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For the past few years, Australia’s masked wonder, Golden Features has been leaving a lot of dark-industrial-tech in his wake. Recent EP ‘Wolfie/Funeral’ pushes his paces even further into a realm of deep bass. Control LA at Avalon is bringing him in at the end of the month alongside the trap and bass styles of Hoodboi and Alizzz for a night of heavy sound. Don’t miss out.

 

HOW TO ENTER

Standard procedure. The contest ends at 12PM Friday, December 11th!
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1. Tweet: “I want 2 tickets to see @GoldenFeatures at @control_la on 2/24! @CtrlAltDelight http://bit.ly/2kXNZxM”
2. Tag three friends in our Facebook post.
3. “Like” this page

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Do 1, 2, or all of the above. As always, the more entries –> the better your chance to win. Be sure to be ready to check your inbox/twitter, because we’ll be giving it to the first person who responds when the contest is over. See you guys there!

 

Golden Features – Wolfie / Funeral

Alizzz – Ocean Drive EP

 

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Admit it – you hate the Electric Daisy Carnival. The candy bracelets, the furry boots, the PLUR! You were over all the pageantry long ago. Nothing gives you more anxiety than the thought of a massive overcrowded dance music festival filled with sixteen year olds in banana hammocks and lingerie dancing to commercialized electronic music.

 

What if I told you that you were wrong? That underneath all the superficial annoyances there really is an experience unable to be replicated anywhere else? Here’s how to make the experience actually fun for you and most of all here’s why EDC still matters and how to survive the debauchery.

 

Why It Matters

 

Production Value
This year was EDC’s 20th anniversary and they sure as hell showed it. Each stage showed the attention to detail of a finely tuned exotic car. Not only looking amazing but sounding amazing as well. You might say I’ve been to a few clubs and festivals in my time and you can definitely say that I’m a huge sound whore. If I’m paying money to listen to music then the music better be delivered to my ears optimally without my having to camp out in the front row. Organizers spared no sonic expense; they placed speakers affixed to the stages as well as throughout the crowd so no matter where you stood you were able to hear the music clean and clear. I constantly found myself “dance-walking” between stages. Even the bass and the low frequencies could be absorbed way in the back as I tried to circumnavigate to my destination. This brings me to my first tip: Do yourself a favor and wear earplugs tuned for the festival life. Nothing blows more than waking up the next morning being hard of hearing as the music from your hotels’ pool party bleeds into your econo-suite. I lied. Waking up 10 years later and discovering you have tinnitus blows way more.

 

Now that we’ve gone over substance let’s talk about style. Like I said it was EDC’s 20th anniversary so every stage from the Bass Pod to the Cosmic Meadow was the most elaborate and decorated it has ever been. One standout was the hardstyle stage. Say what you will about the genre itself but the stage aka “Wasteland” was modeled after a post-apocalyptic dystopian San Francisco akin to what the city by the bay must have looked like after the most recent Godzilla film or maybe just three years from now when the tech bubble bursts. Every stage was carefully crafted to fit the aesthetic of the music. LED walls, flamethrowers, fireworks, acrobats, dancers, fireworks, strobe lights, and oh did I mention fireworks? Apparently EDC 2016 had the 2nd biggest fireworks display anywhere ever with the first being the 2008 Summer Beijing Olympics Opening Ceremony. Do yourself a favor and check out each stage for at least a few minutes. Despite your own personal musical taste each stage offers a spectacle all its own.

 

Your favorite genre is out in full force
Almost every type of electronic music under the sun is represented in some way. You can go to EDC and have any kind of time you want. Both old school and new school heads will rejoice. There’s legendary sets like Caspa b2b Rusko, Armand Van Helden, and Eric Prydz and new up and coming superstars like NGHTMRE, Hannah Wants, and Coyote Kisses. Wherever you fall on the spectrum from elderly bitter techno-head to main stage basic bro to trance4lyfe kandi kid, The Electric Sky has got you covered. The best part of most music festivals of this size is always the eclectic mix of talent spread out over the raver landscape. If I get bored of dubstep I can go listen to techno. If I get bored of techno I can go listen to trap. If I get bored of trap I can go listen to psy-trance? Then again I was bored of trap 3 years ago. If you dig electronic music in any of its forms then this is simply the place to be.

 

How to Survive

 

Invest in Your Hotel Room
Before and after the festival you are going to want to be as comfortable as possible (be sure to sleep in an actual bed each night). If you end up squeezing 10 people into a room with one king bed, you’re going to have a bad time. Make your lodging your oasis in the desert rather than just another sand dune. Nothing beats laying at the pool or jumping in the jacuzzi with a stiff cocktail while recovering from the night before.

 

Attend EDC in a small group
Nothing is more annoying than trying to bounce from stage to stage pushing a train of people. EDC is crowded (like 100,000 people crowded!) and having to keep track of everyone whilst walking between stages can be an absolute NGHTMRE, especially after you’ve all had a few *ahem* …beers. Also don’t be afraid to set a hard meeting point and go off and watch a set by yourself. This can be a great way to connect with the music or get into a DJ you’ve never seen play before.

 

Wear Your Gym Shoes
You’ll be doing a lot of walking and dancing in the heat so lightweight breathable workout shoes are clutch.

 

Leave Early
This is a big one. Make sure you get the hell out of dodge by 3:30 am. Just wait until the closing artists come spin in your town. I’m telling you it is not worth it staying until the sun comes up. There are only 2 freeways leading to and from the Las Vegas Motor Speedway which creates a massive traffic jam. Some friends of mine were stuck in traffic for 4 hours trying to get out of the venue. Believe it or not, an Uber ride back to the strip is only about $25-$30 so try and avoid driving yourselves at all costs.

 

That’s it. Now you know. An amazing time can be had at EDC no matter how old you get if you follow these simple rules. I hope I was able to break any preconceived notions or anxieties you had. The crowd is not all teenagers giving each other light shows; the music is not just “Now That’s What I Call EDM Vol. 19”; and if you do it right, then Vegas does not have to be your own personal Vietnam.

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Lightning In A Bottle | Lineup | Tickets | Set Times

 

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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The hype behind Alison Wonderland’s Coachella set was well based. Her performance made it into the top 5 of our weekend. Her skill at mixing was put on display for all to see. Though we could tell she was nervous, she still blew it out of the water. Did you catch that Pharaoh Monch edit? Prime.

 

As a follow up, she’s coming back to SoCal to perform at El Rey on Friday [5|16]. She’ll be celebrating the release of Run. Because it is a more intimate setting, expect to hear a few more originals than at Coachella. With AWE also on the bill, it’s definitely going to be a party.

 

HOW TO ENTER

Standard procedure. The contest ends at 12PM Thursday, May 14th!
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1. Tweet: “I want 2 tickets to party with @awonderdj & @AWEmygod at @elreytheatre on 5|16! INFO: http://wp.me/p1ttln-54Z @CtrlAltDelight @TeamBandL”
2. Tag three friends in our Facebook post.
3. “Like” this page

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Do 1, 2, or all of the above. As always, the more entries –> the better your chance to win. Be sure to be ready to check your inbox/twitter, because we’ll be giving it to the first person who responds when the contest is over. See you guys there!

 

Alison Wonderland – I Want U

Alison Wonderland – Mix for SNIFFERS

Hermitude – Through the Roof (AWE Remix)

 

 

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56/63 Days

 

 

In the realm of female producers, Alison Wonderland holds her own as one of the more badass girls in the game. With a rather prolific career learnt from a background in classical, a coming of age in rock, a solo move to DJing in front of thousands, and an extremely anticipated vocal-featured LP on the way, she’s more than earned her place on this lineup.

 

Australia can already attest to her high-energy sets (we had major FOMO during the Wonderland Warehouse Project). But having seen her at a secret house party in LA, we can say that she puts a very exacting effort into keeping the room alive. And that was just a house party. Imagine the painstaking care she’s putting into her Coachella appearance. Suffice it to say, don’t be surprised when she blows your mind on Saturday. We’ll be right there with you.

 

Alison Wonderland – I Want U

Alison Wonderland – Lies

Alison Wonderland – Purple Sneakers Guest Mix

 

 

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The Athletixx collective has been on the come up since they united in July. Crewed by Hoodboi, Falcons, Kittens, and Promnite, the collective has been gaining much respect for refreshing LA’s club scene. This Friday (1|30), we’ll have two out of four getting at it for our WAVS series. Support will be coming in from FVSF and B.I.B.L.E.

 

Athletixx’s All-Stars Mixtape featured tons of previously unreleased works. Expect to hear some new heat come Friday. Seeing this label live is low-key (but actually very high-key) something we’ve been looking forward to. Come get down with us!

 

HOW TO ENTER

Standard procedure. The contest ends at 12PM Friday January 16th!
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1. Tweet: “I want 2 tickets to see @djhoodboi X @falconsbeats at @wayfarerCM on Friday! @CtrlAltDelight @Follow_MDA @Athletixx”
2. Tag two friends in our Facebook post.
3. “Like” this page

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Do 1, 2, or all of the above. As always, the more entries –> the better your chance to win. Be sure to be ready to check your e-mail/twitter, because we’ll be giving it to the first person who responds when the contest is over. See you guys there!

 

Lido – I Love You (Hoodboi Remix)

Alicia Keys – Feelin’ Me, Feelin’ U (Falcons Remix)

Athletixx All-Stars Mixtape Vol.1

 

 

FUTURE ~WAVS~ SHOWS

2/6 WAX MOTIF ☯ $10 TIX
2/20 Psychemagik ☯ $10 TIX
3/6 Washed Out (DJ Set) ☯ $16.50 TIX
3/20 Jody Wisternoff ☯ $10 TIX

 

 

 

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Tomorrow night, CONTROL at Avalon will be going off with some heavy beats. King of the fo-fo-fadi foodchain Trippy Turtle will be bringing his Jersey Club bounce with Pomo and Promnite as support. Alongside his HW&W labelmates and their R&B inclinations, Pomo has developed his own style akin to sultry disco beats. Promnite and the Athletixx team, on the other hand, have been flipping some solid rap style.

 

All in all, the night is looking to get pretty hood. So get your tickets and get down with us. If you can’t make it out, then strongly consider heading up the coast to SB with our buddies in We the Beat to catch the day-after party with Pomo.

 

Aluna George – Supernatural (Pomo Remix)

 

Trippy Turtle – Diplo & Friends mix

 

Partynextdoor – Recognize (Promnite Remix)