5 artists not to miss at Lightning in a Bottle 2017

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5 artists not to miss at Lightning in a Bottle

Lightning in a Bottle has become a veritable institution over the past several years. Held annually in the expanse of Bradley, CA, the annual gathering has gained a reputation as California’s premier Memorial Day Weekend festival.

Upon the desert landscape (which will include a lake for the first time ever this year), musicians from across all areas of the electronic music realm. It’s a difficult exercise to single out a mere five artists to not miss, given the plethora of incredible artists slotted to perform at the event. Indeed, while there are innumerable exceptional artists which are not on this list, here are five artists which we recommend making a point to see.

Tickets for Lightning in a Bottle are available here.

Words by Will McCarthy and Michael Sundius.

Featured image by Daniel Zetterstrom. 


5. Hernan Cattaneo

In the world of progressive house, Hernan Cattaneo is dancefloor royalty. The Argentinian veteran has been captivating audiences for multiple decades with his spell-binding, multi-hour DJ sets. With a keen sense for narrative arc, Cattaneo can lead a true dancefloor journey like no other.

Hernan’s US appearances are few and far between. Luckily, LiB has given him a proper platform to showcase his one-of-a-kind talent: the closing set at the Woogie on Saturday night.


4. Bassnectar

In many respects, Bassnectar is an utterly obvious choice to include on this list. After all, the Sunday Lightning stage headliner has by far the largest US following of any artist on the festival’s lineup. However, Lorin Ashton is more than a simple large-typeface name on the LiB roster – he’s been a recurrent fixture on lineups throughout the event’s rich history.

In 2007, before he or Lightning in a Bottle had anywhere close to the renown they have today, Bassnectar was there – and he hasn’t been far since. While Ashton has been known to hop onto unofficial sets in disguise in recent years, 2017 marks the first time he’s been on the lineup in five years. The chance to watch him close out the festival, should prove to be nothing short of legendary.


3. Barclay Crenshaw

Known to most as Claude VonStroke, the Dirtybird founder took on another identity in the music industry in 2015: his own. Operating under his real name, Barclay Crenshaw has established a new reputation, veering away from the pounding club beats which define his famed imprint in favor of quaking, hip hop-driven percussion. Ranging from cerebral, to ambient, to formidable,

Crenshaw’s music resonates widely enough that he has begun to play many festivals under his birth-given alias in lieu of his renowned pseudonym. The eclectic musician proved his compatibility with the Do LaB during his set at Coachella last month, and stands as one of the most enticing billings of LiB’s Thunder stage this coming weekend.


2. Stephan Bodzin

Stephan Bodzin is easily one of the most riveting live performers in the electronic space. The German techno stalwart has the charisma of an inspired conductor, and performs his coveted live sets with a impassioned sense of bravado. His actions and gesticulations are matched in grandeur only by the dramatic compositions over which he lays command.

To catch Stephan Bodzin live is truly to witness a master at work. In the outdoor setting of the Woogie stage, Bodzin is sure to provide the kind of dramatic, awe-inspiring spectacle of which only he is capable.


1. Richie Hawtin

Richie Hawtin is a legend among legends. Indeed, modern day techno would not be what it is were it not for the veritably brilliant artist and his Plastikman alter-ego. At Coachella, the iconic artist debuted his avant-garde “CLOSE” performance – a technically dazzling showcase which conceptually paired the robotic nature of electronic music with its innate humanness.

Though Hawtin will not be bringing the CLOSE rig to Lightning in the Bottle, any set by the Canadian techno übermensch is essential to witness. Under the electric trees of the Woogie stage, Richie Hawtin’s set is guaranteed to be a spectacle to behold.

Photo by Julian Bajsel.

Bassnectar announces line-up support for Freestyle Sessions

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Lorin Ashton, known to most under his Bassnectar moniker, has just revealed the full line-up for his Freestyle Sessions event taking place at 1st Bank Center in Denver, Colorado this July 7-9, 2017.

Ashton took to his official blog this morning, May 19th, to elaborate on the Bassnectar team’s creative vision for the special three-night event. According to Ashton, the Sessions will be taking on a rare and unique “interactive approach” with omnidirectional lasers and lighting, along with rare tracks, throwbacks, and customized remixes of specially requested tracks from fans.

Backing up Bassnectar on the bill for Friday, July 7th, is Truth, Thriftworks, and Goopsteppa, followed by ill.Gates, CloZee, and AtYyA on Saturday, July 8th, and, finally, Beats Antique (DJ Set), Aztek, and Mr Projectile on Sunday, July 9th. As always, come armed with no expectations – but also expect to experience a “dynamic free-for-all” featuring DJ sets from amazing line-up support, and three specially themed sets from the King of Sound himself.

Read Bassnectar’s full blog entry to learn more about his nightly themed sets, including “Freestyle” Friday, “Dreamtempo” Saturday, and “Wildstyle” Sunday. All remaining GA/VIP three-day and single-day tickets are available here.

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G Jones Unveils Highly Anticipated New EP [Album Review]

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The wait is over. Bass god and Santa Cruz native, G Jones‘s newest 8 track EP “Visions” is finally here. This EP has been in the works for about a year and a half, according to Greg in a recent tweet. Jone’s has had massive support from electronic superstar; Bassnectar, and other artists like DJ Shadow,

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G Jones Releases Long Awaited Visions EP

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Today is an exciting day, because today is the release of the bass don G JonesVISIONS EP. G Jones has been creating quite the name for himself, being called a “studio wizard” by Rolling Stone, collaborating with the likes of Bassnectar, EPROM, and DJ Shadow, and getting booked at some major festivals like Coachella, Burning Man, and Lightning in a BottleNow, with the release of this new EP and the subsequent North American tour, he plans on keeping his success moving.

Throughout 2016, we got glimpses of what to expect from the 8 track EP. G Jones released six EP cuts to get us excited: “Pull Up,” “Helix,” “Fuck What You Heard,” “Collision Course,” “Lavender Town VIP,” and “We See It Clear.” As we have seen with these releases, G Jones is not afraid to push boundaries and create something undeniably unique. The newest additions, “Visions” and “Signal,” hold true to G Jones’ experimental bass drenched style. Check out the full EP and tour dates below:

1/25 – Washington, DC – Soundcheck
1/26 – Philadelphia, PA – Foundry at The Fillmore
1/27 – Holyoke, MA – The Waterfront Tavern
1/28 – New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom
1/29 – Troy, NY – River Street Hall
1/1 – Toronto, ON – Velvet Underground
2/2 – Detroit, MI – The Magic Stick
2/3 – Chicago, IL – Bottom Lounge
2/4 – Tucson, AZ – Gem and Jam Festival
2/19 – Santa Cruz, CZ – Santa Cruz Music Festival
2/24 – Austin, TX – Empire Control Room
2/25 – Dallas, TX – Trees
2/28 – Fayetteville, AR – George’s Majestic Lounge
3/2 – Iowa City, IA – The Blue oose Tap House
3/3 – St Louis, M – 2720 Cherokee Performing Arts Center
3/4 – Lawrence, KS – Granada Theater
3/30 – Santa Ana, CA – Yost Theatre
3/31 – San Francisco, CA – The Independent
4/1 – Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom
4/6 – Whistler, BC – Maxx Fish
4/7 – Bellingham, WA – Wild Buffalo
4/8 – Vancouver, BC – TBA
4/22 – Seattle, WA – Neumos
5/5-5/7- Todd Mission, TX – Middlelands
6/8-6/11- Manchester, TN – Bonnaroo

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Lightning In A Bottle Announces Lineup For 2017: Bassnectar, Bonobo, Kaytranada

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There are few festivals where the lineup just isn’t that important. Lightning In A Bottle is one of those festivals.

However, the lineup is still an integral part of the music festival experience, and it’s safe to say that very few people will be disappointed this year. Curated by Do Lab, the same group that runs the stage of the same name at Coachella every year, Lightning In A Bottle is undoubtedly true to its namesake, creating electricity and friction in a lineup that’s so rarely seen.

Headlining this year at the Lightning stage will be Bassnectar, Bonobo, Rufus Du Sol, and Kaytranada. Not to be one-upped, the undercard of all stages boasts a diverse and eclectic lineup that’s sure to please anyone: NoMBe, Bob Moses, Big Wild, Brass Tracks, Wafia, Wildlight, Jhene Aiko – and that’s just the Lightning stage.

There are three more stages at the festival: Woogie, Thunder, and Grand Artique, each with its own unique identity and flavor.

All tickets go on sale tomorrow, 1/24, at 10am PST here.

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Lightning in a Bottle releases 2017 lineup; Win 2 tickets here [Contest]

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For years, tens of thousands of forward-thinking music fans have descended upon Bradley, CA over Memorial Day Weekend for Lightning in a Bottle. Equally electronically and environmentally focused, The Do LaB’s flagship festival is renowned for fostering an integrative experience of sustainability, community, and tastefully-curated musical talent.

LiB’s 2017 lineup, announced today, is no exception. For the first time in five years, Bassnectar leads the festival’s bill, alongside more tranquil main stage counterparts such as RÜFÜS DÜ SOL, Bonobo, Kaytranada, and Bob Moses. In typical form, the Lightning Stage is rounded out with an eclectic lineup ranging from Big Wild, to Brasstracks, and tribal techno savant Nicola Cruz.

Though Bassnectar will export a heavier ambience to the Lightning Stage than 2016’s iteration experienced, the Thunder Stage hasn’t shifted gears from its traditionally bass-focused lineup whatsoever. Led by British trap producer Troyboi, the stage plays host to a litany of weighty electronic performers including Paper Diamond and Machinedrum. However, the Thunder Stage is not fully defined by quaking bass musicians – artists like Perfect Stranger and Hedlux provide a trance-infused eye to the setting’s thunderous sonic storm.

Festival regulars such as Dimond Saints further bolster the Thunder Stage alongside scintillating b2b sets from Kalya Scintilla with Eve Olution, and ill.Gates with Stephan Jacobs. Perhaps most interestingly, Claude VonStroke has been lured away from the Woogie Stage to provide a set under his hip hop alias (and real name), Barclay Crenshaw.

While Crenshaw abandons club beats for 808s, the Woogie Stage, too, is in rare form in 2017. The legendary Richie Hawtin headlines the luminous house and techno forest alongside Nic Fanciulli and Hernan Cattaneo. Woogie further entices its target audience with a number of 2016’s premier Essential Mix purveyors, including Stephan Bodzin, Leon Vynehall, and tINI. Luminaries such as Guy J, Satori, and Julia Govor are also among the Woogie Stage’s wealth of intriguing DJs.

Alongside the three stages which have historically served as Lightning in a Bottle’s primary attractions, the Grand Artique will expand in 2017 from its former role as a Western-themed theatrical setting. A longtime LiB favorite, the newly-heightened edition of the Grand Artique boasts an extensive lineup, including Too Many Zooz, Elephant Revival, The California Honeydrops, and more.

Tickets for the festival go on sale Tuesday, January 24. However, Dancing Astronaut has partnered with Lightning in the Bottle to give away two 4-day passes to one lucky winner. View the lineup and enter for a chance to win below:

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Lightning in a Bottle will be held May 24-29, 2016 in Bradley, CA. Tickets will be available here

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Bassnectar And The Chainsmokers Top X Games Music Lineup

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Bassnectar and The Chainsmokers are slated to perform at the X Games this month.

Celebrate Throwback Thursday with a formidable Bassnectar mix from 2012

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Roughly two decades have passed since Bassnectar began his career, yet his impact and leadership within the electronic community has proven to be timeless. Lorin Ashton released his twelfth album last year, alongside his supplemental successes of transforming Bass Center into a two-day festival and becoming an official Electric Forest resident.

Keen Redditors have dug deep into Ashton’s archives to unearth a mini-mix from 2012. Featuring an array of classic original tracks and remixes from the bass lord himself, including “Freestyle,” “Infinite,” and more, each minute of the mix provides a stimulating and well-engineered listening experience that further proves Bassnectar’s abilities in creating tracks that retain their glimmer through time.

H/T: Reddit (r/bassnectar)

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Listen Now: LUZCID – ‘The Maze’

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LUZCID, the popular bass artist, hails from the wonderful Bayou city, Houston, TX. He has quite the resume, collaborating with the likes of Bassnectar TWICE, so you know he’s legit. LUZCID dropped his latest track, ‘The Maze’, about a month ago and once again uses his unique talents to take you on a psychedelic trip.

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Listen To The 50 Best Remixes Of The Year

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2016 has been quite a ride. The year has seen a horde of music both great and not-so-great, with just as many noteworthy remixes as original releases. Here’s you chance to step away from the ridiculous social happenings, political discourse, and general internet banter that’s sodden our spirits over the last 12 months.

From future bass to house, Bassnectar to Hotel Garuda, here’s our selection of 50 remixes that we believe to be some of the year’s most magical. They’re in a relatively cohesive listening order, but go ahead and skim through to find your favorite artists and discover some brilliance that you may not have otherwise heard of.

So, here it is…

The 50 Best Remixes of 2016

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