Scott Everett began DJing in 1993, inspired by what he had experienced in the San Francisco rave scene, soundtrack provided by the Wicked Crew, the Hardkiss Brothers, Josh, Tony, Spun, and many others. Spring of ’93, Scott co-founded Mother Earth Sound System with djs Whitsitt, Brad (now with Moontribe), Stonie (now with Cloud Factory), and visual artist Madeleine Delage. What began with free daytime park parties, which soon progressed to basements & warehouses. Alongside Wicked, Pacific, Friends & Family, Harmony, Cloud Factory, Your Sister’s House, Gateway, and many other like-minded collectives, MESS participated in a very exciting phase in San Francisco dance music history.
In 1996 Mother Earth Sound System arrived in Boulder, Colorado, and has since become notorious for their free outdoor Full Moon Gatherings, high in the wilderness of the Rocky Mountains. Over the last decade, these parties have become a summer ritual attended by hundreds of music & nature enthusiasts. These gatherings have been key in shaping Scott’s sound…a wild sonic forest for musically adventurous DJs to wander in.
Six random memorable music moments:
- Skinny Puppy, Portand, OR 1991
- The Orb, San Francisco, CA 1992
- Wicked Full Moon Gathering, Bonny Dune, CA 1993
- Funkadelic, Dallas, TX 1996
- Kraftwerk, Jeff Mills, Laurent Garnier, Sonar, Barcelona 1999
- Joel Mull, Detroit, MI 2010
“What we call music in our everyday language is only a miniature from that music of harmony of the whole universe which is working behind everything, and which is the source and origin of nature. It is because of this that the wise of all ages have considered music to be a sacred art. For in music the seer can see the picture of the whole universe.” – Hazrat Inayat Kahn
(from The World Is Sound: Nada Brahma: Music and the Landscape of Consciousness by Joachim Ernst Berendt
As an integral part of mother Earth sound system, Trip has thrown legendary Full Moon parties in the mountains of Colorado for the past 13 years. In addition to the free outdoor full moon events, mother Earth sound system has helped put Denver and Boulder on the map by promoting underground warehouse styled parties and hosting international talent. Trip has a philosophy that music should be fun, first and foremost, and not taken too seriously.
Veronica Lamaak, aka LadyV, is not a DJ or a producer. She is a music lover that appreciates and understands the hard work that goes into throwing a show and bringing top notch national and international talent to Colorado. As a teenager, V had an essential life-changing rave experience and never turned back. Over the years she has poured herself into the behind the scenes work of party promotion, merchandise sales, production, project management, hospitality and everything else that most party goers take for granted. LadyV has been involved with collectives like Sub.mission, Great American Techno Festival, Communikey, Recon DNB and more Colorado-based groups over the years and has also done work for AEG, LiveNation, Larimer Lounge and a handful of other groups. “My love for music is strong and unwavering. I understand the importance of the music fans, and really enjoy being one. My goal is to promote the sounds I love and share the experience with others in any fashion I can manage. The electronic music scene doesn’t need another DJ, it needs more tastemakers and people with the dedication and passion it takes to spread the sounds, ” says Veronica.
mom singing show tunes to me > mid 70’s East Texas A.M. radio on top of the fridge (a little bit of Willie Nelson, a little bit of Motown) > Kiss, Led Zeppelin, and Ted Nugent hand me down records from my cousins > the Beach Boys > early 80s hard rock/hair metal > punk rock > speed metal > industrial > New Order > Madchester/baggy > acid house > rave hardcore > ragga breaks > dancehall > dub > deep house > jungle > minimal techno > dubstep >>> at various points there were excursions into ambient, hip hop, disco, and so forth.
after awhile it really all blurs together. † † we’ve had some times, that’s for sure.