GDD™ Morning Update: Lightning in a Bottle, Desert Hearts, Avalon, Brodinski


Lightning in a Bottle Festival Announces Dates and Location for 2015
Desert Hearts Announces Spring Festival (March 27-30th), Premieres Recap Video of Two Year Anniversary
Avalon Hollywood Unveils It’s 2014 Holiday Lineup
Brodinski to release Brava album in early 2015


Lightning in a Bottle Festival Announces Dates and Location for 2015

The Do LaB has announced that Lightning in a Bottle, California’s premiere boutique music and arts festival, will take place over Memorial Day Weekend (May 21st – 25th) at San Antonio Recreation Area in Bradley, CA for its ten year anniversary.

After what many are calling the best year in the festival’s lifespan in 2014, The Do LaB is excited to return to the beautiful San Antonio Recreation Area. The last two LiBs have been held in new locations, so The Do LaB is excited about returning to the same location, which will allow them to build and improve off of last year’s efforts.

Tickets go on sale on Monday, January 5th at 10AM for the Rush-n-Get-Em 24-hour ticket window starting at $235 for the full weekend pass. Up-And-At-Em tickets go on sale the day after for $260. Purchasing tickets now is the best way to secure one of the limited car camping, boutique camping or lightning bus spots.

The Do LaB is excited for what promises to be an amazing 10th year of existence. Just last week, it was announced that IS050 (Scott Hansen of Tycho) will be the lead visual designer for LiB 2015.

Be on the look out for lineup announcements and more news coming in the new year.

Lightning in a Bottle Website


Desert Hearts Announces Spring Festival (March 27-30th), Premieres Recap Video of Two Year Anniversary


Desert Hearts will call its devout followers back to the wilderness this spring with another edition of their intimate gathering, March 27-30th. With two years and five festivals behind them, this tribe of California visionaries continues to win hearts, minds and dancefloors, with their mantra of House, Techno, Love.

Spawned from a creative group of San Diegans, the Desert Hearts experience is deeply rooted in the spirit of Burning Man, yet ridden with the sounds of Berghain. The combination of radical self-reliance, remote locations and forward thinking musical programming has earned them an incredibly devoted fan base, and plaudits from media outlets ranging from The Wall Street Journal and Vice to Resident Advisor and Mixmag.

The past two years of festivities have seen Desert Hearts welcome internationally renowned talent including Tiefschwarz, DJ T., Fur Coat, Tim Green, Francesca Lombardo, Shaun Reeves, Noir, Thugfucker and many more. Yet the festival continues to be defined by the tightly-knit Desert Hearts DJ crew consisting of Mikey Lion, Lee Reynolds, Porkchop, Marbs, & Deep Jesus. There is nothing that can touch the Desert Hearts Crew vibe.

2014 was a pivotal year for Desert Hearts, the crew launched their label Desert Hearts Records and moved beyond the wilderness with their roving City Hearts events. City Hearts has welcomed thousands to sold-out warehouses and clubs in San Francisco, San Diego, and Los Angeles, and the crew will hold forth at LA’s Lot 613 for New Year’s Eve at the Minimal Effort Black & White event.

Desert Hearts Records was launched to share the crew’s musical vision on a wider scale and provide a homebase for the production prowess of the Desert Hearts’ family. Just three releases in and the label has already seen releases charting in Beatport’s genre charts and earned praise from international tastemaking DJs like Lee Burridge, DJ T., Butane, and Sabo.

If you want to witness what Desert Hearts is all about check out this recap from their November 2014 two-year anniversary party:

Listen to Desert Hearts Records on Soundcloud HERE

Follow Desert Hearts on Facebook HERE


Avalon Hollywood Unveils It’s 2014 Holiday Lineup


For over 10 years, Avalon Hollywood has played an important role as a music institution standing in the heart of Hollywood. Pretty much all the great DJ’s have graced Avalon’s hallowed decks, from legendary acts like Paul Oakenfold, Tiesto, Deep Dish, Erick Morillo, to younger artists whose careers have exploded after they got their chance behind the booth, such as Skrillex, Porter Robinson, Dada Life, Bingo Players, Hardwell and Krewella just to name a few. Avalon Hollywood welcomes you to a special, holiday extravaganza that promises to ring in the New Year with a loud, memorable bang. Los Angeles’ premiere club celebrates a truly seminal year by hosting several of dance music’s hottest acts for its devoted fanbase including Fedde Le Grand, Don Diablo, Blasterjaxx, Nadia Ali and more. 

Kicking things off on December 26th, SIZE Records warhorses Don Diablo and Third Party will make it a night to remember with their impeccable one-two punch. Fans can expect an emotionally charged sets that promises to showcase the mastery of their one-of-a-kind progressive and melody driven sound. Then the one and only Fedde Le Grand will be making his highly anticipated return for a night of epic proportions on December 28. He’s no stranger to these grounds, as the influential figurehead’s return is not to be missed. The veteran DJ / producer has conquered every prominent stage in dance music across world, and his triumphant return will blow the roof off the venerable venue. The Queen of Clubs, Nadia Ali will receive her coronation on dance music’s grand scale December 27, and is sure to be one for the books. The singer songwriter is responsible for writing some of electronic music’s most prolific tracks including “Pressure”, “Rapture,” and Grammy nominated “Fantasy,” while being remixed by Avicii, Alesso and Morgan Page. 

Serving as a grand finale and bringing the energy into the stratosphere for New Year’s Eve, Avalon presents the immaculate big-room duo, Blasterjaxx, with support from D.O.D. The New Years is primed to be one of biggest, bass shattering nights of the entire year. Blasterjaxx are the perfect act to utilize Avalon’s one-of-a-kind speaker system and bring it to its limits. After exploding onto the scene in 2013 with a remix of Tiesto’s groundbreaking “Adagio for Strings”, Blasterjaxx transformed themselves into the ultimate big-room act. Receiving support from Tiesto, Ultra and Musical Freedom, Blasterjaxx quickly rose to the top with their unmatched original releases, collaborations and remixes consistently populating Beatport’s Top Tracks Charts. Praised by the likes of Hardwell himself, Blasterjaxx quickly became one of Revealed Recording’s most sought after darlings. “Mystica” and the collaborative effort with W&W, “Rocket”, have lit up charts and festivals alike, continuing both Revealed and Blasterjaxx’s spree of successes.

In a year with a state of the art grand remodel, Avalon has truly seen and felt the love of each and every individual who has entered it’s doors. This year Avalon Saturdays had the pleasure of welcoming an array of acts including label showcases from Defected, Born Electric and DFA, as well as monumental acts such as Hot Chip DJs, Wolfgang Gartner, Dirty South and Axwell; his first LA club show in over 3 years. 

Celebrating it’s 5th year anniversary with Dada Life, CONTROL continued pushing boundaries. It’s rare to see a club, let alone a club night last for 5 years in Los Angeles, yet CONTROL maintains its stride by introducing true trap music to Los Angeles, and presenting one of the most unforgettable nights with the king of Twerk-up, Waka Flocka. Fridays also saw the return of Carnage, Keys n Krates, The Crystal Method and Crookers among others.

Under the leadership of owner John Lyons, Avalon unveiled it’s amazing new visual and the world’s first installation of the awe-inspiring “Avalon by EAW” Sound System; designed by the one and only Lyons. The venue transformed it’s hallowed entrance and lobby, featuring a new center bar and spacious ground floor restrooms. In the main room, an extended balcony provides incredible views and new VIP booths. Above, 150 high resolution LED panels now wrap the stage and surround the club, creating an unmatched audio and visual sensory experience that is directed at Avalon’s beating heart, the dancefloor. 

Tickets via Flavorus or Wantickets.


Brodinski to release Brava album in early 2015


Brodinski’s debut album ‘Brava’ will be released in early 2015.

Made up of 13 tracks plus a bonus tune, there’s a collaborator on every one, including Bromance associate Louisahhh!!!, Atlanta rapper Makonnen and SD, who features on ‘Can’t Help Myself’.

The album will be released on Bromance/Parlophone and Rick Ross, Club Cheval member Myd and French producer DJ Kore all chipped in with production.

Listen to ‘Can’t Help Myself’ and see the tracklist below.

1. Can’t Help Myself Feat. SD
2. Calculator Feat. Chill Will
3. Bury Feat. Maluca & MPA Shitro
4. François-Xavier Feat. Young Scooter
5. Warm Up Feat. Slim Thug
6. Need For Speed Feat. Louisahhh & Bloody Jay
7. Interviews Feat. Makonnen & Yung Gleesh
8. Hector Feat. MPA Shitro
9. Follow Me Pt. 1 Feat. Georgi Kay & Bloody Jay
10. Cheddah Feat. Peewee Longway
11. 53 Bandz Feat. 2$ Fabo & Phlo Finister
12. Follow Me Pt. 2 Feat. Chill Will
13. Us Feat. Bloody Jay
Bonus All On Me Feat. MPA Shitro

(via Mixmag)