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Splashing Into Summer With House in the Desert

There’s nothing quite like the feeling of being in the desert, especially when you combine the magic of that arid space with some of the biggest names, established and up and coming – in the electronic music scene. Our weekend began with a beautifully scenic drive to Palm Springs. It was easy to pack for,… Read more »

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Lightning in a Bottle 2016 – Huge Done Right

Do you believe in magic? If you’ve ever been to Lightning in a Bottle, there’s a pretty decent chance that you do. Lightning in a Bottle is epic. It’s huge. It’s vast. It’s challenging. It’s breathtaking. It’s beautiful. It’s exciting. It’s exhausting. It’s rejuvenating. It’s colorful. It’s fun as all hell. And It’s magical. Truly… Read more »

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Further Future – A Portal for Progressive Connections & Creativity

  On a brick red desert expanse surrounded by mountains just beyond Las Vegas, a few of my closest friends and I discovered a portal for inspiration, progressive connection, and authentic musical performances. Of course, these opportunities came with obstacles and mishaps but we can’t really expect a utopian future – mostly at a festival… Read more »

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Lucidity Love Me Long Time

It’s almost a blur now. The crisp Pacific air is just a memory that gave a cool kiss to my sun soaked skin. Oh California you make love to me every time I’m in you and god it’s good! You caress me with that sweet smell of eucalyptus as soon as I get far enough… Read more »

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Desert Hearts Will Ruin Your Life

If the most advanced, intelligent alien species ever to exist were to observe Desert Hearts, they would probably go insane. It would probably be a display of the most confusing human activity they ever witnessed. If they were to set up camp and join us on the dance floor, however, they would probably experience one… Read more »

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Serenity Gathering 2016 – Welcome Back

Serenity Gathering once again kicked the West Coast transformational festival season off with— well, not a bang… more like a subtle howl at the moon, and this time in beautiful Joshua Tree. It was the festival’s third venue change in as many years, but the last-minute change was seemingly a blessing in disguise. The desert… Read more »

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CRSSD Festival – House & Techno on the San Diego Waterfront

The sun, the sound, the craft beers! CRSSD Festival returned to Waterfront Park in San Diego on March 5-6 for the Spring edition of their 2-day, 21+ techno-heavy music festival, and it was a great way to start the season off. I arrived a bit late on Saturday, caught a couple sets, and met some great people. I… Read more »

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WONDERFRUIT, THAILAND’S PREMIERE ECO-FRIENDLY, GLOBALLY CONSCIOUS FESTIVAL, RETURNS FOR TRIUMPHANT SECOND YEAR

PATTAYA Chonburi, Thailand – After a hugely successful inaugural year, Wonderfruit made a triumphant return to the Fields at Siam Country Club in Pattaya, Thailand, transforming the fields into an oasis and delivering a feast for the senses. From December 17 to 20, 2015, Asia’s cross-cultural, sustainability-driven festival destination combined an international cadre of world-class musical… Read more »

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Symbiosis Gathering 2015 – Simply the Best

Words & Photos by Babak Haghighi – This was the One. The one everyone was talking about all year. All summer. All festival season. The one not to be missed. The one for the books. The one made of legends. The perfect send-off for Summer, and the climactic conclusion of the 2015 festival season. Symbiosis… Read more »

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Northern Nights 2015 – Everything a NorCal Fest Should Be

[This story is also published on LostinSound] — There’s something special about Northern Nights. It’s not exactly tangible. It’s not something you can really explain. But there’s just something special about it, and everyone who goes knows it. What was my personal favorite festival of 2014 came back even stronger this year, with perfectly executed… Read more »