In a few weeks, I’ll be heading up north to Oakdale, California to cover Symbiosis Gathering, a huge outdoor festival similar to what you’d expect from Lightning in a Bottle. Symbiosis Events has been throwing “Gatherings” since 2005, so this is not their first rodeo by a long shot, and if what Lesley Park told me about it is any indication, I should be in for a pretty amazing time. First and foremost, though, I’m into the music.
Symbiosis is getting future attendees feet wet by releasing a triplet of mixes this week, and to be fair, the fest deserves all three with well over a hundred artists expected to perform over the weekend. The official set times are available online, and personally, I’m really excited for Saturday. Lunice? Odesza? RL Grime? Cashmere Cat? My beat-loving little heart is set to burst from anticipation. There are also about a million musicians that I’ve never heard of on the lineup. Gotta love new music.
You can check out and download the first mixtape below. It’s labeled as electronic, and it is, but this eclectic mix of music includes more live instrumentation than you might expect. I hope the festival is every bit as colorful as these mixes!
More info: Symbiosis 2013