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Lightning In A Bottle – Artist Highlight – ill-esha

With only one week left to prepare for the legendary West coast music festival, Lighting In  A Bottle, thousands of people are getting ready to congregate and celebrate all the beauty of life through music, dance, and all other art forms, in Temecula, California.

With tons of artists to see throughout the course of the five day extravaganza, there are a few names you should put at the top of your ‘Do Not Miss’ list.  Ill-esha is definitely on that list.  Native to British Colombia, Canada, but currently living in Denver, Colorado, ill-esha has been a name in the bass music community for years now and has released music on Dub Police, Subway, Street Ritual, Muti Music, Simplify, and most recently, Gravitas Recordings.

Ill-esha captivates the crowds attention 100% when she is performing.    March 2012 I was able to catch a live performance (that I accidentally stumbled upon) at Envision music festival in Uvita, Costa Rica.  The energy from that night has stuck with me ever since.  Between DJing, singing over her own tracks,  covering genre’s from glitch-hop to midtempo to dubstep, triggering samples and playing keys,  ill-esha displays a true love for the music she makes and plays.

Below are some examples of the sounds ill-esha has been pushing for the last few years along with the title track of her new album Whiplash Recovery. 





Lighting In A Bottle Artist Highlight – The Polish Ambassador

California never fails to keep things funky.  With this fact being well known across the globe, it makes sense that at one of the most incredible festivals to come this year, Lightning In A Bottle, they will be hosting one of the funkiest artists of our lifetime, The Polish Ambassador.   Upon pressing play on any of this Oakland artists songs, you’ll feel nothing but purely positive vibes being blasted through your speakers.  The Polish Ambassadors live shows seem to have the same effect on people.  Everyone is dancing harder than they have all week… people are sharing smiles left and right with best friends and total strangers… peoples moods and minds are lifted to a higher dimension of understanding… and then there is the visual show to go along with the music…

Lightning In A Bottle has an absolute stellar lineup this year, and The Polish Ambassador is only one of the many talented artists who will be performing between the days of July 11th – 15th in Temecula, California.

The Polish Ambassador on SoundCloud

Lightning In A Bottle

All the music below is free to download, so be sure to beef up your music library and take all your favorite Polish Ambassador tunes to go!

Lightning In A Bottle Lineup & Music Previews

July is right around the corner…I can almost feel the heat now.  For the last few months the anticipation for LIB’s lineup was huge.  That anticipation is now over.  The lineup is out, and as you may have guessed, it’s major!  From Eskmo to Rusko… from Desert Dwellers to Emancipator…from Pantyraid to Kastle…only the finest and most original artists have been selected to bring the party to you at the new Lighting In A Bottle location, Lake Skinner, Temecula, California, from July 11th-14th.  You’ve still got some time to familiarize yourself with all the artists you don’t know before the festival kicks off…but let’s start off by previewing some tunes by the biggest headliners there this year.

Nevergreen – This is still one of the most chill songs I’ve ever come across in my lifetime.  Big ups everyone living in the North West and everywhere else green in this world!


Aye Rusko…Cockney Thug just one time?


Oh you know panties are gonna start dropping…


Having experienced my first Lucent Dossier Experience show in the jungle of Costa Rica in 2012, I will forever have love for the talented Californian performance troop.


The Polish Ambassador – A. Has such a long name he gets his own line on the lineup poster! #winning  — and — B. Plays the most upbeat grimy and positive glitch-hop shows around.  Big ups his video guy and their jump suits!