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 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.
Posted in Cultivora, Festivals, Music News
Posted on 27 July 2012
July 20-27 was a busy week at Cultivora, which means they have tons of new festival news to share.
- Laura Baker-Finch went to the inaugural Firefly Music Festival in Dover, Delaware, last weekend. Check out her festival coverage and head to Facebook for more of her festival photos.
- Catalpa NYC kicks off tomorrow on Randall’s Island. To prepare, take a look at the festival’s non-music activities, the pros and cons of the official mobile app, and plan your days with the artist schedule.
- If you’re in town for Catalpa, read Joseph Sunder’s guide to Downtown Manhattan Style - it has all the best stops for musicians to get suited up.
- Lollapalooza is also fast approaching. Cultivora has a Spotify playlist and a view at the festival’s mobile app as well as a look at Jason Rezvan’s overlapping sets dilema and why he thinks all festivalgoers should watch a part of Black Sabbath’s Lolla set.
- This past Tuesday, Cultivora’s office was flooded with new albums, EPs, singles, and videos to jam out to. In case you missed it, here’s what’s new and worth a listen this week.
- At a loss for what to do music-wise in NYC this July 27-August 1? Look no further than Cultivora’s NYC Music Guide – they’ve compiled all the best live music events in the city into one handy guide.
- Rose Mardit gave us a look at Detroit’s Backpack Music Festival – where techno and charity go hand-in-hand.
Coming Up: Australia’s Splendour In The Grass kicked off in Byron Bay today and will continue throughout the weekend. NYC’s Catalpa also takes place this weekend, check back with Cultivora next week for their photos and coverage.
Posted in Cultivora, Festivals, Live Music
Posted on 18 July 2012
Dimensions is finally here and we couldn’t be more excited! Brought to us by the well known and loved Outlook Festival, Dimensions focuses its sound on house, bass, and the deeper end of the electronic music spectrum. This year’s lineup, which is stacked with jaw dropping artists, does not fail to amaze even the most critical of music critics. The bill includes Little Dragon, Motor City Drum Ensemble, Mount Kimbie, and Levon Vincent, just to name a few. And as if the line up wasn’t solid enough, it’s recently been confirmed that Nicolas Jaar will also grace the headlining spot. We almost can’t believe it…!
The festival takes place on the breathtaking coast of Pula, Croatia at Fort Punta Christo, the legendary site that is also shared with its big brother Outlook Festival just a few days prior. Taking advantage of its surroundings, you can also find a number of boat parties that will cruise the crystal blue waters of the Adriatic Sea. What could be better?
If you are looking for comfortable and affordable accommodations, don’t fret. There are a number of options, which include camping, hostels, and private apartments. We managed to find a sweet place via Airbnb, a trusted online host for apartment/home rentals.
Be sure to check out Cultivora’s guide for travel tips and insights!
Words / Amanda Rohowsky
Posted in Events, Featured, Festivals, Music News
Posted on 13 July 2012
Cultivora is back again this week to share what you may have missed in the music festival world.
- Glastonbury may have taken an Olympics-related hiatus this year, but if you want to attend the legendary UK festival in 2013, register now!
- The inaugural Firefly Music Festival starts in a week, and some options are still available for those wanting to attend or camp.
- In anticipation for Lollapalooza early next month, Jason Rezvan created a Lolla Spotify playlist for your streaming enjoyment.
- Tuesday was a day of new album releases and previews – Laura Baker-Finch gives us a taste of what was new and blasting in the Cultivora office, complete with streams and videos.
- Another NYC festival, Catalpa NYC, is on the horizon. As if we weren’t excited enough, they released their food vendor lineup. Yum!
- Cultivora’s NYC Music Guide saves the day again by compiling all the worthy live music events taking place this week, July 12-18.
- Cultivora and Catalpa NYC teamed up to give you a chance to win tickets to the July 28-29 festival - and it’s so easy to enter! Share this picture on Facebook OR Sign up here OR tweet this message @Cultivora (Just make sure you’re following both @Cultivora and @CatalpaNYC) – you can even triple your chances by entering all three ways!
Posted in Cultivora, Festivals, Music News
Posted on 06 July 2012
What’d you miss this week in the world of music festivals, you ask? Cultivora has your answer.
- French label Kitsuné released their Soleil Mix just in time for 4th of July BBQs and parties. But don’t fret, if you missed the free 3-day stream, you can still purchase the mix or stream the Kitsuné Soleil MiniMix by Moon Boots.
- Denmark’s Roskilde festival kicked off yesterday and will continue until July 8 with performances by Bjork, The Cure, Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band, and many more – you can stream select performances on their website.
- Laura Baker-Finch compiled a list of the top picks of live music events in New York City for July 5-11, which she’ll continue to do every Thursday all Summer long.
- Cultivora added a Festival Guide for Decibel, a 5-day festival of live performance, interactive multimedia art, and sound-technology based education taking place September 26-30 in Seattle.
Posted in Cultivora, Festivals, Music News
Posted on 22 June 2012
June is a busy month for music festivals, and this week was no exception. Here’s what you missed from the team at Cultivora.
- Last week, Marjana Jaidi took the tram around Amsterdam to collect insights for Mysteryland, a festival taking place August 25.
- Safa Jinje and Caroline Aksich represented Cultivora at Toronto’s North By Northeast (NXNE) from June 11-17 – here’s what they got up to.
- Earlier this week, New Music Seminar brought top players in every facet of the music industry to NYC’s Webster Hall, Marjana Jaidi and Jason Rezvan shared their highlights.
- Dimensions festival, the September sister festival of Croatia’s Outlook, released their first wave of Boat Parties.
- Governors Ball Music Festival takes place this weekend on NYC’s Randall’s Island. If you’re heading to the event, make sure to download the app, preview the food options, explore the activities, check out the other events this weekend, and get your game face on for #GovBingo.
- Also this weekend, the Metallica-curated Orion Music + More festival kicks off in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
Posted in Cultivora, Featured, Festivals, Music News
Posted on 22 June 2012
The Governors Ball Music Festival kicks off tomorrow on NYC’s Randall’s Island, and we didn’t think we could be anymore excited. That is until Cultivora came up with their very own Instagram bingo game, #GovBingo, which will be held during the festival this weekend. The winner will receive a pair of tickets to next year’s Gov Ball.
The rules are simple: take pictures at the festival that correspond to the bingo board, and upload them using Instagram. You must hashtag your post with #GovBingo and the corresponding bingo square for it to count. (CLICK HERE for a full-sized version of the bingo board).
Every time you get a “bingo” pattern (see below), you will be entered to win a pair of tickets to Gov Ball 2013. The more bingos you get, the better your chances of winning. You can also increase your odds by sharing your Instagram posts on Twitter; just remember to use the hashtags so they can find your photos.
To be eligible, make sure you’re following @cultivora and @govballnyc on Instagram (and Twitter, if applicable). In order to enter the contest, you must have an Instagram account with public view settings.
#GovBingo will begin at 11am Saturday, June 23, and will end on Monday, June 25 at noon (in case there’s no cell service on Randall’s Island). Once the contest closes, the team at Cultivora will compile the bingo boards and announce the winner on Wednesday, June 27 via Instagram. Good Luck!