Finding Balance While Drinking In InnerSpace [Satori’s Space/Bar]

space barOur friends over at Blunt Smokers Guide sent us some awesome info on this Space Bar event at Kitchners happening tonight!! They even got to have a chat with Satori, who runs these awesome events. Take a look at how it went down..

Finding Balance While Drinking In InnerSpace [Satori’s Space/Bar]

~ words by Leroy Brown

Satori (悟り)

(ChinesepinyinKorean oVietnamesengộ) is a Japanese Buddhist term for awakening, “comprehension; understanding”. It is derived from the verb satoru.[1]

In the Zen Buddhist tradition, satori refers to the experience of kenshō,[2] ”seeing into one’s true nature“. Ken means “seeing,” shō means “nature” or “essence.”[2]

Satori and kenshō are commonly translated as enlightenment, a word that is also used to translate bodhiprajna and buddhahood.

 ~ excerpt quoted from Wiki

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The Blunt Smoker’s Guide:

Highlighted by the Red Bull Music Academy [RBMA] as a fearless new talent you were on the opening bill and brought the house down at the first ever RedBull Bass Camp in the spanking new venue under the Alex theatre ‘AND [&]’. How did you get involved with the Bass Camp and what was that gig like for you?

SATORI: 

Hehehe. Sounds like some super hero stuff. The bass camp was a life changing experience. Big up to Richard and Ivan and all the red bull cats for inviting such luminaries in the field. I guess it’s cheesy sounding but all of it was dope – the studio sessions, the talks the gigs….

 TBSG:

You have your own event that you throwdown called SPACE/BAR, which is exactly what The Blunt Smoker’s Guide is into.  Sounds like futuristic debauchery in zero gravity. What’s that all about? | How often does it happen?| What can people expect?

SATORI: 

Well space bar happens one Wednesday of the month at Kitchener’s in Braam, Friday the 8th of November being the exception … L.O.L, I like how you described it. It’s kinda like that yes… it’s about space sounds. Space in the sense of no frontiers, no boundaries – we push dubbish sounds coz dub music allows for that space of interpretation… it’s not about rigidity it’s about fluidity…. we are anti-boxes we don’t play one type of music we play anything new coz we about being fresh, being street . We are young Afrikans and our scene reflects who we are. We about the now … I play the music my friends make, so we building an audience for our sound, our art. It’s a community of like minds. a collective outfit of fire-starters, djs, producers, visual cats, performance artists…. if you about good vibes Space/Bar is for you… we about fun, we about a good times; but also serious shit. It’s not like you can ignore the world you live in..We make our art in context so that’s: love pain tears hustle sex drugs. ALLES!

TBSG:

You are also a producer, are you working on anything at the moment?

SATORI:

Ja cool shit. I am doing loads of remix remixes for the brother moves on and 90′s kwaito outfit Jacknife to name a few… I am also working on some hip hop tracks, some dub stuff… I’m recording things with a gang of people…  I’m just gonna see what comes of all of it… all cool projects in the pipework but its only something if it happens so I don’t wanna talk too much till I’m actually done otherwise I get lazy [and/or] distracted.

 TBSG:

What fresh, hot, space-age riddims are you currently bumping in ‘pon ya personal rotation?

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SATORI:

I’m bumpin BFG [Big Fukn Gun], I’m bumping DJ Steph. I bump a lot of the Unit 137 stuff… My shit…. I push my music and my homies stuff. I’m also feeling the Durban and PTA production… there’s soooo much nice shit around….

A lot of promos – from the DnB cats like Marcus Visionary.

And then my homies… there’s too much hot shit around… and for a DJ, the fresher the better.  I’m anti same sets all the time and radio music. I’m done with that! And I’m done with the 90’s! We can reference that shit but playing it all the time???? Nah man, I’m tired.

 TBSG:

What does SATORI mean and where can people follow you and hear your sounds?

SATORI:

Satori means balance. Coz I’m mostly wild, crazy. Its kinda that space where I get the balance, in music… Music is helping me getting closer to myself… coz each thing I do I peel away a layer of lies and shit…I get stripped down to come up. So satori is that ideal state… a continual state… people can check me out on SNDCLD  and FB/SatoriDub and twitter: @iamsatori .

TBSG:

Thanks Satori. That was real nice. It’s dope hearing what peeps are doing in their own words, and like beats, you seem to have a way with them. Awe_H!

SATORI:

Cool man. Thanks. It’s weird and cool to talk about the shit you doing. Kinda puts shit in focus; so I gained a lot as well.

TBSG:

Nice.ONE.Peace.

Word!

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References:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Satori

http://www.redbull.com/za/en/music/events/1331614055245/bass-camp/talent

Pictures:

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https://www.facebook.com/davina.satori

https://www.facebook.com/SatoriDub

 

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