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The Temple of Grace

Finally, some images have emerged from the playa to the Default World showing us some of the majesty of David Best's Temple of Grace!

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Top photos by Reuters; bottom photo by Michael Holden.

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dBMcast Tribute mixes: Pretty Lights, Kalya Scintilla, Emancipator and Kaminanda

Today, we posted our 130th dBMcast — a milestone of some sort, either to seven years of rock-solid commitment to sharing music freely with the masses and celebrating the Burning Man vibrations, or to hundreds, possibly thousands, of hours lost to a mad obsession of making obscure and ethereal mixes.

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"Pretty Lit : The Music of Derek Vincent Smith" is the latest installment in a series of music mixes prepared by DJ Playaduster that focuses in on one particular producer, sometimes incorporating interviews with the artist discussing their music, composition process and inspirations. "Pretty Lit," for example, includes Derek Smith talking with The Untz about the unusual and painstaking process of making his latest record "A Color Map of the Sun," where he created and recorded his own breaks, pressing them to vinyl, basically building his songs from the very bottom up, self-made sampling, yo!


Here are the others in this series of dBMcasts celebrating the works of some of our favorite musicians! Click on the cover art to go to the dBMcast page for each mix….

Kalya
dBMcast #118: Whomp Shanti: Kalya Scintilla Refractalized
Mixed by Kaya Rainface, January 2013

The music of Australian producer/audio alchemist Kalya Scintilla, blended and refractalized by DJs Playaduster & Kaya Rainface. Tracks are from the
Merkaba Music release "Kalya Scintilla Remixed" and Kalya Scintilla's remixes of Nina Simone, Desert Dwellers and Joni Mitchell. High-quality Sacred Bass to inspire and inform our tribes.





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dBMcast #120: Emancipated: The Music of Douglas Appling
Mixed by
DJ Playaduster, February 2013

Music from Emancipator's three official albums, random singles & remixes and the "Emancipator Remixed" record. Vocal samples from The Untz podcast and The DoLab.





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dBMcast#125: Kalyamanda'd
Mixed by
Kaya Rainface from 4thKorner Soundsystems, January 2013

Imagine a desert nomad journeying across the desert, whether by camel or art car, visiting foreign lands, meeting different tribes, experiencing different ways of living. Markets, shrines, open spaces, temples, ritual spaces for dancing and letting go the inhibitions…..



Kalya Scintilla + Kaminanda lead the caravan as tracks from their latest releases intertwine with each other like snakes or opium clouds….with palette cleaners provided by Tipper, Beats Antique, Desert Dwellers & Emancipator.


As always, the best way to download and listen to our dBMcasts is by subscribing via our iTunes feed at
http://bit.ly/h60Ijk.



"Profiles in Dust" Part 3: The Art of Burning Man 2011





“Profiles in Dust” Crew:
Justin Gunn—Supervising Producer/ Editor Terry Pratt—Producer/ Director of Photography Gregory Sklar—Co-Executive Producer, Management & Logistics Michael Fasman—Producer Tom Greene—Producer Noelle Charles—Producer Christopher Breedlove—Producer Mike Hedge—Additional Camera Ben Page—GoPro Cameraman Timothy Palmer—Motion Graphics Design Robert Gibbs—Logistics and Artist Relations Colin “Donkeyboy” Creveling—Graphic Design Atom Smith—Music Shpongle—Music Transcenders—Music Tom LaPorte—Executive Producer

"Profiles in Dust" Part 2: The Art of Burning Man 2011



"Profiles in Dust" Part 1: The Art of Burning Man 2011








“At the 2011 Burn, a small group of talented video producers and friends got generous. As part of a public relations gift initiative, they undertook to produce video treatments of selected art projects. The idea was to give Burning Man artists the benefit of what Media Team members do well, and to give the artists new tools to promote their work, their teams and their dreams.

The videos on this blog have all been gifted to the artists, and are beingsimultaneously made available to you. They are an example of how unexpected generosity serves new friends in original ways, just as it serves art in new ways. These “Profiles in Dust” are a gift from the Burning Man Media Team to all artists and Burners, whether depicted in this collection of films or not….It’s truly amazing what happens when talent and inspiration unite with the spirit of gifting.

Haiku SpaceBalls by Rachel


Rachel & Martha in Deep Playa

Playa reflection:
You are what you’re looking for
Strings of blue balloons

Mountain silhouette
Melts into the Magic Hour--
It’s going to get weird

Not Star Wars, Space Balls
Warp speed wobble whomp Jedis
Furry Chewbaccas

Pillows, teeth, and wires
Pod of laughing ladies lounge
In shark’s lucky mouth

Expand not escape
Mandala birthing itself
Neon rose blossoms

Tent turned up to broil
My heart is a crispy orb
Long past the sunrise

There are so many
Doors to open, Doors to close
I can’t stop laughing

Sweaty beer, string cheese
Here is the Triple Truth, Ruth:
Hops, dusty love, protein

Tabula Rasa
Big boat nets a little fish
By the Robot-Heart

Beauty of Release
Dances itself alive on
Prehistoric fish

Soundtracks for the journey home

While everyone is scurrying about like crazy getting ready to hit the road for Rites of Passage, here’s a reminder that there are dozens of free, kick-ass, basstastic musical mixes ready to be downloaded to your iPod for soundtracks for the journey home! Visit our dBMcast webpage for recent offerings from DJ Playaduster, DJ Edubious, DJ Fundiduster and lots of Guest DJs like Eskmo, Opiuo, Bassnectar, Random Rab, Ooah, David Starfire, Ana Sia and others. Radio dBM has created 2011-specific mixes too, including Pathways to the Portal, The Larry Harvey Dub Experience, Rites of Bassage, and Bass Cadet.

Reposting this crucial information on dBMcasts from years past...


From 2010: Are you in need of some last minute musical mix madness to download on to your pod for the road trip to Black Rock City? dBM has just what you need to make your journey most enjoyable to all 5 senses. You can find...an introduction to Bass Chakra Therapy here, and Bassnectar Maxxximum 1 & 2 here and here. The most recent offering is DJ Playaduster's LOVETROPOLIS mix, featuring his camp mates with Get Found, Larry Harvey and a whopping dose of whomp -- download it right about here. And don't forget about Whompadelic 2: Revenge of the GlitchStrap (here) and Through the Portal (here).

And many of these same playa-friendly music mixes can also be streamed and downloaded from
DJ Playaduster's SoundCloud page and DJ Edubious' Soundcloud page.

From 2009: Well friends, it is time to let go of those plans and packing ideas you haven't gotten to yet, embrace what you have prepared, load up your jalopy and start heading north/south/east/west towards Black Rock City. One last task before you hit the pavement: download a bunch of dBM podcasts to stoke out yer iPod for the road trip (and arrive with fresh toonz for your camp/art car)!

Destination Burning Man has been posting tracks here since early 2007 -- original musical mixes inspired by the playa from DJs Playaduster, Edubious and, as of this week, Grapenuts; guest DJ sets; field recordings from BRC, interviews and inspired babble and other bits of digital ephemera, always set to a head-bobbin' groove. Sometimes, the message behind the music has taken more than one mix to tell and so multi-part epics have been necessary. Here's a guide to some of our favorites epics, trilogies and otherwise.

Don't ask questions. Just download and git em on to yer iPod or burn to CD and begin full immersion. Let the creative mixologists of dBM provide you with your swervy soundtrack to Burning Man 2009: EVOLUTION!


For best results, click here to subscribe to dBMcasts via iTunes and download the mixes you want from there, while simultaneously setting yerself up for new episodes to automatically be delivered to you when they're posted.

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DJ Playaduster's Hearts of Flame trilogy -- August 2006

"And then there's the music, and the dancing.... Sounds come at you from all sides at all times, different rhythms and grooves colliding with the cadences of storytelling and the hushed tones of sacred ceremonies. It is an aural orgy. You are bombarded with so much music that it soon feels like it might all be seeping inside of you, changing you irrevocably. This podcast tribute series attempts to recreate some sense of this nighttime wandering and sound-safaring. A wide variety of musical tastes coexist On Playa, and a brand-new style of music emerges from the midnight mashups and cryptic cross-pollinizations that occur as the glorious and chaotic sounds of Burning Man float towards the starry sky."

Part one "Ignition", part two "Combustion" and part three "Renewal"


DJs Playaduster+Edubious Burnal Equinox set-- February 2007

"One of our best hopes then is to dream up, then build, a portable sound system that is capable of moving across the playa pumping out our most adventurous musical offerings as an alternative to the ever-present pulse of rave music. We want to bring the funk. We want to lay down the reggae dub. We want to spin the jazz, the world beat, the cajun and the calypso. Two of our alter egos, DJ Playaduster and DJ Edubious, have much experience in crafting musical podcast mixes, we used to host a jazz/groove radio show out in Wyoming (of all places), and we believe we can put both our experience and our vast archives to good use. So, we're moving forward on the assembly of musical mixes, and here is the very first test run available for your listening pleasure."

Part one "It's All About the Burn Now" and part two "Towards the Burn".


DJ Edubious' Virginal Fire Trilogy -- Pre- and Post-Burn 2007

Part one "Light It Up", part two "Burn It Down" and part three "Afterburn".


DJ Playaduster's Green Man trilogy -- Fall 2007

"How to keep the flame alit? How to burn all year? How to reintegrate the lessons and the love in to the Default World? These are the questions the Four Broke Dudes confronted as they stepped back in to their former lives in the Northwest. This is a set of music deeply influenced by the nighttime environment of Black Rock City. It is a mix made up exclusively from DJ Playaduster's nocturnal field recordings -- bits and pieces of the sound environment that pulses each night on the playa, blended together, overlapped, cut-up and reassembled."

Part one "Disorientation", part two "Reorientation: Hyper-Primbly's Marsupial Thumbdrive" and part three "Reintegration".


DJs Playaduster + Edubious' Darwinian Experimentations -- June/July 2009

"Starting to think ahead to Burning Man 2009 a bit -- can't help it. Time to start slowly crafting well-seasoned playlists of tracks that we want to bring down to the playa to share with the people. Here's a sneak peek in to some of our favorite musical goodies acquired over the past few months that are helping us to begin visualizing the next incarnation of Black Rock City. The vibe kind of swerves all over the place as lots of styles and theories are ingested in to the whole. Sources vary widely. Hope you dig it and it tickles the insides of your ears."

"Darwin's Weird Beard" and "Darwin's Furrowed Brow"


DJs Playaduster's Tangled Path Trilogy -- 2008-2009

"The stories that this podcast shares take place over a year-and-a-half, on and off the playa, between friends meeting and separating again along the road. The routes that spring forth from the Burning Man Experience truly form a Tangled Path. Part one surveys the many loose ends of that path, tangling and untangling again; in part two, we'll together move towards Convergence and Burning Man 2009 : Evolution."

"Loose Ends" and "Convergence"

Other non-multi-part dBMcasts of worthy note:

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dBMcast feedback

One of the best parts of creating this website and the Burning Man content it features -- videos, dBMcasts, essays, photos, blog updates -- is receiving feedback from the community. Edubious and myself put a lot of time, energy, money and passion in to our dBM creations, and with the click of a button, send it out in to the world. We don’t know where our music or videos will end up, who will stumble upon them and how they get felt. But over the years, we’ve received quite a few moving stories from Burners around the world, people who have taken the time to send us a note of gratitude or tell their tale -- most heartwarming messages often include a description of how they ended up listening to one of our mixes, where and when, or most importantly, what it meant to them.

We’d love to hear from you and know what you get out of this site and its creative offerings:
destinationburningman@gmail.com. And now’s as good a time as any to remind folks that we appreciate donations from the community, which we use to maintain destinationburningman.com and increase its offerings. Emails are one way to support us, and funds are another. There’s a Paypal link in the sidebar if you’re feeling generous. We’ll probably end up spending it on the SynchroniciTea House at Burning Man this month, so know your tithing is going to a worthy cause!

So here are a few of the awesomest emails we’ve received in the past few weeks. Thanks!
DJ Playaduster


I just wanted to drop you a quick note to tell you that some Burners really enjoyed your "Loveness Got Found Part 2" while watching the sunset over the Keys last night (Islamorada, to be exact). We loved the overlaid voices and the giggles that only come on the playa. Got us even more excited about this year.

I
downloaded the track from Soundcloud on a lark, did not listen to it before we popped it on, absolutely wonderful, the timing with the sunset made it absolutely magical.

Thanks again!
J. Trash
Monomythia 2011


I stumbled onto your podcasts after last years burn and I cant explain how much the music, videos and adventure y'all share have transformed and fueled my life. Im an illustration student here in SF, heres a link to some of  the artwork ive done while listening to your casts on repeat: http://misterambportfolio.blogspot.com. THANK YOU for all you’ve done and I eagerly await every new podcast. Im the volunteer coordinator for L--- so I'll see you out at the Burn.

P.
L-- VC



DbM crew,

I stumbled across your podcast, then site, blog, related materiel and am hooked.  Your combination of amazing tracks with fun and insightful commentary is my brand of perfect!  I can't get enough.  This will be my second burn and want to visit the temple of tea and hopefully meet the masters.  Do you know where you'll be on the playa?  Looking forward to another amazing burn and hopefully connecting with you.  Keep up the perfect podcasts, they really set the tone as I prepare and plan.  Love it!

Hasta la pasta,
Boosch



dBM – I am writing to let you know that your podcasts & videos fill me with so much joy. I am preparing for my 4th journey to the desert this year, and the soundtrack for my preparation has been your music and energy. Awesome stuff, my friends.
Thank you.
JJ



Hey!

We are all to brink of crazy as the Opening day approaches!  I am returning a response to let you know that every day I'm not on the playa, you keep me there in SPIRIT because of the cool mixes that I enjoy ( and share and annoy friends) every other day of the year in anticipation of hardship, dust and  ultimate bliss for 7 days of the year.  Thank You for your continued efforts and I hope to one day cross paths there or at home area with you groovy cats!
Kevin and The Zappa Dust Tribe= usually around 3:30 & 4:00- in the first 5-8 layers.  We will be cruising the ZOOT Retro Rocketship this year!



Hi!
 
My boyfriend introduced me to your podcast this past weekend.  Well done!!! They are my new favorite crush & the latest addition to the soundtrack of my life. Thanks for the inspiration!  See you on the playa!  : )

I am from Indianapolis, first-time burner and found your podcast in my quest get ideas of what the playa will be like, costumes I should plan, etc. I'm searching the Internets and absorbing all things Burning! :-)

Thanks for all the podcast and content, much love to you for putting that all together.
KM

Introducing Moontroll's 2010 Burning Man/Get Found 2010 videos (double-feature!)



Moze’s Top Ten ART PROJECTS



From the Burning Blog: Welcome to the BIG CITY and BRIGHT LIGHTS, where it is said “If you can make it there, you can make it anywhere,” and in Black Rock City by “it” I mean ART and by “make it there” I mean live, breathe, eat, sleep, follow your vision, work your ass off, raise your money, maintain cohesion in your group, create your dream and behold it there.

Then take a breath and load your trucks and
GET OUT TO THE PLAYA to work another week or more in circumstances only someone as MAD as a Burning Man Artist could appreciate to put the thing up, all for the sake of GIFTING IT and SHARING your VISION with all of our FAIR CITY.

We are all like 40 THOUSAND moths attracted to those
ENCHANTING PLAYA LIGHTS, twinkling and glowing all alone in the dark expanse, and the essence of ART is CREATION and CREATION is the ACTION of MAGIC.

So to this year’s ARTISTS, I say
THANK YOU for your MAGICAL GIFTS, one and all.

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Painting on the Playa

Painting on Location with Roger Bansemer - Burning Man from Roger Bansemer on Vimeo.

dBM listener feedback

Happy Burnal Equnox! Here at the midway point, tipping over in to the long 6 month countdown until Burning Man 2010, we'd like to take a moment and share some of the feedback we've received over the past months from our listeners and readers. We rarely hear from any of you out there -- and our web stats tell us there are thousands of you -- so when we do get a little bit of love via email, it really makes us shine. Here are some of our favorites. We'd love to hear from you too: destinationburningman@gmail.com.

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Hey man,

I am sure people write you all the time but I wanted to let you know how much I have been enjoying your mixes. I was a first time burner last year and have got my ticket for Metropolis in the mail. I hope to catch you playing either up in SF or out on the Playa. Either way I just wanted to send you thanks for some really amazing tunes. They help me get through the work day and make great for great driving music.

I have definitely been spreading the word. I got some tables a few years ago and have been working on getting some tunes together. Do you mostly mix on decks/cd turntables or do you use software?

Whatever you are doing, its awesome. I work for a company called T-- Shoes and am usually in charge of the overhead music. They've been getting the whomp whether they like it or not. most of them do!

All the best,

P.

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Hey there - I'm finally settling back into normal life after one of the most memorable experiences I could have possibly had.  This year was my first burn, and it was everything I hoped and needed it to be.  During our preparations to head out to Black rock city, a buddy introduced me to your
dBM podcasts.  We listened to several on our trek from New Mexico up to Black Rock City.  Once there, we listened to even more incredible music and talented DJ's the world over.  I was deeply inspired by what I hear which is difficult, as I have been a DJ going on 14 years now.  When I came back, I went to work immediately the next day on trying to share some of my musical experiences with friends and my new family.  I completed an hour long mix based on my experiences to share, and I'd love for you to take a listen.  :)

Thanks so much for what you are doing, I can't wait to get back out there and meet you guys next year.

--DD

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Hey Hekter "Chapstrap" McElliott, Moontroll/DJ Playaduster, and Edubious. Your podcasts fucking rule!@!!!!!! I especially love the
Michael Jackson tribute series. And I was never a fan. Totally great. The other ones are great too. I love how you made a series of ones leading up to the Burn all themed around Evolution. I played a few of them at our camp, Mystikal Misfits (430 and B) late at night, and it was great. Keep it up!!!!

M.

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My buddy has been listening to your podcasts for a while now -- this was his 5th Burn. I remember sitting in the car on the way up asking him to play what he had on his iPod and it put a smile on my face. The mix that got me all pumped was as we were driving out from Vegas in the middle of the desert
the mix by DJ Grapenuts.  We pulled off to the side of the road to fix the straps from the trailer, and we all got out of the car and started dancing.  A few minutes of being crazy later, 2 RV's on the way to BRC pulled up behind us and they started partying too to the groove too.  :)

D.

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Hey dBM crew: I’m was at a BBQ yesterday for a friend’s birthday. Suffice to say I had a few drunken conversations, the one I remember was about karma. I realized that there was this huge disconnect between some of oldest friends and a very small band of merry burners (all of whom don’t know it).

Anyway I woke up this morning, checked out of my friends place and got on the Docklands Light Railway back to Stratford, East London. This is a cool little above ground train that runs really slowly through the docks, the business districts and finally the post industrial heartland of London’s eastend.

I’ve had your Destination Burning Man Trilogy on my pod for a while but just haven’t been at the time and place. But trust me this was perfect. I put on
Reintegration, as this train wound through equally beautiful business and residential districts. Most are deprived but on this sunny Sunday morning everything took on a new light. Particularly with the perfectly judged, wonderfully paced mix that you’ve created. I could go on about how I loved your choice of tracks (which I did) but that would be missing the main point. I got back from SF to London in Feb and I thought I had that playa feeling all the time. Yeah I was receptive but damn your mix has brought it all back. Not reintegration into the world but reintegration back into the fold. Back to feeling the power of potential. Good shit, my friend. Good shit. Keep it up.

Our camp this year is going that bit larger. Finally a theme camp. We’ll have a DJ rig with some decent soundpressure. It’d be a total pleasure if you could drop by, spin or just hang out.

Peace.

Wanobi of Ohmland

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I just wanted to say hey and thank you for
the beautiful video (with some Bassnectar to boot!). I'm a volunteer coordinator to decorate Center Camp Cafe. Your video was just what I needed today. I am a bit stressed out and behind on my Burning Man work but seeing this totally brought me back to why I volunteer for this position and spend a great portion of my free time on it. I love the sense of community that CCCafe brings and I really think you captured it in your video. I love the brightness of the color too. I love that you captured to flags because they are my (and the vols that sew them here at BMHQ at craft parties) babies and I was super proud of them last year! Plus the rags to flags pennant flags in the 3 rings and just seeing all the people in there having a blast. it made me heart happy. love the smiles!!!

So thank you again from the bottom of my sparkly heart! You have inspired me and brought me back to where i needed to be. I am going to send it out to my cafe crew so they can see their work again. seeing this video makes me super excited to get on the playa and set her up!!!

dusty dreamin' kisses and thanks to you

H.

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The Wobble Chronicles / A Bass Chakra Therapy Practice

The first complete song-cycle of the Wobble Chronicles is complete and available now for free download!

DJ Playaduster has openheartedly laid down a series of mixes designed to introduce the listener to the philosophy and practice of Bass Chakra Therapy, leading you down a path built of bass, track by track, mix by mix. An open heart, mind at ease and soul cleansed of guilt residue are just a few of desired end results. Disciplined enough to wake you up, varied enough to keep you guessing, structured enough to guide you, open enough to allow for personal interpretation, the Wobble Chronicles are the soundtrack for a new way of living: a Life of Whomp.



An Introduction to Bass Chakra Therapy : The Wobble Chronicles Vol. 1  by  moontrolling

Featuring Bassnectar / Heyoka / ill.Gates / Beats Antique / Welder / Mimosa (Live from Black Rock City 2009) / An-ten-ae / edIT/ Timonkey / Nosaj Thing / Vibesquad//.

This mix is an overview of the electronik sounds I am currently filling my head with, including several DJs I learned about for the first time at Burning Man 2009. Heavy San Francisco emphasis here, naturally, as that is where my favorite grooves are coming from these days. Special guests include Maketa, Scotty G. and Suga Cubed, recorded both in Black Rock City and on the road to home post-Burn, decompressing and reorienting from the Best Burn Ever. This is one of my favorite mixes I've ever spun out -- I really dig the flow between tracks and between sections. The sacred whomppppppppp of the bass is cleansing to my soul. Hope you dig it too. Hope you find an opening...




Whompadelic (Bass Chakra Therapy : Intermediate) * The Wobble Chronicles Vol. 2  by  moontrolling

Soundtrack by Lux, Nosaj Thing, An-ten-ae, Tipper, Lotus Drops, Vibesquad, ill.gates, Mihkal and Eskmo//.

Another Bass Chakra Thearpy session from DJ Playaduster -- this time an intermediate level mix for those who have already absorbed the teachings found within the first introductory BCT session. This session tests the fortitude of the practitioner by bringing in a wobblier, multi-dimensional strangeness to the whomp. Hold on for the ride, if you're ready.

Vocals woven in to this session include soundstick recordings from the Halloween/Spiderball experience in San Francisco, the Get Found reunion at the Samish Island Zendo and the night Team Love danced all night in puddles to DJs on the top of the old Rainier Brewery in Seattle. This episode, in other words, tracks the post-playa adventures of our furry, fuzzy family up and down the Pacific Coast in the waning months of 2009.

Stay tuned for the Bass Chakra Therapy Advanced Level mix coming soon as the Wobble Chronicles mutate, morph and evolve in harmonious complexity right in front of your very earholes.




Glitchatronik Dubstraps * (Bass Chakra Therapy : Advanced) * The Wobble Chronicles Vol. 3  by  moontrolling

Featuring Ana Sia, Bassbin Twins, Ooah, Mochipet, Mimosa, Rusko, The Bug + Warrior Queen, Beats Antique, ill.gates, Eskmo, ill-esha, Glitch Mob, Heyoka and Boxcutter//.

The third installment in DJ Playaduster's Wobble Chronicles project, providing a soundtrack for personal Bass Chakra Therapy explorations. This episode is specially-designed for advanced practicioners as it explores the heavier, glitchier, dubsteppier side of the Whomp music. Not for casual listening, nor for the casual listener.

Vocals harvested from various ridiculous encounters and adventures in Seattle, Samish Island and San Francisco, including field reports from New Year's Eve at the Sea of Dreams in SF. Ocean waves are from beaches at Point Reyes & Salmon Creek, CA.
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Burning Man video shorts from Moontroll









dBMcasts Compendium: load up yer iPod for the road!


Well friends, it is time to let go of those plans and packing ideas you haven't gotten to yet, embrace what you have prepared, load up your jalopy and start heading north/south/east/west towards Black Rock City. One last task before you hit the pavement: download a bunch of dBM podcasts to stoke out yer iPod for the road trip (and arrive with fresh toonz for your camp/art car)!

Destination Burning Man has been posting tracks here since early 2007 -- original musical mixes inspired by the playa from DJs Playaduster, Edubious and, as of this week, Grapenuts; guest DJ sets; field recordings from BRC, interviews and inspired babble and other bits of digital ephemera, always set to a head-bobbin' groove. Sometimes, the message behind the music has taken more than one mix to tell and so multi-part epics have been necessary. Here's a guide to some of our favorites epics, trilogies and otherwise.

Don't ask questions. Just download and git em on to yer iPod or burn to CD and begin full immersion. Let the creative mixologists of dBM provide you with your swervy soundtrack to Burning Man 2009: EVOLUTION!


For best results, click here to subscribe to dBMcasts via iTunes and download the mixes you want from there, while simultaneously setting yerself up for new episodes to automatically be delivered to you when they're posted.

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DJ Playaduster's Hearts of Flame trilogy -- August 2006

"And then there's the music, and the dancing.... Sounds come at you from all sides at all times, different rhythms and grooves colliding with the cadences of storytelling and the hushed tones of sacred ceremonies. It is an aural orgy. You are bombarded with so much music that it soon feels like it might all be seeping inside of you, changing you irrevocably. This podcast tribute series attempts to recreate some sense of this nighttime wandering and sound-safaring. A wide variety of musical tastes coexist On Playa, and a brand-new style of music emerges from the midnight mashups and cryptic cross-pollinizations that occur as the glorious and chaotic sounds of Burning Man float towards the starry sky."

Part one "Ignition", part two "Combustion" and part three "Renewal"


DJs Playaduster+Edubious Burnal Equinox set-- February 2007

"One of our best hopes then is to dream up, then build, a portable sound system that is capable of moving across the playa pumping out our most adventurous musical offerings as an alternative to the ever-present pulse of rave music. We want to bring the funk. We want to lay down the reggae dub. We want to spin the jazz, the world beat, the cajun and the calypso. Two of our alter egos, DJ Playaduster and DJ Edubious, have much experience in crafting musical podcast mixes, we used to host a jazz/groove radio show out in Wyoming (of all places), and we believe we can put both our experience and our vast archives to good use. So, we're moving forward on the assembly of musical mixes, and here is the very first test run available for your listening pleasure."

Part one "It's All About the Burn Now" and part two "Towards the Burn".


DJ Edubious' Virginal Fire Trilogy -- Pre- and Post-Burn 2007

Part one "Light It Up", part two "Burn It Down" and part three "Afterburn".


DJ Playaduster's Green Man trilogy -- Fall 2007

"How to keep the flame alit? How to burn all year? How to reintegrate the lessons and the love in to the Default World? These are the questions the Four Broke Dudes confronted as they stepped back in to their former lives in the Northwest. This is a set of music deeply influenced by the nighttime environment of Black Rock City. It is a mix made up exclusively from DJ Playaduster's nocturnal field recordings -- bits and pieces of the sound environment that pulses each night on the playa, blended together, overlapped, cut-up and reassembled."

Part one "Disorientation", part two "Reorientation: Hyper-Primbly's Marsupial Thumbdrive" and part three "Reintegration".


DJs Playaduster + Edubious' Darwinian Experimentations -- June/July 2009

"Starting to think ahead to Burning Man 2009 a bit -- can't help it. Time to start slowly crafting well-seasoned playlists of tracks that we want to bring down to the playa to share with the people. Here's a sneak peek in to some of our favorite musical goodies acquired over the past few months that are helping us to begin visualizing the next incarnation of Black Rock City. The vibe kind of swerves all over the place as lots of styles and theories are ingested in to the whole. Sources vary widely. Hope you dig it and it tickles the insides of your ears."

"Darwin's Weird Beard" and "Darwin's Furrowed Brow"


DJs Playaduster's Tangled Path Trilogy -- 2008-2009

"The stories that this podcast shares take place over a year-and-a-half, on and off the playa, between friends meeting and separating again along the road. The routes that spring forth from the Burning Man Experience truly form a Tangled Path. Part one surveys the many loose ends of that path, tangling and untangling again; in part two, we'll together move towards Convergence and Burning Man 2009 : Evolution."

"Loose Ends" and "Convergence"

Other non-multi-part dBMcasts of worthy note:

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Moze’s Top Ten ART PROJECTS And Then Some

dBM editor's note: this is a rebroadcasting of an excellent post on the Art of Burning Man 2009 from the Burning Blog. Worth sharing here to fire up yer stoke!
It has been said that the culmination of evolution is procreation.
I say it is the process of working your ass off for months in your grimy, stinking sweltering warehouse, breathing the pulverized metal of so many grinders or the pine diaper stink of wet sawdust and every day burning, bashing, smashing, or otherwise breaking your body upon the wheel with a precarious group of batshit crazy artist friends to build something you know will be the
GREATEST ART PROJECT EVER to hit the playa.
I say it is spending the last of your paltry paychecks or foraging dumpsters or crawling all over junk yards for supplies and that
MISSING LINK to bring your ART TO LIFE and it is the toil and exhaustion of back breaking work, as you are covered with grime, stressed out and sweaty, wondering if you’re going to finish the thing in time, then, when it looks like you won’t pull it off, actually “finishing” and then loading up and driving out to the godforsaken desert to work another week in the dust and the heat that would kill any sane HOMINID.
It really is about
SURVIVAL OF THE FITTEST and the playa will devour you alive if you lose your focus, but if you’re lucky to finish building your masterpiece sometime around when the floodgates open and Black Rock City fills up with the ART CURIOUS who are searching for YOUR ART TO BLOW THEIR MINDS, you will be able to sit back and watch with wonder what you have wrought and realize…
IT WAS ALL WORTH IT.. . and what’ll we do next year…
Those of you who
DARE to IGNORE THE OBVIOUS RIDICULOUSNESS of even trying to make ART in BLACK ROCK CITY are truly EVOLVED.

This year we jump aboard the merry ship HMS LARRY HARVEY to sail to Lake Lahontan where OUR FEARLESS LEADER has decreed that in 2009 our dry lake bed will become the GALAPAGOS of ART, and this year’s EVOLUTION THEME just tickles my PHENOTYPE so much I’m hoping to catch some HOT ALLELE on ALLELE action as we all swim to the bone dry end of the GENE POOL.
Now, I am just a lowly blogger, and not a member of the mighty ORG, so getting your
LINKAGE all DISEQUILLIBRIUMED over perceived COMPETITIVE EXCLUSION is futile. I don’t know much about ART, but I know what catches my eye, and let me tell you, we have 160+ projects this year, many of them DANGEROUS, but if CONTROL OF FIRE is a turning point in HUMAN EVOLUTION, I’d say we’re pretty evolved in Black Rock City, if you catch my GENETIC DRIFT.
So, if you can put down your faux fur leg warmers, fairy wings, EL wire, body glitter and ThemeCamp planning maps for a few minutes, I give to you …
MOZE’S TOP TEN ART PROJECTS AND THEN SOME


1. Raygun Gothic Rocketship by Sean Orlando, Nathaniel Taylor, David Shulman and John Manyjohns. They’ve been flying around outer space since 1944 and just returned to earth to make repairs and they’re planning on departing again September 4th from Black Rock City where a 500 foot perimeter will be set up to ensure the safety of Black Rock City citizens. Their plasma drive engine, high tensile titanium alloys and lighter weight and gadgetry will be on display all week, “But be careful … it’s all fun and games until someone stumbles into the electric fence surrounding the gantry…”
Seriously, this group of mad scientists don’t just make ART, they live it. They were behind the Steampunk Treehouse from 07 and Goes Around Comes Around, the steam power carousel from 2006 and they’re not only artists and geniuses, but they’re really nice people. If Gee-Gnome is whimsical, this installation is downright in your face retro insanity and well worth the tour.
I highly recommend listening to their
Audio Art tour in the Installations section of the Burning Man site.click for more…

Arts & Crafts for the Playa

We've got it together...right?  The looks and verbal affirmations from Grapenutz and Playaduster say so, but I still wonder, "What am I/are we missing?"  

There is only 37 days
 until the Man burns.  Until he burns!  We will have been on playa for almost 8 days by that time.  I've got...no WE'VE got to get our shit together!

But I'm cool.  

It's
happening.

Trusting in the our collective ability to harness and direct the Pure Power of Potential, I know we'll have more than we need when we are on the playa.  But who's gonna take care of.....

Camp dBM converged this week for a throw-back summer camp arts and crafts experience at Dancing Dog Clayworks to create some unique gifts for the playa. The 20 or so Burning Man Evolution pendants will be but one of our gifts for the BRC community (music, of course being another).

During our convergence we got crafty and did some planning for the upcoming journey to the Portal and beyond.


A few preliminary sketches and plaster to carve


DJ Playaduster is already sportin' his playa goggles


Grapenutz prepares his crafting surface.  Every piece he made was a one of a kind.

After our art barn session, we bolted to Lake Padden where we took a long awaited swim (it was over 90 degrees that day) and rendezvous'd with Lil Fox and Robin, the newest Camp dBM members.  The vibes were smooth, some plans were discussed, but mostly we shared our excitement about the fast approaching Burn. 

So, all of us here at Camp dBM are getting it together.  Yeah.  I'm starting to pack already.  Not so much to be sure that I have time to get everything that might be desired, but also because I'm am stoked  to step through the Portal.  Soon come.

I hope I can dance with you in Black Rock City!

Onward, towards the Burn.

~ Edubious

BM09 art installations announced

From the Burning Man newsletter "Jack Rabbit Speaks," a preview of the playa-to-be:

Every year Burning Man allocates a percentage of its revenue from
ticket sales to funding select art projects that are collaborative,
community-oriented and interactive. We do this in order to support
the Burning Man art community, and to facilitate the creation of
outstanding art for Black Rock City... In 2009, a
percentage of your hard-earned ticket money helped to fund the
following art installations, for all Burning Man participants to enjoy.

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Big Rig Jiggin' in Seattle

"Big Rig Jig" artist lands Sound Transit gig
By Mike Lindblom at the Seattle Times



Sound Transit is known to push the limits of engineering, by boldly drilling tunnels through wet glacial soil.

Now, the agency wants to install groundbreaking public art.

For its future Capitol Hill light-rail station, transit officials have hired Mike Ross, a young Brooklyn, N.Y., artist whose sculpture of tanker trucks — "Big Rig Jig" — was a highlight of last year's Burning Man festival in the Nevada desert.
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Podcast Cafe open for bidness!



Join DJ Playaduster's alter egos DJ Fundi & DJ Christafari at the new home of the Podcast Cafe, now featuring three different podcast channels with three different flavors for your listening pleasure: the Podcast Cafe, the Live Archive and Radio Free Fundi. The website just launched, and it'd be in your best interest to go have a look around and subscribe to all three streams of free-flowing intergalactic musical mixes:
www.podcastcafe.org

(If you want a shortcut to subscribing to the Podcast Cafe via iTunes,
click right here.)

See you at the cafe!
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Burning Man 2007 : Film is Truth


Scene from "Center Camp Circumbulation" * photo by moontroll

Burning Man 2007 movies now showing at the dBM Films page!

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get disoriented



New podcast from DJ Playaduster, wildcrafted from audio field recordings taken live from Black Rock City 2007, available for download or stream over at the Podcast page!click for more…

Bassnectar in Bellingham, Nov. 17

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new post-playa podcast posted!


DJ Edubious has posted a new mix over on the podcast page -- it is the first musical response to what went down on the playa this summer, and it complete the groove trilogy Edubious started with Light It Up and furthered with Burn It Down. Listen carefully for the drifting observations of Hekter and Moontroll recorded from deep within their Burning experiences....dig it!

Universal Freek Delight & Pyramid Parties

Here's the rough outline of entertainment and general freekiness/geekiness scheduled for the Boogie Pyramid -- come check out the Boogie Universal vibe at 9:00 & Espanade!

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the Boogie Universal DJ Temple

a sneak peek at one component of our camp

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first podcast good for the gettin'

One of the primary missions of the three broke dudes is to share the groove with the masses on playa this year. DJ Edubious and DJ Fundi have begun work on crafting musical mixes, which they hope to spread across Black Rock City on a mobile soundsystem unit. You can listen to a sneak preview of their first DJ set over at the Podcast page.