Preview: Lightning in a Bottle Pre-Party (LA)


For those of you not already acquainted, Lightning in a Bottle is hands down one of the best festivals our team has ever been to. A hybrid blend between the surreal transformative festival and the party vibes of a massive music fest, LIB has come a long way in its 15 years of existence and can be best simplified as a mix between a mini Burning Man and Coachella. This year on top of the elegant art, unique and vibrant installations, and worldly workshops, some of the artists on the lineup include Flume, Odesza, Sbtrkt, Thomas Jack, Tycho, Griz, Bakermat, Panda Bear (Animal Collective), Lucent Dossier Experience, and Shiba San just to name a few.

With Lightning in a Bottle only 15 days away, there is much to be looking forward to in the festival world. However, for those of you who cannot contain your excitement, there’s an incredible string of events in the coming week or so known as the LIB Pre-Parties. Taking place in Los Angeles, Nevada City, and Santa Barbara, these Pre-Parties are the perfect warm up to the epicness that awaits you at LIB this memorial day weekend and a means to quell your festival anxiety.

Taking place at Club Nokia for its first time, the annual Lightning in a Bottle Pre-Party (Los Angeles) is looking massive this year. With a stacked lineup of talent featuring Justin Jay, Dimond Saints, Astronautica, Autograf, Coyote Kisses, G Jones, HOJ, KMLN, and Nominus, this event is shaping up to be one of the biggest party nights in the coming weeks. Music aside, the event is going to showcase a series of talented and unique vendors for all your transformative festival shopping needs, the Abun-Dance Bohemian Bazaar, and live painting throughout the evening by acclaimed artists Deanna Graves, Jordan Nice, Griffin One, Aly Timbuctustate, and Radhika Hersey.

For those of you itching to go, you can nab your tickets here, hurry though as tickets will run low as the event gets closer. More info on the event is provided below 🙂

For those of you desiring to go, but simply want an alternative option, we are having a TICKET GIVEAWAY for the event. In order to be entered for your chance to win a pair of tickets to check out the LIB Pre-Party Los Angeles this Saturday (May 9th), go to Facebook and:

1) Like Lightning in a Bottle and Electric Bare page
2) Join the Event
3) Share this post and tag 3 amazing people who would LOVE this event or LIB in the comments section!

Best of luck!




Lightning in a Bottle Pre-Party, Los Angeles

— Event Details —

May 9th 2015

Club Nokia
800 W Olympic Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90015


Astronautica · Autograf · Coyote Kisses · Dimond Saints · G Jones · HOJ · Justin Jay · KMLN · Nominus

A-Bun-Dance Bohemian Bazaar presented by
Grateful Generation

Tickets on sale now.


— About Lightning in a Bottle —

Lightning in a Bottle happens Memorial Day Weekend May 21st-25th 2015 at San Antonio Recreation Area in Bradley, CA. Join us at our brand new location for our best year yet! Tickets are now on sale:

— About the Artists —


22-year-old Los Angeles native Edrina K. Martinez is Astronautica, one of Alpha Pup Records’ newest artists. Bringing a unique style of lush electronica and a playful sense of exploration to the label, the young producer is a fresh face to the thriving local beat scene.

Quickly becoming addicted to the burgeoning beat sounds of the West Coast, Astronautica is now a full-fledged member of the movement. Her debut release on Alpha Pup Records is the dreamy LP Replay Last Night, a soothing instrumental album that glows warmly with intricate beats and a soulful sensibility.

Astronautica Soundcloud:

* * AUTOGRAF * *

Before the music, there was Future Soup. This was the first creation by Autograf, an eight-foot 500-pound sculpture. It’s an obsession with the Future and the limitless possibilities it holds. What started out as a desire to “make art,” turned into a curiosity to make music. This curiosity has set the Hype Machine charts ablaze hitting either the #1 or #2 spot five times for Autograf’s debut remix.

Autograf Soundcloud:


Coyote Kisses is the brainchild of two longtime childhood friends, Bryce Bresnan and Joseph Sussingham, both hailing from the landlocked city of Lakeland, Florida. While their earlier compositions genre jump through several varying dance categories, lately, the two have been producing harder and heavier tracks. Utilizing complex rhythmic techniques inspired from several glitch hop and dub step influences, Coyote Kisses has started producing what they see as the reconciliation of the two. While the music itself is difficult to categorize specifically, many have given it an aptly named pseudo-label: “glitch-step”.

Coyote Kisses Soundcloud:


Dimond Saints is the project of An-Ten-Nae & ReLeece whose intricate music defies categorization and is deeply rooted in electronic music, yet manages to maintain a organic presence. Heavy-hitting beats are fused with space walk synth lines in this futuristic take on the instrumental hip-hop sound, from this genre-defying duo. It is no wonder the press is already hailing them as the future of west coast electronic music, and comparing the duo to the likes of Flume, Cashmere Cat, and Ta-Ku.

Dimond Saints Soundcloud:

* * G JONES * *

In just the last year, 21-year-old Santa Cruz producer G Jones has captivated young audiences across North America with his playful and expansive take on broken beat dance music. His live show weaves an ever expanding catalog of heavy knocking hip hop beats, cross-genre experiments, and expansive melodic riffs in a way that illuminates and drives the dance floor. With his irreverent attitude toward unimaginative EDM, this young producer pushes the envelope and blurs the lines between musical styles while maintaining a meticulous balance of minimal space and heavy bass.

G Jones Soundcloud:

* * HOJ * *

Coming into his own as a forward-thinking dj, Hoj has taken his experience and San Francisco dance music roots to New York City. With events across the US and abroad for Spundae, Opel, Listed, and many more, Hoj has established himself and his unique style. He has enjoyed privileged spots alongside some of the worlds greatest djs including John Digweed, Lee Burridge, Hernan Cattaneo, Armin Van Buuren, Paul Van Dyk and many more. His sound is distinct, but he doesn’t have the attention span to conform to a specific genre. His sets are always fresh and surprising. He likes it chunky, percussive, rude, and funky. Hoj’s unique and eclectic blend of house, minimal, and techno, as well as his seamless technical ability, are bringing him to the forefront.

Hoj Soundcloud:

* * JUSTIN JAY * *

Launching his music career from his freshman dorm room, the Los Angeles-based 21-year-old producer/DJ, Justin Jay, has already seen success that extends well beyond his years. He is surely not resting on any laurels as he continues to craft his sound as a true artist. As the youngest member of the Dirtybird family, Justin has seen incredible support by the likes of Claude VonStroke, Jamie Jones, Disclosure, Tiga, and George Fitzgerald, among many others. He is being recognized as a “Future Star” by trusted tastemakers, such as Pete Tong, and fans alike. At the heart of his music, Justin Jay manifests his soul, funk and jazz roots in a nostalgic, yet forward-thinking manner that yields his unmistakable brand of house music, which has won him releases on labels such as Dirtybird, Culprit and Southern Fried Records.

Justin Jay Soundcloud:

* * KMLN * *

An international force and shapeshifting duo, KMLN (pronounced “Kameleon”) unites Italian producer/multi-instrumentalist Christopher Tooker and Canadian DJ/fashion designer Shawna Hofmann into a genre defying electronic sound that showcases their pioneering talent and global inspiration. May it be a prime time or sunrise set, they adapt to any surrounding and deliver unexpected genre-bending performances often featuring instrumentalists and dancers on stage, bridging the electronic and live music worlds and creating an unparalleled dance floor experience. As world travelers and cultural observers, KMLN creates an astonishing trip through time and music, blending elements of deep house/techno and global/future bass, moving through tempos with layers of intricate lush melodies, rolling basslines and organic rhythms.

KMLN Soundcloud:

* * NOMINUS * *

A nomadic San Franciscan with influences from around the world, Nominus blends a variety of musical talents to create a unique and genre-defying sound. He began his musical journey as a classically trained guitarist who later went on to study a wide range of percussion. After years of playing in live bands, Nominus felt the desire to expand his sound in new ways which led him to electronic production. Nominus fuses lush organic melodies with deep, chunky rhythm sections to create a sound that is beautiful, yet moves the dance floor with mind-blowing energy. This along with tasteful sound design and cutting edge bass takes the listener on a journey that weaves light and dark into one harmonious experience.

Nominus Soundcloud:

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