11th Annual Fall Joshua Tree Music Festival – October 6-9 in Joshua Tree, CA.

Posted in Festivals with tags on September 19, 2016 by worldromper

Joshua Tree Music Festival

The festival melds the overwhelming spirit of desert freedom, with powerful music from around the world, to create a lighthearted oasis for music lovers. Merging its funky desert style with an internationally acclaimed lineup of musical artists, this three day (and four night) family-friendly festival is truly a global music experience. Magically magnificent art installations, a robust Kidsville schedule, the heavily shaded Music Bowl, a full spectrum of yoga classes from sunrise to sunset, 27 different music playshops and didgeridoo classes, late night Astronomy theatre, and a World Market further inspire, intrigue and invite festival goers. Discover your new favorite band and dozens of new friends in the shadows of the otherworldly Joshua Tree National Park.

The fall line-up features rambunctious rock & roll by the prodigious Tyler Bryant & the Shakedown, DJ Mark Farina (of Mushroom Jazz fame), two of the most compelling African bands touring today in Mokoomba (Zimbabwe) and Jagwa Music (Tanzania), virtuosic soul and funk by the Katdelics (SF) & Jelly Bread (Reno), dance inducing live-tronica by Dynohunter, spicy Afro-Mex rhythms and inspiring lyrics by Las Cafeteras, and the positively infectious global grooves of Femina (Patagonia), Zazi (Netherlands), Palenke Soultribe (Colombia) and Tribecastan (NY). Thirty-three artists, with just one band live at a time so you don’t miss a beat. An eclectic line-up, artfully sequenced, for maximum impact.

For the full line-up and festival info, log onto: http://joshuatreemusicfestival.com/

Watch a mashup video of some of the artists on the 2016 lineup on Youtube.

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About Joshua Tree Music Festival:

The Joshua Tree Music Festivals (there are two each year; one in May, one in October) are intimate, community-centric, artistically infused and highly participatory affairs. They capture the DIY funkiness of the high desert, turning rusted junk into striking art, old trailers into stages, and a shaded stretch of campground on the outskirts of the infamous national park into a family friendly global music experience. Focusing on up-and- coming artists, the festival has a penchant for picking about-to-break names, from Deer Tick to Trombone Shorty, Edward Sharpe to Brett Dennen, the Avett Brothers to Toubab Krewe, the Carolina Chocolate Drops, Elle King, Chicano Batman, Trampled by Turtles, Greensky Bluegrass, Valerie June and more.

JTMF is produced by a family of friends and funsters convinced that music is the soul of life, and that art enriches and saves lives. The festival is constructed around one Music bowl, with two alternating stages. “It’s the combination of the magical setting, the music and the people that leads to epiphanic moments. We’ve created a space that enables folks to spend more time together with the ability to not miss any of the music.” Those ‘shared experiences’ are where you find the magic. Kidsville is action packed, and people rate JTMF as one of the few festivals that truly caters to the entire family. You’ll find instant community with nonstop interaction, as folks gather under the billowing shade cloth (over 35,000 square feet of shade flying over the stages and audience), while soaking up the sonic celebrations of the inspired artists. “This is a festival that will take you in as a family member, and send you home with more than you came with”.

The desert is freedom, music is power, and community is crucial.

Tap into this magical trifecta and get your JTMF tickets now!

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Milo “So the Flies Don’t Come” (Ruby Yacht / The Order Label)

Posted in Alpha Pup Releases with tags , , on September 15, 2015 by worldromper

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With the clarity of a lucid dream, Milo’s new album So the Flies Don’t Come combines sharp spoken words and riveting beats into an irrefutable work of art. His music is expansively original, like a science experiment whose constants are poetry and philosophy. So the Flies Don’t Come features a crisp cast of guest artists: Myka 9, Elucid, Open Mike Eagle, and Hemlock Ernst a.k.a. Samuel T. Herring of Future Islands all bring their distinctive talents to the sonic table.

Interesting breaks create a refreshing cadence in “Souvenir (feat. Hemlock Ernst),” a stroll through the park that playfully pauses in thought. Let your soul fly with “Zen Scientist (feat. Myka 9),” and tilt into the bright light as “Yomilo” wrenches down the beat. A breathless finale to the album, “Song About a Raygunn (An Ode to Driver)” sends off the listener with an undeniable burst of energy.

Chill but aware, clever yet inviting – So the Flies Don’t Come is a skillful showcase for Milo’s articulate wit, expressive warmth, and gifted production.

BUY THE ALBUM HERE – OUT 9/25/15

Track List:

 

  1. Rabblerouse
  2. Souvenir (feat. Hemlock Ernst)
  3. Zen Scientist (feat. Myka 9)
  4. Re: Animist
  5. An Encyclopedia
  6. Going No Place (feat. Elucid)
  7. True Nen (feat. Open Mike Eagle)
  8. Napping Under the Echo Tree
  9. Yomilo
  10. Song About a Raygunn (An Ode to Driver)

Goodnight Cody “Wide as the Moonlight, Warm as the Sun” (Magical Properties)

Posted in Alpha Pup Releases with tags , on September 15, 2015 by worldromper

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Set sail onto a cartoon ocean on a quest to an imaginary world in Wide as the Moonlight, Warm as the Sun. A perfect fit for Daedelus’ label Magical Properties, the new album by Goodnight Cody (of Team Supreme) is an experience of powerful imagery and pure poetic whimsy.

Synthesized vocals, colorful toy beats, and charmingly playful dreamscapes create a captivating story of adventure. Every track is like a different land – or level – with all the twists, turns, and emotions that define the hero’s journey: uncertainty, excitement, loneliness, romance, melancholy and victory.

Pack your bags for “Travel Alone,” which flips from slow and ponderous to funky and frenetic and back again – infused throughout with stars, so shiny and bright. “Paper Boat” launches into easy pink waves, under a glowing green sky and butter moon.

With a childlike sense of wonder, “I Met a Whale” sways side to side in the deep blue sea – inspiring kisses, songs and smiles. “A Walk Through the Trees” pauses in the fresh feel of new love, and “Almost Forgot” expands with rising energy into the sunset.

Absorbing and pleasantly unreal, Wide as the Moonlight, Warm as the Sun is a sonic kaleidoscope that ignites the imagination and makes music into a game.

 

ALBUM DROPS FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 18

LISTEN TO GOODNIGHT CODY

 

Track List:

 

  1. Wide as the Moonlight
  2. Travel Alone
  3. Farewell Young Friend
  4. Paper Boat
  5. I Met a Whale
  6. One Fading Wish
  7. Alone on this Island
  8. Starry Skies
  9. A Walk Through the Trees
  10. Heavenly Voice
  11. Wonderful Dream
  12. The Way
  13. Reflection Pool
  14. Warm as the Sun
  15. Almost Forgot
  16. June Bugs

Toy Light “Sightless, Unless” (Alpha Pup)

Posted in Alpha Pup Releases with tags , , on May 19, 2015 by worldromper

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Saturated with a dark romanticism and a deep sense of melancholy, Sightless, Unless is the encompassing new release by Los Angeles producer, vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Toy Light. The artist’s vaporous falsetto free-floats over an impetuous low end throughout the album, shimmering pale with passion as a moody guitar searches for solace. Newborn tracks evolve from elegant simplicity into complex emotional beings, molten mutations of discord and experimentation.

“Birth Archive” soothes as it stimulates, luring the listener into the dissonance with unbridled design. “Entwined” is apprehensive yet approachable, and unspeakable anguish inhabits “Hiss of the Womb.” Impossibly light and intensely moving, “Aporia” slips through viscous echoes into a spellbound state. “At Dusk / New Sun” faces you like fate, pensive and shadowed, decaying in order to transform.

Lacerated with emotion, Sightless, Unless goes far beyond words to touch the truths of humanity whose unending glare we try desperately to avoid. It is an expression of exquisite existential pain and disturbing beauty, created by an artist whose intricate talent has marked a new space in the post-genre sphere.

BUY THE ALBUM HERE

LISTEN TO TOY LIGHT

Track List:

  1. Birth Archive
  2. Entwined
  3. Hiss of the Womb
  4. Deathless
  5. Aporia
  6. Sober
  7. Attract
  8. Incubation
  9. At Dusk / New Sun
  10. Uprooted

DF5K’s Favorite 10 Posts

Posted in Note to Readers on September 30, 2012 by worldromper

[In No Order]

  1. Low End Theory: Glitch Mob, Mary Anne Hobbs & Flying Lotus
  2. What the Fuck is Brostep?
  3. Symbiosis Gathering Changed My Life
  4. Shilo Finds Her Way Home: Burning Man 2009
  5. How to Be a Shitty Plus One
  6. Brainfeeder Ate My Brain: Brainfeeder Sessions Breaks Ground Like a 9.9
  7. Are You a Fucking Hipster?
  8. More Women in the Electronic Arts: A How-To Guide
  9. Serious Dubstep @ Pure Filth: 16 Bit Blows Up Warehouse in LA
  10. Hitler vs. Dubstep at Burning Man 2010

Top Ten Viewed Posts on DF5K

Posted in Note to Readers on September 30, 2012 by worldromper
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  3. New Electronic Music Festival: Electric Forest in Rothbury, MI
  4. Your Outdoor Festival Camping Checklist
  5. Exclusive Download: Pussy Wet Paint from Sugarpill & Chris B.
  6. New Glitch Mob “Drive It Like You Stole It” Free Download
  7. Are You a Fucking Hipster?
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  9. DO’s & DON’T’s of Contacting Record Labels, Press, Blogs, Agents & Promoters
  10. Symbiosis Gathering: An Unparalleled Festival Experience

Top Ten Commented Posts on DF5K

Posted in Note to Readers on September 30, 2012 by worldromper
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