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SubtleChaos (Jason & Vadim), Polymorphous (Asher), Alphatrance, Neurotrancemitter (Jeff), Liran/Trancemotion begin events in NYC.
Bridge parties begin in NYC
Gaian Mind in Philadelphia begins events in Philadelphia.
Sidetrakkt begins in Pittsburgh
Brainmachines email list launched
Napster in June; Soulseek; Cubase VST developed August
Tsunami New Year’s Eve Tranceathon
Guy Frenkel a Family Production presents Psychedelic Mondays
at Vain, 9 Avenue A
Tsuyoshi played there once. Mentioned in New York Times.
We are sure it ran in 1998, however, this listing is incomplete. Please help us fill out the dates that it ran, DJs, and any stories
January 15 Friday
Tsunami at Vinyl
Mark Allen, India Drop, Hugh Sharp, Sequential Tom
January 16, Saturday
Neurotrancemitter – Jeff’s First Party
First Party: Sadi, Gail, Vladimir Mu
First DJ Set: Machinelf
10 p.m. – 10 a.m. A new/old/recycled social concept Unbelievably cool people as clueless as you Neuronauts – Doctors – Physicists – Neuroscientists – Artists – Hackers – Yeah, people like us! Trance Global Underground – No bullshit attitude Leave illegal ds beHIND and broaden your MIND 336 West 37th, between 8th and 9th Avenue, 14th floor West 2500′ with views of the Hudson River Cover: Codeword at door: Neurotrancemitter If you know the code word, cover is $20.
Vendor Information: Leave a message at 212-445-0364 Emergency cell
DJs: These gatherings are not about the cult of the DJ, but about the vibe itself, so those expecting a prima donna with a box of vinyl will be disappointed. The people are most important – who you will meet, what ideas you will share. Generally, it will start out house progressing to trance. Sounds will include John the Dentist/Additive, Sasha & Digweed, Paul Oakenfold, assorted trance, progressive house, uplifting hard house and techno, all on genuine digital compact discs. Actual DJs: Jeff, Gaby, Barbara (Sasha & Digweed’s NY Manager), Tyson, Liam, Matthew Magic, assorted others). And in terms of DJs, there will be some surprises. Entrainment: Brain Wave Research by brainmachines, Cranial Electrical Stimulation, Breathwork Explorer, Ganzfeld Effect, Laser, Smoke, Lights, a- Sordid giveaways Come any time from 10 p.m. to 8 a.m., it will be happening. Bring friends from wherever you end up Saturday. We don’t have to worry about crowds or noise, so bring out the big guns and bring the posse, as long as they don’t actually have big guns or normally travel in posses. Cash bar for civilians. BYOB encouraged. Any males visibly intoxicated will be escorted from the premises. Abusive treatment of women will not be tolerated. We reserve to right to kick anybody out. Refreshments: Homozon, blue-green algae, various nootropics Lame Scale: ZERO. Expecting roughly 700 people or so, 350 at any one time. As always, shood be good. And big enough to avoid exes who may appear out of the woodwork. Like cockaroaches, as cocaine kingpin Tony Montagno would say.
Serotonin: The Neurotransmitter for the ’90s
Serotonin (5-hydroxytryptamine, 5-HT) is widely distributed in animals and plants, occurring in vertebrates, fruits, nuts, and venoms. A number of congeners of serotonin are also found in nature and have been shown to possess a variety of peripheral and central nervous system activities. Of particular interest over the years is the psychotomimetic activity displayed by several serotonin-related compounds such as N,N-dimthyl tryptamine, 5-hydroxy-N,N-dimthyltryptamine (bufotenine), and 4-phosyphoryloxy-N,N-dimthyl-tryptamine (psilocybin). Although serotonin may be obtained from a variety of dietary sources, endogenous 5-HT is synthesized in situ from tryptophan through the actions of the enzymes tryptophan hydroxylase and aromatic L-amino acid decarboxylase. Both dietary and endogenous 5-HT are rapidly metabolized and inactivated by monoamine oxidase and aldehyde dehydrogenase to the major metabolite, 5-hydroxyindoleacetic acid (5-HIAA). Of the chemical neurotransmitter substances, serotonin is perhaps the most implicated in the etiology or treatment of various disorders, particularly those of the central nervous system, including anxiety, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, schizophrenia, stroke, obesity, pain, hypertension, vascular disorders, migraine, and nausea. A major factor in our understanding of the role of 5-HT in these disorders is the recent rapid advance made in understanding the physiological role of various serotonin receptor subtypes.
Saturday January 23
Synthetic Sadhus present Namaru
A Full-On night of Psychedelic Trance with Flying Rhino Records
Organic Noise (Flying Rhino-Planet B.E.N. – Free Forn, Germany)
Also back by popular demand & performing a DAT P.A:
Slinky Wizard (Flying Rhino- UK)
Plus amazing DJ sets by:
James Monroe (Flying Rhino, UK)
Dick Trevor (Green Nuns of the Revolution, Flying Rhino – UK)
Alexi (Psytribe – Greece)
Backdrops, visuals, deco by Synthetic Sadhus (NY), Moon Walker (Bali) Satori (Paris) Severin (NY) Jamin (NY) and Risa (NY)
Also smart drinks bar, chai stand, goa flea market, psychedelic art and more
Special thanks to Tsunami and In-Trance-It
$25 Mar Ballroom 29 Union Square West
January 29 Friday
Tsunami presents Total Eclipse
For the first time in America
Total Eclipse (Blue Room UK) In a double live performance: One with their signature psychedelic trance
One with their drum & bass style chillout
DJ Serge (Blue Room – Totally Eclipsed Records)
DJ Italy (Krembo Records – Israel)
In the chillout room by Polymorhous Dj Loic (Blue Room – Totally Eclipsed Records)
DJ Stephen (Blue Room – Totally Eclipsed Records)
Backdrops & Decor by Severy, Jamin, Liza & Psychedelic Pleasures
$25 Vinyl 6 Hubert
January 30 Saturday
U.T.T.A. Chaos – Asheville NC
February 19 Friday
Tsunami – Major Trance Rendez-vous
MFG Astral Projection Tsuyoshi Suzuki
Vinyl. Info Line 212-439-8124.
Saturday February 20
Neurotrancemitter – Serotonin Selector
10 p.m. – 10 a.m. A new/old/recycled social concept Unbelievably cool people as clueless as you Neuronauts – Doctors – Physicists – Neuroscientists – Artists – Hackers – Yeah, people like us! Trance Global Underground – No bullshit attitude Leave illegal drugs beHIND and broaden your MIND 336 West 37th, between 8th and 9th Avenue, 14th floor West 2500′ with views of the Hudson River Cover: Code word at door: Serotonin Selector If you know the code word, cover is determined by rolling a six-sided dice. If you don’t, you roll a twenty-sided dice. A portion of the proceeds will go towards Lisa Spudic’s medical bills; she has been diagnosed with something like a cyst or a tumor and does not have medical insurance. She has given her all to support the trance scene, and runs the House of Trance store. Come to show your support! Vendor Information: Leave message at 212-445-0364 Emergency cell Go to get on the mailing list: /subscribe.cgi/brainmachines DJs: These gatherings are not about the cult of the DJ, but about the vibe itself, so those expecting a prima donna with a box of vinyl will be disappointed. The people are most important – who you will meet, what ideas you will share. Generally, it will start out house progressing to trance. Sounds will include John the Dentist/Additive, Sasha & Digweed, Paul Oakenfold, assorted trance, progressive house, uplifting hard house and techno, all on genuine digital compact discs. Actual DJs: Jeff, Gaby, Barbara (Sasha & Digweed’s NY Manager), Liam, Matthew Magic, assorted others). And in terms of DJs, there will be some surprises. Entrainment: Brain Wave Research by brainmachines, Cranial Electrical Stimulation, Breathwork Explorer, Ganzfeld Effect, Laser, Smoke, Lights, a- Sordid giveaways Come any time from 10 p.m. to 8 a.m., it will be happening. Bring friends from wherever you end up Saturday. We don’t have to worry about crowds or noise, so bring out the big guns and bring the posse, as long as they don’t actually have big guns or normally travel in posses. Cash bar for civilians. BYOB encouraged. Any males visibly intoxicated will be escorted from the premises. Abusive treatment of women will not be tolerated. We reserve to right to kick anybody out. Refreshments: Homozon, blue-green algae, various nootropics Lame Scale: ZERO. Expecting roughly 700 people or so, 350 at any one time. As always, shood be good. And big enough to avoid exes who may appear out of the woodwork. Like cockaroaches, as cocaine kingpin Tony Montagno would say. Serotonin: The Neurotransmitter for the ’90s Introduction Serotonin (5-hydroxytryptamine, 5-HT) is widely distributed in animals and plants, occurring in vertebrates, fruits, nuts, and venoms. A number of congeners of serotonin are also found in nature and have been shown to possess a variety of peripheral and central nervous system activities. Of particular interest over the years is the psychotomimetic activity displayed by several serotonin-related compounds such as N,N-dimthyl tryptamine, 5-hydroxy-N,N-dimthyltryptamine (bufotenine), and 4-phosyphoryloxy-N,N-dimthyl-tryptamine (psilocybin). Although serotonin may be obtained from a variety of dietary sources, endogenous 5-HT is synthesized in situ from tryptophan through the actions of the enzymes tryptophan hydroxylase and aromatic L-amino acid decarboxylase. Both dietary and endogenous 5-HT are rapidly metabolized and inactivated by monoamine oxidase and aldehyde dehydrogenase to the major metabolite, 5-hydroxyindoleacetic acid (5-HIAA). Of the chemical neurotransmitter substances, serotonin is perhaps the most implicated in the etiology or treatment of various disorders, particularly those of the central nervous system, including anxiety, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, schizophrenia, stroke, obesity, pain, hypertension, vascular disorders, migraine, and nausea. A major factor in our understanding of the role of 5-HT in these disorders is the recent rapid advance made in understanding the physiological role of various serotonin receptor subtypes.
So what happened? Overall very good vibe and people, booming sound system. In general, complete chaos. Doctors and researchers hitting up blonde Spy models. A guy tripping on acid with a video camera trying to get footage of girls in the bathroom, a barking dog, three drunk Frenchmen kicked out, as was promised in the flyer for the party, for breaking bottles, stealing booze and manhandling the loft owners wife, respectively. So many other little bits of random, random craziness. But we still won’t hire security because We Are The Mob. Haha. Lost and found: if anybody saw anybody leave with a Hobermann sphere, email me or dejongm at teoco (Mark de Jong) privately. If anybody has loft space available, let me know. So how was the music? Who did y’all like (or dislike?)
Mon, 22 Feb From: KHussman Re: (no subject) a cutish short-haired blond girl wearing blue with a nose-piercing was looking around for the guy who told her to hold the sphere at 2am. She was really trying to find him to give it back. Jeff – another nice one! The music was great, but I also liked the DJ you had at the first party he played hard techno. Karl
Mon, 22 Feb From: dejongm Serotonin Selector – Lost Items – Please help Please forward to everyone you know that’s not on the list that went to Serotonin Selector. Hey kids this is Mark from Zero-G (web buser.net/zero-g)… Just wanna say thanks for the great time at Neurotransmitters – Serotonin Selector! Everyone was great. The vibe was unbelievable!! Also… We lost some items while we were there and were wondering if anyone happened to find them. We’re looking for a Gold-colored Samsung camera and a Hoberman ball. The camera is pocket-sized and the Hoberman is the ball that expands as you pull it outward. You might have found the camera in your backpack. My friend was kinda disoriented that night. 🙂 If you’ve seen these please send an e-mail to dejongm at teoco. Thanks and hope to see you all at the next Neurotransmitter party.. Also come see us at Twilo this upcoming Friday with Sasha & Digweed. Peace, Mark
22 Feb From: cdragon Re: Neurotrancemitter Party Saturday Thanks go out to Jeff and everybody else responsible for setting up one hell of a party:) Keep it up! A very brief report for those of you who missed out: Got in around 1AM. Looking at the size of the loft, I was surprised to see the number of people to comfortably enjoy themselves! It was incredible! Plenty of room to dance, plenty of room to chill! Brainmachines were hanging down at random places from the ceiling. Music vibe in combination with them sent me sky-high! If you haven’t tried it TRY IT! DJs were awesome, spinning vinyl and reacting to every vibe in the house! Danced non-stop energy levels refused to be depleted! Left a bit after 8AM. Although some people left, it didn’t seem that party was dying out! People were still raving at large! A special thanks goes out to Mark De Jong! Mark you are incredible! Managed to extend my trip for almost an hour and sent me so high I was barely aware of anything aside from the interweaving sea of sounds and emotions! Mark, keep it going! You are the best! And yet again I thank everyone that made this party possible:) CD
Thu, 25 Feb From: dejongm Lost items Hey people. 🙂 Just want to say that the lost camera has been found.. Jen.. Thanks for holding on to it! As for the hoberman… Still missing. If anyone knows the identity of the cutish blonde girl wearing blue at the party last Saturday… Please let me know.. The ball is customized and has hours and hours of creative work behind it. It is an essential part of my show.. Thanks in advance… Mark Ps. – The photos from Serotonin Selector should be up by Monday night at web buser.net/zero-g. I’ll write a final message when they’re ready.
February 23 Tuesday
Cannibal Rendezvous Mike Bindra’s shindig tonight. I will be there!
February 27 Saturday
Synthetic Sahus present Naga (Naked) a night with Spirit Zone Records
First DJ Set: Severyn
featuring Electric Universe (Live) Space Zone (Live)
Also a unique Live performance from SPACE TRIBE (Spirit Zone – Australia)
Plus, DJ SETS by ANTAR0 (Spirit Zone – Voov experience- Germany)
SANGEET (Spot Zone – Voov Experience – Germany)
SEVERYN (Synthetic Sadhus – Neuydrk)
Special Guest: JESSY (trancemutatiOhs – Paris) .
Backdrops, visuals, deco & Artwork BY : SYNTHETIC SADHUS (NY), MOONWALKER (BALI), SEVERYN (NY), JAMIN (NY) and RISA (NY)
PSYCHEDELIC and CYBERNETIC ART. Massage and more!
STAY TUNED WITH IN-TRANCE-IT FORA VERY SPECIAL EVENT 212 462 3241 Also, CHECK TSUNAMI, Parties At VINYL 212 439 8124
Flyer By GILLES & SEVERYN..
SYNTHETIC SADHUS COMING BACK IN APRIL FOR A LEGENDARY SURPRISE
March 5 Friday
Nick Taylor & Andrew Till
TONIGHT Friday Meet the first hacker John Draper AKA Cap’n Crunch tonight – my guest – at the big Australian trance party tonight at Vinyl. He’s really into trance. He’s on his way to Goa, India. discovery/area/technology/hackers/crunch.html From down under will be Nick Taylor and Andrew Till. Mention brainmachines at the door, and include your email address and you’ll get reduced admission. The door will have a list of every email from the brainmachines list. You’ll also be able to do the brainmachines for free. Questions? 11pm – 745am. Vinyl is right next to Wetlands 6 Hubert Street off Hudson 3 blocks below Canal
March 13 Saturday
Gaian Mind – Highway to Hyperspace – Philadelphia
First Party: Chris C.
Poly – Spun Records, Amsterdam
India Drop – Purple Oz, NYC
Hitari – Gaian Mind
Kala Nag – Gaian Mind
Upstairs/Chill Out Retron House of Trance NYC
Ritter Gluck Psychoburbia, DC
Slipping into Sublimnity – Philadelphia
Frigid Air – Anodyne Soundsystem
Decor & Atmosphere by Gaian Mind Jamin NYC Sand Phila Fluoroware by Avatar Designs
Swedish Massage by K.O., Massage
Brain Wave Research by www,brainmachines.com
Smart Drinks Bar Doors 9pm-? #16.00 ($14 w/flyer) 18 to enter
Gaian Mind 24 Hour Infoline 215-238-1053 Namaste!
Anybody going? I am. Anybody driving…From: dejongm Jeff. The DC / Philly crew from ZG will probably be there. I know I’ll be in town that weekend. Just a matter of when I’m heading back to Washington. Are you going to be in NYC this weekend or are you heading down to FL? Are there any parties in NYC on Friday or Saturday? Talk soon… Late, Mark –
March 11 Thursday
From: “thew” thew at xx.x greetings and hallucinations – hi Im Matthew of the NEURONAUTIC INSTITUTE I already love this list and haven’t even gotten a message from it yet Ive been involved with brainmachines since before the first MEGABRAIN book came out and was very involved particularly through the 80’s with Michael Hutchinson and that crowd (via charlie rush (inventor of the TRANQUILITE)) Tim Leary R A Wilson etcetcetc I also do a psychedelic performance with computer and video at clubs raves parties trance events other events etc the last big gig I did was in portland OR with wavey gravey and some pranksters and the phurst church of phun before that the boom! festival in Portugal big fun it was too a week from Friday hallucinogen is performing at vinyl wow I just wanted to say hi guys I rambled peaceout m ….. BLUR thew ….. home.earthlink.net/thew
i forgot to mention I was back in goa this season it rocked hard anyone else make it this year? cap’n crunch was in the house last Saturday and he was on his way to Goa Gil’s, and speaking before the hotel industry RE: Trance
March 15 Monday
…there is a trance night on Mondays now at Club 205. Has anybody been, is it worth checking out? This next Friday Hallucinogen will be at Vinyl and Tsuyoshi Suzuki will be at Twilo. Decisions decisions.
Hallucinogen is performing at vinyl and the same night tsuyoshi suzuki at twilo…. hmmm
March 19 Friday
Tsunami Celestial Trance for Sublime People
On their way back from the winter music conference we have the rare opportunity to present two of the world’s absolute top live acts at one event
Hallucinogen (Twisted UK)
Quirk (Matsuri U, Quirk Consists of Mark Allen and Tim Healey)
Dutch (Space Children Music SF Area 511)
Backdrops and Decorations Jamin Mike Matel, Liza & Psychedelic Pleasures
March 22 Monday
Party at 205 Club Goa Trance on Mondays Stanton and Chrystie, NYC. No Cover.
From: “thew” thew at xx.x Re: Digest Number 21 I’m sure its the same crowd more or less is vain still running? I have to start performing again the trance world is forgetting me….. if you accept the concept of a state at all, then taxes don’t bother me much….. BLUR thew ….. home.earthlink.net/thew /subscribe/Psychedelia From: DrBaxkus at all Re: Digest Number 21 Fri, Mar 19, , 10:54 AM From: DrBaxkus at aol In a message dated 99-03-19 03:59:45, you write: same people as the party at vain? Different DJ/Promoters, more or less same crowd, but with Cabaret license. The state can not only restrict, but also tax our right to dance?!”
the 205 club was just a chaotic blip there in 99 – i approached it like a punk trance attack – some bar actually let me and a bunch of us take over its space for a few weeks every monday – yeehaw!!! – Todd
March 27 Saturday
Neurotrancemitter presents Dopamine Detergent
Pierre Garroudi showroom in West Chelsea. 4000′, runway, glass, 25′ ceilings. Reduced suggested donation of $7 if you give your email on this list at the door, and you are registered at /subscribe.cgi/brainmachines (if you got this message, unforwarded, you’re on… if someone forwarded this to you, subscribe. This will be a Neurotrancemitter to remember. A release form will be involved) Neurotrancemitters are designed to be faster, smarter, harder, higher, trippier The next event – Code name Dopamine Detergent – will be at a NEW SPACE – the beautiful Pierre Garroudi Showroom on 530 West 25th between 9th and 10th in the arts district in West Chelsea on Saturday, March 27, 10PM-9AM. Youll have to sign a WAIVER at the door. Neurologic Psychedelic Loft party – Come celebrate GOD Saturday March 27th 10 p.m. – 8 a.m. (The Saturday after Sasha & Digweed at Twilo Friday night) Code word to get in: Dopamine Detergent Suggested Donation: $10 Save money by going to the web site to buy tickets for $7 in advance with any major credit card through a secure connection to CCNOW – the tickets wil be held for you at the Door Reduced suggested donation of $7 if you give your email at the door, and you are registered at /subscribe.cgi/brainmachines A new/old/recycled social concept Unbelievably cool people as clueless as you Neuronauts – Artists – Hackers – Doctors – Models – Freaks Yeah, people like us! Trance Global Underground No bullshit attitude Leave illegal ds beHIND and broaden your MIND This party is NOT about being fuzzy and fu*ked uif you are, we don’t want you, we will make you become the next Burning Man Vendor Information: Leave a message at 212-445-0364 Emergency cell DJs: These gatherings are not about the cult of the DJ, but about the vibe itself, so those expecting a prima donna with a box of vinyl will be disappointed. The people are most important – who you will meet, what ideas you will share. To the DJs who show up – DO NOT VULTURE around the turntables. Generally, it will start out house progressing to trance. Sounds will include John the Dentist/Additive, Sasha & Digweed, Paul Oakenfold, assorted trance, progressive house, uplifting hard house and techno, all on genuine digital compact discs. Actual DJs:, Karl H, Tyson, Barbara, Matthew Magic, assorted others). And in terms of DJs, there will be some surprises. Entrainment: Brain Wave Research by brainmachines, Cranial Electrical Stimulation, Breathwork Explorer, Ganzfeld Effect, Laser, Smoke, Lights, a- Sordid giveaways Come any time before 8 a.m., it will be happening. Bring friends from wherever you end up Saturday. We don’t have to worry about crowds or noise, so bring out the big guns and bring the posse, as long as they don’t actually have big guns or normally travel in posses. BYOBencouraged. Cash bar for civilians. BYOBencouraged. Any males visibly intoxicated will be escorted from the premises. Any video cameras in the bathrooms will be confiscated. Abusive treatment of women will not be tolerated. We reserve to right to kick anybody out, and we have, and its a lot of fun to get violent with stupid people, every once in a while. Refreshments: Homozon, various nootropics Lame Scale: ZERO. Expecting roughly 700 people or so, 350 at any one time. Shood be good. And big enough to avoid exes who may appear out of the woodwork. Like cockaroaches, as cocaine kingpin Tony Montagno would say.
when I first started doing parties back in ’98 we got absolutely killed by some illegal tenants in a warehouse in west Chelsea. Fat old ugly women who illegally lived upstairs called the NYPD nonstop until the cops came. It sucks, but I want y’all to know that not all squatters are lame fat asses.
there is open land still unused in the city… free parties will return… when I first started doing parties back in ’98 we got absolutely killed by some illegal tenants in a warehouse in west Chelsea. Fat old ugly women who illegally lived upstairs called the NYPD nonstop until the cops came. It sucks, but I want ya’ll to know that not all squatters are lame fat asses.
Chrisbo, Mindfield and John Ford in Philadelphia
Wed, 31 Mar Thank you List members, Thank you. We were on to something unprecedented – the building of a psychedelic community. And we won’t stop here. Ironically it was illegal squatters upstairs who had the Precinct Lieutenant’s home phone and made it all un-happen at 2am. This, following a 4am raid on Tunnell and Twilo the night before. Extra police are the price we pay for Safir streets. The next event will be incredibly discounted for list members. Coming up will be a weekly trance party 4am-3pm Fridays at the Sound Factory. You’re already on the list. More to come. -JW
April 2 Friday
Tsunami at Vinyl
Doof (TIP) Live, Mindfield (Phantasm) Live, Guido
April 14 & 28, May 12 & 26, June 9 & 23 (all Wednesdays)
Eye of God Records and Tranceart, London
DJ Dudi Asher Xfactor Alex May
The Wetlands 161 Hudson St. 212-260-4707 tranceart at yahoo
April 15 Thursday
New York Nites at Cheetah
Neurotrancemitter (Brainmachines), El Cid, Accent Magazine, Reuben Rubin, DeMask, NY Link, Pierre Garroudi, Dominatrics, Special K Dancers (Dope and Wet) Total Eclypse, Doron Pergamentm Gabriel & Michael, Liam Kennedy
April 16 Friday
Tsunami – Celestial Trance for Subliminal People
First DJ Set: Joa
First DJ Set in NYC: Kri
First Chillout Gig: Asher/Polymorphous
The Worlds Number One Trance Act from Hamburg Germany X-Dream (Blue Room UK) Matthew Magic India Drop (Purple Oz) Sequential Tom (Polymorphous) DJ Joa (Polymorphous) Kri U.T.T.A. Chaos NYC Chillout Room provided by Polymorphous
Backdrops and Decorations HJamin, Mike Matel, Liza & Psychedelic Pleasures at Vinyl
Where’s the TRANCE this weekend? Friday at Tsunami. I was going – grand guignol going – to get to that, Ash. For reduced admission, you MUST email first names and last initial by 9 P.M. Friday to get on the reduced BRAINMACHINES list – $20. It will start at 11pm at Vinyl, on Hudson and Hubert, next to Wetlands. In a message dated 4/14/99 PM, ash at bway.net writes: I can’t relish house/techno a bitta ambient/voov is fine but I need the REAL TRANCE TRANCE.
April 16 Friday
Deep Dish at Twilo
April 17 Saturday
Synthetic Sadhus – Sacred
Slide(Transient-UK), Cosmosis(Transient-UK), Human Blue(Transient-Sweden)DJsJean Borelli(Sheyba-Elysium-Transient-Denmark), Pied Piper(Transient-UK), India Drop(Purple Oz) This event may or may not have happened, as the lineup reappeared a month later
April 21 Wednesday
Matt E. Silver – Underworld at Hammerstein Ballroom
April 23 Friday
The Merry Band of Hyperdimensional self tranceforming machine elves collectively known as Neurotrancemitter They will Tune you in Turn you On and spit you OUT Push your Limit Hack your Brain Feed your Head and Jack you In You will learn to Play HARD, Play SMART, or Play DEAD at the Spiraling Evolving Frenetic revolving Synthetic Synaesthetic Memetic Aerobic Diuretic Neurotrancemitter Experiment V at Sound Fractory Fridays in New York High NRG Trance shamanics Matrix Teledildonics hooked on neuronics soon to be full of viagra bionics
Friday April 23rd and EVERY FRIDAY after that: Sound Fractory Fridays, with Trance from 4am to 3pm. GOA ALL DAY. We’re out to make the words “Dance til Dawn” a quaint anachronism. So come vote with your feet. If you get there earlier it will be drum n’bass and techno. 618 West 46th between 11th and 12th Avenues in Manhattan Those in outlandish garb – or on the brainmachines list – will walk in immediately – no line. Guestlist starts at 11 p.m. and will be open until 8 a.m. Subscribe to the brainmachines NYC Sound Fractory Fridays email list to register to be on the list every week. Give your email at the door. Wake up early Saturday morning for a workout! Aerobics classes come in reduced at $5 each for small groups, $3 groups over 30. Must be in by 8:00 a.m. Must be an actual aerobics group (consider this a pre-Crunch party). Email Security will be airtight. Every effort will be made t ensure a wholesome, happy, and trippy environment for your aesthetic experiencing pleasure. Attractions include aerobics classes, Ozone, and pure Trance NRG. BYOB: Bring Your Own Brain. BOM SHANKAR!
April 24 Saturday
From: “Tetsuo / 3rd Earth” tetsuo2 Re: SFF yea the afterparty was very nice, and everyone was in a good mood, but it DID take a bit long to get set up. Last night Sound Factory closed like a bunch of idiots at 9am – some bonehead bald DJ hogged the turntables until 7:30 then only an hour and a half of Trance, so the Israelis went and rented a generator and started a party on blankety blank and blank street & Amsterdam and had an underground trance party until late afternoon.
Terence McKenna is coming to New York in May.
April 22 Thursday
Last night I got JACKED… and this morning I got everything back
A girl I had met at Twilo caImed me late-night. She wanted to see if I was home, could she stop by with a couple of friends. They gave me bumps of K til I passed out – and when I woke up an hour later they and my video cam and computer were gone. I checked my caller ID and called the cell phone that the girl had called from. The voice on the other end, after an hour of circling each other, said he was the leader of BTS, an infamous gang. After hours of negotiation they realized I wasn’t a scumbag like the girl said I was, so they made her give it all back. I took a train to Islip where we met in a parking lot and she very angrily threw all my stuff back.
I ended up hanging with her friends, one of them, the apparent “BTS boss” was named “CK,” for his favorite drugs. I threw in a brainmachine.
If that is not a lesson in choosing your crowd wisely, I don’t know what is. There is such a difference between intelligence and judgment. Some of us really ride that wave.
April 25 Sunday
From: “thew” thew at xx.x Re: Goa From: AphexMike at aolRe: Goa Sun, Apr 25, , 12:58 PM From: AphexMike at aol Hello, I guess that just only one on this list has been to Goa (the geographic place) and his name is Mattew, who’s email is thew at neuronatic. I didn’t want to ask my questions on 604 for certain reasons, but still, I always wanted to go to Goa, but there are a lot of unanswered questions like what is this place really like, the place itself is beautiful or what people is this place really for….. people who don’t need a luxury hotel room, have a sense of humor and adventure and enjoyment of psychedelics couldn’t hurt Do trips there change your present life in any way? Or it’s up to a person to realize some things, and one does not really have to go anywhere to be able to do mind work? while the latter is certainly true, for me personally I find im able to work harder on myself and see myself more clearly in a place like goa or on the road, in general, I also heard that Goa is not like it was several years ago, that there are big problems with police and local people. Is it true or people who say that simply didn’t find the right place with the right people in Goa? Anyway, I wanted to start this discussion and see what happens next. no place is the same as it was a few years ago – so what? the last season there were many many many parties ( new police force wanted the baksheesh) and the locals love the scene – it brings in money by the bucketfull bom, mike Neuronautic Institute: home.earthlink.net/thew the meek shall inherit the earth – the rest of us are going to space
April 26 Monday
Re: Goa In a message dated 4/25/99PM, thew at neuronautic writes: the last season there were many many many parties ( new police force wanted the baksheesh) Cap’n Crunch – the 1st phone phreak – went there recently after a stop off in NYC to speak about the trance industry in Goa to a bunch of hotel exec$
April 27 Tuesday
The Littleton Tragedy I wore a navy trenchcoat in high school, was fascinated by the Nazis (but was not one), have a web site, was weird and smart and hated jocks and the popular kids and like the band KMFDM and the video game Doom. And I didn’t kill anybody. IMHO these are symptoms. Attacking symptoms misses the cure, which is love, love, love. And a good butt-kicking every once in a while by an authority figure. If the school would have cracked down on me I would have rebelled even more and reached a breaking point earlier than I did at college. Holden Caufield today woulda had a field day, today. I guess alienation is endemic to any high school kid who chooses – or tries to be – different.
April 27 Tuesday
email to Terence McKenna Hello Terence, When you come speak in Manhattan May 6, as a token of our appreciation for the exploration you have undertaken we’d like to present to you a customized Muse Sharp light glass unit with the TruWhite LED glasses, a recent development, a $269 value. The technology has advanced recently, what with Moore’s Law and the accelerating market for mind tools. We’re not looking for an endorsement, this is just a compact and effective communications device we think you’d find pretty useful, in a visually geometric sort of way. We’ll be attending the Lighthouse on May 6. If you see somebody with light glasses after the talk, that’s me, with the device. I just wanted to assure you that I’m not some Sharper Image gadget freak – or some antiextropian eschaphobe from a bad Star Trek episode. We in New York have been experimenting with TruWhite LED light glasses and have found them to be an interesting novel tool in our explorations. Used with binaural beat sounds, they are excellent training wheels that remove any distractions whilst inner exploring. It’s been great fun, and the elves don’t seem to mind, in fact, they begin wearing hyperdimensional versions of light glasses that truly boggle the mind. Of course, later sessions take place in the Rambles in Central Park, but that’s another story. Our site is at We have created entire “Neurotrancemitter” Trance music events surrounding the elves. In a way, we’re really just fronting for them. I left Bloomberg Financial News recently to pursue this endeavor and was inspired by your example. Let me know if you would like me to show you how to best use these devices, for I have a lot of practice. There is also a wonderful Israeli psychedelic trance party the next evening if you’re in town, right next to where you spoke before at the Wetlands. Bom!
April 29 Thursday
From: “zev – zgraphics” zev Why are Israeli’s always associated with trance? -Brainmachiners… I lived in Israel from 1994 till about 6 months ago and let me tell you the greatest trance parties I have ever been to in my life have been there – 2 days at a time at a deserted beach… Anyway from what I understand the reason that they are involved with trance a lot is because a lot of them are drafted into the army at 18, when they are barely adults and after being in the army till 21 they are stressed and cracked out. The number one destination after that is Goa, India. There is a whole community of them there. After they come back to Israel (some don’t) they try to re-create the scene out there and do a damn good job. When you experience trance Israel style there’s a lot more to it than just going to a party here and there, there is the whole culture, they wear different clothes and hang out in different places and drop the best shit in town… Anyway, for people that use chemical enhancers (!) of any sort the trance movement is definitely the way to go there (as opposed to here where there is the e-dropping Twilo – tunnel crowd etc.) So most Israelis that use CE are trancers and there’s your answer.
Wow – that twilo/tunnel comment definitely got the list talkin’! Just to clarify my earlier remarks… Compare 2 day rave/bonding experience to a six to twelve-hour intense party and you can better understand what I meant. Come to Twilo on a Friday night chances are you’ll probably see me there along with everyone else dancing and having a good time. However, in contrast to your typical Israeli trance, it doesn’t come close. Not necessarily do I want that either. In Israel I didn’t have to work and had no responsibilities whereas here I have a business to run and bills to pay. I am completely comfortable with this and I appreciate EVERYTHING everyone that is involved with these parties do. In fact, I had hands-on experience with a Goa Trance party that my associates made at Twilo a few month’s ago, and even after months of hard work and lots of money it flopped. The e-droppers at Twilo/tunnel make a nice party, and I enjoy them and regularly attend them as well, but a nice 24, even 12 hour trance party will always be appreciated here. Have a nice weekend to all.. Zev
April 30 Friday
May 6 Thursday
Terence McKenna speaks at Lighthouse for the Blind at Park & 61st.
The Lighthouse 111 E. 59th between Park and Lex sponsored by the Open Center 212.219.2527 (for reservations) price: $15 begins at 7:30pm, but at the Open Center they advise to get there at about 7pm.
This FRIDAY and SATURDAY OK intrepid Neuronauts here are the details for two count’em two sure-fire can’t miss events this weekend… BTW It’s all on web tranceam.org/html/events.html Oh, Terence was fucking brilliant, and funny too Buckle up yer seat belts.
May 7th Friday
Tsunami – Blue Room at Vinyl
Montauk P./Saafi Bros./Joti Sidhu/Saafi brothers
Trance Party Blue Room at the group led by John Emmanuel Gartmann that brought Trance to New York at Vinyl on Hudson and Hubert, around the corner from Wetlands.
On Hudson and Hubert, around the corner from Wetlands.
This was written by the moderator of the old Dewline Psytrance list, Mark at Indole.net, and the famous & elusive Milton Durr:
I arrived around midnight. There was a line. They were checking IDs. One of the security guys, who sounds like a gay Tone Loc, was handing out flyers. He was saying they were for a dance contest. They weren’t. He was just saying that so people took the flyers. They announced Vinyl’s anti-d policy. They had seven extra security persons working that night. I was thoroughly searched for something that has never happened to me there. I told the guy searching me, “Those are Altoids.” The guy next to him goes, “You better look through them to make sure.” “Here, try one, they’re mint.” “I know what they are.” “Then why are you searching through them??” So while this guy is groping my pockets, I tell him “You know I work for Tsunami.” “No, I don’t that.” “Well, you know now.” John-Emanuel went on about the whole Giuliani thing. He told me this story he heard fourth-hand that a cop said this girl was raped outside of an E inside the club. By the time I left, I was hearing that she was 12. If I had stayed later, I’m sure Bigfoot would have been involved somehow. The anti-drug flyers were up everywhere. They practically wallpapered the bathroom. There were these kooky “Tips for Teens” anti-drug brochures that John picked up from the Mayor’s office on the table Ofer usually uses to sell cd’s (Ofer wasn’t there, he’s was in Israel). I picked up the one “About Hallucinogens” no mention of Simon Posford. I failed to ask John if there were axes mounted over the Mayor’s door. There was a large crowd inside, but it didn’t keep several people from asking me, “Where is everybody??” It not that there weren’t people there, but they didn’t seem like the usual crowd. Most noticeably absent were the Israelis. Joanne said “It seems like there are less lights.” The lighting was the same, except the UV fell upon a black hole of ordinary clothing. In my Indian plaid shirt, I seemed like one of the most goa people there, and I’ve never looked more goa than anyone before, ever. The music was good, but there was no vibe. Montauk P./Saafi Bros. played a very live set. There was guitar, a MIDI drum pad, an SV series DAT machine, another DAT player, an Ensoniq DP-4, this TC Electronics box, a Power Mac, an Akai sampler, a Mackie 24*8, three Nord keyboards, and a bunch of other stuff I couldn’t see or can’t remember. For some inexplicable reason, they also had a massive sprawl of various cassette tapes. The drummer actually played the hi-hats, snare, and principal percussion to the tracks.
Regarding Saturday night From miltondurr at hotmail: I left at about 5:15. Who were the guys playing at about 2:30? Were they the Saafi Brothers? When did Montauk P play? I really wasn’t sure while I was there who was who. I was expecting there to be a difference in the style of the music but it never really changed much. Fun party nonetheless… Me too. It was crazy huh. I’m not sure who anyone was, I spent the night getting the remainder of my date rape incident’s stolen stuff out on Long Island. I got back at 2:30 to find the place mauled. Alcohol doesn’t make for a good vibe, IMHO.
A Saafi Brother responds in 2020 –
so sorry for your experience and i have to admit that ours had been similar and now after having read this i kinda understand more why our own experiences in San Francisco and NY had been so different from each other with just a few days in between.
Our trip to the US incl. to the Tsunami party in NY was pretty crazy. We arrived from San Francisco where we played at party with a fantastic crowd where all were dancing in one great unfied energetic flow, lots of friends of the Blue Room Americas crew and SF trance scene.
The atmosphere in NY was totally different from and tension in the air. John-Emmanuel gave us a real nice welcome and we would meet us at club Vinyl later. At the club he said that Giulliani was doing witch-hunt and tries to close down more clubs and parties – he had been pretty paranoic about all the rumours that had been around.
We opened with Saafi Brothers and what i could spot looking from the stage was that the crowd obviously had been consisting of groups of people rather than being one.
In San Francisco it had been oneness, here it had been diverse and not really unified with a rather curious than euphoric attitude, and just as you noticed to be of the few that looked more like ravers than coincidental visitors…i couldn’t understand this phaenomenon and just noticed the huge difference between those two cities, people, vibes, side-by side within a few days..
At some point John-Emmanuel asked us to play our second set with Montauk P sometime late in the morning and so we had a little break in our hotel.
When we arrived back at Vinyl in the morning we could spot police cars cruising around the club and John-Emmanuel was too nervous about keeping on with the party so he asked us not to play our second set in order to get away from the rising problem in front of the club.
We were absolutely not happy with that but understood and accepted it…1999 NY Giulliani vibes kicked into the underground music culture and created his vibe of zero tolerance, in that sense we were all victimized by those dodgy “circumstances”.
ps: the explicite reason why you saw that “massive sprawl of audio cassettes tapes” is that I used to play them through effect units as an analog sample player device (on top of a digital one) and the tapes could be dubbed and scratched back and forth on the spot latency free…that’s why you saw all those tapes
In this respect our experiences coincide and complement each other in a wondrous way with your personal perception of just that night in New York City ☮
May 8 Saturday
Neurotrancemitter/33° Degrees Loft Party
…at a huge 5000′ loft space. Expecting 400 people a most. Thrown by myself and John Finch of 33° Degrees clothing design infame. Music will include California breakbeat and what has been described to me by Ben as “Dreamy House.” No walk-in DJs. No trance this time, good for you pEople. Very fashionny art faggy chichi well dressed double cheek kissing crowd. So leave your freaking baggy pants home (sorry). This party is for brainmachines list members only plus one guest each, and complete information will be emailed to you Friday at 3 PM. It would be later but my understanding is that some of you work. I would tell you the address now but then some of you would forward it ad nausea to everyone you know. I’ll just tell you that it’s a new space in the west 30s and rents for $10K a month. Most of the old familiar Neurotrancemitter trappings and spatial effects will be present. It starts at 10PM. If you plan on staying out past 4am you should make plans as the party will close then. h, and while you destroy the place be sure to mention that you left your ress pass at home.
And Saturday, Sorry the fuzz busted Dopamine Detergent – 2 illegal squatters upstairs called the NYPD repeatedly. Fuck criminals!!! That was a victim crime they did. Who threw up on the runway!?! Was anybody peaking when they were run out into the street? Was anybody not? I was amazed at all the Columbia, Brown, Coopers people who showed, and very few NYUers. To thank you for the $10 you blew that night, I would like to invite you to a loft space Saturday, free party, Saturday 10pm – 4am, guaranteed safe and secure, a 5000′ space that rents for $10K/month, 545 West 34th Street Studio 6B between 10th and 11th. Your email is your password, and you can bring one friend. If you want to bring more than one friend they have to register on the Neurotrancemitter list below. To register on the Neurotrancemitter/brainmachines list go to or straight to /subscribe.cgi/brainmachines You’ll get 1-3 emails a day from this list. Try to keep your responses brief and to the point, i.e. where can we score a good party. Expecting 400 people at most. Thrown by myself and John Finch of 33* Degrees clothing design infame. Music will include California breakbeat and what has been described to me by Ben as “Dreamy House.” No walk-in DJs. No trance this time, good for you pEople. Very fashionny art faggy chichi well dressed double cheek kissing crowd. So leave your freaking baggy pants home (sorry). Most of the old familiar Neurotrancemitter trappings and spatial effects will be present. It starts at 10PM. If you plan on staying out past 4am you should make plans as the party will close then. Suggested d: E, but take just ONE Zoloft Paxil or Prozac when you et home to preserve your dendrites. Oh, and while you e-stroy the place be sure to mention that you left your press pass at home.
May 8 Saturday
Spectra First Event in Boston
First DJ Set: Kalyx
May 15 Saturday
Goa Gil in Philadelphia
First Party: Neil F, Doug D
If anybody has a car and is driving to Philly Saturday for the world-famous Goa Gil, let me know. Otherwise, Synthetic Sadhus will be at the Marc Ballroom at Union Square on Saturday.
thew at neuronautic writes: the synthetic sadhu party will probably be better gil tends to play one good set every three is a bit indulgent and does ego related DJ tricks like stopping the music for applause several times
Before Synthetic, party downstairs at 147 West 15th, Eric Anthony and Cynthia’s party, housey, Euro, but not Trashy, in the 147 restaurant’s basement. DJs, dancing, very cool SoHo modelly crowd, gay-friendly too. Walk through the restaurant and go down the stairs in the back. Dressy, funky. Then later we’re off to Synthetic Sadhus a couple of blocks away in Union Square (Marc Ballroom $25). Check brainmachines for details.
May 15 Saturday
Synthetic Sadhus – Transient
First DJ Set: Moonwalker
For Their First New York Appearance, A Blowing Live Act From Cosmosis (Transient – Uk)
Also For His First Time In New York. A Live Performance From
Slide (Transient – Uk)
Also, Dj Sets By
Jez From Laughing Buddha (Transient • Uk)
India Drop (Purple Oz)
Moonwalker (History Of Future)
Backdrops. Vis Fluoro Deco By Synthetic Sadhus • Kris, Jamin
Chai Stand By Deepak -Massage Area
Tickets 23 $ In Advance, 25 $/ Door House Of Trance Synthetic Sadhus Liquid Sky
611 215 413 9100
Party’S Location Marc Ballroom 29 Union Between 15th & 16th
Manhattan. New York
May 21 Friday
Deedrah, Darshan, India Drop, Matthew Magic Vinyl
May 18 Tuesday
Wonderful Art I normally don’t do this – but there is an amazing site with work by an ex-NYU Dr. named Alex Grey that is truly breathtaking. It can be located at web alexgrey/gallery.html. I strongly recommend checking this site out, at your leisure.
May 30 Sunday
Synthetic Sadhus at Sound Factory
DJ JORG (Shiva Space Technology)
DJ MOONWALKER (Synthetic Sadhus)
DJ PSYCHOCLOUD (W.P.T.) 11PM
– ??? 18+ Proper ID Required H.O.F. 24-hr INfo line (212) 982-7859 Synthetic Sadhus (212) 774-7728 Sound Factory 618 West 46th Street, between 11th & 12th (From NYC: make your way over to the West Side Highway, go to W46th St, head East 1/2 block)
Napster launched – Music Industry will be mostly destroyed
June 4 Friday
Tsunami – The Legendary Tip Party
Growling Mad Scientists (Tip Records, UK) Live, Synchro (Tip Records, UK) Live, Dj Dimitry (Tip Records, UK), Banzi (Tip Records, UK), Matthew Magic ( NYC),
Chillout Room By Polymorphous Backdrops & Decorations: Brahma (UK) & Tip (UK) We Also Welcome The Founder Of Tip Records, Raja Ram $25 Or $20 With This Eflyer * 18+ Must Bring Photo Id * 11pm – 7am Vinyl 6 Hubert Street, NY, NY (Off Hudson St. 3 Blocks Below Canal) Tsunami Celestial Trance For Sublime People
June 4 Friday
e mot i on – Dots, Blackkat, Chrome, Zemi
June 5 Saturday
From: alyosha -NYC- alekseydanilov Kent Ave & N. 5th St., Brooklyn there is going to be an outdoor afterparty (after or before the end of Tsunami/TIP) for anyone who wants to come across the river to Greenpoint, Brooklyn. It’s organized by me and Mike has been tested twice last week for sound tolerance – successfully, it’s a deserted pier, that is a bit tricky to find, We have a pretty good sound system, and it may get even better by Friday So I hope to see you all out there, speak to me or Mike at the Tsunami party for any details (I’ll be easy to find – black t-shirt with big orange “604” on the back 🙂 Subway stop: closest one is “L” train “Bedford Ave” which is on the map located at the intersection of Bedford Ave and North 6th Str, from there it is about a 10-minute walk to the party. Aleks PS. bring some water and fruits may be, I don’t think there are any shops around that place. If the map doesn’t go through – see me at the party, I have them printed out – with directions 🙂
Jamin & Malcolm – The Muse, Nantucket, MA
First DJ Set: Jamin and Steve-O
From: cystonic cystonic at mindspring Jamin and Malcolm presents… every Thursday at the Muse (Surfside Rd) starting June 17th the NYC DJ Series Featuring NYC and International DJs Acts TBA week prior to event… Some of last years talents include: DJ Micheal Dog (Planet Dog Records, UK) DJ John the Builder (UK) DJ Lucas DJ Liam Kennedy (NYC) and of course all our local DJs
AFTER HRS PARTIES on the beaches of Nantucket, throughout the summer done minimally under the stars (free of course) INFO: dr strange, drstrange at mindspring cystonic, cystonic at mindspring
June 18 Friday
Gaian Mind Beach Party
First DJ Set: William Janzer
Trance this summer – Word on the street is that Allen of Gaian Mind is doing a beach party. I’ll be at Vinyl tomorrow night. Hope I see some of you there!!
The cops eventually found it. “Smells like ecstasy”
Cop shines a light on John Schenk wearing his polyester suit, “Who the fuck are you, their lawyer?
“Funny thing was the sound kept traveling across the water hitting bouncing off the dunes. So each town was blaming the other for hours. We pissed off multiple towns that night. We regrouped to watch the sunrise with Lucy the Elephant in Margate. I drove Allen back and unfortunately all I had was some crappy homemade psy in my tape deck that Ron Whitman and I had put together with our synth collection. I just put it on loop for him.”
I think this is one of the tracks. I can’t find the one with the star trek sample. If the track sounds crappy, it’s because I’m pretty sure we sequenced it on an Atari ST and I had no concept of musical structure at the time:
June 18 Friday
TSUNAMI – CYDONIA
11PM – 7AM DINO PSARAS (Atomic Records) Back by popular demand!! CYDONIA (Blue Room, UK) Live!! For The First Time in America STEVE RONAN (Atomic Records) DJ JOA (Polymorphous) Chillout Room by POLYMORPHOUS Backdrops & Decorations: Cesar & Augustine $25 or $20 with a print-out of this eflyer * 18+ Must Bring Photo ID * TSUNAMI 24 HR INFO LINE: 212.439.8124 Polymorphous 718.390.7232 Synthetic Sadhus 212.774.7728 In-Trance-It 212.462.3241 Pure Children 212.352.4340 VINYL 6 Hubert Street, NY, NY (Off Hudson St. 3 blocks below Canal)
June 24 Thursday
Jamin & Malcolm – The Muse, Nantucket, MA
The NYC DJ SERIES 99 featuring NYC and international DJs from Amsterdam DJ LUCAS (Blue Room released) Wayne Keenan July 1st back by demand MICHAEL DOG (planet dog records) DJ Randy (Boston) coming soon: Sandra Collins Jody (way out west) Tsuyoshi Suzuki (T.B.C) from: Seb G drgstoned at yahoo
AFTER HRS PARTIES on the beaches of Nantucket, throughout the summer done minimally under the stars (free of course) INFO: dr strange, drstrange at mindspring cystonic, cystonic at mindspring
June 25 Friday
Bridge Party SubtleChaos
GWBridge free trance party This is the read deal, maties. I will not be in town but you should goa to this, it’s pretty authentic. It’s West not EAST. You could get yourself killed otherwise swimming the Spuyten Dyvel looking for the party. This is the read deal, maties. I will not be in town but you should goa to this, it’s pretty authentic. dude, ‘east’ on 181st street? shouldn’t that be ‘west’? -cliff Correct.
June 26 Saturday
Synthetic Sadhus presents Brahmas
A full-On Night of Psychedelic Trance with Dragonfly
Organiz Noise (Flying Rhino – TIP – Germany)
DJ Purple (Dragonfly – UK)
Ofer (Oforia – Dragonfly – Israel)
Planet B.E.N. (Flying Rhino – TIP – Germany)
Moonwalker (Synthetic Sadhus)
Fluoro Deco, Backdrops & Visuals by Synthetic Sadhus, Severyn & Moonwalker *Bali) Goa Flea Market by Fiber Optics, Chai Stall by Message Area & Organic
Marc Ballroom 29 Union Square West
Flyer by Gilles & Severyn
Tickets: $23 advance, $25 door
16th) Manhattan, New York (union square subway station) Synthetic Sadhus 212-774-7728 email: synthsadhus at earthlink.net
Much, much later:
“In the end, the trouble with mainstream trance is basically that it’s got no Dionysian madness, no real rock’n’roll in it. For that, you’ve got to turn to the underground and to raves like El Cuco.
Stefan, a lightly bearded 21-year-old who’s flown in from New York despite a sprained knee, boasts that “psytrance isn’t scared to go extremely evil.” When he saw bands from leading U.K. label Dragonfly play at a Synthetic Sadhus rave in New York, “they scared the living shit out of me. Then the party got closed down at 7:30 a.m., and I was in such a state that I went outside and latched onto the first person I saw. I ended up spending six hours with this drag queen-just telling her anything and everything. But it’s always an adventure!”