Lightning In A Bottle 2015 : The Best of The Lineup Dhriti Menon May 18, 2015 FS Features Carefully and expertly curated, this years Lightning In A Bottle Lineup is something dreams are made of. FYI, Lightning in a Bottle (LIB) provides a simple motto, “Leave it better, Leave it beautiful.” They rely on their fans to help take care of the planet we live on by cleaning up their own trash at the end of the festival. LIB is powered using Biodiesel fuels. They also provide a solar powered cell phone charging station for festival goers. Their Lucent Temple of Consciousness provides a space for personal healing through yoga and temple music and mental engagement with different speakers and workshops. 1. Odesza The American dup from Seattle have been blowing up all over the place with their collabs, remixes and uniquely summery sound. Consisting of Harrison Mills and Clayton Knight the group was formed in 2012 shortly before Mills and Knight they both graduated from college. Tropical house is the closest genre description you can give ODESZA’s music, although The Sherp would also call it highly addictive. Perfect for a immersive experience like LIB. 2. Flume This guy always produces some quality beats and really needs no introduction. We’re just ecstatic that he’ll be headlining a festival like Lighting In The Bottle. We’re curious to see what he’s got in store. 3. SBTRKT For those of you who don’t know, SBTRKT (pronounced “subtract”) is the musical project led by Aaron Jerome. SBTRKT has remixed songs by artists such as M.I.A, Radiohead, Modeselektor, Basement Jaxx, Mark Ronson, and Underworld, and has released singles, EPs, and two albums. His music has been playlisted by BBC Radio 1 and BBC Radio 6 Music. SBTRKT also has performed live with frequent collaborator Sampha. The live show to 2012 consisted of Jerome utilizing electronic and acoustic drums, synthesisers and effects with Sampha playing two keyboards and singing. Jerome uses the project’s title rather than his own name in order to support the concept of anonymity. Jerome has explained “[I’d] rather not talk about myself as a person, and let the music speak for itself. 4. Panda Bear A one manned band from Lisbon, Portugal and one fourth of the founding members of Animal Collection, Noah Lennox’s sound is definitely one you haven’t heard before, for it is brilliant yet an acquired taste. Over the last year, Panda Bear has been touring with what is his most developed live show yet, featuring eye-popping, candy-colored visuals by frequent Animal Collective collaborator Danny Perez, ever complimenting his vivid sonic palette. 5. SOHN Sohn (stylised SOHN) is the electro-ambient artiste of the season. Born as Christopher Taylor, the talented English musician, songwriter, and producer based in Vienna, really knows how to produce some catchy music. Think of a cross between BANKS and Lana Del Ray, and you have SOHN 6. KOAN Sound KOAN Sound is an electronic music production duo from Bristol, United Kingdom. The duo consists of Will Weeks and Jim Bastow. The name is taken from the word kōan. A track from the Max Out EP is titled “One Hand Clap” – a reference to a well-known kōan with the implied answer of silence, an element used in their music to draw extreme contrast. The duo cite bands such as Rage Against the Machine and Incubus as early influences. In 2005 the duo began to explore electronic music through artists such as The Prodigy and Noisia. They initially gained recognition as dubstep producers, with earlier popular tracks including “Akira”. Some of their many types of music includes glitch hop, neuro hop, and moombahcore. 7. Tycho Scott Hansen (born 1976 or 1977), professionally known as Tycho (Ty-cho), is an American ambient music artist and producer from San Francisco, California, who is known as ISO50 for his photographic and design works.[ His music is a combination of downtempo vintage-style synthesizers and ambient melodies. The style of his music is very organic, typically incorporating clips of the human element into his songs (i.e. weather broadcasts, simple talking, or even breathing). 8. FKJ Sexy, stimulating and really really groovy, FKJ’s music has officially invaded everyone’s ipod playlists and the like, this year. Also known as French Kiwi Juice, hailing from Paris the producer has mastered the genre sub-genre of tropical house added to addictive vocals and layering sounds of bass, keyboard and guitar. LIB will be an opportune place for French Kiwi Juice’s brilliance. 9. Bakermat Lodewijk Fluttert known by the stage name of Bakermat, is a Dutch musical artist and record producer from the small village of Markelo in Overijssel. His music is a mix of electronic, house, deep house and techno music produced in a minimalist manner with jazz and soul influences. He is revered for his infusion of classical instruments like the violin in his music, making his form of dance music more fluid and easy to listen to.