This weekend people will gather right outside of Hughes Springs, Texas for Atrium Obscurum’s annual 3 days, 2-night music and art festival at Armadillo Acres. This is the same venue used for Myschievia. The theme for this event is to honor the dead. Many of us have experienced death in 2016 in very personal ways so this is our way of celebrating them with this Norse mythology story.
Einherjar (Old Norse einherjar = ‘those who fight alone’ or ‘those who belong to an army’) is the term used in Northern mythology for the warriors slain in battle, who are brought to Valhalla by the Valkyries after their deaths. There they spend their days in battle, but in the evenings they are all alive again and drink the mead which flows from the udder of the goat Heiðrún and is offered to them by the Valkyries. They eat the meat from the constantly renewed boar Sæhrímnir. There is sufficient for everyone. – Nordic Names
OCELOT – Prog-A-Lot (USA/Portugal) Avatar – Vertigo – Dropout – Moon – Koradji
*Ocelot will also be performing a downtempo set in the 2nd Dome area*
Cosmic Grow – (Mexico) Freak Records
Yoshua EM – (Mexico) Discordia Crew – Anomalistic Records
DragRam T.O.U.C.H. Samadhi Greenville, NC
*FREE DOWNLOAD OF ENTIRE MIX*
Ekimskrid – (Iowa) Samana Records – Anomalistic Records
Goadream – (Greenville , NC) Touch Samadhi – Pangea productions
*FREE DOWNLOAD OF ENTIRE MIX*
SamYaza – (San Francisco California) Anomalistic Records
Artists will be doing live painting and there will be workshops at the dome area. More details on these workshops and the full event line up go to the Facebook Event page or the current Events page on the Atrium Obscurum website.
Look forward to a cross-dimensional good time with these artists above. Which one are you ready to dance for?
Two: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…..
:::::::::::::::::::::::: GROOVERIDER ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::
( Prototype Records / Ministry Of Sound / BBC Radio 1 :: UK)
:::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: DJ SS ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::
(Formation Records :: UK) B2B
::::::::::: DRUMSOUND & BASSLINE SMITH ::::::::::
( Technique Recordings :: UK )
::::::::::::::::::::::::: CRISSY CRISS:::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::
( BBC Radio1extra : Dead Exit : Zooo Records – UK )
Who are you excited about hearing on March 24, 2015 at Wit’s End?
Unable to make it to the Dallas date? Here is the entire tour schedule:
CHAT WITH ME ON:
Today is the official first day of the year! I have spent nearly an entire celebrating all over town. Finally I am tired & want to rest at night instead of dance the evening away. I am taking part in several challenges via Instagram for January using the hashtags #PracticePracticePractice, #HoopDotOrg3030 & just saw that my own hoop maker is sponsoring #FlowInTheNewYear so I will be joining in that.
Now what do I need to take part? MUSIC! As always I want to find the mixes that include a free but there are a couple that will need to save as a Heart on soundcloud to hear later.
Direct download this mp3 file of house mix. This is a TWO hour mix for RinseFM. Two. Hours from a house legend. Shades Of Grey (Todd Edwards Remix) [feat. Delaney Jane] is a new release is that is available for $1.29 as a download.
I listened to this while on my hike on Sunday. Here is the media fire link to download the MP3. Thanks L/R!
Free techno mp3 file downloads from the player. More darker and I’ll be using this for hoop drills since drills are repetitive – and dark. Claustrophobia Remixes is Scuba’s remix album which was “inspired in part by his first appearance at the intimate Japanese techno festival, The Labyrinth.”
Way groove mix the mp3 can be downloaded & I’ll take it with me for a 5k run.
Need a dose a bass? Of course I do! This is Noisia’s weekly podcast & it’s not a free download. Subscribe/Follow on soundcloud since it comes out every week. Noisia has this 10th Anniversary available right now.
Are you planning on hitting a dance floor this week? What are you listening to currently?
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.
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.
Now for the tunes in order of time slot for this Sunday.
Send Alchemystar a message that he needs to upload a mix.
2-3 Atum **FREE DOWNLOAD**
3-5 Herbert Quain
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: on.fb.me/1YElZtA. 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.
The picture above describes my life right now. Excellent so I’m over my recovery Monday!
Major love to Zubin who took these awesome photos from Friday night! I spent time in front of the speaking throwing my hair back and forth over the course of the night. Wonderful upstairs, Sounds Like…event, with Left/Right & JWho djing. Sweet to be able to send off two friends as they leave Texas for a new chapter in life.
I’m a huge fan of Snapchat, it comes in 2nd to Instagram. I took over the Two:Tone snapchat account for this event (follow: TwoToneDtx). Disappointed that some of the snaps were lost due to me not operating my phone (could happen I completely took advantage of the sick adult beverage selection at Wit’s End) or Snapchat just could NOT maintain all that bass.
Here is the video compilation from last Friday night at Wit’s End:
Got feedback from the Twitter:
— alicia crary (@mujernica777) September 26, 2015
This is your free download! I am training to be able to run a solid 3k and have just downloaded this to keep me motivated. Wishing you all a very bass-filled week.
I have heard so much boomba that I would like to hear share some that I am enjoying…
El Gallinero – Alan Freeman (Audio)
Photo Romance – Dançar Stupid [FREE DOWNLOAD]
Glide & Pumbahtoon X Bazooka Sound – Salamanca
Bubblegum (INDISA DIRTY MOOMBAHTON REMIX)
(And you know I am picky AF about remixes!)
AAAAAAAAND SOME MIXES BECAUSE I GOT ALL THIS TIME TO TWIRL ON A BEACH AND I AM GOING TO DO IT TO THIS…
ZLOW & LOW – IAN SOLOW //007
Kanizzle All About The Bass Vol 2
Then something to cool down to…
Also I am twirling on this beach:
Wonderful day on Sunday with my friends and family Trinity Park in Fort Worth, TX. I have been fighting bad allergies this past week so I didn’t go out over the weekend. I’ve also been doing online classes and working on that to the point a friend told me I should change my name from Ally Fiesta to Ally Estudiente. That sounds like a good idea when fall comes around and I’ll be a full time student.
I did get a lot done around my home and enjoy the heavy rains (& beautiful tornado sirens Then as I started to review my calendar for this week I decided I just needed to get out of my home and go have some fun. Lucky for me, I knew there was a park party – ugh, yes all the way in Fort Worth – so I got my boho best and headed out to the west.
Beautiful day! I’m really lucky to know a lot of the people that were out there today. It was a reunion and there were 4 stages of music so I brought most of my hula hoops and twirls to every stage. I found myself deserted after doing each of these things with my friends.
1. HUGS! My friends give the best hugs. Nothing like a warm, fuzzy on a sunny day while my go-to disco house track is playing. I really enjoy a good back popping hug as well as the light hug but I LIVE for the group hug. I like doing those just for the sheer goofy factor that we are all grown adult doing a group hug.
When your girl’s outfit matches your hoop and you force her to twirl! A photo posted by AllyFiesta (@allyfiesta) on
2. TWIRLING! Brought out my hula hoops and even got one of my guy friends to be able to get the hoop going around his waist after he said repeatedly, “I can’t. I can’t.” Hold up dear friend, we AmeriCANs NOT Americannots. Remember that! Also got to meet several new skill toy performers and that always is something special about knowing I’m NOT the only person that props enough props for a small circus. I have always found a lot of peace in my hoop flow and like being able to be able to teach others or just connect with them. My friend recorded a hoop jam session during Michael Todd’s with several other hoopers including a young girl. It was awesome. Below is a FREE DOWNLOAD from the man himself. He played all weekend long – so it was a miracle that is was even awake by Sunday! He’s freaking amazing.
3. CONVERSATION! I’ve been friends with several of these folks since I was a teenager but all of us have moved around, gotten families and don’t get to come out like we used to. I was doing one of my rounds around the park and bumped into an old friend I haven’t seen in several years. Being able to talk to my old buddies makes me thankful that I know them and they are still connected to the music that our friendship is built on. Later on I ended up having a super real conversation about fathers with TWO people and I was thought, “Wow, I feel so much better being able to speak freely in a judgement free zone.”
4. BE IN NATURE! Getting some sunshine always helps me destress. I usually enjoy going on hikes with few people and completely resetting myself. Sunday was great because a mini-vacation from Dallas but with so many of friends.
What do you do to destress?
I pulled all these as I go on a road trip this weekend so these are all the best. I perhaps saved the best for last but only because I am nostalgic about my bass music.
Live At Brooklyn Museum for Basquiat “Unknown Notebooks” Opening 4/2/15
Golf Clap – Ad Infinitum Guest Mix – January 2015
Lonnie Liston Smith Mix & In Conversation
The 6ixth Session: Dieselboy
TILL VON SEIN @ Lola Club Shanghai
This soundcloud page is recordings of sets from the Lola Club in Shanghai, China. Music sounds like House, Deep House, Techno, Disco, Nu Disco and Funk. Like the Facebook page for free download after liking Lola Shanghai’s page. Worth it, as there are over 10 mixes available for download.
Detroit Swindle | March Mix
Lars Dales & Maarten Smeets make up Detroit Swindle in this energetic DJ set. Just setting me up to have fun this weekend with my favorite folks.
Bitcast005 – Markus Homm
Not a free download but a favorite from this pic but you are WRONG not to listen to it. Fans of deep vibing sounds will enjoy this from the 8bit-Records podcast 006 from Markus Homm.
Christian Prommers 60min Mix @ Wilde, Sonar Patrty
I would pay for a version of this a cleaning session. I do cleaning when deciding which mixes to post so I had this one turned to the LOUDEST (without pissing my neighbors off) volume. This mix is movement motivating and really, I could listen to this at a party. Christian Prommer is a really good reason to visit Europe. Check out his tour schedule: at his site.
Best Of Compost Mix
Really great treat! This is a best of mix! Free download when you subscribe to the e-mail list, download link will arrive in your inbox. This starts of chill then works its way into a hot sweaty dance beat getting deep and sexy. Just a fun ride! Worth it.
Hope you have a great weekend & Click to Tweet so all your friends can have these downloads as well.