The music festival/summer camp hybrid enhances its nest as it returns to Modesto
The palms of my hands accumulated sweat, saturating the textiles hanging from the clothing rack. As I swiftly combed through the dresses, skirts, and hosiery that dangled from the frame, I heard a voice coming from the stage say, "You're up next!"
Hastily, I proceeded to cover my upper torso with a red, skintight leotard while the bottom half of my body donned a black, loose-fitting skirt. An uncombed, short-haired pink wig sat upon my head, sunglasses covered my eyes, and I was rushed to the stage.
For the next three and a half minutes, the audience at Claude's Cabin was treated to a drag performance of Britney Spears' quintessential hit, "Toxic." Unashamed and unabashed, the presentation was one of the many activities I took part in during this weekend's Dirtybird Campout.
Setting itself apart from the monotonous festival crowd, Dirtybird Campout manages to marry the conventional music festival with the aesthetics of an adult summer camp. Not ones to stay stagnant, the team at Dirtybird continue to keep things fresh with a new festival layout, new and familiar talent, and the aforementioned games and activities.Photo: Get Tiny
Situated on the shores of the Modesto Reservoir, the Central California campsite is a picturesque locale. Abundant waterfronts, lush grasslands, and bountiful, shady trees adorn the venue. The campsite's amenities include full hookups for RVs, picnic tables, and restrooms/showers all set on the flat grounds that made walking to and from effortless.Photo: Get Tiny
Throughout its lifetime, Dirtybird Campout has taken place across various sites in California, from suburban Irvine to rural Bradley. However, it seems as though the festival has finally found a home in Modesto. After a successful run in 2018, the organization announced it would return for 2019 with a few changes to enhance the camper experience.Photo: Get Tiny
Urged by attendees, the entirety of the festival was contained in one area this year. Claude's Cabin (where many of the staged activities take place), the games field, the arts and crafts section known as Craftopia, as well as food vendors, bars, and merchandise, were all on the western edge of the park.
Also established on the left peripherals of the campgrounds were the festival's two main stages: The Birdhouse and The Bass Lodge. Different in sound and aesthetic, each stage offered a VIB (Very Important Bird) section and set the tone for the weekend.Photo: Get Tiny
The Birdhouse, perched on the upper edges of the camp and adjacent to the waterfront, was the heart of the festivities. As the home for house and techno, the main stage presented an array of Dirtybird favorites, as well as some new faces.Photo: Get Tiny
Names like Will Clarke, Black V Neck, Walker & Royce, Worthy, Kill Frenzy, Shiba San, Westend, Ardalan, VNSSA, Redlight, Yousef, Justin and Christian Martin, and Claude VonStroke himself all called the Birdhouse home over the course of three days. The traditional showcase of label artists known as the Family Set also took place here, closing out the weekend.Photo: Get Tiny
The Bass Lodge was relocated to a more accessible spot this year, finding itself tucked away in verdant spaces shared by the games field. A haven for dubstep, drum and bass, and hip-hop aficionados, the stage delivered on the talent with a diverse roster of tastemakers.
Throughout the weekend, Justin Jay, Wajatta (Reggie Watts and John Tejada), Jhene Aiko, Mija, Cut Chemist, Bob Moses, Eprom B2B Barclay Crenshaw, Eric B. and Rakim, and The Percomaniacs (Rybo, Lubelski, and Wyatt Marshall) entertained guests at the hideaway. An enhanced setting alongside great beats made the Bass Lodge a trendy nook.
What sets Dirtybird Campout apart from the multitude of gatherings in the already inundated festival circuit is its ability to forego all the rules and allow party goers and party makers to become one. Absent are the lines between artist and fan, replaced instead by teamwork mentality and good, old-fashioned fun.Photo: Get Tiny
Among the dozens of games, sports, and activities held during Campout a few stood out from the rest. Those include jump rope and double dutch with J. Phlip, dodgeball with Black V Neck and Westend, jogging with Justin Martin, .5k floatie race with VNSSA, and screen printing with Will Clarke, Sasha Robotti, and Mija.Photo: Get Tiny
As I mentioned, one of the shows taking place at Claude's Cabin was the inaugural bad drag show. Ninety minutes in length, the program was an exposition of amateur and professional drag, the art of female illusion.
Other productions included yoga, dance battles, pie-eating contests, talent shows, lap dance for your life, comedy shows, twerkshops, and the infamous great bingo revival. A '70s disco dream come true, the bingo show closed out a whirlwind of commotion at the cabin.Photo: Get Tiny
Dirtybird Campout is the antithesis of the festival formula. It is a living, breathing example of what can happen when artists and fans alike drop their egos and convene in the name of fun. While the music plays a major role in the skeletal frame of the festivities, it takes a well-deserved break and only appears at stages and the infamous nightly renegades.Photo: Get Tiny
Taking its place is frolic and gaiety. Dirtybird calls on our inner child to savor in merriment - from your campsite to the watering hole. Whether it be sports, crafts, late-night-movies, or lipsynching to the Princess of Pop, Dirtybird Campout is anything but a drag.FOLLOW DIRTYBIRD CAMPOUT:
Flux Pavilion's melodic dubstep anthem was on the lips of an entire generation of electronic music fans.
Few songs evoke memories of dubstep's 2010-2011 mainstream breakthrough quite the way "I Can't Stop" by Flux Pavilion does. The U.K. DJ/producer released the track on October 11th, 2019, giving bass music artists the template for a sound that paired heaviness with singalong appeal.
The dissonant melody and instantly recognizable vocal of "I Can't Stop" set it apart from more wobble-heavy Flux Pavilion (real name Joshua Steele) songs like "Bass Cannon," his other most notable track. "I Can't Stop" came out as part of a four-track EP titled Lines In Wax that arrived by way of Steele and Doctor P's label, Circus Records. Prior to that, however, Zane Lowe declared it the hottest record in the world during his tenure with BBC Radio 1.
Further demonstrating the song's broad appeal is the caliber of artists outside of EDM who borrowed from it for derivative works. Jay-Z and Kanye West sampled it for a song titled "Who Gon Stop Me" that appeared on their collaborative 2011 album Watch the Throne.
"I Can't Stop" predated the almost trance-infused brand of melodic dubstep championed by artists like Adventure Club and Seven Lions. In away, it also set the stage for the wave of future bass artists that would follow in the footsteps of artists like Flume.
Steele still enjoys an active career between touring and releases. For more information, visit the official Flux Pavilion website.FOLLOW FLUX PAVILION:
The artists took to socials to share they were in the studio this week
When producers get in the studio together there's only one thing we can assume: collaborations are in the making. While it's not confirmed, odds are looking in our favor that the latest collaboration coming our way could be from none other than Alison Wonderland and SLANDER. Both shared the news on their socials that they were hanging out this week, and fans are buzzing for what could be to come.View the original article to see embedded media.
Both artists deliver a unique style. It will be interesting to see what type of magic they may work up.
SLANDER (real names Derek Andersen and Scott Land) have curated a massive following by delivering melodic, euphoric trap. In 2015, the duo remixed "U Don't Know" by Alison Wonderland, so clearly this collaboration was prophesied. The fan-favorite Aussie producer (real name Alexandra Sholler) is known to throw down some powerhouse bass-laden tracks. Her vocals and production style mixed with SLANDER's signature sound are bound to be great.
SLANDER are currently embarking on The Alchemy Tour alongside NGHTMRE, Seven Lions, and The Glitch Mob. They also will be closing out 2019 with a B2B set with Excision at HiJinx in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Alison Wonderland is gearing up for her Wonderland Warehouse Project Worldwide 2019 tour. The venture will take her to six countries this fall and winter and will kickoff November 16th in Los Angeles.
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Remix package includes reworks by White Panda, Lost Kings, and Sofi Tukker.
Landing an official remix for a global pop star is no easy feat. Three electronic acts who did just that are White Panda, Lost Kings, and Sofi Tukker for Katy Perry's "Small Talk." Each artist took the track on their own journey transforming this pop ballad into a single fitting for the EDM realm.
White Panda kicks things off with a fun future bass edit, equipped with rippling electronic guitar riffs and synths. Lost King ramps up the energy on their rendition. It features a funky drop and house-centric production style. Sofi Tukker's remix stands out with its unique delivery. The use of the booming synth and chord work is understated but makes a major impact.
White Panda gained mass appeal back in 2014 by delivering some of the top mashups in the game. The mysterious masked figure has now gone on to make create an impressive catalog of remixes and singles for some major producers in the industry.
Lost Kings (real names Rob Gainley and Nick Shanholtz) are gearing up for the release of their forthcoming EP, Lost Angeles, set to come out on October 25th. The two Los Angeles-based producers have risen through the ranks and gaining over 400 million total streams worldwide. The official Lost Angeles Tour will commence on October 26th at New York City's iconic Webster Hall.
Sofi Tukker (real names Sophie Hawley-Weld and Tucker Halpern) are currently riding off the high of their recently released EP DANCING ON THE PEOPLE. The duo rose to fame when the track “Best Friend” from their debut album Treehouse was used in an Apple promotional campaign. They then when on to earn a Grammy Awards nomination for Treehouse.FOLLOW WHITE PANDA:
When will it end?
It seems like the disastrous events of Fyre Festival haven't scared Ja Rule away from wanting to host his own massive. The 43-year-old rapper maintained on the Wendy Williams Show yesterday that things could have been different under the right circumstances.
"Sometimes you get in bad situations and wrong partners, as we know," he said. "You gotta reset and do it right with the right people." As ambitious as Ja Rule is, we're not so sure another festival hosted by the rapper would go over well with the public, previous attendees, and those who work for Fyre Festival.
Ja Rule defends himself in his interview with Williams, as the rapper states that no one would have given him credit if things "went off without a hitch," insinuating that the failure of Fyre Festival should not be put on him. Check out Ja Rule's entire interview below.
"Get To Me" follows the announcement of his upcoming North American tour.
Vogel has been nonstop in 2019, belting fans with hit after hit. "Get To Me" certainly doesn't fall short, as it may be his best release this year. Passionate, soulful vocals lead into striking piano chords, eventually guiding listeners into Vogel's signature spiraling synths. Undoubtedly, the time and effort put into "Get To Me" can be heard throughout the track, as Vogel stated via Twitter that it's been a tune six months in the making.
Vogel's immense talent as a producer is undeniable, as the Icon Collective alumni has stunned fans across the globe since the release of his hit "Feel The Volume" in 2014. The San Francisco-born producer has since released a number of high profile releases, including "Lights Go Down" with Zeds Dead, his remix of "Trampoline" by SHAED, "Gassed Up" with DJ Snake, and his 23-track album The Wise and The Wicked. While fans can normally catch Vogel playing at the biggest festivals in the world including Tomorrowland, EDC Las Vegas, and Ultra Music Festival, they'll have a chance to catch him on his eight-stop Dangerous Waters tour this winter. Find tickets here.FOLLOW JAUZ:
KSHMR and Nevve will get you chanting with this festival anthem.
California native DJ/producer KSHMR is gearing up for Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE) by doing what he does best: dropping an anthemic new single. "Do Bad Well" features Los Angeles vocalist Nevve and is out now via his label Dharma Worldwide. In true KSHMR fashion, this track interweaves his worldly sound with the traditional big room format.
The track opens with a distant guitar as Nevve's smooth vocals beckon their way in. As the song builds so too does the acoustic guitar. The meat of the track features chanting vocals and determined bass line. It's definitely built to get a large stadium crowd to sing in unison.
KSHMR (real name Niles Hollowell-Dhar) has been taking the global electronic market by storm for years now. He recently released a short documentary KSHMR: Back To My Roots, which documents his 13-year career from The Cataracts to now headlining some of the world's top festivals.
In 2017, the Berkely native launched his very own label, Dharma Worldwide. The label has seen much success over the past few years and is now hosting a showcase at ADE next weekend, October 16th. Dhar will be headlining alongside Melbourne bounce producer Timmy Trumpet.FOLLOW KSHMR:
Timmy Trumpet has had a busy 2019.
While his rework of "All This Time" isn't quite as wild as his recent records, Smith has done a masterful job at encapsulating his sound into a laid-back track more minimalistic than what fans are used to. Making use of the originals enchanting vocal, Smith added a smooth percussion build-up that leads into a bouncy, melodic drop. Undoubtedly, this toned-down version of "All This Time" will attract fans both new and old.
Smith has become a force in the dance music scene since the beginning of his career, collaborating with huge names like Hardwell, Blasterjaxx, MAKJ and Vini Vici to name a few. His recent releases include his collaboration with Carnage, "Nah Nah," his hit "World at Our Feet," and his track with Steve Aoki and Dr Phunk, "Hava."FOLLOW TIMMY TRUMPET:
“I’m putting my feelings on the table for everyone to see.”
Known for bringing the freshest finds in the electronic scene to the spotlight, YouTube channel turned record label CloudKid have delivered their latest rising talent, Silent Child, with his emotive single, “I’ll Be There For You.”
Tapping into a deeply passionate and raw writing style, “I’ll Be There For You” features simple yet admirably powerful lyrics. Just as effective as songs with verses rooted in love, the track loops a haunting yet undeniably catchy riff. The beat’s rougher, bassy exterior juxtaposes the emotionally charged toplines, making for a track sure to resonate with any young lover out there.
“This song comes from heavy emotions,” he explained. “I really want people to get it, relate, and know that I’m putting my feelings on the table for everyone to see.”
With a handful of releases in 2019 thus far, Silent Child has been self-defining his style by breaking the mold of conventional electronic pop sounds. The track’s beat features a heavier, distorted bass line rather than the traditionally bright, whimsical synths normally featured throughout the genre. The syncopated drum pattern gives it a unique flair and indisputable groove.View the original article to see embedded media.
In regards to the name of the track and the impassioned lyrics, Silent Child said his girlfriend was his main inspiration. “My life was pretty broken before her,” he said. “Growing up, I had a few friends and my relationships weren’t what I wanted or needed. Not with her though.”
He went on to explain, “It was hard for me to go through life thinking I would never find love, but then I ended up with the perfect 1 in 7 billion match.”
“I’ll Be There For You” comes as Silent Child’s third official release of 2019 and his first all-original track of the year thus far. “After almost 4 years, I finally feel like I’m moving,” he said in regards to releasing on the prestigious record label. "If there is one thing I want my music to do for people listening, it’s inspire and give out the message that we're all going through the worst and best parts of life. Someday, everything will be ok."
Luca Lush pushes his sound forward with new collaborative track alongside JVNA, “Reign (Will I Still Be The Same?),” out now on Proximity.
Luca Lush (real name Wolfgang Robinowitz) first appeared onto the SoundCloud scene during the mid 2010s with flips, edits and remixes to popular hip-hop and pop songs. His remixes of viral songs like Desiigner’s “Panda,” Travis Scott’s “Antidote,” and Oh Wonder’s “Body Gold” gave him his first rise to stardom and helped further push the future bass movement.View the original article to see embedded media.
The now self-described “prince of Soundcloud remixes” says he wishes to take his sound in a new direction. “A new era of LUSH is upon us,” he wrote to his social media. “This song is the first of many in realizing a grander vision with my music.”
The 27-year-old producer went on to explain the reason for his reinvented sound in an Instagram caption. “[I've] been putting in a ton of work lately towards nailing the Luca Lush sound, moving away from being just the prince of the SoundCloud remixes and more towards fully realizing myself as a legitimate artist,” he wrote. “This new song with JVNA is a move forward towards that goal.”
Back in September Robinowitz opened up on social media about what he describes as a “semi-public bump in the road.” The artist took to Twitter last month to write, “I dropped a song only to have it flop harder than anything I’ve ever released in my entire five-year career.”View the original article to see embedded media.
Despite what he wrote to off as a “failure,” the track hasn’t taken away from his passion for creating music. “Reign (Will I Still Be The Same?)” serves as a sonic indicator of change for the determined producer. The track features enchanting vocals delivered by JVNA and an infectious vocal chop during the amped-up future bass drop.
JVNA is currently on the tail end of her debut nationwide Catch Me Tour. Fans can catch her live in cities including Las Vegas, New York City and Chicago. For all tour information, visit here.
With tracks like smooth, vocal-driven “Fetch Your Life” and piano-laden beat-heavy “Gugulethu,” Prince Kaybee is a South African artist gaining mass traction blending local sounds with global influences.
South Africa’s electronic music acts, like Black Coffee and Themba, have been surging in international appeal recently.
With tracks like smooth, vocal-driven “Fetch Your Life” and piano-laden beat-heavy “Gugulethu,” Prince Kaybee (real name Kabelo Motsamai) is a South African artist gaining mass traction blending local sounds with global influences. Hear what he's about as Motsamai makes his debut on Beats 1’s weekly radio show One Mix this weekend. Expect tunes from fellow South African producers like Da Capo, Afro Brotherz & Sun El Musician.
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Kompany and Effin reinvent the Zomboy and MUST DIE! original.
Two of dubstep's most compelling producers have come together to rework an early spring heater. Kompany and Effin have reenvisioned Zomboy and MUST DIE!'s collaborative track, “Revival.” The new remix comes part of Zomboy’s Rot N’ Roll Pt. 2: Remixes 10-track remix package out now on Never Say Die.
Featuring 15 unique talent in the bass community, Zomboy’s Rot N’ Roll Pt. 2: Remixes EP is a one-stop, in-depth look at some of dubstep’s most skilled producers. One track that particularly stands out is Effin and Kompany’s high-impact remix of Zomboy and MUST DIE!’s collaboration, “Revival.” The original, which took over the dubstep scene earlier this year, was a follow up to Zomboy and MUST DIE's 2014 collaboration, "Survivors."
The signature sound of both artists can be heard as listeners make their way through the remix. Kompany and Effin’s sound design effortlessly complement each other, creating for an earth-shattering and monstrous track.
The remix pack features 10 tracks in total, two remixes for each original track on Zomboy’s Rot N’ Roll Pt. 2. Along with Kompany and Effin, the remix pack features artists like Oddprophet, PhaseOne, Wooli, TYNAN and more.
“I Will Stay” is out now on Flux Pavilion’s imprint, Circus Records.
Two of the most influential British acts, Flux Pavilion (real name Joshua Steele) and the four-member indie rock band Turin Brakes, have teamed up once again to drop their third collaborative track, “I Will Stay.” It's out now on Circus Records.
Few artists can sustain the massive success both of these acts have seen in the last decade. On their eighth studio album, Turin Brakes (comprised of Olly Knights, Gale Paridjanian, Rob Allum and Eddie Myer) have proven that authenticity and consistency create for timeless works of art. Following that same note, Steele, who first began performing in 2008, has remained one of EDM’s most successful producers, still being featured as a headliner for festivals worldwide.
The two acts first began working together in 2013. Turin Brakes first collaboration with the EDM goliath, ”Mountains and Molehills,” was featured on Steele’s 2013 EP, Freeway. Realizing their talents together, the men regrouped for a follow-up to their hit collaboration in 2017 with “Cut Me Out.” The song garnered the attention of millions and was later followed by a six-track remix package. Time and time again these two acts together show that their combined talents create for incomparable writing and production.
“I Will Stay” is no exception. The track features compelling sound design from the talents of Steele with euphoric vocals delivered by Turin Brakes. “I Will Stay” is their longest collaboration to date, clocking in at just under seven minutes.
"One of my favorite drops I've ever done," Steele wrote to Twitter in regards to the track. "Reckon this new album should be by 'Prophet 6 featuring Flux Pavilion'."
Turin Brakes are embarking on an all-acoustic tour of the United Kingdom from now until March of next year. For all ticketing and tour information, visit here.
"I’d prolly describe it as Jimmy Eat World had a baby with Chromeo and Katy Perry on a bed of N64s."
When we asked L.A.-based hitmaker Prince Fox (real name Sam Lassner) how he describes his sound, his reply was all too fitting: “Pop that knocks.”
“Not The One,” Prince Fox’s newest single, has a glistening pop quality with hook-laden vocals and melodies from start to finish. When paired with a beat that will give you serious dance fever, this jam seriously has it all.
For a more colorful description of "Not The One," we got a quote from Lassner himself. "I’d prolly describe it as Jimmy Eat World had a baby with Chromeo and Katy Perry on a bed of N64s," he said.
With a long history of dance remixes for artists like Sam Smith and Florence and the Machine, it’s no wonder his originals have the innate quality to get stuck in your head and move your feet at the same time. His remixes for 3LAU, Cazzette, and SNBRN garnered significant notoriety in 2014, but he has been well ahead of the pack all along. Prince Fox was just a 12-year-old cub when he started writing songs (a skill many famed remixers and even well-known producers lack), and it shows.
Prince Fox is a triple-threat artist with real production chops, songwriting skills, and an unforgettable voice, all of which make this self-released single an instant classic by none other than the wild Prince Fox himself. Get your paws on “Not the One” for a dose of unadulterated pop that knocks.
The Michigan native continues to impress with this latest track out on Wakaan.
If he isn’t already, Michigan act PEEKABOO will be the Wakaan label’s next big star.
Fresh off headlining Wakaan Music Festival this past weekend, Detroit native PEEKABOO — real name Matthew Lucas — is looking to keep things sizzling with his latest track, “HANDS UP!”
Lucas has built his career to this point off the strength of one-off releases and high-profile collaborations. In 2018, he became one of EDM’s breakout stars behind his G-REX collaboration, “Babatunde.” Earlier this year he earned the bass community's affection even further by collaborating on Bassnectar’s track, “Illusion.”
Sticking with that formula, the curly-haired DJ checked back in for another walloping bass tune alongside dubstep producer Calcium. The track opens with a spaced-out beat before grabbing the listener's attention with a “Put your hands up” chant. 25 seconds in the producers let the kick drum spur to life, sending you into the drop just before the one minute mark. The production here sounds reminiscent of previous PEEKABOO releases, as the bass comes in the form of a grinding sound accented by snappy drum snares and gurgling noises.
The result is another invigorating, head-banging tune from PEEKABOO that will likely be spun by artists at festivals all over — but who should be surprised? Nearly everything this producer has done, be it with Wakaan or Dead Beats, has gone viral. He’s rightfully earned a huge opening spot on Rezz’ current fall tour, but you can catch the producer on any of his remaining 2019 dates here.Follow PEEKABOO:
The track comes as his second original of 2019, following his early spring track, “Strangers.”
With music as his medium, Italian songwriter and producer, Ruhde (real name Davide Russo) gets personal is his new emotionally charged single, “Lean Back.”
Progressive house fans may remember Russo as being one half of the electronic duo Haxon & Rush. While the project saw success from industry top dogs like Martin Garrix and Nicky Romero, Russo left the group in 2016 to embark on his solo journey. In 2017, Russo officially launched his solo project, Ruhde, with an unofficial remix of Lauv’s “I Like Me Better.” The remix drew the attention of electronic pop fans around the globe and currently sits at 7 million plays. With now official remixes for The Chainsmokers, Alessia Cara and Tritonal under his belt, Russo has been focusing his talents on producing all original tracks.
“Lean Back” is the second original single to come from the 21-year old producer, following his spring collaboration with Sunnie Williams, “Stranger.” Similar to “Stranger,” “Lean Back” features elements that can resonate with any electronic pop aficionado. From a catchy pop beat, indie riffs and enchanting vocals, “Lean Back” checks off every mark for a hit song.View the original article to see embedded media.
With his attention to compelling sound design, Russo has a promising future as he rises to stardom. Backed by some of the industry’s leading talent, as well as being nominated as “One To Watch” in DJ Mag Italy, it is clear his future is bright.
“I was living the dream, or at least I thought I was.”
Returning after an extended three-year hiatus, the talented producer and exceptional international DJ Bassanova brings us the deeply cinematic, highly orchestral, and dance-driven new single titled “Fighter.”
Starting his music career in 2015, Bassanova’s style began garnering international attention almost immediately. His first big splash came about as the result of his remix of “Blame” by Calvin Harris and John Newman. Within a matter of days, Hardwell, Tiësto, and Dash Berlin had begun playing the track, and Martin Garrix even added the remix to his highly popular BBC 1 radio show.
Following up on the success of his initial remix offering, Bassanova went on to remix Nick Jonas’ “Teacher,” as well as Kygo’s now famous early single “Firestone.” These highly successful remixes, as well as his hit originals like “Fire Escape” and “Lullaby,” saw Bassanova touring the U.S., Canada, South Africa, Japan and beyond.
“It was an amazing time," he said, "flying around the globe, visiting beautiful cities, playing beautiful venues, regularly doing collabs in N.Y. and L.A.”
Like most artists, however, there is always much more going on behind the scenes, away from the prying eyes of fans and listeners. While making music you love, touring the world, and sharing that music is an incredibly enlivening and fulfilling experience, it can also be deeply stressful and exhausting – something that takes a major toll on both the mind and the body.
"There’s also a dark side you can easily be sucked into, without you even noticing," Bassanova said. "Once you notice you’re sliding down, you’re probably already at the bottom. It’s a place nobody wants to find themselves stuck in.”Bassanova - Comeback 2019 (; 4:25)
From early 2017 through the beginning of 2019, Bassanova spent a great deal of time focusing on personal development, overcoming his own challenges, and conquering his personal demons. As a result of this significant self-work, Bassanova made a triumphant return in 2019, starting with the original production “Blossoms” for Far East Movement, as well as his first single in nearly three years, the exceptional new record “Fighter.”
“The single "Fighter" is based on that period in my life where I was lost and hoping to find my way back," he said. "It’s with my head held high that I can say now that I did. Get ready for Bassanova, stronger than I’ve ever been before.”
Get to know the secret sauce in the recipe of Dirtybird's world famous house music festival with a Summer camp spin.
Last weekend, Dirtybird Campout reminded the world how it transcends the rave mold with the fun of summer camp-inspired shenanigans. Fans enjoy activities like archery, potato sack races, screen printing and tie-dyeing.
The best part is that a DJ on the lineup participates in each one. Sometimes, several do. That means those who partake in the antics get to walk away with the memory of a lifetime - in addition to that loveably weird and equally contagious house music that on which Dirtybird built their reputation.Campers play tug-of-war as part of the color team competitions!
Ever wanted to play ping pong with Ardalan? How about a chance to throw down in a bocce ball match against Bot and Christian Martin? Maybe the daydream has always been to give Claude VonStroke a lap dance in the midst of a roaring crowd.
Well, at Dirtybird Campout, achieving wild dreams like these are finally possible. You can even turn the weird up a few notches, and chances are you will only make a few more new friends in the process. If you were a part of the festivities this past weekend, take a stroll down memory lane with our highlights of fan moments from the weekend. If you weren’t able to attend, then see what you missed and try not to make the same mistake next year.CHEESE AND CRACKERS with VNSSA
The only thing better than a stage-side cheese and crackers party is enjoying that creamy-crunchy goodness with your favorite DJ. Those who partook of this bit of fun probably did so with VNSSA, who has been emerging as one of the most catchy beatmakers from the Dirtybird Label in recent years.Will Clarke screen-prints a shirt with fans at Dirtybird Campout.SCREEN PRINTING with Mija, Will Clarke and Sacha Robotti
If you simply showed up with a blank shirt, pillowcase or pair of pants assorted logos and symbols were available at the screen printing station. Will Clarke put in a lot of time to assist fans to get a solid clean press in assorted colors, so in addition to a bit of style, campers got a chance to meet the man behind tracks like "Booty Percolatin’" and "Techno (Not Techno)" as well.BOCCE BALL with Christian Martin
There’s nothing quite like tossing a ball around in typical bocce fashion - especially if the person you’re tossing it with is Christian Martin. The sport is almost designed for the non-athlete because anyone can feel get a lucky toss and feel like a winner. Fans who enjoyed bocce ball did so alongside the alien legend himself.A fan prepares to cut a rug onstage after seeing her friends out in the crowd.JUMPIN’ with J.Phlip
Few folks out there can really jump like they might require in an aerobics class, and fewer still can hold their own in a game of jump rope. For those courageous enough or simply for those with the necessary hops, J.Phlip was on the scene skipping rope with campers.DANCING ONSTAGE with Everybody
For a number of sets, house music talent are joined on stage by fans in huge, stomping droves. When shoes started shakin’ and the costumes got to wiggling, the excitement was one of the most nostalgic moments of intimacy fans enjoy at Dirtybird Campout each year.The moment a fan becomes a friend.
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Bad news for Zedd fans in the Far East.
According to Zedd, one of his online interactions has landed him on the receiving end of a ban from lawmakers in China. After showing the most nominal level of support for the creators of the animated comedy series South Park, he says he is no longer allowed in the country.
According to Zedd (real name Anton Zaslavski), his ban resulted from him liking a tweet from the South Park account. The show itself had been scrubbed from the Chinese internet after the airing of an episode aptly titled "Band in China" which criticized Hollywood for bending to the will of overseas censors.
Zaslavski has not specified which tweet he thinks landed him the ban. On Monday, South Park creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker shared an incendiary response to Chinese lawmakers. In the show's subsequent 300th episode, one of the characters, Randy Marsh, was also given the line "Fuck the Chinese government."
Zaslavski's ORBIT Tour will take him to Madison, Wisconsin on Friday, October 11th. The following night he will appear in Minneapolis, Minnesota, followed by a European leg of tour dates.
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The initiative will aim to bring 35,000 meals to the city of Flint.
Bassnectar has been amping up his humanitarian efforts as of late. His nonprofit organization, Be Interactive, has already launched an initiative to fund free therapy for people seeking mental health assistance. He's also launched a free, four-week class on climate change. Now, Bassnectar (real name Lorin Ashton) is taking his efforts to the city of Flint, Michigan, where difficulties still loom after the city's water was revealed to be contaminated with lead in 2014.
Be Interactive and Ashton will seek to bring 35,000 meals to the city of Flint in order to help those who are still struggling with the water crisis. At the top of Flint's list of needs due to the crisis are (of course) water and food. This initiative aims to bring meals to those in need in Flint, via Be Interactive and Conscious Alliance, with collections happening at the three-day Freakstyle: Day Of The Dead party in Grand Rapids.
“Years after the Flint Water Crisis, despite heroic activism and resilience in the city, lasting challenges remain. Bassnectar fans asked us to come together around the water crisis, and the opportunity is finally here,” said Lia Holland, executive director of Be Interactive. "We’re asking Bassnectar fans to select special, extra healthy and fun foods for their donations, things that kids will be excited to eat."
Those who donate large amounts (20+ non-perishable items) will receive a free Freakstyle lunchbox as a gift. Fans can find tickets for Freakstyle and more information about the charity initiative here.FOLLOW BASSNECTAR: