GDD™ Morning Update: Tomorrowland Live Stream, Nocturnal Wonderland Lineup, Flying Lotus Mix, EDM + Jam Bands, Future Classic DJs Compilation

Happy Friday! Today’s stories include the Tomorrowland Live Stream, Nocturnal Wonderland Lineup, new Flying Lotus Mix, EDM + Jam Bands, and the Future Classic DJs Compilation.


Live Stream from Tomorrowland 2012

Selling out in less than ten minutes and captivating the excitement of a world now fluent in modern Dance music, Belgium-based Tomorrowland festival will extend the reach of their three-day festival to the world with a live stream courtesy of YouTube. Kicking off today with the likes of Alesso, Steve Aoki, Fatboy Slim, Carl Cox and Avicii, Saturday will see coverage from Martin Solveig, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike and Trance heavyweight Paul Van Dyk. Wrapping up the event with sets from Afrojack, David Guetta and Dave Clark, the live stream looks to extend the experience of Europe’s largest Dance music festival to the world this weekend despite its sell-out status. All sets will be available for streaming after the broadcast through Revibe.

(via Beatmyday)


Nocturnal Wonderland 2012 Lineup

The line-up for the Californian strand of Nocturnal Wonderland has just been announced and it certainly doesn’t disappoint.

Set over two days, September 22-23, the festival will play host to some of the biggest electronic artists in the world.

The line-up includes the likes of Röyksopp, Above & Beyond, Pretty Lights, Jamie Jones, Funkagenda, Andy C, Damian Lazarus and Sub Focus.

The event has been praised for its weird and wonderful style and surroundings and stages such as ‘The Sunken Garden’, ‘Alice’s House’ and ‘The Labyrinth’ all help to make this one of the most unique festivals in the world.

Tickets are available now and you can check out the full line up announcement on the official website.

(via Mixmag)


Download Flying Lotus’ New Lovers Melt Mix

Last year, Flying Lotus offered up the Lovers Melt and Lovers Melt 2 mixes. Now, he’s dropped the latest in the series, Lovers Melt 3. Check out the hour-long slow jams mix here, via the site of FlyLo’s label Brainfeeder. He writes, “Another mix for your summer some things you know some things you may not.”

(via Pitchfork)


Electronic Dance Music and Jam Bands Tap the Same Fan Vibe

The music pumps and pulses while tens of thousands of fans all tune into the vibe, dancing, becoming one organism where the line between artist and audience blurs. Each set is different, created for the time and place, taking advantage of the collective mindset of moment. Electronic Dance Music has quickly become the most exciting new music genre, and it’s happened mostly outside of mainstream media.

EDM festivals that frequently draw more than 100,000 fans include Electric Daisy Carnival, Electric Zoo, and Ultra Music Festival and the artists that play them like Avicii, deadmau5, David Guetta, Skrillex, and Tiesto, hugely popular with EDM fans, are largely unknown outside of their fan base. Emerging from underground raves in the 1990s, EDM’s tremendous growth has largely been fueled by social networks.

What’s interesting is that this isn’t the first time that improvisational music has emerged from the underground, fueled by live shows and word of mouth rather than record labels and radio airplay. The same phenomenon drove the music of the Grateful Dead, the Allman Brothers Band, and others in the emerging jam band scene of the 1960s. Unlike acts that play the same songs in the same order night after night, jam bands create a unique experience each show. It is all about the live performance and like-minded people coming together to dance and have fun. Recorded music doesn’t capture the essence of what the music is about. You have to experience it live.

And now there’s crossover. At music festivals like Gathering of the Vibes, held this past weekend at Seaside Park in Bridgeport, Connecticut, all surviving members of the Grateful Dead played sets with their bands, while EDM was included in the late night offering. “Both EDM and jam bands are explorative,” says Ken Hays, Gathering of the Vibes founder. “The Grateful Dead took the music to extremes in so many ways and the same goes for the EDM scene. The musical exploration is real and engaging and has rope to pull in the fans.”

Sound Tribe Sector 9 had Deadheads and EDM fans alike dancing in a smoky, glow stick infested, late night set at Gathering of the Vibes on Saturday night. “STS9 emerged out of the jam band scene and are now firmly into EDM but they’ve taken it to another level,” Hays says. “Every show is incredibly different and tweaked from the last. They have a fan base that absolutely thrives on them.”

Hunter Brown, Guitarist for STS9, agrees that EDM and jam bands share a focus on the live experience with the energy growing and sustaining both scenes coming from bottom-up fan generated word of mouth rather than top-down radio and other mainstream support. “Ultimately, the similarities between the two lies somewhere in the fans’ willingness and desire to be taken on a live musical adventure, to be transported by the music to a place you can’t quite reach in your home or in your headphones,” Brown says. “I think that has everything to do with being in a crowd of people, sharing a collective moment, rising and falling together with the music. Live concerts are one of the few places to experience something like that.”

Mickey Hart, percussionist for the Grateful Dead from 1967 until the band stopped touring upon Jerry Garcia’s death in 1995, brought his Mickey Hart Band to Gathering of the Vibes. Hart’s newest album,Mysterium Tremendum, fuses elements of the jam band scene he lived in for decades with today’s electronic music. “I live in two worlds,” he says. “One, the archaic world of drums and drumming — I’m strongly embedded in it, I love striking a membrane and hearing its report and playing real rhythm. And I have one foot firmly planted in the digital domain. This is such a wonderful time where science and art are now handshaking and becoming one. I am embedding the electronic worlds in which I feel comfortable into my music. I’m into pulsing and throbbing. What you’re seeing now is a wonderful groundswell of binary and acoustic information coming together into new music.”

Like Hart, Brown says STS9 benefits from fans’ eclectic tastes. “As a band, we want to be able to express different sides of our creative interests,” he says. “We’ve never been comfortable being associated with one particular scene or genre. We play drums, synths, and guitars and we also use drum machines, samplers and sequencers. No matter where we are or who we’re playing for, our main objective is to get the crowd moving and engaged with the music.”

Hart says everybody out there, whoever they are, is looking for a feeling when experiencing music. “That’s the goal and the gold of music, to find that magical combination of sound that elevates the consciousness,” he says. Festivals like Gathering of the Vibes provide the environment for jam band fans and EDM fans alike to come together for some collective conscious elevation.


Future Classic DJs Prep Debut Compilation

Sydney’s Future Classic DJs are set to release their first compilation this August.

Now much more than just a record label, Future Classic have a hand in publishing, touring, design and events promotion. They’ve also firmly established themselves as one of Sydney’s most popular DJ outfits, from their Saturday night radio show in FBi 94.5 to their monthly DJ mixes (which receive considerable attention on SoundCloud). The trio have taken the next step by assembling their first official compilation. The CD release will feature a bundle of exclusive material across two discs (one mixed, one unmixed), including contributions by Danny Daze, Flume and Softwar, with the twelve-inch sampler selecting four of these unreleased tracks.

Future Classic DJs will host launch party at Sydney’s Goodgod Small Club on August 10th, where they’ll take to the decks for the majority of the evening. 

CD1 (Mixed):
01. Slow Hands – Rhabarbarum
02. Houses – Soak It Up
03. Jeremy Glenn – New Life (Perseus Future Classic edit)
04. Flume – Tropical Sun
05. Poolside – Do You Believe?
06. Cadillac – Blue Skies (Ray Mang Remix)
07. Joakim – Labyrinth (Junior Boys Remix)
08. Softwar – This Time Around Dub
09. Worst Friends – Short Stopped (Instrumental)
10. Nitetime – Teddy’s Jam
11. Flight Facilities – With You feat. Grovesnor
12. Panama – Magic (Midnight Magic Remix)
13. Pharao Black Magic – Hermes feat. Ghostape
14. Anna Lunoe & Touch Sensitive – Real Talk
15. Danny Daze – Zone
16. Mario & Vidis – Changed (DJ T Remix)
17. Tigerskin – In Public
18. Nitetime – Hey! (Soul Clap Remix)
19. Cadillac – Dreams (Miracles Club Remix)
20. Gung Ho – Twin Rays (Worst Friends Remix)

CD2 (Unmixed):
01. Danny Daze – Zone
02. Mario & Vidis – Changed (DJ T Remix)
03. Nitetime – Hey! (Soul Clap Remix)
04. Tigerskin – In Public
05. Worst Friends – Short Stopped (Instrumental)
06. Jeremy Glenn – New Life (Perseus Future Classic edit)
07. Flume – Tropical Sun
08. Pharao Black Magic – Hermes feat. Ghostape
09. Slow Hands – Rhabarbarum
10. Gung Ho – Twin Rays (Worst Friends Remix)
11. Softwar – This Time Around Dub

Vinyl Sampler:
01. Danny Daze – Zone
02. Mario & Vidis – Changed (DJ T Remix)
03. Jeremy Glenn – New Life (Perseus Future Classic edit)
04. Nitetime – Hey! (Soul Clap Remix)

(via Resident Advisor)