• Movement 2013, Detroit Electronic Music Festival, Phase 1 Lineup Revealed
• Southern California’s Lightning in a Bottle Arts and Music Festival Announces New Location and New Dates!
• Sound Nightclub announces February parties
• Emancipator releases Dusk To Dawn album
• John Dahlbäck launches his North American tour this weekend and readies new single “Life (Diamonds in the Dark)”
Movement 2013, Detroit Electronic Music Festival, Phase 1 Lineup Revealed
It’s still January, but already Detroit is looking forward to a weekend in the middle of May, when sweaty music lovers will crowd Hart Plaza for the city’s annual electronic music festival, Movement.
The thumping bass and substance-fueled (so we’ve heard) event, which will take place May 25, 26 and 27, has already released the Phase One lineup. And there’s some very notable names, like Carl Craig and Derrick May.
Tickets are already available on the Movement website, where they’re counting down the days (114, in case you were wondering), hours, minutes and seconds until the sound of techno techno fills the air. Relive the madness from last year — and get ready for Movement 2013 — with help from the pulse-quickening trailer posted above.
(via Huffington Post)
Southern California’s Lightning in a Bottle Arts and Music Festival Announces New Location and New Dates!
Southern California’s beloved art and music festival Lightning in a Bottle is getting a new home this year. The Riverside County Board of Supervisors approved the application for Lake Skinner County Park to host The Do LaB’s famed sustainability music festival, which will run for its eighth year from July 11 to July 15, 2013.
Previously held during Memorial Day Weekend at Orange County’s Oak Canyon Park, the annual four day festival was prompted to find a new location when new zoning resulted in the park bordering Conservancy-owned land, forcing out all large-scale music festivals. The Orange County Fire and Sheriff’s Department provided letters of recommendation to assist the festival in securing its new location.
Lake Skinner County Park is a hidden gem of Temecula in Southern California that The Do LaB feels fortunate to have found for their long term plans. The new site, which sits on a peninsula next to the lake, will expand the capacity of the event to 15,000 participants as well as provide more facilities like full RV hook-ups, while yielding the same natural beauty and open space that made previous festivals so well received. Besides the beautiful view, the new location is also more compact, making the grounds easier to navigate and providing for a more comfortable camping experience.
An amazing lineup of music, speakers, workshops, and performance art is in the works and will be announced on April 23, 2013. The festival will once again feature three main stages for music and performance art along with multiple smaller stages and interactive areas spread throughout the festival grounds for participants to explore and discover workshops, speakers, and intimate music sessions. These smaller stages and interactive areas will also keep the festivities going all night long after the main stages close each night. To beat the heat, there will be daytime water areas and features planned to keep participants cool, similar to The Do LaB’s Oasis stage at Coachella.
Pre-sale tickets go on sale for 48 hours beginning Tuesday, February 12th at 10am PST via Lightning in a Bottle’s website. Regular ticket sales will begin on March 18, 2013.
Sound Nightclub announces February parties
Sound Nightclub has announced the details of its February parties.
The new club recently opened in Hollywood in the former residence of Element. Open on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays until 4 AM, the venue says its Friday Find Your Sound nights will be devoted to “underground” artists. Seth Troxler has been booked for the first of these parties on February 1st, with support from club resident Lauren Lane.
The next week will feature a double-header with German Martin Buttrich and UK duo Infinity Ink, while February 15th sees a Hot Creations showcase featuring Lee Foss, MK and singer Anabel Inglund. The party on the 22nd will be headlined byDeniz Kurtel, Real Tone boss Franck Roger and local LA trio Droog, before Guy Gerber arrives on March 1st with some yet to be announced guests.
Tickets for all five parties are available here on RA.
Emancipator releases Dusk To Dawn album
Emancipator (Doug Appling) sold out over 21 headlining shows in 2012, including venues like San Francisco’s Mezzanine, NYC’s Highline Ballroom, and Denver’s Ogden Theater, was praised by The New York Times and toured with Pretty Lights. However it is clear that 2013 will be his biggest year to date, kicking off with the release of his third album ‘Dusk To Dawn’ and a 44 date North American tour in January.
Blending lush, warm, organic electronic sounds, with hip-hop and classical Americana, might not be an easy or obvious choice, but the classically-trained Emancipator does just that, creating a natural mix of beats and melody that is all his own. On-stage, Appling performs with the violinist Ilya Goldberg, creating a dynamic and captivating live show that reinforces the fusion at the heart of Emancipator’s music.
His previous two albums ‘Soon It Will Be Cold Enough’ and ‘Safe In The Steep Cliffs’ showcased the luxuriant blend of instrumentation and drums that his rapidly growing and diverse fan-base has come to love. ‘Minor Cause’, and ‘Dusk To Dawn’, continue where Emancipator left off.
Throughout ‘Minor Cause’ Appling’s beats and piano draw you forward, before Goldberg’s beautiful strings are introduced, raising the urgency and bringing the track to its crescendo. It’s a fitting lead single, illustrating the inimitable and ever-engaging blend of beat, harmony and melody that underpin Emancipator’s music.
01. Minor Cause
05. Dusk to Dawn
06. The Way
08. Eve II
09. Natural Cause
1/12 – Squaw Valley, CA @ Last Chair Music Festival
1/16 – Urbana, IL @ Canopy Club
1/17 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
1/18 – Madison, WI @ The Majestic
1/19 – Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge
1/20 – Kalamazoo, MI@ Papa Pete’s
1/23 – Grand Rapids, MI @ The Intersection
1/24 – Detroit, MI @ Majestic Theatre
1/25 – Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom
1/26 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Rex Theatre
1/27 – Syracuse, NY @ Wescott Theatre
1/29 – New Haven, CT @ Toad’s Place
1/30 – Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground
1/31 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Trocadero
2/1 – New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
2/2 – Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
2/5 – Richmond, VA @ Canal Club
2/6 – Charlotte, NC @ Neighborhood Theatre
2/7 – Athens, GA @ Georgia Theatre
2/8 – Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West
2/9 – Chattanooga, TN @ Rhythm & Brews
2/10 – Tallahassee, FL @ Sidebar
2/12 – Miami, FL @ The Stage
2/13 – Jacksonville, FL @ 1904 Music Hall
2/14 – Birmingham, AL @ Zydeco
2/15 – Nashville, TN @ Marathon Music Works
2/16 – Columbia, MO @ The Blue Note\
2/17 – East Peoria, IL @ Cabin Fever Music Festival
2/27-3/3 – Uvita, Costa Rica @ Envision Festival
3/7 – Bozeman, MT @ Montana State University
3/8 – Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
3/9 – Seattle, WA @ Neumos
3/10 – Bellingham, WA @ Wild Buffalo
3/13 – Arcata, CA @ Arcata Theatre
3/14 – San Francisco, CA @ Mezzanine
3/15 – Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst
3/16 – Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theatre
3/17 – Solana Beach, CA @ Belly Up Tavern
3/19 – Flagstaff, AZ @ The Green Room
3/20 – Albuquerque, NM @ Evolution Nightclub
3/21 – Durango, CO @ Henry Strater Theatre
3/22 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
3/23 – Crystal Bay, NV @ Frank Sinatra Showroom
John Dahlbäck launches his North American tour this weekend and readies new single “Life (Diamonds in the Dark)”
John Dahlbäck – one of dance music’s most prolific, eclectic and respected producers – returns to North America this weekend for a month long jaunt through the United States and Canada. The tour coincides with the release of John’s new single “Life (Diamonds In The Dark)” which is out February 25 through Big Beat/Atlantic.
Many dance fans will be familiar with John Dahlback’s epic 2012 club anthem “Life” which was, among other accolades, Pete Tong’s Essential New Tune as well as one of the standout tracks on Tiësto’s “Club Life – Vol. 2 Miami.” The track now gets a whole new vocal version from fellow Swede Agnes along with remixes from Feenixpawl, Lazy Rich and Lunde Bros.
“Life (Diamonds In The Dark)” and “Pressure” (forthcoming on Spinnin’ Records) are the newest in a series of dance floor smashes that John Dahlbäck churns out like a hit making machine. John’s constantly reaching the top of the charts with recent releases including “Pressure,” “Don’t Be Silent,” “Take This Thing Back,” “Every Breath,” “Get Wild,” “Panic,” “Zeus” and “Comet,” among others. In the fall 2012 John also released a free downtempo album under his Demure moniker that featured vocals from his sister.
Listen to the preview here.
Be on the look out for more new John Dahlbäck releases in the coming months and his full Miami Music Week schedule that already includes a show at Set Nightclub on March 20.
JOHN DAHLBÄCK NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES
FEBRUARY 1 – UNIUN – TORONTO, ON
FEBRUARY 2 – THE MID – CHICAGO, IL
FEBRUARY 6 – SUPPERCLUB – LOS ANGELES, CA
FEBRUARY 7 – TIME SUPPERCLUB – MONTREAL, PQ
FEBRUARY 8 – THE ESTATE – BOSTON, MA
FEBRUARY 9 – MANSION – MIAMI, FL
FEBRUARY 15 – KINGDOM – AUSTIN, TX
FEBRUARY 16 – LAST SUPPER CLUB – SEATTLE, WA
FEBRUARY 17 – SHAW CONFERENCE CENTER – EDMONTON, AB
FEBRUARY 19 – NETT
FEBRUARY 21 – COLLISEUM – TALLAHASSEE, FL
FEBRUARY 22 – LIT ULTRABAR – PHILADELPHIA, PA
FEBRUARY 23 – XS – LAS VEGAS, NV
MARCH 18 – XS – LAS VEGAS, NV
MARCH 20 – SET NIGHTCLUB – MIAMI, FL