Psybotik and Full Circle Present ~HEROES & VILLAINS~ featuring RANDOM LIVE Happy Faces Photos By Hugh Burckhardt

18 Mar



Psybotik and Full Circle Present ~HEROES & VILLAINS~ featuring RANDOM LIVE Photos By Hugh Burckhardt

16 Mar

PsYcHeGrOuND featuring Rafael Dahan, Psychedelikunz and Hypnotoad Happy Faces Photos By Hugh Burckhardt

10 Mar

PsYcHeGrOuND featuring Rafael Dahan, Psychedelikunz and Hypnotoad Photos By Hugh Burckhardt

10 Mar





GatherYourPeople: with a Latin Ska fusion for your taste buds?

2 Mar

I want Percussion and Spanish and Ska and Reggae, and Spanish guitar and something straight from like mountains and the jungle you know what I mean? 


Where: D’Antigua Lounge 84-16 Northern Blvd Jackson Heights, NY 11372

Time: 10PM to 4AM

Once upon a time there was this band called Sudakaya, originating from Ecuador, it just so happens that I just found out they are playing right in my backyard tomorrow night in the yummy borough of Queens; I say yummy because the main reason why I even moved to Queens is because of the food, but that’s another topic. Really no reason for me to miss this then, I’m totally walking distance to this spot.

OK no need to explain much, let’s experience first hand what they are all about tomorrow, that’s it, I liked these guys the instant I first listened to their music a couple of years ago, and they are onto something… I cannot wait to see what kind of energy and vibes I pick up.

This track below  is titled MI TIERRA  which means  MY LAND and the chorus translates ” They might come to rob your mind, they’ll want to come to exploit of it all. But your blood and your land will not be forgotten, but your blood on the land will not be erased”…well that’s my translation anyways.

I’ll have a conversation tomorrow and see what else is on their mind.  I’m looking forward to a night of good jams, tequila for me( quick fact: did you know that tequila is an anti-depressant?...)makes me happy. 

-Priscilla Diaz

gatheryourpeople: RINSED party @ Public Assembly

27 Feb

It was one of those nights when  I am just letting someone lead me to some party in Brooklyn, no plan of my own and no idea of what to expect this time at Public Assembly, I had no clue of what this RINSED party was supposed to be, I just know that RINSED reminds me of Shampoo… Whatever RINSED means, I like it. It’s  been a while since I’ve found myself in gahering of people and felt like somehow we are all on the same page, minus that ‘I’m too cool to even be here’ attitude that at times makes me want to smash my camera on someone’s face and tell them to go home and watch themselves on T.V. then… ( just violent thoughts sometimes, of course I would never do that, do not fear the lens).

My main party/good time technique:  When I reach the peak of my experience I randomly  start screaming like a rabid zombie and woohooing to the beat and this either scares those in my vicinity or makes them join me into a collective rabid zombie woohoo!!! I was so glad to discover that this was a Screamer friendly dance floor and that no one was freaked out by my natural behavior, C.o.o.L!!

I really enjoyed the great range of sound provided by JDH and Chris UK,  I don’t exactly remember what was playing when I first got the party around 10 15 PM, sorry I might have a memory problem but it can best be described as groovy… but then within the next 45 minutes or so I experienced the following sounds: TRIBAL, PROGRESSIVE, HOUSE, and  Destiny’s child’s ‘ Say My Name’. How does that even work? I don’t know but it just did. I chanted “Say my name, say my name, when no one is around you say baby I love you” and luckily I was surrounded by like 4 or 5 hot chicks, so I put my arms around them  and we sang together in a little cumbaya type circle of passion… I mean drunken happiness. LOOKING FORWARD TO MORE RINSED!!!

For extended album go to the GatherYourPeople facebook page!

by Priscilla Diaz 

Cosmic Opera ACT 1 2/23/12 Happy Faces Photos By Hugh Burckhardt

26 Feb



Cosmic Opera ACT 1 2/23/12 At The Hammerstein Ballroom Photos By Hugh Burckhardt

26 Feb


Artists Include: Deniz Koyu, NO_ID, Thomas Gold, and Axwell from Swedish House Mafia

About Cosmic Opera-

“Cosmic Opera is an intimate, extrasensory dance event series combining the cast and high-value production of a renaissance or opera spectacle with an over-the-top dance music concert. Set to take place in the beautiful Hammerstein Ballroom, Cosmic Opera will combine electronic music, art, and production in its highest form from across the centuries. Industry leaders in theater, event production, visual design, technology and music performance have teamed up to create a state-of-the-art, next-generation experience.

The Cosmic Opera series will open in New York City this winter, once a month, for three months in a row.

Electronic music and theatrical production will be rolled into one, with never-before seen laser and lighting elements integrated with dramatic, opera-themed activations spread throughout the venue. Audiences will never be hundreds of feet away from the experience. They will be part of it.


Axwell, the DJ mogul and producer superstar who will be inaugurating the series, is also a creator and partner in bringing Cosmic Opera to life. He will be overseeing the musical and performance elements as well as adding his 15+ years of concert expertise, veteran producer talents and timeless dance-music knowledge to Cosmic Opera. In other words, he’ll be adding: “nothing but love.”


There is currently no time period in the New York music calendar that is highly anticipated by DJs and fans. Every year, the people of Miami and the global electronic music world look forward to March for Winter Music Conference (WMC), Miami Music Week, Ultra, and Masquerade Motel. Every year in Austin, Texas fans can’t wait for the weeks that South by Southwest (SXSW) descends upon the city. In New York, one of the premiere entertainment destinations in the world, an epicenter of performance, history, and music culture — there is no time period for events like SXSW or WMC. This year, music lovers in NY will now have Cosmic Opera to look forward to and enjoy in late winter / spring.


Fans, critics, managers and performers themselves, agree that the atmosphere and experience that the venue brings is sometimes overlooked, but crucial for an unforgettable event. Hammerstein is different than all other venues in NY. It’s one of the most well- respected, iconic music venues, and has been the home to symphonies, rock legends like Bob Dylan, pop stars like Alicia Keys, hip-hop moguls like Jay Z and some of the greatest performances history.

Hammerstein, a landmark opera house from 1906, is a performance venue offering endless production possibilities, an 80-foot ceiling, beautifully sculpted architecture and perfect acoustic construction. Given its history, cultural significance and design, the venue is the inspiration and the perfect home for an event of this proportion.


The first Chapter begins with ACT 1 this February in New York. Then Cosmic Opera will come back for ACT 2 in April, and ACT 3 in May. Chapter 1 of the Opera will be then complete, possibly as the final conclusion – or possibly to reemerge in the distant future for Chapter 2?


Dance music is different from all other musical genres because inherently it is participatory. We don’t just listen – we dance. It is a revolutionary art form, tied to revolutionary technologies, and to the revolutionary wave of communication. To go with it, New York will receive a new brand of events.


Dance music is founded on collaboration, so is Cosmic Opera. The team collaborating to build Cosmic Opera is at the top of their respective industries, with a few scientists and theatrical directors added to the mix.

From the lasers, being custom built using never-before-seen lighting systems by the team that installed the lasers on the Pyramids of Egypt, to the video production team that put together films like “Requiem for a Dream” and TV shows like “The Soprano’s” and “Sex and The City.” The team also includes a Production Manager who oversees The World Science Festival and Lincoln Center Special Events. Cosmic Opera’s Visual Director has been behind diverse infamous performances ranging from Diana Ross, to Lady Gaga, to Pavarotti at MSG, and cutting edge and groundbreaking nightclubs such as the 8300 person venue “Ageha” in Tokyo and the notorious but intimate after-hours theater, “The Box.” The High-Tech Director, is an aerospace engineer who initially design weapons for the Department of Defense, now taking his knowledge for a more creative outlet. And finally Cosmic Opera’s Theatrical Director from The Nerve Tank, named “One to Watch” in 2011, and named among NYTheater’s “People of the Year” in 2012, will be crafting custom sets, story-boarded theatrical showcases, and adding theatrical performers / opera performers to add to the experience. This team has come together for a challenge. To change everything you think you know about events, and what’s possible.”

About Cosmic Opera-

PsYcHeGrOuND presents: Christer PhasePhour (BMSS Records) Happy Faces Photos By Hugh Burckhardt

24 Feb

PsYcHeGrOuND presents: Christer PhasePhour (BMSS Records) Photos By Hugh Burckhardt

24 Feb


sYcHeGrOuND is proud to present DJ Christer from the live act PhasePhour. Just one week after Valentine’s day, love is still in the air on this special WEDNESDAY night event at Psycheground.

Christer has one main intention behind the mixer, to provide the audience with a wide and exciting arrangement of psychedelic trance to make people dance. His ability to be a versatile DJ sets him apart from the rest. Christer’s focus, dedication and the love for what he do are apparent when he plays. He is also a part of the psytrance live act PhasePhour.

There will be a lot of new unreleased PhasePhour tracks this night ♥

Along with DJ Christer we have a fully stacked line-up. He will be joined by the always high intensity of CTRL+ALT+DEL, as well as the full powered music of Luis Campos. Also expect spine tingling sexy beats from Felipe Linares and Smoke. On this night there is only one thing to expect and that is the unexpected.

Join us also to celebrate the wonderful occasion of Dreamcatcher’s very own gorgeous goddess, Nicole Lisichka Fox’s birthday bash!



CTRL+ALT+DEL (Nexus Media, India/NY)

LUIS CAMPOS (Reality Engine/Dreamcatcher/Sullivan Room)

FELIPE LINARES (Dreamcatcher)

SMOKE (Flappers Records/SYNC, NJ)

Visuals by Alchemism (Psybotik/Sync, NYC)

Deco by: NephilNine (FractalTribe) NYC

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