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Pisces Moon Pilgrimage

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Pisces Moon Pilgrimage : Mixed by DJ Fundi
Winter Solstice 2015 > Spring Equinox 2016


Here's a mysterious mix that has been lingering in the shadows of the Fundi Vault that was conceived nearly a year ago. As daylight savings ends and we move in to the darkness of winter, it seems a good time to share this moody, contemplative journey with you.

This is one of those "free-range, open road journeys" where we didn't have a theme or agenda in mind but merely wanted to explore our archives and get lost in the moment of the musics. We dropped the opening convocation from Hundred Waters and let it flow from there.... the journey begins with interwoven Himalayan themes before sliding in to a stunning recent Radiohead track (their
rejected (!?!?) theme song for the James Bond movie Spectre) and a haunting prayer from Seattle's Pepper Proud. Nostalgia led us to play some Galactic, Charlie Hunter and MM&W gems, then an unexpected pivot towards south-of-the-border funk. Wondering how to bring this eclectic journey to conclusion, DJ Fundi received a message to play a gentle piece by composer Gabriel Yared from the film Cold Mountain. Huh?? Where did that come from? But, it fit right in and wrapped things up (before passing the baton off to Damien Jurado for the coda).

So, there you have it ~ some liner notes to one of our more unusual mixes in a while. Best enjoyed with a cup of tea, headphones or nice speakers, a puff and some quiet time to sink in to the vibes from beginning to end... let us know where it takes you:
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episode 110 // A Hundred Waters "Show Me Love" > DJ Cheb i Sabbah "Kese Kese"/ The Beatles "Within You Without You" / Junun "Kalandar" / Radiohead "Spectre" / Pepper Proud "Reflection" / Xavier Rudd "Bow Down" / The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band "Return to Dismal Swamp" (feat. Jerry Douglas, Glen Duncan, Ronnie McCoury & Tony Rice] / Beats Antique "New Speedway Boogie" / Galactic "O Coco Da Galinha" / Charlie Hunter "Dersu (Slight Return)" / Medeski Martin & Wood "Midnight Poppies > The Dropper" / MC Yogi "Truth Seeker" / Lulacruza "Pensar Bonita" / Novalima "Ay Bembe" / The Polish Ambassador "Sondo del Sol" / Rising Appalachia "Zavedi Me Lalino" / Gabriel Yared "Ada Plays" / Damien Jurado "Maraqopa" / Charlie Hunter outro…… ~

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Here's another DJ Fundi ambient free-range space journey:
Winter Circle: Contemplative Music for the Dark Night

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Winter Circle : contemplative music for the dark night

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Winter Circle //
Julianna Barwick "Flown" > Balmorea "Winter Circle + Herons" + Brian Eno "Music for Airports 3" > Jon Hassell "Time and Place" > Yungchen Lhamo "Dream" > Tsuki "Shell" > Yo-Yo Ma "Seven Tunes Heard in China: Seasons" > Tsuki "Moscar" + Trio Mediaeval "Beata viscera" + Bill Frisell "Fingers Pickin'" > Valentin Sipp "Tableau II + Pendule" + "woodpeckers and loons at Ferd's Bog" > Darkside "Golden Arrow" > Holden "A Circle Inside A Circle Inside" > Wingless Angles "Love Love Love" > Julianna Barwick "Labyrinthine" \\ Art by Luminokaya



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Photosynthesis : Into the Dream Dome

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dBMcast#129: Photosynthesis : Into the Dream Dome
Mixed by Kaya Rainface, August 2013

Cross-posted from our sister site Destination Burning Man!
 
Here's some Jedi Goddess Ninja Healer Mermaid Wizard music, inspired by the Photosynthesis Festival held at Hobuck Beach in the far northwestern corner of Washington State July 19-21, 2013 and mixed up by Kaya Rainface for Destination Burning Man. This set evokes the sacred bass celebrations held in the Dream Dome, tapping in to dream states, dream flights, subconscious massages & third eye galaktivations, a space where fantasies morph in to altered realities….let this musical sacrament take you to the places where you access your subliminal sides & express your secret powers!



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Jon Hopkins "Sun Harmonics"
Subaqueous "Invoking"
Kaminanda "Liquid Sunrise"
Plantrae "Taiga Bloom"
Drumpyder remixes "Shiva Ntaraj > Bodhi Mandala" (Desert Dwellers)
Aligning Minds "In the Wake of Forever"
Osiris "Immersion > Sole Diver"
Kalpatura Tree "Naked Soul Dub"
Kalya Scintilla "From Day to Night and Back Again"
Elephant Revival "The Raven Song"
Russ Liquid "New Beginnings"

Photosynthesis began with a ritual. An elder from the Makah tribe—we were holding our gathering on their tribal lands, at their invitation—said prayers in his native tongue and then blessed the ground we would dance upon all weekend by sprinkling white puffs of eagle down from his medicine bag. It was an offering that galaktivated the Dream Dome. The line-up of DJs—combined with the visionary artists, VJs, tea servers, dancers and many wild, organic shrines—created a deep vibe that persisted over three long nights of ritual and dancing. The swollen moon waxed in the heavens above, ravens and eagles flew overhead and the hypnotic roar of the Pacific Ocean backdropped everything.

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Plantrae playing violin and dropping botanical beats in the Dream Dome


In this mix, Jon Hopkins gives the opening invocation with "Sun Harmonics," appropriate for Photosynthesizers beneath a grey blanket of sea fog and salty mist. The rest of the artists contribute to the musical journey in more or less the order they performed in the Dream Dome over the weekend: amazing contributions from (mostly) West Coast/Pacific Northwest producers Subaqueous, Kaminanda, Plantrae, Drumspyder, Aligning Minds, Osiris, Kalpatura Tree and Kalya Scintilla. Elephant Revival shares a closing prayer with "Raven Song" and, as we drift off from the Dream Dome at dawn, the sounds of Russ Liquid coming from the Mandala Dome carry us home to our tents in the trees….

I should note that Hopkins and Elephant Revival did not play at Photosynthesis, but their opening and closing mantras to the mix are in alignment with the Dream Dome vibe and we're happy to have them!

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Visionary art in the Dream Dome

The vocals are Makah elders speaking in their indigenous language, including a whaling chant. They are incorporated in Kaya Rainface's mix in the spirit of respect for their culture and gratitude for letting us gather to dance, celebrate, commune and heal on their ancestral land. You'll also hear elements of the land: waves crashing, birds calling, winds blowing…it was an overcast and somewhat chilly weekend, though we were spared rain, and the chill brought us closer together around campfires.

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Kalya Scintilla closes the weekend ritual Sunday night in the Dream Dome


Gratitude. We are grateful to the DJs, artists, dancers, temple builders and festival organizers. See you back at Hobuck next year!


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Chiron Transmission 1 : Golgotha



Greetings from the friendly Burners here at Destination Burning Man, and welcome to the latest mix from DJ Playaduster: "Chiron Transmissions 1 : Golgotha." Much of this podcast is shrouded in mystery and codes, but it appears to be a missive sent from the outer fringes of our solar system, a musical message that originates from the proto-comet Chiron.
Discovered in 1977 in its eccentric orbit between Saturn and Uranus, Chiron is known in some circles as the "Rainbow Bridge" or "Wounded Healer," a humble, benevolent guide that can assist humans by keeping us moving forward on our proper spiritual paths. In early February 2011, Chiron entered the watery realm of Pisces, activating the pure power of potential, the manifestation of the unconscious and transformative healing through (re)union with the divine.
The frequencies found in this podcast are believed to have originated from Chiron, with DJ Playaduster serving as a musical midwife in order that they be perceived by the human ear and widely disseminated through our dBM channels.
Contributing artists include Bill Laswell, Rena Jones, Phaelah, Tipper, Heyoka, James Blake, Boards of Canada, Aphex Twin, DJ/rupture, Kim Hiorthoy, Ezekiel Honig, Yo-Yo Ma, Shackleton, PantyRaid and Thriftworks, with vocal musings from Joni Mitchell, Timothy Leary, Hekter McElliott, Pema Chodron and the Tangerines.

We're still puzzling over this one. Let us know how it hits you and what you perceive at gmail@destinationburningman.com or facebook.com/destinationBM

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Intergalactic IV : Red Eyed Wonder



Medeski, Martin & Wood, Gift of Gab, St. Germain, DJ/rupture, Kruder & Dorfmeister, Critters Buggin and othe classic space-dub artists arranged in a pleasing, drifty session made for late nights. Special guests include Peter Fonda and Dennis Hopper getting Jack Nicholson stoned for the first time around a campfire in the 1969 classic, Easy Rider.






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Kalimba Chai : Little Prayers



I made this here mix with the idea of exploring sacred music from Africa, the Middle East and India. I tried to keep a sublime, introspective vibe pulsing through this diverse array of selections, which include field recordings from villages on the Nile River, traditional music from Iran, Armenian chanting, drum circles, world beat fusion from Pakistan and Ethiopia and a survey of Malian masters like Bouboucar Traore, Oumou Sangare and Toumani Diabate. The journey begins and ends with hypnotic sounds made on the kalimba, or "thumb piano," opening with a track from Samite and closing with Bobby McFerrin.

I hope this swirling mix of continent-spanning music from the soul inspires your own internal journeys.
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Egg Radio : Bill Frisell, reconstructed


A few years back, back before the dawn of digital music technologies, DJ Fundi threw together a loose mix of Bill Frisell's music and burned it painstakingly to a CD, something he called "The Bill Frisell Mixdown".



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Snowed In


Come on in and warm yerselves up next to the cracklin' wood stove here at the Podcast Cafe with this special "Snowed In" episode from the DJ Fundi Podcasting Network...



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internationalspacestation


Now that the shuttle Columbia has safely touched back down to Earth, we're free to divulge our Top Level Secret to the masses...



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Lullaby: Podcast Cafe Intergalactic Debut!


Welcome one and all to the Podcast Cafe world debut!



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