Why You Can't Miss Symbiosis Gathering This Year (feat. Desert Hearts guru, Porkchop)

06 September 2016 - Larry Pompa Jr. - The DJ List

 

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Symbiosis Gathering returns for its final year at the serene Woodward Reservoir located in Oakdale, Ca. Much to our dismay, this news is heartbreaking, but alas the bittersweet symphonies will carry us to the birth of a new gathering, The Oregon Eclipse. Although this may be Symbiosis' last year in California, this gives us all the more reason to revel in the memories this festival has enchanted in our minds and the opportunity to create a plethora of new feels! Don't miss out on the spirited festivities as we all dance under the illuminated skies happening from September 22nd until September 25th, 2016.

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Symbiosis Gathering is a hard place to define. The best way to explain it is straight from the frequencies emitted from my heart, so I'll go with those..

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The lakeside peninsulas are transformed into a landscape warped out of a fairy tale, with lavish art installations scattered and designed to ignite the youthful prevalence within. Don't be afraid to lose yourself in this dream state and hopefully make a new friend within the process! Come prepared to activate the celestial sparks in your brain and roam around the festival with dozens of curiosities to fulfill. Be ready to traverse the azure waters and be astounded by the art boats afloat. This festival has dazzled its many patrons with its spring break like paradise, intricate array of visual and musical artists, and the endless escapades for the soul to soar. The anticipation for this year has reached cosmic proportions!

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On top of the opulent aesthetics this event may offer, what draws many in is the stellar showcase of performers and musicians. Symbiosis curates their line-up precisely to provide an authentic journey through a myriad of genres. This year we are pleased with the selection of headliners such as FKA TWIGS, GRAMATIK, RL GRIME, SANTIGOLD, TA-KU, BEATS ANTIQUE, and CLAUDE VONSTROKE to offer an element that'll differ from each other. On top of these epic acts, here are a few artists that I recommend you shouldn't miss!

Justin Martin

Who could forget JUSTIN MARTIN's sexy sunset Swimbiosis shindig last year? We're ready for round two of majestic booty bopping beats as the dusts glazes across our faces. With the release of his latest album, Hello Clouds, Dirtybird fanatics can expect some sexy grooves in the near future as the glowing sun rays dissipate into the abyss of the lake. Bring your own pizza!

Dimond Saints

This innovative Oakland duo always has some tasty melodies up their sleeves as the hard hitting bass collides with colorful harmonies. Be prepared for the dripping drops and catchy hooks.

Hundred Waters

OWSLA always promises raw talent and of course they delivered with this unique collective of storytellers from LA. They combine their eerie and powerful lyrics with beautiful sounds to serenade you into lucidity. The contrast merges cathartic sounds and riveting rhythms to create a hypnotic tone to ease the mind.

FKJ

Better known as French Kiwi Juice, this artist originates from Paris and has reawakened the soulful grooves and smooth funk in electronic music that many can resonate with. He has a variety of styles and layers, but the song that stuck with me is his collab with DARIUS featured below. I've had this on repeat for the past few months, no joke. This is what I call lovemaking music.

Oh Wonder

This indie duo from London will make you fall in love with their sexy sparks. After discovering their songs Without You and Lose It, I've been obsessed ever since. Their vibes are infectious and watching them perform together with passion and fire in their eyes will evoke all kinds of things from their onlookers. Are they lovers? Who knows, but that just makes their stage presence that much more exciting. Their melodic sounds will send you into a dance frenzy.

"And don't you stop the music, get into it, won't you dance with me?
Find a place and lose it, you can do it, won't you dance with me?"

Honorable mention: OPIUO

This song speaks for itself...let it send you on a journey into a transcendent state of mind.

Aside from my musical recommendations, I had the amazing opportunity to get an expert's opinion on why this magical gathering will offer an experience you'll cherish for years! I'm talking about one of the members of the love tribe, Desert Hearts.

Porky aka PORKCHOP is part of a powerful movement including MIKEY LION, DEEP JESUS, LEE REYNOLDS, and MARBS that has swept through far and beyond, touring cities across the US. These gatherings promote endless smiles and offer us all a chance to unite through the spirit of connection through music, dance, and limitless love for all!

Here are Porkchop's 5 reasons why Symbiosis Gathering is clearly the place to be this Fall!

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1. Desert Hearts Swimbiosis Takeover- "Hands down my favorite stage at Symbiosis... Nothing better than floating with all your friends while listening to amazing music. Last year, our crew had the time of our lives getting down to Justin Martin during sunset. Can't wait to show everyone what the DH crew has in stock, especially when water gets involved!!"

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2. Art Installations- "For those who missed out on Burning Man, you're in luck! Since Symbiosis is so close to the Burn, they usually snag a a lot of all the best art installations right off the playa. Feels like you're back home with a side of some refreshing water that you can dip in anytime! It's also the only festival that I have ever seen that has Art Boats. I cooled off last year by partying on a floating treehouse with waterslides shooting out the slides and even got sprayed at sunset by a Delorean converted hovercraft/boat... I hope they comeback this year!"

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3. Lineup- "The people behind the talent buying at Symbiosis are true professionals when it comes to curating a spectacular lineup. Their taste in music explores the spectrum of many different kinds of electronic genres. Whether you like Live Music, House, Techno, Bass, Psytrance, they got it all! There's a lot of acts on the lineup that I'm excited to see, but most excited to for Pan-Pot & to kick it with the Dirtybird homies!"

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4. The People- "The attendees at Symbiosis are our kind of people!! The festival offers a very diverse community of all ages but has a very mature and experienced party go-er vibe to it. Everyone is extremely welcoming and accepting!"

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5. Further Collective- "I spent a lot of my time last year getting my mind blown by artists; Mars-1, Damon Soule, Oliver Vernon, David Choong Lee collaborate on a weekend long painting at The Further Collective Live Art Nest. Absolutely incredible to see this massive canvas change constantly throughout the weekend. Talk about layers upon layers, definitely a must!"

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Symbiosis offers a place where souls young and old intersect on their celestial voyage. Whether you are a wayward traveler, a jaded burner, a newcomer to the scene, or just a human full of awe, everyone is welcome to call this place home. With music and art ready to cleanse the mind and soul of the evils of the industrial revolution, people can escape the illusion of society and truly be themselves in this haven. Good vibes and magical experiences await.

Smile at a stranger, have a heart to heart, share contact flow, join ecstatic dance, indulge in sunset yoga, or gaze into clouds. Through these harmonious connections, we can grasp the concept of what it means to truly live to our fullest potential. Join me as I dance until the sun rises and we shall elevate above with it! Hopefully you'll join me in this paradise <3

For more on information on Symbiosis, visit their website here. <----

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