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Lee Burridge - Robot Heart 10 Year Anniversary - Burning Man 2017
Robot Heart

Each and every time I’ve played music at Burning man I felt privileged to do so. Its a truly special place full of truly special people.Sunrise. Sunset. Smiles. Tears of pure joy. There, i’m never one. I’m many. Connected. Connected to everything and everyone. One of the threads connecting me is music. Over the years the music has become a time machine that’s marked magical moments on my journey. To hear it again allows me to travel back in time to those moments. Perhaps you feel the same way too? If so, close your eyes, turn up the volume and get ready to depart. The bus leaves any moment now. Lee Photo: John Dill

The Scumfrog - Robot Heart - 10 Year Anniversary - Burning Man 2017
Robot Heart

After 6 years of creating sunrise soundtracks from atop the Robot Heart bus, it is a challenge to avoid submitting to a formulaic approach. One of the biggest perks of producing a Robot Heart sunrise is that you can take risks; explore soundscapes and dynamics, knowing that the mystical Deep Playa setting allows for pauses and quiet moments that don’t translate in loud clubs or multi-stage festivals. This year, the set was a journey starting with robots and ending with humans. I wanted the sun to come up to the sound of arguing AI robots. What you heard was a transcript from the actual negotiation between two AI bots at Facebook earlier that summer; Other than it creating a surreal environment as the sun came up, it also proved a perfect palette cleanser to transition from night into day. The sounds of flutist Claire Chase immediately afterwards set the tone for the 90 minutes to follow. I remembered Robert Miles (we lost him this year) with a beautiful guitar version of his song "Children", and then introduced spiritual emcee and rising star Elliott LaRue. He delivered a chilling live message from the top of the bus about our challenges and responsibilities as humans. And that about summed up the Scumfrog sunrise from 2017. Enjoy the memories! @thescumfrog Tracklist: 01) Duelling bots 02) Orche/Strada ft.Claire Chase - Calligraphy 03) Sri Sri Ravi Shankar - Shiva Manas Puja 04) Lord Of The Isles - Weh-In 05) Rabo & Snob - Let You Know 06) &Me - Avalon 07) Basti Grub - Ko Sar Ra Di 08) Del Gado - Children (Tini Monteca VS Saffa Remix) 09) Marc Lamarche - Ethiopo (Edit) 10) Gabrielle Aplin - Run For Cover (The Scumfrog Dub) 11) Amevon - Fuchsia (Mathias Hinds & Simon Kisk Remix) 12) Dee Montero - Aeon (Reprise Mix) VS Shlomi Aber - Foolish Games 13) Elliott LaRue - Morning Sermon 14) Lizards - Frontier (The Scumfrog Remix) 15) Joe Goddard - Home (Eric Kupper Remix) Photo: John Dill

Crussen - Robot Heart 10 Year Anniversary - Burning Man 2017
Robot Heart

I like nature and music and I like deep dives into the depths of my own mind. It’s becoming more and more obvious that my mind is really busy - way too busy. It is always exposed - constantly receiving and absorbing, processing and changing. I have therefore become more cautious of what I want to let into consciousness and taking regular breaks from the endless stream of stimuli and simply paying close attention to my mind has helped me pierce through the spellbinding clutter of unstoppable thoughts. To me, what reveals itself on the other side is a profound state of calm. A calm from which natural curiosity, playfulness and love can spring freely. Music is a channel where I express this natural playfulness that I believe we all share deep inside. Playing my music on top of the Robot Heart bus at their ten year anniversary was one of those precious moments where I felt you were responding to this - we were playing together. When you express a similar joy and playfulness to that which I create the music with we set a beautiful feedback loop into motion. Getting eye contact with you and seeing how me and my wobbly harmonica notes crack you up into a big smile affects me and really fires me up. Your response inspires me to create more and feel more and express myself more. I would like to send a big fat virtual hug to everyone who rode their bikes deep out into the playa that morning and to Robot Heart for making me part of the family. If you by any chance feel the playfulness bubbling up inside of you - in any shape or form - please let me know, I would love to be in the loop with you. :) //Crussen Photo: Chris Flash

Mark Slee - Robot Heart 10 Year Anniversary - Burning Man 2017
Robot Heart

Huge thanks to the Robot Heart crew for inviting me to start my week on the playa with a set on the bus. I played on Sunday night at the beginning of the week, just before Monday sunrise. There's something special about that early part of the week, a more low-key vibe as the city is being built all around us. An anticipation lingers in the air for the explosion of excitement and energy that is soon to come. I played a set that reflects that feeling - deep and smooth energy, but with a gentle insistence to keep pushing forward. Hope you enjoy it! @mcslee (00:00) We Need Cracks - Silky and Arid [Labo T] (05:44) Dust Yard - Chorus (Dovim Remix) [Lowless] (11:43) Pablo Bolivar, John Vermont - Awake [Peppermint Jam] (16:09) Sex Of Insects - I Can Hear the Light (Dave Pad Remix) [Ylotana] (22:23) Paul Hazendonk - Steelyard High [SOSO] (28:28) SIS - The Blind Side (Rodriguez Jr. Remix) [Crosstown Rebels] (33:34) Yuki Fukuyama - Jazz Beach (Vincent Casanova Remix) [Kanja] (35:08) Adana Twins feat. Jeppe Kjellberg - Relentless (Andre Lodemann Instrumental Mix) [Watergate] (41:34) Mihai Popviciu - Sandstone Folder (Pablo Bolivar Remix) [Bondage] (47:02) M.O.S. - After The Rain [Unreleased] Photo: John Dill

Oliver Koletzki - Robot Heart 10 Year Anniversary - Burning Man 2017
Robot Heart

A long-awaited wish was fulfilled as I was invited to play my music at Robot Heart: the wish to express myself in such a magical setting, among kindred spirits and friends. Being given the honor of playing at sunrise right in front of the man made it all the more special to me. Thank you! Photo: John Dill

Joeski - Robot Heart 10 Year Anniversary - Burning Man 2017
Robot Heart Photo: John Dill

Wild Dark - Robot Heart 10 Year Anniversary - Burning Man 2017
Robot Heart

On the first night of our first burn, we were blessed with the opportunity to share our passion for music with the beautiful souls who joined us for this dusty ride. We will be forever grateful to all who made it possible and we are honored to share this recording with the Robot Heart family <3 @wilddark Photo: John Dill

BLOND:ISH - Robot Heart 10 Year Anniversary - Burning Man 2017
Robot Heart

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Fleetmac Wood - Robot Heart 10 Year Anniversary - Burning Man 2017
Robot Heart

Thanks to all the happy faces who stayed up all night or who set their dusty alarm clocks to come and dance with us Wednesday morning. Having been on the other side of the speakers for many a sunrise it was a treasured moment to play this music, which holds a lot of emotions for many of us. We want to thank Fleetwood Mac for the original magic and Robot Heart for creating the opportunity to crank it loud and proud. The edits and remixes included were created by us (Roxanne Roll and Smooth Sailing) and many of our producer friends who we’d like to thank for their work and passion: Psychemagik, In Flagranti, Antenna Happy, Twin Sun, Dean Kenny, Youth Edits, Cosmic Kids and Trail Mix. We hope you can feel the warm sunshine and hearts, see the great expanse of desert and feel that all possibilities are open to you when you listen to this mix. These were the wonderful feelings we had while we were playing. Big Love @fleetmacwood

DJ Tennis - Robot Heart Ten Year Anniversary - Burning Man 2017
Robot Heart Photo: Christian Lamb

Gorje Hewek & Izhevski - Robot Heart 10 Year Anniversary - Burning Man 2017
Robot Heart

An epic sunrise and then a mesmerizing beautiful morning. No sand storms this time. Absolutely quiet and peaceful Playa. Feelings of of happiness, the fulfillment of the moment, and childish enlightenment were taking us over, and even of something more, something that is hard to describe, because it is rather similar to magic, that is flowing in the air over that giant heart on the top of bus. We'd like to spread our love and gratefulness to every one who was still with us at midday, while the sun was in its zenith. We literally got burnt under its rays. It must have been the hottest day of that week. But could it stop us? No way. That 3,5 hours were like one moment. Our congratulations and thanks to the Robot Heart team. You've been producing love for 10 years and granting happiness in Black Rock City. We could feel it from outside, and now we are honored to be part of it. We really appreciate it. Gorje Hewek @gorjehewek Izhevski @izhevski Photo credit: John Dill

Anton Tumas - Robot Heart 10 Year Anniversary - Burning Man 2017
Robot Heart

Having spent countless magical nights and mornings on the bot, it was a huge honor to join the 10 Year Anniversary line up among so many talented friends. Our first morning out on the playa, just past sunrise, and the emotions are high! Surrounded by loved ones, this set traverses 10 years of music. Reaching into the deepest and farthest corners of my vast music collection, each song near and dear to my heart <3 @antontumas Photo: Christian Lamb with @carytauben

Bedouin - Robot Heart 10 Year Anniversary - Burning Man 2017
Robot Heart

Happy to share the recording of our Sunrise set from this year's burning man 2017. This time was even more special as we celebrated 10 years of Robot Heart and welcomed the first rays of Friday with a 2 hour journey. Photo: John Dill

Behrouz - Robot Heart 10 Year Anniversary - Burning Man 2017
Robot Heart

10 Years ago I was invited to play on this bus called Robot Heart by my good friend Swamy at Burning Man. We were on the bus and I remember it would continuously break down but we didn't care because we were a bunch of friends doing this for the love of music and we had no idea this bus would become the magical Robot Heart bus that we all have come to love the past ten years. Every year my set at Robot Heart has become one of the most integral parts of my journey at Burning Man. This is my gift to the playa and to each one of you and it comes straight from my heart. We come to Burning Man to search about humanity and love and to be good to others around us and the bus helps us deliver this message through our music. Thank you Robot Heart, Geo, Swamy, Robert, Benjamin and everyone on that bus that puts so much effort throughout the year to make sure that bus brings so much love to our community! Photo: Christian Lamb

Mira - Robot Heart 10 Year Anniversary - Burning Man 2017
Robot Heart

"I am not a friend of over indulging when it comes to my own sets. While planning my Burn this year I just tried to let go of everything. Eventually this turned out to be some very moving days of my life. One special moment this year was at the Robot Heart bus on Sunday morning. Thank you to all who made this possible, who supported me on my ways and to all who shared my passion for music with me." SC: Photo: Matan Tzinamon Audio mastering: Billy Caso

Jon Charnis - Robot Heart 10 Year Anniversary - Burning Man 2017
Robot Heart

"Four days will quickly steep themselves in nights; Four nights will quickly dream away the time.” 2017 moved so fast, I could hardly believe it was once again time to prepare for our favorite time of the year, our return to Black Rock City, my 4th time in a row. Once again I was given the privilege of playing the bus with so many artists I respect and admire. Being that this was Robot Heart's 10 year anniversary, I wanted to do something special. I have wanted to play a live set of all original music for quite some time, and decided this was the perfect opportunity to do it. So I sifted through all of my projects, old and new, finding the ones that I felt would resonate. Finally I came away with over an hour of brand new unreleased material including some collabs with some special friends (Thugfucker, Hands Free, and Dance Spirit). It was truly an honor performing this set to the Robot Heart family during the Man Burn, a moment I will never forget. I hope it resonates with you in some way. Photo: Christian Lamb

Tara Brooks - Robot Heart - Burning Man 2016
Robot Heart

As we are settling back in to our beloved home away from home, the feeling of pure euphoria permeates the air. My entire body is tingling with excitement as i ease into my 5th year.. Surrounded by old & new beautiful friends & a sea of smiling faces, we reunite under the stars for my 2nd set on the very special Robot Heart bus. Plugging into the Sonic Runway was physically & emotionally mind blowing. Seeing and feeling my beats in sync with the LEDs, racing through the most beautiful corridor of lights, created a unique & powerful experience, while contributing to the mood & my musical programming. This phenomenal reality reminded me why we are here; to share our deepest passions and artistic creations with each other, for nothing more then gifting pure love, healing, enlightenment, & fun! Thank you all for the continuous love & support, & hope u enjoy this mystical & psychedelic trip home. Art: The Śiṣya The Śiṣya is a Burning Man 2016 art piece about transformation and loss designed and built by Krista Sanders of Friendlandia and Rob Bell of Zomadic Photo credit: Andrew Jorgensen