Explaining Lightning in a Bottle to the uninitiated is a delicate deed. Equal parts art amalgam and open-minded music festival, the Do Lab‘s gem on Lake Skinner is a little slice of Burning Man with less oppressive weather conditions and a more stage-centric focus. Showcasing forward-thinking dance music scenes that revolve mainly around the West Coast, from crusty Colorado bass music to Bay Area downtempo and progressive trap, the festival has been known to open many an East Coast eye. My very own were no exceptions.
Lightning in a Bottle is one of the most unique offerings in a veritable sea of summer festivals, and it’s set to kick off this weekend in Temecula, California. Conceived as a hybrid music/arts/wellness festival, the Do Lab’s well-regarded production features forward-thinking musicians, visionary art, and no shortage of yoga sessions, learning seminars, and quirky activities to keep its Burning Man community satiated. As early arrivals trickle in today and the multifaceted festival fills with colorful attendees, we’ve got you covered on the essential acts to check out along the shores of lovely Lake Skinner.
Despite the abrupt news early on that Lee Burridge’s scheduled Day 3 All Day I Dream stage was canceled (for reasons unknown), the final day of Wavefront version 2.0, gave Chicago fans plenty to write home about.
Today’s Good Morning Mix comes straight to you from Black Rock City, Nevada — better known to many as the home of Burning Man. Yesterday Lee Burridge filled many a Burners’ heart with glee as he released a remastered version of his sunrise set from the Robot Heart bus from 2011. Obviously not a tracklist for this bad boy, but press play and sit back and transport yourself to celebrating a desert sunrise in one of the most unique human experiences America has to offer. Lee tells us that if this set gets 30,000 hits, he’ll release it for a free download so get listening.Posted by
Today’s Good Morning Mix provides a glimpse into the wonderful world that is everything Lee Burridge — when listening to one of his sets you’ll get deep house, techno, breakbeats, acid house, and even trancey sounds. Lee Burridge may have showed up on the 39th slot on this year‘s Resident Advisor top 100 DJ list, but he’s probably been appearing on the list longer than some of the other entrants have been walking.
There’s something to be said for longevity and consistency, and we’re saying it about Lee. Burridge manages to demonstrate the traditional role of the DJ as connoisseur; delivering rare gems we could never find on our own but still make us move onto the floor. Do some exploring of your own through this recent live set of his from Bucharest’s Kristal Glam Club and if you find yourself in San Francisco, Chicago, or New York towards the end of the month, check out one of his upcoming shows.