Posts Tagged ‘Breaks

15
Jan
10

The Do Lab Hearts You

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.

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05
Oct
09

Beggin’ – Frankie Valli (Pilooski re-edit)

24
Jul
09

The Do Lab + El Circo = Simpler Times, July 31st

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The Do Lab and El Circo are joining forces this year to create what is sure to be an epic sound camp on the Esplanade. They are throwing a fundraiser on July 31st which will be undoubtedly epic. As far as I know The Do Lab has been absent from the Playa since 2006 so I’m really looking forward to a triumphant return for them.

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An-Ten-Nae
Mimosa
Pantyraid
Kitty-D
Mochipet
Goddess Alchemy Project

& more

This lineup is chock full of glitchy goodness so don’t miss this one, kids. – DJRMD

24
Jul
09

1st Annual Superhero Street Fair Saturday 7-25-09

More summer hijinks for all! – DJRMD

http://superherosf.com/

anonEvents, Get YER Freak On! + Climate Theater present
The 1st Annual SUPERHERO STREET FAIR

Where ordinary people do extraordinary things!

SATURDAY JULY 25, 2009

||||||| 1pm til Midnight ||||||

@ A NEWLY DISCOVERED URBAN OASIS

End of Indiana @ Cesar Chavez Overlooking Islais Creek right on the water!

Donation Only: $10 in Super Couture = $20 all Clark Kent

more info: http://www.anonsalon.com/superhero/

FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=96980358615

The First SF Super Hero Fest-Of-All!

The first street fair on a Saturday Night on the Water ! A Mayan Day Out of Time celebration of the hero in us all!

Bring out the SuperHero in you … we know you have the character and the costumes! Join us in a celebration of outstanding invididuals and organizations in the Bayview and San Francisco community who are contributing greatly to the arts and/or social betterment.

We will have an awards ceremony for a few who’ve stood out in the past year. A portion of the proceeds from SuperHero will be distributed to help support some recipients, thanks to your donations.

Current List of Award Recipients:

GIRLS 2000 (Hunters Point Family) • SF Food Bank • Green Mary + more TBA!

Musical Zones + Kryptonite Beats by:

• OPULENT TEMPLE • DEEP END • SUNSET/PACIFIC SOUND • BRASS TAX BOOMBOX
• SYMBIOSIS • GET YER FREAK ON • ANONEVENTS


Featuring:

Smoove, Adnan, Majitope, Galen, Solar, J-Bird, Laird, Syd Gris, Kramer, Ding-Dong, Ernie Trevino, Mace, Schwa, Zach Moore, Clark Hamon, Mike Giannini, Mimosa, Bogl, James Christopher + Manny Vibes, Little John, Dov, Mozaic, Bender, Mihkal, Alixr, John Holiday + more!


Live music by:

• AFROLICIOUS • SUPERSONIC SALSA COLLECTIVE w/ Free Salsa Lessons
• SINGLE CELL ORCHESTRA

+ More TBA!

Art FX by:

• VOWEL MOVEMENT BEATBOXERS • CLIMATE THEATER • CIRCUS METROPOLUS
• BAD UNKL SISTA • CITY CIRCUS • FAT CHANCE BELLY DANCE • BRONKAR LEE
• THE FLYING HESEDS
• SUPER POWER FASHION SHOW + TELL • VIDEO WALL/ OPEN STUDIOS
• SOUND MAN MIKE • DEBI DANGER BLACKLIGHT 3D • LIQUID LIGHTS

16
Jul
09

Space Cowboys “Shipshape: A Sporty Affair with a Nautical Flair” – Sunday 8/2/09

Yeah! The Space Cowboys will be back on the Playa this year! They are hosting a nautical-themed fundraiser on Sunday, August 2nd. Ahh, taste the multi-layered irony as burners and breakbeat heads rock a yacht club while wearing sweaters around their necks. So put your dancing pants on and support the crew with the coolest art car around, the Unimog!

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01
Jul
09

Octurnal Emissions: A Burning Man Fundraiser featuring the Ambient Mafia and More – SF 7/9/09

Come one come all to Octurnal Emissions, a fundraiser for the Order of the Disgruntled Octopi Camp at Burning Man 2009! Ambient Mafia djs will be rocking it and the Cheesepuffs burlesque will be getting down. Live bands One Fell Stoop and Dirty Sanchez and the Rusty Trombones will rock your socks off. 10 bucks in your playa finest! At the Blue Macaw (formerly known as 12 galaxies).

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07
Jun
09

Moby Treats NYC to a Rare DJ Set and Gives a Bangin’ Lesson in Classic Breaks at One Step Beyond, 6/5/09

http://www.flickr.com/photos/earplugsarethenewcondoms/sets/72157619348092626/

Moby served up a rocking set of classic breaks and house Friday night at the Natural History Museum’s season finale of Fader magazine’s One Step Beyond party. The sound system was ridonculous and fully satisfied my overwhelming addiction to gargantuan basslines. Also thrown into the deal was the most absurd ‘made for people tripping on acid’ planetarium light show I’ve ever seen.

I totally blew it getting there and accidentally took the A train express to 125th street, a mistake I haven’t made since moving to NYC. So I got there a little later than I wanted to, but was early enough to catch the end of  the Activaire DJ’s.  They were laying down some atmospheric IDM and both the Activaire DJs and the crowd seemed to be in ‘I just got here and am working on my first drink’ mode. But the heady beats fit quite nicely with that vibe.

I am not really sure if Martin Morscrop is a bald guitarrist as the interweb would have me believe, or if it is the duo of a lady with a Kaoss pad and a buttoned down fellow with a laptop and keyboard. Either way the force is strong with them.

Martin Morscrop?

Martin Morscrop?

The first few songs they played had that extended spaced out disco feel that a lot of the DFA remixes have- epic songs with deep hypnotic basslines. The second part of their set was pure late 70’s disco, which was danceable but wasn’t melting my face off, and I enjoyed the first half of their set more.

Delicate are the hands that rock the Kaoss pad.

Next up was Holy Ghost! of DFA records. It looked like only 1/2 of the Holy Ghost duo was present, and I have to be honest in that I didn’t catch much of the set as I took this opportunity to go to the planetarium show. I had seen the planetarium movie several times before and was expecting to see a Robert Redford narrate as asteriods collide and stars explode overhead.

Holy Ghost!

Holy Ghost!

But nope, no Cosmic Collisions that night. Instead, the most belligerent planeterium crowd on record sat back in rumble seats and were treated to a dare I say it, psychedelic light show. I couldn’t believe that a producer at the museum actually greenlit this thing. In the grand tradition of ‘Pink Floyd Laser Shows,’ trippy visuals bombarded us on the dome-like ceiling above as the music of U2, Prodigy, Soundgarden, David Bowie, and even some PLUR trance came at us from all angles. Think fractals. Think posters from the set of ‘That 70’s Show.’ Think Lava Lamps. Then take all that imagery and have some 3-D propellor head create abstract 3-D enviroments to fly through, and maybe you’ll scratch the surface of how ridiculous this was. First we were flying through a reef as neon fish danced around us. Then we were on a roller coaster, but in space! At one point 3 gigantic chrome figures about 20 or 30 feet tall whose bodies were made of assorted segmented heart shapes danced to trance music while waving glowsticks around. Really. During the finale, eyeballs dripped from the ceiling and winked at everyone, then gemstones burst from every orafice. It was epic and absurd all at the same time. It defied all rational explanation, but in a good way…. I think.

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Upon descending from the depths of the giant sphere that is the planetarium, I saw that Moby had taken the stage. Hells yeah! Moby was laying down a solid set of old school breaks and house and made it seem effortless. Moby mastered the art of DJing literally decades ago, and his set of cherrypicked bangers showed how deep his knowledge of making a dancefloor rock really goes. He’s kind of like a kung fu master that lives on a mountain top, and every now and then has to come down off the mountain and remind people how much of a bad ass his Shaolin style really is. Only instead of kicking people’s teeth in with his preying mantis pose like a kung fu master, Moby plays records.

He dropped tracks from Underworld, Basement Jaxx, a breaks mix of Immigrant Song by Led Zeppelin, and a whole bunch of party rockers I couldn’t place. As far as I could tell he only played 1 or 2 of his own songs. I snapped a few photos and then headed straight for the bass crates and danced in front of the speakers the rest of the time, trying to make the most of a rare and short piece of dancefloor goodness. It was a bit odd as the crowd consisted of a lot of popped collars and high heeled girls ready for the clubs in the West Village, rather than a bunch of crunchy Birkenstock wearing veggie veges, as Moby’s politics might dictate. But I kind of liked the fact that all these random people were getting down to all of these classic tracks that they hadn’t heard before.

All in all, a rocking season closer to one of my favorite events in NYC.

–DJ Rex Manning Day

Moby at One Step Beyond Flickr Set




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