LoveBoat Halloween unveils more than 70 DJs and Art Creators
at the seminal Bay Area Halloween festival headlined by Fatboy Slim and Moby
2-Day Tickets On Sale Now
Single Day Tickets On Sale Tuesday, September 12 at NOON at loveboathalloween.com
After thrilling even their most stalwart supporters with the announcement of FATBOY SLIM and MOBY, LoveBoat Halloween today announced the addition of more than 75+ additional performers and creators. Celebrating it’s 10th Anniversary in grand style, the Bay Area’s most elaborate Halloween spectacle is applying ‘bucket list’ mentality to its final year at San Francisco’s Pier 70. Joining the already world-class lineup are a bevy of rising phenoms including California midtempo stalwart THE POLISH AMBASSADOR, Berlin’s incredible PURPLE DISCO MACHINE, DC breakbeat heroes FORT KNOX FIVE feat. QDUP and ALL GOOD FUNK ALLIANCE, and SoCal glitch-hop duo 2TIGHT. Even America’s most renowned contemporary classical music composer, grammy nominated MASON BATES will be in the mix, stepping out of the concert hall to DJ the patented tech house that made him a surprising fixture of the Chicago warehouse scene.
And that’s just the headline music acts, the highlights continue with world-class production artists, stage performers, and a cross section of the Bay Area’s eclectic DJ scene. Joining the fray as the event’s new art director in 2017 is none other than MAD DOG MADIGAN (Edwardian Ball, Vau De Vire Society). Renowned Zoetrope artist PETER HUDSON returns with his breathtaking CHARON piece. THE DRIFT CREW is back with their patented driftwood structures. THE HOUSE of MORE will again produce two nights of drag shows featuring the city’s most outrageous queens, followed by the BOOTIE MASHUP DJs (ADRIAN A, MYSTERIOUS D and DJ TYME) on Friday and BLACK MAMMOTH (featuring the Pink Mammoth DJs DEREK HENA, GRAVITY and TOBIN ELLSWORTH) on Saturday. For the first time ever at LoveBoat the event will feature an all-female DJ lineup on the Drift Stage, featuring DJ UMAMI, DJ ICON, DJ CELESTE LEAR, KIMBA, NON SEQUITUR, DULCE VITA and JESSICA STANELL. The event will also up the ante on its HUSHcast SILENT DISCO, expanding to three channels with 34 total performers.
Other notable local acts include Live 105’s AARON AXELSEN, house DJ/Producer superstars, GALEN, SHINY OBJECTS, VITAMIN DEVO, GRENSTA, MPHD, ALISTAIR, SHOUTS! and JUSTIN MILLA, tropical aficionados DEEJAY THEORY and 4NR, and production duos 219 BOYS, TEK FREAKS, MANICS, MAKE it FUNKY, L.A.M.P. and SOUND IT OUT. The cream of the Bay’s vibrant retro funk, hip hop and breaks movement will be in the mix including SFFunk’s MOTION POTION, MoM’s GORDO CABEZA, Sweater Funk’s PROOF and KING MOST, True Skool’s DJ REN, Rebel Pop Radio’s CUTSO the Oakland Faders’ DJ PLATURN and Israeli DMC champion turntablist DJ ALARM.
As always the Bay Area’s love of breakbeat will be well represented with Seismic’s MURPHSTAR, and DJs from The Brass Tax (HAUTE MESS, ERNIE TREVINO, DR. WHISKERS, DING DONG, JOE JOE and MARKY RAY) Strategik, (INFLUENCE and ANTHONY JAMES) and Faultline Breaks (JUSTIN JOHNSON & ERIC RIGGSBEE). And speaking of breaks, as always Space Cowboys will be in the mix with their UNIMOG soundstage featuring DJs SHOOEY, MANCUB, 8BALL, BRAD ROBINSON, DECKARD, BEN ANDERSON, SOL, and TAMO. The Janky Barge crew will roll out SHOUTS!, SNARKLE, PHLECK, CHUCK JONES, FLYTRAP, BEATO, and ILLALIEN. Other local heroes include LAIRD (Lush), CAPTN JAY (Airpusher), CLARKIE (Dusty Rhino), MANITOUS and PROFESSOR BANG from the Slayer’s Club.
Stay tuned for additional announcements of art, artcars, stage performers and food as the LoveBoat steams its way to its ultimate destination. Get tickets, info, and updates at www.loveboathalloween.com
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Real Love Baby (Smalltown DJs & Fort Knox Five Remix)
by Father John Misty
Free Download Here
To celebrate 20 years of Shambhala and also the Smalltown DJs Soundcloud reaching 1 million plays – we are giving away this new remix of Father John Misty’s Real Love Baby. This is a tune that we all wanted to rework from the first time we heard it. It’s got that perfect mix of swirling psych-rock and and undeniable hook. The remix is meant to be played loud in the forest with 15,000 of your closest friends and family. Happy 20th birthday to Shambhala and everyone who makes it so great.
Thanks for listening!
Funk The World 40
mixed by Fort Knox Five
Get your summer started with this brand new, super funky mix from Fort Knox Five! Funk The World 40 features a bunch of new music by FK5, Qdup, Krafty Kuts, Stickybuds, Sammy Senior and more on this 52 minute mix full of glitch-hop, funk and some brand new remixes!
World Premiere by Dance Music North West:
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Stream on Mixcloud:
01 Fort Knox Five – Give it a Minute ft. bcap
02 Qdup – Joyride ft. Everyman
03 Black Machine – How Gee (Funkstar De Luxe Vs. Black Machine)
04 Grid Division & My Pet Monster – In Da House
05 Stickybuds & K+Lab vs K7 – Come Baby Come Clap Ya Hands (DC’s Finest Remix)
06 Kibosh – Merv Riffin’
07 Bobby C Sound TV – Champagne Campaign
08 Busy P – Genie (Original)
09 Wicked City – So Good (Instrumental)
10 Fort Knox Five – Ready Go feat. Raashan Ahmad (AfroQBen Remix)
11 Phibes – Ain’t That Fresh
12 Sammy Senior – Bag of Tricks
13 Chance the Rapper – All Night (Kaytranada remix)
14 Krafty Kuts & Dynamite MC ‘It Ain’t My Fault’ ft. Chali 2na (Kraak & Smaak Remix)
Artist: Fort Knox Five
Release: Give It A Minute ft. bcap
Label: Fort Knox Recordings
Catalog #: FKX109
Building on the momentum of last year’s hit single “Don’t Go” Fort Knox Five return to the studio to collaborate with bcap, a fresh rhymeslayer from Boston, on the new tune “Give It A Minute.” The sound of this new single reflects FK5’s musical sensibilities and exposure to new sounds from touring worldwide. The result is a catchy, Future Funk, bass-heavy, Go-Go meets Glitch-Hop track that is sure to shake booties around the globe.
After Fort Knox Five remixed “Smoke Machine” by Ursula 1000 featuring bcap on vocals, they were eager to get him in the studio for an original production. Brian Capobianchi, aka bcap, first vibed with the Fort Knox family while WXGR was lauching ESL Radio a few years ago, in support of Thievery Corporation and their label. Recorded around the New Year, bcap’s party-rocking and thought-provoking lyrics were dropped on top of some raw beats and his bluesy, NOLA-style vocals – in the vein of Dr. John – inspired Fort Knox Five’s production.
The Washington, DC infuence can be heard throughout the track, with giant Roto-toms, a steady pulsing beat and a relentless Go-Go percussion workout. As usual, guitars rule the day for Fort Knox Five. Where other producers might use synthesizers, the group puts the guitar in the spotlight, treating it as a synth throughout. Rob Myers’ funky, rubber band licks provide the melody and the hooks, while the chunky beats and sub-bass propel the song. With nods to old-school retro-funk and the native Go-Go scene, “Give It A Minute” sets a new standard for the future sound of DC.
The DC Funk Parade picked Future Funk as the 2017 theme and “Give It A Minute” could be the anthem for the event. As bcap says in the track “Still the people keep playin’ my song.” Get ready to hear this infectious, funky-groover at festivals and boomin’ out of Jeeps all summer long! Stay tuned for remixes coming soon, while an instrumental version is also included on the single.