I co-run a wellness center called Phoenix Landing Wellness with Shannon Shine and we recently hosted a Cloudz Sound Healing Concert, which was AMAZING (If you haven’t heard of Cloudz yet, it is an ambient, ethereal sound healing project created by Ashton Robertson of Spaceship Earth Music. You can check it out on Soundcloud by clicking HERE). We also hosted a Space Jam Dance Party with Project Bring Me 2 Life, including, wait for it, a DJ SELO set! I’m excited to say that I have entered my DJ adventure!
In today’s blog, I plan on talking briefly about the Cloudz sound healing and the Space Jam Dance Party with photos, videos and, if I get it uploaded in time, my setlist from my DJ set!
Cloudz Sound Healing Concert
We actually had the sound healing inside Big Wisdom Yoga‘s studio, which is located in the same building as Phoenix Landing Wellness. Ashton and our friend Melissa (she’ll be mentioned later in the post) had some major car trouble, so we moved the time to 7:30 hoping that would give them enough time to make some magic happen. Not a second later, we got a phone call saying they would be there exactly at 7:30. So we get to the building about an hour early to start getting it set up, we added some altars and crystal grids and Mel, who owns Big Wisdom Yoga, turned on an essential oil diffuser.
People started to arrive about 5-10 minutes before 7:30 and even though it was getting close, I had a sense of everything will work out as it should. I saw Ashton and Melissa pull up and had this incredibly synchronistic moment. I was inside with the door closed, but they parked in the most perfect spot to where I could see their faces and they could see mine from the small glass window. That was a confirmation that everything was in divine timing.
We had about 14 people come out to enjoy the Cloudz Sound Healing and it all worked out great. I thoroughly enjoyed the sound bath and I’m sure everyone else did as well. What’s even more cool is that it was just a day or two after Cloudz released an album with Merkaba Music! You can check it out on Bandcamp by CLICKING HERE! You’re welcome.
It was such a wonderful time and we are SUPER grateful that Ashton was able to come down from Michigan to deliver a sound healing concert to our Greater Cumberland community and beyond. He used to actually live in Cumberland, before moving back to Michigan, so it was a really special time to have him back for a few days.
He got a ride from Michigan by another beautiful soul Melissa Henk, who did a yoga session for us on Friday for our Space Jam Dance Party, which featured DJ SELO (me) and Spaceship Earth. THAT was a crazy fun time! Dance party at our wellness center. Black lights, big balls of light, dancing, art, juggling oh such a good time!
Space Jam Dance Party
Shannon and I were working at MountainShine Creative and Shine Time Studios until 6 p.m. Ashton and Melissa met us at the shop at that time and we headed to the Wellness Center. We set things up pretty quickly, as we all kind of go about doing whatever it is we feel we need to do. So, for example, Ashton got the sound set up, I set up the space along with Shannon and set some water, get the donation collection station set up, stuff like that.
People began to slowly trickle in as Melissa started the yoga. I did the yoga until I couldn’t stop thinking about how I needed to get my set ready. So I got up, left the room, turned on the laptop and began to set up the songs that I had. There were about 7 or 8 people in the room when I announced that the dance party was going to start. I said thank you to Melissa for the yoga and that Spaceship Earth would be after me and also mentioned that the beginning of my set would be like a spaceship starting and taking off.
So I played Itom Lab’s Starting the Mothership into Kalya Scintilla’s Evocation. It started really slow. Someone whispered to me, “No body’s dancing…”
“They’re not suppose to yet,” I replied with a smile.
It was cute. So after the evocation, I got some beats started with Cody Sparks and Brady Mueller’s Western Beat. From there the dancing party really got started and I even played a remix of Space Jam near the end of my set. It was so cool watching people paint! Ashton Hill from Kettle Head Art was there and brought Alex Crawford. Shannon Shine brought one of her paintings as well!
I thoroughly enjoyed watching everyone get down to some of the trap house that I was playing. You should check out my set! I will include it below, if it’s not there yet, I will update it soon and include it in a new post! In the meantime, you can check out a video Shannon recorded HERE!
UPDATE: Listen in to my FULL set by clicking HERE!
Ashton took over after I played a remix of one of his songs called “Space is the Place“.
I got really into dancing and even danced a bit on the pole that was in the room! Lol! I was a bit shy, so when I saw Shannon taking a picture of me, I had to turn myself invisible so I wouldn’t show up on the photo! Haha.
So there you have it! Two amazing events I am grateful to have help co-create. The sound healing was very needed and the dancing was as well! We’re talking about doing monthly or bi-monthly dance parties now.
Everyone needs some dancing in their lives to release that energy that builds up and gets stagnant if nothing happens. It really is a euphoric feeling letting it all go on the dance floor. My advice, dance like no one is watching and maybe you can turn invisible.