On 21st December, Damian Lazarus and the Crosstown Rebels crew will be celebrating ‘Day Zero’ - a date believed to by the Mayans, signal the end of a significant life cycle. Here’s how the Crosstown Rebels box explains developing the concept of the party...
“Back in January I had something of a cosmic experience which led to me creating Day Zero” Lazarus tells FACT. “I had been told by a Shaman that I needed to place myself underneath the moon with my arms raised towards it for one hour between 10 and 11pm in order to draw power from the Universe. And so one night my friends and I were hanging out on the beach in Tulum and I decided to give it a go.
With my legs apart and feet digging into the sand I raised my arms to the sky and within seconds I felt the strongest sensation, the universe was sending a very powerful energy through my hands, arms and entire body and I was locked into this electric forcefield. And finally when I let it go, after some 15 minutes as it was so strong, I fell to the beach exhausted, I re-joined my friends and everybody could feel a bizarre heat coming from my hands hovering over them. They told me that it was a sign and I needed to realise what it meant – with Mayan ruins just further along the beach to where we sat, I decided there and then to create Day Zero.”
The party will take place on the Playa Del Carmen site in Mexico with James Lavelle and Massive Attack’s 3D, Jamie Jones, Art Department, TEED, Trentemoller, Damian Lazarus and more.
In build up to the event, Damian has released his ‘Day Zero: Sound Of The Mayan Spirit’ mix featuring music from Pier Bucci, Mathew Jonson, Francesca Lombardo, Fur Coat, Acid Pauli and more. Listen and download the mix here:
But if you can’t afford a lavish trip over to Mexico, you can catch all the big hitters of the Crosstown Rebels roster with special guests, Laurent Garnier and Sasha, the weekend before at Manchester’s Warehouse Project...
WHP - Crosstown Rebels
Saturday 15th December
Trafford Wharf Road, The Warehouse Project, Manchester
Infinity Ink - Live
+ Special guests:
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Article by Alex Ogilvie
Image courtesy of Fact Mag