Lightning In A Bottle SF Pre-Party Recap & “In The Lab” Series On Soundcloud

Last weekend we had the pleasure of attending the San Francisco edition of the many Lightning In a Bottle pre-parties taking place in the weeks leading up to the festival. The fun filled night took place at 1015 Folsom, in the SoMa district of San Francisco. Walking into the 3 story club, we were pleasantly surprised and excited to find out that 1015 Folsom is capable of hosting 4 dancefloors throughout the space. The first room hosted an eclectic mix of artist including Canadian ill-Esha, an extremely talented one woman show who’s known for her unique style of singing and DJing simultaneously. She had us grooving and slow moving to her sultry vocals and stylish beats. The second room open was the largest stage in the club, hosting the trap and glitch hop talent of the night. We walked in right as headliner Minnesota was dropping some funky, dirty, and grimy beats. The set was head bopping wob after wob, and glitch hop and trap in sync at it’s very best to say the least. Next up was main headliner of the night, KOAN Sound, a DJ duo from Bristol, UK who gained popularity as artists on Skrillex’s OWSLA label. Their funky and Zen like beats were a perfect way to end the night and unwind from the madness of the set before. If the night was any indicator of what to expect at this year’s Lightning In a Bottle taking place this upcoming weekend, LIB festival revelers are most definitely in for a treat.
In anticipation for Lightning in a Bottle 2014, The Do LaB released a new segment of their “In The LaB” series on soundcloud featuring a slew of high-profile performances from LIB 2013. The release is packing in the festival vibes, with sets from PantyRaid, Herbert Bail Orchestra, Jason Bentley, Giraffage, HeRobust, ill-esha, Sammy Bliss and many more. Also, the famed house and techno driven Woogie Stage has also released their 2014 teaser playlist featuring tracks by Blond:ish, Claude VonStroke, Max Cooper just to name a few. Give them both a listen and get your tickets to Lightning in a Bottle on May 22-26 before its too late!

In The LaB

Woogie Stage 2014

2014 Lightning In A Bottle Teaser Video