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 •
https://www.facebook.com/TheOrb

• Roger Eno •
https://www.facebook.com/rogerenomusic

• The Egg •
https://www.facebook.com/TheEggBand

• Jah Wobble •
https://www.facebook.com/Jah.Wobble.Music

• Youth •
https://www.facebook.com/MartinYouthGlover

• Gaudi •
https://www.facebook.com/gaudimusic

• Tripswitch •
https://www.facebook.com/nicktripswitch

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

• The Irresistible Force •
https://www.facebook.com/The-Irresistible-Force-9842107126

•Gabriel Le Mar •
https://www.facebook.com/gabriellemar

• Matt Black •
https://www.facebook.com/mattblack1

• Tristan •
https://www.facebook.com/djtristanfanpage

• Dubtrees •
https://www.facebook.com/LiquidSoundDesign

• Robin Triskele •
https://www.facebook.com/RobinTriskele

• The Puretone Orchestra •
https://www.facebook.com/The-Puretone-Orchestra-1081393378608950

• Andrea Seki •
https://www.facebook.com/Andrea-Seki-Elfic-Circle-Project-213997495335207

• Tim Wheater •
https://www.facebook.com/timandcherub

• Gordon •
http://www.gordonsgongsoirees.com/

• Antonio Arias •
https://www.facebook.com/multiverso2

• Soleá Morente •
https://www.facebook.com/SoleaMorente

• Mahadev Cometo •
https://www.facebook.com/Mahadev-Cometo-Al-Comet–287289768042622

• Danny Cummings •
http://www.sonor.com/artists/danny-cummings

• Daniel Romar •
• Flamenco •
• Esscorzo •

Also Dj sets from :-

• Mixmaster Morris •
https://www.facebook.com/mixmaster.morris

• Dr Alex Patterson •
https://www.facebook.com/DrAlexPaterson

• 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 *!*

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Been a while!

Wow, I can’t believe the time has flown by so quickly and here we are in Spring again. I’ve been working on a couple of festivals out of state and out of country, and keeping my business as an Ayurvedic Practitioner going, too. If you aren’t sure what I do with that, check out my blog at Melina’s Garden

For my Northern Californian friends, The CRUX will be playing at the Cloverdale Arts Alliance on April 21st at 7pm. Here’s a link for more info if you’d like to support this Arts group: Cloverdale Arts Alliance

“The Crux – a mad scientist’s music laboratory, where songs and stories are brought to life amid a sea of bubbles, confetti, and rattling chains. Carnival barker and street preacher, Josh Windmiller leads the troupe of multi-instrumentalists on a musical Odyssey from New Orleans brass to Gypsy Jazz to Northern California barn stomp.”

If you are up the coast a bit, you can find FREE PEOPLES playing at Caspar Inn, on Saturday, April 30th at 8:30pm. Join Free Peoples and spend the night in Caspar! You can find more info here: Caspar Inn

That’s it for now. I’ll be back with more soon, I promise!

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New Year’s Eve!

Not sure what to do? Live in West County, northern California? Well, then it’s a no brainer! Come to the Forestville Club and dance your 2015 socks off with Dgiin, DJ Feral & the Itchy Kitties, Free Peoples and your friends!

Here’s more info to share. See you in Forestville or somewhere else in 2016!

Happy New Year!

~ New Year’s Eve BLACK & WHITE PARTY! ~
Forestville Club, 6250 Front St., Forestville, CA 95436

Say GOODBYE to 2015 and HELLO to 2016!

FB event: https://www.facebook.com/events/187776718240552/

Ring in the NEW YEAR with live music by Dgiin! dgiin.com and Free Peoples! freepeoples.com. And a LIVE ELECTROSWING experience with DJ Feral & the Itchy Kitties featuring Amy Carr with Kitty Wellsfacebook.com/djferal! They’ll be in the house to keep the dance floor moving all night long, AND Zach and Jomial from Dgiin will spin us out at the end of the night!

Wouldn’t it be nice if there was food at this party? Well, how about bringing a potluck easy to eat dish to share if you feel the love!

There’s plenty of parking across the street at Carrs Diner, and they are fine with us parking there. So, if you are worried about driving after the party, bring your camper, van and let’s camp out!

There are also BnB’s in town…check AirBnB.

Doors open at 8:30pm
9:00 PM – DGIIN
10:15 PM – DJ Feral & the Itchy Kitties feat. Amy Carr
11:15 PM – FREE PEOPLES
1:00 AM or so – DJ Jomial & Zach
Midnight Toast, New Year Wishes, Hugs, Kisses & Good Cheer!
Free Peoples will play until late, then Zach & Jomial will DJ until we close up!

Advance Tickets: $20 — At the door: $25
Reserve your own table for the night – $100
Tickets and table reservations: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2480557

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Another great music filled weekend!

As always there are so many choices for us spoiled Californians! So, here’s some more shows to add to your list of things to do:

Tomorrow, Thursday, September 18th – FREE PEOPLES & Stages of Sleep play Aubergine in Sebastopol – Gather with old friends and make new ones at our local community venue! https://www.facebook.com/Aubergineafterdark

Friday, September 19th – HIGHWAY POETS are playing at Peris in Fairfax. Marin folks, get over there and see what all the hype is about. These guys will keep you there! http://www.perisbar.com

If you’re lucky enough to live in Truckee, you can find FREE PEOPLES on Friday & Saturday, September 19 & 20 at Moody’s Bar & Bistrohttp://moodysbistro.com

Beso Negro are playing at 2:00PM at the fabulous Russian River Jazz & Blues Festival on the Russian River on Saturday, September 20th. Sure to be an amazing weekend! http://www.russianriverfestivals.com

And, last but not least EARTHDANCE will be sharing a Prayer for Peace at 4:00PM on Saturday, September 20th in Berkeley at Cloud 9! The event will continue all night and finish on Sunday, September 21 at 4:00PM. That’s 24 hours of non stop music, laughter & love. Throw in some Peace, EDM with Opium Sabbah, Live Music by ROYAL JELLY JIVE & LIBERATION MOVEMENT amongst others, and you’ve got the best party in town! Find out more about the event and get your $20 tickets soon! https://www.facebook.com/events/844419158911205/848793621807092/?notif_t=plan_mall_activity

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