Our Envision staff works year round to ensure that Envision attendees have the beach and jungle party of their dreams. All of the different departments that make Envision Festival thrive are flourishing with talented and dedicated staff members from all over the world. Our extravagant staff members are experts in the party and education realm and have put together recommendations for Envision 2019 attendees.
Jere: Guest Services – Coordinator/Director
Lazy Syrup Orchestra – “Indolent sounds. Thick vibrations. Sweet melodies. Sticky connections. A naturally flavored substance… prepared by such a group.”
Sarah Wu – Village Witch
“Starhawk is an author, activist, permaculture designer and teacher, and a prominent voice in modern earth-based spirituality and ecofeminism. She is the author or co-author of thirteen books, including The Spiral Dance: A Rebirth of the Ancient Religion of the Great Goddess and the ecotopian novel The Fifth Sacred Thing, and its sequel City of Refuge. Her most recent non-fiction book is The Empowerment Manual: A Guide for Collaborative Groups, on group dynamics, power, conflict and communications. Starhawk founded Earth Activist Training, teaching permaculture design grounded in spirituality and with a focus on activism. She travels internationally, lecturing and teaching on earth-based spirituality, the tools of ritual, and the skills of activism. “
Jules – Chief Operating Officer
Axel Thesleff – “Axel Thesleff is an electronic musician and producer based in Helsinki, Finland. His style is very diverse, ranging from bass heavy bangers to more relaxed and deep tracks, never forgetting about the emotion and story behind each piece of music. He’s tunes will make subwoofers purr, but also deliver an emotional impact which resonates with your soul.”
Grouch in Dub – “Grouch in Dub AKA ‘Grouch’ is the new project from the enigmatic New Zealand producer Oscar Allison. Since the early 2000’s he has been writing a wide array of sonic compositions ranging from drum and bass , hip hop, dub and bass music to techno, progressive and psychedelic trance.”
VGNX – With 10 years production experience, Virul Genetix is helping to push the envelope of the bass music genre to new heights. He is known for his futuristic sound architecture and cutting edge production style, and can be witnessed destroying dance floors, typically between the late night hours of 2am to 4am.
Klik and Frik – es el nuevo alter-ego de los ya bien conocidos “Frikstailers”. Es un nuevo proyecto que lleva tres años desarrollándose y que explora el lado más místico, introspectivo, digital y selvático del techno y el house. Sin embargo se ha mantenido en absoluto secreto hasta ahora que están anunciando el lanzamiento de su primer LP con colaboraciones de Nicolá Cruz, Chancha Via Circuito, Nevve, entre otros artistas aún por revelar.
MRUX – M.RUX, known for his stupendously vast and diverse records collection which, depending on his mood, that of his audience, the general circumstances and location (city or desert), he spins one way or another, setting the listener’s expectation in the range as wide as from solid beats to down-tempo misty psychedelic and abstract soundscapes. You would not know upfront. Take a guess.
Nicola Cruz – “Nicola Cruz’s music invokes the landscapes and rituals of his homeland, Ecuador, a country that is home both to the Andes mountains and the Amazon jungle. His music is an exploration of ancient mythologies and folkloric traditions in a modern setting. Nicola was born in Limoges, France, to Ecuadorian parents. His upbringing was surrounded by a rich musical education in both indigenous traditions and Western theories and from a young age he took to percussion.”
Martha Van Straaten – “Betreuter Boogie & Entschleunigung.”
Alexa Rosenthal – Marketing Director
Lee Burridge – “A collection of emotive, melancholic, dreamy house and techno that’s fun to dance to.”
Trevor Hall – “Hall’s music, a blend of roots and folk music, is imbued with a deep love of Eastern Mysticism. This powerful symbiosis fostered a deep connectivity with his growing fan base and Trevor quickly matured into a leader of the burgeoning conscious musical community. Along with numerous pilgrimages to India, he has also completed a series of sold-out tours and collaborations with artists such as Steel Pulse, Ziggy Marley, Jimmy Cliff, Matisyahu, Michael Franti, Xavier Rudd and Nahko & Medicine for the People.”
Andrew Sealy – Co-founder and director of Yoga Revealed.
Ashleigh Sergeant – Head of Yoga Content at Gaia.com, cofounder of Ālaya Yoga School, 5yr Global Yoga Trainer at Adidas.
DJ Drez – “Hip hop, world, reggae, jazz, soul, indigenous beats…..and on…and on! Peacefully determined. Lover. Sound Ambassador. Hip hopper. Mind astronaut. Grateful. Beat maker. Student always. Sometimes teacher. Disciplined. Turntablist. From LA, Earth”
James Gangemi – Marketing Director
Axel Thesleff, Nicola Cruz, Lee Burridge, Dj Drez, Andrew Sealy, Martha Van Straaten, Starhawk: Take The Dream & Make It Reality, Ashleigh Sargeant, Festival Future: Mass Gathering For Change, Celine Cousteau: Tribes on the Edge, LGBTQ/Village Witches Happy Hour
Bedouin – “Bedouin is a Brooklyn-based production & DJ partnership between nomads Rami Abousabe and Tamer Malki who are creating their own idiosyncratic spell of melodies and rhythms. Together they share an eclectic sonic vision that pulls from diverse influences owing to their Middle Eastern heritage, Western upbringing, and world travels. Their combined musical backgrounds and ever-evolving taste captures the sensibility of imagination and constantly explores the connection between ourselves and the future.”
Ceremaya – Ceremaya is a vocalist and multi-instrumentalist that performs worldwide and offers coaching and workshops to awaken and empower your life.
Griz – To his friends and family, he goes by Grant Kwiecinski, the 28-year-old kid from north Detroit who grew up on a healthy diet of American funk, golden-age hip-hop, and dance music; the curious producer who first began making future-forward music during his formative years at Michigan State University, only to permanently abandon the classroom for the dance floor; and the fun-loving dude who’s the life of the party at every damn party. To the rest of the world, his name is GRiZ, the Denver-based multifaceted artist who’s funkin’ up dance floors worldwide with his self-described “future funk” sound, which mixes electronic music with his fiery live saxophone, energetic funk, and sweeping electro-soul.
The Floozies – “Just outside the jazz mecca of Kansas City springs liberal oasis Lawrence, Kansas—separated only by the waves of wheat from the epicenter of the electronic music revolution in Colorado. From Lawrence, it would logically follow that an act could rise to prominence fueled by the swing of Basie, the birth of Charlie Parker’s bebop, and the wild frontier of electronica. Born in funk and bred in the digital age, live electronic duo The Floozies have burst onto the scene at a time when the industry needed them the most.”
Random Rab – Rab was born. He began to experiment with sound. The back of his head fell on the ground. Sound was released from the THUMP. It was deafening and created around him the first note of Random Rab’s music.
Amber Ryan – “Body Soul connector through movement and sound”
Ashleigh – Yoga Manager
5 Rhythms with Amber Ryan, Lost Art of Roughhousing with Rafe Kelley, Ash and Drez, Climate Change Kirtan with Masood 6:30pm Friday, Pineal Gland Activation with Jai Dev Singh
Perry – Web and Marketing Wizard
Mose – “Mose spends much of his time in Guatemala where cacao ceremonies, kirtan, and ecstatic dance have had a major influence on his productions and DJ style. It is here on Lake Atitlan that he founded the weekly SunSet Cacao Dances where members of the community have the opportunity to journey deep into dance in a container of deep intention free of alcohol. Having been nomadic since 2011, he has developed a sound all his own through interaction with cultures from around the world. He finds a way to fuse the organic elements of tribal traditions with modern production techniques in order to create an entrancing journey for both relaxed listeners and those eager to move their bodies”
Unders – “With a slick touch that drives an original house music sound, Unders brings a level of musicality to the global dance scene which sounds like love, taste like plum schnapps, look like geometric clouds and is shaped like dreams. This sublime combination of elements has made Unders synonymous with quality and groove since his beginning, while the man behind the music is equally known as a passionate ambassador of the global dance community.”
Viken Arman – Viken Arman, along with a generation of like-minded artists, is pushing the boundaries of electronic music not only towards the future, but also towards the past. Fusing ancient melodies with electronic beats to create magical vibes that go beyond dance music brings rich cultures together in mystical musical journeys.
Gab Cohen – Social Media + Marketing Coordinator
Super stoked for DOUBLE sets of griz and tycho. Griz throws down every set that I’ve seen of his so I am looking forward to feeling the energy he brings to the jungle. Funky, dubby, high vibe.
Tycho puts me in a trance, super dreamy and light, can’t wait to dance to his beautiful sounds. For some light hearted acoustic stoked to vibe out Trevor hall, whom I may or may not cry during the set. Heart opening, emotional, lyrical genius! Feel the feels
About the Author
Writing to unveil the knowledge and passion that makes up the inter-workings of Envision Festival & continually perpetuating towards a divine intuition and a community of forward-thinkers.
We take sound sound seriously. The dance floor is our temple. With each stage a sculptural masterpiece and Funktion-One sound system sending chills through your body, we spend the entire year masterfully crafting an all-night jungle beach celebration you'll never forget. Some sounds blast you away, while others will hug you closely. It’s crisp and holographic. Come prepared for a deep journey designed to invigorate all your senses.
Breathe, flow, and explore your freedom through physical expression. Our bodies are the vessels in this world that serve as the foundation from which we can discover our highest potential. Explore stages, spaces, and yoga shalas designed so you can completely let go and be wild in the natural environment of Envision. Release; The jungle is here to spot you.
Living is an art form. At Envision we curate a 360 degree immersive art environment that blends the edges of the canvas with the world around it.
Come as you are, leave as you want to be. We know our paths emerge from different directions, and we respect the stories and experiences that make us who we are now. No matter where we come from, or how our paths intertwine, we’re all about progressive inclusion.
To care for others we must first take care of ourselves. Experience and explore mindful practices for food, activity, medicine, and more that will nourish a lifetime of joyous behaviors and self-care rituals.
You are apart of something bigger. Discover the community you always knew existed - brought together by all of our similarities, and transformed by all of our differences.
We think long term. The 12 principles of permaculture are echoed throughout every undertaking at Envision. Before each decision is made, and before each shovel is dug into the Earth, we are dedicated to considering the future impact of our actions.
Strengthen your source connection. Envision supports you with a space where you can explore a deeper understanding of our common oneness with nature and each other.