Mon. Mar 4th, 2024

TOKiMONSTA, Beats Vintage and extra describe their most cherished LIB moments forward of the competition’s twentieth anniversary celebration.

When it first began, Southern California’s Lightning in a Bottle competition was truly simply an overblown birthday celebration for 3 brothers who occur to throw actually killer events in downtown Los Angeles.

As their events grew and their friendships with native arts collectives and efficiency troupes added extra panache to the competition every year, Do LaB’s success grew to become a fairy story amongst avenue arts collectives.

Today their flagship occasion, Lightning in a Bottle, is giant sufficient to satiate your wanderlust whereas someway being intimate sufficient to supply these random conversations and particular moments the place an individual can serendipitously meet equally bizarre folks and instantaneously turn out to be greatest associates.

Lighting in a Bottle.

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For the artists who’ve supplied the soundtrack to all these magical moments, Lightning in a Bottle, which is usually described as a “bridge between Coachella and Burning Man,” was an necessary cease on an already meteoric profession. At this time, all of them bear in mind it fondly.

To guide us all by way of just a little stroll down reminiscence lane, we caught up with among the most iconic veterans of The Do LaB’s many levels at Lightning in a Bottle to inform us all about their favourite moments and most fond recollections. Right here’s what they needed to say.

Tickets to the twentieth anniversary version of Lightning in a Bottle can be found right here.


“An eternal LIB reminiscence for me was the very first time I performed the competition in 2014. I carried out on the now retired Bamboo Stage and had no thought what to anticipate. At this level in my profession, I by no means knew of festivals like LIB. I found that it had a particular stability of music and expertise that permits for an individual to be actually current and having an incredible time. It’s been a love story ever since and it’s nonetheless one among my favourite festivals on the planet to carry out and attend.”


Ross Laurence

Random Rab

“As a seasoned performer at Lightning in a Bottle, I can confidently say that this competition holds a particular place in my coronary heart. The expertise of enjoying my music in such a magical setting is indescribable, and it is one thing I look ahead to yearly. The Do LaB’s infinite creativity and a focus to element by no means stop to amaze me, and I really feel honored to be part of such an unimaginable occasion. Lightning in a Bottle has performed a big function in shaping my life and profession, and I am immensely grateful for the affect it has had on me as an artist. I can’t await this yr!”

Random Rab.

Curious Josh


“Lightning in a bottle grew to become my household, from the primary time they invited me to be a part of it, in 2006. Too many superb recollections all these years to pinpoint one, from assembly my spouse in 2008 to curating my very own stage and having the ability to play B2B with a few of my Dj heroes like Doc Martin, Marques Wyatt, Dj Dan (3 LA LEGENDS that impressed me to turn out to be a DJ again in 1992), Patrice Baumel and Monolink and having one among my favourite SF 100% LIVE ACTS, SUNSHINE JONES, play on my stage!”

Curious Josh

Beats Vintage

“Beats Vintage had our first Stay Set at Lightning in a Bottle! Again within the day, 2009, we thought it might be particular to carry out on stay devices; drums, violin, sax and the complete dance efficiency together with our beats! It signifies a significant shift in our presentation, the unimaginable assist we felt from the LIB group was simply withdrawing!! What a journey it’s been!”

c/o Beats Vintage

The Polish Ambassador

“Sunsets are the very best units. I’ll always remember that golden sundown slot at LIB in 2014. Certainly one of my favourite musical experiences of all time. Stoked to nonetheless be coming again a decade later.” 

c/o The Polish Ambassador

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