Puretone Resonate, Spain –

This was a launch party like no other!

I arrived at Space Mountain in the sleepy village of Albuñuelas, Spain on a hot, arid day in September. The home recording studio belonging to Youth sits atop the side of a massive breathtaking gorge that runs through the center of this region, reminding us of the power of nature.

I settled in for the week and awaited the arrival of Youth’s guests for our launching of Puretone Resonate Festival. As each guest arrived, the house awoke to the music of old friends reconnecting and eager excitement for the upcoming weekend. The energy grew each day until it literally exploded in a flurry of creativity from dawn to dusk and beyond. The boundaries of night and day melted into one as the music played ceaselessly flowing from indoors to outdoors and back again. Workshops set up in the living room, recording sessions in the studio, healers in the ‘hobbit’ rooms, chefs in the kitchen, gongs by the pool, stages below olive groves, chill spaces overlooking the canyon, the full moon peaked and the new moon rose, as the giant sized Lillu flags blew in the breeze!

I saw so many old friends from my days in London and made some wonderful new ones throughout the weekend. I even met the only other Sooz I know. Quite extraordinary, really to meet my namesake and similar kinda lady! Feels like a twin, and we had fun playing on that one!  I believe we will all be connected on a very special level because of this gathering. Our bond is now sealed in a way I can’t quite describe!

Thank you, Youth et al for a fabulous journey. I look forward to the next ~

Here is the list of artists we had the pleasure of grooving with:

• The Orb •

• Roger Eno •

• The Egg •

• Jah Wobble •

• Youth •

• Gaudi •

• Tripswitch •

• Kundalini – Sun Drenched Tribal Grooves •
with Andy Mason & Steve Kundalini.

• The Irresistible Force •

•Gabriel Le Mar •

• Matt Black •

• Tristan •

• Dubtrees •

• Robin Triskele •

• The Puretone Orchestra •

• Andrea Seki •

• Tim Wheater •

• Gordon •

• Antonio Arias •

• Soleá Morente •

• Mahadev Cometo •

• Danny Cummings •

• Daniel Romar •
• Flamenco •
• Esscorzo •

Also Dj sets from :-

• Mixmaster Morris •

• Dr Alex Patterson •

• Manasseh Sound •

Hear the festival show broadcasts, with artist interviews and exclusive mixes on www.Aiowave.com

…and some pics taken by folks at the party like GemRey (www.gemrey.com), Lisa Armani and me……

#Youth, #PuretoneResonate, #Festival

Dogon it!

Hey Y’all,

Dogon Lights are in town, Sebtown that is, and playing at Hopmonk Tavern in Sebastopol on Friday, April 22nd with LYNX, Feral Fauna and Sirens of Soul. That’s a pretty happening line up if you ask me!

If you’re in the mood for a good dance, outstanding music and good company, come over and enjoy this medley of great music starting at 8PM.

LYNX, Dogon Allstars, Feral Fauna & Sirens of Soul

I also want to give a shout out for the Village Building Convergence that has been happening for the last few days in Sebastopol, too. What a cool town we live in. This 10 day festival is like no other. You can check it out here!

RIP Prince! You turned us on to purple – What a ride *!*