Come To Life Presents : Dirtwire -Desert Dwellers – Ley Line. Austin April 26th
Come To Life is traveling to the music capital of the southwest to ring in the new spring season with some music of our own! Come to Life Music is Guayaki’s collaborative, regenerative, artist-led collective and we are holding one our first events in the heart of Austin. We’re excited to present a night of inspired live dance music and maté sharing at Mohawk theatre, right in downtown Austin on Thursday, April 26th.
This is an all ages show where we will celebrate the power of music on a rocking dance floor alongside the regenerative nature of Guayaki’s company ethos and community.
On Wednesday, April 25th Guayaki Yerba Mate, Come to Life Music, and Keep Austin Beautiful will be hosting a lively and impactful action day at Barton Creek. From 3- 6PM musicians from Dirtwire and local band Ley Line will share their acoustic music with those who join us for a park clean up. The volunteer activities will be followed by swimming and hiking, so please come dressed for the weather and landscape. Clean up tools will be provided by Keep Austin Beautiful and complimentary yerba mate will be shared along the route. Hope to see you there!
Rooted in rhythm, Ley Line transcends genres and languages. Dynamic harmonies run like a current through textures of stand up bass, guitar, ukulele and world percussion. Raised on the North American traditions of blues, folk, and soul, and inspired by their world travels, Ley Line creates a global soundscape; blending influences from Brazil, Latin America and West Africa.
Dirtwire sits on the front porch of Americana’s future, conjuring up a whirlwind of sound using traditional instrumentation, world percussion, soundscapes, and electronic beats. Comprised of David Satori (Beats Antique), Evan Fraser (Hamsa Lila; Bolo), and Mark Reveley (Jed and Lucia), each performance brings both band and audience to a mysterious crossroads of beats, blues, African, Asian, and South American sounds. The result is a rebirth of Americana and a post-millennial psychedelic journey to downhome goodness.
Desert Dwellers consists of Amani Friend and Treavor Moontribe, who began their careers as independent music producers and DJs in the deserts of New Mexico and California. Coming together in the late ’90s after connecting through the legendary Moontribe scene, today the duo enjoys a reputation as one of the most pioneering and prolific downtempo, psy-bass, and tribal trance acts in the United States. Desert Dwellers have toured extensively across six continents, spent a 7-week stretch on the road with renowned psychedelic artist Shpongle, and have performed at dozens of festivals, most notably Shambhala, Lightning in a Bottle, Envision, Coachella, Rainbow Serpent, and Boom. Taking a new approach to digital production, Amani and Treavor have combined the raw sounds of the natural world while skillfully blending deep bass, earthy percussion, etheric voices and cross-cultural instrumentation into sonic incense for the mind and body. Bringing the electronic music vibe to the yoga scene, and the sounds of yoga to the electronic dance scene, Desert Dwellers’ global sounds are the bridge between the worlds of dance and movement.