Do LaB just released a new teaser video for its inaugural house and techno-focused camping festival, Woogie Weekend, taking place July 17 to July 19, 2015 at Oak Canyon Park in Silverado, CA. The video showcases shots of the vibrant, prismatic Woogie Stage from Do LaB’s Lightning in a Bottle, soundtracked by music from festival performers Gigamesh and French Express’ Jonas Rathsman. Do LaB’s carefully curated lineup is also highlighted in a roundup of the Top 7 International Artists playing at the festival.
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Although the Woogie is best known as the house and techno-centric stage at Lightning in a Bottle, the stage’s sound and vibe are inclusive of dance music’s diverse plethora of sounds. From disco to tropical grooves and progressive, the stage is beloved for its stellar roster of local and international talent. This year the magic and good vibes of the festival blossom as the Woogie concept comes full force with its own inaugural festival, Woogie Weekend. Taking the opportunity to source some of the most well-respected and innovative acts from around the globe, Woogie Weekend will feature all your favorite acts for a rare and intimate festival soiree.
Alongside local legends, the Woogie Weekend includes many global pioneers in the dance music community, including Swede Jonas Rathsman, the UK’s Nick Warren, Berlin-based Camea, Berghain resident Marcel Fengler, Moscow’s Gorje Hewek & Izhevski, the UK’s Just Be (Bushwacka!), and Spain’s Pig & Dan. Together this crew of electronic renegades bring a wealth of sonic styles, including everything from house and techno, to progressive, experimental, ambient and many more.
For more information on each of these acts, visit the Woogie Weekend website or see below.
Returning to Lightning in a Bottle’s 2010-2012 venue, Woogie Weekend is conveniently located in Orange County, between Los Angeles and San Diego at Oak Canyon Park in Silverado, CA.
Tickets for Full Weekend, Boutique Camping, and All Access passes can be purchased here and start at $135.
Woogie Weekend’s Top 7 International Acts:
At 18, Jonas Rathsman began organizing and throwing parties in Gothenburg, Sweden’s second largest city. Quickly rising through the ranks of the city’s underground, the Swede caught the attention of world-renowned label, French Express and the rest is history. His production. His production and DJing style is a genre-defying blend of progressive house, layered tech melodies, and deep, soulful vibes.
As one of the most widely respected DJs, Nick Warren’s long-spanning career began in the UK in 1998 chasing the waves of growing waves of underground house music. He has worked closely with Jody Wisternoff and released a staggering amount of music on Global Underground and Hope Recordings (whom he heads A&R for), and is also one part of duo Way Out West. Expect a set of deft musicality with waves of driving percussion and melody.
Born and raised a classical/jazz pianist, Berlin-based Camea got her start collecting records and experimenting with electronic music in the late 90′s. She is currently signed to Bpitch Control, one of the world’s premiere underground labels. Camea’s sound is described as a colorful yet elegant blend of Seattle cool meets Brooklyn edge meets Berlin chic, all underscored by the impeccable finesse of a classically trained musician.
Techno is Berlin DJ/producer resident Marcel Fengler’s “definitive and concentrated passion”. Not surprisingly, his dark and confrontational style is right at home at the legendary Berghain, where he is a resident. A producer on Osgtut Ton and creator of the IMF label, he is a mover and shaker not just in Berlin but in the greater worldwide techno scene. Fengler’s style captures the relentless pulse of his beloved genre but melds elements of ambient, electronica and the uniquely ‘Berghain sound’.
Gorje Hewek & Izhevski
Hailing from Moscow, Gorje Hewek & Izhevski are quickly rising in the realms of house and techno. As members of Moscow’s gold mine label, Shanti Moscow, they’ve put out a number of dreamlike, progressive releases. In that vein, the duo have recently become two key players in Lee Burridge’s signature All Day I dream label/parties. Their sound is a complementary balance between the serene and experimental, and the two are unafraid to delve into dark basslines and off-the-grid examples.
Spawned from the illegal underground scene, UK electronic pioneer Just Be’s ever evolving identity landed him a 14 year residency at London’s legendary club, The End, and worldwide recognition. He retains roots in the London scene where he curates massive warehouse parties. The anarchic environment from which he came spawned an ethos of total creative freedom and a sound friendly to many genres including house, techno, breakbeats, downtempo, and ambient.
This duo met serendipitously on a flight to Spain in 1999. Recognizing a mutual ethos, they began a musical partnership which also included their powerhouse label, ELEVATE. Drawing from influences in an era of old fashioned production techniques, their eclectic background produces a sound which channels dark house and high-energy techno, whilst infusing their signature non-linear style with twisted and experimental breakdowns.
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