Posted on 30 August 2012
OK, we can say it now. We’ve got less than one week until the worlds most educated party people touch down in Croatia for the much-anticipated premier of Dimensions Festival (unless you are a true-G and already getting down at Outlook).
Let’s talk about the artists we just can’t wait to see:
Based in Gothenburg, Sweden, Little Dragon gives a performance that mustn’t be missed! Lead singer Yukimi Nagano’s strong and sensual voice, paired with the perfect mix of percussion and electronic sound, makes for nothing less than perfection. After seeing the band recently at Celebrate Brooklyn’s free summer concert series, we are even more eager to reunite in the forts of Punta Christo.
American born artist, Levon Vincent, aims to provide us with positive vibrations through his tropical, methodically manicured, and joint weakening sound. There is nothing we won’t give to hear “Double Jointed Sex Freak pt. 3” on the shores of Pula.
Mount Kimbie (live)
This British duo took us all on a glorious journey through space after releasing their first and only full length, titled “Crooks and Lovers”. It was announced earlier this year they were signed to Warp records and are currently working on a second album. Let us thank them for taking the time…Dimensions wouldn’t be the same without you.
A lot of things are left uncertain when it comes to supposedly U.K. born collective, Δkkord. One thing, however, is for certain, based on a few releases that blessed us in 2012, we know they can make a proper bass tune. Part break-beat, part techno, listen below for a taste. We can’t wait to experience the mystery that is Δkkord.
Brooklyn’s own Travis Stewart has taken the music world by storm. Whether its owning his own record label, collaborating with the amazing Praveen Sharma to produce the sounds of Sepalcure, or just plain smashing things up under his stage name Machinedrum, we love and support Travis to no end. Can’t wait to see you in Croatia.
As we prepare ourselves for another dimension, lets give thanks that we are among those going to experience the wonder that is Pula. Dimensions 2012, here we come.
Words / Amanda Rohowsky
Posted in Concerts, DJ, Events, Festivals, Live Music, Music News, Travel, Video
Posted on 10 August 2012
- Cultivora’s Catalpa NYC photos are now on Facebook! Read Laura Baker-Finch’s Catalpa recap then check out the Catalpa Facebook album, which includes Snoop Dogg (aka Snoop Lion), Girl Talk, Matt & Kim, TV On The Radio, The Black Keys, and more.
- NYC’s Afro-Punk Festival completed its lineup. The free Brooklyn event taking place August 25-26 will now feature TV On The Radio, Alice Smith, Sinkane, and more.
- New artists were also added to Jay-Z’s Made in America Festival. The lineup now includes Drake, Run DMC, The Hives, DJ Shadow, Gary Clark Jr., and more.
- While at the Portland stop of Mumford & Sons’ touring festival, Gentlemen of the Road, Katie Curran sent Cultivora a digital postcard.
- Marjana Jaidi is in San Francisco for Outside Lands this weekend. She documented her journey there with a three-part Road to Outside Lands series.
- Check out what was newly released this Tuesday, stream the new albums and singles, and watch select videos in the August 7 edition of Laura Baker-Finch’s New Music Tuesday.
- Global Citizen just launched a free, advocacy festival to take place September 29- Global Festival. The event aims to end global poverty with The Black Keys, Foo Fighters, Neil Young with Crazy Horse, and K’naan in Central Park.
- Last weekend, Jason Rezvan was in Chicago for Lollapalooza. When he returned to New York, he shared his Lolla tale with us.
- Beck was added to the Outside Lands Night Show schedule, which already included after-festival events with Of Monsters and Men, Sharon Van Etten, Andrew Bird, and more.
- If you still haven’t purchased your Electric Zoo tickets, you better get on it! $135 single day passes end tonight at midnight.
- If you are attending Outside Lands this weekend, make sure to check out all the events taking place in San Francisco for the festival. Also make sure you brush up on all the activities available within the festival to keep you engaged during set breaks.
- Yesterday, Laura Baker-Finch took the effort out of planning the perfect music filled week by sharing her curated list of the best NYC music events taking place this week, August 9-15.
Coming Up: Outside Lands takes place in San Francisco this weekend, check back with us early next week for Marjana Jaidi’s coverage and photos.
Posted in Cultivora, Festivals, Music News, New Music
Posted on 07 August 2012
Made Event is proud to announce John Digweed & Danny Tenaglia, along with Pleasurekraft and Sleepy & Boo at Governors Beach Club on Governors Island, NYC, Saturday, August 11. This historic event sees two true dance music trendsetters take over one of New York City’s most spectacular summer party hotspots.
With a long-established career as one of the planet’s most popular DJs, John Digweed’s sets never fall out of favor with clubbers the world over. From deeper house to techno and everything in between, a new generation is learning that there’s nothing quite like being locked into a John Digweed set. His list of groundbreaking achievements includes Top 40 smashes like “Heaven Scent,” being voted DJ Mag’s #1 DJ, a Hollywood film score, tours with David Bowie and Moby, and a legendary DJ residency at famed NYC nightclub Twilo. His Transitions radio show is one of the world’s most successful dance music shows, broadcast across 45 countries to a staggering weekly audience of over 14 million. To top it off, for the last 12 years, his label Bedrock has been a mothership of creative ingenuity and integrity that continually releases the world’s best producers — as evidenced by the recent release of “TREZZZ” with Nick Muir and Guy J (under the name J.D.N.M.G.J), a major highlight on John’s latest ‘Live In Cordoba’ 3xCD album which can be sampled below.
Danny Tenaglia’s storied success came not behind a major label release, or a world tour, or a radio hit remix, but a dedication to the art of DJing honed over the last 30 years. His legacy began at seminal New York clubs Twilo, Tunnel, and Vinyl — the latter of which saw the start of his landmark, music-centered “Be Yourself” residency parties. In the early 2000s, Danny went on to become internationally celebrated, throwing hugely successful annual parties at Miami’s Winter Music Conference, taking Ibiza by storm, and earning a GRAMMY nomination for his remix of Depeche Mode’s “I Feel Loved.” His commitment to the music and the dancefloor keeps each DJ set uniquely special, as he incorporates both new music and old, spanning from the halcyon days of disco through house, tribal and future techno.
Don’t miss these two originators of the dance music scene — joined by the seductive, deep, groove heavy, underground techno inspired music of Pleasurekraft and New York underground powerhouse duo Sleepy & Boo — on Governors Island on August 11. The 18+ event will take place from 4 p.m. to midnight at Governors Beach Club, which encompasses a 4-story tent with open walls, an open air beach, VIP areas, a state of the art sound and light system, over 100 feet of bar space, and scenic views of New York City.
John Digweed ‘Live In Cordoba’ album out now 3xCD / 2×12″ / Digital.
4pm – 12am
Governors Beach Club
Governors Island, NYC
18 and over with valid state issued photo ID
Rain or shine, subject to safety requirements
Round-trip ferry transport included.
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Posted on 03 August 2012
- Last weekend, Laura Baker-Finch and Marjana Jaidi went to the inaugural Catalpa NYC, which took place on Randall’s Island. Check out Laura’s review of Catalpa to read about the event’s stormy debut and to see photos of the amazing artists who attended. Then head over to Cultivora’s Facebook for their Catalpa NYC Photo Album.
- Seattle’s Decibel Festival, which will take place September 26-30, added 30+ artists to their lineup of already over 130 performers. They also released the first wave of Decibel Afterhours parties.
- Jason Rezvan is in Chicago this weekend for Lollapalooza, check out his guide of what to do after Lolla ends each night.
- Cultivora found this week’s new music a bit underwhelming compared to the last few, but you can see what was released and decide for yourself with their New Music Tuesday: July 31 article.
- SXSW 2013 is now open for business! Start planning now with Cultivora’s revamped South By Southwest Travel Guide. Even though the event doesn’t take place until March, you’ll be glad you did.
- As always, Cultivora has your back for the best live music events in NYC this week with Laura Baker-Finch’s NYC Music Guide: August 2-8.
- This weekend, Lollapalooza in Chicago, HARD Summer in LA, and Osheaga in Montreal are taking place. Check out Cultivora’s festival guides for each and stay tuned for festival coverage next week.