2018 MUSIC LINEUP
transition theater . elf arrow . Iriebellion . audio budda . julian pearl
LUNAR FIRE, based in denver colorado, takes audiences to new heights with spectacular dance and musical performances. Pre-Columbian flutes, multilingual vocalists, powerful drummers and a wide range of bass and guitar styles tell stories reflected in dance. Aerialists fly, drop from the sky, crawl into a cocoon and emerge a warrior, a nature spirit, an animal guide. Multiple dancers meld into one multi armed being, circle, battle and burn fire in the form of dreamcatchers, antlers, machetes, staff, torches, ropes, multi poi, fans, fireflies and other surprises. Paintings come to life mysteriously hovering in the air. These mystic images by visionary painters MARTINA HOFFMANN, ROBERT VENOSA, STEVON LUCERO and ADAM FU twist and bend under the movement of dance, a very enchanting and psychedelic visual effect.
LUNAR FIRE COLLECTIVE co-creations involve a multimedia trans-cultural musical spectacle whose aim is to inspire, connect and empower people to create positive change in the world. With a dynamic blend of the arts, Lunar Fire enacts the tales of the ancestors bridging the past and present while foretelling a future in which humankind reaches its fullest potential. In 2012, The Lunar Fire Collective begins production on CORAZON DEL VENADO, a DVD and a live touring spectacle, of which a portion of the proceeds will benefit arts, arts education and sustainability projects by women and indigenous people across the globe.
World class musicians glide smoothly from structured song to improve exploring latin hip-hop, tribal drumming, gypsy rock and epic psychedelic trance jams. Performers glow in handmade indigenous and recycled fabrics from around the world, reconstructed by dancer and designer AKAYATE of Root Structure to embody a visual symbol of solidarity for the uniting of the tribes. Magic and myth-makers ARTSMYTHS create by hand ethereal masks, crowns, as well as elaborate and unique costuming.The theatrical dancers of Lunar Fire build all their own props from fabrics to fire including unique design by MaQi of Syrius Fire. Lunar Fire graphic design by Modo Rodo features inspiring artwork in posters, at shows and on the web. Inspired by personal voyages leading to direct encounters with global music and dance, performances by Lunar Fire pay homage to the ancestors and future generations of urban and ethnic cultures worldwide.
Originating in 2002 as "Fuego Lunar" on Lake Atitlan in Guatemala, multiple members of Lunar Fire have toured over a decade together in various projects (INTI, Lil Sum'n Sum'n, Dub'l Dragon, Future Simple Project, Miraja, Kan'Nal, GSP, LYNX) at hundreds of festivals (Burning Man, OCF, Faerieworlds, Symbiosis, Envision Costa Rica, High Sierra, SF Sea of Dreams, Lightening in a Bottle, Tribal Stomp, Tribal Visions, Dreamtime) from eco communities to underground warehouse parties across the U.S. and deep into the jungles of Hawaii, Southeast Asia, Mexico and Central America.
intuit is a successful little band with a big purpose based in boulder, colorado. if you've ever been to an intuit show...you know. these songs are sound waves organized with intention and love. this is music to bring us out of our heads and into our hearts. this is music to dissolve separation and bring communities together. braiding sounds from many cultures, intuit weaves an auditory tapestry of reggae, blues, african poly-rhythm, folk, funk and jazz. the rootsy groove is fueled by the impeccable rhythm section of drummer jonny jyemo, bassist otis lande and percussionist scott parker-mast. captivating violin and vocals by brune macary. lyrical prowess and songwriting from guitarist neil sullivan and cellist chloe watkins display the heart-centered, earth-minded intention to the band’s music.
"intuit's sound can be compared to a bubbling spring that seeps gently out of a fracture in the earth's crust. with their passionate groove, conscious lyrics and positive flow, this band will have the ability to do great things when their music makes its way to the people that need it" -david matters, formerly gipsy moon
Xerephine will captivate you. Using her enchanting harp & bodhran, she will then loop up a storm or bathe you delightful electronic blissful bass. Her voice is like no other. Born and raised in the UK she carries celtic undertones and plays in an array of styles from upbeat ambient dance to entrancing meditative soundscapes. There is always something to dive into. Her potent lyrics unfold like fairytales to reveal messages about life here on earth. Activism and a thirst for healing the earth and its inhabitants weaves its way through her lyrical web and lies at the heart of many of her songs.
With special guests such as Fiddle player and Violinist Bridget Law from Elephant Revival, Co based Producer Totem and Drummer Gilly Gonzales of Kan'nal, Lunar Fire, INTI & Lil Sumn Sumn she weaves her sound in a slightly unique way each time.
Xerephine has been performing on the Festival Circuit for some years with main stage performances at Arise Festival (CO), Sonic Bloom (CO), Tribal Vision Festival (N.M), Earth Dance Festival (CA), LoveSeed Festival (CA) and many other stages large and small along the way. She can taper her set to the crowd (more accoustic, folky or electronic based) and has co-hosted musical based workshops with Ayla Nereo, Peter May and opened and /or collaborated with members of Elephant Revival, Rising Appalachia, Katie Gray, The Luminaries and Lunar Fire amongst many others. Xerephine is currently touring around Europe with upcoming shows in Moscow and St. Petersburg (Russia) and Reykjavik (Iceland). Her Album "Mass Creation" currently has tracks being re-mixed and released by Russian producer Mindex and is being released under the record label "Time Resonance Music".
"Xerephine's music is creative and refreshing. Hypnotic songs dipped in magic and steeped in beauty. I love it."
-Kurt Bauman (Sea Stars, Kan'nal and Adam Freeland Live Band)
"Channelling the spirit of the divine feminine in her ritual form, Xerephine offers us a ceremonial celebration shared in her uniquely beautiful modern expression. Through poetic chants, and layered vocal harmonies, she moves audiences to connect deeper to the vulnerable part of the human heart. Her willingness to stand firmly liberated on stage leaves women feeling empowered, and captivates her male counterparts. Xerephine is Goddess reincarnate"
- J. Brave (Luminaries)
homegrown ska and reggae tunes inspired by mountain living - the alcapones is a group from the front range, co area with a mix of vocal and instrumental music that brings a new-school feel to what was made popular in jamaica during the 1960s. from raw originals tojazz/ska/reggae fusion, you will find that the alcapones' styles continuously inspire your feet on the dance floor. raise your spirit and celebrate life like a gangster of love!
“this boulder-based band hits the stage like a traveling minstrel show, determined to breathe as much life and fun into (insert your town name here) as they possibly can, and they do just that with their driving rhythms, delirious horn harmonies, and pointedly silly/ridiculous/wise singalong songs. the group is relentless in their determination to have as much fun as they possibly can, and to make sure their audience feels as much a part of the madcap show as the band itself.”
raised in miami, fl & born in barranquilla, colombia, alais brings a powerful, unique voice and potent message to the modern world using hip-hop as a medium to tackle social, political and spiritual issues. currently based out of colorado, alais joins the ranks of an emerging legacy of "truth-hop" activists to spread awareness, information, and positivity through music and verse in english and spanish.
hi i am jiiniikwe,
i am a native american anishinabe singer and musician who lives among the lakota oyate in south dakota. i have studied music, art, and dance since a young age and since october 2007 decided to put my skills to work. i like music, art, education, writing, photography and film. i hope you like my tunes and i hope you will leave a message and tell me how you like my music.
the gaia experiment is a collective of those who yearn to express themselves musically within a shared consciousness. gaia desires experiences for our perpetual evolution, and our mission is to collect this living data in the most colorful and open ways our humanity will allow. we have discovered that when we elevate our vibratory states through music, self-expression and love, we alchemize our efforts into a "return to the garden," a new ancient paradigm of harmony, well-being, and cosmic connectivity.
gaia's songs are constantly changing and we are always welcoming new sonic variables with which to mix and meld. gaia experiments are set up as improvisational canvases for experimenters to express individuality and unify through collaboration. we look forward to the endlessly shifting results, and never forget that each moment contains its own rhythms, sounds, and messages for our journeying. the path is here and now. be on it.
"the creator first experimented with biological creativity on earth, which is the physical location with the potential to simultaneously hold nine dimensions in its intelligence. gaia is the intelligence of earth, and she is a more powerful being than you can imagine. notice where the (cosmic) party is being held. you are about to find out the purpose of gaia's magnificent and unlimited creative powers, since she has been chosen as head scientist of the biological laboratory of the milky way galaxy." -the pleadian agenda barbara hand clow
"with such little time left i don't know whether to save or savor the world. and so i choose to follow love." -lafa taylor
this is (y)our band. just by being incarnate in this laboratory, you are contributing. how far you go with your participation and how you choose to design your unique variable is up to you~~~
Fierce le' Fey is a poetic musical project by Zoë Clare, Owner and Founder of StarWater Magick Productions, Elixir Bar, and Collective.
FIERCE OF THE FAERIES
SHATTERS ILLUSION UPON THE BACKS OF FALSE DREAMS TILL
ONE DAY SHE FINDS HERSELF
AS A CULMINATION OF ALL SHE'S EVER BEEN.
iDENTITY AS FLEETING AS OUR EGO'S NAME
THEORETICALLY SPEAKING SHE's IS THE POET WHO'S SONG GOT
CAUGHT IN THE WEB OF HER OWN EXPERIMENT CASTING PURPOSE
UPON PAGES SHE's THE SPIRIT WHO iS
THE UNDERCURRENT OF ALL
HER STRANGE EXPERIENCES
DELERIOUS AND OVER-EXPRESSED SHE IS
She has always been
fierce le' fey is a poetic musical project by zoë clare, owner and founder of starwater magick productions, elixir bar, and collective.
David DeVine (Davi-D) holds a BA in Interdisciplinary Studies from Naropa University, where he focused on music, art, and Buddhism. He is an accomplished drummer, having been featured on seven recorded albums, and a professional DJ who actively plays popular venues. private events, and music festivals. Using diverse musical genres, David translates his conceptual ideas into rhythmic visions as a solo-producer. His style has become more complex over the years adding more dance temple beats with world music influences. In addition to continuing to develop his artistry, David currently works as the Media Manager at Naropa University. He is also passionate about martial arts, which he began practicing at age seven, sustainable living, and the environment. David lives in Boulder, Colorado where he enjoys gardening, cooking and creating art.
david devine is the artist higherglyph. a world, bass, electronic, music producer originating from boulder, colorado. david originally was born and raised in los angeles where he discovered his passion for all things music. becoming a drummer at the age of 14 and starting his band "inmemory" a couple years later, that took him on a whirl wind of tours and shows. he quickly crystallized his purpose and intentions with music. after his band "inmemory" disbanded he became extremely infatuated with everything dj'ing. with his first purchase of turntables and dj equipment he was all about dropping beats and creating yummi altitudes. now with over 10yrs experience in dj'ing he has designed a unique dj rig and hybrid style. david moved to boulder colorado to pursue a higher education at naropa university, a contemplative buddhist inspired university. using his perspective and unique lens on life he was able to explore the different sides of music and meaning while setting intentions for future pursuits. with these teachings he acquired an interdisciplinary studies degree with focuses on buddhism, visual arts and music, incorporating multiple disciplines to create sonic intentions. while finding himself within his studies at naropa david quickly found a new love for music producing and how electronic music is capable to move masses of people in such a way that is life giving. now with all these tools and ideas implanted into his being there was only one thing to do create music for such purposes. from this higherglyph was birthed for such a purpose and this is where his new story begins.
treaphort cultivates a positive, uplifting and present space through organic electronic sound. vibrations of meditative patterning bring the listener to a platform of direct experience while maintaining a playfully light vibe.
audio production is a form of active meditation for me; a way to center my mind and cultivate creativity. the music that is channeled reflects the state of alert calmness that one receives from practicing presence.
as my experience and knowledge of sound, vibration, energy and life deepens; so my music develops as well. i am constantly learning more about frequencies, vibration, intentional tone, etc. and how they interact and affect our bodies and minds, weaving these ideas in to the audio production.
i am fascinated/obsessed with clean and true sound, nice quality speakers and heavy bass frequencies. i love music that can be played loud enough to feel physically but that does not hurt or cause damage your ears, causing the sound vibrations to caress your body and stroke your mind; and i love the speakers that allow us to do so.
The audio painting experiments and projects of Geoff Sheets through sound. Ever learning, ever evolving, always ascending.
Psyruleus = "Psychedelic Caeruleus" or Psychedelic Sky
Grammy Award Winning, Natural Music Artist Peter May will be bringing his band The Sonic Apothecary and the Music of the Plants,
multi-realmed alchemist peter may partners with nature to support healing, balance, and peace.
embodying the love of plants and music throughout his life, peter began distilling essential oils in 2006. that same year, he began playing on and co-producing the album crestone, with paul winter. peter creates acoustically-tuned plant and mineral alchemies with essential oils, and offers them in his journeys, to support increased awareness and healing on the levels of body, energy, and mind. his band the sonic apothecary is composed of human and plant musicians, and offers healing journey concerts around the country.
Buddha Bomb has devoted the greatest part of his life to elevating consciousness and using music as a transformational conduit to bring healing and joy to thousands. His sets are inspired, seamless and often mystical. A Sonic Shaman he provides the fuel for the dance journey, which can bring you to your deepest depth and your highest height. Whether spinning Ambient, Psytrance, IDM, Old School or his own compositions Buddha Bomb gives it his all. Buddha is formless wherein all possibilities have space to occur. Bomb is Form - action, motion, heat, and beats. Buddha Bomb takes you there.
andy babb and the Big Beautiful Band
Fun, Funky, Folk Rock out of Denver, Colorado. An ever evolving group of musicians with the purpose of spreading the good news and bringing a joyful connection through music.
Andy Babb and the Big Beautiful Band is a fun, funky, folk rock project from Denver, CO. Their positive message and conscious lyrics has brought joy to fans at venues big and small from L.A. to Stockholm. Andy Babb's vibrant personality and contagiously bright outlook shines through his songs and performances. His concept for the The Big Beautiful Band is an ever evolving community of musicians, whose focus is to spread good times through good music. Their interactive and inclusive shows will have you singing, dancing, and clapping in no time! Check out their new full length studio album "Strange Existence" at http://www.andybabbmusic.com/
Monalicious is a medicine woman of music. Writing lyrical grooves that sound good and feel good! She strives to speak truth and free minds. Monalicious is the front lady and writer for Twin Flame Medicine and Flowers Of Mass Production. She is also the founder of FreeMusicForFreePeople!
Syncro-Mystic elements are what define Adem Joel’s fiery sound. With a passion for channeling step down transmissions from the cosmic center to heart and root alike, this beat guru captivates and transcends the mind and and electrifies the body of his fans through an enchanting mix of organic, bass heavy frequencies.
Garnering attention at an early start, Adem set the tone for Nu-Skool and Tribal Breakbeat style music in New Mexico. At the age of 18 He landed his first residency at Local after hours hot spot Dragons Empire because of how well he held it down with the inner selekta. Night after night Adem captivated his audiences with his funky chunky mixing all the while building up a fierce reputation. In 2003, Family Moons Collective invited Adem to join their Artist Roster and it made such an impact on his career that he started to produce his own music. So far one of his tracks have been released on the Dubanimals label and his new release was featured on the Symbiosis 2013 compilation. Adem is now hosting a monthly called Sounds Like PRIMAL!!! in Santa Fe, NM and is hard at work developing and producing his own style of music.
twin flame medicine
Totem is the solo project of Boulder based producer, Phoenix Clay Michael. Phoenix has been playing eastern-style instrumentation for over a decade(tabla, doumbek, darbuki, didgeridoo, ric, etc), while also exploring digital synthesis and sound design. Totem culminates these two passions into a modern interpretation of ancient instruments. The sampling style is deep and visceral. Blending sequences of thick bass and instrumentation with live production. Live production includes: Didgeridoo, vocals, synth, keyboard, percussion, and bass. Phoenix's debut album with the project is titled, The Bonfire of Life, and was written and Totem/motion of solidarity with the native tribes of North America. Totem sees the immense potency that dance has for healing in our culture, and also sees the reverent nature of ancient and native style music. The ultimate thrill is fusing these two things into a continuous musical experience shared amongst listener and maker. Totem is humbled to bring thy dance medication. Aho
Phoenix Clay Michael Hollingsworth has been interested in sound for his entire life. He began his musical journey long ago, but intentionally almost six year ago in San Marcos, TX where he played in various groups. He started in the singer-songwriter genre inspired by his early influences in funk, classic rock, reggae and funk musics. He was introduced to various style hand percussion such as djembe, doumbek and later tabla. He then joined a belly-dance troop called Hands of Fatima and Shunyata and played at private venues and Renaissance Festivals. Hands of Fatima included three hand percussionist and Phoenix, playing guitar, drums, didge and mandolin. They played traditional style Lebanese, Turkish, Iraqi and middle-eastern music. This style of playing opened Phoenix to a entirely new way of expressing music. He played with HOF for three seasons, and then with a few members joined the group Shunyata, a world-renowned belly-dance troop in Texas. He played InternationalFest and TRF(Texas Ren Faire) with Shunyata as well as other shows. After almost four years of learning traditional beats and melodies from around the eastern hemisphere, Phoenix bowed out of the traditional middle-eastern music to begin his own journey as a solo artist in the fusion genres.
SPIRITUALIZE YOUR AMBITIONS
On the wave of the New Conscious Movement in the arts, Transition Theater is quickly becoming a buzz in Denver's contemporary art scene. Merging live original music and interpretive dancers with morphing digital imagery, a Transitional Theater experience is sensually inspirational.
Founded in 2014 by Maxwellvision and Haggai Vardi, this talented group of artists, dancers and musicians are attracting a diverse audience who seek an alternative to mainstream productions.
Praised for originality and vision. Maxwell says, “It is a conscious effort on our part to explore, interpret and deliver themes that not only enhance our audience's spiritual awareness but that of our own as well”.
Life is a play. You and I and all of us are in Transition, Transition is Evolution.
"spiritual seakers creating high vibrational music. using multi media with sincere intent, a transition experience is on the new wave of the contemporay movement in the arts".
Quantum Beings of the Miraculous
Based out of Denver, Colorado, QUANTUM BEINGS OF THE MIRACULOUS pursue a transcendental path towards music and performance art. Blending world-fusion with cosmic jazz, trip-hop, and electronica, chanting and ethereal vocals are accompanied by heavy, down-tempo trance grooves, deep bass, and tribal instruments for a unique sonic alchemy. Live performances further add global dance and psychedelic visuals to create a hypnotic, mind-expanding performance art experience that transports the audience to a different place and time…
Julian Pearl band
Earth To Clark
tribal downtempo and psychill set
avery runner, hailing from colorado usa, is a dj, studio producer and creatrix of sacred space – sharing worldly psychedelic trance & chill out music.
over the years, avery has played alongside dozens of international producers including the likes of cosmosis, flooting grooves, androcell, psykovsky, earthling, anunaki, medicine drum, kalya scintilla, yab yum, tron, dickster, trip switch, gaudi, desert dwellers, ace ventura and many more and killer experiences have been shared at burning man, gaian mind, tribal gathering, avit, envision fest, archipelago, moontribe, motion notion and endless underground events. these influences have shaped avery’s focus and dedication to serving the global trance movement.
avery cites his influences as including cosmosis, carbon based lifeforms, loud, 3rd ear audio, gaiana, kalya scintilla, dickster, gaudi, sensient, der waldlaufer, via axis, shpongle, ital, ishq and countless others.
the monogahela is an electronic music composer and performer based out of durango, co, usa. the project formed in 2014 by nathan williams, producing multi-genre bass and electronic music in a range of tempos, often blending eclectic organics and cosmic soundscapes with dub and world fusion. even with a relatively small following, he has shared the stage with notable acts such as ott, illenium, phutureprimitive, and govinda (among other talented and popular artists).