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Essays & Interviews

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

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

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

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

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.


News, Videos, Podcasts & Events

January 2014 Mix by Apex

Apex first discovered electronic music through drum and bass, playing alongside respected artists such as Kenny Ken, Brockie and Shy FX.
Keyframe Entertainment

Mana Wizard @ Yaga Gathering 2013 by ~Mana°Wizard~

Mana Wizards set recorded in the deep forest of Lithuania @ Yaga Gathering 2013. In this set you hear some sounds from the new Tengri - ICAROS Album, Master Margherita, the V.A. Blue Planet comp by Johnny Blue on Mikelabella Records, Vlastur, & more.
Keyframe Entertainment

Anjunabeats Worldwide 393 with Judah by Judah

"This episode is jam packed with 47 tunes, hundreds of edits, and a ton of exclusive mashups, remixes, and original productions, as well as many tunes that have inspired us this summer."
Keyframe Entertainment

SuKhush Live @ O.Z.O.R.A. 2014 (Chill Dome) by SuKhush

Brooklyn-based live duo - SuKhush - features Rachel's improvisation on the C Flute over Vish's DJ/RMX sets. Using a variety of real-time sampling and remix techniques, SuKhush creates original live experiences for every audience.
Keyframe Entertainment

Romantic Summer 2014 DJ Mix (Part 2) by gavin hardkiss

Gavin Hardkiss is a South African born DJ and music producer based in California.
Keyframe Entertainment

Rinkadink @ Electrance 2014 by Rinkadink

Rinkadink is South African producer Werner van Jaarsveld, a DJ since his mid teens and a veteran of many years of electronic music production. He has been releasing music and performing in clubs and festivals around the world since 2002.
Keyframe Entertainment

Black Sunrise - Sunrise DJ Set at Burning Man 2014 by Tycho

Tycho sunrise DJ set on the Disco Space Shuttle at Burning Man on Friday, August 29th, 2014.
Keyframe Entertainment

BOOM Festival 2014 - Mista Savona DJ Set (chill reggae)

It's a set of mostly modern reggae, starting very chilled and building up slowly but steadily.
Keyframe Entertainment

Solid Steel Radio Show 14/3/2014 Part 1 + 2 - Clap! Clap! by Ninja Tune

Clap! Clap! has a new EP 'Tambacounda' out now on the excellent Black Acre record label. This mix showcases his musical style of researching and sampling tribes, bands and singers originating from the African continent.
Keyframe Entertainment

Sentient Incentive by Silva

From Canada's West Coast comes a fresh sound. You'll want to walk into the forest…and dance.
Keyframe Entertainment

Live at Sacred Spaces, Burning Man 2014 by galacticwind

A phat set of whompy, funky goodness from the epic Friday night party at Sacred Spaces Village, Burning Man 2014.
Keyframe Entertainment

Boom Festival 2014 - Dance Temple 02 - Thatha by Boom Festival

Live set recorded August 9th at Boom Festival 2014.
Keyframe Entertainment

Burning Man 2014 Electronic Music Mixes

The dust has settled on Burning Man 2014 - what an epic year!!!! We danced, we played, we had wonderful experiences in the dust.
Keyframe Entertainment

Release - Entire Album by Random Rab

Random Rab's most recent album, "Release," is available streaming online and to buy. This album is the culmination of 2 years of touring, living, laughing, dreaming and of course, release.
Keyframe Entertainment

Aphex Twin, Syro (Warp) on Bleep

Syro, the first full-length album by Aphex Twin since the 2001's Drukqs, is streaming online and available to buy. The music "can be quite impenetrable," says Richard James (Aphex Twin's real name), but isn't that the appeal of his cryptic soundscapes?
Faye Sakellaridis

JB - Live At Apex - Burning Man 2014 by --JB--

Drawing influence from travels around the world, Asia to Africa, Europe and South America, JB Vries’ motivations have always been based in rhythm and melody.
Keyframe Entertainment

Fragmented Island Dream - Organikismness 2013 Tour Mix by ORGANIKISMNESS

A promo mix put together by Organikismness profiling his new material, and also new tunes from his side projects Synk, Ism and Soulware.
Keyframe Entertainment

Burning Man 2014 - Deep Tunes For Deep Playa (Vol4)

Deep Tunes For Deep Playa: OllieMundy's set at Burning Man 2014.
Keyframe Entertainment

Ajja "Live At One Day In Amsterdam 2014"

AJJA S.F. LEU is an eclectic and multi-talented Swiss artist who channels his creativity through parallel careers as musician/producer/dj, Peak Records label manager, graphic artist and tattoo artist.
Keyframe Entertainment

Kalliope Frequency @ Burning Man 14'.

A Hundred Drums music flows through a range of Atmospheric Dubstep, Psytrance and Psychedelic Techno. Together; these psychedelic groovy elements infuse her music, joining heart beats with basslines and thundering low frequency rhythms.
Keyframe Entertainment

Diplomatic Dispatch: Volume 1 by Polish Ambassador

For the Polish Ambassador project, born on the richly-colored streets of Chicago and San Francisco, infectious melody is paramount.
Keyframe Entertainment

Superior Sanctuary Of The Spectral Beats II : Moonshine Meditation mixed by Anyer Quantum

The next chapter of Anyer Quantum's Superior Sanctuary of the Spectral Beats is finally here, full of Modern Psychedelic Techno, many tracks released on Horns And Hoofs and Boshke Beats, as well as Soundmute Recordings and Digital Diamonds.
Keyframe Entertainment

Ace Ventura - The Dance Temple Mix - special pre Boom 2014 set

A mix made especially for Boom Festival 2014, by Ace Ventura.
Keyframe Entertainment

"A Warm Heart... a Thousand Dreams" - Ra So @ Burning Man 2013 (FREE DOWNLOAD)

This is the place where bass, depth and beauty collide. A Ra So set is a journey through the archetypes of human consciousness, peppered with subtlety and meaning
Keyframe Entertainment