Horizon Wireless at Catskill Chill 2012
Last weekend we got a chance to see a showcase of amazing artists at Catskill Chill Music Festival, a festival that brought together thousands of beautiful people to share good vibrations and an unforgettable experience. One of the most rewarding parts for my friends and I was personally witnessing the culmination of growth and success of two of our own “family” members as they threw down one of the best sets of the weekend, and possibly even the best set they’ve ever played. Horizon Wireless Live is a two-piece group consisting of DJ/producer Harrison Waxenberg and percussionist extraordinaire Sol Montoya, formerly of Digital Frontier. Horizon Wireless has been traveling from festival to festival this summer and has given us a taste of countless musical genres and shared their vision with show-goers all along the East Coast.
What we saw this weekend was somewhat different than other Horizon Wireless sets we have seen before, and very unique. Sunday night’s set of music started with a fitting Joan River’s sample of “It’s 10PM, do you know where your children are?” and then took us on a climactic adventure through tribal interplanetary tech house grooves paired with some of their normal psychedelic break-beat and electro-trance sounds. A very special part of the set, especially if you are familiar with Digital Frontier and Monty’s (Sol Montoya’s) roots, was when Harrison sampled “I’m tired of using technology,” picked up a bass, and brought up Jesse Stocker (former flutist of Digital Frontier) to make a special guest appearance for a very jungalicious segment of the set. This live 3 piece throw down will forever be burned into my memory.
Horizon Wireless sets always hit home for me because I’ve watched Harrison grow so much as a person in the many years that we’ve known each other. The incredible beats that he plays for us mean so much more when you have the chance to know what a beautiful and gifted human being he is. The addition of Monty, who contributes with his kit to Harrison’s hard-hitting beats, takes the music to the next level and truly fosters a unique and special sound that has never been created before by Horizon Wireless. From Cabaloosa’s in New Paltz to Camp Bisco 2012 to Catskill Chill, the bottom line to this beautiful and exploratory music is to understand that Horizon Wireless represents the love and perception and awareness that we can share with each other– wirelessly.
Share love, make new connections, respect yourself and others, and Use Your Head. Can you hear me now? Good.
(If you missed Catskill Chill, don’t worry. Harrison is playing a Horizon Wireless set at Le Poisson Rouge in New York City this Friday, September 14, 2012 for your listening pleasure. The show is brought to you for free courtesy of Mr. Bugsly Presents and Horizon Wireless.)