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Sacred Earth Open-Air 2009

May 29, 2009 @ 8:00 am - May 31, 2009 @ 5:00 pm


~* May 29, 30, 31 – Black River Falls, WI *~

The Chilluminati present an open air camping festival brought to life with consciousness, harmony, mind-expanding music, and visuals

Three days and two nights of psychedelic music, art, performance, workshops, and community. The cost for the event is $40 in advance and $50 at the gate.

WE PROVIDE: 2 stages of sound and light, 3 days of camping in a beautiful natural environment (rain or shine), running water, bathrooms and hot showers, full vending (including alcohol for those 21+).

YOU PROVIDE: a tent, enough food and beverages for the weekend (or some cash – food and beverages will be available for sale), NO GLASS, NO DRUGS, NO PETS, NO FIREWOOD (firewood can be purchased on-site). Please respect the venue by keeping the grounds free of litter. **This is a LEAVE NO TRACE EVENT**

Become part of the community.Help the planet, and help us. Pick up after yourself. Leave the site, and our reputation as a community, better than you found it.

// OUR VISION This is the first of two weekend-long camping festivals the Chilluminati will be creating in 2009. Sacred Earth, Open Air will be in western Wisconsin, close to the heart of the psychedelic tribes of that state and those of Iowa, Minnesota, Ontario, and Illinois. The Native Americans of western Wisconsin built huge sacred earthworks that we now know as effigy mounds. These immense earthen symbols, carved into the earth, were symbols of the Divine. Just as they built their mounds, we create these parties as Cosmic Condensates; our Music, Dance, Light, and Love form a sacred structure in Space and Time, a microcosmic celebration of the Infinite. Come join with us this year by helping us to invoke the Five Elements:

Earth – our beautiful new party location near Black River Falls is known and loved by many

Air – The Music, both Psychedelic Trance and Chill/Downtempo/Ambient, is the air we breathe

Fire – Deco in three Dimensions: Art, Light, Projection. As well as Fire and Kinetic performances.

Water – Healers, the psychedelic people, the ambiance, community, the beautiful something that you can’t put your finger on

Spirit – the Unseen, the Energy Field, Imaginal Realm Manifest




(San Francisco, CA – Trishula Records)

A midwest favorite, Mubali is the trance project of Greg Farley. He has been producing and releasing psychedelic trance since 2003 and has many releases on various labels including Mistress of Evil, Trishula, Parvati, Insomnia, and Psycircle Records. His style varies from being slightly funky to slightly mental, but his hard hitting sets have reached some of the far corners of the globe. Get ready to blast off with Greg’s interpretation of hard psychedelic madness with a little twist of funk.




PROGRESS, the project of Yuriy Vaskevich, is an evolution of sound that brings a world of fantasy and imagination to its listeners. Based in New York City, an energetic hub, the music is a reflection of its physical origin as well as the mental evolution of its composer. With a strong foundation in classic music, mainly of piano and guitar and a post-modern ambition, the sound is both organic and electronic. The project began in the late 1990s with an exploration of personal identity and experimentation with various styles of electronic music. Today, PROGRESS, ranges in style from psychedelic trance, ambient and chill-out, to avant-garde and experimental. Having played at several live venues in the United States and written film scores, PROGRESS has a rapidly growing acclaim. As the name implies, the music is always progressing with the common denominator being its inspiring melodies and a strong tendency to take its listeners on a colorful journey.



(Toronto, Canada – Ektoplazm)

One of Canada’s most well-respected psytrance producers. Ray Vincent’s music is infused with an original style and unmistakable energy, it flows through dark and driving techtrance, quirky melodic full-on, and richly atmospheric progressive. Ray has been thrilling dance floors across North America for more than half a decade, playing at many major festivals and indoor events. Some highlights include the Eclipse Festival in 2006 and 2008, Gaian Mind in 2008, Harvest 2008, and the Soma 2008 New Year’s event.




(Milwaukee, WI)

Consisting of members of the critically acclaimed electronic fusion jazz group Alpha Transit: Milwaukee electric guitar virtuoso Kirk Tatnall and keyboardist Adam Berzowski present improvised live instrumentation and looping along with electronic and dance driven grooves. Effects-laden guitar and keyboards solos race through carefully crafted beats and atmospheres. Able to improvise melody, bass, and chord rhythm simultaneously both players churn out layer after layer of trippy dark harmonies and sound.





(Chicawaukee, WI/IL – Divine Balance – Kabrathor)

The Primordial Ooze project was created by DJ’s Kaiser Soze and S.O.T. Flowing sounds that seem to bubble and evolve like primitive life forms. These bundles of frequencies collaborate in a swarm like manner, creating intelligent patterns and movement. The Ooze sound creates a unique twist on the ever changing sound of psychedelic music.


(Toronto, Canada – Ektoplazm)

Founder of the Ektoplazm web site and netlabel. Basilisk been deeply engaged in the psychedelic trance counterculture for more than a decade now-first as a record collector, then as a DJ and event organizer, and more recently as a label owner, free music advocate, and digital distribution magnate. He authors almost all of the content on the site and selects the releases that appear in the free music section. He is also responsible for the design of the site and much of the artwork for the label itself.

Basilisk spins an eclectic variety of styles covering all points of the psychedelic trance spectrum. Although most of mixes tend to focus on the deeper sound of progressive psytrance, sets vary from blistering psycore, darkpsy, and the more sophisticated side of full-on, all the way down to cold and mechanical techtrance, deep and funky progressive house and minimal techno, psybreaks, morning trance, downtempo, and much more. He also has an enduring appreciation for the old school sound of mid-nineties Goa trance, which he plays out occasionally. Basilisk mixes with harmonics in mind and enjoys building a story through the music he loves.



(Arlington, TX – Acidance Records)

Mist is an established veteran of the Texas psy trance scene. After playing in bands his entire life, he moved on to DJing and the production of electronic music in 1997. It was during this time that he co-founded the seminal Texas psy trance production company, Mistical Productions (1997 – 2007). Over the years that followed, his flawlessly mixed high energy sets left dance floors across North America quaking, as he performed alongside such well know psy trance names as Vegetal, Talamasca, Grapes of Wrath, Neuromotor, Infected Mushroom, and Penta (to name just a few). After a brief stint as an Inpsyde Media label DJ, he joined forces with Acidance Records, a psy trance label based in Athens, Greece. For them he compiled the two very successful releases Dirty South and A Violent Reaction.



(San Fransisco, CA – Hypergate, Celestial Dragon)

Torin Goodnight, a San Francisco bay area native. From an early age he was intrigued by the textures of electronic sound, and began learning about computer music production. Starting with his early influences of industrial and ambient, now moving towards saturated forms of trance and mid-tempo breaks and dubstep. Combining aggressive bass lines, twisted leads and colorful atmospheres to create a diverse, immersive soundscape.



This former fro-dawning Madison-ite is coming back to the midwest to lay some fat beats on us to start the weekend out right. An experienced member of the psytrance community, you can always expect excellent track selection and superb mixing skills.


(Minneapolis MN – The Rift, UncensoredUs)

One of the driving forces behind the Minneapolis crew UncensoredUs, HardkoreNate has also been actively infecting the city with psytrance, throwing parties under the organization The Rift. Nate plays a unique blend of psytrance and is sure to mix in some surprises for everyone to enjoy.


// KT

(Chicago, IL – T.O.U.C.H. Samadhi)

KT specializes in nite-time trance that is reminiscent of the sound baby aliens make when they are getting their tummies tickled; and high energy morning music that makes smiling girls in bikini tops dance and blow kisses at her. She enjoys ravey ravey girl cheese, neuro-trance, and some other stuff in between. her two biggest musical influences are BSM and Kri, and her current favorite artists are: Electrypnose, Double REL, Hujaboy, Azax Syndrom, Skazi, Slug, and Shapestatic (and no, she’s not just saying that as a stipulation of her contract with T.O.U.C.H. Samadhi, she really does love Shapestatic.)



(Cedar Rapids, IA – Mindoutpsyde)

No language can describe the fury of sonic pummeling procured by this wicked dj. His music is as intense as he is behind the decks. Your ears will be thanking your for being within range to enjoy this saucy set. Abstaining from dancing and smiling are prohibited.



(Dubuque, IA / Chicago, IL – Chilluminati)

Two recent additions to The Chilluminati family, these two psy slingers are a force to be reckoned with. As likely to put a smile on your face as they are to twist your brain into goo, be ready for a melodic, but powerful trip into the morning.




(Chicago, IL – Divine Balance, dbsonic)

Trained since she was a girl by the Bene Gesserit sisterhood, Shai is now a DJ, medical and Ayurvedic doctor, producer and founder of the Divine Balance label. Her Indian fusion electronica is changing the planet. Her beats pry your Third Eye open with a sonic crowbar. Boom shanti!



(Iowa City IA)

Originally from Croatia, Zlatan Krizan is a Ph.D Professor of Psychology at Iowa State University in Ames, IA. Strooya began his dj career spinning progressive trance, but after discovering psytrance, shifted his focus to morning psytrance. In addition to djing, Strooya has also begun producing morning psytrance. His love of the pure trance sound is apparent in his dj sets as well as his productions. You will think that his music is holding the sun up in the sky.



(Chicago, IL – T.O.U.C.H. Samadhi, Chilluminati)

In his life as a traveler, Derby came upon the sounds of psychedelia in Europe. Settling soon thereafter in Chicago, he became a resource that pulled those with similar musical tastes together. Derby has since proven to positively affect the Midwest Psy/Goa music scene by being a driving force behind T.O.U.C.H. Samadhi & a founding member of The Chilluminati. You can expect to hear a skillful set of funky melodic soundscaping electronica.


(Milwaukee, WI – Xcience)

Machi’s style is a constant evolution of beats and melodies oscillating between groovy and relaxing progressive sounds and uplifting melodies of morning full-on psy trance. Now, freshly recruited to Xcience, he is uniting the efforts with some of the most talented artists in American psychedelic music scene for the ultimate party experience.


Jason Hoffman, a professor at Lincoln College; John B, a regular name at several nightlife hotspots; and Doug Ireland, a staple in the Midwest scene, this progressive trio from Central Illinois continue to make their rounds stopping in Black River Falls for a special extended DJ set. Each having over a decade of experience, they combine their forces to create an unparalleled trip into the future of progressive sounds.


(Mind Outpsyde – Peoria, IL)

Nick Mosser became involved with electronic music in 1997 during local underground house parties and Chicago gabber parties. Catapulted into a world of many different genres and sounds, Nick was exposed to goa trance and full-on psy at Even Further 2000 in Wisconsin. Nick was intregal in the Bloomington rave scene, cofounding Illogical Productions with Zero SiX. He has been involved with Day 4 records, and also helped found Trance Psyndicate in Central Illinois. Less like Lewis Carroll’s version of Through the Looking Glass, and more like American McGee’s vision of a sick and twisted Wonderland, the rolling and dark basslines symbolize the corrupted, twisted mind of Agent Hurt.



(North Carolina)

Icy started djing gothic, industrial and new wave music when she was 16. At 20, she fell in love with trance and became one of the first female dj’s to spin at psychedelic trance parties around NY. Currently, Icy tends to gravitate towards chill beats layered by spacey and melodic soundscapes.



(San Fransisco, CA – Hypergate, Celestial Dragon)


(North Carolina – TOUCH Samadhi)

Nod began his explorations of electronic music listening to the twisted psychedelic rock of the Ozric Tentacles as a wee hippie lad. Throughout the years his ears have traversed far stranger realms of ambiance ranging from dub to trip hop to grinding drones and everywhere in between. Recent excursions have found him deep in the bass-heavy realm of dubstep swimming through the sub frequencies…



(Chicago, IL – Audiognomes)

Robert Young’s path in music first began in the midwest when he played in several punk and hardcore bands in the early 90′s. Later on, he moved to the west coast where he discovered the compelling sounds of electronica. Psychedelic chillout, dub, and trance music are his favorite styles, mixing up an epic soundscape of groovy beats and conscious vibes. As a member of the Audiognomes DJ collective, he is an avid promoter of Psytrance in the Midwest. These days, he divides his time between DJing, music production, sound design, and playing bass in the Chicago dub band Ital Conquerors. Expect a groovy, healing set, from this diverse and intelligent DJ!



(Psyowa – Mindoutpsyde)

Abraham Rodriguez is currently studying neurobiology and chemistry at the University of Iowa in pursuit of his dream of becoming a neurosurgeon. In addition to his scientific understanding of the Universe, Abrahm also has a strong understanding of music due to seven years of classical piano lessons and recitals during his youth. Combining his deep understanding of the physical Universe with a strong desire to catalyze positive changes for our planet, Abrahm sends waves of positive energy rippling through all spaces he inhabits. Leaving a crater of positive impact wherever he performs, this psyentist is devoted to stimulating every neuron in your body with some of the most powerful and rejuvinating music available. Hold on for the ride, as Abrahm produces an intense eXperience that is guaranteed to rejuvenate your spirit!



(Milwaukee, WI)

…a string quartet comprised of zombie Tamagotchi that I’ve brought back from the grave, with Waluigi on bass and Bowser on drums.


(St. Louis, MO)


(Fayetteville, AR – Esoteric Gen)


(Madison, Wi)


(Bloomington, IL – Independent)

also featuring chillout performances by…




(Chicawaukee, WI/IL – Divine Balance – Kabrathor)


(Toronto, Canada – Ektoplazm)


(Toronto, Canada – Ektoplazm)


(Chicago, IL – T.O.U.C.H. Samadhi, Chilluminati)


(Chicago, IL – Divine Balance, dbsonic)


(Chicago, IL – Chilluminati)


(Dubuque, IA – Chilluminati)



(Milwaukee –www.pakapaka.org)

The Paka Paka Lightshow consists of the father & son team Jerry and Reuben Fortier and long time collaborator Dale Kaminski. In 1968, Fortier founded the Eyes of Khamphalous Lightshow in Madison, WI. As the visuals behind the Broadway production of “Warp” and the resident lightshow for the Melkweg and Paradiso clubs in Amsterdam from 1969 to 1972, the Khamphalous Lightshow created a unique psychedelic visual experience. The Paka Paka Lightshow brings this experience into the digital age.




(Chicago, IL)

UV and Deco Installations




Deco and UV Extravaganza



UV Spandex and Light



(Minneapolis, MN)

Burning Passion sells all sorts of object manipulation tools from top quality fire props, practice toys, glow props, and all sorts of trip gear. They will also be teaching poi, hooping, and object manipulation workshops.


Rockford, Illinois

“Phoenix Traders is Rockford’s imaginatively spirited importer of fine handicrafts and artifacts from planet Earth. We directly support the artisans with the belief that trade is a two-way street. We practice Fair Trade and we are constantly seeking products that enrich and improve the quality of life for both the artisans and purchasers of our offerings. We will be selling UV active batiks wall hangings of Indian Gods/Goddesses, Buddha, Om Symbols, and Wisdom Eyes from Nepal. Clothing from beach life like split front pants with mirrors, sarongs, Sun Dresses, Hemp clothing and Hemp bags. Incense and incense burners. And other fun stuff”.




Organized by EKLYPZ – get involved at the Chilluminati Forum



// WHEN:

May 29, 30, 31, RAIN or SHINE (enclosed pavilion keeps us dry if it rains) ; gate opens at NOON on Friday (no registrations can be accepted before that time).


Venue address:

NCN North Campground

N8390 US Hwy 12 & 27

(When using Mapquest enter: N8390 US Hwy 12) Black River Falls, Wisconsin 54615

Longitude: -90.67328

Latitude: 44.20615

//Pre Sale Ticket Information

You can purchase pre-sales by following the purchase link on our main page,http://www.chilluminati.org

Event pre-sales are being provided by The Smoker’s Den. You can purchase pre-sale tickets online securely through Paypal by clicking the link below. You do NOT need a Paypal account to make this purchase. Alternatively, you can purchase pre-sales in person at The Smoker’s Den: 606 N. Main St. Bloomington, IL 61701. We will also accept your personal check. Make checks payable to The Smoker’s Den, and they must be received no later than May 10th, 2009 to allow ample time to clear the bank.

If you cannot purchase tickets online or in person, we will also accept a credit card over the phone. Call +1-309-829-9200. Be sure to ask for Scott or Levi. There is a $5 surcharge for American Express and Discover card purchases. This is a one-time charge, regardless of the number of tickets purchased. There is no surcharge for Mastercard or Visa.

// Vending:

Full service hookah bar provided by The Smoker’s Den.

In addition to this, there will also be full-service vending on-site. This includes a sit-down restaurant, cash bar for those 21 and up, and various knick-knacks from local artists more information to follow.


May 29, 2009 @ 8:00 am
May 31, 2009 @ 5:00 pm


The Chilluminati


Camp NCN
N8390 US-12
Black River Falls, WI 54615 United States
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