GDD™ Morning Update: Diddy/Guy Gerber, The Do LaB, Jamie xx


• Watch: Diddy + Guy Gerber In Conversation at IMS Engage
The Do LaB + Lucent Dossier Experience take over the vibe
at Coachella for the 10th year in a row
Jamie xx Releases New Song “Girl”


Watch: Diddy + Guy Gerber In Conversation at IMS Engage

Diddy and Guy Gerber’s conversation about their forthcoming 11 11 project was probably the biggest talking point at IMS Engage 2014.

Gerber opened up the talks with how he and Diddy met and why this relationship has become what it is: “I was told to come to New York to make music together. He played me a track from my first album for inspiration.”

Diddy talked about his own fascination with electronic music by reminiscing about early trips to Ibiza and its famed DC10 Club, his own first collaboration in this space (‘Let’s Get Ill’) with Stuart Price, Deep Dish, Nellee Hooper and Felix da Housecat, and dancing to Junior Vasquez at the Sound Factory in New York.

“It’s all about the spiritual aspect of this music,” he said. “Playing from the heart and experiencing true emotions. I am always looking for DJs/producers without a set format, who aren’t afraid to clear the dance floor, who are fearless. I thought it would be cool to work with Guy after hearing him.”

On the same day as IMS Engage at W Hollywood, news broke that Diddy topped the rankings in the Forbes Entertainment list with a net worth of $700 million. Diddy, when questioned by Pete Tong on how he managed to reach this, replied: “You all have the same 24 hours a day I do.” Probably the most memorable quote of the Summit.

A heartfelt moment of the day then came when a delegate paying compliments to Diddy, was brought to the stage for a huge hug. At IMS Engage 2013 it was the fight between two managers that caused the headlines. In 2014, it was the Diddy love-in.


The Do LaB + Lucent Dossier Experience take over the vibe at Coachella for the 10th year in a row

For the 10th consecutive year, both The Do LaB and Lucent Dossier Experience provided the heart and soul to Coachella 2014. The Do LaB’s hand crafted stage/installation masterpiece was seemingly dropped on site from the inner fibers of the most vibrant sunsets and darkest nights. It was accompanied by an excellently curated music lineup which included Odesza, LowRIDERz, Sweater Beats, Slow Magic, Kraddy plus many more, as well as their famous misting guns that kept the crowds cool under the Coachella sun.

Lucent Dossier Experience plunged their eager audience into their world of mystifying magic at The Do LaB stage on Friday night and closed out the entire festival on the Gobi stage on Sunday night. Both performances delivered a totally unique and unparalleled energy that left festival-goers stunned and inspired as they stepped back into the world outside. Through a synthesis of heart pounding music and outrageous acrobatics, a new era of Coachella performance art was born. As a window into a new vision of humanity, Lucent Dossier Experience crafted a portal in which such otherworldly conceptions could be realized by all who attended.

As your guide to the best 300 festivals in the world, Fest300 captured the magic of The Do LaB and Lucent Dossier in this beautiful video or visit the Fest300 website and Facebook page.

To get more from The Do LaB and Lucent Dossier Experience, come experience their magic at The Do LaB’s 9th Lightning in a Bottle festival this memorial day weekend near Monterey, California. And if you’re looking for more action from The Do LaB before LIB next month, check out the LiB pre-parties starting this weekend and in the weeks leading up to Lightning in a Bottle!  Check out the LiB Website and LiB Facebook for info more on those.


Jamie xx Releases New Song “Girl”

A few weeks ago, James Blake debuted Jamie xx‘s “Girl” on his BBC radio show. Now, Jamie xx has properly shared “Girl” on its own. It’s from the double A-side 12″ “Girl”/”Sleep Sound”, which is out May 5 via Young Turks. Listen to it above.

(via Pitchfork)