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Desert Dwellers

Saturday, Apr 13th
9:00 pm
- 2:00 am

Guest Acts:
Symbolico , Sattva Ananda
Price: $18 - $22.00
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Meow Wolf Santa Fe
1352 Rufina Circle
Santa Fe, NM 87507 United States
Ages: 21+
9pm Doors
Exhibit Open All Show
Phone: 505-395-6369
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Desert  Dwellers consists  of  Amani  Friendand  Treavor  Moontribe,  who  began  their  careers  as  independent  music  producers  and  DJs  in  the  deserts  of  New  Mexico  and  California.  Coming  together  in  the  late  ’90s  after  connecting  through  the  legendary  Moontribescene,  today  the  duo  enjoys  a  reputation  as  one  of  the  most  pioneering  and  prolific  downtempo,  psy-bass,  and  tribal  trance  acts  in  the  United  States.  Desert  Dwellers  have  toured  extensively  across  six  continents,  spent  a  7-week  stretch  on  the  road  with  renowned  psychedelic  artist  Shpongle,  and  have  performed  at  dozens  of  festivals,  most  notably  Shambhala,  Lightning  in  a  Bottle,  Envision,  Coachella,  Rainbow  Serpent,  and  Boom.  Taking  a  new  approach  to  digital  production,  Amani  and  Treavor  have  combined  the  raw  sounds  of  the  natural  world  while  skillfully  blended  deep  bass,  earthy  percussion,  etheric  voices  and  cross-cultural  instrumentation  into  sonic  incense  for  the  mind  and  body.  Bringing  the  electronic  music  vibe  to  the  yoga  scene,  and  the  sounds  of  yoga  to  the  electronic  dance  scene,  Desert  Dwellers’  global  sounds  are  the  bridge  between  the  worlds  of  dance  and  movement.

Guest Acts

Symbolico

Or Ron Stern, musical producer born in Israel in the city of Rishon-Lezion, is known as the founder of the world-renowned project SYMBOLICO. Or Ron began his musical life at the age of 13 when he first listened to psytrance music artists such as: Juno-Reactor, Infected mushroom, Sun project, Goa Gil, Raja Ram, Simon Posford and many more. As a kid, psytrance music was a portal for flying with his imagination to long distances. It did not take long till he realised that he has a message to send to the world as a musical expression. Until the age of 21, Or Ron took his musical life only as a hobby; working on trance projects such as the PSYCHOPET on Impulse tracker and Propellorheads Reason sequencers.
At last, 22-year-old Or Ron decided to take it to the next level and go further and deeper into the world of sound and production. It was a turning point when he realised that psytrance alone is not satisfying enough for his colourful, mosaic-like spirit. He began to learn different types of musical genres beginning from the funky, and sometimes glitchy, world of hip hop; to the jazzy world of swing, the groovy sounds of dub, to the ethereal planes of downtempo psychedelic music. Upon the discovery of this new musical portal, the Indigo Child project (the first Symbolico) was born. What is better than a psychedelic project??? – A psychedelic project that lets you move your ass with its sexy rhythm. Indigo child was all about creating those funky Breakbeats with psytrance influences, mixing them with samples from the world of pop.
With time and self-development, the project “SYMBOLICO: Universal Knowledge Decoded Musically” was born.
The timeless and limitless realm of being was a doorway for Or Ron; a doorway of creativity, the same portal which opened at the very beginning when Or Ron listened to psytrance as a child; this portal is what UNIVERSAL KNOWLEDGE DECODED MUSICALLY is all about: a musical expression of a higher level of knowledge. It’s a type of knowledge one stores in the heart rather than the mind.
Or Ron: “For me music is an experience. Good music is an experience which continues even after the music itself is already over”.


Sattva Ananda