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Just as the sun rises, so too does Oregon Eclipse near. With 7 stages each boasting a lineup worthy of an entire festival, we’ve decided it wise to feature our top picks by stage. Some we love. Some we just discovered. All essential.
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50 Days

 

Second up in our teaser series: The MOOOON. This stage features enough glitch and bass to make us question if we really are cogs in the matrix. Come August, we’ll definitely be a part of a whole under the wobbly Moon.

 

Machinedrum

To experience Machinedrum is to experience a masterfully crafted foray into jungle, beat, glitch, footwork, and drum & bass all at once. Travis Stewart has spent the better part of 20 years playing around all sides of the industry and his sound certainly shows it.

 

Thriftworks

Berkeley’s Jake Atlas, or Thriftworks, is one of the most industrious producers in the downtempo dubstep and glitch scene. Since 2010, he’s put out 14 LPs and EPs totalling over 150 tracks. And that’s just stuff released. His sets are uniquely paced and well worth the time.

 

CloZee

The worldly elements that French native CloZee adds to her glitch foundation helps create a unique soundscape: a blend of organic nomadic sounds and the hiccupyy roughness of electronica. Together it creates a tonality by which to easily get lost in.

 

Tsuruda

Having been born directly into music, Tsuruda has developed a deep understanding of theory. He ventures into experimental beats and bass to create an amalgamation of sound that is purposefully discordant yet jazzy and romantic.

 

EPROM

Eprom really needs no introduction. He’s had a steady rise through the music ranks since 2007. His bassy sound has evolved alongside him, never losing its frenetic nature, but rather always growing in the complexity and depths of glitch and drum & bass.

 

Huxley Anne

Rising LA star Huxley Anne has been spending much of her 2017 in the LA beat scene mastering her own unique style of moody, scratchy beats. The eeriness of it has a mysterious appeal that’s best seen live.

 

K+Lab

A dash of funk on top of layers of Drum & Bass and the makings of K+Lab are clearly evident. You can be sure his set will be a dance party will all the right amounts of whimsy.

 

 

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Oregon Eclipse | Tickets

 

Remember Symbiosis 2016 and the ensuing creation of the Global Eclipse Gathering consortium? The mystery behind that was quickly cleared as news came in of a Total Eclipse passing over Oregon on August 21, 2017. More specifically, Big Summit Prairie (52,000 acres of flatland and a 52-acre lake) in Crook County falls under the Eclipse’s viewing path and will thus play host to our beloved traveling gathering’s next installment.

 

This year’s celebration will now span an entire week (August 17-23). Remember: it is a marathon, not a sprint. To put on a show of such magnitude,Global Eclipse Gathering has enlisted 13 well-known worldly experiences: Bass Coast, Beloved, Envision, Hadra, OMETEOTL, Origin, Noisily, Rainbow Serpent, Re:birth, Sonic Bloom, Symbiosis, Science and Non-Duality, and Universo Paralello.

 

In short, mark August 17-23 off your calendar and get your Eclipse Viewing Glasses ready!

 

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Symbiosis Gathering

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After it’s 11th installment, Symbiosis has cemented itself as one of the best music and art gatherings in the US. The hosts have perfected the art that goes into harboring the knowledge, wonder, and magic of what experimental pop-up communities have to offer. And, as always, the music and art are top notch no matter where a wandering heart may find itself. We were somewhat skeptical of how the increased attendance – 15,000 tickets sold – would mar the experience we had last year; loss of intimacy and the trouble that comes with it (crowds, crime, and irresponsibility) weighs heavy on the luster. Upon arrival, we found the pre-fest jitters to be just that: butterflies fluttering for a home to settle. And we were home.

 

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Symbiosis Gathering | Lineup | Tickets

 

Symbiosis Site Maps and Schedules have been released! We’re just a week out and the anticipation is palpable. With freak gear and dance spirit at the ready, all that’s left is to set up a nice tentative schedule to be completely ignored once on-site. But hey, getting your hopes up is all part of the experience.

 

Despite all the unforeseen adventures you might find yourself in, here are a few undercard artists, workshops, and speakers we highly advise you pencil in. One other piece of advice: stay up past 3am. In true BM fashion, the best acts come on as the sun rises.

 

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Mira
Mira hails from one of Berlin’s best labels, Katermukke. She’s joined by quite a few other label mates too, so keep an ear out for them too (Nico Stojan is top notch).

Mira x Christopher Schwarzwalder – Ayun

 

Perfect Stranger
Remember Hackers? or Wipeout XL? Perfect Stranger is like that; driving prog-psy.

Liftshift – Tunnelvision (Perfect Stranger Remix)

 

Nicola Cruz
Nicola Cruz brings an Ecuadorian electronica touch with him wherever he goes. And he goes all over the world. His expansive sound is uniqueness on the levels of Nico.

Matanza – Existencia (Nicola Cruz Remix)

 

The Range
The Range‘s newest album, Potential was built all on computer. Hard to tell though cause the emotion is rife.

The Range – Five Four

 

Oh Wonder
While having fun is always a prerogative at these things, sometimes emotional release is exactly what makes it that much more fun. Oh Wonder has that covered.

Oh Wonder – Drive

 

Workshops, Speakers & Luminaries
Check out any and all of these that might strike a chord or pique your fancy. Remember: our duty is to leave the world in a better place while still enjoying all life has to offer. Symbiosis presents the perfect environment to learn how to do both.

 

—If you’re going early—

 

Workshops We’re Piqued By


BECCA TARNAS – TOWARDS AN IMAGINAL ECOLOGY

CRIT CALLEBS – TRADITIONAL MENTORING : THE ART OF EMPOWERING LIVES

DAVID ABRAM – BETWEEN THE HUMAN ANIMAL AND THE ANIMATE EARTH: THE ECOLOGY OF WONDER

DAVID CASEY – NETWORKING THE TRANSFORMATIONAL ECOSYSTEM

LYDIA NEILSEN – INTEGRATED GREYWATER DESIGN

LYDIA VIOLET HARUTOONIAN – MUSIC AS MEDICINE IN OUR TIME

XOCHI RAYE – YOUR INNER GOLDEN COMPASS

 

 

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Symbiosis Gathering | Lineup | Tickets

 

After last year’s incredible experience, we’ve been hard pressed to find anything else quite like Symbiosis Gathering. It is perhaps the most relaxing and open culture we’ve ever been a part of. Lend it to the playa decompression vibes or end of summer last hoo-rah or what have you; it will always hold a special place in our hearts. And with 2016 being the last time it’s being hosted at the Woodward Reservoir (please let there be an ample swimming hole at the next venue!), there’s little in the way of deciding whether to go or not. That is to say, DO NOT MISS IT.

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