Time to tell your mom you’re off “camping”, festival season is creeping up on us quickly, and we couldn’t be happier!
We invite you to Lucidity’s 5th chapter in their ongoing 6-part saga. Initiating our collective journey with Awake In Your Dreams, the first chapter introduced awareness and self-discovery. Following, “Totem’s Return, encouraged it’s patrons to delve into themselves a little deeper, finding our totem, our personal strength, and self-confidence. Once we had focused on healing and understanding ourselves, the third chapter reveles itself, Universe. Here is where we realized that it is all in the same, we are all one, we are everything, everything is us. This recognition does not come without the initial chapters, reminding us to love ourselves before we can fully be whole-heartedly accepting and completely free. Next, Kindred Quest brought us from the Universe, back to Mother Earth, grounding us, reminding us, not only that we are not going through this life-thing solo, but that our actions and words affect those around us. While the journey feels subjective, it’s ultimately objective, a collective. In Kindred Quest the importance of tribe, family, friends, community- whatever you want to call it- comes into focus.
This year Lucidity’s chapter arguably mirrors the current state of our nation. Entitled Crossroads, this chapter is where you are tested. A combination of cleaning out and planning, “Crossroads” challenges you to focus on what strengthens you and your soul and what doesn’t, encouraging you to rid yourself of anything that doesn’t benefit not only you, but your tribe. It is not an easy chapter, but possibly one of the most important.
Only a few weeks before we embark on this extremely important chapter together and we need music, right?! To help initiate the intent you plan to set for this festival, we will be promoting four artists performing at Music is Love’s curated stage, Nomad’s Nook during this year’s adventure, Crossroads.
Our first mix of this year’s promo series features San Francisco DJ duo, Sex Pixels. We are excited to begin our series with a wildcard, dare we say “crossroad”? House or big-bass trap: what are these bay babes going to whip up for you? Generally when you seek out a DJ, you know what you are doing to get, they are a dubstep DJ, a techno DJ, an electro DJ… they all seem to maintain their “place”. Not these boys, they truly love all forms of music, which, as a listener is not only exciting, but reassuring as their broad spectrum of taste enables them to successfully put together sets that completely capture the moment.
Comprised of bay area locals, Tyler Tan and Brendan Trudell, the duo claims they don’t have a favorite genre, and it definitely shows at events like Burning Man where you can find them playing chilled out daytime house at Pink Mammoth, or a 3Am trap heavy set at Basshenge. Put simply these two are “equal opportunity” employers when it comes to the music game, truly promoting what we are all about- Music is Love, all of it!
Going on to play their 4th Lucidity, the Pixels have been impressing us with their West Coast inspired house sets featuring deep, booty-bumping tech house that’s as fun to dance as it is to listen to. No clue what they will be playing at their set at this year’s Lucidity, but as for now, we have a their set from last year at Nomad’s Stage to get your brain noodle into fest gear.
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*Montez – Call My Name (Mankinde Remix)
*Trent Cantrell – Any Way I Want
*Rudimental – Right Here (Hot Since 82 Remix)
*Wehbba – Machines
*Shingo Nakamura vs Jody Wisternoff & James Grant – Another Tone
*Sammy W, Alex E, Dubfound – Inamorato (Nikitin Remix)
*Sirus Hood & Still Boyz – Jango (Original Mix)
*Intermodal – Mr Business (Original Mix)
*Wen & Parris – Caught
*Mark Starr – Bass Chant
*Claude Vonstroke – Who’s Afraid of Detroit (MunniBrotherz 2011 rework)
*Phil Kieran – Saturdays
*Daniel Avery – New Energy (Beyond The Wizard’s Sleeve Re-Animation)
*Escape – Just Escape (Justin Martin Remix)
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