Hey, so remember when David Starfire took off to Northern Thailand to work with Burmese refugees last year? Well he’s back and he has collaborated with many Burmese artists to create an entire new album full of unique sounds. The wet and squishy sounds on Osi are interesting and dynamic. The One features a reading from Alex Grey and the up beat tempo of Taphon has been helping me get shiz done all week. With glitched violins, delayed xylophone, gamelan, homemade harps, buffalo horn flutes and Burmese vocals, every track sounds like a journey around the world.

Karuna is also a benefit album and all profits go to Thai Freedom House, a non-profit that provides free education to Burmese refugees.

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Shambhala Headliners!

Bonobo, Datsik, Herobust, Jackbeats, (omfg!) Koan Sound, The Lucent Dossier Experience, (yes!) Pretty Lights,
Tipper, (2x!!!) David Starfire, Dimond Saints, Fort Knox Five, Ill.Gates, Jafu, (!!!) Sugarpill, The Funk Hunters, just to name a few. This is such an exciting bill, I must be there! Stay tuned for full line up.


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Moon and Starfire

After a beautiful night in the desert, getting my trance dance on and howling at the full moon, I’m spending a relaxing Sunday listening to David Starfire’s new album Awakening. It has all the sitar, funky world and hand drum beats that I was hoping for, like in his collaborations with Dub Kirtan Allstars,┬ábut this album is definitely a fresh start. Uplifting, intense and climatic with glitch hop and psydub influences, it’s perfect for the current Zeitgeist. I’m also excited to see his set at the next A~Bun~Dance in August.


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