[WATCH] This guy ran five ultra marathons at Burning Man

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Burning Man immediately established itself as a unique place during the first burn in June of 1986. Way before festivals became the biggest events of the summer, Black Rock City became a mecca for those looking to dance in the desert.

Dancing, however, isn’t the only thing to do at Burning Man. One attendee has made the pilgrimage to the Nevada desert and ran an ultra marathon — 31 miles — at five different iterations of the festival. In a display of the sheer size and logistical marvel of setting up the festival, the entire race consists of just four laps around the festival’s perimeter. For those who don’t wish to run the race for themselves, this participant has uploaded a video of his performance for all to enjoy.

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Every year, artists of every genre and every level of fame make the pilgrimage out to Black Rock City to take part in the creation of the pop-up community on the playa. They do this by bestowing Burning Man with their varied talents in DJing, playing sometimes into the wee daybreak hours. Producers like Skrillex have made high-profile appearances, while older veterans like Bassnectar were bestowing as many as 5-6 sets per day, for as many as six days straight.

This year, Diplo made the journey to Black Rock where he played at the legendary Camp Questionmark. The Mad Decent label head recently uploaded his live set to Soundcloud, an hour-long session filled with classic Diplo tunes mixed with a fun, freestyle appeal.

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Each and every artistic endeavor from the San Francisco-based designer and producer Scott Hansen is an effervescent effort, each more nuanced and meticulously crafted than the artist’s previous pursual. As Tycho, Hansen’s built a curatorial empire. From carefully curated sun-drenched captures on Instagram, to his design work, let alone his renowned and spiritually renewing sets at festivals around the world, Hansen’s artistic outpouring is a celebration of minimalistic beauty at its finest. For the artist, to live to is create.

Tens of thousands of Burners poured into the Black Rock Desert this year in a celebration of art, music, creativity, and community where Tycho set forth to delve into one of his most soothing sets to date. On the fifth day of Burning Man, Aug. 31, he took The Dusty Rhino for a dreamy ride into the sunrise, gliding from one track to the next in his seemingly effortless, archetypal approach.

Tycho’s set allows its listener to ascend to an alternate dimension within its two hour playtime. While it’s filled with Hansen’s own work, including “Awake” and “Epoch,” as well as many other tracks off the LPs, Hansen seamlessly weaves chillwave outliers throughout.

Listeners can hear artists like Caribou, Kidnap Kid, or The Bamboos all weaved into a cohesive two-hour stream. It’s clear Tycho and his audience ascended to alternate spaces this burn, in a culmination of tunes like these, it’s also likely this set will live high in a register of memorable life experiences among all who experienced it.

Even Tycho went so far as to call it his, “absolute favorite morning of all time” on SoundCloud.

Tracklist:

Sensations’ Fix – Acudreaming
Tycho – Sunrise Projector
Tycho – Ascension
Home – Resonance
Tycho – Continuum
Boards Of Canada – Kaini Industries
Dorisburg – Votiv
Rival Consoles – Ghostin
Boards Of Canada – Wildlife Analysis
Jonny L – Tychonic Cycle
Luke Abbott – Modern Driveway
George Fitzgerald – Your Two Faces
16 Bit Lolitas – Peninsula
Weval – I Don’t Need It
Kidnap Kid – Birds That Fly
Jimpster – Porchlight And Rocking Chairs (KiNK Remix)
Weval – You Made It
Tycho – Epoch
Tycho – Dye
Boards Of Canada – Corsair
<<< Sunrise (Cloud Obscured) >>>
Tycho – Awake
Home – Above All
Tycho – Horizon
<<< Sun Visible >>>
Caribou – Can’t Do Without You (Tale Of Us & Mano Le Tough Remix)
16 Bit Lolitas – Not The Only One
Robert Babicz – Where Are You (Aparde Remix)
Tycho – Slack
Joon Moon – Chess
Tycho – Daydream
The Bamboos – The Wilhelm Scream

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Let them eat lobster: Google employees took Burning Man ‘glamping’ to the next level

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Burning Man is what many describe as a spiritual, transcendent experience that happens once a year in the Black Rock Desert. This year, the event has been garnering attention for one peculiar reason. Somehow, a small group of Google employees brought a 10-pound box of live lobsters to the desert. This bougie dining plan was one that was difficult to carry out.

“I would guess by talking to the guys from Google that they thought it was a really cool idea to say, ‘Hey we got Maine lobsters all the way from the East Coast from the cold waters of Maine out here to the desert…’ it was $139.58 to ship eight to 10 lobsters to California” -David Sullivan, manager of Lobster 207

To execute this plan, the group organized an overnight shipment of fresh lobsters to the Google office located in Sunnyvale, California one week ahead of Burning Man. Shortly after this ingenious idea came together, they began their two day road trip to reach the remote destination, and when they got to the Desert the feast ensued. With the efforts they put forth, the Google employees took ‘glamping’ to the next level with their creative scheme.

H/T: EDMTunes,  Mercury News

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This year’s Burning Man has met with a sad conclusion.

After news of the passing of a 41-year old who ran into the ceremonial man burn, unfortunately, the bad news has continued. Black Rock City news reports detail that another attendee had been sent to intensive care after he was hit by a car while sleeping in a tent on the final evening of the festival.

According to a statement released on Wednesday morning from Nevada’s Pershing County Sheriff’s office, the man remains stable in intensive care — no further updates have been given.

The male victim — whose name is also not being released as the incident remains under investigation — was sleeping in his dark tent on Monday night when a Ford flatbed truck drove onto a non-roadway area of the festival and crashed into the tent. The driver of the car stopped, flagged down medical assistance and cooperated with officials during the investigation.

Upwards of 70,000 people attended the art and music celebration in the Black Rock Desert, about 100 miles north of Reno this year.

H/T: Mixmag, Rolling Stone

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Burning Man’s open-minded culture, mixed with the loving energy of Black Rock City, inevitably catalyzes some of the top sets of the year in the dance world.

2016 was no exception; as per usual, an immense amount of talent from across the electronic spectrum — from Skrillex, to Tycho, to Lee Burridge — showed up to provide a soundtrack to the gathering at various theme camps and art cars throughout the week.

Below are some of our highlights from Burning Man 2016 (in no particular order):

1) Lee Burridge at Robot Heart

2) Hernan Cattaneo at White Ocean

3) Luca Bacchetti at Robot Heart

4) Tycho at The Dusty Rhino

5) Guy Gerber at Robot Heart

6) Brian Cid at Robot Heart

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Anyone who’s been to Burning Man over the last decade is well aware of the legendary art car Robot Heart, and its famed Funktion-One sound system. Over the last few years, the car has hosted sets by the likes of Above & Beyond, who played a sunrise yoga set in 2014, Bob Moses, Jamie Jones, Lee Burridge, Tale of Us, and Thievery Corporation, to name but a few.

This year once again saw plenty of top tier talent grace the the car, including Major Lazer and Skrillex. The latter star, Sonny Moore, set the mood for a “Sunset Art Tour” set on Wednesday evening, as the Robot Heart art car perused the Playa, taking a tour of the art installations that seemingly grow out of the desert floor. Far removed from his usual DJ sets, Sonny lets the sunset vibes flow with deep, ethereal house that gives way to more classic house and tech house that fits right in with much of the music heard out on the Playa.

This was a really special set because we had all of our friends with us. I brought a lot of first time burners out to the Playa this year. The whole Robot Heart crew took care of us all, and we got to see a lot of the art while I played. This year I collaborated with the team behind Embrace on the Space Whale project.

Hope you enjoy the mix, I mess up a few times but it doesn’t really matter because the vibe was so awesome and so real.

I want to thank Robot Heart and everyone at Burning Man. I especially want to thank all of the artists who put a whole year of work and funding into creating all of the magical art we get to enjoy on what’s probably the coolest canvas in the whole world aka the Playa.

Wishing everyone a happy holiday and a great new year.

-Skrillex

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Each year, thousands of eager burners flock to Black Rock Desert for an experience of a lifetime. Burning Man, the iconic desert festival, offers attendees a chance to experience art work, fashion, and music organized around a specific aesthetic theme. This week, festival organizers announced their chosen theme for the 2017 edition of the storied event: “Radical Ritual”.

In the announcement post on the Burning Man Journal, the organization offered this description:

In 2017, we will invite participants to create interactive rites, ritual processions, elaborate images, shrines, icons, temples, and visions. Our theme will occupy the ambiguous ground that lies between reverence and ridicule, faith and belief, the absurd and the stunningly sublime. The human urge to make events, objects, actions, and personalities sacred is protean. It can fix on and inhabit anyone or anything. This year our art theme will release this spirit in the Black Rock Desert.

Previous themes vary wildly, but are always clever and allow for a wide variety of interpretations like “DaVinci’s Workshop”, “Carnival of Mirrors”, or “Wheel of Time” among others. This year’s theme will offer attendees an opportunity “reinvent ritual in our post-modern world” by disregarding “assertions of belief and instead concentrate on the immediate purpose of play.” As the largest temporary playground in the world, playfulness and creativity likely won’t be a problem.

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Major Lazer have always done a commendable job at sticking to their roots. The group has gone through numerous iterations around its founding member Diplo, and occasionally over a long and colorful track record, Major Lazer has stepped outside their comfort zone. They have dipped into trap music, house, and more than once found record-breaking success in the pop spectrum. At the group’s core, however, Major Lazer is born from traditional dancehall and reggae and they’ve always maintained that as a critical element of the outfit’s identity.

At this year’s Burning Man, Major Lazer took the time to honor their roots with a sundown performance at Robot Heart.

Cruising through almost two hours of breezy dancehall riddims and reggae, Diplo and Jillionaire set aside the usual Major Lazer spectacle for a rare set of the finest gems from each of their own personal crates. Listen to Major Lazer play their best B-sides and personal favorites as the sun sets over Burning Man.

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Argentinian progressive house leader Hernan Cattaneo is an expert at weaving together complex, hypnotic sets that effortlessly fit whichever setting he finds himself in. One of his specialties as of late has become his sunrise sets at Burning Man, a gig which he labels as one of his “highlight shows year after year.”

For his 2016 edition, Cattaneo taps into mystical, golden hour vibes, taking over the White Ocean stage for a three-hour journey through various shades of emotion communicated by way of progressive house. His mixing is seamless as usual, which gives a consistent element of surprise to his sets as each song sneaks itself in subtly as the set goes on.

Outside of treating followers to impeccable sets, Cattaneo’s Sudbeat imprint recently surpassed its milestone 100th release. The resulting EP was titled Algorithm and featured an original title track by Guy J and remixes from Henry Saiz and Hernan himself alongside fellow Sudbeat owner Raffa Graziano.