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Infrasound Music Festival ❘ May 31- June 2, 2013

time May 7th by Molly authorTags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,


With the exception of the lucky people who attended Lucidity, most of us are anxiously awaiting the beginning of everyone’s favorite time of year, FESTIVAL SEASON!!! I know I for one am super ready to bust out my (playa) dusty tent, LED’s , unicorn swag, and of course my best dancing shoes. As of now, I’ve got my season’s plans pretty much all lined up and the first official stop of my 2013 Bass Summer is in Black River Falls, Wisconsin at the Infrasound Music Festival. 

Twin Cities Dubstep joined forces with the Untz.com to bring this young festival back bigger and better for it’s second year. Twin Cities Dubstep is a major player in the midwest electronic music scene, booking everyone from massive headliners to up and coming locals to classic favorites of every genre. Needless to say, the festival has stirred up a lot of excitement in that and surrounding areas and is proving to be actual competition against some of the bigger festivals, such as Wakarusa, that happen to be sharing the same date. The location is looking absolutely lovely and thanks to the late May date, the weather should fall at that really nice level right before the wretched midwest summer humidity (not my steez!). The festival grounds are nestled among a surrounding forest and includes a small lake whose shores will be home to a daytime beach stage.  One of the best aspects of this festival is definitely it’s price. I was shocked to see the earliest early bird tickets at only $50 and even now the current price is at a mere $95 and will raise to a still-relatively-cheap-for-the-lineup $120 at the door. Plus a portion of the profits are going towards a Minneapolis non-profit, Save Our Schools, and their goal to save an inner city music program. Awesome! Located about 2.5 hours from Minneapolis, 3 from Milwaukee, and 4 from Chicago, it’s a super mellow trek from many of the major music hubs of that region. So basically if you’re around, there aren’t too many good excuses not to come out and play :) Ok enough shit about logistics, let’s talk music!

                                         

For many of you, you’ll be so sold at the next word that you might as well stop reading this now and go ahead and purchase your ticket : TIPPER. Although this fact might change with the new announcement of the Symbiosis lineup, Infrasound is the ONLY festival this summer that will be hosting this musical mad man/genius/higher being as their headliner and not only that, booked him to play TWICE on Saturday. I’m getting goosebumps just thinking about the promised twilight downtempo set ( I’m pretty convinced a fairy is born every time he plays a song from Broken Soul Jamboree live) and I’m making a solid and public warning right now to gtfo out of my way during the second set cause this girl + outdoor sound systems + Tipper = elbow poppin, hip displacing, melted minded, third eye to toe dance floor ridiculousness. To complete the sensory experience, the legendary digital artist Android Jones will be supplying the visuals.

Another performance I’m really looking forward to is Liquid Stranger’s downtempo set. Known mainly for his masterfully produced and absolutely crushing Dubstep, Drumstep, and DnB, Liquid Stranger has toured all over the world playing bass music but Infrasound will be his first ever Downtempo/IDM set. Anyone familiar with his album “Cryogenic Encounters” or his pre Rottun work knows how magical this is going to be.  Some more artists I’m personally excited to see are Haywyre, Billy Blacklight, Thriftworks, Grimblee, Mumukshu, Megalodon, Shwex, Bogtrotter, Smilodon, Loom In Essence, and Spankalicious! You can also catch some bigger name festival favorites : Gramatik, HeRobust, MartyParty, Luminox, and the beautiful Emancipator. Best part of all? Main stage is going to be on a gorgeous Funktion One rig.

The festivities begin May 31st, which is a little over three weeks away, so there is still plenty of time to get your ticket, your crew, your whiskey to share with me, and your beautiful selves ready for what’s sure to be an amazing weekend. I will see you on the dancefloor!

Buy your tickets here


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Cognitive Awakening Is Almost Here!

time July 11th by Taradactyl authorTags: , , ,

Just two more days until the very first Cognitive Awakening in Paradise, CA (near Chico). Believe me, you won’t want to miss out on this one! There is a stir about Tahoe regarding the festival; people are excited to get out of town and experience something new altogether. I know that I am ready for the mind cleansing and soul rejuvenation that inevitably goes hand in hand with gatherings such as The Cognitive Awakening. I am ready to challenge myself and my instincts, make myself vulnerable, spark my creativity, and fine-tune my senses. I have a wonderful fuzzy feeling inside that this will be an unforgettable weekend where I will meet dear old friends and curious new souls. The Cognitive Weekend is somewhat of a family affair… it is low key, family oriented, and focused on quality over quantity. Yes, huge festivals are usually great fun and put you in party mode, but what gets me excited about The Cognitive Awakening is this family aspect as well as the interactive parts of the festival. Also, I have never been to a festival in climate like this so I am excited to see what new elements are brought to the table; I’m sure the unique environment will make the festival all the more dynamic! Some of my favorite DJs are performing on Funktion One sound… what’s not to be stoked about?

Check out the lineup for Sunday night at the main stage, it’s pretty unbeatable!

9pm Andrew The Pirate & Smasheltooth
10pm Zeb Early
11pm NicoLuminous
12am Love & Light
1am Russ Liquid
2am Gladkill
3am Rich DDT
4am Kaminanda

I’ll see you on the bluffs!

~Taradactyl~

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