On November 30, KEYFRAME is honored to host “COSMIC HEART” the San Francisco PRE-PARTY to two very special festivals happening in Guatemala in December: Mayan Heart Festival & Cosmic Convergence 2018!
The event will take place at the Onedome Mixed Reality Art Experience, a space where Augmented Reality, projection mapping, soundscapes, food and drink, and even the physical space itself all work together to immerse you in a fantastical other world known as "The Unreal Garden."
There will also be a cacao ceremony honoring both festivals and a musical journey spanning multiple genres & cultures. Featuring:
12:00am Kaminanda's ever-evolving sound is a playground of original Midtempo grooves, tribal rhythms, Psy-Dub, and bouncy four on the floor. Using a generous dose of musical instruments and applied music theory designed to take the listener/dancer on a journey traversing landscapes reflecting a myriad of diverse influences; Focusing more and more on hypnotic elements of House, Techno and Trance while remaining in the slower tempos. A kaleidoscope of warm melodies and twisting, winding compositions. With six albums in his repertoire, this organic spaceship of frequencies balances musicality and micro-detail to evoke a deeper experience.
1:00am With his foray into uptempo Progressive Psy , Kaminanda is venturing into new terrains of open spaces and deeper hypnotic pulses. Focusing on bringing more musical composition into the world or Trance as well as having a healthy dose of instrument sounds from Piano's and cello's to acoustic guitar and the Hang Drum. Balancing darker, ethereal spaces with light, elegant details in celebration of pastoral colors and angelic voices.
2:00am: With a finger on the pulse of the global electronica scene, she draws the essence of tech-driven music to the surface with DJ sets inspired by the sounds of the underground. Khromata stands in the vanguard of storytelling and sensory manipulation in the modern era. Following years of experience playing shows and festivals around the world, Khromata now brings her versatile and spirited approach to sound weaving to Iboga Records. Driven by fun, energy and technical purity, she cannot be summarized by any single set or sound, making every Khromata performance an intoxicating, one-of-a-kind experience.
Khromata has headlined shows around the United States and Canada, and has been direct support for legendary artists, playing opening and closing sets for acts such as Astrix, Liquid Soul, Perfect Stranger, Captain Hook, Ticon, Emok, Critical Choice, Atmos, Mad Maxx, Gaspard, Hypnoise, Deedrah, and more.
Khromata has played shows across the States and the world, a few highlight venues include KB18 kødboderne in Denmark, and Fabrika.bar in Ukraine. Highlight gigs include the Iboga Records and FM Booking Hologram Show at Dreamstate SoCal, Symbiosis Gathering's Oregon Eclipse, six consecutive years at the How Weird Street Faire in San Francisco, Dreamstate Mexico, Astral Harvest festival in Canada, Psytribe's Spring Frequency, Pulse Family Gathering, and Panama Tribal Gathering.
10:30pm El Papachango, originally from Argentina, moved to the States as a young adult and brought with him a love of music from South America that he blended with west coast underground beats to create a groove that is unique and infectious to dance floors everywhere. Sexy, soulful and funky sounds come out of him even when he’s fast asleep.
El Papachango is one of the core creators of the legendary El Circo, one of San Francisco’s most prominent avant-garde performance groups that has been delivering music with a grip like Bassnectar, The Glitch Mob, Freq Nasty, Antennae, Dj Laura Low and many others. His Latin fusion, tropical, hip hop influence creates fire on the dance floor.
9:30pm (Natura Sonoris, Moonchild Records, Armada Music, Asymmetric, Global Underground, Frisky Radio)
Music has the ability to connect us all together, no matter where we are. Javier Portilla has been living this truth throughout his life, traveling around the world to inspire long-lasting connections and create magical moments, sharing meaningful messages through mindful music. Combining a powerful blend of lightness and darkness into a seamless flow, Javier transmits his distinctive and deep sound through his personal productions and diverse DJ sets.
His story began in Costa Rica, where his artistic nature was born and fueled by the beautiful surroundings and culture. At the age of 20 he moved to Madrid, then London, where he solidified his distinctive style and began to build his burgeoning musical career. After returning to San José, Costa Rica to start a residency at renowned Club Vertigo, Javier followed by finding a new home base in Barcelona, while he began traveling the world as a true nomad DJ. His adventures have taken him from Buenos Aries to Reykjavik, Goa to Singapore, Mexico City to Dubai, Sri Lanka to New York, and all across the edges of the planet. Not only has he represented his harmonic and hypnotic style at some of the most legendary festivals and clubs such as Burning Man, Envision Festival, Off Sonar, Cafe Del Mar, and La Boite, he has also played in isolated and intimate events which have created magical moments on the dance floor.
On a mission to spread the love of music on a global scale, Javier has produced and released tracks alongside artists including King Unique, Marc Marzenit, Dmitry Molosh, Audio Junkies, Justin Marchacos, Facundo Mohrr, Cid Inc, and more, and has been supported by DJs including Hernan Cattaneo, Henry Saiz, DJ Harvey, Third Son, AFFKT, Nick Warren, Maceo Plex, Sasha, and Josh Digweed. His own label Moonchild Records features a diverse and experimental discography, representing the depths of his musical perspective.
8:00pm Charged with the ancient Mayan energy of Guatemala's volcanic Lake Atitlan, this Montreal-born producer fuses an eclectic blend of indigenous and world music textures over juicy Global Bass beats.
A regular at such renowned festivals as Envision, Symbiosis / Oregon Eclipse, Lucidity and Cosmic Convergence, Mixwell's notorious events GLOBO and Pachangon have become staples of Montreal and Atitlan's respective music scenes (now even listed in Montreal's legendary Jazz Festival), and his award winning productions have been recognized by the Canadian government, earned him scholarships and many other accolades.
Fresh off his latest release of "Tropical Remixes" on Mexico City legend Borchi's netlabel Cassette Blog, Mixwell will also be previewing material from upcoming collaborations with SOOHAN, Garifuna Collective, DISSØLV, Nomadic Massive and more.
* note from KEYFRAME:
"We're honored to host such a prolific artist to open the space @ 8pm, we feel that Mixwell represents an ethnic ancient future of sonic possibilities and we're all about that"
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