“Listening is a skill that we’re in danger of losing in a world of digital distraction and information overload.
The beat of a heart, an emotion that drives us, makes us feel united, feel as everything was possible.
This sacred space teaches us to drop our judgments, and the perception of cultural differences. Once tight on the dancefloor, we will enter a dimension of no diversity, where we all move as one unique organism.
Music creates magical journeys, mental connections and internal r-evolutions. The groovy tunes of the Heart Beat stage will shake our limits away and make our souls vibrate of love and power.
The Acid Mind project by Luca De Rossi, an Italian Dj & Event Promoter, was born between 2007 and 2008 within a group of people called Davya Crew, making free parties in Veneto (a Northern-east Italian region) Acid Mind took his inspiration from his very dear friend Dj Ilai, who taught him to use the CDj and so connecting him to the psytrance scene. The musical style of Acid Mind is currently ranging from dark to forest till the contemporary twilight and underground. He played all over Italy during the last years, becoming very quickly a landmark for the whole Italian trance scene. He started lately his international experience playing his djsets also abroad in Romania, Switzerland, Austria Luxemburg and UK. In 2013 he joined the well known music label WOO-DOG Recordings and in 2016 he began to collaborate with the new Brazilian label PARAMYSTICAL RECORDINGS. Since year 2015 he became also an active partner of Sonica Dance Festival in Italy, taking care of all the technical production.Facebook | SoundCloud
Project was born in Mexico from the sound lab of Mariano Tur after many years of experimenting with different projects and types of music which led him to bring this sound creature to life. A growling psychedelic twilight sound Inspired by the organic life forms in different planetary environments and the higher dimensional entities which affect the evolution of life and consciousness in mysterious ways. It´s a wild but still refined combination of sound codes that connects the primitive most animal instincts till the telepathic and most complex ways of expression with a pinch of funky groove to guarantee an ever blasting joyride deep into the trance state.Facebook | SoundCloud
Arjuna was born in the Himalayas in India in 1982 Ever since, he has had a unique and interesting journey through life. He grew up in Goa, the mecca of psy trance, where he saw the birth and evolution of this mystical genre. Arjuna started collecting psytrance DATs and mini disks at a very early age. At the age of 19, he got his first shot behind the decks and there was no looking back. Meeting with Giuseppe Parvati and Teo Discovalley gave Arjuna's music taste a new direction - deep and purely psychedelic - and it was only a matter of time before the inevitable happened and Arjuna started experimenting with his own sounds with a Playstation game called Music 2000. He first observed friends working at the prestigious Discovalley studio (Chapora, Goa) and then sank into more serious programming and knob tweaking on cubase. After proving his metal as a dj in Goa, Arjuna was signed by Parvati records to represent their sound as a label DJ. By this time he had also started to perform at partys and small festivals in and around Europe. His Dj sets are a mix of organic sounding groovy dancefloor shaking bombs produced by some of his favorite artists and friends - Atriohm, Farebi Jalebi, Jahbo, Syntax Error, Dronebixie, Onkel Dunkel, Gidra, Encephalopaticys.... Since Goa was installed very early in Arjuna's system, he always had a natural instinct to cast his spell and get people moving on the dance floors. In order to improve his own sounds, Arjuna took up an electronic music production course at S.A.E. and soon after, broke through with his very first release on Parvati records. He has dedicated most of his time to develop and consolidate his own idea of psychedelic music. Together with his partner at the time (Seb), he made his nest in the epic Discovalley studio for a few years and his skills evolved leaps and bounds. His tracks are carefully crafted with a lot of precision and heart. Now his sound is intense and groovy , a balanced combination of power and emotion. He incorporates tight percussive rythms, hypnotic atmospheres and colorful scapes to create deep stories that emit a raw energy to shake the forest and all the creatures living in it. Watching dancefloors errupt since an early age, has given Arjuna the dominion to make people close their eyes, forget the world and just dance till their knees wobble. The mystical vibe of goa flows through his creations, warmly touches the soul and leaves people with their hands up asking for more and more.Facebook | SoundCloud
The Atriohm project was created during the year 2003 by the brothers Leonid and Aleksandar Golcev from Skopje, Macedonia. Both have a musical education and have been involved in various musical projects: Leonid as a keyboard player and Aleksandar as a drummer. They discovered psytrance music back in 1996 when they got touched by the magic of that sound at a party and soon after they started at first to dj chill-Out and psy-trance and then to compose their own music. Their sound is distinguished by the magical atmospheres created thanks to massive psychedelic twists, organic sounds, deep basses and cruising melodies. The Atriohm project have released several tracks, down tempo and trance, on different labels, like Parvati, Peak, Auraquake and have played live in some of the biggest parties and psy-trance festivals around the world. In 2009 they released on Parvati, together with other Macedonian artist Encepalophaticys, the split album UKALEN which is regarded to be one of the milestones for the recent psy-trance music. After the release of Ukalen Leo decided to focus on his chill project Tengri, so now behind the Atriohm compositions we find only Sashe! In 2016 Atriohm releases his first Digital EP - Million Years Dance.Facebook | SoundCloud
Is the sound code transmitted through the quantum signal encrypted in the minds of Farbo (Fabian Jimenez) and Animalien (Mariano Tur), Two well known explorers of the imaginatrix who combine their unique essence into an exquisite sonic ride to the wildest, funkiest most psychedelic realms of the cosmos. After years of producing music together and finding a common style, Audioglyph was born in the mountains of Tepoztlan in Mexico and is now ready to awake minds, uplift the spirit and activate intergalactic portals across the planet.Facebook | SoundCloud
G(B)entley fell in love with psychedelic trance music and started playing as a dj in the North of Italy in the early 2000s. From them on he has played in many parties and festival in Italy and abroad. In 2008 he moved to Rome where he joined the Free Spirit Foundation, becoming resident dj and manager at “Shanti”, the main indoor psy trance event in Italy. In 2013 he landed on Free Spirit Records, a well known London based psy-trance label. G(B)entley likes to match the music selection to the dance floor mood, avoiding pre-established unchangeable sets. With a peculiar style focusing on strong warm basslines and hypnotic psychedelic texture, he breaks away from the standard full-on, representing a new, fresh direction in dancefloor music. On open-air stages or indoor clubs, from 138 bpm fat deeper sounds to 145 bpm faster and acid pumping beats, G(B)entley is able to perform a very particular dj-set, always keeping the essence of psychedelics aliveSoundCloud
Having started in 1994 as a producer and DJ, Ralph founded the project Rastaliens together with his friend Jay. In 2003 he moved to Switzerland with his wife and decided to start his own project called ‚Braincell‘. His first album «Universal Language» was released in 2005, which was followed by an impressive string of releases on various compilations and major labels. Since 2007 Ralph has also been producing tracks by the project name Solar Spectrum, which represents the more progressive side of his creativity. Solar Spectrum's debut album was released in 2009 and his second album (R)Evolution of Consciousness was released two years afterwards. The Reunion EP was released on BooM! Records in 2013 together with his 3rd album „Source Energy Creations“ (re-released on Ovnimoon Rec.) and 4th album „Droplets from the matrix“ (Ovnimoon Rec.) followed by several releases on various VAs and Labels. The 5th album „Divine Energy“ was released on Furthur Progressions Rec in December 2016. In 2013 it was time for an Ambient/Chill/Downbeat project which was realized under the name ‚UNKNOWN REALITY“. Releases are available on unknownreality.bandcamp.com and the 2nd full length album is on the way as well. Last but not least there are several collaborations coming up with other artists from the international psy trance scene like „Melting Point“ (together with Earthspace) and „Driftsetters“ (with Maluns). To date Ralph have been playing on every major continent; in countries like: USA, Brazil, Australia, Italy, Germany, UK, Greece, South Africa, India, Thailand etc. and received much praise for his energetic and emotional live shows, DJ sets and production skills.SoundCloud
Sara Dainese aka Clov was born in Italy, on the 26th of September 1994. Since the young age of 3 she fell in love with the piano and began to play it. Driven by her innate passion for music, she joined a choir as a soprano and soon became a solo singer. Taken by the several changes that growth reserves, she added drums to her musical studies, which practiced in school along with other courses in the musical field. At the age of 16 she discovered electronic music and started her career as an Electro Dj, before turning her focus onto Dubstep and Drum & Bass, which led her performing in front of larger audiences. At 19, taken by the changes of her evolution, she had a turning point and she immersed in the Psy-trance genre that conducted her to be part of various organizations of the Italian ground, such as Monkeysexplosion and Goaproject. One year later, in 2014, she signed to Profound Records and from there her Dj career has begun to flourish with sets that reflect her persona, chosen by an obsessive search from the heart that bonds her with all living things. At the end of 2017 she wanted to improve herself and she began to attend the course of Electronic Music Production at the School of Audio Engineering called SAE in London.Facebook | SoundCloud
Dario Ricci aka D.O.C was born in Rome in 1986. Known as "D-Rix", began his career in 2008 as dj, becoming one of the resident artists of Rome's mainstream. In 2010 he graduated as sound engineer and sound designer. In 2014 he give at "DOC" his live project, the result of 'production extremism of psychedelic electronic music, surrounded by sounds' and rhythmic obscure and complex. Over the years, Dario has played in numerous party in Europe, sharing the consolle with internationally renowned artists. At the moment most of his released tracks are with D-noir and Creative Jungle Records.Facebook | SoundCloud
Danyway (Daniele Lo Balbo) born in Florence in the 2nd of April 1977. Electronic music becomes part of his life at the end of the 90’s, when Tuscany was the temple of the trance progressive music. After some years as spectator, at the beginning of the new millennium, Daniele starts to mix and make music, looking for his idea of trance music, which is made of strong rhythm, engaging atmospheres and psychedelic undertones. During his first jouney to India, on the 2010 in Goa, the research of his idea of music changes into a clear target: coming back to Goa to play and be a DJ. A couples of years later, Daniele comes back to India with his backpack full of tracks, hope and the will of learn which leads him to find out a dimension that he always felt very close but, not experienced yet until then. Thanks to friendships and training, the hope becomes, first, the possibility to experience and then joying the Believe, the opportunity to practice djing at the Goan events and later in Italy at the last editions of the 7 Chakras and Sonica festivals. Now the will and effort are focused on growing up along with Believe as DJ and on creating events, but the target now is also creating a live set, turning back to production and finally be his idea of trance music.Facebook | SoundCloud
Diego, Italian but with Chilean origins, starts to play at the age of 15 in various Le Marche (Italy) techno clubs. In 2009 he discovers psytrance and joins Goaproject, an Italian group for which he plays in different events such as Tesmoforie, Solar Eclipse, Blackmoon festival and many more. After his Italian experience he joins Believe Lab to bring his talent abroad by playing in Goa, Sri Lanka, Turkey and Spain. His passion to electronic music grew with him since he was a kid. Later in time he starts to follow the psychedelic culture and find a perfect fit in Psytrance, which is a perfect mix of what he enjoys. He loves to create a full power set to drive his audience to other dimensions in a pure Psychedelic mind trip.Facebook | SoundCloud
Doro is a full power psytrance DJ hailing from Italy. Born in Padua in 1988, he has been passionately involved with the psytrance scene since 2004. It was love from the start and from that very beginning there was no turning away from the music and vibe that is trance. One year later he bought his first consolle and together with his two best friends and DJ’s Ilai and Acid Mind formed the Davya Crew. In 2007 Davya Crew started creating parties and with their growing recognition also playing around Italy often alongside major international artists such as Tristan, Rinkadink, Atomic Pulse, Quantum, AMD, Painkiller and many others. As a DJ, Doro has become known for his powerful basslines and blasting tracks which alternate between hard grooves and crowd jumping pieces. In 2015 he met Astralex and joined the 24/7 Records label and today he is now a Blackliter and member of the Blacklite Records family. BIOFacebook | SoundCloud
Dsompa is the Tibetan meaning for “flowing together”, and is the project of Philipp based in Hamburg, Germany, a passionate Dj and producer. Dsompa discovered electronic music in the late 90′s, and was bewitched with the culture, art and the sound of the psychedelic culture. Encouraged by friends of the Ruigoord Community in Amsterdam, he played his first DJ set in the squatted church turned dance-temple, of Ruigoord early 2007. In 2014, he released his Shipibo – Conibo inspired debut EP “Shinan” on Sangoma Records in 2014. Currently Dsompa is cooking and collecting tracks for his new EP which will be out on Believe Lab in 2018.Facebook | SoundCloud
Michael Tonelli Aka Eklypto was born in 1988 in Italy. At the beginning of 2000, at the age of 12, he came into contact with psychedelic music and the first parties, love was born immediately and immediately Michael wanted to deepen his knowledge of sound in a more technical and profound way, in a few years is equipped with a console to learn to play as a self-taught because he had no school of any kind, so much effort and a lot of passion to get to the goal. After about ten years of personal passion for mixing, he also started to make schools and courses for production and sound design with which he is starting a production project. One year ago he has also founded a crew ["Fractal Forest Family"] founded on the passion and love of psychedelic music and the surrounding atmosphere, always looking for new talents and DJs, to be formed and incorporated into the family project in the future.Facebook | SoundCloud
DJ GINO is founder and executive producer of SONICA FESTIVAL. Now a veteran about psychedelic music gatherings, he begins his active participation since 1990, immediately keen on acid-techno frequencies of that age. In 1993 he buys his first desks technics-1200, after having been collecting a large vinyl archive and, getting in touch with local insiders, Gino starts to collaborate for the production of several parties in Italy (Naples, his native land) with famous artists from London and Detroit underground scene. After a pause, gone-by 1996 to 1999, when he's been traveling throughout South American as well as Oriental cultures, Gino comes back to psychedelic scene attending most of the best events around the globe. His dancefloor-driving experience melted with his professional know-how in event management led him to project and create SONICA DANCE FESTIVAL in 2005, that celebrated its 10th anniversary last summer 2015 with a great success. Gino plays his natty dj-set in many international festivals and clubs. His style is an harmonic fusion of psychedelic and cyber frequencies, and his musical research aims to constantly upgrade the worldwide dance music trends. He is usually able to present two different dj-set, for open-air or indoor stages, dynamically shifting clever selections of contemporary acid sounds with pumping and rocking beats. Gino released Chacruna on December 2008, his first VA Comp. on Echoes Records and on May 2010 he founded Sonica Recordings releasing Sonica VA Comp Vol II on June 2010; Healing Lights VA Compiled by Djane Gaby on May 2012 and Sonica VA Comp Vol III released on Oct 2012. In September 2015 Gino released another great compilation for celebrating the Sonica’s 10th anniversary, and he’s lately increasing the focus on the label with the production of the last two compilations, “Vesuvius VA” in 2016 and “Psychedelic Minds VA” in December 2017, considered one of the best releaser of the whole year by the worldwide trance community. Gino has several plans over 2018 both with Sonica Recordings, for releasing new projects from well known artists and new talents and with the production of the 10th edition of Sonica Festival at its new stunning venue in the North Italy.Facebook | SoundCloud
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, prvcd24 and prvcd27 the v/as trilogy Brainzcrew 1, 2 and 3 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, Bulgaria, Romania, Czech Republik, Montenegro, Austria, Slovakia, Turkey, Spain, Portugal, Belgium, Croatia, Skotland, Marocco, South Africa, Mexico and to play from small cosy family parties to big gatherings as Ozora Festival (2009-2010-2012-2013), Boom Festival (2012, 2014), Universo Paralello (2011) in Brasil and Solar Total Eclipse Festival 2012 in Australia.Facebook | SoundCloud
Daniele Raiti at the end of summer in 2014 decides to start a new psytrance\progressive goa project with the name of HoungaN. He started his career with the name of dj ray playing techno and minimal progressive, but soon he moved closer to underground musical genres like electro and hard electro with the name of niggatrip. in 2012/2013 he had a hand at lots of events with important artists like zomboy, aeph, sub focus, black sun empire & dubsidia playing in well-known clubs in rome such as brancaleone, planet roma (ex alpheus), zoobar, blackout, big bang and alibi. But now its time to talk about his current project HoungaN that started from january 2015 when he becamed member of free spirit foundation. Throughout his history Houngan was the male minister of voodoo religion and he was depositary of rite and holy songs. His task is to take care of relationship between spirits and community. He has especially the responsibility of serving his ancestors spirits, and like a real rip-off voodoo minister his aim is to guide you trough the long psychedelic trip of his sets go along with his music making you dream and dance forgetting all the rest. It’s a new project with lots of new surprises and future purposes.Facebook | SoundCloud
Hypnocoustics is the solo psychedelic trance project of London based artist Joe Studt. Originally formed in 2009 with Benjamin Wood, Joe has since solidified his reputation within the UK as one of the countries top psychedelic producers with a string of hit EP’s, two albums on Liquid Records and many rocking live performances to some of the biggest and best dance floors on the global scene including bookings at Glastonbury, Boom Festival, O.Z.O.R.A, Universo Paralello and Noisily Festival in the UK.Facebook | SoundCloud
Rafael aka Jigsaw, comes from the north of Portugal and currently living in the Swiss Alps. He was introduced to Psytrance in a very young age through his Brother (R.I.P). In 2007 he visited his First Psytrance Party… and there was where it all began. In March of 2010 he began to play at some private Parties, where he discovered his passion for the art of Djing and for the night psychedelic music. His style is defined by Dark/Psychedelic/Forest beats, with a unique mixing style that gives to your trip more Intension and give you a feeling like your mind is leaving your body. He likes to bring a lot of Power and a lot of Triping Tunes to the dancefloor, and make a wonderful full Psychedelic trip for all the freaks who are freaking out. Currently signed as a DJ under the Label Banyan Records based in Austria. In the Year of 2013 he joined forces with his mate “Morpheus” and created a label/party-organization/records called Lost in Reality which is based in Switzerland. In the Year 2015 he joined the One Love Festival Team. In the Year 2011 he won the 3. TRIPLAG DJ Contest. Since the Chapter begun, Jigsaw had the opportunity to share the Decks with almost the Biggest Icons of the Scene and also to play at several Festivals and Big Events in Switzerland and in several Countries in Europe.Facebook | SoundCloud
Kasadelica project is created by Guy Kasif from Israel. The first experience with the psy world came to light in the end of the 90's in underground trance parties. with time passing, his interest in trance music has increased and became a major part of his life. After a few years guy took off from his homeland and dedicated his time for traveling around the world exploring cultures and participating in psy festivals all around. After a while guy wanted to send his own message to the dance floor and began playing in parties in india and europe and started to have is own ideas for music. Guy started to experiment in the production of trance music. His inspiration came from the simple idea of creating tunes that will send the persons to a higher state of mind like he experienced in his adventures. Kasadelica like to describe his style as darkpsy, organic and communicative space music. The strong tone in his music is combined from fat base line unique crispy sounds that are alive, but most important is the drive.Facebook | SoundCloud
Kikx is a smiling dj from Italy who has been exploring electronic music and dancefloors since 1994. In the beginning of the century, he focused on psytrance music and started djing and organising parties in Italy and in 2008 started his own label: Purple Hegagon Records, with the aim to promote the music and to collaborate with the artists he had been playing in his dj sets. He has been living in Southeast Asia for the past 7 years, spreading good vibes and powerful sounds around him and thanks to the union of energies of friends met around the world, Purple Hexagon Records is becoming one of the most appreciated labels for the promotion of underground psytrance music. With time, Kikx has built up and broadened his music knowledge and interests, which today include different styles of psytrance as well as delightful selection of downtempo and tecno oriented beats.SoundCloud
Joël aka Kronics discovers psytrance in 1997 in Portugal thanks to his cousin and it is 2 years later that he discovers psytrance partys and his first Boom Festival in 2000. Fell in love with this music and culture, he begins to Produce and mix at the age of 15. In 2006 he creates with his friends a small association called IDP and begins to mix and organize small private events. In 2008 it arrives in France and it is in December 2009 that it arrives to obtain its first date at "BBF project". After having integrated the scene and played in several events and festivals in France and Europe, its in March 2013 that he decides to create his own Label called "Namasté Records" in Paris. Kronics is a Dj Set project dedicated only to the Psyche / Forest / Psytrance style We have already seen him playing at festivals like: Tree of Life / Back to Nature / Wao Festival / Free Flow Festival / PLUR Festival / Egregora Festival /Nataraja Festival / Own Spirit Festival Kronics will make you dance in the world of Psytrance.Facebook | SoundCloud
KynEthik was born in 1986 and brought up in Roman suburbs. He discovered psychedelic culture in 2008 attending the italian psytrance parties for years and got involved as a DJ in this scene sharing his passion for hypnotic sounds and exploding loops. He captured the interest of Free Spirit Foundation team and started great collaborations with them and with all the italian organizations. Finally he got signed as 24/7 label DJ in 2015. You’ll be able to tell he’s behind the desk when you’ll hear the finest underground full on playlists accurately mixed and carefully selected according to his taste in powerful basslines together with energetic and consistent soundscapes.Facebook | SoundCloud
Martian Arts is Nectarios Meidanis. A BSc certified audio tech engineer and sound designer aficionado, that loves making psychedelic music using modular synths. Has been releasing music under various projects, on various labels, including, TIP Records, Goa Productions, Zero1, Nano Records, Neurobiotic Records, Phantasm Records, Blue Hour Sounds. Inspired by yesterday's riffs, pushing forward in new styles. See you at the dancefloor. Peace out.SoundCloud
Ferdinando was born in October 1973 and he started to approach the world of music first with two recorded tapes and only later in 1989 with a proper record player, having already his pseudonym Dj Masterkaos and playing around Ticino. During the years play of the first 360°music , pop, rock, metal’s parties and other events sounds. In 1994 Dj Masterkaos played at the first Rave Party in Ticino, called “Pyro Space part.1". By this time, Zurich already had new music styles, as Trance, Tech House, Hardtrance, Happycore, still unknown in Ticino. From 1995 he started to play in several clubs and after-hours party in Ticino and in Italy. After a short break for study, he came back with a project called “Illogical Frequencies” (Dj Masterkaos and Dj Maxwell Oxonn), approaching for a while the minimal and elektro sounds, playing in several places. In 2006 Dj Masterkaos approached for the first time psychedelic trance sound, playing in few evening’s party around Ticino and in Bologna, Italy, at the Street Parade on a truck. This event give him the right feeling to discover and play psychedelic music.Facebook | SoundCloud
Dj Mikel can turn his uniform audience into a single continous flow where everybody converge from the material lost during his mesmerising dj-sets. It all began in 2000, when he started playing music at techno-trance parties. Here he discovered his passion for mystical Indian atmosphere and for psychedelic world. After 4 years spent in psytrance music ambient he found his musical way, discovering and sharing with his public his abstract and ethereal vision translated into sound. From that moment he decided not only to play music, but even to create events and new artistic ideas. In that year, he also known Arjuna and Govinda. Together they decided to start the same way on the built of Belive tribe: a cultural association that uses music as an instrument of communication, not only related to fun. In 2005 he took part of the Sun Explosion Festival(), in 2008 and 2009 played at Shiva Moon and in 2011 2012 at Tangra festival()in 2013 at Blackmoon festival(IT). Meanwhile In the last years Believe tribe organized some events sponsored from their hometown, the first ones which use cultural-artistic performance in a musical contest different from the common one. They also created a two days party called 7Chakras which grow year after year. The last adventure they lived was in September 2013 when, with a collaboration within Goaproject, another tribe of central Italy, gave life at the biggest Italian psytrance festival: Blackmoon, 5 days of international arts, musics and shows. Mikel has a very particular sound, transcendental and hypnotic. A deep music research that end in hours of pure musical delirium, showing a unique personal choice in order to create a place out of time and space. A perfect duo between mind and body. Don’t wait for him to come, follow him on the next show!Facebook | SoundCloud
Nektarios is the deeper and more abstract project of Martian Arts. Breaking away from the norms that constitute “music” and focusing more on the abstract, breaking down expressions of chaos, delving in the probability, taming sources of uncertainty and forming blocks of chance, all floating over the driving beats.Facebook
Tony Vallini is the man behind the Psytrance sound poroject called OffLabel. He started DJing at a young age. When he was 16, in 1995, he won a DJ contest and earned first place in consolle. Always being keen on experimenting and 3 turntables mixing, to date Tony has played in many Italian clubs together with djs producers like James Holden, Ben Sims, Pig & Dan and many more. Producer since 2007, his tracks have been released on InMinimax Records, 303 Lovers, Prosthetic Pressings and have been reconized and played by Len Faki, DJ Spartaque, Chris Fortier, Umek, Matt Darey. Tony has also made the Beatport’s Techno Top Ten list several times. From year 2011 tony’s sound leave the by now techno scene for pass to the more worked Trance sound, the trip, and by the pseudonym “OffLabel” on Ovnimoon Records, it landings on the Psyco Trance Scene. In his sound, you can touch underground and evocative Cut , with melodies, chants and tribal contamination, breakdowns and atmospheres, it emanates pure energy and wellness; a mental and psychostimulant sound that it becomes the only one in it’s style! On stage OffLabel provide a Live Set together with many atmos fx and zaps that is created on the spot. A very involving show with a very powerful music vibration. Try it to believe it! Tony often says, “I am driven by a desire to share music and don’t worry, until you are here, I will be here with you playing Music...........Let’s Go!!Facebook | SoundCloud
Orestis was born in Athens, Greece (1980). His first musical experiences were with metal, gothic, darkwave and hardcore sounds. The psychedelic culture came into his life in 1996, where he discovered a new dimension in electronic music. From 2001 he started djing in various indoor & outdoor parties around Greece. Early in 2004, he started to produce his own music style, trademarked by deep atmospheric influences, strong percussive elements and an attention to the progression of the sonic story. Orestis compositions are inspired by the universal flow of our daily feelings and experiences. Orestis had participated in the following projects : Alitia with Stranger. Magnum Opus with Kindzadza, Psykovsky & Drury Nevil. OrePhonia with Romolo Cheri aka Polyphonia (R.I.P.) Ravenous Minds with Madness Increazzed. ZikOre with Zik. Also, he has collaborated with many artists of the scene, like: Ajja, Arjuna, Band Crash, Dark Elf, Darkshire, Datakult, Dejan, Dementia, Digitalist, Drury Nevil, Farebi Jalebi, Frantic Noise, Glossolalia, JellyHeadz, Kasatka, Kerosene Club, Kindzadza, Kashyyyk, Kokobloko, Lab, Megalopsy, Mind Distortion System, Nektarios, Noise Gust, Ogun, Osom, Paul Karma, Petran, Psykovsky, Pandoras Box, Quadraphonic, Sator Arepo, Sonik Scizzor, Tromo, Will O Wisp, Zigurat and Vlastur.Facebook | SoundCloud
Dj orion starts very early his life-adventure through psytrance music world,: when he was only 14 years old he started taking part to the first parties, where soon he got amazed and astonished by the typical kind atmospheres, where decos and music create a parallel complete psychedelic world. He immedialtey got familiar with the psytrance movement and he started attending many goa parties all around, where he started getting his first musical experiences. In 2008, he takes part of the Quarion tribe ,a group of friends who have been already organizing parties already for years and he starts playing and mixing , creating his own personality and music style. He starts getting known around and emerges inside the music background, which will soon become a true way of living based on life values. He never gives up and wants to improve himself and his full-on set over and over again,year by year, selecting by his very personal choice tracks thanks to which people is completely transported on the floor ,thanks to a deep amazing bass that makes you shake and at same time some light trance melodies, that suddenly gets into your mind, creating a very transporting trip made up of intense vibration and happiness. This style and believe will lead him to play at many international parties all over Italy such as Sonica Festival, Blackmoon festival, Human evolution festival, 7 chackras festival, Libereuforie , The ritual... where everytime his set and music is greatly appreciated by the crowd.Facebook | SoundCloud
Parasect bio: Fabio Ricci (Scotty), an Italian psytrance producer, is the mastermind behind the project Parasect. His music can be described as a constantly evolving psychedelic bouncy sound with an unmistakable Parasect's touch. He tries to draw influences from many electronic music genres, to bring, as much innovations as he can. Although he has been producing for just a short while, Parasect is now a well estabilished artist in the worldwide psychedelic trance sceen, playing every week end all around the world. He is going to release his fourth EP, FUTURA, on 25th of February with BomShankaMusic. It will be, as always, completely different from the last and it will brings a new school concept, a modern and futuristic psychedelic trance music.Facebook | SoundCloud
Since always into electronic music, in 1997 dj Phobos started listening to psy-trance, going to parties and festivals all around Europe. As a dj he has played in many parties and festival around the world together with lots of artists of international fame in the world of trance. From the point of view of his musical choice, he doesn’t like sticking to just one style of psy-trance, but he prefers to adapt his set to the hour, the people and the situation he finds himself in, taking always special care of the mixing. When playing during the night hours, he usually offers a Psychedelic Trance oriented style, with very psychedelic sounds which try not to degenerate into maddening noise or too dark influences; in the morning hour he will more likely choose to play more full-on underground stuff, trying to remain within the borders of psychedelics but with softer sounds, more suited for the light. Anyway he would rather play at dawn, according to him the most suitable moment of the day to enjoy his best sets. His djset is full of unreleased stuff . He founded Looney Moon records with a group of friends in 2008, and he's still managing the label with dj Fog .Today Looney Moon Records is a very weel known music label with 5 killer compilations , 4 albums and lots of digital EP which bombed the dancefloors around the world.Facebook | SoundCloud
Piero is approaching music in the mid-seventies, listening and dancing funky and disco music inside clubs where his dad was working as hall director. His first great music love were the Pink Floyd, considered as the quintessence of the psychedelic rock. In the early 80 thanks to the new wave generation, Piero’s research moved to the dark, electro and wave underground with groups as Bauhaus, Joy Division, Siouxie and the Banshees, Front 242, Front Line Assembly. These bands inspired him both as dj and industrial, synth-pop and wave evening manager at Morara in Bologna with Inkubox project. In the 90’s after a party in Switzerland over the mountain near Zurich with a fantastic dj as Sven Vath, Piero decided to leave with friends to India where he finds a deep and spiritual feeling. Struck both by freedom spirit and psychedelic party in Goa, when he is coming back to Italy he organizes a crew called Goahead. Now his brand new psychedelic adventure as psytrance dj is starting. After a some private party dated 1994, in 1995 the crew creates the first official party at Ca’ de Mandorli (near Bologna). The big success for the crew is the Fool Moon Party in September, one of the biggest one-night party in Italy joined by 2500 people. “in that period, most of the parties were illegal. We had always had respect for the nature. During the first 3 years of activities we have never been accused or denounced. When police arrived, we were ready to explain the situation with in a very easy way” – Piero explains. In the following years, Piero joined other realities such as Space Candies, Space Spices, La Magica Boutique , Sonica Festival, Believe lab. Moreover, he organized evening parties in historical location such us Livello 57, TPO, CaCuBo. He also organized and was one of the dj in 5 editions of the Street Parade in Bologna. He is proposing dj set Forest/Psytech, Dark Prog, Vinil classic Goa 93/98 style. Under construction is his B-side project Chemako based on Techno, Ebm/Cold Wave, Experimental, Space Disco music. Excellent cook vegan, barman, interested in cinema and comic strip. Psychedelic… I saw many waves first rising then falling and submerge everything! But there always be a wave to ride for whom is careful and silence.Facebook | MixCloud
Francesca a.k.a Psykia, is an eclectic DJ and Producer from the underground music scene, her first contact with music was at the age of six when she started learning violin. She studied classical music throughout her adolescence but at the same time was introduced to electronic music, thanks to her brother DJ Sword, a great collector of trance and techno vinyls from their very beginnings. Initially she was intrigued by ambient, electro, techno and trip hop sonorities, later she discovered the psychedelic trance sound and became involved in the psychedelic culture, she wanted to go deeper into it and went to study Electronic Music Production at Rome’s “University of Music” and left 2 years later with a Diploma. In 2006 she earned a study grant and went to Goa to write an anthropological research on the Goa trance movement for the University La Sapienza in Rome, after writing a brilliant thesys she then published a book whose title is “Trancefloor: an Ethnographic Research on the Soundscapes of Dancing Souls.” After spending few months in Goa later in 2008, she had the chance to play her first set on the beautiful location of Anjuna Beach, that's when she began her journey as DJ exploring all the nuances of forest/dark/psytrance but also progressive, techno and chillout. Psykia has been djing around the world for many years now, she has also started making her own sounds lately and realeased tracks for killer labels such as Lycantrop Rec., Banyan Rec. and Forestdelic Records (chill). She is currently based in London but she never stops travelling all over the world and playing at major parties and festivals alongside the biggest names on the international psy-trance scene; she played at massive events in Uk, also many gigs in India and Spain where she was based for a while and where she is called back to play almost every year, she has been djing almost everywhere in Europe, she played at Modem Festival, Kalimela Festival, Atman Festival, Vantara Vichitra Gathering in Goa, Forest Star Festival in Sweden, she also worked as Stage Manager at Wao Festival and Black Moon Festival. In 2014 she was asked to join Vantara Vichitra Records (India)and that marked a big turning point on her career, in March 2015 she joined Milega Records (Japan) and in 2016 she also joined Banyan Records, one of the best dark/forest labels in Europe.. much more on the way, stay tuned.Facebook | SoundCloud
Matteo born in Italy in 1987. He love music from the beginning of his life. he start to play tekno at the age of 14 with cds and vinils. After few years going around party and festivals, he discover the psychedelic movement, and with the name of Psymet start to love and play Darkpsy. In 2009 he move to London where he have the opportunity to meet and play with many important artists of the scene that give him the imput to start to produce. In 2011, after a long travel in india, he decide finally, to make is own stuff and express his self with the music.. Radice is mean root in italian, the sound he make is mostly tune up in 432 Hz, from 144 to 200 bpm. He combine athmosferic sound and alien frequencies with full power bass line, funky drums and shaman chants. Enjoy the frequencies!! Music is healing, dissolve boundaries, and dissolve the illusion of separateness!! One LoveSoundCloud
Since about 20 years we are involved into the Psytrance Scence. After 3 years with dj-ing, we realised, that the records from other people were not enough for us. And look at this, since about 9 years we are producing our own psychedelic trance. We started in a small cellar with a little soundsystem. At the beginning we just used simple software-synthies and a small sequenzer-programm. Because of our limited possiblities, it was not easy for us to produce a good quality of sound...Hard work and a lot of enthusiasm caused a booking from some friends in Switzerland. They wanted us for a live-act. Jehaa, our first set, which we played with some quite old synthies, as like Roland 101 and Korg Trident. As you can understand, we were more than nervous. But we were more than happy, that the feedback of our first act was really great and amazing.. So, we decided to go ahead with our crazy music. The time and the more bookings opened us the chance to buy some new sound-machines. On a special day, we decided to send our first songs to some differnt labels around the world. Wepacked this CD´s together with all our positive vibrations 😉 and what happend: Yaniv, from Hadshot Haheizar released our first two songs. "FREAK BOOSTER" and "UNIDENTIFIED SPECIES". A big thank you to you, Yaniv! We guess, we do not have to explain you our feeling, as we hold our first vinyl in our hands. Unbelievable..... After playing on many parties around the globe, like Portugal, Netherland, Mexico, Greece, USA, UK, Brazil, South Africa etc. there was time for an album which was released also on Hadshot and more to ome on Boom! Rec., Digital Psionics, Ketuh, Glowing Flame, Phar Psyde Records and so on......Facebook | SoundCloud
SBIO VS MWANGA
SBIO: Born in Naples (Italy) in the 1989, graduated in philosophy university, founder, dj and producer of “ Psylosophia” as “Sbio”. All along passionate of music, he starts to study drums and traditional African percussions when he is sixteen, exploring different sounds from reggae to funk and jazz, up to electronic music. In 2013 he participates at his first Psytrance Festival, opening his mind up to new musical horizons, excited from the possibility of a spiritual research through the vanguard of the digital art and multi-ethnic sounds. In 2014 he founds “ Psylosophia” Music & Deco Lab., through which he organizes explosive gatherings in South of Italy. In the summer 2017 Sbio plays for the first time at Sonica Dance Festival. He is currently working on his own tracks that join the blast in his Twilight-Underground Full-on Dj Sets.Facebook | SoundCloud
MWANGA: "Mwanga" from swahili "Light" is the moment when Riccardo discovered his destiny with the psychedelic way. With his music since 2 yearshe is trying to experiment in psytrance putting influences from the upcoming underground style passing by forest and organic stuff. He is actually one of the manager of "Psylosophia" Music and Deco Lab., organizing partyies and the forthcoming music releases.Facebook | SoundCloud
Dj SiR, is Diego Ottani from Bologna. The first approaches with music at an early age are not the most usual, so much so that he can not immediately understand what he really likes. At the age of 12 he starts playing the drums, but the following year he is overcome by a big dilemma. Appreciating many musical genres he does not understand if all the music he liked, he transmitted particular sensations, emotions that invest a lot of time. This leads him to a sharp and drastic distancing from any kind of genre and musical form. Spend another year and going to one of his first party back to get closer to music, in particular he finds a great feeling with the electronic, so much so that at 17 years back on his feet and buy the first console and try to make the DJ. Now after so many years and so much rudeness the passion is still alive and finally the SiR is u dj affirmed. From the artistic point of view SiR concentrates most of its efforts on the continuous and exasperated musical research, listening and selecting every day hours and hours of new productions. Blend it all with a clean and essential style but at the same time very dynamic and with a strong impact on the listener. In 2009, he began organizing the first parties. Today it is a reference point for Different Reality projects, Hard Bass Calling, Goa Sunrise and Shuffle Music Party not only as a DJ but as an organizer and creator.Facebook | SoundCloud
Sismic is Paolo Nofi, born in Latina in the summer of '74. Since the early years of age he enters in positive contact with electronic music and electronics in general. With great curiosity at 8 years begins to try to understand the way the sounds are created , experimenting with keyboards, mini keyboards, small samplers CASIO, and an 8-bit computer with 8-voice polyphony. Together with his friend Giuliano (SPIKED), he founded his first real BAND (THE GIGAFLOP), creating freestyle music and experimenting with electricity, electric wires, transformers, capacitors, resistors, transistors, displays, silicon tester and music, all in 8 bit. A few years later, after several thousand experiments including mixing with vinyls (LENCO, TECHNICS) at many parties in the province, registration at reel, an experience in a small local radio, he buys a ROLAND TR-505 and a YAMAHA DX21 and begins to study them, to understand 4/4 etc..SEQUENCER, PATTERN, SPLIT, LFO, ARPEGGIO, and MIDI. It's in 2002 that he knows better the TRANCE, in particular PSYCHEDELIC (GOA-TRANCE), falling madly in love with it. From that point, all his knowledge of MIDI, of sound and the composition are dedicated to create something that is appreciated in this genre of music, using modern SOFTWARES of SEQUENCING (Logic, Cubase, Ableton) and bringing his live set in numerous parties of the Italian and foreign scene from 2002 to today. Since 2008 he has appeared in various compilations, produced by Macky Mad House Records, La Magica Boutique, and other labels. In 2009 he released a compilation for Mushroom Magazine. His first EP, Natural Digital EP, was produced in 2013, again for MMHR. In 2017 he released his second EP produced for MMHR, Bioluminescence EP. He is currently at work on his first album, whose release is scheduled for 2018, and on new music to play around the world.Facebook | SoundCloud
Amazed by the evolving synthetic sounds in psytrance and with a hopeful desire to create some oddness of my own, the Skyhighatrist was born. Locked in a darkened room for way too long, I tinkered away on synths looking for driving basslines, mental sounds and twisted beats. The end result, an infectious trippy groove that makes you move your feet and shake ya bootie. I am still meandering down this wonderful path, meeting some amazing people along the way and having a whole heap of fun. I have been fortunate to have played for many promoters over the years in France, Italy, Switzerland, Germany, Spain, Norway, Finland and Australia as well as the UK, playing alongside acts like Eat Static, Rev, Fungus Funk, Error Corrective, Electrypnose, Nyama, Psymmetrix, EVP, Synthetik Chaos, Loose Connection, Absolum, Double REL, Galactic Monkey, Vertical, Digitalist, Hoodwink, Entropy, Man With No Name, Reality Grid, Tetrameth, Senstient, One Tasty Morsel, Texas Faggott, B55, Phatmatix, Organic Hybrid. Bombax, Cosmo, Illegal machines, Civil disobedients, Jahbo, Drumatik, Kashyyyk, Asimilon, Fragletrollet and many more. For collaborations and communications, please pm me , I'd love to hear from you.... Demos available for promoters on request - I love playing gigs and I travel well !! 🙂Facebook | SoundCloud
Vimana is the SoundCrafted Ancient Flying Machine operated by experimented psychonautical pilot Mariano Tur (AKA Animalien).With a full length album, 5 E.P.´s and a bunch of tracks featured in different compilations, this project has been around for already more than 6 years and after a small break to bring other projects to life, now its coming back to the scene stranger then ever. The sound has evolved from the Morning uplifting highly melodic style of its origins to a more mature, driving and deeply psychedelic groove which now suites most times of the day and night. A refined, unique sound ride that will be taking you on a joyride from the dance floor to infinity very soon…Facebook | SoundCloud
Massimiliano Vian, in art Winny, was born in Venice in 1985.He starts to play records in 2002 and only three years later he gets to know Psytrance Music. With a few friends he starts to play around Veneto region and gets to organize several psytrance parties, mainly in the North of Italy. His style is the result of many years of different experiences and much experimentation. Along his way into the Psychedelic world, he got the chance to play in festivals like Freqs of Nature, Modem, Human Evolution, 7Chakras, Wao festival and Modular Dimension. Now his dj sets can count with four main tendencies: Progressive: a deep an obscure, industrial, hypnotic trip; Techno-prog: the most introspective set, but rich in mechanical grooves and psychedelic and sci-fi elements. Darkpsy: with an organic and futuristic forest sound, with hi-tech and cyberdelic elements; There are even influences from Chill-Ambient, Ambient, IDM, Electro, Post-Industrial, Rythmic Noise and Glitch music. Since 2013 he is the Art-Director of Phobic-Club in Venice, an eclectic club that promotes underground music and hosted so far several international artists.Facebook
Paolo Ypnotika is a talented italian Psytrance dj from Rome he became interested in electronic music in the early nineties and started to play Techno in 1993. After being fascinated by the Psychedelic scene after participating at several festivals also started to play PsyTrance during the years he have collaborated with several Italian Psytrance crews including Sonica Dance Festival,7 Chakras Festival,WAO Festival. Actully his set is a powerful mix of psychedelic tracks, effects, synth loops manipulated in real time. In 2012 he landed at the Free Sprit Foundation, tribe with which he has established an immediate powerful feeling. He is currently resident dj/party organizer at Shanti!!(Rm,Italia) and UVbar(Goa,India).Facebook | SoundCloud
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Worldwide sonorities united into one musical wave.
Since ancient times, music and rhythm have been instruments of transcendence and celebration, and helped people to unify and connect. This stage expresses how the diversity of sounds represents the multiplicity of life, time and space, and how this melting-pot, can merge into one unique path of Universal Language.
We’ll be listening to jam sessions, live concerts, chill-out projects, tribal fusions, experimental electronic music and more.