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Emissions Festival | May 17-19, 2013

time April 25th by Taradactyl authorTags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Emissions! I can’t contain myself with excitement for this all-around extraordinary festival. The vibes that you feel while at any Camp ? and/or Irie Cartel event are unparalleled. These guys are on the forefront of West Coast Bass Culture and they’re passionate about making it happen, and making it happen right! The crew welcomes any and all creative exploration, collaboration, participation, synchronization. So it’s no wonder that their gatherings are all-sensory interactive experiences.

My first Emissions was in 2011 in beautiful Tuolumne, CA… we came, we partied and howled at the moon, we got snowed out, and we conquered that shit. It was actually magnificent feeling the forces of nature make themselves known to us; it went from pleasantly sizzling hot to torrential blizzard in a matter of two days. But the point is, we came together under the snowfall and continued to have a blast! Not many groups of people can collectively do that. Then last year, Emissions was held in the sweeping valleys and timber-laden forest of Angels Camp. It was magical! There was a sense of pure bliss and beauty in the air that you couldn’t resist noticing and soaking in. This year, I can’t tell you how I’m excited that the gathering will be held in my all-time favorite venue of Belden Town, which is nestled in the stunning Feather River Canyon in the Sierra Nevadas. We’ll soon be shaking our booties in the sun, some floating in the refreshing water, some swaying in hammocks…. Perfection!

Let’s get to the music. DJ Shadow, at a festival?! Double yes. I can’t wait to see his All Basses Covered DJ Set; I feel that it will be completely different than when I last saw him in his awe-inspiring Shadowsphere. The Polish Ambassador always brightens my day with his retro sound that at times is reminiscent of old-school video game sounds. Lately he’s been exploring some lusher, earthy sounds that I love with Ecozoic. And there’s really no denying that he is the funkiest of diplomats with his bright onzies! We’ve got Ill.Gates, guaranteed to blow your mind with heavy bass frequencies. Minnesota will always be one of my favorites, I can never get enough of his textured tunes and his live performances are top-notch! I can’t wait to get weird in the paint with NastyNasty, his sets are always exciting and playful. G Jones has been killing it lately and I can’t wait to see what he brings to the table at Emissions. I am always brought to another dimension, one of elation, while experiencing Phutureprimitive live, so I am thrilled about his appearance on the bill. Other acts that I’m absolutely stoked on are M!NT (CO homie), Guttstar, Trevor Kelly (got the chance to kick it with him last weekend during Bicycle Day and had a great time and loved his sets),  Bedrockk (also CO homies), Psymbionic, MiHKAL, Hypha, Zapper & Datgirl, Smasheltooth, Foobz (also had the pleasure of chilling with him last weekend), Zebuel (friend and pioneer of the Tahoe bass scene here), Boggan (awesome friend from Reno), and Benito.

So what are you waiting for, grab your ticket and come join us in the woods for Emissions! It is an insanely reasonable gathering and you will return home a new person. Time to feel the music. Get your Emissions tickets here! See you there :)

Also, stay tuned for a ticket giveaway!

~Taradactyl~

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Re:Creation – Bicycle Day | April 19 | 1015 Folsom

time April 18th by Taradactyl authorTags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Want to free your mind and open your senses to all possibilities? Come experience transcendence while surrounded with beautiful spirits inside and out at Re:Creation – Bicycle Day. On April 19th at 1015 Folsom in San Francisco, this one is not to be missed. Not only will your eardrums be blessed with the finest low frequencies but your eyes will have the pleasure of feasting on the most stunning art and visuals imaginable.

Alex and Allyson will be present and will speak about psychedelic realms and their visionary art. This is quite the opportunity; I was able to listen in on one of their workshops at Burning Man and was blown away. Tribe13 will also have a gallery there; their awe-inspiring haven at Symbiosis was unforgettable. The experience will be all-encompassing… there will be aerial performers, body painting, a tea lounge, incredible live painting, and so much more.

Let’s get to the music. Shpongle will be bringing the weirdness with a DJ set. Having not seen him since his Shpongletron Experience, I’m pretty stoked to see what he’ll bring to the dancefloor. Random Rab will be crooning to us on top of his stunning beats; I could never tire of his unparalleled live performance. Bluetech will bring us to another dimension with his flowy textured sounds. And Kaminanda will blow everyone away with his intricate, deep resonations. I am also extremely excited for one of my favorites, MiHKAL; his mixes are my go-to chill out vibe music. The Ritual / Irie Cartel basement will have it’s own radical feel with Neba vs. Trevor Kelly, Ro vs. Foobz, and Kitt vs. Johnny5. Guaranteed to be a blast down there. The thing I love the most about 1015 Folsom is how the aura shifts completely as you meander from room to room. Sometimes I feel like a chameleon while exploring the place…. And I love it!

Believe me, you don’t want to miss the once in a lifetime chance to gain VIP early and private access to the gallery; mingle with the artists, musicians, and performers; get an autograph from Alex Grey; and connect with those most involved in this spiritual evolution. Those with VIP access will be welcomed into the sphere to enjoy two hours of meet and greet and immersion!

Together we will journey through the cosmos and become united through our common spiritual transformation. It’s us, the participants, who will be the flowing lifeblood of the experience.
Grab your tickets for Re:Creation – Bicycle Day, brought to you by Euphonic Conceptions, An-Ten-Nae, Challenger, New Earth, Beat Church, Ritual Dubstep & 1015, HERE. Come play!

Also, grab the phenomenal Bicycle Day compilation for free!

~Taradactyl~

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Emissions Festival | May 13th – 15th 2011

time April 19th by John-Michael authorTags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Emissions 2011

Camp Questions Mark & Irie Cartel present EMISSIONS! It’s not very often I post about events on the site but ohh man this ONE is truly worth covering. Emissions is on it’s 3rd year and wow this years line up is mind blowing. This festival is approximately two hours outside of San Francisco. There will be camping at the beautiful location for all three days.

Now lets get straight to the punch, MUSIC! The line up for this festival is one of the diverse line ups I have seen compared to all the major festivals. Diversity doesn’t mean that there’s only some medium grade level headliners mixed in with some local talent. This truly means that some of the biggest names in all spectrum’s of bass music. It is still taking me back how I will be playing at this event as well. This will be the first time I’ll be in San Francisco and couldn’t have asked to play a better event for my first visit. I think the best part of this festival as well is the unity that will take place at this event. There are so many names on the line up that I’ve worked with directly, have booked myself, communicated on regular online, and/or close friends with already. This past year at SXSW it was a dream to be part of the crew that we were rolling around with and I feel this will be no different. At the end of the day we all are here to share the music but what makes this community so special is how closely networked and friendly everyone is. There so many people on here that are playing that I haven’t met in person and looking forward to finally giving a good amount of people some big hugs.  Can’t wait to kick it with all the homies out in Cali!

Now let’s list the two rounds of artist announced. I have bolded some of my recommendations for this. To be fair it’ll probably be quite bias to my personal taste and close friends of mine. Hey I was honest at least right?! Got to support the homies!

Line Up

ill Gates
Vaski
J Rabbit
SPL
Machinedrum
NastyNasty
The Widdler
The Flying Skulls
Ben Samples
Jantsen

Seied
Abstract Rude
Zeno
Bokator
Carrier fmly NTRLD
Minnesota ft. PRFMR
Psymbionic
Blackheart
Skulltrane
Rastatronics
BOGL
The Pirate of DubPirates
Smasheltooth and Thee Bad Bitch Brigade
Johnny 5
Nebakaneza
Ro Knew
El Diablo
Mycho Pan Cocoa
Zombie J
Octopod
Bad/Media
Fresh Young Minds
Roommate
Love & Light
Gladkill
Goldrush
Siren
Willy Whompa

Ribotto
Adsum (Porkchop & Mikey Fisher)
Megalodon
Ultraviolet
Afro Monk
Free Crush (Konekta & Devi)
Carly D
Dr. Knobz

K Theory
Fire Lieber
Dr. Dylon
The Glitch Report
Hypha
Energy Alchemist

Genie
Erin Jale
Du3
Grizzly J
Christafari
RA SO
Supreme
Digital Bill
Mose
INI
Antibiotik
Pushreset
Rich DDT
Jai Solei
Mr. Kitt
Foobz
Ananda G
John Holiday
My Pet Monster
Caidance
Swaggersaurus Rex
& More!

Please shoot me a message if you’ll be attending this event! I’m always interested in meeting new people. It’s such a blessing to be able to share the music to you all. I hope you all could make it! Be sure to grab your tickets now! Apparently there might be a limited amount of tickets. The price you’re paying for this line up is an insane deal! Not to mention there are still more artist to be announced! WHAT?! Yeah I know right…

More Info

2 Full Stages, 3 Day Camping, Chill/Alt. Area, Massive Sound, Gorgeous NEW Venue (w/water, tree shade, level campgrounds & easy paved entry road), Unique Lineup (new fresh music not @ every other festie…yet) , Art Installations, Artist Walk, Daytime Workshops, & so much more!

Limited Pre-Sale – $95. (Limited 200 available or until May 10th)
Pre-Sale – $110. ( available until May 10/Last Chance to Guarantee Entry))
At the Gate – $130.
*Special Limited Family Packs*-10 for $75.each (LIMITED/get asap if interested)*
RV & BUS Parking Pass – $40.

BUY TICKETS!

18+/ Please No Dogs/ Leave No Trace/ No Bad Attitudes

Sound: By the Wobble Factory & more
Art Deco: Jeremiah Allen Welch
Flyer Design/Image: By Sparkuhl
Stage Deco: RageStageDesign
Fire-safety by Fire University
Fire-breathing by Aries

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