Theres a gamut of music concerts that hit the desert every summer. Especially this year. Whew. In SoCal, its somewhat of a ritual to pull out your magic carpets and swim suits for soaking and sun bathing — with beats by pretty much whom ever you like to thump to.
For the second time this summer, SPLASH HOUSE returns to the desert August 8-10 and hosts some of the most explosive names in electronic music across three poolside stages in Palm Springs. SPLASH HOUSE offers an alternative experience to the shade that summer fests usually get for being hosts of deliriant dry heat, crusading campgrounds and tedious traipsing. Instead, SPLASH HOUSE proposes pool-side lounging at The Saguaro, the Hard Rock Hotel, and the Hacienda Beach Club with a wow factor line-up including A-Trak, Jason Bentley, and Chromeo — and live performances by Flume (oh fuck yeah!), Cut Copy, Jagwar Ma and more. This could be the new wave of next generation summer-staycation, all-inclusive packaging. Well done, Will Runzel.
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This Saturday, join LA CANVAS as we put together our best grunge-inspired pool party looks, only to immediately dismember them in favor of a dip in the Tropicana Pool. DJs LadyPills, Luxxury, Chela, and Beer Hunters will hit the decks to score an afternoon of garage rock, eerily reminiscent of a retro Battle of the Bands pre-game session. Our pals over at Marshall Headphones will be giving away goodies, while we make you work for ours—drink tickets will be circulated at the bottom of the pool, cause that’s how we party. And these days, our IDs are real.
Melbourne-based singer, Chelsea Wheatley — or more affectionately known as Chela — has been brandishing about some irresistible electro synth-pop that not only caught our attention recently, but also the folks at Noisey. With singles like “Romanticise,” “Plastic Gun,” and “Full Moon,” Chela might be another Melbourne-ite to make a big international breakthrough. Check out her 21 Questions segment with us below.
So what’s up?
I’m busily getting ready to shoot my next music video this weekend for ‘Zero’ which will be my first single of 2014.
Can we get you something to drink?
Yes please! I’m dreaming of a root beer float.
What are you wearing?
Black leather pants, silver docs, a silver silk sports vest and a gold chain with a dragon holograph pendant which I got from The Cobra Shop a couple weeks ago.
Are you interested in anyone right now?
I’m interested in lots of people.
Do anything last night?
I went to watch a few friends bands play at The Kelvin Club in Melbourne – Citizen Sex & All The Colours. It was a good time.
How late did you stay up?
Til 1, way past my bedtime.
Meals or snacks?
Meals! Big burgers with fries and a shake!
How often do you consume alcohol?
Never unless it’s in dessert, I’m intolerant. I’ve got the AZN flush.
Blue or black ink?
Ever sit down in the shower?
Heck no, I’m a ‘germaphobe’.
Who’s on your current playlist?
Too many to list. Arthur Russell, Kindness, Aaliyah, Doobie Brothers, Andrew W. K. Haim, Blood Orange, Arcade Fire, Chairlift, M83, Backstreet Boys to name a few..
Favorite 2000’s pop hits?
Too many to list again! Here’s some – Casanova by Ultimate Kaos, Getting Jiggy With It by Will Smith, Say My Name by Destiny’s Child, Toxic by Britney, Doo Wop That Thing by Lauryn Hill, Hey Ya by Outkast, Pop Ya Collar by Usher, Ride With Me by Nelly, Remix To Ignition by R. Kelly.
Favorite One Direction member?
The only one whose name I know is Harry Styles, is he the one with the hair? :/
Most embarrassing moment?
This is hard! I don’t get embarrassed often. Maybe when I had to wear a plate in my mouth at school (I had fucked teeth), I was pretty embarrassed about that.
If life could resemble any film…
Favorite place to go on the weekends?
Wide Open Road in Brunswick for breakfast.
Your dream project?
To make an album next year!
If we gave you $50, what would you buy?
Everyone a round of root beer floats.
What are you doing later?
Going to the opening of my friends new vintage motorcycle store.
Can we come?