GDD™ Morning Update: Art Department, Nicolas Jaar, Lightning in a Bottle, Kill Paris

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• Kenny Glasgow leaves Art Department
Nicolas Jaar Preps His First Solo 12″ in Four Years
Lightning in a Bottle Presents The Lucent Temple of Consciousness Pre-Event on May 3rd
Kill Paris Showcases Yet Another Single, “Operate” ft. Royal, From His Debut Album, Galaxies Between Us

 

Kenny Glasgow leaves Art Department

Kenny Glasgow has left Art Department

Together with Jonny White, the duo has released two albums and a dozen EPs over the past five years. Now, they’ve announced that White is continuing the project on his own, with Glasgow also pursuing a solo career. They’ll keep working together in a different capacity, however, with plans to launch a label called Social Experiment (named after White’s party series) in the pipeline. “This kind of a project is like a creative marriage and after five years we just feel like there’s more we need to do in other areas,” says Glasgow. “Having already released a solo album, I have felt a strong need to follow that up and explore that side of my production. Art Department is in a great place and I’m not getting any younger, now is the time.” 

White says: “Although we’ve grown and evolved with Art Department there is still a huge difference between that evolution as a project and being able to explore and develop as a solo artist. Kenny has nearly completed his own solo body of work, that I really believe in and he should by all means pursue those goals. Of course Art Department is not the same Art Department without Kenny, that is something that can not be duplicated. It will take a new shape. But this is an exciting new chapter for both of us as friends and artists.”

(via RA)

 

Nicolas Jaar Preps His First Solo 12″ in Four Years

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Nicolas Jaar has a new record coming out on his Other People label in May. 

Nymphs II is Jaar’s first solo 12-inch since 2011. In the time since then he’s started—and finished—his DARKSIDE project with Dave Harrington, wound up his Clown And Sunset outlet and launched Other People, which has maintained a busy release schedule for the past couple of years. In February he also released an alternative score for The Color Of Pomegranates, a 1969 film by Sergei Parajanov. There’s not much information about Nymphs II, but Jaar revealed that its two tracks were recorded in New York City between 2011 and 2015. 

Tracklist
A1 The Three Sides Of Audrey And Why She’s All Alone Now
B1 No One Is Looking At U

Other People will release Nymphs II on May 11th, 2015.

(via RA)

 

Lightning in a Bottle Presents The Lucent Temple of Consciousness Pre-Event on May 3rd

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The tenth annual Lightning in a Bottle music and arts festival presents The Lucent Temple of Consciousness pre-event on May 3rd at The Springs in downtown Los Angeles. This pre-event is a 12-hour urban retreat offering a glimpse into the sacred Temple areas, which seeks to create transformative experiences through holistic lectures, workshops, yoga and movement, food, art and live performance. To purchase tickets for the May 3rd pre-event, visit here and RSVP on the Facebook event page

Festivities commence at 11 a.m. as Pluma, the Mistress of Ceremony, welcomes participants at the Opening Ceremony, followed by nutrition authority speaker David Avocado Wolfe. Yogis Mark Whitwell and Micheline Berry will gracefully loosen up the limbs before engaging movement and musical performances from the likes of Lucent Dossier Experience with Jen Shields, Maggie Lally & Alicia Marie; a DJ set from Shamans Dream,Fernando Bright Feathers, INGA, and Aya Serpent. The sustainability panel will include CEO and co-founder of Thrive Market Gunnar Lovelace, California Baby founder Jessica Iliscoy, and Joey Mendelson – product Manager Ecofilter- founder Eco superheroes 

Workshops and classes are taught by Eva Clay, Robert Kandell, Michael Brian Baker, Miranda Rondeau, Wilpower, Francini, TIJAE, Zat Baraka & Joanne Ameya Cohen, and Naada Guerra & Gianna de la Torre and will culminate in a special sunset talk from Lucent Dossier’s own Dream Rockwell. Curated by the Do Art Foundation, visual artists Aly Timbuctustate, Deanna Graves, Jordan Nice, Radhika Hersey, Jef Logan, and Griffin One adorn the building creating live eye candy while roaming performers, dancers, and vendors add to the ambiance.

 Lightning in a Bottle 2015 takes place Memorial Day Weekend (May 21 – 25, 2015) at the San Antonio Recreation Area in Bradley, CA, and features The Lucent Temple of Consciousness with an expanded Learning Kitchen, Healing Sanctuary, Meditation Nest, Mystery School, Pineal Playground, two yoga tents, and world-class lecturers. 

The pre-event takes place from 11am to 11 p.m. at The Springs, 608 Mateo St., Los Angeles, CA 90021. For more information on The Springs, visit http://thespringsla.com/.

To learn more about Lightning in a Bottle visit, http://lightninginabottle.org or purchase tickets here.

 

Kill Paris Showcases Yet Another Single, “Operate” ft. Royal, From His Debut Album, Galaxies Between Us


After releasing countless remixes and original compositions over the last 3 years, Corey Baker AKA Kill Paris has finally released his debut studio album Galaxies Between Us – out now on his own independent label Sexy Electric. From beginning to end, the 10-track LP showcases the genre-bending DJ/Producer’s unique affinity for using modern sounds with a vintage feel. Featuring glitchy bass, disco grooves, and funky synths throughout, this album is a testament of Baker’s dedicated years of honing and mastering his production craft. You can pick up his debut album through iTunes here.

“Operate,” the newest single off of Kill Paris’ new Galaxies Between Us LP was exclusively premiered on Complex Magazine Monday and is out now publicly on SoundCloud. The new track combines heartfelt vocals courtesy of rising producer/DJ/vocalist Royal with supreme productions of stabbing synths and groovy basslines that so many have come to love. This collaborative record was created over the course of a couple days when the two musicians hung out at KP’s Colorado house for the first time.

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