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Pleasure Sean’s Playa Play List

August 26, 2009

@Pavati tweeted me a link to PleasureSean’s Playa Party Guide 2009 which is full of awesome info re dj music sets  along with when and where including Cheb i Sabbah above and Nickodemus below:

Brass Tax Boombox (10:00 & C)
Yes, yes YES! Breakbeat, electro, whateva from the big ass boombox. Will be going Monday night, if not earlier, so come on out while everyone else is still setting up.

El Circo and The Do Lab (10:00 & B)
The El Circo dome is legendary and they are joining up with LA’s The Do Lab – should be epic. Music and crowd is kind of on the neo-tribal/hippie side with lots of glitch, dubstep, & breaks. Inside of the Dome is often super crowded, so late late night is a good call if you want to head inside.

AP’s note: I imagine this is the dome they use at Lightening in the Bottle as well as some of the set-up. From an email they sent today: View and print set times here: Simpler Times Set Times

Thursday Kick Off Party! We’ve got 4000 gallons of water ready to spray all over y’all for our kick off party on Thursday, September 3rd. Get wet and beat the heat! Then dance and get sweaty! All under the dome and pallet structures, boomin to the sounds of party starters like Imagika, Beats Antique, El Papachango, and many more.

NEXUS (10:00 & E)
Glitch/breaks music with style. Between the Boombox, Simpler Times, & Nexus, you could pretty much rock your entire playa nights between just these three camps – and many people will.

Root Society (10:00 & Esplanade)
Massive setup on the corner with 2 domes. Reports are kinda hit or miss on this spot, so you decide. And maybe bring sunglasses at night for the strobing “seizure dome” lighting effects inside. Full schedule at:

Pink Mammoth (9:00 & D) – Day party only
Deep house music with the Pink Mammoth DJs for dancing the afternoon away – very very nice – should be the go-to place for the afternoon disco along with…

Rock Bottom (9:00 & F) – Day party only
Pretty hush hush, but some of the Deep End kids secured a big theme camp space and are rumored to be bringing a nice sounds system for some special guests DJs along with the local Deep End DJs, so we’ll see what happens here. Probably won’t be the scale of madness of the Deep End of past years, but let me just say…Oh. Hells. Yes.

Philadelphia Experiment  (8:00 & Esplanade)
House/breakbeat from the Philly crew – def worth checkin out

Soulicious (7:30 & H) – Day Party only
Pretty low key camp setup with amazing house music. Mid afternoon to sundown usually with Friday “soulbrunch” being their big gig of the week.

Shift Ministries (4:30 & Esplanade)
This looks to be more of a spiritually oriented camp with some great music. Full lineup at

False Profit (4:00 & Esplanade)
Tuesday night is their big party, but they might throw a smaller shindig some time during the week at camp with a breaks/glitch feel so keep an eye out if you pass by.

Hookahdome (3:00 & Esplanade)
This looks to be a fun dome setup with good music and is probably worth a looksie at some point.

Opulent Temple (2:00 & Esplanade)
Big, loud, & packed with people – progressive house & breaks mostly. Some people dig this setup, some don’t – I fall into the second category as I’ve had neg experiences with this camp’s leader, so I skip it. YMMV. DJ schedule at

AP says: I’m definitely going to be there for DJ Cheb i Sabbah and the Sacred Dance Night sounds really wonderful as does the following day’s funk party. You should click through to their site to see who just might be playing before the Burn on Saturday…cuz I’m not telling you since I don’t know for sure but I’m gonna try to be there just in case!

Wednesday Night
~Sacred Dance~
(Our Annual White Party – White Attire requested)
08:00 Beats Antique
Sharam Ali B
Matt Vinkalmann
09:00 Cheb I Sabbah
10:00 *Persian Mystical Dance Show*
10:30 Cosmic Selector
11:30 Ali B
12:30 Tim Healey
01:30 Sharam (Deep Dish)
03:00 Vinkalmann
04:30 Icon
05:30 Dulce Vita
06:30 Dutch
07:30 Treavor Moontribe

Green Gorilla Lounge (address??)
They’re not doing a big sound camp this year as they didn’t get placed for a theme camp, but some of the crew will be up and throwing down some house music on a smaller scale if you can find them.

Aside from the local all-stars, here are a couple of DJs that will be on the playa to be on the lookout for: Freq Nasty (breaks), R/D (glitch), Nickodemus (house/latin/world–AP’s bold!), Lee Coombs (breaks/electro), Bassnectar – (glitch/dubstep), Patricio (breaks), Wolf and Lamb (minimal techno), Cheb I Sebbah (world–AP!! bold), Tipper (breaks), Adam Freeland (breaks), Ana Sia (glitch), Marques Wyatt (house), Lee Burridge (progressive), Worthy (tech house)

Some highlights of the week
Don’t forget that some of the best vibes can be in the smaller places that are not mobbed, so a mix of the two is usually a good call. Here are a couple of highlights or one-off things that should be a blast.

–  Party at Kate Raudenbush’s Braindrops sculpture at midnight
–  Boombox will be up and running

– Garage Mahal afternoon party (9 & D)
–  False Profit party Tuesday night (4:00 & Esplanade) with the Unimog – breaks ‘n’ glitch music
– Minimal techno with NYC’s Wolf + Lamb at Disorient Bus DEX out near the trash fence (10pm- sunrise)


–  Special day party at the Boombox all afternoon
–  Temple of Breaks – like the name says – breakbeat music at the Temple all night

– Freq Nasty and Bassnectar at Root Society (this was mobbed last year BTW)
– Space Cowboys Unimog at Flaming Lotus Girls SOMA late night – Space Cowboys & guest DJs
– Nickodemus at Pink Mammoth from 1pm-2pm & on Robot Heart Bus at Sunset (AP gonna try to be there!)
– Lee Coombs at Nexus (2am set)

– Soulbrunch party at Solicious (7:30 & H) – high noon through the afternoon with breakfast burritos & mojitos – house music
– Unimog at Rock Bottom
– Special guest DJ at Pink Mammoth in the afternoon
–  Burning of the Boombox Friday night/Saturday morning with Freq Nasty & special guests
–  Full Moon Space Cowboys Hoedown – return of the legendary Unimog mobile soundsystem Friday night get down. Will be located at the Raygun Gothic Rocket Ship and will begin right after the rocket launch – goes till the breaka dawn with Space Cowboys DJs & special guests. (AP bold!)

– Disorient Car Wash with Unimog, Rock Bottom DJs and special guests
– I think they are burning something this night
–  Bassnectar’s sunrise set outside at Simpler Times (El Circo-DoLab) camp.

Philadephia Experiement Simpler Times Nexus Boombox Robot Heart Shift Camp Bassnectar Sets:
8 & Esplanade – House & Breakbeat (El Circo/DoLab)  10 & B 10 & E Brass Tax – 10 & C Mobile Car with huge “robot” & ‘heart” LEDs
4:30 & Esplanade.
PEX DJs (Lee Mayjuhs & crew) Thursday – Sep. 3 Tuesday Night Monday Afternoon: Monday Night WEDNESDAY Thurs Night/Friday Morn
Osunlade (Greece)
Cheb I Sabbah (SF)
12:30 – 2:00 pm Brion T. 8pm – DJ Chachi,   9pm – Zapper Metal Monday! Robot Heart DJs 7:00p – Jwah (live PA) with
Sumerian water ritual 8:45Opening Ceremony
Root Society
Nigel Richards (Philly) 2:00 – 3:30 pm Imagika 10pm – Lunchtray 8:00p – Shamanic Sound 9:00Brother Hill (10 & Esplanade)
Nickodemus (NYC) 3:30 – 5:00 pm the ianator 11pm – Ryan Agler,   12am – Tuesday Sunrise: Tuesday Night 9:00p – Future Simple Project 9:45Drew Drop 1:15am-2:30am
5:00 – 6:30 pm El Papachango 1am – PauleyUnsaturated Tutu Tuesday! 3l3tronic 10:30p – Knowa Knowone 10:30Dex Stakker v. Dragn’fly
Root Society 6:30 – 8:00 pm Beats Antique 2am – Hax and Ixnee Robb Green 11:30p – Marty Party 11:15Cosmic Selector Fri Night/Sat Morn
Esplanade & 10 – Various Dance music Sunset @ 7:15 3am – The Scritch Tuesday Afternoon: Dex Stakker 12:30a – Bounce Brigade 12:00Jeff Taisch Basscamp (2 & B)
See 8:00 – 9:30 pm Micah J. 4am – Nisus,  5am – Lazy Slave Hip Hop & double dutch Mikey Fisher 2:00a – Hip Hop Hour w 12:45Vinkalmann midnight-1am
for schedule 9:30 – 11:00 pm Ruff Hauser 6am – Pom Earthsteppa with M-Rock & friends J. Hazen 3:00a – Wazulu da Ill Dravidian 1:45Dutch
11:00 – 12:30 am Patricio 7am – Marty Party, 8am – Mimosa 4:00a – Sleepyhead 2:30Ghost Wolf Fri Night/Sat Morn
Pink Mammoth (Day only) 12:30 -2:00 am Oscure Wednesday Night Tuesday Night: Wednesday Sunrise 5:00a – Chris Sia 3:30Atum Nexxus (10 & E)
9 & D – House music 2:00 – 3:30 am Braden 4-7 – Happy Hour,    8pm – Heyoka Dex Stakker Wolf + Lamb & Friends 6:00a – Kiddphunk 2:30am-3:30am
Pink Mammoth DJs & guests 3:30 – 5:00 am Kraddy 9pm – Dub Pirates Raydeus (Bill Patrick, Seth Troxler, 7:00a – Blane Lyon 8:00Todd Fatjo
5:00 – 6:30 am R/D 10pm – Rastatronics Patricio Konrad Black, Troy Pierce) 8:00a – Lila Rose 9:00Tamo Sat Night/Sun Morn
Hookahdome Sunrise @ 6:27 11pm – Worthy Influence 10:00Michael Anthony El Circo (10 & B)
2 & Esplanade – World music 6:30 – 7:45 am WELDER 12mid – Aaron Jae Wednesday Night Live painting by Clay Chollar. 10:45Layne Loomis 1:30am-2:45am
7:45 – 9:00 am VibeSquaD 1am – Little John Wednesday Sunrise: Konrad Black Performances by Lunar Fire and
Sophia Thom. 11:30Dex Stakker
Soulicious (Day Only) 9:00 – 10:15 am Dov 2am – Ant-Ten-Nae 60s Psychedelia tea party Matthew Johnson Spoken word by Shay Butta &
Kat Holladay. MC Robin Tala. 12:30Jeff Taisch
Sunday Morn Sunrise
7:30 & H – House music 10:15 – 11:30 am David Starfire 3am – Jurassik Julio (Sheik ‘n’ Beik) 1:30Syd Gris

El Circo (10 & B)
11:30 – 12:45 pm Jeremy Sole 4am – bass cadet Wednesday Day Party: Stadenco 2:30Dulce Vita 6:30am-9am
Basscamp 12:45 – 2:00 pm Dr. Toast 5am – Bartek Chendo Swamy THURSDAY 3:30Drew Drop
2 & B – Glitch & breaks music 2:00 – 3:15 pm Siren 6am – El Papa Chango P-dub 7:00p – Sunset Tea Party 4:30J’Sin Ana Sia Sets:
Disorient Car Wash 7am – Chris Sia ShOOey Thursday Sunrise 8:00p – Shakti Bliss 5:30Billy Casazza sep 3 (thu/fri) : NEXUS @ 10&E 5am;
Esplanade & 4:30 – Various dance music :BREAK: 8am – Nick Kothari/Mood CTRL Scottino Vitamindevo 9:00p – Henry Strange 6:30Billy Seal sep 3 (thu/fri) : ABRAXAS art car dragon
@ 630am;
Dustfish Thursday Night Deckard Robb Green 10:00p – Cyril Noir sep 4 (fri/sat) : MADAME ASTROLABE
art car @ 1am;
Esplanade & 8:30 – Live music
Friday – Sep. 4 (FULL MOON) 4pm – Dixon, 5pm – Eko DingDong Dylan Ryhmes 11:00p – Mozaic 8:00Beats Antique sep 5 (sat/sun) : EL CIRCO/DO LAB
10&B @ 4am;
9:00 – 10:00 pm Lynx & Janover 7pm – buckner,   8pm – Wolf+Lamb Zach Moore 12:00a – Giacomo Conti VS
Guido Schneider 9:00Cheb I Sabbah
sep 5 (sat/sun) : STATESIDE DUBSTEP
2&C @ 6AM;
10:00 – 11:00 pm Taran 10pm – Flook,     11pm – Alia Meat Katie Thursday Sunset 2:00a – Magda VS Troy Pierce 10:00Show*
Entheon Village 11:00 – 11:45 pm SHOW 12mid – Forest Green Elite Force Nickodemus & Friends – 4:00a – Little John 10:30Cosmic Selector Marty Party/Panty Raid:
6:30 & D – Lectures & music 11:45 – 12:45 am Beats Antique 1am – Lee Coombs Turntables On the Playa 5:00a – Neuronaut 11:30Ali B Sep 2, 3:15A – False Profit
12:45 – 1:45 am An-ten-nae 2am – Radiohiro + MC Zulu Wednesday Night: 6:00a – Hypnotech 12:30Tim Healey Sep 2, 11:30P – Shift Camp
1:45 – 2:45 am MiMOSA 3am – Bobby Friction SpunkyJunk Thursday Night 7:00a – Tipper 1:30Sharam Sep 3, 2:00A – Genesha Art Car
2:45 – 4:00 am tipper 4am – Freq Nasty Paul Louth Lee Burridge 8:00a – Antennae 3:00Vinkalmann Sep 3, 6:00P – Beyond the Zion Curtain
4:00 – 5:00 am laura – E.F.L. 5am – Ana Sia Wolf+Lamb Bill Patrick 4:30Icon Sep 4, 2:00A – Portal Patch
5:00 – 6:15 am Mozaic 6am – MoPo Worthy Mike Khourey & Special guest Performances by the Pyronauts,
T-Rex, Onamare, & Deb Rubin. 5:30Dulce Vita
Sep 5, 5:00A – Do Lab Misting Oasis
sunrise @ 6:28 7am – Clay Oro+orO 6:30Dutch Sep 6, 5:15A – El Circo Dome
6:15 – 7:45 am PANTyRAiD 8am – David Starfire Friday Sunrise 7:30Treavor Moontribe
7:45 – 9:00 am Knowa Knowone Friday Night Thursday Night: Wolf + Lamb & Friends FRIDAY Lee Coombs
9:00 – 10:15 am SHAWNA 4pm – Govind,      5pm – Laura Pirata 10:00-12:30 – RadioHiro & Bobby
Friction 1:00Mo Po
Thursday night, Nexus 2am
10:15 – 11:30 am Little John the DJ 6pm – Shawna,     7pm – Live Evil Influence Friday Sunset 12:30 – 2:00 – David Starfire 1:45Influence vs. ECQ Friday night, Robot Heart bus midnight
11:30 – 12:45 pm KiTTY-D 8:30pm – Fire Lieber Aaron Jae Dirty Babi’s Dreamy Disco 2:00 – 3:30 – Janaka 2:45Patricio Saturday Night, Opulent Temple, 3am
12:45 – 2:00 pm Chris Sia 9:30pm – Dulce Vita Bam 3:30 – Sunrise – Cheb I Sabbah 3:30Small Town DJ’s 8:00Nick McAllister
10:30pm – Hypnotech Shizzy Friday Night 6:30 – 8:00 Lynx & Jamie Janover 4:15Ali B (funk set) 9:30Jamie Lin
:BREAK: 11:30pm – Stridah BassBen Bass Cadet 5:00Donald Glaude 10:30Drew Drop
12:30am – David Seied Tamo Aaron Jae Fire and Belly Dance by: 11:45Dj Dan
Saturday – Sep. 5 1:30am – Vibesquad j9 Influence 8:00Distraction (Greg Briggs) 1:00Carl Cox
10:00 – 11:00 pm Auditory Canvas 2:45am – West Coast Lo-Fi Lee Coombs Fire Smoothie, Pyrotechnique,
Charles Shaw & Indirani Shimmy 9:00Newmindspace 3:00Christopher Lawrence
11:00 – 12:00 am Heyoka 4am – Kraddy,       5am – Dov Friday Night: Neuro Driver (Far Too Loud ) 10:00Billy Seal 4:30Dutch
12:00 – 12:15 am SHOW 6am – Timonkey,       7am – Nanda Whiskey Devil Elite Force SATURDAY (after Man burns) 11:00Syd Gris 5:45Dex Stakker
12:15 – 1:30 am El Papachango 8am – Chlorophil Micah J 3l3tronic 12:00a – Searchl1te 12:00Armin Van Buuren 7:00DJ Hil
1:30 – 2:45 am BASSNECTAR Saturday Night Konkers Simple Green 1:30a – Yeoman 2:00LIVE PA
2:45 – 4:00 am FreQ Nasty 5pm – Mad Zach+R2 Laird Treavor Moontribe 3:00a – Jonny Quest 3:30Atum 1:00Derek Hena
4:00 – 5:15 am ANA SIA 6pm – Mycho Freq Nasty 4:30a – Braden 4:15Billy Casazza 2:00Brian Peek
5:15 – 6:30 am MartyParty 7pm – DJ Ipod Special Guest Saturday Sunrise 6:00a – Wolfie 5:15Atimatik 3:00Bo
sunrise @ 6:29 11pm – Neuronaut Boombox will be dis- Wolf + Lamb & Friends 8:00 am – Downtempo Breakfast 6:15J’Sin 4:00Brian Williams
6:30 – 8:00 am BASSNECTAR 12mid – Beats Antique assembled prior to 7:15Dave Levi 5:00Atimatik
8:00 – 9:30 am Random Rab 1:30am – Tipper sunrise (while music keeps Saturday Night 6:00Billy Casazza
9:30 – 11:00 am Dee 3am – RD going) & burned at sunup. Swamy (at the Burn) 1:00DJ Infinitee
11:00 – 12:30 pm Texx 4am – Ill Gates Freq Nasty 2:00Paul Hemming 10:30Dylan Rhymes
12:30 – 2:00 pm SHAWNA 5am – DJ Leggo my Ego Crash Berlin 3:00Jeff Taisch 12:30Elite Force vs.
6am – Mr. Projectile Low End Specialists 4:00Laird Meat Katie
Thursday Day
Wednesday Night
Tuesday Night
Thursday Night
Friday Day
Friday Night
Saturday Day
Saturday Night
2 & Esplanade
6pm-7:30pm: Kramer
9 & F
Noon-3pm: TBD
3pm-4pm: Dane Holewinski
4pm-5pm: Layne Loomis
5pm-6pm: J-Rod
6pm-7:30pm: Matt Kramer
Monday Night
Noon-3pm: TBD
3pm-4pm: AJ Medina
4pm-5pm: Syd Gris
5pm-6pm: J-Rod
6pm-7:30pm: Layne Loomis
Noon-2pm: TBD
2pm-3pm: Tamo
3pm-4pm: Kramer
4pm-5pm: Meat Katie
5pm-6pm: Elite Force
6pm-7:30pm: Zach Moore
6pm-7:30pm: Kramer
Noon-1pm: Dubstar
1pm-2pm: Brad Taylor
2pm-3pm: Chuck n Roll
3pm-4pm: Shooey
4pm-5m: Dylan Rhymes
5m-6pm: John Early
Opulent Temple Rock Bottom
Noon-2pm: TBD
2pm-3pm: Alvaro Bravo
3pm-4pm: Matt Kramer
4pm-5pm: Shissla
5pm-6pm: Zach Moore

3 Comments leave one →
  1. August 26, 2009 8:40 am

    Kick Off party sounds like great fun …

  2. August 26, 2009 5:13 pm

    AP, you are the heppest of the hep.

    Have a great time… I have friends from Vancouver coming down. I will get there one of these years. Looks awesome.


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