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Jan 01 2011

Happy New Year from AuraQuake!

Happy 2011 Everybody! We wish the next 365 days would bring you a universe of magical moments, as well as healthy, prosperous and happy times you will never forget. Never stop partying, never stop dreaming!

July 29 2009
AuraQuake and Friends party in Faial, Azores Islands: Full Moon in Atlantis! August 7, 2009
AuraQuake and Amigos present. Full Moon in Atlantis 2009
We are throwing a nice little party in a tropical paradise! If you are on Faial Island, check it out! It is located at Centro Botanico and is happening on August 7, 2009.

July 22 2009
First Penta EP coming out soon!

Yes, that's right, the first Penta digitasl EP is coming out soon on AuraQuake! What it is going to be, we can't tell you yet. One thing for sure, by going digital on some releases, we thought we could start delivering music more frequently.

February 13 2009
Azorsky plays at Universo Parallelo 2008-09

Azorsky (electro project of Penta) at the alternative stage in Brazil's coolest New Year party - Universo Parallelo - a festival in the beach in Bahia for 10 000 people.

February 11 2009
Penta Album "Give Me Five" out in March/April

<Great news Everybody! Auraquake is finally releasing Penta's fifth album, "Give Me Five"! depending on circumstances, the title should come out in Late March/April. It will be available in our regular network of shops and of, course, as a digital download in Beatport, iTunes and the like. For extended list of shops see the left column. Until then, we invite you to download a track from the album called "Downturn" (please right-click to "Save link as").

September 15 2008
Parus plays at Boom 2008

September 15 2008
Redmarines 2008

Marik and Valik aka Parus from Auraquake are co-organizing their 5th Annual RED MARINES Music & Arts Festival! This will be an event that raises funds to support Veterans in need of proper medical treatment. This year’s theme is “REDMARINES IN SPACE“. The 2-day party will take place at Ovy Camp & Event Center near Half Moon Bay, California on September 26-28 2008. For more information, please visit the parties section or www.redmarines.com

August 31 2008
Boom 2008

We have to say that AuraQuake Music was represented almost in full at the biggest trance festival in world, Boom Festival in Portugal that is. With the live set by Parus, DJ set by Spliffnik, surprise appearances from Penta and Azorsky, Boom Radio hosted by Nikita and Catia, as well as the DJ set from Paula and Janczur on the radio. This August week will be for sure marked as an important milestone in our label. We are still editing certain videos from the dance floor, but you can already see the Azorsky DJ set at the Boom on your right. Boom Radio was a sucess again, despite the fact that the antenna was broken for the first couple of days and that we had almost no internet connection due to high winds and traffic. We apologize if we could not update you properly all this time. You can hear the radio streamed now at www.boomfestival.org with pod casts coming very soon.

 

August 31 2008
Azorsky plays at Boom 2008

Check out the video of Penta's electro project, Azorsky. This is the first time Nikita presented this music officially, and it happened at the Groovy Beach at Boom Festival in Portugal this year.

August 9th 2008
Boom Radio
Just like two years ago we are co-hosting a radio station at Boom Festival in Portugal. The broadcast will start on August 11 and will end on August 18. If you are at the festival, don't forget to tune in to 93.4 FM..

There are several unfortunate changes, that have to do with the licenses and internet connection on the site.

1. The broadcast range is much smaller this year. (20 W power restriction :-( ) So, for the best radio experience, bring a little portable radio for the tent.

2. There will probably be no live radio internet streaming. (However, look for podcasts of the shows from day before on http://www.boomfestival.org/boom2008/multimedia/boom_radio.php

May 9th 2008
Azorsky

Strange news everyone, Penta has apparently had a second project for a couple of years now. The time has come to announce Azorsky - the fusion of electro, house and melodic lounge, Penta style. The MySpace page has just been launched - you can find it at www.myspace.com/azorsky. Azorsky.com is also on the way. We are expecting the releases from Azorsky on Beatport, iTunes and the other download shops soon!

March 1st 2008
Festival Year

This year is looking like it is going to be the most festival-packed year for AuraQuake artists ever. From Universe of Stars in Moscow on May 17 to Cachoeira Alta in Brazil the weekend after, to Psychedelic Circus in Germany on June 7 and Life Festival in Ireland on 4th of July to Boom Festival in August in Portugal where AuraQuake is organizing the Boom Radio you will see the Live and DJ sets of our artists. There are more events being confirmed, so come back for more info!

May 9 2008
Azorsky - Penta's new electro project

Strange news everyone, Penta has apparently had a second project for a couple of years now. The time has come to announce Azorsky - the fusion of electro, house and melodic lounge, Penta style. The MySpace page has just been launched - you can find it at www.myspace.com/azorsky. Azorsky.com is also on the way. We are expecting the releases from Azorsky on Beatport, iTunes and the other download shops soon!

February 28 2008
Boom Radio 2008

This year AuraQuake is going to be invloved in the Boom Festival Radio Project once again. Stay tuned for more information! Boom Festival is happening near Portugal's town Idanha-a-Nova from August 11-18.

December 28 2007
Penta, Janczur vs. Paula at Universo Parallelo 2007-08

At this moment Catia and Nikita have arrived to Sao Paulo, Brazil for Penta performance in Universo Parallelo Psytrance Festival in Bahia, where Paula and Janczur are also expected to play. This is the first major trance festival with more than one AuraQuake artist on the line-up!

December 28 2007
New Artists joining AuraQuake
On December 12, 2007 we have turned 3 years old! In this celebration we were joined by the new artist and two DJ acts to collaborate on future projects. We are welcoming the cutting edge producer Matias aka Frantic Noise from Dark Prisma Records in Argentina, who's tracks we played throughout 2007 party season. We are also super-stoked to be in the company of DJ SpliffNik from BrainBusters collective from Tokyo, who have hosted our latest release parties, and a DJ Duo Janczur & Paula from The Full On Project, our old friends who also help with AuraQuake bookings in Brazil with the 4 a.m. Artist Management. More information on everybody is in the Artists section. AuraQuake is also about to add a few more artists and DJ to the roster soon. Looks like 2008 is going to be a wild year for this label!

December 12 2007
New Artists joining AuraQuake
On December 12, 2007 we have turned 3 years old! In this celebration we were joined by the new artist and two DJ acts to collaborate on future projects. We are welcoming the cutting edge producer Matias aka Frantic Noise from Dark Prisma Records in Argentina, who's tracks we played throughout 2007 party season. We are also super-stoked to be in the company of DJ SpliffNik from BrainBusters collective from Tokyo, who have hosted our latest release parties, and a DJ Duo Janczur & Paula from The Full On Project, our old friends who also help with AuraQuake bookings in Brazil with the 4 a.m. Artist Management. More information on everybody is in the Artists section. AuraQuake is also about to add a few more artists and DJ to the roster soon. Looks like 2008 is going to be a wild year for this label!

November 11 2007
Vide Penta "Andes" is online!



For your enjoyment we have made a Video of Nikita and Catia traveling in Chile and Argentina to the music of "Andes" - a track from "Portuguese Abduction", the fourth album by Penta. Expect footage from Penta's gigs in Buenos Aires and Earthdance Chile 2006.

November 10 2007

Parus and Penta do Tokyo
Parus is going to play their first international gig in Tokyo on Saturday November 10 at the Portuguese Abduction release party hosted by BrainBusters Party Collective in Japan. Stay tuned for the report!

October 15 2007
Tower Records is now carrying AuraQuake Releases
We would like to welcome our new retailer - Tower Records - and thank them for carrying our CDs. You will be able to get Penta "Portuguese Abduction" at www.tower.com

October 02 2007
Horn Please T-shirts at Cafe Press
We have set up a merchandise shop at www.cafepress.com/auraquake. The first product - black "Horn Please"
t-shirts!

September 19 2007
Penta "Horn Please" Limited Edition in our Updated Shop
AuraQuake Shop
We have added Penta "Horn Please" Limited Edition and VA "Jitter Glow" to our shop. Check out our special deals too!

August 18 2007
AuraQuake = Family label

AuraQuake Wedding

Catia and Nikita got married on August 18th 2007 in Horta, Faial, Azores Islands, Portugal. The celebration was a family and friends kind of thing with a tropical theme. It was the most fun Wedding we have been to for sure! :-) The festivities ended in the morning, of course...

August 2007
Summertime

Andes

We are taking it quite easy this summer, mostly resting at our home in the Azores and working on new music. Apart from that, Penta went to Australia in June and Parus threw their annual festival in California, called Red Marines. They have also played some parties around US. You will see Penta at Full Moon Festival in Germany this year, and Portuguese people along with the visitors to AuraQuake's new home country will be able to see him at the Sinergia Festival on the 28th of July. Besides that, AuraQuake is about to become a family-owned enterprise on August 18th :-)

July 2007
New Booking Form
We are now featuring a new booking form for all of our artists. If you are intereste to see them at your event, please go to the booking page.

December 22 2006
From Andes to Brazil

Andes

After living one month in Chile (Earth Dance Festival) and Argentina, crossing the Andes two times and spending some quality time in Mendoza wineries, we have finally come to Brazil, where we are going to stay for more than a month. There are Penta parties planned in Porto Belo, Belo Horizonte, Universo Paralello and Vitoria so far. You could also find us in Bahia in January, especially in Trancoso. Meanwhile, Parus is taking California by storm with X-Mas Parties.

November 22 2006
Penta in Buenos Aires

Penta Buenos Aires 2006

After 4.5 hour set of Penta music in Buenos Aires (click on the photo to go to YouTube Videos), we are moving West to the Wineries of Mendoza where we are going to stay for 4 days. After that, we'll cross the Andes to play in Earth Dance festival in Chile. Meanwhile, more parties in Brazil are about to be confirmed soon...

November 11 2006
AuraQuake Music Online



On Novemeber 16 we are landing in Buenos Aires, starting 2.5 months Penta South America tour celebrating our new compilation "Jitter Glow" and Penta's new secret album. :-) There was a lot of work done in the past months. We are proud to announce that we have recently partnered with Ingrooves, the world largest distributor of online electronic music, to bring AuraQuake Music to tens of music download stores, such as iTunes, BeatPort, AOL, MusicNet, etc. as we continue to make sure you have as much access to our creations as possible. Stay tuned for our exclusive online releases soon.

 

August 26 2006
Boom Radio Post-Mortem



Well, what can we say - Boom Radio was a challenging and a very interesting project. We had met many interesting people along the way and without them, especially Diogo, Nena, George, Helma and many people from the Boom Organization, Artur and Joao from Daily Dragon, Marcelo, Iain and Hugh from RadioVague.com, Nik and Louise and Psystream.net, Alpha, Sam, Quasar, Pedro Pinto and all the presenters, jingle makers, people of support - I would not imagine this project become possible. Huge, Huge thank you to all of you guys!!! Not everything always went smooth, - in fact, we had to shut down earlier than expected for reasons beyond our control, but the sense of satisfaction with the project is with us for sure. It was a tremendous success with listeners in both Boom Festival and online (we have had more than 169 000 hits according to Psystream stats, and that is just one of the streaming sites!) For those wanting to relive the moments or catch up with the missed material, I will try to post some of the shows online as soon as I can, and you will probably see them on Boom site as well. Also, just for the record, Boom Radio was not meant to be a dance floor streaming service (sorry - too many artist's consent complications, guys...) - but rather it was trying to be a Radio Station serving people at Boom and hopefully transmitting the Boom Vibe to our online audience. However, who knows what the future will bring? ... Speaking of that, we are not going to say anything about the future of this project as of right now, since we are still recovering from it, but for sure we have many ideas on how to evolve it and we welcome yours. :-) Thanks for listening!

July 30 2006
Boom Radio
At this year's Boom Festival in Portugal, AuraQuake team is hosting Boom Radio Station, the first thing of its kind in a trance festival. We are gathering like-minded individuals around us to help host radio shows, interviews, help with technicalities, etc.. We view this initiative as a enthusiasm-based community art project within the Boom Festival framework. If you would like to know more about this project please visit the Boom Radio page on the Boom Website. We are also looking for Jingle producers, so if you feel like making a 3-30 second Jingle for Boom Radio, please send it to boomradio@auraquake.com and stop by the radio booth at Boom Festival for some AuraQuake goodies. And last, but not least... don't forget your pocket radio if you are coming to Boom! :-)

March 18 2006
Sektor 7G joins AuraQuake



We are super stoked to have Sektor 7G, our long-time friends, on board of AuraQuake airplane. These guys' music is quite unique in our opinion. We have never enjoyed anybody play at an afterparty as much as Scott McDonald (left) and Alex Becker (right). Up until now, apart from releasing on other labels, they have released two tracks - Exploit and X-Mas on our Seismic Mood compilation and have already won some fans around the world. Stay tuned for much-awaited album from Sektor 7G on AuraQuake. And, yeah, now you spell Sektor with a 'K' not 'C' like before...To learn more about these guys, proceed to the Artists section.

MArch 18 2006
New Compilation
AuraQuake is leaving Azores Islands to go to Soulclipse Festival in Turkey. Over the last months and now we are working on music and preparing new releases like a night-time compilation to be released before the summer. Please send us your stuff! We are looking for crazy fast psychedelic tracks with more emphasis on sample destruction, granular synthesis, deep atmospheres and new developments in sound design technology rather than analog leads and FX. We are also trying to stay away from the "Evil" and "Dark" track names, so, please don't send us tracks named "Death Demon" or "Fatal Breath of Hell". Let's see, it should be an exciting release. Again, we are trying to make something different, so let's stay away from generic night-time music! :-)

These are the priorities: 1. danceability 2. experimentation 3. insert your priority here.

January 23 2006
Atlantis operations



AuraQuake has settled in Azores Islands until April. We are working on music and preparing new releases like a night-time compilation to be released before the summer. Please send us your stuff! We are looking for crazy fast psychedelic tracks with more emphasis on sample destruction, granular synthesis, deep atmospheres and new developments in sound design technology rather than analog leads and FX. We are also trying to stay away from the "Evil" and "Dark" track names, so, please don't send us tracks named "Death Demon" or "Fatal Breath of Hell". Let's see, it should be an exciting release. Again, we are trying to make something different, so let's stay away from generic night-time music! :-)
These are the priorities: 1. danceability 2. experimentation 3. insert your priority here.

September 23 2005
Penta has finished the "Funraiser" tour of Brazil
After 7 parties in different corners of Brazil we are coming back to San Francisco to take a little "break". To find out where the next bookings are, please go to the tourschedule page.

October 08 2005
Parus joins AuraQuake
We are welcoming our second artist - Parus. Mark and Valentin Tarasov have been making psychedelic music since 2000 and have developed quite a unique dark melodic style of their own. Find more info on them in the Artists section.

September 12 2005
Penta is leaving for a "Funraiser" tour to Brazil
Now that the album is done, Penta is going south of the equator to devastate dancefloors with his new sound. Where exactly? Find out in his tourschedule page.

June 5 2005
The time for festivals is here:
After spending some time in Azores Islands, writing new tracks, Penta is ready to play in Full Moon Festival (Germany), Butterfly Festival in Greece, Digital Dance Festival in Macedonia and others. For his complete tour schedule, please visit www.pentafiles.com

March 18 2005
AuraQuake's first official presentation
The first party with Penta appearing as the AuraQuake artist is coming to San Francisco on March 18 2005. The Fusion Party is going to take place at 1015 Folsom and promises to be a huge event! Catia with our friends from Mistress of Evil is also contributing to the decoration of the space.

March 7 2005
The AuraQuake site is up!

The first simple version of the site is up. Check back soon for more information on Penta's new album 'Funraiser', along with sound clips and album cover (in the process).

March 5 2005
Penta is going to be based in Portugal from April 13 to September!
After finishing the work on the album, we are relocating to Lisbon, Portugal on April 13 and going to stay there until September. This way it's going to be easier for European party organizers to book Penta. For bookings, please go to the Penta booking page.

December 12 2004
New label created: AuraQuake
Born in Brazil, the new label is going to kick off with a second album by Penta in the first half of 2005. The venture is founded by Nikita Tselovalnikov (Producer) and Catia Leitao (Label Manager). The official colors are 'acai' and 'acerola', the colors of tasty Brazilian fruits.

 

 

 
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