Archive for August, 2009


DJ AM Mix live from Power 106 – RIP DJ AM

DJ AM, mashup master and prominent member of the glitterati, was found dead today in his apartment in New York. Click on the image below to listen to his live set from 2005 on Power 106. (Source: Power 106) Gone too soon…


Cell Phones At Burning man?!?!?!

Cell phone’s at Burning Man?

Yep, its true. Earplugs’ own Bex Marks the Spot went up early with the volunteer team, and she just called me from the Playa. I feel special. (And now am going to change the bike I’m bringing up… she reports there are still some sand traps this year)

Not sure how I feel about this though: People are actually tweeting from the playa!

What about the 10 Principles of Burning Man?

Immediate experience is, in many ways, the most important touchstone of value in our culture. We seek to overcome barriers that stand between us and a recognition of our inner selves, the reality of those around us, participation in society, and contact with a natural world exceeding human powers. No idea can substitute for this experience.

I don’t know about you, but I’m going to leave my shit OFF.

More info here.



An 8-bit Trip



Worst. Rave. Ever.

Well, maybe this one was the worst.


Burning Man 2009 – Big Sound Camp Lineups part 4 – Shift Camp and Disorient

Holy moly! Moooore lineups! In this post are Shift Camp and Disorient.

Shift – Esplanade & 4:30

shift-evolutionofmanWhoever is running things over at SHIFT camp has got a great sense of design. Their website is beautiful, and just look at that graphic – what a cool logo for a camp!

Anyways, in addition to DJs, Shift hosts an awesome series of lectures throughout the week, with variou authors and heads of organizations. Full descriptions can be found here at the lecture series page. Musically, note the sunrise set by Tipper and An-ten-nae on Thursday night / Friday morning and the sunrise set by Cheb-I-Sabbah Friday night / Saturday morning. (Source)


All events take place in the main SHIFT dome and stage.


6:00p –  Jwah Sumerian water ritual by Cicada Corazon

7:00p –   Shamanic Sound Ceremony
8:00p –   Lynx & Jamie Janover
9:00p –   Future Simple Project
10:30p – Knowa Knowone
11:30p – Marty Party
12:30a – Bounce Brigade
2:00a –   Hip Hop Hour feat. Cyphertown
3:00a –  Wazulu da Ill Dravidian
4:00a –  Sleepyhead
5:00a –  Chris Sia
6:00a –  Kiddphunk
7:00a –  Blane Lyon
8:00a –  Lila Rose

Live painting by Clay Chollar.
Performances by Lunar Fire and Sophia Thom.
Spoken word by Shay Butta & Kat Holladay. MC Robin Tala.


7:00p –  Sunset Tea Party w/ Chlorophil, hosted by Ecstasia & the Erotic Rockstar
8:00p –  Shakti Bliss
9:00p –  Henry Strange
10:00p – Cyril Noir
11:00p – Mozaic
12:00a – Giacomo Conti VS Guido Schneider
2:00a – Magda VS Troy Pierce

4:00a – Little John
5:00a – Neuronaut
6:00a – Hypnotech
7:00a – Tipper
8:00a – Antennae

Performances by the Pyronauts, T-Rex, Onamare, & Deb Rubin.


10:00 – 12:30 – RadioHiro & Bobby Friction
12:30 – 2:00 – David Starfire
2:00 – 3:30 – Janaka
3:30 – Sunrise – Cheb I Sabbah

Fire and Belly Dance performance by:

Fire Smoothie
Charles Shaw & Indirani
Shimmy Sisters

Saturday (After the Man burns)

12:00a  – Searchl1te
1:30a  –  Yeoman
3:00a  –  Jonny Quest
4:30a –    Braden
6:00a –    Wolfie

Performance by:
San Diego Fire Conclave
Unity and the Hoop Unit
T-Rex and Charles of Unifier


8:00 am – Downtempo Breakfast with Alexander Holden and Tucker

Disorient – Esplanade & 4:30


Keep an eye out for Dex, Disorient’s art car. The “Disorient Art Car Wash” should be a banging good time, and note the Wolf + Lamb set at the outer perimeter fence, and as always, the Wednesday night Temple of Breaks. (source)

Disorient’s main sound system will be on the Dex (yellow = daytime, red = night). There will be a small system in the Dome (pink).


  • sunset (Dome): OM in the Dome



  • sunset (Dome): OM in the Dome



DEX at the Art Car Wash (“soft launch”)
Manager/curator: The Bass

  • 4pm-Sunset: The Bass!

Disorient Dome

  • 8-11pm: Dj Lotus

DEX at the Cubatron
Address: TBD
Managed by Leo, music curated by Sultan, sound tech Clare
Music: House, Progressive, Tribal

  • 9pm-10:30pm: Sultan
  • 10:30pm-midnight: The Bass

DEX at the Trash Fence (w/ Wolf+Lamb)
Address: Near the fence around 12 o’clock
Managed by The Eye, music curated by Wolf+Lamb, sound tech TBD
Music: House and Minimal Techno

  • 12:30am-sunrise


DEX at Art Car Wash (LA Orient -a day of LA friends of Disorient)
Music: Funk, House, Techno
Manager/Curator: Tejawe

  • DJ Lush
  • Eric Jag
  • Braden
  • Chris Caparro
  • DJ Saadhu
  • Marques Wyatt

Disorient Dome

  • 8 – 10pm: DJ HI Octane

DEX at the Temple of Breaks
Address: The Temple
Music: Breaks
Manager: TBD
Curator: Space Island

  • 10pm – sunrise


DEX at the Art Car Wash
Manager/curator: Reda

  • noon – 4pm: Clare Large? Diva Danielle? Loomer? James Re?
  • 4pm – Sunset: Behrouz

Disorient Dome

  • 8pm-10pm: Clare Large

DEX at Animus’s Buddha Bunny (Billion Bunny March afterparty)
Location: On the 10:00 side of the road from the Man to the Temple
Manager/curator: The Eye

  • 8pm-9:15pm: NeonBunny
  • 9:15pm-10:30pm: Sultan
  • 10:30pm-midnight: Nigel Richards

DEX at Animus’s Buddha Bunny (LA Orient – a night of LA friends of Disorient)
Location: On the 10:00 side of the road from the Man to the Temple
Music: Breaks, Glitch, Dubstep
Manager/curator: Tejawe

  • midnight-1:15am: David Starfire
  • 1:15am-2:30am: Little John (Raindance)
  • 2:30am-4:00am: FreqNasty
  • 4:00am-6:00am: Henry Strange


DEX at the Art Car Wash
Manager/curator: TBC

  • 12pm-3pm: TBD
  • 3pm-5pm: DJ Stadenco
  • 5pm-Sunset: Barrett & Ray Kang

Disorient Dome

  • 8pm-10pm: Dj Dan

DEX at The Wedge
Address: 11:00 and B(?)
Manager: Ryan Fix

  • 11pm-1am: DJ Balls
  • 1am-3:30am: DJ Hi Octane


DEX at the Art Car Wash (Space Cowboys & The Deep End)
Curator: Tejawe

  • Kramer (The Deep End)
  • Zach Moore (The Deep End)
  • Et al.

Disorient Dome

  • 8pm-10pm: TBD

DEX at the Burn
Manager/Curator: Sultan

  • 10-4am: Sultan
  • ? – Sunrise: TBD


  • Back to Basic music- from the various place of the world…
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    Burning Man 2009 – Big Sound Camp Lineups part 3 – Basscamp, Bootie, False Profit, Rock Bottom, Space Cowboys

    On with the lineups! In this post are Basscamp 50Hz Healers, Bootie, False Profit, The Deep End / Rock Bottom, and the Space Cowboys.

    Basscamp 50hz Healers – 2:00 & Biology

    I don’t know much about this camp but they have an art car called Ganesh, which I’m guessing is some sort of elephant. Picks: Rabbit in the Moon, Marty Party, An-ten-nae, Knowa Knowone, Bassnectar, and I’m definitely interested in seeing this huge Salt Lake contingent throw drown. Salt Lake burners know what the eff is up.



    Adrian and the Mysterious D’s party Bootie, the best mashup party on the planet, will be 2 nights this year, and offers a nice change of pace from nonstop electronic music. Here’s a fun fact: from 1995-2007 Adrian was the editor and publisher of the Piss Clear, Black Rock City’s daily paper.


    False Profit – Esplanade & 4:00

    No details yet on artists but their big night is Tuesday. Check this link for details in a few days.


    Rock Bottom (The Deep End?) – 9:00 & Fossil

    The word on the street is that the legendary Deep End is no more. But, rumor has it that some Deep End DJs are doing a smaller scale camp called “Rock Bottom.” (Source)

    Sometimes you have to hit Rock Bottom and begin again. 8 years ago Rock Bottom was one of 3 camps who formed The Deep End. Though the Deep End is now playa legend, some AARP members will gather for a more intimate celebration of high spirits and deep grooves. Stop in, bring a bottle, and dance.

    *** Update  8/23 – Just posted to Facebook, courtesy of @burncast (source). Meat Katie is doing a daytime set on Thursday. Get ‘yer breaks on!


    Space Cowboys


    I effin love these guys. They took last year off and the playa just didn’t feel right without the Unimog. Here’s the word: (source:

    We here at the Space Cowboys are very, very excited for our return to the playa. After our much needed break last year (twelve years in a row ain’t bad) we’re re-charged and ready to rock. We’ve got a great bunch of events planned, a great bunch of other camps we’re stoked to collaborate with; and of course we’ve got an incredible line-up of djs, from our own amazing crew, to our international “celebrity” friends, all excited to rock your world (or at least shake the dust off your ass!). We never like to ruin the surprise of great music, so you won’t find any line-up cheatsheets here (that just takes the fun out of it). but its gonna go a little something like this:

    Monday night – The UNIMOG, SC djs & special guests go BLUE (Happy Birthday Chrissy!) at the Braindrop (11pm – 4am)

    Tuesday afternoon The UNIMOG, SC djs and friends rock out the greeters! Just our way of giving back, and saying hello.

    Tuesday night – The UNIMOG shows its dark side at False Profit.

    Thursday sunrise – The UNIMOG & SC djs say arrrgh at Swashbuckler Sunrise (the saloon out by the fence).

    Thursday afternoon – The UNIMOG strips with the SC djs at the Chinchilla Lingerie Show (3pm-6pm), somewhere behind our camp, listen for the Mog, or ask us before.

    Thursday night /Frday early AM – The UNIMOG, SC djs, guests & a massive laser show rock the Flaming Lotus Girls’ SOMA. (1am- 4am)

    Friday afternoon – The UNIMOG & SC djs Shissla & ShOOey rock out Rock Bottom (formerly known as the Deep End)!

    Friday night – The Space Cowboys 12th Annual Black Rock Hoe Down at the Raygun Gothic RocketShip. With the UNIMOG (and a massive amount of additional sound) Martha, Jimmy the Wagon, Mr. Janky, Ganesh and a flotilla of other art cars. We’ll have a BYO cup bar for your drinking pleasure, grilled cheese and bacon at sunrise. This IS the one not to miss folks, why do you think we’ve been doing it so long?

    Saturday afternoon – The UNIMOG, SC djs and those Rock Bottom Deep Enders, get the dust off all afternoon at Disorient’s ArtCar Wash

    There’s more to come…. but we know how everyone likes to plan everything out with the best intentions, if only to be distracted by cool beats and blinking lights!

    Questions? Requests? Drop a line to pk (at)


    Swing by our camp, the ol’ RIPE Ranch at 3:30 & Esplanade!

    See you out there!


    Burning Man 2009 – Big Sound Camp Lineups part 2 – “Simpler Times” – The Do Lab with El Circo

    Burning Man 2009 Lineups Part 2

    “Simpler Times” – The Do Lab meets El Circo. – 10:00 and Biology

    Whoa. So much glitchy goodness and dubstep on this lineup. I can’t wait to see this camp. As far as I know, The Do Lab has been absent from the playa for the past 2 years so, it will be great to have them back. No set times listed yet, but here is an artist list. (source: Picks: Tipper, Bassnectar, Oscure, Kraddy, Kitty-d, An-Ten-Nae… just about everybody really.

    For the first time ever The Do LaB and El Circo are joining forces to create an unforgettable visual sound camp, Simpler Times, at Burning Man this year.

    The merging of these iconic communities of San Francisco and Los Angeles is sure to produce one of the most epic and memorable places to be on the Playa with the creative explosions, amazing musicians and mind blowing performances.

    Join us out on the Playa at 10:00 & Biology!

    Simpler Times is Presented by:

    El Circo


    The Do LaB

    ***UPDATE 8/27*** Schedule posted via @thedolab.

    Thursday  – Sep. 3
    12:30 – 2:00 pm Brion T.
    2:00 – 3:30 pm Imagika
    3:30 – 5:00 pm the ianator
    5:00 – 6:30 pm El Papachango
    6:30 – 8:00 pm Beats Antique
    Sunset @ 7:15
    8:00 – 9:30 pm Micah J.
    9:30 – 11:00 pm Ruff Hauser
    11:00 – 12:30 am Patricio
    12:30 -2:00 am Oscure
    2:00 – 3:30 am Braden
    3:30 – 5:00 am Kraddy
    5:00 – 6:30 am R/D
    Sunrise @ 6:27

    6:30 – 7:45 am WELDER

    7:45 – 9:00 am VibeSquaD
    9:00 – 10:15 am Dov
    10:15 – 11:30 am David Starfire
    11:30 – 12:45 pm Jeremy Sole
    12:45 – 2:00 pm Dr. Toast
    2:00 – 3:15 pm Siren
    3:15 – 4:30 pm Subvert

    Friday  – Sep. 4


    9:00 – 10:00 pm Lynx & Janover
    10:00 – 11:00 pm Taran
    11:00 – 11:45 pm SHOW
    11:45 –  12:45 am Beats Antique
    12:45 – 1:45  am An-ten-nae
    1:45 – 2:45 am MiMOSA
    2:45 – 4:00 am tipper
    4:00 – 5:15 am laura – E.F.L.
    5:15 – 6:30 am PANTyRAiD
    sunrise @ 6:28
    6:30 – 7:45 am SHAWNA
    7:45 – 9:00 am Malakai

    9:00 – 10:15 am Knowa Knowone
    10:15 – 11:30 am Little John the DJ
    11:30 – 12:45 pm KiTTY-D
    12:45 – 2:00 pm Chris Sia
    2:00 – 3:15 pm Fat Pat

    Saturday  – Sep. 5
    10:00 – 11:00 pm Auditory Canvas
    11:00 – 12:00 am Heyoka
    12:00 – 12:15 am SHOW
    12:15 – 1:30 am El Papachango
    1:30 – 2:45 am BASSNECTAR
    2:45 – 4:00 am FreQ Nasty
    4:00 – 5:15 am ANA SIA
    5:15 – 6:30 am MartyParty
    sunrise @ 6:29
    6:30 – 8:00 am BASSNECTAR
    8:00 – 9:30 am Random Rab
    9:30 – 11:00 am Dee
    11:00 – 12:30 pm Texx
    12:30 – 2:00 pm SHAWNA

    2:00 – 3:15 pm Arlen
    3:15 – 4:30 pm Spiral Architects

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    Thank you!!


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