Saturday, October 28th
Legendary Burning Man sound camp Opulent Temple is thrilled to announce our debut Halloween event in Kansas City: Dance Macabre.
Come join us for the lovely dark synergy of All Hallow's Eve with our burning Opulent twist. This new venture is sure to be the highest concentration of quality freaks in the city! Tricks & treats plus scary beats on 2 stages!!!
Put on your best Halloween costume. Dance into the wee hours of the night. Spooks and ghouls get there early!
Featuring Opulent Temple residents + Midwest regional DJs
BRIAN PEEK (Opulent Temple, San Francisco)
LEYL MASTER BLACK (Opulent Temple, San Francisco)
STRYFE (The God Project, St. Paul)
MICHAEL BISHOP (Lifted, St. Louis)
GEOFFOTRON (Gateway Burners, St. Louis)
TODD HOWARD (Kansas City Techno)
JACOB (Kansas City Techno)
NJN TRUBL (Wichita House Music Society)
MORNING GLORY (Skinny Kitty Teahouse, Omaha)
... more TBA!
9pm-3:00am, 21+ only
1118 McGee St
Kansas City, MO 64106
A 100% benefit for Opulent Temple's 501c, Sacred Dance Foundation & our ongoing playa projects.
$15 in advance, $20 at the door.
This venue has a limited capacity. THIS PARTY WILL SELL OUT. Get your tickets now!
Saturday, October 28th
Opulent Temple's 2nd Annual Halloween event in Seattle : Gothica
Come join us again for the lovely dark synergy of All Hallow's Eve with our burning Opulent touches. Last year's debut event sold out, and we've moved to a smaller venue that we think better fits our hope for the vibe and expderience at the new Nightjar. Expect another immersive Halloween environment, killer deco, amazing costumes provided by you, plus special intimate dark corners unique to this new baroque looking interiour.
Featuring Very Special Guest
(Knee Deep in Sound, NYC)
(Opulent Temple Seattle)
(MIND at LARGE, Soul(ar) Society)
Get pre-sales at their lowest - this will sell out.:
Seattle's most Vibe-tastic and dust fueled Halloween costume party
Nightjar : 407 2nd AVE EXT SOUTH
Seattle, Washington, WA 98104
About The Scumfrog:
25 years after his first DJ gig, and 10 years since his first successful album, Jesse Houk aka The Scumfrog continues to do exactly what he feels like doing; recording his most personal album to date “In Case We’re All Still Here”. Going back to his roots of psychedelic and deep influences, mixed with a wink at sci-fi and a deep understanding of what makes a solid underground groove, Jesse teams up with Armada Music for a journey into Deep House and Tech House. Beside his widely acclaimed song with Sting “If I Ever Lose My Faith”, the album features collaborations with Static Revenger, Vince Elliott, Vassy, and Christian Burns, while other tracks on the album contain Jesse’s own signature vocals.
Not particularly inspired by the commercial side effects of the recent EDM explosion, The Scumfrog decided to retreat to the underground in 2011 with the release of “A Place Where We Belong” on his Facebook page; a project that spawned singles on prestigious labels like 1605, Floorplay, Inkfish, and Armada. He restricted his live shows strictly to venues that prioritize music and sound before bottle service and bachelorette parties, further reflecting his strong commitment to underground sounds, and to making a connection with people that share his love and vast knowledge of music.
Prior to his renewed alliance with the underground, The Scumfrog was mostly known for his award winning stripped-down remixes of artists like Missy Elliott, New Order, Kylie Minogue, and Annie Lennox, and his collaborations writing/producing techno oriented works with David Bowie and Cyndi Lauper. And now, with his Sting project "If I Ever Lose My Faith," The Scumfrog strongly displays his deep House roots, while still giving mass appeal to the main vocal mix.
As a DJ, The Scumfrog has toured the world many times over, and since 2009 he hosts a weekly radio show/podcast Glam Scum International, showcasing the side of Electronic Dance music that is not for everyone.
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.