GDD™ Morning Update: Lightning In a Bottle, Nina Kraviz, Verboten


Lightning in a Bottle reveals set times
Nina Kraviz launches record label, трип
Verboten Launches Sunday DJ Brunch


Lightning in a Bottle reveals set times

Lightning in a Bottle is just one week away, making its Northern California debutwith more more than 70 performers and DJs over three days, including Moby, Little Dragon, Phantogram and Amon Tobin.

The festivities get underway at San Antonio Recreation Area in Bradley, Calif., (about an hour and a half south of Monterey) Friday, May 23, with Moby, Baauer and San Francisco’s own Claude Vonstroke headlining the festival’s three main stages.

The party continues Saturday with Amon Tobin and Little Dragon before closing out Sunday with Phantogram, Beats Antique and the Gaslamp Killer. Luckily, most festival-goers will have one day to recharge on Memorial Day before getting back to the grind immediately after the festival.


In addition to the three main stages, Silent Frisco will be on hand to keep the party going all night and the Grand Artique will feature more live music and variety acts. The festival also hosts the Lucent Temple of Consciousness with yoga, speakers and interactive exhibits for personal improvement for those looking to get realigned in the picturesque county park.

Full-weekend tickets with camping and shuttles form San Francisco are still available, but all other packages are sold out. Visit the festival website for more information and the complete schedule.

(via SF Station)


Nina Kraviz launches record label, трип

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Nina Kraviz has revealed initial details of her new record label, трип. 

трип, pronounced “trip,” will officially launch this autumn. Before then, Kraviz will headline a трип showcase in Barcelona on Saturday, June 14th. The lineup—Kraviz will be joined by Luke Hess, Breaker 1 2, Stanislav Tolkachev and Milton Bradley, who will play as Alien Rain—may offer some insight into the kind of music the label will release. A press release says трип will focus on the “trippier, acidic side of electronic music,” adding: “As well as showcasing Kraviz’s own productions, трип will also feature releases from a selection of artists that inspire her and whose music features frequently in her sets.” 

(via RA)


Verboten Launches Sunday DJ Brunch



Indulged in some late night revelry? Verboten’s got you covered, announcing the launch of its Sunday brunch series beginning May 18 in the heart of Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Revive yourself in Verboten’s beautiful skylit Cabaret Bar, featuring rotating art exhibits and complete with a crisp Martin Audio sound system. Verboten is breaking the mold of traditional brunch by serving food from 12pm – 8pm, catering to those who like to stay out late and still enjoy delicious brunch fare and specialty cocktails, alongside music from Verboten’s celebrated artist roster.

Brunch at Verboten will feature DJs spinning from 4pm into the night. The Sunday, May 18 kickoff event features the groove-heavy deep house duo Walker & Royce and dubby-techhouse man form Circoloco Andrew Grant. Future artists include the disco-laden sets of Jozif, Lee Curtiss with his breezy techno, Dutch superstar Sander Kleinenberg, the always eclectic Tom Trago, New York dance heavyweight Justin Strauss, leading house music tastemaker Yousef, the unconventional production duo Voices of Black, and many more.

Food is under the direction of Chef Nick Grosz, a Top Honors graduate of the French Culinary Institute who cut his teeth in the kitchens of some of New York City’s top kitchens, notably Momofuku and Scarpetta, before settling as sous chef at 10 Downing Food and Wine. After showcasing his abilities, Nick moved on to become the executive chef of 5 Ninth, after which he became the chef at The Norwood Club. He has also made an appearance on the Food Network’s Chopped. Fluent in the Spanish, as well as the cuisines of France and the Mediterranean, Nick’s seasonal approach to responsibly sourced food provides Verboten with a menu full of thoughtful, delicious meals.

Specialty drinks include a Belvedere Mango Passion Cocktail and Moët & Chandon Ice Imperial Champagne, uniquely served on ice.

Verboten Brunch will be served Sundays 12pm-8pm. Free admission. Full restaurant menu to be launched Summer 2014. 

Verboten Brunch DJ Dates

May 25 Sander Kleinenberg / Tom Trago / Justin Strauss /  George Faya

June 1 Lee Curtiss / jozif / Garrett Belschner

June 8 Yousef

June 15 Touch of Class Records: Ray Zuniga [Bday set] / Jonny Cruz / Pattern Drama

June 22 Mara Trax [Maayan Nidam & Vera] / Nando / Nicola Zanatta