In 2003, I moved to Los Angeles mere months before the 2004 Coachella Festival. As the line-up was announced—Radiohead, Pixies, Kraftwerk, the excitement was palpable. Then one day a few weeks before the show, a package arrived at URB HQ. In the envelope was a a bunch of CDs labeled John Beaver Coachella DJ mix. Those CDs took me all the way out to Indio for the first time, and every year since, I wait for the Beaver mix (now Beaver and Radman) to carry me out to the desert. Download this double disc set and let it carry you as well.
The Good Vibrations Festival is a yearly week long festival, February 12th-21st, that takes place during Australia’s summer in the following cities: Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney, and Perth. The artists for this years show were carefully handpicked and notably varied across the spectrum, ensuring a good time for a diverse crowd of all ages; where old school met its new school counterpart. This years festival was host to The Killers, Basement Jaxx, Armand Van Helden, Gossip, Salt-N-Pepa, Friendly Fries, Busta Rhymes, Z-Trip, Kid Cudi, Naughty By Nature, Plump DJs, Gym Class Heroes, Chase and Status, Craze, Dave Seaman, Chuckie, Art vs. Science, BlueJuice, Spinderella, Bass Kleph, Sam Obernik, KillaQueenz & Sydney Local Artists, all hosted my SlimKid3.
Creator of GVF, Justin Hemmes, made sure that there was never a dull moment for the concert goers or more honestly labeled – addicts of good music.The festival took place from early afternoon to late evening providing Aussies and tourists alike with an entire day filled with musical acts housed under five different tents, good food, and of course good drink! And this year in particular – good environmental initiative. …MORE
If the Virgins aren’t a pop band by nature, they do a damn good job of pretending. With their surprise hit “Rich Girls” appearing everywhere from Rolling Stone’s “Best Songs Of 2008” to hoity-toity teen dramadies such as Gossip Girl, lead singer Donald Cumming & Co. are making big waves in the world of pop music.