Weekly Selections: Air Festival 2017, Desert Hearts, Job Jobse at Spotlight

Our top weekly event picks from around the globe.
Author:
Publish date:
Updated on
XLR8R_EVENTS_SELEC

This weekend marks the third edition of Air Festival—one of the newer and more exciting destination festivals that have started to pop up in Asia in recent years. The event will run for three full days this weekend, and will take over a pristine, sun-soaked spot on the island of Gili Air in Indonesia complete with white sandy beaches and crystal clear surf. The lineup includes a wide range of established and rising selectors, with the clear highlights being Rampa of Keinemusik, Audio Werner, and Brouqade founder Dana Ruh. Dave Aju of Circus Company affiliation will also perform at the festival, along with a host of local and international talent from the likes of Peak & Swift, Tiago Oudman, Mimi Love, and many more. For more information and tickets, click here.

Desert Hearts, the now (in)famous West Coast party crew and record label, will hold their spring festival this weekend, returning to Los Coyotes Indian Reservation in Southern California after a yearlong hiatus. As usual, the festival is set to create a uniquely hedonistic and communal vibe by offering almost 80 hours of nonstop house and techno at just one stage. This year, highlights of the lineup include DJ sets from the rising All Day I Dream contributor Öona Dahl (check out the premiere of the title track from her latest EP via XLR8R here), DEEP LA founder Marques Wyatt, Hot Creations mainstay Detlef, and legendary west coast selector Doc Martin. The sunrise DJ set from TÂCHES and the live performance from Berlin-based producer Monolink should also impress. The event is completely sold out, but more information can be found here.

And on Friday night in Los Angeles, renowned queer techno series Spotlight will return to a TBA warehouse location for an evening of quality underground sounds and debauchery. For this weekend’s edition, organizers have locked in the Amsterdam-based De School resident Job Jobse for headlining duties. Chris Cruse, Spotlight’s founder, will play an opening set at the party, which will last until 6AM or later. As usual, no information about Spotlight can be found anywhere online, and the RSVP is already full.

FRIDAY MARCH 31

Image placeholder title

Air Festival 2017: Ata//Audiowerner//Dana Ruh//Dave Aju//Shinedoe & Many More

Island View Bungalows - Pemenang, West Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia

March 31 - April 2

Image placeholder title
Image placeholder title

Carl Craig at Flash

Flash - Washington, DC, US

March 31 @ 8:00 pm - April 1 @ 4:00 am

Image placeholder title

Lavender // Marc Kate - Pacific Northwest 2017

Gallery 1412 - Seattle, WA, US

March 31 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Image placeholder title

Wilted Woman, Yaws, R Elizabeth, Chloe Frieda (dj)

Honeymoon - London, United Kingdom

March 31 @ 8:00 pm - April 1 @ 2:00 am

Image placeholder title

Urulu, DJ Lindsey, Bob Diesel

TBA Brooklyn - Brooklyn, NY, US

March 31 @ 10:00 pm - April 1 @ 4:00 am

Image placeholder title

Universal Delay

Front St Cafe - Philadelphia, PA, US

March 31 @ 10:00 pm - April 1 @ 2:00 am

Image placeholder title

Continuum x Hit & Run x Krudd | The Heatwave, Zed Bias + more

Scru - Birmingham, West Midlands, United Kingdom

March 31 @ 10:00 pm - April 1 @ 6:00 am

Image placeholder title

Dreamtime

Lot45 Bushwick - Brooklyn, NY, US

March 31 @ 10:00 pm - April 1 @ 4:00 am

Image placeholder title

House of Yes and Ministry of Sound present Candyland with Joey Negro (All Night Long)

House of Yes - Brooklyn, NY, US

March 31 @ 10:00 pm - April 1 @ 4:00 am

Image placeholder title

Destructo + Guests | Official EP Release Party

Flash Factory - New York, NY, US

March 31 @ 11:00 pm - April 1 @ 4:00 am

Image placeholder title

Birgits Frühlingsfest

Birgit - Berlin, Germany

March 31 @ 11:00 pm - April 2 @ 12:00 pm

SATURDAY APRIL 1

Image placeholder title

Kingdom of YES: Jester's Court

House of Yes - Brooklyn, NY, US

April 1 @ 10:00 pm - April 2 @ 4:00 am

Image placeholder title

Goonroom X Homage Presents: Black Loops (NYC Debut)

The Panther Room @ Output - New Yotk, NY, US

April 1 @ 10:00 pm - April 2 @ 4:00 am

Image placeholder title

Boris Brejcha/ Ann Clue/ Carmine Tony/ Aquariox/ Shapank

Output - Brooklyn, NY, US

April 1 @ 10:00 pm - April 2 @ 4:00 am

Image placeholder title

The Black Lodge: Ricky Tinez [LIVE] • Jun • Chaka Delic • Force Placement • Kosmik

Hyperion Tavern - Los Angeles, CA, US

April 1 @ 10:00 pm - April 2 @ 3:00 am

Image placeholder title

Patterns with Move D

Patterns - Brighton, United Kingdom

April 1 @ 11:00 pm - April 2 @ 4:00 am

Image placeholder title

01/04/17 - BORN TO RAVE - LA LAITERIE - STRASBOURG > 2 STAGES > TECHNO > BASS MUSIC > HARD BEAT

La Laiterie - STRASBOURG, ALSACE, France

April 1 @ 11:00 pm - April 2 @ 6:00 am

SUNDAY APRIL 2

Image placeholder title

Sunday April 2nd, 2017 Benny Soto Presents 718 Sessions: Danny Krivit's Birthday Bash

Output - Brooklyn, NY, US

April 2 @ 6:00 pm

Image placeholder title

718 Sessions | Danny Krivit (45's Birthday Set)

Output - Brooklyn, NY, US

April 2 @ 6:00 pm - April 3 @ 2:00 am