A Journey Into Sound, Silence and Dance

pic ad 300dpiA Journey Into Sound, Silence and Dance

A three day meditation retreat with a Techno dance finale, in the South of France.

For the last twelve years I have practised silent meditation. And for the last twenty-five years I have worked as a video artist and designer in the rave scene.

It was through going to raves that I first got interested in meditation. Dancing for hours in front of the speaker stacks can stimulate those all important moments of connectedness. While dancing, everything slots into place and one can get glimpses of an underlying truth that normally remains tantalisingly out of reach.

This summer I met Denis from the association Dharma Nature (www.dharmanature.org). We both share a love of meditation and dance music. We discussed how Techno music, often in combination with chemicals, can open the door to unexplored inner worlds and spirituality.

There has been a lot written about the connection between the psychedelic experience and meditation, but much less is known about the connection between pure meditation and pure dance music. We feel that there is some interesting, and as yet unexplored, common ground between the two.

The inspiration for Sound, Silence and Dance, came from these discussions. We want to explore, in a drug-free environment, the different qualities of silence and sound, to develop our sensitivity and quality of listening, and to introduce silent meditation to ravers and non ravers alike. The form would be a three day retreat with guided and silent meditation sessions, and, on the last evening, live Techno music from the renowned 69DB

Are you interested in joining our exploration? If so, email me – feenix13@me.com

Debbie (Feenix 13)


Un voyage au sein du Son, du Silence  et de la Danse.

Une retraite de méditation de trois jours dans le sud de la France avec en final de la dance Techno.

Durant les douze dernières années j’ai pratiqué la méditation silencieuse. Et pendant les vingt-cinq dernières années j’ai travaillé en tant qu’artiste vidéaste et graphiste dans le monde de la ‘rave’.

C’est en allant à des ‘raves’ que j’ai commencé à m’intéresser à la méditation. Danser pendant des heures devant des piles de haut-parleurs peut stimuler ces instants si significatifs de connexion. Au sein de la danse, tout rentre en place et on peut avoir des aperçus d’une réalité sous-jacente, normalement hors de portée.

Cet été j’ai rencontré Denis de l’association Dharma Nature (www.dharmanature.org). Nous partageons tous les deux un amour pour la méditation et la ‘dance music’. Ensemble nous avons discuté de comment la musique Techno, souvent combinée aux drogues chimiques, pouvait ouvrir la porte à des mondes intérieurs inexplorés, et à la spiritualité.

Beaucoup a été écrit sur le lien entre l’expérience psychédélique et la méditation, mais on connait bien peu au sujet de la relation entre la méditation pure et la ‘dance music’ pure. Nous sentons qu’il y a là des points communs intéressants et une rencontre possible de ces deux mondes, qui ont peu été explorés pour l’instant. 

L’inspiration pour la retraite Son, Silence et Danse vient de ces discussions ensemble. Nous souhaitons explorer dans un environnement exempt de drogues, les différentes qualités du silence et du son, afin de développer notre sensibilité et qualité d’écoute, et introduire la méditation aussi bien aux ‘ravers’ qu’aux ‘non-ravers’. La retraite se déroulera sur 3 jours avec des méditations à la fois guidées et en silence et, le dernier soir, de la musique Techno live du renommé 69DB.
Etes-vous intéressés de vous joindre à notre exploration ? Si oui, envoyez moi un email à – feenix13@me.com

Debbie (Feenix 13)

TOTEMIC – Paris – 9 November 2013

Totemic: An inspirational night in Paris.

A pure underground inner city rave at Le Soft – Wicked vibes – and huge thanks to everyone involved. It was an unforgettable moment

Here are a selection of images from the night – thanks to the photographers

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Max Volume and Charlie Kane join SP23

We are absolutely delighted to welcome Max Volume and Charlie Kane as full blown members of SP23. We are hugely proud to have such unbelievable talents as part of the crew. Here is a little bit about them both and a mix each to check out.


Born in Berlin on the road with Spiral Tribe, Max Volume attended his first rave at 2 weeks old. Immersed within dance music culture from his first breath, he rapidly honed his musical instincts as a teenager and developed a natural flair for performance and production alike.

As his musical identity began to flourish, Max spent 2 years working at Noise Control Audio where he gained an in-depth knowledge of how sound systems work and the physics of sound – concepts which he wove deep into his music.

Playing across Europe with the Audiotrix crew, he swiftly made a name for himself with his energy, technical skill, showmanship and infectious groove, and with a trail of packed dancefloors in his wake, he began to play regularly at SP23 events.

He divides his time equally between playing to packed houses across the continent and submerging himself in his studio working on his forthcoming releases.



Charlie Kane made an instant mark on the musical landscape when in 2011 and at the age of 16, he began unleashing a series of slamming releases that garnered him respect, recognition, and the interest of a wide spectrum of labels. He has released singles on the likes of LOT49, AUX Technology, VIM, Audiotrix, Elektroshok, Diablo Loco, 96kHz, Divergence, Scarcity, Death Proof, Neom and many more.  

He was born into the heart of the Spiral Tribe sound system where he developed not only a passion for production, waveforms and frequency, but an intuitive understanding of live performance.

Hugely prolific and consistently switching up styles and vibes, he has become widely known for deeply penetrating tracks in styles as diverse as low slung house and rampaging drum n bass. Carving an especially incisive niche within the breaks scene, he swiftly became a regular in the Beatport charts.

He is currently working on his first full length album and is scheduled to play such events as the iconic Transmusicales in Rennes as well as at selected SP23 events.

SP23 Marseille – 5 October 2013

What a storming night in Marseille last weekend. It was a massive, kicking party and we’d like to say a huge thanks to everyone who came down – the atmosphere was charged with pure electricity and the vibe was absolutely beautiful. Sorry to all the people who didn’t manage to get in, but we’ll be back in Marseille very soon – watch this space……

What a crowd, what a rave – here’s some wicked photos from the night………..

Next stop Bordeaux

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