DJ Gina Turner has been arrested after attempting to board Holy Ship! 10.0 with illegal substances on her person. A host of morning yoga classes on prior Holy Ship! iterations, Turner was apprehended at 5:17 PM at Port Canaveral, the place of the boat’s boarding, and later charged with one count of possession of cocaine, and two counts of possession of another controlled substance. Police did not reveal the name of the secondary controlled substance.
Turner’s bail was set at $15,000. Turner was to play an early morning set on January 6 from 4 AM-6 AM, in addition to a b2b style Drum & Bass set with Mija later in the weekend. Turner was additionally scheduled to head a Numerology Workshop on Tuesday, January 9, but will no longer meet any of the 10.0 weekend’s bookings.
Turner spoke out shortly after the charges in a tweet that has since been deleted. She expressed therein that she will indeed return for Holy Ship! 11.0 from January 10-13, highlighting the alleged charges to be “invalid.” Turner maintains that the two controlled substances in her possession at the time of the arrest were marijuana and a natural vitamin. The DJ cites a “false positive reading” on the natural vitamin as a culprit in the arrest, while stating that she has a “medical card” for the marijuana then on her person.
As 2017 comes to a close, Mija has decided to reveal a new direction to pursue in the coming year. The DJ/producer first alluded to her new direction with the announcement that she would be releasing her debut EP, titled How to Measure the distance Between Lovers, while dropping its first track, “Bad for You.”
In a recent announcement on Twitter, Mija, real name is Amber Guiles, told fans that in 2018 she planned on showing the world who Amber was as opposed to what fans have come to know from her artistic pseudonym. She also hints at a new project titled ‘Amber’ with her twitter announcement.
If “Bad for You” is any indication of the quality of the forthcoming EP in addition to the introduction of Amber, then we can certainly expect for the producer to have her biggest year yet.
Portland-based DJ/producer Electric Mantis is back with another intriguing original track titled “Lying & Loving,” featuring Mothica on vocals. Hailing from Alaska, Wyatt Pearson is certainly heating up some icy roots here in 2017, remixing tracks for Mija and Alina Baraz ( “Electric” featuring Khalid), as well as a few originals that have accumulated millions of streams.
Pearson proves why he is worthy of those numbers on this new release, with eclectic synth elements and an off-beat drum rhythm that somehow fits perfectly under Mothica’s echoing verses. Mantis ultimately chops up her verses for some pitch-vocals, and for leading into an even more dynamic drop.
Each year hundreds of artists go above and beyond in their merch releases, putting in creative efforts that offer their fans the opportunity to show their love in a vast variety of ways.
This gift guide celebrates theunmissable, unique merch of 2017. From ‘Tweeter paper’ to a limited-run comic book, this complete collection of product prowess is the perfect place to finish out the Holiday gifting. And while there’s sadly no longer an opportunity to “Have Dillion Francis Babysit Your Kid” or buy Diplo‘s limited-run “Cowboy” shirt, we’ve gathered an impressive merch array sure to bring plenty Holiday cheer.
Words by Grace Fleisher
Daft Punk Robot Helmet Ring
Robot rock? No — but a robot ring might do. The GM08 Helmet Ring is the only ring left in stock, but be sure to snag this sterling silver keepsake sure to withstand the most alive of raves.
REZZ’s 60-page psychedelic comic book is the most artistically sound, unique merch release of 2017. Not only is it true to her vision, it cements both her poised takeover of music and Planet Earth alike.
Mija continues to bend the boundaries of a multitude of genres with her new track “Bad For You,” featuring Kelli Schaefer. Fashion designer, musical curator and entrepreneur, Amber Giles continues to be a creative force in the dance music realm (or whatever realm she chooses to participate in).
Connected by a mutual friend via the Internet, Mija produced the song and linked up Portland DIY artist Kelli Schaefer, who wrote the vocals and lyrics. The track is being released in correlation with the announcement of Mija’s upcoming debut EP How To Measure The Distance Between Lovers, set to drop in early 2018.
Schaefer, a frequent member of the indie rock scene, is a perfect fit for Mija’s experimental production elements on the track, which includes a downtempo bassline, subtle pitched vocals, and a variety of electronic samples that words cannot describe.
On Nov. 17, however, she revealed that she’s been hard at work on an EP. The first track of the forthcoming collection, “Bad for U” featuring vocalist Kelli Schaefer, is slated to come out on Nov. 30.
“This song runs deep in both of our hearts and we can’t wait to share it with U,” she says in the tweet.
The EP as a whole doesn’t have a release date yet, but hopefully we can expect to see it revealed by the end of the year.
dear universe~ i made an EP!! the first single comes out November 30. it’s a song i produced called “Bad for U” with vocals/lyrics from my good friend and madly talented singer, @KelliSchaefer ☺️this song runs deep in both of our hearts and we can’t wait to share it with U pic.twitter.com/CYe3yWdXo7
In fact, her innate structure itself shines in her all-encompassing M.O. Mija is currently in the midst of taking her Fk A Genre tour far and wide and perfectly encapsulating its celebratory ethos was her Dirtybird Campout takeover. During the set, Mija collaborated with friends Ryan Forever, Ardalan, Mark Starr, and Deux Yeux.
Between Ardalan’s gritty house sound, to Mark Starr’s future Bay Area heat, or Deux Yeux’s cutting edge bass tones, Fk A Genre proved a feverish fusion all the birds flocked towards.
Now, fans can relish in her Bass Lodge takeover via her off-kilter two-hour set, and look forward to another offering of greatness when Mija performs at the East Coast Campout which takes place February 2-4 in St. Cloud Florida.
The shoes that once meant so much to all of us when we were maybe 12 or 13 years old are back. Mija, the ever present turntable goddess, recently revealed a collab with heely’s on a new shoe design. MIJEELY’s are a combination of Mija’s ‘f genres’ mentality and the classic heelys design. They are
Today, July 11, brings exciting news for house music fans. Curated by Claude VonStroke (a.k.a. Barclay Crenshaw), Dirtybird Records has just announced the lineup of their third annual Dirtybird Campout. Under the supervision of Head Counselor Claude, festival-goers will be able to enjoy live music from artists like Amtrac, Chris Lorenzo, Cut Snake, Egyptian Lover, and more.
While Dirtybird has always embraced music from all realms of the underground, this house-oriented festival is proud to introduce their most diverse lineup yet. With grime artist Madam X joining the roster alongside a number of strong drum & bass acts and, the Campout will feature a welcome a palpable presence of UK bass music. Live trap legend Araabmuzik and rising star Bleep Bloop will also make appearances, rounding out the lineup with a variety of experimental sounds. Music showcases from Mija‘s FK A Genre imprint and LA-based collective Soulection will bring some of the scene’s best tastemakers to the Campout as well.
The Dirtybird Records team will be holding down the rest of the festival, in terms of music and events. DJs like Shiba San, Christian Martin, Ardalan, and J. Phlip will be not only spinning house beats but also hosting a series of non-musical activities throughout the weekend, including volleyball, sack racing, and, naturally, pizza parties. This year’s Campout is located at the San Antonio Campground in Bradley, CA and features extended hours on a new second stage, ensuring that the party will not stop.
Dirtybird Campout will take place October 6-8. Tickets are available here.