GDD™ Morning Update: Glastonbury, Justice, The Do LaB, Visionquest, Kompakt

Glastonbury reveals 2013 lineup
• Go behind the scenes on Justice‘s world tour
The Do LaB Presents the Magic of The Great Convergence; The Polish Ambassador, Papadosio, and Thriftworks in LA Tonight
Visionquest Thirteen hits the road
• Kompakt to release classical reworkings of Michael Mayer, Gui Boratto, and more


Glastonbury reveals 2013 lineup

We’re very pleased to reveal our 2013 line-up. The Pyramid Stage headliners will be Arctic Monkeys (Friday), The Rolling Stones (Saturday) and Mumford & Sons (Sunday). Even more acts, stages and attractions to be announced.

(via Glastonbury)


Go behind the scenes on Justice’s world tour

Fresh off announcing their new live album, the latest episode of ‘The Blueprint’, Jay-Z’s Life + Times blog features the French electro duo Justice.

The mini documentary takes a behind-the-scenes look on the whole Justice experience on the Chicago stop on their recent world tour.

Employing a wall of LED-filled Marshall amps, among other one-of-a-kind eccentricities, the duo has one of the most ambitiously compelling stage productions to-date.

The video also compromises of interviews with Gaspard Auge and Xavier De Rosnay, as well as lighting designer Vincent Lerisson and sound engineer Malik Malki.

Watch the video down below.

Get more info on Justice’s live album ‘Access All Arenas’ here.

(via Mixmag)


The Do LaB Presents the Magic of The Great Convergence; The Polish Ambassador, Papadosio, and Thriftworks in LA Tonight

The Do LaB teamed up with The Confluence to create a stunning ode to the ancient civilizations of Egypt through a time lapsed recap ofThe Great Convergence festival. Set at the foot of the Giza pyramids and along the banks of the Nile River, this gathering sought to celebrate life and the resetting of the 26,000 year cyclic calendar which came to pass on the Winter Solstice 2012. 

The Great Convergence featured top Egyptian acts including the renowned Sufi dance group, Al-Tannoura Whirling Dervishes, and a selection of top electronic music producers and DJ’s from around the the world including headliners Beats Antique, Apparat, Random Rab, Bluetech, Gaudi, Govinda, Desert Dwellers, David Starfire, DJ Dragonfly, and Imagika Om. 

Additionally, the festival boasted panels and workshops with various experts including Carmen Boulter of The Pyramid Code, renown geologist Robert Schoch, along with several local Egyptologists to discuss the mysteries of the pyramids and the secrets of the ages.

The team used the action prone versatility of GoPro to shoot the awe-inspiring energy which surrounded this event. By capturing these images with utmost quality and presenting them in a controlled storm of forward seeking motion, the scenes which moved the participants of this festival towards introspection can be experienced by all. Through the tiny, yet crisp lens of a GoPro camera, anyone can dive into the historical importance of the Egyptian landscape and the wonders that were had. 

A forthcoming documentary on The Great Convergence will be released later in 2013. Shot, produced and edited (as with this GoPro video) by The Confluence — an LA based Media and Production firm. 

While positioned in the wake of the political turbulence that currently defines Egypt, this experiential event (and forthcoming film) transcend the media’s stranglehold on the issue and aims a much needed source of hope and rejuvenation directed toward the site of Earth’s first high culture, Egypt.  

Based in Los Angeles, The Do LaB’s mission is to create experience as art and bring communities together. They are best known for their creative stages at Coachella and their signature West Coast festival, Lightning in a Bottle, which achieves a unique atmosphere that focuses on art, spiritual well-being, and sustainability as much as it does on top talent and music.  The Great Convergence was The Do LaB’s effort at creating a gathering of a lifetime to mark the pivotal Winter 2012 solstice  against an amazing ancient backdrop.

Tickets for The Do LaB’s signature West Coast festival, Lightning in a Bottle, went on sale March 18th!  For more information about Lightning in a Bottle, visit or follow LIB at or The Do LaB at and


The Polish Ambassador, Papadosio, and Thriftworks in LA Tonight

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Visionquest Thirteen hits the road

Visionquest have announced the details of their upcoming Visionquest Thirteen tour.

Originally hinted at through a cryptic video, Visionquest Thirteen was later unveiledas a world tour by the full Visionquest crew—Seth TroxlerRyan CrossonShaun Reeves and Lee Curtiss. The year-long endeavour includes appearances at music festivals as well as clubs. Each date will reportedly have higher production values than regular gigs (and “multi-sensory encounters”), though details are still scarce. Several shows will also feature guest appearances from members of the extendedlabel family.

The tour will begin this weekend as the group take over fabric’s Room One withWareika in tow. A week later they’ll land at Mannheim’s Time Warp festival, and then on April 27th they’ll have their own showcase at The Warehouse Project, where they’ll bring DinkyTale Of Us and Laura Jones along for the ride.

Visionquest’s summer sees them hitting Chicago’s Wavefront festival, a showcase in Ibiza and the Mysterylands festival in Netherlands. In October, they’ll team up with We Love for a gig in Paris, before heading to Movement in Turin later that month. Creamfields Buenos Aires, Miami’s Art Basel, a date in Brooklyn and the Mysterylands festival in Chile through November and December make up the tour’s final stretch.

(via Resident Advisor)


Kompakt to release classical reworkings of Michael Mayer, Gui Boratto, and more

As part of their 20th anniversary celebration, the Cologne institution takes some label favorites from the club to… the chamber?

Resident Advisor reports that Kompakt has recruited Cologne-based composer and multi-instrumentalist Gregor Schwellenbach to re-imagine songs from the label’s vaults as chamber music.

Gregor Schwellenbach Spielt 20 Jahre Kompakt (Gregor Schwellenbach Plays 20 Years of Kompakt, approximately) features 20 Kompakt highlights re-arranged by Schwellenbach. The composer is joined by classical music veterans Dorothee Oberlinger (flute), Christian Buck (guitar) and Jane Berthe (harp). The label says Schwellenbach aimed to give each song “a new voice” while maintaining “the core of the experience — the melody, the hook, the feeling” of the original tracks.

As can be expected, Schwellenbach tackles songs by Michael Mayer, Voigt & Voigt, and Gui Boratto, among other Kompakt mainstays. The full tracklist is below; Gregor Schwellenbach Spielt 20 Jahre Kompakt is due out on May 27.

01. Jürgen Paape’s Triumph
02. Justus Köhncke’s Was Ist Musik (feat. Infansonido)
03. Closer Musik’s Maria
04. Gui Boratto’s No Turning Back
05. Ulf Lohmann’s Because (feat. D. Oberlinger)
06. Kaito’s Everlasting
07. Voigt & Voigt’s Vision 3
08. Closer Musik’s Departures
09. Closer Musik’s One, Two, Three (No Gravity)
10. Voigt & Voigt’s Gong Audio (feat. Kyai Sangu)
11. Triola’s AG Penthouse (feat. Jane Berthe)
12. Mayer/Voigt’s Unter Null
13. Supermayer’s Two Of Us (feat. Kiss Quartet)
14. Jürgen Paape’s Ofterschwang (feat. Das Blasorchester der Musikschule Frechen)
15. Jonas Bering’s Melanie (feat. Jane Berthe)
16. Saschienne’s La Somme
17. Michael Mayer’s Speaker (feat. D. Oberlinger)
18. Oxia’s Domino (feat. Infansonido)
19. Studio 1′s Grün 4
20. Superpitcher’s Tomorrow (feat. Christian Buck)

(via FACT Mag)