Festival Review: Lightning in a Bottle Blows Our Minds Once Again – ‘Till Next Time, LIB

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Over 20,000 people mobbed to the Central California town of Bradley to dance away their Memorial Day Weekend at The Do Lab’s Lightning in a Bottle music & arts festival. Self-proclaimed to celebrate art, music, performance, sustainability and life, LIB can only be described as the most magical 3 – or 4 if you arrive…

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The 5 Most Beautiful Moments From the Gem & Jam L.A. PreParty

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Take the spiritual atmosphere of a desert party, the booming bass from an underground, and loads of psychedelic artwork — then transport the three into a pristine theater on Hollywood Boulevard, and you’ve got ReCreation: The Gem and Jam L.A. PreParty. All of these essential ingredients for a memorable party were mixed into the Fonda…

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Unicorns Take Over the Underground!

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Come and pay tribute to your inner magical being and shake your booty to some funky jams at Unicornucopia. This is a fundraiser for Camp Charlie’s unicorn art car and will take place this Friday, November 21st at LA’s exclusive Purple 33. The evening’s talent will include inStereo Record’s Mike Balance, a back-to-back with Erik Nelson versus divaDanielle,…

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EDM Artist of the Week: divaDanielle

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After dancing my face off at her energetic set a few months back and again at a DoLab event in LA a few weeks ago, I got a chance to catch up with divaDanielle for some serious real-talk, regarding inspiration, Burning Man and women in EDM. An avid dancer and lively personality, the diva brings fun into everything…

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Triptych Presents: Govinda at Spin Nightclub

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This Saturday, August 2, Triptych is hosting Govinda at Spin Nightclub. The North County party camp that we know and love has been making some waves in the past year from their collaborations with events like Lucidity, YouTopia, Lotus Festival and more. It seems Triptych always has some event in the works around San Diego. From…

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“Music is the Sound of Truth”: An Interview with Burning Man Legend, Random Rab

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Last week, I got the rare chance to interview Random Rab on his way to Envision Festival in Costa Rica. Known as a legend in the Burning Man community, Rab has played shows all over the world including the Great Pyramids of Egypt and local shows like Lightning in a Bottle Music Festival. The down-to-earth…

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MOOP, You Did It Again: A Burning Man Gold Star For Disco Knights

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  If I had a piece of MOOP for every person who said that this Burning Man was their favorite yet…well, things would be very messy.  For those of you who have never attended, “MOOP” is short for “matter out of place”, or anything on the floor of the beautiful Black Rock Desert that isn’t…

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Burning Man: A Musical Message to First-Timers, Old-Timers, and Myself

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  What is Burning Man?  It is a magical collection of unforeseen mini-adventures, people dressed in fur (and, sometimes, nothing at all) and, of course, glorious music.  But what is this spectacle of modern societal defiance all about?  Is it about community?  Self-acceptance?  Music and art appreciation?  Yes, yes and yes.  These are all correct,…

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