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Luminosity Gathering 2015

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Symbiosis Gathering 2013 : Part 2 : The Music

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With over 100 different DJs, bands, producers, singers and composers playing on four stages over five days, trying to comprehend the musical side of Symbiosis gets downright overwhelming pretty quick. The line-up is quite unlike any other summer festival from either coast: idiosyncratic, unpredictable, adventurous, taking risks. A mix of new and old, known and unknown, representing genres of bass and dance music from across the wide spectrum. The gathering promises an orgy of delicious sounds regardless of what muse you follow over the long weekend.

Many of the artists are well-known and well-loved by
longtime dBMcast listeners -- we've played the hell out of Vibesquad, Bluetech, Gladkill, Mount Kimbie, Phaeleh, Russ Liquid, Kalya Scintilla, Ana Sia, Thriftworks, Pumpkin, Kaminanda, Rab, Sun:Monx, The Human Experience, Plantrae, Desert Dwellers, Michael Menert, Ott, DJ Cheb i Sabbah, An-ten-ae and Emancipator. It boggles our mind, and frankly makes us wonder how we'll survive this much high-end advanced Bass Chakra Therapy all at once. Pray for us.


We're also familiar with, or looking forward to experiencing more of, artists including Bird of Prey, ODESZA, JPod, Knowa Knowone, Dov, Gaudi, Jamie Janover, Christian Martin, Lynx, Treavor Moontribe, Christian Martin and Sidecar Tommy.

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And best of all perhaps is the element of surprise. We've learned that being able to put faith in a festival's organizer, to trust in both their intentions and their musical tastes, is a great gift. To be able to simply show up and not worry about any musical schedule, instead flowing from stage to stage based on a combination of randomness and synchronicity, and know that you're in good hands, that whatever music you encounter is going to move you, surprise you, intrigue you, entertain you, take you to places you didn't imagine…..this is pure bliss!

Based on what we've discovered about the Symbiosis Gathering founders and organizers' vision and integrity, as well as past lineups, as well as a close study of this year's lineup, Destination Burning Man is predicting that
everyone present is going to be blown away.

Of course, there are dozens more we haven't mentioned, in part because there are many names we don't know much about—haven't gotten to yet—including most of the large-font-size headliners like Policia, Iamwhoiam, Hudson Mohawke, RL Grime, Lunice, Brodinski, Chet Faker and, yes, even Shpongle and STS9.


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Whether or not you're planning on making it to Symbiosis at Woodward Reservoir on September 19-23, aka the Harvest Moon, aka the Autumnal Equinox, you can dig in deep to the diverse musical line-up by checking out this new dBMcast—the Symbiotic Sampler—mixed by both DJ Playaduster and Kaya Rainface and featuring over 20 of the artists playing for us at the gathering: http://www.destinationburningman.com/stuff/podcasts/files/symbiosis-sampler.html

Also, Symbiosis has curated three music compilations of singles from many of the DJs and bands, and they're available for free stream or download via
https://symbiosisevents.bandcamp.com.

For a look at the full line-up and day-to-day breakdown, visit
http://www.symbiosisgathering.com/lineup/daily.

Sun stage photo by Rafael Reynolds of MuchThumpPhoto.com.

Buddha Lounge, 8:45 & Esplanade



  • Black Rock City - 8:45 and Esplanade

    Music:
  • ---MONDAY PM INTO TUESDAY AM [Bass Music]---
  • 2:00pm Chill + Bass with DJ Free
  • 7:00pm Buddha Lounge VIP
  • 12:00am Chris B
  • 2:00am Jobot
  • ---TUESDAY PM INTO WEDNESDAY AM [House/Electro]---
  • 2:00pm Chill + Bass with Buddha Lounge VIP
  • 7:00pm Knotty Boy
  • 8:30pm Krista Richards
  • 10:00pm Nicolatron
  • 11:30pm Micheal Friedman
  • 1:00am Jesus Juice
  • 2:30am DJ BTru of Sex Pixels
  • 4:00am Shawna
  • 5:30am Terra
  • 7:00am Zia Zombie
  • ---WEDNESDAY PM INTO THURSDAY AM [Bass Music]---
  • 2:00pm Chill + Bass with Soulfood
  • 8:00pm J Brave
  • 9:30pm Satya Turqwise
  • 11:00pm Emancipator
  • 1:00am Dela Moontribe
  • 2:30am DJedi
  • 4:00am Boolean
  • 6:00am DJ Free
  • ---THURSDAY PM INTO FRIDAY AM [Pocket Underground]---
  • 2:00pm Chill + Bass with Buddha Lounge VIP
  • 7:00pm Black Ass
  • 9:00pm Nasty Nate
  • 10:30pm Jerad Hioki
  • 12:00am Justin Levi
  • 1:00am Grant Kaye
  • 2:00am Ron Levy (Idiot Savant)
  • 3:30am Wobs
  • 5:00am Gravity
  • 6:00am Pumpkin
  • 7:30am Sex Pixles
  • ---FRIDAY PM INTO SATURDAY AM [Global Bass/Deep Bass]--
  • 2:00pm Chill + Bass with Soulfood
  • 6:00pm Dave Decible
  • 8:00pm Desert Dwellers DJ Ste by Treavor Moontribe
  • 11:00pm Zia Zombie
  • 12:30am Jef Stott
  • 2:00am Dub Virus
  • 3:30am Conscious Kalling
  • 5:00am Brendagerous
  • 6:30am Lux Moderna
  • --SATURDAY PM INTO SUNDAY AM [Bass Music/Global Bass]-
  • 2:00pm Chill + Bass with Buddha Lounge VIP
  • 7:30pm Jesus Juice (special pre-burn sunset performance)
  • ---------THE MAN BURNS-----------------------------
  • 10:00pm Brendangerous
  • 11:30pm Boolean
  • 1:00am Random Rab
  • 2:30am Ilya
  • 4:00am Kalya Scintilla
  • 6:00am Soulfood and Zia Zombie
  • Seed Dome Yoga and Events:
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    Kalya's Burning Man Sonic Heart Activations
    Wednesday 7:30ish-pm - Abraxis Art Car (Pick up from Fractal) Wednesday 9pm - Camp 'Want it' 9:15ish & Esp Kalya + Merkaba Thursday 2am (Wed night) - Sacred Spaces - 4:20 esplanade Thursday 9:30 am Abraxis Art Car near the Temple
    Friday 12am (Thurs night) Red Lightning (9:30&E) Friday Sunrise - 6:30-8am - Jabba Barge Saturday 5am - Fractal Nation Saturday 9-10:30pm - Synesthesia Sunday Morning 4am - Buddha Lounge 8:45 & Esplanade



    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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    Mixes for the road....

    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 a handy compendium of previous years' trilogies and special episodes here, and 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). Lots more DJ Edubious here.

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

    Happy travels!

    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…