Have you heard about the 747 heading to the Playa this year? It's really happening. It's going to be epic. And you can be a part of bringing this awesome project to life with the crew from BIG IMAGINATION.
Ladies and gentlemen, the Captain has turned on the fasten seatbelt sign. We’re about to take off for the journey of a lifetime, and we’re welcoming you all on board.
Big Imagination is a nonprofit that fuels bold, visionary and inspiring projects for the betterment of humanity. And the ones who are converting a Boeing 747-300 jumbo jet into an epic art installation that will premier at Burning Man this year.
We are all travelers on a journey. Whever your next destination is, the 747 Flight Crew invites you to our official send off at Public Works—our First Inaugural Pre-Burn Party Fundraiser.
As we preparing the cabins for our flight to the playa, we hope that you’ll take a break from packing to dance the night away with us.
We’ll have Marques Wyatt & Nikita in the cockpit spinning some great beats for everyone. And the 747 Flight Crew will be on hand to ensure you have the best in-flight service ever.
We need all the love we can get so that we can bring the 747 experience, an amazing speaker series, awesome music acts and the very best vibes to the playa.
Come fly with us wearing your best travel and flight attire. We guarantee a voyage you’ll never forget.
Minds and bodies set to radical!!!!
Get ready by enjoying some music by the great Marques Wyatt, Nikita plus Special Guest TBA!
Marques Wyatt (Deep)
and more TBA in the main room.
Marques Wyatt Bio
Sonic love travels in many dimensions—through visceral pathways of the senses, as a uniting force on dance floors everywhere, in movements spanning entire eras to unify—whether souls, states or nations. And as sonic love relates to house music, Marques Wyatt is a seminal pioneer.
In the mid '80s, at a time when the shape shifting of house music was rarely heard outside Chicago and New York, Marques introduced the East Coast sound to his native Los Angeles via legendary house parties like BBC, MAC's Garage and Does Your Mama Know, to name a few. In the ensuing years, his prowess as a talented DJ, promoter, and producer earned him recognition as one of the most sought-after artists in the genre, domestically and internationally. Always true to his inner visionary, Marques continued his ventures into uncharted territory by introducing Los Angeles to "acid jazz" through Brass, his unforgettable weekly which debuted the live performances of high profile acts such as Jamiroquai and the Brand New Heavies way back when. At the same time, Marques continued playing his own brand of uncompromising, soulfully organic house alongside talents such as Frankie Knuckles, Louie Vega, David Morales, Danny Tenaglia, King Britt, Mark Farina and Miguel Migs. Marques's keen sixth sense for creating epic parties culminated in his weekly house institution, Deep, now going strong in its tenth year.
Marques has also channeled his gifts in the studio, releasing tracks and remixes on revered labels like Om, Strictly Rhythm, King Street, Nervous and Yoshitoshi. Marques continues to spread the gospel of house music by globe-trotting everywhere from Los Angeles to New York, Shanghai to Barcelona and Tel Aviv to Dubai with the mission to bring musical unity, light and love to all souls in his pathway.
On the same day Dolly Parton, Janis Joplin, Edgar Allen Poe, his mother and grandmother were born, so too did San Francisco DJ NIKITA begin his enchanted existence. As a young boy in Denver, Colorado, NIKITA's childhood was similar to that of other creative youth, days filled with singing, playing the piano, and dancing to his mother's R&B albums. From an early age, NIKITA always knew he wanted to be an entertainer. Then, in 1993, a chance encounter with house music at an underground warehouse party would prove to be a pivotal moment in his life, ultimately guiding NIKITA towards the charmed life he lives today.It wasn't until the turn of the millennium though that NIKITA would leave his home in Colorado to search the clubs and warehouses of San Francisco for his destiny. At the very least, he would get a degree in Music Business from San Francisco State University. But with a resounding perseverance and an inimitable personality, NIKITA quickly earned his place among the upper echelon of DJs in San Francisco's world-renowned club scene. In 2005, NIKITA was chosen to host his own radio show, The Massive Mix, on Northern California's only electronic dance music radio station, Energy 92.7 FM. Indeed, it was NIKITA's penchant for blending raw grooves with sophisticated sounds that garnered him a residency at San Francisco's legendary nightclub, The EndUp.NIKITA is a DJ's DJ, a rare soul who truly understands his role in the DJ booth.
Performing anywhere from two to eighteen hour sets, NIKITA weaves music into fantastic journeys of rhythm and sound. NIKITA's ability to contrast the harder elements of techno with the soulful sensuality of deep house has garnered him accolades from some of the world's best DJs and allowed him the rare opportunity to tag team alongside the likes of Lee Burridge, Cassy and Derek Plaslaiko. Indeed, NIKITA has played with a Who's Who of international talent, including Danny Howells, Danny Tenaglia, M.A.N.D.Y., Joel Mull, Adam Beyer, Craig Richards, Steve Bug, Damian Lazurus, Steve Lawler, and many, many more. With additional inspiration coming from friends such as Ms. Honey Dijon, Tedd Patterson and Danny Tenaglia, it comes as no wonder why NIKITA's story is one of a dream come true.