Big Chris’ 48th Birthday Bash
www.atriumobscurum.comOur friend and long-time member of psychedelic trance community, Big Chris, is turning 48. He has asked Atrium Obscurum to host his party for him, and he invites you all to join us and celebrate together. All the artists represented here were hand-picked by Chris to navigate us through this action packed, fun-filled weekend. Prepare for good times with great music and awesome people.
Musical Pleasures provided by…..
Fractal Cowboys *Live* [Tantrumm Rec/Alpha Centauri] Cali’ baby
Dylalien [JellyFish Frequency Rec/Trance Avengers] Cali’ baby
Hyperziio/Earth Air Fire Water [Discordia Crew] Mexico
ekimskriD [Datavore/Anomalistic Rec] Iowa
Moondoggy [Galactic Crew/Fractalterraists] Oklahoma
PSYONIC – [Those People, Dharmaharmony, Nerdy Psouth] – Nashville, TN
The Martyrs [Cosmic E.G.G/Anomalistic Rec] Wisconsin
Aeon [Atrium Obscurum/East Side Psy/Astral Tribe] Texas
Apophenia [Atrium Obscurum] Texas
Catfish [Astral Tribe] Texas
Crpytosys [Wiquid Liquid Rec/Pinealiens] Texas
DubTilDawn [Atrium Obscurum/East Side Psy] Texas
Herbert Quain [Absolut Shit] Texas
James “Nobody” Meadows [East Side Psy/Astral Tribe] Texas
J5 [Atrium Obscurum] Texas
Klapton [Atrium Obscurum/Optiphonic] Texas
Mahesh [(22/7-n)/Resurrection Project] Texas
Murcielago [Wiquid Liquid Rec/Pinealiens] Texas
Nivlem [FYB/Pinealiens] Texas
Opie aka Markos [Astral Tribe / Morningside Tribe]
SoundShaman [TranceGalactic Express] Texas
Uhm [Atrium Obscurum/Anomalistic Rec] Texas
Vampyromorpha [Shiva Shakti] Texas
VuDuJuJu [Atrium Obscurum] Texas
The birthday shindig is going down at Armadillo Acres. For directions visitwww.atriumobscurum.com
Armadillo Acres offers lush greens, wild berries, thick wooded areas, and enough creatures to shake a stick at. There’s an abundant of room for camping, over 200 acres of land to explore, a fresh water stream for taking a refreshing dip, as well as quick access to grocery and hardware stores. Please visit their website for pictures of the land to get informational updates about the venue.
Located 10 minutes driving distance from the venue is Daingerfield State Park. This park has a man-made lake for swimming. Entry to the park is $3/per adult.
Armadillo Acres is what you might call primitive camping. There aren’t any electrical outlets, built-in grills, or showers.
This is a 100% Leave No Trace gathering. Please pack out what you pack in, and be proactive towards keeping your campsite clean. For more info regarding Leave No Trace please visit www.atriumobscurum.com/
All those silly, crazy, ooh la-la, somewhat blingy, quite colorful, beautiful, under-sized, and over-sized psychedelic décor pieces provided by Atrium Obscurum & Friends.
The beats will be amplified and broadcasted out courtesy of our wonderful neighborhood sound company Raid5/Show-Tech Productions.
What to bring…
Water – 2 gallons per day/per person
Reusable cup from home for community water
Paper towels/wet wipes/toilet paper
Towel for swimming
First aid kit
Change of shoes/socks
Cash for vending
Canopy/tarp to cover your tent – keeps it cooler in the sun & dry if it rains
***There won’t be any food vending, so please plan accordingly***
How to play a role…
As always we are going to be building an altar as a place with which to focus the energy of the weekend. We encourage everyone to bring something to place on the altar – crystals, flowers, pictures; anything that has positive energy in it. Whether it’s from the earth or from you doesn’t matter. What matters is the intent.
Dance, mingle, dance, mingle, and dance some more! And of course be sure to say heyyyyyyyy to the birthday boy 😀
The front gate will open be open on Friday from 12PM(noon) – 2AM. Saturday the gate will be open from 12PM-12AM. DO NOT, and we stress, DO NOT show up after gate hours. The main gate will be locked, and no one will be present to let you in until possibly noon.
Ins/Outs will be allowed only Saturday during the hours of 12PM-7PM. If you return after 7PM you will be charged a $10 fee per person to re-gain entry, so be sure to be back by 7PM 😀
Age & Cost…
18+ with valid photo ID
under 18 allowed when accompanied by a legal guardian, and we do mean accompanied. Phone-in or written permission is not sufficient.
The aural buffet charge is…
$30 for all weekend
If you have any questions, then please email Atrium Obscurum at firstname.lastname@example.org
**Disclaimer: We are in no way liable for anything stemming from or relating to contact, in any manner, with aliens, machine elves, or cross-dimensional beings of any sort. Contact only happens through free will; it has nothing to do with us.
I can’t imagine what it must have been like camping in 25 degree weather but this mix is hot. It’s got a great program that leads up to dance. Have to download.
Edit: Had to update with a current mix.
What is the meaning behind your name RoboJoe & how you got into DJing?
I got this name from a friend when I was trying to establish my DJ name and I was given the name because I was always doing the robot at clubs and then boom RoboJoe was born. I got interested in DJing when I went to my first underground party when I was 18 then at 22 decided to give it a go cause watching other DJs express their feelings through the music was incredible and an experience i’ll never forget.
Who inspired you to produce such a hard style of house? This is some pretty hard sounds coming out.
My good friend who took me under his wing introduced me to hardstyle while I was currently spinning hard trance and one song of his turned everything around and I fell in love with that sound instantly.
How did you make the move from DJing to producing? Did you have any formal music training?
Same friend who taught me to DJ also taught me the basics on production bought the programs and started producing and learning on my own and just understanding music helps and having an ear for music is key. Funny thing is I don’t even know how to read music but I sure know how to write it because of my ear and playing with sounds.
What upcoming shows & events do you have planned?
April 6th Im headlining with ” The Rockstar DJS” in my hometown San Angelo , TX and also playing their after party event as well. July 7th Park party event FT.Worth, TX , June 28th Headlining field party event in Kauffman, TX
UPDATE: will be playing Saturday at New Era Transmission, the summer annual music festival July 14-16. Details on Facebook event page: New Era Transmission
UPDATE: Texas Psy at The Nines – Deep Ellum 2911 Main St, Dallas, Texas 75226
You have recently released two albums, what is the process of creating an album like for you?
My process for creating albums is inspiration from family and friends, hard drive to succeed at writing music for everyone in the world to hear. Just working on tracks is so relaxing to me and I feel like when I’m writing music I go into another dimension of time or like another world and there is where i wanna be creating music and i am at total zen when creating.
Big shout to my label manager Jo3y Dgtl for making everything possible and for letting me be me for my creativity much respect. Big shout to SYN Records, House Division Records & Collective Records for having me aboard ” MUCH LOVE AND RESPECT ” But most important my friends, my kids and loving girlfriend for always believing in my dreams and always being there for me. Praise God in all His glory for giving me the gift to write music and express my life through music for everyone to hear and understand me for who I am!