Over the past two years, I’ve had the pleasure of attending The Do LaB‘s famed transformational festival known as Lightning in a Bottle, and each time it was truly an indescribable experience unlike any other. With new dates falling in the heat of Summer and an unfamiliar venue situated in a desert environment, this year’s festival underwent a significant amount of change in certain aspects, but its fundamental anatomy remained as artistic, conscious, purposeful, and spiritually vibrant as ever – exceeding my expectations and providing for yet another phenomenal weekend.
Through hosting an extensive lineup of some of the most in-demand musicians, DJs, speakers, yoga instructors, and artists, among many other performers and participants, Lightning in a Bottle has once again exemplified why it has gained such prestige as a world-class event that draws thousands from far and wide. After the jump, I’ll run through my thoughts on the new venue/atmosphere, my top 3 performances, late-night happenings, other highlights, and some photos to give you a better visual perspective of the festival.
February is upon us, and if you plan on weathering the crazy storm that is supposed to blow in tomorrow night, come find me at these rad parties! A snowy rave is still a fun rave…right??
— Chris Liebing and Tommy Four Seven @ Cielo
—Verboten Presents: Jamie Jones, Russ Yallop, Corey Baker, Rami Deejay @ SRB Brookyln
—Bingo Players and Popeska @ Webster Hall
— Life & Death ft. Tale of Us, Thugfucker, Omar S, & Special Guests @ Output
— Luciano @ Cipriani
This Saturday, eclectic Boston duo, Soul Clap, will be coming to Los Angeles to host a secret Downtown warehouse event in celebration of their debut album, EFUNK, which just recently dropped on Wolf + Lamb. Soul Clap will be headlining the late night soiree, with support from Thugfucker, a live set from Pillowtalk, Jeniluv from Making Shapes, and Clovis from the Culprit camp. Read on for instructions on how to enter to win a pair of tickets to the event as well as a link to the newly uploaded stream of the full album. Find all info on the event and purchase tickets here. Continue Reading
NYC! This Sunday the 27th, The Dog & Pony Show will be celebrating its 1 year anniversary party at the Hotel On Rivington with an extremely talented roster of artists including a headlining set from the legendary Alexander Robotnick (pictured above). Wolf + Lamb‘s Le Loup will also be grooving out alongside support from Thugfucker, Nightplane & Harry, and more. We will be giving one pair of tickets away to this awesome celebration, so comment below with your name and email to enter to win.
To hold you off until Sunday, here’s an AMAZING mix from Le Loup done exclusively for this event.
Le Loup – Dog & Pony Mix Feb. 2011
01 Red Rackem – Fellini
02 Ron Trent – I Feel The Rhythm
03 Inner City – Do Ya (Chez & Trent remix)
04 Dave Carlucci & Junior Sanchez – Talk About Love
05 Appointment – Reel To Real
06 Nathaniel X Project – Move Ya Body
07 Wyndell Long – She
08 Freaks – Happy Jus’ To See You Again
09 James Duncan – Untitled
10 Pepe Bradock – Life
11 Meikbar – Feelings
12 Strong Souls – Club Scene
13 Gary Martin – Good With The Bad
14 Vincent Halliburton – Something I Feel
15 Drewsky Phase II – Half Of Bat (PJ mix)
• Alexander Robotnick – Problemes D’amour
The classic, cult track from 1984 on Robotnick’s Hot Elephant Music. Still relevant. Still groovy.