange County, between Los Angeles and San Diego at Oak Canyon Park in Silverado, CA.

Tickets for Full Weekend, Boutique Camping, and All Access passes can be purchased here and start at $135.
Video by: Galen Oakes presented by OpenCall


5 Things You Must Do At Lightning in a Bottle

Lightning in a Bottle is one the few music and arts festivals that stand with mission.  Their mission is to help empower your mind, body, and soul, as well as make the world a better place. In doing so, they offer the attendees a variety of different experiences besides their awesome selection of music.  Here is a list of things we recommend you try at LiB in order to get the full experience.

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Photos from May 22 & 23, 2015

5. Try one of the crazy themed yoga classes.
If you’re new to yoga or even if you’ve been a yogi your entire life, attending one of the many yoga classes at LiB is a must. We recommend you try one of the morning classes because it’s one of the best ways to connect to the LiB community from the start and enrich your body. From Hip-hop yoga to Tibetan yoga to Fuck Yeah yoga, they will definitely have a class that suits your fancy.

4. Listen to one of the many speakers.
Sometimes, one of the best ways to improve your mind is by listening to what others have to say about their life experiences. At LiB, they have a large number of speakers consisting of shamans, oracles, and more, all of which are ready to share their wisdom with you.  We recommend that you review all the speakers a few weeks before the event.  If you don’t do this beforehand, chances are you may feel overwhelmed because LiB offers everything at all times.

3. Experience all the art.
This past year, LiB had many forms of art for their attendees to enjoy.  From the Big Horn Palace, to the Lost Tea Party, to Squared 2, to all the amazing artwork in the Do Art area, you really should take time to walk around the entire festival to view it all. All the pieces are inspiring and moving in their own way.

2. Experience all the art.
There might be a long line but the Sound Immersion Experience by Danny Goldgerg and Guy Douglas is an absolute must.  As you lay down, your body and soul unwinds as you hear the soothing sounds of instruments.  You let go of the problems of yesterday, the fears of tomorrow, and empower yourself with the potential of today. This is nothing less than a transformational experience.

1. Re-align your spirit at the Meditation Lookout.
This is just like the yoga classes. You do not need to be experienced to get the full experience. When you walk into this area, you can feel the energy of everyone else. Let that guide you as you sit or lay when you meditate. What seems like a minute can actually be an hour when your soul wanders peacefully. Personally, this was my favorite experience at LiB. When I left, my heart felt free, my mind felt calm, and my body felt ready.

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Photos from May 24, 2015

Article written by Dominica Murillo. Photos by Lily Colovic.

Lightning in a Bottle 2015 Artists – Episode 84: Playlist 5/19/15

Artist – Song Title (* indicates new release)

Hermitude x Flume – Hyperparadise (Ganz Flip)
D.V.S. – Root Glen

SBTRKT – Temporary View ft. Sampha
TastyTreat – Say Yes

Stwo – Aura
Lucent Dossier – Aqueous Mystified

G Jones – Move Around

Sylvan Esso – Hey Mami (Big Wild Remix)

Ambassadeurs – Vacation

ODESZA – Always This Late
GRIZ – Where’s the Love?

GRIZ – Turnin’

Flume – Holdin On

Sango – Middle of Things, Beautiful Wife (Stwo Remix)

GRIZ – It’s All Good*

SBTRKT – Never Never (HAARPS Bootleg)

Hermitude – The Villain
KOAN Sound – This Time Around (feat. Koo)
French Kiwi Juice – Lying Together

BANKS – Warm Water (Snakehips Remix)

Tensnake & Jacques Lu Cont – Feel of Love (JackLNDN Remix)

JackLNDN – Play It Back

Indiana – Heart On Fire (SNBRN Remix)

Thomas Jack – Symphony

Mr. C – I’m Gonna Give You Some (Dance Spirit & David Scuba Remix)
Lindsay Lowend – Bar Harbor