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COMMUNITY: Official Lightning in a Bottle video and a message for 2012!

A message from our dear friends at Lightning in a Bottle:

Happy 2012! As we all embark on this exciting (and perhaps historic) new year, we would like to take a moment to share our intentions for the Do LaB community and Lightning in a Bottle festival. Whether prophesied, or simply the true state of affairs, our community, our nation, and our planet face great change at this particular moment in time. We invite you all to embrace this change and continue celebrating life and our incredible human spirit during these tumultuous times. Though our problems seem many, and solutions difficult, we must remember to approach them with grace, love and celebration for in this attitude lies our best way forward.

LIB has always been about discovering and enacting a different way of living. A way that is more in touch with the earth, with each other, and with ourselves. As the pace of change continues to accelerate all around us, and old ways of thinking begin to reach their logical and useful ends, LIB continues to expand its spiritual and educational aspects so that we, as a community, may boldly embrace and lead the way into this new world. The Temple of Consciousness will be bigger than ever this year and will include inspiring new structures for the yoga and meditation area, as well as the beautiful area for speakers and workshops in the heart of the Temple. At the same time, we have a music and performance lineup brewing (scheduled to be released in March) that could be our best yet and is sure to awaken the celebration of dance that we hold so dear.

We are so happy and proud of the way LIB has been able to continue to grow and mature, while continuing to preserve that indescribable vibe we have all come to love so much. We thank everyone that participates in this event, from the volunteers and the musicians, to the painters, builders, artists and crew, and especially to you for contributing to that feeling that makes everyone feel so welcome and happy to join us in capturing lightning in a bottle, year after year.

It is to all of you that understand and reinforce the intention of the festival that we offer our early bird discount tickets for 24 hours starting on Monday, January 16th at 7am. We can’t be absolutely sure, but all indications point to the festival becoming sold out earlier than ever before this year. We don’t want you, our valuable core of festival goers, to miss out on tickets this year. We want to see you smiling again, bringing your incredible energy and understanding to help us make Lightning in a Bottle 2012 our greatest year ever.

Thanks for reading and be sure to Rush n Get em!

LIB 2012 info page: Click Here

Rush n Get em pre-sale event: Share and RSVP Here

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WMC 2012 Inks Deal on Oceanside Beach Location

 WMC 2012 - March 16-25, 2012 - Winter Music Conference - Miami, FL

January 5, 2012 – South Florida, U.S.A.

WMC organizers have revealed the location for the 27th Annual Winter Music Conference program, March 16-25, 2012 in Miami Beach. WMC is building a modern custom-designed air-conditioned tent complex on the beach at 21st Street and Collins Avenue. “This is something WMC has been planning with the City of Miami Beach for a while,” explains WMC Co-Founder Louis Possenti. “There is no greater opportunity than the flexibility to design this structure specifically to suit the needs of the WMC participants and no better location than directly on the sand at the center of South Beach.”

WMC has teamed up with the 10th Annual Funkshion Fashion Week and Eventstar to design and build the temporary multi-use complex on the beach which will also serve as the Funkshion Fashion Week headquarters prior to the WMC opening dates.  “This partnership is a perfect fit given the synergy between music and fashion,” explains Louis Possenti.  “Funkshion Fashion Week is a quality event with a long track record of programming on Miami Beach.  As part of this partnership WMC will be programming additional events related to fashion and music during its opening weekend.”

The WMC Housing Bureau has partnered with numerous hotels at a variety of price points surrounding the Beachplex’s central location on South Beach. These include The Catalina, The Palms, The Tradewinds, The Riviera, Circa 39 and the Grand Beach which are offering discounted rates while inventory lasts for WMC 2012 delegates. For special WMC delegate rates, rooms must be booked through the WMC Housing Bureau at www.WinterMusicConference.com.

Currently the WMC industry badge is being offered at a promotional Registration rate of $345 ($140 off the Walk-Up rate) until January 11, 2012. Registration includes access to panels, seminars, featured Q & A’s, the 27th Annual IDMAs, WMC official poolside events, South Beach Sessions, Record Collectors Show, WMC Rocks, trade show & exhibits, workshops (with the exception of the Remixing and Editing Workshops), DJ Spin-Offs, VJ Challenge as well as complimentary or reduced admission to WMC official and sanctioned events for the full ten days of programming.

Marketing opportunities are currently discounted by 20% through January 20, 2012. WMC is also accepting applications, inquiries and requests for panels and workshops, DJ Spin Off, VJ Challenge, showcasing and events.

A variety of WMC 2012 sponsorship opportunities are available within and surrounding the Beachplex.

About Winter Music Conference
During the annual Winter Music Conference in Miami Beach, more than 500 industry gatherings, performance events, exhibits, seminars and workshops boast one of the most sought-after aggregations of legendary and emerging artists to be found in the world.  A pivotal platform for the advancement of the industry, WMC attracts over 1,400 artists, music industry delegates from 70 countries and over 100,000 event attendees each year.

WMC Logo 2012 - Winter Music Conference - Miami, FL

WinterMusicConference.com

New Year’s Eve 2012 Afterhour Parties in LA

New Year’s Eve 2012 Afterhour Parties in Los Angeles

With so much to do this New Year’s Eve, it can be a TOUGH decision to figure out your plans. For one thing, most of the Los Angeles massives have traveled outside of the city to Orange County, and given that enough promotion has gone into getting the word out about events like Together As One and White Wonderland, I won’t focus on those events here.

For those who want to experience a true all-night party (especially after you’ve been dancing all night with yours truly on the decks!), here are the top 3 events going on past sunrise and into the morning light:

1)      John Digweed at Avalon, Hollywood. Click here for details

2)      Psy-Tribe’s New Years Eve Party at Humming Bird Nest Mansion, Simi Valley. Click here for details.

3)      Afterhours at Ecco, Hollywood. Click here for details.

Or you can just stay home and play by yourself all night…

UPDATED: Psy-Tribe’s New Year’s Eve Party 2012 at Humming Bird Nest Mansion, Simi Valley

New Year’s Eve ’til New Year’s Day. Bring in the new year with the only psy-trance party in LA going strong ALL weekend at an incredible, luscious venue surrounded by nature!

Updated 12/28/11:

Regular tickets are SOLD OUT but we have arranged to release 100 VIP tickets.

VIP event entry tickets for non ticket holders are $100 (includes ticket and vip area pass): http://bit.ly/VIP_event_entry_ticket

VIP area passes for current ticket holders are $30 here:
http://bit.ly/VIP_area_access

You are the first to know! We are extending this info to our personal list before releasing it to the public… we will be posting this info on facebook at 6pm today…

VIP Passes include access to a separate villa on the property overlooking the event that has real bathrooms with flush toilets, a large fire place to stay warm, complimentary food and plenty of seating.  You can see photo’s of the VIP area here: http://greensector.com

Everyone who gets a VIP Pass will be entered in a drawing to win a ticket to the Symbiosis Gathering solar eclipse festival in 2012!  http://symbiosispresents.com

NEW ADDITIONS to the EVENT
We’ve just added a live performance by PHADROID and HUMAN EXPERIENCE!
New Art installations By OTIC OASIS http://oticoasis.org and a 30 foot dome by DOME GUYS
GREEN TRUCK is now coming with their fresh, organic food to feed us all!

Come join us for the first sunrise of 2012!

This Saturday, December 31st -  January 1st, 2012

“NEW YEARS 2012” at the Humming Bird Nest Mansion
http://hummingbirdnestranch.com/sitetour.html

*Magnetic Field*  hosted by Green Sector, Psytribe & TK
Live Sets by:
JUNO REACTOR  (Metropolis, UK)
SONIC SPECIES  (Alchemy Recs, UK)
M-THEORY (Alchemy Recs, UK)
WICKED HAYO  (Night Oracle Recs, Belgium)
TOM COSM  (New Zealand)
ZENTRIX (Digital Garden, Canada)
DJ Sets by:
BARAKUDA  (Psytribe)
SPYROS  (Caliphonic)
TERRAKROMA (oysterville)
GATTO MATTO (green sector)
NIC ARAGON  (Terrakroma)
SWELL  (Tessera Recs)
MANNY (green sector)

*Electric Field*  hosted by Temple of Visions
BIRD OF PREY – addictech records
PHADROID Live Performance with HUMAN EXPERIENCE – androidjones.com
QUADE – ball of wax
OSCURE – space island / LABA
PATRICIO – do lab / space island / LABA
IMAGIKA – temple of visions / space island
BARTEK – quade / bartek industries
BIM TIM – quade / space island
DELA – moontribe
EASTERN SUN – ball of wax / soul resonance
A.SUN – space station
MAGGIE – moontribe

*Supreme Courtyard*  hosted by Tropical
ADNAN SHARIF (tropical, forward, sf)
ANDROID CARTEL (viva, sketchbook, riff raff, la)
BEN ANNAND (tropical, moontribe, la)
BRAD (moontribe, la)
JESSE WRIGHT (pocket underground, la)
WILLY (electronarcosis, la)
JOPLIN (pork and beats, la)
LUCAS (distantbeat, la)
ORNETTE (family room/sf bay area)

*Live Painters hosted by Temple of Visions*
Michael & Violet Divine
Mear One
Orion
John Park
Christopher Ulrich
Radhika Hersey
Patrick Moran
Jordan B Nice

*Atmospherics*
Symbiotic Creations
Temple of Visions
Otic Oasis
Dome Guys

*Tickets*
Regular tickets are sold out but we have arranged to release 100 VIP tickets.

VIP event entry tickets for non ticket holders are $100 (includes ticket and vip area pass): http://bit.ly/VIP_event_entry_ticket

VIP area passes for current ticket holders are $30 here: http://bit.ly/VIP_area_access

*Event Info*
-Doors open 6pm Saturday – 2pm Sunday afternoon…a before and afterparty in One!
-21+ only
-Heaters and Fire pits all around for your night time toastiness
-Secure free parking for 2 or more per car. single occupant cars will pay $10. Please carpool! RV’s/Motorhomes are $75
-Get there early and set up a tent, and grab that close parking.  Full access to your car all night with enough parking for everyone, right onsite. check out the stage placement, parking & camping areas on this map:
http://bit.ly/NewYears2012Map

*The Bar*
the best part, BYOB! We will not be selling alcohol but you are free to bring your own. The operative word being Free ;)  Bring your own cups and ice. Ice chests are welcome but the venue has asked that we not have glass bottles.
So get them beers in a can! All parking and camping is within a few hundred feet of the stages so you will have easy access to your things.

*Food*
THE GREEN TRUCK is coming out to provide the best meals for vegatarians and meat eater alike.
Fresh organic amazing food, check out their menu here: http://bit.ly/Green_Truck_Menu

*Location*
Humming Bird Nest Ranch
2940 Kuehner Drive
Simi Valley, CA 93063-5401
Google Map: http://bit.ly/Directions_for_2012
just 20 minutes north of LA near the 118 and 405 freeways

Check out the amazing photos of the location here: http://hummingbirdnestranch.com/sitetour.html

Marquee Nightclub One-Year Anniversary with AVICII on January 2, 2012

AVICII
Marquee Nightclub One-Year Anniversary
MARQUEE MONDAYS

January 2nd, 2012

Marquee Nightclub at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas celebrates its one-year anniversary with a special DJ set by GRAMMY Award nominee AVICII on Monday, January 2, 2012. After a thrilling inaugural year bringing in the world’s best talent to dominate the dancefloor, Marquee continues the tradition with its exclusive Marquee Mondays for nightlife professionals and only the most hardcore fans.

In just one year, Marquee has led the electronic music charge in Las Vegas placing it on the global clubber’s destination map by bringing in the world’s best DJs for residencies (Above & Beyond, ATB, Benny Benassi, Chuckie, Dirty South, Erick Morillo, Kaskade, Markus Schulz, & Redfoo), special holiday weekends (Armin van Buuren, Dash Berlin, Fatboy Slim) and exclusive one-offs (Axwell, Avicii). Marquee makes you dance, one year at a time. Now get ready for an explosive year two with exciting new DJ residencies, along with some favorites returning in 2012.

Avicii, born Tim Bergling in Stockholm, was recently nominated for a Best Dance Recording GRAMMY for “Sunshine” (along with David Guetta) and landed at #6 on DJ Mag’s Top 100 DJs poll. He also released a new video for his current single “Le7els,” which has already conquered club charts worldwide, climbing to No.1 on the international Beatport chart and garnering over 20 million YouTube hits within the last year. It wasn’t long ago that the success of prior singles “Seek Bromance,” “Street Dancer” and “Fade Into Darkness” propelled this 22-year-old electronic music producer into the ranks of superstar DJs performing for massive crowds. Avicii has headlined such colossal events as Tomorrowland, Ultra Music Festival, Dance Valley, Street Parade, and IDentity festival, and performed on the mainstage at this year’s Electric Daisy Carnival. Now he’s ready to dominate 2012, starting at Marquee Nightclub.

General Admission tickets for AVICII are now on sale here.

Watch the music video for Avicii “Le7els”

Marquee Nightclub & Dayclub at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
3708 Las Vegas Blvd. South
Las Vegas, NV 89109
702.333.9000

For more information visit: www.marqueelasvegas.com
Twitter: twitter.com/marqueelv
Facebook: facebook.com/marqueelv
Subscribe on YouTube at: youtube.com/user/MarqueeLV

2-Day White Wonderland NYE Festival @ Anaheim Convention Center (CA)

If you haven’t already, add this to your list of incredible NYE events going down in Southern California! Headlining White Wonderland are Kaskade, Steve Angello, Paul van Dyk, Dada Life, and — one of my top picks for this year’s producers — Thomas Gold! 

2-Day White Wonderland NYE Festival @ Anaheim Convention Center (CA)

Tickets go ON SALE December 1, 2011

Insomniac is excited to kick off 2012 by inviting fans to attend an all-new 21+ music festival “White Wonderland.”  The two-day, all-white winter wonderland themed festival will take place at the Anaheim Convention Center on December 31, 2011, and January 1, 2012, and will feature world class headliners Kaskade and Steve Angello along with a dazzling display of magical effects and artists guaranteed to provide fans with a White Wonderland experience they won’t forget.

“I’m excited to be able to deliver an Insomniac New Year’s event to Southern California,” said Pasquale Rotella, CEO and founder of Insomniac Events. “Our fans have been asking for a New Year’s festival and I am thrilled to be producing an all-white event to introduce our newest festival brand, White Wonderland.”

White Wonderland will be a two-day 21+ event hosting a massive stage of music, theatrics and state-of-the-art production. Joining Kaskade to help Insomniac ring in the New Year will be Benny Benassi, Paul Van Dyk, and Dada Life. Joining Steve Angello to celebrate New Year’s Day 2012 with Insomniac will be AN21 & Max Vangeli, and Thomas Gold.

“With the White Wonderland theme comes an all-white dress code for our attendees to participate in,” added Rotella. “I’m looking forward to bringing the first grand-scale white party concept to the U.S. White party EDM events occur all over the world, and America deserves to have one too.”  Fans will be required to dress in all-white attire. For more information on the dress code policy, please visit www.whitewonderland.com as the date approaches.

Tickets for White Wonderland will be available in single-day or two-day packages with a VIP option and will go on sale on Thursday, December 1, 2011 at noon. Two-day General Admission tickets start at $140, with New Year’s Eve single-day tickets at $80 and New Year’s Day single-day tickets at $75. Two-day VIP tickets start priced at $250, while New Year’s Eve single-day VIP tickets are $150 and New Year’s Day single-day VIP tickets are $120.

The White Wonderland VIP Experience will include expedited entry, access to VIP viewing decks, a VIP lanyard, and two drink tickets on each day.

To purchase tickets and keep up with the latest announcements related to White Wonderland NYE, please visit www.whitewonderland.com

DETAILS:

  • White Wonderland, a two-day Insomniac New Year’s Celebration
  • Anaheim Convention Center
  • December 31, 2011 & January 1, 2012
  • Tickets On Sale Thursday, December 1, 2011
  • 21+ and White Attire Mandatory
  • 6 p.m. – 2 a.m. Saturday, 7 p.m. – 2 a.m. Sunday