Earthdance – Phoenix, Arizona – 9.25.09 | 9.26.09

Earthdance is here again!
Earthdance

Collective Groove Theory brings us another installment of Earthdance. I’m excited to say I’ll get to preform at this event on the Friday night. I’ll be gracing the crowd with some glitch hop and dubstep. The line up is huge!

Check out all the info below:

Collective Groove Theory, Global, The Emaho Foundation, and Earthdance International are proud to present
EARTHDANCE PHOENIX 2009
A Global Family Reunion.

Sept. 25th 2009 and Sept. 26th 2009

This WILL be a 33 hour long, 2 day event !!!!!

WITH OVER 100 PERFORMERS
FEATURING DJ’s, Live Acts, Bands, and Teachers
Come dance your ass off, and/or Learn Yoga, Ti Chi, Belly Dancing, or to meditate.
It’s your choice, because it will all be here.

LASERS by Laser Wizardry
VIDEO + I-MAG Systems by Phoenix Light Lab
LIVE VJ SETS from Argonot, 7G, NEU LSD and more
LIGHTING BY Harmonic, NUE LSD, Phoenix Light Lab and more
SOUND BY Flock Pro Audio, DA Pro Audio, Rukus Sound, and more

ALL AT COWTOWN,
A SECURE OUTDOOR LOCATION
WE ALL KNOW AND LOVE

Earthdance, has now become the largest Global Dance Festival in the world.
Join us as over 200,000 people unite in dance in over 300 locations in over 60 countries.
The defining moment of each Earthdance event is a synchronized link-up, (4pm Pacific Standard Time) when every event around the world plays a specially produced song called “The Prayer for Peace” at exactly the same time. Rising out of the global electronic music scene Earthdance has now grown to include a diverse cross-section of musical genres, Earthdance has shown how the potent combination of music, dance and technology can be harnessed for positive and humanitarian aims.

This years Earthdance will start Friday 9-25-09 at 9p with three stages of EDM madness ,the show will run non-stop for 33 hours, until 6AM on Sunday Morning.

FRIDAY NIGHT TALENT:
Dyloot – CA- Skills DJ/Vandit Recording (The First of only two AZ performance’s in 2009, both are at EARTHDANCE )
Best known for his warm stage presence and alluring DJ performance, Dyloot elevates the dance floor with his progressive blend of deep and melodic trance. As a professional and talented DJ, Dyloot has maintained his status as one of the biggest Trance DJs in the Bay Area. He has punctuated his style with new waves of flowing and sweet-sounding tracks, providing audial pleasure to any listener. With a quality and professional performance always at the top of his list, Dyloot continuously spins the newest tracks, with rhythmical moves, including one smooth mix after another.
Beginning in 1995, Dyloot began DJing in the San Francisco underground scene spinning Progressive Techno. As the scene quickly grew, so did Dyloots DJ career. In 1997 he stepped into the realm of event promotion and started SKILLS Productions with, then partner and DJ, Tom Slik. SKILLS quickly became the biggest electronic music event promoters in California, and then in the U.S.
Two years later, in 1999, Dyloot and Tom Slik opened their record store Skills DJ Workshop in Berkeley, which continues to provide one of the largest vinyl selections for electronic music.
1999 also marked the shift in Dyloots DJ style from Progressive Techno to Trance. This shift was the catalyst in skyrocketing Dyloots sustained career and popularity among fans and DJs alike.
http://www.deepvoicesmusic.com/

Jonathan Allyn – Atl GA Pharmacy Recordings – http://www.jonathanallyn.com (Only AZ performance in 2009 )
DJ:: Producer, Jonathan Allyn continues to be recognized by the media, its artists and crowds across the US for his tough yet melodically progressive, techno trance DJ style and productions. His last release ‘Luminate’ on Baroque Records was supported by all the top trance DJs.
His productions have been featured on radio shows from Above and Beyond’s ‘Trance Around the World’ to Matt Darey’s ‘Nocturnal Radio’.
For his debut release on Pharmacy, Jonathan Allyn delivers an amazingly beautiful yet powerful monster of a track. ‘Taking Sides’ has an infectious melody that subtly and hypnotically builds the entire length of the track making it one huge crescendo. The pulsing bass line keeps the track moving and there is plenty of sparkling percussion to keep the dance floor pumping. ‘Taking Sides’ is pure class, continuing the tradition of quality releases on Pharmacy Music.
‘Overdrive’ is a deeper underground track that takes a darker approach to the genre of tough but melodic trance. ‘Overdrive’ compliments the higher energy of “Taking Sides” and rounds out the release with a solid piece of music for any occasion.
An impressive fifth release on Pharmacy Music, the newest label to watch in trance!
Available now at Beatport, Trackitdown, iTunes (on May 26th) and other fine digital outlets.

Rabbit -FL WMA (The First of only two AZ performance’s in 2009, both are at EARTHDANCE )
When he was only 15, he found the world of Trance and fell in love for the first time. This is where the Rabbit was conceived, but not yet born. How did he find Trance one might ask? KoRn, one of his favorite bands of the time, remixed one of their songs, “Clown”. The beats were catchy, and they never left his head. At the age of 17 he was forced to move to Georgia; this is where the rave began in his life. The name Rabbit was born at a rave in Georgia, where he was King. He had a style of dancing that no one could describe except as a crazy rabbit and with a Caffeine visor on, a pacifier in his mouth, and two glow sticks pushed up in his visor like ears, he had the look as well. Here is where the name Rabbit became synonymous with the words Trance or Rave. His passion for the raves and his passion for the beats pushed him even farther. A love for listening to the music led to wanting to make the music. At the age of 22 Rabbit found himself living in South Florida where he met DJ Christopher Allen. DJ Christopher Allen taught Rabbit the basics of beat matching and allowed him to practice on his turntables. This was the start of the career name DJ RABBIT. Rabbit finally purchased his own set of turntables only a year later at the age of 23. He has been spinning with his partner in crime, the infamous DJ MadHatter, and received his first gig at club X-It in Hollywood, Florida at the age of 24. With a residency on Friday nights at Club Bambu in South Beach, Saturday nights to come at Metropolis in Downtown Miami, and the help of Euphoria Project, Rabbit’s career in the world of DJ’s has begun its explosion, watch out!

CL McSpadden
From his humble beginnings learning to spin on two JVC turntables, to producing hard driving progressive trance in his self owned studio, CL McSpadden has become one of the most sought after and respected Producers-Remixers-DJ’s in Arizona. For the past 15 years, CL has witnessed and led the Arizona progressive music movement. By the late 1980’s, CL was opening up for two of the hottest nightclubs in Phoenix- Planet Earth and Utopia. His talent was soon recognized and he quickly landed a residency at one of the leading nightspots in Arizona- Club 411.

Currently CL is a resident at the influential Insomnia in Scottsdale, Arizona. He has served up his luscious beats live at clubs such as Utopia in Las Vegas, Visions in Memphis, and Insomnia in Los Angeles. CL has opened for top name artists B.T., Christopher Lawrence, Donald Glaude, and Taylor. Whether at a dance club or desert massive, he consistently lays down brilliant and clean sets that exceed the standard dance floor craze.

CL also carries a heavy studio schedule as a Producer and Remixer. Labels such as Atlantic, Epic, Jive, Maverick, Stress, Virgin, and Limbo (UK) seek his talents to reengineer their tracks on a regular basis. Collaborating with DJ Markus Schulz, “Lost Without You” by Jaynne Hanna, was remixed and re-released because of its appearance on Sasha & Digweed’s “Northern Exposure-Expeditions” CD. Original song productions include his highly acclaimed “Galea-Omni”, “Centrode-Luminous”, and new Hook Records recording “Barracuda”. Publications such as MIXER Magazine and XLR8R have endorsed his genius for “Fireball” and “Teleport”. When CL isn’t in the studio crafting solid music, he can be found working on a nationally syndicated mixshow at Hot Mix Radio Network.

The ever changing path of progressive music will leave some unrecognized. It is his talent, innovation, and sincere passion for music that will continue to propel CL McSpadden to the forefront of the global pack.

Matt Dunn F-8 – (Doing a DnB Set)

Starting Saturday morning the festival swings tord the spiritual, with a full Buddhist festival and live acts reflecting world music take the stage.

TALENT:
ZaChoeje Rinpoche-Rinpoche studied at the Drepung Loseling Monastery and received the Geshe Lharampa degree, equal to a doctorate in Tibetan Buddhism. After leading the Mystical Arts of Tibet cultural tour in America in 1998, he traveled to Phoenix with a group of monks, where he found himself personally drawn to the desert. He decided to settle there and began teaching. On September 10, 2001, he, together with Dharma friends and students, founded Emaho Foundation.
Rinpoche was born in Nepal. He discovered a love for Tibetan literature and spent many hours relating ancient stories to his friends and family: the Tibetan tales provided entertainment. He was hoping to one day become a teacher. It happened one day that his father and some elders handed him a letter from His Holiness the Dalai Lama saying, “Choejor Dhondup, I am going to recognize you as the sixth reincarnation of the great ZaChoeje Rinpoche.” In that instant, his life changed dramatically.
His predecessor, the fifth ZaChoeje Rinpoche, had died in a Chinese prison after the Communist takeover of Tibet. Like him, Rinpoche furthered his studies at Drepung Loseling Monastery and received the Geshe Lharampa degree, equal to a doctorate in Tibetan Buddhism.
Tai Chi Master Sa
The “Of the Earth” Carnival
2 Suns (Conscious Rock Band, Music Dedicated to Love & Peace)
Property Six (They will rock your world)
Purple Kush (Reggae Jam Band)
The Crush (This will be their final performance of their US summer tour.)

Saturday Night the insanity level grows to five stages of your favorite EDM stars and our own local EDM legends.
COLLECTIVE GROOVE THEORY STAGE-TRANCE, HOUSE and MASH-UP
TALENT:

DRC -SF Cal – Mizumo Music (Only AZ performance in 2009 )
San Francisco’s legendary pioneer DJ, DRC continues to take the Electronic Music Industry by storm. With a recent TOP 10 charting on DJDOWNLOADS.COM in the UK, and a wave of new releases globally, DRC knows how to stay on top of the game! She is far more than just a DJ, but a producer, lyricist, singer, performer, published poet and is also entering the world of Voice Overs. She has also had Hindi Voice and music theory training as well as years of Operatic and Pop vocal training. DRC is also an active member of San Francisco’s Test Press Committee; the electronic and dance music committee of the San Francisco Chapter of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences –http://www.pyramind.com/tpsf/.
Thru DRC’s over17 years in the industry she has consistently performed alongside many of the worlds best DJ’s and has been compared to the likes of Donald Glaude. Her exceptional skills behind the decks & high voltage performances have taken her all over the world. It’s no doubt DRC remains in great demand as she continues to set new standards in our megaton Dance Music Culture. She captivates all audiences wither she is DJing, or performing/ singing LIVE. Like that isn’t enough, over the last year DRC & DJ Denise have been collaborating & have multiple releases on such labels as Second Session (UK), Direct Drive Digital (Chicago), Groove Baby (UK), Peak Hour Music/Dirty Drumz Digital and several on Denise’s label, Mizumo Music. DRC also has a list of previous releases on such labels as Knob Records (NY), IMIX, Merge, Twin Soul, Undefined and her own label Destra Music to name a few. You can also find DRC’s original music featured in two music industry documentaries; “Vision of Vibe” with Carl Cox and “Intellect” featuring Paul Van Dyk and many others. It is hard to believe that such groundbreaking talent was spawned in a small town, in a state famous for its potatoes. Raised near the Nez Perce Native American Reservation in Idaho, performing in Arabian horse shows and acting and singing in many local theater productions exposed DRC to an ore of music and dance at a young age. Now, DRC is one of America’s most inspiring and talented DJs. To experience the captivating energy she harnesses in her performances will forever change the way you hear and feel music. She is a true and natural talent and should not to be missed! Buy original music online:
http://www.myspace.com/djdrc
http://www.myspace.com/arsnova1

Noel Sanger -FL – Dissident Records / Sphere of Influence Tour (Only AZ performance in 2009 )
About noel sanger
It’s 2009, and a new day has begun. The year behind us will be remembered as Noel Sanger’s best yet, and his momentum is only just starting to pick up. No small feat for an artist with a 15 year history of floor-wrecking tunes released by the world’s top labels and played by the world’s top DJ’s. In previous years, no less than BT has sought the Noel Sanger studio touch, tapping him to engineer and program on his sessions for Tiesto’s Grammy-nominated “Elements of Life” CD. Noel previously spent 2 years as that Dutch superstar’s chosen US tour-mate and followed his “Summerbreeze” mix on Nettwerk America with the widely acclaimed “Summerbreeze 2.”.

2008 saw the release of “Perfect”, Noel’s studio collaboration with longtime friend and world’s 8 DJ, Markus Schulz. He released music on labels like Armada, Baroque and Curvve, and launched his own Dissident Music to wide applause. His music was supported in the clubs and on the radio by Paul Van Dyk, Judge Jules, Tiesto, Armin Van Buuren, Matt Darey, Markus Schulz, Roger Sanchez, Andy Moor, Marco V, and so so many more, while his own DJ schedule included dates coast to coast in the US and Canada, a week in mainland China, even touching down on the European continent for the first time. He then relocated back to Miami, where his career began, and at present is anticipating the lanch of a major South Florida residency… to be announced- Stay tuned.

It’s easy to see that 2008 only laid the groundwork for the supernova yet to unfold in 2009: even more touring (including return dates in Europe and East Asia), the launch of a new radio show and a new DJ mix CD (Sphere Of Influence- Moist Music USA), releases scheduled for high Contrast, Curvve, System Recordings and an amazing schedule of releases on his own Dissident Music. Noel is creating the best music of his long career, and has truly come into his own and taken his place among the brightest lights in the world of dance music.

Dyloot – CA- Skills DJ/Vandit Recording (The Second of only two AZ performance’s in 2009, both are at EARTHDANCE )
Best known for his warm stage presence and alluring DJ performance, Dyloot elevates the dance floor with his progressive blend of deep and melodic trance. As a professional and talented DJ, Dyloot has maintained his status as one of the biggest Trance DJs in the Bay Area. He has punctuated his style with new waves of flowing and sweet-sounding tracks, providing audial pleasure to any listener. With a quality and professional performance always at the top of his list, Dyloot continuously spins the newest tracks, with rhythmical moves, including one smooth mix after another.

Beginning in 1995, Dyloot began DJing in the San Francisco underground scene spinning Progressive Techno. As the scene quickly grew, so did Dyloots DJ career. In 1997 he stepped into the realm of event promotion and started SKILLS Productions with, then partner and DJ, Tom Slik. SKILLS quickly became the biggest electronic music event promoters in California, and then in the U.S.

Two years later, in 1999, Dyloot and Tom Slik opened their record store Skills DJ Workshop in Berkeley, which continues to provide one of the largest vinyl selections for electronic music.

1999 also marked the shift in Dyloots DJ style from Progressive Techno to Trance. This shift was the catalyst in skyrocketing Dyloots sustained career and popularity among fans and DJs alike.
http://www.deepvoicesmusic.com/

Rabbit -FL WMA (The Second of only two AZ performance’s in 2009, both are at EARTHDANCE )
When he was only 15, he found the world of Trance and fell in love for the first time. This is where the Rabbit was conceived, but not yet born. How did he find Trance one might ask? KoRn, one of his favorite bands of the time, remixed one of their songs, “Clown”. The beats were catchy, and they never left his head. At the age of 17 he was forced to move to Georgia; this is where the rave began in his life. The name Rabbit was born at a rave in Georgia, where he was King. He had a style of dancing that no one could describe except as a crazy rabbit and with a Caffeine visor on, a pacifier in his mouth, and two glow sticks pushed up in his visor like ears, he had the look as well. Here is where the name Rabbit became synonymous with the words Trance or Rave. His passion for the raves and his passion for the beats pushed him even farther. A love for listening to the music led to wanting to make the music. At the age of 22 Rabbit found himself living in South Florida where he met DJ Christopher Allen. DJ Christopher Allen taught Rabbit the basics of beat matching and allowed him to practice on his turntables. This was the start of the career name DJ RABBIT. Rabbit finally purchased his own set of turntables only a year later at the age of 23. He has been spinning with his partner in crime, the infamous DJ MadHatter, and received his first gig at club X-It in Hollywood, Florida at the age of 24. With a residency on Friday nights at Club Bambu in South Beach, Saturday nights to come at Metropolis in Downtown Miami, and the help of Euphoria Project, Rabbit’s career in the world of DJ’s has begun its explosion, watch out!

Channel Surfer -CA -FIRE TRIBE (Only AZ performance in 2009 )
Channel Surfer has just completed his second album and will be on his summer tour when he arrives at EARTHDANCE.

Turner + Heit -World Wide Sensations -Local Heros

DIRT ASSASSINZ STAGE – BREAKS
Niko
RX
Adam John (Theoretic, Shift)
Matthew Harris
DeFrag
Shomeister
Omniphonix
Metatron
Macrodot
Brook B
DJ Yello
Louder
Rob Kwik

BEST OF TIMES STAGE -HAPPY HARDCORE
IAN K -Wa
I got started producing a few years ago, after spending a lot of time as an MC for DJ’s spinning UK Hardcore. Lately I have been splitting my time between MC’ing for UK Hardcore, production and playing out with my Live PA, and also done a few DJ sets from time to time.
Thanks to the support of the numerous great crews in Seattle, such as Funshine, Webbwerx, Smokeshack DJ’s, Check6,and Pussycat Productions , I have had the opportunity to keep trying new things and to present my view of Hard Dance to the people.
2007 was a great year, and I am working hard on making 2008 even better. More tracks, more shows and more fun! I may be doing fewer Live PA’s and focusing again on DJ’ing, however I will always be bringing fresh tunes from the LAB for your enjoyment!
I love Hard Dance, in all it’s forms, be it Hard House, Hardcore, Hard Trance, Gabber, it’s all good to me. Been doing this for over 10 years now and I feel like I’m just getting started!
http://www.myspace.com/iankhardscience

Rize
Starr
Sparrow
Mako
Liinx
Skeltaboy
Grem
Cojami
Spazz
Maromi

RUKUS STAGE- MIXED GENRE
RICHARD ANTHONY – trance
REX & EXCELL – breaks
DOCTOR MD – freeform
SID – hard dance

FLOCK STAGE-DnB
Mando

There will be a full vendor village with all your favorite vendors
As always the Emaho Temple will be on-site, and selling our waters for $1, with all proceeds going straight to the temple.

FRIDAY NIGHT $20 at the Door/ $15 Pre-sale
SATURDAY BEFORE 4P $30 at the Door/ $25 Pre-sale
SATURDAY AFTER 4P $40 at the Door/ $35 Pre-sale
33 HOUR FULL FESTIVAL PASS $50 at the Door/ $45 Pre-sale

PRE-SALES
On-Line at http://www.groovetickets.com

local presales at
“That 70’S Shop”

http://www.70sshop.com
OPEN MONDAY thru SATURDAY
from NOON to 11 PM
602-279-5470
Located at 5018 North 7th Street
on the NW corner of 7th St & Camelback,
right behind Denny’s

local presales also at most Phoenix area EDM Events starting with “the big event”

DIRECTIONS FROM PHOENIX TO THE VENUE
Take I-17 North From Phoenix toward FLAGSTAFF
Merge onto AZ-74 W/W CAREFREE HWY at EXIT 223B
Turn RIGHT, Travel 6.7 Miles West
Turn LEFT onto N LAKE PLEASANT RD
Then immediately Turn RIGHT onto W CAREFREE HWY
Go 1.0 mile and PARK

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