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.
See you at 10:00 & Donatello
Musical Styles: Electro, progressive, bangin and Deep House
Occasionally dropping breaks and sprinkling my love for scratching through out. Procuring beats for your dancing therapy.
Musical Styles: Progressive Tech House, Techno
If ancient tribal warriors could listen to a dj during their nightly bonfire parties, they'd probably listen to ELiKi.
ELiKi has been working with music since he could hardly remember. From Mastering all types of instruments, to being a front man in a punk rock band, to starting a hip hop crew, he's done it all. A recent addition to the Opulent Temple group of resident DJs, EliKi brings to the table a nice blend of house and techno to keep the hips shaking and the vibe sexy.
Musical Styles: Techno and Progressive.
To free you from the self using that split second on the dance floor when you forget you are a person and you become one with the sound waves" and rest assured his thumping progressive and techno style come through and accomplish just that.
Drawing influence from travels around the world, Asia to Africa, Europe and South America, JB Vries’ motivations have always been based in rhythm and melody. Growing up in the Midwest United States he knew early on his life’s direction would be a musical one and with this in mind he took his show on the road. While studying Audio Engineering in Florida, he began learning the art mixing in the studio as well as a DJ in the Orlando nightclub and underground dance scene.
Producing a variety of dance genres, all with a driving and psychedelic undertone, JB has his sights set on bringing his flavor of progressive dance music to festivals and nightclubs the world over. Today, JB lives in San Francisco where he continues to perform, produce, and progress. Connect with JB and jump on his mailing list for free downloads and DJ sets direct to your mailbox.
Musical Styles: Progressive House with an Electro edge
VINKALMANN sets are approachable by DJs and non-DJs alike. Expect something different.
“I can still clearly remember the day I discovered electronic music. Standing in front of a speaker (still my favorite place), at a Friends and Family party in San Francisco. Something clicked, it made sense. While a lot of memories fade over time, that one doesn’t. The hard part came next. I knew I needed more of this music, but where to start? It wasn’t until a co-worker gave me Dave Seaman’s Renaissance Awakening that I knew where I wanted to be, and have never looked back. I’m now the guy will reply with a blank stare if asked about current non-electronic music.”
Matt’s weapon of choice is Ableton Live. If one can think it, one can probably do it with this software, with enough work. Creativity is the only limiting factor. Matt’s been using Ableton for a three year’s at this point, and has only begun to crack into its possibilities. His mixes are frequently featured on Frisky Radio and the ProgressiveHouse.com’s ProgCast. He is a regular contributor at www.AbletonLiveDj.com, a website dedicated to increasing the knowledge pool centered around using Ableton Live as a DJ tool.
Matt got involved with Opulent Temple at Burning Man in 2005 and has been playing with them since. He digs the thriving underground scene in San Francisco and enjoys the open-minded, conscious people that are drawn to electronic music.
“I take pride in making each mix a standalone story. Making each mix its own ride allows me to not be tied down to a particular style, and keeps things fresh. I feel alive when mixing, and hope the listener enjoys what I’m trying to say.”
Musical Styles: a full range of psy-breaks, electro, tech house, midtempo nu funk breaks, and downtempo
Dance floors at clubs and undergrounds all over the city have been mezmerized by the special touches he incorporates into his mixes, often encompassing sounds that have dirty hard-hitting basslines, twisted sound design, bangin' progressions, with sprinkles of chunk and glitch.
Brian Peek, resident DJ with Opulent Temple, is no newcomer to the industry. Rocking prime size crowds in San Francisco for the past six years, Brian focuses on mixing the highest quality of tunes across his full range of psy-breaks, electro, tech house, midtempo nu funk breaks, and downtempo. Dance floors at clubs and undergrounds all over the city have been mezmerized by the special touches he incorporates into his mixes, often encompassing sounds that have dirty hard-hitting basslines, twisted sound design, bangin' progressions, with sprinkles of chunk and glitch.
The inspiration for Brian Peek when exercising complete crowd control emerges from his passion for everything about electronic music culture, particular the technical complexity involved in the creation process. Like many DJs, he started as an event participant which led him to hosting his own weekly radio show on his college radio station. Soon after, he began promoting regular events with Thump Radio and producing those radio shows for FM, Webcast, and XM Satellite. Brian Peek is a true professional who takes his craft seriously and has provided performance support for some of the globe's most well-known jocks, like Dylan Rhymes, Elite Force, Meat Katie, Ali B, D: Fuse, Roxiller, Fine Cut Bodies, Carbon Community, Future Funk Squad, Rennie Pilgrim, Hyper, General Midi, Uberzone, and Lee Burridge.
His first residency, with ThumpChill allowed him opportunities to share his love of his favorite music, while opening for acts like Hybrid, Jondi & Spesh, Garth, Michael Anthony. This caught the attention of Ambient Mafia which afforded Brian the experience he needed to reach new heights. Since then, he has held down residencies at community staples like DNA Lounge, 550 Barneveld, and Anu. In 2009, he was invited to join Opulent Temple, including a prestigious DJ residency and contributions to artistic metal fabrications for one of the most well-known large scale sound camps in Burning Man history. In addition, he plays a significant role as executive producer of popular web podcasts for both Below Zero and Opulent Temple. Today, Brian's name is synonymous with Below Zero, including hosting a weekly event featuring downtempo on Wednesdays at Blowfish SF. Without a doubt, Brian Peek as a DJ delivers the full package proper in skill, talent, and undeniable passion for his full range of electronic sound.
Musical Styles: Big Bass, Electro House, Tech House Funk
If you don't like to dance! Don't be a DJ!
Music is his cure! Ever since DJ Brian Williams could remember he has had a deep passion for music. Growing up, he enjoyed all types of music from rock to hip hop and everything in between. In his early twenty’s he was introduced to house music and instantly felt a deep connection. He had always enjoyed dancing but house music took it to a whole other level. He soon realized the only scene for him was a room filled with people dancing to his energetic beats. His stompy beats packed the house. It has been over 16 years since he started his musical journey. DJ Brian Williams has played at a variety of venues from Miami Winter Conference to LA. He has been a part of Opulent Temple for the last 6 years out of San Francisco, playing Love Fest for four years in a row, Burning Man, 1015 and End up. He has been a large part of bring house music to the Central Valley and playing for Pure 209. He has had many opportunities to open for DJ Dan, Donald Glaude, DJ Bam Bam and Charles Feel Good and Josh the Funky One to name a few. He has joined forces with Mephisto Oddyssey of Groove Quest records and now Boom Rock Saints. He continues to remix several tracks for viewing on BeatPort under Boom Rock Saints. DJ Brian Williams brings a positive and humble attitude to this political and competitive industry. Not only does he enjoy searching for music and creating projects that will make people not only dance but, reach the depth of their souls. He is always trying to reinvent himself and push out new ear catching sounds. Music is his cure in this crazy world and the only time he truly feels alive! At each passing year he feels more confident than ever and wants to create and play music for all of you!
Musical Styles: Breaks (Nu Skool, Electro, Big Beat), House, Dubstep, Mid-Tempo, Glitch-Hop, World Beats, Chill Out, IDM
Enter Dulce Vita (pronounced dol-sie/vee-tah). True individuality happens here as a result of a musical risk.
Since her debut performance at Google headquarters in 2004, you might have already experienced her audio collage of eclectic tracks at underground warehouse venues or major nightclubs such as Ruby Skye, The End-Up, 1015, Supper Club, Mighty, Mezzanine, Kelly's Mission Rock, DNA Lounge, Temple, Club 6, Paradise Lounge, 550 Barneveld, Shine, Anu, Whisper, etc. Dulce considers any single performance a personal success if she can make a deeply positive impact on at least one person's experience. In recent past, Dulce was named WINNER of SF Weekly: City of Spin 2009 (Annual DJ Competition) and her performance at Burning Man earned a prestigious mention by the Editor-in-Chief in international publication 'DJ Mag' (2008 issue featuring Top 100).
Dulce Vita booked nearly 100 performances as a DJ in 2009. Based on witnessed live performance, she has received personal accolades direct from personal heroes like Micky Finn, DJ Dan, Soul of Man, Meat Katie, Josh Gabriel, Dave Dresden, Slyde, and Reid Speed. In addition to sharing the bill with those headliners, she has been proud to play alongside greats such as: Ozomatli, Carl Cox, Stanton Warriors, Uberzone, Bassnectar, Freq Nasty, Dieselboy, Aquasky, Lee Coombs, Dylan Rhymes, Rennie Pilgrem, Elite Force, Wolfgang Gartner, Far Too Loud, Fort Knox Five, The Rogue Element, Hyper, Orbital, Rabbit in the Moon, Dubtribe Sound System, Bass Kleph, Gabriel & Dresden, Jen Lasher, Shortee, Mephisto Odyssey, Ali B, Coburn, Steve Lawler, Scumfrog, D:Fuse, Scarlett Etienne, Hatiras, Fixx, Myagi, Cheb i Sabbah, Random Rab, Ana Sia, ILL-esha, Beats Antique, Eskmo, Eprom, An-ten-nae - as well as a countless number of talented local jocks.
Dulce has held numerous prior residencies at night clubs as a DJ all over San Francisco. In 2006, she was proud to be selected as the first female to be affiliated with 'OPULENT TEMPLE' (the infamous large-scale sound camp at Burning Man featuring global talent on 200,000 watts). In 2009, she was invited to wobble out with 'CALIFORNIA DUBSTEP REPUBLIC', a collective of performers who provided the first ever Dubstep float in San Francisco's equivalent of a large scale EDM festival like Love Parade. That year also debuted her solo event production alias, under the apt pseudonym: 'DVANT GARDE'. DV concepted, created, and debuted a new breed of seasonal event (known as 'Womper Womb') showcasing dubstep, glitch, and breaks with all female DJ talent from Burning Man. In 2010, she gained a new monthly residency with 'BELOW ZERO', featuring downtempo, chillout, trip-hop, and IDM.