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Favorite Music of 2013

Here's a list of Destination Burning Man's favorite 15 music and artists of 2013:


Bonobo "The North Borders"


Mount Kimbie "Cold Spring Fault Less Youth"


Emancipator "Dusk Til Dawn"


Random Rab "Release"


James Blake "Overgrown"


Claude VonStroke "Urban Animal"


saQi "Quest's End"


Tor "Drum Therapy"


Rising Appalachia & The Human Experience "Soul Visions"


Jon Hopkins "Immunity"


DJ Koze "Amygdala"


Odesza "My Friends Never Die"


Plantrae "Taproot"


DARKSIDE "Psychic"


Thriftworks "Deviation"

Honorable Mentions: Aligning Minds "My Heart is Remixes"; The Polish Ambassador "Ecozoic"; LYNX "Light Up Your Lantern"; Forest Swords "Engravings"; Koan Sound "Sanctuary"; RJD2 "More Is Than Isn't"; Nightmares on Wax "Feelin' Good"; Insightful "Elsewhere"; Living Light "Ecliptic Visions'; Holden "The Inheritors"; Four Tet "Beautiful Rewind"; Vibesquad "Spinning Gears"; Wildlight "Live Inside a Dream."

All of this music can be heard on
our monthly dBMcasts, free electronic music mixes handcrafted by resident DJs Playaduster and Kaya Rainface. Subscribe in iTunes here.

DJ Playaduster teamed up with his buddy DJ Fundi to spin out this mix of favorite music of the past year, blending in Emancipator, Bonobo, Mount Kimbie, James Blake, Odesza, Tor, Pretty Lights and others with Fundi's subtle blend of folk, rock, groove and world beat: http://podcastcafe.org/episodes/files/2013-favorites.html

What were yours? Happy new year folks, and here's to sharing more music in 2014!

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The Year in dBMcasts: DJ Playaduster & Kaya Rainface in review

It has been a prolific year in dreaming up, mixing and sharing for free EIGHTEEN dBMcasts for the masses since the last Burn! Just looking at our output makes me tired: so many different audio journeys, bass excursions, ambient reflections, visits to the temple of Whomp Massive and deep explorations of Bass Chakra Therapy. We want to take a moment to review the our output, collect it all in one place, especially now with just days before the Portal opens and Burning Man 2013: Cargo Cult commences!

We advise that you load up on as many of these mixes as you can now: they are helpful for packing, inspiration, information, road trips, gate waiting, camp building, playa cruising, art car-ing and other dusty activities. As always, we recommend that you subscribe to our dBMcast feed via iTunes at
http://bit.ly/h60Ijk — this is the most fool-proof method for getting access to all 130 dBMcasts (!!!) and moving them in to your listening rotation. An alternate route is our Soundcloud at https://soundcloud.com/moontrolling, though this portal only holds the most recent eight or so episodes.

One last note: we love to receive feedback from our listeners — we crave it, feed off of it! — both in written responses and financial contributions. If you get something out of the dBMcasts we freely gift the universe -- inspiration, visions, dance parties, introspection -- please contact us with your feedback at destination [email protected] and consider making a small donation via Paypal.






Happy listening and glorious Burning y'all!

Dusty love, the dBM crew


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dBMcast113: Interdimensional Lounge Music
Mixed by DJ Playaduster, September 2012 -- first dBMcast post-Burning Man 2012!


Well, that was a BIG FUN TIME!

Yes yes yes Burning Man 2012 served us right and now we're back home in the Default World, dusting off, processing all the brilliant stimuli we saw tasted heard and felt, and trying to bring the best of it all back to our lives and relationships and work here at our "other home." This new mix is mostly downtempo, smooth, bubbling, spacey, warm and user-friendly. I am inspired by the sounds I heard at various lounge/chill parties where the music was soothing yet psychedelic, low-key but intriguing, somehow existing both in the background and foreground at the same time.

Artists include Sugarpill * The Polish Ambassador * Kalya Scintilla * Tipper * Bonobo * Pretty Lights * Nicholas Jaar * The xx * Emancipator * Thriftworks * Andreilien * & Gladkill.

http://www.destinationburningman.com/stuff/podcasts/files/interdimensional-lounge-music.html


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dBMcast #114: Lost Track of Time
Mixed by DJ Playaduster, October 2012


More often than not, DJ Playaduster's dBMcasts choose a musical genre and explore the various electronic permutations of that vibe over an hour-and-a-half. In this new mix, the genres are blended, one flowing in to the next, an undulating river of blending sounds and spirits. This is a sonic exploration that goes off the map, a journey through progressive grooves and forward-leaning beats: Bass Chakra Therapy alongside deep house, Gypsy whomp vs. ambient spacestep, fractured glitchhop rubbing up against pop music remixes. Playaduster was guided by intuition on this excursion and the results are exquisitely interesting, both for a headphones chill-out session or a dance floor adventure.

We might also note that at the heart of this mix is a long cut from Pachanga Boys entitled "Time" — a bit of an unusual choice for DJ Playaduster. This was the beat that Robot Heart often played to meet and greet the first rays of the rising sun out on the playa, so it is packed with meaning and memory for many of us RH junkies at Burning Man 2012!

Other artists include Flying Lotus * Ricardo Villalobos * Nico Luminouos * Jupit3r * SBTRKT * Radiohead * Four Tet * The Polish Ambassador * Sugarpill * Nicholas Jaar * GRiZ * Beats Antique * Filastine * JoBOT

http://www.destinationburningman.com/stuff/podcasts/files/lost-track-of-time.html



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dBMcast #115: Kindred Spirit Funk Beacon
Mixed by DJ Playaduster & DJ Fundi, October-November 2012


Is there life after whomp? Or, as this mix sets out to explore, life before whomp? To find out, DJs Playaduster and Fundi (from our sister site The Podcast Cafe) dug deep to create this "old-school" (not that old!) outing of jazz-funk, electrobeats, triphop, turntablism, soul and downtempo grooves. It features classic tracks from well-loved musicians and DJs including Mr. Scruff, Bonobo, St. Germain, Quantic, DJ Logic, Q-Tip, Thievery Corporation, Boozoo Bajou, Monta at Odds, Medeski Martin & Wood, Jurassic 5, Jamie Woon, Jon Kennedy and Zero 7. Dig it!

http://www.destinationburningman.com/stuff/podcasts/files/archive-2012.html



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dBMcast #116: Beautiful World
Mixed by Kaya Rainface, November 2012


Music by The Polish Ambassador * Stephan Jacobs * Gladkill * Emancipator * Sugarpill * Michael Meneirt * SBTRKT * Paper Diamond * Russ Liquid * Andreilien * JoBOT * Bassnectar.

"Its a beautiful world we're livin' in…"

With this simple phrase repeated over and over like a mantra on the title track from Stephan Jacob's new album, DJ Kaya Rainface heard the possibility of a new mix celebrating the ephemeral glory of being alive on Planet Earth here at the end of the Mayan calendar. Whatever goes down, 12/21/12 provides all of us a centering of attention, a cosmic quickening, and a chance to refocus our intention. I felt the call to create a mix that celebrated how fortunate we all are to be here, in this place, at this time. Beautiful world for sure!"

Elements that hold this musical journey together include 1.) heavy participation from the Headtron crew in California, including Sugarpill, Gladkill, Andreilien, Stephan Jacobs, Russ Liquid and JoBOT, 2.) an exploration of tracks that use the human voice in interesting ways: looping, mutating, glitching out, bending and folding and chopping singers' voices until they are barely recognizable as human, becoming instruments instead, disembodied androids offering fractured vespers, and 3.) an interconnected mosaic of midtempo tracks that marry intergalactic space travel, melodic beauty and deep, nutrient-rich bass whompage.

http://www.destinationburningman.com/stuff/podcasts/files/beautiful-world.html

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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….

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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.



dBMcasts : free music mixes for Burning Man 2012

Here's a small sampling of the musical goodness that the Destination Burning Man crew —DJs Playduster, Edubious, GrapeNuts & P*DIZzle — have mixed and posted to share with all y'all. Download and stock yer iPod at http://www.destinationburningman.com/stuff/podcasts and http://soundcloud.com/moontrolling. Subscribe via iTunes at http://www.destinationburningman.com/stuff/podcasts. Support our efforts by donating via PayPal on our homepage at http://www.destinationburningman.com. We will be hanging out at Buddha Lounge, 8:45 & Esplanade, handing out free dBM stickers and hopefully DJing some afternoon sessions. Hope to see y'all in BRC!



Prepare yourself for an intergalactic soundwave excursion to the Indian subcontinent and choice African destinations with DJs Playaduster and Kaya Rainface. Originally inspired by my discovery of the amazing Desert Dwellers remix project and the new Dirtwire project from Beats Antique, this musical journey invokes caravans in the desert, mystical night wanderings, starlight, throngs of pilgrims seeking visions on the playa, uttered prayers and whispered secrets, meditation, tribal gatherings, tea ceremonies, transcendent dancing, spices and scents. With plenty of earthy bass tones to ground our seekings, the mix floats towards the heavens on the wings of sitar, violin, cello, tabla, kamel ngoini and voice.


An exploration of the alchemical/magikal energies of low-end frequencies for bass chakra therapy. Featuring excursions from the very best in sacred electro-space-bass-whomp adventurism. Inspired by meeting DJ Kaya Rainface, 11:11 and Burn Night magic. Featuring: Prelude: Hildur Guonadottir + Peter Van Hoesen * 123 Mrk * Beats Antique * Kalya Scintilla * Opuio * Nanda * Tipper * RLS * SUN:MONX * The Human Experience * Kaminanda * Grouch * Welder * Mount Kimbie * Four Tet * Radiohead * PhuturePrimitive * Coda: Hildur Guonadottir + Peter Van Hoesen




DJ Grapenuts digs deep. This time with some Electro Boogie Funk-packed full of bubbling basslines, percolating percussion, sexy synthesizers, and some velvety vocals. His exclusive mix is custom tailored to accompany you on your 2012 voyage to the place we all love to call home... Black Rock... Our Lovely City!


Featuring Love & Light * Griz * Opiuo * Sunmonx * Sugarpill * Russ Liquid * Thriftworks * Chris B. * Gladkill * Kraddy * Pretty Lights * Jamie Woon * MartyParty * Vibesquad * Nico Luminous * Bonobo remixed * Goldrush * Bassnectar // Art by Mugwort.


This mix drops into the sacred bass realm and was designed as a soundtrack for your Practice.  Find your flow with Kaminanda, Phuture Primative, Kayla Scintilla, Tipper, Nanda, Thriftworks and The Human Experience.  This mix is a sampling of some of the freshest, most deeply studied bass chakra masters.


Featuring Ehassan Karimi / Lilt / Cheb i Sabbah / eO / Kaminanda / MiMOSA / Nicholas Jaar / SUN:MOX / Mickey Hart / An-ten-ae / Low Ryderz / Schlomo / James Blake / Welder / Matt Shadetek / DJ/Rupture / Beats Antique... and field recordings of Camp Get Found on the road to the Black Rock desert in northwestern Nevada: moontroll, Hannah Tangerine, Maketa, DJ Grapenuts, Scotty G, Colby, Gabriella & others in Bend, Oregon; Summer Lake Hot Springs; and crossing the portal and Getting Found.


This heavy-duty slab of molten bass music is dropping less than 48 hours before the dBM crew and friends hit the road for Burning Man 2012. Featuring Sunmox * Jupit3r * Bassnectar * The Glitch Mob * Nico Luminous * Sugarpill * R/D * MartyParty * Opiuo * GRiZ * An-ten-ae * Paper Diamond * DATSIK * SBTRKT * Sleigh Bells * Rusko * Modeselektor * Pretty Lights * Grammatik * Holy Fuck * Florence & the Machine.


A spacey soundtrack for lucid dreaming, chemical mindsurfing, mystical visions and intergalactic voyaging. Featuring: Four Tet / Tinariwen / Floating Points / Jamie Woon / Thriftworks / Bacan Acab / Mount Kimbie / Gadi Mizhradi / Tanner Ross / SBTRKT / Ellen Allien / Apparat / Zomby / Tim Hecker / Sepalcure / Kaminanda / Pink Floyd


Side one of What the Mixxtape?! features some of the artists I saw and danced my ass off to at What the Festival?! in Oregon the last weekend of July 2012, with a focus on the glitch-hop, dubstep, acid crunk, whomp and other soundz from the heavier end of the Bass Chakra spectrum, including Bonobo, Beats Antique, GRiZ, Gladkill, Ana Sia, MartyParty, Sugarpill, EPROM and Paper Diamond.


P*DAZzLE was conceived on the cold dark frontier of the deep Black Rock playa. "Traps Claps and Ratchet Straps" showcases his commitment to all things rude, nasty, and sinfully decadent that exist in bass music today. Prepare yourself for the audio assault you are about to receive at this year's Burning Man Festival with this mix of serious filth from one sick sound selector.


DJ Playaduster weaves a sonic tapestry designed to induce dream states and facilitate astral projections. With rumbling bass as our Earthly grounding, we float past nebuli, vortexes and voyaging spacecraft on the wings of violin, percussion, guitar, trumpet and more. Have a look around. Smell the colors. Feel the low-end textures massage the tender places in your Bass Chakra. Taste the salty stardust. Relax. Let go….There are no sharp edges or rough transitions here, so you can close your eyes, lay back and take the ride with full trust in the interstellar navigational skills of DJ Playaduster. Featuring
Liquid Stranger * Pantha du Prince * SexyTime * Sunmonx * Nicoluminous * MartyParty * Ganucheau * Shlomo * Filastine * Kalya Scintilla * GRiZ * Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros



Get yourself ready for a hour long mix of electronic music based on DJs and producers who played at What the Festival?! in Oregon the last weekend of July 2012. This was the best festival my PNW Get Found crew and I have ever experienced off the playa and the rush of inspiration we felt in the White River canyon has carried over in to this 2 side music mix tape project. We're going to explore some of the more experimental bass frequencies that What the Festival offered, including Sepalcure, Scuba and Sinjin Hawke, taste some acid crunk from Low Ryderz, get soothed with a long set from Emancipator and dabble in some forward-leaning low-end wavelengths from Gladkill, Bluetech, PhuturePrimitive and Sugarpill.


Download and these mixes and more at http://www.destinationburningman.com/stuff/podcasts (a few are available at http://soundcloud.com/moontrolling.)
Subscribe via iTunes at
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Much love!





Get Found on playa 2012

A few of the men of Get Found /dBM/ Boogie Universal have banded together this year, and are joining forces with Buddha Lounge at 8:45 & Esplanade. See below for the roster of this manly mancamp full of mans and by all means, drop by our camp for yoga, shade and chill/bass sets during the day and stellar entertainment at night, including Emancipator, Pumpkin, Random Rab, Desert Dwellers, Chris B, Kalya Scintilla, Jobot, DubVirus, Sex Pixels and manymanymany more!




Scotty G





Pablo / DJ GrapeNuts





Moontroll / DJ Playaduster



Erik / Boogie Universal



Orbit


Kai

Dusty kisses!

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



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!

Introducing Camp Get Found : version 2.0.2



Name (playa or otherwise): Moontroll, DJ Playaduster, DJ Fundi

Where is home right now?: Samish Island off the coast of the lower Skagit Valley; Bellingham too; all of the mossy westside of the Cascades feels like home.

Years burned: 2004, 2007, 2009

Favorite drinks: Mojitos, PBR & IPA, bourbon, Hekter's Nektarsauce with fresh fuckleberry sauce....

Favorite use/form of bacon: swizzle sticks and nipple lubrication

Favorite music/bands/styles of the moment: I dig a wide range of music, from whomp to world beat, bluegrass to jazz, Grateful Dead to classic funk and soul, and I post musical mixes featuring this kaleidoscope of sounds at
podcastcafe.org, destinationburningman.com/stuff/podcasts and soundcloud.com/moontrolling/tracks.

General outlook/philosophy on life: I choose love, value creativity and freedom of expression, and get high off of conscious community. I am also an advanced practitioner of
Bass Chakra Therapy.

Favorite memories from Burns past:
The Boogie Universal Pyramid Project experience from beginning to end, meditating during sunrises at the various Temples, DISORIENT microbeat dancing in deep playa, Torsten and the Zebracorn, "The Party Formerly Known as the Prince Party" and rolling Purple Palace with my boys, the double-rainbow, discovering Nectar and Glitch and the Crude Awakening madness of '07, Team Love in '09…..

Most looking forward to: taking it to the next level with Get Found, meeting new tribe with ChillVille, grooving to bone-rattling bass beneath the stars, solo explorations during the day, furthering the
Playa Portrait Project, Temple of Flux, loving on all the Burners!

Intentions for the burn: Fine-tuning the results of my hard work over the past year; practicing eye contact and deep listening; realizing the Pure Power of Potential; stepping out of my normal comfort zones to see what else is out there; letting go of the old and making room for the new.



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Name (playa or otherwise): Carla, Carl, Bun-Bun, Carls, Carlsbad, Hot Carl

Where is home right now?: Currently Seattle, but gypsying it for the next 2-3 months in California after the Burn! Im on a quest to find my new home!

Years burned: this is the 4th

Favorite drinks: Yerba Matte, Iced Americano w/ toffee and cream, top-shelf bourbon, Heffiwiezens, Tripples, Apricot Beers

Favorite use/form of bacon: On a french toast/egg/american cheese sandwhich, or those random times on the Playa when you REALLy need it and it just shows up in your lap. How about a limp-bacon-over-strategic-places photo shoot!

Favorite music/bands/styles of the moment: Ok, I'll break it down...
Drums: dubstep or hiphop
Bass: layered, thick, swampy, nasty, wobbely, whompy,
Melodies: Beautiful, twinkly, harmonic, ethereal, haunting, intellegent
Vocals: Conscious
For more about my musical tastes, I have a soundcloud with some songs Ive made (Im learning how to produce on Ableton) and current favorites of other artists..
www.soundcloud.com/dreamkitty

General outlook/philosophy on life: I am in process of writing a manifesto of sorts, a set of concepts that I feel are important...they are: Meaningful Work, Evolution of Consciousness, Embracing the Present Moment, Entheogenic Revolution, Healing the Gender Gap, Localizing and Community Building, and Sustainability and Permaculture.

Favorite memories from Burns past: Firedancing in conclave my first burn. Having a telepathic conversation with a stranger Sunday morning of my first burn. Watching smoke wizards come out of the burning Waffle in 2006. The first time I saw the Temple of Forgiveness up close. The talent show during the huge dust storm in the moving truck at Boogie Universal.

Most looking forward to:vSunday morning tears of joy. Rocking my new white leather UV led top/chaps outfit!!! FIYAH! Mo upgraded with my new Go-go girl pee funnel.

Intentions for the burn: Shedding old layers with ease. Releasing into my next ManifestinY with confidence and clarity. Strengthening connections with Family old and new..saying goodbye to the Pacific Northfresh and moving forward to where my heart is calling me... Following the flow. RAdiaTing love.

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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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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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Camp dBM registration #6

Registration for Camp dBM : 00.006
re: Burning Man 2009 : EVOLUTION

Name, playa or otherwise: Moontroll / DJ Playaduster



Default World livelihood: communications coordinator for environmental nonprofit org, freelance writer, educator

Hobbies: many! including blogging and podcasting, dragonfly studies, kite flying, long walks, continually improving my homefries preparations, sea kayaking, landscape gardening, doodling...

Side-projects:
www.moontrolling.com

Favorite foods: french fries, thai noodles, wood-fired pizza, ben & jerry's, grilled cheese, crunchy things, salmon chowder

Favorite drinks: blueberry mojitos, Deschutes Brewery grogs, tequilla, coffee, jaegerbombs, smoothies, oolong tea from Taiwan

Favorite musics: freek folk, glitch, dub, ambient/downtempo, bluegrass, jazz, Dead, whomp, classical Indian, funk, soul, hip-hop, drone and most everything from Mali. (A musical mix of recent favorite sounds is
right here.)

Currently reading: Dale Pendell's The Gifts of Burning Man, Rick Bass' The Wild Marsh, Tove Jansson' s The Summer Book, Kabat-Zinn's Coming to Our Senses: Healing Ourselves and the World Through Mindfulness.

General outlook on life: Choose your own adventure! But take responsibility for what you manifest.

How many burns? (list years):
2004: The Vault of Heaven & 2007: The Green Man.

Favorite BRC memories: 2008 burns (the man + Crude Awakening) from the Jackson Junk with my brothers,
sunrises at the temple, The Party Formerly Known as the Prince Party in the Boogie Pyramid, deep-playa cruising on bike, dancing to DISORIENT DJs, discovering Bassnectar and the Glitch Mob for the first time, Hekter's dusty-chap playa side-shuffle and fuckleberry pickle sauce session!

Least-favorite BRC memories: my very first dust storm was rather surprising -- I remember frantically wondering "what the fuck am I doing here?!?"

Playa garb you feel most yourself in:
pig-tailed purple wig

What 3 items from your BRC funbox is most essential?
kite, soundstick and picture frames

If you had a superpower, what would it be? to soar above the land like a raven!

Top 3 favorite Michael Jackson songs?
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over & out

Edubious and I are getting ready to hit the road for 5 days -- we were planning on a long backpack trip out Copper Ridge in the North Cascades, but it is seriously rainy here, so we've decided to head towards Central Oregon sunshine. We have hot springs in mind, and getting in to the backcountry, but no clear plans. We're gonna be looking for the wave of inspiration emanating from Burning Man with our soul surfboards, ready to ride. To everybody on the playa, we'll be thinking of you constantly. For the rest of us, get out and bring the burning energy in to where you're at (and utilize the links in the previous post to stay in touch with what's goin' down in BRC). Looks marvelous down there. Miss it so much....click for more…

southward soul pull


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Hearts of Flame Trilogy : Burning Man tributecasts reposted



23 days.

In a little over three weeks, the Man will burn. Over 50,000 revelers, seekers and freaks will gather around the effigy on a remote, desolate, dry lake bed in a forgotten corner of Nevada to drum, dance with fire and lose their minds to the magic of the moment.

Though I've long decided that I won't be returning to participate in
The Event in the Desert in 2008, I have to admit that with the arrival of August, Black Rock City's invisible, inevitable gravitational pull is agitating my soul. I have other projects and efforts I am dedicated to this year, namely establishing a relationship and a new home with an amazing woman and very special 7 year-old boy, but that doesn't negate my natural affinity for ritual, for community gatherings in sacred spaces, for ecstatic release, for psychedelic sojourning, for intense life-reflection and inward reorientation and for creative pranksterism.

My Burn brother
Edubious and I have hatched alternative plans for the Burn weekend, and we plan on some deep-delving and freestyle soul-expression in the land above tree line in Washington's North Cascades. We'll be with all y'all, if not geographically, surely in spirit. More on that journey later...

As the days lean in closer to the gathering, I feel all kinds of emotions bubbling up, all kinds of personal needs I recognize as neglected, and an intense desire to create and share with friends. The most I can muster together for now is sharing music with the listeners dialed in to this dBM network. To that end, I'm reposting my Hearts of Flame, a Burning Man tribute-trilology in a podcast formulation.
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The Green Man Trilogy and reflections at the Burnal Equinox


DJ Playaduster just posted the third and final installment in The Green Man Trilogy podcast series -- you can stream it over at the podcast page right this very moment!

The story starts with the mix entitled
DISORIENTATION, a sonic sound collage made up of DJ sets, conversations and weird late night soundings that were wild-harvested from Black Rock City and the open playa using a digital soundstick during Burning Man 2007. The piece represents the blissful confusion and spun-out enlightenment that can occur when one travels the city, on foot or bike, through the night until daybreak. It attempts to recreate the mad mash-up of noise that engulfs you everywhere you travel.

REORIENTATION follows, naturally, and it charts a musical course meant to symbolize the soul-navigation that must occur when one leaves the playa, with dust in one's pockets and new fire in one's heart, and begins to reassimilate back in to your daily life at home, work and in relationships. Featuring sporadic commentary from Hekter McElliott, as he attempts to explain his Yvonda version 2.0/Marsupial Thumbdrive theories, this mix also reflects the musical evolution that Playaduster underwent at Burning Man (to sample the range of influences, see DISORIENTATION!)

And so, finally, we arrive at the third chapter,
REINTEGRATION. While careful listening will reveal the musical landscape to be in kinship with the groove of REORIENTATION, the tone and tenor of the conversations and philosophizing takes a distinct turn as Playaduster and Edubious look back and reflect upon the crucible experiences of the Burn.click for more…

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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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…

hibernating....



Life's been a whirlwind for the Three Broke Dudes upon returning to the Default World. There was barely time to process our experiences in the desert before we got swooped up by the flow of our routines...

This blog is gonna be pretty quiet through the winter. This whole website is due for an overhaul to reflect the fact that we did indeed make it to Burning Man this year, along with Bellingham's kick-ass Boogie Universal crew and the ill-fated Boogie Pyramid. Did I mention that it collapsed in the first giant dust storm on Thursday? Turned out to be but a simple wrinkle in our plans: we rolled up the wreckage, set it to the side, dug some sand out of our ear holes and partied on. Took the Boogie out underneath the stars, and we're probably all the better for it.



Did I mention that the Three Broke Dudes became the Four? So many tales to tell...



While there might not be moment to moment updates and reports as during the months and weeks leading up to the Burn, we are working with the raw materials that we collected on the playa -- photos, audio field recordings, video, stories, sand, soulsauce reductions -- and plan on sharing what we craft with our friends, fellow Boogiers and Burners and random wanderers to this here website. In other words, Edubious, moontroll and Hekter will be writing stories, making movies and slideshows, mixing podcasts and the like over the dark nights of winter and posting them here and there across the digital spectrum at destinationburningman.com. This blog will make note as to when something is new, and tell you where to find it too (right now, there is a short docudrama film that moontroll made to give respects to the dust storms and double rainbow being hosted on
YouTube right here; he's hard at work on another film following the rise and fall of the Boogie Pyramid and Edubious is halfway done mixing up his musical response to his first Burn in podcast form...stay tuned.)

We also invite you to share your creations, memories and tall tales from the Green Man on this website. Contact us at [email protected] with your ideas, links to your Burning stuff, hallucinations, music mixes, whatever...

Stay in touch!

Back Home


sweet photo by Ramona Mayhem

The Three Broke Dudes have each made it safely back from Burning Man!

As you might have noticed, we haven't updated the dBM blog much since getting back -- I've received a number of emails from readers following the journey asking, "Well, Three Broke Dudes, how did it go?!? What happened with the Boogie Pyramid? Did you see the Man burn early?" etc. etc.

Well, it has been a rough transition for each of us fitting back in to our lives here at home. We're still processing the experience & trying to integrate some of the lessons in to our day-to-day. So, be patient. The storytelling will come. But we're gonna need some time....

Sunnyland Soundsytem Meltdown

“Fundi down!  I repeat, Fundi is down!”  What?! click for more…

Here we go

Greetings and salutations. Today is the first day of our website and blog that will track the adventures of three broke dudes with a dream and a desire to burn. We are talking about Burning Man, of course, and our burning desire to make it to the cosmic gathering this summer in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada.