Boombotix Partners with Grateful Dead for 50th Anniversary

Grateful Dead Speaker

We’re happy to announce the release of a limited edition Boombot REX for the final tour of the Grateful Dead. We’ve worked closely with Rhino Records/Grateful Dead team to craft this design to reflect the long standing legacy of this group.

With a big focus on content, we wanted to incorporate several tracks that capture the journey through their careers. Each limited edition Boombot REX will also come with a link to download three classic Grateful Dead songs: “Truckin’,” “Ripple” and “Touch of Grey.” David Lemieux, the band’s official archivist, chose these three songs because of their importance to the Grateful Dead’s career.

“’Touch of Grey,’ to many people [this] is the song that put the Grateful Dead on the map,” said Lemieux. “Debuted live in 1982, and released in 1987 on the hit album ‘In The Dark,’ ‘Touch Of Grey’ was a Top 10 single, growing the Dead’s audience by a huge amount virtually overnight. Many people felt it was the success of this song that brought the Dead from status of cult band to mainstream success.”

Two “Miracle Tickets” to the sold-out June 28th concert in Santa Clara, Calif. will be hidden in one customized red, white and blue Boombot REX featuring the famed “Steal Your Face” and original 50th anniversary artwork. The speaker with the “Miracle Tickets” is being sold through Target.com.

We developed the project in conjunction with Warner Bros. Music Group for licensing of the musical compilation embedded in the limited edition Boombot REX.

“This partnership furthers our goal to put music back into the consumer’s hands,” said Mustafa Shaikh, director of marketing for Boombotix. “With the recent announcement of Robert “RZA” Diggs as our head of product development, we expect further collaborations with music lovers just like this one.”

The Grateful Dead Boombot REX will be available exclusively at Target.com. See if you can be one of the few to score a “miracle” ticket.

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Boombotix HYPE Ride Mix

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Are you going the distance? Are you going for speed? Are you all alone in a time of need? Well lucky for you we’ve curated this delightful ride mix engineered specifically, for providing you a 10% increase in horsepower for your next ride. “Ride what!?”, you ask? Anything! Whether it’s a horse, bike, skateboard, a paddleboard, or an elephant, this mix should set the right mood for your next adventure.

Thanks for listening and let us know what kind of music you want to hear next. We often post our mixes on our Facebook page if you want to get the low down.

Outside Lands Recap

skrillex blows out his subs and rebelution causes clouds

Outside Lands, San Francisco

There is a reason why you put Skrillex last in the line up at Outside Lands.  We aren’t talking about last on Friday or Saturday either…. we mean straight up LAST.  His music literally demolishes speakers and becomes an amps worst nightmare.  The frequencies that he attempts to reverberate are at such subsonic levels that the woofers gasp at the glance of the sinusoidal mayhem.  As we were just getting to the start of his set, we noticed that something didn’t sound quite right.  About 5 minutes into the set, the subs were leaking a sound reminiscent of a hamster filled trunk on an old El Camino without Dynamat.  The Skirllex production team KILLED it with the lighting and visuals.  But what happens when one of the world’s most elite bass/dubstep DJs loses his bass?

I’ll tell you what happens.  The show SUCKS and becomes an incredible disappointment.  Again, praise Jah that we got free tickets.  These are FIRST WORLD PROBLEMS but we still have to vent.  For a moment, we were contemplating whether Skrillex would need to rely on Boombotix portable speakers to keep the party alive.  We may need to help build him a new subwoofer.

Our crew had mostly managed to scrap up leftover tickets one way or another, so it really did not matter what happened in there.  The free tickets allowed us to enjoy the $9 beers without guilt.  We took our beers and headed into Bloc Party with a goal to get front row.  Yeah right.  You would need a riot shield and mace to get that far.  28th row front and center would be just fine.  What was up with Bloc Party’s steeze?  I believe they had a naked drummer and Kele was rocking basketball shorts…. interesting.  Suppose it doesn’t matter when you’re a rockstar.  Other notable performances (for us at least) was Rebelution.  We literally saw a cumulo nimbus sized ganja cloud come up from the crowd during their performance and we were smiling ear-to-ear.

The last day at Outside Lands, you really see a lot of stragglers.  For some that allocated an entire weekend to rage their face off, Sunday is when you can’t even drink your way out of a hangover.  You also get your fair amount of people that have rolled their balls off for the entire weekend so that their brain is completely void of any serotonin.  They sit about with empty faces usually chain smoking and avoiding thinking about Monday.

San Francisco Outside Lands is one of the sickest music festivals on the planet.  We are very blessed to have had such fine company in oen of the best venues in the world, Golden Gate Park.  Check out more of our photos at Swagonomics.