15th Annual Spring Joshua Tree Music Festival: May 18-21

Posted in Note to Readers on March 15, 2017 by worldromper

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One of the nation’s premier family-friendly festivals, JTMF is an intimate gathering where lasting friendships are created, the element of belonging is tangible, and the experience is real. The music is diverse, and the Kidsville schedule is action packed. Magically magnificent art installations, a full spectrum of yoga classes, 27 different music playshops, late night Astronomy theatre, circus performers and a World Market further inspire and intrigue. Discover your new favorite band and dozens of new friends in the shadows of the Joshua Tree National Park.

The spring line-up features the live electronic funk’n disco of Kraak & Smaak, gritty raw California soul with a heart from Orgone, the transcendent progressive intergalactic wizardry of House of Hamsa, the Korean folk rock of Jambinai (more a force of nature than a band), celebratory New Orleans high life from the California Honeydrops, Zimbabwe’s hottest export Mokoomba, seminal house music pioneer Marques Wyatt, the otherworldly grooves of Liberation Movement, the Prince-meets-Stevie Wonder soul-funk of (Joshua Tree’s own) Gene Evaro Jr. and more.

Full line-up and festival info: http://www.joshuatreemusicfestival.com/

Watch the JTMF video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n93W0O2kKB4

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About Joshua Tree Music Festival:

Festival line-ups at JTMF are diverse. We look for artists on the rise; the wildly talented dream chasers who deliver passionate performances as if their lives depended on it. Many artists have performed here as unknowns, and now have thriving music careers, such as: Brett Dennen, the Avett Brothers, Trombone Shorty, Deer Tick, Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros, Trampled by Turtles, Carolina Chocolate Drops, Ghostland Observatory, California Honeydrops, Greensky Bluegrass, Gene Evaro, Valerie June, Orgone and many more.

Kidsville is brimming with interactive, hands-on projects happening throughout each day. Circus street shows, creation station projects, slack line instruction, music performances, free-range art and the Love Boat keep the children inspired. Kids 10 and under attend the festivals for free, and young ones aged 11-16 get in for half price. Kidsville is fully shaded (as is the music bowl), and centrally located at the festival, within earshot of the music bowl.

The festivals (there are two each year; one in May, one in October) are cozy, community-centric, artistically infused and highly participatory affairs. They are produced by a family of friends and funsters convinced that music is the soul of life, and that art enriches and saves lives. With just one stage ‘live’ at a time, everyone enjoys each performance together. Those ‘shared experiences’ are where you find the magic. “This is a festival community that will take you in as a family member, and send you home with more than you came with; recharged and energized!”

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

Tap into this magical trifecta and get your JTMF tickets at:

http://www.joshuatreemusicfestival.com/tickets.html

Full festival line-up, schedule, and information:

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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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  2. Top 25 Bad DJ Names
  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?
  8. Beatport Article: Los Angeles Claims USA’s Dance Crown
  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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  2. Top 25 Bad DJ Names
  3. What Can Save Drum and Bass?
  4. Shilo Finds Her Way Home: Burning Man 2009
  5. Symbiosis Gathering: An Unparalleled Festival Experience
  6. Music Festivals: Traveling to the Beats on a Budget
  7. DO’s & DON’T’s of Contacting Record Labels, Press, Blogs, Agents & Promoters
  8. MY DEAR PROMOTERS…
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