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Highlights:
June 17 Isratrance launched forums – typical post: “Was a banger! Woke me up, head still ringing. Legs hurt! Still recovering. killer vibe, good energy, lots of smiling faces, lots of friends, keep it going. Any pictures? Respect! Big Boom!” It starts slowly but picks up speed within a few years, dying almost immediately in the late 2000s, a few years after Facebook launched.
Alladin Project (El Nadiv and brother Ayal) and Phantasm Records (Eli) begin producing events
Two collectives – Neil and Pat of PSI (Philadelphia Shamanista Initiative) and a group of friends in New Jersey including Adam, Jowe, Ian, Kim and Chris – begin organizing open-air festivals in the Pine Barrens
Luis Campos – DJ Influx – arrives in NYC from Brazil, meets John-Emmanuel Gartman of Tsunami, and sets the stage for his long-running events Dreamcatcher and Psychground spanning almost two decades. Here he is on AMP MTV in 2002:

Influx – Crack MTV 2002

January 2002

January 2 Wednesday
Chiletrance at Opium Den

Happy New Year!!! Hope everybody had a good time!! Come and enjoy this Winter in this nice and cozy bar enjoying the Trance music. Dj Angeles(Chiletrance-6th Element) Our special guests Dj Chasqui (La Paz-Chiletrance) Niko(Synthetic Sadhus) Opium Den 29 East 3rd Street at 2nd Avenue 10-4 No Cover Thanks!! Gracias.. Love and Light Angeles

So the Emperor stands before us, naked and jaded. Grappling at gadgets that have been subsequently demechanicized, rummaging the ground for lost batteries in a blur of white powder induced longing.
Seek what you will with blinking eyes, pulsating to geometric patterns of kinetic brain synapses….. Look into the technological guru’s eyes, seeing a glimpse of the other side of what you call your isolated illusion!!!!
Break free of the jabbernauted crust in your underslept and over danced eyes, gaze into the LCD screen of your favorite Sony, searching for the love of a cyber honey.

LUST I SAY LUST for what is it all for if not to trance your self
into a cult of half peeped gizmos and whirling orgasmatrons!!!! The Lord of the trance calls upon each of us at our appointed time, to shackle off these chains of reason and mundanity, SEEK YOUR UNIQUENESS it cries, NOVELTY IS ALL for conformity and homogenises is death in itself, the stagnant and uncreative shall fall to loins of the past, steeping itself in the roadside of mass culturization.
– Koan of Deeper in Zen

Shiva Chandra Interview

Shiva Chandra Interview

by Tena Moore Originally appeared in 2002 in Australia's Entrance Magazine (Reprinted with Permission) Shiva Chandra is Daniel Vernunft. He ...
Liquid Crystal Vision January 1, 2002

January 8 Tuesday
Who’s on First?

There’s ten reasons to come out this Tuesday
1 Multi birthday party (including yours truly)
2 the DMT Ski Lodge is now a go – Jan 18 our maiden weekend, every weekend for the next couple of months. Come get info! Thanks, Dan de Maria for the $500!!!
3 Come be a part of the first of a new weekly Freaky Tuesday night party with Tony and Viviana!
4 New location with killer sound- Who’s on First
5 It’s been a while since you heard psytrance after last weekend
6 Capricorns are badass – you must kiss the ring
7 There’s no trance party this coming weekend
8 Capricorns are very conscious of what other people think of them. They tend to tread lightly in delicate situations, and they try their darnedest to be politically correct. Consequently, they are easily embarrassed by their associates’ social blunders. So come embarrass us
9 This is a Tony Trance Mission 🙂
10 We’re all gonna hook up DMT Ski Capricorn Goatrance Birthday
Celebration for everyone born from December 22-January 19 10pm-4am. Free before midnight, $3 after. 21+ only, ID a must. “Who’s on First” a bar on 1st ave and 87th st. Midgets, lesbians, fetish people, and tranceheads all under 1 roof. DJs Amnesium and Machinelf. Great energy at a great bar with a big upstairs with games etc, a chillout area downstairs with couches – all set to psytrance. Drinks are 2 for 1 for anything! and Vivianna is your bartender. Come dressed as the sign. Goats. Horns. Eat tin cans. Goatrance. Goat trance. Cuddle Puddle. Sobriety Exam. Astrological readings. Slide show by Lisa Renko. Bring slides. Honored Capricorns: Jesus, Machinelf, chameleia at aol, Lauren Kutscher’s Birthday TaharaRose, BillnEd at aol Bill, Akasha at deserttrance, Morgan Levine, Alicia beastiegirl at quadprincess Everyone is welcome. Freaky Tuesdays at “Who’s on First” a bar on 1st ave and 87th st. See you all there! To encourage all our friends to come help us celebrate a most chaotic crazy quilt of which we are all strands of theoretical string. To give trance people a chance to meet DMT people and possibly join the congregation. TO TALK ABOUT THE NEW dmtski LODGE!!! If you have toys, trip toys, bring them. If you have art, bring it. If you can bring a lot of goodies for everyone, that would be swell. Bring enough to share. And hey, it’s Machinelf’s End of 33 Year of the Stigmata 🙂 (e-mail questions to: Freebeer4kids and/or . Email rocktheshow at aol about info on DMT ski!!)

January 9 Wednesday
Chiletrance at Opium Den

Dear Friends! I want to thank everyone who support Chiletrance Wednesdays last year. And also every Dj is welcome to play, just email me at chiletrance . Come and enjoy this winter with us in this nice bar. Dj Angeles(Chiletrance-6th Element) Our special guests Dj Chasqui(La Paz) Niko(Synthetic Sadhus) Opium Den 29 East 3rd Street at 2nd Avenue 10-4 No cover Thanks! Love and Light Angeles

What can be said about Wed. night at Who’s on First?
From the look of the crowd, everyone seemed to be having a good time. Jeff and Tony were great on the decks (as usual). The bartender (Viviana(?)) was pouring me increasingly more dangerous drinks as the evening wore on. In all, the pounding in my head tells me I enjoyed it.
Now, on to business.
Response to the house was great. We received plenty of positive feedback and managed to take in most of the cash needed to secure the house for the season. A BIG THANKS to David, Ben, Jeff and Daniel for bringing us almost to what we need.
All told, we’re at $2400. We need $3000 by Friday, which is when we have to get the realtor the cash to be able to move in for the weekend of the 18th. We’re only $600 short! That’s 12 people at $50 for a weekend, or 6 at $100.
If you want to contribute and secure a place, you can PayPal either myself using neural at prodigy or Mike using rocktheshow as the account. Enter the amount and tell us how many weekends you want.
If you want more information, take a look at /dmtski/
You’ll be able to see pictures and a description of the house.
C’mon people, don’t leave us out in the snow!

-Paul Hrisko

January 11 Friday
Lunatarium

Interview with Mark Winkel
Good Reading from AliciaBeastieGirlQuadPrincess (Ed. note – was one of the best parties I’ve been to in a while) JEFF!!! you didn’t know!!! come on.. OMG.. dude, come on.. you didn’t hear?? I bet you didn’t know about the undercover cops that were there too, huh? check it, this is truthful and as honest as I can get. now, as you know, I worked at the party as a stewardess (have photo proof, plus, well, you saw me), and I had a lot of fucked up shit happen during my time at the party and I even spoke with my party “supervisor” the afternoon after to hear what was the deal, so know that everything I state, is true and I don’t’ care if you post my name up with what I say.. it’s the damn truth!! Here’s the dealy.. cut and paste with what I sent to my friends about it the day afterward. If you didn’t hear, let me be the first to let you know. If you know anyone at BlackKat or an organizer for the Run DMC event, I think you should inform them to call up whoever needs to be calling ASAP to get what is the deal for the future of their events. Lunatarium.. RIP!!! Friday night was crazy, bottom line.. Party started off really great, I will admit.. I was the flight attendant at the Red Roof Inn (aka the Chill tent) most of the night, accepting sob stories or bribes from flight passengers to get a reservation, if anyone from this list was there and didn’t recognize me in my costume and wig.. anyways, at first, it was I guess normal… I mean, minus the crazed guy who got pissed that I didn’t allow him to smoke his dippy in the tent and the 1.5 hour wait others had to endure to get into the party because the freight elevator was acting up, everyone had a great time.. I mean, the deco at the place was beyond great, everyone that participated in working there as flight attendants or ground crew was working and looking great and everyone that came around to my part of the party enjoyed my bitchy speel at being selective on who got into the tent and reaped the benefits of having an Alicia-controlled environment. Then, things started going wacked. at 1:30am, I guess, I was approached by an individual that there was a fire on the 6th(?) floor and we had to evacuate the building.. So, I turned to my chill room occupants, told them to leave, and they were like, whatever. So we all ended up chilling in the tent smoking because no one else at the party seemed to be leaving and we all thought it was a joke.. Then a few minutes later, I saw FDNY guys walking around the party.. So I had to get back to my speel and try to keep things chill and the FDNY away from my tent (smell what I’m cooking here???) .. then, a few minutes later, after the 4 firetrucks and company left, the party kept on.. then a few minutes later, an undercover cop came up to me and started asking me about the Red Roof Inn and trying to get in, so I ended up getting back into character and became Glenda, the bitchy reservationist and he got a bit pissed that I didn’t let him in.. Was told later on that I bitched out a NYPD officer, so I had to give a minor prop to myself for doing that.. heh heh.. Then, afterward dropped that undercovers were at the party, things got really f’ed up.. Lunatarium, to their horror, didn’t seem to have legal permits to sell alcohol (WHAT???), hence selling to underage people (WHAT???), no cabaret license (WHATT???) and with the undercovers seeing what they saw (people doing and selling K and other crazed stuff), even with the Lunatarium security being around, they ended up cracking heads and shut the party down at 3:45am.. Based on what I heard directly from the co-party thrower on Saturday afternoon, after she got back from getting some props and deco from the place, Lunatarium probably will not be able to throw any more parties in the near future. So, I don’t know.. Overall, if anyone drops any words about oh, the Lunatarium got shut down because of the organizers at the party, know this.. Lunatarium screwed themselves over, not Madagascar, not Shel, not no one who took part in that party as far as organizing and working.. I mean, Lunatarium had their own staff screw the venue over. How hard is it to check an ID before serving alcohol or something? how hard is it to get proper papers to keep your shit going? You know.. Plus now people are talking about them not being able to pay their rent.. welps, tough shit, huh? But anyways, if you are looking for something to do on Saturday night, if Lunatarium can’t legally be open for parties anymore, you can always come to my and $mall Change’s b-day party at *cough cough*.. Hee hee Miyako hanaret Tabi no so hitori sabishiku Kisha no mado Namida kakushite Ocha ocha ocha hitotsu chodai na – Kouta by novelist Izumi Kyoka (ca. 1920)

January 14 Monday
Beginning of the “Pschedule”

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January 15 Tuesday
Freaky Tuesdays at Who’s on First

1st Avenue b/w 87th & 88th with DJ Tony and Machinelf contact 646-234-3263 ID21 & over Free before 10pm, $3 after, 2 for 1 drinks all night. Pool table, downstairs chill. Viviana is the bartender.

January 16 Wednesday
Chiletrance at Opium Den
Come, enjoy with us the Trance music when is coooolllddd outside. Dj Angeles(Chiletrance-6th Element) Isam(SymbioNYC-chiletrance) Opium Den 29 East 3rd Street at 2nd Avenue 10-4 No cover Thanks!! Love and Light Angeles

Wylie needs a roomate
share a space the Tribeca trance mission in tribeca with Wylie, Gabriel and Viviana, must be amenable to the occasional party. he’s getting walls put in, there. won’t be a sty and it’s clean and nice. wylier1

January 18 Friday
DMT ski every weekend through April!!!
The DMTski Lodge is now a go – Jan 18 our maiden weekend, every weekend for the next couple of months. Come get info! Thanks Dan de Maria for the $500!!!
Be sure to join DMTNY and pay your dues to be eligible to join these weekends at the ski lodge for CD sharing & burning, video games, music, fiends, fun, and o yeah… skiing and snowboarding 5 minutes away.. DMT members may email rocktheshow at aol

January 18 Friday
The Ego Has Landed
Last Friday was to my experience New York’s first big ambient event. It went off well, despite a long wait at the door and Lunatarium not having its liquor license current which caused it to close at 4am. There was some off again randomness at Wylie’s afterwards, Sheldon Drake made a brief appearance. -Freaky Tuesdays at Who’s on First are officially on!! -We officially got the DMTSki house!

January 19 Saturday
Lori & Boris’ Party
hi y’ all (sending this the long-hand way since our ‘puter puked up its guts), I know that loads of you are going to the DMT Ski house this weekend (we are too poor to take off work to go) and will be having the time of your lives(pout), but if any stragglers are stuck here like us (audble pout) and are not Tsunami-ing:
Saturday we are celebrating Boris’ birthday at Ave A Sushi, afterwhich we will be spinnin’ and partyin’ at our playpen in queens. The joint is stocked of course w/ a/v trip toys and art supplies, music, books, and the neighbors are cool (all-nighters are never a problem).
We figure on eating around 9-ish and then being back here after 11:00. rsvp us so I know if I should reserve a table for how many…and so I know if I should push back the sofas!

January 19 Saturday
Tsunami at Vinyl – Infected Mushroom & Vibrosphere

Can’t wait. Tsunami is back!!! Credit Tsunami with being on the vanguard of getting new people in. Credit Tsunami for bringing many of us together. Credit Tsunami with providing a safe environment. Credit Tsunami with keeping ongoing despite naysayers. Vibrasphere was pretty squirrelly in screwing over a local promoter, but that is the nature of the beast.

January 19 Saturday
Home of Trance
Infected Mushroom guest appearance at Home of Trance store 2-4pm

DMTski is going on thru Monday, a holiday
It’s beautiful, there’s snow, and people at the house. Come on down, we’ll be there until Monday night. Bring toiletries towels food and warm clothing! Donate what you can to Paul or Mike.

January 22 Tuesday
Freaky Tuesdays at Who’s on First
1st Avenue b/w 87th & 88th with DJ Amnesium contact 646-234-3263 ID21 & over Free before 10pm, $3 after, 2 for 1 drinks all night. Pool table, downstairs chill. Viviana is the bartender.

January 23 Wednesday
Pacha Mama (2001-U.S. Premiere)
Like so many Israelis, Moshe Kastiel decided to travel to India after completing his military service. While in Goa, he embarks on a spiritual journey that leads him to establish a commune in Costa Rica. Pacha Mama examines the fascinating world of that commune and its attraction to followers from around the world. Director: Asaffa Peled. Runtime: 61 minutes (English subtitles). Check out trance Dj Angeles at the Makor Lounge (9p-12a) following the early film screening No Cover at the door!!! Love and Light Angeles

January 23 Wednesday
Chiletrance at Opium Den
Come and have fun with us listening to trance music. Dj Angeles (Chiletrance-6th element) Please check every week for our special guests. web chiletrance Opium Den 29 East 3rd Street at 2nd Avenue Thanks!! Love and Light Angeles

It’s verified that a friend got her purse stolen at Opium Den on Wednesday. It is more crowded than in the past but unfortunately not completely wholesome so watch your belongings.

January 25 Friday
GAIAN MIND Philly’s premier Psychedelic Trance party!
Special Guest: NEUM (Spiral Trax International/ACDC/Flow Records – Philadelphia) Plus: DJ ALLEN (Gaian Mind – Philadelphia) UV Decor by GAIAN MIND 9pm-2am $7 cover ($5 before 11pm) 21+ w/ ID at LaTazza 108 108 Chestnut Street Philadelphia, PA, USA web Gaian-Mind

A fellow Greek in the crowd had seen me and Lisa at a party several weeks ago, then went to Athens. While there she was with her roommate and went to a random friend’s house, an Igor, elderly Greek painter, where they were looking through pictures and saw a picture of… LISA.

January 26 Saturday
Synthetic Sadhus
Astral Projection (TIP Records – Trust in Trance – Israel Dino Psaras (Atomic Records – UK)
Etnica (Spirit Zone – Blue Room – Italy) Niko (Synthetic Sadhus – Bulgaria) Fluoro Psychestetic Environment by: Mae – Moa (Electric Circus – Germany) Amazura
Astral & Dino Review plus Tsunami surprise The Synthetic Party was good. Dino Psaras did his usual hard early set and finished the morning with a groovier one.
Astral was great, I’m not a big fan but their new stuff was nice and hard and still melodic. Although Yahel was playing to Israelis in Brooklyn (double booking – yuck!) many still showed their strength. The crowd was heavily young and American. Tsunami- heard a crazy rumor. They will have a weekly soon with Twilo’s Phazon sound system… for those of you outside NYC, it’s said to be the best in the world. and the Manhattan location will boggle your mind. If the sound and environment is architected, it will blow away the ’96 – ’98 Tsunami reign at Vinyl. For me, it makes me feel that REAL trance will FINALLY have a chance to do its best on that system.

January 26 Saturday
Israeli Party – Yahel – Brooklyn

January 29 Tuesday
Freaky Tuesdays at Who’s on First
1st Avenue b/w 87th & 88th with DJ Amnesium contact 646-234-3263 ID21 & over Free before 10pm, $3 after, 2 for 1 drinks all night. Pool table, downstairs chill. Viviana is the bartender

January 30 Wednesday
Chiletrance at Opium Den
Come and enjoy the music with us in this winter, that actually is not winter, but anyway welcome!! Dj Angeles(Chiletrance-6th Element) See our web.web chiletrance for our special DJs!!!!!!!!! Love and Light Angeles

February 2002

February 1 Friday
Omni Tribewith Peter DiDJitale (Digital Structures, Baluns records – Sweden)

Why Omnitribe? Their location at west 26th is one of the nicest. For those with long memories, it’s similar to the Metropolitan Pavilion. And enough time has passed since their Giger Room sound snafu that they can yet again be acknowledged as having the best sound for a midsize event, second only to Gavin’s Mackey armada at the Spectra parties. It’s in the basement of a fencing school owned by a really great guy named Leroy. Put it on your calendars to come to check it out if you’ve never been there. The water is free, the vibe is intimate, and the price is very reasonable.
Imbalc Winter’s Leavetaking (Digital Structures, Baluns records – Sweden) and MUCH MORE… at 114 W 26th Street (b/w 6th & 7th Ave.) DMT ski afterparty Tarvaa’s Retourney Friday Feb 1
Peter DiDJital (Digital Structures, Sweden) Kalyx (Synthetic Sadhus/Growroom, Boston)
Serge (Digital Circuitry, NY) Vitalik (Omnitribe, NY) Video Projection by Rocky Atomic Juice/d 11pm-9am $15 at door 114 West 26th Street b/w 6 & 7th Avenues
Apres-ski Afterparty
Minimal to absolutely fluffy psytrance at a private isolated 3 story lodge in the forest of the Poconos mountains through Sunday!!! email rocktheshow at aol for information on DMTSki and directions to the house. $20. Featuring the lame-duck snowboarding DJs, jacuzzi, sound system, fireplace, snowball fights, psychodrama, and more. Everyone try to get Vitalik to come back out this year – I first met him at the DMTSki house a year ago, when he showed up at 4am, out of the blizzard. He was suspiciously quiet, but I could see wheels going on behind his eyes. Must be willing to share sleep quarters with others. The biggest thing you have to concern yourself with is to get a ride. It’s a two-hour drive from the city. Ski lifts are 10 minutes away. Few end up skiing. Bring blankets, video games, VHS, CDs, stuff to do – and food. There will be someone (me!) at the Omnitribe party watching over luggage in case you have a lot to bring.
Omnitribe/DMT Ski Review Omnitribe was comfortable and vibesy as usual… everyone seemed to show. Thanks to Vitalik, Dima, and the Omnitribers for putting on another good party. the amp or speakers got blown early in the evening but I didn’t notice. I think they were on warranty so that’s cool. But it did thin the crowd out midway through the evening. Sweden’s Peter DiDJital was great, I hear he lives in Brooklyn. A bunch of Israelis were tripping for the first time and thought the music was in their heads. Rocky of Atomic Trance was not actually doing video, it was Alphatrance’s Misha with the dancing Russian bear – that really freaked me out! Kelly was literally rolling on the floor. The DMTSki was fun. I just got back this morning. There wasn’t any snow around the house, but the house is out in the woods and the weather was crystal clear. It was fun to hibernate in the jacuzzi then run around out in the cold, steaming. The challenge as always is to get transport out there. With only 20 people there it wasn’t a big party but everyone brought plenty to share and had plenty of space, including Me, Kamal, Cheryl, some Israeli girl, Chachi, Mayoora, Mike, Shannon, Paul, Rebecca, Yacc, Stefan, and Oren. We may do this again after Ben’s Friday party in case the GMS Lunartarium thing doesn’t go down; if not that, then the following weekend looks clear. I’m hoping to get enough interest to rent a house year-round, a safe house, if you will, and place where we can always go if we are homeless or just need to get out in the woods.

Freaky Tuesdays getting a steady crowd. I encourage everyone to come check it out.

February 5 Tuesday
Freaky Tuesdays
It’s time we give Liquids a run for their money!!! and there are 2 for 1 drink specials.. Feb 5 – Tue- Freaky Tuesdays at Who’s on First 1st Avenue b/w 87th & 88th with DJ Amnesium contact 646-234-3263 ID21 & over Free 2 for 1 drinks all night. Pool table, downstairs chill. Viviana is the bartender. also and there are 2 for 1 drink specials.. Feb 5 – Tue- Freaky Tuesdays at Who’s on First 1st Avenue b/w 87th & 88th with DJ Amnesium contact 646-234-3263 ID21 & over Free 2 for 1 drinks all night. Pool table, downstairs chill. Viviana is the bartender.

February 6 Wednesday
Chiletrance at Opium Den

Please CHECK our new web site for our special DJs web Chiletrance Dj Angeles(Chiletrance-6th Element) thanks!, gracias! Love and Light Angeles

February 8 Tuesday
Spectra – Cancelled

Ben Lightomatic private party for Jamey.
Hello all.. I am pleased to announce that Jaime and I will be throwing a little psytrance bash for her birthday. And you are invited!
February 8, 2001.. 12 hours from 11PM – 11AM A loft in Williamsburg
We shall be honored by the talents of DJs (in no particular order):
Boris (Burning Elf) Shikid (OmniTribe) Chico DJ Joa aka Kamal (DragonTribe) Machinelf DMT) Jed (TranceAct) ..and possibly others.
FREE Water, Tea, Fruit (all night) and Birthday Cake. BYOB. Decorations by MANDY and JAIME. Floor Design by MANDY. Lighting and Blacklight Effects by BEN (Light-o-matic). Sound by BORIS (Burning Elf) Video.. well, MAYBE 🙂 Flouro clothing and paint ENCOURAGED. $15 donation in advance.. for legal and security reasons this is a guest-list only party! You will be emailed directions to the part when we receive payment. As mentioned above all food and drink is free at the party.
To get on the list either:
1) The easy way.. PAYPAL $15 to ben at cownow
2) Hand Ben or Jaime $15 and a piece of paper with your email address and full name on it. We will definitely be present at either Tsunami, SS or both this month. Alternately, give it to Lori or Boris.. they have kindly offered to help with this.
We ask your cooperation in making payment in advance.. We are trying to do something special here, and a guest list is the only way to keep the part free of both unwanted guests and the LAW. Feel free to email me (ben at cownow ) with any questions. Thanks!
Ben & Jamie’s was the best private party in a long time. Since, I hasten to add,
Burning Elf. Many thanks to everyone. WHAT A VIBE!! You had to be there!!
To spice it up further there were two female altercations… why don’t men get in fights at trance parties!?!
Special thanks to Boris for his sound system and a great set. People are still at the afterparty at DMTski. And we have another good private party next Friday at the new Tribeca Trance Mission.. stay tuned.
From: RexxxBlack Subject: My Review
I ventured down to a Psy-Trance Birthday Party held in a loft in Williamsburgh and WOW what a Blast! The Groove never stopped from beginning to end. Once in a while, there might be a 5-second lull between waves of sound, and people would break into spontaneous applause, to reward the hard-working DJs.
The ONLY lights were Black-Lights. There was a Beautiful KozMik Solar System
of Unknown Planets, all different shapes and sizes and painted in original Day-Glows.
Staring at them in awe, I took a double-take and realized, YES, it wasn’t my imagination…
….they were slowly revolving around, above the Dance Floor in different directions. Speaking of the Dance Floor, upon it was Intricate Diamond Patterns in Day-Glow tapes, creating a kind of karmic force to those dancing above and upon it. The Front of the room had a kind of Cosmic Healing area. There were folks painting, making beads and weaving Flourescent strands into others’ flowing Hair. There were also beautiful people writing out signs and statements explaining why we are all here…..”to enjoy and respect life and to be responsible to the earth and all its creatures”.There was also a wonderful Tattoo Artist named Artext who was offering reasonably-priced Temporary AirBrush Skin Painting. Amazing talent. One woman looked like a Tiger, another like a Lion. Every face I saw all night had the biggest Smile I have ever witnessed at club, and believe me, I go to clubs 4-5 nights every week. It was infectious. There were ample supplies of FREE Farm-Fresh Apples, Pears, Bananas and Water. Also, because this Psy-Trance was also a Birthday Party for a LovelGirl named Jamie, there was also Yummy Chocolate Birthday Cake. The Party began at 11PM and didn’t break up ’til 11AM the next morning. The Light Show was amazing all night long, the constantly changing DJs gave everyone ample chance to find the groove they were seeking and the revelers were each and everyone satisfied. I prided myself in locating the best, happy party I can ever remember attending.

February 9 Saturday
Bansi – Growling Mad Scientists – Hommega/Spun/In-Trance-It – Flyer out soon at the Lunatarium 10 Jay Street
web lunatarium … Location unconfirmed
Keepin’ it real at the Lunatarium As for the Lunatarium, AFAIK it [the trance party this Saturday] isn’t a GO so I would assume that whoever is having a function will have to find an alternative location, unless some miracle happens! Lu hasn’t been a go since Airport, minus the Run DMC event and with that… the boys that were organizing that wasn’t letting the Lunatarium crew or the city cancel their party for nothing! They did all the groundwork and cover with that (along with have tons of $$$ to help them), so that was the only reason why they were allowed to get away with it.

Several Israelis got in trouble with the Feds for being involved with ecstacy. Between that and straight out INS deportation, the more lawless element is getting squeezed. So Fluffy says, in a high pitched, sqeaky voice, stay away from E or you too will get a call from the DEA/FBI.

February 11 Monday
More on the Big Mexican Trance Party Here are some of our Mexico pictures, there should be more coming soon:
Most of the time we stayed in Tulum, in small wooden beach huts right on the beach. We rented it from a Mayan family who cooked us breakfast in the morning, let us play with a little insanely adorable furry creature named Lulu, and told us stories under the stars about Maya People coming down to Earth from Orion’s Belt and disappearing back up there after completing their mission here. Not to mention the gorgeous Caribbean Sea (I’ve never seen waves this color), blue skies and bright yellow sun…every day… It was paradise One of the places we went to while in Tulum was Coba – an ancient Mayan city – one of the largest discovered to date. Most of the pictures were taken there. It’s in the middle of the jungle, half restored, mostly untouched by archeologists and tourists. We actually had to walk through the jungle for several kilometers to get from one pyramid to another. Overall, I think Coba is over 80 sq. miles with 5 lakes. Nohoch Mul is the tallest pyramid in the Yucatan peninsula and is the main pyramid in the city dedicated to the Sun God. It is 12 stories tall,has 120 steps to the top and we actually did climb it…climbing down was much more fun…he he :)But it was all absolutely worth it, since from the top we watched the sunset (Mayan Descending God) over a magnificent span of jungle, lakes, and the ruins of ancient civilization laid out before you… It’s really not very expressible in words with the tops of other ruins reaching above the jungle the Mexican New year’s rave didn’t quite match up after all of this, so we left the party early and went snorkeling in coral reefs in Puerto Marelos – another completely transient experience (!!!), in no way not manageable by words [Danila, thanks for recommending to try it!]. Swimming with tie-dyed colored tropical fish on the after-party-first-day-of-New-Year-morning was awesome, I managed to completely get over my phobia of water and whatever else the sea might hide, and Max even swam with a huge sea turtle, which is considered a sign of very good fortune among Mayans. Couldn’t wish for a better new year’s start… the last major stop was an in-land ancient town of Valladolid, built-in 16th century by the Spanish, which impressed me with its wonderful architecture and most wonderful people …

February 12 Tuesday
Age of Aquarius Birthday Celebration presented by the Devotional Ministry of Trance
For everyone who has a birthday on January 20 – February 18 10pm-4am Who’s on First 1st Avenue b/w 87th & 88th ID21 & over FREE, 2 for 1 drinks all night. Aquarians get their first drink free. Think liquid. We can refill our water bottles in the poopdeck! Astrological readings. Chinese Water Torture. Pool table, downstairs chill. Crazy aquatic visuals. Viviana is the bartender; Machinelf is your captain. Captain’s crew includes Boris, Vlad, Fahd, The Rev, and Blaine DJs TBA from the NYC scene, Amnesium and Machinelf play watered-down music: psytrance Water themed Eclectic; punk rock, whale songs, goth, psytrance. Bring: bottled water, holy water, water guns, dolphins, mermaid outfits, toys and waterproof art. Anything flowing. Bring enough to share – including you, as you are mostly water anyway. Wylie will be there getting prepayments for his loft party Friday tba on safetdance Monday.

February 13 Wednesday
Chiletrance at Opium Den
Come every week to enjoy the trance music in this nice bar. CHECK our web. site for special guests every week web chiletrance Dj Angeles(Chiletrance-6th Element) Love and Light Angeles

Tsunami to use new Phazon system at a new weekly at a redesigned Speeed, to be called “Shelter.”

February 13 Wednesday
Trance Dance Party at Pyramid
Dancing is permitted here – the only legal weekly trance dance night in NYC… everything else is just a bar/lounge “Greeting all!! Where back!!!! can you please post my party on your maling FREE b4 11pm 5$ after FLOURO DECORATIONS BY KURA DJ”S Wednesday February 13 come and enjoy a night of music and self-expression in a night of dreams! I passed by this and met some really cool people, and interesting japanneeese trancers. had a good time, and wished they had more of a turnout………although had to be one of the coldest nights in the city all winter……. brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrb, fridgid…….. anyways strongly recommend this new weekly, the pyramid, is an excellent spot for dancing and has a sick sick,m turbo sound system……. peace.charlie,.

Garen I do believe in go go go NYC, but just wanted to let you know that the sound system at Twilo is actually top 3 in the world (which makes it one of the best, not necessarily the best) behind a mega-club in Manchester and another club in Berlin. I read about that a year or so ago.

February 14

February 14
A new initiate in trance Why am I sending this? He put a lot of effort into writing it. Sent w/permission. I talked to a friend that went to the birthday party last Friday, and he said it was off the hook, he’s the person that introduced me to psytrance via Koxbox, he was raving about some edrum pads / tribal peoples, he said it was a killer party and the vibe was amazing etc !:) I’ve known about the DMT since the Gwashington bridge parties, but for some reason never signed on,, then lost contact,, and now im seeking people who are on the same spiritual path(?) as me… I’ve experienced the religious awakening at my first open-air event (wemf) after dancing for almost 15 hours the veil was lifted and I was walking through higher planes of consciousness. my first psytrance event however was the raja ram/logic bomb party at the Roxy!!! the vibe of that party was unbelievable. I think I would have had a much better time at the Roxy if had been mentally prepared (for the music), but I had no idea on how I was supposed to comprehend the music and was catapulted into sensory overload. I didn’t get ‘it’ until the wemf. and boy did i! the first night I danced until my legs gave out midnight – 9am, I have never experienced pain like that, it felt like I had hyperextended both my legs (back) and I was stuck in a half bend over position. I couldn’t move! (i always do my stretches now), but some of the DJs saw me and just smiled. the next night started at around 5pm w/ brainwerkz from Ottawa and went until about 11am! thankfully I had regained my composure and was able to throw down yet again. lori’s set was slammin’ in the early morning. this was about the time the veil was lifted and the fires in my soul erupted… I was talking to this greek guy at the Roxy the week before, and he was explaining to me how these parties were like a religion to some people and I just looked at him like, what?!? (i come from a middle-class Christian family so) but now these parties ARE like a religion to me. this music has sparked my very being, (you know, I can’t put words to it), but I feel it. it makes me want to learn (i haven’t had time to read all the books on my bookshelf, but I have read some, one of my all-time favorite books is the Illuminati trilogy, im also exploring my dreams… I have a huge library some 150 books from various authors, c.g. Jung, Wilson, H.P. Blavatsky, Aleister Crowley, p.d.ouspensky, Gurdjieff, Rudolf Steiner, Janet and Stewart Farrar, books on dreams, Wicca, the occult…. I was actually working at a thrift store 2 summers ago, and while I was working someone dropped off 4 boxs of these books, right about the same time I was finishing the Illuminati trilogy… jackpot! I’m not that knowledgeable (yet) being that I’m a full-time slave in college. I’m still a fledgling walking on the path. (the ‘correct’ path was shown to me recently in a dream, and that is why I’m seeking like-minded people out). my mind has opened into an infinite learning circle, and I just can’t wait to B w/ others that have like fires burning in their souls. I’ve done extensive research in hallucinogens, but I feel that it’s time to incorporate some kind of meditation/spirituality into my life (?? I’m still new to spirituality and I’ve had no formal training in meditation, but am going to a zen workshop at the Zen center in Rochester NY in a couple of weeks) this music has opened the gate to everything I have been longing for. 🙂 I’d love to meet and talk at SS.. well here’s a picture you can use to help identify B (my name is Brian Friedman, but my friends call me B… Brain Bri now it’s just B) my hair is unfortunately not in the samurai style anymore (i miss it!), I’m this big 6’4″ white kid, and I’ll B running circles around everyone at the Amazura! I cut my hair that way not because I was a Kristina or anything but because I had my integrity put to the test (which was more like a psychotic experience). I was at a disco biscuits show (the wetlands), and an unfriendly was making his presence known. I was in an extremely susceptible position (i had recently eaten half a vile), and I realized that there was nothing stopping me from crushing this unfriendly. I am NOT a violent person (as in I avoid conflict at all costs), and these thoughts really scared me, fortunately, I am FULLY trained in handling my mental condition and was able to hold myself back. the altercation pumped enormous amounts of adrenaline through my body. the way I see it, it was just a test, and I did the right thing by controlling my primal urges to kick that kids ass. I re-channeled all the adrenaline/energy into my dance for the evening and I had a GREAT time. at the time I thought that there would have not been that many people capable of handling themselves in my situation. somehow I made the connection to being Like a samurai by having similar mental conditioning. I was twisted, to say the least… so I cut my hair to reflect that evening. now it’s just short and I wear a charlot hornet’s (it’s really a bee) baseball hat 24-7. the burning elf organizer is lollyGoa at aol they do the best events. ps I saw some peeps with your brainmachines at the Dec. 1st party?!? shows events I’ve been to thus far: raja Roxy May 25 2001 world electronic music festival 2001 sept.28th d.drum party oct.27th deedrah / space cat / SPACE TRIBE!!! synthetic party!!!! nov.21st bunk infected party dec.1st raja/hallucinogen / Prometheus / total eclipse (oh yeah) dec.31st Koxbox / sun project jan.19th infected mushroom (musically one of the best shows I’ve seen) and now I just cant WAIT to return to the source!!! namaste

You may recall Rocky who has done numerous DMT and Omnitribe (but not the last one as was on the flyer) and Synthetic Sadhus (the pyramid projecting near the front area). If you haven’t seen his work he alone is worth the cover. He makes the event special. Without him, we wander in a desert peopled only with mirages of the mundane.

2002 2 15 Wylie Party

February 15 Friday
Lord of the Trance
This will be a large, high-energy private loft party that will go until the wee hours of the morning. If it is anything like the successful New Years party, it is a do-not-miss. Tribeca Trance Mission: Lord of the Trance at Wylie’s sweet newly renovated penthouse through late Saturday morning TBA on Safetydance. DJs Amnesium, Akin, Machinelf, Chico, Icy Coil, Soch. Afterparty thru Monday at the DMT ski house – it’s President’s Day Weekend!!

There is another party at a lounge in Williamsburg. If you’re in a mood to chill, check it out: Boundless TranceFunkyness….Level X at 107 N.6th in BKLYN Williamsburg; DJ Angeles, DJ Jaiman, DJ Shai K.I.D.; Lounge Funky Trance music…9pm-4am…party…DOOR: $6.00 Feb 16-18 Sat/Sun/Mon- dmtski!!

February 19 Tuesday
Freaky Tuesdays at Who’s On First
1st ave between 87th & 88th. Free to get in! 2 for 1 drink special. with DJs: Amnesium Manic Mekator Icy Coil + special guests. Open DJ spots for anyone who wants to play! 10pm-3am, 21+ ID a must. see you all there, -Tony. Join the worlds largest e-mail service with MSN Hotmail. web hotmail

February 20 Wednesday
Chiletrance at Opium Den

Come and enjoy with us every week in this nice bar………. Crazy weather, right???….. PLEASE check web chiletrance for our special guests. DJ Angeles (Chiletrance-6th Element) Love and Light Angeles

February 21 Thursday
MTV spEcial last night The MTV special on MaDMAm was on again last night, and flashed yours truly being misquoted for 15 seconds, with my web site URL being flashed. Scary thing is, after all I been through, I am not concerned at this point over free speech from behind expensive sunglasses. That bygone era seems so long ago now. I wish I actually had the discretionary income to actually procure these illicit substances of which they speak; if I did have the income, I would replace the speakers confiscated by the NYPD last summer.

February 23 Saturday
Synthetic Sadhus

Oforia Slinky Wizard, Medicine Drum, Gus Till, Ofer Dilovsky Kalyx
The chillout lounge is back, with the Solipse dude Shakespeare playing 9 hours Amazura utopia at the Amazura 212-533-6700
Wow, what a lineup. Nice mix of Israeli, UK acts. Slinky Wizard is a personal favorite. “Slinky” in England means sinister. Return to the Source will add just enough weird energy to make this a must-see… info follows…
Synthetic Sadhus’ sound on Friday was incredible – the best ever. The bass just rolled through the floor. We saved the big bubble to use at outdoor events this year. And now we have Tsunami every Saturday. So much competition these days. People will vote with their feet. Friends from London relate that there were TWELVE trance parties listed in London last weekend – and nobody is complaining about double booking. Maybe NYC can catch up. Either way, the bar is being raised – looking forward to the next!

February 25 Monday
PURIM, at Makor
35 W67th St., NYC (212) 601-1000 Put on a fantasy costume this Purim and come party with us…Purim Costume Party ‘Cultura Ibiza… Straight from the Ibiza party scene of “Cafe Del Mar” -The music produced by DJ Ricardo Padilla, DJ SEN4 and DJ Roy Cooper will take you to high spiritual elevations; fun, fun, fun…Don’t forget your dancing shoes… Door: $25.00 ($5.00 off if dressed in costume).

February 26 Tuesday
Freaky Tuesdays at Who’s On First

Anthony Citro Hello, reminding everyone to come out to “Who’s On First?” a weekly psytrance party. on 1st ave between 87th & 88th st Free to get in, 21+ ID a must 2 for 1 drink specials! with DJs: Amnesium Manic Mekator Icy Coil 10pm-3am (trance starts at midnight) see you all there! peace&love -Tony.

February 27 Wednesday
Chiletrance at Opium Den
Come and enjoy with us the Trance music in this nice bar. Dj Angeles(Chiletrance) Isam(Spectra) Indra(Alphatrance) check web chiletrance Love and Light Angeles

March 2002

Just got off the phone with John Emmanuel. It’s looking like Tsunami is back on track, every Saturday. And the first two Saturdays will be full-on hard scandotrance. Time to tweak the viking getup!!

March 1 Friday
DMT Ski

There will be more people up at the DMTSki house this Friday. I myself will be back for Tsunami on Saturday night. The house is available only through mid-March. Buses and rides available. Email rocktheshow at aol for details.

March 2 Saturday
Hux Flux/Sweden Live (this time not just spinning on my confiscated Pioneer CDJ 700s), Anti/Sweden extended set. Yon-E and Joa open. 11:45pm-9am Vinyl is at Hudson & Hubert. IMPORTANT: You absolutely need an ID that says you are 18 or older or you won’t get in!! $30/$25 on list. You are on the BRAINMACHINES list, give the email address that you receive these emails on. All list proceeds will go towards rebuilding the DMT sound system for the bridge parties this year.

TRANCE DANCE COMPANY From: astralboy79 (dreamy jimmy) Open Classes Friendly Admission: $6 02.14.02 – 04.30.02 For more information: web TDCNY (212) 946-5363 or (917) 859-9602 Bring dance into 21st Century! Battery Dance Studio, 380 Broadway, 5 floor, New York, NY GIVE TRANCE A CHANCE !!!

Mar 6 Wednesday
Opium Den
3rd street between 2nd and 3rd Avenue –

March 8 Friday
DMT Ski!!

There’s Snow!!! Buses available. Two Hour drive. Some coming back Saturday for Tsunami. Others stay through Sunday night. Email rocktheshow at aol for info. –

March 9 Saturday
Angeles & Dima
This looks like a good call before Tsunami: CAF’E CHILL-OUTSaturday March 9th. (9pm-2am) at MakorBringing on the vibe of eclectic Chilled-Out groovy sounds mixed into an Ambient tribal experience featuring: DJ Angeles…Chiletrance Hailing from Chile, DJ Angeles is well known for her unique style of ambient, chill-out and Goa Trance music. Angeles had been featured throughout South America and Europe for her very rich electronic musical and spiritual creativity…DJ Dima…Omni Tribe This Russian born DJ is making his debut as an up and coming Ambient and Down-Beats artist, from the Underground label of Omni Tribe…DJ Dima brings on the vibe of the fresh and eclectic sound of European Chill-Out-Out music……keeping it funky…Venue: Makor, 35 W67th Street, NYCBox Office: (212) 601-100003.09.02Time: 9pmDoor: $12.00 ($10.00 pre-sale).

Mar 9 – Saturday
MAKOR CAF’E CHILL-OUT
(9pm-2am) at Makor Bringing on the vibe of eclectic Chilled-Out groovy sounds mixed into an Ambient tribal experience featuring: DJ Angeles…Chiletrance Hailing from Chile, DJ Angeles is well known from her unique style of ambient, chill-out and Goa Trance music. Angeles had been featured throughout South America and Europe for her very rich electronic musical and spiritual creativity… DJ Dima…Omni Tribe This Russian born DJ is making his debut as an up and coming Ambient and Down-Beats artist, from the Underground label of Omni Tribe…DJ Dima brings on the vibe of the fresh and eclectic sound of European Chill-Out-Out music… …keeping it funky… Venue: Makor, 35 W67th Street, NYC Box Office: (212) 601-1000 03.09.02 Time: 9pm Door: $12.00 ($10.00 pre-sale).
I just got out of a meeting with John Emmanuel Gartmann of Tsunami. Shelter this Saturday with Talamasca is really looking good. The old club Speeed was bought by the people who ran Shelter at Vinyl back in the day. Although it maxes out at 500 people (the roof is still closed) they have completely remodeled the place. There is of course the Phazon sound system, but there is also new AC installed on the top floor. JEG envisions this weekly to attract new non-trance people, something Tsunami has excelled in since 1995. Mike Bindra from the old Twilo was at Vinyl Saturday checking out the scene… that progressive trance/house warrior only booked psy at Twilo THRICE!! So the Hux Flux list at Vinyl was a success, and John Emmanuel honored it. We’ll continue to do it every Saturday, until further notice, mostly at Shelter, with some dates at Vinyl.
DJ LeStat AKA Talamasca AKA Cederic in the house
Well, give me a dress and call me Shirley, I didn’t realize it’s DJ LeStat who is playing as Talamasca tomorrow. And he’s anxious to let everybody know that he is French and not Swedish. Bien sur! He’s at my friend’s James (Deeper in Zen) deconstructing the quintessentialness of that ephemeral “Kick.” WHO the FUCK will play after him if the place is open until 11? Ofer goes to sleep early!! Cederic seems to be really into Salvia in “the right place.” I guess that means not in the engine room of renegade tugboat on the Hudson.
(Sound Sorcery) Club SHELTER with it’s top of the line, PHAZON SYSTEM, considered by many simply the best sound system in the world.

March 9 Saturday
Tsunami at Shelter
TALAMASCA Spiral Trax, Sweden
IndiadropTsunami. Purple Oz Ryan Purple Oz
Location is The BASEment at the new club Shelter 20 west 39th street between 5th and 6th ave.please use a separate Tsunami entrance… Hours-11:00pm-11:00am admission $25/20 by giving your BRAINMACHINES email address at the door. Proceeds go to DMT for festivals this summer. Raised so far: $110. *24hour hotline:212-439-8124
Talamasca is the motherhouse in London in the Vampire novels. See, I never read Anne Rice so just shoot me with a silver bullet. Hmm. this calls for a Vampire motif, no? Oh, wait, someone’s been doing that in the trance scene here since ’95. Maybe lavender liquid-filled vampire teeth?
“My name is David Talbot. “Do any of you remember me as the Superior General of the Talamasca, the Order of psychic detectives whose motto was ‘We watch and we are always here’? “The Talamasca has existed for over a thousand years. I don’t know how the Order began. I don’t really know all the secrets of the Order. I do know however that I served it most of my mortal life. “It was in the Talamasca Motherhouse in England that the Vampire Lestat first made himself known to me . . .” Top 10 by LeStat
1. Astrix- Kali (Sound Sorcery)
2. Talamasca, Yuman and Benji- Gold Singer (unreleased)
3. Nomad- Demons rmx (unreleased)
4. Logic Bomb- Orbit Earth 5. Absolum- Pulse (Shaffel)
6. Oforia- Alien Pump (sabotage rmx) (BNE)
7. Talamasca- Speaking Robot
8. Space Cat vs. Talamasca- Armaggedon rmx (unreleased) 9. Alien Project- UFO (unreleased)
10. Talamasca vs. Dimitri- The Missing Link (Sound Sorcery)
Club SHELTER with it’s top of the line, PHAZON SYSTEM, considered by many simply the best sound system in the world. Please use separate Tsunami entrance… Hours-11:00pm-11:00am admission $25/20 by giving your BRAINMACHINES email address at the door.
Tsunami Review
The Math – What has Tsunami always lacked? Good sound. What do they have now? A newly installed Phazon system. Do the math. Phazon digital sound + Low cover + 12 hour party + out of events.
The crowd – The place was packed by 2am. I estimate 300 but it still could have squeezed in 50. It was still comfortable though.
The Decor – The decorations were about as good as could be managed within the constraints of a basement location (no space for projections, and limited wall space for expansive murals).
The Sound – Nobody was used to not having to yell to be heard, even while standing in front of the speaker (this shed light on s-e who were used to anonymity). Eduardo had come in that day to tweak the system. There is still a little tweaking to do – the guys at Phazon who knew we were doing a ” hippy party” with their system said the bass was not turned up enough – bu t the sound is still clear and pervasive.
The DJs – Ryan and Ofer opened, did a fantastic job (Ofer used to play a lot for Tsunami. He runs Purple Oz, which distributes trance to Throb and H-e of Trance) Cederic AKA DJ LeStat of Talamasca did a long set. He started hard and eased up in the morning. Kamal came on after 8am and played through 11am. His first track was Deeper in Zen, fr- the upcoming American psytrance Soular Records compilation (fr- which Ofer also produced and played a track.)
The Vibe – Lisa and Kelly behaved themselves this time. There were m-ents when at least 8 women were all chanting in unison. Consequently, the crowd got into a frenzy I haven’t seen in a long time. It’s easy to lose yourself with that clear clean and powerful sound. On the first floor was a fantastic food layout with cake, chocolates, fruits. The old skool Shelter crew were up on 3 rd floor with a bigger sound system, many hot and heavy gay black men. Curiously, only the hardcore of thirty or so stayed to the end. All in all it was a promising start and I have faith in their ability to keep the space indefinitely. It’s an unbeatable great deal for $20. The brainmachines email list will continue. Flyers hard to get Now if Home of Trance will carry their flyers as opposed to allowing the accursed Paul Oakenfold style flyers, everything will be Logical on Vulcan. Tsunami/$20
So promoters, take note: John is camping on Saturdays for a while, and given their marketing muscle, it will most probably harken back to the biweekly Vinyl reign of 97-98.

March 12 Tuesday
Freaky Tuesdays at Who’s On First

w/DJ Amnesium at Who’s on First, 87th & 1st Mar 13 – Opium Den 3rd street between 2nd and 3rd Avenue *Mar 15/16 –

Airport Trance Party I just dreamed about going to one of your parties: took place in an airport/customs area. the party was in a different country and I was waiting to get my ticket/show id to this woman that worked the custom’s window said I couldn’t pass because I owed the state like some $250 dollars or something. you happened to be in line ahead of me and told me to take the secret entrance to the party. the custom’s woman got noticeably angered and told me that they would follow me where ever I went so that I wouldn’t be able to get into the party. I had faith however that I would be able to circumvent the checkpoint. walking back the way I came, past an escalator I came to the ‘secret entrance’ which was just an ordinary circle grate in the floor. the customs woman was not too far behind… following at a safe distance. I kneeled down on the grate and grounded both of my hands. the customs woman ran up and was screaming something but I was in already in a deep trance. the grate started to raise and lower like there were gusts of wind blowing up from underneath. the woman looked at me and then ran to get more help… as she turned and ran that was just enough time for the grate to free fall about 5 stories and nestle to the ground. there wasn’t any time to waste! I quickly ran off the grate at full steam head. I was in an old 1920s like a deserted subway station. I was guided in the right direction by very subtle arrows in the crisscrossed tile floor. I didn’t have very much time, because I knew that the customs agents would be right behind me very shortly… but they couldn’t read the arrows like my mind could, and I quickly lost them. the party was in the basement of this old warehouse… (which was some strange dance floor, cause it combined the hardwood floor w/ a full working kitchen…) the DJ was just coming on so I ordered an egg cheese melt. it was ON! lol. I think I’m going to go make that egg cheese melt now… have fun tonight.

March 12 Tuesday
Finally, the details of my case can be released. As we expected, all my charges were formally dismissed this morning and sealed – burglary, trespassing, possession of K, possession of paraphernalia, possession of needles. All misdemeanors. They tried to find felony drugs in a bunch of Pez candy I had but tests proved fruitless. So the computer crime unit and narcotics lost any interest in even meeting with me. My lawyer said it’s common for police to take whatever they can get away with from drug suspects. With all the hippy and drug-related posters, medical diagrams, MRI brain scans, brain machines, electrodes, bags of funny-smelling unidentifiable powders, scales, syringes, computers, costumes, tennis bags full of Pez candies (which tested negative), pictures of me in Amsterdam wearing Cyberdog pants, Polaroids of me smiling with a gas mask and beaker and a huge assortment of (legal) smart drugs and literature etc they mistook my party pad for a drug lab!
(Note to self: Keep apartment presentable to the authorities should they ever be allowed in by a guest.)There have been numerous instances where police would call 911 on a known drug dealer, go there, and steal whatever they can. I knew something was “up” when an arresting officer pocketed my wallet with $1500 and party supplies 🙂 Karma works in mysterious ways. Had he been honest I would still be in jail (and the judge would have probably not granted me release on my own recognizance without having to post bail)
My lawyer is also President of the New York Criminal Bar. He is enraged at my treatment and will see it through to the end and is confident we’ll get ours. The whole recovery process will take a while (it took 9 months to get to THIS point) and may involve a lawsuit against the city or NYPD. My lawyer sees this as necessary so that the DA can keep a handle on the NYPD’s actions. As my case was dismissed, I still have plenty of credit for the retainer. I have plenty of documentation of my possessions and a battery of solid testimonials and a job and all that so my lawyer says my chances are good to make a difference and show the police that we are innocent until proven guilty. I for one want to teach the bullies a lesson: whether it’s the BTS or NYPD, we can’t let thugs get away with theft. Much thanks to Omnitribe who kept the outdoor spirit alive last year!
Unrecovered Possessions: Taken into custody: $2,400 VAIO laptop200 Cell Phone150 Scale25 Flashlight25 Soldering platform20 Canister Homozon20 Lucidril (

March 12 Tuesday
Mar Film tonight about professors in trouble for tripping There is a cool movie tonite at 6:30 at the Film Forum at Houston and Varickre: Professors being kicked out of their institutions for doing acid
So it’s a Ram Dass movie… Hey Jeff, Are you talking about the movie about Ram Dass (Richard Alpert getting kicked out of Harvard for doing acid)? I went to see it last night- it was awesome. However, it is not really about him doing acid. It is about Ram Dass, being one of the spiritual icons of the 60’s (he wrote the book Be Here Now) and now he is dealing with his life after having a stroke. He speaks of action, prayer, love, and living his life now with “Fierce Grace” (as the title of the movie.) It was one of the most moving movies I have ever seen and I recommend it highly. Also last night the director, Mickey Lemly was there for Q&A after the movie which was a delightful bonus. He may be there tonight too as it being the last day. It will be playing today at the film forum at 1:00, 2:50, 4:40, 6:30, 8:20, and 10:00. If anyone does not get a chance to see the movie, get the book Be Here Now It has been life-changing for many. Kerith 🙂

March 13 Wednesday
EvolutionBox – Level X in Brooklyn

No Opium Den on Wednesday – Angeles is in Chile. If you haven’t been to Level X, you need to check it out! It’s a really chill space with an *insane* sound system! Hope to see you all there! 🙂
The harmony in spirituality merged with an eyes wide open approach, believing music and art to be an expression of one’s voices from within evolving to significance… Presents: TranceFunkyness… March 13th at 10pm “Level X” Address: North 6th Street, between Berry & White, Williamsburg (Right next to “Sweet Waters” Bar) Door: $3.00 (before 12am), $5.00 (after 12am)
DJ Jamin…Cosmophilia Jamin started DJing in 1996 on the island of Nantucket, His style incorporates a techy-groovy sound with tribal elements, and he very much likes to keep it funky and chuggin’ DJ Sh.I .K.I.D…Omni Tribe…Newly up and coming NY DJ from the Underground label of Omni Tribe…DJ Sh.I.K.I.D. brings on the vibe of the fresh and eclectic sound of European trance DJ Icycoil…New Local, up & coming talent… Introduced to PsyGoa Trance from the old Tsunami parties at Vinyl, Spins all different styles of PsyGoa Trance, with funky/techy assshakin’!psygroove s. keeping it Funky..

March 14 Thursday
Susannah at ABC NO Rio Tonight – The Ides of March

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March 15 Friday
DMT Ski

After the tekno trance DMTSki Friday, during Omnitribe, and before Kaya Ananda (and I will attend all three) there is: DMTSki Review – We stayed until Tuesday – it snowed on Sunday. Thanks to Charlie and Xylene and friends of RENEGADE VIRUS who filled up the first floor with pounding tekno, and to all who made this a full-on weekend! My favorite moment was sitting out in the driveway in an Audi concept car with designer who showed us his rough draft playable demo on his laptop that was more powerful than a stand alone x-box

March 16 Saturday
OMNI TRIBE presents”AXIS OF TRANCE”

114 W 26th Street MAHASUKA (Intact Instinct / Peak Pilots – Liquid Audio Soundz, Medium Records – GERMANY) Isam (Spectra, Morocco) Kife (Omni Tribe, New York) Dima (Omni Tribe, New York) Live Video Projections By ATOMIC JUICE, YDESIGN 11PM – 9AM $15 at the door 18+ DJ Peter MAHASUKA Hollenbach started to DJ in 1989 and by 1992 he had moved over to the trance scene and has since played at all the big parties and festivals in Germany as well as many other events in Europe. Additionally, he has played gigs in India, Thailand, Venezuela, Russia, Macedonia, Japan, New Zealand, Australia, and Israel. He’s one of the most regularly booked DJs of the German trance scene and has won the “DJ of the year 1999” award of the German trance magazine “Mushroom”. Peter describes his style as “elastic techno trance” and also produces music under the name of “Intact Instinct” and “Peak Pilots” with his friend and partner Stefan Huebner, and “Disco Slickers” with his friend Sebastian Krueger (Tarsis and SBK).If this is not enough, he also has a side project called “Ouija” with the German trance rockers from “Sun Project”. Peter has had many releases on various labels including Spiral Trax, Naja, and Liquid Audio Soundz. He has also recently made a compilation for Medium records and you may also know him for remixes of other artists tracks like Atmos, Quirk, Der Stern Von Afrika and Paps. *Tsunami at Shelter Mar 19 – Tue – Freaky Tuesday w/DJ Amnesium at Who’s on First, 87th & 1st SPRING March 20 2:16pm – Vernal Equinox Opium Den 3rd street between 2nd and 3rd Avenue Mar 21 – Son Pax 3 day festival on beach with a pyramid in Mexico with Iboga Records and Son Kite transfly (52) (998) 850-9506
This Weekend: Enter The Sacred Order of the Omstika DISCLAIMER: This email has nothing whatsoever to do with the promoters of Omnitribe, Saddam Hussein, Ayatollah Khomeini, Kim Jong-Il, Emperor Hirohito, Hitler, Mussolini, Stalin, George W . Bush, Martha Stewart, Pink Floyd, or Idi Amin) Dear trance troops, In keeping with the spirit of the upcoming “Axis of Trance” party on March 16, there is an attached word file entitled “TwoOmstikas.” You will not violate any copyright laws by printing this page out, cutting out each Omstika to make an armband. Fasten with scotch tape. There are two so that you can make one with your c-rade. It would look particularly good in an all-black outfit or paramilitary uniform, but that’s just a matter of personal “taste.” Hail Trance!! Again, this promotion has nothing whatsoever to DMT o with Omnitribe and any apologies to those who are offended by the references, even though s-e may argue that the best trance c-es fr- fascist repetitive minimal beats!! And if you’re particularly Discordian you can wear it everywhere!! As in walking 13 blocks due north to Tsunami!! (Never mind, it’s been done.) Alternately, I guess you could do something with an Iran/Iraq/North Korea theme. But does Saddam Hussein, Ayatollah Khomeini, or Kim Jong-Ill have as good as fashion taste as the original Axis minions, the dapper and closeted Third Reich, the futurist Italian Fascists, or the Imperial Kamikaze? How to type -: type in backslash, then highlight and chan axis or ally – I would issue a (reefer) decree declaring it punishable by death to ever actually use the O and M when typing their name. Or, for that matter, A and U and M. That way, if the cops or anybody ever walks up all they see is a bunch of Sanskrit gobbledygook. Then they will want to know who the heck this Ni tribe is all about: web stone-dead.asn.au/movies/holy-grail/scene-19 l Freaky
Omnitribe Review
What a wild party! Their biggest ever. There must have been at least 250 in there with a lot of new faces. It had a little of everything – a bubble, flea market, art by Uta, chai by Rebeccah, Rocky doing projections, slammin music, lots of people, cops showing up TWICE (a drum & bass party at that location had had a big drinking fight incident) Supposedly we were “lucky” because there is an NYPD cabaret crew that drives around looking for parties and videotapes the evidence – bottles of beer!

List Update: This Saturday will be DJ Purple (Transient/UK) and Yoni (History of the Future). We’ll continue to do it every Saturday, until further notice, mostly at Shelter, with some dates at Vinyl.

March 16 Saturday
Tsunami – Tranceformation

First Dj Set: Yoni
One of Swedish Astrid’s favorite DJs, DJ Purple (Dragonfly/At-ic UK) and Yoni (History of the Future) and Joa at Tsunami in the basement at Shelter 20 West 39th $25/$20 w/list.
Brand new SATURDAY night WEEKLY Party at the new Club SHELTER with it’s top of the line, PHAZON SYSTEM, considered by many simply the best sound system in the world. Please use a separate Tsunami entrance… Hours-11:00pm-11:00am admission 212-439-8124/ce see you there!
Tsunami Review – There weren’t that many people there, as Omnitribe had been planning their party for months. I feel bad for DJ Purple, though. There were 15 people who stayed through the end. As Omnitribe was broken up at 8am, I wonder if any made it up to Shelter to round out the morning? For future reference, Shelter lets in people through 9am; the brainmachines list is open through 8am.

Many going to Mexico party this weekend – Jill, Asher, Wyli e, Stefan, the whole motley crew! Party at beach with the pyramids! Chea p airfare $400 still available.

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Money raised for the DMT summer events so far: $220.

March 20 Wednesday
Chiletrance at Opium Den
chiletrance Dj Angeles(Chiletrance-6th Element) Thanks! Love and Light Angeles /

And, enfin, Astrid made an appearance at Opium Den last night, en route to Mexico!

You think people will show at Tsunami this weekend? As it’s the only trance party this weekend, unless there is a secret conspiracy I am unaware of, I am 100% sure it will be packed like it was 2 weeks ago. Planet BEN has a following. Plus, the ingredients are there: low cover, brainmachines list contribution to the DMT, Phazon sound, top DJs, and open until 11am. On a further note, Home of Trance is now allowing Tsunami flyers in the store.

March 23 Saturday
Tsunami – Tranceformation: Planet B.E.N.

A brand new SATURDAY night Party at the new Club SHELTER with it’s top of the line, PHAZON SYSTEM, considered by many simply the best sound system in the world.
PLANET BEN (Flying Rhino) In an exclusive extended DJ set Y O N I (History of Future)
Y O N – E (Tsunami)
Location is The BASEment at the new club Shelter 20 west 39th street between 5th and 6th ave.please use a separate Tsunami entrance…Door Open until 9am, ID18+ Hours-11:00pm-11:00am admission $25/20 by giving your BRAINMACHINES email ceYou think people will show at Tsunami this weekend? As it’s the only trance party this weekend, unless there is a secret conspiracy I am unaware of, I am 100% sure it will be packed like it was 2 weeks ago. Planet BEN has a following, including Prince William (see below). Plus, the ingredients are there: low cover, brainmachines list contribution to the d, Phazon sound, top DJs, and open until 11am. On a further note, Home of Trance is now allowing Tsunami flyers in the store. And on a final note, Omnitribe will be doing their April 12 party on a Friday so Tsunami is in the clear thus far! And, enfin, Astrid made an appearance at Opium Den last night, en route to Mexico!
DJ Planet B.E.N. Planet B.E.N. is 27 years old and has been DJ-ing since 1985. He has played at clubs and parties around the world such as The Voov Experience, Shiva Moon, D-Mension, New Frontier and the Berlin Love Parade. He has released his own trance Productions on TIP, Polytox, Twisted, 3rd Mind and Flying Rhino Records. He has also released techno Productions on Superstition, Container and Naja. Ben has written music under the names Planet B.E.N., Organic Noise, F.A.T. and Nordreform Sys. He has completed projects with people such as Jan forthcoming album planned which will be released on Flying Rhino Records later on this year.

March 23 Saturday
PsychoKinetics and Touch Samadhi bring you: HYPNOTIC HARMONICS
Washington DC
Psychedelic and Goa Trance Downtempo and Chillout web PsychoKinetics.org web TouchSamadhi all ages, non-alcoholic event SOUND Kri (Touch Samadhi, NC) Blue Spectral Monkey (Touch Samadhi, NC) Michael Curran (Touch Samadhi, GA) WildBill (PsychoKinetics, DC) Cliff (PsychoKinetics, DC) Dale (Digital Yeti, PsychoKinetics, DC) $10 before 12 $12 after midnight Kaffa House 1212 U Street NW Washington, DC 20009 web kaffahouse Full blacklight decor

First words from Mexico For those of you who haven’t heard from the crew that went down to Mexico for the trance party on the beach by the pyramids, they are ALL OK AND ALIVE and if they didn’t come back it’s because they’re having the time of their lives: [annotated to protect the guilty] Mexico is mystical, I have never traveled outside the U.S. so you can imagine how I was freaking out at the Tulum ruins. the gods are everywhere and give and take away as necessary. it is uncanny how fast and obvious karma plays here. the most important lesson I have learned is respect for the land and for other’s lives and customs. I feel that the New Yorkers received some flak (i.e. elite attitudes) for being who they are, but at the same time, New Yorkers do need to learn patience, and especially in Mexico, to go with the flow and forget about time and money. But, New York represented well, we are all very unique, a microcosm of the world, even if not everyone can appreciate it. the first party was more progressive, son kite being the highlight for me. In Tulum, the cats from iboga really kicked some ass and the site was beautiful. we missed the afterparty due to ‘car problems’. but no great loss there. later in the night we [hung with some of the DJs.] I hope they had a good experience, I had to forgo my first time because I caught a car to the airport. the things money forces to do… so many weird and wonderful things happened I do not have the time to recount, especially the messages from the gods in the music, the people, and the environment, sometimes good, sometimes devilish. some truly interesting and bizarre stuff. when I can get a hut on the beach with highspeed internet and ac power, please let me know. oh and it was funny when I came back… I had these army pants rolled up with a green long sleeve t-shirt, 5 day stubble, no socks and a backpack… also I made several changes to my ticket… heheh, they all thought I was a terrorist!!! I didn’t have time to clean up like I thought I would… it was funny… when I sat down this big dude next to me flexed his muscles and nudged me (several times) in the arm asking if ‘I had enough room’, two guys were waiting for me when I got out of the plane’s bathroom, I felt my brain being scanned for unusual activity. I was being spied on basically…and this is no delusion if you saw what I looked like! never mind the problem that the united states gave me in immigration…

March 26 Tuesday
Freaky Tuesdays at Who’s on First

Mar 27 Wednesday
Chiletrance at Opium Den

Angeles(Chiletrance-6th Element) Thanks,gracias.. Love and Light Angeles

Eitan of Spiritual Beings, now in Israel partying with our beloved commander Orit, is DJIng!!

2002 3 29 SS

March 29 Friday
Synthetic Sadhus – DRAGONFLY RECORDS 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY PARTY
Open from 11pm till 8am. Free Breakfast!
LOGIC BOMB (TIP Records – Spiral Trax- Sweden), LIVE! ALIEN PROJECT (TIP Records – Phonokol – Israel), LIVE! LAUGHING BUDDHA(TIP Records – Flying Rhino – l – UK),
KEN & ISAM (Synthetic Sadhus – USA). Fluoro Psychestetic Environment By: NOS (Toxomniac – Sweden). Chill-Out Psychedelic Funky Lounge by SUBTLE CHAOS (NYC). AMAZURA BALLROOM 91-12 144th Place, Jamaica, Queens New York ID18+ Check out our website for more info, photos, the flyer and other mind-expanding goodies: Love, Peace and Warm Hugs for all of You!

2002 3 29 SS Ticket

Saturday Wow- right now – Synthetic mini-review, tonight and tomorrow Just woke up from Omnitribe’s after-, and somewhat on the way to Tsunami where last night’s star Yani will play a lot of his new crazy unreleased tracks. Synthetic was a new bar with the taut Scando music and artwork in sync. Logic Bomb, Laughing Buddha and Yani more than picked up the slack. Don’t forget also that Sunday night will be a free bring-your-own video trance party at Korova Mike Bar.

Saturday – Synthetic Review from the upstate NY guy last night’s show was amazing! logic bomb tore up many tracks off of twisted’s unusual suspects disc, along with alien project’s first revelation of the mystery of the thirteen crystal skull. I got to the party really early, at like 11:45 when there was about 25 peeps there… the opening DJ started it off right. usually get to these parties at like 1am. this party was the definition of full-on (i know I said last month’s party was the full-on, but I was gravely mistaken, this party was believable… too bad it had to come to an end 8am 🙁 … this party was so good that all I wanted to do was dance more, so I did… checked out an after-hours party and danced… the Amazura was radiant in condensed chaos… beautiful free human expression. everyone I encountered on this strange pilgrimage to the holy city to have positive implications on my life 8-). yoni spun some of his unreleased track that were just dont right psy sickness… so good… looking forward to seeing him again tonight at Tsunami

Thanks Atomic Juice, DNA Dan, DanceSafe! I forgot last week to thank AtomicJuice and the sacred geometry dude DNA Dan for creating the wonderful video pyramid installation in the chillout room at Synthetic Sadhus. Also thanks to the nice kids at NYU for setting up a booth at Tsunami for DanceSafe, even though the Shelter people were skittish about DMT literature being distributed at their venue. (I think presence at private non-club spaces like Vor-tech’s and Omnitribe’s and Hommega’s events may go off more smoothly, in that order; these venues also generally pack more people in!) These guys were the same group as who donated use of their speakers for the DMTSki house. You guys rock!

Mar 30 Saturday
Tsunami presents Tranceformation

featuring Dominic Lamb (Flying Rhino) at Shelter
A brand new SATURDAY night Party at the new Club SHELTER with its top of the line, PHAZON SYSTEM, considered by many simply the best sound system in the world. Location is The BASEment at the new club Shelter 20 west 39th street between 5th and 6th ave.please use separate Tsunami entrance…Door Open until 9am, ID18+ Hours-11:00pm-11:00am admission $25/20 by giving your BRAINMACHINES email Info on Prince William and Flying Rhino at web tranceam.org/trance Doors open from 11pm till 8am. Free Breakfast!
Both parties this weekend were sparsely attended and I attune that to the Passover and Easter. (I didn’t make it to Mandala on Sunday). Although seeing Patti LaBelle singing the Lord’s Prayer on the third floor at Shelter on Saturday was a guilty pleasure.

April 2002

DMT Generator

The DMT Generator Fiasco
In case you missed this the first time… safetydance From: Machinelf (Sorry if the emails are being sent out multiple times – AOL was acting funny)Dear friends & family & acquaintances, I am forced to take this matter public, as it continues to affect me.Almost eight months ago the DMT generator turned up missing. Initially, we supposed some bike thieves took it, but the kryptonite lock was found unlocked in the mess on the floor several months later. There were only two keys to it, one in my possession and one in another list moderator’s, who was last seen in the middle of locking it up it. This person accused me of stealing it, and continues to do so.I agree to undergo a professional polygraph to clear my name and answer any questions any of you may have concerning the missing generator.I am willing to answer anything, for as long as requested.-If it is found I am indeed telling the truth then I demand an apology from anyone who accused me of its loss. Even if they do not offer an apology, or agree to be accountable for the generator replacement, this matter should be considered case closed, I will be content to go on with my life. In any case, I will hold no grudges, and will continue to support everyone who makes trance happen. And I will raise money for a new generator and for Mark should he agree to be tested (see below)-If it is found that I am lying – that I am willing to lie when I swear on my grandmothers’ graves – that I had ANYTHING to do with the generator’s loss, then I will: admit I am a lying scumbag thief, will personally owe the cost of the test; replace the generator; publicly apologize to mark and everyone via brainmachines, psytrance and on my web site on the home page and in person if need be; delete the dmtny list, and agree to be excommunicated if needed from the DMT never ever to return! I will never harp on this again. I will be out of your hair, but will be forever shamed by the treachery!-Put yourself in my shoes. If you were wrongfully accused publicly or no then you would DESERVE a chance to clear your name. This is no popularity contest, this is a determination of slander and character assassination. I have been through a rough personal patch with the police etc. but my word, ethics, and goodwill are and have always been solid. I’ve never been afraid to admit if I fucked up somewhere. Almost all of you know that – but I want to set the record straight. That’s all I ask. After all we have been through you owe me that much. Forget money or speakers or generators, without trustworthiness we have nothing. -If my accuser(s) are not willing to come forward and put this to the test, then their reluctance should speak for itself. I personally don’t think they have the balls.And it has to be a professional reputable polygraph, not a cheap Radio Shack kit! “Advocates of the polygraph, among them the American Polygraph Association, say that experienced testers can see through these efforts [to beat the polygraph], however, and that polygraphs E28094 while not foolproof E28094 are a useful tool for authorities.” I am pretty certain that a good test has a very low margin of error and will be difficult to fake. Unfortunately, I do not have the funds right now, and even if I did and underwent a polygraph myself then the results would be suspect. But if anyone is willing to chip in for the test, I am so there and this matter can be cleared and the real liar(s) exposed. Maybe Kamal would be a good choice to organize this, or even Mark at indole. Will anyone step forward? I should not raise money for this, because if I am a liar then I can not be trusted with money. There should be at least two witnesses, and that the results be made available to everyone in the DMT. Mark can be free to take a polygraph too if he so desires, in which case I would like him to answer the question of whether he is 100% sure that he left the key in the lock when locking the lock together and then turned it clockwise. Fair enough? It should be. Financially feasible? It’s up to you. Thank you, and looking forward to it, Jeff “I am not a crook” W
Some Polygraph Linkshttp://www.polygraphplace /I am also willing to do a brain scan lie detection (the cost would be pretty high though)http://www.courttv

Re: [SafetyDance] Passports stolen at Synthetic Sadhus Part
Let’s get the record straight
if you want vibe and all that Spectra and Omnitribe and burning elf and DMT are the way to go. smaller better in that regard. the problem is, there’s just not enough core trance people to go around, esp. with all the sheet going on in Israel now. the economy sucks and people can’t afford to go out. Sometimes I feel like most people I know are unemployed. I still can’t figure if it’s because they’re trance people, either…SS and Tsunami have the best big-name
DJs and SS has by far the best art and decor ever. But large parties attract a general crowd. As you go Above Ground you dilute your vibe somewhat, it’s inevitable. if you are a newcomer it’s harder because you can’t find a nice crowd of friends. Tsunami has had its ups and downs. SS seems to have a nice trance mafia all around. The irony is that more ravers go to Amazura. SS gets more clubby people, esp as it’s at the Amazura. Although some people refuse to go there. my favorite all-time place is Amazura. The Amazura has always had problems with theft; I’m sure it’s the same people. There are also raves thrown at Amazura. Probably the same who were smoking angel dust. We are finding out that venue has a big influence on vibe. Tsunami at Vinyl are always standing room only. SS at Marc Ballroom was always hot crowded but wonderful. Tsunami at Shelter is comfortable but somewhat sparse. SS at Amazura is spacious, beautiful, and a little PUBLIC, like a shopping mall taking over by a psychedelic Santa aided by his elves.. Ho Ho Ho. …And an evil Santa with a big bag of your toys, walking out the door. So lock your shit up and enjoy the music!

From: “Infect B” >I have to echo Sasha’s concerns about lack of happy trancers at >Synthetic >Sadhus parties…wow I must B living in a dream world… I thought Friday’s SS party was awesome, I didn’t have any problem finding happy peeps to dance with.>I’m used to happy trancer environments where I’m more than welcome to >come >in my big baggy pants and tank top and dance until I can’t dance >no more the only time I’ve felt a tingle of negativity was when I came in costume… but when it all comes down, I really don’t give a f- what other peeps think about me. I often go to these parties alone. Friday’s SS party was my 6th SS event and I had a blast, found plenty of peeps to share my dance w/ and no one was stopping me from having the time of my life (not even me)!>without the assumption that I’ve come to get picked up. Then again I’m probably not experiencing the same problems as you because I have a penis (i know it’s a world of difference). just an FYI I don’t go to these parties to pick up girls (that was never an objective). I go to dance and hear the music that reflects my attitude: f- crazy. Im sorry that peeps are getting discouraged. (going back into lurker mode)B_

April 2 Tuesday
Freaky Tuesdays at Whos on First

April 3 Wednesday
Chiletrance at Opium Den

This week Dj Isam(Spectra) Thanks!! Opium Den 29 East 3rd Street at 2nd Avenue Love and Light Angeles

What’s up with Tsunami: They are doing just local DJs for the next 2 weeks and charging only $10 – that’s just a dollar an hour, wow. No guest list, just Yoni and others playing their best shit at rock-bottom bargain-basement prices. After two weeks John has some good out of town talent that I’m not at liberty to discuss, but it involves aliens and LSD Is anybody else getting freaked out by the warm weather?

April 5 Friday
Alex Grey’s Chapel of the Sacred Mirrors Benefit II

See the beautiful flyer at web alexgrey/party Universal Spirit will turn the Frying-Pan(barge & boat) into a sacred space, with Alex’s art, video projection, fire dancers, Indiadrop, Kalyx, Yare, Asu, Jamin, Coy-Koi.. and many guest DJs & live acts. 8pm-4am. $20. ID21+. 23rd and 12th Avenue on the pier. Supporters of Alex Grey’s Vision fr- across the globe will be gathering, so please c-e show your support. To get on the email list for Sacred Mirrors Funds will also be collected for the upcoming ayahuasca ceremony in May. The vibe was so heavy girls were practically taking off their clothes, in a good way. My favorite painting of Alex’ was used with permission on my web site at web tranceam.org/dv It depicts Jesus Christ on DMT (my interpretation 🙂 See the beautiful flyer at web alexgrey/party
This was last year’s best party – and it’s for a good cause. The vibe was so heavy girls were practically taking off their clothes, in a good way. My favorite painting of Alex’ was used with permission on my web site at web tranceam.org/dv It depicts Jesus Christ on DMT (my interpretation 🙂 Come early – it starts at 8pm. –
Alex Grey Benefit raging success
All the DJs were great but the dancers made the energy skyrocket. We were all on a journey on the ship of the imagination. Both the dock and boat were packed with beautiful natural people, bigger than a trance crowd, the vibe was intense. Lisa says “lots of sacred Rainbow energy, shiny eyes. God bless…” On the docks, which were covered, the main floor had tapestries by Alex Grey and some by Eli Morgan. On the boat, the dungeon engine room had sensual electric wizardry and horizontal video screens projected from above. Alex Grey had a room in the aft with art and books and the Mindfold, a device that enables to keep your eyes open and see complete blackness, and comes with earplugs. And the fire dancers on top of the boat – wow! Many new faces and many old ones. Many new connections. Looking forward to the next one. *** Trance has greater meaning when it’s not just a “party.” (Not to confuse psychedelic sensuality or even sensuousness with pure spirituality, which spirals out of the senses. The biggest lesson from the psychedelic sixties I think was that people confused the realm of the senses with spirituality. This path led to the descent into speed and coke in the 70s. The End of Meaning for me at clubs like Twilo happened when I felt that it had become just a holding pen for people on ds) Here’s a nice spectrum of action, from most mundane to most transcendental, from outer cold technological space to the inner reaches of your soul, from the realm of mass media to the felt presence of contact with Goddess energy: Mainstream media Vanity concerts with a performer separate from the people Listening to trance at home Party in club with DJ Party in warehouse or private space/Party somewhere atypical Underground gatherings/Outdoor Festivals/Rainbow/Burning Man/Benefit with a Mission encompassing art, science, multidisciplinarian cooperation (YB1?) /High Meditation/Sacred Native Shamanistic Rituals Quality of sound seems to help but is not crucial. The intention of everyone seems to be key, the sword that can cut the Gordian knot of trying to live and heal in New York in. Love, Jisa & Leff

Hello… I hope everyone enjoyed the Chapel of Sacred Mirrors party as much as I did. It was great to see the whole psychedelic community come together. The energy was intense and beautiful. It really touched the essence of why we all go to parties. Much thanks, love and respect to all who came out to make it happen. The Chapel foundation is adding a section on the web site that will highlight the last two parties and future events. So if you have any photos or video of the “Transfiguration” or “Universal Spirit” parties please contact me. Photo and video credits will be posted, and very appreciated. Somthing very unique is starting with these parties, and it’s going to take all of us that feel it, to manifest it. peace & unity Eli psythos at earthlink

April 6 Saturday
Tsunami – Transformation

$10! Celestial Trance on the world’s finest sound system 11pm – 11am $10 before 1am $15 thereafter Downstairs at the new SHELTER (use separate TSUNAMI entrance)
YONI (History of the Future) DJ UNKNOWN DJ JOA DJ AGMIS and much more!
Saturday, April 13th: Same party, different DJs, same prices! Saturday, April 20th: ALIEN PROJECT!

Interview with Raja Ram in Brazillian “audio” In the new DVD “Liquid Crystal Vision” Raja Ram says Goa cheese has aged like old Limburger (or something) and that new places around the world are sprouting up with new energy… He’s been down in Brazil experimenting with new rhythms -a lot of which Yoni from History of the Future brought back and has played at SS and Tsunami – and will tonight!

Michael Bloomberg and pot Today in the news.. When asked if he ever smoked marijuana, he said “You bet I did and I enjoyed it!!!”

April 9 Tuesday
Safetydance Arian Birthday Celebration March 21-April 19
Freaky Tuesday at Who’s on First

87th and 1st Avenue. Various psytrance DJs.. with DJs: Amnesium, Manic Mekator, Machinelf & open tables for anyone who wants to spin! Free to get in, 21+ ID a must 10pm-3am Bring guns and swords. To enter your birthday in our roster and celebrate with us go to Happy birthday to Dhea, Akashah, Foxy42480, Valerio from New Orleans scene, Alex from AvannaProductions, Gerg D… Free first drink for Aries, bring your ID

Another Mexico story – from Asher The spirit of Mexico rises from the earth and grabs you forcing you to look to the heavens for guidance. The sun wakes you and reminds you that our bodies are only flesh, bone and vessels for a little piece of God’s energy. As I trekked through densely karmatic land I was blessed to walk into amazing reincarnates of the spirits that helped the Mayans through these turbulent times. The food and drink of this land is rich in love and soul. It’s holy guacamole and the chiles will make you a virgin again. The party in Tres Rios was so far into the jungle that you couldn’t hear a beat until you reached the beach. As Jill, Astrid, Stina, Serena, Richard the monkey, Grady the washup and I entered the party was alive with Son Kite in front of us the beach behind. We danced and laughed until sunrise when I joined Jamin And Gavin on the pier with the Gaian Mind crew to watch the first mind-blowing return of KINICH (the face of the sun). Within minutes I was on the floor with my beautiful wife talking about how I don’t deserve this from life and how I have done nothing to receive this grace of God (as Astrid and Stina sang “we liked to watch pornographic MOVIES”). Within 2 hours she reminds me that this is why we are here and to surrender. As we walk off the pier, Ticon is taking this beautiful morning to an afternoon we will never forget. Then we find my aura or aka Mayoora very upset about the fact that I never picked him up from the airport. After introductions to the Swedes we all danced for hours as family – it was truly amazing! When the party ended there was a nice creek where we all went swimming as Wylie taught the side stroke method using take the condom from the machine and put it on the penis. next part 2: Tulum aka ZAMA – The city of dawn

April 10 Wednesday
Unknown Shrooms at Pyramid

Bi-weekly psytrance (soon to be weekly!) with DJs: Fumi Dragonlotus DJ Soch lineup changes every week, and its FREE! decoration by Akin & Kura. It was great last week, good sound good people, lots of fun. 18 to party, 21 to drink 11pm – 4am. see you all there! peace&love -TonyPresented by the Unknown Shrooms, bi-weekly psytrance (soon to be weekly!) with DJs: Fumi Dragonlotus DJ Soch lineup changes every week, and its FREE! decoration by Akin & Kura. It was great last week, good sound good people, lots of fun. 18 to party, 21 to drink 11pm – 4am. see you all there! peace&love -Tony

April 10 Wednesday
Chiletrance at Opium Den
Come and enjoy the trance music in this nice bar….Welcome everybody!!! Isam(SymbioNYC-Spectra) Special guest……… Opium Den 29 East 3rd street at 2nd Avenue Love and Light Angeles

April 11 Thursday
EvolutionBox Presents: TranceFunkyness

10pm. Mixed Drinks Specials ($4.00 Margarita, Lemon Drop and $6.00 Cosmopolitan) at “Level X” Address: North 6th Street (BTWN Berry & Wythe), Williamsburg 1 Stop off the Williamsburg Bridge – L Train to Bedford Ave. Jamin…Cosmophilia Shai K.I.D…OmniTribe & DJ Icycoil…EvolutionBOx All different styles of Psy, Goa Trance, with funky/techy assshakin’! psygrooves. $3.00 before 11:00pm, $5.00 after 11:30 …keeping it Funky… EvolutionBox…The harmony in spirituality merged with an eyes wide open approach, believing music and art to be an expression of one’s voices from within evolving to significance…

hello everyone… its serena….still in mexico….unable to leave this beautiful place…..found so much peace here…miss you all in new york sooo much…. I send you good vibes and warm sun and hugs and kisses… love Serena p.s. miss you asher and gill, mayoora, wilie, gavin…

April 12 Friday
Hom-mega records label party at the lush Tribeca Grand Hotel.
DJ Liran a nd others. Promises to be full on ecstatic Israeli trance energy. $25 I believe. –

April 12 Friday
Omnitribe moved to Fun-o-Rama
Digital Structures/Digiboga label party with
Son Kite back from Mexico, live,
plus sets by
Llopis (Iboga records/Denmark)
Markus (Digital Structures)
Video Projection by Atomic Juice 11pm-9am $20 at door info at Omnitribe
Fun-o-Rama is a great place for a party… Parasense came there early last year…
11PM – 8AM $20 at the door at FUN-O-RAMA 608 Neptune Avenue, Brooklyn, NY The way they played their live set was really technically clever, I was very impressed by it. They had a multitrack recorder.. I think it was a Tascam MX2424, or maybe an MMR-16?? I think it was a 24 track. Anyway, so they had stems of their tracks playing off that into a Mackie mixer.. and they were mixing the stems.. dropping parts in and out.. then they had a laptop and a synth for extra stuff. Very effective and clever solution – Ben
Great venue, read on: Update – party April 12th SON KITE party moved From: “A. Visosky” Hey,a trance party in my neighborhood, yippee Could you forward my contact info to the Omnitribe crew, I’d like to offer my visual services “gratis” (or is it non gratis? free, duh) for this event. Thanx- mojo> Party on April 12 has been moved to Brooklyn.>> Sorry to break the flow, but police busted the venue> at 114 West 26th street pasted weekend and the owner> canceled our party. With that sad news we had to find> another location as fast as possible, so we booked> FUN-O-RAMA 608 Neptune Avenue, Brooklyn, NY.>> Please spread the news…

April 13 Saturday
Omnitribe Afterparty
the funorama is still rocking.. there is talk of an afterparty today in coney island if the weather is good – call someone you know, or maybe even wiley heh heh 917-476-1864. Don’t go unless you have confirmation – and don’t ask for directions if you don’t know where it is (look in the archives at safetydance I’m sure it’s there!

Son Kite at Fun-o-Rama was off the hook. Everyone came out of the woodwork for this one, the Tulum Mexico crew, the Philly and Mass and CT crew. Many trancers got lost and twisted in the indoor playground structure set up. This morning I had msgs from Wiley at the nearby outdoor afterparty that they were rocking in the sun and everybody was there. Will someone please buy some paint and paint Wiley’s VW van with intelligent psychedelic dayglo motifs already? It seriously needs some work!I was asleep all day at me casa with my woman being responsible and all that, having DMT dreams about robotic dollhouses with the option of becoming the dolls, Alice in Wonderland style (that happens to your dreams if you’ve even smoked it just once); besides she has all my music at her house, the schemer. But the party needs of the many outweigh the party needs of a few, and by the Utiltarian Spock logic today was mighty efficient. Uh, no idea how Liran’s Hommega party at Tribeca Grand Hotel went, let’s just say there was a nice contingent of Israelis at Son Kite and we’ll leave it at that. Just a reminder for the remainder – Ladies free at Tsunami at Shelter tonight before 1am, $10 for guys. No guest list this week. ID 18+ a must, everyone come hear. It was packed last week, I am sure it will be again. Yanni from History of the Future is back again after jamming with Raja Ram in Brazil, if you haven’t experienced his hard set, don’t miss it!

April 13 Saturday
TSUNAMI continues its Saturday’s Night weekly parties TRANCEFORMATION
First Deco Gig: Uta Bekaia
Y O N I (History of the Future) Y O N – E (Tsunami) DJ JOA DRAGONLOTUS at the new SHELTER pleases use separate TSUNAMI entrance 20 West 39th Street (between 5th & 6th Avenues) 11pm till 11am Visuals and Decor by UTA This special invitation entitles you to the following admission prices: Ladies free till 1a m $10 thereafter Gentlemen $10 till 1 am $15 thereafter For more information: 212 439-8124
What’s up with part II It’s Ladies Night! Yeahhhhhh baby! Ladies in free until 1am! You got that right! We gonna pack it in! Last Saturday was the bomb. We had a wide assortment of trance heads, techno heads, people who haven’t been out of their house in a while. The $10 cover works!

April 13 Saturday
OH-HIGH-OH
Allen of Gaian Mind, Wild Bill (DC) & Derby (Chicago) play in Columbus, OHIO

Lord of the Rings finally a-go go
In case you haven’t heard, the weekend-long outdoor Lord of the Rings-themed trance festival is a go. Dress as your favorite Lord of the Rings character. I myself have 3 or 4 different personae lined up for your edification and amusement, including maybe, the Eldar bearer of the 3rd Elven Ring AKA the “Red Ring” (the identity will be revealed Friday), the Hobbit Golfimbul (who invented Golf by hitting a “goblin” so perfectly his head flew off many yards), a Uruk Hai Orc leading a scando heavy metal band (with Metal Mark as backup but need a drummer, Peter Criss is busy), and Sauron himself. You can be.. Galadriel, or Gandalf, or Elrond, Legolas, Aragorn, Boromir, Gimli, Arwen, there are so many choices. Who will be Tom Bombadil? Celebrant? Saruman? Frodo? And who will bear the One True Ring?
I know many of you purists or even lightweights never wear costumes and just want to hear trance music. If that’s the case, I would like to make you feel as uncomfortable as possible over the course of a weekend. A weekend is a very long time to spend with me when you are not cooperating with the collective psychosis. If you haven’t read the books or seen the movie, you have a huge blind spot on your cultural literacy that needs to be remedied!!
Keep in mind you have to RSVP, and not to me… Limited to 200 people and spaces are going fast – probably by the time you get this, if you don’t check yer email often there will may only a few spaces left. Lori and Boris are organizing it. Her email is lollyGoa . It’s the last weekend of May, Memorial Day Weekend I think. There will be a token donation asked for to pay for the land use. Full Moon and all that. In Poughkeepsie.So if you were at Burning Elf last year, you know this is not to be missed. Burning Elf and the Alex Grey Benefit were the two best parties last year, and this one just might top it. Pretty much everything you can imagine goes on, from fire twirling to drumming to art installations to multiple projection to stage acts to, well, you get the idea. Like a bridge DMT party but you got all weekend and it’s just with friends. And this time, I’m getting there Friday so as to succor each moment…

There is a long tradition of metal Orc bands in Sweden. We hope to continue that tradition for an Orc presence at the Lord of the Rings party next month, mixing it up of course with hard hard trance… Here is are some links – check them out – but not for the faint of heart:http://venus.cs.teiher.gr/grave/count.htmlhttp://www.algonet.se/~anneli/frumi/order.htmIf you are interested in participating there is a new planning yahoogroup to join – send an email to trancemetalorcs-subscribe At the VERY least we will have a band lip-synching to death metal and S.U.N. Project and some scandotrance with a lead singer/DJ, guitarist (Mark Lorenz) and a drummer (Terry Spacehopper). We need more in our band of killers! Fire twirlers! Torturers! Black shamans! Lady Orcs! Half-Orc Perps! You can also loan us appropriate CDs.We will help you assemble your costume and makeup for a very small cost, which will pay for the accouterments that will not cost all that much (be ready to pay up you don’t want just blackface and a burlap sack!) If you’re really ugly in a human way you will be welcomed in our group, as our standards for beauty are opposite that of the humans. (Astrid – YUCK!) It’s also cheaper, as we won’t need facial add-ons for you. FUCK THE ELVES!!!>Burzum was a black metal band that appeared circa 1992-97. Varg Vikernes named his band Burzum after one of Tolkien’s words for darkness (in the language of Morder, the word Burzum means darkness). He also chose “Count Grishnackh” as his black metal name (after one of the orcs in the Lord of the Rings series). So what if he allegedly burned down three churches in Sweden. So what if he has neo pagan/nazi beliefs. AND SO WHAT if he stabbed and killed his friend and fellow co-producer over a matter of money (which he is serving 21 consecutive years for). I think that his music is awesome and that he should deserve an honorary cut in the lord of the rings soundtrack. Any thoughts to this?

Since you asked, mark at indole specifically mentioned some time last year that he would most logically be that troubadour of the woods, Tom Bombadil. AFAIK no one else has claimed the persona of he or his mate Goldberry. I now pronounce you virtual man and wife! And don’t be discouraged that the characters were unceremoniously omitted from the film! Maybe you could sing some of those songs for us on Friday or Sunday… you’ll have to clear that with Lori and Boris!In a message dated 4/17/02 10:36:03 AM Time, digitalglitter writes:> I think I want to go as goldberry. who will go as tom Bombadil??

From: LOLLYGOA hello, it is with a very heavy heart and much tears that I must relay the message to one and all that we have lost our venue. Burning Elf will continue in our mission to provide quality outdoor legal events in the future. We apologize for the confusion due to events beyond our control, thank everyone for the great response, and hope to see you in the future. Lori and Boris

April 16 Tuesday
Freaky Tuesdays
at Who’s on First on 1st ave b/ w 87 & 88 with DJ Amnesium, Akin, open decks email freebeer4kids at aol April 17 Wed Opium Den 3rd street b/w 2nd & 3rd ave with the ONLY Muslim p sy-trance DJ, Issam from Morocco April 20 – Tsunami back with international DJs and the brainmachines guest list, at Shelter with DJ Astrix –

April 17 Wednesday
Chiletrance at Opium Den

Dj Isam(Spectra) Gavin (Spectra) Opium Den 29 east 3rd Street at 2nd Avenue Thanks!!!!!!!!! Love and Light Angeles

April 19 Friday
Jehan’s Plan for Goa Gil
Are coming and we are looking for an outdoor venue for concert this spring/summer.. Goa Gil needs no intro; XP from Russia & Goa is Parasenses’s producer. We have the backing of a major concert producer. We are looking to get upwards of a thousand people over 2 or 3 days. One idea is to do it like they do in Bombay and get two barges attached with a boat ferrying people to and fro and call it a “Ground Zero” party.. XP wants to be at the ruins of the WTC but he doesn’t know the impossibility of that! And Wylie’s is too small:-) The legality of using barges is being looked at now; however, I want to send out a request for anyone who knows of a diamond in the rough legal outdoor venue… So far there is Randall’s Island and the Intrepid. Let’s all come together to hear Goa Gil again – and have it in our backyard so as to get three times as many people who came for the festival 2 years ago in the Catskills. We have the backing of a major concert producer. We are looking to get upwards of a thousand people over 2 or 3 days. One idea is to do it like they do in Bombay and get two barges attached with a boat ferrying people to and fro and call it a “Ground Zero” party.. XP wants to be at the ruins of the WTC but he doesn’t know the impossibility of that! And Wylie’s is too small:-) The legality of using barges is being looked at now; however, I want to send out a request for anyone who knows
of a diamond in the rough legal outdoor venue… So far there is Randall’s Island and the Intrepid.

April 19 Friday
Ricaurte’s MDMA Tests were Flawed.

Taking MDMA about as harmful as a hangover
Ecstasy fears based on ‘flawed tests’ Note, the MTV special with the girl with the brain scan does not show actual deterioration of brain tissue – but redirection of neural pathways. Chronic use ‘does’ have a significant effect, but the jury is still out whether it is deleterious or not.
Ecstasy fears based on ‘flawed tests’ By Robert Uhlig, Technology Correspondent (Filed: 18/04/2002) MUCH of the scientific evidence showing that ecstasy damages the brain is fundamentally flawed and has been mistakenly used by politicians to warn the public of the dangers of the d, a report said yesterday. The inquiry by New Scientist found that many of the findings on ecstasy published in respected journals could not be trusted. It said it was an “open secret” that some researchers who failed to find impairment in ecstasy users had trouble getting their findings published. “Our investigation suggests the experiments are so irretrievably flawed that the scientific community risks hemorrhaging credibility if it continues to let them inform public policy,” the report said. It found there were serious flaws in brain scans that allegedly show that ecstasy destroys nerve cells involved in the production and transport of serotonin, a vital brain chemical involved in a range of functions including memory, sleep, sex, appetite, and mood. In 1998, George Ricaurte and Una McCann at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore published a paper in The Lancet that seemed to provide the first evidence that ecstasy use led to lasting brain damage. The research involved brain scans with a radioactively tagged chemical probe that latched on to the serotonin transporter proteins that ecstasy targets. The thinking was that brains damaged by ecstasy would give off less radioactive ‘glow’ than those where the serotonin cells were intact. The scan pictures, which showed the brains of ecstasy users did on average glow less, were used in public information campaigns. In America, they strongly influenced harsher penalties for ecstasy offenses. But two independent experts told New Scientist there was a key flaw. They said the way brains reacted to this kind of scan varied enormously with or without ecstasy. Some healthy brains glowed up to 40 times brighter than others and even a number of ecstasy users’ brains outshone ecstasy-free brains by factors of 10 or more.
Another study by Dutch scientists led by Liesbeth Reneman and Gerard den Heeten at the Academic Medical Centre in Amsterdam was similarly flawed. New Scientist said it found that “despite the poster depiction of ‘your brain on ecstasy’ there never was – and never has been – a typical scan showing the typical brain of a long-term ecstasy user”. Stephen Kish, a neuro-pathologist at the Center for Addiction and Health in Toronto, said: “There are no holes in the brains of ecstasy users. And if anyone wants a straightforward answer to whether ecstasy causes any brain damage, it’s impossible to get one from these papers.” Marc Laruelle, an expert on brain scanning at Columbia University, New York City, said: “All the papers have very significant scientific limitations that make me uneasy.” Similar uncertainty surrounds evidence that ecstasy impairs mental performance. In the majority of tests of mental agility, ecstasy users performed as well as non-users. Andrew Parrott, a psychologist at the University of East London, found that ecstasy users outperformed non-users in tests requiring them to rotate complex shapes in their mind’s eye.

April 20 Saturday
Tsunami Tranceformation – For the first time in America!
DJ ASTRIX (Hom-Mega, Israel)

For the first time in America DJ A S T R I X (Hom-Mega, Israel) Avi is the new sensation on the international trance circuit, and he is going to give us a taste of what all the noise is about, with an exclusive extended DJ set. YONI (History of the Future) YONI is steadily becoming the most sought after full-on trance DJ in the US. PSYCHODOG AND MUCH MORE! at the new SHELTER 20 West 39 Street (between 5th & 6th Avenues) -Use separate TSUNAMI entrance. ID18 & up 11pm till 11am Admission: $25 / $20 by giving your brainmachines email address at the door 24 hours info-line: 212 439-8124 ce Saturday, April 27th: ALIEN PROJECT! SHPONGLE’s “Tales of the Inexpressible” and “Are you Shpongled?” as well the TSUNAMI compilation on KINETIC Records in stores everywhere!

April 20 Saturday
Use state land for outdoor parties From: fxdemolisher at att.net (Gennadiy Shafranovich) Hey man, at one point some of my friends were looking into a venue upstate. What we found out is that you can rent state parkland for almost free. All you got to do is get the permits and insurance (totaled about a few thousand I think). We are talking about HUGE fields in the middle of nowhere (but with access roads). If you want I can get you links to how to get the stuff going. Hey man, at one point some of my friends were looking into a venue upstate. What we found out is that you can rent state parkland for almost free. All you got to do is get the permits and insurance (totaled about a few thousand I think). We are talking about HUGE fields in the middle of nowhere (but with access roads). If you want I can get you links

Is Taking Psychedelics an Act of Sedition? by Charles Hayes / Tikkun April 23, 2002

From: FrequencyFire at cs Hi. You may know who I am possibly not. My name is Andrew. I’ve been coming to the NY parties for about 2.5 years, although I never reached out to anyone. All it took was a simple step through the door. I’m the 22-year-old American kid with no hair. At Shelter this past week I realized I needed to speak to everyone. I’ve been listening to real trance for about 4 years. I live in Rhode Island, and here being able to really “see” can be a problem when no one can hear it or see it. Talking about trance to me up until about 6 months ago was unheard of. Now, is the time. I am an electronic music programmer- recording- live engineer. I always thought my affinity for both jungle and trance music were in some way balanced. Then as I’m sure has happened to everybody, it hit me and the useless thoughts stopped and trance took over my heartbeat. Hit me off with a message!! PEACE AND LIGHT,-ANDREW

April 23 Tuesday
Freaky Tuesday at Who’s on First

A sports bar on 1st Avenue between 87th & 88th streets. With DJs Amnesium and Manic Mekator and weekly guest DJs. Never crowded but the music always full-on and new.

Next on the Simpsons, Mr. Burns starts cooking up acid in the missile silo next to Springfield -but “only the Brown Acid muhahahah”, with the help of the comic book store owner, the bus driver, and the two hippies. Homer inadvertently releases the gaseous cloud over Springfield and everyone thinks he is the Second Coming. But the Real God gets angry – “Oh no, the Old Testament God! the Old Testament God!!” and everyone comes down and he has to go back to being a mortal.

April 24 Wednesday
Chiletrance at Opium Den

This week Dj Isam(Spectra-SymbioNYC)+ special guests. Opium Den 29 East 3rd Street at 2nd Avenue 10-4 Thanks! Love and Light Angeles

April 24 Wednesday
Lord of the Rings open enrollment now closed From two weeks ago on 2/15: Keep in mind you have to RSVP, and not to me… Limited to 200 people and spaces are going fast – probably by the time you get this, if you don’t check yer email often there will may only a few spaces left.. open enrollment now closed… they’re being major tight with this to keep everyone safe. At its core, this is a private birthday party amongst friends. This is not a time for the organizers to make new friends, there have been many opportunities in the past for acquaintance making. Preference AFAIK was given to those who went last year. Please don’t ask me to get you in, if you aren’t in, and I was never the RSVP dude.
May 24-26 The weekend-long
outdoor Lord of the Rings psytrance festival upstate will be with trance Sindarin woodland elves. Don’t miss the sacred communion with the Council of Eldar (in High Elven Quenyan). As it’s limited to 200 people you must RSVP to this not-to-be-missed event by same organizers as Burning Elf last year. –

April 24 Wednesday
FUN! FUN! FUN!!!!!!! love, miss Sarah k…….. for all you loser Tsunami haters here’s an alternative by the crazy Japanese!

April 25 Thursday
Larry Harvey of Burning Man lecture/slides

So you wanna be an armchair Burner… Did anybody know that Lary Harvey started Burning Man years ago in Cali when he burnt his ex-girlfriend’s new boyfriend in effigy on a beach? See? Good things can come from hate! (But is the corollary also true – Bad things can come from love?) 7 pm | 4/25 | $15 students Burning Man founder Larry Harvey speaks at COOPER UNION, Great Hall 7 East 7 st, 3 ave I hear space is limited…for tickets go to web sealspace.org/web sealspace.org.

Analog Pussy in Buffalo what? in buffalo?

April 25 Thursday
Trancefunkyness at LevelX

April 26th Friday
GAIAN MIND at LaTazza 108- Philadelphia, USA…
brazil, buffalo, Philly… man, shit’s just hitting the fan everywhere huh.

From: apurvemehra (Apurve Mehra) “Hussein, the resident DJ from Anjuna de Paraiso in Goa just got into NY. This guy rivals any of the local psytrance DJ’s and can play a wide variety of music. Let’s see if we can organize some nights or events.

April 27 Saturday
Tsunami – Transformation

ALIEN PROJECT (PHONOKOL, Israel) YONI (History of the Future) YONI is steadily becoming the most sought after full-on trance DJ in the US. CHAI AGMIS PSYCHODOG VISUALS BY UTA AND MUCH MORE! at the new SHELTER 20 West 39 Street (between 5th & 6th Avenues) -Use separate TSUNAMI entrance. 11pm till 11am Admission: $20 TILL 1AM, $25 after… OR $20 all night with BRAINMACHINES email 24 hours info-line: 212 439-8124 *SPECIAL THANKS TO HOME OF TRANCE!
Alien Project CONFIRMED (he’s here in his hotel, waiting for Goa groupies 🙂

from the people who brought you BuringMan my gf has been hard at work at this

The funniest photo I’ve seen this year, Lisa with Larry Harvey, the founder of Burning Man, when he came to the Lunatarium this springfall. Burning Man started in the 80s when he burned an effigy of the dude that his girlfriend ran off with on a beach in Northern California.

April 26-27 Friday – Saturday
Burning Man Event at Lunatarium

Call for Artists for Collaboration at Burning Man Event at Lunatarium 1) Art of Burning Man (lecture) Location: White Columns Gallery Friday April 26 at 7PM. It’s a slide show of Burning Man art back to 1992. The day after: “this lady from the SEAL org called me. “She’s working with Larry Harvey, founder of Burning Man, on an event on the 27th at Lunatarium. She wants to use some of my paintings and some YB1’s for the event. She also wants me to coordinate a huge live-action painting live on the spot.(she heard from LOVESPHERE people about past performances) I’m gonna do Y.B.1. at the next Burning Man event that artists wanting to participate should contact me as soon as possible. lisarenko at msn YB1 In the early nineties I was heavily involved with a collaborative art project called Y.B.1. At its peak, there were about 70 artists involved (mostly painters). Many large scale paintings were created, some long term meticulous works, some spontaneous works created performance-like on the streets of New York or in the clubs. Through trial and error, I developed several approaches to be able to involve large numbers of artists with maximum freedom for each to do what they want artistically. Observing the communal spirit of many of the trance events, and the interest expressed at the Alex Grey benefit for new innovative approaches to art, my interest in reviving this art project renewed. This is an inclusive as opposed to an exclusive approach to art-making with serious intention towards the sacred, yet not excluding the profane as a possible sacred form of truth. My experience is that the more people expressing their individual creativity in a communal setting, the higher the energy. Anyone out there? Love Lisa (Lisa Renko)

get your ass to the free party at Lunatarium today 2-7 bring weird clothes and costumes and such

Weekend review The place was pumping and packed. Alien Project was good – better than he was in SF. The night is finally hitting its stride. I showed up late with the list – around 330am or so. Sorry for those of you who had to pay an extra $5. It won’t happen again, but if you want to make sure to bring a printout. I was late because I was at The Lunatarium all day and was already nursing a hangover… that party was great as well and went into the wee hours. There was a lot of painting, body painting, weird stuff going on. We really put on a good show for Lee Harvey (Oswald!) the founder of Burning Man. In case y’all didn’t hear, due to legality thew lord of the rings will not happen as scheduled. BUT there is a east coast party in Maryland that weekend, tba on safetydance.

April 28 Sunday
Mandala at Korova Milk Bar

First DJ Set: Jeff Ecofunkological
Big thanks to all the shiny, happy people who brought themselves out to the last one (on Easter in the pouring rain no less!) and made the night such a thriving success! Looking forward to seeing you there! MANDALA PSYGOA TRIBAL TRANCE LOCATION DATE THE KOROVA MILK BAR APRIL 28TH, 200 AVE A. BETWEEN 12/13ST, NYC 9P-4A DJ’S ICYCOIL ** ECOFUNKOLOGICAL O NILS 🙂 GUEST DJ: FUMI :] FREE ADMISSION 21+ W/ ID $5 Cosmopolitans $4 Red Stripes 2$Kamikaze shots ART BY: SUSANNAH (SUENITE) JOSH RUBIN There will be visuals pumped through 13 TV Screens! Come after the May Day party. Korova is right down the block from Tompkins Square Park! 🙂

April 30 Tuesday
Freaky Tuesday at Who’s on First

Sports bar on 1st Avenue between 87th & 88th streets. With DJs Amnesium and Manic Mekator and weekly guest DJs. Never crow ded but the music always full on and new.

May 2002

Another satisfied customer: Hey guys, I have a confession to make…I’m addicted. I can’t get enough… I go to sleep to trance…I wakeup to trance…my commute is only 25 minutes which is not a lot of time to go without music…now I’m gonna rip my room apart to find my old portable CDplayer!..and you can bet your bootie I’m gonna bring some speakers to work and hook em’ up to my computer(until they break down and get me a new computer that comes with speakers like SOME people in the office). Trance is taking over. I’ve been listening to trance since 1998 (Thanks to Luchino A.C for infecting me with this virus), butI’ve never been this trance crazy! I have to force myself to listen to the radio (just so I can stay in touch with the rest of the world)…I like other kinds of music hip-hop, alt-rock, drum and bass/triphop, jungle, jazz,r&b, reggae…but it’s not the same! I caught myself physically dancing (not minimal and not full out, but enough to be noticed) to the trance music in my head…at work!…I was having a good day…I thought “Oh my god I’ve lost it again!” and the other day I was listening to the reggae station and I kept picking out the trancy beats/sounds and dancing to it and I thought “Hey! What’s going on! Mhips are not moving right! I’m Jamerican! This is reggae…what’s wrong with me!” I even listen to the stuff on the radio and think “Hey, I could actually like this song! I do like it!”…but still it seems mindless. For me listening to trance is actually listening…an action that I took for granted. I decided to branch off and go to a non-trance party…a lot of my trance friends were there, nice penthouse,so so sound system, but I was bored out of my mind! I never thought I would EVER be bored…especially with a lot of friends around, and then I realized that there was nothing to listen to. The music was playing, but I couldn’t hear it, think it, smell it, taste it… I tasted sound twice. Once I was listening to Miles Davis and when he played this note the juices in the back corners of my mouth squirted something citrus and fruity (I can hum the song, but I don’t know the name….flamenco sketches maybe. I’ll listen to it when I get home and email you the name of the songlater…the second time I was at a Synthetic Sadhusparty about two years ago…and I don’t even remember who was spinning (damn!), but I felt like I was eating a four-course meal! I even had the sensation of lemonade! Are there any websites or medical info on tasting sound? Oh yeah, the thought crossed my mind that “Oh, it’s the drugs that are doing it.”, but I’ve gone to a lot (more than three or four) of parties sober and it’s the same thing…AND I’m not even high right now(I’m still at work)! Trance makes me “stupid happy”(my mushroom is infected) and I’m glad I have someone to write to who understands 🙂 Thanks for listening guys. Oh,… and all you list owners out there…you can post this to the list…just don’t put my name or email address on it puhleeze. Long LiveTrance

NewsFlash- We Interrupt this Program for an Important Announcement It’s getting warm, Beltainne spring planting is upon us, and psychedelic trance culture is on-again metastasizing in Babylon. Trust me on this. Or don’t trust me, just come out and see for yourself. Tripping is believing. The brainmachines list hit an all-time “high” with 925 members. Rock on! I’m not sure where the Marijuana March is being held Saturday but no. If I hear of where it is I will post it. One million armchair rastas can’t be wrong. I assume the Tompkins Square May Day thing on Sunday is ago is still on. It seems to be in the email Blakkat sent out about their afterparty. Although flyers went out, Synthetic Sadhus ain’t happening this Friday. But they’re more than making it up on June 8th with GMS and more.. see below.

May 1 Wednesday
UnknownShrooms at Pyramid
this is a full on alternative to opium den, which is quite chill..

May 1 Wednesday
Chiletrance at Opium Den

With the only Muslim psytrance DJ Isam. Isam(SymbioNYC-Spectra) Fx Mike(Alphatrance) Opium Den 29 East 3rd Street at 2nd Avenue 10-4 Thanks!!, Gracias Love and Light Angeles

Print this out for this whole weekend’s events There are so many I decided to put it all on a word document. Trance, marches, maydays, art openings, battling robots, boats, I am so there. The tripping volume has been set to 11 for 2 days only. If anybody actually attends every one of the attached events, then you get a special prize (use this printout with checkmarks as proof! who needs crystal meth! Basically from now until late Sunday there is mad craziness going on. And if you knew what I knew then you’d realize this is just a reverse Indian Summer and it’s going to get bigger the further in we go.

May 4 Saturday
Spectra with Mark Allen on the Frying Pan

Mark Allen (return to the source, Hope fiend)
UK Jamin (Spectra, Cosmophilla) NYC
Gavin (Spectra) NYC -Isam (Spectra) NYC
Deco: Mae & Moa- Germany Jamin- NYC doors at 10pm
The Frying Pan boat is at 23rd and West Side Highway. Sound by Spectra. (Ed Note – Get there early – Frying Pan ain’t open all night!)

May 4 Saturday
Subtlechaos at Battery Park for the Million Marijuana March

I guess this clears the confusion! Last year was really full-on, edgey stuff. Havoc brought their sound system and combined them with the DMT’s Mackeys. This year promises more of the same. Yep Saturday from 1pm (depending on the cozzers) probably get to start around 2pm till 7pm(again depending on the cozzers) Jason Vadim Gavin and Jamin followed by an after-party at frying pan with MARK ALLEN then Sunday we have Tompkin sq with BLACKKAT On Sunday and if this is Jeff u are an asshole for not staying in touch:O) Hope to see you there man FUCK THE SYSTEM Jason SUBTLECHAOS / K7 RECORDS
Medical Marijuana March
(Ed. note: This email has Saturday, March 4 repeatedly. Which is impossible in 2002. Pretty sure whoever wrote it was stoned)
From: Paul Gilman 11:00 am the annual Cures Not Wars Medical Marijuana Parade, Ibogaine Rally Broadway & Houston, the march goes to Battery Park. there will be bands and speakers. Dana Beal Randy Credico, and myself (you’ve been warned) will be amongst the speakers. for more information: call Cures Not Wars at (212) 677 – 7180 or, web cures-not-wars.org/mmm Yvonne + yvonne at riseup.net + web infornography.org + vox: 646 321 5710 “I advocate revolutionary changes…an end to capitalist exploitation, the abolition of racist policies, the eradication of sexism and the elimination of political repression. If that is a crime, then I am totally guilty.” Assata ShakurSaturday March 4, Medical Marijuana March this Saturday, March 4, 11:00 am the annual Cures Not Wars Medical Marijuana Parade, Ibogaine Rally Broadway & Houston, the march goes to Battery Park. there will be bands and speakers. Dana Beal Randy Credico, and myself (you’ve been warned) will be amongst the speakers. for more information: call Cures Not Wars at (212) 677 – 7180 or, web cures-not-wars.org/mmm Yvonne + yvonne at riseup.net + web infornography.org + vox: 646 321 5710 “I advocate revolutionary changes…an end to capitalist exploitation, the abolition of racist policies, the eradication of sexism and the elimination of political repression. If that is a crime, then I am totally guilty.” Assata Shakur

May 4 Saturday
Tsunami with Simon H.

And the surprise guest DJ at Tsunami tomorrow night is… Simon H, head of Twisted records. He banged it up at the last Twisted party at Vinyl.
Tsunami at Shelter goes through late morning, $20 if you’re on the BRAINMACHINES list (give your email at door) SURPRISE GUEST FROM TWISTED UK + YONI (History of the Future) YONI is steadily becoming the most sought after full-on trance DJ in the US. CHAI AGMIS VISUALS BY UTA AND MUCH MORE! at the new SHELTER 20 West 39 Street (between 5th & 6th Avenues) -Use separate TSUNAMI entrance. 11pm till 11am Admission: $20 TILL 1AM, $25 after… OR $20 all night with BRAINMACHINES email or this printout *SPECIAL THANKS TO HOME OF TRANCE! 24 hours info-line: 212 439-8124 web Tsunami-tr ance

May 7 Tuesday
Freaky Tuesday at Who’s on First

Sports bar on 1st Avenue between 87th & 88th streets. With DJs Amnesium and Manic Mekator and weekly guest DJs. Viviana is your bartender. Never crowded but the music always full-on and new. Considering the venue, regulars, and nabe, the DJs have to be really good. It’s like a test – if the tracks are psychedelic here, then they are definitely psychedelic. –

May 8 Wednesday
Unknown Shrooms at Pyramid
Biggest Night There yet HELLO everyone the party at PYRAMIDS is ON!!! sorry for the trouble. I know some people wondered what happened but it was out of my control. BUT this may 8 we will bring you the best of local DJ’s Location: Pyramid 101 Avenue A Between 6-7 10pm-4am Dj’s Lineup: Decorations:Kura-Akin Come And EnjoyThe Hyper Frequencies!!!!

May 8 Wednesday
Chiletrance at Opium Den
3rd between 2nd & 3rd ave. With the only Muslim psytrance DJ Isam. –

Tsunami with Cosmosis and Mumbo Jumbo are at Vinyl instead of Shelter that week
Tsunami will have Cosmosis and Mumbo Jumbo. INFECTED MUSHROOM will not be in the US… Tsunami was originally doing it on that date, so that Duvdev (half of the INFECTED ones) could prove that he has to be abroad, so escape his military service duty of 2 1/2 weeks. Instead, they advised him that he will not be allowed to leave the county.

“The onset was rapid. Within 15 minutes closed eye visuals were pronounced, a feeling of losing physical boundaries was also present. There were no physical sensations other than where the skin maybe there was air. The objects in the room danced with life and seemed to rush forward into the air. A definite 3-D effect. Within another five minutes, the room was no longer recognizable. Reading was impossible. Geometries were overwhelming and seemed to wash over me with an orgasmic type pleasure. Traveling. It is traveling. New indescribable places were unfolding before my eyes. Everything was vibrant and alive. There was utter peace. An ever-shifting play of color never ceased to make the experience boring. Voices can be heard. Music can be heard. Yet there isn’t anyone here to speak or play music. A voice asks”Would you like to go deeper?” It was a female voice. Reassuring. As I would think about going deeper the colors would flow over me and bring me to new spaces – each one more bizarre than before. Impossible objects from the past were floating in space. Things like huge HP calculators, Vertibird helicopter toys. Scenes of childhood were evident. No entities. All in all a 5-hour experience.”The moral: Throw your consumables out of the refrigerator or donate them to the needy every couple of weeks.”

May 11 Saturday
Tsunami Tranceformation – Cosmosis at Vinyl
COSMOSIS, live (Transient, UK) Billy is since years one of the most-watched and respected trance producers in the world. He will be introducing his brand-new material to be released in a few months, as well as some of his signature re-remixes.
MUMBO-JUMBO, live (Transient, UK) Mitch and Billy will be stirring up a storm of their famous live act.
DJ sets by: BILBO BAGGINZ (Cosmosis / Mumbo-Jumbo) KUMA (Mambo-Jumbo)
YONI (TSUNAMI / History of the Future) Yoni has grown in recent months into the most followed US-based trance DJ) YON-E (TSUNAMI) DJ UNKNOWN
Separate ambient SHPONGLE Room. Club VINYL 6 Hubert Street (corner with Hudson Street / 3 blocks below Canal) (trains A,C,E to Canal / 1/9 to Franklin) Hours: 11.45pm till 9am Tickets: $25 in advance $30 at the door

May Stanley Cohen and Psychedelic Terrorism Oh yeah, last year when I got in trouble big time with the NYPD, I interviewed with several lawyers and Stanley Cohen the “Crazy Jew” was one of them, the one who is behind the story of the fake Dennis Miller diatribe. He also represented the blind Muslim cleric who tried to blow up the Twin Towers in ’91. Even though ole Stan was well within my war chest, as was another battle-hardened Drug lawyer, I decided on the high road, the head of the NY Criminal Bar. I figured that was a better route than someone known for defending terrorists, even though I was one by current US propaganda… Now $7500 and almost a year later I am free but still waiting on getting my possessions back. “This diatribe is actually part of a column by humorist Larry Miller which appeared in web snopes2/inboxer/outrage/

May 11 Saturday
Spectra – Vision with Emok from Iboga Records
(Ed. note – that’s a tough night… Deeper in Zen, one of the guys on the psytrance compilation with Kent Friedman et al, is playing at Tsunami. Last weekend was good all around at both venues though. When I find out when Deeper in Zen is playing I’ll let you know. Thank God I will be on the shamanista retreat that weekend)
Vision May 18th at the Frying Pan (directions below and on website) EMOK (iboga records – Denmark) GAVIN (Spectra, NYC/Amherst) JAMIN (Spectra, NYC/Nantucket) ISAM (Spectra) NYC/morocco Deco: Jamin- NYC doors at 10pm $20 DIRECTIONS TO THE FRYING PAN PIER 63, NORTH RIVER MANHATTAN, NY The Lightship “Frying Pan” is located at Pier 63 in Manhattan. Pier 63 is at the end of West 23rd Street at the Westside Highway on the Hudson River. It is just one pier north of the Chelsea Piers Sports & Entertainment Complex. The ship is located at the north end of Pier 63, behind Basketball City.

More about Emok from Iboga Records He is a believer in iboga, as in the curative ibogaine. African healing psychedelic plant that cures addiction. Very heavy. Look it up. As for Emok, he and Stefan really tore up the place at Wylie’s abandoned building last year… he and some intrepid New Yorkers did a lot of preliminary demolition. Like him, his music ROCKS!

Goa Gil ‘s protege Hussein from the Paraiso megaclub in Goa is in town and is avai lable for booking. Call him at 212-945-3359

Tsunami had a good old skool party at Cosmosis and Mumbo Jumbo at Vinyl last Saturday. By 2am it was packed and it felt like old times with Astrid et al in the house. Synthetic Sadus flyers are out with details on their awesome new location with outdoor chillout. Spoke with Gilles for several hours Sunday and he’s going to take it all to the next level.

Wiley’s Tribeca Trance Mission will be flying its flag again very soon! Someone tell him to paint his VW van, already.

Seems like the tugboat is back with everything in order.

Soular Records kicking NYC compilation available online at web tranceam.org/soularrecords The DMT will be back up this year and we are recruiting. No events will be published on this list. If you attended the events for the past two years you know you won’t want to miss them. . I will be out of town for the next two weekends but the Brainmachines guest list is still in effect for Tsunami and I will be here during the week.

Krisztina Végh

Krisztina Végh

July 29, 1975- Saturday, May 11, 2002 A Hungarian beauty who, alongside Gilles Clement, was one half of Synthetic Sadhus, ...

May 12 – Zionist Trance to celebrate Party Yom Haatzmaut
at the Leopard Lounge at 248 E. 5th

May 15 Wednesday
Chiletrance at Opium Den

Come and enjoy with us the music with differents DJs every week. DJ Angeles(Chiletrance-6th element) Vadim (Subltechaos production) Opium Den 29 East 3rd Street at 2nd Avenue Love and Light Angeles

May 18 Saturday
Ayahuasca Ceremony
In case you missed that not so subtle reminder there is a campout ceremony next Saturday in the Catskills and have several spaces left. Email me privately if interested. First come, first served! Love, St. Bernard of the Alpine Brandy Keg
I am not sure which of the sweat lodges you are mentioning, but all twelve of us (5 girls, 7 guys) got naked at Jeff’s sweatlodge/tea ceremony in the Catskills a year and a half ago in May. It was fun, and very healthy for the spirit — being naked publicly usually fills me with a sense of unexplained freedom, energy, and exhilaration, like a breath of fresh forest air after spending a long time in the smog of a big city! One more thing. I’ve always envied you women for having an extra sensual body part — breasts — that you can bare anytime and yet not be full naked :)-

2002 5 18 Tsunami

May 18 Saturday
TSUNAMI – T R A N C E F O R M A T I O N

DEEPER IN ZEN (SOULAR RECORDS) JAMES will introduce an exclusive live set from soular records new album ‘Awakening.’ YONI (History of the Future) YONI is steadily becoming the most sought after full-on trance DJ in the US. DJ SH.I.K.I.D. (OMNITRBE) DJ APOK-NOV VISUALS BY UTA AND MUCH MORE! at the new SHELTER 20 West 39 Street (between 5th & 6th Avenues) -Use separate TSUNAMI entrance. 11pm till 11am Before 1am Ladies in FREE-Gentlemen 10.00 Thereafter Ladies 10.00- Gentlemen 15.00 Tickets also available in advance at HOME OF TRANCE for 10.00 *SPECIAL THANKS TO HOME OF TRANCE!
11pm-Sunday morning – Deeper in Zen (Ed. note – that’s a tough night… Deeper in Zen, one of the guys on the psytrance compilation with Kent Friedman et al, is playing at Tsunami. Last weekend was good all-around at both venues though. When I find out when Deeper in Zen is playing I ‘ll let you know. Thank God I will be on the shamanista retreat that weekend)
Deeper in Zen is coming on at 3am Saturday This may very well be your last chance to hear Deeper in Zen play in NY before they move to – if you go to Iboga at Frying Pan, hurry your ass over to Shelter by 3am – see them while you can this Saturday… Womyn in free, men $10 (see below) NYC compilation available at web tranceam.org/soularrecords I’ll be out being a synthetic shaman this weekend!! Have fun!!.

May 18 Saturday
Shamanistas Upstate New York

May 21 Tuesday
Freaky Tuesday at Who’s on First

Trance Metal Orcs practice set tonight at Who’s on First To: trancemetalorcs burningelf Not in costume, we will play through our goth/industrial/metal/trance set at 10pm-1am tonight, a sports bar on 1st Avenue between 87th & 88th streets. With DJs Amnesium and Manic Mekator and weekly guest DJs. Viviana is your bartender. Never crowded but the music always full-on and new. Considering the venue, regulars, and nabe, the DJs have to be really good. It’s like a test – if the tracks are psychedelic here, then they are definitely psychedelic.

May 22 Wednesday
Chiletrance at Opium Den
with Dj Angeles we have the honor to have a special Top Dj from Bulgaria, come and enjoy with us………. Our special guest Dj Alex Memetchez (Bulgaria) No Cover!! Thanks and see you tonight. Love and Light Angeles

May 22 Wednesday
PYRAMID

with a great DJ lineup last party was a success thank you all who came and help make this possible also this party is FREE!!! so come and dance the night away!! LOCATION: PYRAMID 10 1 AVE. A BETW 6-7 MAY 22 TIME 10pm-4am DJ LINEUP: “J” PRIMETT{pri FLOURO DECO: BY PSYTHON DECORATION BY::PSYTHON {psython is one of the most promising artists around his art has been seen at Alex Grey benefit, pyramid and other locations this party is absolutely FREE!!!is 18 to party 21 to drink ID a must PS: I’m correctly working in bringing a DJ that probably will come to spin for me I will keep you informed on who this DJ Eli Morgan’s artwork at Pyramid on Wednesday Alex Grey’s protege Eli Morgan will be showing his art and selling small versions of it at Pyramid on Wednesday night.. (see attached) Hyper Frequency at Pyramid (101 ave A bet 6th & 7th st) Presented by the Unknown Shrooms. 11pm-4am. with DJs: Dark Shroom (unknown shrooms) DJ Unknown (unknown shrooms/Tsunami) Jason (primate/subtle chaos) Amnesium vs Manic Mekator (unknown shrooms) deco by psythos -Tony.

A modern interpretation of what we did in 2002

May 24-26
Burning Elf II – Lord of the Rings
Photos

This was a super-secret email event, and all original technical emails are long gone. Here are snippets from various discussions around it:
The weekend-long outdoor Lord of the Rings themed trance festival is a go. Dress as your favorite Lord of the Rings character. I myself have 3 or 4 different personae lined up for your edification and amusement, including maybe, the Eldar bearer of the 3rd Elven Ring AKA the “Red Ring” (the identity will be revealed Friday), the Hobbit Golfimbul (who invented Golf by hitting a “goblin” so perfectly his head flew off many yards), a Uruk Hai Orc leading a scando heavy metal band (with Metal Mark as a backup but need a drummer, Peter Criss is busy), and Sauron himself. You can be.. Galadriel, or Gandalf, or Elrond, Legolas, Aragorn, Boromir, Gimli, Arwen, there are so many choices. Who will be Tom Bombadil? Celebrant? Saruman? Frodo? And who will bear the One True Ring?I know many of you purists or even lightweights never wear costumes and just want to hear trance music. If that’s the case, I would like to make you feel as uncomfortable as possible over the course of a weekend. A weekend is a very long time to spend with me when you are not cooperating with the collective psychosis. If you haven’t read the books or seen the movie, you have a huge blind spot on your cultural literacy that needs to be remedied!! Keep in mind you have to RSVP, and not to me… Limited to 200 people and spaces are going fast – probably by the time you get this, if you don’t check yer email often there will only a few spaces left. Lori and Boris are organizing it. Her email is lollyGoa . It’s the last weekend of May, Memorial Day Weekend I think. There will be a token donation asked for to pay for the land use. Full Moon and all that. In Poughkeepsie. So if you were at Burning Elf last year, you know this is not to be missed. Burning Elf and the Alex Grey Benefit were the two best parties last year, and this one just might top it. Pretty much everything you can imagine goes on, from fire twirling to drumming to art installations to multiple projections to stage acts to, well, you get the idea. Like a bridge DMT party but you got all weekend and it’s just with friends.And this time, I’m getting there Friday so as to succor each moment…As usual, don’t fwd out this email thanks…
trance girl writes:> any suggestions of a simple costume for a woman? I> saw the movie, and I would love to dress up, but i> don’t have any good ideas as to who I should come as?trance folk are most like the elves.. In a pinch wear a toga (sheet) robe or whatever.. and maybe get some elf ears at Halloween adventure, the good cheap store I use on I think 10th and bowery (or 4th ave) I am trying to find cheap elf ears by the dozen somewhere.alternatively you can get toy bows and arrows or plastic swords…or ideally, get friends from the Society of Creative Anachronisms to come. They have real armor and swords etc.
The weekend-long outdoor Lord of the Rings psytrance festival upstate will be with trance Sindarin woodland elves. Don’t miss the black metal band New Orc on Friday and the sacred communion with the Council of Eldar on Saturday, in Quenyan. There will be multiple theme villages. As it’s limited to 200 people you must RSVP to this not-to-be-missed event by same organizers as Burning Elf last year. Do not RSVP to me
We had numerous skinny-dippers running around in the field of dandelions and clover wearing nothing but their blessings, and a naked Cave Troll (Wylie) in the river by the Lothlorien chillout zone wearing only his Viking helm and sword.
Machinelf (pictured above) dressed as an orc shaman with a drum that had been used in an ayahuasca ritual upstate in the Catskills, presided over an area called “New Orc City, Population 34 32 29.” Strewn across the ground were fake bones, guts, and an altar with a real human skull.
Mayur brought some guy from Mexico who supposedly was going to score us L (we had been long dry) but it turned up to be pretty bunky. We somehow survived this potentially deadly predicament.


[After Burning Elf I in May 2001 ]the next year, we did it again – this time we called it Lord of the Rings, and it was even bigger.
Ben Light-O-Matic had an ex-GF who had property in the Chenango River Valley, and we had no shortage of people wanting to come.
This time, the areas were set up to represent places in the novels and everybody stayed in character all weekend. There was New ORC City, Lothlorien chill zone by the river, Mines of Moria main dance area, Hobbiton car camping area. I remember one morning seeing an elf in latex ears, tights, and a wooden sword slashing away in the shallow waters by the swimming hole, and asked him (Noel from Ireland) what he was doing. He said,” I’m trying to lull them into a false sense of security!”
We had a costume contest, of course, won by a Galadriel in drag- Mathias, who later won fame in the scientific world for making glow in the dark mice.
Of course, the whole cat n mouse secrecy thing was stressed; I included instructions in the prep emails to be subtle and not do a walk of shame in the local village, or give the game away to the locals….and what did I see in the local grocery meat aisle, pushing a shopping cart but Machinelf, in full Orc latex facial prosthetics, wearing a grass skirt, and a codpiece made from rainbow-striped underwear!
So the locals heard about us.
They attended in droves and brought beer cans, (which were scattered everywhere but shared freely, and created quite a challenge to the whole grid walk LNT thing) and everybody had so much fun the local village paper wrote a review and then promptly invited us back to “do it again next year”!
One interesting side-story was the immediate neighbors, who deputized someone to be brave and come down the hill to find out what was going on down there, with those strangely dressed people. I had to go up to their porch, dressed in an outfit with tree branches in my hair (the elusive and never seen Entwife), and act out the entire LOTR story for them. The movie had not come out yet, and they were clueless. ” We thought you were eatin’ babies or something,” they said. I responded, “Well, you’ve already missed the 6:00 seating, but we’ll rustle up some leftovers!” I assured them we weren’t Satanists, lol. They came down, had a dance, and the next morning brought over some fresh eggs from their hens for the gang.
PLUR indeed!
The next year I was too burnt out from the management of all this, and luckily, others were there to pick up the reins: Omnitribe did Omnidance at Echo Lake and of course, Boris built a Pyramid Stage for them, and we provided art: nomes and plywood mushrooms , and a movie theatre for a chillout space. Not much of a layoff really…..
There have been many psy events since; parties in the Pine Barrens of NJ, collectives born and morphed, Wonderland loft parties that birthed several famous Burning man collectives. Many of those original creative people are still doing events, DJing, traveling gaining international fame in the festival world. Many of us helped in getting the Chapel Of Sacred Mirrors off the ground and been actively employed there… another link in the rave- Burning Man scene, funnily enough. Mike Lembo didn’t lose the farm, but changed into an ATV park, several members married each other and had kids who are now assuredly attending their own festivals, and much art has been created. We all still keep in touch thanks to the magic of the cyberworld and Facebook, lol, and I fully expect the PLUR will keep rippling outwards.
Love and Light, Peas n Carrots, Lori LollyGoa 2015

Lord of the Rings was successful, refreshingly free of lurkers.. We decked the DMT Bubble out with a disco light. But the Orcs didn’t get to play because the CDJs were missing on Friday – so they will be playing at an underground psytrance party TBA on the Safetydance list. Vinyl changing name to Club ARC (what does THAT stand for?) Roof now open at Shelter New List Policy

May 24 Friday
HOMMEGA

GOBLIN – PSYSEX (Hommega records Israel) DIMITRI NAKOV – (tip world records u,k) LIRAN – (Hommega records Israel) KALYX – (Growroom records usa) TRIBECA RRAND HOTEL (2-Six ave Bet Church & White St NYC) Take A.C.E to Canal st or 1.2 Chamber st doors open @ 23.30pm – 07.00am Tickets $20 adv / $25 door Home of trance NYC 212.477.4440 122 st marks place(bat 1ave & ave.A) Satellite 259 bowery st NYC 212.995.1744 Throb 211e 14st NYC 212.533.2328 Growroom (ma) 413.549.9296 611(Philly) 215.413.9100 INFO:trancemotion2000@hotmail.com 917.553.4424
Hommega Party review: well well well, what a great party! I rolled to the party when Goblin was playing, the crowd was good and the sound was good too. there were many Israelis as usual and the feel was warm. decorations were basic but effective because of the small space and of course, Goblin rocked the dancefloor… he played good stuff and people were responding. After him, came creative Dimitri to play his set. This man is a true DJ… I can’t ever argue with his selection, plus the way people were responding to it made even better. he dug into our heads and scratched our brains for a good 2 hours. IMO he was amazing. Liran came on after him and started with the morning festivities. Pretty good selection of floor killers into melodic psy 145bpm stuff… all in all, it was a great party. can’t wait till June 8th!

May 25 Saturday
Shamanistas Weekend Retreat: at LOTR

Eric was my codependent co-defendant last year in the squatting case. He’s a brilliant engineering ex-stoner who has “watched my back” in many high-risk bridge/squat situations…

2002 5 25 Tsunami

May 25 Saturday
Tsunami – Tranceformation

Trust me, the official psytrance season is upon us. You will be seeing more numbers on the dance floor with smiling faces. Yoni, Yani-E, DJ Unknown, Dragonlotus Ladies free before 1am, men $10 before 1am, $15 thereafter/$10 with printout Tsunami is downstairs at Shelter 20 West 39th 11pm-11am Yoni, Yani-E, DJ Unknown, Dragonlotus Ladies free before 1am, men $10 before 1am, $15 thereafter/$10 with printout

Gilles from the Synthetic Sadhus writes of the loss of Krisztina
This is from On this night of May 28 2002, 17 days after my life changed forever, I have to share with you the most painful news ever, Krisztina Vegh, my only love, the other Sadhu, has just died in a plane crash, on the evening of Saturday, May 11 in Hungary, her native country And here I am, in front of a blank page, desperately trying to communicate the suffering I am going through. I just lost the essence of my innocence, the only woman I ever truly, deeply, infinitely loved without any boundaries and within every boundary. She was my soul mate, the reason I am still alive, she was sacred, Coming from a source of pure love and healing…
Her name was Krisztina, Krisztina Vegh, the most beautiful name I have ever heard, the most beautiful girl I have ever met. People who met her were blessed, only as a blooming sun can bless…She was a gift, a gift from life, a gift from the sacred source, and I had the rare privilege to share five full years of my existence with her. Now, she has surely returned to the source, they must have needed a soul as pure and beautiful as hers… But I can not accept and I do not want to accept it, I refuse to lose her. I refuse to lose her… Shall we meet again, in a life or another, in a world or in Heavens, shall we meet again…my pure love, my true friend…I will always love her, every day I live, every breathe I take, every step I walk, I will live it for her, I will breathe it for her, and I will walk it for her, because she’s everything to me, her love has penetrated my veins and her faith has flown in my blood, she changed me for eternity, she taught me humility and goodness, she taught me devotion and redemption, she enlightened my existence as no one could ever do, she’s a goddess, a light and a princess, a true one, and her nobility resides in her heart…She could heal any pain from a simple smile… I would give myself a thousand times for her, I will do anything possible or impossible to see her one more time, to hug her one last time, to hear her and to feel her by my side, I don’t know how to live without Krisz, I don’t know how to breathe without her, I am sliced in a thousand pieces and truly ignore how to glue the pieces back, I even ignore if I want to glue them back… Despair is a very dangerous place to be… Words are such cliches because we find ourselves trying to communicate through a vocabulary that stands so limited compares to our emotions, truly, there are no words to express what I feel right now, such loss is an ever bleeding wound, especially when the loss is Krisztina, her of all people, my poor angel, I wish I could do something, somehow, somewhere, sometime, or now more than ever… How can it be that she does not exist anymore, how can it be that she only remains a memory in the souls of the living, of the ones who have been touched by her, and everyone who met her, even for a split second has been deeply touched by her grace, her ever shining grace…She was a sun to me, she was THE sun to me, her voice was my guide and her eyes were my light. I was her moon and I will always remain full for her. But the moon without the sun isn’t really the moon any longer… I just hope from the bottom of my flesh that she can hear me right now, that God allows her in a way or another to hear me because I love her, I LOVE HER more than anything… I feel so lost without her, I feel so empty inside, she took the best part of me with her, and I’ll offer it to her from the bottom of my heart and soul, hoping it will help her on her path to eternity, I’ll always stand by her side, forever and ever… I have this unbearable feeling that all this is just a nightmare, the worst of my life and that I will wake up, sooner better than later, but the days are passing by and I can’t wake up, I can’t wake up, as hard as I am trying…Therefore, I have to find the strength to honor her, I have to find the strength to respect her because despite what she sometimes thought, she has always been more important than anything in my life, more important than anything…It has not always been easy to prove it to her, because addiction is a terrible enemy, But in spite of some difficult times, our love always prevailed… I miss her so much that it is unlivable, unacceptable, unthinkable, unbearable, unbreathable, unspeakable because Krisztina is unforgettable, she’s unforgettable! If only I could do something, if only she would not have taken that plane, IF, IF, IF… If only I could take her in my arms and warm up her cold, fragile and delicate flesh, just one last time, if only I could… Life is so unreal, so unfair, unfair to take someone like her, unfair to give her such a short time… I have all these memories coming back to me, from that first night I met her at the Splash’s bar to that last time I saw her at the airport and all the million ones in between, and I remember her love for life, her respect, her enthusiasm for life and I am trying to follow her path and learn from it. I recall that first night after I took her home, and I realized my life was going to change forever, I felt so excited and so extremely special, she made me feel so special, she made me see myself in a way I never saw before, and I looked so beautiful in her eyes, she showed me the true side of love and I will never forget Krisztina’s eyes. There was something magical, something sacred in her eyes, something so deep and so real, so blooming and so pure, I saw pure love when looking into her eyes…And somehow I knew I met the woman which I will love till the very end. Our passion never had any limits, boundaries, or any fences. And believe me, trust me, the only true place in which she ever shined so much remains in my soul, she’s my flesh and blood, my veins and tears, my faith and seeds…I don’t know where to find strength…My heart died with you Krisztina…Shall we meet again, in a dream or another, in a sky or another, in a dance or in a cloud, shall we meet again… I ask all of you to remember her and to honor her, for those who met her, for those who knew her and for those who simply felt her through her magical work as the creative force behind the Sadhus, please remember her by living the present to its fullest, by realizing that life is the greatest gift, in spite of all the imperfections and the suffering, we have been given the gift of feeling and the one of sharing it, so enjoy it while you can…Stop to judge and just look at yourselves….. Make love, communicate, share, cry, scream, and dance…Be curious, be hungry for life, and never take it for granted, every day you live, every day you breathe is a gift, Krisztina knew this and her humility is a lesson for all of US, she did not even need any drugs, because life was great enough for her, amazing enough as it already was… Simply feel and be grateful for it because we never know what will come tomorrow…The only thing I know is that Krisztina was a sacred being and that we shall, all of us, keep her alive in our love and in our dreams… With much LOVE… Gilles
Over ten years ago, I discovered electronic music, at the starting edge of its cultural birth; it was an instant shock, an immediate understanding of this electronic language of emotions, a sudden appeal of my basic human tribal roots through a new synthetic pattern of feelings, displaying themselves as an infinite multilayered new reality. I realized that never before a form of human expression carried me so deeply, so sincerely, so far into the discovery of my own self, of my own consciousness as well as the one of those who were surrounding me at the time. Then, the gatherings started, as a fascinating collection of souls, all sharing and exchanging the same intensity, expressing unbelievable transcending energy, in which time, symbols, desires, and magic were all melting as one entity, as one tribe. And following the logic cycle of life, electronic music started to divide through different identities, and I personally followed the one that was the closest to my emotions, to my dreams and expectations, psychedelic trance. After years of complete devotion to this trance culture, with all its unforgettable memories and casualties, I fell in love all over again, but with a goddess this time and after melting our senses, sharing our dances, we gave birth to many beautiful things, some of which are a passionate relationship and SYNTHETIC SADHUS. The Sadhus are a perfect symbol of what we believe in, they have been known in the West since centuries as the naked philosophers, following a systematic reprogramming of the body and mind, a pursuit of the inner light through a mystical method to re-establish the link between the individual soul and the absolute. The inner light is the core of one’s consciousness, and still, the basic conception of Indian culture, where mystics, who devote themselves to the full-time exploration of the Inner Light are highly respected. Psychedelic trance was borne from European fathers living in Goa, and that is no coincidence. This music has always driven us towards our Inner light, it is full of mysticism and references to the Indian culture, it has been sponged by Indian influences and symbolism, which is exactly why it sounds so profound, so intense and so true. I really believe that one can be ‘touched’ by our music, that it carries somehow a sacred language for those who choose to understand it. And even if I often hate modernity’s consequences, it at least gave us access to new technologies, new instruments, that gave us the opportunity to blend those ancestral quests through a new form of expression, which finally explains our choice for the word SYNTHETIC. Since words are the carriers of beliefs, SYNTHETIC SADHUS definitely symbolizes what trance music represents for us. The music in itself really stands as the essence of our movement, but the parties represent the gatherings where people have this rare opportunity to meet, share, discover, experience, and simply express themselves with a freedom that most of us forgot about. In other words, there is in our gatherings a real opportunity for the attendance to get in touch with their human roots. We provide them with an environment built of fluorescent psychedelic paintings, sculptures, string art, video projections realized by some of the best international trance artists; making sure that every party features a new artist from overseas. And of course, we also provide them with a top-quality sound system on which the musicians can trust in order to express their music. We started to organize trance gatherings three years ago, after deciding to spend a fragment of our lives in New York, in the twenty-first century’s Rome, as another experience, as another challenge. We simply wanted to transmit our passion, our center of interest to this gigantic, yet fascinating symbol of metropolitan modernity. After producing over twenty events, inviting all the major artists and labels of the international psychedelic family, we feel that we have reached our Goal. We touched and changed people’s lives and this remains one of the most gratifying experiences of our existence. Naturally, some care more about our message than others, but nobody stayed indifferent to our gatherings. And it is just the beginning…Thanks to you, all of you, who supported us during those past years and the ones to come. Trance culture finally gained an identity into the world’s most extravagant metropole. Our language has no nationality, it is as eternal as it is universal, and its children are the ones who will build a different world of respect, tolerance, beauty, and deliverance for the generations to come. Our music is the heart of a real movement, with revendications and dreams, it is to you, to us, to build its foundations on real beliefs, to prove that ‘hallucinations’ are sometimes the refection of reality’s rawest state. So yes, brothers and travelers, sisters and searchers, lovers and dancers, in trance, we definitely trust…. With much love! The Sadhus

May 29 Wednesday
Chiletrance at Opium Den
Dj Angeles(Chiletrance-6th Element) Isam (SymbioNYC-Spectra) Jamin (Spectra) Opium Den 29 East 3rd Street at 2nd Avenue 10-4 Thanks!! Love and Light Angeles fifaworldcup.yahoo

May 31 Friday
Subway Party
For those who attended last year’s BLUE subway party – you know this is the shit!!! Don’t post on any public forums (Safetydance is a friends and family private list)>ATTENTION! AUTONOMOUS EVENT!subway party tonight we are all green meet 8:30 pm union square across from barnes and noble byob (unmarked containers)212.252.3644 for info.

May 31 Friday
Wylie’s Trancemission

Wylie probably doing an underground party but not at his house.
Important Saturday Update- Wylie’s noon-midnight, Omnitribe after midnight Machinelf Just finished a conference call with Wylie & Vitalik. Basically, Wylie will do a full-on day barbecue roof party with multiple giveaways.. and we’ll all go to Omnitribe afterward (free ride for those who help clean up the mess!) ATTN ALL DJS AT WYLIE’S: No slots will be available after midnight, DJ schedule follows.. afterparty with Omnitribe at Coney Island, directions followReturn of the Tribeca Trance-Mission!!!/Lord of the Rings Decompression Party
Saturday June 1st 12 noon – midnightnoon-3 Amnesium & Manic Mekator3-5 DragonLotus5-7 Boris7-830 Soch830-10 IcycoilThen the party will move from the roof to downstairsThe Trance Metal Orcs will play on main floor 10-midnightFXMike is unconfirmed but will probably play at some point in the afternoon-evening!! There will be over 3000 sunglasses to choose from as giveawaysWhere: 111 Reade Street, #5 ROOF party BBQ BOBProjections by Atomic Juice (outside)Decorations by EvanFire twirling by Charit Brainmachines by Machine Orc Lord of the Rings decompression set with special set by the Trance Metal orcs (MachineELf and Trancelor Ogg Modd) and Nils (Norway)Bubble by DMTPot luck or small donation appreciated, pair of sunglasses free with entry info call Wylie at : 212-267-4010 917-476-1864(naked Wylie ‘won’ the Lord of the Ring Prize at Lord of the Rings last week)THIS HAS BEEN A WYLIE TRANCE_MISSIONAND AFTERWARDSThis is an invitation to the free Open-Air party on Saturday night. Omni Tribe is bringing the psytrance to the CALVERTVAUX Park in Brooklyn. This is the same location we did parties last summer. We bring our JBL speakers powered by Crown amplifier,so you’ll be able to swim in the sound. Please be discrete while getting to the site; bring blankets and refreshments; Invite your friends, but don’t post it to any other email lists…Lineup: Omni Tribe DJs + special guestsWhen: Saturday 11:30PM WHERE: Coney Island, Brooklyn Keep walking straight until you find the PARTY Oh yeah, also there is a Tsunami party at Shelter! 🙂

June 1 Saturday
Morning Beach Party with the Industrial
Russians outside Sheepshead Bay rest Area

Weekend review
Just got back. Wiley’s party was great. best ever. the orc’s set got cut off and the party was ended so Trancellor OggModd and Nils from Norway didn’t get to play. Then off to Omnitribe at coney island party, which got shut down by the police an hour after we got there. It was great while it lasted. there was actually another ravey crew there with 5 people and a mini system.there was an exquisite afterparty on the beach outside of a rest stop near Sheepshead Bay. beautiful beach with sand, and a whole other group of Russians playing dark dramatic morning music such as Skinny Puppy. Best outdoor location EVER. Very very very cool. The highlight of the weekend. Sign me up! But nobody snags their spot, you need a car anyways…Sunday we ended up back at Wiley’s and then to Boris and Lori’s for a backyard barbecue. Thanks guys for a great wrap up!

From: LOLLYGOA yeow, the perfect roof party, Wylie’s place rocked, there was a shaded tar-beach with a hammock and loads of good tunes and dancing, and not a cloud ever until 5 minutes b4 before we were supposed to go downstairs anyway, and then a refreshing dash to move indoors for more awaited merry orcster pranks were laid out with a dramatic finale. thankyou, wiley, for a nice majorly relaxing day!

May 31 Friday
G A I A N M I N D Monthly Philly’s Premier Psychedelic Trance Party!
Resident DJs: ALLEN (Gaian Mind/Metropolis Records, Philadelphia) HATARI (Gaian Mind, Philadelphia) UV Decor by GAIAN MIND Fluorowear by MEGHAN & ANDY Friday, May 31st, 9pm-2am $7 cover ($5 before 11pm) 21+ w/ ID at LaTazza 108 108 Chestnut Street Philadelphia, PA, USA web Gaian-Mind (coming soon…)

June 2002

2002 6 1 Tsunami 1

June 1 Saturday
Tsunami Tranceformation

YONI (History of the Future)from 2am-6am WITH HIS FULL-ON EUPHORIC TRANCE THAT HAS MADE HIM THE MOST BELOVED US TRANCE DJ.
Dj Unknown PSYCHODOG
Cooldown and chill on the SHELTER Roof! at the new SHELTER -20 West 39 Street (between 5th & 6th Avenues) -Use separate TSUNAMI entrance. 11pm till 11am ADMISSION:$20/$15 WITH FLYER OR PRINT OUT OF THIS BRAINMACHINES INVITE! Tickets also available in advance at HOME OF TRANCE- 122 ST.MARKS PLACE for 13.00 *SPECIAL THANKS TO HOME OF TRANCE! ce//212-439-8124

Vision Quest 2002

June 4 Tuesday
Freaky Tuesday at Who’s on First

A sports bar on 1st Avenue between 87th & 88th streets. With DJs Amnesium and Manic Mekator and weekly guest DJs. Viviana is your bartender. Never crowded but the music always full-on and new. Considering the venue, regulars, and nabe, the DJs have to be really good. It’s like a test – if the tracks are psychedelic here, then they are definitely psychedelic.

June 2002 Spun Premiere

June 5 Wednesday
Chiletrance at Opium Den

Goodbye Party for ISAM!! This Wednesday nights we are doing a “Goodbye Party” for our Resident Dj, friend, Party dancer, etc……..Isam. And for this night we have a Special trance “DJ” coming from Atlanta.!!!!!!! Is going to be a great night with all these other DJs… don’t miss this.! Djs Angeles(Chiletrance) Gavin(Spectra) Nick(Synthetic Sadhus) Isam(Spectra-SymbioNYC) Opium Den 29 East 3rd Street at 2nd Avenue 10-4 No Cover. Thanks! Love and Light Angeles fifaworldcup.yahoo

June 5 Wednesday
UnknownShrooms at Pyramid

GREETINGS ALL!!! thank you to all who came at PYRAMID on may 22 it wouldn’t be possible without you!! this coming June we bring you more of our local talent this time we have for you….. LOCATION PYRAMIDS 101 AVE.A BET 6-7 DJ’S LINE OPEN AT 10PM-4AM 18 TO PARTY 21 TO DRINK +ID It’s a FREE!!! party but we also accept donations anything you could give will be appreciated……

Tsunami is OUT for two weeks “Due to construction we are not doing TRANCEFORMATION on June 8th or 15th. Flyer for TRANCEFORMATION June 22nd as well as for INFECTED MUSHROOM on Wednesday, July 3rd at the new Club ARC (former Vinyl) with it’s a new generation of Phazon sound system and much more, will be out in two days.”

June 8 Saturday
Synthetic Sadhus
EAT STATIC (Tip Records – MesmoBeat – UK), LIVE!
GMS (Tip Records – Spun Records – ITALY), LIVE!DJsRAJA RAM(Tip Records – Cyberbabas – UK), BANZI (GMS – Tip Records -ITALY), LIRAN (Ohm-Mega Records – ISRAEL),
YONI (Home Of Trance – ISRAEL). Chill KEN (Synthetic Sadhus – NYC) JASON (Subtle Chaos – NYC) DECOMPRESSION (NYC) Deco BRAHMA (Tip Records – UK). SOUND SYSTEMS By MUSIC FIRST PRODUCTIONS 50 kilos booming EV sound/main floor 10 kilos Mackie sound/chillout NEW AMAZING VIRGIN LOCATION: CINEMA WORLD STUDIOS
i got to the party around 2am and GMS just got on, they played a lot of stuff off of No Rules and of course Shrek too. To be honest, I’ve been to many GMS shows, and I must say they were on their A-game that night. They had the crowd in a frenzy, I don’t think they lowered the bpm to under 142, even the stuff of the new album sounded a lot faster and meaner! The sick decorations by Brahama (i think) only added to the great atmosphere created by the flowing GMS madness. It was a little hot inside since I think there were only two fans in the whole place. another thing that was annoying was that no one was allowed to leave the premise at all. but no big deal since the party was so great anyways. there were a lot of beautiful people, all the regulars, all of Israel, and many people who told me this is their first psytrance event. hmm, maybe the “others” will finally make the big crossover in new york to quality… Raja Ram came on around 4 or a little bit after and in my opinion was confusing and disjunctive. He seemed to have lost the crowd after about 45 minutes of absolute lunacy of his set. I feel like I should bite my tongue for even thinking to criticize “half” of Shpongle, but that’s how I and many others felt. Luckily, yoni was playing killer morning set in the outside part of the party, great morning music accompanied by a beautiful sunrise and good chilly morning weather. we dug in concrete until about 8 when I felt like my feet were gonna give in. all in all it was a GREAT party…

Lurkers beware – There’s been a lot of weekend activity that is too underground for this list. Synthetic Sadhus put on a great show at the new location. Out of necessity people are tripping off on the vibe itself… wow. The Zodiac monthly events have been postponed for several months now until certain things are taken care of. As of this writing, there is nothing going on t his weekend, unless Omnitribe goes ahead with one on Friday.

June 8 Saturday
Synthetic Shamans
daytime The first Synthetic Shamans ayahuasca workshop went very well. The next will be a bit closer to the city, a day trip. The ceremony will be held in a special spot in a large forest an hour north of the city, accessible via Metro North trains. We will meet at Grand Central June 8th at 10am and be back by 10pm. (From there, some of us will go straight to Synthetic Sadhus) There will be a short hike involved; bring a blanket, incense, musical instruments. The site is used quite often by friends of mine who bring a large radio and build a fire and have all day/night jams. We have six people so far… The ceremony’s suggested donation will be $100 and will be limited to the first 15 people; $90 for second-timers and DMT members, free for experienced South American vegetalistas. Price includes transportation and a late light vegan meal in the city. Prepay only to secure your spot.To RSVP email Machinelf. To donate email me privately or send $ via Paypal to Mr. Machine Elf, machinelf at brainmachines. Also, feel free to join the discussion group by sending an email to shamanistas-subscribe . This email will be sent on consecutive days to shamanistas, then DMTNY & sacredmirrors, then safetydance.

June 8 Saturday
Ultraworld’s Starscape Festival (Ft.Armistead Park, Maryland)
Swedish Space Invader Will Land In DC. He’s headlining the new Psytrance stage (brought to you by Psychokinetics): S-Range – Spiral Trax – Sweden – Performing Live with DJs: Ghreg On Earth – Spectral Concepts – SF Valerio Zhyin – PsyClone – Brazil Wild Bill – Psychokinetics – DC Elektronkind – Psychokinetics – Baltimore Cyzum (aka DJ Hybrid) web eastcoasthappy $40 (get them in adv. b/c they WILL sell out) for more info visit web ultraworld.net/SS2k2traworld: web ultraworld.net SRange: web s-range –
From: “digitalyeti” wrote: Ultraworld goes Scando Psy-trance June 8th!!! Swedish Space Invader Will Land In DC June 8, Aye! Well, actually, Ft. Armistead is in Baltimore, off of Exit 1 on the beltway here (I-695) The psy area will be on the beach section of the park, with a perfect view of the sunrise over the Chesapeake Bay. We here at Psychokinetics are planning some other-worldly deco to go along with the sounds and hope some NYC peoples can come down and beam out your good energy with us! /elektronkind
from psomeone in psan franpsysco dude ghreg on earth- he’s very cool, good friend of my girlfriend, s range was also quite killer when he was here.

June 12 Wednesday
Chiletrance at Opium Den

with Dj Angeles+Guests. Announcement:….There was a girl selling clothes and other stuff from Goa and Bali on Synthetic Sadhus Party on Saturday, so if anybody is interesting to buy things, she is going to be tomorrow at Opium, just ask me, Angeles please. Angeles(Chiletrance-6th Element) Fx Mike(Alphatrance) Opium Den 29 East 3rd Street at 2nd Avenue 10-4 No Cover Love and Light Angeles fifaworldcup.yahoo

Pena Interview

Pena Interview

meets DJ PENA (Flow Records, Portugal) January 7, 2005 by Ari Davidov The Portuguese DJ PENA is the man behind ...

June 14 Friday
Omnitribe – FLOW Label Party

Psychedelic Trance Party DJ Acts by Pena – Flow records, Portugal Tone factory – Flow records, Portugal
FX MIKE – Omni Tribe, NY Kife – Alphatrance, NY Sh.I.K.I.D – Omni Tribe, NY
special Birthday DJ set Live Act by Faktor D – flow records, Portugal 11PM – 8AM (after-hours open-air location announced at the party) COVER: $20 at the door – FREE CD from Flow Records for the first 150 sold tickets Location: FUN-O-RAMA, 608 Neptune Avenue, Brooklyn, NY Live Video Projections By YDESIGN, ATOMIC JUICE Visual Effects by Ben light-o-matic Label Link: web flow-records
Everyone involved in Omni Tribe party Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! For those who didn’t make it… there is always next time to enjoy the highest horizons of pure vibe.. And if you are into the material world, you missed free Blue (flow rec) CD for everyone, impeccable sound and top-world DJ act. fifaworldcup.yahoo

June 14 Friday
Psy Fri NC

*** PSY-FRI *** *** Asheville NC *** The whole game is to alter our consciousness to get higher and to go to those other dimensions, to fulfill our potential. And one of the ways we can do this is through music, because it’s healing and elevating, and it will take people to a higher realm of consciousness if they let it! – Raja Ram Friday – June 14th valerio zhyin – brazil kri – Asheville blue Spectral monkey – Asheville psionic – Asheville flouro art by – the devotee sacred ritual by – tranceform venus admission $10 10pm-4am info: http://touchsamadhi.com @ club mix, Asheville NC

June 15 Saturday
Ohio – COSMIC TRAVELER Prese nts A B D U C T I O N A
Journey into Another Dimension… Come Explore a M usical Evolution, the Realm of Goa and Psy-Trance! Featured Acts: HATARI – Gaian Mind, Philadelphia DERBY – PTLF, Touch Samadhi, Chicago 604NAUT – P TLF, Chicago Psychedelic UV scenery! 10pm until… $10 18+ w/ ID Columbus OH, USA Info: (614)-470-3974 Directions: web cosmictraveler Please come with a positive attitude … Hare Hare Mahadev, Ohm Namah Shivaya!

Isratrance Logo

June 17 Monday
Isratrance launched forums

June 18
Freaky Tuesday at Who’s on First

A sports bar on 1s t Avenue between 87th & 88th streets. With DJs Amnesium and Manic Mekator and weekly guest DJs. Viviana is your bartender. Never crowded but the music always full-on and new. Considering the venue, regulars, and nabe, the DJs have to be really good. It’s like a test – if the tracks are psychedelic here, then they are definitely psychedelic.

June 19 Wednesday
Chiletrance at Opium Den
3rd street between 2nd & 3rd Avenue, free. Djs Angeles(Chiletrance) Dima(Omnitribe) Vitalik(Omnitribe) Opium Den 29 East 3rd Street at 2nd Avenue 10-4 Love and Light Angeles fifaworldcup.yahoo

June 19 Wednesday
Unknown Shrooms at Pyramid
We have for june 19 a good line up I will keep you all posted…

June 21 Friday
Alex Grey at NYC’s Open Center

There will be an evening lecture “The Art of Alex Grey: Transfigurations”
Join internationally renowned artist, Alex Grey, for a visionary journey through the anatomy of the Soul… Grey is best known for his paintings of glowing anatomical human reality that reveals the complex integration of body, mind, soul, and spirit… Transfiguration is the process of the body/mind becoming translucent to the light of Spirit, or transparent to the sacred ground of being… This occurrence of beholding and becoming “the light” or “sacred ground” is a phenomenon that exists in all mystical traditions… To create a picture of the process of transfiguration is something which Grey has been engaged in for the past twenty-three years… Grey will discuss his performance work and the paintings which comprise his books ‘Sacred Mirrors’, ‘The Mission of Art’ and ‘Transfigurations’…

Omnitribe DJs in tribeca

June 22 Saturday
Mermaid Parade in Coney Island – It sucked last year after the sponsors came in and destroyed it… web coneyisland/mermaid.shtml

2002 6 22 Tsunami

June 22 Saturday
Tsunami T R A N C E F O R M A T I O N
at Shelter
MIKO (CALI FORNIA SUNSHINE) YONI (History of the Future) DJ SHYTEC at the new SHELTER -20 West 39 Street (between 5th & 6th Avenues) -Use separate TSUNAMI entra nce.

June 28 Friday
fRee OutDoor psYchAdElic trAnCe PArty – Pine Barrens

halumut shabblerook” gragglasport at excite braIn
wILL You PleAse Post ThiS foR me: ThERe WiLl be A fRee outDoor PsYcHAdeLic traNCe parTy in up StaTe NY neAr corTlaND nY this weEkEnd jUNE 28 29 30. IF aNYone IS seRiOUsly iNTereSted IN aTTenDing plEase E-mail gragglasport at excite for FuRtHEr InfOrmaTioN.
i don’t know about this one… they misspelled psychedelic
This was the first party promoted by Jowe Adam Ian and their crew

The Blue-Eyed Devil, and Pine Barrens Photos

The Blue-Eyed Devil, and Pine Barrens Photos

After driving an hour through the dark highways and dead ghost towns of South Jersey, avoiding any gas stations so ...

June 28-30
Sound Unity Project
More info on the multigenre camping tripTo: safetydance From: Machinelf I know its been posted before, but I just wanted to update this because I wanna make sure everyone knows about it. This weekend June 28th-30th there’s an outdoor festival with jungle and psytrance with a very friendly crowd. It was organized by very good people with the best intentions. Im not sure what the jungle lineup is but im very interested in checking it out. It’s a beautiful location with our privacy and bathrooms/showers. The unknown shrooms will be there representing psytrance, and we hope you all will come up and have a great weekend with us. Friday to late Saturday will be Jungle, Psytrance will be late Sat.- 12 noon Sunday. It’s outdoor, its a little bit of a break from a typical trance party, and the vibe is completely positive. Here is what Randol wanted me to fwd to you all…….What’s going on, Randol Aircrash and Michelle Mars here with some updates on The Sound Unity Project, Mission 1. OK First of everything is set and good to go. All the DJs are showing love by coming up, we got a new location that’s 300 acres of paradise. Renegade virus is coming with the sound system. We got a little bit of everything for everyone. This is promising to be nothing but a good fun and loving event. {The location of the place is: 4 Cameron rd. Athol, N.Y. 12810 #518 623 9474 Admission is 25 bucks which includes camping cost (rental of the land). There is gonna be a donation jar which is to give money to the DJs for coming up and showing love. There is bathrooms on location as well as showers, there is a store on location, be sure to bring what you need. A small grill if you have one, food that won’t go bad if not refrigerated, A sleeping bag or a nice big blanket. We will be on a mountain so it will get cold at night. bring a sweater, the river is right there so you might wanna bring shorts to swim on the river. Bring a garbage bag for your garbage. Do not leave cigarette butts on the ground. If it wasn’t there when you arrived don’t let it be there when you leave. No paper flyer promoting allowed. We don’t want papers all over the ground. Bring a tent if you have one. A first aid kit if you have one. a fire extinguisher if you have one. There will be only one community campfire, so we can keep things under control. Upon entry you will receive some reading material, that will set the rules of the land. Please read them carefully and cooperate with us. This event is gonna be very special and if everything goes well, we can make it a yearly event. So please come correct. Respect the land, respect the locals. We are being welcomed as guests into these people’s homeland. So be generous. We will have security and if you misbehave you will get kicked out without a refund. I trust all of you will be respectful to the land by cleaning up after yourselves. There is no they, it’s we, and together we must keep our earth clean and natural so that our future offspring will have something to enjoy. Be generous to each other and show love. This is a peaceful gathering and we don’t want any static if you know what I mean. Be generous to yourself, this is a place where you can come relax, enjoy great music and be part of an amazing culture but most important this is a place where you can heal your soul. Help us generate positive energy. This is a gift from us to you. Enjoy it, learn from the experience and pass it on into your everyday world. Together we will make this a magical experience that will create a strong bond among us as well as positive ripples that will spread love onto the world That is all, for now, folks, I hope to see you all there, have fun and spread love. Sincerely, Randol AirCrash & Michelle Mars : The Crash On Mars Crew PS: Spread the word about this event to anyone you feel is worthy of sharing this beautiful experience. This is all about word to mouth, be sure to let only your friends know about the new location. ………… peace…………………… ]]Did I forget anything? I must have. If anyone wants more info call me 646-234-3263, e-mail Freebeer4kids . Who knows how many outdoor events there will be!?! The next scheduled one is the Phantasm party in late July, by then the summers more than half over!! see you all there, peace&love,-Ton

June 28 Friday
SubtleChaos joins forces with the enemy!!

MATTER/:FORM

June 29 Saturday
Citizens of Utopia – Odyssey

2002 Fall & Winter2003

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