Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real
For Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, 2011 was a year packed with over 200 high-energy, spirited performances, including such mega-musical events as Farm Aid, Bridge School Benefit, Stagecoach, and Country Throwdown, the chance to spread their unique brand of gritty rock and roll to millions of people via the greatest of the late night shows, Late Show with David Letterman, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, and Jimmy Kimmel Live!, and the adoption of the name…
Delhi 2 Dublin
Delhi 2 Dublin continues to break the mold one album after another, busting genres as they go. It’s as if the band has been sent on a mission to further spread their sound across the planet and out into the galaxy. They describe the 2010-release of Planet Electric “as the buzz of the world that they are plugging into some large socket to electrify the people, to charge up their energy”. To capture that dynamism, all of the tracks on…
Those who have followed Ruthie Foster’s eclectic musical history know that she can burn down any stage with her combustible blend of soul, blues, rock, folk and gospel. And when Grammy Award-winning producer John Chelew suggested she record an album in New Orleans — with support handpicked from the Crescent City’s overflowing pool of talent — it was an opportunity for Ruthie to infuse fresh spices into her already rich sonic gumbo. The result is Let It Burn, a…
London based producer GAUDI, recently nominated for the “ World Music Awards” with his chart topping album ‘ Dub Qawwali’ , GAUDI’ s eclectic style and versatility has kept him at the forefront of his field throughout a notable and prolific career; this latest accolade confirms the London-based Italian-born music producer/solo artist’ s credentials as a force to be reckoned with in the international music scene. There is a natural sensitivity to GAUDI’ s music which enables him to…
World Fusion Chart topping pioneers Hamsa Lila took on the West Coast world music scene a decade ago and turned it on its ear. Blending traditional North and West African influences along with seriously deep danceable grooves, the band carved a unique place for themselves within the World Music genres. With their signature hypnotic sound, the band has transcended across stages and festival scenes from Canada down to Baja, from Detroit to Denver, from Burning Man to Earthdance, the…
Cheb i Sabbah
Cheb i Sabbah, musical adventurer, global spiritualist and producer extraordinaire has returned to the Indian subcontinent for Devotion, his seventh album on Six Degrees Records. Hundreds of artists in the world music genre, or for that matter any genre, have come and gone like bottle rockets, but Cheb i Sabbah’s light keeps burning and it is his bhakti (devotion) to the spiritual essence of music, and to truth and humanity, that is responsible for his longevity. Sabbah was nominated…
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 and 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,…
Chris Berry & Friends
Chris Berry, a widely celebrated Mbira player, singer, percussionist, and songwriter, has sold over 1 million albums in Africa. Since his return from Africa back to the United States, he has been playing main stage at some of the biggest festivals in the country, and collaborating with some of the most recognized musicians in many different genre’s from all over the world.
Music first touched the Grammy award winning Chris Berry as a teen living in the heart…
Hailing from the Coastal rainforests of B.C, Kaminanda produces and performs music that uplifts the spirit of the listener,while
allowing for the natural ebb and flow of light and dark..Crystalline Melodies channeled from within, Ecstatic Rhythms from around the world and Beats and Bass that sway the body into surrender and release…Like an audio Oracle set, Kaminanda unfolds archetypes and elemental movements while tapping into the unlimited realms of Adventure,Beauty and Elevated States of Consciousness….He now makes his…
Kalya Scintilla is a benevolent being incarnate from the star system womp. Drawing inspiration from Nature, Love, tribal energy, healing, sacred geometry, and many other of life’s wonders, The Kalya Scintilla emerged from the Australian electronic scene and his musiproject began in 2008, inspired by the seductive world of tribal belly dance and middle eastern sounds and is quickly gaining international recognition. His music is like a journey through an enchanted forest and the soundtrack to an epic dream…
Fanna-Fi-Allah Qawwali Sufi: Qawwali is a passionate devotional practice in which the fire of divine love (ishq) is ecstatically expressed through the mystical verses of Sufi poets, sung in Urdu, Farsi, Hindi and Punjabi. The origins of qawwali music date back about a thousand years to the first sufi mystics who came to India. Qawwali has evolved into an immense art form spanning over hundreds of years of poets, languages & musical evolutions.
The aspiration of Fanna-Fi-Allah is to…
Lynx, is an innovative singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, beat-boxer and producer from the Bay Area by way of Colorado. At 25, she has already been breaking new ground in both the live and electronic music scenes playing events all over the world including the US, Asia, Europe and Canada. Performance highlights include appearances at Coachella, Austin City Limits festival, BOOM festival, and improv collaborations with Matisyahu, Beats Antique, John Popper, Bassnectar and more. Lynx’s music combines elements from multiple genres including…
Akara is the brainchild of Joshua Penman, a conservatory-trained classical composer turned electronica producer. He was working on orchestra music and chamber music and opera, and meanwhile going to Burning Man and underground psytrance parties. As Joshua’s success in the classical music world grew – his shamanic-journey orchestra piece “Songs the Plants Taught Us” has been performed by over fifteen orchestras – he began more and more to mix the psychedelic sounds he fell in love with at parties…
The Desert Dwellers lay down a tasteful classic psy-chilled grooves through a kaleidoscope of midtempo breaks and ornately-textured ambience. Yoga dub meets ethno-electronic bass music on this genre-bending journey through realms of sonic bliss and dancefloor ecstasy. Bringing the bass music vibe to the yoga space – and the yoga vibe to the bass music space – Desert Dwellers’ global sounds are the bridge between two ideas. Joining solid groove with sounds of serenity, their signature yoga dub aesthetic…
When San Francisco DJs Pleasuremaker and Señor Oz are spinning their eclectic blend of soulful global dance music the likely hood of a bangin’ dancefloor are very high. The real life brothers bring an arsenal of funk, soul, Latin, Afro-beat, disco, house and broken beats and mix it up using records, cds, laptops, midi-controllers and even “real” instruments! Nothing is off limits because it’s all about the music and making the dancers move. Their weekly San Francisco party Afrolicious…
Janover feat. ReSunator
Jamie Janover is recognized as a true innovator. His considerable creative output includes: being a master of the ancient percussion stringed instrument called the hammered dulcimer, inventing and performing on an instrument he calls the “mini-kit” (a miniature amplified drum kit), playing pyrocussion (fire drums) and creating the RealmsMobile (a recumbent tricycle with the mini-kit attached, enabling him to ride and play drums simultaneously).
Combining the innovations of modern technology with the wisdom…
Jaya Lakshmi & Ananda
Inspired by the deep devotional mood of Indian singing and music, Jaya Lakshmi began leading kirtan with harmonium and 12 string guitar and writing her own devotional songs in the early 1990’s on the island of Hawaii, shortly after receiving harinam initiation from Srila Govinda Maharaj, a great Vaisnava saint from West Bengal, India, who graciously bestowed on her the name “Jaya Lakshmi”, which means “victory to the goddess Lakshmi”, the Hindu goddess of fortune and spiritual wealth.
For more than 23 years, Alice DiMicele has been playing her unique blend of Americana, groove folk, and acoustic soul to crowds across the United States. Based in the Pacific Northwest, DiMicele’s music celebrates the natural world and the people in it. Well-known for unique voice, original songs, and soulful delivery Alice has the ability to both turn a noisy bar silent within a few notes, and rock any festival stage with her full band.
Alice’s vocal prowess and…
Jah Levi & The Higher Reasoning
Originally from Philadelphia, JAH LEVI, the son of record producer and world renown folklorist Kenneth S. Goldstein, first learned guitar from the late Rev. Gary Davis in the 1960′s, and later learned bass guitar as his “main” instrument. After studying music with many great master musicians and teachers, he majored in Ethnomusicology and world music studies. A trained herbalist and acupuncturist, he is “livicated” to proliferating consciousness through proper living “standing up to do the right thing.”
Born in the Northland.
Here to Raise the Vibration.
We could give you a typical bio, drop names and tell you who he has played with and where.
Let’s just skip that part.
Freedom’s Music is Medicine.
Full with Beautiful Potent Poetry of True Substance and Relevance.
Ringing an Ancient Bell and Invoking Spirit Presence.
Audiafauna is an emerging band that combines powerful female vocals with soaring strings and hints of electronica to create a refreshing sound that is soulful and sublime. Their music is a true collaboration of minds and hearts. Combining the genres of indie-folk, pop, hip-hop, and soul, they can be likened to the powerhouse vocals of Florence & the Machine, the impassioned hunger of Cat Power, and the curiosity of Cocorosie. What they’ve created is uniquely their own however,…
Alcyon Massive is an emerging evolutionary musical artist who is taking his family, friends, fans and the world at large on the epic journey of his own ecstatic awakening through his signature sound of backwoods hip-hop meets roots reggae.
Alycon’s visions of our collective future harken back to the Heaven at hand foretold by elders of earlier times. His music has struck a chord in the soul of Southern Oregonians from evolutionaries to evangelicals to hippies to hillbillies to…
Treavor Moontribe is one of the co-founders of the Los Angeles based “Moontribe Collective” and its legendary full moon desert gatherings. Since 1993, these events have been at the core of Southern California’s underground electronic music scene. Treavor established himself as one of the top Djs in LA thru these events and has since traveled the world from Brazil to Japan to Morocco, Portugal, Germany and all over North America. As a Dj it’s always been his diversity that’s…
The music of HuDost, the Neo Folk World Rock Ensemble from Montreal and NY, weaves a seamless tapestry of sound that renders tears and laughter in listeners, cultivating that nameless longing that abides somewhere in all our hearts. Their new EP, ‘Waking the Skeleton Key’, contains the first songs written by lead singer Moksha Sommer since she underwent brain surgery to have a tumor removed which impacted her language abilities. Music was her primary tool in regaining…
The driving force inside Craig Kohland is the healing rhythm of the drum and the creative expression of the sacred. He is a talented multi-percussionist, performer, DJ, music producer, retreat facilitator and healing arts practitioner. Shaman’s Dream Music Collective is Craig’s multi-faceted musical project that has produced 25 albums in the last 15 years. Craig has performed with Krishna Das, Dave Stringer, David Starfire, Bluetech, Desert Dwellers, Donna De Lory, Suzanne Sterling, Tina Malia, Jaya Lakshmi, Michael Kang and Chris Berry.…
A bearer of the coveted Telluride Troubadour Award (2009), folksinger Nathan Moore has been astounding audiences nationwide with his songs, his honesty and his storytelling magic for nearly two decades. And the well-spring of songs from “…a musician that is in a constant state of becoming, always in the present with wide-eyed curiosity,” (State of Mind) keeps flowing. As Jambase’s Aaron Case wrote, “Nathan Moore…is one of the greatest songwriters we have and the faucet is always on pouring…
Moonalice is a band of seasoned musicians who feel that live music should be a communal experience where the listener and musicians feed and derive inspiration from each other. Their songs try to speak to everyone, mixing a variety of genres with extended musical improvisations that evoke a sense of adventure and exploration. John Molo: Drums, Vocals (Bruce Hornsby & The Range, John Fogerty, Phil Lesh & Friends, The Other Ones). //// Barry Sless: Lead Guitar, Pedal Steel Guitar,…
Medicine for the People
Nahko being born a mix of Apache, Puerto Rican, and Filipino was adopted into an American family and faced an identity crisis from the start. The Universal language of music entered his life at six with the fascination of the piano. Armed with his new found voice, the cultural gap was bridged… producing a musical journal that translates his journey towards healing through music.
Whether solo or with a dynamic group of musical troubadours known as “Medicine for the…
Maesyn is a modern Muse and a force of nature. Her artistry encompasses a broad spectrum of natural talents. She is a wildly electric, sensually eclectic violinist, vocalist, and songwriter. The music from her debut album, “Now.here!” is an amalgamation of funky grooves, sultry passionate vocals, orchestral musicality, sophisticated lyricism, and inspirational esotericism. The album was recorded by Bob Tucker (India Arie, Tupac, The Temptations) and Lior Goldenberg (Alanis Morisette, Sheryl Crow, Macy Grey). It was mixed
Electronic Awakening Biography: Solus
A long time member of the electronic dance community, Solus’s journey began in the earliest part of the burgeoning Rave culture in Chicago warehouse events circa 1992. Solus discovered the music first, and then discovered the dance culture connected to it. Raised on a farm in rural Illinois, the first glimpses of culture and spirituality came from dancing and experiencing the music at raves… Solus has since been working as a professional wihin the culture activating the dance floor as a…
The Shook Twins
The Shook Twins: “A unique, personal music that lights up the stage with its joy and enthusiasm.” Mason Jennings Portland OR — Identical twins Laurie Shook (vocals, banjo, percussion and beatboxing) and Katelyn Shook (vocals, guitar and mandolin), are two thirds of the quirky folk trio, Shook Twins. Rounding out the trio, often referred to as the “third twin,” is Kyle Volkman on bass. The Shook Twins intertwine gorgeous “twin” harmonies with an eclectic and eccentric blend of folk,…
Shamanatrix Missy Galore
Chakra Fluff Galactavation * Chakra Fluff Cathedral * MC Magick * WildFlower Mantras with the Genie *
My name is Missy Galore, I’m a Shamanatrix…Here to elevate the matrix…. Hot magma I rock the plate tech~tonics, my chronic is getting it done for pleasure evolution and luvAlution solutions
Get ready to fluff : fluff your good stuff with me and your bad fluff too ~ ~cause fluffin is here to help move thru ~ all those elements that do…
As a global traveler who’s hitch-hiked, bicycled and train-hopped some six continents and 37 countries, DJ Dragonfly is Northern California’s most sought after purveyor of cutting edge global electronica. Bay Area dance enthusiasts place him in the top 10 percentile at the DJ polls for his unique sound: A trans-tempo fusion of exotic idioms, rhythms, melodies and indigenous voices. Bump this up with live electronic percussion, layer it over dub, hard downtempo, drum n bass, funky breaks, house and…
The Human Revolution
Continuing in the tradition of the great folk artists and writers before him, Human sings the songs of the American heart and soul. Backed by The Human Revolution, an impressive rotating cast of master musicians, Human has been leading the way for politically, socially, and ecologically charged performers and songwriters for almost a decade. Guests and past members of the lineup have included: Roger Fritz (Sheryl Crow, Shelby Lynn), Jeff Pevar (Ray Charles, Crosby Stills and Nash, CPR), Donny…
Diane Patterson writes, sings, and carries her Funky Earth Ballads and Sacred Songs for the Peaceful Revolution with acoustic guitar and ukulele, hand drum and voice. Patterson weaves spirit and unifying social commentary around the world, on festival stages, at folk music and conscious music gatherings, healing gatherings, in concert venues, in the streets of Europe and the Farmers’ Markets of Northern California. Diane plays and collaborates with a number of artists working towards a more sustainable future, through…
From the Heart of Cascadia ( Aka. the Pacific North West) SaraTone & the Earth Tribe Gospel are offering up the music of and for the land. Salmon Nation, Mountain Streams, Rivers and Creeks back to the Ocean, Back to the Sea….This is Musical Medicine for the People. To Inspire and Unite, Unity through Sound CommUnity through Music….Exploring the Realms of Deep Roots, Gospel Kirtan, Acoustic Mystical Soul Dub with some deep Rainbow Inspiration…Music to Sing, To Dance, to…
The Mazeguider has been an iconic figure in Vancouver’s tribal dance underground for nearly 15 years with sets that take the dancefloor out to the ecstatic edges of time and awareness. As Bruce Lee famously taught that “emotional content” is everything, this description could be applied to the Mazeguider’s mixes. No fluff here. The Mazeguider’s undeniable signature style invites and compels the dancefloor to feel something brand new and unmistakably delicious in our bodies, minds and emotions.
Mama Crow Trio
MAMA CROW TRIO aka MAMA CROW Ensemble is made up of Mama C on vox and guitar, Taj Angelo on harmonies and MC lyricism, and MasterLock on beatbox. (Also featuring Tree Star on percussion). Experimental, Neo-soul, Roots, Trip-Hop fusion. Live soulful booming sound with organic, acoustic rhythms.
MAMA CROW has played with bands such as Chris Berry Trio w/ Michael Kang of String Cheese Incident, LUMINARIES, Cipes & The People, SaraTone, Lila Rose and more. She has opened for…
Marya’s passion lies in engaging with the inspiring and healing powers of music, sound, mythology, and their potential for planetary healing and transformation. She does so in a unique and inventive way fusing elements of music therapy, sound healing and qigong into an interactive and ceremonial performance experience, taking participants on a transformational journey through song, ritual, and prayer. She is a highly skilled and gifted musician with a strong and captivating presence. Coupled with an eloquently refined…
Lakshmi Devi is an inspired and ecstatic multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and kirtan leader. Since 1999 she has been performing her original and sacred world music across the United States and Internationally, including Thailand, Bali, Hawaii, Oregon and California. She is a regular performer at many festivals such as Earthdance, Harmony Festival, Oregon Country Fair and the newly added Bali Spirit and Bhaktifest. She is recently known as one of the founding members of the west coast popular “Kali’s Angels,” along…
Shovelman is a junkyard beatnik, a shovel guitar wielding surrealist folk superhero. Armed with a collection of pawnshop effects pedals and an old barn-shovel turned slide-guitar, Shovelman plays ol’ fashioned folktronica-grooves looped straight out of the ground. The sounds of Mississippi deltablues from the electro-psychedelic future, collide with the antiquated rubble of lyrical one-man-band hoboetry. Shovelman’s music would be playing on the radio if Tom Waits and Les Claypool ever went on a road trip together…… and were lost.” – Chip ‘So Wat
Gina Rene has been sharing her talent in the mainstream where her wide appeal shines through her co-writing and recording with her brothers, Gabriel and Chris Rene (including the current hit song “Young Homie” as well as “MeanGurl” from the Paramount film “Meangirls” starring Lindsey Lohan, and “U Must Be”, co-written by Artstrong Clarion, which was featured in the 2006 film & soundtrack Step Up. Gina’s vocals activate electronic music phenomenon Soulstice, while her original music blends R&B, hip-hop,…
Boogiemeister, aka Bionic Love Soundsystem, are the two musical projects of Adrian Blackhurst. He produces music, dj’s & organizes music events on Maui, Hawaii. After co-founding band Delhi 2 Dublin, he left on global voyage & now focuses on solo music. He uses the almighty laptop and plays bass,
guitar, synths, melodica, & various percussion. His debut full length album “EthnosonicSUBfunk Theories” was released July 2008 – an album exploring genres such as global beats/dub/dancehall/breakbeats & gypsytronica with…
Singer-songwriter Brittania Bee self-titled debut her first album “Beloved One” in 2011. Her star is ascending as she makes new creative connections, singing a beloved mix of divine soul, hip hop, downtempo afro futuristic beats. guided you through a journey of celestial channels, frequencies and harmonics to fill your cup with the spiritual soup, you’ll find nourishment in the truth behind all that is sung and brought forth in this musica!! .. Blending a fusion of world instruments N’goni,…
From atmospheric to high energy dance music, Luke’s sounds have been released on many of the biggest labels releasing underground music such as Booka Shade Records, Definitive Recordings, Addictech Records, Baroque Records, Manual Music, Stolen Moments, Desert Trax, Outside The Box Muisc, Future lovers from the Plusquam Records label group, Fever, Onelove Recordings, as well as the Kindred Sounds Label Group, Lohit Records, Cubic Digital, Tarantic, Shiva, Slanted House, Telepathy Digital, Progress, Ambiosphere, etc.
Luke’s extensive release catalog has…
JAH Ishka Lha
If you’ve been enchanted by Ishka Lha’s art, you are in for a treat with her music! Ishka’s voice and original songs will uplift your heart into a land of dreams and the sweetness of grace personified. Her music is the voice of the oracle, inner alchemy, and the journey of the soul through life’s bigger questions, playfully, sweetly, and with a bit o’ swank! She will be joined at Mystic this year with musical masteress, Marya Stark, on…
Modern Yoga Accompanied by DJ Craig Kohland Shamans Dream Modern Yoga is a unique practice Sita created from years of contemporary dance and practicing yoga extensively. It is a fusion of Hatha Yoga and Contemporary Modern dance. This combination produces a fun, innovative way to practice yoga and introduces elements of dance allowing the practitioner to find a groovy flow within the practice. Class begins with an opening meditation and pranayama(breathing exercise) to get centered. We then move into…
Moes Family Band
Mama Dena on guitar, vocals, and has written many of the Moes tunes Papa Adam on vocals, banjo-ukelele, percussion, and writer of songs Bella on vocals and violin Sophia on vocals , percussion, and dance. The Moes Family Band was born at Burning Man 2008. Mama/singer/songwriter Dena was about to take the stage at the epic Center Camp with hubby Adam by her side. The kids were tucked in at camp. Then, through the morning dust storm, a strange…
MaBlissa & Spirit Tribe
Malka Mblissa, a.k.a. Melissa Verbena, is a Maui-based singer/songwriter of high-vibe spirit rock who invites you to open up your heart and sing along. A nectar collector and purveyor of jewel songs by the super talented family of Rainbow, festival, ceremonial and healing gathering musicians of the West Coast, Hawaii & beyond. Summer 2011, Malka Mblissa brings you her latest collaboration, Spirit Tribe, featuring lead guitarist extraordinaire Stephen Eberle (from the Freedom Tribe) & the ever-groovin’ Peter Priore on…
Prema Love Museik
PREMA LOVE is a devotional musician of the heart, creator & poet of the soul, a sacred sound & intuitive healer, artist, dancer & inspired lover of Mother earth/God & all organic beauty. She honors all great truths & paths that lead to love. She has been singing sacred heart felt sounds since in the womb, & as she blossomed & bloomed into a child. Eternally young in spirit, Prema continues to sing & paint the artwork of her…