Tag: Further Future

Festival Bucket List: Genius Loci

As music festivals continue to grow in popularity the new trend has become destination festivals. It perfectly combines a love of travel with a love of music and festival culture. Although it may seem another new festival pops up every week, one festival on a tiny peninsula on the west coast of Mexico caught our eye: Genius Loci. This intimate surf, yoga, and music festival sits right alongside the beach allowing festival goers to wake up to the sound of waves. It serves as an off the grid camping festival and serves those who long to explore and travel; but, ... Read more

Interview: Claptone – The Mystery Behind The Mask

About a year ago I fell fully down the rabbit hole that is house music after stalking a group of friends who had spent a week in Ibiza. One of the reposted a mix on Facebook and it was a Clapcast and I instantly became hooked to the groovy rhythm curated on this weekly show. Many times I was caught causally street dancing as I walked to my car in Los Angeles, imagining I was sipping a mojito by a pool or an ocean listening to the masked man lead us all into the sunshine. I mean, lets face it, ... Read more

Editorial: Are Computers Instruments?

How many times have you had to defend your music taste in a bar to people who just do not understand dance music? I certainly have. I’ve heard people argue that DJ’s are not playing instruments. And truthfully, not all of them do. DJing is a different talent, one that us in this community admire; however, musicians of the old school rock and roll mentality resist this. Of course DJs and producers are not necessarily the same thing, many in this day and age are pressured to do both. In this way there is a growing musicality coming back into ... Read more

Lightning In A Bottle: The 5 Things I Learned Last Year

Last year I attended Lighting in a Bottle Festival in Bradley California for the very first time. I was a Coachella veteran and thought I knew everything about festivals and what they could offer. Truth: I could not have been more wrong. A random speaker series on the first day drew my attention it was titled “The Art of Letting Go”. It sparked something in me. I felt I had so much clutter in my life. After this talk I recognized the clutter was in the palm of my hand. That’s right. I’m talking about how much I learned from ... Read more

Further Future: A Millennial Utopia

Last weekend just deep enough with the native lands of the Paiute Tribe in the desert of Nevada a cultural shift took place which has redefined what a “festival” has the potential to be: the event was Further Future.The festival, put on by the organizers of Robot Heart, is unlike any other festival on the scene. The founders have curated a truly unique space for the imagineers of the world to come together and converse. It goes beyond the party. The energy encourages growth and conversation. Upon entering the festival you can tell it is just different: it’s about the ... Read more

Earth Day 2016: 10 Environmentally Conscious Festivals

Today, 22 April is Earth Day. The International day of focus on Terra Firma is equal parts encouraging and depressing, given that humanity needs to be forced in thinking about that which gave it life for one solitary day per year; ideally, every day would be Earth Day, but I’m getting distracted now. Anyway, in honor, we’ve highlighted 10 festivals around the world who have developed and maintained a commitment to mindfulness, sustainability and the environment, without the horrendous hand of corporate influence (almost) that oversees resource destruction the world over. If we’ve forgotten any or you know of festivals ... Read more

MDMA Is A Step Closer To Legal Medicinal Use In USA

Over the past several months, the use of MDMA as a treatment for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) has circulated through the medical community. Now, despite the controversial nature of such a proposal, MDMA may be on its way to gain Food & Drug Administration (FDA) approval for its medicinal qualities. For those who may not now, MDMA is the active ingredient in ecstasy and, in its purest form, has a history of psychoanalytic use. So far, the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) has been conducting studies using MDMA, specific to PTSD treatment, and are about to conclude the ... Read more

Full Premiere: AEONIX – A Star Was Born Feat. Kelly Day (Original Mix)

AEONIX is a tale where chance meets opportunity. It was during a vision-quest to Joshua Tree where Jonnie King and Josh Royse molded their brotherhood through spirituality and music.  Shortly after, Jonnie started working with fellow producer Johnny Reyes to form the early stages of AENOIX.  The two received world-wide support from Lee Burridge on their first record, as well as capturing the mind of Robot Heart‘s Jason Swamy, who encouraged the boys to record their debut LP at his maiden Further Future festival.  With this, the soundscapes of AEONIX were born. After their successful Further Future debut (of which, ... Read more