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PLUR GATHERING EP. 014 – ALASTAIR JAMES

I’m very thankful that as conditions with COVID-19 continue to evolve, live events, as well as other businesses, and the state of California adapt their guidelines. I recognize the importance of being safe, or at least being mindful that COVID is still out there and effects all of us – especially, when it comes to government-sanctioned lockdowns issued for public safety. At this time clubs in SF are requiring proof of vaccination for entry.

Personally, I’m still somewhat anxious when going indoors. When I get a drink I usually find myself making some attempt to get to a less-crowded corner of the room before lowering my mask to take a sip.

I think its a “point of PLUR” to take into consideration fellow dancers, taking care to be individually safe, knowing that I’m going to an indoor event. In my mind and heart, I hold this intention and hope fellow dancers hold it for me also.

In this episode, we find ourselves at Michael Liu’s Secret Psychedelica: Leo 2021. Our guest is Alastair James. We dig into Alastair’s background and discover his connection to the late Bill Graham of Bill Graham Auditorium (SF). We also get into gear, musical influences, his dream party, and discover talk about his podcast, Behind the Trance.

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PLUR Gathering Ep. 012 – TRIODE

Sooo…it’s been a hawt minute. It’s been over a year since an episode was released, obviously because of the pandemic clubs and live events were shut down. Now that San Francisco has opened up, including the rest of California and the United States we find ourselves in this post-COVID-19 shutdown era with some venues requiring proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test to party. I am extremely grateful to Michale Liu for inviting me out on Saturday, July 17, 2021 to Secret Psychedelica – Cancer 2021 held at DNA Lounge in SF. My first indoor party since the COVID lockdowns were lifted. We had the opportunity to check-in with Triode after his set.

It really was nice to get out. It’s definitely something that I felt was missing from my social activities. The feeling of being around people, sharing music, dancing, seeing friends and making new ones. And while I’m still somewhat anxious of going into enclosed spaces with so many people, I find some comfort in wearing a mask 😷, others might not because they’re supposed to be vaccinated or whatever, but I think the important part is that I feel comfortable regardless of other people’s choices.

In this episode, Triode and I talk about his origin story, his fave track, as well as other musical influences. Also, you may notice my voice is not as clear and that was because I was still wearing my mask, you know, just cuz. I hope you enjoy.

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SHOW NOTES:
Background Track – Triode – Live @ Midway (2021)
10:40 – Triode –Till We Dance Again
14:00 – Inception Soundtrack – Mobassa

July 30, 2021
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PLUR GATHERING EP. 009 – JANO

In this episode we interviewed Jano before his set at Pisces: Northern Fish @ DNA Lounge, San Francisco. Spiderman and I had the unique opportunity to hang out with Jano after we picked him up before his set. We chatted about his start in electronic music, his setup, and picked his brain on 3 tracks that he would play if he we going to play the last party on earth.

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SHOWNOTES

00:30 – JANO & So High – Dettoner

05:11 – JANO & Megalight – Illuminous

10:06 – JANO – Finding Power

Background / Closing Mix – JANO 2020 Mix

April 27, 2020
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PLUR GATHERING EP. 006 – KODE IV

In this episode we interviewed Peter Zeigelmeir of Kode IV and CEIBA Records. With the help of Michael Liu (Ep. 003) we were able to conduct the interview in Peter’s clothing shop, CEIBA in the Haight District of San Francisco. This episode is part of a series of artists/performers that played at Pisces: Northern Fish, which was on Saturday, February 22, 2020 at DNA Lounge. This is episode is dedicated to Hans Schiller, Peter’s performance partner in Kode IV. With Peter’s help PLUR Gathering donated to the San Francisco Aids Foundation in support of their work.

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SHOW NOTES

  • 1:00 – Background Track: Kode IV – Near To The Devine
  • 24:00 – Background Track: Kode IV – The Ultimate Goal
  • 56:00 – Background Track: Kode IV – Truth

March 3, 2020
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PLUR GATHERING EP. 005 – SEVENTH SIGN/JONN CONNOR

Thanks to Michael Liu we connected with Seventh Sign/Jonn Connor after he played at More Strange Cookies at DNA Lounge. He went over his start in electronic music and DJing, as well as his role at Pyramind. With Connor’s help we were able to donate to Children Of Fallen Patriots!

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SHOW NOTES

  • Intro – Above & Beyond – Sun & Moon (Radio Edit)
  • 1:04 – Pyramind – Music Production School
  • 1:20 – Background Track: Above & Beyond – A Thing Called Love (Matt Zo Remix)
  • 8:30 – Background Track: Above & Beyond – You Got To Go
  • 10:20 – Connor’s release for Jonn Connor (Triode & Jonn Connor – EXPEDITIONS – TFSF 9 ANTHEM)
  • 17:20 – Connor’s Openning Track: Volen Sentir – Vdol Po Rechenke
  • 19:52 – Connor’s Peak Time Track: Astrix – Seven Gates
  • 23:04 – Connor’s Closing Track: Triode & Jonn Connor – Expeditions (TFSF 9 Anthem)
November 19, 2019
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PLUR GATHERING EP. 003 – MICHAEL LIU

In this episode, we continue our exploration into Psy-Trance with Michael Liu. I recall seeing Michael play at a party at Kelly’s Mission Rock about 10 years ago. I can’t quite recall the name. I believe is was Tronic or something like that, lol. I bring it up to highlight that Michael has been around for some and has been consistently promoting Psy-Trance in the SF Bay and surrounding communities. It’s truly a pleasure to have someone like him on the podcast.

This is just another one of Michael’s events, click for FB event page https://www.facebook.com/events/2084106931894710/

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Follow Michael on Facebook / Along with Mendos Organized Chaos (FB)

Follow Michael on Soundcloud – you’ll see upcoming event dates!

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SHOW NOTES

  • Intro – Rising Dust & Off Limits – Rock Out
  • 7:56 – Michael’s 1st Track – Rising Dust & Off Limits – Rock Out
  • 8:38 – Michael’s 2nd Track Juno Reactor – Guardian Angel
  • 9:45 – Michael’s 3rd Track: Depeche Mode – Never Let Me Down
September 26, 2019
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