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Sacred Bass Sessions + tea = LOVE


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Reposting this from our friends over at Sacred Bass Sessions:

The Sacred Bass Sessions crew is thrilled to be partnering with the
SynchroniciTEA House to help facilitate some informal ambient/downtempo sets at Cascadia NW Arts & Music Festival! We've got some of our favorite producers and bass wizards dropping in to conjure up some vibes ~ these sessions will be spontaneous and the musicians are encouraged to jam with the mood of the teahouse, getting as experimental / chill / weird as they want to (you can catch their more "traditional sets" on stages throughout the weekend)!

If you've attended a Sacred Bass Session before, you likely enjoyed some delicious tea and loving, grounding vibes at the SynchroniciTEA House ~ they're excited to be a part of Cascadia for the second year in a row, offering a communiTEA space for relaxation and inspiration, daily yoga and playshop offerings, lighting design by Acorn Productions and most importantly, FREE TEA FOR THE PEOPLE!



This 3-minute video tells the story of the SynchroniciTEA House, from Burning Man to SBS to Photosynthesis, and hopefully will inspire you to make a tithing towards their efforts of serving enlightened infusions for festival-goers at gatherings around the NW this summer: http://www.gofundme.com/synchronicitea

Here's a new mix from DJ Playaduster + Kaya Rainfall of
Destination Burning Man created for SynchroniciTEA House, featuring exquisite sacred bass music from Subaqueous, Erothyme, GUDA, The Polish Ambassador, BioLumigen, Soulacybin, David Starfire, Goopsteppa, Beatfarmer & ancient oolong codes from teamasters around the planet (free download) :



Hope to see you at Cascadia!

Summer Outlook: NW Festie Tour

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Greetings friends, fellow Burners & faithful listeners! Destination Burning Man and the Get Found crew has decided to sit this upcoming Burning Man out - maybe with a few exceptions - for the first time since 2009 (I think, hard to keep track!)

We’ve had more and more pull towards smaller regional festivals, based close to home in the Pacific Northwest. The past few summers have found us dabbling here & there, and this year we’ve got an extremely well-researched, solid slate of regional transformative festivals we’re working towards:
Luminosity on the Sunshine Coast of BC, Cascadia NW Festival in the woods north of Seattle and Beloved in Oregon.

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A gaggle of Get Found yogis will be participating in Wanderlust again this year in Whistler, BC, and we’re also eyeing Inspire Gathering at Doe Bay Hot Spring Retreat on Orcas Island in Washington and, last but definitely not least, Symbiosis 10 a few hours east of San Francisco, California.

Having collaborated on several Burning Man camps together over the years, culminating in the founding of the SynchroniciTEA House in 2011, we haven’t been content with showing up at the Burn or festivals empty-handed. The joy and presence and community we’ve felt in serving tea in particular ~ steamy cups of oolong, pu’er, white and herbal blends ~ has led us down an unexpected, intuitive road that morphs and evolves each year. It is a calling, and we are honored to answer ~

SynchroniciTEA House is more than just a teahouse: it is a hub of creative community, engagement and exploration. It is a vessel that facilitates Get Found’s desire to contribute to the emerging transformational festival culture and serve others. As a collective we are intentionally working to manifest the emerging New Paradigm.  Each cup of tea is infused with love consciousness and a seed of the high frequency shifts needed to support new ways of sustainable living on the planet.

Learn more here and if you feel inspired to support our efforts, donate here.


We’ll be using this here dBM blog to give you previews and reports as the summer rolls on…. have fun out there!

What is the SyncroniciTEA House?

A few words of explanation from Get Found:







Destination Burning Man is a proud partner in the SynchroniciTEA House project, bringing inspired tea infusions, healing arts & yoga, fresh DJ sets, the Mystery School Library & a place for grounded CommunitTEA at festivals around the Pacific Northwest this summer! Will you help us help the well-being of our community by making a donation, however large or small, to the SynchroniciTEA House today?

http://www.gofundme.com/synchroniciTEA

SynchroniciTEA House is more than just a teahouse: it is a hub of creative community, engagement and exploration. It is a vessel that facilitates Get Found’s desire to contribute to the emerging transformational festival culture and serve others. As a collective we are intentionally working to manifest theemerging New Paradigm.  Each cup of tea is infused with love consciousness and a seed of the high frequency shifts needed to support new ways of sustainable living on the planet.

SynchroniciTEA House : enchanted elixirs for the masses



Get Found is a collective of friends with roots in the Pacific Northwest that stretch down the West Coast: Seattle, Bellingham, Olympia, Portland, Sebastopol and San Francisco. We came together at Burning Man 2009 through a series of serendipitous events and have spent every summer since sharing in adventures, creative work and community building. In 2011, we came together 30-strong to create the SynchroniciTEA House at Burning Man, a respite from the desert sun that offered loungey vibes, music and performance, a place to recharge and connect over endless flowing infusions and elixirs. Our special love is for oolong tea, and we have a supplier in Taiwan who sends us the most choice leaf available; we also serve pu’ers, herbal blends and more.  

www.gofundme.org/synchronicitea

After the successful Burning Man experiment, the teahouse was reconfigured to be mobile and began making appearances at gatherings like Sacred Bass Sessions in Bellingham, Pranaforce Yoga’s “Dream it Real” events in Seattle and the 2014 Photosynthesis Festival. Through our experiences, we have learned that it is rewarding to show up and be in service to the community.

As we look forward to Summer 2015, we want to take the SynchroniciTEA House to the next level for the people ~ we have plans for a bigger, bolder teahouse structure, space and amplification for playshops and performances, daily yoga and healing arts offerings and even more exquisite tea sourced from around the planet, with even more potent high frequency infusions.



SynchroniciTEA House is more than just a teahouse: it is a hub of creative community, engagement and exploration. It is a vessel that facilitates Get Found’s desire to contribute to the emerging transformational festival culture and serve others. Each cup of tea is infused with love consciousness and a seed of the high frequency shifts needed to support new ways of sustainable living on the planet.

We have never asked for money for our tea service over the years ~ all are welcomed in, all are given a seat and a steamy cup of tea.  Our patrons leave with the magic warmth of tea in their hearts and a sense of belonging to something greater. This year, we have sketched out a dream budget of $4000 to fund our next-level vision.

Will you help us help the well-being of our community by making a donation, however large or small, to the SynchroniciTEA House today?

www.gofundme.org/synchronicitea

Help fund a movement that is much greater than all of us, a movement that is rising from the ground up, like steam off a hot cup of Oolong, unstoppable. May we see you at our table this summer, and may we soon share a cup of tea!

Luminosity Gathering 2015

Join us at Luminosity Gathering 2015 in beautiful British Columbia!


DJ Playaduster's Bhakti Bass series

The Billionaires at Burning Man

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"For his 50th birthday, Jim Tananbaum, chief executive officer of Foresite Capital, threw himself an extravagant party at Burning Man, the annual sybaritic arts festival and all-hours rave that attracts 60,000-plus to the Black Rock Desert in Nevada over the week before Labor Day. Tananbaum’s bash went so well, he decided to host an even more elaborate one the following year. In 2014 he’d invite up to 120 people to join him at a camp that would make the Burning Man experience feel something like staying at a pop-up W Hotel. To fund his grand venture, he’d charge $16,500 per head...

For 2014, Tananbaum wanted a camp that was aesthetically novel, ecologically conscious, and exceedingly comfortable. In the spring he and his team sent out a detailed invitation, enticing potential guests with an early vision of the camp, named Caravancicle. Anyone concerned about living in a hot, unforgiving wilderness could rest assured. There would be no roughing it at Caravancicle. Accommodations would consist of a series of cubical tents with carbon fiber skeletons. Each cube would have 9-foot ceilings, comfortable bedding, and air conditioning. The surrounding camp, enclosed by high walls, would be safe and private. Amenities would include a central lounge housed in a geodesic dome, private showers and toilets, solar panels, wireless Internet, and a 24-hour bar. Guests could count on a “full-service” staff, who would among other things help create “handcrafted, artisanal popsicles” to offer passers-by. To help blend in with the Burning Man regulars, who tend to parade around the commons in wild, racy outfits (if anything at all), the camp would include an entire shipping container full of costumes....

For Tananbaum, his improbable journey from the precincts of the East Coast Establishment to the inner circle of one of San Francisco’s great countercultural institutions appeared complete. As it turned out, the honeymoon was short-lived."

"Move over, Google Bus. There's a new symbolic fight over tech money, class, and privilege": http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-02-05/occupy-burning-man-class-warfare-comes-to-desert-festival

Our Favorite Music in 2014

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The Polish Ambassador + Ayla Nereo at Beloved Festival, August 2014. Photo by Moontroll.

Destination Burning Man's Favorite Music of 2014

It's been an incredible year for high-quality electronic music, with several of the best producers on Planet Earth releasing full-length albums (usually for free!) that were painstakingly-produced, richly-layered, bursting with innovative sounds and interesting ideas and, last but not least, lovingly-crafted to enhance Bass Chakra Therapy via luscious low-end vibrations. We were lucky to catch many of our favorite musicians-producers-DJs as they took their new music out for a spin at festivals, gatherings and clubs in the Pacific Northwest ~ our favorites were Luminosity on Vancouver Island, Photosynthesis in the Cascade Range and Beloved in Tidewater, Oregon.

In many ways, it feels like the
Year of The Polish Ambassador, with the release of his most fully-realized album yet, Pushing Through the Pavement, his ground-breaking Permaculture Action Tour, his ongoing creative collaborations with Ayla Nereo, Wildlight, Mr. Lif and now Terra Bella and TPA's already-legendary Sunday afternoon set at Beloved ~ throwing down an epic afternoon danceparty at the end of an amazing weekend from the middle of the dancefloor, surrounded by thousands of blissed-out, funkafied, Left Coast bass-lovin' tribal hippies!

In addition to TPA ruling it in 2014, we were blessed with amazing releases from heavyweights like Apex Twin, Bonobo, Tipper, Thriftworks, Androcell and Kalya Scintilla. Also, lots of beautiful, deep music from lesser-known local NW-BC producers like Goopsteppa, Subaqueous, GUDA, Halo Refuser, ATYya and Erothyme.

Below is a list of what releases brought us the most joy in listening this year. You can share anything we missed
on our Facebook page. Here's to an abundant and joyful 2015!

TOP TEN

The Polish Ambassador "Pushing Through the Pavement"


Kalya Scintilla "Open Ancient Eyes"


Subaqueous "Tides of Twilight"


Thriftworks "Fade/Fader/Fadest"


Tipper "Forward Escape"


Aphex Twin "Syro"

ODESZA "In Return"



Skytree "Cirrus Sapiens"


SaQi "The Well"


Yaima "Pelucidity"


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Emancipator at Wanderlust Whistler, August 2014. Photo by Moontroll.


THE NEXT TEN

Androcell "Imbue"
Halo Refuser "Into Your Layers"
Bogtrotter "Jamais Vu"
Soulular "EvoLuminate"
Erothyme "Circadia"
AtyYa "Transendence"
GUDA "Tyromancy"
Soulacybin "Funkerpump"
Goopsteppa "Crystals"


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MC Yogi & DJ Drez at Wanderlust Whistler, August 2014. Photo by Moontroll.

You can hear all of these amazing musicians and many more in our dBMcast mixes, available to stream and download on our Music page. The most recent mixes are also up on our Soundcloud page.

Subscribe to dBMcasts via iTunes to receive all episodes automatically at
https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/destination-burning-man-podcasts/id256088397?mt=2

Here at the beginning of a new year, please consider making a donation to support Destination Burning Man and our efforts to discover, mix and share new music from musicians across the planet. We'll use any funds generated to continue purchasing music and keeping our website and dBMcast service up & running for the people:






Thanks so much!

2014 Dancefloor Highlights







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Plantrae in Bellingham, Sacred Bass Session #4, March ~ photo by moontroll


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Rising Appalachia in Bellingham, with moontroll


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SaQi + DJ Playaduster in Seattle, November ~ photo by moontroll


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Bluetech + Plantrae in Seattle, December ~ photo by moontroll