Koxbox is a Danish musical group formed in 1990 that produced psychedelic trance. It consisted of Peter Candy and Frank É Madsen. Ian Ion, their studio producer, is also sometimes mentioned as part of the group.
After publishing a few singles the group was discovered by DJ Sven Väth and soon they published their first album Forever After (under his record label Harthouse). The group later produced another two albums: Dragon Tales, and The Great Unknown. In 1998 Peter Candy left the Koxbox.
This marked the end of the original Koxbox lineup, but Frank É Madsen and Ian Ion continued to produce. Already in 1997 they had renamed their own musical group Psychopod to Saiko-Pod, adopting a somewhat different style (perhaps best described as slower and funkier). In 2006, six years after the release of The Great Unknown, Koxbox returned with U-Turn, released on Twisted Records. This most recent album contained collaborations with some of psychedelic dance music’s best established artists including Joie Hinton and Merv Pepler (Eat Static, Ozric Tentacles), Frederic Holyszewski (Deedrah, Dado, Cypher, Transwave) and Serge Souque (Total Eclipse) as well as others.
The Koxbox gained considerable popularity within the psytrance scene. Their work was of exceptional quality and differentiated them from most groups of the time. They used innovative sounds that make the Koxbox music characteristic to trained ears. They had a preference for rich, melodic tunes, and this was much appreciated at a time when the Goa sub-genre was the most popular psytrance style.
They have remixed tracks by Juno Reactor and Slinky Wizard.
Their tracks Fuel On, Ambivalentino, and Midnight Till The End appear in the Danish movie Pusher. The latter track was produced especially to be used in the movie.
There exists a video clip for the track Life is…, but nobody knows how to obtain it. A truncated (2 minutes, 33 seconds long) lo-fi RealMedia version of the clip was available for free download at the Blue Room Released website, under the band’s section. The domain blueroom.co.uk is now owned by the M.E.L.T record label and the old Blue Room pages, along with the clip, are unavailable. However, this rare file is still circulated on file sharing networks.
Frank E is working hard on studio to complete the new KOXBOX album to be released mid 2014!
Stay tuned for the master blaster!
(Tree of Life Festival, Dacru Records – Israel)
U-Recken founded “Tree Of Life Festival” and he is responsible to one of today’s biggest festival, which reflects well his unique taste of music and concept.
More 2014 festival info: http://festival.electreelife.com/
Yaniv takes psy trance to its right place as intelligent music which uses bass rhythm & melodies as a carrier to the massage of light, love and eternal freedom of thought. After 3 successful studio albums he takes his turn into a slightly bigger vision with his festival now! Expect a blasting psychedelic experience with his amazing sets and lots of unreleased music!
STAY TUNED!! A NEW STORM IS COMING! DONT MISS HIS GIGS
Yana was born in the capital of Russia – Moscow. Her psytrance journey began in 2003. Since 2005 till 2007 she was a resident of one of the biggest Russian promotion group Synthetic Dreams. In autumn 2007 she joined one of the leading Psytrance organization TLN Promotion.
Collecting all the experience and skills, Yana decided to open her own solo project – Z-CaT. She was engaged in writing music with the new concept of combining twisted rhythms and thin vocals. Her tracks always have special ideas, like small stories.
In 2009 she released her EP “Awaken Stories” on portuguese label Ultravision Records and she started traveling and performing. She released many of her tracks on different Compilations and labels like Doof Records, Goa Records, EDM Records, Kaos Krew Records, Psyshark Records, Geomagnetic and others. In 2010 she was awarded for the contribution to the development of electronic music in Russia and as The Best Psytrance Dj in Russia.
In 2011 she joined Akida Bookings, international booking agency and after years of travelling and blasting around the world, Z-CAT released her debut full album “REFLECTED” in June 2013 from South African label M.M.D. Records. Nowadays she is creating new night time psychedelic stompers for different labels and joined Dropland Recordings. Dropland Recordings is an electronic music label based in Barcelona and Ibiza, specialised in psytrance and all its styles. The latest Z-cat upcoming release, Ablaze EP released by Dropland on June 2014 and new ep is expected in December 2014 too!
Z-Cat, has taken the global psytrance scene by storm, implementing a more globally accessible interpretation on psycho-delics, incorporating elements of night psy, melodic, and even her own vocal samples, giving herself a more unique punchy spin on the genre. Euphoric full power psytrance with a feminine twist!
She played at numerous clubs, open air parties and festivals around the world, in countries such as UK, Portugal, Greece, Turkey, Hungary, Sweden, Israel, Belgium, Guatemala, Romania, Italy, Russia, South Africa, Mexico, India and festivals like Spirit Base – PsyIsland Festival (Hungary), Paramnesia Festival (Mexico), Aurora Festival (Greece), Free Earth Festival (Greece), Vortex Festival (South Africa), Russian Xmas Festival (Goa), Transylvania Calling (Romania), Shamballa Festival (Turkey), Elemental Evolution Festival (Turkey), Rounders (Mexico), Sun Reload Festival (Mexico), Ultra Music Festival (Russia), Freaks in Love (Turkey), Universe of Stars (Russia), Natural Experience Festival (Mexico) and others.
Record label: HARMONIA records – LANDMARK records
Dj DOC has been a pioneer for the greek trance community and has been considered one of its founders by introducing psychedelia in a booming underground scene back in 1996.
George has been driven by this culture his whole life, thus he has been travelling around the world and has played from small jungle and beach parties in Goa ,Thailand, Mexico and Australia to big clubs and open air festivals in Europe & Japan.
His sets are the breathtaking result of a year-long experience and are synonymous with an eclectic, varied spectrum of sound always featuring exclusive tracks from the best producers of the world.
Dj DOC shows the true potential of his talent, blowing every dancefloor by blending high quality psychedelic beats and progressive grooves, characterized by their deepness with the right amount of tribal elements, enveloped in a futuristic hi tech evolutionary sound package.
Dj DOC created his music project under the name DOCODE.
Bomodori festival 2001
Voov expierience festival 2006
Ov -silence festival 2004-2005-2006
Antaris festival 2007
Tshitraka festival 2008
Fusion festival 2012
Queensday street festival 2007-2008
Forest Star Festival 2013
Cypel Trzech Kulture Fsetival 2013
Desert tribe 2011
No mans land festival 2007
Ozora festival 2008-2009-2010-2011-2012
Seismic chunk festival 2002
Samothraki Dance festivals 2001-2002-2003
Aurora festival 2008-2009-2010-2011-2012
Butterfly festival 2005-2006-2007
Samothraki Gathering 2005
and also played at clubs and small parties at :
SWITZERLAND, BOSNIA, BULGARIA, BELGIUM, INDIA, AUSTRIA, THAILAND, MEXICO PORTUGAL, CYPRUS and F.Y.R.O.M.
Talamasca is the solo project of Cedric Dassulle, who began djing under the name Lestat back in 1992. In 1996, he decided to make his own project, which saw its first releases on an Israeli label called “krembo records”, Talamasca was born. With the big success of his music, Talamasca was suddenly playing much more live acts than dj sets and began to be considered as one of the leaders of the international trance scene. In 1998 he had a hand in the creation of 3D Vision, which quickly became one of the leading psytrance labels. Later on he started his own label Mind Control Records, but after a few years he finally found his home at belgian label Dacru records.
Nowadays, Talamasca is one of the most requested live acts in all big events and festivals around the world. He has performed in a long list of countries such as Brazil, Mexico, Israel, Japan, Germany, Portugal, Greece, Serbia, Macedonia, USA, UK, Austria, Australia, India, Taiwan, Italy, Morocco, Turkey, Belgium, Netherlands, Costa Rica, Sweden, Denmark, Spain, Canada, South Africa, Cyprus, Russia, Hungary, Chili, Argentina and many more.
In his discography we find an impressive list of remixes, eps, compilation releases and no less than 8 full albums! The latest of which was recently released at his home label, Dacru Records
ABSOLUM / TRANSWAVE (France)
Christof Absolum is the man behind 3D Vision Recordings, a label occupying a leading position in the market of trance music. He has been involved in the music business for quite a long time, releasing his first record back in 1988 (Eighteen, MayaProd/Musidisc) in the pure New Wave style of the 80s.
Producer, DJ, he started producing trance with his band Transwave in 1994, which was one of the most popular trance project at that time (7 Eps and 3 albums between 1994 and 1996 with video clips on the main world TV Music Channels such as MTV, Viva, MCM, etc……
Christof is also one of the founders and Label Manager of iBZ Recordings, a Tech/Tech-House label based in both Ibiza & Barcelona, Spain.
Starting Djing in the early 90s, playing techno in the first underground parties in Paris. Since then, he is been touring the world rocking clubs and festivals. His agenda includes Japan, Brazil, Australia, Israel, South Africa, Costa Rica, France, Spain, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Belgium, Holland, UK, Ireland, Danemark, Sweden, Latvia, Hungary, Serbia, Macedonia, Croatia, Italy, Portugal, Cyprus, Montenegro, Greece, Turkey, Mexico, USA, Canada, Marocco, Taiwan, Russia, etc…..
Spain was an important move for Christof since he is lately coming back to his roots, restarting Djing techno sets and producing through his label iBZ Recordings. He is also collaborating with Italian Techno master Alex Di Stefano and his label Binary 404….iBZ Recordings has reached respect and recognition in the techno world in a few monthes only, due to an effective and top quality release selection and a great distribution through Press & Play (1605 crew, UMEK’s Team)….
Transwave is a Goa trance act composed of Christof Drouillet (known as Absolum) and Frederic Holyszewski (known as Deedrah).
Christof was raised in a classical musician family, though he never had training in music or electronic. First, he got involved in various New Wave bands where he was the singer and the programmer. One day, he discovered the Techno music sound, and that changed his musical orientation. Also raised in a family of musicians, Frederic Holyszewski began his musical studies at the age of five, learning Transverse flute and piano. During his teenage years, he found inspiration in the electronic music of the day, including Jean Michel Jarre, Depeche Mode, Frankie Goes to Hollywood and Simple Minds. He bought his first synthesizer funded by working at night in bars as a pianist. After the split of his first rock band Vision Quest, in 1990, he started to work on his own with the help of computers.
Christof and Frederic met at a French Rave party and subsequently formed the psychedelic trance act Transwave in September 1994. Three months later, the first Transwave release (Datura EP) was launched on the small French label, Transpact. Over the following two years, Transwave released three albums (Hypnorhythm, 1995, Helium, 1996, Phototropic, 1996) and toured around the world, experiencing great success in the psychedelic trance underground and scoring an international trance hit with their track, “Land of Freedom.” The group split after the D-mention party in Paris in May 1997. Christof and Frederic also released an EP called “Anjuna” under the name Kaledoid in 1996.
Transwave is known for its heavy use of analog studio gear , like the ROLAND SH-101 and TB-303 .Their distinctive sound made them a yardstick of the Goa ERA with artists like Xdream or hallucinogen .
Christof launched his record label 3D Vision Recordings in Paris in 1998, releasing artists as dancefloor oriented as possible, which became one of Psytrance most demanded labels. Also in 2010, he launched iBZ Recordings, more dedicated to Techno and Tech-House. Both are based in Ibiza….
Frederic ventured out and started his own record label and production studio, Questionmark RDS. In 1997, the label released his first solo album Self Oscillation under the name Deedrah which marked Frederic’s first break from the original psychedelic Goa trance sound he was producing before. Since then, label is closed down, but Dado focused since that on collaborating with his friends Dino & Shanti under the name of KromeAngels.
Transwave have reunited to perform again at the Boom Festival 2006 in Portugal and in the beginning of 2007 they have released “Backfire”, a compilation of hits and unreleased tracks that have made Transwave. They have chosen the tracks after asking their Fans through forums and internet.Since then they are touring the world constantly and though their last album “Frontfire” is already another classic of psytrance , the French Trance duo is hard at work composing their new and long awaited 6th album.
DIRTY SAFFI / PSYMMETRIX / ASIMILON (UK)
Psymmetrix are Richie & Al from UK. They have been writing and performing music and DJing mostly psychedelic trance since 1996. Asimilon is the solo project of Richie and Dirty Saffi the solo project of Al & Nuky. Some highlights at events are Antaris, Glade, Gaian Mind Summer Festival many other festivals and parties around the world.
(Zero 1 Music, Free Spirit Records, Sounds of Earth, GreenTree Records – Mexico)
Tron’s style is unique in psychedelic trance, with fusions that go from morning funky to the most psychedelic consistent sounds; which makes his style fit anytime on the dancefloor.
Born in Mexico City, he has a long career on classical guitar. Started producing trance in early 2000 and 2 years later he was playing in clubs and gatherings all around Mexico. His first release Existence was released with Liquid Records, based in London in January 2006, and had raving reviews and excellent feedback. His second full lenght album Bio-Logic was released on 2009 placing him fully on the international scope as one of the leading figures in the trance scene worldwide.
Between his colaboration projects there is “The ART conspiracy” (with Psymmetrix), “Blind Roller” (with Mood Deluxe), “Floating Point” (with Dj Pollyfonika), and a couple more within other styles of dance music.
He has collaborated with lots of artists and played in countless festivals, and clubs all over the world.
GIUSEPPE PARVATI (Denmark)
Founder, Manager and Dj for Parvati Records, Independent Psychedelic Trance Label founded in year 2000 in Denmark.
I consider myself a world citizen, i am a nomadic spirit and i feel alive when i am on the road: to travel is to live !!!!
In the early 90s I got introduced to Psychedelic Trance Music and during the summer of 2000, Parvati Records was founded!
The Label’s Vision was, and still is, to create a platform for talented psy-trance producers from the global underground milieau to spread, together with the music, a message of love and understanding, helping to create a bridge between people from different places and cultures.
Musically, the label since the start have tried to pay attention to artists who try on one side to explore and push the borders of electronic psychedelic trance and on the other to have also a friendly approach to the dancefloor: being innovative and avandgarded and try to reach, aggregate and stimulate wider audiences!
I have compiled so far all the Parvati releases, except prvcd19 and prvcd24 v/a Brainzcrew 1 and 2 compiled by Dj Ilse, and since 2004 I have started to play dj sets at parties and festivals, presenting a selection of the music released on Parvati and the demos arriving at the label.
The Music and the Label have brought me around the world, giving me the chance to meet and interact with lots of nice people in India, Japan, Taiwan, Nepal, California, Brasil, Costa Rica, Dubai, Denmark, Greece, Macedonia, France, Italy, Germany, Spain, Switzerland, Russia, Lithuania, Finland, Norway, UK, Hungary, Montenegro, Austria, Slovakia, Turkey, Belgium, Croatia, Skotland, Marocco, South Africa and to play from small cosy family parties to big gatherings as Ozora Festival (2009-2010-2012), Boom Festival (2012) and Universo Paralello (2011) in Brasil.
Earthling is the solo project of Dj Celli, An Ibiza native who has been Involved in the Psychedelic trance scene since its beginnings in the early 90’s.
From his roots as a party organiser in Ibiza, he soon moved on to Dj-ing, and shortly afterwards to full time music production, releasing his first track “Just Say Yes” on T.I.P. Records in 1999, followed by his debut album entitled “Patterns” on Acidance Records in 2001.
Now, after having released over 90 tracks, and 6 albums under various pseudonyms such as : Soundaholix (with GMS) , Third Ear Audio ( with Nick Doof), Vatos Locos ( with Nick Doof, and Xavier Fux) and Everblast (with Lawrence Hoffman aka Chromatone), Celli continues to rock the dance-floors of the globe, bringing his unique psychedelic sound to the far reaches of the planet. Today, his label Zero1 Music is releasing killer banging tunes worldwide!
Since DigiCult was founded back in 2003, they have worked their way up to the forefront of the psychedelic movement within the trance scene. Trying to keep the soul within the music whilst their surrounding musical landscape moved to more commercial frontiers. They are to this day set to shine a light in otherwise obscure times. Their style has always been described as deep, intelligent full-on morning, with a gentle oldschool touch.
Their music was brought to an impressive array of events, and spread on various international labels, while being released on 3 full length albums along the way. Memorable times include visits to Japan (Vision Quest The Gathering, T.P.E.), Hungary (Ozora 2009), Germany (Full Moon \’06 \’08 \’10, Spiritual Healing, Fusion), Mexico (Equinoxio in Guadalajara, NYE in Cancun and Puerto Vallarta, Beat on the Beach), , Brazil (Trancedence), Greece (Aurora), Israel (TFN, Morisson Drops), Tunisia (Solar Eclipse festival), Ireland (Life festival), Turkey (Tree of Life), Croatia (Lost Theory), USA, Guatemala, Portugal, Russia, India, Spain, Lithuania, Czech Republic, Switzerland, France, Slovakia, Serbia, Sweden, Austria, Ukraine, Denmark, UK, Macedonia, Italy, The Netherlands and many more.
In August 2006 the guys released their debut full album ‘Avenida de Bélgica’ in French label Avigmatic records. It became the blueprint for the unconditional energy in their music, light and very psychedelic in nature. The second full album ‘Out of this World’, takes you to the next level … Space! both in sound and feeling. It was released in march 2008 at dacru records and includes versus tracks with U-Recken and Fatali. The third album came in May 2012 continuing the same path… driven, emotive and psychedelic music that can\’t resist to move you .. both physically and spiritually.
DR SAMMY (Greece)
Dr Sammy born in Athens discovered psychedelic trance in the mid 90s. He was part for Acidance Rec (1999-2003) and Re-Union Rec (2004 – 2008). Now he is label dj for Blacklite Rec Italy, Amorphia Events Greece and member of Akida Promo. He has played in festivals like Transylvania Calling, Future Nature, Aurora Festival, Free Earth Festival and many others. Inspired from the older outdoor gatherings and european open-air festivals, his sound is very flexible, being able to rock any dancefloor at any time! All the way from quirky twisted night-time sounds up to groovy energetic daytime full-on and beyond.
SPIROS WOM (Greece)
★ SPIROS WOM
(Antu Records, Amorphia, Free Earth Festival – Greece)
Spiros Wom is the founder of “Amorphia” events organization, “World Is Mine Records” & “Free Earth Festival” in Greece. Was label Dj for Phantasm Records for the restart of the label on 2012, and now working closely with Antu records & the Chilean family as label Dj. The historical team Amorphia started organizing parties in 1994 and made a powerful comeback, after a long break on 2010.
Since then, Spiros has organized & played over 100 parties in Greece and has also performed in many festivals like Tree of Life (Turkey), Transahara (Morocco), Vortex (South Africa), Aurora Festival (Greece), Free Earth Festival (Greece), Shanti Mind Festival (Turkey), Zagoa Festival (Morocoo) and others. Free Earth Festival one of his newest org, was an outstanding gathering of psytrance souls at a mythical place in Greece, Ancient Olympia.
He has played along various artists like Koxbox, Tristan, Talamasca, Zen Mechanics, Ace Ventura, U-Recken, Dino Psaras, Tsuyoshi, Paul Van Dyke, Max Etnica, Goa Gil, Transwave, Absolum, Lost & found, Z-Cat and others.
His dj sets are powerful – night time – full on – psychedelic trance taking you to another level!
STAR SOUND KONTINUUM (Germany/USA)
SSO was founded in the very late 80ies by gong-percussionist JENS ZYGAR and the keyboard-wizzard STEVE SCHROYDER. The unique sound derives from the combination of the electronic sounds with the tremendous acoustics of the planetary tuned gongs. Jens was the first person ever (and still so far the only?) who performes with a huge planetary tuned gong-orchestra; where each instrument vibrates in resonance with one of the basic frequencies of the planets of our solar system. STEVE started his musical career even much earlier with the legendary Tangerine Dream, some great pioneers of electronic music. Both musicans united their creative visions within the concepts of the COSMIC OCTAVE, a scientific discipline that deals with the expressions of the harmonical structures of nature within cosmic, spheric ambient, meditation and trance music. STAR SOUNDS ORCHESTRA hit various genres in their almost 20 years ongoing underground of the underground career, starting from the deep insights of BERLIN SCHOOL, crossing the spectrum of musical styles from hard core new age to contemporary electronic trance music; SSO never ever lost its souls to any guru but to the one source of everything, which is M U S I C & S O U N D! SSO performs on festivals al lover the world and their live-show is mind blowing and breathtaking; there have been many collaborations with various musicans from all over the world and the shows are always a great surprise! STAR SOUND KONTINUUM is the continuation and evolution of SSO feat Irina Mikhailova.
IRINA MIKHAILOVA (USA)
Rich of the multi-ethnic sounds that surrounded her childhood, and the depth of her soul, Irina Mikhailova blends her warm and otherworldly vocals with trance-inducing music of an amazing cast of musicians such as Kaya Project (UK), Vibrasphere (Sweden), Star Sounds Orchestra (Germany), Omnimotion (Sweden), Lumin ( Dakini,Japan/Six Degrees, USA), Toires (France), Hands Upon Black Earth (USA), Govinda (USA), Dab Screen & Ooze (Sweden), Medicine Drum (USA) and more.
Irina Mikhailova sings to us from the heart of her indigenous roots that lay in the rich traditions of Eastern Europe, Central Asia and the Middle East. Born and raised in the Republic of Kazakhstan, Irina currently resides in San Francisco, where for the last few years she has released many solo and collaborative projects, most of which explore vocal technique, traditional instrumentation and digital composition, all while taking in the styles of contemporary folk, modern lounge, dub-ambient, tribal trance, and Arabic groove.
Irina’s music has been used in variety of documentaries and feature films. One of the highlights include movie “Salt” starring Angelina Jolie as well as “Halo”, a multi-billion dollar science fiction video game.
She has recorded with World master musicians such as Habib Khan (India), Hamza El Din (Nubia), Mohammad Nejad (Iran), Glen Velez (USA) and performed with Bay Area bands such as Kitka, Ancient Future etc..
She plays frequently in Europe and has performed at variety of festivals such as Peter Gabriel”s Womad festival in England as well as festivals in Japan, Greece, Germany, Switzerland and many more. Her solo albums are receiving international critical acclaim and are available on ITunes, Amazon, CDbaby, Napster and Irina’s web sites: www.IrinaSheba.com & www.IrinaMikhailova.com
PERFORMANCE HIGHLIGHTS • WOMAD, UK • BOOM, Portugal • Big Chill, UK • Skarabaeus II, Switzerland • Lizard Eclipse Festival, UK • MEG Montreal, Canada • Samothraki Dance Festival, Greece • Morocco 2000, Morocco • VOOV Experience, Germany • Return to the Source, Japan • Miami Winter Music Conference, USA • ACA Fest, Mexico • Turaya festival, UK • Fullmoon Festival, Germany • Health & Harmony, USA • EarthDance, USA/Germany • Antaris Festival, Germany • Harmonia Festival, Spain • Fusion, Germany • Love Parade, Germany • Hadra Fest, France • VuuV, Germany • Ozora, Hungary • Howeird street fair, USA
PREVIOUS RELEASES Irina has appeared on a variety of recordings and compilations in the last few years including : Firedance by Kaya Project (Interchill / Canada / UK) Desert Phase by Kaya Project (Interchill / Canada / UK) Firedance by Kaya Project (Interchill / Canada / UK) Cafe Paradiso ( Park Lane rec, UK ) Ease Division 3 ( Spiral Trax, Sweden ) Lucid Dreaming by Eastern Spirit ( MikelaBella, Israel) Isabliss by Amethystium (Neurodisc Rec, USA ) The Riddle Of Isla De Pascua ( Avatar / Israel ) Hadravision ( Hadra Records / FR ) Eco Zen 2 ( One World Music / AU ) Beginner’s guide to Bellydance ( Demon Music / UK ) Night Flower (Elefaria Rec / USA ) Buddha Bar X (George V / France ) Lumin – Ketri (Dakini Records / Japan) Café Tel Aviv (Avatar / Israel) Destination Lounge San Francisco, Vol. 2 (Revive The Soul / USA) Angels Voices (Sequoia Records / USA) Floating Point 4 (Sofa Beats-Iboga / DK) Vibrasphere – Exploring the Tributaries ( TribalVisionRecords / CZ) Beginner’s guide to Buddha Lounge (Demon Music / UK) Tribal Matrix (Dakini / Japan) Cafe Goa (Avatar/ Israel) Defining Moments (Chillosophy/ SE) Farewell Ferengistan (Banco De Gaia / UK) The Riddle Of Santa Catherina (Avatar / IS) Caravan Of Light (Lua / USA) A weekend in Paris (Water Music / USA) New World Groove (Interchill / Canada / UK) Buddha Tea Lounge (Sugo / USA) Frequent Flyer (KinkySweet / USA) San Francisco under a Groove (NHR / USA) Soul Vibration (Liquid Records / UK) Celtic Lounge (Sequoia / USA) Tropical Chill (Sequoia / USA) Pour le Bain (E-FrenchSound / France) Dimanche (Water Music / USA) Destination Lounge San Francisco (UBL Records / USA) Traveler 3 (Six Degrees Records / USA) 13th Moon (Interchill / Canada / UK) Earth Octave Lounge (Interchill / Canada / UK) Walking Through by Kaya Project (Interchill / Canada / UK) Elixir by Kaya Project (Interchill / Canada / UK) Miditation 2 (Ceiba Records / USA) How Weird Street Fair (Ceiba Records / USA) Majmar by Toires (Hoots Records / France) Black Ops by Red Seal (Flow Records / Portugal) Lumin – Hadra (Valley / USA) Music for Qigong Dancing by Star Sounds Orchestra (Millenium Records / UK) Medicine Drum – Original Face (Cyber Octave Music / USA) Earth Dance 2000 (Cyber Octave Music / USA) Medicine Drum – Talking Stick (Cyber Octave Music / USA)
HIDEYO BLACKMOON (Japan)
Hideyo Blackmoon, born in Japan and based in Ibiza, is an internationally recognized female electronic composer, producer, vocalist, DJ.
She is regarded as one of the premiere visionaries in the underground electronic music scene, gaining recognition since the late 80’s in Tokyo, She started her professional music career in late 90’s, has been heavily influenced by club culture, outside festivals, new age scene, etc. She has lived a nomadic lifestyle, performing around the globe at international music festivals including several solar eclipse festivals since 2001; Solstice(JP), Solipse(Zambia), Burning Man(USA), Rainbow Serpent (AU), Soulclipse (Turkey), Boom (PT), Doof (IL), Sonica (IT), Khan Altay (Russia), Universo Paralello (BR), Amami Eclipse Fes (JP), Eclipse 2012 (AU) etc.
Her first album “Blackmoon”, done in collaboration with different artists, including Gus Till, Lenny Ibizarre, Deep Dive Corp, Master Margherita, Tjak and others, contains ethnically influenced ambient songs in Hideyo’s native Japanese. Originally released in 2009 by Ibizarre Record, it now appears in the catalogue of Space Tepee Music.
Hideyo’s second CD release, “Chakra Dance”, inspired by her experience in dance therapy, allows the listener to experience a powerful sonic exploration of the seven major chakras. All the compositions are hers.
The third album “White Sun”, to be released by Space Tepee Music in 2014, is Japanese ethnic chill out ambient. All tracks are composed by Hideyo, and here again the songs are in her native Japanese.
An ethereal vocalist and enigmatic performer, Hideyo Blackmoon, captivates her audiences with her meditative presence and femininity. Wherever she performs she evokes sacred space and conscious sound which is enhanced with Techno, House, Ambient, Chill-beat, Chill-step, Psychedelic and Hypnotic music styles.
JUNIOR X (Greece)
Junior’s style can be described as a melodic downtempo to atmospheric soundscaping. He has been working as a DJ for years in clubs and radios around Greece, he has participated in a number of international festivals and had the honour to find himself in the same stage with well-known artists such as: Aes Dana, Solar Fields, H.U.V.A. Network, Ott, Eat Static, Gaudi, Direct Connection, and others. Junior X can be now considered a veteran in music with deep knowledge and true love about his work.
Sotokkan first approach with music, dates from the early 80’s.
He started djing Rock and Punk Rock in clubs and bars of Athens, and also was involved in various live projects, rock bands etc.
In 1991 he discovers the world of Trance through parties from the Athenian scene, and in 1995 he visits Goa for the first time.
After traveling, when back, he organizes plenty of underground outdoor parties.
He is also an active DJ for more than a decade on Ios island.
In 2000, his musical life changes when he finds himself influenced by chill out and dub electronics.
He becomes a member of Direct Connection, a well known electroDub music collective and founders of SUBnDUB music laboratory around 2003
But he never stopped to DJing and collecting night style trance music, all those years,
making him an experienced sound maniac. From 2013 member of Disco Valley rec as Dj
ROBIN TRISKELE (UK)
Having run Triskele Management for 10 years now and having worked with most all of the scenes top labels and artists, Robin Triskele has fine tuned her musical ear and hit the worldwide scene and festival circuit with a wallet full of deliciously groovy downtempo electronica and funky techno choonz !
Robin is no stranger to international festivals as she has assisted in production, booking & managing of several worldwide events and fests and run some of the best European festival stages…. not to mention running a successful and well known consulting firm specialising in Marketing : PR : Consulting Solutions for Festivals/Events and Record Labels.
She has played loads locally in London and also abroad in Greece, Belgium, Finland, UK, Panama, USA, Montenegro, Netherlands, Spain, Ireland, Wales, Turkey, Hungary ..
Robin is already booked in several upcoming festivals and events in 2012-2013 to include Greece, Croatia, Lithuania, Panama, Morocco, Transylvania, Turkey, Hungary and many gigs across the UK….
She has also opened for and shared stage with such acts as Tripswitch, Total Eclipse, Banco De Gaia, The Orb, Juno Reactor DJ, Gaudi, International Observer, Cafe Del Mar, Entheogenic and many more…
She is spreading her sound globally :o)
Born in Athens-Greece, and originating Crete island. Mike started dj’ing in 1990 playing Rock/ Alternative Music, then shifted his Dj sets to Electronic Music in 1992-93 and into pure Psychedelic Trance in 1994-95.
Through the years, he developed his Chill Out Music style in Dj sets around the world, influenced heavily by indian and physical instruments world music. Now he performs only chill out Dj sets, mainly in festivals in Europe, Africa and Asia.
Mike has also been working in the Music and Advertising industry since 1994 as Organizer & Promoter. Running his own companies, organizing concerts, artists tours, festivals & parties/events. Now, as AKIDA PROMO, he is heavily involved with the production & promotion of many international music & culture festivals and as AKIDA BOOKINGS with artists tours & bookings worldwide.
His biggest International Dance Festival organization up till now, the Hellenic SAMOTHRAKI DANCE FESTIVAL, happened at Samothraki Island / Greece, 2001-2002-2003 and attracted more than 35.000 people in total.
Also organizer of Sola Luna Festival, Summer Love Festival, Eco music Festival and the latest FREE EARTH FESTIVAL, happening with great success on 2013 & 2014 and now happening every 2 years in Greece!
Highlight Past Bookings include Free Earth Festival (Greece), PLUR Festival (Greece), Transahara Festival (Morocco), Legalize Festival (Greece), Transylvania Calling Festival (Romania), Tribes Gathering (Belgium), Tree Of Life Festival (Turkey), Lost Theory Festival (Croatia), Aurora Festival (Greece), Vortex Festival (South Africa), Ruigoord Solstice Festival (Netherlands), Sol Festival (Spain) and many others.
ZEN MECHANICS (Netherlands)
Zen Mechanics was launched in 2002 by the multi-talented Dutchman Wouter Thomassen,
Drawing from his 12 year DJ experience, he soon caused quite a stir with his eclectic style.
By fusing elements of futuristic Trance, Progressive, Ambient & Breaks into a powerfull dancefloor-friendly and atmospheric sound, he quickly gained critical acclaim and interest from a range of top labels as varied as his output (such as Aleph Zero, Iboga, Neurobiotic, Nano, Alchemy and Flow).
Since then he’s been travelling the planet nonstop, and booked for some of the world’s biggest psychedelic festivals such as Boom, Glade, Universo Paralello, Sonica, Tribe, Solstice, Kaballah & Rainbow Serpent.
Besides this, Wouter runs 2 other projects, Citizen (Progressive) and Transmissions in Bloom (Ambient/Freestyle).
With the an artistic drive to create music encoded into his DNA, the half Brazilian, half Portuguese Fernando Seca has become a revolutionary electronic musician. After learning to play the violin at the age of six, he hungered for something more; and at the age of thirteen he discovered electronic music.
At seventeen years of age, he decided his sound was ready for the global scene. From this point forward he has been performing at the best parties and music festivals all around the world, along side the most respected pioneers of the psychedelic music scene.
His mature style, and “outside of the box” approach to psychedelic trance music production has gathered him a great deal of praise in the scene; being recognized as a prodigy of electronic music by many artists and labels alike. ‘Waio’ has become synonymous with high quality, professional studio standard, music production; and has collaborated with many of today’s leading psychedelic musicians.
Many of his latest releases including his EP ‘Symbolika,’ and his single ‘How To Psytrance’ have reached the top of Beatport music sales charts, and continue to do so today with every new release.
Each live set is created using his own unique software called ‘WAIO CONTROL,’ based on the Reaktor platform, and made exclusively to enhance his live performances; allowing him to craft each show into a unique, intelligent, psychedelic experience!
Ital, musician of chilean origin, sound engineer, label manager of Antu Records Chile, producer of Psytrance music and dj, has been in contact for more than 14 years in the musical world, starting his carrier like a guitar player, going through several styles of popular music, until he arrived to his true passion: Psychedelic trance music. He started the year 2001 with his friend Andrés Rodillo with whom he got involved into the production of Psytrance electronic music, forming one of the pioneering projects of the local scene: “Metatron”. In the beginning, experimenting with samplers, synthetizers and audio softwares allowed them to introduce themselves in the national electronic world, playing live and with great success in different places of the country. Three years later, in 2004, he decided to create his own project, “Ital” , that in Patois african dialect it means purity, and which he uses to promote himself in different scenes of Chile, Europe and America. Because of this, each production of Ital has like fundamental concept the expansion of all the purity that surrounds us, canalizing through music all this divine and universal energy that surrounds us to be given and to be projected like sound waves towards our surrounding universe. His style is characterized for being a Groove Full on with a very own character and style, full of atmospheres, much groove and psychedelia. Since september 2007 he created and began the first psytrance chilean label denominate: “ Antu Records ” which name comes from the indigenous Chilean language that means sun. The purpose and intention is to expand the light and divine energy all over the world through the psytrance music, to connect our selves with our roots and feel our hearts full of spiritual healing.
Has shared scene with big name projects from the international psytrance present scene from all the continents. Had play in countries like Germany, England, Japan, Brazil, Switzerland, Denmark, Portugal,
Czech Republic, Austria, Scotland, Greece, Poland, Holland, Sweden, Chile, Mexico, Argentina, Bolivia, Ecuador.
Outsiders is the exciting project of two significant producers based in sunny Israel – Haim Lev & Guy Malka. The Outsiders name has been fast developing and their releases have been backed and supported by an impressive number of international covering pretty much of the the top international circuit. Outsiders have released a bundle of successful original releases and a bountiful collaboration & remix tracks from the likes of Tristan, Symbolic, Laughing Buddha, Avalon, Electric Universe, Rinkadink, Burn In Noise, to name few. The Outsiders sound is always evolving and is highly influenced by the duos global interactions. Now main artist of TIP Records.
K.i.M (Joakim Fogelmark) passion for music started already at an early age, spending most his money on Metal and 70’s rock records. Got his first guitar when he was 9 and started bang on a drum kit at the age of 11, and throughout his teenage years play in various bands. Got his love for Psy trance when one of his friends took him to his first party back in 93, and got completely blown away by the music and the atmosphere. But it was not in till 1999 now based in London he first got a copy of logic and between 99 to 2002 was producing Psy trance and djinny in various parties around the Globe. In 2002 lot’s to do with work, time in the studio was harder to come by, and he also started to produce techno and minimal house. Got a few releases throughout the years and in 2009 started to work on a album. But this was all about to change on a christmas eve 2010 in Goa when his house was robbed and lost everything he every piece of music he ever made (even with multiple backups).
With no computer and no way of making music! The natural result is to get together with other people in the studio and what other music to be made in Goa then Trance. The year after he set up the Ratcave studio in Vagator Goa and over a six month period he wrote a bunch of new tracks and had a chance to work with lots of different producer. And K.i.M was born.
There was a few realises with Earthling in 2011 on the digital download charts but his debut ep was with grasshopper rec in feb 2012 and was extremely well received. And this summer the hard work is paying of, having one of the main slots at Ozora, doing a live set At Voov and tours of Japan. With a very busy release schedule this year and a forth coming album on Zero one music the future looks very promising for K.i.M
Brainiac is Phil from Croatia, born and raised in Munich (Germany).
At the beginning of the millennium he started DJing and visiting Electronic Music events regularly, which influenced him to write his own music few years later.
Soon his releases appeared on the best reputed labels in the genre which took the industry by the surprise with his crystalline production and powerful sound.
Through his releases he gained considerable reputation which led him to perform at numerous high profile events all around the globe.
His sound combines futuristic rhythms and high-tech sounds with a psychedelic twist while keeping the essence of melody and atmosphere alive. And wherever he performs, it’s magic on the dancefloor.