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Goa Trance: Introduce : Creatrix a psychedelic Trance Project

Something new at

Check out http://www.creatrix.com.pt
Check out some new Tracks @ Creatrix myspace
Creatrix it's a full on morning project, very melodic, groove and
progressive, based on the first essence of the psychedelic goa trance,
involved in a joy atmosphere. Creatrix it's project made by Raul and Janaina.
The first one was born in 1976, in Portugal.

The second was born in 1980, in Brazil. Since 1999, Raul began to produce
psytrance, with a project called Plexus. Later, in 2005 he decided to change
his name to Creatrix, when he met Janaina a brazilian girl who listen to
electronic music since 1986, influence from her old sister who lived in Goa.
They were in Brazil, when they start a new project together.

geschrieben von: dr1ft am Tuesday, November 13, 2007 - 03:16 PM (2766 Aufrufe)

[4th MYCEL anniversary]
This being the 4th anniversary of QUEEN MYCEL and her
dedicated shrooms, we are grateful for having
experienced another year of extreme joy and fun.

No MYCEL anniversary without a nice BDay-Mix ... so

find it somewhere else ... ; )

geschrieben von: dr1ft am Monday, July 09, 2007 - 05:14 PM (2654 Aufrufe)

metapsychicrecords on myspace !

This net-label Metapsychic Records was set this Autumn of 2006 by Filipe Santos AKA Lost Buddha a goa-trance producer and Vassilis "Cosmogenesis" an extreme goa lover. A long time has passed since the Golden Goa Era was very popular among the psytrance scene but some years after it started to fade and it almost dissapeared.

Filipe is part of Suntrip Records but he wanted to release other artists o­n his own taste and decisions, so he spoke to Vassilis and this project was made.
A total net-label with the purpose to release o­nly pure and spiritual goa-trance music in our new space age and for free. The fact of beeing free doesnt mean the music is bad, since we o­nly seek for talented artists with true love for music and art.


Release Spiritual Goa-Trance music o­n the Underground scene and showing people what is good music made of.

Like you all know we still haven't released the Vox album in Wave Edition.
We have the wav edition ready , the problem is that we don't have enough resources where here to host , since we tried to host it o­nce and the site crashed due to 800GB transfering. So , we appreciate if someone wants to help us with mirrors , please do.

Now the good news.
The Compilation will be called "Human Hyperactivation".
And a 3rd compilation is also o­n the move.

Thanks for your attention.


geschrieben von: dr1ft am Saturday, March 17, 2007 - 01:15 PM (2835 Aufrufe)

The Real History of Goa -Trance ... Part I

As far as the Hippie community of Goa, its origin and its way of life are concerned, a few books have already been published o­n the subject [3]. Therefore, o­nly the main events which are necessary to understand the surrounding in which this music appeared will be mentioned here.

Goa, an Indian State o­n its own

The State of Goa, with more than o­ne million inhabitants, is located approximately in the middle of the Indian West Coast.

In 1510, Portuguese colonists landed o­n its beaches and the European occupation lasted until 1961. This western presence for 450 years has strongly shaped the cultural life of Goa, for instance through the traditional catholic events celebrated at the end of the year.

As a consequence, it is a region o­n its own in India : the Goans themselves feel a little bit like strangers in India.

This situation made the settlement of the first Hippies over there in the mid-60's all the easier. They were looked upon as the new colonists, towards whom the Goans proved as tolerant as they had been with the Portuguese.

The Hippies arrived…

The first Hippies who travelled to Goa were as much attracted by its beautiful beaches, the kindness of the inhabitants, the low cost of living, the mildness of Winter or the Indian spirituality than by its local hashish, which remained legal until the mid-70's. o­ne of the first Hippies to have set foot over there in the mid-60's was Eight-Finger Eddie. He and his friends launched the first "Goa parties" : campfire o­n the beach, acoustic guitars, and dancing under the influence of hallucinogenic substances …

At Christmas, Goa became the official meeting point of all the Hippies who were exploring the Eastern world. They used to meet o­n the beaches of Anjuna, Vagator, Calangute, to tell each other their amazing journeys. At first, they just rented a guesthouse for a month or two, but soon, some felt at home o­n the Goa shores and decided to settle there for good. From then o­n, the Goa Hippie community began to expand dramatically.

A Goa beach : Paradise o­n Earth...
…and then electronic music

During the Seventies, the musical repertoire of the first Goa DJs was mostly made of the mind-blowing rock music of the time : Led Zeppelin, the Who - both groups came to Goa - the Grateful Dead, the Doors, Neil Young, the Eagle, Pink Floyd, but also some Bob Marley, Parliament...

In 1979, o­ne or two songs by Kraftwerk could already be heard during the parties. But it is in 1983 that two French DJs, Laurent and Fred Disko, soon followed by Goa Gil, organizer of the "Full Moon Parties" alternating live groups and DJs, grew tired of the "rock/fusion/reggae" tunes they used to spin and began to play the electrobeat music coming from Europe : Cabaret Voltaire, Nitzer Ebb, Front 242, Frontline Assembly, the Residents, New Order, Blanc Mange…

It is worth noticing that a similar phenomenon was taking place in the United States, particularly in Detroit, o­n WGPR radio thanks to Charles Johnson, also known as Electrifying Mojo, or in Chicago, in the Warehouse club with DJ Frankie Knuckles. The seeds of Goa Trance, Techno and House were planted at the same time.

Back to Goa. These new sounds were first mildly appreciated by the Hippies. The tunes played by Fred Disko were too strange for them. Laurent took everything under control, and thanks to his less eccentric style, acidheads began to prefer these futuristic sounds to the wah-wah of Jimi Hendrix. o­n top of that, it was easier to dance with that kind of music.

Goa Gil and his wife Ariane in a meditating posture
The Goa mixes

From then o­n, the gathering and exchange of the weirdest and most mind-blowing music from all over the world, called "special music", became the official sport of the Goa Hippie community. The remix of the tracks was a necessary task, since most of them included pointless lyrics and were way too short. The DJs used walkmans to record the useful parts of the tunes, and then proceeded to all sorts of manipulations before delivering 100% Goa-style mixes to the dancing crowd.

And then, as early as 1985, all the music played in Goa had become electronic. Some well-known groups could be identified, like Frankie Goes to Hollywood, Dead or Alive, Portion Control… Yet, most of the time, the tracks came from 12" B-sides or dub mixes, which were very hard to get. As an illustration, here is a short anecdote about Sven Väth, the German Pope of Trance, when he first visited Goa : "One of the first Goa DJs, Laurent, came up and said how much they liked my early, 16-bit recordings. Hardly anybody knows those records !"

The Full Moon Parties : an initiation

Until the mid-90's, the Hippie vibe, which had remained strong o­n the Goa beaches for 30 years, had a huge influence o­n the travellers :

Tsuyoshi Suzuki [Prana] : " My life changed. I dropped out of the society completely. In Japan, you have to belong to the company. This is how our parents educated us. So, I graduated from University, then I worked. After Goa, I just quit. "

Mark Allen [Quirk] : " I realised working to earn lots of money was not what I wanted to do with my life. My optimistic vision is that it's not so much dropping out as realising that you don't have to do a nine-to-five. It's actually trough coming together and celebrating life together that it inspires other people to go off, travel, get creative. So many people are just in a job, frustrated, dreaming."

James Munro [Technossomy] : " It opened me up to religion. Seeing how you can be happy without materialism. The ambitions I had when I was little, of earning shit loads of money, just went."

As Goa Gil always says, the Goa spirit is more than "a disco under the coconut trees". Actually, the DJ is looked upon as a modern shaman, turning his desk into an altar (with Hindu symbols for instance), and leading his congregation to a spiritual journey through the night, rewriting the history of humankind : soft and slow tracks at the beginning, getting more and more repetitive and harder. The climax is reached at dawn, and then happier and more melodic tunes are played, so as to welcome the sunrise. Symbolically, this evolution of the musical set represents the destruction of the ego, before the created void is filled with light.

Contrary to other forms of EDM, the mix quality is not that important : o­n the o­ne hand, the journey that is told through the set needs breaks, and o­n the other hand beatmatching would prove almost impossible with the historical use of cassettes and DAT during the parties (vinyls would melt or get dirty with dust).

A Full Moon Party (Poona, 1994)
A typical party

The party season is from November to April. Two renowned places are Bamboo Forest o­n Anjuna Beach and Disco Valley o­n Vagator. Legally speaking, playing amplified music after 10pm is forbidden : thus, every party is technically breaking the law. Until 1990, a little baksheesh - the money came from the bars receipts or directly from the pockets of the Trancers - or a few beers would keep the police away.

To find a party, you have to rely o­n the rumours you heard during the day, or ask the taxi drivers. At dusk, people go the their favourite bar o­n the beach (e.g. Shore Bar o­n South Anjuna or Nine Bar o­n Vagator Beach). There, you drink a beer and smoke your first joint. Around 9pm, it's dinner time. At midnight, the music begins to be played loud. You can follow the Vespa line, driving through the night, guided by the throbbing beats.
Here you are. All around the dance floor, in front of which stands the shaman-DJ under his tent, you have the chill-out zone, with its kerosene lamps and its mats placed by local women, selling tea, sandwiches, fruits, cigarettes. This is also the place where you will meet the dealers.
Between 3am and 5am, the party reaches its peak. The music generally stops around noon, but huge parties can go o­n for several days.

Sunset from the Shore Bar
The collapse of the original scene

In 1990, the police finally intervened, and the parties were systematically shut down. But in 1991, the pressure from the authorities decreased. Meanwhile, the Israeli or Japanese youth had heard of Goa. Among other triggering factors, DJs like Fred Disko or Ray Castle had made Goa Trance Parties around the world as soon as 1987. A human tide streamed o­nto the Goa beaches...

Until then, around 200 people used to attend the parties, but in the 1991/1992 season this figure went up to 1500. From 1997 o­n, the tourists in Goa outnumbered the Goans. Goa progressively turned into another Ibiza : young western clubbers, clumsily trying to mimic the Hippies from the 60's, were actually arrogant with the locals, couldn't care less about the Indian culture or spirituality, while polluting the environment. In 2000, ecstasy became the number 1 drug in Goa. Said Goa Gil : "We came here so long ago, to the end of a dirt road and a deserted beach. It was like the end of the world. And now the whole world is at our doorstep."

Politically, this situation became highly sensitive. It wasn't about a few misfits dancing o­n a deserted beach anymore, but about Goa reported as a drug haven all over the world. Police raids during the parties became more and more frequent. The authorities were also subjected to the increasing pressure from environmentalists, wanting to stop the raves because, they claimed, they caused severe damage to Goa's beaches and rainforests. The environmental group began to lobby against the "noise pollution" of the parties, deeming the loud music a public menace. Their wish was finally granted when an Indian court banned any outdoor music over 45 decibels.

Maybe the future of Goa parties will consist in commercial venues, with the support of the authorities, like Goa2000 [4], light-years away from the original Hippie spirit of the 60's...

via http://perso.orange.fr/psychedelic_trance/psy_history_content.htm

geschrieben von: dr1ft am Wednesday, March 14, 2007 - 12:50 PM (7136 Aufrufe)

The Glade Festival CD released !!! its a F U S I O N

The Glade Festival grew from the unofficial  and proper underground dance stage at
                Glastonbury and has now run for 3 hugely
                successful years. With 12500 tickets being
                sold in 2006 without any advertising outside
                of using their mailing list and without
                announcing any part of the lineup, the event
                is a phenomenon o­n the UK dance music and
                festival scene. With 9 stages covering all
                aspects of non-commercialised electronic
                music from Techno and House through to Breaks
                and Psy Trance and o­n into more experimental,
                ambient and just down right crazy vibes! It
                is the must go music festival for
                connoisseurs of contemporary electronic

                Here we have a superbly mixed journey across
                the more upfront styles of music showcased at
                the Glade, with tracks by the likes of
                Squarepusher, Dreadzone, AFX, System 7,
                Hallucinogen, Meat Katie and Elite Force, The
                Egg, Protoculture and many more.

                Accompanying the CD is a DVD filmed at the
                first two Glade Festivals, with performances
                from Squarepusher, Rennie Pilgrem,
                Hallucinogen, Dreadzone, System 7, Tristan
                and again loads more. There are interviews
                with people who went, the organisers and a
                load of the artists and the DVD gives you a
                real glimpse into the festival and an insight
                into where it all started!


: Feb.

1.1. Deathface-TIM EXILEDeathface-TIM EXILE
3.3. Obey (Dexter rmx)-VANDALObey (Dexter rmx) -VANDAL
4.4. Cloud No.9 (Electric Ant rmx)-ALLABYCloud No.9 (Electric Ant rmx) -ALLABY
5.5. Glade Plug-In Acid-LUKE VIBERTGlade Plug-In Acid-LUKE VIBERT
7.7. Good To Go (Extended Mix)-GENERAL MIDIGood To Go (Extended Mix) -GENERAL MIDI
9.9. The Unconventionalist-COMMERCIAL HIPPIESThe Unconventionalist-COMMERCIAL HIPPIES
10.10. Necromancer (Found Mix)-PMTSource (Found Mix) indicates
11.11. Elevate (Roxiller rmx)-DREADZONEElevate (Roxiller rmx) -DREADZONE
13.13. Feeler (System 7 rmx)-MANMADEMANFeeler (System 7 rmx) -MANMADEMAN
14.14. If o­nly-TRISTANIf o­nly-TRISTAN
15.15. Angel Of My Soul (Allaby rmx)-THE EGGAngel Of My Soul (Allaby rmx) -THE EGG
16.16. Load Up At Nunny Catch-OTTLoad Up At Nunny Catch-OTT
17.17. Fenix Funk-AFXFenix Funk-AFX
18.18. Get A Phone That Works You Useless Hippy-MULLYGet A Phone That Works You Useless Hippy-MULLY
19.19. Venus No.Venus No.

Out NOW : http://www.alphamusic.de/item?q=8356504


geschrieben von: dr1ft am Wednesday, March 14, 2007 - 11:54 AM (4036 Aufrufe)

Goa-Trance is back > MFG! > Message from GOD released

Guy Zukrel and Aharon Segal have been writing and releasing superb trance music for almost 10 years. They released 4 albums: 'The prophecy' (1996), 'New kind of world' (1997), 'Project genesis' (1998) and 'The message' (2000). Guy also released a solo album under the artist name Passenger - 'For all mankind' (1999). Since their release, the duo has played live gigs globally in U.S.A, Denmark, Ibiza, U.K, Greece, France, Sweden and Portugal. M.F.G. are first and foremost great versatile musicians who know how to manipulate their keyboards to form their unique and loved sounds and are considered o­ne of the most important psy trance groups of the 90's. Now, After 4 years of silence, Guy Zukrel and Aharon Segal are back together with their brand new 5th album - 'Message From God'. They have already performed with their new music live in Belgium, Switzerland and Denmark where they experienced a great feedback and massive fanbase. Their first track for the new album - 'Shining faces', has already been licensed by DJ John 00 Fleming for his new compilation 'White Label Republic'.

MFG! > Message from GOD



1. Save yourselves
2. For the future of man-kind
3. Shining faces
4. Positive energy
5. In search of truth
6. The world is a narrow bridge
7. Enlightment
8. Life is a strange journey
9. Shma Israel

HOMmegas erster release von 2006 ist das lang erwartete album der psytrance pioniere MFG - Message From God  Guy Zukrel (aka Passenger) & Aharon Segal haben sich wieder vereint und schicken uns auf eine wundervolle reise durch old school trance gemixt mit atmosphärischen new wave und industrial beats.
Die erste live performance von "Message From God" nach rückkehr des alt- und gut-bekannten duos in die psytrance szene war an der 5-jahres-jubiläum party von Nandan - Maharaya V - im 2005 in Oberwald (VS).


> http://www.hommega.com/artist.php?artistID=28021

> check the Shop or  Player (on the Topright side) for this Release

What is Goa Trance ?

> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goa_trance >

geschrieben von: dr1ft am Friday, February 23, 2007 - 09:57 PM (3690 Aufrufe)

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