Category Archives: Music Mixes

Dress up: Monster Fur Gala

Monster party!

Excited to be able to have some time to spend an evening dancing in Dallas with friend coming up for Pierre earlier. Monster Fur Gala was a themed party where we all were encouraged to wear fur and lights then dance to a a line up of straight up all-stars: Matt Urbanic, Ricky Simpson, Textasy, Ill Seventy Six, Convextion, Bon, and Albert Martinez.

Monster Fur Gala
One eye looking at all us

I scored major by being able to be part of Lotus Ranch camp for 2018 Burning Man. The camp a burner is a part of can make or break your burn. I joined this one since I’m friends with many of the folks involved and regularly spend time enjoying music with them. Best part? There is an awesome space where we can dance when were away from Black Rock City!

Lacy is the most talented DJ consistently blowing me away with his techno electro sets. EVERY. SINGLE. TIME. Back in December he played this set before. If you like techno and electro it’s heaven, if not then don’t listen. Enjoy:

Lacy is has been playing since the late 80s and I’ve bought records back when he owned Illimatic Records! Pick up some of music:

Awesome celebrating my favorite time of the year, Aquarius Season, with yet another birthday girl. This past year I’ve been lucky to have a solid group of friends to bounce ideas off and have an excellent support group. We been able to travel together, work through all the things and absolutely enjoy setting it off on our birthdays. Thankful that we could all link up and dance with our faux furs on.

The best part of joining Lotus Ranch was still being able to have the energy from the burn itself by living close to my camp mates! Our camp had folks from Mexico, Australia and other parts of the USA. Albert Martinez hooked my bike up on night with a blinking light and I thought someone stole my bike for a while hour before he told me he put it on. He is such a rad person!

The man, the myth: Albert Martinez
Silver Arrow, the most decorated burner EVER
Silver Arrow, the most decorated burner EVER

The most useful person to burn with, a veteran ranger. Vernon helped screen folks before they joined our camp then proceeded to teach everyone just going to the burn for the first time. By the end of the event he came back to camp with medals and trophies of all his burn excellence. I just met the man in the middle. Check out our alien cowboy in the background.

Leaving this wild party at like whatever time in the morning.

Lovely burner couple who really helped me learn as well as hosted fun get to know other DFW burners. Robert, Dina and me ready to go. Come on, I’ve been dancing around to the best music: my hair is allowed to fall flat. I know when I start look real bad it when I’m having the most fun. Dope sets by everyone and even though it was too warm to be fully covered in lit fur – it was an excellent evening.

Mad proper to Jose Camacho for taking photos tonight till morning. Check his nightlife photography out at: https://www.facebook.com/FlipFlopFotography/

He legit wears flip flops all the time if he is not going barefoot.

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.

facebook/ Greg Briggs

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!

facebook/ Mike Cocanower

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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Dance of the Einherjar: Texas Psytrance festival

Atrium Obscurum Dance of the Einherjar

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

Headlining is
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.

 

Atrium Obscurum Decal 4 x 6

Look forward to a cross-dimensional good time with these artists above. Which one are you ready to dance for?

 

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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 with Todd Edwards, Left/Right, Scuba, Golf Clap & Noisia

#MusicMonday

MusicMonday

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.

Rinse FM Podcast - Todd Edwards - 1st January 2016

Rinse FM Podcast – Todd Edwards – 1st January 2016



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.

Left/Right [Punkscast:010]

Left/Right [Punkscast:010]



I listened to this while on my hike on Sunday. Here is the media fire link to download the MP3. Thanks L/R!

Hotflush On Air With Scuba - Episode # 3

Hotflush On Air With Scuba – Episode # 3



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.”

Golf Clap - Live @ Output (on 4 decks) - Brooklyn - 12-18-15

Golf Clap – Live @ Output (on 4 decks) – Brooklyn – 12-18-15



Way groove mix the mp3 can be downloaded & I’ll take it with me for a 5k run.

Noisia Radio S01E26

Noisia Radio S01E26



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?

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Music Monday mixes for November workouts

5 free mix downloads for Music Monday

I always need to have music to work out to. I plan on running a 5k by the end of the month so need music to zone out on instead of time to OVER THINK my life! Working out with awesome music can start to get boring if I listen to the same thing.

Here are my picks for the first week of November 2015. They are all long mixes that are over 45 minutes.
funky fun

(Download is here)

dark sexy ambience
MIX080 – Local Talk

(Download is here)

mid pace strut
Agile Recordings Podcast 111 with Luca Morris (Microdinamic)

(Download direct using downward black arrow)

groovy
Stephane Ghenacia – FABRICLIVE x Kaoz Theory Mix

(Download direct using downward black arrow)

bass heavy
Grooverider – Metalheadz Platinum Breakz Tour – Zap Club, Brighton – 16.09.1996 (yes, total throwback!)

(Download direct using downward black arrow)

What are you listening when you work out? I have listened to these mixes while cleaning my home as well. Playing music while doing something phys

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Breaking Bass Tv #32 Lil Selectah

Enjoying this mix tonight. Wish I had more info on this dj was.

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#MusicMonday Calyx & TeeBee 60 Mintues – Mistajam Mix

Calyx & Teebee

Calyx & Teebee

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Hanging out with friends is the BEST way to destress

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?

Friday’s Mixes: Eli Escobar, Golf Clap, Gilles Peterson and Dieselboy.

Ready to dance in the street (credit)

Ready to dance in the street (credit)

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

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