Category: Psytrance

ImagesByron Bay’s Luke Psywalker is one of Australia’s psy trance pioneers. Over the last 20 years he has built a strong reputation both as a producer and DJ.

With an international profile he has journeyed to and played at festivals around the world and Australia, including Boom festival, Rainbow Serpent, Earth Frequency, Earthcore and featuring on Triple J’s mix up. Luke co-founded world-renowned Psy Trance record label Digital Psionics in 1998, with over 49 international releases to date.

He is currently label DJ for Digital Psionics (AUS), Spectral Records (Portugal), and Space Tribe Music (UK).

His collaboration with well-known psy trance pioneer Space Tribe, “Tweaked Eyeballs”, was released on Space Tribe’s album Heartbeat (2002), followed by hit tracks, “Twitch” and “Short Term What?” Since then Luke has released his debut album, Inverted Vertigo on Digital Psionics, along with a host of collaboration tracks with Space Tribe, Dark Nebula, Xatrik and Fractal glider, on various compilations and albums globally such as Space Tribe music, Planet Ben records, Digital psionics, Fractal records and Spirit Zone records.

His music is best described as psychedelic soundscapes for all hours.

 

Available for live / Dj Bookings contact: lukepsywalker@hotmail.com

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Images At the tender age of 14, William went to his first Psytrance Festival – Prism/Vortex New Year’s Eve, in his Hometown, Cape Town and instantly fell in love with the sights and sounds of the psychedelic world.

Once experiencing the magic of this music at the festival, he came to a conscious awakening that this is his calling in life, so he set out to start his journey into Psytrance. He then acquired all of the tools needed to start this new direction, and fast became a name and force to be reckoned with.

Dedicated to the twisted side of Psychedelic Trance, his signature style transformed exponentially, after making his Debut release with Psybliminal Records in 2010. Immensely powerful bass-lines and twisted synths created by him dominated dancefloors in Cape Town from the early days of this young producer’s musical journey, with energetic sequences forever lifting, shocking and changing the way we perceive psychedelic music, William demonstrates a dancefloor focus that will make waves all around the world.

Hailing from the infamous “Valley” in Cape Town, his sound quickly proves to do this melting pot of talent proud. Starting with smaller outdoors and a handful of indoors, now bursting into the well-known, it seems that Hysteria is rising to become one of the most recognized producers worldwide. He has now refined the power in his sound into an even deadlier, controlled force. This is the next stage in this young artist’s sonic evolution. Now signed to his dream label – Spectral Records, there is much to expect from this young and talented producers Journey.

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Images Tech·ni·col·or [tek-ni-kuhl-er] adjective – flamboyant or lurid, as in color, meaning, or detail. Technicolor is the fusion of two South African psy trance artists, Deliriant & Mad Piper, each with their own unique style that, when combined, form a colourful blend of experimental, high energy music, with powerful melodies and massive breaks, which are guaranteed to blow the mind and captivate the senses. Both artists have performed at some of the biggest festivals in South Africa, with their solo projects, as well as together. Signed to Menog’s label, Spectral Records, the duo are currently working on their debut EP, due for release in early 2013. Prepare yourself for the sound of Technicolor.

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Images Rabdom L is the solo project of Craig Hudson aka ‘the Skragg’ – Craig Hudson first burst onto the South African Psytrance scene in 2001 as a DJ under the alias ‘The Skragg’ making his mark through seamless mixing and soaring night time and twilight sets. Soon after he began to teach himself how to produce music driven by the dream of playing his own music. In 2002 Artifakt, Phyx and Shift teamed up with Rabdom L to form the groundbreaking and pioneering SA Record label – Timecode Records. The label gave Craig the chance to showcase his music to the world as Timecode established itself on the Global Underground Psy market and thus Rabdom L began infiltration. Twisted System is Rabdom L, Shift and Phyx in collaboration. Storming onto the scene with the debut album ‘the Dealers’ closely followed by the 2nd album ‘Core’ saw the infamous trio become a popular outfit in South Africa and abroad. Twisted System have played in Australia, Belgium, Portugal, Israel, Mexico, Brazil, Japan and ofcourse constantly in South Africa to the loyal hordes. After the second Twisted System album Craig began focusing his artistic efforts on his Rabdom L Solo Project. He has enjoyed success and releases on many labels from around the globe and actively began  representing Nexus-Media Records – A South African based label owned by Shift. Very recent developments have seen Rabdom L join forces with Replicant Records (AUS), Spectral Records (POR), Kaos Krew (SA) and Biomechanix Records (MEX). Rabdom L has toured South America, Europe, Middle East and the Far East slamming his unique melody driven psy-tech to ears and minds of all kinds. Both ‘The Skragg’ and ‘Rabdom L’ have been regular features in the bustling and bursting Cape Town trance movement since 2001 – regularly appearing at Vortex, Alien Safari, Prism Festival, Rezonance Festival, Beartrap, Groovy Troopers, The Village, Jungala and the likes thereof. The highlights of Craig’s career thus far are playing a four hour set at the legendary 2002 Solar Eclipse Festival and getting to play alongside most of the artists he grew up listening to – Absolum, Dino Psaris, Tortured Brain, Cydonia, CPU, Phatmatix, NRS, Scorb, Digital Talk, Mindcore, Joti Sidhu Psychaos, GMS, Etnica, Cosmosis, Dado Synthetic, Wizzy Noise, Koxbox and more recently with Artist like Bliss, A-Team, Biorythym, Rubix Qube, EMP, Smashed, Exgen, Xatrik, Zion Linguist, Hiyarant, Frozen Ghost and Lost and Found and the list goes on. He currently offers a versatile package. As a DJ (The Skragg) he is able to play a range of sets specialising in late night: Twilight/Sunrise/Full Daytime SunnySide Up and Progressive. Then the solo project Rabdom L is what it is – made for the Twilight hours but has proved rather versatile depending on the flow of music before and after. Forthcoming Releases to look out for in 2013 – RABDOM L & CO EP SERIES on Timecode, Spectral, Replicant and Kaos Krew.

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Images Deliriant is the project of Shane Renew, 26, from South Africa. With a love and passion for music since his childhood, over a decade of DJ and production experience, 2 full albums, a multitude of single releases, and a career as a studio engineer – he is a well established artist in an ever-changing industry. Recently signed to Menog’s label, Spectral Records, he has played at top parties all over the country, as well as a number of international festivals in Australia, Europe and more. His music delivers an enchanting, energy packed ride, riddled with dark atmospheres, intense breakdowns, clever drops, driving basslines, powerful leads and an always solid groove. With his top notch production and intelligent arrangement, he has a deep understanding of how to move dancers from the inside. Deliriant is powerful and driving, yet still provides the listener with a taste of clarity, streamlined minimalism, and a melodic feel. This is music from the future – watch this space.

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Images U-Nique – is the most fresh project coming from Psy-Trance veterans Jeremy (Tsunami) & Edvin (Twisted Reaction). Jeremy is a very well known DJ in the Israeli scene since 1998 , the guy behind legendery Tsunami parties. Playing constanly in Israel and around the world . Jeremy has a live solo project a.k.a Nosfer. Edvin as well, has a good impact in the trance scene. Working also under names – Twisted Reaction and Blazed. Released 5 studio albums and a bunch of singles on well respected labels and has performed in countries all over the world. Today these two unique minds are combined together to show you their experience and power of art.
Images Twisted Reaction (also BLAZED),  born in Lithuania and actually living in Israel. He has been into music since he was really young and at the age of twelve he got introduced in the electronic scene. He has released many singles on different labels and has also released 3 solo albums. Labels such as : Nexus Media, Sigma Rec, Tokyo X-Ray, Enzyme Rec, Medusa Rec, Push Rec, Planet B.E.N and more. Touring Brazil, Portugal , Austria, Israel , Germany, Holland, Greece, Swiss, Russia, South Africa etc.,  performed on festivals like Freedom Festival Portugal, Beatpatrol Festival Austria, Aurora Festival Greece, Sothis Brazil, Jungala South Africa and more parties and events to name a few. album and singles WERE released on planet ben and nexus media, and more to come now on Spectral Records.

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Kin

Images By the beginning of the millennium Francisco Oliveira began his experience with music programming and synthesizers along with his older brother. It was just a matter of time before they created their own live act by the name of Spectra, which gave them the opportunity of releasing an album and several tracks. After performing for many years around the world and being influenced by all kind of music and cultures, Francisco Oliveira started his solo project called Kin. Exploring progressive and psychedelic sounds Kin is the fusion of trance and global electronic dance music. By composing psychic environments, warm uplifting melodies and complex rhythms, he developed an unique style for mental and physical dance floors.

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ImagesRubix Qube, Ranked top 30 DJ in South Africa (DJmag), performed in Switzerland, Portugal, Greece, Australia. (This Live act showcases some of the freshest ideas in the psy-scene today. From “Qubinomix” to “Dark Kontinent”, his combination of twisted melodies, driving percussion and intelligent compisitions fuse into a genre-busting intense audio experience. Performed alongside Sunproject, Absolum, Skazi, Tron, Menog, Scorb, KoxBox, Lost + Found, Shift, Khopat, EMP and more.

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ImagesBiorhythm consists of Carl Sharples and Kerion Grieve. These artists have been some of the most exciting producers who have moved their production skills onto dance floors, Born and bred in Cape Town. Bringing powerful rhythms to major events in South Africa and abroad, they have introduced their new cutting edge psychedelic sound to the world of trance. They have got their advanced diploma in sound engineering, are the founders of The Village and the village records, they have been making music for over 9 years and have a variety of aliases, where they express their musical talents in other genre’s. The Biorhythm live set can best be described as a raw and powerful experience. Using a wide variety of hardware and with each member bringing their own unique flavor to the table, this at holds a reputation for rocking large floors to the maximum.

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Musician since almost his birth,played from guitar to Drums in his Metal Band in early 90s. His introduction and interest for electronic music started in 1997,his first Boom Festival Experience in 1998 made him think about doing this type of music. Four years later, in 2002, Dani released his first album “Natural Behaviour” under the name Menog on the label Starsounds Rec. from Greece. Menog is one of the founders and manager of Spectral Records. In 2005 he releases EMOTIONS! cd002 from Spectral Records, and 2nd solo album. He released several tracks on various compilations and labels worldwide, like Spectral Records, Nutek, 3Division, Shiva Space Tech, Phantasm , SpaceTribe Music, Digital Psionics , Acidance, Timecode, Nexus Media, Planet Ben, Fungi rec , Noize Conspiracy, Hadra , etc… Lately Menogs music is being played worldwide thru his emotional and enthusiastic live appearances. In the last years he played all over the world, like Australia, Japan, India, Brazil, Israel, South Africa, Russia, Dubai, Morocco, USA, Finland, Cyprus, Macedonia, Turkey, Greece, Mexico, Germany, Belgium, Italy, Sweden, Denmark, England, Spain, Portugal, etc… Menog s 3rd album was released on Nutek Records (CPU’s label), which was a Remix album, something that Dani wanted to do for a long time already… Rmx’s from CPU, Space Tribe, Bliss, Rinkadink, Shift,Audialize, just to name a few… His 4th album “Musically Speaking” was released in the end of 2008 on Spectral Records,and its been hiting the main dance flors all over the world. Dani joined 3Dvision,label from Christof (Absolum),so be prepared for alot of new music… Emotions are what he wants to transmit to people when playing live, on stage. His music is a story with a beginning, middle and ending. His tracks are made with a single purpose… to make people DANCE!!

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Brethren are the psy trance band based in Cape Town, South Africa; consisting of 2 brothers Ian and Josef Summs. From their shows and releases you can expect dark melodic dance music with a lot of groove, psychedelics, and symphonic elements. Phat prodution is courtesy of their studios that have been built up over the last 5 years with a Cubase 4 platform, M-Audio BX-8 and Dynaudio BM-6 monitor speakers, the Virus-B Indigo keyboard, and Dave Smith Evolver Synth. Software includes Waves EQ’s,, Ohmboys FX, and lots of other weird and wonderful VST synths and FX. Their 1st album ‘Legend of Cane’ was released on Nexus Media in 2006 and the 2nd ‘The Price of Prophecy’ was released in May 2008 on Spectral Records. Single releases have been on records labels including Timecode, Nexus-Media, Digital Psionics, Afrogalactic, and Beyond Logic.

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Audialize is the solo project by João Apell, born in Portugal on the 5th of july, 1981. At the age of six, with a Casio keyboard in his hands, he played along to J. M. Jarre’s “Rendez Vous” dreaming about the round flashing keyboards from the videoclip, maybe as a glimpse into what his future would hold. From then on the interest in music technology continued to increase and as soon as João found the computer and synthesizer to be the ultimate creation tool, he started to express himself through music. A few years later, as all new production tools developed, so did his urges to create something different form the mainstream electronic tunes of the time. After rumbling arround a bit, he finally finds the feeling and the beat he was looking for in the PsyTrance scene and decides to take an audio engeneering course to refine his skills and to start a professional carreer in the music industry. In 1998 co-founded project Suria in association with Frédéric Gandara and in 2000 the solo project Audialize sets it’s roots on the ground. The releases came quite a short time after the first gigs and after travelling through Europe, South America and India connecting with the psychedelic consciousness, the whole tribe was dancing to the beat. “AUDIALIZE is the simple act of audio-visual perception; to imagine how something would sound like; analogous to visualize, but with sound”…

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Veronica Iliuhin from Israel known as Iliuchina was born in 1990. She discovered music at an early age, firstly singing and then at the age of 12 she started to play keyboard and discovered psy trance music with only 13, after listening to this genre she decided to create her own music at the beginning of 2007. From the beginning she attempted to create her own style, with twisted leads to move minds and legs with aggressive bass lines, and dark psychedelic atmospheres. Always try to stay between 145-147 bpm and try to give some woman touch in the psy trance scene. She has played with big names on the psychedelic scene and worked with party organizations from Israel. Now working on her album that will be out in Spectral records in 2012.

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Tiago Pimentel has a connection with music since his childhood. The first contact was with classical music, but it would be the power of electronic music that would influence his artistic culture at psychedelic parties. Discovering trance lead Tryambaka to producing intense sounds marked by a nocturnal and unique style. Since then the challenge is at his finger tips, adopting one of the many names given to the Hindu god Shiva meaning the one who sees thru the third eye, a vision that promotes union such as the music he represents.

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