Cannabis Carnival II w/ Medeski Martin & Wood

Come get down to some legendary live music in celebration of the cannabis culture tonight at the Fillmore Auditorium.  Medeski Martin & Wood are going to be headlining the show, however their supporting artists include Rob Garza of Thievery Corporation, Quixotic, and the Everyone Orchestra conducted by Matt Butler.  This is going to be a night packed with high energy rhythms, carnival themed games and attractions, and a great group of people.  If you haven’t purchased pre-sale tickets it is not too late to do so! CLICK HERE TO BUY TICKETS NOW.

See ya on the dancefloor!

Sonic Bloom 2015 – The Ten Year Anniversary

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2015 marks the first year Ganjaology was able to attend Colorado’s leading transformational music festival ‘Sonic Bloom’.  After starting the festival with nothing but smiles, and ending the festival with more smiles and laughter, we conclude that the transition from one festival decade to the next was a success.  Having had the last week to reflect on the experiences shared over the summer solstice weekend, we’ve got a handful of photos and a few words to share with you.

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Sonic Bloom was held at a new location to celebrate it’s 10th year of existence.  With the elevation just above 6,000ft, warm nights were not a dream, but a reality.  Shade was of abundance, and the live painting zone set up within the festival grounds was one of the most beautiful and thought invoking places of The Bloom.  Now-a-days it seems as if live painting is quite common at festivals, however the attention, care, and detail of the artists chosen to display their work was (literally) world class.   With well over 20 live painters and visionary artists in attendance at Sonic Bloom, the ingenuity of this festival was comparable to none.

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‘A carved violin in the Art Dome’

It’s easy for a music festival to have a main focus and one main focus only. Music.  What’s difficult, is to host a music festival which engages participants through active workshops, visual arts, learning experiences, positivity, and music equally.  This is the exact feat that Sonic Bloom can say they’ve accomplished during their 10th year on “Festival Earth”.  From yoga classes, to rock balancing seminars, to motivational speakers, all the way to YOU, there were teachers and students of all ages and backgrounds sharing happiness, knowledge, and new experiences with one another.

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Sustainability is a main focus of Sonic Bloom and they are doing a great job of being a leader in ‘Leave No Trace’ events.  Get ready for this…All of the electricity used at Sonic Bloom was offset with 100% solar power from SunPort!  That is the type of positive action that festivals world wide need to pay attention to.  All participants are encouraged to carpool to the event, re-use materials as much as possible, and compost, recycle, and dispose of trash in separate labeled receptacles.  All of the food vendors were locals from the region and many carts featured organic and/or vegetarian options.  Sonic Bloom had their Green team working hard at all times and the cleanliness of the festival reflected that in a beautiful way.

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‘Hammock City’

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‘Another favorite from the art dome’

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10 years is a long time to host a festival… It seems it was just long enough to get the perfect musical lineup in order for the decade anniversary.  Sonic Bloom brought out STS9, Talib Kweli, Thriftworks, Kalya Scintilla, Bluetech, Random Rab, Emancipator, Andreilien, Templo, Jpod The Beat Chief, Caspa, Russ Liquid, The Desert Dwellers,  Kaminanda, and Ill-Esha, just to name off a few favorites… With a lineup as eclectic and intelligent as that, you could host a festival in the middle of the desert with no shade and people would still come and have a great time. Sonic Bloom didn’t do that.  Jamie Janover and his experienced team of builders, connectors, fun conspirators, artists, motivators, and everyone in between, came together and worked extra hard to bring you the highest quality party the Rocky Mountains will see this summer.

BIG THANKS GOES OUT TO EVERYONE INVOLVED!

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– All pictures by Ganjology –

Movement 2015 – Recapitulat-ION

 

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It’s been a few short weeks and my heart is still racing from Movement Detroit. Held in the Heart of Detroit’s downtown just along the Detroit River, Movement is easily one of the largest events to ever happen in this city. Tens of Thousands pour through the gates of Detroit’s Hart Plaza each of the three days of the festival… And at they end of the night – They all file out.

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Since its inception in 2000, the Detroit Electronic Music Festival (DEMF) has evolved into a masterpiece of international presence. Hosting over 100 DJs from around the world, the event – now titled Movement – boasts nearly 100k attendees over three days.

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Six major stages are positioned in Hart Plaza, three of which are sponsored by Thump, Beatport and Redbull respectively. The giant Movement Stage is positioned naturally within the plaza’s primary amphitheater and was home to acts like Art Department, Loco Dice, Dogblood, Richie Hawtin, Maceo Plex, and DJ Snoopadelic (yes, that’s Snoop Dogg). The Beatport stage was positioned just along the river and was home to Catz n Dogz, Soul Clap, Ataxia, Dubfire, Maya Jane Cole, and Nicole Maudober. My personal favorite stage was the Redbull Music Acadamy stage which was home to Method Man, Disclosure, Hudson Mowhawke, Danny Brown, People Under The Stairs, Jets, Ben UFO, Brodinkski and Squarepusher. Oh my gosh… This lineup was simply insane.

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Considering Detroit is known around the world as the birthplace of Techno, it’s only right that Thump Magazine (the music channel for Vice Mag) would sponsor the “Made In Detroit” Stage. Each day this stage held space for day long showcases. The Ghostly International Showcase which closed with Matthew Dear was easily one of the highlights of the festival. On the final Day, my mind was blown as the festival drew to a close and I found myself in the presence of Kevin Saunderson & Derrick May performing “Hi-Tech Soul”. Two live production audio engineers with the addition of a live percussionist reminded me of the true essence of music. It was enormous to see live drums played along side an electronic performance of this magnitude.

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Beyond the Festival itself, the entire city seemed to open its doors to host after parties, mimosa brunch events and other extracurriculars. We found our way to into the TV Lounge for Soul Clap, City Club for Maceo Plex and Skream, and of course the infamous Old Miami for Seth Troxler’s Need I Say More IX day party. Wow… I don’t think anyone slept all weekend.

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All around, Movement proved to be far beyond the scope of imagination. I will surely be headed back next year for another round of high potency shenanigans. Thanks for the Motor City…

DETROIT HUSTLES HARDER.

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All photos are the work of Ms. Ally Cat aka Allison Roberton. Strictly film. Thank you!

Sonic Bloom – 1 Week Warning!

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From the scenic setting in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains…To the impressive and diverse lineup that only Sonic Bloom could provide…To the beautiful people who make their way to Colorado for this trend setting festival…Sonic Bloom has almost everything it needs to make it’s 10 year anniversary the best celebration ever.  The one thing it’s still missing is…YOU!

Sonic Bloom is only 1 week away!  For all of you who have not yet purchased tickets for Colorodo’s favorite music festival, you’ve still got time.  Click HERE to get your Sonic Bloom ticket!

While you wait for the gates to open…Enjoy a few of our favorites from a couple of this years Sonic Bloom artists!

INNATEK SESSIONS :: DUB – TECH – EXP – FUTURE

Innatek Sessions, B Side Liquor Lounge & Arcade, Ganjaology, Future Bass

6.19 Friday
INNATEK SESSIONS
DUB – TECH – EXP – FUTURE
Resident DJs :: Man Amen + Thunder St. Clair
Every Third Friday
BSide Liquor Lounge & Arcade
Cleveland, OH
No Cover
21+

Big up our partners Heart and Sole, GANJAOLOGY, Flower City Gift Shopand RWD FM plus all the homies that have contributed to the inspiration for this event.

We GIVE THANKS to you!

RSVP HERE

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AYEWOO – Callisto

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Callisto has got new music up on SoundCloud!

#AYEWOO

New One – Callisto

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Check out the new sounds from Ganjaology artist, Callisto!

With every new day comes a new beginning…

Trigram Records – Monsoon Come Again / Conception

Dub Dynasty (Alpha & Omega/ Alpha Steppa) & Ras Tinny’s Monsoon Come remixed by UK dub duo Dutty Hands & Cranky General…

Listen to the sounds. Feel the vibrations. Internalize. This is a collective meditation.

Follow Dutty Hands & Cranky General
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Movement Festival Starts Today

 

Movement Music Festival in Detroit starts today and runs through Monday. In addition to the festival the city will be alive with official after parties. Click Here For After Parties

The festival takes place in Detroit MI, the birthplace of Techno. The festival grounds are in Hart Plaza of downtown Detroit along the banks of the Detroit River, with a view of Windsor, CA on the other side.

GET TIX HERE

Here are some artists to listen to before you head over!

Movement, Detroit, Ganjaology

Sonic Bloom Artist Highlight – Templo

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Prepare to step into a world made of thick drum kits, deep melodic bass lines, and beautiful futuristic melodies.  These audio landscapes have been carefully crafted by Denver based producer, Templo, who is known for his unique blend of house, downtempo, hip-hop, funk, and dub.

Templo’s latest ep, Sunrise Vol. IIis compiled of 5 all original tracks that have an uplifting and refreshing vibe.  The beats are very intricate and quite fast at points.  These complex rhythms are then complimented by atmospheric synths and pads that bring a water-like coolness to each song.

I recently heard someone say that a “Fully Writable Album” is an album you can play from start to finish in one sitting without having to skip a single beat.  I’d have to say that Sunrise Vol. II would definitely qualify as a “Full Writable EP”.

Make sure you don’t miss Templo at Sonic Bloom 2015!  He’s no stranger to the stage, and with a handful of releases and festival performances under his belt, Templo will have an impressive set that will surely be a highlight of the festival.

Movement Festival :: Octave One – Album Release In-Store Performance

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To Celebrate the release of Octave One’s upcoming album ‘Burn It Down’ the Detroit duo will be holding an exclusive launch party during  this months Movement Festival. Taking place at local record store Spectacles in their Native home of Detroit the intimate event will be a rare opportunity to listen to the anticipated new album along with a special live performance from the brothers.

Octave One Burn It Down Release Party
Sunday May 24th 2015
13.00 – 15.00
Spectacles Detroit
230 E Grand River Ave, Detroit, MI 48226, United States

https://www.octaveone.com/
https://www.facebook.com/octaveone
https://www.twitter.com/octaveone
https://soundcloud.com/octaveone

 

Adsum – Nightcrawler EP

This is the 21st release on the Denver based music collective/record label Dub Animals.  Adsum has put together a dark three track release entitled NIGHTCRAWLER EP, and as you can imagine…it’s deep.

Tune in to the sounds of Adsum and stay tuned for more releases to come via Dub Animals.

Movement Festival Detroit – May 23, 24, 25

 

Movement Music Festival in Detroit is coming up this month, and the world quivers with excitement. Known by many as DEMF or Detroit Electonic Music Festival, the event has taken on a new identity in the recent years. Now know as Movement, one this is clear – this event is about getting people in motion!

The festival takes place in Detroit MI, the birthplace of Techno. The festival grounds are built in Hart Plaza of downtown Detroit which is positioned beautifully along the banks of the Detroit River with a view of Windsor, CA on the other side. For those familiar with Jazz Fest, this event is in the same place, but clearly we are turning it up a notch.

Movement consists of three days of music featuring over 140 performers from around the world. Centered on dance music culture, the curating for is stellar. Check out sounds from Annie Hall, Carl Craig, Dog Blood, Griz, Hudson Mohawke, Jets, Machine Drum, Matthew Dear, Phuture, Shigeto, Soul Clap, Squarepusher, Waajeed and Matador just to name a few.

GET TIX HERE

Movement, Detroit, Ganjaology

INNATEK SESSIONS – FRI 5/15 BSIDE CLE

InnaTek Sessions, Cleveland, Blackbird, Man Amen, Thunder St Clair, BSide

5.15 Friday
INNATEK SESSIONS
DUB – TECH – EXP – FUTURE
This Month’s Guest :: Blackbird (Cleveland, OH)
Resident DJs :: Man Amen + Thunder St. Clair
Every Third Friday
BSide Liquor Lounge & Arcade
No Cover // 21+

RSVP HERE

Join us Friday 5.15 at BSide for an evening of high potency UNDERGROUND DANCE MUSIC!!
This fresh monthly event will feature local and national DJs mixing the best in internationally recognized high vibrational sound system music. Get up and get inspired.

This one’s for the true heads… And the dancer types ;)

SEE Y’ALL FRIDAY 5/15 at #BSideArcade!!

Big up our partners Heart and Sole, GANJAOLOGY, Flower City Gift Shop and RWD.FM
– Plus all the homies that have contributed to the inspiration for this event –
We GIVE THANKS to you!

B Side Liquor Lounge & Arcade
2785 Euclid Hts Blvd
Cleveland Heights, Ohio 44106
Below Grog Shop
http://bsideliquorlounge.com/

RSVP HERE

Dub Side Select – Thursdays at BSide CLE

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DUB SIDE SELECT every THURSDAY this MAY 2015

Rotating selectors playing the very best in sound system music.
Ranging from roots reggae, ska and steppas, to dub, contemporary and dancehall…
This night is built to inspire positivity, build community and create vibes.

Thursday May 7 – Damian Lauderbach + Man Amen
Thursday May 14 – Paulie Walnuts + Jorge Cervantez + D.Lauderbach
Thursday May 21 – DJ Red-I + DJ Candi Fresca
Thursday May 28 – DJ Gino XL + King Dom

#BSideArcade #DubSideSelect

RSVP HERE

BSide Liquor Lounge & Arcade
2785 Euclid Heights BLVD
Cleveland Heights, OH 44106

Ganjaology, Dub Side Select, Cleveland, Man Amen, Damian Lauderbach

Sonic Bloom Artist Highlight – Cualli

Sonic Bloom is bringing one of Colorado’s own (and one of our personal favorites) to their incredible festival this year.  Cualli has been steadily releasing music since 2010,  and with his recent arrival back home from a three month excursion in Costa Rica, he will be bringing a fresh new energy and strictly positive vibes to Humming Bird Ranch.

From his engaging live performances featuring himself, a computer, and several live instruments… To his insanely creative production that feature recordings from his trips around the world, live instrumentation, and software production… Cualli has proven time and time again that music is not only his passion, but his way of speaking to the people and Mother Earth.

“To make a change in the world we must make a change in ourselves. To heal the soul of the Earth we must heal the souls in ourselves. We are one with the Earth. We are one with the cosmos. I give thanks for the opportunity to play a part in this time here on Earth. I give thanks for the opportunity to connect through music. I give thanks for life.” – Cualli

Since my first introduction to Cualli back in 2012, at Envision, I have had the pleasure of watching his music spread throughout the conscious music network of the world in a truly loving way.  I’m excited for more projects to come from this talented Colorado native and really stoked for his performance at Sonic Bloom 2015!

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GET YOUR TICKET FOR SONIC BLOOM HERE

Sonic Bloom Artist Highlight – Andreilien

One of the West Coast pioneers in the ‘bass music’ world, Andreilien, is coming to Colorado to throw down some glitched out beats for ya this summer at Sonic Bloom!

Having just released a brand new album, Ergot Curry, on Muti Music, Andreilien is set up for an exciting summer of performances across the country.  All of his fans have been anticipating the release of this album, and with it’s debut just a few days ago, I don’t think anybody is disappointed.  Ergot Curry is funkier than ever, and is gonna have people kickin’ up dust at festivals all summer. Have a listen for yourself below!

— GET YOUR TICKETS FOR SONIC BLOOM HERE —

POP.MORRIS [Vol. 1 & 2] BCMG

P.Morris is, without a doubt, one of the dopest producers currently residing in Los Angeles, California.

We’ve been bumpin’ this cats beats for a couple years and are forever looking forward to his next project!

Not many people are able to capture the type of emotion P.Morris exhibits in his music.

Much respect!

GET MORE MUSIC FROM P.MORRIS HERE

Hundred Waters – Cavity (Shigeto Remix)

Beautiful sounds by Hundred Waters remixed by Shigeto.

Grab the original album The Moon Rang Like a Bell here via OWSLA imprint.

Catch Shigeto at Movement Electronic Music Festival in Detroit this coming month!

Callisto – Dulcimer Dubs EP – Now Available!

Now available on Ganjaology Records is Callisto’s debut ep, Dulcimer Dubs. 

CLICK HERE TO BUY DULCIMER DUBS

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