In the middle of your party haze and/or transcendental Burning Man experience, do you ever ponder the back story of some of the monstrous vehicles and sculptures spread out around the campus? Mike Call’s upcoming indie documentary Raising Fluffy intends to explore the history, discipline and frustration of a former aerospace engineer who gives up his trade to create an outrageous machine at the 2012 Burn, dubbed the “Scorpion Car”. Call details the thing: READ MORE
Missed Burning Man this year? Then you might not know which direction bass music is headed. For while the Skrillex’s of the world are currently reaping the rewards, UK/LA producer Freq Nasty has been at the forefront of all things “Step” for two decades. And with the SoCal yoga-raver scene as his incubator (check out Dub Kirtan Allstars) Freq continues to innovate, assuring that the mutant sound of wobbly low-end continues to move forward.
“1000 Buddhas Of The Pureland Of Bass” comes from FN’s latest release, Low Frequency Pureland EP, and gives an enlightened idea of where his sub-bass muse is headed. In his own words: “My modus operandi has always been -’look which way the crowd is moving and run in the opposite direction.”
Burning Man starts tomorrow, which means a whole lot of people doing a whole lot of dancing out in the desert. What was once known mainly as a hippy festival has become a hot gig for international DJs covering the range of electronic dance music. With soundsystems running all night-long (and all day too), there’s far to many DJs to list. So here’s URB’s picks for the DJs we’d like to see at Burning Man 2011. If anyone has a spare ticket to the sold out event, give us a shout. …MORE
Last year, URB attended our first Lightning In A Bottle, the annual miniature Burning Man that decends on the outer hills of Orange County with a weekend’s worth of electronic music mayhem, dudes wearing furry chaps, and yoga-toned beauties blowing scented oil bubbles through the crowd. Promoters The Do Lab have given URB the exclusive peak at this year’s line-up, which includes headliners Thievery Corporation and Pretty Lights, along with with stars affilitaed with that scene, such as Beats Antique, PANTyRAID, and KRADDY, plus international heavy hitters Claude Von Stroke, Bonobo and Nick Warren.
The event takes place May 27-30, 2011. Check the full line-up after the jump.
We could have used this for the drive out to Burning Man, but LA’s fave art-music collective The Do Lab along with The Confluence‘s new Post-Label, er, label, have assembled a charity compilation for their annual Lightning In A Bottle weekend camp out, featuring Glitch Mob, The Very Best, Beat Antique, Adam Freeland, Eliot Lipp and a dozen other Do Lab faves.
Here’s a track to start you off by MartyParty.