Cover photo from: Ocaso Facebook Page
Celebrate the start of a new year with a tropical getaway to Costa Rica. Dance in paradise with Damian Lazarus, Guy Gerber, Jamie Jones, Loco Dice, and Hosh. Spanning six days, from January 2nd to January 7th 2019, Ocaso is a must experience event. The festival calls the town of Tamarindo, a well-known surfing town on the coast of the Pacific, home. It has a simple set up, with one mystical stage set in the jungle next to the pool and the beach.
“Ocaso will always be a single stage,” says Devin Ellis, to mixmag, a longtime sponsor of the underground and the brains behind Ocaso Festival’s entire operation. “The unity of a single crowd with a single sound is really something special and a big part of our vision for Ocaso.”
The festival is sure to be filled with magical sunsets, tropical vibes, and all the house and techno one’s heart could desire. Support will come from Doc Martin, Lee Reynolds, Mikey Lion, Sacha Robotti, and many more.
Damian Lazarus was born in London but has been playing at the premiere dance clubs all across the world for over a decade. He thrives in extraordinary destinations like ancient Mayan ruins or the Nevada desert. The jungles of Costa Rica will be the perfect location to experience one of his incredible sets.
The Welsh producer, Jamie Jones, gained a name for himself through his “DJs Can Dance” East London warehouse parties he threw in the early 2000s. He now brings his parties to every inch of the globe, from his Paradise parties in Miami to Moscow, and his residencies in Ibiza at DC10. He is now also the head of the label Hot Creations and launched the House of Hot, an online shop in 2016.
The San Diego native Mikey Lion got his start at just thirteen spinning underground hip hops records everyday after school. After witnessing Daft Punk at Coachella at age seventeen he made the switch to being a House DJ. Now he is the head of Desert Hearts record label while continuing to throw down on the decks.
Sacha Robotti, yes that is his real name, began his music career by learning to play the cello at age seven. He debuted his first song as a solo producer, “Tingly Trumpets,” in 2010. While his sound has evolved throughout the years, listeners can still expect his heavy “booty” bass with a little bit of funk.
Dances With White Girls
Dances With White Girls, whose real name I could not find even after digging through the depths of the internet, is a rapper and producer who has been featured on many big tracks with Grammy-nominated producer, Chris Lake. He also made waves back in 2012 for his NSFW video collaboration with LastNightsParty for his song “It’s About the House.”
This is one festival you will not want to miss. Start making your travel arrangements and buy your tickets here.