Lee Burridge, Lost Desert, and Junior return with a follow-up EP to ‘Lingala’ [EP Review]

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Everything seemed to fall perfectly into place when Lee Burridge, his longtime collaborator Lost Desert, and Broadway vocalist Junior met together in the studio for the first time. Their collective chemistry and knack for ear-catching arrangement with tasteful use of ethnocentric elements translated into an instant classic: “Lingala.” Junior’s vocals, sung in the language the title get its name from, were distinctive, while Lee Burridge and Lost Desert forged a grooving house foundation.

Naturally, the three acts remained drawn to one another, and once more met up to create new music together; this time, an entire EP titled Elongi was the result. It’s meant as a follow-up to “Lingala,” in both lyrical content and in its musical undertones. The record’s title opener entices the eardrums immediately with lush percussion and passionate verses by Junior as the track’s melodic centerpiece.

“Elongi” flows nicely “Mona Yo,” where the momentum picks up. Though it shares similar motifs to its predecessor, it stands on its own with a catchy bassline that is orbited by drawn-out synth notes. “Float On” is EP’s euphoric cut — twinkling synth riffs harmonzied by a bittersweet bassline are pierced by Junior’s yells, creating the sonic equivalent of a warm blanket. It serves as quite the touching closer as well, leaving one with an afterglow when the record finally ends.

 

‘Elongi’ was released on June 22 on All Day I Dream. Pick up a copy here

All Day I Dream 6/17 – The Brooklyn Mirage – Razzberry Photography

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10 reasons to get excited for Iceland’s Secret Solstice Festival

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Iceland’s Secret Solstice joined the likes of Shambhala and, Lightning in a Bottle and DGTL as one of the most environmentally friendly festivals in the world five years ago. A longtime leader of using clean energy to power its grounds, Secret Solstice’s green ethos is just one of many qualities that makes it a standout.

This year, Secret Solstice’s fifth season will feature Slayer, Gucci Mane, Clean Bandit and The Egyptian Lover, with a breadth of electronic music acts to amplify its 2018 roster. Ahead of the festival, we’ve put together 10 reasons to get excited for Secret Solstice, which will take place in Reykjavik June 21-24, 2018.

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1. For a mere seven digits, one well-endowed music enthusiast seeking the crème de la crème festival experience can purchase Secret Solstice’s $1M festival ticket – arguably the most lavish festival pass on earth. The golden ticket includes a laundry list of perks, including roundtrip transportation via a private, chartered business jet for six people, as well as luxury accommodations during the festival and an exclusive, private party with one of the festival headliners. Additional amenities include: daily pampering with luxury spa access, a personalized glam sl,lquad, private meals prepared by leading Icelandic chefs, a helicopter tour of southern Iceland, horseback riding, catered World Cup viewing parties, 24/7 access to personal drivers, sledding across the Langjökull glacier and backstage access at the festival. Learn more about the $1 Million festival ticket here.

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2. Lee Burridge’s storied daytime celebration, All Day I Dream, is slated to make its Icelandic debut during the 2018 edition of Secret Solstice. A pioneer of deep tech, house, and progressive, Burridge’s formula is a superlative blend of magic, color and powerful music. What makes All Day I Dream a standout in the modern-day music scene, though, is its people: bona fide music fans who capitalize on the collective experience, and are deeply ingrained in electronic music culture.

Photo courtesy of Ásgeir Helgi

3. Introduced in 2017, The Lava Tunnel debuted as a brand new side event for Secret Solstice where a select number of attendees could explore the 52,000-year-old Raufarholshellir lava tunnel system in a way that’s never been done before. This year, a series of intimate concerts will be held inside the cave system, capped at 50 guests per event.

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4. In 2015, Secret Solstice made history as the first event to host a party inside a glacier. Now a staple of the annual festival, only 120 guests will have the chance to enjoy a DJ set from Dubfire inside of Langjökull, Europe’s second largest glacier.

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5. To date, Secret Solstice is the only large scale music festival to take place during the peak of Iceland’s Midnight Sun. Here, fans will have the opportunity to experience one of the festival’s signature attractions: nearly 96 hours of non-stop daylight. With non-stop sunlight ahead, the celebrations will never truly end.

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6. One of Secret Solstice’s main highlights is its crossover lineup, which boasts a handful of acts including Slayer, Stormzy, Gucci Mane and Bonnie Tyler. Among the festival’s dance acts are Steve Aoki, Skream, Charlotte de Witte and Dubfire, to name a few. From hip-hop to metal to house and techno, Secret Solstice’s diverse musical offerings are sure to satisfy the needs of any music fan, while leaving ample room for discovery and sharing.

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7. Funk and soul trailblazer, George Clinton, has set off on his final tour with Parliament-Funkadelic before bidding farewell to touring in May 2019. Fans will be invited to take part in musical history and celebrate one of the group’s final performances together at Secret Solstice, before the band’s frontrunner bows out of live performances for good.

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8. A green festival means more wholesome celebrations. Because Secret Solstice is naturally lit during nearly all hours of the day, the festival requires minimal artificial light. Any power the festival does use is sourced from Iceland’s sweeping geothermal energy and hydropower reserves. Not only does the festival site boast a plethora of trees, but it also refrains from using diesel generators and has a dedicated on-site clean-up team to ensure proper trash disposal and recycling. Straws are also not allowed, making Secret Solstice one of the most eco-friendly events of its size in the world.

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9. New to the 2018 edition of Secret Solstice are a Silent Disco hosted by Red Bull, as well as a special FIFA World Cup live viewing party on June 22 at the Main Stage as Iceland takes on Nigeria. The Silent Disco, which will take place June 22 and 23, will feature music from Carl Rose B2B Elsa, Colin Perkins, Oculas, SURA and countless others.

10. A nation brimming with culture, it’s only fitting Secret Solstice will showcase talent of its very own. Local musicians like Reykjavíkurdætur, Teitur Magnússon, JóiPé x Króli and Between Mountains, hailing from genres like hip-hop, indie-folk and indie-pop, will show off their production chops during this year’s fest. For those consistently on the lookout for new music, look no further.

Lee Burridge’s famed All Day I Dream to make Icelandic debut at Secret Solstice

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All Day I Dream, Lee Burridge‘s iconic series of airy, magical and ethereal daytime affairs, is slated to make its Icelandic debut during Secret Solstice Festival. The annual multi-genre event, which launched in 2014, will take over Reykjavik June 21–24 to celebrate music of all shapes and sizes.

As one of the festival’s three side parties, All Day I Dream will welcome Lee Burridge and YokoO to Hreppslaug, a geothermal swimming pool run by a local Icelandic youth club. Ticket holders will have the chance to get up-close and personal with their favorite ADID affiliates, while also enjoying complimentary drinks and lunch.

Into the Glacier, on the other hand, will afford fans the rare opportunity to explore Langjökull, Europe’s second largest glacier, as Dubfire performs 80 feet underground in a scintillating ice cave.

Finally, The Lava Tunnel will lure fans inside Raufarhólshellir — a 5,200-year-old lava tunnel brimming with natural ice sculptures and stalactites — to witness live performances from singer/songwriter Una Stef, pop rock and folk singer Birgir and GDRN. A second party will be held the following day featuring electro-indie band Valdimar, singer/songwriter Ása and folk singer Teitur Magnússon.

Tickets to all three Secret Solstice side parties are available here and passes to the festival can be purchased here.

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AIM Festival unveils three-tiered lineup of bass, techno and trance for 2018 edition

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Home to a multitude of culinary delights, architectural history, and a thriving underground dance music scene, the city of Montréal showcases a quintessential example of Canadian charm.

Artists continually praise the city for its people and crowds; deeming them as respectful of others, yet definitely know how to get down. To accompany the numerous club residencies and events throughout the summer stands AIM Festival, a three-day camping festival hosted in Parc Carillon. Located on the outskirts of the city, AIM strives to craft an immersive experience with live artistic additions, scheduled community workshops and a core focus on maintaining an environmentally-conscious setting.

Assembling an assortment of 60+ artists over five stages, attendees are invited to a three days filled with 32 hours of nonstop music; what some may vouch for as the perfect weekend escape.

As the curation of the lineup has a clear focus on trance, bass and techno acts, the 2018 edition brings out the best of each genre, inviting a bounteous selection of long-standing class acts. From timeless talent like Danny Tenaglia and Sasha, a rare six hour set from Ben Gold, and the inclusion of Lee Burridge‘s enchanting “All Day I Dream” event series, AIM Festival effortlessly strikes a balance of authenticity and excellence, and reinforces Montréal’s integral part to the growth of dance music throughout the country.

AIM Festival 2018

GA, VIP and camping passes are available for purchase here

All Day I Dream of Southern Beaches Miami Music Week 2018 – photography by Juan Afanador

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Tomorrowland announces stage hosts for 2018

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Tomorrowland’s gargantuan status as one of the globe’s most storied electronic music festivals continues to grow. The Belgian festival has officially announced its stage hosts for 2018 and the list is… extensive.

Featuring showcases like as Charlotte De Witte‘s KNTXT techno concept, Carl Cox‘s Cocoon, Damian Lazarus‘ Crosstown Rebels, Adam Beyer & Ida Engberg‘s Drumcode, Monstercat, Musical Freedom by Tiësto, Jamie Jones‘ Paradise showcase and a curated Pryda stage, the festival will play host to their most diverse range of curatorial leaders to date.

Tomorrowland continues to prove its ability to innovate through a commitment to offering up a unique programming experience and wildly expansive creative production.

Full List of Tomorrowland 2018 stage hosts:

Abracadabra

All Day I Dream

Age of Love

Anjunabeats

Anjunadeep

Ants

A State of Trance

Axtone

Barong Family

Bonzai

Cafeïna

Cocoon

Coincidence

Coone & The Gang

Crosstown Rebels presents Get Lost

Crystal Events

Dave Clarke & Fuse present

Diynamic

Drumcode

Floorfiller

Footworxx

Forma.T

Future Sound of Egypt

HELDEEP

High On House

HushHush

I Love The 90’s

Jacked

Ketaloco

Kozzmozz

KNTXT

Krankenhaus

Live Stage

Lost Frequencies & Friends

Loudness

Monstercat

Mosaic

Musical Freedom by Tiësto

My House

Nervo Nation

Nico Morano & Friends

Paradise

Potion

Pussy Lounge

Pryda

Psygathering

Q-dance

Radio Ultra Modern

Rampage

Robin Schulz & Friends

VII (Seven)

Smash the House

Sirkus

Sexy By Nature

Spectrum

Spinnin’

Star Warz

STMPD RCRDS

Trance Classics

Trance Energy

Trybe

The Masquerade by Claptone

Thunderdome

V Sessions

We Play House

Winterclubbing

Woody Weekend

 

Hoj prepares a whimsical New Year’s playlist ahead of ADID LA [Exclusive]

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December 30 marks LA’s turn to daydream, as Lee Burridge and his beloved cohorts touch down in Gin Ling way to provide fans with a blissful kickoff to the new year. Joining Burridge in this edition of All Day I Dream are Hoj and YokoO, for what’s sure to be a pleasant affair.

The event itself might be sold out, but that doesn’t mean followers have to miss out on the joy that will be taking place. Hoj has prepared an ethereal selection of pre-New Year’s cuts that will ease listeners’ transitions into 2018 in the breeziest of fashions. It represents his sonic identity from 2017, and also that of both All Day I Dream and his new label Tale + Tone.

 

1. Cornucopia – Letter for Poly (Tale and Tone)

2. Daso & Lutz – De Libbe featuring Arooj Aftab (Tale and Tone)

3. Doctor Dru – Savannah (JEUDI Records)

4. Jose Vizcaino – Sure I Can (Seven Villas)

5. Lex & Wood – DNCE (Great Stuff Recordings)

6. Newman – A Walk In The Plains (Tale and Tone)

7. Quiver – Mumbo Jumbo (Bedrock)

8. Thomas Gandey and Alex Kaspersky – To Find Reason (Einmusika Recordings)

9. Volen Sentir – Vdol Po Rechenke (Shanti Radio)

10. Zone+ – Baia (All Day I Dream)

 

Photo Credit: Christopher Soltis
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Reminisce on dreamier times with these ADID LA photos (Event Gallery)

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Reminisce on dreamier times with these ADID LA photos (Event Gallery)

 

Lee Burridge aimed to “make people smile” when he created his All Day I Dream parties, according to a recent interview with Billboard. Over the past six years since he started the organizing events on a summer Brooklyn terrace, All Day I Dream has since grown exponentially to be heralded as both one of the most well-loved events on the underground house circuit and as one of the top labels for melodic, ethereal music.

Summer has officially wound down, but the landing has been made considerably more graceful for All Day I Dream fans. Lee and his motley crew of fellow dreamy house purveyors have been making one last round of stops across the United States and the world, providing fans with blissful tunes that match the surrounding weather.

On September 23, the party touched down in central Los Angeles, where the following images captured just how magical the afternoon and evening were.

 

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Lost Desert – Hunter [EP Review]

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Lee Burridge has a keen sense for artistry. When he began pushing Belgian talent Lost Desert as a prime new addition to the All Day I Dream family, lovers of his ethereal brand of music automatically knew it came with good reason. They predicted correctly — by 2016, Lee paired up with Lost Desert and vocalist Junior for what became one of the year’s top anthems, “Lingala.” Since then, they’ve paired up multiple other times, with Lost Desert also proving his worth through breathtaking solo work and well-crafted sets at key All Day I Dream events.

His newest body of work lands on Lee’s newest imprint Tale + Tone, which was created alongside Hoj. Hunter opens with a celestial piece titled “Innercity Playground,” which catalyzes feelings of peace and contentment as wistful nature samples grace sweeping vocal notes, a grooving bass-line, and lush melodies. Written with Mike Tohr, the piece brings a sense of bliss to any set of speakers it’s played on.

The EP’s title track and closer sees Lost Desert making magic around a vocal base, much like he did with Lee Burridge for “Lingala.” This time, however, he summons heartbreak with dissonant piano melodies and brooding kicks that surround Adomas’ bittersweet lyrics with the help of Amari. “Hunter” serves as yet another anthemic addition to Lost Desert’s repertoire, as it’s been heavily rinsed on the festival circuit throughout the summer and early fall season.

 

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