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iShpongle    0

Does anyone know where I can find a detailed list of festivals/parties or psy djs who are playing in California? I feel like the scene is so bad here and there is no organization and that not a lot of festivals go down here.

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p(sy)ayam    2

well you just missed the best one this past weekend http://www.symbiosisgathering.com/2009/

 

best place to look for parties is in tribe.net

you should join some of the groups depending on where in california you live. if you are in SoCal give me a PM.

 

PS. kind of funny but Alex Grey was doing a live painting on stage during Shpongle's set. so i guess you would have liked it!!!!

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Are you in Northern California or SoCal?

 

In North Cali, there's a weekly by the Symbiosis crew based of SF. They also throw some great park parties and the occasional festival. You can find them on Facebook and www.SymbiosisEvents.com

 

In SoCal it's a bit of a different story. Psytribe has sadly gone defunct. Issues with land usage as well as a bit of "over-advertising" (term used very loosely) has hurt them. Green Sector has been dropped out of the scene as well, merging many events with the Moontribe group. But I have to tell you, even MT gatherings have lost alot appeal (I've been going since the mid-90s). They've gone above ground on alot of things and aren't nearly as selective as they used to be.

 

There's a couple people trying hard to bring it back in SoCal, though. If you're interested, hit me up.

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iShpongle    0

Are you in Northern California or SoCal?

 

In North Cali, there's a weekly by the Symbiosis crew based of SF. They also throw some great park parties and the occasional festival. You can find them on Facebook and www.SymbiosisEvents.com

 

In SoCal it's a bit of a different story. Psytribe has sadly gone defunct. Issues with land usage as well as a bit of "over-advertising" (term used very loosely) has hurt them. Green Sector has been dropped out of the scene as well, merging many events with the Moontribe group. But I have to tell you, even MT gatherings have lost alot appeal (I've been going since the mid-90s). They've gone above ground on alot of things and aren't nearly as selective as they used to be.

 

There's a couple people trying hard to bring it back in SoCal, though. If you're interested, hit me up.

 

dude ive heard of symbiosis and psytribe but never heard of moontribe, im going to be going to uc snata cruz in the fall so i will be up north but im living in orange county right now so im down for anything

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dude ive heard of symbiosis and psytribe but never heard of moontribe, im going to be going to uc snata cruz in the fall so i will be up north but im living in orange county right now so im down for anything

 

Moontribe isn't a psytrance collective per say, but they do alot of outdoor type things. Their most common is the Full Moon Gathering or FMG. They've been doing the SoCal desert scene for a good part of 17 years. They usually incorporate different styles of music (including psytrance). They used to be incredibly underground, where you had to know somebody to get info. Which made the vibe all that more special. But now, their djs play in clubs and the frequency of their events have gained alot attention from a more mainstream crowd. In short, I feel that the attention or "fame" (another loosely used term) has gone to their heads.

 

That's not said to discourage you at all. Believe me, they do have their merits and their gatherings are well done. But (as even the psytrance scene) I believe their popularity has attracted a new element and eliminated an element of which made their gatherings really special.

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Aeros    0

Hmm, this past weekend there were 4 parties, and theres atleast 1 party going down each week if you don't mind a lot of them being techno.

 

There is a big party scene here, just so much of it is word of mouth or between friends. Large commercial things don't go down so much since they are really expensive and there is a lot of risk with land usage, not getting fined etc.

 

A lot of the community used to be on tribe.net, now things are organized more through message lists on facebook. You can scope out bigger parties on isratrance, but those will mostly be dark or cheese full-on. unless its a nice festival or something.

 

Moontribe is another story all together, their anniversary parties are multi day and the best I have gone to, the 17 year is comming up this june, you can get on their email list if you visit moontribe.org and look around for a contact email.

 

You should check out Alchemy festival, its in norcal closer to you, takes place in about a month. http://forum.isratrance.com/alchemy-festival-april-30-may-2-aphid-moon-procs-progress-bird-of-prey-and-so-much-more/

 

Then in june you should look out for Gemini festival.

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Hmm, this past weekend there were 4 parties, and theres atleast 1 party going down each week if you don't mind a lot of them being techno.

 

There is a big party scene here, just so much of it is word of mouth or between friends. Large commercial things don't go down so much since they are really expensive and there is a lot of risk with land usage, not getting fined etc.

 

A lot of the community used to be on tribe.net, now things are organized more through message lists on facebook. You can scope out bigger parties on isratrance, but those will mostly be dark or cheese full-on. unless its a nice festival or something.

 

Moontribe is another story all together, their anniversary parties are multi day and the best I have gone to, the 17 year is comming up this june, you can get on their email list if you visit moontribe.org and look around for a contact email.

 

You should check out Alchemy festival, its in norcal closer to you, takes place in about a month. http://forum.isratrance.com/alchemy-festival-april-30-may-2-aphid-moon-procs-progress-bird-of-prey-and-so-much-more/

 

Then in june you should look out for Gemini festival.

 

I agree Aeros that Moontribe does set the standard. I just miss the days when it was just a bunch of Tribers and groovers getting together. Good for them and their success, they deserve it and have put alot of hard work in over the years. I just like things more psychedelic and more intimate - ya know?

 

And I wouldn't necessarily call Gemini a SoCal thing. Although, it will be very fun...

 

If you're looking for something FREE and a much tighter vibe for June 25-27... Hit me up. FREE weekend FREEBIE in the desert.

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skyclan    0

let's bring the vibe back to the grassroots again. take it down underground and above the desert. peace

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let's bring the vibe back to the grassroots again. take it down underground and above the desert. peace

 

I'm with you Skyclan. In the quest to be liked and to spread their vision many have lost track of the reason why they do it. They'll tell you that they are doing it for the love. But what is it that they love?

 

I don't mind mixed lineups. I celebrate diversity. That being said, I just get tired of the same people doing the same thing with the same bunch of djs that play on their lineups every weekend.

 

LiB is going to be a fun gathering for sure!!!

 

In regards to the OP - Here's a list of a few psytrance djs from SoCal that I know that are down to play. There's others, but these are guys I've worked with before and are down to earth.

 

Twisted DUO (shameless plug)

Kahn

Monks of Madness (Arahat & Bodhi 13:20)

Deli-Fi

Psystem

Atomic Buddha

Halinsfist

Atomic Buddha

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Novacron    0

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I most likely will be going to that, the Halloween parties are pretty fun.

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Psy Live    0

is that really a freak show. or is that just the name of the event.

just wondering

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Kuda    0

www.psytribe.com

 

Ladies and Gentlemen,

 

We are proud to announce that the Psychedelic Freak Show is here! Not only is this our annual Halloween gathering, but it also marks a whole decade of consistent psy stomping throughout Los Angeles and the world for Spun Records. Also, we are celebrating PsyTribe’s 14 year Anniversary and what better way to celebrate then camp 3 days and 2 nights at the La Holla Indian Reservation with a Funktion one Sound System, fabulous deco and atmosphere…and a stunning All-Star Psychedelic Trance Line up like nothing L.A. has ever been a part of…yes we are going all out for this one, so don’t miss it for anything.

 

Friday, October 29th - Sunday, October 31st

PSYTRIBE and SPUN

Present the 7th Annual

 

PSYCHEDELIC FREAK SHOW FESTIVAL 2010

3 Day Halloween Campout Gathering.

@ the La Holla Indian Reservation.

 

Featuring

Psy Circus Area:

Live Sets By:

 

GROWLING MAD SCIENTISTS (Spun Rec.) Ibiza

G.M.S have toured the entire globe and have sold over 300,000 albums on over 150 releases. In 2000, Riktam and Bansi formed Spun Records with partner Seth Hoffman & Bradd Hosking. In 2004, Hollywood took note of G.M.S. by licensing G.M.S. tracks for the movie Man On Fire. There is no dought that this group is one of the top 5 groups in the History of PsyTrance.

 

TRISTAN (Nano Rec.) U.K.

With a career as long as psy-trance has history, Tristan has been a constant in the ever-changing outdoor festival scene. His innate sense of the dance floor and full power psychedelic moments place him in a league of only the very highest caliber of producer.

 

LAUGHING BUDDHA (Nano Rec.) U.K.

Currently one of the UKs top producers. One of the original members in Cosmosis, After going solo in 1998 he has steadily been building the Laughing Buddha name ever since. Possibly the friendliest face in trance today with a penchant for making some of most killa tracks we can find. Will perform new album premiere.

 

WRECKED MACHINES (Spun Rec.) Brazi

In Dj Mags 2006 Top 100 list as number 55 in the world. Broke barriers to become one of the main revelations in the scene for the last few years and above that to become the first Brazilian to gain a place in the international market. Top Techno artist on Sprout records and the #1 Dj in Brazil right now.

 

EARTHLING (Spun Rec.) Spain

After falling in love with Psytrance in the early 90’s, he and a group of friends began organizing their own parties in Ibiza, specializing in Psytrance. These parties were very successful, and helped to kick off the psytrance scene in Ibiza, which is still very popular today. Since then he has become a world class trance artist and a favorite for the dance floor veteran.

 

FEARSOME ENGINE (Nano Rec.) U.K.

This turbo-charged, pedal to the metal, full-on psychedelic, mind-expanding, combusting consciousness, driving force beyond the within, Fearsome Engine is Laughing Buddha and Tristan and have combined forces to produce a unique sound to rock the dancefloors: full power but deep and psychedelic trance. Prepare to be seriously spanked

 

AVALON (Nano Rec.) U.K.

One of the biggest upcoming names on the scene right now, He has been tearing up dancefloors worldwide, and now its our turn.

 

SAVE THE ROBOT (H2O Rec.) Israel

After reaching the highest point in the Trance scene this remarkable duo have begun seeking new & exciting directions, a place to expand & develop, the result is massive.

 

SOUNDAHOLIX (Spun Rec.) Ibiza

This dynamic trio is G.M.S and Earthling... need we say more.

 

SPACE TRIBE (Space Tribe Music) Australia

A pioneer of psytrance for many years. In 1995 the first Space Tribe tracks were hatched in the studio with Simon Posford, and has released an album every year since then and brings lots of color to the dancefloor.

 

QUADRA (H2O Rec.) U.S.A

His powerful, uplifting live act sets have been featured in pretty much all of the top stages around the world and he comes straight out of our backyard (L.A.).

 

BANSI & RIKTAM (West Coast Progressive) Ibiza

This side project which is Growling Mad Scientists who is normally known for a more driving sound, the "Riktam & Bansi" project sees them embark in a different direction, towards a style which encompasses a slower more groove-oriented techno backbone.

 

MONOXIDE (West Coast Progressive) Spain

This is Celli (Earthling) minimal techno side project. An intelligent sound for the intelligent crowd.

 

BOOMSLANG (Logical Light) U.S.A

A collaboration project of Meta and Tom Taylor, focusing on morning sounds with a twisted experimental edge.

 

AUDIODIDAKT (AudiodidaktMusic) Israel

Hypnotic dark night time trance. Perfect for Halloween.

 

KONFLUX (Caliphonic) U.S.A

BODHISATTVA (PsyCircle) U.S.A.

ARAHAT (PsyCircle) U.S.A.

SWELL (PsyTribe) U.S.A

TERRAKROMA (Terrakroma) U.S.A

 

And DJ Sets By:

BANSI (G.M.S)

GABE (Wrecked Machines)

CELLI (Earthling)

OLLI WISDOM (Space Tribe)

POLI (Spun Rec.)

TREAVOR (MoonTribe)

BARAKUDA (PsyTribe)

KIVA (Spun Rec.)

SPYROS (Caliphonic)

SENTIENT (Spun Rec.)

GATTO MATTO (GreenSector)

BRIAN RAE (GreenSector)

SAMTABUL (Noizemakerz)

MANNY (GreenSector)

 

Spooky Sector Stage:

TREAVOR MOONTRIBE (desert dwellers)

BRIAN RAE (green sector)

MANNY (green sector)

EARTHBAG (terrakroma)

SYNTER (synterlab, psytribe)

WILLY (electronarcosis)

RIBOTTO (symbiosis)

BLACKASS (monster minimal)

NIC ARAGON (terrakroma)

MALICE (psytribe)

ANTON TUMAS (subtract music)

KEVIN CHILLS (see thru sound)

SATURNIA (phoenix family, mindfull, SF)

CATALYX (mindfull, SF)

DERRIE (green sector)

AEROSIS (suntrip recs)

WYSE (green sector, symbiosis)

ORGANIX (psytribe)

XIPIL (psytribe)

JONATHON MORNING (xtrnl music)

MISK - Live PA (Terminal Dusk, Vermin street - SD)

DJ 007 (Dubstylez of the Glitch & Famous)

BEAT SNOB (New Dance Creations)

BASSMECHANIC (Funk the System - SD)

 

Atmospheres by:

SYMBIOTIC CREATIONS

BLOOMING SAKURA

GLOBAL VILLAGE PROD.

PSYLOTUS

 

sound:

FUNKWORKS Funktion 1

 

Purchase your Presale tickets now for only $50 until 10/1/2010, after that they will go up to $60 until 10/15/2010, and then they go up to $65 until 10/25/2010 and then $70 until midnight 10/28/2010 after that they cost $80 at the gate.

 

Bring your Halloween Costumes

All Outdoor Camping Essentials

Bring Trash Bags for Litter

If you Smoke bring a personal pocket ashtray

We must respect the Indian Land and there is absolutely NO LITTERING

This is A LEAVE NO TRACE EVENT and this time we really mean it!!!!

NO GLASS BOTTLES

NO PETS

NO WEAPONS

 

Location:

La Jolla Indian Reservation

Beautiful forest land on the San Luis Rey River

2 Hours South of LA, 1 hour North of San Diego

Fully permitted

Directions tba

 

18 & Over

For More Info:

www.psytribe.com

310-281-7588 / 818-377-4002

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Strumpling    1

aww, no pets allowed? heh I always love seeing that :)

 

Anything lined up for November?

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