[Review] Splash House. June 2016

We heard that Splash House was one of the best pool parties in the world so it seemed completely necessary to make the journey from Santa Monica to Palm Springs. I am incredibly glad we made the trip because it was a gloomy, rainy weekend in LA and the clouds were covering the sky until about 10 miles west of Palm Springs. As we pulled up to the Riviera Hotel in Palm Springs and heard the infectious music bumping in the background, I knew it was going to be a top shelf weekend. I just had that feeling. We checked in and snagged our media bands and off we went to explore the grounds. The Riviera pool was packed with smiling people, dancing around, splashing each other with incredible pool floats including some fly white swans, a giant pink pig, and my personal favorite a huge t rex. The tiki pool was really cool as well and I liked being able to explore the other stage options. In my opinion the music at Saguaro pool was much better and the shuttle was easy enough to get us back and forth, so we cruised over to Saguaro in the afternoon. Water was provided and everything ran very smoothly throughout the weekend.

The takeaway message for me was the beautiful reminder of why we love this music business so much and the answer is very simple. It brings amazing people together, no matter the color, race, or religion. We all love great dance music and music is the universal religion. The SBB team cruised out just the two of us and we ran into an amazing group of friends that we didn’t plan on seeing and had the best time possible. Drinks were shared, laughs were had, swims were taken, and lots of dance offs went down! We soaked in the beautiful sun rays and top notch music all weekend. This music is an escape for us, it is a time where we can come together and enjoy ourselves, take some deep breaths and forget about all the stresses life brings.

Big thank you to infamous PR and to Splash House for an amazing weekend, we truly had a fantastic weekend and highly suggest it to everyone in August! Can’t wait for round two. LETS GO

 

Splash House: Palm Springs. June 10-12

SplashHouse returns to Palm Springs June 10-12 and August 5-7 for its fourth year of sun-swept pool-side days and deep dark Desert nights. The boutique festival has earned itself a reputation as a singular taste making stop for live acts and DJs on the Summer festival circuit, and one hell of a party.

This year’s intimate showcase features global underground titans Gorgon City, Guy Gerber, Justin Martin, Lee Foss, Bondax, MK, Kidnap Kid, and Redlight plus crossover specialists ODESZA (DJ Set), Snakehips, Hudson Mohawke, and Jai Wolf as well as rising stars like Billy Kenny, Cut Snake, Bearson, Jerry Folk, and many more.

The Air Museum After hours was undoubtedly one of last year’s festival highlights, and SplashHouse will return to the Palm Springs Air Museum for its late night programming this summer. Dancing under the warm desert night sky, amidst the hulls of the museum’s vintage aircraft combines for one of California’s most unique party settings. The Air Museum by night lineup will feature the live electronic mastery of Flight Facilities, RUFUS DU SOL, Justin Jay & Friends, plus the mysterious Claptone. I am most excited for these 5 sets this weekend!

Odesza

Guy Gerber

Lee Foss

Justin Martin

Just Kiddin

[Review] Above & Beyond @ The Hollywood Bowl. (5/28)

I have always made the argument that electronic dance music producers (great ones, anyway) are our modern-day classical composers. The production of a piece from start to finish, whether on a laptop or scribbled on staff paper, requires musicality and technical knowledge. Translating the emotion of a song to an audience requires innate talent and passion for the music. Above & Beyond have always hypnotized us with their message and emotional transparency, and wear their hearts on their sleeves both in their studio productions and live performances. This past Saturday at The Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, the performance was about as live as you can get.

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The show was more exceptional than we could have ever imagined it to be, and we feel utterly grateful that we were able to witness this rare and unique event. I’d rather not refer to the performance as a “stripped down” version of their electronic pieces, but explain that instead we were let into that special place where the band’s pieces were born. The emotional grip that the lyrics and movements have on Above & Beyond fans everywhere was apparent in the tears and palpable joy emitting from the sold-out venue.

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Until next time!

 

New from Above & Beyond : “On My Way To Heaven” Acoustic

In advance of their sold-out show at the legendary Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles tomorrow night (May 28), Above & Beyond are pleased to share “On My Way To Heaven.” The song appears on their Acoustic II album coming out June 3.

A&B bring their ‘side project’ to the Hollywood Bowl for a historic concert where they will acoustically perform re-imagined versions of some of their biggest hits accompanied by a 34-piece orchestra.

[Throwback Thursday] Thing Called Love – Above and Beyond (The Remixes)

There’s a thing called love that we all forget,
And it’s a wasted love that we all regret.
You live your life just once
So don’t forget, forget about a thing called LOVE.

As we enter our long holiday weekend and head down to Florida to celebrate the marriage of two incredible friends, Mr. and Mrs. Scott Rosen, we are bumping the glorious sounds of a Thing Called Love.  The infamous Eye Party power couple, Sam and Scott, are saying #eyedo on Sunday and we couldn’t be more excited to witness and be a part of the magic ahead.  Join us in wishing this amazing, kind, brilliant, and beautiful duo everlasting love, laughter, and a happily ever after.

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Above and Beyond – “Thing Called Love” (The Remixes)

#ThrowbackThursday #RosensSayEyeDo

AVALON Presents : Jody Wisternoff, Eelke Kleijn, John Graham, Enzo Muro

This Saturday, after the Above & Beyond Acoustic show at The Hollywood Bowl, we are going to stop by and pay our respects to some amazing musicians/DJ’s. Jody Wisternoff, Eelke Kleijn, John Graham, and Enzo Muro are going to impress everyone with their beautiful musicality and fantastic tunes. We can’t wait for an absolutely gorgeous Saturday Evening in Los Angeles. Make a smart decision and join us!

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More info and Tickets HERE 

[Throwback Thursday] Urban Animal – Claude Von Stroke

Throwing back Claude VonStroke’s “Urban Animal” this Thursday… because it just never. gets. old.  Dirtybird’s melody and booming sub-bass in this one hits you deep in your soul.  A listen to this track transports us immediately to a Summer dance party in our minds.  Makes us flash back to our annual Dirtybird BBQ’s in Brooklyn, grooving with all our fellow urban animals.  This jam can even ignite your imagination into journeys far more extravagant, sending your psyche into other-worldy spaces…enjoy, bumpers!

Claude VonStroke – Urban Animal