We speak with Rak Razam about ayahuasca and the release of his new film, ‘Aya: Awakenings’, catch up with The Pixie Collective, hear poetry from Etienne, music from Melbourne producer Donny Darko and Melbourne rapper Inkstain Pro as well as hearing all the latest from This Week in Psychedelics.
Donny Darko – Creature of the Forest
Donny Darko is an electronic techno-psy & broken-beat music project by Melbourne-based writer and producer Donovan DeJong.
Donny’s interest in music production began at a young age, and the past decade has taken an amazing path through a wide range of experiences. From humble beginnings performing at warehouse events and club residencies, to the latest electronic production journey, his affinity for the more emotive underground musical styles has thrilled indoor and outdoor crowds around Melbourne for over 12 years.
After taking out 1st place in the UDJ Melbourne Competition 2010, Donny Darko emerged into Melbourne’s underground scene with a solid reputation of passion for everything funky, hard-hitting and twisted. Now dedicated to sound design and live performance, a new vision has been formed and his universe has shifted into overdrive.
Darko is working toward developing and supporting a community of like-minded music and performance artists to share production and live performance skills, tutorials and workshops, while also working together to boost confidence and develop learning pathways. His goal is to encourage the strong connection amongst the artistic community, to support artists in developing their passions and following their life purpose.
Poetry – Etienne
This Week in Psychedelics
Inkstain Pro – What do you see?
Inkstain Pro is the hip hop project of Link McElvenny, who has performed with other acts, The Squid Squad, The High Society, Toljah, SKLANG, TRS and The Contrazt. His debut album, Gyana is due for release in the first half of 2013.
Rak Razam – Aya: Awakenings
AYA: Awakenings is a narrative documentary into the world and visions of ayahuasca shamanism, adapted from the cult book ‘Aya: a Shamanic Odyssey’ by Rak Razam. By blending narration directly from the book with video footage, interviews with practicing curanderos, samples of traditional icaros or magic songs, photographs and cutting edge special effects, Aya: Awakenings reproduces the inner landscape of the visionary state in unprecedented detail, invoking a spiritual awakening in the viewer.
The Pixie Collective – Pozible Project
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