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When The Do Lab gets behind the producer wheel, amazing things happen. They don’t just put on shows- they put on audio-visual-theatrical onslaughts that immerse you completely. They merge circus and theater with musical performances, and there is an almost Shakespearean quality to their shows, if you can even use that adjective to describe face melting basslines and circus folk. You come away from their shows (which always feature amazing musical talent) feeling like you have just seen A Midsummer Nights Dream, only louder, and with much more dancing.
Their performance resume includes the gigantic flower and venus fly trap at Burning Man ’06, hosting a stage at Coachella for numerous years, the Lightning in a Bottle Festival, and of course, the amazing Simpler Times Camp at Burning Man this past year.
So if you are in Los Angeles this Valentine’s Day weekend, don’t sleep on their latest manifestation, Lucent L’amour. Performances by Bassnectar, Beats Antique, Stanton Warriors, Lazer Sword…. need I say more? Details below:
Here is the quick rundown:
- 100+ artists, musicians, performers and art installations
- Two stages of music and dancing with live and electronic acts
- Live mural and digital painting, art gallery and silent auction
- Romantic, colorful and whimsical décor all throughout venue
- Aerialists, acrobats, burlesque dancers and other live performers
- Unique arts and crafts vendors, full bars & delicious food
- Downtown LA location in historic venue, plenty of parking
- 7PM-4AM, 18+ event, VIP passes available presale
MUSIC: The festival is presented by The Do LaB, one of the premier Burner tribes in Los Angeles, known for throwing fat parties with eclectic lineups and colossal bass. This year’s Lucent L’amour festival has two stages and a keen selection of beautiful beats on the lineup. Both big names and critically acclaimed artists will provide a rousing night of fresh beats for the crowd: Bassnectar, N.A.S.A, Stanton Warriors, Yard Dogs Road Show, Lucent Dossier Experience, Beats Antique, Lazer Sword, Lynx & Janover and Patricio.
ART: Visual arts go hand in hand with music at Lucent L’amour, and you will find a stimulating feast for your eyes all throughout the festival. In addition to a huge art gallery curated by Mike Russek and Deborah Vogt featuring the work of dozens and dozens of artists, we will have a live mural painting by The Mac and Retna as well as a silent art auction, with proceeds going towards the purchase of music and art supplies for under-funded schools. Capping it off is the avant-garde electroart of Andrew Jones, whose inspired creations resonate with the West Coast electronic music community like beats rolling out of a bass bin.
SELF-EXPRESSION: Lucent L’amour promises to create a collision of music, art and creative self-expression. The festival is not a series of performances or a show, but rather an interactive art event where everyone becomes part of the experience, immersed together in one fantastic night of revelry. Come as you are, or deck yourself out in colorful and romantic attire: petticoats, corsets, zoot suits, ruffled parasols, purple polka dot knickers, feathered top hats, green corduroys, striped stockings, and sequined boots- or all of the above.
ROMANCE & MORE: In addition to the music and visual art offerings, Lucent L’amour will dish out a sexy serving of playful décor from the fun to the freaky, captivating theatrical performances, unusual craft vendors, hot munchies and full bar service for those 21+ (event is 18+). VIP passes and tickets are available here, and check the Lucent L’amour website for more videos, photos, music from our featured artists and weekly ticket giveaways.
Whoa. The Do Lab is there. El Circo is there. Bassnectar is there. Shit… CASPA is there. You’d best cop a ticket now if you know whats good for you, sucka! Shpongle?!?!! Amon Tobin!?!! Flying Lotus?!? Whaaaaaat!!!!?! This is the real future of music right here.
Symbiosis Gathering is not your average festival; these days even one-night outdoor events are calling themselves ‘festivals’ when everybody knows it is nothing more than a corporate event where most of the attendees are there to party, and not much more.
Symbiosis is different. With a focus on environmental consciousness and ecological sustainability, this celebration has a deep respect for our natural world as well as the community it sustains. Besides green living, Symbiosis is very much about transformational learning experiences and the aesthetics of co-creation, from visual arts to performance, rituals and dance.
And then there is the music. Not only does Symbiosis Gathering provide a meaningful backdrop to showcase our beloved West Coast artists and their evolving future sound, but we also create a welcoming environment for musicians, bands, DJs and producers from all over the world. From dubstep legends and jam band rockers to abstract beat scientists and street bass pioneers, there will be many old favorites to dance to as well as plenty of new discoveries to make.
Just to name a few: Les Claypool, Coco Rosie, Amon Tobin, Bassnectar, Freeland Live Band, Caspa, Flying Lotus, Glitch Mob, N-Type, Pretty Lights, Beats Antique, Bluetech, an-ten-nae, Heyoka, Lipp Service, Mimosa, Of Porcelain, Vibesquad, Welder, Babylon System and over a hundred more. Check out the entire lineup here.
Visual arts are also a major focus of Symbiosis, and you will find large-scale art installations, body art, a graffiti mural, a full-size art gallery space and live painting and workshops from many talented creators including Alex and Alyson Grey. Performing artists will also roam the venue and inject the community with the wild, the weird, and the wonder-inspiring. Come and join in the fun!
Transformational learning and integrated education is also central to the Symbiosis philosophy, and there will be workshops, playshops, discussions and presentations on a wide variety of subjects from esoteric philosophy and embodied movement to sacred geometry and composting alchemy. Our “Wellness Oasis” has a variety of resources to rejuvenate your body, nurture your spirit, and expand your mind with reiki, acupuncture, tai chi, Capoeira, juggling and much more.
And more! We have organic food vendors, sustainable arts and craft merchants in the tribal market, a kids’ area, guided nature walks, eco-arting, a lake for splash wars and water wings, and dishwashing stations to help you make this a no trash, carry-in, carry-out event.
Join us at historic Camp Mather on the edge of California’s treasured Yosemite National Park; the beautiful outdoor location is a gracious player and its natural splendor will inspire all who encounter it. It is with great respect that we will dance upon this land.
Burning Man 2009 Lineups Part 2
Whoa. So much glitchy goodness and dubstep on this lineup. I can’t wait to see this camp. As far as I know, The Do Lab has been absent from the playa for the past 2 years so, it will be great to have them back. No set times listed yet, but here is an artist list. (source: tribe.net) Picks: Tipper, Bassnectar, Oscure, Kraddy, Kitty-d, An-Ten-Nae… just about everybody really.
For the first time ever The Do LaB and El Circo are joining forces to create an unforgettable visual sound camp, Simpler Times, at Burning Man this year.
The merging of these iconic communities of San Francisco and Los Angeles is sure to produce one of the most epic and memorable places to be on the Playa with the creative explosions, amazing musicians and mind blowing performances.
Join us out on the Playa at 10:00 & Biology!
Simpler Times is Presented by:
***UPDATE 8/27*** Schedule posted via @thedolab.
Thursday – Sep. 3
12:30 – 2:00 pm Brion T.
2:00 – 3:30 pm Imagika
3:30 – 5:00 pm the ianator
5:00 – 6:30 pm El Papachango
6:30 – 8:00 pm Beats Antique
Sunset @ 7:15
8:00 – 9:30 pm Micah J.
9:30 – 11:00 pm Ruff Hauser
11:00 – 12:30 am Patricio
12:30 -2:00 am Oscure
2:00 – 3:30 am Braden
3:30 – 5:00 am Kraddy
5:00 – 6:30 am R/D
Sunrise @ 6:27
6:30 – 7:45 am WELDER
7:45 – 9:00 am VibeSquaD
9:00 – 10:15 am Dov
10:15 – 11:30 am David Starfire
11:30 – 12:45 pm Jeremy Sole
12:45 – 2:00 pm Dr. Toast
2:00 – 3:15 pm Siren
3:15 – 4:30 pm Subvert
Friday – Sep. 4
9:00 – 10:00 pm Lynx & Janover
10:00 – 11:00 pm Taran
11:00 – 11:45 pm SHOW
11:45 – 12:45 am Beats Antique
12:45 – 1:45 am An-ten-nae
1:45 – 2:45 am MiMOSA
2:45 – 4:00 am tipper
4:00 – 5:15 am laura – E.F.L.
5:15 – 6:30 am PANTyRAiD
sunrise @ 6:28
6:30 – 7:45 am SHAWNA
7:45 – 9:00 am Malakai
9:00 – 10:15 am Knowa Knowone
10:15 – 11:30 am Little John the DJ
11:30 – 12:45 pm KiTTY-D
12:45 – 2:00 pm Chris Sia
2:00 – 3:15 pm Fat Pat
Saturday – Sep. 5
10:00 – 11:00 pm Auditory Canvas
11:00 – 12:00 am Heyoka
12:00 – 12:15 am SHOW
12:15 – 1:30 am El Papachango
1:30 – 2:45 am BASSNECTAR
2:45 – 4:00 am FreQ Nasty
4:00 – 5:15 am ANA SIA
5:15 – 6:30 am MartyParty
sunrise @ 6:29
6:30 – 8:00 am BASSNECTAR
8:00 – 9:30 am Random Rab
9:30 – 11:00 am Dee
11:00 – 12:30 pm Texx
12:30 – 2:00 pm SHAWNA
2:00 – 3:15 pm Arlen
3:15 – 4:30 pm Spiral Architects
Please see the official website, and donate if you can. We are working our hardest to get out there!
Its about that time people. The Bay is humming with activity of busy burners bouncing and banging away at art projects, shade structures, and other such tomfoolery. Home Depot is out of rebar… and that can mean only one thing: there’s only one more week until Burning Man!!!
I think the best way to experience Burning Man is to embrace the chaos, and just follow your ears to the best tunes. Those tunes could be a huge sound camp, an art car, or even a spontaneous dance party in the street. The best times are the spontaneous times. However, being aware of some of the larger happenings can be helpful from time to time.
The best roundup of big sound camp lineups can be found here at the Rockstar Librarian’s site. She puts all this info onto a single spreadsheet and posts it a few days from departure. A highly recommended download once its posted. There is also a great list on tribe.net posted by Pleasure Sean of similar info and worth checking out.
So, here’s some TENTATIVE lineups at some of the bigger soundcamps. Use this info wisely grasshopper!
Covered in this post are Opulent Temple and Root Society.
Opulent Temple Picks:
Wednesday: Beats Antique, Cheb I Sabbah, Dutch
Thursday: Donald Glaude, Armin Van Buren, Infected Mushroom
Friday: DJ Dan, Carl Cox, Christopher Lawrence – House heavy lineup on Friday
Supposedly they will have a bar there this year. Monday and Tuesday are probably good days to get your psy-trance on, if you’re into that sort of thing. (Which I am.) Unfortunately this camp gets seriously PACKED and can turn into “too much to handle” pretty easily, no matter what the music is.
3 domes this year. Bassnectar and Freqnasty on Thursday will be totally bananas. The dome was super packed for this last year and you had to post up outside the dome if you wanted to bust a move propa’. David Starfire on Thursday should be the hotness as well.
Check out Pescoe’s Breakzlinkz blog to get Bassnectar’s guest DJ set on Jay Cunning’s Breakbeat show from 2/10/09. Contains lots of Bassnectar-patented wobble and a lot of American Beauty samples towards the end.
Lorin himself has posted this mix on his podcast. Cop a high quality MP3 there.
BASSNECTAR LIVE MIX FOR KISS FM
1. Flagrantly Long & Indulgent Live-Mash Intro
2. Bassnectar – Supastylin [SuperCharged]
3. Bassnectar – Art Of Revolution (instrumental) [Amorphous Music]
4. Bassnectar – Kingston Town [bootleg]
5. Product 01- Ready 2 Rage (Bassnectar & Jantsen Remix) [Amorphous]
6. Sleaze Beatz [Amorphous Music]
7. Bassnectar – Heads Up (California Style) [Amorphous Music]
8. Me & You – Last Night (Bassnectar Remix) [Tru Throughts]
9. Noisia & Mayhem – Exodus (Bassnectarz live re-edit)
10. American Beauty Live Amorphous Mash Segue
11. Mr No Hands – Button Down (Groove Diggers VS Bassnectar RMX)
12. Si Begg – Can’t Take it (Bassnectar Loves Si Begg Remix)
13. Frank Sin Atcha – Black Magic
14. Bassment Jaxx Speaker Junk Remix Beat Moment
15. Bassnectar – Beasties, Solid Groove & Sinden Masher
16. You’ve Gotta Fight For Your Rights.
–DJ Rex Manning Day