ARISE Music Festival 2017 – MHSM Recap & Review
The beginning of most festivals starts out the same, everyone is in a hurry to get there for the fun, then we have to wait for hours in line just to get in and set up camp. The staff at Arise this year was fully prepared to make the expected horrendous wait quick and efficient. Usually having to wait a couple hours to figure out what’s going on to get in at most festivals, this years’ wait was under an hour for the early Friday arrivers. A fury of campers unloaded their camps, popped up tents, threw out their chairs and kicked back to wait for the Friday lineup to begin.
ARISE Music Festival 2017 Preview
Three days at this festival is going to be life changing for all who attend. Workshops include education on how to live waste free, slack line classes, songwriting, sound healing journey, self love, parkour, chakra activation and so many more. With an extensive yoga class schedule as well throughout the weekend including laughter yoga, FUN-yasa FLO-ga, meditation practice, mindful yoga, vinyasa, Acro and lots of others. There is sure to be a class for anyone to sit in and soak up. Even at the Children’s Village. This festival provides a safe space for children to learn and play. The wisdom and knowledge brought to this festival to share with the attendees is what makes this festival stand out above the others. Read More
Sonic Bloom 2017: The Unified Field Flourishes
Kicking off the summer festival season in Colorado this year, Sonic Bloom Festival returned for the 12th annual celebration of the “Unified Field”, Dubbed by Jamie Janover for its likeness to the access and use of free energies, this festival feels like home every time we return. For the third year in it’s new home, Hummingbird Ranch transformed into a blooming city of tents, art and transformational music. Blessing us with memories to cherish for a lifetime, fresh music performances and creativity across all mediums, the Sonic Bloom community came together with a weekend full of amazing people. Musicians, artists and fans alike, this festival provided the space for everyone to co-create for 4 magical days.
MHSM Artists at Sonic Bloom 2017
MHSM co-founder, ProJect Aspect welcomed us to the weekend of fun on Thursday at the Hummingbird Stage. Debuting his new EP “Cortex”, he would have blown the roof off if there had been one. Dropping one of the sickest sets of the weekend, his performance was original and hyphy. His new sounds combined with his masterful abilities of improv during his live set, made for an unforgettable experience. Kruza Kid also joined him on stage for a song, sharing his lyrical talent with the crowd.
3 New ProJect Aspect Tracks To Get You Ready For Festival Season
The first track “Vortex Complex” is a mix of space vibe sounds, upbeat drum and bass, and sucks you into the vortex of glitch. The use of higher pitched tubular sounds, slow-mo vocals, and different space between each sound blends perfectly to bring you to the vortex for every second of the song. Second on the EP, “Cheddar Cheese & Ice Cream” blends the vocals of Lyric Lee with mechanical sounds into a smooth experience. These unique sounds come back throughout the song but each time a little bit differently, giving a new genre feel for each segment. “Dime on my Nine,” the third track, starts out slow, pulling you in with a trippy future Egyptian vibe. Blending each of the elements of this high energy song masterfully, you’ve got to hang on until the end. Around the 4:00 minute mark, the build up leads into a drop and the final segment of the song, that should go down in the history of electronic music as one of the best.
Sonic Bloom is this weekend, be sure to catch Project Aspect for his set at the Hummingbird Stage on Thursday night at 12:00AM. And, stick around after his set for Unlimited Gravity at 1:00AM. Both will be debuting their new EPs. Read More
12th Annual Sonic Bloom – The Unified Field Continues
Nestled in southern Colorado in Spanish Peaks Country, is a piece of land called Hummingbird Ranch, occupied and adored by many for the enchanting weekend of Sonic Bloom during the Summer Solstice. Us annual Bloomers are eagerly awaiting the return of one of Colorado’s favorite festivals, taking place June 15th-18th. Coming together in The Unified Field is a tradition for many, as Sonic Bloom enters its 12th year. Having evolved from a small festival in Fort Collins, continued growing in Georgetown, The Mishawaka Amphitheater and in South Park. Hummingbird Ranch has been the the home of Sonic Bloom for the past 2 years, and is the new permanent home. Something all the Bloomers are grateful for, because 2014 in South Park was a battle against the elements at two miles in altitude. The Mile High Sound Movement has been a part of Sonic Bloom for nearly a decade! Here’s our tips for a fun weekend. Read More
Kruza Kid & Abstract Rude – The Owls Cry Tour
Merging the sounds of his voice with many elements including live looping and transcendent beats, a Kruza Kid set is truly one of a kind. A spiritual gangster, with conscious lyrics producing extra terrestrial hip hop. He has been in the studio, for the past year and half producing his upcoming album “Gemstyles.” Working alongside many co-members of The Mile High Sound Movement, DMVU, Project Aspect and Unlimited Gravity, the new album will move your body and your mind. Featuring special guests such as Precious Hill, Mandy Yoches, Jeff the Box, and Abeasity Jones. The album drops April 25th on MHSM Records. Read More