I am honoured to be closing the Ayahuasca Symposium on Sunday 23 of June at Hackney’s Old Baths, with a shamanic DJ set. The full-day program also includes 9 speakers, a sacred ayahuasca ceremonial music concert with 6 acoustic musicians, a Palo Santo & Mapacho smudging ceremony, a Cacao ceremony, and plenty of time for community connection. There will be two vegan meals available. This will be the biggest Ayahuasca related event to have happened in London.
I am over the moon to announce the first release by my new label Conscious Expansion ‘Othon AYA Remixes, Vol.1’ scheduled to come out on Thursday 23 of May!
The 3-track EP will include dj remixes of some of my favourite ‘medicine’ songs by the Peruvian curandera Norma Panduro, Andrés Córdoba from Colombia and Josii Yakecan from Brazil. I am extremely grateful to the the artists – and in the case of the deceased Norma Panduro, her close associate Shoemaker Alan – for allowing me to remix their songs or Icaros and for being so open and encouraging in the process.
Since these songs are inspired by Madre Tierra, her forests and its plant medicines, we have decided to give all artist profits of the release to Amazon Watch and to TAMA CONA: the foundation run by Andrés Córdoba in Kali, bringing healing and transformational Yage (Ayahuasca) ceremonies and the spiritual traditions of the Amazon to vulnerable members of the society and young drug addicts.
You will be able to pre-order the release on Thursday the 25th of April from Beatport
In May, Papa Loko will be 4 years old! I never planned or expected that I will promote parties, it was simply not on my radar. It happened just cause someone once suggested me to do a party at his tiny coffee-shop basement in Bethnal Green.. This didn’t happen but the seed was planted in my mind. As often is the case, the Cosmic Intelligence is using people and things to direct us and is up to us to follow the signs.. and I am so grateful I was given that opportunity! Since then Papa Loko has been the manifestation of constant meditation and prayer so we can do, through superior inner help, our very best to create something which is so far beyond our limited capabilities and something which would serve a greater purpose.. and it has been a journey that Gabriel Toso and I have been sharing with you all the way, as you guys so openly embraced it. May the collective materialised entity known as Papa Loko bring further blessings to our hearts and minds
I am very excited to be playing for Homostash‘s stage at Berlin Berlin – Tainted Love Affair: Pornceptual & many more on Sat 23 Febraury at Egg London! More info and tickets here
Creating a record label is something I had been thinking of for a while but never had quiet the courage to do. My Ego-self had been protesting against taking up yet another creative project though at the same time, I found it increasingly challenging to release my music with a label that matched my sound… so music and ideas had started piling up. One day, after my patience had reached maximum levels, I meditated long and deep and asked the Supreme Consciousness for a clear sign as to what to do. The sign became a SIGN and the answer came loud and clear: CREATE YOUR OWN LABEL! Lately I always follow the voice of the Inner Cosmic Director as it never lies.. and indeed, since then, all pieces of the puzzle have been falling into place: my friend Jaime Gil Larios designed a wonderful logo based on the powerful Sri Yantra (inspired by the transcendent work of Sacred Geometry by Endre Balogh), Lee Adams of Khemia and KAOS London gave me some brotherly advice and Marcus Blacker of Papa Loko stars VVerses and of Chapter 24 Records connected me to some wonderful people, including my label’s distributors Proton Radio who have been a dream to work with already. So, finally, I will be officially able to step back into the world of music creation and have control on every step in the process.. and once the label is lifted off the ground, it is my wish to start releasing music from other artists too, so the conscious connecting vibe can expand. For now please follow us and give us a thought of love. News about the first release very soon!!
I am thrilled to be doing both a live piano set and a cosmic/deep DJ set next Thursday 22 November at the gorgeous and super-atmospheric Palazzo Saluzzo Paesana in Turin, in their first of a series of events. Piano performance will be starting at 18.45 and DJ set at 21.00.
We are baaaaack!!! Please read text on the event page and come prepared on all fronts Let’s fly!!!!!😋🧚♂️😛