Dirtybird Campout: Summer Camp in October

Miss the days of tie dying, tug of rope, color wars, and the anticipated talent show? Dirtybird Campout was all that and more.

This past weekend, October 6th – 8th, the South Shore of Lake San Antonio became the home of the 2017 Dirtybird Campout. A music festival founded by Claude VonStroke that aimed to provide a weekend summer camp experience combined with music from all your favorite DJs.

Upon entering the festival, each attendee received a bandana representing their team for the weekend. Everyday games and competitions were held and if your team won, you would be that much closer to winning the color wars.

Games included bike races, dodgeball, and volleyball along with some summer camp classics, the 3-legged race, water balloon toss, capture the flag and so much more. On top of that there was also yoga and dance all weekend.

(photo by: Watchara)

The music started at 11am and went way past midnight. Every artist brought their own style into their set. The artists representing the Dirtybird family at the festival included Claude VonStroke himself, Justin Martin, Shiba San, Walker & Royce, Christian Martin, and so many more. We even got to witness a set from Barclay Crenshaw himself (aka Claude) who played a hip-hop-trap heavy set on Saturday night.

(photo by Juliana Bernstein)

The weekend was definitely one for the books. With the cabin themed stage decorations, to the Bunk House Bar, if you like to listen to house in a tree house Dirtybird Campout is the festival for you.

See you all next year
– DJ Crux

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Top Songs for Dirtybird Campout: October 2017

Dirtybird Campout this year is bigger and better than ever and has found a new home in Bradley, California! Join the camping adventure with us this October 6th – 8th. The festival takes place at the San Antonio Campgrounds, just a two hour drive from our home in Santa Cruz. The campgrounds are home to the house music festival and everything you need to know can be found in this guide.

This year Dirtybird Campout has added a second stage and expanded its lineup which includes Will Clarke, Kill Frenzy, Shiba San, Mija, Bleep Bloop and many more! Get ready for an action packed weekend full of bike races, arts & crafts, dodgeball, and more, then prepare to dance through the night with some grooving beats.

Here is a list of some of our top songs from the artists performing at the festival this year:

The Dirtybird Campout experience would not be the same without you there. More information on the event can be found at the Dirtybird Campout website. We hope to see you all there!

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RIZ aka RSD is reppin’ KZSC @ Hiero Day 9.4.17!

DJ RIZ aka DJ RSD will be heading to Hiero Day 2017 on behalf of KZSC! More information on the event can be found at the HieroDay website. Riz hopes to see you all there!

Dirtybird Campout is moving North

After two years in Southern California, Dirtybird Campout is moving up North this year making the festival only a 2 hour drive down from Santa Cruz county! The location has moved to the south section of Lake Antonio in the San Antonio Campgrounds and will take place October 6th – 8th. Festival attendees will be able to enjoy the weekend’s music while cooling down in the beautiful blue lake. The new campground promises more trees and ample space for new games, activities, and double the music lineup.

Dirtybird is an independent electronic music record label founded by Claude VonStroke in 2005. The label is based out of Los Angeles, California with house producers specializing in tech funk and bass house. This year, the festival is headlined by the record label’s founder, Claude VonStroke, and also includes Dirtybird artists Justin Martin, Sacha Robotti, Kill Frenzy, Walker & Royce and many more!

The Dirtybird Campout experience is truly a unique one with an emphasis on being carefree and fun. More information on the event can be found at the DirtyBird Campout website. We hope to see you all there!

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RPM’s August Festival: HARD Summer

Destructo is back once again with a hot lineup to heat up your summer!

The event will be moving to the Glen Helen Amphitheater & Regional Park this year and will be taking place over the course of August 5th-6th. The location isn’t the only thing being updated; organizers will soon be delivering an update to the HARD Summer app. This is the 10th Anniversary of HARD, and they’re bringing back some HARD veterans for this year’s event. Not only are some of the biggest names in EDM playing, but huge Hip-Hop artists are hitting the stage as well. A small handful of these artists are Bassnectar, Justice, Kayzo, Migos, Rae Sremmurd, and Skepta! Like past years, there’s going to be five stages to host everyone: Green, Pink, Purple, Harder, and HARD.

Although tickets have already shipped, they’re still available for purchase through LiveNation! If you want a taste of the music before you attend, you can listen below through mixtapes artists have for the event. With an all new venue and world-class artists, KZSC is excited to see what surprises Destructo holds in store for the event.

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Lightning in a Bottle 2017: My Experience

This Memorial Day Weekend was yet another beautiful and unforgettable Lightning in a Bottle (LIB) event. Festival attendees started showing up on Wednesday to set up camp and feast their eyes on the giant lake bordering the festival grounds. And thanks to northern California’s recent rains, last year’s dry lake bed was now a home for hundreds of inflatables and a hand full of floating DJ structures.

The quick drive down from Santa Cruz was only two hours. I arrived Thursday afternoon and barely encountered any traffic while parking the car and setting up camp. Although the main stage music only began Friday, all the bars and smaller tents had music all day on Thursday for people to get their groove on. Thursday night included special guest DJ sets from Minnesota and Rufus Du Sol and of course many more!

The three main stages of LIB stood near the edge of the water giving the audience a surreal view of the beautiful DoLab architecture and a lake view. Friday’s music included Scotland producer Sam Gellaitry, recent SCMF performer TroyBoi, and Rufus Du Sol. Then as the weekend came in, so did the heat. Most festival attendees were in the lake listening to the Woggie stage, home to the finest house music. My Saturday favorites were Two Feet, Psymbionic (who brought out Minnesota!), Bob Moses, and Kaytranada. And Sunday’s best were Monolink, Big Wild, Bonobo, and …. bass-heavy Santa Cruz local Bassnectar!

During the day, I spent my time exploring the various activities and structures set up around the festival. Pirate ship ruins and giant hammock structures overlooked the lake for a nice spot to rest. Yoga began at sunrise and went until around 8 every night. Fancy restaurants offered themed dining and four course meals. Speakers and workshops, including The Learning Kitchen, provided opportunities for attendees to learn from each other and the amazing people that help make Lightning in a Bottle the well rounded festival that it is.

With no shortage of activities to experience and explore, Lightning in a Bottle will always be one of my top festivals. No matter where you are, no matter what time of the day, there were never any crowds and always plenty of music, artwork, and smiles around you.

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I’ll see you next year, Shanee.