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Burning Man Performer Series: Don Genrty

I have gone to various festivals, including regional burning, for about 20 years, yet none of them compared to my experience at Burning Man 2018. I was lucky to have many friends who are veterans and was able to join a camp through an art grant. One of the folks who helped me plan gear, mentally and psychically was Don Gentry. It was not an issue of what to pack (I have the best gear), what to wear (I dressed like I was at the beach during the day and in the Andes mountains at night), or what to eat (nutrient-dense meals since this was extremely physical)… what I have an issue with is how much I miss my life live on the playa. Once back I decided to be able to enjoy anything that was out there in this default world – so now you can dance to Don Gentry if you didn’t get a chance to.

This set was recording at the Celtric Chaos camp. I was listening to again this week and messaged Don how this still sounds as good as the first time I heard it. A dope set that really had everyone (READ: around 500 burners) dancing and this happened again at Project Ai a couple of weeks ago. Even the insane amount of lasers in that club just added to the wow level. I MEAN HOW MANY LASERS WE NEED? All. Of. Them.

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I’ve know him since I was a teenager when I started getting into the rave scene, before the RAVE act. Now he is STILL DJing bumping sets in warehouse, private parties and clubs. His sets always get a crowd going but there is really nothing as amazing as partying on the playa. It is a combination of an eccentric responsive crowd, timeless of the event and IT IS THE LARGEST PARTY ON EARTH!

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Ever since the burn, I’ve done what I can to keep aspects of that experience in my daily life. One way fun way is to keep hearing the music from the playa till I come back in 2019. Don played a funky set at Project Ai, opening for Clyde P. On January 25, 2019, Don will open for GRECO – Rawsome, NYC Cover is $5, parking is free across the street and the staff is friendly. Even security is on point and will remove anyone who is disrespectful.

I had a blast the last time I heard his set at Project Ai, the lasers are insane and $4 wells till Midnight. That is the cheapest price for a club in Dallas, anything cheaper than that is you slipping a bag of booze between your titties. Just going to head out and experience that taste of what was the best week of my life in 2018.

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Joy at Daystar Christmas

Entrance to Christmas Town

Entrance to Christmas Town

The beautiful lights and displays that come with the Christmas season are my absolute favorite Christmas experience. This past Monday I was invited to view Daystar’s Christmas light and excited to find out this experience is free and off HWY 121, only 30 minutes from my uptown Dallas office! I’m glad I attended a vintage pop-up last month I was able to stay warm in this warm double-breasted coat before heading out for #DaystarChristmas.

I was completely floored that I was able to see over 1 million LED Christmas lights from the highway! It was about 5:30 PM when I started to pull into the long drive way from the service road, passed life-size nativity scene and followed the signs till I got to the elf holding a sign that parking was near the back in front of a kid-friendly Christmas town.

Christmas lights tunnel

Christmas lights tunnel

Their staff was waiting for me to join in the VIP area where I got to meet their fun photographers and head out into Christmas Town. Their tunnel of lights was a fun walk that many children ran through while their parents were taking cute videos they will most likely send to friends and family. I always do that with my two-year-old nephew, I’m so THAT tia. The grand entrance into Christmas town is a picture that I will have to include in the card I send out to family.

Joy to the World

Joy to the World

Walking through these wonderful views of this holiday scape here helping me connect with the spirit of Christmas. I have such an imagination as an adult that I was pleased to be able to disconnect from the daily grind and play in these displays while I remember I’m not alone during this joyful holiday. Come join the fun and grab a warm drink from their café.

Bring your friends, family or escape solo like I did! Info: Daystar.com/Christmas

Elf car

Elf car

Two:Tone presents The World of Drum and Bass March 24, 2016

Dallas The World of Drum and Bass March 24 2016Two:Tone has just released the full line up for the Deep Ellum Dallas, TX tour date for The World of Drum and Bass!
Venue: Wits End 2724 Elm St, Dallas, Texas 75226
Time: Thursday, March 24 from 9 PM – 2 AM
Cover: Yes, ticket info TBR and cash at the door

Yes it is a Thursday night and, of course, I will not be able to do anything the next morning. I have every intention of not working on anything until noon the following Friday. This is total drum and bass fan’s dream! Here are some free downloads and recommended listening to prepare you for March 24, 2016.

THE GOD FATHER of DRUM & BASS…..

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( Prototype Records / Ministry Of Sound / BBC Radio 1 :: UK)
TWODNB Grooverider 2016

Hear more:

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(Formation Records :: UK) B2B

::::::::::: DRUMSOUND & BASSLINE SMITH ::::::::::
( Technique Recordings :: UK )
TWODNB DJ SS 2016

Drumsound-Bassline-Smith-Crop-2 *FREE DOWNLOAD*

More listening:

::::::::::::::::::::::::: CRISSY CRISS:::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::
( BBC Radio1extra : Dead Exit : Zooo Records – UK )
*FREE DOWNLOAD*
TWODNB Crissy Criss 2016

More music:

Who are you excited about hearing on March 24, 2015 at Wit’s End?

RSVP FULL EVENT DETAILS

Unable to make it to the Dallas date? Here is the entire tour schedule:
The World of Drum and Bass USA Tour 2016

CHAT WITH ME ON:

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Coachella 2016 Music Festival Guns N Roses, 2MANYDJS, Black Coffee, Vince Staples, SZA & DJ EZ

Coachella 2016 Music Festival Guns N Roses, 2MANYDJS, Black Coffee, Vince Staples, SZA & DJ EZ

I just thought of how many dads are going to join their kids at Coachella this year as Guns N Roses will be performing. I’m saying this as one of the few people at my age who does NOT have any children. Every year I have friends who say they can’t come out because they have kids – now there are not excuse. You have at least ONE act you’ll enjoy and your kids will have a blast. Major fans can always pick up a copy of Chinese Democracy-Deluxe Edition. Major.

The family that festivals together stays together.

Guns and Roses on 12/19/87 in Chicago, Il. (Photo by Paul Natkin/WireImage)

Guns and Roses on 12/19/87 in Chicago, Il. (Photo by Paul Natkin/WireImage)

Anyways there are going to be some awesome acts and here are some of my favorites.

 

2MANYDJS

Radio Soulwax Presents: As Heard On Radio Soulwax pt. 2 from Radio Soulwax on Vimeo. 2MANYDJS (LIVE)

Are you dancing while watching this video? I’m just sitting here watching this like, “Everything weird and funky is here TOGETHER!” This video is a visual trip AND got heat. Shout outs to the animators who created this video – it is wonderful and weird. I want to throw a party based on this video animation! You can pick up As Heard on Radio Soulwax Pt 2 online till their showtime.

Black Coffee

This video starts off with a 4:47 interview (& I LOVE a good interview) then stay around for the best part of this video. It shows Black Coffee mixing. Yes you can watch him actually mixing!

 

Vince Staples


You know I respect more than anything? People who are about education reform and this guy blew my mind with his commentary on how school creates criminals. I had a rough time in high school because of my “strong willed” personality. Just listen, that is your job. Excited about Vince Staples. Also you can play him on vinyl: Summertime ’06 [2 LP][Special Edition]

Tei Shi


Simple black and white video with an ambient dream voice. I feel like I’m in the middle of mediating and praying with an angel guiding me. Excuse me while I have an out of body experience while I watch “See Me” another ethereal video. Much respect to this South American singer based in Brooklyn. Verde was released in May of 2015. Brand new!

 

SZA

More of this electronic R&B stuff please! Need some of her vocals to wash over you in traffic? Z [Explicit] is available for you to go to play in a cotton candy colored Instagram picture. #forever

DJ EZ


STRAIGHT UP LEGEND!! Duh, as if I would end this list without having someone I have actually danced to. I have straight up look like I swimming in a pool after dancing to garage for an entire evening. There is is ONLY ONE of Ministry of Sound: Essential Garage Collection left. It is hard enough to find a good copy of UK Garage to download.

My close friend just asked me if I am ever get sick of “that” type of music and the answer is no. I just take a break & by the line up on Coachella there is such a great variety that if anyone was to get tired there is another stage, and another, and another.

Currently available for you to enjoy while wearing nothing but a festival wrist band:

Who are you looking forward to hearing at Coachella this year?

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Music Monday Park Party Workshops and Playlists

atrium obscurum park party play list workshops

This weekend will end with a joining of various friends from all over for a birthday celebration. Tyson, the building man of Atrium Obscurum, is getting a year older! I’m looking forward to everyone who can make it. Trinity Park in Fort Worth is a favorite spot as it has a huge pavilion we can set up sound & dance under. A huge hill south also is entertaining to either glide down on cardboard or watch as others take the plunge.

Belly Dance Movement With Anwen Rhosyn

Belly Dance Movement With Anwen Rhosyn (source)

Anwen Rhosyn will be doing a belly dancing work shop. I did an interview with her and you can get to know her better.

Beginners Hula Hoop Workshop with Sarah Spirals

Beginners Hula Hoop Workshop with Sarah Spirals (source)

Join the flow tribe as we explore beginners hoop techniques, easy transitions, and graceful flows. All skill levels are welcomed! If you don’t have a hoop, no worries, extras will be available.

This basics workshop will be led by Sarah Spirals of Passion in Motion Flow Arts, & Divine Sight Healing Arts Center, both based in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

Now for the tunes in order of time slot for this Sunday.

12-1 Alchemystar
Send Alchemystar a message that he needs to upload a mix.

Alchemystar at Cosmic Family Reunion

Alchemystar at Cosmic Family Reunion

1-2 DubTilDawn

2-3 Atum **FREE DOWNLOAD**

3-5 Herbert Quain

5-7 Klapton

Klapton at Deep in the Heart of Trance

Klapton at Deep in the Heart of Trances

7-8 DJ RoboJoe

I’m still working out details on what I am going to be cooking up for the pot luck. This is the time of year that I want a crock pot but since I’m rarely home I haven’t been able to pull myself into buying one.

Hope you enjoy this music Monday and get to spend time outdoors before it freezes in Texas.

All friends are welcome to on by details on Facebook here: . We are also setting up games: Bean Bag Toss, Croquet & Horse Shoes. I plan on bringing my flow toys, all my hula hoops and poi hoops. Rember this is a potluck. Please bring a dish to contribute to the spread of food! If heat is needed we will have electrical outlets.

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Summer Texas Music Festival “Wisdom of the Ægis”

 

Yes, hello child, it has been far too long… Come, sit, stay a while and listen. Set down your distractions and submit yourself to the Wisdom of the Ægis. Change is ever upon us, thus we cannot afford to forget our origins if we wish to maintain a constant bearing into our most harmonious future…

As humans have continued to learn and grow as a race, we have accomplished tremendous feats of the mind and engineered impressive creations. As much as our evolution has given us, we must not allow our hearts and minds to stray from the lessons of old. For many of us, present times and transitions require that we must come to understand the natures of our immortal and infinite protectors. This means that for the rest of us who have shared communion with these benevolent beings, you must now embrace the confident humility you have spent so long cultivating and lead us through the teachings of time – open the doors of ancient mastery to shed the illuminating wisdom of our ancestors upon us! Whoever you are and wherever you stand, it is now vital that we all pursue a conscious initiation into the secrets that guide and regulate this universe, it’s material mechanics, and the limitless potential of energy. If humanity should lose touch with it’s roots, we would cut off our reach into what lay before us. Equipped with the insight of our Earth’s antecessors, our intuitions will guide us to accomplish this crucial task we were born here and now to achieve.

Consider this invitation a patronage to your emerging era, as well as a vote of confidence and trust in your ability to carry the torch of knowledge for this stage of it’s journey through time. From even before the days of Olympians – when the Shield of Athena, goddess of wisdom and strength, protected the forefathers of modern philosophy, literature, science and mathematics – it is, was and always will be the passing on of knowledge that sustains our species.

With guidance and dedication, a strong understanding of the past will prepare us to face any of the future’s challenges. As we master our egos and humble ourselves to the truth, we can foster the holistic education of our complete selves in our physical, spiritual and conscious bodies; lower, higher, and in the spaces between until that which reigns above aligns with that which dwells below.

“To command and to be commanded is the fruit of education, and unity and confidence is the result.” – Emperor Haile Selassie I.


Alchemystar (Dallas TX) Atrium Obscurum /Sirius Frequency Creations

Commanda (Austin, TX) TranceFamilyATX

inertG (Austin, TX) Kinematic Records / 1STOMP!

J-5 (Dallas, TX) Atrium Obscurum

Klpaton (Dallas, TX) Atrium Obscurum

Mahesh (San Antonio TX) 22/7-π) / Resurrection Project

NivleM (Austin, TX) FYB / PineAliens

RoboJoe (Dallas, TX) Atrium Obscurum / Synbot Records

SoundShaman (Austin TX) 1 STOMP!

Tryptogram (Austin,TX) 1Stomp! / Third Coast Psytribe

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In Agora we have for you…

Catfish (Austin, TX) Astral Tribe

DJ@ૐ (Austin TX) FYB / Altar Records

DJ Klinz (Tyler, TX) Pinealiens

Groovecluster (Little Rock, AR)

Mantoid (Austin, TX) 1Stomp!

Twin Shape – Live PA feat Anwen Rhosyn. Desert Trax, Ovnimoon Records, Mindspring Music

eNdo Artwork

eNdo Artwork

Visuals by eNdo Stimulate Productions (Denver, Co.)

Location…

Armadillo Acres (Hughes Springs, TX)
www.armadillo-acres.com
For detailed directions go to www.atriumobscurum.com
Please look for a sign on the fence that says AO –>
That sign will be approximately 30 feet to the left of the entrance to the land. The sign is white with black paint.

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.

www.tpwd.state.tx.us/spdest/findadest/parks/daingerfield

Camping info…

Armadillo Acres is what you might call primitive camping. There aren’t any electrical outlets, built-in grills, or showers. Please plan accordingly.

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/lnt.html.

If you are a smoker then please deposit your butts in a reusable tin or your back pocket. No fires are allowed unless you are using a burn barrel which is available upon request.

What to bring…..

Food, Water – 2 gallons per day/per person, Reusable cup from home for  community water, Trash bags, Toilet Paper, Paper towels/wet wipes/toilet paper, Towel for swimming, First aid kit, Change of shoes/socks, Cash for food/vending, Costumes, Hula hoops/poi, Tent/blanket/pillow/air mattress/chairs, Flashlights/headlamps, Batteries
Canopy/tarp to cover your tent – keeps it cooler in the sun & dry if it rains
Yoga mat for the yoga classes

Gate Hours…..

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.

$50 – for all weekend
$35 – for Saturday only
Kids 12 and under $20 w/legal guardian

CASH ONLY!

If you have any questions, then please email Atrium Obscurum at ao_admin@atriumobscurum.com

**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.

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Photos from Two:Tone World of Drum & Bass

Two:Tone

Rare that I ever go out on a Wednesday night but I wanted to pick up a new Two:Tone shirt and spend time with my best friend Athena before SXSW. Completely sore the next day from running up and down the stairs at Wits End I completely remembered why I wore sneakers: I CAME TO DANCE.

Photos are up now. Enjoy!

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Lick it: 03.22.15 Aries Celebration at Trinity Park in Fort Worth, TX

Shelter House at Trinity Park in Fort Worth, TX

Shelter House at Trinity Park in Fort Worth, TX

I had a day with my mom yesterday and I told her how excited I was about this upcoming park party season. She knows that I live off the worn path of mainstream society (well 80% of the time) so she asked, “What weird thing you going to do?” CELEBRATE MY FAVORITE SIGN’S BIRTHDAY – DUH! Uhm and Jamie Ray are the most awesome folks I have gotten to know while living in the DFW area and I’m excited there will be an outdoor park party to have a slew of fun at. Trinity Park is also one of my favorite parks in Fort Worth and it’s been 3 years since the Atrium Obscurum crew has host a day of family fun, pot luck style food and – of course – the wonderful music. And it’s free! I totally suggest brining your own picnic set up to prevent leaving a big ass mess as well as making sure you have clean plates, eat wear and a cup to drink from.

Hula Hoops and Poi in motion

Hula Hoops and Poi in motion

I’ve been practicing and reviewing chicken tetrazzini recipes to use. Of course I have a fascination with this after a former colleague brought some to the office for a spread and it wasn’t that some “chuck potluck slop.” Plus, I like knowing that my man would never leave me bc MY chicken tetrazzini is the best. Then again if another woman can take MY man away with her food then I guess he was never mind to begin with. *tear drop*

Come and join us for another blissful day at the Trinity Park Shelter house for music, dancing, yummy food and to celebrate Brian Uhm’s 39th birthday, and Jamie Sunray’s 40th birthday! We are both owning our age. With age comes wisdom 😀

Let's cardboard down this sick hill!

Let’s cardboard down this sick hill!

Location: Trinity Park Shelter House
The shelter house is facing W.7th st. You can park on the side street of the park where Chuys is.

Bring a dish to share 🙂 Tables will be set up in the shelter house. Electricity is available for those who bring a crock pot or etc.

The family that twirls together, stays together.

The family that twirls together, stays together.

Kiddos welcomed, as always. We will have a few games set up for the kids to play. Don’t forget to bring a cardboard box for them to slide down the big grass hill on!

Lineup

DUBtilDAWN (Atrium Obscurum) DFW

SunRay (Independent) DFW Birthday girl!!

Nivlem ( FYB & PineAliens) ATX

Klapton (Atrium Obscurum) DFW

Herbert Quain (Absolute Shit) ATX

Uhm (Atrium Obscurum) FTW Birthday boy!!!

You can RSVP on the FB event page so you’ll get the reminder. Be sure to “like” Atrium Obscrurum on Facebook because AO LOVES you!

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DOWNLOAD NOW: From Within – Compiled by Atrium Obscurum

I have been excited about this release since it was first mentioned back at that meeting before Christmas! I have listened to this entire compilation three times today already and a steady stream of feels have come rushing to me reminds me why I love this type of music, then I hooked up my studio speakers and was reminded me why I even time, money, energy and effort every year into park celebrations and Atrium Obscurum’s 3 day/2 night festival in East Texas. FOR. THIS.

So Luis Hernandez summoned the most bad ass producers from planet Earth asked if they wanted to contribute to this is what they did.

The date for the annual festival this year is June 12, 13 & 14. Upcoming event will be an Aries celebration for Uhm and Jamie Ray in Fort Worth, TX at Trinity Park on March 22, 2015. Look for the Shelter House pavilion that where the set up is, you know the hill everyone ride down on cardboard.

Look forward to spending time on psychedelic dance floors with everyone SOON! “Like” Atrium Obscrum on Facebook because AO LOVES you!

03.22.15 AO Potluck Aries Celebration at Trinity Park, Fort Worth, TX

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