Life In Color Surpasses Expectations for 10th Anniversary [Event Review]

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By now, it would be expected that the novelty of getting blasted with streaks of pink, blue, and green would be a tad bit irritating. After all, paint parties have been around before Life In Color came to be.

What started as over-the-top college parties at Florida State University over a decade ago evolved into one of Miami’s most unique series of concerts in the last five years. From massive expansions across South Florida, touring across the country, and even a Guinness World Record for “most people covered in paint at one time,” the people behind Life In Color reimagined their paint parties into a festival experience that combines massive themes with enormous musical performances. And this year was no different.

Much like Ultra Music Festival, Life In Color’s flagship is in Miami, where prior installments packed enormous crowds by the Hard Rock Stadium. This year, however, the music festival made a venue change, trading the expansive parking lot of the Miami Dolphins’ football arena for the intimate combination of Mana Wynwood and the abandoned RC Cola Plant. At first, I came to believe that this is a continuance of the downsizing of Life In Color’s concerting production as Wynwood is a tight neighborhood. After Life In Color 2014 spread its stay for a full weekend of musical messes, LIC 2016 returned to a single-day music festival criteria while still bringing a fierce lineup of commercial house, trap, dubstep, and hip-hop.

To my surprise, the switch made Life In Color feel larger than ever as it sat between large murals of street art and chic restaurants.

Coming into the venue, the main “Sector X” stage featured opening acts Nitti Gritti and Bonnie X Clyde whose musical careers kickstarted from Wynwood Fear Factory and Life In Color 2016 respectively. Between new music, both acts have unreleased and tenacious bangers shaping 2017, their acts set the tone for the incoming performances on the main stage and for the nearby “Rare Stage” which took the form of a circus tent. It was over here that equally bass-heavy performances from Fresko, Doctor P, and Ookay transitioned from the dusk and into the evening. I stayed here for quite some time before returning to Sector X.

In between both stages where a vast array of food trucks and stands offering funnel cakes, gyros, salads, and more. Yet, most of these places began to run out of food faster than they could make new food for future customers. I found that around the time that Marshmello and Desiigner were set to perform (between 9p.m. – 11p.m.), the lines were too long to properly serve anyone and the food being served was underwhelming in comparison to their relatively high prices. This problem struck the hardest for the main food stands that supposedly offered hot dogs, gyros, and Philly cheese steaks because all of these options disappeared by the time Mija was finished with her performance. This came as such a shock to me as previous installments were able have had less food truck options while still having less issues with serving the fan base.

As the evening began to gear up for the headliners, it became abundantly clear that Young Thug was nowhere to be found on the lineup when he was apart of the promotional lineup for the event. However, after seeing his recent antics in not showing up for his own music video shoot, I think this was a little outside of the hands of Life In Color. Meanwhile, every other headliner delivered terrific sets from the melodic dubstep powerhouses such as Seven Lions and Illenium to the electro house bangers coming from the sets of Mija and Tritonal. The night was topped off with performances from Diplo and Carnage who dropped trap, dubstep, and moombahton tracks to send off the 10th Anniversary of Life In Color with flying colors.

Even though there were hiccups with the food provided for guests and one headliner was unable to make an appearance, Life In Color blew my expectations. I went in believing that the transition to Wynwood (which usually hosts underground concerts) would be particularly arduous as it was about to host a relatively commercial music festival. But seeing the success of Wynwood Fear Factory last Halloween and LIC’s using the size of two venues to host the whole event, Life In Color established another successful show filled with head-banging EDM and the most tolerant body paint to be splashed on the faces of its fans.

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Mija Showcases Her Skill With First Solo Production “Secrets” [LISTEN]

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Despite having built her name with several remixes, Mija finally releases her own original production.

Mija releases new heavy track featuring Tegan & Sara

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Since Mija’s break out in 2014, the pioneering DJ and producer has toured the world, headlined some of the biggest festivals, and proved herself an equal to her fellow male counterparts with collaborations and remixes that have established her as a force in the industry. Driven by the mantra of ‘fk genres,’ Mija has finally released her third single, ‘Secrets’ featuring the smooth angelic voices of the Grammy-nominated indie pop duo, Tegan and Sara. The genre-bending track draws influence from Netsky and Subfocus, and takes the listener on a hard-hitting drum and bass adventure. The quick drums are balanced with deep industrial sounds and heavy LFOs to keep the listener eager and ready for what comes next. Lucky for the old-school bassheads out there, the second drop switches into half-time and brings us all back to the reigning days of heavy dubstep. ‘Secrets’ is surely a turn away from Mija’s future bass song ‘Better’ with Vindata, or ‘Crank It,’ her deep house single with Lil Jon and Ghastly. But after taking a listen, it’s a definite turn for the best as Mija flexes her versatility as a producer and gives us a glimpse of her bass-heavy side.

Mija is happy to save her fans a few bucks, and the song is available for free download below:

 

H/T: Billboard

 

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Mija Just Released Her Very First Solo Original Track, “Secrets”

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Even though Mija has been an active DJ/producer for a while now, it’s only now that she’s put out her first solo original entitled “Secrets.” Past tracks of hers have always been collabs or remixes, but it could be said that “Secrets” is the first genuine Mija track we’ve ever gotten.

Digging into the legacy of drum & bass, as Mija was influenced by the likes of Sub Focus and Netsky, the track still retains Mija’s unique aesthetic among the high-pitched vocals and bubbly synths. The track samples Tegan & Sara’s “Boyfriend,” though the vocals were only meant to be a temporary placeholder until original vocals were found. As the instrumental progressed, the sample stuck and Tegan & Sara allowed her to use it.

Listen to “Secret” below:

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Life In Color Miami 10th Anniversary Stage Production [Images]

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Life In Color is gearing up to celebrate their 10th anniversary this weekend in Wynwood Miami, Florida. Life In Color Miami marks the beginning of their annual world tour and has host artist such as Jack U, The Chainsmokers, and 3LAU. This years LIC Miami will feature two breathtaking stages. Sector X, which will feature

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Bass Goddess Anna Lunoe Debuts Her Latest Diplo & Friends Mix

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Everyones favorite Australian bass goddess, Anna Lunoe, has just blessed us with her latest Diplo & Friends mix. About an hour in length, the mix is jam packed with foot stomping house music, Anna’s own original tracks and remixes, Jersey Club, and even some old favorites we forgot about. For one of the few females in

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Watch Sets From Every Day Of Both Holy Ship! Voyages [Video]

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Holy Ship! is a certified international phenomenon, and every year we count on the YouTube recaps of Glenjamn3 to relish the cruise’s vast array of happenings.

This collection of almost 200 videos documents sets from Oliver, Mija, Slushii, Marshmello, Kill The Noise, DJ Snake, A-Trak, and way, way, way more. From sandy sets on an island oasis to full moon sermons from Destructo and any number of funky shipfam interactions, these clips might make you laugh, maybe even cry, but I can almost guarantee you’re about to get slammed with FOMO.

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Source: Glenjamn3 | Photo: Rukes

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Claude VonStroke, Mija, and more join the second phase of CRSSD’s spring lineup

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CRSSD’s development has unfolded at an exponential rate. With four widely successful editions under its belt at San Diego’s picturesque Waterfront Park, the bi-annual affair heads into its third year with one of its most finely-curated lineups to date. Its first wave of artists embodied the festivals standards of booking the most forward-thinking acts across the not-so-commercialized dance music spectrum, from future bass pioneer Flume headlining the main stage, to deep house legend Lane 8, to techno tastemaker Rødhåd.

With two months remaining, CRSSD has added to their already stellar lineup with an enticing Phase 2 roster, which includes a slew of enticing names from the house, techno, and future bass communities. Heavy talents Claude VonStroke and Mija top the list, and are joined by Moon Boots, Cassy, Detlef, Heidi, and Point Point. British tech house star Latmun will also be joining the fray. Given the powerhouses set to perform for this edition, San Diego is undoubtedly the place to be on March 4-5.

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Watch the OWSLA crew take over Europe

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OWSLA continues to stand in accordance with good people and good times in this four minute video, featuring some of best moments from their European showcase.

The tripbegins with Valentino Khan standing on the ledge of a giant crane before cutting to various scenes of Khan and Vindata‘s Branden Ratcliff roaming the streets of Europe from performing at renowned nightclub Favst  to trying new treats at the Cereal Killer Cafe in London.

One of the more significant bits highlights Khan and Ratcliff taking a moment to acknowledge the music scene in Europe and how it helped develop their craft as producers:

“It’s just dope being influenced by people across the globe and they like inspire you to take what you grew up on and put a twist on it..and you know..bring what you have to the table.” – Ratcliff.

A key takeaway from this European recap is the true sense community between the artists who refer to OWSLA as  “more than just a label” which is what makes this collective a driving force in today’s industry.

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Euphoria Reveals Phase 3 Lineup Announcement

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One of Texas’ biggest festivals of the year just dropped the 3rd phase of the lineup and its nothing short of epic! After a nail biting 2nd phase announcement, Euphoria’s full lineup has finally dropped and its got us more than excited for the renowned southern gathering. With acts ranging from all over the musical world, from hip hop to full on electronic, its looking like Austin is the place to be to start 2017’s festival season.

“This year’s line up is a true testament to the core of what the festival actually is. With so many events and festivals out there these day, we try to curate and create a super unique and eclectic mix of artists.  Our team did a great job of executing that this year.  From Wiz Khalifa to Knife Party to Chromeo to The Floozies to Chronixx its a an incredible an euphoric blend :)”
-Pete Gross – Talent Buyer & Partner

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