The Do LaB announces lineup for 2010 Lightning in a Bottle Festival, premieres exclusive mix tape
Only a Southern California dance-music festival can feature Daedelus and downward facing dog, but that's exactly what the fifth annual Do LaB "Lightning in a Bottle" music and arts festival will offer when it takes over 100-plus acres of Irvine's Oak Canyon Ranch over Memorial Day weekend.
The four-day, three-night festival bills itself as "equal parts music, art and green workshops." Accordingly, those drawn to bone-crunching bass and funky rhythms can choose from over 90 artists including Booka Shade, The Album Leaf, The Glitch Mob, The Very Best, Daedelus, Daddy Kev, and Nosaj Thing. The event will also feature a set from Krystee, the winner of the festival's mix-tape contest that found DJ's from across America looking for a chance to perform by submitting tapes using only Lightning in a Bottle acts.
Attendees can also explore other options, via green-living workshops that offer "practical, do-it-yourself lessons on creating a healthy, low-cost, sustainable lifestyle." The workshops included "Small Space Container Gardening," "How to Make Raw Chocolate" and "Growing & Using Medicinal Herbs."
Those looking to loosen up after three nights in a sleeping bag can increase their elasticity via an array of yoga courses taking place throughout the day. The artistically inclined may find solace in the festival's art gallery, installation pieces or its Lightning in a Paintcan Project, during which local artists will transform oversized mural panels into paintings using recycled paint. The finished pieces will be sold in a silent auction, with proceeds going to Sonic Muze, a nonprofit group that provides underfunded schools with music instruments and art supplies.
With three-day passes available for $190 (including camping), the festival figures to bring enough stimulation so that everyone will need to say Savasana by Monday night.
-- Jeff Weiss
Download: (Exclusive Pop & Hiss Premiere)
"Smoke Signal" - Emancipator
"Snakecharmer" - Bassnectar & KRADDY
"Fog" - Nosaj Thing
"1685 / Bach" - Nosaj Thing
"Swivel" - VibeSquaD
"Proceed" - Eliot Lipp
"Lyff" - EOTO Dangerous (Kraddy Remix) by KRADDY & Busta Rhymes
"Yalira" - The Very Best
"Night Falls" - Booka Shade
"Sweet Night (Club Version)?" - Krazy Baldhead
"Rhythm" - Daddy Kev & Awol One
"Oh Yeah (Booka Shade Remix)" - Yello & Booka Shade
"Hrs: Mins: Secs (Etan’s Greenwich Mean Report)" - Daedelus
"Kashmir Punk (Led Zeppelin vs. Rusko vs. Daft Punk vs. Little Jon)" - David Starfire
"Infinity(MartyParty Remix)" - MartyParty & The XX
"Day ‘N’ Nite (MiMOSA Remix)" - MiMOSA & Kid Cudi
"Sentinel" - Eliot Lipp
"Shakti (Ms KRYSTEE Lightning Mix)" - Beats Antique