[The Audiofiles] Set Times for Lightning in a Bottle Are Here!

There might still be four days left in the “real world”, but it already feels like I can already taste the salt air, feel the unabashed sun on my skin and feel the deep vibrations from Lightning in a Bottle.  There’s simply something so magical about the community, collaboration, conversation and creativity oozing out of every pore, person and performance.  Whether it’s live areal art, stilt walking, live painting, juggling, hooping, or  spinning fire – over the course of the weekend, it becomes hard to discern between the festival go-ers and the festival workers.  There’s a beautiful blur that leaves us wrapped up in the emotions of the weekend together, and we leave with an unbreakable bond that feels more like a heartwarming inside joke that we get to hold onto for the rest of our lives – or, until next year when we do it all over again.

The weekend features music on the more underground, underplayed spectrum of EDM – which is a wonderful change from the typical, redundant, fist-pumping festivals that I’ve gone to in the past.  Everyone from Moby to Kraak & Smaak, Simian Mobile Disco to Baauer, Wildlight to Late Night Radio, Tourist to Gramatik, and Amon Tobin to Little Dragon will be gracing the stages for epic performances all weekend long.   As with any festival, the conflicts will definitely be making my decisions a little more difficult.  Thankfully, I put out a recent guide to the Must See acts of LIB 

Set times for all things LIB were released this week so be sure to do your homework before you head to Bradley – you don’t want to miss out on the amazing opportunities of the weekend! Between yoga skill classes, culinary workshops, talks on sustainability, unified field theory, our unconscious mind and self-empowerment – during the day, there’s a little bit of something for everyone who’s looking to evolve themselves on a personal, or community level.  As the day carries on, classes turn into DJ sets and live ensembles – a mindful, intent community rises to their feet only to get down again with their bad selves on the dance floor.

 

I’ve created a few playlists for the weekend – but thankfully, if you don’t want to go through those motions – The Do LaB has just revamped their “In The LaB” series on Soundcloud with a slew of high-profile performances from last year’s epic LIB experience.

The Woogie Stage (pictured at the top) – feeds  on groovy, Deep House tracks and funky tech house beats and just released their 2014 teaser playlist with music from Dirty Bird master Claude VonStroke, Blond:ish, Max Cooper and more – and that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Peep the tracklist below for a proper introduction to this year’s stage.

 

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[The Audiofiles] Lightning in a Bottle Brings the Noise with Official Lineup

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Fresh off the heals of their epic lineup celebrating a decade of live entertainment  at the Coachella Music and Arts Festival, The Do Lab – the seminal and ever evolving production team out of Los Angeles California, just keeps the hits coming with yet another epic festival announcement: the lineup for Lightning in a Bottle (aka, my favorite festival ever).  From Amon Tobin to Kraak & Smaak, Thomas Jack to Desert Dwellers, Kaytranaa to What So Not – the weekend offers a little bit of something for everyone, especially those who distance themselves from the monotony of mainstream EDM.  In a page from the book of Sea of Dreams, you’ll still find various remenants of mainstream indie acts like Moby, Little Dragon, Phantogram – but that just leaves more dancing room for the rest of us at the other stages!  The majority of the lineup is, and has always been, creative and cultured underground music scene – and that’s precisely what the Do Lab is known for.  Take a gander at the playlist they threw together and feast your ears on these delightful beats:

When it comes to music festivals, seeing is believing – and if you’re never been to Lightning in a Bottle before, each and every one of your senses is in for a delectable treat.  These videos chronicle last year’s festival out at Lake Skinner in Temecula, California.  This year’s festival promises to be bolder and brighter as the event migrates from its home in Southern California to the hills of Bradley, a location equidistant from the overflowing West Coast Music communities in Los Angeles and San Francisco (and you, too, San Diego; don’t think we’ve forgotten about you).   The new location boasts more land, and swim-able water; a perk for those of us last year that spent too much time seeking shade in that hot, Summer sun.