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LOOK AT THIS STUPID LINEUP: Chinese New Year in SF

Posted in Events with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 5, 2010 by worldromper

Just try and read this lineup for February 5 without getting all tight in the pants:

  • OOah
  • Krazy Baldhead
  • 16Bit
  • Jazzsteppa
  • Kraddy
  • Deru
  • R/D
  • Ana Sia
  • an-ten-nae
  • Dov
  • David Starfire
  • Heyoka
  • Spit Brothers
  • Ripple
  • Little John
  • Brother
  • Laura
  • Roommate
  • Rastatronics
  • JSuave
  • Mozaic
  • Shawna
  • Stridah
  • Nanda
  • Timonkey
  • Digital Honey
  • Dub Pirates
  • Clorophil

Before you start crying because this party is in San Francisco at 103 Harriet Street and you’re not, just remember that it’s just a six hour drive from LA, a mere hop, skip and a jump away. Growing up in Texas gave me a distorted sense of distance and anything less than an eight hour drive is cheesecake!

Chinese New Year: Year of the Tiger (presented by an-ten-nae and Raindance) will also feature a midnight procession with the White Crane Lion dancers, a dragon dance, mask and tail making, live art and the Omshantea Tea Lounge. And probably some hippies.

For more information please visit an-ten-nae.net or the Facebook event page here.

*THIS JUST IN* A small number of $15 presale tickets are available here.

Symbiosis Gathering Changed My Life

Posted in Events, Festivals, Music News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 6, 2009 by worldromper

This is a story of DF5K.

2007 Fall Seattle DMB Symbiosis Halloween 037It was nearly two years ago now that I moved back to the States from New Zealand. Summer in Seattle was swelling to the crusty-hot days of August and I had a shit job doing shit bartending work at a shit hotel downtown, working long into the night scrubbing bar mats and serving drunk tourists. I had absolutely no idea what I was doing with myself whatsoever. None.

I had never listened to electronic music before in my life.

new zealand is freaking epicWell okay that is not entirely true; I had stumbled upon the dub and reggae scene in New Zealand, and high on rotation in my iPod were Katchafire, Fat Freddy’s Drop, Pitch Black and Salmonella Dub as well as anyone who had remixed them. Guys in the Auckland record stores were always happy to school an interested American girl on their island music.

I had also spent many happy nights out on the town with my flatmate Ian, dancing for hours in Auckland’s happenin’ Viaduct area, and had walked home more than once from these “Heels Only” clubs with bleeding feet. Before in my life I had glided past a thousand dance clubs drooling out lame house music onto the streets, but for some reason, I started going in towards the beats and shaking what my momma gave me for the first time ever.

116I left Auckland, and months of traveling around New Zealand led me to discover pockets of counterculture dotted all over the two islands. Tiny camp towns like Marahau, barely even a freckle on the map, are nestled next to insane national parks and were populated by a swirling mix of artsy locals, hikers who were about to tramp the mountains or who had just returned from a month in the bush, world travelers, hippies, neohippies, surfers from Santa Cruz, stoners, seekers, searchers, and freaks like me.

These havens were full of people whose life was centered around sharing art and creating a sustainable and beautiful life, such a stark contrast to most Americans I knew whose only goals seemed to revolve around bigger cars, bigger houses, and more more more.

But soon enough I was back in the US of A and fairly floating through space and time with no plans and no idea whatsoever. I wondered where the beautiful spirits congregated on this continent, and if I would find them.

2007 Fall Seattle DMB Symbiosis Halloween 033And then a friend invited me to this music and art festival in the woods of Northern California called Symbiosis. It would be a very long day’s drive from Seattle with him and his girlfriend and we would stay for three nights at  place called Angel’s Camp. The festival was focused on sustainability and would be a pack-in, pack-out affair. Did I want to go?

Hell yes I did. I had the slight problem of a jobby-job, but I have never been one to let a bullshit job get in the way of my life. So, I faked pneumonia. I went to the hospital (to be fair I did have a cough) and when the doctor said he could write me a note to get off work for two days, I said, “well, how about until next Tuesday?” The doctor agreed and I was off work for a very long weekend, bound for my first true outdoor party experience.

I think you guys know how this story goes.

2007 Fall Seattle DMB Symbiosis Halloween 046Arriving early to the isolated location, my friends and I set up our tents in between the two stages, and what happened for the next four days in that remote wooded spot changed my life forever, as I now write to you deep in the thick of what will be my life’s work, writing for and promoting the music that I love and the artists who make it. It was not just the music I experienced that shook my spirit and lit my soul on fire, but the thick saturation of artistic expression and the community around it. It was a haven for freaks like me; I had finally found a home in this life, and it was beautiful.

When I look back at the lineup for Symbiosis 2007, it blows my mind: Shpongle, Flying Lotus, Ott, Bluetech, Glitch Mob, BLVD, Souleye, Ana Sia, Zilla, Lazer Sword, Audiovoid, Danny Corn, Hallucinogen in Dub, Chris de Luca, Mala, Bassnectar and dozens and dozens more. These artists were my first toe-dip into the world of EDM, and I think you can see why I turned out the way I did.

2007 Fall Seattle DMB Symbiosis Halloween 045I can’t remember if it was the first or second day, but around about five in the morning one night these four guys were up on the second stage, just tearing up the dance floor. They were slamming sound down with such force I thought my neck might break; I had never before experienced any type of music, electronic or otherwise, that was so fresh and unique and unlike anything else out there. I was not hearing this music, I was living it: I was breathless and losing clothes by the minute and probably had a long string of drool dripping off my lower lip.

I turned to a new friend next to me on the dance floor and asked, “What do you call this music? With the really heavy, fucked-up bass?”

You call it GLITCH,” was the reply. And a fiend was born.

2007 Fall Seattle DMB Symbiosis Halloween 035

Since that night I have seen the Glitch Mob dozens of times and have devoted my life to sharing not just glitch hop and its bass-slutty cousins, but the whole music and art and community experience that has meant so much to me in this life, which I think I can say, a DJ saved.

I returned to Seattle with an insatiable hunger for the beats and began going out six nights a week to electronic music shows, meeting new friends with open arms at every turn. While I might possibly have found another road to the electronic arts that I now so adore, I did not. Symbiosis opened my eyes and set me on my current life path of promoting and writing for musicians and artists. I am eternally grateful for the past, and forever stoked for the future.

2007 Fall Seattle DMB Symbiosis Halloween 036Now, after a year’s respite, Symbiosis Gathering is back for 2009, this time at Camp Mather on the doorstep to Yosemite from September 17-21 and with a lineup that will slap you across the face, pour fireworks into your soul and call you a cheesemaker. Check the whole lineup here; I am most looking forward to hearing Caspa, Amon Tobin, Bassnectar, Pretty Lights, the Glitch Mob, Shpongle, Flying Lotus, Hallucinogen, Mala, N-Type, an-ten-nae, Mimosa, Of Porcelain, Vibesquad, Heyoka, Kether, Lazer Sword, Lipp Service, Souleye, Welder, Random Rab, Babylon System, Jupit3r, Mozaic, Mr. Rogers, R/D, Treavor Moontribe, Sleepyhead, Sexytime, Nikola Baytala, Noah Pred and about eight zillion more.

2007 Fall Seattle DMB Symbiosis Halloween 042I will no doubt discover several new favorites, and I am more excited about this outdoor festival than any other this year. Not to be rash, but I have heard several people talk about how much more fun Symbiosis is than Burning Man. Whoa. That is almost party blasphemy, right?

Whether you are just hearing about Symbiosis Gathering or have been waiting with baited breath for this year’s installment, one thing is certain: the music will blow your mind, stamped and approved by DF5K.

And it just might change your life.

Shilo’s August Events

Posted in Events with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 31, 2009 by worldromper

As always, I keep this post updated throughout the month and you can find it by looking in the right-hand column on my main page under “Shilo’s Event Calendar.”

…and the summer of love continues:

  • 1: JUJUBEATS Festival @ Oak Canyon Ranch in Irvine with Bassnectar, the Glitch Mob, Z-Trip, Juakali, Mozaic, Kush Arora & 6Blocc
  • 1: Pure Filth presents BASSFACE with N-Type, Ramadanman, The Professionals, Deco, Novacaines and Kemst
  • 1: HALF CIRCLE w/KiloWatts, Jantsen, Heavenly Father & Kid Logic @ private location
  • 2: Droid Behavior Pool Party @ Dream Loft Pool
  • 5: Low End Theory: Gaslamp Killer’s Record Release Party for “My Troubled Mind” with Free Moral Agents, Thavius Beck & Computer Jay
  • 7-9 PHOTOSYNTHESIS FESTIVAL (WA)
  • 7: Planetary Series: LOST PLANET with Luca Bacchetti, Orlando Voorn, Robtronik, Developer, & Subversive @ TBA
  • 8: Techno in the Desert
  • 8: HARD @ The Forum w/Underword, Chromeo, Crookers, Crystal Castles, 12th Planet, Skeet Skeet, Destructo & more
  • 12: Low End Theory with ESKMO, Bullion & Diaba$e
  • 13: Welder @ Cabinet Theatre in Hollywood
  • 14: 16Bit & Beyond One Year Anniversary w/Kraddy & RD @ Air Conditioned Supper Club (Venice)
  • 14: Compression @ King King in Hollywood
  • 15: DROID Behavior pres: Interface 28:28 with Tim Xavier, Luis Flores, more more more
  • 15: Señor Fish & Gridlife presents Daedelus @ Plankton Man
  • 19: Low End Theory with Giovanni Marks and Intuition & Verbs
  • 21: BWOMP presents Fill in the Bass @ TBA w/an-ten-nae, Oscure, Odeed, Eva, Kid Logic, DJ 007, Ev-1, Sati & J-Viz (info line 310-933-1451)
  • 22: Pure Filth presents BASSFACE w/Mampi Swift, The Professionals, Drone, Scooba & more
  • 26: Low End Theory Membership Drive w/all residents and edIT
  • 27: My Hollow Drum 2-Year Anniversary w/Nosaj Thing, Free the Robots, Kutmah & more @ The Crosby
  • 29: SMOG 3-Year Anniversary w/Plastician, Babylon System, 12th Planet, DLX, Pawn, Emu, Evol, Pablo Hassan & more @ TBA
  • 31: Burning Man- See you on the PLAYA!

I LOVE SUMMER! Bondi Beach, Sydney Australia

JUAKALI @ Jujubeats w/Bassnectar, Glitch Mob, Z-Trip and more

Posted in Artists, Events, Festivals with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 27, 2009 by worldromper

Juakali at Dubwar in NYCJuakali is an MC and lyrical stylist that I first heard perform with Joe Nice at a Smog event at the Echoplex a few weeks ago; he delivers his rhymes with positive vibes and a melodic island-lilt that perfectly complements the dark waves of dubstep bass. With dubstep’s dirty depth, you don’t need heavy, machine-gun delivered death raps that push you towards the floor; much better is the offset of a river of bouncing vocals like Juakali’s, laid over the beats and bassline like a ribbon of hopeful smoke over the low end wobble. Inhale.

Juakali will be performing this Saturday August 1 at Jujubeats Festival in Orange County. There are several stages of amazing world-class talent, but there’s only one place where you will find me and my bretheren of bass, and that is the front of the dance floor at the Flower Power Garden with Bassnectar, Glitch Mob, Z-Trip, 6Blocc, Kush Arora, Mozaic and Juakali. Nice!

Right now tickets online start at $45 and there is camping available for this one night festie.

Also catch Juakali at this year’s Decibel Festival in Seattle taking place September 24-27 in the clubs, dance floors, bars, streets and parks of the fair Emerald City.

TIMESLOTS FOR JUJUBEATS:

(all listed in reverse order for some weird reason)

Stage 1-Bumble Bee Love Swarm:
Donald Glaude: 2:15-3:30
DJ Dan: 1:00-2:15
Anthony Attalla: 11:45-1:00
Martin Roth: 10:45-11:45
Charles Feelgood: 9:45-10:45
Jason Blakemore: 8:45-9:45
Jason Splat: 8:00-8:45
Jeff T: 7:15-8:00

Stage 2-Butterfly Oasis:
Doc Martin: 1:30-3:30
DJ Heather: 12:00-1:30
DJ Sneak: 10:00-12:00
Mark Farina: 6:30-10:00
Easily Influenced: 5:00-6:30

Stage 3-Flower Power Garden:
6blocc: 3:00-3:3
Z-Trip: 1:30-3:00
Bassnectar: 12:00-1:30
The Glitch Mobb: 11:00-12:00
6blocc: 10:30-11:00
Xample: 9:30-10:30
Kush Arora & Juakali: 8:30-9:30
DJ Daemia: 7:45-8:30
Mozaic: 7:00-7:45

Jujubeats Festival: Bassnectar, Glitch Mob, Z-Trip & more!

Posted in Events, Festivals with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 16, 2009 by worldromper

I heard about this festival a few weeks ago and have been meaning to tell you about it!

Jujubeats Festival takes place August 1st at the Oak Canyon Ranch in Orange County; tickets start at $35 for the one night party. Check the lineup:

  • Bassnectar
  • Glitch Mob
  • Z-Trip
  • 6Blocc
  • Kush Arora
  • Juakali
  • Mozaic
  • Bodyrock DJs
  • Mark Farina
  • Donald Glaude
  • DJ Dan

This is of course just the list of artists that I am really excited about and some big names; there are shitloads more so read the whole lineup here (and I am sending you to JungleScene because the Jujubeats website is a pain in the ass). Buy tickets here, and see you there, SoCal!

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