Kid Cudi reveals iconic Coachella jam was the result of an LSD trip

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In 2018, Coachella stream history was made during MGMT‘s main stage set. A joyous Kid Cudi was caught on camera dancing in the most carefree of fashions along with the band’s 2007 hit “Electric Feel.” Fans proceeded to conclude that the rapper must have had quite a bit of liquor in the red Solo cup he’d been holding at the time due to the unrestrained nature of the moment. However, it turns out that Kid Cudi wasn’t drunk at all; in fact, as he confessed on Twitter, LSD was the catalyst behind the movement.

“I dont know if I ever told yall this but, this was right when the acid started kickin in and I couldn’t help myself,” began Cudi in his social media confessional. “I wouldn’t say I was drunk just trippin balls.”

He closed his statement by thanking MGMT for letting him groove onstage with them, eliciting a “love saves the day!” response from the band. Seth Rogen also jumped on the thread, asking to be invited the next time. Kid Cudi responded by telling Rogen that a dropping acid with him would be an honor. It seems that a trip of the ages awaits.

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Bay Area repairman takes unintentional trip when fixing synth with LSD inside

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Bay Area repairman takes unintentional trip when fixing synth with LSD insideDeadmau5 Buchla Synthesizer National Music Centre Clip

An engineer in Berkeley took a literal “trip” back in time when reviving one of the few Buchla synthesizers left in the world. The modular instrument, once considered one of the most groudbreaking in the world, had been sitting in a Cal State East Bay basement since the late 1960s.

While re-working some of the wiring, the enginer, named Eliot Curtis, noticed an odd crust on one of the knobs. He found out what the mystery substance was about 45 minutes after removing it with a finger when he began to “feel fuzzy” and eventually enter a nine-hour trip. Lab tests later confirmed that the substance he’d been unintentionally dosed with was LSD. The substance had been able to survive due to its dark and cool storage conditions.

Don Buchla, the creator of the synth who once worked with bands like Grateful Dead, was a notable figure in the 60s counterculture movement. He even had close ties to Ken Kesey, who was a major spokesperson for LSD and a manufacturer during his time. Unfortunately, how this synth got covered in the substance will remain a mystery, as both Buchla and Kesey are no longer with us.

H/T: Mixmag

New study reveals LSD could help people overcome alcohol dependency

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New study reveals LSD could help people overcome alcohol dependencyLsd Photo Illustration By The Daily Beast

Research into the beneficial effects of psychedelic drugs continues to reap positive outcomes with the latest study published May 14, linking reduction in alcohol consumption and misuse with psychedelic use. The study suggests that LSD and other classic psychedelics including magic mushrooms have potential anti-addiction effects that could help people overcome their alcohol dependency.

The survey pool consisted of 343 respondents who were mostly white males in the USA. All participants reported seven years of problematic alcohol use. After psychedelic use, 83 percent of participants no longer met the Alcohol Use Disorder criteria, rating their experience as “highly meaningful and insightful” and 28 percent endorsed the psychedelics effect in regards to changing life priorities or values.

Psychedelics have accumulated increasing support in recent years due to research showing its ability to treat illnesses like depression, addiction, and even lower violence in individuals. Earlier this year, Denver became the first city to decriminalize magic mushrooms and London opened the worlds first research Centre for Psychedelic Research. Despite being a big step, psychedelics still have a ways to go before being recognized legally as an accepted medicinal drug.

H/T: Mixmag

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LSD share illusory ‘No New Friends’ video

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Following LSD‘s recent and long-awaited debut album release, Labrinth, Sia & Diplo Present… LSD, the three-pronged electronic-pop firepower has shared the visual for “No New Friends,” one of the singles released just before the full-length project.

The video features perennial Sia stand in, Maddie Ziegler, cast as an amicably oversized companion to the Beatles-esque dressed Labrinth, as they, in trippy-as-ever LSD fashion, frolic through a pastel-painted wonderland. All the while Diplo, the production lifeblood of the group, portrays both the chimerical realm’s sun and moon, as well as its cane-touting friendly giant, grinning and omnipotent.

Labrinth, Sia, and Diplo share debut album as LSD [Stream]

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Labrinth, Sia, and Diplo share debut album as LSD [Stream]LSD Photo Credit JUCO Dancing Astro

There’s simply no denying Diplo‘s ability to craft a hit, but his remarkably chameleonic quality as a producer is what makes him such a dynamic talent. He can produce fizzy bass anthems with Skrillex as Jack Ü or switch to breezy pop anthems with Major Lazer on a dime. Now, he’s exploring psychedelic new avenues alongside Sia and Labrinth as LSD, with the trio officially releasing their debut full-length together, a self-titled Labrinth, Sia & Diplo Present… LSD.

A supergroup of certified hitmakers—with writing and production credits for Beyoncé, Rihanna, The Weeknd, Katy Perry and more among them—LSD manages to maintain an incredibly complementary blend, considering the outfit’s blockbuster talent. Following 2018’s “Genius,” the group has released a number of singles this year ahead of the album’s full release, including “No New Friends,” and the ubiquitous “Thunderclouds,” by far their most popular piece to date. Stream LSD’s debut album in full below.

NMF Roundup: LSD release debut album, Oliver Heldens teams up with Devin and Nile Rodgers + more

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NMF Roundup: LSD release debut album, Oliver Heldens teams up with Devin and Nile Rodgers + moreLSD Photo Credit JUCO Dancing Astro

It’s most important day of the week: New Music Friday. With the overwhelming amount of tunes hitting the airwaves today, Dancing Astronaut has you covered with the latest edition of The Hot 25.

Sia, Diplo, and Labrinth have unleashed their debut album as LSD, featuring infectious tracks like “Angel in Your Eyes.” Oliver Heldens teams up with Devin and Nile Rodgers for the breezy “Summer Lover,” and Gareth Emery and Ashley Wallbridge an emotive new collaboration, “Amber Sun.” Avicii fans rejoiced a few days ago with the release of a posthumous song, “SOS,” with Aloe Blacc (and there may be more on the way!) Claptone thrills with a grooving remix of Purple Disco Machine‘s “Body Funk,” and Adventure Club, Krewella, and Crankdat deliver the powerful “Next Life.” Fox Stevenson follows February’s “Out My Head” with “Go Like,” and Galantis reveal a summer-primed remix of Kygo and Valerie Broussard‘s “Think About You.” Tame Impala leads us into the weekend with a smooth new single, “Borderline,” and Matrix & Futurebound reveal their first LP in 12 years with tracks like “Spellbound.” Cassian has released a take on RÜFÜS DU SOL‘s iconic “Treat You Better,” and Armin van Buuren kicks off Trilogy with Shapov with “La Résistance De L’amour.” Robotaki debuts a new EP, featuring songs like “Beaches,” and The Chemical Brothers kick off their latest album with tunes like title track “No Geography.”

As each week brings a succession of new music from some of electronic music’s biggest artists, here’s a selection of tracks that shouldn’t be missed this NMF.

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Diplo, Sia and Labrinth Debut Their First Full Album As LSD

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Diplo is the man of one thousand side projects. While almost everything the man touches turns to gold, his latest collaborative effort with Sia and Labrinth (LSD) has been rapidly gaining notoriety for its original take on genre-bending sounds. After a few successful singles, the trio of artists has finally released their first full album

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Stronger together: Europa, LSD, Silk City and the rise of mergepop

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It’s all quite exciting really.

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NMF Roundup: Habstrakt fires up ‘All Night,’ GRiZ and Wiz Khalifa team up, Autograf deliver ‘Hold Me Back’ + more

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NMF Roundup: Habstrakt fires up ‘All Night,’ GRiZ and Wiz Khalifa team up, Autograf deliver ‘Hold Me Back’ + moreHABSTRAKT Press Photo

It’s most important day of the week: New Music Friday. With the overwhelming amount of tunes hitting the airwaves today, Dancing Astronaut has you covered with the latest edition of The Hot 25.

DJ Snake and Plastic Toy have kick off New Music Friday with  a sleek new single, “Try Me,” on Snake’s Premiere Classe Records. Habstrakt makes a return with a forceful new single, “All Night,” and Tiësto, Dzeko, and Lena Leon team up for weekend-ready tune, “Halfway There.” Netsky‘s released a set of remixes for “I Don’t Even Know You Anymore,” including a “Powerlines Mix” of his own. GRiZ and Wiz Khalifa bring an easygoing atmosphere to their new single, “Find My Own Way,” and Autograf break their silence with a new groovy single, “Hold Me Back” with John Splithoff. After a many-month hiatus, Goldroom delivers a fresh new original, “Cocaine Girl,” and Jai Wolf taps into listeners’ nostalgia with “This Song Reminds Me Of You.” Duke & Jones have put their own twist on Louis the Child‘s “Breaking News,” and Shadient brings elements of intensity in “Numbers Station.” Diplo, Sia and Labrinth‘s LSD project has put out a new original, “No New Friends,” and Cedric Gervais crafts two versions of a new tune, “Good Things.” The Aston Shuffle realize it’s “Now Or Never” in their new single, and Headhunterz brings his classic hardstyle sound to the emotive “Oxygen.”

As each week brings a succession of new music from some of electronic music’s biggest artists, here’s a selection of tracks that shouldn’t be missed this NMF.

LSD – No New Friends

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April 12 is when the world will see what LSDDiplo, Sia, and Labrinth—is fully capable via their namesake debut studio album. Based off its first single, “No New Friends,” the LP looks to be an instant hit. The track shimmers with the group’s pop-friendly sounds, embracing dancehall-inspired rhythms and blow horn synths for production that sounds like it was made for the islands. Adding to the cheery atmosphere are Sia and Labrinth’s intertwining vocals, which per usual complement each other in the best of ways. “No New Friends” is built for radio play, where we’ll likely be hearing it in the coming weeks.

LSD made its debut in 2018, making waves with their colorful audiovisual aesthetic and powerhouse acts involved. Their last release, “Mountains” showed off the group’s sentimental side, winning over the hearts of crossover fans worldwide.