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Good Saturday Morning To You! Here is your regular Saturday Auction Bundle. These bundles are a great way to get an intentionally paired set of BethKaya Goodies for Less and with some Sport. This bundle is paired with

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Reminder that the shop will only be accepting orders today and tomorrow and will break for a week ✨

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Massage #goddess @littleskelly and the henna work I did for her special occasion. ❤️ #jerseyshore #artist #bodyart #henna

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Repost from incredible artist @elspethmclean

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#faithfulgrace going out – last day of the special I’m running on my best seller $22 – (reg $26) – universal scent that everyone loves! Clean yet sultry and never ever forgotten! Fresh Natural Goatsmilk soap pour in the same scent. Sold the last one last night so it’s restocked now!! Handmade with ❤️#bybethkaya #etsy #artist #joy #love #expression #fashion #styleblogger #fashionblogger #style

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#Regram from @mal_wingostarrjewelry again! I’m sorry but she keeps putting my products in such incredible photos and I think she and a few others have turned into #BKbeauty junkies! Several custom blends here, including shop fav #faithfulgrace also one of my energy intention totems, some perfume sprays, hibiscus blush and an orgone actually a peer made with my own clippings from my jewelry work (as I tend to do with others). These are resting on crystal organizers by @jdrewsilvers that are just devine.

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I was tagged by @emmyeffdesigns to share a photo of my workspace. My work is pretty much all over this place at this point but this is my mixing table – I only mix perfume and cosmetics on this table. This table is sanitized after every studio session so i keep a lot of vintage dishes and trays (weakness!) with things EVERYWHERE. This whole house has satellite altars of orgone, gems, flowers, smudges and little things I wrap or want to save to work with or just cherish. Tonight I have been tinkering with mineral foundation blends on the mixing table – making progress with it!! #workspace #artstudio #artist @capsociety @capecodgypsymermaid @elspethmclean @sofa_ghost @autumnsunoriginals @coastaldreamer will you show me your workspace?!

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‘Top 5 Bands’ By: Introducing Elizabeth Echeverri

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 Editors Note: 

Please welcome Elizabeth to the crew of BKDC contributors! Here is her biography as well as her first piece on Top 5 Bands with a focus on EDM (Electronic Dance Music). Hope you all enjoy your week as well as Liz’s first post! -Kelly Hecht (Chief Editor at BKDC)

Meet Elizabeth:

Elizabeth Echeverri –  Student, Writer 

My name is Elizabeth, Liz whichever is quickest. I’m from a town west of Washington DC, Frederick, Maryland. I am a recent graduate from Frederick Community College with an Associates Degree, hopefully University of Maryland bound this fall as a journalism major. I write in my free time, for FCC’s online paper, The Commuter and also run a blog.I’m a girl, from a small town with big dreams; that brunette who wears mostly black with a nose piercing and combat boots, who all the old ladies stare and judge because I have ‘gaping holes’ in my ears. I love to write with music in the background which puts me in a good mood and have hopes of appearing on CNN as a political analyst or a correspondent/journalist for TIME. When not writing, I’m looking for the next show I can attend. I’m not your average 22 year old so, get ready world.”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electronic_dance_music

Adventure Club

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qxiwWqWAa2I

These two handsome men may have a seemingly “goofy” name, but this Canadian duo defines what bass is. Bursting their way through the EDM scene, Leighton James and Christian Srigley met in high school when they were performing in a hardcore pop-punk bank. Shortly after, they moved on to electronic dance music. (Fun fact: Christian Srigley used to play in Hoobastank!) Their combination of past, hardcore music experience with influences such as Tiesto, Flux Pavilion, Skrillex, and even Bring Me the Horizon are all to thank for the music they now produce; dub-step, electro-house, and drum-step; most famously known for including high-pitched female vocals, electronic sounds, and heavy drops. Their fame took a turn when they remixed and produced a music video for “Everything to Me” by LIPS and reached a record two million views on UKF Dubstep’s YouTube Channel, you can’t help but find yourself blasting their music. Dub-step is not for everyone, but if you are in the EDM world, you know who Adventure Club is. You know all of their songs, including their remix for “Crave You” by Flight Facilities and “Lullabies” by Yuna. Early on in their career, they even collaborated with Krewella. Their EP Superheroes Anonymous Pt. 1 is now available for download.

Porter Robinson

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5LILChvqUo4

If anyone knows how to throw a party, it is Porter Robinson. Born and still currently residing in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, Porter began producing at the age of twelve. At twenty one he’s already performed at large music festivals such as Ultra Music Festival, Electric Daisy Carnival, and Coachella. He also performed along side Tiesto, Skrillex, and Deadmau5. Robinson is most famously known for performing and being close friends with Russian-German electronic music producer Zedd. In 2011, Porter’s single “Say My Name” reached number one on Beatport. He then released his first EP Spitfire on Skrillex’s label, OWSLA. His single, Language was released in 2010 which hit number one on Beatport. A couple of years later, he would collaborate with Mat Zo for their hit single, Easy. Not only was he voted number forty on DJ Mag’s Top 100 in 2012, but was the highest climbing DJ, he was number ninety six in 2011. If anyone knows what the true meaning of EDM is, it is Porter. With his new album coming out, he has promised fans that he will no longer be doing live, mixed sets but will be performing only his music. He has leaked a song from new upcoming album, Worlds entitled “Sea of Voices.” Fans are saying that the song defines what EDM and that is what Porter Robinson will deliver with his upcoming album.

Above & Beyond

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WQBELHSiLjY&list=PL4BE914CA639D02A2

One word to describe Above & Beyond is ‘connection’. Based out of London, these three take trance and EDM to a different level. They do this through communication with their audiences by projecting messages on the screen (i.e. ‘Who’s ready for some Group Therapy?’ and ‘You all look lovely tonight.’)  Their album, Group Therapy; consists of songs of loves lost, confused and found. Featured on there: “Thing Called Love”, “You Got to Go”, and one of the more popular ones, “Sun and Moon.” Above & Beyond recently released their acoustic album called “Above & Beyond Acoustic.” This album proves that not only are they just DJ s and producers, they are songwriters and artists. It includes a beautiful mix between the two songs “Satellite” and “Stealing Time” from their Tri State album. Above & Beyond is like your best friend; always there for you when you need them the most, during good times and bad and is all about following your dreams, never forgetting about a thing called love, and taking advantages of small moments.                                 

Armin van Buuren

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SJ_tpbriGpE

A Dutch native with a law degree, Armin van Buuren is the world’s number one DJ. He has been active for nearly twenty years now and has been voted number one by DJMag in 2007-2010 & 2012. Avid fans have labeled him, “The King of Trance.” His radio show, A State of Trance, has twenty million listeners tuning in every week. He has been nominated for his new single, “This is What it Feels Like” off his new album ‘Intense’ which makes him the 4th trance artist ever to receive this honor. Armin is all about people in a State of Trance through his versatility of ranging from uplifting to progressive; At his shows you will see him smiling while performing and the look on his face only proves his love and dedication for the past twenty years. 

Ilan Bluestone

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KTNCoM4X9Dg

A young man from London who has been making waves in the past year in music. Discovering his love for music at an early age, Bluestone was able to teach himself how to play the guitar and keyboard. The result, the “progressive” sounds in which he makes. He has released two singles on ‘Above & Beyond’s’ record label, Ajunabeats and since then has been receiving a tremendous amount of support. Inspired by the trance group, he is almost always featured in their DJ set, including a weekly radio show, ‘Group Therapy Radio’.  He has been releasing single after single including most recent, “Big Ben” under Anjunabeats label. His other singles include “Under My Skin” featuring Jerom Isma-Ae, “Spheres”, and “Elysian”. He also done several remixes including “Goodbye Future” by The Presets, “Lakota” by CE3SAR, and Mat Zo’s “Lucid Dreams”. His music already wants to make you jump up and dance, but like trance is suppose to do, brings you a euphoric feeling. Although this is progressive, we are just getting a taste of Ilan Bluestone. 

New Music, Meredeth Harvey

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Hey ya’ll!!!  I’m so excited to join the BethKaya team and work along side some of the most fabulous people ever.When I first signed on I decided that I wanted my mission to be to introduce people to new music I love.  In my search for the next “big thing” I managed to stumble upon Lake Street Dive. Lake Street Dive’s album “Bad Self Portraits” is quickly becoming my new favorite. This eclectic album brings you from bobby socks and poodle skirts into a smoke filled speak easy in a matter of minutes.  I’m kicking myself for not finding them earlier.

It has been a long time since I have come across an album where I not only like all the songs but I immediately fell in love.  The title track and first single, “Bad Self Portraits” instantly has you nodding your head where as  “Just Ask” has soul and harmonies that makes you stop everything and listen.The ups and downs of the song “Seventeen” make you go through the same mood swings every hesitant person feels when meeting a new love interest.  The versatility of the album makes it a quick, easy listen that you are sad to hear end.

 Lake Street Dive is the brain child of trumpet/guitar player Mike Olson.  Their lead singer, Rachel Price has a powerhouse  voice that sounds as if Bonnie Raitt, Etta James, and Amy Winehouse had a love child.  Her voice sets the tone for the entire album with smokey overtones and powerful runs.  I hate to scream girl power (who am I kidding I love it) but upright bassist, Bridget Kearney, holds her own.  By the 3rd track, “Better Than”, you really start to feel the presence of the bass which helps aide in the jazz bar feel this album conveys.  And lets be honest, a female playing the upright is just plain hot.  With drummer Mike Calabrese keeping the beat they make a perfect collaboration that brings you to a  new sense of nostalgia. With pop cultures recent love for the post prohibition era, I see big things coming from this big sounding Quartet.  So make yourself a manhattan, sit back and let Lake Street Dive take you back to when booze was an art form and music came from the soul.

Go to www.lakestreetdive.com check out local tour dates and learn more about the band