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Do LaB Opening Slot Contest

The Do-Lab has always been a staple of the Southern California electronic scene and are currently running a contest series over the next few months to give up-and-coming DJ’s a chance to win an opening slot at some upcoming shows including Worthy, Blockhead, Nit Grit, Wick-It the Instigator, and Phaeleh.

All contestants have to do is record a DJ mix and submit it for the upcoming show of their choosing. The four shows included in the contest span the electronic spectrum – from Deep House to Hip-Hop to Bass Music to give producers of all kinds a chance to win. Submit your best DJ mix for the show of your choosing and keep an eye on The Do LaB’s Facebook to find out who wins.

Rules:

Fans can vote for their favorite mix, and the winner will be chosen by The Do LaB from the top 5 entries. Encourage your friends and fans to vote!

The winner will receive a 30-60 minute set depending on the existing show schedule. The winner must provide their own transportation to and from the venue as well as any equipment they would need to perform. Must be 18+ to enter. Venue is 21+ so winners under 21 will only be allowed in during their performance.

Good luck!

Filth Friday: SICK CYCLE

Hey Filth Friday readers! It’s been awhile but I’m back and ready to deliver you some of the filthiest bass music that has, and will be, circulating our gritty and hard bass music scene.

We have here Sick Cycle, hailing out of Christchurch, New Zealand. They just released a two track EP on one of my favorite American labels called “Section 8“. This was one release I couldn’t pass up to share with our readers as it easily holds up to the Filth Friday standard. The EP features two HEAVY 140 bpm tracks: “Losing Our Way” is an absolute gritty smasher with the precision drum fills and glitchy edits that Sick Cycle is known for, followed by “Lobotomized,” a head stomping track nestled in the deeper side of the spectrum.

Keep your eyes (and ears) peeled for Sick Cycle!

Pick up this release HERE

Sick Cycle’s soundcloud: HERE

Buy more Section 8 releases HERE

Brede – Fresh Cuts Episode 1

Check out this mix by our good friend Brede which was featured on NoisePorn. This is the first of a new series of his which will highlight fellow upcoming artists coming out of his Gravitas Recordings label and more! Happy Saturday!

California Roots Festival – May 23-26, 2014

In the music scene today, we hear the word “vibe” being thrown around a whole lot. Jamaican slang sprinkled over reggaeton and dubstep tracks. Palettes of red, green, and yellow slapped on top of on banners and rastafari beanies. Yet, there is still an astounding amount of us that have never been to a real, amazing, and soul-elevating festival like the California Roots Festival. We’re officially forwarding to you the need to be here.

We’ve had the opportunity to be at the Cali Roots fest over the last three years and this is definitely a festival that has not only gotten better, but continues to bring a community of positive-minded individuals together to experience great music. With many festivals, most get overwhelmed with the idea of being at a festival all day; hotel accomadations, travel, the amount of people, overly expensive food and drinks, and (being from southern California) the heat. These are all factors that folks think about when planning on going to a weekend-long festival.

The crew at Cali Roots have worked hard to provide an overall great experience (weather too. C’mon we’re talking about Monterey, CA here) at very affordable prices. The acts are about as top tier as you’ll ever find from a single festival and all WORTH IT. Where else are you going to see large national touring acts like Slightly Stoopid, Matisyahu, Rebelution, The Expendables (A personal favorite), Katchafire, and dozens of other great acts in one place? Honestly probably never.

Check out this mix from Markoreggae (he has 420 followers on Soundcloud) and some pics from last year that are a great summation of how great this festival is. Looking forward to this year and more great vibes!

 

Meaux Green x Tropkillaz – Pump Up The Volume

Perennial BWOMP! favorites the Tropkillaz have teamed up with Meaux Green to churn out this Eric B. and Rakim-sampled heater. These guys are quickly building steam and are not showing any signs of slowing down. The Tropkillaz are fitting to blow the top off the US twerk circuit. Best believe if any nation was built for twerking, it’s Brazil.