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The San Francisco and Bay Area community is a unique one, to say the least, and Outside Lands truly represents its quirkiness in every facet.

Those local to the area, as well as those traveling to Outside Lands for what may be their first time, have much to look forward to at this year’s festival.

Celebrating its 15th year, attendees will not only experience multi-genre greats such as ODESZA, Foo Fighters, Lana Del Ray, BLOND:ISH, and many more, but they will also have the opportunity to savor some of the Bay Area’s finest in food, beer, wine, art and more with a lineup of local favorites!

Check out some of the festival’s many dedicated experiences below:

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1. Grass Lands

The first of its kind in a major American music festival, Grass Lands is a 21+ experience of all things cannabis, presented by Weedmaps.

Inside the Grass Lands area, festival goers will be able to explore different innovations and products of over 20 premium cannabis purveyors, as well as experience live DJ sets at the Grass Lands Stage.

Worth noting is the featuring of many local and social equity brands, empowering and amplifying the voices of Black, Brown, and socially equitable cannabis pioneers. 

2. Taste of the Bay Area

Any true San Franciscan knows the pride we have in our city’s culinary offerings and Outside Lands is no exception when it comes to curating the best of the food scene.

The “Taste of the Bay Area” experience is where attendees can indulge in mouthwatering dishes from the region’s top restaurants.

From iconic street food to gourmet delicacies, the festival’s food offerings are top-tier and represent the diverse and eclectic community of the Bay Area.

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3. Wine Lands

California Wine is a big deal and those that consider themselves enthusiasts will find their home for the weekend at Wine Lands.

Featuring many wines from Napa Valley and beyond, Wine Lands offers quite a selection of wines for attendees to enjoy while they see their favorite artists or continue exploring all the unique corners of Outside Lands. 

4. Cocktail Magic

For craft cocktails and mocktails, head over to Cocktail Magic, where attendees will be able to select from a handful of interactive cocktail bars.

Even some with magical food pairings to go with them. Enjoy an array of entertainment, such as magic shows and more while the mixologists mix your concoction of choice.

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5. Dolores’: Celebrating Queer and Trans Culture

A brand new addition to this year’s festival grounds is Dolores’ where the celebration of queer and trans communities and spaces that shape San Francisco’s nightlife and culture will be celebrated.

Dolores’ will pay homage to the history of queer parties and performances in the city and across the nation. With a lineup of local artists, DJs, and drag performances, it’s sure to be a lively time. 

6. Brand Experiences

But wait there’s more! Alongside the music, food, and cannabis experiences, there’s also quite the selection of Brand activations.

With sustainability initiatives, art installations, and other interactive experiences, many of these activations go above and beyond traditional sponsorships.

Festival attendees have an opportunity to get up close and personal with global brands, whether it’s sampling exclusive products or gaining access to members-only lounges. 

Outside Lands will take place August 11-13 at Golden Gate Park in San Francisco. Click here to purchase tickets.

Featured image provided by Alive Coverage. All other photos provided by Outside Lands on Facebook.

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Three Upcoming Artists Who Are Pushing The Boundaries At AREA15

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Think of Vegas and you think of top-notch food, over-the-top drinks, and entertainment unlike any other. And for dance music lovers, Las Vegas truly is the mecca.

From dubstep to house to underground techno, Sin City has it all, you just need to know where to look.

But for just as many mainstream headliners that are plastered across billboards on the strip, AREA15 has its own buffet of innovative and creative performers ready to show just how versatile electronic music can be.

Here are three upcoming artists you should know that are pushing the boundaries at AREA15:

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J. Worra

This addictive house producer hails from Chicago but now lives in LA and combines the classic roots of house with the new-school creativity of the California music hub. Known best for her undeniable swagger and ability to get a crowd moving, J. Worra is a certified party starter.

Jamie Sitter (J. Worra’s real name) began her music career after she noticed the lack of female representation at a local music festival in her hometown and decided to join the scene ready to take over.

She told Gray Area, “I went to a festival early in my life and saw no women on the lineup at all. I had to give it my best to join this world and try and flip that. Now there are so many of us doing our best…When I started it was desolate for females but we’re seeing a big surge now. Men are paying more attention, and women are trying harder to help one another out.”

Now Sitter is an advocate for women in the scene as well as LGBTQ+ youth, a community she identifies with, and supports local charities and animal rescues.

Jessica Audiffred

One of the heaviest new bass artists to come on the scene, already being noticed by Bassrush and Lost Lands, is Mexican-born artist Jessica Audiffred.

Audiffred’s signature blend of bass and trap is a monster in the United States, but it was difficult to break through in Mexico.

She told Forbes, “When I was beginning to produce music, it was so hard for me because I didn’t have it anywhere. I didn’t have any spots for me to play my music here in Mexico City. It was hard for you to produce but then not showcase your own music. That’s why we had to create our own events and festivals, and that’s where we are right now.”

Breaking the mold and carving her name in the bass scene has already garnered Audiffred plenty of dedicated fans who appreciate her brand of authentic production both in her home of Mexico and right here in the States.

Now she’s joining giants like Excision on tour, selling out venues with Riot Ten, and releasing viral tracks that have the headbangers in a neck brace.

Ann Clue

Fans of Boris Brejcha and German techno should know the name Ann Clue.

A musician at heart, Clue’s balance of both the light and dark elements of German techno brings a pure and genuine underground sound that’s rare to hear outside of Europe.

Her passion for the underground goes even further, telling Dancing Astronaut, “I think it’s because Germans have a dark soul and history and we tend to compensate a lot in hidden spaces – where we can lose control and let go of all the darkness.”

She continued, “I think that’s what you feel with techno – especially the type that has its highest peak now. It’s dark, rough, fast-paced, hard, and chaotic. This underground culture shows the darkest side of our souls and nature, which needs to be embraced like the bright side, but we are often afraid to show it or let it come through. Humans often think they have to hide their dark side because it’s not so pretty. But the whole world is about Yin and Yang – the Yin (dark) side needs a lot more attention in order to let go of fear and anxiety. And to see the beauty in it. ”

This understanding of the true culture that makes dark sounds so intriguing makes for an immersive experience unlike any other.

Grab tickets to these industry-shaking performers’ shows at AREA15 here.

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Corey James, Thomas Newson – ‘Sinister (Axwell Mi Amor Remode)’

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Just because Halloween is over that doesn’t mean we have to say goodbye to the dark side. In this case, Axwell remodes Corey James & Thomas Newson‘s latest, ‘Sinister’. The track is nothing short of sexy and spooky. With heavy Latino influences and somber yet beautiful vocals. Axwell’s label Axtone released the track this past weekend after charming his sets throughout the Summer.


The base of the Remode is Mosimann & Antoine Delvig’s Mi Amor, a powerful record that released under Axtone in 2021. The newly added elements bring out the darker, mystical side of a love song. Adding sinister textures and lots of reverb that bring out a flowing element to the track. Moreover, the Swedish House Mafia member still allowed the song to carry an effortless and playful vibe, making it a hit on international dancefloors.

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The trio has been wrecking the Dance scene recently. On top of this massive release, Dutch DJ Thomas Newson earned Rank 33rd on 1001 Tracklists’ Top 101 Producers of 2022 and 2023. In addition, Axwell has been touring with Swedish House Mafia and releasing top hits like ‘Ray of Solar’. Ultimately, Corey James had a mindblowing hit with Steve Angello’s edit of ‘The Underground (House of God)’, climbing through Beatport Top 40.

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Apple Music Replay Drops Before Spotify Wrapped

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Apple Music Replay is back for another year, offering users a retrospective of their musical journey. Launched in 2019, the feature underwent a significant update last year, aligning it more closely with the popular Spotify Wrapped. This year’s Replay, accessible through Apple Music’s webpage, provides a comprehensive summary of your most-listened-to songs, artists, albums, and more. To kickstart the musical reflection, Apple has released Replay just days before Spotify is anticipated to unveil its Wrapped stats.

A Web-Centric Experience

Unlike Spotify Wrapped, which boasts highly shareable charts, A.M.R.’s stats lack the same visual appeal for online sharing. Interestingly, these statistics are not directly integrated into the Apple Music app. However, users can still access their 2023 Replay playlist within the app. The Replay feature not only showcases a delightful highlight reel of favorite songs and artists but also includes a milestone tracker, measuring accomplishments such as reaching the milestone of listening to 1,000 songs.

Navigating Your Replay

To view your Replay for the year, simply head to and log in with your Apple ID. The platform provides an in-depth breakdown of your listening habits throughout the year. With Spotify Wrapped set to launch in early December, Apple seems keen on giving Replay a head start, ensuring users get a chance to explore their musical journey before being engulfed by the impending Wrapped stats, widely shared on social media platforms,

For more information, be sure to check out Apple Music’s official website, here.

[H/T] – The Verge

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