Do LaB & Beats Antique Lightning in a Bottle Contest!

Lightning in a Bottle is right around the corner, and YOU have a chance to not only go, but perform live as well! Do LaB have announced that, in partnership with the Grand Artique, they will be offering one musician and one performer the chance to perform at Lightning in a Bottle alongside Beats Antique’s Lighting Orchestra.

This contest calls upon musicians and performers across North America to showcase their skills for a chance to win a Lightning in a Bottle Festival Pass and the opportunity to play a dream gig on the famed western frontier of the Grand Artique.To enter, fans must submit a video playing or performing to Beats Antique’s hit track “Beauty Beats.”With one of Lightning in a Bottle’s best lineups yet, winners will have the opportunity to showcase their talent amongst an eclectic assemblage of artists under the Grand Artique’s timelessly vintage stage design. Joining the Beats Antique Lightning Orchestra at the Grand Artique will be New York’s brasshouse trio Too Many Zooz, West Coast Rap icon Lyrics Born, seven piece funk and soul band Con Brio, festival scene favorites The California Honeydrops, Indie Folk Pop upstarts Shook Twins, Grand Artique mainstays The Herbert Bail Orchestra, and many more.

Submissions start April 10th and will continue through May 7th. Two winners total (1 musician & 1 performing artist) will be chosen by Beats Antique, Grand Artique, and Do LaB on the basis of musical ability, originality, vibe, and showmanship to perform at LIB 2018!

Grand Prize

  • Performing live at LIB with Beats Antique Lightning Orchestra at the Grand Artique Stage
  • 1 LIB 4-Day Festival Pass for 1st Place Musician
  • 1 LIB 4-Day Festival Pass for 1st Place Performance Artist

Contest Qualifications

  • Submit an original video of you playing “Beats Antique – Beauty Beats”
  • Must be 18+ years of age to enter
  • Contest open to North Americans only
  • Travel & Accommodations are not included
  • Must be available to play at Lightning in a Bottle Sunday, May 27th  2:30-4am(technically Sunday but really Saturday late night set) on Grand Artique’s stage
  • Submissions and voting close at 11:59pm PDT on Monday, May 7th.
  • Winner Announced on Friday, May 11th at 2pm.

For More Info Visit:http://lightninginabottle.org/beatantiquecontest/

Submission Form:http://lightninginabottle.org/forms/view.php?id=49864

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Wobbleland in SF: Festival Review

Another successful year for Vital Event’s Wobbleland!

Last weekend I attended Wobbleland at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, a music festival that highlights bass music. They produced an outstanding lineup with artists like Rezz, Bauuer, Feed Me, Troyboi, Rusko and so many more. To accommodate for the packed lineup, there were two stages inside Bill Graham, one in the main area and another in the lounge. It only took a couple minutes to walk from each stage, so we were able to get from artist to artist quickly and without missing any of the music! Another benefit to the event’s new location, which was previously held in San Jose, was the increase in attendance. Despite the increase of attendees, there was still so much space to get groovy and the dance floor was never overcrowded.

On the first night, I found myself going back and forth between the stages. Barely Alive back-to-back Virtual Riot (photo above) played a dubstep-heavy set to start off the night. And closing off the night was Minnesota, Troyboi, Midnight Tyrannosaurus, and Rusko who played some of his famous tracks like “Hold On” and “Somebody to Love”.

The second night I have to admit, I stayed at the main stage, but I did hear amazing reviews about the second stage. By recommendation, I checked out Matroda who played a healthy amount of Slim Shady remixes. Then Figure and Dack Janiels played back-to-back and brought their dubstep A-game. Following was Feed Me, an artist who was on my radar when I first started listening to electronic music, played an intense set with his art as the visuals. If you’re not interested in electronic music but you do like art, the man behind Feed Me, Jon Gooch does all his own art work and he has a collection of animated monsters that are definitely worth checking out. Closing the night was Baauer and then Rezz, who went from being the surprise name last year to headlining this past weekend. Rezz always impresses with her dark and heavy sets, she truly has a sound that is very unique to the electronic world.

Wobbleland was a success yet again, with easy event parking, quick lines, multiple bars, and TWO STAGES! I cannot wait to see what next year has in store, every year the event gets better and bigger. Here are two of my favorite tracks from the festival:

 

Hope to see you next year,
Shanee Dinay
aka DJ Crux

Wobbleland 2018
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Wobbleland 2018: Bay Area’s dose of EDM

For all our bass heads out there, the bay area festival Wobbleland is back this coming February with some exciting surprises. With the full lineup out today, I am excited to share with you all the reasons why you will not want to miss out on this year’s event.

This February 23rd and 24th, 2018, Wobbleland will feature DJs such as Troyboi, Rezz, Rusko, and Baauer along with many more influential dubstep and bass artists. I am looking forward to seeing Feed Me, a dubstep DJ from the UK, who I was first introduced to when I was just starting to explore electronic music as a young high school Sophomore. I was especially drawn to his songs Little Cat Steps and Strange Behavior. I am also looking forward to Matroda an artist I recently discovered through his song BO$$.

Among the artists performing are some Santa Cruz current and past residents including Minnesota and Partywave. You can check out the full lineup here:

In the next couple weeks, listen to KZSC Santa Cruz 88.1 FM on your dial for an opportunity to win some tickets to the event. You can also go to ticketmaster to get your tickets to the show!

This year Wobbleland is moving up north to the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco. You can find all the information you need about the event in the links below.

Hope to see you there,
Shanee aka DJ Crux

Wobbleland 2018
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Lightning in a Bottle 2018

One of my favorite music events of the year is back this Memorial Day weekend in Bradley, California. Lightning in a Bottle has hosted KZSC for the past two years and this year it has returned with an amazing lineup. I remember walking through The Quarry after my mentorship with DJ Abraham of KZSC’s Strictly Rockers and running into a free concert held by the talented Anderson .Paak and The Free Nationals in 2015. Now three years later, Anderson .Paak is headlining Lightning in a Bottle this May 23rd to 28th, 2018!

The lineup this year includes Zhu, Griz, The Glitch Mob, Sofi Tukker, Walker & Royce and so many other talented acts. Along with the three main stages, the festival also has four bars throughout the grounds that house incredible DJ acts all night long to keep you grooving and moving.

Lightning in a Bottle also brings in wonderful speakers that offer talks and discussions, workshops, yoga, and wellness and healing sessions. My favorite is The Learning Kitchen where you can learn about different foods to nourish your body in both ancient and modern kitchen traditions. There are over 150 activities available that begin Thursday and conclude Monday May 28th.

To learn more about Lightning in a Bottle visit lightninginabottle.org and check out the Experience tab to read about the various actives offered.

Hope to see you there,
Shanee aka DJ Crux

Lightning in a Bottle & The Do Lab
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QUEEN BEATS PRESENTS JANUARY 13TH, 2018

Queen Beats Presents @ The Catalyst Saturday, 1/13/18 hosted by DJ Jinx/DJ Kaviar/DJ Spex!

KZSC’s own Queen Beats is coming at you ~LIVE~ with an all female hip hop show right here in Santa Cruz. Queen Beats is bringing you five female MCs from the bay: Wani Got the Juice, Trippy Talii, Preshly Relevant, So Vicious, and Ally Cocaine— plus DJ sets from Queen Beats DJs themselves.
Don’t miss this rare opportunity to hear the future voices of hip hop right here in Santa Cruz! Get your tickets now!

Tickets are $10 advance/$12 at the door

Doors open at 8pm and music will start promptly at 8:30!

Ally Cocaine:
https://soundcloud.com/user-626951440

Phreshly Relevant: 
https://soundcloud.com/koolkiid32

Trippy Talii: 
https://soundcloud.com/user-503713035/

Wani got the Juice: 
https://soundcloud.com/wanigotthejuice/

So Vicious: 
https://open.spotify.com/artist/7ieURTJMnUc15fAuqW6yyc

For any questions or additional information, contact hiphop@kzsc.org

For more information on the show, click here: Don’t miss out!

 

Get your tickets here !!

 

UCSC Athletics: Women’s Basketball Tournament 12/19-12/21/17

The UCSC Women’s Basketball team hosts the annual Slug Basketball Winter Classic @ Kaiser Permanente Arena (KP) in Downtown Santa Cruz on December 19th to December 21st! To get to the game,take any Santa Cruz Metro Bus to the Santa Cruz Metro Center, then walk two blocks to KP, (this is the last home tournament for year of 2017), For more information on the tournament, visit GoSlugs.com#GoSlugs