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Shahid Buttar playing Catharsis on the national Mall in DC (11.21.2015)

Shahid Buttar playing Catharsis on the national Mall in DC (11.21.2015)

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Fritz Kalkbrenner, Newcleus, Funky Destination, Satoshi Fumi, Chris Di Perri & Philipp Kempnich and more.

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I recorded this set live at Catharsis, a groundbreaking vigil / occupation / symposium / effigy burn / all night party on the national mall in DC -- across the street from the White House, at the foot of the Washington Monument -- organized to help heal from the war on drugs.

This mix starts out downtempo for around 10 minutes, before launching into my favorite kind of dreamy, tribal, funky deep house. You'll hear inspiring samples (including some of MLK) starting halfway through.

The crowd was my largest of the year, and the event was right down my alley, combining counter-culture, celebration, multimedia participatory arts, and socio-political purpose to a greater extent than any gathering I've ever even witnessed, let alone helped co-create as a contributing artist.

For video and photos, read my article about Catharsis in the Burning Man Journal: