Ah, Splash House. The place the one factor hotter than the solar is the envy of those that could not make it.
Summer season and Splash Home go collectively like SPF 50 and a lifeguard’s nostril. For 3 weekends annually, the beloved dance music pageant transforms the quaint metropolis of Palm Springs right into a down-and-dirty pool occasion utopia.
But it surely wasn’t all the time the hedonistic home music dreamworld we see immediately. Splash Home comes from humble beginnings, launching as a renegade unbiased occasion again in 2013 earlier than evolving right into a persevering powerhouse of the SoCal pageant scene. Now celebrating the occasion’s tenth anniversary, its organizers are planning to satisfy the second with an unforgettable pair of weekenders.
Many DJs and producers can hint defining moments of their careers to the sun-kissed swimming pools of Splash Home. We caught up with a handful of them to listen to their finest tales.
“Final 12 months I used to be taking part in a pageant in Halifax Nova Scotia the day earlier than my Sunday set at Splash Home, and I had deliberate to depart after my set, fly to LA and drive to Palm Springs late that very same night time. Effectively that flight received canceled and I used to be compelled to remain in a single day. I received the primary flight out the subsequent morning, and if my flight would have been delayed even half-hour, I would not have made my set. However by the grace of God, I made my flight and had sufficient time to drive from LA to Palm Springs.
I used to be so hyped that I made it, I used to be bursting with gratitude and vitality. And what occurred subsequent was some of the polarizing Splash Home performances of my profession—it was completely insane. It was an unreal second feeling like I wasn’t going to make it, however once I did, man…”
“So a number of enjoyable information: I truly performed 2013 Splash Home too—it was the primary 12 months and one thing occurred and I needed to DJ from the balcony of a lodge to about 5 individuals in a pool beneath who could haven’t recognized the place the music was coming from [laughs].
At the present time in early 2014 I flew in all night time from one other present—there have been delays and I received dressed within the decide up from the Palm Springs airport and went straight on stage. The warmth was immense! I had simply launched the All Out EP and I bear in mind Jason Bentley from KCRW was watching my set from up the again, which felt essential. The warmth was nearly as intense as the group! Big vitality from the group. I used to be on the point of heatstroke by the tip of my set! As I got here off stage a younger DJ known as Mija and her finest pal Megan got here up and launched herself. There’s a pic of that someplace.
Since then I’ve had so many defining units at Splash Home. Later that 12 months I performed what felt like a extremely essential set that outlined that second in time. All of the essential DJs and managers have been there, the vitality was electrical, my set felt big, my songs have been resonating, individuals have been beginning to actually get me and after packing up my life and transferring the world over in 2012, I lastly felt like all the celebs have been aligning for some sort of massive second to come back. In hindsight, I feel I used to be proper.”
“After my set final 12 months, the vitality spilled over into a close-by lodge room the place I received to play a number of extra tunes. The ambiance was charged and there was full manufacturing on this common lodge room. That afterparty was actually memorable and makes me excited to get again to Splash Home and do it once more.”
“Final summer season, we performed at Margaritaville, which was the stage we performed for our first Splash Home years in the past. That was truly one of many first DJ units we ever did, so coming again and taking part in to such a packed pool was extraordinarily surreal.
The second I all the time bear in mind from that set is taking part in our tune ‘Lay It All On Me’ and watching a wave of splashing. Now we’re coming again for our second go on the Air Museum afterparty which, goes to be unimaginable. Final time we did a stay set there that was top-of-the-line reveals we’ve performed.”
Following its momentous season opener in June, Splash Home returns to Palm Springs for 2 consecutive weekends beginning August 11-13. You should purchase passes and discover out extra on the pageant’s website.
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