Featuring



http://koansound.com/

KOAN Sound is an electronic music act consisting of Will Weeks and Jim Bastow, both hailing from Bristol, UK.

The group’s early origins and influences lie mainly in acoustic based music, from bands such as Incubus to RATM, but it wasn’t until 2005 that the duo became immersed in electronic music through acts such as Noisia and The Prodigy. Soon after, the growing Dubstep scene in Bristol began to inform their productions, eventually leading to a string of releases on various labels.

In early 2011 KOAN Sound released their first extended single, the ‘Max Out EP’. The release signalled a turning point in their production, gradually moving away from the 140bpm template and showcasing a wider range of styles than before. It also helped bring more attention to the act, and led to working with a number of artists, including singer/songwriter Ed Sheeran.

Later in the year the group would unveil their biggest release to date, the ‘Funk Blaster EP’ on Skrillex’s OWSLA imprint. The EP achieved the No. 1 spot in the Beatport releases category, and received exclusive featuring from US-based magazine Rolling Stone.

The duo rounded off the year with DJ sets across Europe and North America, and picked up ‘Best Breakthrough Artist’ at the Dubstep Music Awards in November. They will be fresh off their Canadian Train tour with the likes of Skrillex, Pretty Lights, Diplo, Grimes & Tokimonsta and ready to slay San Francisco!


KOAN [Pronounced Ko - Anne]: A puzzling, often paradoxical statement or story, used in Zen Buddhism as an aid to meditation and a means of gaining spiritual awakening. 

What is the buddha? 
Three pounds of flax. 


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with/ Live Percussion!







Emerging from his own distinct corner of the West Coast electronic music scene, Random Rab offers a powerful and unique contribution to sonic exploration. Often referred to as “The Master of Emotion” his music is patently beautiful  and melodic. With diverse influences ranging from trip-hop, classical and Arabic to bass driven compositions, his songs are considered anthemic and timeless. As a multi-instrumentalist and singer, his tracks are organic, uplifting and stand on their own as a distinct genre. Listeners of all types of music can find something they can relate to in his sound. He has toured extensively across North America, including tours with Bassnectar and Shpongle, and headlined several festivals across the country. 

There is no doubt that Rab understands a multitude of musical styles. He has been the front man of a heavy metal band, toured as a classical trumpet player, played bass in a country music band, was a scratch DJ for a jazz fusion project, was the singer for a rock band in Mexico and has collaborated with countless musicians of all styles. From acoustic performances in the Himalayas to rocking packed clubs in New York, Random Rab has found a way to connect with people of all kinds. 

With a dedicated fanbase born from the San Francisco underground, Random Rab has become a Burning Man legend known for his sunrise sets that have now become one of his most sought after performances. His current popularity can often be traced to his breakout album, The Elucidation of Sorrow.. This album firmly established him as a recognizable force in the electronic music scene. His 4th album aRose, catapulted him into the state of momentum that is now taking hold internationally. His latest studio effort, Visurreal debuted in the iTunes Top 10 Electronic Charts as well as in the CMJ Top 200 across all genres. 

Rab will be performingwith his live percussion with a focus on a high quality translation of sound that is simultaneously sexy and psychedelic. 







David Starfire is a producer, composer, multi-instrumentalist and DJ based in Los Angeles and San Francisco. His production style is eclectic, fusing world music with dance, hip hop and everything in-between. He’s developed quite a following and his unique sound is catching the ears of music fans across the globe. 

David is signed with the internationally known label Six Degrees Records, home to artists such as The Orb, Bebel Gilberto, Cheb i Sabbah, Karsh Kale, Midival Punditz, Michael Franti, Natacha Atlas, DJ Spooky and many others. He’s released two records, “Bollyhood Bass” in 2010 and “Bombay Beatz” in 2007. His tunes have been played on BBC, NPR, National Geographic, XM radio and various stations around the world. 

His signature sound landed him several DJ gigs at large scale international festivals all over the world such as Winter Music Conference, Coachella, Love Parade, the Forum, Musikmesse, Electric Picnic, Shambhala, Harmony, Burning Man, Lightning in a Bottle, Lovevolution and Earthdance. He has shared the stage with all the top DJ's such as Tiesto, Bassnectar and Skrillex. He also sets himself apart from other DJ’s by playing bass guitar and electronic hand drums during his set and for special festival shows he incorporates a live 8+ piece band under the name “David Starfire Live Ensemble”. 

David’s songs are featured on several CD compilations, DVD’s, video games and TV shows. Over the years, David has collaborated with Afrika Bambaataa, FreQ Nasty, Ooah (Glitch Mob), MC 900 Ft Jesus, Information Society, American Music Club, Wire Train and members of Beck. 

He is also busy producing side projects with iCatching and the Dub Kirtan All Stars project (with FreQ Nasty) and performs audio/visual shows with VJ Culture under the name StarCulture.



Kaminanda



http://soundcloud.com/kaminanda

Coming from the mossy forests of the Northern Lands on the west coast of Elven Country, Kaminanda's ever evolving sound is a playground of original deep Midtempo grooves, tribal rhythms, creative trip hop,complex Dub and lush downtempo textures. Playing live sets with guitar, keyboards, flutes, melodica, and vocals,Kaminanda's music is designed to take the listener/dancer on a journey traversing diverse landscapes reflecting the evolution of our collective consciousness....Having shared his creations at electronic music festivals such as Entheos, Shambhala, Basscoast,Diversity,Beloved,LIB,Burning Man and Earthdance, Kaminanda's ever evolving sound is a kaleidoscope of warm melodies and twisting ,winding compositions. With a freshly released sophomore album Kaminanda showcases the evolution of his ideas and style... You can Listen and Buy that album herehttp://kaminanda.bandcamp.com/ . His recent music history includes live guitar sets with Ganga Giri, Adham Shaikh, Rara Avis, Shimshai, remixing Desert Dwellers,Akara,Dehli 2 Dublin, and opening for Bluetech, Gaudi,Tipper,Bird of Prey and Kalya Scintilla. ,Kaminanda is excited to share this adventure with you...



DrumSpyder


Bringing the drums to bellydancers, yogis, and the global dancefloor, Drumspyder weaves the tonalities of the mediterranean and the rhythmic energy of live Arabic percussion into a distinctively sleek and funky style of dance fusion. His debut album "Kytheria" was released on Dakini Records in 2010, and his tracks and remixes have appeared on labels such as Six Degrees, Wonderwheel, Desert Trax, and Caravan, in addition to numerous bellydance DVDs.



Outersect


Outersect is Rob Rayle, a composer, producer and 1 man electronic jam band 
of genre-bending psychedelic electronic music that synergizes psychill, 
techno-bluegrass, and 70s progressive rock styles.   
Outersect has performed live with Simon Posford/Hallucinogen and shared the bill with Shpongle, 
Ott, Gaudi, Bluetech, Shulman, Phutureprimitive, and other pioneering electronic acts.



UltraViolet 
(trap city/ mallabel) 


Check out her TrapAttack mix!  Girl is on fire!!




Jocelyn


Since the dawn of time men and women have been enraptured by the sacred dance, spiraling into the heights of ecstasy and submerging into the depths of soulful bliss. By communing with the vixen within, Jocelyn channels this energy, adds some sub-bass and creates a gypsy infused sauce of luscious whomp. Like a soft caress down the back of your neck, delicate twinklings of sultry highs lull dancers into a sonic womb, only to be enticed back into throbbing convulsions by yet another one of her glitched out gypsy/latin and tropical infused bassy beats. Increasing the chance of your evening's coupling with that of sheer wild fun and yum, her sexy, gutteral, grinding, liquid-lithe mixes, driving your consciousness deep into your hips, while you move with her to an entrancing beat.



Cosmic Selector
(TekFreaks, Opulent Temple)

http://soundcloud.com/cosmic-selector

Cosmic Selector's style encompasses all aspects of EDM, his sets are diverse incorporating a broad range of styles from the dirtiest of break's to the heaviest dance floor rollers. Cosmic Selector co-founded Space Children Production's 95' to 2000'  producing many raves, massive's, festivals, warehouse & free day parties  bringing world class talent to the bay area. Since 97' he has undertaken several music projects including bands Double Cross w/ Audio Angel, Cyber Punk Revenge w/ mc's Phoenix Orion, Orion South & vocalist Dandelion, True Force w/ D-Program & vocalist Audio Angel, mc Abstract Rude & turntablist dj Bean, TekFreaks w/ Jeff Taisch and has performed at some of the counties premium indoor, outdoor events on the west coast. He has supported a number of the world's top music artists including The Crystal Method, Rabbit in the Moon, Digital Underground,  Derrick May, Space Time Continuum, DJ Aphrodite, DJ SS, Ron D Core, Elite Force, Lee Coombs, Meat Katie, Edit,  A.T.U. & many others. 

Cosmic Selector co owns Teknical Funk music, a core member of Opulent Temple and currently holds residences w/ California Dubstep Republic/ Bass Headz, Dose & Tech Support productions. Currently he is focused on production at Next Sector & CounterW8 studio's finishing new music projects including TekFreaks, True Force, Thumb Print, Boom Boom Soul Brother & various other music collaborations soon to be released, more tours in the us & abroad TBA. 



WOLFBITCH 
(Beatchurch)


Hellefante top dog, boss, and producer, WolfBitch is on the prowl. Her infectious blend of futuristic bass, house, dubstep, and tastemaker electronica sets her apart from her contemporaries in the San Francisco scene. Recently playing high profile gigs has seen Wolfbitch hungrier than ever- this set will not be one to miss. 




GET YER FREAK ON
with Meriana Dinkova and Fuzzy :philippe!
Get in touch with your Inner Freak with a Twist

Jimmy: “… I don't even know what that means!”
Chazz: “No one knows what it means, but it's provocative.”

  • What is your personal style (flavor) of getting your “freak on” (or of 'being cool’) in the big sea of hipsters, hippies and fashionistas?
  • Is getting your “freak on” a fun and authentic expression (tool you are using) or a compulsive inner stance that is running you without you having much choice about it?
  • What flavor of freak are you?
  • When are you playing the game and when is your game playing you?

In this workshop with Meriana and Fuzzy :philippe you will define and refine your personal freak style and learn ways to fine tune it and turn it ON even more.
  • We will explore the ways in which your personal kind of social avatar is helping you express and connect, versus possibly limiting connection.
  • We will play with examining and stretching your personal style (flavor) of expressing yourself, ‘getting your freak on” and ‘playing the social game’.
  • We will examine your default ways of relating -- as well as introduce and play with some new ones

Meriana Dinkova is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (MTF Lic#45696) and Life and Relationship Coach in private practice in SF. For the last 16 years she has studied and practiced a variety of tantric, meditative and therapeutic methods involving the connection between spirit and body and the ways our attention influences our experience, particularly in the realms of connection and mindfulness. For more info go to http://www.merianadinkova.com





Fuzzy Philippe is co-founder and co-producer with Club Exotica, as well as a social artist and relationship artist. As a co-founder/producer with Club Exotica and over the last 10 years, he has created a multitude of events - in effect, temporary social art - for people to safely explore intimacy, relationships, sensuality & sexuality, and do it in community. During that time, he has observed and developed unique views about the ways people connect and interact, and with these views has helped thousands develop their own art of relating.