Here’s my auditory trip behind the scenes of Enchanted Forest Gathering 2017 @enchantedforestgathering next to Laytonville, in California’s Mendocino County. The music I picked on this #podcast is either from artists who played at the event, tracks played by DJs on site or that I picked up on while travelling to and from the festival.
1:11 – First we rewind time to get some surf culture content in before the intensity of an American fest… Listen as I get my wetsuit repaired by a woman who’s about to get out of the biz. I feel the King Kong inflatable she shows me would definitely be at home at Enchanted.
8:45 – We ease into the big spectacle with some DJ Little John, transitioning in with a water-based track. @djlittlejohn
41:42 – Here we kick off our festival interview segments with a contemplation of the frequency of love, some “deep” drinks and tripping with Jimi Hendrix.
1:01:01 – We pass by the mid-day offerings, such as a massage workshop, a didgeridoo, flute drums + more jamout, as well as a fashion show.
1:02:25 – I interview a bohemian blues-hop act from Portland called Worth. http://worth-music.com/
1:14:41 – We check out @TreyZilla‘s set and catch up with him the next day for an interview.
1:21:36 – I find out that organizer Martin @djdragonfly once did a bike trip from Tofino through the rest of North America’s West Coast. He tells us how Enchanted developed into the bass-heavy electronic music weekend it’s become.
1:32:10 – Vancouver act Five Alarm Funk @fivealarmfunk is hyped to be on their first-ever tour of the States. We bookend their performance with pre and post check-ins.
1:50:12 – Now we serve up an interview with San Fran’s Shadow Spirit @shadowspirit