Tag: Lightning in a Bottle

DHA Mix #318 By Tara Brooks

Whether playing at an intimate club, a packed festival or a magical sunrise deep in the Playa, Tara Brooks music envelopes the crowd, stirring them with deep grooves, hypnotic rhythms and haunting melodies. Since 2007, her unique sounds have been experienced at some of the most respected venues, both domestic and abroad, including The BPM Festival, Katerblau, Sisyphos, Blue Marlin, Acid Sundays, The Brooklyn Mirage, Flash, Do Not Sit…, Lightning in a Bottle, Sound Nightclub, PublicWorks, and a little place called Burning Man. Rounding out the whirlwind 2017 before kicking off 2018 the right way with appearances at Australia’s Rainbow ... Read more

DHA Mix #315 By DJ Sabo

On Saturday, 21 October, DJ Sabo and the Sol Selectas crew descend on Amsterdam Dance Event as The Gardens of Babylon will present a very special showcase of the imprint at Claire. Alongside its main man, this intimate early evening affair will also feature a slew of DHA favorites like Amentia, KMLN, unders, and Kora. Anticipating that event, DJ Sabo was kind enough to put together this highly ethereal mix.   Tracklist 1. Sabo – Vibe Quest (Nadastrom Remix) [Sol Selectas] 2. Be Svendsen – Getula [Sol Selectas] 3. Amentia – Victoria (Canson Remix) [Sol Selectas] 4. Dave Nada – ... Read more

Lightning In A Bottle Balances Superstar And Underground With Stacked 2017 Lineup

From 24 – 29 May, Bradley California once again plays host to Lightning in a Bottle, on of the US most colorful and beloved festival experiences. Organized by The Do Lab, Lightning in a Bottle has provided unique and trendsetting lineups over the past couple of years, selling out its previous editions. This year sees the festival carefully crafted a complement to the community spirit of the multi-faceted festival where participants gather to learn about environmental stewardship, elevate cultural awareness and unleash art across the landscape. See also: Lightning In A Bottle: The Family Festival Spread across 4 stages, 2017 ... Read more

Los Angeles DJs Stand Up For Standing Rock

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 too much turkey. We drink too much beer. The Wednesday before Thanksgiving is a big party night for many where binging on alcohol begins since everyone knows there is a four day weekend ahead during which to recover. Los Angeles offers a wide array of events including Club Rhonda’s Rhondavous party featuring Seth Troxler or an event put on by the infamous Do Not Sit ... Read more

What Dance Did Right: Coachella Team Campaigns For Native American Land

Finally, it’s not just talks about spirituality, yoga and getting to know your 2nd chakra. The organization behind the biggest electronic dance music stage on Coachella Festival has taken action and turned their community’s attention to the controversy over the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline. Despite their disavowal to be perceived as a political organization or have a political stance, Do Lab along with Symbiosis decided to proactively support the protection of the Sioux lands and is calling for donations along with exercising civic democratic rights.  If you havent heard about the Dakota Access Pipeline protests its because the media ... Read more

The Artisans Of Festival Fashion

In the last few years the rise of popularity of electronic music has brought festival culture into everyday life. This year #festivalfashion has been blowing up the internet and huge corporations like H&M have hopped on the bandwagon developing lines specifically marketed to attendees of Coachella, with the popular festival even achieving credit on the tag. But, what is real festival fashion? It goes deeper than just a cute romper and a sunhat and delves into true self expression. At the festival you combine unique pieces which allow you to be the truest form of yourself. Then, you want to ... Read more

Lightning In A Bottle: The Family Festival

This past weekend in Bradley, California festival culture had its annual family gathering at Lightning in a Bottle (LIB). This festival in its seventh official year has grown into a movement with roots in many cultures and as it grows it extends its arms to embrace more of those truly seeking connection.This is not a place of discrimination, but a place of deep understanding of other and of self. It is a festival about awakening. This year, for the first time in history, LIB sold out. This left the community of dancers, yogis, chefs, and children alike wondering: will lighting ... Read more

Lightning In A Bottle: The 5 Things I Learned Last Year

Last year I attended Lighting in a Bottle Festival in Bradley California for the very first time. I was a Coachella veteran and thought I knew everything about festivals and what they could offer. Truth: I could not have been more wrong. A random speaker series on the first day drew my attention it was titled “The Art of Letting Go”. It sparked something in me. I felt I had so much clutter in my life. After this talk I recognized the clutter was in the palm of my hand. That’s right. I’m talking about how much I learned from ... Read more

Earth Day 2016: 10 Environmentally Conscious Festivals

Today, 22 April is Earth Day. The International day of focus on Terra Firma is equal parts encouraging and depressing, given that humanity needs to be forced in thinking about that which gave it life for one solitary day per year; ideally, every day would be Earth Day, but I’m getting distracted now. Anyway, in honor, we’ve highlighted 10 festivals around the world who have developed and maintained a commitment to mindfulness, sustainability and the environment, without the horrendous hand of corporate influence (almost) that oversees resource destruction the world over. If we’ve forgotten any or you know of festivals ... Read more

CRSSD FEST: A Step Forward In The US Dance Music Scene

This past weekend in Southern California festival goers gathered in the Waterfront park of San Diego for the semi-annual CRSSD Festival put on by FNGRS CRSSD. Although this is a fairly new festival the attendees were not new to the festival scene. Everyone involved was a seasoned festival goer and this was obvious from outfit choices to the level of commitment to the party and the vibe curated by everyone involved. Firstly, after walking in the gates of CRSSD one notes how beautiful the location is. The waterfront park sits directly on the water and boasts pirate ships and fountains ... Read more