This Memorial Day Weekend, the electro oriented Lightning in a Bottle music festival will return to Irvine, California’s Oak Canyon Ranch, bringing with them a lineup that includes the likes of Booka Shade (live), Adam Freeland, The Album Leaf, Beats Antique, Apparat, EOTO, Daedulus, Nosaj Thing, The Very Best, MartyParty, and more. Plus, we hear a couple more big names have yet-to-be-announced.

Tickets are available in advance starting at $190 online at Art installations, yoga classes, dance troupes, and organic food vendors will also be included in the price of admission.

Now, on to most hands-on part of this story: In further support of emerging talent, The Do Lab in conjunction with The Confluence want to invite all interested producers/dj/artists to create a mixtape/podcast for a chance to be added to the official Lightning in a Bottle 2010 lineup and official poster design.

1 Grand Producer: a one hour set and artist pass to Lightning in a Bottle 2010 (plus addition to final LIB Poster Design)
2 Runners Womp: a pair of tickets
5 Honorable Mixtape (will be released through all be added for a download on the LIB webiste)

* All submissions must be contain only artists included on the LIB 2010 lineup
* All submissions must be in-between in between 45 and 60 minutes in length
* All submissions must contain name, contact info, website (if you have one) AND A DIRECT LINK TO DOWNLOAD.


Send all submissions to by Midnight PST on April 15th. Winner to be announced with other unannounced late additions.

With that in mind, get mixing…

Photo courtsey of Aaron Gatsch…