GDD™ Morning Update: Creamfields Cancelled, The Do LaB’s Rise & Shine Gathering, Fatboy Slim Big Beach Bootique Clip, Hotflush to Release NeferTT EP

Good morning! Today’s stories include the cancelled Creamfields, The Do LaB’s Rise & Shine Gathering, a clip from Fatboy Slim’s Big Beach Bootique, and Hotflush releasing a NeferTT EP. Please read on after the jump.

Creamfields cancelled as site floods after heavy rain

Following heavy rain, the Festival had to be cancelled over the weekend because parts of the arena and campsite had flooded.

Fans were hoping to see acts such as Deadmau5, Calvin Harris and Sub Focus, who were all due to appear on the Sunday night.

Radio 1’s Zane Lowe was also due to perform on the final evening of the festival, on the North Stage.

“After a very difficult weekend we ask you all to please be patient a little longer, a refund announcement will be available shortly,” say organisers.

They add: “We know you have lots of questions and we will do our utmost to answer all your questions in time.”

‘Complete washout’

Those who had tickets for the Festival are advised to visit theCreamfields website for information.

On Sunday morning, a statement was issued with advice for day ticket holders, telling them not to travel to the event in Daresbury, Cheshire.

Event bosses spent much of Sunday working with Cheshire Police to ensure everyone on site could get away safely and no serious casualties have been reported.

People were already leaving the festival before it was cancelled, due to the poor weather conditions.

Natasha Salmon, 20, from Guildford, had a Creamfields weekend ticket but left the festival on Sunday morning.

“It was a complete washout. We’re all really gutted that we’ve had to leave so early.”

Her friend, 20-year-old Charlotte Neal from Southampton, added: “I’m gutted. We’ve missed Deadmau5.

“We’ve missed Calvin Harris and all the acts that we wanted to see.”

Creamfields had already played host to acts including Avicii, Flux Pavilion and Skrillex.

Danny Howard’s Radio 1 show was broadcast live from the festival on Saturday too, with guests including Nervo, Sander Van Doorn and Eddie Halliwell.

(via BBC)


The Do LaB’s Rise & Shine Gathering 

The Do LaB announces the music, yoga, and speaker lineup for Rise & Shine Gathering from Oct 19-21, 2012 at Hummingbird Ranch in Simi Valley, California.

The music lineup for The Do LaB’s Rise & Shine Gathering has been announced, featuring headliners and electronic music super talents Bonobo, Emancipator, Karsh, Phutureprimitive, Marquest Wyatt, Govinda, Nickodemus, The Earth Harp, Dub Kirtan Allstars, David Starfire, Janover, Desert Dwellers and over 30 more additional performers listed below.

Rise & Shine will bring together a community of health, consciousness, and sustainability. This special event will unite the best elements of a music festival, yoga retreat, an educational conference, and a Do LaB party with the environmental mission to provide an event where attendees can participate in forward thinking to better understand our place on the Earth at this important time in history.

Carrying the love and inspiration created at the celebrated Lightning in a Bottle festival into a deeper place, Rise & Shine will be led by renowned teachers and leaders to lovingly guide attendees in the practice of yoga, meditation, and healthy ways of living and being.

To stretch your body and mind, yoga teachers will include Hala Khouri, Suzanne Sterling, Mark Whitwell, Micheline Berry and over 20 additional instructors. There will also be over 20 workshops and classes with speakers such as Starhawk, John Robbins, Daniel Pinchbeck, Jai Dev Singh, Mark Lakeman, and Jamie Janover covering topics around permaculture, 2012: The Great Turning, urban restoration, medicinal foods, earth activism, essential oils, goddess history, ritual movement art, and more.  Please see complete yoga and speaker list below.

The event provides an intimate setting where the bonds and lasting impressions created at other intentional festivals can be further explored and put into positive action. At its core, Rise & Shine is a call to action for all those who believe in the restorative power of the spirit within us all, and our ability to channel that power into actions that create a world where all may thrive for many generations to come.

Tickets for Rise & Shine are available now and can be purchased here. Camping and hotel accommodations are available. Check the website for more information here or to sign up on The Do LaB mailing list or follow Rise and Shine on the Facebook and Twitter pages.


Fatboy Slim Dazzles Hometown Crowd With ‘Praise You’

Fatboy Slim says his new film Live: From the Big Beach Bootique captures “a momentous moment in my career.”

The film documents DJ Norman Cook’s June 2012 two-night stand at the new Amex Stadium in his hometown of Brighton, England. Watch this exclusive five-minute clip from the movie, which plays in theaters around the world for one day only August 31st. The gigs were the first at the stadium, which opened in 2011.

Cook says the DVD of one of his previous Brighton shows, 2006’s Big Beach Boutique II: The Movie, helped launch his international career and hopes the latest film will provide a similar “calling card” for his new stadium-sized stage show. “It was the biggest production we’ve ever done,” says Cook. “When you look at Big Beach Boutique II, there’s an awful lot of people and not very much show. But technology has allowed us to make things much more visual. A triumphant conquering of your home football stadium has to be worth having down for posterity.”

The Amex is the new, permanent ground for Cook’s beloved soccer team Brighton & Hove Albion, which had been homeless for 14 years. “I’d been on marches, I’d taken petitions to Downing Street to try and get planning permission,” says Cook. “It was an emotional moment just having the stadium, but being able to christen it was every schoolboy’s dream.”

The video clip captures the show in full swing, with Cook pumping out “Praise You” in a set that included “Put Your Hands Up” and “Fucking in Heaven” for a wildly enthusiastic crowd. But despite headlining recent festivals including Miami’s Ultra and New York’s Electric Daisy Carnival, Cook says his future plans are focused on “weirder and stranger” rather than “bigger and bigger.”

“Tonight, I played to 350 people at a beach bar,” he says. “Last night I played to 8,000 at [Ibiza nightclub] Space and four nights ago I did the Olympic Closing Ceremony to one billion people worldwide – and enjoyed them all equally. I’ve scaled most of the heights a DJ is ever going to scale, so I’m just making a bucket list of things I haven’t done.”

Despite some criticism of the Olympics closing ceremony in the U.K. media, Cook said appearing was “a total mindfuck and an honor.”

“I felt I was representing Team GB for Club Culture,” he says. “Although when you embark on a career as a DJ you never really envisage yourself on top of a psychedelic bus, being engulfed by a 40 foot high fluorescent octopus. That wasn’t what I was thinking of when I was learning to beat match!”

Cook doesn’t rule out a return to his recording artist career, which brought him hits including “Praise You” and “The Rockafeller Skank.”

“When I’ve got something that I really want to say, I’ll release [it], but at the moment I’m not inspired in the way I am by the life of a DJ,” he says. “When I was younger I could be an artist, remixer, produce other people and DJ. These days, I don’t know how I ever found the hours in the day!”

(via Rolling Stone)


Hotflush to Release NeferTT EP

Scuba’s Hotflush imprint will release an EP from the relatively unknown duo NeferTT.

The ‘Blue Skies Red Soil’ EP will come out as a four track 12″ and a five track digital release on the 10th of September 2012.

NeferTT are remaining elusive in regards to their respective identities, but it is indicated that the music will be concerned with “irresistible groove and lush melody”.

Despite the vague nature of this EP it promises to be something exciting when it is on a label such as Hotflush.

(via Mixmag)