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Art, Photos, Tips, USA Festivals - September 4, 2014 Burning Man: The Playa is Bold and Fears Very Little

Trying to write about Burning Man is like being an over stimulated child standing in a room full of brightly coloured balloons floating on the ceiling and trying to choose just one string to grab on to and run with. The experience of Black Rock City is simply too explosive to properly describe in...

Art, Culture - December 2, 2013 Cans of paint and skill, Sofles – Limitless

It’s pretty amazing what a group of graffiti artists can do with a lot of time, skill and paint. I just wish the kids in my neighbourhood would stop drawing with crayons and upgrade their skills. You can check out more of Sofles’s work here and Ironlak films here  ...

Art, Culture, Other Music - July 11, 2013 Le Cirque de la Nuit: Lunari – promo video

Cirque de la Nuit from Orlando Kelly on Vimeo. Le Cirque de la Nuit: Kintala was an amazing event fueled by the BRILLIANCE of Calgary’s finest creatives! This is the promotional film for the next event, July 13, 2013 at Dicken’s Pub, Calgary. The last Le Cirque de la Nuit in Calgary was...

Art, Canada Festivals, Culture, International Festivals, Other, USA Festivals, Video - March 21, 2013 The Bloom: A Journey Through Transformational Festivals

The power of the transformational festival is undeniable. I can’t count how many people I’ve met over the years (including myself) who have gone to an event and come out completely changed.  At TEDxVancouver 2010, Jeet-Kei Leung gave a beautiful and insightful talk on the history and future of...

Art, Culture, People, Promoters - December 18, 2012 Artist Spotlight: Stoked on Photos

Here’s a setting we’re all too familiar with. You should be working, but instead you find yourself travelling down the endless Internet rabbit hole of memes, social media sites, YouTube videos, news sites, blogs etc. While in the midst of this infinite guilty pleasure, I find I am always drawn...

Art, People - November 12, 2012 Artist Spotlight – Andreas Tiedemann

It is undeniable that the DJs and producers manufacturing their cutting edge sounds drive the electronic music community. As a result, they often garner the majority of the scene’s attention. But, just like any community, the bass subculture is made up of a number of factions and...

Art - June 26, 2012 The Emergence of Live Art at Festivals

The year was 2008 and the place was Shambhala Music Festival. I had found myself venturing into ‘spirit country’ – a term I have affectionately given to the Labyrinth stage. Neither logic nor common sense was abundant, though if it had been I am sure I would have managed avoid my...

Art - May 24, 2012 I Heart Art

One of my favorite things about attending a new festival or one that I have frequented year and year again is checking out all of the fresh new sights and sounds. As an artist I love that bass culture is so connected to visual art forms. I love sensory overload by having my senses accosted...

Art, USA Festivals - May 18, 2012 Coachella 2012 – Festival Wrap-Up

It’s been two weeks & the dust has settled on the Empire Polo Field. Its well manicured grasses no longer feeling the weight of 80,000 bodies, eagerly trying to soak in as much of the Coachella 2012 experience as their sun-baked bodies will take. Tales of amazing music and resurrected...

Art, USA Festivals - April 17, 2012 A love letter to my first Burn

Five years ago three best friends packed our RV with gallons of water, more booze than food and set out on a scouting party from the Great White North. The day had started clear and hot as we drove further away from Reno but as we arrived in to the line the winds had started […]...

Art - April 16, 2012 Street Art – Banksy vs Bristol Museum Part 1

A big part of the Bass culture involves street art. While this art form is generally unsanctioned, there are some artists who have managed to break into the mainstream. Banksy is by far the most successful and recognizable. His art is politically charged and creates controversy wherever it is...

Art, Photos, USA Festivals - April 15, 2012 Burning Man Photos

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