Messenger of Dionysos · Mused by Apollo

In ancient times, Satyr was the horned and horny messenger of Eleusinian forest god Dionysos. He mesmerized the youth of nearby villages with the musical magic of his flute and made them dance till broad daylight. In our common present, the spirit of Satyr inhabits the body of a human boy. Searching for a new way to spread the vibe of the forest, Satyr switched to SL and CDJ instruments, which fit the job quite nicely.

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Sollemnitas Brumalis

bacchanal and dionysiac rites - taken from alexander's tomb

Sollemnitas Brumalis - Ritual Cerebralation of the Winter Solstice

Slightly paraphrasing the past, the Brumalia were the Bacchian festivities to celebrate the return of the Sun in ancient Roman times. These were a romanized continuation of the ancient Greek rites in honor of Dionysos, which took place around the time of the December or Southern Solstice, also known as the Winter Solstice in the Northern Hemisphere.

How these festivities tranformed to become the cerebralation of Kris Kringle's birthday will not be discussed here and now; perhaps another place, another time. But whichever manmade metaphors we tend to mythicize, when the mind opens our eyes, we will find our annual celebrations are still revolving around this celestial event in our current times.

Breaking all of this down in simple terms, in present tense, or rather, bringing it in to here and now: the soundtrack of this year's Southern Solstice will be mixed at Siberië, this Saterday, the 21st of December - scroll down for more spacetime details.

What (not) to expect? Try any or all of these mixes,
download them up here or play some online, below:
Winter Solstice Smoke Signals part 1 / part 2
Star Tetrahedron part 1 / part 2 / part 3
The Eschatatonic Chants of Mu
Summit on Mount Sumeru
8-bit Ballroom Pro 2.0.12
Ease on down the Donau
Royal Smoke Signals
23000 Theta Cycles

* 4D-coordination

Saterday 21.12 @ Siberië
from 16:00 until 19:00
Brouwersgracht 11, Amsterdam
click here for an online map

click the image below to see the complete line up for December 2013

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freakuently unanswered questions

? what is Satyr

! in ancient times, Satyr roamed the Eleusinian forests as the horned and horny messenger of Dionysos - the god of ritual intoxication. He mesmerized the youth of nearby villages with the musical magic of his flute, and made them dance till broad daylight.

? where is Satyr

! in our recent past, Satyr reincarnated in the concrete jungle of Amsterdam as a DJ. At age ten, he recorded his first mix, displaying his love for early hip hop and electro, and soon his tapes were in high demand. After the Second Summer Of Love, he got turned on by new dimensions of synthetic sound and ventured into the realms of acid-house, techno and trance music.

? does he still play flute

! the Panflute has become an artefact in captivity, held safe and sound in the archeological archive of the Vatican. Yet, ever since the early 1990s, up and until our common present, Satyr became increasingly skilled as a player of the SL & CDJ instruments, spinning various styles of eclectronica and edm alike, embracing a wide range of the bpm spectrum with remarkable sparkle.

Difficult to pigeonhole yet sharply focused on and specialized in ambidelic chillout, psytrance, tech trance, uptech and several kinds of steps; entertaining events for 50 to 50.000 people, by serving his spicy melange of clean cuts and dirty grooves, mixing it down and grinding it up from raw to smooth.

A few memorable events ecstasized by Satyr:
Amsterdam Dance Event (NL), Atmosphere (Berlin / D), Ballonnenfeest (NL), Burning Man (USA), Carnival (Varginha / Brazil), Club A (Sao Paulo / Brazil), Dance Valley (NL), Love & Magic (Oslo / Norway), Metsafestiwaal (Finland), Pi Club (Berlin / D), Q-Base (D), Senseblender fest (B), Universo Paralello (Bahia / Brazil), VooV Experience (D), and many more in Belgium, Brazil, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Lithuania, Norway, Portugal, Slovakia, USA & all over The Netherlands.*

* a detailed gigographic list will be added later

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