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Essays & Interviews

Interview with James Spektrum of Lucidity Festival

Time for Lucidity Festival is fast approaching. Set from April 10-12th in Goleta, California, this year's headlining artist is The Polish Ambassador (David Sugalski), an electronic musician and DJ from Oakland, California.

Empathic Ethos and a Well-Fed Soul: An Interview with Justin Boreta of The Glitch Mob

I had a chance to talk with Justin Boreta of Glitch Mob and pick his brain about the work he loves. What followed was over two hours of conversation, touching on The Glitch Mob’s ethos of empathy and compassion and the “scorched earth” policy that allows them to make music and leave their egos at the door.
Lily Ross

Deya Dova Interview and new EP release, "Symbiotic Remixes"

This week, we go more in depth with the Australian Singer-Producer, discussing Aboriginal cultural influences, spiritual inspirations, artist collaborations and her new EP "Symbiotic Remixes."

Street Ritual: A Global Conscious Movement of Collaborative Artistic Visions

Street Ritual is a transcendent evolution, unifying a collective of conscious and creative artists who are manifesting collaborative realizations.

Shaking to the Wisdom of Shankara

The Wisdom of Shankara is a New Zealand-based electronica duo that weaves together a range of styles, including psychedelic dub and tribal energy. Reality Sandwich spoke with Brendan Evans about their creative process, thoughts on the EDM scene, and the connection between music and psychedelics.
Josh Pendergrass

Kaminanda: Electric World Bridger

Kaminanda’s productions are a swirling fusion of trip hop, dub, midtempo and sensual grooves, unveiling crystalline melodies, ecstatic rhythms from around the world, and beats and bass that sway the body into surrender and release.
Terra Celeste

Illuminorganica: An Interview with the Desert Dwellers

I recently had the pleasure of interviewing the Desert Dwellers in NYC while they were with Shpongle for the "Museum of Consciousness" tour. We talked about spirituality, psychedelics, music festival culture, and more.
Jeff Bausemer

Album Review - Two Fingers Stunt Rhythms (Ninja Tune, 2012)

Amon Tobin's latest Two Fingers effort, Stunt Rhythms is an eclectic nod to hip hop, dark dance floor beats, and visceral glimpses of deepspace in the middle of a musical mutliverse.
Jill Ettinger

Visionary Soundscapes: A Talk with Mystical Sun

Mystical Sun has been making verdant listening-room electronica for almost two decades. The recently-released 26000 is his first album in four years, a testament to the time-intensive work and, poetically, also a concept album about deep time and epochal cycles.
Michael Garfield

Myth, Ritual, and Revelry: A Talk with Damian Lazarus

Damian Lazarus, head of the influential Crosstown Rebels record label, is transforming the clichéd image of house music. In this interview, Lazarus talks about Burning Man and Day Zero, his upcoming 24-hour dance party synchronized to the end of the Mayan Calendar.
ST Frequency

Synergy, Sound and the Sacred: Documenting Transformational DJ Culture

The art of being a DJ, dancing or creating the space where DJ’s and dancing communities meet – this is the art of connecting, joining ourselves with the energy of life.
Terra Celeste

Music, Technology, and Responsibility

I am caught in a conundrum. I create music inspired by the wild unfettered spirits of the natural world, but the power I am using to create music in my home is literally destroying the beauty and the species that surround me.

Evolver Artists

By popular demand, we are posting a listing of the bios, workshop descriptions, and urls of the artists who made the first Evolver happen. Check them out, and make sure to thank them!
Jonathan Talat Phillips

Getting Subliminal with DJ Spooky

For over ten years, Paul Miller aka DJ Spooky has quietly been linking the worlds of DJ culture and high art. You could say his approach has been nearly subliminal. In this interview, Spooky gives a retrospective of his diverse body of work.
Propaganda Anonymous

The Sound of Ice: Discussing "Terra Nova"

In this interview with Elena Glasberg, I discusses my new multimedia performance work Terra Nova: Sinfonia Antarctica, open-source media, music history, new relativism, the need for more paradox, and the sound of no government.
Paul D. Miller aka DJ Spooky

Tipping in the Thunder (Gang Gang Dance in the duende)

In my personal musical cosmology, Gang Gang Dance are to the Aughts (2000-2010) what Future Sound of London’s epic Life Forms double-LP was to the mid-nineties, and what Floyd’s UmmaGumma was to the early 70s.

Sampling Paradise: Goa Trance

As we hurtle into the twenty-first century, refugees from the First World have poached the info tech that's speeding up the march of progress and made an abrupt about-face towards the archaic. They drag it to the rocks and jungles. Technology loves connection, so they sync it with the ancient wheel of the heavens.
Erik Davis

Kraddy Slaughters the Minotaur

In the beginning of the year, Kraddy, the Los Angeles based electronic music producer and DJ sat down with Reality Sandwich to discuss music and life. He was on tour promoting his new EP, Labyrinth. 
Steve Urban

The Church of Random Rab

Every great movement has its sound, and every great epoch has its backing tracks. With his fourth album, Visurreal, the West Coast DJ and musical avatar crafts a masterpiece that captures the quintessence of the spiritual healing journey, by offering his own.
Charles Shaw

Dancing With the Digital Shamans

"Given that everything in reality is made of vibrations, sound science is extremely important because it has the unique ability to tune, harmonize, and modify people's vibrations (our journey). Within a sound-scape, one can transcend the physical realm and take sonic leaps and bounds of personal growth. Music brings people of all walks of life together, and it also heals the mind, body, and soul." ~ Julian Reyes / Keyframe-Entertainment (Executive Producer, Electronic Awakening)
Terra Celeste

Conscious Convergences: Festivals and Conferences

Reality Sandwich's guide to festivals, conferenes, and major events for the transformational community.     News • Deeper • Evolver EDM ***  RECOMMENDED EVENTS   JANUARY, 2013
Conscious Convergences


News, Videos, Podcasts & Events

Live At Envision 2015 by Perkulat0r

Creating psychedelic bass music that transcends genres; Perkulat0r filters through a mixture of soulful uplifting melodies, crunky purple basslines and funky future beats.

Emok and Friends - Alchemy Circle 08 - Boom Festival 2014 by Boom Festival

Recorded August 10, 2014. DJ Emok is co-founder of the record label Iboga records.

EMOG - Envision Set 2015 by EMOG

Emile V. – Better known as EMOG – is a Musician/Producer based in Vancouver, BC with a lifetime commitment and involvement in music.

Sam Paganini Live In Berlin (Drumcode Total 22 - 11 - 2014) by Sam Paganini

Sam Paganini Live In Berlin 2014. Recorded Live at Drumcode Total (November 22nd 2014).

International artist 4bstr4ck3r's "Bass Bump" album review

4bstr4ck3r, hailing from France, releases “Bass Bump,” a sonic blast composed of four cosmic bass tracks focusing on uplifting broken beat music being directed in varying themes.

Everyday Junglist Exclusive Mix - Episode 230 - Jams by Jams

Jamie's mix takes you on a journey through minimal deep steppers, to nasty amens, to old skool, a smooth flowing mix that showcases her talents behind the decks!! Let's get to know the star of episode 230, Jams.

LIVE at Envision 2015 by Living Light

Living Light - LIVE from Costa Rica! Featuring brand new tracks, new remixes, live keys, live looping and sample drops, and a whole lotta costa rican heat!

WALA Live At Envision Festival by WALA music वाला

Hailing from the bass factory of San Francisco, WALA blends a sexy, worldly quality into the scintillating sounds of Glitch-Hop and Dubstep.

Orphic Promo Mix 2015 by Orphic (Official)

Glitch Hop/Future Funk/Electro Soul/Disco Bass/Motown Glitch.

Road to Envision by DJ Dragonfly

Heading to Envision Festival? This mix was inspired by the desire to set the tone and fill the space on the road from San Jose airport to Dominical. Chill & Groove, Bump & smile...adventures in sound.

Night Spell 2 - Another Love Mix by The Funk Hunters

Presenting Night Spell 2, the follow up to our Valentines Day mix from 2013. For this years mix, we've assembled some of our current favourites and plenty of classics that have left a mark in our hearts over the years.

Livestream Event Audio by Katmosphere

Live, improvised electronica. From dance to chill-out to space-out. This is Katmosphere.

Emok and Friends - Alchemy Circle 08 - Boom Festival 2014 by Boom Festival

DJ Emok’s access to fresh and unreleased tracks from supporting producers in the music community means it comes as no surprise that he is guaranteed to play unique, distinctive and exclusive sets ripping up dancefloors across the globe.

Uchu - Chill Out Gardens 04 - Boom Festival 2014

Uchu - Chill Out Gardens - Recorded August 7th 2014 at Boom Festival.

Love And Light Mix by Ace Ventura

A special set made for the Love & Light tour in South Africa, March 2015.

Live At The Rainbow Factory - Jan 2015 by Chris Steady

Deep, dark, heady techno mix recorded live January 3 at the Rainbow Factory.

Mochipet “Psilocybin Samurai” album review

Mochipet released “Psilocybin Samurai” on January 3rd, 2015, and it’s an exploration into psychedelic visions, a magic trip composed of glitch hop swerves, “truffle steps”, and psychedelic bass grooves.

Bluminous by Johnny Blue

Listen to Bluminous (Compiled & Mixed by Johnny Blue).

Dixon's Violin on Project Bring Me to Life Podcast

The world's premier digital violinist, Dixon's life mission is to inspire people! And he has done so across North America, captivating audiences at intimate shows, and wowing crowds of thousands.
Nick Meador

Live from the Carl Cox & Friends Arena at Ultra Chile by RioTGeaR

A live recording from RioTGeaR's set in the Carl Cox & Friends Arena at Ultra Chile in Santiago.

Winter Solstice 2014 [GAGARINMIX - 37] by Gagarin Project

This mix was recorded live at music event in Paris, and was presented for celebration of Winter Solstice 2014 on di.fm. It contains some of the best ethnical and dub influenced tracks, result is natural and very mind expanding psy musical journey.

"Water She Dances" with Rising Appalachia by Dogon Lights

Chloe Smith, Leah Song and David Brown from Rising Appalachia have created a beautiful track with Vir McCoy and Evan Fraser of The Dogon Lights.

Dive Into The Core- Desert Dwellers Feat. Ixchel Prrisma by Prrisma

From the EP "Dive Into Forever." Track Produced by Desert Dwellers. Original lyrics and melody by Prrisma. EP Available for purchase on Bandcamp.

THE WISDOM OF SHANKARA @ Luminate 2015 (LIVE recording) by keyframe_entertainment

The Wisdom of Shankara (Brendan Evans and Elijah Wilson-Kelly) is an electronic music duo from Lyttelton, New Zealand on an exploration through the musical galaxy to discover the possibilities of sound.