Saturday, October 28th
Opulent Temple & The Cruz Coalition
A 5th Annual Burning Halloween costume joint!
:: SIMON SHACKLETON
(Elite Force / Stereo Phoenix / One Series, UK)
And a lineup loaded with Local Heroes and all kinds of groovy ghoulishness:
DJ Icon (Opulent Temple)
Fleetwood Smack (InStereo Recordings / Camp Charlie)
Loomer (The Cruz Coalition)
LiquorBox (The People’s DJ) vs. King Felix (Pineapple)
Sprankles (Booty Call)
Eliki (Opulent Temple)
Diggs (Steampunk Saloon)
Plus Dark Karnival will host the 2nd Annual Pumpkin Ball to benefit the Little Giant Acorn Foundation for the Arts.
Hosted by EVeryman (Little Giant Acorn Records / Dirty Beetles)
QDup (Fort Knox Recordings)
Thomaas Banks (Psychemagik)
Friskie Business (Camp Charlie)
Jose Delgado (Dirty Beetles)
Featuring deco from Debi Cable 3D.
And more TBA.
Get Tix at their lowest tiers on HERE:
DARK KARNIVAL 2017
613 Imperial Street
Los Angeles, CA 90021
Saturday, October 28, 2017
9 pm - 4 am
Opulent Temple and Public Works
..the always rocking post playa bash that is DUST OFF
:: Sirus Hood (Dirtybird / Cuff, Paris)
:: Hoj (All Day I Dream)
:: Lady Waks (In Beat We Trust LTD)
:: Syd Gris (Opulent Temple / Opel)
:: DJ Icon (Opulent Temple)
:: DJ Shooey (Space Cowboys)
:: Billy Seal (Opulent Temple)
:: Chuwee (Reptile Society)
2 rooms post burning man blowout. Get tickets at their lowest price now while you can: http://www.ticketfly.com/
161 Erie st @ Mission
Playa attire of course encouraged! Don't even wash it first :-P
More on the Music:
Sirus Hood (Dirtybird / Cuff, Paris)
To the point now Sirus Hood is a French artist who grew up in Paris. From the age of 10 years old when older friends would pass him mixtapes recorded in underground clubs of the time, he imagined an amazing world, dark but with flashing colours. “In my head it was like a Disneyland I’d never been to but I wanted to get there.” He managed to start playing gigs in the Parisian warehouse scene making his own mixtapes. It was a childhood dream that has become a reality for him. “I was finding the Disneyland but the music was better!” He laughs! His music is influenced widely from classic New York House to the 80s’ Chicago Hip House movement from warehouse / loft parties to the whole Balearic sounds of Ibiza.
His biggest tracks on the likes of Dirtybird and CUFF are great examples of what he is about. House music through and through Sirus Hood emits an infectious energy of enjoyment on the dance floor. Never one to shy away from a show to a knowing crowd, his work ethic is second to none.
DJ residencies in Sankeys Ibiza with CUFF for the seasons 2014 and 2015, various venues in London and Showcase in Paris gave him a platform and opened doors to wider audiences all around the globe. From Europe to Brazil, from Australia to South Africa, Russia to North America, passing by the middle east, his travel patterns underline his ability to work with different crowds and cultures while illustrating his cosmopolitan, universal side. To him - music is one language and unit.
His work is regularly supported by big names in house music like Amine Edge & DANCE (CUFF), Claude VonStroke and Justin Martin (Dirtybird) who affiliated him to their respective labels. He frequently appears in the Beatport charts.
Hoj (All Day I Dream / Listed)
Hoj is a weird name. It's just 3 letters, but only 3% of people in the world pronounce it correctly. It doesn't translate well (especially into Spanish). And is often misspelled. The mischief caused by these 3 little letters is a constant source of amusement for Hoj and those closest to him.
Don't worry, we'll tell you how to pronounce "Hoj" correctly. That way if you ever meet Hoj, you can surprise him by pronouncing his name correctly. But we'll hold out a bit longer for dramatic effect.
So yes, lots of mischief caused by the 3 letters that are his name. Fitting, because Hoj sets out to create mischief in all his creative endeavors. His music is deep and sexy in a way that encourages crowds to create a little mischief of their own.
This sound earned him a night at Berlin's legendary Panorama Bar amongst a slew of other clubs and stages around the world. He was one of the founding members of the Opulent Temple at Burning Man, and in recent years his sets atop the Robot Heart bus have become legendary in their own right. He continues his musical escapades alongside Lee Burridge as a resident for All Day I Dream. And also enjoys a residency with Listed Productions.
He is currently based in Los Angeles. And you pronounce his name with a long "O" - like the "O" in "NO". And a soft "J" - like the "G" in "MIRAGE". The "H" is not silent.
Lady Waks is a one woman industry. Promoter, Producer (best breakthrough producer, Breakspoll 2009), DJ (nominated Best Breakthrough DJ at Breakspoll awards 09, best international act SBA 09), Pioneering Graffiti Artist, Designer & Label owner.
She is an all round modern media phenomenon.
Based in St. Petersburg, Russia, Waks has been pushing her ideologies in music for a decade. Her various club nights and festivals have become a by word for quality in dance music circles. It all began back in 1999 with her Hip Hop show on Russians biggest dance radio station «Radio Record». Then in 2000 she left to focus her energy towards promoting and creating the now well kown brand «In Beat We Trust».
Recognition came in 2004, when Time Out magazine voted it best club night. After having hosted just about every big Breakbeat DJ in the world, Waks and IBWT went into creating «Breaks Arena», the worlds first Breakbeat Festival. Over 3000 punters per year have seen her and a host of international talent rock the festival for the last years.
But Waks doesnt just stay put in Russia. Touring the world has become 2nd nature to the 1st Lady of Beats. From Miami to Sibiria, from China to Australia, Italy, Spain, New Zealand, Swiss, Germany she has rocked them all. Lady Waks has also made a name for herself as a producer. Releasing tracks on well known labels such as Menu Music, West, Bass Planet, RAT Records along with her own venture «InBeatWeTrust music» label. Lady Waks is the true definition of talent and hard work.
Waks' weekly radio show on «Radio Record» won the «Best Radio Show» at Breakspoll awards'12. This the first and still only fully breakbeat show in all of Russia.
Apart from this IBWT has just released the second Collection of IBWT Wear alongside a Big exibition of Waks' Photo and design work and some new beats!
Respected by her peers and loved by her fans. The future is her's.
Friday July 28th and Saturday July 29th
2 Nights! (make sure you buy tix to the night you want at purchase
Opulent Temple, Opel Productions and Vau de Vire present
Cirque de Mushroom
Infected Mushroom - full band Live performance
+ the best in urban Cirque Freqs from the Vau de Vire Society
+ DJ's from Opulent Temple
Awesome in the making!
Join these 3 creative crews coming together for this special event where we can put all our talents together for a unqiue and unforgettable night under the Big Top! The world-wide phenomenon that is psy-trance legends turned rock-tronica pioneers, Israeli band Infected Mushroom, brings their new stage set up featuring a huge video mapped visual wall and LED mushrooms.
Cirque performance through the night featuring aerialists, contortion, fire dancing, flesh suspension, sword swallowing, hooping, colorful characters, and other mind blowing dazzling feats in 360 degrees of entertainment.
:: INFECTED MUSHROOM (Israel)
Full DJ line up TBA
Tortona Big Top at
2001 Ferry Point
Alameda, California 94501
** To be clear - This party is taking place over 2 Nights in the Tortona Big Top Circus Tent. - Make sure you're buying tix to the right night!
Both nights are bult to be amaze-balls! We've priced Saturday slightly higher because we've scheduled more performances that night, but both are bult to WOW!
Friday's show is 18+ to enter, 21+ to drink.
Saturday is 21+ only
So many amazing nights of Infected at Opulent Temple at Burning Man - here's just one!
Infected Mushroom Bio:
To pioneer your own sub genre of electronic music in the music industry today is no simple task, it is essentially equivalent to Chuck Berry inventing Rock music in 1955 or Massive Attack effectively originating Trip Hop in 1983 . . .
Electronic music, mega-revolutionaries Infected Mushroom are renowned for being the sonic innovators of crafting hypnotic arrangements, complex layered melodies and synthetic rhythms known as “Psychedelic Trance,” leaving behind all their dying “Trance” cousins in the mainstream... Twice ranked as the world’s “10 Best DJ’s” by the Bible of the Scene (U.K.’s DJ Magazine), the Israel-bred, L.A. based duo Amit “Duvdev” Duvdevani and Erez Eisen have established their self invented genre among the highest in the scene.
One could easily scour pages of the Internet in vain to find the epic level of music history defining the Infected Mushroom “kingdom.” Their most notable achievements include: 1999 breakthrough debut album, The Gathering, which gained immediate attention on club dance floors and in the hands of Goa/Psy-Trance DJ’s...
Fast >> 2007’s their critically acclaimed and highest-grossing album Vicious Delicious, catapulted the duo onto new levels. The success of that album was met with high anticipation for another which was dropped in 2009 with the The Legend of the Black Shawrama. The album included noteworthy hit track, Smashing the Opponent, for featuring guest vocals by legendary Korn lead Jonathan Davis. By no coincidence on the title, did Smashing the Opponent album-hit #8 on the Billboard charts. If that’s not impressive enough—there is the band’s average 120 live performances a year including, repeat, sold-out shows from the Ultra Fest in Miami to the Virgin Festival in Baltimore, from Mexico’s OMIX to Cali’s Coachella, to Brazil’s Ipanema Beach, and from Melbourne’s Metro Club to the 2009 and 2011 Burningman Festival in Black Rock City for Opulent Temple, Nevada. Not to mention collaborations with big Rock legends; Ray Manzarek (The Doors), Perry Farrell (Jane’s addiction) and then their insane amount (roughly 14,000,000) hits on You Tube simply cannot go without mention...
The best is always yet to come with Erez and Duvdev; in early 2012 they released the Army of Mushrooms, their most multifaceted electronic album delivery to date since 2009’s “Legend of the Black Shawarma.” Army of Mushroom’s doesn’t hold back for a second, doing what the guys “do best”−invent, experiment, create, re-arrange,
production is truly one of a kind. Stimulating 3D mapped visuals are landscaped onto "pods", projecting psychedelic visuals that become the backdrop for enigmatic vocals, hypnotic arrangements, and psy-trippy synthetic rhythms...
Adoring fans continue to descend below Infected’s stage en masseat festivals and stadiums shows–Nocturnal Wonderland (Texas/Los Angeles), World Electronic Music Festival (WEMF) in Canada, Electric Daisy Carnival (Las Vegas, Nevada), and the Opulent Temple at Burningman (Black Rock City, Nevada). All walks of life to experience Infected Mushroom, the world’s greatest Psy-Trance band of the decade.
Opulent Temple Seattle presents:
Our 6th Annual 'white party' in Seattle
After doing 5 of our 'white party' events over 5 years in 5 different venues in Seattle, last year's event at Canvas was by far the best venue for the special vibe we're going for in creating a space for sacred dance to world class music Opulent Styley.
Black Box, 314 E 13th Avenue, Denver, CO 80203 (See Map)
9PM - 2AM
Opulent Temple is back in Denver to bring our signature event with it's special vibe and elevated intentions to Denver at The Black Box to bring our brand of Opulence with your brand of fun. Fabulously creative white attire requested! (But you knew that)
We think it's definitely time for a higher calling in community. Since our first Opulent Temple camp at Burning Man in 2003, every Wednesday we've done this Sacred Dance event where we most try and manifest our vision - to create a space for Sacred Dance to world class dance music. Sacred Dance is a 100% benefit for Opulent Temple's 501c non-profit: the Sacred Dance Foundation
A co-created night of magic. Bathed in light, dancing to connect and awaken. Let’s bring community together again Denver! Show us how you do.
Watch this video from our 2016 White Party in SF:
Chill Out Lounge:
Sacred Dance performances led by: Star Walvatne
Double lasers by Enerjohn
LED curation by Krolo
Stunning visuals brought to you by Denver's finest!
Come early, stay late
A 100% benefit for Opulent Temple's 501c project in the Sacred Dance Foundation & our past and future projects.
Black Box, 314 E 13th Avenue, Denver, CO 80203
The Regency Ballroom, 1300 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA (See Map)
9PM - 3AM
We think it's definitely time for a higher calling in community.
Our signature SF event with stunning production value, decor, and performance, where we pull out all the stops, and so do you, to make some co-created magic. Our move last year to the Regency provided a new and awesome template to elevate our game with our favirite event in the city of the year.
Saturday, March 25th
Opulent Temple's Sacred Dance 'White Party' with Crystal Method
The Belasco Theatre in L.A. (See Map)
9:00PM - 4:00AM
Wonka in Wonderland
Featuring the timely return of dance music pioneers and legends, the Crystal Method, who played our very first LA Sacred Dance. "A movement is accomplished in 6 stages, and the 7th brings return." the I Ching
It's our signature OT event with ramped up production value, decor, and eclectic dance performance, where we pull out all the stops, and so do you, to make some co-created magic. 3 rooms of Music taking over the entire Belasco.
Saturday, February 18
Opulent Temple presents: Wonka in Wonderland
Metropolist, Seattle, WA (See Map)
9:00PM - 3:00AM
Wonka in Wonderland
In Chapter 5, things take a strange turn, as slightly crazy and likely dangerous orange men have invaded Wonderland. We're not sure if this is a twisted band of oompa loompas or a more sinister turn but at least we know they'll be candy.
A costume party for music, community and mischief. Quality beats, tea parties, revelry and hopefully a little trouble!
Sunday Night - October 9th, 2016
After a day of street side renewal with friends and dusty laden party people, it's time for Opulent Temple's (totally unofficial and non-affiliated) After Party at (what is now known as) 'The Great Northern' (aka - a re-modelled Mighty) right around the corner, so save some mojo for us!
OT residents and guests will be in effect for a smooth party transition. This party is always insta-vibe as everyone comes in all dressed up desert proper and already warmed up from the previous festivities and we jump right in for more.
Taking Monday off is an excellent idea ;)
Line up so far, with more to come: (ABC)
: Brian Peek (Opulent Temple)
: Brian Williams (Opulent Temple)soundcloud.com/dj-brian-williams
: DJ Icon (Opulent Temple / DJ icon.com) soundcloud.com/djicon
: Dulce Vita (Opulent Temple) facebook.com/DulceVitaDJ
: ELiKi (Opulent Temple)
+ a full silent disco outside line up TBA, care of Headfoneparty.com Silent Disco.
With - Rizzo Vassalo & more tba
9:00-2:30+am Great Northern - 119 Utah St @ 15th. 21+
Sliding donation cover. A 100% benefit for our OT projects & our 501c, the Sacred Dance Foundation
Pics from previous year here
No pre-sales on this one, just come out and play!
Opulent Temple returns, for Chapter 14 at Burningman, to bring our vision of sacred dance to world class music in the desert. Thanks for taking this ride with us! We still give the gift of the extensive effort because of the community and the co-created vibe. Our goal is to connect and awaken, and to bring that back into the default world all year round. Especially in an election year, the need for conscious people taking action is a responsibility we all share.
We're not trying to be the biggest and the baddest this year, but just do our Opulent thing and bring our vibe and invite anyone that wants to come find us to be a part of it. (So come find us at 10&D) Thank you all for your on going support of us and our events so that we can be here to do what we do. See you on the dance floor, under the stars and the fire.