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Ambient Mafia 8-year party presales available NOW!

Oct 25, 2007   //   by SeventhSwami   //   Blog, Shows, Uncategorized  //  No Comments


San Francisco’s Ambient Mafia has been skullfucking the chill room for eight years, and now it’s time to celebrate with a party you’ll either never forget or wish you could remember.

*** The Ambient Mafia 8-Year Anniversary with DJ Garth ***

Who: The Ambient Mafia w/DJ Garth (Back2Back, Grayhound, Golden Goose)
When: Saturday, 11.10.07
Time: 9pm-6am
Where: Virgin UG Venue (TBA)

Ticket Presales: www.ambientmafia.com ($5 + $1 PayPal fee)

We’re proud to announce our first Special Guest Headliner ever for a Mafia event … SF’s legendary Garth will be pulling rarities from his crates for a special exclusive downtempo set! Be there for a set you won’t hear anywhere else!

Your favorite Mafia DJs will be on hand, of course, workin’ it out in two rooms of beats and ambience. Get your presale tickets at www.ambientmafia.com now! And while you’re there, check out our new storefront featuring loads of great Ambient Mafia schwag like shirts and hoodies, all emblazoned with our classic “Godfather” logo (and more original designs on the way). You’ve asked for it for years, and nows your chance to get cool Mafia gear on demand!

Want It! – Now With Less Poison! (10-06-07)

Sep 20, 2007   //   by SeventhSwami   //   Blog, Shows, Uncategorized  //  1 Comment

poi

This is definately my favorite flyer i’ve done so far… i had the most fun ever with this concept.

For those of you not in the know… This is Want It’s annual decompression party; formerly “Rawktoberfest”… last year we kicked it up a notch and the turnout (no small thanks to you) was PHENOMENAL… Ambient Mafia hosted the chill area, and Want It’ers in the main room…

Blurry-eyed and psyched, I was dragging my gear up to the main stage to play right after Forest… and right as i was setting up, this unbelievable smell hit me… my eyes started watering and my throat started to close up… I looked around and everyone was scrambling to get out the emergency exits…

We had talked to the whole complex about the fact that we were going to throw a party that night but some fucked-up tenant had just moved into a small room that shared a wall with our main stage… and nobody knew he was there… after calming him down several times, he went completely fucking apeshit and apparantly ran out into our party and broke open a gallon of ammonia, officially ending our night.

It’s still surreal to me… that some copper-plated douche bag would actually resort to chemical warfare and risk the health and lives of hundreds of people… for WHATEVER reason. Clearly, the guy was unstable. After a long discussion, it was decided that we wouldn’t call the cops on this guy… we’d let him get evicted and avoid the possibility of another incident. Nobody got hurt… just our feelings.

So now.. without further ado… Want It proudly presents the sequel… Two areas of completely mind-melting music on decompression weekend… don’t worry about blowing your wad the night before SF Decomp, as this is a donations-only event. Costume-up and come rawk out with us on saturday night and then wind up at decompression on sunday!

Or don’t … your call… but you may regret missing this one!

New Swami set on the Memekast

Sep 11, 2007   //   by SeventhSwami   //   Blog, Uncategorized  //  1 Comment

Big thanks to JK for hosting my latest mix!

There is no greater gift than the gift of music! This one’s a pretty straight-forward half-hour of glitchy midtempo goodness and one of my favorite little mixes to date!

www.mk2systems.com/memekast/mk023

and while you’re there, be sure to check out some of the amazing work from all the other artists who have been showcased on the site!

ENJOY!

Straylight 7… TOMORROW!

Jun 29, 2007   //   by SeventhSwami   //   Blog, Shows, Uncategorized  //  1 Comment

Straylight 7… TOMORROW!

<BSP>

All systems are go!!! We’re ready for another night of fun under the stars, are you???

lineup:

Starting at sunset, SEVENTHSWAMI
9:15pm BEETJUNKEY
10:30 DJ FUNKTION ILL
11:45 DJ DICE
1am GRADUAL MELTDOWN
2:15am MICHAEL LIU
3:30am MUBALI
4:45am HELIOS
6am TAKUAN “THE PICKLED RADISH”
7:30 it will be SPECIAL GUESTS & OPEN DECKS!!!!

Now some things to remember :

Camping is highly encouraged. It’s great to get out there before sunset, as the view is one of the best I’ve ever seen.

But NO FIRES, as the area that this will be happening at is full of lots of dry grass that would burn very fast.

This is a LEAVE NO TRACE event! Donations appreciated!

Detailed directions will be posted at the website www.thehothouse.net/straylight/ & straylight.tribe.net/ on the day of the event.

RIP 4MATT

</BSP>

=)

It’s Almost Time!!!

Jun 12, 2007   //   by SeventhSwami   //   Blog, Shows, Uncategorized  //  1 Comment

not to be redundant but…

We are proud to present the:

<<<STILLDREAM>>>
7 Year Anniversary Campout
June 15, 16 & 17th, 2007

With this year’s amazing lineup!

<<<LIVE ACTS>>>

Heavyweight Dub Champion – www.championnation.net
BLVD – www.blvdsource.com
Interface Oblivion – www.interfaceoblivion.com
Dr. Israel – www.drisrael.net
Freedom Movement – www.freedommovement.org
Resident Anti-Hero – www.residentantihero.com

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<<<DJS>>>

D:Fuse – www.djdfuse.com / The People’s Mix- XM80 The Move – Texas
Ian Lehman (live) – Abiotic / Compound / Mankind – Minneapolis
Steve Ronan from Cydonia – Blue Room / Dragonfly / Atomic – UK
Keith MacKenzie – Illeven Eleven / Zone Records – Chicago, IL
Dyloot – Deep Voices / Skills – SF
Forest Green – SisterSF / forestgreen.org
Serch – Freshout Music – Chicago, IL
Detonate – Klubstompers / Glitch Recordings – Seattle, WA
Sarah Shoxx – Klubstompers / Adrenaline AM – Seattle WA
DJ Denise – Mizumo / www.DJDenise.com – SF
Dragn’fly – www.dj4norml.com / www.djdragnfly.com
Ripple – Subscience Collective / Full Melt – SF
Lyfe – Slipmat Science – Bend, Or
Dirt – Cymbalic / Omniscient Records – SF

<<<STILLDREAM RESIDENTS>>>
Mek
G.A.M.M.A.
Jyant
Nick Nyquil
Michael Liu
Rizin
David Aaron
Covert
Cybertribe

<<<HOME TOWN HEROES>>>
Carlos Alfonzo
Ben Haus
Andy
Korpus Kallosum
Adam Ant
Aleks
Atom One
Cantos
Bruce Lam
Athena
Naturally High
Dj Chipy
Creature
Pheston
Dirty Sanchez
Sentry

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<<<CHILL AREA HOSTED BY: ESCAPE ARTISTS>>>

Sonny Chiba
Seventh Swami
Phokus
Resynthesize
Psylence
Rhedcerulean
Bertzerker
Tha Fruitbat
Genji
Hysterisis Loop
Chlorophil
Monobeat
Golden Heart
Rise
Forest Green
Nikon
Outersect
DJ Dice
Xoetza
2:07am
Pat Ibbetson
J.C.
Steve Hernandez
Headphone Science
Dave K.
Blue Vitriol
Epsilon
Psy-Fi
Alain B.
Mimosa

w/ live art by: Wes Rodriguez

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Tickets:
Go on Sale April 1st 2007:

Early Bird Tickets – $20 April 1st thru April 30th
$25 May 1st thru May 31st
$30 June 1st thru June 14th
$40 @ the door

Get them early and save some cash!

Tickets now on sale @:

Skills Dj Workshop
Reverb Records
Channelz Records
Recycled Records

and online @:
www.groovetickets.com

keyword: Stilldream

For more info:
www.stilldream.org
916.484.3717
775.473.1198

Campout Season

Jun 6, 2007   //   by SeventhSwami   //   Blog, Shows, Uncategorized  //  1 Comment

mmm mmmm MMMM…. days like this are made for calling in sick… going out into the woods… setting up camp… getting the grill hot… making salmon skewers and california rolls…. crack a few open… throw a few back…

or maybe it’s just me.

Fuck i can’t wait! Stilldream is almost here! I am pumped to be out in god’s country again and I am SUPER pumped to be hosting the chill area! I’ve been amassing a bunch of supplies to dress up the area with… like Xmas lights… a big buddha for the altar… vases… sunflowers… shade structures… a burn barrell…

I’m also working on building this killer canopy out of stretchy fabric and string… (measures about 28′ x 30′)… and Kristen Hoard, SITE: www.metalphoria.com who has graced recent Escape Artists shows with her metal sculptures, is going to cut the new Escape Artists logo out of aluminum and wrap it in el wire! EXAMPLE: img513.imageshack.us/img513/…1vq0.jpg

and of course… not to mention… in the chill area ALONE we’re going to have some really amazing acts and the main stage is bigger and badder than ever before… for the 2nd stage, my friends and I pulled together some of the most talented people we know and from the looks of it this “chill” area may be somewhat of a misnomer… the tempo will be slower than the main stage but we’ve got so many hip-hop, dubstep, midtempo, glitch and idm artists playing, i kind of hestitate to consider it “chill”… so many live-PA acts… a live painter, even…. unfortunately we didn’t get the ice sculptor… but that sounded like a logistical nightmare anyway….

BSP? Why not? I’m rambling anyway…

<<<STILLDREAM>>>
7 Year Anniversary Campout
June 15, 16 & 17th, 2007

This years amazing lineup:

<<<LIVE ACTS>>>
Heavyweight Dub Champion – www.championnation.net
BLVD – www.blvdsource.com
Interface Oblivion – www.interfaceoblivion.com
Dr. Israel – www.drisrael.net
Freedom Movement – www.freedommovement.org
Resident Anti-Hero – www.residentantihero.com

————————————————————————–

<<<DJS>>>

D:Fuse – www.djdfuse.com / The People’s Mix- XM80 The Move  – Texas
Ian Lehman (live) – Abiotic / Compound / Mankind – Minneapolis
Steve Ronan from Cydonia – Blue Room / Dragonfly / Atomic – UK
Keith MacKenzie – Illeven Eleven / Zone Records – Chicago, IL
Dyloot – Deep Voices / Skills – SF
Forest Green – SisterSF / forestgreen.org
Serch – Freshout Music – Chicago, IL
Detonate – Klubstompers / Glitch Recordings – Seattle, WA
Sarah Shoxx – Klubstompers / Adrenaline AM – Seattle WA
DJ Denise – Mizumo / www.DJDenise.com – SF
Dragn’fly – www.dj4norml.com / www.djdragnfly.com
Ripple – Subscience Collective / Full Melt – SF
Lyfe – Slipmat Science – Bend, Or
Dirt – Cymbalic / Omniscient Records – SF

<<<STILLDREAM RESIDENTS>>>
Mek
G.A.M.M.A.
Jyant
Nick Nyquil
Michael Liu
Rizin
David Aaron
Covert
Cybertribe

<<<HOME TOWN HEROES>>>
Carlos Alfonzo
Ben Haus
Andy
Korpus Kallosum
Adam Ant
Aleks
Atom One
Cantos
Bruce Lam
Athena
Naturally High
Dj Chipy
Creature
Pheston
Dirty Sanchez
Sentry

———————————————————————————–

<<<CHILL AREA HOSTED BY: ESCAPE ARTISTS>>>
Sonny Chiba
SeventhSwami
Phokus
Resynthesize
Psylence
Rhedcerulean
Bertzerker
Tha Fruitbat
Genji
Hysterisis Loop
Chlorophil
Rise
Forest Green
Nikon
Outersect
DJ Dice
Xöetza
2:07am
Pat Ibbetson
J.C.
Steve Hernandez
Headphone Science
Dave K.
Blue Vitriol
Epsilon
Psy-Fi
Alain B.
Mimosa
Monobeat
Golden Heart

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Tickets:
Go on Sale April 1st 2007:

Early Bird Tickets – $20 April 1st thru April 30th
$25 May 1st thru May 31st
$30 June 1st thru June 14th
$40 @ the door

Get them early and save some cash!

Tickets now on sale @:

Skills Dj Workshop
Reverb Records
Channelz Records
Recycled Records

and online @:
www.groovetickets.com

keyword: Stilldream

For more info:
www.stilldream.org
916.484.3717
775.473.1198

This Friday Night: (06-08-07)

Jun 5, 2007   //   by SeventhSwami   //   Blog, Shows, Uncategorized  //  1 Comment

Come hang out with me and the rest of the Ambient Mafia at the one and only Gingerbread House! (Connecticut and Cesar Chavez, SF) We got Kepi in the main room and Dr Spook on visuals! And that’s enough to get me really excited… but on top of that I also get to make the beautiful music for you again… upstairs at 3am! see you there! =)~S

Astral Productions and Sound of Mind Present…

People’s Voice
A Journey through Psychedelic Music
Friday, June 8th 2007 @ The Gingerbread House

People’s voice is the first in a series of events designed to give you
the chance to make your voice heard and suggest artists and DJs you would
like to hear play in SF. The ultimate goal is to bring new and fresh talent
into the scene, and create a musical journey throughout the night.

More info on how to give us your suggestions will be available at the
event.

Your entertainment for the evening is:
Goldilox (Sleevin Records, www.djgoldilox.com)
Kepi (Sound of Mind, kepiandkat.com, desertdwellers.org)
Tandava (CCC)
Atum (Astral Productions)
Sentient (Vaporvent Records)

Ambient Mafia Chillout Room:
Actual Rafiq
Olde Nasty
Peek
The Captain
Redstickman
Seventh Swami
Squelchy
We Are Not Pandas

Visuals by the one and only Doctor Spook!
Backdrops by Dreamtime

Limited Capacity // $14 presale // $20 at the door
FOR PRESALE TICKETS CLICK HERE (or cut and paste the following link)
www.groovetickets.com/ordersy…ewqb.asp

Fully Loaded EAW Sound System
@ The Gingerbread House – Connecticut and Cesar Chavez, SF

18 and up
10 pm to sunrise

MIRNAYA FESTIVAL OKT 20 /21/ 22

Oct 16, 2006   //   by SeventhSwami   //   Blog, Shows, Uncategorized  //  No Comments

MIRNAYA FESTIVAL
OKT 20 /21/ 22

Join us for a 3 day camp out to close the outdoor season and to bring together few collectives/labels in USA and celebrate a 3 day experience of a multi diverse activities in an amazing outdoor private location only two hours South of SF..
This event is for you to come let go of the egos and dance in bliss and get to know your real self in this amazing virgin private land location..
Much work has put into this organization we expect the community to come and support events like this to keep our community united and stronger showing the world what the San Francisco Scene is all about!
More info will be posted
www.shamanfilms.net
Special surprise Act will be revealed on site in few days
Psy Stage:

Live

Ocelot (Drop Out / SF )
Audiopathik ( Devils Mind / Mexico )
Mubali (Trishula / SF )
Fractal Cowboys ( MoE / SF )
Bodhisatva 13:20 (San Diego / Dark Star )
Parus ( Auraquake / SF )
Xyla ( Shaman Films / MoE SF )
Helios ( Geomagnetic / SF )

DJ’s

Olowampi (Drop Out / SF)
Dylalien (MoE / SF )
Ruslan ( Shaman Films / New York)
Umbra ( 5th Element / Mexico)
Johnc ( Basic-Music / Mystikal / Mexico )
Tachyon (Shaman Films / New York)
Greenman (Black Magic Rec)
Devic ( Los Angeles / Sonic Tantra )
Catalyx (Mindfull / LA )
Liam Shy ( Tantra / SF )
Nikon (Psybertribe / SF)
Sentient (Synchronize / SF )
Egnogra (Shaman Films / SF)
Adrian (Shaman Films / SF )
Space Turtle (Mindfull / LA )
Gatto Matto
KJ
Kode IV
Jessi

Breaks and Chill stage:

Live:

ATOMIKDOG – 369 Rekchordz – Live p.a.
Zapper – Ooze System – Live p.a.
Korpus Kallosum – www.korpuskallosum.com – Live p.a.
SeventhSwami – Want it / Ambient Mafia – Live p.a.

DJ’s:

DJ Ripple – www.breaksfm.com / Full Melt
Mr. Rogers – Ooze System / Full Melt – All original trax
Nikon – Psybertribe
Bertzerker – Full Melt
Treetop – Noc Noc
4Matt – The Drow
Ian Dice – Stray Light
Chlorophil – Giza Lounge, Straylight

More to be anounced

 

Visuals
Egnogra / VJ 3 / synchrosaklo / mutante x / Ruslan
More to be anounced

Deco
Darkodelik Back from Mexico City!

Performances:
Saturday ~3pm-7pm~ Firewalking and arrow-breaking workshop led by
Sumir Rawal (certified firewalker)
$15 donation will be requested to cover workshop expenses
Everybody will be given the chance to preapare to walk on fire in the main ceremony
so if you ever dreamed of walking on fire this is the best chance for you..
Strictly no alchohol/ plur etc after the workshop and during walk and arrow braking..

Saturday~Sunset~opening and releasing fire ceremony by KFire
( www.kfire.net) and Evelie S Posch (enchantress/ritualist) followed by
firewalking ceremony.

Visit www.shamanfilms.net to find out more on how you can contribute
to the magick of the workshops, ceremonies, and altars.
dreamtimecircus.org/

Marakame dance aztec ritual dance ceremomy

Workshops
Fire ceremonies and workshops led by Sumir Rawal (certified
firewalker), Evelie S Posch (enChantress and ritualist), and KFire
( www.kfire.net).

Info coming soon
Spiritual
Reiki workshop by Malia, Yoga, Meditation,,2012, organic foods, healing
more info coming soon.
Altars
Ancestral Altar by Josie and Billy, KFire, and Evelie S Posch, and the
rest of the psytrance community!
Foods:
Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner by Magda all types of Mexican food and fruit coktails
Spiritual Amplifiers:
XLR8R

Admission:
25 presales www.shamanfilms.net
30 @ door
More info soon!

Note:

This is a non smoking even due to the high risk of fire, so no smoking is allowed except on designated areas, this land is our home
so please come and respect it as if it was your home, this is a no trace event, please help us continue our gatherings here.

We will have vans going to the event from Sf for those that can get a ride also check carpool on the section of the site.

 

Chemical Warfare at OUR PARTY?!?!

Oct 9, 2006   //   by SeventhSwami   //   Blog, Uncategorized  //  No Comments

Soooo I was feeling bad a little while back because I didn’t blog at all about my love parade or love infusion experiences…now I realize that my life has just become too action-packed to trifle w/ such details.

Now The Last Temptation of WantIt… (the annual “rawktoberfest” party thrown by my beloved Burning Man familly that happened this weekend) is a whole ‘nother story!

For those of you unfortunate enough to miss out on this event… here is tale of the evening…

We talked to all the neighbors ahead of time but the warehouse next door had just moved in a new tenant… nobody thought to bug them because they throw (and help throw) raging parties all the time… the guy’s bedroom door was in the hallway that connected the main warehouse with the loft/studio… and shared a wall with the main room.

1st time he came out pissed and a few of us talked him down. he was very agreeable
2nd time he came out pissed and people offered to put him up in a hotel for the evening but he wanted to sleep in his bed. Gabe talked him down again and he was smiling and laughing so nobody thought he’d be an issue. We even turned sound down for him and gave him a cel phone number to call if he was still hatin’ life..
3rd time he came out he walked straight up and started ripping cables out… not cool. don’t know who diffused this but it didn’t work so well because he came back out for
a 4th time… this time holding a hammer and shaking it aggessively…

after that I was almost afraid to play because I didn’t want to be the first dj to die from a crossbow. but Forest Green had to cut her set short because she was having trouble mixing w/ only 1 speaker left (from us toning it down for fuckstick) and while I was setting up my gear to relieve her the bastard came out and dumped a gallon of ammonia in the hallway… not sure if he retreated back to his room or if he just left the premisis… frankly i don’t know how he could’ve prevented the smell from backing up into his room…

so aside from that mayhem (and other assorted drama w/ people who shall remain unnamed) that was a bangin’-ass party… INCREDIBLE turnout… great friends… the mafia laid down the fucking LAW! and WantIt… well let’s just say I’m more in love with you all than ever!

maybe next time I’ll actually get to play. =(

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