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"It's a booty shakin sort of a thing. This guy, Mr. Benjamin K, is a graduate of Fort Lewis College with a major in Art Education. He teaches by day, folds burritos in the afternoon, and rocks the jamz at night. Benjamin K has been living in Durango for the past 8 years, originating from Pueblo, CO. What started off as a house party and bedroom dj project has now escalated to one of the best known djs around. He has played everywhere with a sound system and always brings the party. He's shared the stage with the likes of J.Phlip, Brenmar, Christian Martin, Eliot Lipp, Ardalan, Ana Sia, Michael Menert, Fort Knox 5, Dj Abilities, and every local in between. With a wide library and vast knowledge of music varying from jackin house to old school breaks to bass driven electronica to O-face hip-hop he plays what makes the feet hop and booties drop. Often describing his music as "all about sex," bring your towel and gold bond, because it's gonna get sweaty....
But it aint just about dj'ing. BK's been well known for his abilities to throw parties like no one's business. It's been an infatuation since a child, to provide all aspects, all sides, all factors needed to form nights that no one soon forgets. Including party planning, booking, graphic design, and promotion. With annual nights beginning with BK Value Meal at The Summit and College Night at The Starlight that then soon escalated to larger theme nights. With plenty of solo promoted parties within his distant history. He later helped create and form local party powerhouse crew Mountain Mayhem, it's aim to build, bring, and host a major sound camp at Burning Man and beyond. With a couple years under their belt now, and parties within town such as Boomtown, Moustache Ride, Pajamma Jammy Jam, Walk of Shame, and two years of Burning Man, they've proved they take having fun Seriously, and have only just begun. Recently branching out and hosting nights with much larger, well known international talent and plans to move to San Francisco in August, we can only sit on the edge of our seat to see what's in this young man's future. Ready. Set. Go."Source: https://www.facebook.com/pg/bkvaluemealz/about/
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Rumour has it that while Clarian was institutionalized at a human testing facility in the North Coast, he began song-writing as an occupational therapy to reconstruct visions of unknown origin. Clarian was released from the clinic in 2010 opted through sponsorship by a private organization known as COD for reasons that remain unclear. Since then, Clarian has become a pivotal force in underground electronic communities across the world through a stunning array of music productions, collaborations, and global live performance.
Combining the warm hum and factory grit of analog machinery, sequencers, and haunted strings, his tracks transport the listener into alternate states of mind. Some have described it as: "similar to an intensified cannabinoid induced state of sexual consciousness". Laced in homemade beats and toxic hooks, Clarian is on the fringe between experimental house and pseudo pop, re-imagining tones into an addictive cocktail with his signature dance floor poetry.
Clarian continues to take an uncharted path of unwinding curves and magnetic spheres. His EP 'Chemical Gardens' on Visionquest intertwined the zeitgeist in 2012 and since he has released records on game changing labels: Turbo, Life And Death, Supplement Facts, Rumors and My Favorite Robot (to name a few). He performs on stages, clubs, festivals, basements and sunrises worldwide with some of the underground's most influential and elusive artists.
In the summers, Clarian shadows the Berlin club scene where he spends his time off from touring mostly in a basement dreaming up his web of sound. Fronting as A&R for Seth Troxler's new indie label Soft Touch of the exotic and strange, he serves as the artistic backbone and inaugurated the label with its first release - "Is There Light At The End". Favouring a pastime for science fiction as well as a whiskey purist and chess enthusiast, Clarian is gaining a cult following of danceaholics who seem to relish in his often reckless exploits and obsessions of music research and experimentation.