The Do LaB’s Lightning in a Bottle Music and Arts Festival has quickly become one of the most sought after events in the country. For the past 8 years they have worked tirelessly to defy any previous conception of the modern gathering. Now, with utmost experience and knowledge of the industry, Lightning in a Bottle pushes into its most impressive showing to date .
This year’s lineup includes a slew of genre-defying electronic headliners like Nicolas Jaar, Rusko, Paper Diamond, Tycho, Griz, and PantyRaid. These pioneers of their craft will take on the awe inspiring landscape of the Lighting in a Bottle’s new lakeside location on Skinner Lake in Temecula, CA on July 11th through 15th.
Ahh, nothing's better than an nice summer record release! That actually doesn't really make any sense, but here are a few new records and reissues coming out this summer. As always, if there is anything we've missed (surely), please comment below!
Aesop Rock: Skelethon (Rhymespace) July 10th
Underground Rap pioneer, Aesop Rock, is set to release his newest album FIVE years since his last one. Guest spots include Kimya Dawson, Rob Sonic, DJ Big Wiz and others. Pretty excited to hear what Aesop's been up to lately.
April 21st is right around the corner and the people working on Record Store Day just posted a complete (and massive) list of all of the releases!
You're going to need some time wade through all of the choices, but here are some highlights:
Animal Collective: Transverse Temporal Gyrus LP
Arcade Fire: Sprawl II LP
Beach House: Lazuli B/W Equal Mind 7”
Bruce Springsteen: Rocky Ground 7”
Gorillaz: Do Ya Thing 7”
EDM lovers are in for a real treat for the next few months. A plethora of electro fests are lined up and ready for the taking. While we wait for dates and lineups to be announced for post-June festivals, peep these April-June events that are confirmed, with tickets on sale now!
who: Tiësto, Röyksopp, STS9, 12th Planet, araabMUZIK, Awolnation, Calvin Harris, Cosmic Gate, CSS, Datsik, Dillon Francis, Mt Eden, Nero, Steve Aoki
1. NICOLAS JAAR
Nicolas Jaar made his debut on NY label Wolf + Lamb when he was only 17 years old. Now 21, he's released countless remixes, eight EPs, and one magnificent LP (Space Is Only Noise). Oh, he's also studying comparative literature at Brown and started his own record label and art house, Clown and Sunset. A couple months back he performed in a geodesic dome at MoMA PS1. Jaar describes his strain of minimalist house as "blue-wave." Though often too spacious for dancing, his beats are infectious and his hooks are mesmerizing. Jaar's jazz-flecked creations are emotional but not sappy, wry but not ironic, charming but not precious. Arguably, he's producing the most sophisticated works in his genre. Stream Space Is Only Noise now and get ready for his next release!