Burning Man Mixes: 2011

Featuring mixes by: Randy Seidman, Christopher Lawrence, Ken Jordan (Crystal Method), DJ ICON, Sneaky Bastard, DJ Dan, Syd Gris and more recorded live from Opulent Temple at Burning Man 2011.

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Sacred Dust – The Giving Thanks Edition 2011

Saturday, November 26, 2011

10:00PM – Late

Public Works

161 Erie St, San Francisco, CA 94103


To get ourselves out of debt and close the books on this year, we always do a November party to kick up a little dust. This year we do it Thanksgiving weekend for those of you in town ready to work off some calories the 2nd best way we know how ; ).
Featuring special guest bringing some rockin tech house, Three from NYC

New 2011 recordings available on CD at this party. Ye-ez.

(Sacred Dust is not to be confused with our Sacred ‘Dance’ white party, which will return to the beautiful Bentley Reserve on May 11, 2012)

$15 cover, but only $10 w a little playa flavor in your threads




Dew Drop

Billy Seal

Dulce Vita

Brian Williams



Dex Stakker

Vitimin Devo

RECOM! Opulent Temple’s Annual Decompression After-Party 2011

Sunday, October 9, 2011

9:00PM – 2:00AM

The Mighty

119 Utah St, San Francisco, CA 94103


We won’t be heating the street with you this year, but we will be in full effect when night falls and you want some Recompression action to keep the fun going from the day party.

Find Opulent Temple hosting DJ’s from our own talented crew, + friends from DISTRIKT, Space Cowboys, Pink Mammoth, Robot Heart, Rebel Bass Collective, and more joining us on the decks to help us pay down our 2011 debt.
The carry over vibe from the day is always great and this party never disappoints.
A 100% benefit to help us close the books on the past, and look towards the future !


Syd Gris
Tek Freaks
Matt Kramer
Zach Moore
Vitimin Devo
Mike Butler

Opulent Temple Burning Man 2011

Burning Man 2011

Rites of Passage

Black Rock City,  NV

10:00 & ‘B’ (Birthday)

Unfiltered joy should certainly be a Rite of Passage. For the 9th time at Burning Man, we’ll be setting the stage for you to take that ride. Experience immersion, sound communion, sensory delight, and shared large scale happiness under the stars and the fire.

Opulent Temple 2011 seeks to do what we always do : provide a space for Sacred Dance to world class dance music. Our hope is that you might have an experience with yourself and those around you that opens your heart and clears your mind to the spirit that is. Having touched that place, we hope it can help make you fearless to face injustice, prejudice and ignorance in the default world; to feel a little more emboldened to shed light and humor and funk in the many corners of darkness.

We hope you know camps like ours are entirely supported by the community and the camp members. We could use your help if you want to pitch in by donating.

Every dollar counts (and we’ll send you live recordings from past years as a thank you.) See you on the dance floor!


Monday Night 8/29: The 9th Opening
08:45 Opening Ceremony
11:00 Brian Williams
12:00 Billy Casazza
01:00 Cosmic Selector
02:00 Brian Peek
03:00 Ghost Wolf
(04:00 )
Tuesday Night: Paradox, Humor, Change
07:00 ATHENA
08:00 Michael Anthony
08:45 Mike Butler
09:45 Ben Seagren
10:45 Matt Kramer
11:45 Dutch
12:45 M.A.N.D.Y.
02:00 D. Ramirez
03:15 Drew Drop
04:15 Billy Seal
05:15 Dulce Vita
06:15 JD Mack
07:15 ELiKi
Wednesday Night: Sacred Dance Our Annual White Party – White Attire requested
08:00 Dissolv (live)
09:00 Zebbler Encanti Experience
10:00 Destrukt
11:00 .Gunslinger (live)
12:00. .EOTO (live)
01:30 Infected Mushroom (live PA w 4 piece band)
03:00 Christopher Lawrence
04:15 Infected Mushroom *DJ Set*
(old school / Classical Mushroom period)
05:45 Dutch
07:00 Random Rab
Thursday Night: Learning Love
06:00 Wedding of Jim & Monica
08:00 Donald Glaude
09:00 Brian Williams
09:45 Jamie Lin
10:45 Distraction
11:30 Tek Freaks
12:30 Ken Jordan of The Crystal Method
02:30 Dulce Vita
03:30 Dex Stakker
04:30 DJ ICON
05:30 Jeff Taisch
06:30 Jonboy
07:30 Treavor Moontribe
Friday Night: Experience & Letting Go of Experience
07:00 Idiot Savant
09:00 Wolfie
10:00 DJ Kramer
11:00 Sneaky Bastard
12:00 DJ Dan
01:15 Syd Gris
02:30 Vinkalmann
04:00 Drew Drop
05:00 Brian Peek
06:00 Billy Seal
07:15 JB Vries
(08:15 )
Saturday Night: Burn & Renewal
10:00 Mike Butler
11:00 J’Sin
12:00 Lee Coombs
01:15 Dutch
02:15 Meat Katie
03:30 Elite Force
04:45 Tek Freaks
05:45 Billy Casazza
06:45 Dex Stakker

Opulent Temple & The Flaming Lotus Girls presents Livin’ la Vida Lambada!

Saturday, July 30, 2011

8:00PM – 2:00AM


8410 Amelia Street Oakland, CA 94621


Awww yeah… Hear Ye, Hear Ye!
Please join us for an awesome night of fire art and thumpin’ music. This is a benefit for ‘Tympani Lambada, the FLG’s 2011 Burning Man project, supported by Opulent Temple.
We’ll be setting up our full stage w their our iconic DJ booth, massive visual screens, lazers, inflatables, DJ’s, and more. Check it !

This is our piece of pretty from Flaming Lotus Girls this year. Besides many long hours of volunteers’ time, we need help making the piece come alive. Your support buys materials, transports the piece, and supports the crew during the building process on the Playa. We hope you will come and join us, whether at the shop making the sculpture, or pushing the buttons some magical night in Black Rock City.

Your contribution will earn you big karma points and our undying fiery love and kisses! If you can’t make the party, please donate here:

Tympani Lambada is a sculptural embodiment of the structures by which we hear and balance. The bone and membrane of the inner ear’s vestibular system is translated on a grand scale with steel and fire, flame effects, LEDs and sound, creating an experience rich with visceral sensuality.

The Flaming Lotus Girls are a female-driven, volunteer-based group of artists who have been making kinetic, mechanical fire art since 2000. Our work stands at the intersection of sculpture, kinetics, robotics, pyrotechnics, and electronic technology. We create interactive large-scale fire installations that engage viewers and invite them to become part of the art. Flaming Lotus Girls’ work is a collaborative process that empowers participants to learn new skills and become experienced, talented and active artists. Through an open and supportive cultural environment, the Flaming Lotus Girls promote creativity, education, volunteer contribution and leadership opportunities.

Party is  half mile from the Colosseum BART

We have off street parking and a bicycle parking as well
$15 presale http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/186699
$20 door


Drew Drop
Billy Casazza
Billy Seal
Mike Butler
JB Vries

Fire art by the Flaming Lotus Girls!
Some of our old favorites
The Photo Boof
Alex Nolan’s SOL sound sculpture
The Disgusting Spectacle
The Pop corn Booth
Tina Tamale Girl
Works in progress
Maria Del Camino
Port O Fire
Brad Barton -Reality Thief
Fire Arts Collective
Tribal Bellydance by Isa Shisha
The Sugar Plum Elves

Opulent Temple presents Lee Coombs in Reno 2011 Camp Benefit

Saturday, July 30, 2011

8:00PM – 4:00AM

The Knitting Factory

211 North Virginia Street, Reno, NV 89501


Opulent Temple comes back to Reno to help get back to the desert in 2011 with none other than Mr. Rock Solid Lee Coombs, bringing his special brand of future retro tech funk.

Lee Coombs (Lot 49 Recordings UK) [www.leecoombs.com]

Breakbeat and Tech Funk DJ / producer. He is a member of Lot49 records. A seasoned veteran, Coombs first hit the DJ slopes in 1989, bathing himself in the acid house scene at parties around London and Cambridge. Crucial in shaping his all-encompassing approach to DJing and production, this boundary-less approach would become Coombs

A 100% benefit for our 2011 Camp

8pm – 4am 18+ $15 presale / $20 door


Lee Coombs

Tek Freaks

DJ Icon

Dulce Vita

Erik Lobe

Opulent Temple & Distrikt presents Soluna

Saturday, July 9, 2011

10:00PM – 3:00AM

Public Works

161 Erie St, San Francisco, CA 94103


Opulent Temple & Distrikt rocking a $10 party together at Public Works. Need we say more ? Opulent Temple & Distrikt presents Soluna “Masters of Fun under Moon and Sun”  

Opulent Temple presents Rites of Massive on Treasure Island 2011

Saturday, June 25, 2011

9:00PM – 4:00AM

Hangar 3 – Treasure Island

600 California Ave, San Francisco CA 94130


Please join us this summer at a next level event. Opulent Temple, along with Distrikt, Symbiosis, Paradise Motel and more to come, host an eclectic spectacle to support a number of camps, artists, art cars, and performers to co-create an unforgettable night, and take a step towards the desert in 2011. We’re bringing together the far edges of the underground in a concert level production. Boom, Womp, Sizzle and Shake.

We brought together some of the brightest stars in their music world, with DJ Dan bringing the house, Christopher Lawrence trance, and Elite Force the breaks and tech funk. We’re going all out, we so hope to see you there co-creating that special vibe that is Opulent Temple.

If you joined us on Treasure Island in 2009 with Carl Cox, the Serpent Mother, Homoborous, and a bouquet of beautiful people, you have an idea. We’ve been waiting for the right elements to align to do it right, so here we go…


Yes !
-plenty of bathrooms
-plenty of bars
-coat check
-playa friendly vendors
-free shuttle from San Francisco, deets tba
-on site event parking – please carpool!
-places to sit
-outdoor area
-Pride friendly vibes
-Hi Rock Security
Event Transportation Plan:

FREE Provided Shuttle Transportation:
Opulent Temple has contracted to provide free shuttle buses from San Francisco to Treasure Island between the hours of 9:30 pm and 4:30 am. These buses will run in 40 minute intervals, and are each capable of carrying up to 40 people.

Pickup points have been designated ::

Due to street closures we are moving the Free Shuttle Pick up location to the bus stop on 8th Street at Market. First shuttle will arrive at 8:30 PM and will leave as soon as the bus is full. We have 2 buses running in rotation so the wait shouldn’t be too long but if you find yourself waiting for the shuttle longer than you want to be, we suggest sharing a cab with other party people in the same boat as you.

Shuttles will be running throughout the night until 4:30 AM to take you back into the city.
Public transit (MUNI Bus 108) and Car pooling are other great ways to get the the party.

** SAN FRANCISCO : bus stop on 8th Street at Market If you find yourself waiting for the shuttle longer than you want to be, we suggest sharing a cab with other party people in the same boat as you.

Public Transit/Taxi Services:
The location is conveniently located adjacent to the 108 MUNI bus line, which runs every 45 minutes, 24 hours per day, and goes directly to the Transbay Terminal in San Francisco. In addition to this, we are designating the shuttle service pickup locations as taxi cab pickup stops, and have alerted local taxi cab companies of this plan.

Available Event Parking:
The Treasure Island event facility has ample parking capacity for over 600 vehicles. This area will be supervised by an organized team of event volunteers and security staff throughout the evening. As well, we are actively encouraging our event attendants to carpool to the event. Spots are first come first parked, early arrival recommended if you need to drive. Please don’t drive alone!

DIRECTIONS: DRIVE CAREFUL! Both exits onto TI are a little perilous and should be taken slow. Either direction from the bridge onto Treasure Island – head to the north side of the Island (the “Treasure” not “Yerba Buena” Island) – There’s one road of entry that winds around and lands down at a previously manned security gate with stop sign. Head through the gate and take the first right hand turn onto California Ave. Follow it down and you’ll see our parking attendants there to help you get set. Don’t forget your ID.
Much more coming, stay tuned !

Opulent Temple’s First Sacred Dance ‘White Party’ in LA 2011

Saturday, May 14, 2011

9:00PM – 2:00AM

Lot 613

613 Imperial St, Lo Angeles, 90021


Opulent Temple in Association with Pantheon & Cruz Coalition presents Sacred Dance

-A transplant of our annual ‘White Party’ we do on playa every year in L.A. for the first time.

After a sold out event in San Francisco in March, we’re bringing this unique party and vibe to L.A. as a 100% benefit for our 2011 BM aspirations.
We’ll put together a gem of a production inside Lot 613. We’ll adorn the place in white and ask you to do the same to yourself just as we do every Wednesday night at Burning Man…

THE CRYSTAL METHOD (thecrystalmethod.com / LA)
&  as if it wasn’t enough we have tech funk titan:

MEAT KATIE (Lot 49 / meatkatie.com, UK)

$18 discount pre-sales almost sold out. You can still get pre-sale for $25 which is the same as the door price, but guarantees entrance for a party on pace to sell out. -OR- Get in before 10:30pm and pay only $20 at the door. Regardless, early arrival recommended. See you tonight in white : )

White Attire Requested

Come Early ! Adjust your clubbing clock accordingly, you don’t want to miss a beat! Early is the new late.



AD 2013


– Bellydancing by Olu (http://olu.jimdo.com)
– Sufi dancing by Namah (www.namah.net)
– Midnight Ceremony
– Cirque Style Ambient Performers
– Visuals by Eye Vapor
– Art Installations
– Photo Gallery
– Sound by James Garcia and Audio Video Events
– Outside Patio w Vendors and Artists
– Full Bars
– Coat Check

Opulent Temple’s 2nd Annual Sacred Dance ‘White Party’ in SF 2011

Saturday, March 12, 2011

9:00PM – Late

The Bently Reserve

301 Battery St, San Francisco, CA 94111


A transplant of our annual ‘White Party’ we do on playa every year in SF for a 2nd annual special event

Last year the Bently Reserve Sacred Dance ‘White Party’ was one of our best and most beautiful events ever. We’re very excited to bring it back and elevate what we did last year to try and get back to the desert in 2011. This journey is never a foregone conclusion and one we don’t take for granted. It only happens with the on going support of the community.

So not to be confused with the Sacred Dust party we did in November as a deep underground party, this one is a more regal form of opulence.
We’ve put together another gem of a production inside the majestic and beautiful Bentley Reserve. We’ll adorn the place in white and ask you to do the same to yourself just as we have done every Wednesday night on playa since our inception in 2003.

Discount pre-sales are no longer selling on line. The party is * NOT * sold out, we do this to avoid having the Will Call line be too long. There’s plenty of tickets available at the door for $30, which is only $1.58 more than pre-sale (w the service charges) so call it a wash.
If you’re paying cash at the door you will get in, we do recommend you arrive by 11:00pm to ensure, we are on pace to reach capacity at some point in the night. Please note we will lose an hour of the party tonight due to Day Light Savings. But our doors are at 9pm. Early arrival recommended. (So party is still technically until 4am, but really it will feel like 3am because of the clocks moving.)
Going to be an amazing night !


Syd Gris
Billy Casazza
Dex Stakker
Jamie Lin
Brian Peek
Zach Moore
Matt Kramer
Anthony James
Alain Octavo
Bill Samuels
Durojaiye Versitile

– Artists ::Josh Espinosa(Kemic)-airbrush, Corey Divine -live painting
– Mystic Sufi Dancers
– Midnight Ceremony
– Play Area by the Dancestronauts
– Cirque Style Ambient Performers
– Visuals by Kai and Visuals by Viberation
– Lazers by UV99
– Art Installations
– Photo Gallery
– Surround Sound from JK
– Outside terrace
– Full Bar
– An Amazingly Organized Coat Check ; )


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