Emerging from his own distinct corner of the West Coast electronic music scene, Random Rab offers a powerful and unique contribution to sonic exploration. Often referred to as “The Master of Emotion” his music is patently beautiful and melodic. With diverse influences ranging from trip-hop, classical and Arabic to bass driven compositions, his songs are considered anthemic and timeless. As a multi-instrumentalist and singer, his tracks are organic, uplifting and stand on their own as a distinct genre. Listeners of all types of music can find something they can relate to in this sound. He has toured extensively across North America, including tours with Bassnectar, Shpongle, Beats Antique and headlined several festivals across the country. There is no doubt that Rab understands a multitude of musical styles. He has been the front man of a heavy metal band, toured as a classical trumpet player, played bass in a country music band, was a scratch DJ for a jazz fusion project, was the singer for a rock band in Mexico and has collaborated with countless musicians of all styles. From acoustic performances in the Himalayas to rocking packed clubs in New York, Random Rab has found a way to connect with [...]
David Starfire is a producer from California who makes a sound that is a great mix of electronic and ethnic elements. His latest full-length album – ‘Bollyhood Bass’ is out on Six Degrees Records, home to artists such as The Orb, Bebel Gilberto, Cheb i Sabbah, Karsh Kale, Midival Punditz, Michael Franti, DJ Spooky and many others. He’s released 2 records through them, “Bollyhood Bass” in 2010 and “Bombay Beatz” in 2007. His tunes have been played on BBC, NPR, National Geographic, XM radio and various stations around the world. David is an in-demand performer, having played at numerous large events including Coachella, Love Parade, Earthdance, Shambhala and Burning Man. He adds live elements to his DJ sets by playing bass guitar and electronic hand drums and at times is also accompanied by an MC.
With an intense passion for Beauty and strength Kaminanda forges sonic paintings with an approach of equal parts thunder and lightning and the delicate art of audio Bonsai pruning.. An intentional mystical journey into forever riding the Subfrequencies of Shivas pet comet while surrendering to the sweet solace of Crystaline Temple melodies.Oracles,Talismans, and strange alien languages Harmonize with the four winds of Gaia…Cascading plum blossoms allow the shimmering glint of the warriors sword to slice through the infinite arrays of undulating reverence…Goddess and Gods alike dance upon the elemental teachings of space and texture,bridging the ancient and the future into a single drop of Elixir made from Tiger’s Tears..
The Human Experience
“The Human Experience” is David Block’s principal project as a live electronic composer, multi-instrumentalist, producer. Listeners experience a delicious symphonic blend of prismatic soundscapes and sultry beats. David is constantly pushing the boundaries of live electronic music. Playing, composing, and conducting his own electronic symphony live on stage, his performances are brimming and layered with human emotion, world exploration, and sacred sounds. Whether performing by himself, or with a live band, “The Human Experience” always delivers an emotionally charged show. “The Human Experience” aims to cross cultural barriers through music. David has collaborated with artists all over the world including Ignacio Perez (Buena Vista Social Club), William Close (The Earth Harp), Random Rab, Govinda, Amae Love, Rising Appalachia, and many others. Since his debut album “Inaudible Sounds” in 2010 , he has released four other albums in the last two years and has four new projects planned for release in 2013. Each song is a sonic journey; interweaving psychedelic layers of melody and harmony with organic grooves and international vibes. Composing and performing live with the Audio/Visual/Dance projects “Phadroid” (Andrew and Phaedra Jones), “Quixotic”, “Lucent Dossier”, and “Seraphim” David is expanding his sounds into the mixed media world. Since 2010, David has performed all over [...]
Soul Visions (Leah of Rising App. with Human Experience)
This version of Soul Visions consists of Leah Song of Rising Appalachia and Human Experience (David Block). “Rising Appalachia” is a genre-bending force of sound that uses vocal harmony, traditional instrumentation, roots music, lyrical prowess and diverse artistic collaborations to defy cultural clichés and ignite musical rebellion…” “The Human Experience” is David Block’s principal project as a live electronic composer, multi-instrumentalist, producer. Listeners experience a delicious symphonic blend of prismatic soundscapes and sultry beats. “Rising Appalachia and The Human Experience met many years ago on the shores of southern India. After spearheading each of their own unique musical paths, they have joined forces to birth a soulful new electro/acoustic collaboration, merging sounds from around the world in an elaborate artistic love-child of beats, voice, banjo and bass. “Soul Visions” is their first step in the long journey of bringing together electronic music and soul, folk and ballads, bass rhythms and swamp-womp in an effort to bridge worlds through aural exploration. “Soul Visions” speaks to the lover and the dance floor, the ritual holder and the song collector and the visionary and the shadow-worker… bringing deep root sounds into a highly mechanical world.”
Janover ft. reSUNator
Jamie Janover is recognized as a true innovator. His considerable creative output includes: being a master of the ancient percussion stringed instrument called the hammered dulcimer, inventing and performing on an instrument he calls the “mini-kit” (a miniature amplified drum kit), playing pyrocussion (fire drums) and creating the RealmsMobile (a recumbent tricycle with the mini-kit attached, enabling him to ride and play drums simultaneously). Combining the innovations of modern technology with the wisdom of ancient instruments, Janover is making music that has never even been possible until very recently, achieving a creative balance between the acoustic and the electronic to create a unified field: music reflective of the polarized nature of modern times. For many years Jamie has maintained a rigorous touring schedule, alternating between several acts including: LYNX & Janover, ZILLA (w/ Michael Travis from SCI and Aaron Holstein), PRAANG (w/ EOTO & Steve Kimock) and The Everyone Orchestra, among others. In the last 2 years alone, Janover has performed at over 50 festivals in countries as diverse as Japan, New Zealand Portugal, Indonesia, Australia, Canada & the USA. Jamie is a veteran of hundreds of collaborations and guest appearances, having recorded and or performed on stage with artists [...]
As a global traveler who’s hitch-hiked, bicycled and train-hopped some six continents and 37 countries, DJ Dragonfly is Northern California’s most sought after purveyor of cutting edge global electronica. Bay Area dance enthusiasts place him in the top 10 percentile at the DJ polls for his unique sound: A trans-tempo fusion of exotic idioms, rhythms, melodies and indigenous voices. Bump this up with live electronic percussion, layer it over dub, hard downtempo, drum n bass, funky breaks, house and you have the perfect tone for dance floor mayhem. Using bass as the navigator he sets his decks on a course that weave its way from Gibraltar to the Ganges and beyond. In its wake the mix is a global shakedown that leaves no continent unturned in search of the perfect groove! As a DJ he is most often found in the underground conscious dance scene, and is a regular at events and festivals such as Earthdance, Shambala, SolFest, Techno Tribal, Bioneers, Anon Salon, Groove Garden, Symbiosis, Worldly Sights & Sounds, Burning Man, Yoga Journal Conference, ANDC, Harbin Hotsprings, the West Coast yoga circuit and more…
The Mazeguider has been an iconic figure in Vancouver’s tribal dance underground for nearly 15 years with sets that take the dancefloor out to the ecstatic edges of time and awareness. As Bruce Lee famously taught that “emotional content” is everything, this description could be applied to the Mazeguider’s mixes. No fluff here. The Mazeguider’s undeniable signature style invites and compels the dancefloor to feel something brand new and unmistakably delicious in our bodies, minds and emotions. Currently, the Mazeguider plays in the realms of Glitchhop, Glitchstep, Womp, Bass & Midtempo Crunkadelic. He has played festivals throughout the Cascadian region such as Entheos, Intention, Shambhala, the Oracle Gatherings, Earthdance, as well as events by Perception, Beats Without Borders, Beleaf, Playground and more. He has shared the stage with fine artists, such as Gaudi, Vibesquad, Kraddy, Heyoka, Bird Of Prey, Cheb I Sabbah, Adham Shaikh, Bluetech, Noah Pred, Makyo, Souls of Mischief, and many more. To be at the helm of the big stereo, transmitting the frequencies, while the tribe gathers in the time-honoured rituals of celebration, is a privileged place to hold. Each set represents a constantly renewed possibility for the community gathered to rekindle our ecstasy, remember our connectedness [...]
Lux Moderna is a sonically-oriented alchemical priestess in service to ritual, performance and community. She is an artist that embodies and expresses her divine gifts in order to elevate others into their own embodiment of Truth. As a star rising on the West Coast, Lux has inspired and uplifted witnesses through her voice and her music at transformational festivals such as Lightning in a Bottle, Symbiosis Gathering: Pyramid Eclipse, Sonic Bloom, Burning Man and beyond. Lux consciously and artistically transmutes sound, light and consciousness into experiences of activation and resonance. She focuses her energy into electronic music production, singing, chanting, yoga, education and healing on all scales of existence. She specializes in bass music, mantra, ceremony design and facilitation, neuroscience, mythology, and alchemical art. Lux Moderna is dedicated to a conscious, heart-centered experiential approach to facilitating mass entrainment with the creative essence of the universe.