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Lightning in a Bottle

Do LaB, originators and creators of the boutique festival experience Lightning in a Bottle, have revealed the lineup for the event’s 2022 return to Buena Vista Lake in Southern California. For five days on Memorial Day Weekend, May 25-30, LIB will gather a unique blend of torchbearers from an array of genres and origins to its renowned creative tapestry. Each artist will play their own role in igniting the long awaited reconnection of the LIB community.

Since 2006, Do LaB has acted as a curatorial beacon for the west coast festival movement, going on to inspire a global movement within the larger festival movement. LIB remains a prized destination for artists around the world to showcase their unique crafts within creative stage environments built for immersion and wonder. The result is a deep connection between crowd and performer that paves the way for peak musical experiences and genre-defying discovery.

LIB’s Lightning Stage remains a central artery through which live and electronic icons thrive. In 2022, the stage will showcase performances from British indie-rock phenoms Glass Animals, Canadian-Haitian beatsmith Kaytranada, American bass music’s prodigal son GRiZ, plus crossover leaders SG Lewis, Purity Ring, and Chet Faker. British-Nigerian rapper Little Simz and singer-songwriter Empress Of will make their LIB debut, while Monolink makes a triumphant return to center stage with a new album and global notoriety in tow.

Thunder, known traditionally as the event’s bass music enclave, will transform into a tree-lined theater where multiple genres will be showcased in the open-air with its biggest lineup to date. It remains the perfect container for a melting pot of styles topped by electronic composer and vocalist Big Wild, the cinematic tones of CloZee, and Los Angeles bass icon Ekali. Excitement for fans of the low-end continues with the experimental soundscapes of G Jones B2B EPROM, LSDream, Mr. Carmack and OPIUO. In line with the event’s mission to inspire cross-genre pollination, American rapper and singer GoldLink will take center stage alongside Jamaican reggae singer and rapper Koffee, and New Orleans bounce legend Big Freedia.

Those in the know will tell you tales of LIB’s famed house and techno hideaway, the Woogie stage, which will expand to a full day of Thursday programming for the 2022 event. The international lineup is topped by South-African forerunner Black Coffee, the inimitable Four Tet, globe-trotter Seth Troxler, and purveyor of deeper shades of UK house Maya Jane Coles. Jon Hopkins returns to the event with a new album designed for psychedelic therapy alongside fellow electronica pioneer Max Cooper, while melodic flag bearers Hernan Cattaneo, Yotto, WhoMadeWho and Innellea bring their emotive flavors to the show. Modern shades of house will too have their place at the Woogie, with next generation stars like VNSSA, Lubelski, SOHMI, HoneyLuv, and Carlita joining storied bellwethers like Kyle Watson, Detroit’s DJ Minx and LA’s Marques Wyatt.

LIB 2022’s truly five-day experience will be kicked off by none other than the Desert Hearts Crew’s Mikey Lion, Lee Reynolds, Marbs and Porky for a picturesque return of their famed Lakeside Launch Party, this time taking over the new sandy enclave appropriately dubbed LIBeach. Adding to this, there will be a 4-hr Joe Kay Experience (Soulection) set on Thursday night at The Stacks. Do LaB is also premiering a new stage at LIB called The Junk Yard, which will be the home of the Junk In The Trunk art car. Seen at Burning Man, Junk in the Trunk will act as a stage backdrop and be mobile around the festival at times. The Junk Yard will replace Favela Bar as the event’s host for California’s favorite native house and techno artists.

Furthering this mission to reconnect the LIB community early and often, Do LaB continues its creative partnership with LIB alumni RÜFÜS DU SOL around the band’s upcoming November 12-14 triumph at downtown LA’s Banc of California stadium. Do LaB will bring an immersive sound reactive video sculpture that is 150 feet long to the grounds outside the stadium during all three days, which will provide a preview to the installation appearing at LIB. They have tapped The Glitch Mob’s Boreta to soundtrack the experience and LA media house Strangeloop Studios to create audio-reactive visuals for fans to get lost in. Come experience something that feels distinctly Do LaB in its original breeding grounds of Downtown Los Angeles. Known as an early supporter of RÜFÜS before the band went on to play some of the world’s most famed stages, Do LaB remains ingrained in their Los Angeles identity and beyond.

For those looking for the joy of a camping festival with expanded creature comforts, LIB will for the first time offer a new VIP experience only Do LaB can dream up. VIP pass holders can get off their feet in backstage lounges at Lightning, Thunder, and Woogie, grab a quick drink in these areas at full bars, and watch headlining performances at the elevated Lightning Stage viewing area. For more info on VIP tickets, click HERE.

LIB is also excited to reveal a new boutique camping experience, Atlaswyld, a festival-within-a-festival featuring glamping options and elevated content ready to be explored. Wake up each morning in a luxurious Bell Tent, Kodiak, or Airstream to be met by tailored yoga and wellness classes, culinary programming, Happy Hour mixers, and other high-end encounters aimed to dazzle alongside the festival’s immersive landscape of wonder and discovery.

These new elements will complement the event’s nearly multi-decade commitment to bringing together forward-thinking music across many distinct stages, educational and cause-driven discussions and activities at The Compass, intriguing immersive programming from favorites like The Grand Artique, Unicorn Palace, The Mixtape and so much more.

Lightning in a Bottle is ready to return home to the beautiful shores of Buena Vista Lake in Southern California and reclaim its traditional Memorial Weekend date – May 25-30, 2022. Buena Vista Lake immediately brought comfort and familiarity to the LIB community thanks to its swim-friendly waters, abundant grassy topography and thick shade trees. 2022 will see this wondrous playground come further to life, creating an idyllic container for the reconnection we all need so deeply.

Lightning Stage

Glass Animals

Kaytranada

GRiZ

SG Lewis

Purity Ring

Chet Faker

Little Simz

Monolink

CHIKA

Empress Of

Rexx Life Raj

Elder Island

Lastlings

Blu DeTiger

Austin Millz

Gone Gone Beyond

Moontricks

Hermanos Gutiérrez

Muzi

Thunder Stage

Big Wild

CloZee

Ekali

G Jones b2b EPROM

GoldLink

Koffee

LSDREAM

Mr. Carmack

Big Freedia

Opiuo

Dirtwire

Ivy Lab

edIT

Memba

Elephant Heart

Rome In Silver

Of The Trees

Megan Hamilton

Jon Casey

The Librarian

A Hundred Drums

Kilamanzego

Khiva

Player Dave

Zebbler Encanti Experience

Woogie Stage

Black Coffee

Four Tet

Seth Troxler

Maya Jane Coles

Jon Hopkins

Sama’ Abdulhadi

Hernan Cattaneo

Yotto

Kyle Watson

Eli & Fur

Max Cooper

WhoMadeWho

VNSSA

Innellea

DJ Minx

Lubelski

Mira

Marques Wyatt

SOHMI

Carlita

Paraleven

HoneyLuv

Jeremy Sole & Nickodemus

Caleesi & Sarah Kreis

Liam Fitzgerald

J. Gill

Departure-Lineup from Jelani Wright, Infamous PR, for use by 360 Magazine

Departure – Travel Experience – Playa del Carmen Mexico

Teaming up, Pollen Presents, The Brooklyn Mirage, and The Cityfox Experience present Departure, a five day and night travel experience in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, from January 6-11, 2022. Featuring a custom build mirage and two further unique stage builds, this innovation in creativity will host performances from the leading international names in electronic music, as well as fully immersive production created by the team behind New York’s beloved venue The Brooklyn Mirage and event curators The Cityfox Experience, the new experience represents an exciting new addition to the dance music calendar.

Departure’s phase one lineup is an eclectic line up of who’s who on the international circuit. From, South African house hero Black Coffee, former RA #1 Dixon and his longtime partner and collaborator Âme for a special B2B set, Belgian techno sensation Amelie Lens and a plethora of other superstars. Michael Bibi, Solardo and CamelPhat represent the UK’s vibrant tech house sound, while there are performances from festival stalwarts and Mirage favorites Seth Troxler and The Martinez Brothers. Damian Lazarus returns to his spiritual home of Mexico, while there are special performances from a string of the leading artists in the global scene. Nora en Pure, Nicole Moudaber, Jamie Jones, Lee Foss, DJ Tennis, Andhim, Matthew Dekay, Monolink, Stephan Bodzin, Sama’ Abdulhadi, Zombies in Miami and many more round off a star-studded line up heading to the Mayan Riviera in January. Expect unique performances to match the unparalleled settings, with a string of exciting new names and collaborations guaranteed for Phase 2.

The production credentials of The Brooklyn Mirage, Cityfox and Pollen need no introduction, fans heading to Playa del Carmen in January can expect to discover a new Mirage in the Mayan Riviera sunshine. This venue will be custom designed and built for those attending Departure, alongside two further new venue space build outs, making this a unique and exclusive experience for all in attendance. Since the dawn of time, humans have celebrated the earth’s revolution around the sun and this cycle of new beginnings is intrinsic to our circadian rhythm and the cadence that governs the natural world. We celebrate this cycle with Departure.

This will all be set across luxury accommodations at a string of premium hotels including The Grand Hyatt, The Thompson, The Hilton, Panama Jack and Yucatan resort, all serving gourmet food & beverages. The unique experience eschews larger crowds for something far more intimate, combining the stress-free environment of high-end travel with the thrill and adventure of a one-of-a-kind festival.

Beyond the music itself, travelers heading to Mexico can revive themselves each morning with daily yoga and meditation at the beachfront Grand Hyatt, swim laps in each of the hotels’ swimming pools and eat their way through the gourmet food options available. Daily excursions are available to purchase, from cenote trips, to boat parties, scuba diving, jet skiing, hiking in ruins and more.

Perched on the Caribbean coastline on Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula, the bright yellow sand and azure sea of Playa del Carmen make it an ideal destination for some winter sun. A short drive from Cancun International Airport, guests will have accommodation options at five different hotels, with options for all budgets.

Departure represents a new standard in music and travel. An immersive experience with the world’s leading names in house and techno, partnering with behemoths in the North American scene, it’s the chance to experience once-in-a-lifetime performances in unparalleled settings.

For more information about the event, including payment plans, package upgrades and FAQs, visit pollen.co to stay up-to-date with the latest in lineup, pricing, and event news.

About Pollen
Pollen is a technology company building, curating, and delivering the best experiences for members all over the world. Members enjoy these experiences together with the people they love, creating stronger relationships and unforgettable memories. Members immerse themselves in multi-day itineraries that combine live entertainment, parties, and relaxation time in more than 50 popular destinations. Members can discover and book these experiences exclusively on pollen.co and the Pollen app. Pollen has already launched experiences with mega stars like J Balvin, Marshawn Lynch and Ozuna.

About The Brooklyn Mirage
Hidden away in the industrial East Williamsburg, The Brooklyn Mirage (part of the larger 80,000 square foot complex known as Avant Gardner), is the crown jewel for nightlife aficionados. Boasting 270 immersive visuals, incredible lasers and pyrotechnic capabilities, the venue is one of North America’s most impressive entertainment spaces to experience. Having hosted everything from live music to underground house and techno, the space also regularly puts on outdoor cinema nights, local community events and is available to book for private and corporate events too. Decked out with ample chillout zones, thousands of plants throughout the urban jungle and stunning views of the Manhattan skyline from various viewing platforms, it is without a doubt the place to spend warm summer days and nights soundtracked by world-class talent.

Phase 1 Artist Lineup (A – Z)
Adriatique
Âme b2b Dixon
Amelie Lens
AMÉMÉ
Andhim
ANNA
Black Coffee
CamelPhat
Chloé Caillet
Damian Lazarus
DJ Tennis
Jamie Jones
Kaz James
Latmun
Lee Burridge
Lee Foss
Mathame
Matthew Dekay
Michael Bibi
Monolink
Nicole Moudaber
Nora En Pure
Sama’ Abdulhadi
Serge Devant
Seth Troxler
Sita Abellán
Solardo
Stephan Bodzin (live)
Tara Brooks
The Martinez Brothers
YokoO
Yotto
Yulia Niko
Zombies In Miami

DJ illustration by Rita Azar for use by 360 Magazine

Seismic Dance Event announces huge lineup

Seismic Dance Event, the premiere boutique house and techno music festival in Austin, Texas, has announced the phase one lineup for their highly-anticipated return to The Concourse Project on November 12-14. Dropping more than forty names that define the sounds of the global underground dance movement, Seismic continues its legacy as a must-visit event for techno tourists and genre devotées with the Seismic Dance Event 4.0 lineup.

Since its launch in 2018, Seismic has sought to gather a forward-thinking assemblage of musical talent in an intimate environment. Produced by Austin dance power-house RealMusic Events, the festival prides itself on showcasing the city as a rising destination for dance music. Taking place over the seven acre Concourse Project venue, fans are treated to world-class production on three stages both indoor and outdoor plus art installations, food trucks, and a multitude of surprises that make this the region’s most immersive electronic event.

Seismic’s renowned Volcano Stage welcomes some of global techno’s brightest stars including Nina Kraviz, Amelie Lens, ANNA, Pan-Pot, Will Clarke, and Ida Engberg. The genre’s melodic titans will also be on full display with coveted sets live from Stephan Bodzin and Ben Böhmer as well as triumphs from Yotto, Luttrell, Patrice Bäumel, Öona Dahl, Adriatique, Township Rebellion, Jonas Rathsman, and Rinzen.

The Tsunami Stage will gather some of the most celebrated 4/4 DJs and producers from every corner of the world for the three day event. Crosstown Rebels boss Damian Lazarus, South African legend Black Coffee and the mighty Bonobo (dj set) top the lineup alongside Paradise’s Jamie Jones, the masked wonder of Claptone, chart topper Dom Dolla, UK house duo Solardo, Trikk’s Patrick Topping, the globe-trotting Seth Troxler and Solid Grooves founder Michael Bibi.

The bill continues with standout performances from the likes of Kyle Watson, Eats Everything, Booka Shade (live), Mark Knight, Mason Maynard, Steve Darko, Cloonee and more. A third immersive stage environment will be announced ahead of the show.

Pre-sale tickets are now available for the event and can be purchased on the Seismic website. This includes 3-day general admission tickets and a VIP option.

RealMusic Events has spent the last 12 years fostering the Austin scene as an unexpected home for the electronic sounds of tomorrow. It is this commitment to writing the next chapter of the city’s diverse musical history that stands at the heart of the Seismic ethos.

Lineup (A-Z)
Adriatique
Amelie Lens
ANNA
Bedouin
Ben Böhmer (live)
Biscits
Black Coffee
Bleu Clair
Bonobo (dj set)
Booka Shade (live)
Claptone
Cloonee
Damian Lazarus
Dom Dolla
Eats Everything
Eli Brown
Ida Engberg
Jamie Jones
Jonas Rathsman
Kill Script
Kyle Watson
Latmun b2b Wheats
Luttrell
Mark Knight
Mason Maynard
Michael Bibi
Nina Kraviz
Öona Dahl
Pan-Pot
Patrice Bäumel
Patrick Topping
Rebūke
Regard
Rinzen
Satori (live)
Seth Troxler
Sohmi
Solardo
Stephan Bodzin (live)
Steve Darko
Township Rebellion
Volac
Will Clarke
Yotto

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CIRCOLOCO REVEALS US TOUR LINEUPS

CircoLoco New York on Halloween Weekend — Featuring Black Coffee, Virgil Abloh, The Martinez Brothers, DJ Tennis, Damian Lazarus, Michael Bibi, Perel, Mink and Chloé Caillet on October 29 + 30

CircoLoco Art Basel Miami — Featuring Tale of Us, Damian Lazarus and Seth Troxler on December 3

CircoLoco Los Angeles — With Virgil Abloh, Tale of Us, Seth Troxler and Perel on December 4

Tickets Now Available: NYC | MIA | LA

CircoLoco is breaking new ground in 2021;  the revered party just announced the launch of its record label, CircoLoco Records, and has now revealed the artists joining them for their first overseas tour in over a year in partnership with longtime promoter partners Teksupport. Black Coffee, Virgil Abloh, Tale of Us, The Martinez Brothers, Seth Troxler, Damian Lazarus, Michael Bibi, Perel, Chloé Caillet and Mink are set to provide world class soundtracking across the brand’s touchdowns in New York, Miami and Los Angeles.

New York will be the first to host a CircoLoco takeover, running two nights during Halloween Weekend in an undisclosed Brooklyn warehouse location. South African superstar and Grammy nominee Black Coffee will take on headlining duties on Friday, October 29. He’ll be accompanied by Off-White leader Virgil Abloh, Life and Death owner DJ Tennis, and PVBLIC XCESS’ Chloé Caillet. The following night, Cuttin’ Headz bosses and IMG signees The Martinez Brothers take the stage alongside Crosstown Rebels founder Damian Lazarus, Solid Grooves’ Michael Bibi, DFA and Running Back’s Perel, and Mink.

Virgil Abloh, Damian Lazarus and Perel will hit the road with CircoLoco as it journeys South and West. Come the party’s anticipated Art Basel Miami debut, the brand will reunite with Damian Lazarus, a crowd favorite in the city for his iconic Get Lost marathons. Fellow icons Seth Troxler and Tale of Us will also join CircoLoco for its Miami festivities, before heading West to Los Angeles for its day-into-night bacchanale. It is there that Virgil Abloh and Perel will also make their return to the CircoLoco stage, treating guests to golden hour performances for the ages.

CircoLoco is one of underground dance music’s longest running brands, representing house and techno for over 20 years through its parties at Ibiza’s DC10 and around the world. As its reputation has grown, CircoLoco’s dance floor has become a principal intersection between underground dance music and elements of fashion, art and wider culture.

The recent launch of CircoLoco Records saw CircoLoco partner with acclaimed video game creator, Rockstar Games, with the goal of fusing the physical and digital worlds of entertainment to support and elevate dance music culture worldwide. The label’s first release is the Monday Dreamin’ compilation which dropped on July 9 and showcased contributions from visionaries and icons from every era of CircoLoco’s 20-year party history with new releases from Carl Craig, Luciano, Seth Troxler, Dixon Moodymann and Kerri Chandler, as well as cuts from artists that point to the future of dance music, including Sama Abdulhadi, Lost Souls of Saturn ft. TOKiMONSTA, Red Axes and many more.

CircoLoco North America 2021 Dates: 

CircoLoco New York – October 29 and 30 – Halloween Weekend

Black Coffee

Chloé Caillet

Damian Lazarus

DJ Tennis

The Martinez Brothers

Michael Bibi

Mink

Perel

Virgil Abloh

CircoLoco Miami – Dec 3 – Art Basel Weekend – Day Time, Open Air 

Damian Lazarus

Seth Troxler

Tale of Us

Special Guests TBA

CircoLoco LA – Dec 4 -Day Time, Open Air

Perel

Seth Troxler

Tale of Us

Virgil Abloh

Monday Dreamin’ Compilation: Released on July 9

Featured artists

  • Lost Souls Of Saturn & TOKiMONSTA

  • Rampa

  • Moodymann

  • Butch

  • Margaret Dygas

  • Carl Craig

  • Deichkind

  • Adam Beyer

  • tINI

  • Jamie Jones

  • Seth Troxler

  • Tale Of Us

  • Sama’ Abdulhadi

  • Luciano

  • DJ Tennis

  • Mano Le Tough

  • Kerri Chandler

  • Damian Lazarus

  • Bedouin

  • Red Axes

ARC MUSIC FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES FULL LINEUP

Today ARC Music Festival has announced the complete lineup for its Labor Day Weekend 2021 debut. Anticipated to be the new crown jewel of the Chicago festival season, ARC will bring a globally curated electronic lineup and immersive experience to the birthplace of house music’s Union Park.

The festival’s lineup additions boast some of the moments most in demand dance music talent. Channel Tres (DJ Set) continues his meteoric rise at the debut event following a string of huge collaborations with the likes of Tyler The Creator, Tinashe, VanJess, SG Lewis, Robyn and more. ARC’s complete lineup also welcomes leader of Detroit’s next generation and Planet-E mainstay DJ Holographic, Repopulate Mars boss Lee Foss, new school Drumcode star Layton Giordani, Elrow’s Toni Varga and crossover Ninja Tune upstart TSHA.

ARC has also revealed a fourth stage environment with the ARC Car Stage powered by The GoodBus. The GoodBus is a full length school bus that has been converted into a fully-functional mobile sound stage with a 10,000 watt speaker system. This stage announcement comes with the addition of some of Chicago’s favorite resident DJs including Alissa.Jo, Alex Kislov, Inphinity and more.

These artist additions join an already stacked lineup representing everywhere from the basement clubs of Europe, the beaches of Ibiza and Tulum, to iconic festival stages around the world. Eric Prydz will take over the city with all three of his renowned projects, making ARC the first event to host all three of his alias’ in a single weekend. Attendees will also be treated to festival sets from Eric’s namesake identity, the US festival debut of Cirez D alongside Drumcode legend Adam Beyer, as well as his progressive house alias Pryda for a sold out closing party at RADIUS available for purchase by festival-goers only.

The debut festival also welcomes modern house music icons FISHER, Patrick Topping, Seth Troxler, Hot Since 82, Camelphat, Meduza, Will Clarke, Mason Maynard and a special club set by Bob Moses, alongside the city’s own heroes Derrick Carter, Gene Farris, DJ Pierre, DJ Heather and Hiroko Yamamura. The international techno scene will be represented by Deborah de Luca, Luciano and Nicole Moudaber while ZHU brings his renowned multi-genre live performances to center stage in Chicago. ZHU will also present his BLACKLIZT project to the city for a special after party at Radius on September 4th available only for festival pass holders. For tickets, click HERE.

Renowned Spanish party outfit Elrow will make its North American multi-day festival stage takeover debut at the inaugural edition of ARC with its ‘PSYCHROWDELIC TRIP’ production. Elrow’s signature stage design, performers and hijinx have made it one of the most celebrated brands in the world, touching down for bespoke events annually in Barcelona, Ibiza, New York, London, Dubai, Miami, Las Vegas, Sydney and many more key markets.

ARC will extend far beyond the music, creating a cutting-edge experience that mirrors the culture and artistry of its host city. Attendees can expect curated production elements and art to guide them between each of four immersive stage environments. The event will also act as a showcase of Chicago’s culinary prowess, offering an elevated and distinctly local event. These efforts will be led by the newly formed Auris Presents and Loud Crowd teams who bring collective decades of professionalism from their independent endeavors at Paradigm Presents, and more. ARC fans will also be treated to intimate after parties across Auris and ARC partner venues RADIUS, PRYSM and Concord Music Hall with others to be announced.

It is with brighter days ahead that ARC charts a path forward for dance music’s diverse creeds, offering a much needed flagship for Chicago and a new marquee date on the international festival calendar.

General tickets and VIP packages are on sale now HERE.

ARC Music Festival Complete:

Adam Beyer × Cirez D

Bob Moses (Club Set)

Camelphat

Channel Tres (DJ Set)

Cristoph

Deborah de Luca

Derrick Carter

DJ Heather

DJ Holographic

DJ Pierre

Eli & Fur

Eric Prydz

FISHER

Gene Farris

Hiroko Yamamura

Hot Since 82

Idriss D

Layton Giordani

Lee Foss

Luciano

Luttrell

Mason Maynard

Mathame

Meduza

Nicole Moudaber

Patrick Topping

Seth Troxler

Steve Gerard

The Martinez Brother

Toni Varga

TSHA

Will Clarke

ZHU

Ocaso Festival, Costa Rica, Vaughn Lowery, 360 MAGAZINE

OCASO 2020

“Be prepared to be teleported into a quantum realm of whimsicality.”360 MAGAZINE

By Vaughn Lowery × Sam Berman

At the peak of the year, music, beats and dancing brought together a crowd of 10,000 attendees to Costa Rica for 2020’s Ocaso Underground Music Festival – the world’s largest rave in the jungle. Even the leatherback turtles, howling monkeys and crocodiles were head bobbing.

The Ocaso Underground Music Festival, which engaged on January 9th – 13th, united travelers, ticos and seasoned ravers alike to Tamarindo, Costa Rica, off the coast of the Pacific Ocean for five days of electronic music bliss. The jubilee was established by founder Devin Ellis in 2018; and it just culminated its fourth semester, with plans to return in January 2021, proving a successful run for one of the most emerging EDM festivals on the planet. 

What makes this carnival so sui generis, aside from a stellar bill of DJs including Maceo Plex, Äme, Doc Martin, Justin Martin, Magdalena, Shiba San, Seth Troxler and Artba, might just be the visually striking and lushful setting of CR. The grounds, known as the Lesenda Retreat, centers around a trilithic stage composed of metal trusses for performers, complete with a towering geometric visual screen synchronized to the music, pulsating lasers, fog machines, pyrotechnics and go-go dancers. Apart from hypnotizing technical components conjured up by architectural wizards, the surrounding landscape and warm weather provided a tranquil atmosphere to enjoy the fiesta in, enhanced by art installations sprinkled throughout, providing a truly remarkable habitat. 

Let’s talk about the sound! Imagine being at the On The Run II tour with Beyoncé and Jay-Z, state-of-the-art subwoofers and tweeters pinging throughout the venue, delivering clean and crisp vibrant instrumentation. Of course, this added fan excitement to every set.

Viewers were able to use tokens for transportation, food and drinks, providing added security from petty theft and loose cash. Overall safety was key with tons of guards at every entrance alongside of roaming escorts. We all wore sparkly color-coded wristbands to identify our level of participation – GA vs VIP. Staff members wore official reflective tanks and shirts to be easily accessible.

A short 15 minute-bus drive on a vintage yellow school bus brought participants to the festivities. Guests were offered an assortment of carte du jour options to replenish their prance-exhausted bodies with a number of locally and globally known chefs preparing flatbread pizzas, gyros, keto bowls, tacos as well as protein shakes.

Saturday was the most distinctive night of the event, with people from all over the globe, dressed in their most eye-catching ensembles, echoing the avant-garde fashion of other fairs such as EDC, Ultra, Tomorrowland, Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo and Coachella. Ocaso brought a parade of colors infused with futuristic and organic elements blended seamlessly into garbs straight out of an alien planet, welcoming and embracing all. 

The festival wrapped with a pool party at base camp, the Best Western Tamarindo Vista Villas. After a five-day outer body experience of infectious dance music, a sort of culinary delights, cozy lodging options, and the beautiful backdrop of the rugged rainforested, Central America, this is one masquerade which many should add to their list. 

Missed out on the fun this year? Don’t fret, as the festival plans to return the weekend of January 7-11, 2021. Ticketing packages from this past year ranged from $19.00 to $59.00 for single day passes, a two-day Friday and Saturday pass for $89.00 and a 5-day-full-weekend pass for $119.00, a great deal for those who can’t get enough from just one night. So ravers, start planning your next vacation, because this is an experience any party animal should dive into. 

For additional information visit Ocaso Festival.

Local Guide

Besides the #RaveInTheJungle, The city of Tamarindo itself possesses a plethora of thrilling activities: ziplining, horseback rides on volcanic trails; ATV tours; surfing and dolphin-watching sailing tours.

If you are seeking additional dining/nightlife options outside of the fête, be sure to check out the following:

Pacifico Club (http://www.pacifico-costarica.com/beach-club/), Sharky’s Bar (http://sharkysbars.com/), Long Board BBQ, Chinese Food (directly across from Vista Villas) and Bamboo Sushi Club.

Just down the road was the luxurious Tamarindo Diria hotel, which features a lobby side pool/hot tub, an array of cabanas with an outside bar/dining deck as well as private beach access to make any jovial attendants experience an unforgettable rave-cation.

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OCASO UNDERGROUND MUSIC FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES NEW FOOD × ART EXPERIENCES AS PART OF DAILY ACTIVITIES

International Chefs and Artists to Showcase Their Talents Every Night at La Senda Resort

The Ocaso Underground Music Festival (www.OcasoFestival.com), is returning to Costa Rica for the fourth year in a row and announced today all new food and art experiences for ticket holders to enjoy every night January 9th – the 13th at the La Senda Retreat (www.LaSendaCostaRica.com), in Tamarindo, CR.  

Healthy food and lifestyles have always been pillars of the Ocaso Festival mantra, and as such a very special nightly international food experience has been added to the festivities.  Under the direction of Costa Rican Chef Pablo Bonilla – of Sikwa and Francisca and recently written about in Forbes and National Geographic, will be leading a team of chefs from Chile, Mexico, Colombia, Venezuela, Guatemala, El Salvador and the US. Each day, one international chef will be teamed up with some of Costa Rica’s best local chefs to provide a unique culinary experience each day of the festival.  A rundown of the chefs is as follows:

Guest chefs 

Ariel Millaman (Chile) 

Cesar Zapata (Colombia/USA)

Gabriela Guaimare (Venezuela/Spain)

Mauricio Barbón (El Salvador/Peru) 

Néstor Sical (Guatemala) 

Pablo Díaz (Guatemala) 

Stephanie Bonnin (Colombia/USA)

Local Chefs

Andres Sandoval (El Gallo Rojo, CR) 

Diego Hernández (Sikwa/Francisca, CR) 

Gilberto Briceño (Las Catalinas, CR) 

Hugo Gutiérrez (Cala Luna/La Senda, Mexico/CR)

María Elena Espinosa (Guaitil, CR)

In addition to the dishes of our visiting chefs, Bonilla will also be teaming up with Maikol Acuña, executive chef of Alma de Amón in San Jose, to provide a solid menu of regional street food that festival-goers can sample each day of Ocaso. 

“In keeping with the culture and mission of Ocaso, we want all of our food to be locally sourced, organic, and purchased from sustainable farms,” stated Bonilla. “Our amazing international chefs will be displaying ancestral techniques in the preparation of their dishes. In striving to show respect for their local cuisine, it is important for us to provide them with the best products available – and to us that means organic and sustainable.”

Ocaso will also be taking over the kitchen at the Best Western Vista Villas where a daily menu of healthy breakfast, lunch and smoothies will be available. 

Furthering the vision of a holistic festival will be a group of international artists from the US and Costa Rica who will share their art during live painting exhibitions at the festival grounds from 11pm-2am every night.  Featured, internationally acclaimed Artists will include Brendan Cooney, Dan Buell, Diego Fournier, Hector Gordillo, Joseph Navarro, Marjorie Meplón, Sam Flores and Telopa Treloky.

Ocaso has quickly grown into a cornerstone in the world of underground electronic music festivals and this year will present major performers including 2019 DJ Award Winner for Melodic House and Techno Maceo Plex, 2019 DJ Award Breakthrough Artist winner Artbat,  Äme, Doc Martin, Justin Martin, Magdalena, and Shiba San.  Hosted on the iconic La Senda retreat grounds, festival goers will be treated to a mystical journey through Costa Rican beaches and jungles, all while experiencing an unforgettable week of transcendent music where DJ’s and fans from around the world can meld together to partake in the incredible energies of the land.

Shuttle service to La Senda will be provided from the official host hotel of the festival, Best Western Tamarindo each day starting at 5pm and will return trips will be available until 30 minutes after each night ends.  Shuttles cost one token each way. Tokens for shuttles, concessions and more can be purchased at will-call which will be located poolside at Best Western every day from 11am – 2am, as well as on-site at La Senda. With intermittent wifi at La Senda, festival runners strongly recommend purchasing tokens at the Best Western before traveling to the main event venue.  

For more information, DJ line-ups, tickets, and more visit www.OcasoFestival.com, and follow them on Instagram @OcasoFestival and Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/ocasofestival/. Tickets may be purchased at http://www.tixr.com/groups/ocaso/events/ocaso-underground-music-festival-16719

About Ocaso Underground Music Festival (www.OcasoFestival.com

Ocaso Festival is an underground electronic music festival in Tamarindo, Costa Rica. A destination festival, Ocaso is one of the most unique festivals in the world.  With musical areas located poolside, on the beach, and deep in the jungle, the festival promotes a single-stage experience, having only one performance at a time. Set in Tamarindo, Ocaso’s home base is a surfing paradise, known for good vibes and a bourgeoning electronic music scene.

Ocaso Underground Music Festival, Costa Rica, Tamarindo, 360 MAGAZINE, La Senda Retreat

Ocaso Festival

OCASO UNDERGROUND MUSIC FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES TALENT LINEUP AND RETURN TO COSTA RICA JANUARY 9th-13th 2020

DJ Line-Up to Feature Maceo Plex, Äme, Doc Martin, Justin Martin, Magdalena, Shiba San, Seth Troxler and Artbat Among Others!

The Ocaso Underground Music Festival, is set to return to Costa Rica for the fourth year in a row and announced today its long awaited powerhouse musical line-up. With featured performers to include 2019 DJ Award Winner for Melodic House and Techno Maceo Plex, 2019 DJ Award Breakthrough Artist winner Artbat, Äme, Doc Martin, Justin Martin, Magdalena, and Shiba San, 2020 attendance is expected to exceed the roughly 4,000 ticket holders in 2019.  The festival will be held January 9th – the 13th at the La Senda Retreat, in Tamarindo, CR.  Tickets may be purchased HERE.

Ocaso has quickly grown into a cornerstone in the world of underground electronic music festivals.  With musical areas located poolside, on the beach, and deep in the jungle, the event is one of the most unique destination music experiences in existence today.  Hosted on the iconic La Senda retreat grounds, festival goers are treated to a mystical journey through Costa Rican beaches and jungles, all while experiencing an unforgettable week of transcendent music where DJ’s and fans from around the world can meld together to partake in the incredible energies of the land.

“Our philosophy has always been based around great music, great food, and positive vibes in a setting that was literally built on physical principles specifically aimed at fostering positive energy,” stated Ocaso Underground Music Festival Founder Devin Ellis.  “As we continue to grow in our fourth year, we have built an amazing line-up of talent who will all perform on one stage.  Any performer listed on our site will be viewable to ticket holders.  We couldn’t be more excited to return to to Costa Rica and this amazing community that has treated us so well over the years.”

The 74 acre La Senda grounds, known for exuding serenity and tranquility, holds the world’s largest labyrinth that was built using a scared geometrical design aimed at boosting flows of positive energy.  The labrynth will be the site for the festivals amphitheater as well as the majority of events.  From the vibrant beauty of the forest and the extended paddock to the colorful diversity of flora and abundance of wildlife, the soothing caress of the labyrinth’s energy field and the nurturing presence of all our domestic animals, there is an unspoken energy that words cannot grasp.

For more information, DJ line-ups, tickets, and more visit www.OcasoFestival.com, and follow them on Instagram @OcasoFestival and Facebook

About Ocaso Underground Music Festival

Ocaso Festival is an underground electronic music festival in Tamarindo, Costa Rica. A destination festival, Ocaso is one of the most unique festivals in the world.  With musical areas located poolside, on the beach, and deep in the jungle, the festival promotes a single-stage experience, having only one performance at a time.  Set in Tamarindo, Ocaso’s home base is a surfing paradise, known for good vibes and a bourgeoning electronic music scene.

CIRCOLOCO × BABA BEACH CLUB × THAILAND

Circoloco debuts in Southeast Asia
at Baba Beach Club in Thailand

On Saturday January 19th 2019, Circoloco will arrive in Thailand for a one-off event at the award-winning Baba Beach Club in Phuket, with an extensive lineup including Seth Troxler, Nic Fanciuli, Peggy Gou, Richy Ahmed, wAFF, Serge Devant & more.

This marks the first time that Circoloco has hosted an event in Southeast Asia, and perfectly coincides with their 20th anniversary. They’ll be bringing their iconic sound to award-winning luxury hotel Baba Beach club, conveniently tucked away from the hustle and bustle of Phuket.

Working with local communities and supporting local artists, this collaboration aims to create a space where the international and local music scenes converge,  contributing to the development of Thailand’s underground music scene.

The vision is to bring both sustainability and music to the forefront, invoking mindfulness for the environment and our natural surroundings, through the use of eco-friendly and biodegradable materials throughout the event.

About Circoloco //

The Circoloco name has been internationally recognized since its launch in 1999 and has grown to become one of Ibiza’s most iconic parties and innovators. In fact, it’s known in the industry as “a rite of passage” for anyone in Ibiza as well as stars of the underground music scene. The brand has a global cult following of highly loyal music lovers, having hosted almost every notable name in house and techno worldwide. Now in its 20th year, this global brand has travelled the globe and is incoming to Thailand for the very first time.

Website: www.circolocoibiza.com/

Facebook: www.facebook.com/circolocoibiza

Instagram: www.instagram.com/circolocoibiza

About Baba Beach Club //

Baba Beach Club Phuket is an exclusive beach club hotel and private residences, managed & developed by award-winning Sri panwa. Offering resort-style living with a 200 unspoiled white sandy beach located on a 42 rai beachfront on Natai beach, just 20 minutes north of Phuket International Airport. Designed in a unique Chino-Portuguese Shanghai Tang style with a collection of luxury pool suites and private beachfront pool villas creating an undeniable at-home vibe. The music lovers hotel is exclusively powered by Funktion-One sound system with an imitable music program, having welcomed Nicole Moudaber together with BE-AT.tv, Be Svendsen, Shaded, YokoO, D’Julz, Heidi, and many more.

EVENT //

Location: Baba Beach Club Phuket

Date: Saturday 19th January 2019

Time: 2pm – 2am

Shuttle Service: 12pm – until late *Advance bookings are recommended

TICKETING //

http://www.bababeachclub.com/phuket/event/circoloco/     http://www.residentadvisor.net/events/1184957

VENUE //

Baba Beach Club Phuket

88 Moo 5 Khok Kloi, Takua Thung, Phang-Nga 82140, Thailand

http://goo.gl/maps/F8jcubmjCvk§

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