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Envision expands to weeklong format for 10th anniversary

Uvita, Costa Rica’s Envision festival will return to its jungle-bound Rancho La Merced for its 10th year running in 2020. As a result of its ardent growth, the equal parts earnestly environmental and musically multifarious festival will expand to a seven-day format next year, February 17-24. The lush destination festival’s Co-founder/Creative Director Josh Wendel says […]

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This Is How You Get Banned From Motorcycle Racing

Unless you do it professionally, there’s really no reason to physically fight anyone. Especially if you are a pro athlete at a competition and you know there are multiple cameras trained on you at all times. This is one way to get yourself a two-year ban from motorcycle racing, if you were curious. Read more… […]

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The ultimate getaway packing list: Dancing Astronaut’s guide to Costa Rica’s Envision Festival

Envision Festival 2019 is just a few short weeks away, and as the festival gears up for it’s ninth edition—expected to be its largest to date—festival goers should be finalizing the logistics of making it to Uvita, Costa Rica, for what is widely considered to be one of the most unique, and refreshing festival experiences […]

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Envision Festival co-founder and CEO delve into curating a boutique experience in Costa Rica’s jungle paradise [Interview]

With 2019’s festival circuit taking shape, we’re starting to see a shift in the landscape that largely began last year, where middle-of-the-pack festivals began to drop by the wayside. The events pool reached a point of dilution where there weren’t enough ticket buyers to go around, and this year, what remains are the established power […]

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Envision Festival co-founder and CEO delve into curating a boutique experience in Costa Rica’s jungle paradise [Interview]

With 2019’s festival circuit taking shape, we’re starting to see a shift in the landscape that largely began last year, where middle-of-the-pack festivals began to drop by the wayside. The events pool reached a point of dilution where there weren’t enough ticket buyers to go around, and this year, what remains are the established power […]

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Meet the talent of Ocaso Festival: Lee Reynolds

Tamarindo, Costa Rica will ring in the new year with another dose of underground dance music with Ocaso‘s arrival on January 2 to the coastal town. The five-day festival has grown over the years into a veritable institution within the Central American house and techno scene, with curious travelers from around the globe visiting each year. […]

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Doc Martin gives us a dose of proper house ahead of Ocaso Festival [Exclusive Mix]

Anyone who knows a bit of house music history ought to the name Doc Martin. While the sound was born in LA, the aforementioned talent was one of the most prolific pioneers in its early days, bringing it over to the West Coast and helping to breed the LA scene. It’s safe to say the […]

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Meet the talent of Ocaso Festival: Gene Farris

Tamarindo, Costa Rica will ring in the new year with another dose of underground dance music with Ocaso‘s arrival on January 2 to the coastal town. The five-day festival has grown over the years into a veritable institution within the Central American house and techno scene, with curious travelers from around the globe visiting each […]

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Meet the talent of Ocaso Festival: Magdalena

Tamarindo, Costa Rica will ring in the new year with another dose of underground dance music with Ocaso‘s arrival on January 2 to the coastal town. The five-day festival has grown over the years into a veritable institution within the Central American house and techno scene, with curious travelers from around the globe visiting each […]

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Costa Rica’s Envision Festival delivers impeccably curated full 2019 music lineup

The world’s most eco-friendly festival is returning to Costa Rica, and for their 2019 edition, Envision Festival has programmed one of their finest lineups yet. While the event is branded as a music festival, Envision would be more appropriately described as a permaculture and yoga retreat, offering attendees a tropical jungle getaway, accented with music, […]

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Ocaso stacks its roster high with talent for 2019 edition

Fall is arriving, which means anticipation is finally beginning to brew for Ocaso Music Festival. Serving as a winter refuge of sorts due to its warm and picturesque home of Costa Rica, the January gathering has also become a Central American institution for top talent booking in just a few short years. Its first wave […]

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Tor talks upcoming Envision Festival performance, forthcoming album [Interview]

Since the release of his debut album in 2012, Canadian producer Tor has been captivating listeners with his unique ambient style. Tor’s music incorporates elements of all genres, bringing together countless percussion sounds, alluring woodwinds and strings, glimmering sound effects, and occasional vocals for an otherworldly, peaceful vibe. His carefully crafted ambient soundscapes are almost hypnotic in a […]

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Scene rising: Ocaso Music Festival is a testament to the searing underground potential of Costa Rica

Tamarindo, Costa Rica’s Ocaso Music Festival is already finding its sweet spot.Such a feat is not an easy one to accomplish — especially in an increasingly saturated festival market where success rides a fine line of talent booking, production, and risk-taking. Nailing a major festival production can take years, even with a strong team and a prime location. However, Ocaso […]

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The full lineup for Costa Rica’s Envision Festival is finally here

Costa Rica’s rising tropical festival, Envision, is just weeks away. In its eighth year, the festival continues its mission to awaken human potential with art, spirituality, yoga, music, dance, performance, education, sustainability and fundamental connection with nature.From Feb. 21-25, thousands will flock to Uvita to experience a stellar lineup of music, which has been announced in full. In […]

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Meet the artists of Costa Rica’s 2018 Ocaso Music Festival: Doc Martin

Costa Rica’s new underground getaway, Ocaso Music Festival, is preparing to soundtrack the pristine Pacific playa with some of the underground’s most sought-after house and techno artists, January 4-7. In its second edition, Ocaso has become a prime destination for the global underground elite, offering a who’s who billing of beaconing industry titans. This year’s bill […]

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Meet the artists of Costa Rica’s 2018 Ocaso Music Festival: Carlo Lio

Costa Rica’s new underground getaway, Ocaso Music Festival, is preparing to soundtrack the pristine Pacific playa with some of the underground’s most sought-after house and techno artists, January 4-7. In its second edition, Ocaso has become a prime destination for the global underground elite, offering a who’s who billing of beaconing industry titans. This year’s bill […]

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Meet the artists of Costa Rica’s 2018 Ocaso Music Festival: Weiss

Costa Rica’s new underground getaway, Ocaso Music Festival, is preparing to soundtrack the pristine Pacific playa with some of the underground’s most sought-after house and techno artists from January 4-7. In its second edition, Ocaso has become a prime destination for the global underground elite, offering a who’s who billing of beaconing industry titans. This […]

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Ocaso Music Festival announces stunning house & techno-oriented lineup

Those with house and techno tastes will find warmth ‘underground’ this January.Ocaso Music Festival will return to Tamarindo Playa, Costa Rica for its second year of production on Tamarindo Playa’s ‘pristine Pacific coastline,’ where bass lines will meet coastline come Jan. 4-7, 2018.The temporal site of Ocaso’s sequel, 2018 represents Ocaso’s opportunity to further establish […]

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Envision’s 2018 lineup features Manic Focus, Bob Moses, DJ Tennis and more

Envision Festival just announced the lineup for is 2018 event, set to take place in the jungles and beaches of Uvita in Costa Rica Feb. 21-25.The first round of the lineup includes Manic Focus, Bob Moses, DJ Tennis, Xavier Rudd, Behrouz, CloZee, Audiofly and so many more.With four different stages and a lineup that spans […]

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