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Is there anything better than camping with friends? Yes, when your friends also include world class DJs and producers like Claude Von Stroke, J Phlip, Christian Martin, and more from sunny California’s Dirtybird crew. The...

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I have attended a lot of music festivals in the past six years, especially since I have begun covering them professionally. Every festival is different and has a lot to offer the attendee; however, a...

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Festival Bucket List: Genius Loci

June 18, 2017 | Amsterdam

As music festivals continue to grow in popularity the new trend has become destination festivals. It perfectly combines a love of travel with a love of music and festival culture. Although it may seem another...

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One of my favorite things about Lightning in a Bottle is going for a walk. We walk so often daily it becomes mundane: to our cars, to grab a coffee, across the street. We forget...

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Most people in California are currently prepping for the “beginning” of festival season next week at what most consider the mecca of Californian festival culture, Coachella. However, for those of us who have become part...

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Desert Hearts announced the line-up today for their intimate spring festival at Los Coyotes Indian Reservation (Orange County, California) March 31st- April 3. We knew it was going to be an amazing collection of house...

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The start to 2017 has been a rocky one. It has been filled with doubt and uncertainty. In our own community the year began with a shocking and tragic shooting at the Blue Parrot in...

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Interview: Nicole Moudaber

January 7, 2017 | Amsterdam

Since the very beginning of her career in music as a club promoter in London, Nicole Moudaber has been a force to be reckoned with in the underground dance music community. Her ambition and tenacity...

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Party Report: Minimal Effort NYE

January 5, 2017 | Amsterdam

2016 is finally over, and for us techno and house music fans in LA what better way to ring in 2017 than in a dark club, surrounded by music lovers, dancing to a lineup curated...

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Interview: Justin Jay

December 16, 2016 | Amsterdam

Justin Jay has had a quick rise to underground fame since being discovered by Claude Von Stroke a few years ago and descending the ladder into the world of underground music. His style incorporates a...

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Los Angeles DJs Stand Up For Standing Rock

November 24, 2016 | Amsterdam

This week marks the traditional American holiday of Thanksgiving. It has roots in sharing food and gratitude with family and loved ones; but, in many ways has become merely another opportunity to consume. We eat...

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No matter what city you live in Halloweekend is always one of the biggest party weekends of the year. Los Angeles is a popular destination for partygoers throughout the US and also abroad not only...

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Dirtybird Campout 2016: Becoming A Dirtybird

October 14, 2016 | Amsterdam

This past weekend, a small group of Dirtybird superfans gathered in Orange County for a weekend of summer camp filled fun led by none other than tech house music legend Claude Von Stroke. For years...

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I believe in magic again. I wrote that in capitol letters in the bottom of my journal entry my last morning at Burning Man. My heart was full of joy in a way I have...

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Review: Splash House

August 19, 2016 | Amsterdam

This past weekend 5,000 attendee’s donned inflatable alligators and sailor hats to celebrate the end of summer in Palm Springs, a California oasis in the middle of Palm Desert. Despite the blistering 43 (110 F)...

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