A couple of weeks ago I met up with Grenier at one of my favorite local spots Forage for a little food and friendly discussion. What I think both of us anticipated was a brief discussion about his upcoming projects, but what ended up happening was a close to hour long conversation about creativity and the state of music. I left feeling the opposite of disappointed… sure I was like 30 minutes late to my next thing but the topics we discussed was something I felt needed to be expressed. So instead of a carefully edited, introspective piece from me that took days to organize and edit down, below you’ll find an honest conversation between myself and a musician who’s very clearly spent a lot of time not only working with others but also thinking about how to work in new ways.
This all came about by the premiere of his stunning music video for “Intentions,” which came out on Symbols last year. You can watch the video below but I highly suggest clicking after the jump to read about Grenier’s multitude of new projects, including ones with Archie Pelago, Eprom & Hejfund, and The Glitch Mob. I’d love to see others’ opinions on the rest of this, perhaps open some insightful discussions.
In just nine days from now, thousands will embark on a journey to a place unlike any other, The Do LaB‘s Lightning in a Bottle. The excellent music, beautiful art, spiritually cleansing yoga, and educational speakers are all to be enjoyed to the fullest at one of my favorite festivals that takes place at the beautiful Oak Canyon Ranch. After attending last year’s LIB, it’s difficult to put to words what my incredible experience was like, but I can assure you that you will be more than happy to have been a part of something much different than your typical music festival. With a well-rounded, eclectic lineup including the legendary Bassnectar, and dozens of other big names/underground acts, I can already tell it’s going to be too much fun going from set to set. Grab your tickets with the link below, check out a video/pictures from last year, and the LIB 2012 mixtape contest winner after the jump!
Tomorrow, Burn Unit and I will be embarking on our journey North to the first SnowGlobe Music Festival in Lake Tahoe for New Year’s Eve. The excitement and anticipation of the Wintery mountain vibes coupled with a star-studded lineup leaves me with an urge to turn the clocks forward so the festivities can finally commence. Not only is this festival great for the music, but also the other things that the organizers are including such as the art, installations, and performers that will create an experience unique to this year’s SnowGlobe. If you still don’t have plans for NYE, you may regret not taking advantage of this excellent opportunity, so grab tickets while you still can.
On top of the outstanding festival line-up you can’t forget about the official late night events taking place put on by our good friends from SF BLAP Productions, with performances by Porter Robinson, Dillon Francis, MiM0SA, and more every night from Thursday to Saturday! On Friday night make sure to catch GDD’s very own Matt Black aka Burn Unit spinning with Madeon at the Horizon Stateline Casino! Click the link above for tickets!
If you can’t make it, come back here next week for our full review! Check out my tentative artist selections, videos, and some relevant music for the drive out after the jump.
How cool is this guy? Not as cool as a Dirt Babe but he’s pretty close. Anyway, here are some tracks that friends have shot over to me in the last week. Give them a listen and have a great week everybody. PS – if anyone can find out where to buy his hat let me know. I’ll trade you for a T-shirt when we get them in.
Are you a big fan of our GDD apparel collection? Would you like two FREE pieces from our newest collection? Well here is your chance! In celebration of our upcoming release of our newest apparel collection September 21st we have decided to hold an open t-shirt design competition. The winning design will be printed later this month and sold all over the world as thefirst edition of our featured artist line.
Please read below for all the rules in order to be included in the competition:
1) Winner receives their choice of 2 pieces from our newest collection (Released: September 21st) 2) All designs must be in adobe illustrator format (.ai) 3) All art must express what Gottadancedirty is all about: Babes, Pharaohs, Dirty Dancing, and pounding, pounding, electronic music 4) All artwork submitted becomes the exclusive property of Gottadancedirty.com 5) Must be submitted before 12:00 pm PST on Monday October 4th 6) All art to be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org
New Prize Just Added! Winner will have the choice to be the Auto-winner for any of our upcoming ticket giveaways, or can choose to get back-stagie passes on an Avalon night!
Goodluck! Here are some tunes to get those creative juices flowing:
Those lucky people able to catch Bassnectar‘s set at Coachella this year were witness to a YUGE Metallica remix that got the Sahara tent absolutely pumping. And now I shall bequeath it to you in 320 glory. Headbangers make sure you don’t hurt yourself.