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Electric Forest Festival Frontrunner: The Nadis Warriors

BY Tiney 25 May 2012 No Comments

Photo by Chase Monday

New Age is a genre of music creeping up the ladder in terms of recent popularity. Irony-stricken by an allusion to archaic styles, such as folk, classical and world, New Age is appealing to a younger demographic of listeners who are exploring their spirituality. Texas’ own The Nadis Warriors are at the forefront of this scene, deeply in touch with theories from Timothy Leary and Alex Grey that perpetuate self discovery through the ingestion of psychoactive drugs. Even in a normal state of mind the Warriors’ tunes are energetic, catchy and guaranteed to get you dancing. 

In anticipation of Electric Forest music festival next month, we caught up with the band’s producer and composer Jason Hahn to talk music, life, love and ask some random questions that have nothing to do with anything. Mostly, we’re just excited and think you should be too! Take a snapshot look into the mind of Hahn and be sure to catch The Nadis Warriors in Sherwood Forest!

Bee Gees – Staying Alive

What would be your stage entrance jam if you could pick one?

“Stayin’ Alive” [by the Bee Gees]

What has been your favorite festival you’ve ever played?

The Manifestation Celebration for the progressive content and conscious movement, and Wakarusa, that festival feels like our home festival. It was the first major festival we performed at.

How much sleep do you realistically get at a festival?

Now-a-days, we pace ourselves, so we get much more sleep. In the beginning of our festival career we didn’t sleep at all.

What is one thing you would advise to any new festivarian before they begin their adventure?

Drink lots of water, be cautious, pace yourself, and let it all hang out!

Who would you give up your left nut for to play alongside at a fest?

Trey Anastasio no question.

What goes through your head when you look into the crowd and see people singing along to your songs?

It blows us away! It feels really good to see people resonate with our songs, and message.

What’s your favorite slot to play at a festival?

Late night/sunrise is by far our favorite slot at a festival. It’s that moment when people let go of their baggage and are open to an experience.

If you could book a lineup with any four bands, dead or alive, who would be on the bill?

Grateful Dead, King Crimson, Soft Machine, Pink Floyd

What’s your favorite Pandora station?

Soft Machine. It mixes up late ’60s psychedelic Canterbury movement with modern psychedelic artists.

If you had a one-way ticket to any place in the world, where would you go?

Iceland, to see the fairies sightings all the locals tout about.

What are you looking forward to most about Electric Forest?

The amazing people, the lush land, and the amazing musical artists.

What was one thing you heard about EF last year that made you want to be a part of it?

String Cheese‘s first set.

Are you ready to rock ‘n roll?!

Of course … We are always ready!

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