Feeling incredibly hyped to announce I will be working with some of the best in the industry to promote the 2018 SONIC BLOOM festival! Finding & falling in love, making friends, learning, growing, and working my ass off for #SONICBLOOM has been one of the greatest challenges yet most fulfilling joys in my life so far. This year will be my 6th time being present at the festival and my second year as official PROMO TEAM STAFF!
The first time I earned a ticket toSONIC BLOOM was in 2013, the very last year the festival was held at Shadows Ranch in Georgetown, Colorado. I applied to be on the street team that is managed by Jon Eisenberg aka Blackspy Marketing. Jon and I have worked together for years now and I have so much respect for what he does. If you want to join a killer street team and go to the best shows ever in exchange for promotion work, visit Blackspy Marketing.com & SIGN UP NOW. Jon is one of my favorite people in Colorado and he has helped me discover my passion and find my path. BIG LOVE JON!
BEFORE, the 2013 festival in April 2013, I was INSPIRED to created THE SONIC BLOOM FESTIVAL COMMUNITY group on facebook. Facebook groups had just started to take off in popularity at that point and I guess I figured it would be a way to keep in touch the “few friends” I had met at the festival. Nearly six years and six thousand+ community group members later, I manifested the job of Social Media Strategist & Community Outreach Manager for the 2018 festival season. YAY! I LOVE MY JOB!
How did I EARN my SONIC BLOOM festival ticket in the years 2014 & 2015? I joined the STREET TEAMAND I HELPED BUILD & MANAGEthe live glassblowing ART INSTALLATIONat the festival. It was in these years that I earned the name” Glassy Mermaid”. I love glass art and got to blow glass live at the festival in the years I went as part of this art installation team. The live-glassblowing installation is one of the very best installations at SONIC BLOOM and is a MUST SEE!
In 2016, I was single & sad because my house had just burned down. Ironically, IT WAS NOT A GLASSBLOWING ACCIDENT. LOL! I knew I needed to GET THE FUCK OUT OF MY HEAD AND FOCUS ON BUILDING SOMETHING NEW. So I signed up as an unpaid volunteer and was placed in the production office because of my prior work in the office setting for ARISE Festival. At the time I lived with the Rainbow Lightning Children’s Village lead coordinator Taylor Martin and her partner DJ Rob Treaphort. I want to take this moment to say THANK YOU to Taylor & Rob for helping me heal from the tragedy of my house burning down and being my best festival friends in 2016 at SONIC BLOOM. You both helped me heal so much from the pain I was going through and rediscover my inner child.
Later that year in December 2016 I was added on Facebook and approached by the producer Jamie Janover. After sharing my extensive backstory and sharing how much the festival had changed my life, I was offered a paying gig on the festival social media promotion team. In 2017, I worked on the production team as a Social Media Strategist and consultant pre-festival and on-site during the event. I loved creating the Instagram story and can’t wait to do an even better one this year.
The best way to manifest the job of your dreams? >> PLANT THE SEED, WATER IT, KEEP WATERING IT, & EVENTUALLY YOU WILL BLOOM INTO THE ROLE THAT IS RIGHT FOR YOU.
THAT IS MY SONIC BLOOM STORY!
I HOPE TO SEE YOU AT HUMMINGBIRD RANCH JUNE 14-17 2018!
I LOVE SONIC BLOOM & I AM PUMPED TO PRESENT THIS YEAR’S PHASE 1 LINEUP:
It’s that time of the year again! Join BVH & the legendary droid crew at the Boulder Vapor House on the Hill for our annual sale THIS LUCKY SATURDAY 11/11 from 4-9:30pm. There will be Android Jones merchandise to choose from including discounted fine art prints, posters, holograms, hats, tapestries, and more. Live music in the shop via Billy Love and Desert Dwellers will be playing at the Fox afterward. Come get your holiday shopping done early and hang out!
The droids will be offering:
– Discounted gently loved fine art prints (canvas and paper)
– 25% off everything else
(PS: Negotiations and special deals are also on the table.)
This is a free event, no ticket needed. Just show up and everyone is welcome to enjoy and hang out.
EVENT DETAILS: Desert Dwellers consists of Amani Friend and Treavor Moontribe, who began their careers as independent music producers and DJs in the deserts of New Mexico and California. Coming together in the late ’90s after connecting through the legendary Moontribe scene, today the duo enjoys a reputation as one of the most pioneering and prolific downtempo, psy-bass, and tribal trance acts in the United States. Desert Dwellers have toured extensively across six continents, spent a 7-week stretch on the road with renowned psychedelic artist Shpongle, and have performed at dozens of festivals, most notably Shambhala, Lightning in a Bottle, Envision, Coachella, Rainbow Serpent, and Boom. Taking a new approach to digital production, Amani and Treavor have combined the raw sounds of the natural world while skillfully blended deep bass, earthy percussion, etheric voices and cross-cultural instrumentation into sonic incense for the mind and body. Bringing the electronic music vibe to the yoga scene, and the sounds of yoga to the electronic dance scene, Desert Dwellers’ global sounds are the bridge between the worlds of dance and movement. (pulled from event page linked above)
Wake up your Wednesday! Big hugs and many blessings to my good friend John Ball Running Eagle for helping promote the sharing of this beautiful collection of tracks!
A PRAYER FOR WATER FOR ALL. WATER is LIFE.
I STAND FOR LIFE. I STAND WITH STANDING ROCK.
“”NEW MUSIC RELEASE on the #NODAPL Day of Action! Water is Life!!
“Stand With Us to Bless the Waters” is our prayer of solidarity for the Lakota Sioux nation, & all the Water Protectors who have converged in North Dakota Standing Rock Indian Reservation at the Dakota Access Pipeline. This is the first time in centuries that all the indigenous nations of Turtle Island (America) have come together in unity & guardianship for our Earth. This unprecedented tribal convergence has been catalyzed by the pipeline, but is representative of something much larger & more profound than a protest.
In support for the situation in North Dakota, Amani Friend (Liquid Bloom) and Summit Jaffe (Numatik Music) were both separately inspired to create music for water and prayer. Coincidentally, the two tracks were both finished at the same time on fall equinox and they were also written in the same key, making it ideal to interweave them into a one unified piece of music. While sitting in the New Mexico Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs Resort & Spa right after UNIFY Festival, Amani and Summit had the inspiration to curate this remix album. Producers from all over the world, like EarthCry, Mystral, Soulacybin, Martins Garden, Ecometric, GUMI, and Twin Shape added their unique psychedelic downtempo flavors. Native elders like Delbert Black Fox Pomani Delbert Black, John Ball Running Eagle, and Yona FrenchHawk imbued the music with intentional water prayers. United together, we humbly offer this medicinal musical journey in support and healing. Water is Life!
All profits from this album will go to Standing Rock Sioux Tribe.””
-Quoted from Facebook share by John Ball Running Eagle
Very excited to share a new musical prayer that is very speical and close to my mermaid heart this morning. New Liquid Bloom track: “Bless the Waters” is a music fundraiser for the Standing Rock Water Protectors.
“The brand new track ‘Bless the Waters’ was produced by Amani Friend and imbued with a Native American prayer written by my good friend John Ball Running Eagle of the Sioux Nation and a Native American song dedicated to the ‘Holy Water’ written and sung by Black Fox. John Ball was also a student of Dr. Masaru Emote from Japan, whose research revealed that water holds intelligence and memory. Following a path blazed by previous Liquid Bloom releases, this music flows as an intentional journey that can be used daily to energize and re-structure water you consume, and to send out your daily gratitude to the liquid lifeblood that creates and sustains life on this planet.
100% of the money generated from the sale of this music will be donated to the Standing Rock water protectors of the Sioux Nation, and to The Water Project charity, which builds wells around the world for those in need of clean drinking water. Thank you for your support.” – Quoted from recent Facebook post about the track
After you download…”As Above, So Below.” Here’s something YOU can do if you can’t be at the Sacred Stone Camp in North Dakota in person. Play this song TO the water you plan on drinking. It will energize and align the water with the frequencies of Gratitude, Love, and Truth. When you consume the water, it will align with the water already in your body and entrain the water in you to frequencies of Gratitude, Love, and Truth. As you give your water back to Creation, your water will similarly align and entrain the waters throughout the World to Gratitude, Love, and Truth. This will help us find a good solution Honoring ALL consumers of water as “We Are All Related.” – John Ball Running Eagle
So excited to celebrate my 24th year around the sun with 2 nights of Random Rab!!! Don’t miss a weekend of celestial magic with Rab, Desert Dwellers + Templo and the ultimate array of bass dropping talent opening up these stacked shows from around the world. GET THE HECK OUT OF THE CITY AND JOIN ME IN THE MOUNTAINS FOR SOME DANCING IN SEPTEMBER! Party starts Friday September 16th (which happens to be a FULL MOON in Pisces + Penumbra Lunar Eclipse) with Desert Dwellers & Random Rab + Sixis & Templo Music at the Famous Mishawaka in Bellvue. Saturday is sure to be full of healing moon magic as local friends at 7 HEALING STARS, COLORADO CONCERTS, & FEYLINE present: Random Rab w/ Templo Music, Droplitz Art & Music, Oomah, LowPro., & TESFA. Make sure to snag your tickets for night #2 via the link below and come check out what is being called one of “Colorado’s hottest new venues” – The Scarlet in Central City. Night 2 SUPPORTED BY::: Nocturne Entertainment & Party Guru Productions.
Looking forward to this weekend’s Sonic Bloom Pre-Parties at Cervantes Masterpiece in Denver! This year is the 10-year reunion of Sonic Bloom and the festival will be held in a new location called Hummingbird Ranch in Rye, Colorado. I am excited for all the possibilities that come with holding it at this new location in such a beautiful valley.
School is out for summer! I’m back from a month of rest, relaxation, and uplifting enlightenment 🙂 I and have SO MUCH new stuff to share with you all! Photos from a family trip to winter park, incredibly sick pics from SONIC BLOOM 2013, and TONS of fresh new tracks, threads, parties, amd album drops to share from some of the most progressive curators of our time. So excited to share it all with you!
Today I would share this awesome new remix video of Desert Dwellers song New Generation Featuring Darpan by Temple Step Project!
Find Desert Dwellers –> HERE
Find Temple Step Projext –> HERE