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We’ve no shame in saying that we’re seeing FKJ twice in one week. First at LIB then again at Sound thanks to the Ouija Entertainment and L’Affaire Musicale crews. To top it off, the soulful future pop sounds of Prince Fox will be a welcome change of style from what we’ve been hearing recently.

 

Golf Clap, Shoe Scene Symphony, and SamBRNS & Joelatthedisco (b2b) will mix the beginning of the night with deeper and future stylings. Come through!

 

 

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FKJ – Take Off EP

Prince Fox – Wait Until Tomorrow

Lemaitre – All I Need (Prince Fox Remix)

Route 94 – My Love (Prince Fox Remix)

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Big moment for us to talk to a founder of such an amazing creation as Dede Flemming of The Do Lab.
We’re plain Jane and his text is purple. Let this Bob Moses mix soothe you as you read.

 

Bob Moses – Inner City Odyssey Mix

 

 

Lightning in a Bottle and The Do Lab are well known for being the halfway point to some people between Burning Man and Coachella, so I was wondering what your opinion is on that? How do you think that environment at LIB benefits society as a whole?

 

Oh yeah absolutely! We’ve often compared ourselves to a hybrid of those events. Certainly not the size and scope of either, but just as far as the style. We have the creativity and spirit of Burning Man…and we try to have some of the organization and curation of Coachella. I think it’s great for everybody, because you bring in the people from the Burning Man culture who have a great understanding of what this community is and what this world is about. Then you have the more curious folk, your Coachella audience, who aren’t necessarily exposed to the free spirit energy and vibe that we offer.

 

Yeah we totally feel what you’re saying through going to LIB the past few years. So you’re definitely accomplishing a happy hybrid of the two.

 

Ah yes of course. And we have a tremendous amount of respect and inspiration from those festivals. We’re honored to have that comparison made.

 

Was there a particular reason for having Flume specifically top center on the bill, as if he is the cult leader? Don’t get me wrong he is one of the biggest names in the industry, and I love and am inspired by him like crazy…but with the other headliners who have put more time, more records, and more value into this scene, what was your reasoning for that decision?

 

You know sometimes lineup posters are what they are for numerous reasons. We’ve always felt he was a great fit for our festival…Maybe it’s debatable whether he should be on the top or not. It comes down to what we like stylistically, and there are some politics involved. In my opinion, the lineup poster order is always subjective.

 

Very true. Nowadays it comes down to the undercard and the homework done behind the scenes to have a truly complete lineup.

 

And we feel we do our best to accomplish that!

 

It shows Dede…it damn well shows. Ha! But hey, The Do Lab seems to be having its year! With Lightning in a Bottle about to sell out, it’s bigger than ever. You guys are planning on adding more festivals to the year. How do you plan on maintaining the small inclusive vibes in the face of such growth?

 

Well, I think this has always been one of our biggest concerns. I feel like we’ve always done an excellent job of maintaining the vibe. Go back to 2006 when we were just 1200 people. I felt that if we grew to 3000 or 4000 people we would lose the intimacy. But we didn’t. Then we jumped to 6000. And we still didn’t. Then we jumped to 10000. And we STILL didn’t. Now I’m just confident that it’s the people that come that make it intimate. We do a lot of work to curate, not just a festival, but all the offerings in a way that maintains that intimate vibe as we grow in numbers.

 

Yeah we really feel that through your attendance at the Do Lab stage and the festival, that a lot of it really comes down to the crowd you guys pull. So kudos to you on that. But LIB has moved a lot in the past few years. What was your favorite venue? How did you even pull off a festival like this in the bubble within a bubble, my hometown, Irvine. And How did you respond to the reaction from people at Bradley last year?

 

My favorite venue? Wow. It’s tough. They’re all so special in different ways. Our Santa Barbara festival is still talked about from all those years ago. It was so small and renegade and just unmatched. It was a great way for us to start LIB.

 

We were pretty skeptical about moving to Irvine. The layout was a little wonky, there was a big hill in the venue. We weren’t sure how we were going to get people to navigate through it. There were a bunch of challenges. But it turned out to be the favorite venue of many of the attendees. We fell in love with it after three years too. Eventually the logistics didn’t work out for the land owners to keep us there, and we respected their decision to move on.

 

And now here we are at Bradley. We’re back to that central coastal vibe from Santa Barbara. Rolling hills. Trees. Wide open. Just incredible. So I can’t say I have a favorite…just going to have to scratch Lake Skinner off that list haha.

 

You guys didn’t like it there, huh? I loved all the grass, shade, and camping layout.

 

It’s not that we didn’t like it…we just didn’t feel very welcome there with the police and the surrounding neighbors. I thought that would be the best place for all those reasons you said. And we really learned that our audience doesn’t really care for those kind of things. They care more about their freedom and to really express themselves. They would sacrifices the grass, trees, and nice convenient parking for the ability they can go and be themselves. We like being out in the middle of nowhere. We feel like we’re in our own world.

 

Haha. Middle of nowhere is a great way to put it. Going to make sure to let our readers know they should buy all their supplies well before they get close to the venue…there are no stores around for miles. But yeah, what advice would you give to young entrepreneurs who are inspired by what you guys have accomplished so far?

 

The best piece of advice anyone can ever give is to find your passion, go for it at will, and don’t worry about the people who say you can’t do it or how to do it. It’s not going to be easy, but if you really want to be true to yourself, go for it. We had plenty of people try to tell us that we can’t do it our way…and we’re not here to do these things the conventional way or the “right” way, we’re here to do something unique and special our own way.

 

Wise words. Thanks a lot Dede. We really appreciate everything you do, and a lot of people are watching and are inspired by your work.

 

It’s my pleasure…I just want to be clear when you are writing this that this is a big team. It’s not just my brothers and me. It’s a massive team of dedicated people who are working all year long to help us accomplish what we accomplish.

 

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Lightning in a Bottle wouldn’t be Lightning in a Bottle without the heavy tremble of bass music. Our final preview before making the journey to Bradley pays homage to this fact. It also pays homage to G Jones‘s rise through the ranks of bass technicians. His after-hours Drift set last year was so good that he’s become a regular at DoLab events. We’re proud of him.

 

He mixes beats, hip-hop, grime, trap, ethnic and dark bass to create a soundscape that’s hard to replicate. Come dance with us as he tears up the Big Fish Thunder Stage on Saturday at 8pm – prime time hour for things to get a whole lot weirder and a whole lot more fun.

 

G Jones – Krabby Patty Secret Formula

G Jones x Tsuruda – Push

G Jones – Goblin

 

 

LIB Spotlight brings attention to special artists that will be featured at Lightning In A Bottle Fest 2015.
Some we love. Some we just discovered. All essential.
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At just one year old, Glasgow 5-piece WHITE have been making heads talk. Their newest single, ‘Future Pleasure’, was just released and it is a frenetic glam-rock influenced track that mixes in dance-able rhythms. The blend of genres touched on come together as something greater than the sum of its parts. Leo Condie’s vocals tie it all together with a sense of theatrical hedonism a la track title.

 

For now, they’re land locked to tours in the UK, but with the excitement behind them, don’t be surprised if and when they blow up stateside within the year. Get the single and keep your ear on them.

 

 

 

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This Friday, we’re teaming up with the Focus OC crew for our WAVS series. For all of you not making it up to Bradley, this is your chance to take part in some of the darker affairs of underground techno. Fur Coat and Lee Curtiss will be guiding our inner groove freaks.

 

Dadon and the Focus OC crew will be starting the night off.

 

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Fur Coat – Berlin Chronicles EP

Lee Curtiss – Freaks

Lee Curtiss & Nick Bassett – Ride

 

 

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Soulwax has always been one of those artists that I just watch, listen, and learn. Everything they do has been the epitome of how things should be done. They’re cool, they’re calculated, and they’re timeless. The Dewaele brothers behind Soulwax and 2ManyDJs are as coveted as they come, and their remix of Julia is a good reason why. I’ve also included one of their remixes that’s probably my all-time favorite remix ever made.

 

Jungle – Julia (Soulwax Remix)

 

 

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Australian duo Hermitude have spent the last 14 years shaping what has more recently been dubbed the future beats scene. Though somewhat overshadowed by Flume‘s quick rise, these two have established themselves as definite influencers of the sound. Their fourth release, HyperParadise, received much acclaim from those in the know. We expect their forthcoming album, Dark Night, Sweet Light (out today!), will only bring them further into the public eye.

 

Hermitude – HyperParadise

Hermitude – The Buzz ft. Mataya & Young Tapz

Hermitude – Speak of the Devil

The Kite String Tangle – Stone Cold (Hermitude Remix)

 

 

LIB Spotlight brings attention to special artists that will be featured at Lightning In A Bottle Fest 2015.
Some we love. Some we just discovered. All essential.
Click here for more from this series.
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