4-Days of eclectic and world-renowned musicians destined to leave you longing for the full realization of divine love in this world. Featuring artists the four corners of the spherical world, be prepared to experience the “evolutionary force of contemporary music.”
When the sun goes down and the stars scatter the sky, we will gather till sunrise to move our bodies and souls to the squishy wobbles of some of the transformational festival scene’s finest producers.
Live acts will be featured at the Unifier Field, a full size stage designed by Zebbler Studios and others.
Because Unifying requires a well tended inner flame and utmost flexibility. Spend the days developing your yoga practice with a wide array of movement modalities & meditation practices from some of the Northeast’s best teachers. Afroflow, AcroYoga and more…[su_posts posts_per_page=”-1″ tax_term=”37″ tax_operator=”0″ order=”asc” orderby=”none”]
A festival within the festival, Tribal Belly Dancers be prepared for full days of intensive workshops from the country’s top instructors. At night, the show moves to the full-size performance stage directly adjacent to the Unifier Field (main) Stage with choreographed troupe performances, aerial silks, fire shows & more.
There will be a series of Belly Dance Intensives, ranging from 90 minutes to 2 hours in the Dance Pavilion. These are available for an additional $45 each, which helps support the teachers. There will also be several Belly Dance workshops taught throughout the weekend for free.
Featuring a 2-day Permaculture Intensive with Starhawk, learn to plant a sacred garden from the soil up. Bee Keeping, Unified Field Theory, Hoop Dance, Ceremonial Drumming, Botanical Ayurveda and Spoken Word – Blow open your mind to limitless human potential and universal knowledge!
This model is designed to cultivate our energy together. In this expanded place of service, we remember how much more capable we are. We call ourselves back to a presence we did not even realize we were missing. All Night Sacred Fire Ceremony, Sweat Lodge, Cacao Ceremony – Live in Ceremony, make everyday your practice.
Art Everywhere! Immerse yourself in a world of inspiration and beauty. Prepare your sights for integrated stage designs by Zebbler Studios, Fractal Tribe & Magnetic Melt and your soul for a life-sized bird nest to lounge in by Nature Dreamweaver. We’ll fill the Unifier Field with heart chakra activating visionary live painters. Bring your art to life!
What is a village without honoring the family! A full interactive children’s zone and family camp will help integrate our young ones into our gathering, while teaching them self-respect and earth stewardship. Families are not just welcomed but encouraged! Help us make the village whole. 12 & under are free and discounts are available for teens!
Ott was doomed to be a teenager in the cultural wasteland that was the mid-1980′s provincial England. After a brief period wandering aimlessly through the hairsprayed deserts of New Romanticism and poodle-rock he found refuge in the warm, inviting sounds of Scientist, King Tubby, LKJ, and Prince Far-I and the effortless grace of European experimentalists Neu! and Kraftwerk.
The end of the 1980′s brought with it a cultural and musical revolution and Ott headed to London to immerse himself in the new energy. Initially unimpressed by the frantic, unmusical clatterings of acid house and “rave” he discovered a new wave of artists who apparently shared his love of organic dub and pristine electronics. Artists such as The Orb, Dub Syndicate, FSOL and African Head Charge. These were people who were unafraid to combine bass-heavy rhythm, abstract soundscape and timeless melody into a huge, ever-shifting sonic universe which reflected perfectly the spirit of hope and positivity which prevailed.
It was at this point that Ott found his first work as an engineer in several studios around North London. Working obsessively, 18 hours a day, seven days a week for the next ten years, Ott developed his engineer skills working with artists such as Brian Eno, The Orb, Youth, African Head Charge, Steve Hillage, and On-U-Sound.
After mastering his studio skills, Ott celebrated the end of the 20th century and the beginning of the 21st by giving it all up and moving to a remote cottage in South West England to be alone with his cats and his studio. Here he embarked on a series of sonic experiments, drawing heavily on the classic dub sounds from Jamaica and hypnotic electronic pulse from Germany which had provided such a refuge during the 1980′s. A period of intense creativity followed, during which a great many tracks were created and then stashed away on tapes.
In the meantime, Ott hatched a plan to remix half a dozen or so classic Hallucinogen trance tracks and release them as dub mixes – slower, fatter and more chillout friendly. In 2002 the album “Hallucinogen in Dub” was released via Twisted Records to universal acclaim. Buoyed by the success of “Hallucinogen in Dub”, the following years to come would see Ott gather together and release his sonic experiments on Twisted Record as the albums “Blumenkraft” and “Skylon”, as well as a whirl of gigs around the world, remixes for Shpongle, Entheogenic, Tripswitch, and collaborative projects like Umberloid (with Chris Barker) and Gargoyles (with Simon Posford). During this time, Ott travelled the word, got married, welcomed his daughter Daisy to the world and recorded his fourth album, which he self released in 2011, entitled ‘Mir’.
In addition to hundreds and hundreds of headline club dates, Ott has performed worldwide at acclaimed festivals such as Wakarusa, Camp Bisco, Rainbow Serpent, Glade, Sonic Bloom, Symbiosis, Lightning in a Bottle, Tree of Life Festival, Big Up Festival, and many many more.
Phutureprimitive is the moniker of Bay Area producer and songwriter Rain. Early childhood photos reveal Rain sitting at the piano plinking keys, grinning from ear to ear… a true sign of things to come. Continuing his early fascination with music, Rain was later drawn to electronic music, inspired by its ability to combine the best of organically played instruments and the synthetic pleasures of sounds more exotic to the human ear. After beginning a DJ career in the 90s, Rain began incorporating the music he was making in his home studio into his DJ sets. That was all it took to trigger a full blown love affair with electronic music and the process of its creation… and Phutureprimitive was born.
Phutureprimitive’s music is singular and unique in its approach. Lush melodies drift across intricate rhythms, groove heavy beats and warm, fuzzy bass lines. Often exploring a dark and dense palette, his music also manages to convey a sense of tranquility and beauty, engaging the listener into hypnotic movement and often escalating toward a full kinetic experience. Conceived and produced in a digital environment, his music manages to convey more humanity and organic warmth than typically found in an often cold and sterile genre. Shimmering with cinematic qualities, his music ultimately speaks to the body, mind and soul.
Despite electronic music’s tendency to suffer a short shelf life, Phutureprimitive has already demonstrated a timeless quality with his debut album “Sub Conscious” on Waveform Records, which still remains a top seller on the label since its release in 2004, obtaining a cult status among fans and collectors. With a string of singles released in the interim on various labels, the birth of Native Harmonix (Rain’s own Record Label) brought us the “Luminous” EP in 2010; delving into a lyrical based production, supported by undulating synth work and a palpable haunting texture throughout. His second full-length release “Kinetik” forged new territories of emotional electronic dance music, exploring a heavier, bass-centric sound that adds raw energy to intricately detailed tracks.
With a new collection of songs released in 2 parts this year (Spring and Fall of 2013) titled “Searching for Beauty in the Darkest Places,” he takes ideas from his previous releases and supercharges them with hard-hitting dancefloor appeal, all while maintaining the depth and prowess this trusted producer is so well known for … setting the stage for his first solo national headlining tour in Fall 2013, the “Dance Out Your Demons Tour,” debuting his collaboration with ritual dancer Caeli La. The tour will launch with the release of Phutureprimitive’s first official music video, “Lucid Dream,” a collaboration with multi-media production team Vinton Depiction & Michael Miller, the animation/visual effects creator behind NBC’s “Grimm.”