A couple of years ago, I attended Lucidity Festival for the first time, and ever since, I’ve wanted to return for its eclectic music programming, vibe, art, and down-to-earth crowd that prefers an intimate experience. Just last week, Lucidity announced its 2015 lineup, months after selling out of the initial “Early Owl” passes, and it’s looking like it will be another fantastic 3-day weekend run from April 10-12 in Santa Barbara. Headliners such as The Polish Ambassador, Thriftworks, and Fort Knox Five hold down the bass music front on the Lucid Stage, while Elephant Revival and Dirtwire grace the Alive stage, along with other stand out underground and local talent scattered throughout.
In addition to the Lucid and Alives stages, the Nomad stage, curated by Santa Barbara’s Music Is Love, rounds out the bill with an on-point selection of house, techno, and some more bass music. Artists like Doorly, dirtybird’s Christian Martin, Pumpkin, Perfect Driver affiliates Wood Holly and Ballast, Trevor Kelly, Bix King, A La Mode, and a couple of our own, The Interns, will man the decks on that stage throughout the Lucidity weekend. To highlight the Nomad stage, we’ve put together a music-focused showcase of select artists from its lineup to get you ready for what’s to come.
Enjoy the showcase after the jump and pick up tickets to Lucidity here.
SANTA BARBARA! If you haven’t heard already, an all-star cast of dance music’s finest including LOUDPVCK, Djemba Djemba, AC SLATER, and Zimmer are coming to town this Saturday night (1/31), and you don’t want to miss them. Featuring a variety of bass music, house, disco, and more, the anticipated event held at the Earl Warren Showgrounds has something for all electronic music listeners to enjoy. Head over to the Facebook event for more info and/or grab your tickets on MusicIsLove.org.
In the meantime, enjoy this mix from the Night Bass don, AC Slater, to get hyped for this Saturday night.
Pregame Valentines day the right way with Take2Entertainment this year. The LA-based promotions group is bringing you a killer lineup featuring some homegrown talent (including GDD’s own Troy Kurtz) and a set from the legend STRFKR. Portland’s crowned prince of electronic pop will be spinning a DJ set for the occasion, and it’s all going down at V Lounge in Santa Monica on February 13. Grab your tickets now because this WILL sell out. Get your tickets here.
To celebrate his recent AWARD EP release on Fool’s Gold Records, the NY based Brenmar is throwing a party w/ iheartcomix @ Los Globos this Thursday in Los Angeles and we wanna give you a pair of tix to go!
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His aptly titled Award EP (out 1/20 on Fool’s Gold) is more than a victory lap for a nightlife champion, but the start of an awesome new chapter, melding songwriting chops atop years of body-moving DJ knowledge. From 808 slow jams to confetti-ready anthems, Award is a four-track collection of earworms featuring voices from the underground (Newark’s Dougie F and UNiiQU3) and radio (Jeremih collaborator Sayyi) alike.
Los Angeles stand up! A handful of the best and brightest young artists in electronic music are coming together for an InDeep event on January 29th at Sound Nightclub. The musical stylings of Hotel Garuda, SNBRN, Dr. Fresch, Matt Dimona, Rambo V, and homegrown GDD OG’s The Interns will be setting the vibe for the evening. It will be a night full of groove-driven house and future sounds, so you’re not going to want to miss it. Grab tickets here, and read on to see what you can expect from the talent that night!
It’s official – my Holy Ship! cherry has been popped. Three days on the 4th largest cruise liner in the world with some of dance music’s most devoted attendees was one for the record books (now I do it all again in February). It’s pretty incredible to be in such close quarters with some of the most talented DJ’s around the globe, and I think this shared connection allowed for a lot of risks on the turntables, that, or the expected three sets from each performer willed them to dig deep into their collection. Either way, the music was incredible, as was the setting and the vibe. So swell in fact, I’ve put together my Top 10 Tracks as heard on Holy Ship! 2015 (January Sailing). Continue Reading
2014 was a huge year for AC Slater, birthing the party turned house movement known as NIGHT BASS. Rising to the top of the “most talked about party” heap in Los Angeles, a sold out North American tour, and upcoming showcases at BPM festival and Holy Ship – the sky is the limit for AC and his bass house regime. Kicking off the new year, AC Slater and our very own BONES roll through Heat Ultra Lounge in Orange County for a special NIGHT BASS takeover of White Rabbit Group‘s new event EXPOSÉ. This event will hit capacity, so get tickets now and we’ll see you at the show!
It’s your favorite time of the year, yet again– 2015 celebrations start in about 24 hours and you have no clue how you’ll be ringing it in.
This is what you read GDD™ for. I’d say Let’s Party NYE. Set in the gorgeous and epic (and Legendary) Park Plaza Hotel, you have one last chance to join me and a few of my closest friends for live sets by Blood Orange and Classixx, as well as DJ sets by GDD™ favorites (Thee) Mike B, Yacht, and yes, Blake Anderson from Workaholics. Make no mistake, this is the only celebrity DJ set I will endorse for 2015. Hopefully ever.
I rang up the organizers for #LetsPartyNYE to congratulate them on having a pretty cool name, and in doing so was able to arrange a 10% discount code for the GDD™ Extended Fam as a little holiday gift to us all. What’s more, they indulged, is that this sexy, three-stage soirée goes until 3AM, and each ticket comes with open bar. Easy, dear readers, easy…
Promocode GDDNYE gets you 10% and I look forward to seeing you workin’ that floor tomorrow night.
• TICKETS HERE.
This Australian duo has been taking over the electronic world over the past year. The combination of the unique sounds of collaborators Flume and Emoh Instead have proven to be exactly what the people want. A act with releases spanning the past four years, What So Not is a sound you won’t want to miss at SNOWGLOBE 2014.
Forget your typical 2 minute festival after movie. In grand fashion, the folks at Bud Light Digital Dreams dropped a timebomb of a recap movie of their latest event. Featuring tunes from Tiesto, Justice, Keys N Krates and more, this mini-doc features 13 minutes of action over their 2-day takeover of the Flats at Ontario Place. You can’t have a bad time with that much talent packed into 48 hours of music.
Good news for us, they’re back next June 27 & 28 at the same place with bigger vibes. Expect lineup announcements sooner than later, and subscribe to their newsletter here for the quickest updates.
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