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Callisto – Fall Days : Volume Two

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Fall Days : Volume Two, is an instrumental hip-hop mix made to reflect the vibes of autumn.  This mix was made by Colorado based producer, Callisto, and is the second volume in an annual mix series (Fall Days) started in 2014.  This is one of the deeper hip-hop mixes we’ve heard in a while. Click play and let your experience begin.

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Gaudi – Live at Cervantes – 10/24

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Hailing from London, Gaudi, known by many as the king of world bass, is back in North America and is scheduled to make an appearance at Cervantes on October 24th in Denver, Colorado.   Along for the ride will be Kaminanda, Cualli, and Digital Vagabond, all of whom are know to captivate crowds across the Americas and beyond.

Having last released ‘Dub, Sweat, & Tears’ in December 2014, it’s expected Gaudi has some new material to play for the world.  Gaudi’s live performance features synthesizers, CDJ’s, a theramin, sometimes one of the top vocalists in the world, and his own unique ability to improvise and create an unforgettable arrangement of music right in front of your eyes.

Ganjaology will be giving away a pair of tickets for this show, If you’d like to enter to win, follow the easy steps below.

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Winners will be announced on October 22nd!

 See you at Cervantes!

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Black Uhuru – Live In Denver – Sept.11.2015

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Black Uhuru are a Jamaican reggae group formed in the Waterhouse district of Kingston Jamaica in 1972, initially as Uhuru (Swahili for ‘freedom’). Over the years, despite several line-up changes, Black Uhuru has released many successful projects and remained one of the most important reggae groups in the world.  Over the course of their career, Black Uhuru have released over 30 full length albums and in 1985 became the first reggae group to win a Grammy for ‘Best Reggae Album’.

September 11th Black Uhuru will be performing live at Cervantes Other Side with Rastasaurus, Mindstate, Inna Di Red, and Selasee & The Fafa Family.

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If you would like to enter to win a pair of tickets to the show follow these instructions…

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2.Tag Ganjaology and a friend you want to attend the show with.

Winners will be announced September 9th!

NCIA & BHANG PRESENT: CANNABIS CARNIVAL II – Recap

National Cannabis Industries Association and Bhang recently teamed up to celebrate the legal side of the newly founded cannabis industry this past weekend at the Fillmore Auditorium in Denver, CO.  With a name like ‘Cannabis Carnival’ I had the expectation that there may be some typical wild stoner shenanigans taking place, but upon my arrival I found a much more mature crowd, and came to the quick realization that there were no smoking activities taking place within the Fillmore.  For some this could have been a little bit weird, but on a personal level, it was a nice change from the typical marijuana party.   Bhang Chocolate set up a really comfortable chill lounge in the middle of the venue which comfortably sat around 50 people, and around the sides of the event surrounding the dance floor were a wonderful variety of artists, cannabis industry professionals, and carnival themed attractions such as a dress up photo booth and a dunk bucket.

The entertainment of the evening was top notch. NCIA brought out Rob Garza of Thievery Corp, Quixotic, The Everyone Orchestra, and the legendary trio Medeski, Martin, & Wood, to bless Denver with their one of a kind take on jazz.  This was a show that many people had been waiting a lifetime to see in person.  When MMW were getting set up everyone in the venue was in awe at how incredible and intricate their live show was going to be.  First came the Organ, then came the super custom percussive section, then out came the grand piano, and finally a beautiful stand up bass.   MMW and all of their opening acts put on a performance that was nothing short of amazing.

Big Thanks to NCIA and BHANG CHOCOLATE for the wonderful vibes. It was beautiful seeing the community the new cannabis industry is creating.  See you next year!

Cannabis Carnival II w/ Medeski Martin & Wood

Come get down to some legendary live music in celebration of the cannabis culture tonight at the Fillmore Auditorium.  Medeski Martin & Wood are going to be headlining the show, however their supporting artists include Rob Garza of Thievery Corporation, Quixotic, and the Everyone Orchestra conducted by Matt Butler.  This is going to be a night packed with high energy rhythms, carnival themed games and attractions, and a great group of people.  If you haven’t purchased pre-sale tickets it is not too late to do so! CLICK HERE TO BUY TICKETS NOW.

See ya on the dancefloor!

Sonic Bloom 2015 – The Ten Year Anniversary

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2015 marks the first year Ganjaology was able to attend Colorado’s leading transformational music festival ‘Sonic Bloom’.  After starting the festival with nothing but smiles, and ending the festival with more smiles and laughter, we conclude that the transition from one festival decade to the next was a success.  Having had the last week to reflect on the experiences shared over the summer solstice weekend, we’ve got a handful of photos and a few words to share with you.

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Sonic Bloom was held at a new location to celebrate it’s 10th year of existence.  With the elevation just above 6,000ft, warm nights were not a dream, but a reality.  Shade was of abundance, and the live painting zone set up within the festival grounds was one of the most beautiful and thought invoking places of The Bloom.  Now-a-days it seems as if live painting is quite common at festivals, however the attention, care, and detail of the artists chosen to display their work was (literally) world class.   With well over 20 live painters and visionary artists in attendance at Sonic Bloom, the ingenuity of this festival was comparable to none.

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‘A carved violin in the Art Dome’

It’s easy for a music festival to have a main focus and one main focus only. Music.  What’s difficult, is to host a music festival which engages participants through active workshops, visual arts, learning experiences, positivity, and music equally.  This is the exact feat that Sonic Bloom can say they’ve accomplished during their 10th year on “Festival Earth”.  From yoga classes, to rock balancing seminars, to motivational speakers, all the way to YOU, there were teachers and students of all ages and backgrounds sharing happiness, knowledge, and new experiences with one another.

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Sustainability is a main focus of Sonic Bloom and they are doing a great job of being a leader in ‘Leave No Trace’ events.  Get ready for this…All of the electricity used at Sonic Bloom was offset with 100% solar power from SunPort!  That is the type of positive action that festivals world wide need to pay attention to.  All participants are encouraged to carpool to the event, re-use materials as much as possible, and compost, recycle, and dispose of trash in separate labeled receptacles.  All of the food vendors were locals from the region and many carts featured organic and/or vegetarian options.  Sonic Bloom had their Green team working hard at all times and the cleanliness of the festival reflected that in a beautiful way.

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‘Hammock City’

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‘Another favorite from the art dome’

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10 years is a long time to host a festival… It seems it was just long enough to get the perfect musical lineup in order for the decade anniversary.  Sonic Bloom brought out STS9, Talib Kweli, Thriftworks, Kalya Scintilla, Bluetech, Random Rab, Emancipator, Andreilien, Templo, Jpod The Beat Chief, Caspa, Russ Liquid, The Desert Dwellers,  Kaminanda, and Ill-Esha, just to name off a few favorites… With a lineup as eclectic and intelligent as that, you could host a festival in the middle of the desert with no shade and people would still come and have a great time. Sonic Bloom didn’t do that.  Jamie Janover and his experienced team of builders, connectors, fun conspirators, artists, motivators, and everyone in between, came together and worked extra hard to bring you the highest quality party the Rocky Mountains will see this summer.

BIG THANKS GOES OUT TO EVERYONE INVOLVED!

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Sonic Bloom – 1 Week Warning!

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From the scenic setting in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains…To the impressive and diverse lineup that only Sonic Bloom could provide…To the beautiful people who make their way to Colorado for this trend setting festival…Sonic Bloom has almost everything it needs to make it’s 10 year anniversary the best celebration ever.  The one thing it’s still missing is…YOU!

Sonic Bloom is only 1 week away!  For all of you who have not yet purchased tickets for Colorodo’s favorite music festival, you’ve still got time.  Click HERE to get your Sonic Bloom ticket!

While you wait for the gates to open…Enjoy a few of our favorites from a couple of this years Sonic Bloom artists!

Sonic Bloom Artist Highlight – Cualli

Sonic Bloom is bringing one of Colorado’s own (and one of our personal favorites) to their incredible festival this year.  Cualli has been steadily releasing music since 2010,  and with his recent arrival back home from a three month excursion in Costa Rica, he will be bringing a fresh new energy and strictly positive vibes to Humming Bird Ranch.

From his engaging live performances featuring himself, a computer, and several live instruments… To his insanely creative production that feature recordings from his trips around the world, live instrumentation, and software production… Cualli has proven time and time again that music is not only his passion, but his way of speaking to the people and Mother Earth.

“To make a change in the world we must make a change in ourselves. To heal the soul of the Earth we must heal the souls in ourselves. We are one with the Earth. We are one with the cosmos. I give thanks for the opportunity to play a part in this time here on Earth. I give thanks for the opportunity to connect through music. I give thanks for life.” – Cualli

Since my first introduction to Cualli back in 2012, at Envision, I have had the pleasure of watching his music spread throughout the conscious music network of the world in a truly loving way.  I’m excited for more projects to come from this talented Colorado native and really stoked for his performance at Sonic Bloom 2015!

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Sonic Bloom Artist Highlight – Andreilien

One of the West Coast pioneers in the ‘bass music’ world, Andreilien, is coming to Colorado to throw down some glitched out beats for ya this summer at Sonic Bloom!

Having just released a brand new album, Ergot Curry, on Muti Music, Andreilien is set up for an exciting summer of performances across the country.  All of his fans have been anticipating the release of this album, and with it’s debut just a few days ago, I don’t think anybody is disappointed.  Ergot Curry is funkier than ever, and is gonna have people kickin’ up dust at festivals all summer. Have a listen for yourself below!

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Sonic Bloom Artist Highlight – CASPA

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This year at Sonic Bloom, the dubstep legend, Caspa, will be throwing down some heavy sounds for all dub heads in attendance.  Having not changed his sound too much since his earlier production days in the early 2000’s, Caspa has kept the original dubstep sound alive, and to many peoples surprise, continues to bring new energy to the scene.   Heading Sub Soldiers Records, Caspa and his squad of producers are constantly creating some of the heaviest club music around.

Make sure you don’t miss him this year at Sonic Bloom!

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Cualli – Summer Mix 2012

Summer has finally arrived out here in the great North Fresh.  Along with the mild heat wave, which to us seems like an inferno, and full days of the glorious yellow god beating down on us, tanning our sun deprived bodies, comes a collective energy dispensing  strictly positive and inspirational vibes.  I have seen this energy expressed by people worldwide in a variety of interpretations.  From music, to visual arts, to the art of storytelling,  all the way down to the art of thinking, people are expressing themselves.  One artist who’s form of musical expression has been catching my ear is Cualli.  You may know him from the West Coast bass music scene…maybe you caught one of his two shows at Envision music festival…maybe you’ve seen his name on the lineup for Global Dance Festival (who are celebrating their tenth year of existance this year!) and Syntonic Music Festival, both of which are happening later this year, or maybe you know him for his unique and emotion packed music he’s been releasing over the last few years.  WHATEVER THE CASE MAY BE, Cualli is taking the bass music scene by storm, and coming with a VERY different sound.  This is his Summer Mix that he recorded for Envision Music Festival, but just recently released.  It’s all originals, many of which are unreleased, so take advantage of the rare listening experience you’re about to dive into and turn up the volume wherever you may be.   This mix will leave everyone in the surrounding environment with nothing but smiles on their faces. Big ups Cualli!

11.11.11 (Unreleased – Mystery of the One)
Fibonacci (Unreleased – Mystery of the One
Quad (Unreleased – Love Craft)
Bless it (Unreleased – Mystery of the One)
East West (Unreleased -B Rixile)
Egypt (Elixir)
Apple Hawk (Unreleased – Love Craft)
7s (Unreleased -Mystery of the One)
Mucho Amor (Unreleased – Mystery of the One)
Elixir (Elixir)
Dream Song (Unreleased – Mystery of the One)
Jungle Love (Elixir)
Numeral (Unreleased – Love Craft)
Love Craft (Unreleased – Love Craft)

Intelepaths – Neon Arrows EP

July is upon us.  In the year of the dragon, us Americans will be celebrating the 236th year of our independence as a country on July 4th.  Along with all the days off work, proud emotions, arguably some of the most epic BBQ’s world-wide, and an incomparable amount of fireworks going off nation wide, the 4th of July is known to many as a reason to throw the most outlandish parties imaginable.  This year there is a special treat for the bass music community not only in the United States, but around the world…

On Tuesday, July 3rd, Intelepaths will be releasing their debut EP, entitled Neon Arrows, through Critical Beats.  Made up of Ill-esha, and Unlimited Gravity (aka two of the West coasts most well known glitchy/dubby/hip-hoppy/all-around-awesome artists around), Intelepaths is a brand new project and a brand new name, constructed of two bass music veterans.  Both Unlimited Gravity and Ill-esha have a very steady and enthusiastic following which seems to have already launched this project into the “sucessful” realm of things.  Upon hearing about the beginning of Intelepaths from Ill-esha herself a couple months ago, I was immediately intrigued by the sound that these two would produce together and had a feeling it may be a sound unheard before.

“2 people doing live singing, rapping, looping…we both produce” was what I was told.  And that is exactly what has been delivered…and a whole lot more…

Made up of 5 songs, Neon Arrows is an INCREDIBLY different take on what you’ve been hearing in glitch-hop.  Combing their beautiful harmonized voices, over top beatbox recordings, over the funkiest of bass lines, backed by the thickest, crispiest drums, and topped off with an orchestral ambiance,  Intelepaths have crafted a sound that they can genuinely call their own.

You all heard the preview of what was on the way with Intelepath’s cover of Adina Howard’s Freak Like Me.  I don’t doubt that this will be one of the most sought after releases from Critical Beats this year.  In TWO days you’re able to get your copy of Intelepaths debut EP Neon Arrows to properly set off your 4th of July with the fireworks of their sound.

Until then…enjoy the previews!

Intelepaths on SoundCloud

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Cualli – Merkaba Craft

“Cualli is an Aztec word for something which is inherently good and I want my music to reflect that.” – Cualli

Envision music festival, once again, has brought some new found musical knowledge to my brain by introducing me to the tunes of Cualli, of Denver, Colorado.  I met Aaron Holsapple, aka Cualli, kickin’ it under a shady structure early one afternoon while dodging the sun and waiting for some of the dankest falafel known to man kind to finish cooking.  Cualli was mad cool and told me he was playing later in the evening at the bar stage so I figured I’d check out the tunes.  WELL DAMN…evening rolled around, I think it was around 11pm, and Kll Smth and myself were on the move towards the bar stage to check some truly unique and inspiring bass sounds from Cualli.  Cualli came in on the most positive tip and kept the energy flowing high through his entire set, which consisted of incredible guitar solos, a violinist on stage, and more smiles than I’ve seen in a long time.  It was definitely an energizing performance to watch.  Merkaba Craft is one of my favorite Cualli tracks off of his newest ep, Elixir, that I want you all to check out.  This song has a lot of different elements from start to end…heavy synths that almost whine, a nice kick that keeps your feet moving, an INCREDIBLE transition to pure positivity, and a guitar solo to top it all off!  There will definitely be more Cualli on Ganjaology.org, but until then, check out his SoundCloud HERE, for more tunes.

Okay…I can’t put up just one Cualli track…here is another personal favorite, Jungle Love.