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New Order - Music Complete

New Order – Music Complete

Orphaned Deejay Selek 2006-2008

Orphaned Deejay Selek 2006-2008

Luke Vibert - Bizarster

Luke Vibert – Bizarster

Floating Points - Elaenia

Floating Points – Elaenia

Rustie - EVENIFUDONTBELIEVE

Rustie – EVENIFUDONTBELIEVE

Who has the prettiest face of the bunch?

 

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The 2014 Album of the Year:
Kim Dotcom – Goodtimes

Presented without comment.

 

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Hat Tip to Burners.me:

Opulent Temple, nee White Ocean announced a massive trance and progressive line up for Burning Man 2014 – Cargo Trance.

After year of trance and progressive being pushed to the sidelines in favor of undance-alicious Dubstep and other nonsense, its back!

Check out this line up:

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Juno Reactor blows.

However…

Hernan Catteneo/Nick Warren late night to dawn tag team set?  Yes Sir!

And that Wednesday night set looks pretty fantastic.

Thanks White Ocean!

Check out Cattaneo’s epic set from last year at the Burn:

 

Gerlach, NV (CB) – While you can be certain you’ll be hearing ‘Get Lucky’ and the golden throated voice of Giorgio Morodor all over the playa this year, will the French electronic duo actually perform at Burning Man for the first time since 2002?

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Young Daft Punk perform at Opulent Temple in 2002.

The answer is almost certainly a qualified ‘wee’.  After having passed on the opportunity to expand their customer base at Burning Man 2011, Consumption Blog believes Daft Punk has been slowly building themselves up to a massive tour and are actively sending out unmistakeable signs Burning Man is their launching pad.

Behold the following FACTS:

  • The Daft Brothers chose not to perform at Coachella, instead staying backstage and watching the opiated masses swoon over their ad.  Performers at Coachella are required to sign an exclusivity contract saying they will not play at other hot festivals in the desert.  By not playing Coachella, Daft Punk left the door wide open to playing Burning Man. BassNectar, not so much.
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Daft Punk Tackle Monaco

  • Daft Punk sponsored an art car at the Monaco Grand Prix.  The DMV just raised the speed limit to 205mph and added a wicked set of double S turns in deep playa beyond the Temple.  Coincidence?
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The speed limit is 205 mph right?

  • The mini-documentaries Daft Punk created in the lead up to the release of ‘Random Access Memories’ featured only males geeking out about technical musical minutiae and not remembering the night before.
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Giorgio doing his best Larry Harvey impersonation, perhaps just a bit too happy…

  • In an interview with Vogue in which they posed with a sparkle pony modeling playafied hair, Guy Monte Cristo stated their undying love of steambaths and lavender.  “Lavender after a nice steambath with a bunch of naked hippies increases your Alpha rays which have been proven to increase play and creativity.”  “Guy is correct,” interjected Tommy Bangin’ Bass .  “We hit the steambath every chance we got while making this album and hope to be doing so again real soon.”

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    Two Punks and a Sparkle Pony Walk into a bar…

So there you have it fellow Burners and jaded ravers. That’s as close to a ‘yes’ as you are ever going to get from the soundtrack challenged French Electronic Duo of Some Repute.  So expect to see Daft Punk performing at Burning Man this year.  Perhaps not at one of the large sound camps already overbooked with dub step acts of dubious quality but perhaps wherever you might find a combination of lavender and a wood burning Finnish designed steambath.

Pyramid Lake, NV (CN) -Symbiosis Gathering 2012 Final Night.

I got James Blake’s set list!

After all the solar eclipses, chemtrails and auto tune HAARP machine dutep antagonism James threw down a great set!

Pyramid Lake, NV (CN) – Stay tuned for live updates of the solar eclipse from Symbiosis Gathering right here.  In the meantime off to enjoy a great brassy bass set from Russell Liquid

Check out Russ Liquid on Soundcloud

And twitter @russliquid

Pyramid Lake, NV (CN) – Arriving a day ahead of his career critical Eclipse set at Symbiosis Festival James Blake landed at the Naval Air Station a few miles away in Fallon, NV.  Accorded the preferential treatment all British Pop Stars receive from Her Majesties Royal Air Force, Blake was flown from Leuchars Airforce base in the UK to Nevada on a RAF DC-3.

James Blake, his entourage and the worlds largest Auto-tune machine arrive at NAS Fallon 1700 hours 19th May, 2012.

After landing Star and Stripes asked Blake if he had any special plans for the Lunar Eclipse set.

“Americans ruined dubstep.  They are probably ruining it right now at Pyramid Lake.”  The military and music paper of record asked what he is going to do different. “Me and the moon and the sun are going to take it back,” said James elliptically. “Me, the moon, the sun, and my big auto-tune machine.  Just wait!”

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James Blake’s British Military I.D.

In other news: After a massive Friday earlier am wham bang boom set Photek left Symbiosis in stunning fashion:

Photek Blasts Off To Next Gig After Massive Pyramid Eclipse Set

Pyramid Lake, NV (CN) – Photek has everything going for him.  Not only is he from England, he resides in Los Angeles!  He has a handsome, gaunt, serious face best captured in black and white.

Photek was one of the pioneers of drum and bass; his first release coming out in 1994.   A master producer, he’s done remixes of everyone from Pinch to David Bowie to Roni Size to, yes, Evanescence.  You’ll find movie soundtracks and a Grammy nomination in his CV.  And yet Photek isn’t a headliner; he is in the same milieu as the Venice Beach Dub Kirtanistanis and some dude from Glitch Mob.

Photek represents the tension more mainstream electronic acts have encountering the Burner/New Age festival scene.  He wants to be there, playing to all these dubsmart tribal trendsetters.  If only he could just translate Photek into sanskrit, incorporate some samples of Bulgarian folk music into his set and jingle when he walked he’d be top of the bill.

For all that Symbiosis has it right.

 Photek will probably sell as many tickets and bring as much enthusiasm to the dusty dance floor as can be expected of a DJ listed 21st on the bill.  You wonder if flavor of the month James Blake ain’t exactly selling Symbiosis tickets like honey from a telephone either.

Part of this is Photek’s fault.  He music veers to the minimal, icy matte steel halls of some dystopian Japanese sci-fi flick.

Japanese Sci Fi or 90s DnB?

But give Photek his due – his well crafted tunes play complex, deep and like Burial get under your skin.

If you still associate Photek with 90s DnB hits like Rings Around Saturn (still an awesome track), listen to some of his new tunes like Fountainhead and go check him out at Symbiosis, you may just have your sonic socks blown off.

Photek on Soundcloud May Mix

Twitter: @photek

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