Comunité Festival | Tulum, México | 5-6 January 2018

TULUM - MÉXICO

JANUARY 5TH 2018

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ABOUT US

This year the festival returns to the Mayan Riviera in a new otherworldly location in Tulum to celebrate a third edition – the most special yet. Backed with an always top-grade assembly of artists, the festival migrates its community to an amazing paradisiac location to converge in a pristine environment for these new times. Comunité, at its third edition, has become a distinctive platform that encourages sharing, communion, communication, and union through music and ecological consciousness; an atemporal happening put together by a 100% Mexican team of producers and curators – bringing people together to transmit a message towards global consciousness while addressing social, cultural, and environmental issues.

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VISION

The way we interact with our environment channels into an ever-changing variable where new doors open and others close. Ideas constantly emerge in this world of practically unlimited access to information and stimuli. To live and understand such a world, our emotional intelligence becomes decisive and the need to delve into our roots arises. It is vital to develop a responsible awareness within the importance of energy, nature, and human relations – all geared towards cultural evolution. There is a demand for a sense of belonging and collective identity - a need to speak the same language. Art and music have always been the perfect vehicles for this and the context where they happen has become a part of the art itself. Comunité’s purpose lays around meeting this present and projecting its values towards the construction of a better society and the preservation of our cultural and environmental heritage.

IN JANUARY 2018, ENTER COMUNITĒ.

MISSION

Our mission is driven by two ideals. The first one is to maintain a platform that encourages sharing, communion, communication, and union through artistic expression. The second one is to make a statement portraying a space where Latin American sounds are emphasised. Together they represent an annual celebration that pushes local pride and the showcase of global tendencies; supporting tourism and achieving self-appreciation within Mexico, Latin countries, and the rest of the international community.

"Is meant to serve as a pointed rebuke
to much of modern festival culture."

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Despite working in a genre that prizes clean lines and elegant sonic textures, Border Community founder and electronic artist James Holden has long held a fascination with the comparatively unmoored world of folk and psychedelia, and his wild-eyed music has long attempted to reconcile the two. On his new project with The Animal Spirits, his first in four years, Holden has reportedly ditched the laptop producer aesthetic entirely in favor of a five-piece band.


Secret Guest




Singer, composer, arranger, choir director and band leader, Daymé Arocena is a skilful, charismatic presence in Cuban music. Dressed always in white, it’s a visible reminder of her induction into the Afro-Cuban religion of Santeria: its chants and repertoires are just as important to her as jazz and Cuban neo-soul. With Cuba poised to become more connected to the rest of the world, the Cuban people’s pride in a unique musical heritage has never felt more vital. Arising from that lineage, Daymé Arocena delivers quality music; rooting her compositions in Cuba’s classic rhythms, Daymé encompasses the rich, diverse musical make-up of her home whilst looking outward too.



Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith is a The West Coast singer and producer that mixes meditative synths with organic instrumentation to create a beautifully bespoke sound world. Pitchfork called EARS “rich and rewarding” remarking aptly that Smith “focuses on a narrow band of feeling-- wonder, curiosity, disorientation, bliss-- and constructs a gleaming sonic world to house them.”



Producer Archie Fairhurst goes by Romare, named after African-American artist, author, and songwriter Romare Bearden. Fairhurst studied African-American visual culture while attending university and switched from drums and guitar to producing sample-heavy tracks that ranged from downtempo house to frantic footwork. Clear evidence of his relevance in the global music scene is present within his deal with the Ninja Tune label in addition to his Projections album in 2015. and the Love Songs, Pt. 2 album followed in 2016.



Peter M. Kersten aka Lawrence launched the Dial label in 2000 together with his flat mate and DJ friend Carsten Jost. With his label mates Pantha Du Prince, Efdemin, John Roberts it is not only the music they spread, residencies in Berlin’s Panorama Bar or Ego Club Hamburg and the House Music sublabel Laid Records make the Dial imperium go round. His deep love to house and techno music made him launch a record store in Hamburg called “Smallville” and a second label under the same name. It is no secret how much the Dial and Laid label co-founder loves the classic emanations of House and Techno.



With amazing DJ skills, sleek remixes and subtle productions, it’s hard to say what Rhadoo does best. He’s not only responsible for our growing and growing appeal for house music, but for the creation of groups/labels like [a:rpia:r] also.Whether alone or with the crew, Rhadoo has circled around the world the last few years, spinning for thousands of clubbers or tens of hours. Which seems to be a personal habit.



Murcof is the performing and recording name of Mexican electronica artist Fernando Corona. Corona was born in 1970 in Tijuana, Mexico and raised in Ensenada. He was for a time a member of the Tijuana-based Nortec Collective of electronic musicians under the Terrestre project name. Murcof's music is sparse, minimalist, electronica. Many of his compositions are founded on abstract, glitchy, sometimes complex electronic percussion.


Secret Guest


Matias Aguayo (Secret Guest)



Vlada is one of the residents of the Moscow’s notorious Arma71 club. Through a unique approach to obscure yet energetic DJ sets influenced by her 10 year of experience of piano playing, the woman of the hour shines through the global spectrum.



Bill is a key figure in Chicago’s second wave of House & Techno producers. He’s considered an big influence by Dj's like Black Madonna, Kink, Axel Boman, & Matrixxman. His styles vary from current Detroit Techno & Chicago Acid, to rare House & Italo Disco tracks. Currently he frequents clubs like Panorama Bar in Berlin, and holds a weekly residency, as well as a monthly in Miami.



Producer/DJ/Label Owner Charlie Naffah aka Lazare Hoche hasn’t followed a traditional path. Hoche focused on building a solid catalog of releases, from his two notorious imprints LHR and the sub-label Oscillat Music hitting a sweet spot with US house heads all the way to well known Romanian producers. A bit of a gear nerd, Hoche favors hardware methods like modular synths, cassette dubs and guitar pedals effect to create an always-personal and slightly twisted sound.



Steve produces slowly evolving, very minimal, soulful club tracks on his labels Bluetrain and Green, showing his love for subtle sounds and dub effects. Steve is the owner of the Mosaic label, which offers a sound between house and techno and features, apart from his own productions as The Wise Caucasian and Ephebe, releases from Paul Mac, Aubrey, Downlink, Mark Broom and Mark Ambrose, to name just a few.



Clap! Clap! is longtime Jazz player Cristiano Crisci, also known in electronic circles as Digi G'Alessio. With cross genre accolades and support spanning the globe he is already established a one of Italy’s brightest talents. Clap! Clap!’s global rhythms owe as much debt to the Inuit tribes of Alaska as they do the Staccato footwork of Chicago and West African percussion. Cristiano’s music features traditional Italian folk rhythms and melodies mixed with a global harvest of found-sounds smashed through an electronic beat machine mindstate.



One of the most truly original production talents of recent times, Auntie Flo offers a gateway to lesser-known strands of music that need exploring Auntie Flo has become a central figure in the ‘new strand of club music fusing electronic and world influences alongside the likes of Daphni, Four Tet, Romare, Sinkane and John Wizards’ (Joe Muggs, The Wire, 2013). Originally from Glasgow but now residing in London, he has been travelled the world extensively pushing his unique ‘Afro-futurist’ sound either with the Auntie Flo live show or solo as a DJ.



Rumania based Aleksa Alaska has been carving out her remarkable style very quickly. With a relatively young DJ career starting in 2016, her extensive output soon attracted attention by renowned online entities like NTS Radio, Intergalactic FM, Radio Cómeme, Rinse France, as well as a schedule of upcoming gigs around Europe. Combing through Aleksa's online presence it is more than clear that she is a dedicated art and music enthusiast.



Born in Miami to Cuban immigrants, Alpha 606 is a talented multi-instrumentalist. His innovation is constituted in blending the varied history of Electro, 20th Century Avant Garde and his native Cuban influences, which range from the ritual music of Santeria to the Afro-Cuban highs of 1930’s Havana. With this stew of influences, he creates a dense and colorful sound, melding advanced electronics with intricately played live hand drums. His style is the definition of a new sound, known as Electrónica Afro-Cubano.



AAAA is the artistic moniker of Mexico City’s suburbia-raised producer Gabo Barranco. During his relatively short career under this name, Barranco has oscillated between acid and techno soundscapes and intense narratives – achieving post-techno textures via his modular and hardware-driven live sets to create ethereal spaces. Two notable appearances on Boiler Room, one including a special collaboration with Acid maestro Tin Man, two spots on MUTEK MX’s bill, and an extensive curriculum on international labels like Holland New York Haunted and Jack Dept. from New York show a deep fascination with re-invented techno and experimentation with noisy circuitry that blend in a shimmering fashion on the dance floor.



Nicola Cruz music invokes the landscapes and rituals of his homeland, Ecuador, a country that is home both to the Andes mountains and the Amazon jungle. His music is an exploration of ancient mythologies and folkloric traditions in a modern setting. NICOLA was born in Limoges, France, to Ecuadorian parents. His upbringing was surrounded by a rich musical education in both indigenous traditions and Western theories and from a young age he took to percussion. From this musical connection between past and present, traditional and modern, an ongoing South American movement has arisen, exploring the local indigenous and Afro-cosmologies through a carefully crafted analogue sound.



Kalabrese is one of the more glittering characters in Zurich's nightmusic-scene and mingles since a couple of years in the frontline, as jockey, producer, promoter and as club owner. Through his very own style as a producer he caused a stir outside of switzerland too and through his release on the well-known Perlon label he gained attention by many. He currently counts with the support of. DJs like Laurent Garnier, Luke Solomon and Rainer Trüby.



Eris Drew is a mixer, song writer, keyboardist and vocalist from the Prairie State. She is also Hugo Ball's co-founder and Smart Bar's resident Mother Beat medium. Drew's one-woman bopping live synth act is her personal trans femme travel log.



Olin has been quietly offering up his unique take on dance music for more than a decade. With several recent releases on respected labels such as Argot, Discovery, God Particle, Night Owl Diner, Detour, and g~~g~~~g, Olin has cast a wide net with his productions, which range from deep techno to italo disco. Additionally, in late 2016 he launched his own label, Boundary Monument, which aims to capture the various intersections of his sundry taste. His DJ sets offer the same dynamic variety and are often long-haul, cross-genre affairs. He is the booker and a resident DJ at Chicago institution, smartbar.



Kuniyuki Takahashi is a Japanese DJ and music producer, sound engineer from Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan. He records under many different aliases depending on the style of music he is producing, including Frr Hive and Koss. He was also a joint member of the group DRP and have released under the acclaimed Mule Musiq, Life Line, Sacred Rhythm Music imprints.



With a background originating in Hip-Hop, Funk E started establishing himself within the underground electronic music scene in his native Romania, where he had many residencies since 2003. Funk E’s future really began to take shape in 2008 when he secured a residency at the most musically forward-thinking party in Ibiza, The Zoo Project, where he played week in and week out every summer to thousands of party-goers. Playing regularly throughout the summer gave Funk E the chance to get his sound known to a truly International crowd whilst gaining himself a reputation for his fierce, groovy and energetic beats.



For Solar, the San-Francisco veteran, nearly twenty years of playing music for crowds large and small has evolved a style of Djing that seamlessly fuses the best of classic and modern dance music. More recently as resident and co-creator of the No Way Back parties, Solar has earned the reputation of a DJ devoted to the art of mixing and selecting music without regard to ephemeral fashion, trends or fads.



The experimental offshoot behind the project Uchi comes together in the form of a multi-coloured aural personality – a shining yet discrete luster within a very specific concealed music realm in Miami. Throughout the artist’s formative years, a nomadic tendency has moulded a particular style that translates into hardware-driven narratives, flourishing and slowly culminating into blissful hypnosis. In Uchi’s music, the artist’s upbringings in Venezuela fusion with influences from her residencies in Berlin and Miami; conceiving an everlasting mystery of what to expect from a live performance.



rRoxymore’s music is an intriguing, one-off blend of contrasting textures – organic and synthetic, icy and warm – a fresh step in dance music. The French musician and producer has a long history making music in various ways, with various people, before settling in Berlin and concentrating on the solo project that refines it all. Regular sets (both live and DJ) at local favourites like About Blank and Panorama Bar accompanied gigs all over Europe and jaunts to further reaches.



Tijuana based Gerardo Cedillo is also known as Soul of Hex through a vast musical testament immersed in his signature nuanced and grainy style that oscillate around the Detroit or New York old school dance pastures. With peak-time floor boosters on eminent emissaries like Freerange Records, CVMR, Dirt Crew, Defected, Quintessentials, and his very-own channel Vicario LTD, Cedillo has molded a sophisticated jazz-infused and analog-driven passion to exploit his creative hoodoo. Notable supporters and remixers under his sleeve include Chicago’s legend Larry Heard and jazz prodigy Henry Wu to name a few.



Hailing originally from Mexico City, the surfacing talent alias of ViiV has been slowly looming throughout the past decade. With the influence of the local Chicago scene she visited back in 2010, she has shaped both a bold technique and a dauntless selection that covers several shades of sophisticated house and techno –all this supported by key players like Sassmouth and Timbaker. As a constant resident of the Puebla-based Dynamitas Club, all night vinyl nights at Rodan, a Boiler Room broadcast in CDMX, and other key venues, ViiV stands as a riveting runner within the country’s dance scene.



Many of the most representative selectors within Mexico seem to be concealed – revealing themselves in intimate presentations within a Deep silence. Yet, it’s this same silence that makes Josep’s sets so special. His fine House and Techno selections have opened doors and have received great acclaim in some of the most important Berlin clubs, additionally to platforms like Boiler Room. Josep transmits dark and energetic narratives; moulding nights into musical encounters that are out of the ordinary – track by track.



Alexis has been in the game for the past 20 years as a selector. His participation in the scene has been key to many moments of Mexican electronic music and the nightlife of Mexico City. By collaborating with many local collectives like Abstract Massive, Noiselab; his residencies in the most important clubs in the city, his joint-radio show with Uriel Ezquenazi in Radioactivo 98.5 FM and monthly parties in his club Bounce, Alexis has provided and shaped what is considered as the national scene of Mexican electronic music.



Throughout a career of almost 10 years in music, Jon Orve stands out as one of the key cultural contributors within electronic music in Mexico. Proof for this lives within his multiple participations around artistic curations at Mexico’s most important festivals in the underground and cult electronic music realm. From starting his very own promotion event company GetMove, to showcasing national talent through the Boiler Room platform and being featured on “Real Scenes Mexico” by RA – Jonn has come to bathe in the country’s rich musical culture; this is why his career as a DJ shines just as well. His eclectic style shows his diverse knowledge of house and techno blending with cross genres of hip hop, soul, and world music – providing a distinct approach to club based music through his multiple residencies at Mexico’s most important clubs and performing around the world in places like: Berlin, Los Angeles, Bogota, Austin (SXSW), and more. New music from his new alias will come out soon in different labels, beginning in his home imprint Comunité.



Itzone’s lifestyle is all about music and attitude; he goes from easily converging sounds to mind blowing drama plays, guaranteed to get the dance floor moving. Whoever has experienced his sets has had the pleasure of losing control to this dynamic creation of rhythm and textures. Itzone has transfigured dance floors, massive stages and alternative spaces inside and outside of Mexico, performing in festivals such as Loveparade (Mexico & Chile) and Mutek Mx '07 (Live) as the festival closing headliner.



Julio Victoria was born in Colombia and began his working life as a professional tennis player. One summer while competing in Germany he chanced upon the record shop ‘Plattentasche’; that moment changed his life. He began collecting vinyls and it was not long before he embarked on a new career in music. Through underground house and techno he developed his own unique sound - a classical electronic style which underpins his work.



Under many monikers, Mexico City-based Soos has been pushing his own zany approach to dance music for over 10 years – via local channels like his co-owned Sueño label and through collaborative projects like Century and Cintas de Cárdenas; all three projects embedding an ever-eccentric taste. Through his DJ format, Soos explores the phenomenon of cross-genre narratives culminating in Frankenstein selections that blend Turkish disco B-sides, 2000s Nelly pop-hymns through his Spice Boy alias, and his own productions that couple house music and experimental synth-work – an overall shelter for his musical honesty where amusement and fun rule over all other traditional narratives.


VENUE

An immersive jungled ranch within Tulum, a tropical spring with 3 cenotes – the Lunar Stage by a mystical underground water chamber, the Solar Stage by a beach-like cove and a third freshly-inaugurated caved stage.
It is believed that cenotes are the Mayan gates to the underworld in ancient mythology, which encompass the experience into the always present mysticism that pairs with Comunité’s musical manifesto. With a multiple-stage set up, the festival will integrate these cenotes as a primordial element of its identity.

TULUM

Known in ancient times as Zama (sunrise in Mayan language), Tulum was a pre columbian city in the coast of Yucatán, which is now a treasure of the Quintana Roo state in the southeast of México – reaching its sublime point between the 13th and 15th century. There is proof of this in murals and other pieces found in the City’s structures. Tulum was considered to be an important centre for the cult of “The Diving God.”

TICKETSPRICES

Early Bird

$90
USD
Early bird (locals only - ID required)
$80
USD
FIRST RELEASE

$120
USD

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