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October 1, 2023

Celebrating solstice at Kohinur

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Electric Forest returns to the source this Friday 23 December when they host the gathering at Kohinur Hall.

The gathering is the latest endeavour by the crew that brought you Earthdance 2004–2011, Maya Solstice Festival and countless standout dance events over the last fifteen years. Electric Forest is the longest-running dance-music production hub in the Byron region, renowned for cutting-edge tunes and the best of beats for the discerning electronic dance music freak. After many years of collaboration with Space Tribe in creating the legendary summer solstice parties in the hills of Byron Bay and a hiatus of a few years, it is high time the magical spirit of the cosmic/electronic/galactic federation of trance dancers rekindled the passion for these memorable gatherings. The event features some of the regions’ best music producers.

Short Circuit is Jerome Canabou, a local of the North Coast of NSW. Featured on the UP Records, Angelic and Bio-Sine Records Cloud Catcher. Jerome sunk his roots in early with a tropical, yet staunch, northern NSW vibe, blistering melodies and the like. He has been soaking up the psychedelic magic the area breeds for many years now, echoing the energy of the region in his music. His new shift and sound, described as morning power, delving through deep progressive sounds, rhythms, and with an uplifting drive to his tracks, has been crafted for gettin’ ya boogieman rumble on and will leave you hecklin’ for more of this bright spark! He’s not just one hell of a sharp-shooting hairdresser, DJ Pop is a local legend in the Byron’s local outdoor party scene known for his blistering upbeat psy-trance sets. With a wealth of experience and a deep intuitive knowledge of how to work a dance floor, Pop is one of the region’s first call DJs and a perfect choice for the closing set of the Summer Solstice gathering. Ray Castle is another seasoned veteran of the electronic outdoor experience. With an enviable career as a DJ/producer spanning over 25 years Ray still dances on the cutting alternative edge of contemporary dance music delivering unique musical sets that take you on a powerful transforming and transpersonal journey. With stunning projections and state of the art audio from multidimensional media artists Crystal Grid, decor by the legendary TrancEnhance and more installation artists to be announced. Friday 23 December at Kohinur Hall 7pm–12pm.

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