Two ambitious underground projects out of LA, Shadow Wulf and Soulestial Carnival has traveled earth gathering inspiration. From techno scenes in Israeli, Bolivia, throughout Europe and the heart of the jungle of Mexico with one of the Founders of Ometol Festival, Kleiman, as the special performance of the collaboration’s recent affair, Darkside III.
Harping on the darkside, the dance floor rallied all night long from the deep and majestically gripping rare selection of psy tech, dark minimal and deep tech. Making the lineup complete was the Los Angeles’s psy-tech figurehead Crescendoll as well as Shadow Wulf co-founders Drew Blyther and Aaron Jacobs, plus a charged closing set from Soulestial residents and Sunday Sanctuary co-founder, Contessa UV.
Capturing glimpses of the light from the lasers in the room and the energy of the night was Dan Burton Photography. The darkness felt right as rain, no excess, just tight music. To come across tracks these artists were playing from “artists whos names shall remain untold” is to catch a wahoo or blue marlin. A key factor of appreciating these hard to catch underground sounds was none other than Chino Sounds, rocking the mission to “to provide the finest sound reinforcement possible within any budget.”
People stateside can catch more of the Ometeotl Festival vibes when they host a stage during the upcoming Texas Eclipse at Reveille Peak Ranch presented by Symbiosis and global community of collectives on April 5-9.
While Shadow Wulf and the sister label Wülfpack will continue to releasing records and curating experiences at the forefront of dance music.
As for Soulestial Carnival, the collective of thinkers, believers, doers, philosophers, clowns, jesters, magicians, and mystics, that all started with intimate backyard sessions in DTLA, they will be hosting festivals such as their recent Shake Lasta and Soul2Soul, a monthly residency at Paper Tiger in K-town, rooftop parties and specially curated balls or events, plus releasing records under the newly established Soulestial Records.