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Highlights:
Fractaltribe (Massachusetts), YogiBogeyBox and Repsychle in NYC begin producing events

Technologies:
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launched in October

January 2008

January 1 Tuesday
Afterparty

French Toast breakfast by Disorient’s Love Ministry Tuesday, January 1, 2008 4am – late in the day Venue: LIBATION – 137 Ludlow (between Stanton/Rivington in Manhattan) Admission: $20 with SECRET PASSWORD only for attendees of Actuate ($40 otherwise) … includes breakfast of French Toast, Fresh Fruit, and Pigs in a Blanket! See you all very soon!

January 5 Saturday
Susannahpryce-TDC – Mighty Quinn Label release party at Club ABC

First DJ Set: Niki
Mighty Quinn Record’s “Beauty and the Beast” release party
Mighty Quinn Records was developed out of our respect for music and the people who make it. Our goal is to release psychedelic music by quality artists that have not yet been released, or just had a few release s on some other labels. We want to make sure that worthy underground track s of trance music are released and heard by the people who support the scene and the psy-movement. We also and always plan to release new upcoming artists who we believe should be heard. Mighty Quinn is committed to providing the best possible quality sound for the sake of both the listener and the artists. Sound Transmitters are: WIZACK TWIZACK (Sweden- Stoneage records/ Namaha records) LIVE SET Tommy Axelsson has been touring the globe, taking us on wild sonic excursions with his powerful trademark forest sounds! With years of experience playing massive parties across the seas and a number of releases on respected record labels, Wizack Twizack has established himself among the top Scandinavian producers. Through his journeys, Tommy has further developed his style and defined his sounds, the result of which is fresh and cutting edge psytrance, drenched with powerful acid melodies. Wizack’s twisted new style features classic Goa influenced sounds fused with his unique and heavy forest groove. Dead End will have you adventuring through an audial galaxy, a vast tapestry which has been knitted together by none other than yours truly. The tracks capture a cosmic spectrum of sonic frequencies, from chaotic liquid atmospheres to thundering basslines with a hard attitude. Relentless, with driving grooves and boiling to the brim with rich psychedelic sounds, Dead End reminds us that true harmony can only be found within chaos. Let Wizack take you to the dead-end of our universe and launch you off the edge! Let the games begin! MuktIsvar a -(Mighty Quinn/ Lycantrop Rec)[Russia / NYC] LIVE SET MuktIsvara is a project started by Isvara and Mukti in 2003. Isvara is a direct descendant o f Genghis Khan and was raised by wolfs in the steps of Mongolia until he was fifteen when an ancient mountain shaman found him and taught him the magic arts of music. He has been stumbling around in the fifth dimension until he mysteriously appeared in Times Square with a 15-foot long beard. No one noticed. Mukti was born in Russia and earned his degree in quantum physics at the age of thirteen and was hidden by the KGB in the deep tundra. He served the Soviet government in a secret underground physics laboratory until we were able to escape to New York. With Isvara’s animal instincts and innate musical talent and Mukti’s technical skills, they are able to produce music to conquer dark spirits. Their shoe sizes are nine and a half and ten respectively. MuktIsvara debut release on Mighty-Quinn Records V/A “Beauty and The Beast” web mightyquinnrecords DJ NIKI aka Asmodeus (Japan- Mighty Quinn Rec) DJ SET Niki is the co-owner of Japan-based record label mighty Quinn records. Without a doubt, Niki will be presenting the latest tunes from around the world as well as the latest release “Beauty and the Beast.” Be ready for his full power psychedelic madness from the underground of Tokyo. Boom!! PHATMIND DJ SET Born in a land far far away, this unusually large-headed dude will bless you wicked sound. Progre ss (TDC) LIVE & DJ SET yurka, yurka, yurkaaaaaaa…… Decoration by: Ut a Bekaia (Georgia) TDC Production plus more special guests Golde n Bridge (Club ABC) 50 Bowery (Corner of Canal and Bowery st) New York, NY Admission: $30 at the entrance (Please bring the flyer or send us an email (before Jan 4th) with your names for 25$ entrance to information at TDCNY ) 18 to Party, 21 to Drink. Entrance at 10pm
Yeah, that was just what I needed!!!! Unfortunately, I had to leave early cuz of my friends, but at least I head Wizack and the dude after (who was that??) both sets had me dancin’ my ass off!! I love Wizacks style and how we work in those subtle, creepy melodies over the relentless percussive action. Great music, great party, as usual, TDC did a great job!! was great! thanks to all the people who showed up.. great vibes! smashing set by muktisvara.. really insane stuff.. like always good work buy TDC <3 hope I cya guys sometime again! ..arrived at around 12am with muktisvara spinning some killer tunes..not too many ppl had arrived then amazing sound system and a nice spot to have a party deco could have been better but the music made up for it completely. Twizak took the decks by 1.30ish and after that it was havoc!!!the crowd had come in by then and the place was bouncing with full power! his music…. I’ve been trying to describe it but I think the best way to put it is in his own words “full-on dark” an absifukinlutely beautiful set that took me on a one of a kind journey.His set was a perfect blend of fat base and beautiful/creepy melodies and samples. rocking..great mixing as well. a totally unique sound and style Tommy it was such a pleasure meeting you good luck! ur music is kick ass! lots of smiling faces all around which was great. big shout out to my friends who were there – you make it fun every time thank you TDC and I look fwd to ur next event ps: but please no more $5 water!!! too expensive Hello freakz!! Thanx for coming to this party!! It was a great gig with lotz of fun and killer muzik. you can see some pictures on my myspace page. www.myspace.com/mightyquinnrec and go to pictures and click mighty Quinn party in NYC 1/5/08 p.s. the dude who played after wizak twizak was truly your me myself and I, DJ Niki. for those who wonder I am a founder and co-owner of Japan-based Mighty Quinn Records, and this was out 2nd Compilation release party in NY by TDC. Thanx a lot to the team and Muktisvara for this event. And yes on the flyer I was promoted as a Japanese Dj but actually, I’m from Russia. Big boom and see you all again. it was indeed a power punch party … the sound was just killa ( when in the restroom had a feeling that the walls might fall apart ) !!! I could feel the dark sounds traveling each tiny path, finally reaching the top of my head, where they exploded in glorious patterns of color big ups to all the artists: Mukti Isvara , Wizack Twizack and Dj Niki for the wonderful music !! keep it real bros

January 10 Thursday
Machinelf’s 40th Birthday Party tonight at Karma
Note – added lineup and deco artist 9pm-4am Fumi (Japan) psy Brandon Adams (USA) psy Ben Light-o-matic (USA) psy Luis (Brazil) Pat Mindkiller (USA) industrial – spy Machinelf (USA) eclectic Art by KUNSTWERKS Jaerls free, 21+ (ID a must, absolutely no exceptions) at karma downstairs lounge 51 1st Avenue at 3rd Street, New York, NY smoking permitted web karmaNYC/ (web karmaNYC/) web tranceam.org (web tranceam.org/)

January 17 Thursday
PSYCHEGROUND is back at the Sullivan Room

Come celebrate the first party of the year with NY’s most skilled DJs. This is going to be A “SPECIAL NIGHT” and we would really like EVERYONE to come out for this one as one of the most amazing couples and very dear friends of ours who have been part of the NYC psy scene for a loooooong while are moving to a far off exciting land This party is being held to celebrate the new adventure Caroline & Exley are about to embark. So come out with ur happy faces and ur dancing shoes to wish them luck and share some happy moments with two very special people who have meant so much to so many of us All of you who don’t know them still come out and be part of all the fun Its a great way to shake off the weekday blues- I promise. lineup: from 10:00 till 12:30 – LUIS CAMPOS (Dreamcatcher / Alladin Group – BR, NYC) from 12:30 till 02:00 – LUCINA (NY / Ectoplasmic) from 02:00 till 04:00 – EARWORM (Yabai records, NYC) and BRANDON ADAMS (Dreamcatcher NYC) (special tag-team set) deco by Dreamcatcher’s COME EARLY TO GET 2 FOR 1 DRINK SPECIALS UNTIL MIDNIGHT!!!! From 10pm to 4am 21+ with ID $5 cover Sullivan Room, Manhattan, New York City 218 Sullivan St (between Bleecker and West 3rd St, 2 blocks east of 6th Ave) Subway: A, B, C, D, E, F, or V trains to “W 4 St – Wash Sq”
it was a rocking stomp session from start to end. non stop balaaagaaaan came in at 11 to hear Luis playing his killer set and didn’t stop dancing till 4 am to a banging set by earworm(wow) and Brandon(as always amazing). there was so much energy on the dancefloor during their set. WOW DJ Lucina rocked us hard as well in between and it was one of those parties where you just couldn’t sit down. it was lovely seeing the place full despite the crappy weather- thanks to everyone who came out. and to my lil bunch- a big shout to u amazing stompers….for coming out on a weekday and dancing nonstop and making it def. a party to remember like a friend put it it was like a family gathering with a beautiful vibe and the music was bang on! max – it was so good to hear u after orb fest. amazing track choice Luis- thanks so much for all your efforts there was a whole lot of paparazzi last night..so I’m sure a ton of pics/ videos will show up soon I wanna thank everyone who came and made last night into one of the best nights ever at psycheground. like Sana said people couldn’t stop dancing until the end. Thank you Gwin , Brandon and Max for the superb sets, BRAVO!!!!!!!!!!! see you all on January 31 with lots of surprises!!!!! What a blasting party! Positive energy was just disseminating all over the place…amazing @ Luis and Carol- Thank you for this great party. Always a pleasure to come down and play for you guys @ Brandon- Was a pleasure to share the decks with you once again. Great Set! @ Sana- Thank you And last but not least, big thanks to all of YOU that came down. It’s always amazing to see those smiling faces. You guys definitely make it happen Sincerely, Max Caroline and Exley are leaving?! I guess I gotta come out and stomp with them one more time despite the bad weather. C Uz there.

2008 1 19 6362

January 19 Saturday
6362 Metaforce – Planet 6362

LAB (En Sof/6362MetaForce, Portugal) (live) PSY, Vishwaatmaaa (6362MetaForce, NYC) – Psy (DJ set), PsyOps (Free Radicals, Philadelphia) – Psy (DJ set), SuKhuSH(6362MetaForce, NYC) – Chill out (DJ set) with Live Flute, Randy Lee(MasterPlan Productions, NYC) – DnB (DJ set), Artemis (23 Sound/Psylicious, Boston) – Psy (DJ set)
6362MetaForce invites you to explore a psychedelic EcoSystem in our celestial home, Planet 6362! Anticipate a fully transformed UV jungle where you’ll feel the tropical sun in the middle of winter while sensing the warmest rainforest vibes! Visually we bring you more original work by our European sister organization NEUROTIKA – – and all of this will be set to the soundtrack of one of the best new psy producers in an international trance: LAB!! LOCATION: Wonderland!!! 38-01 23rd Avenue in Astoria, Queens. Subway: N or W train to Ditmars Blvd. Detailed directions by car/public transport at http://wonderlandny.com
ENTRY: Before 11:30pm: $20 with RSVP to info@6362MetaForce.net before Friday 1/18 at midnite! 11:30pm and later: $25 general admission
This is an 18+ event – please bring photo ID!!** Non-alcoholic beverages and smoothie bar provided by Wonderland Collective** CD and Accessories shop by 6362MetaForce (10pm – 1:30am) – Featuring psychill and psystomp CDs, eco-friendly jewelry, tagua tobacco pipes and leather & suede bags available on https://web.archive.org/web/20120121220023/http://www.6362metaforce.net/** Opening ceremony (traditional Hindu pooja) at 9:15pm!***
To get on the $20 RSVP list, send your Full Name and your Email ID to info@6362MetaForce.net B4 Friday 1/18/08 at MiDNiTE!
Questions?? Email us at info@6362MetaForce.net!
Bless this party with your good vibes, killer energy & stomping feet!!!
BOM BHOLENATH

January 26 Saturday
R3V3RB Greenville SC

hello, were throwing another party at R3V3RB on January 26th, R3VERB – 810 Pendleton st. Greenville SC live music: bioluminescense – tribal psychedelic aquarium – downbeat DJs: alex – touch samadhi, looped Productions, Knoxville TN – psychedelic techno klaws – tech house / minimal labyrinth – minimal / progressive draigosa – psychedelic techno kameleon – psytrance there will also be an ART gallery from local artist and Free coffee and matte. we hope you can join us! peace

January 27 Sunday
Gaian Mind – Healing Ananda

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Benefit/Release Party at Libation, NYC Come out for an NYC Sunday stompfest courtesy of Gaian Mind! Starting at 3PM and stretching to midnight, don’t miss this rare opportunity to rock out with Gaian Mind including live sets from Aphid Moon and Kenji Williams and all with keeping your circadian rhythm on track for the week ahead. All proceeds from this event go to a “healing-ananda.blogspot/Healing Ananda, daughter of Gaian Mind founder Allen Milletics & wife Melanie. Also the Healing Ananda benefit compilation is soon to be released. Tracklisting at the bottom! Main Room: DJ KIFE KENJI WILLIAMS – Live Set! DJ ANDREW LIGHT GRAINS OF SOUND – DJ/VJ Set! Progressive Room (6 pm – 12 am): DJ GAVIN DJ EARTHIAN DJ KARMAKANIK DJ LUIS APHID MOON – Live Set! Chill Out Room -KID-FRIENDLY- 3 pm – 8 pm Visuals by SEVERYN and GUILLAUME Sunday, January 27th, 3 pm – 12 am web libationNYCLIBATION 137 Ludlow Street New York, NY 10002 Minimum donation at the door is $30, or visit 28thday for $25 advance tickets. If you’re unable to attend but would still like to offer support, your donations sponsorship are graciously welcomed. – – – Coming Soon! – – – V/A & Healing Ananda [benefit compilation] Trance: 01. Earth Simulator & BLUE PLANET CORPORATION 02. Rumble in the Cave & BEHIND BLUE EYES 03. Emerged & D-SPACE 04. Rotosonic & STELLA NUTELLA, STANLEY ARTS & SAAFI CONNECTION 05. Sentient & SINEWAVE 06. Grain Funk & AJJA 07. Do U? & APHID MOON & DAMION 08. Merry Winner & YAB YUM 09. Vamp Dump Gump & ZEN LEMONADE 10. Still Looking for You & ELECTRYPNOSE Freestlye/Chill: 01. Arrivederci & BUS 02. Love Ya & DICKSTER & JAMES MONRO 03. Reverse Reality & G.BALYZER 04. Overunity & KENJI WILLIAMS 05. Slow Hopper & SUBTERFUGE 06. Lost in Translation & GRAINS OF SOUND 07. Alladin & ELECTRYPNOSE 08. Under the Spell & KAYA PROJECT 09. Progress of the Soul & KENJI WILLIAMS 10. Persia & MASTER MARGHERITA 11. Transgenesis & INDIDGINUS Compiled by Gus Till. Mastered by Tim Valkenburg at The Vault, Bali. Cover by Mertha Kunia. web gaian-mindweb gaian-mind healing-ananda.blogspot
this was the real deal. seriously, this party fired seamlessly on all cylinders, and more than made up for….the times that haven’t happened unbridled love and joy manifest in glorious celebration and support. Compassionate wuv vibrations on overdrive took over all night,(day?!?) gimme more! sick music, healing people…never before have I experienced such pure moments of bliss and the love of life and others while dead sober…shared peak experience of open hearts…weareallonelove more pix vids and full review to follow, gotta work!

January 31 Thursday
PSYCHEGROUND
For the first time in NYC Ctrl+Alt+Del (Nexus Media/ Alladin Group, India) Ctrl+Alt+Del is the psytrance project of Vishaal Turakhia from Bombay (India). After immersing himself into the psytrance culture in Bombay in 1999, he began collecting psychedelic tunes and started DJ-ing at parties in Bombay. His project aims at producing top-notch intelligent twilight blasters that will surely tweak the brain! The project’s 1st track was signed by Shift for Nexus-Media’s upcoming compilation Midnight Storm III. Ctrl+Alt+Del is ready to explode onto the global psytrance scene! featuring sets by: ELNADIV (Alladin Group, IL) LUIS CAMPOS (Dreamcatcher / Alladin Group, BR) deco by Dreamcatcher’s COME EARLY TO GET 2 FOR 1 DRINK SPECIALS UNTIL MIDNIGHT!!!! From 10pm to 4am 21+ with ID $5 cover Sullivan Room, Manhattan, New York City 218 Sullivan St (between Bleecker and West 3rd St, 2 blocks east of 6th Ave) Subway: A, B, C, D, E, F, or V trains
wow wow great job all of you DJs. Psycheground rocked and again everyone looked pretty happy till the end. Too bad for the ones who missed this one, but don’t worry! There will be many more parties to come and hopefully, everyone will come. Vish you did very very good like expected. Sure you will have many opportunities to play for us at Psycheground. Thanks very much to all. Carol Ctrl+Alt+Delete killed it. skilled trax selektah and mixing, and lots of high energy fun behind the decks… It was really nice to meet you at the party bro. Max was right – the scene in NYC is small, but there are some really nice people in it I really appreciate the support and the compliments. Thanks for the kind words

February 2008

February 2 Saturday
Reality Sandwich & Jivamukti Yoga School Present… EVOLVER: WAKE UP AND DREAM
8pm – 4am web realitysandwich What happens when America’s most visionary city starts building a new world by living out its dreams? Take an overnight journey into a realm of new possibilities with otherworldly music, performance, ideas, art and alchemy. Drift through a labyrinth of rooms full of enchanted activities, glowing and pulsing artwork, exotic performers, magical chill caves, futuristic playgrounds, and endless spontaneity. Featuring: Globesonic’s (Fabian Alsultany & Derek Bere s) electrifying melting pot of Afro-beat, tabla, drum ‘n bass, global trance, dub, hip-hop, and house. Haj (Resident DJ of Sub Swara & Freek Factory) and his “low-end monkey business that’s more about journey than genre.” Her cules’ (Safetycan) Hobo Tech/Freshstep of deep electrofunk. Glass Bead Col lective’s “Spaceship Inflatable,” Peripheral Media Sheep,” Blinky Art by Fort-Da/ Image Node, Dr. Brainwave’s “Mind Machine,” Face Painting by Kostume Kult & Friends, “Gastronome Cache- Cache: The Masked Meal,” Bill Kennedy’s gaggle of dream geese, Future Unincorporated’s “Poll of the Future” by Cassie Tho rnton, “Entheogenic Plants of the World” with Nat Bletter, chakra balancing with Lisa Paul Streitfeld, “Restoring the Revelation Dream” with Rodger Ka menetz, C. Eule Dance: “Flight of Fantasy” with video by Yuliya Lanina, ecs tatic drumming with Jay Michaelson, hula- hoop instruction with Stephanie R adia, “INFINITY” mannequin installation with Kundalini Couture/Wearable Art by Selma Karaca and video by John Knowles., “Chakracise” with Kiana Love, interactive light installation by Seej, Michael Robinson’s “Universus” proj ect, video art by Love Intelligence Group and The Housewives’ Guide to Anat omyD85 And, of course, that bold beautiful dreamer 96 YOU! Evolvitorium, 8:30p: “Asanas and Ayahuasca” In this talk Sharon Gannon (co-founder of Jivamukti Yoga) and Reality Sandwich’s Daniel Pinchbeck (author of “2012: The Return of Quetzalcoatl”) compare and contrast yoga and shamanism and how these ancient techniques might just save our world today. Opening “Body Prayer” by Jivamukti co-founder David Life. Communion Square Cafe: Courtney Weber – MC and Astro Hour with musical accompaniment by Eric Holloway, sitar and Sufi poetry with Dawoud Kringle and Asad Khan, Divine Drum & Bass Hip Hop with Naada, fantastical storytelling by Martin Dockery, David Life live, Jessica Star’s Burner-Country music, Michael Brownstein’s “Must Not Sleep, ” and Bill Kennedy on the mike. This is the first in a series of freakishly fun experiments from Reality Sandwich. Their goal is to spread ideas, connect people, and reinvigorate life with creativity and spirit. As the season s change, expect more invitations to participate in reality-changing events. If we can build it here, we can build it anywhere. So, let’s get together, New York, and start dreaming. Dreamy Costumes Highly Encouraged! (8p (doors) to 4a, $20) Jivamukti Yoga School 841 Broadway, 2nd Fl. (between 13th & 14th St. at Union Square)

February 2 Saturday
Space – Asheville NC

“By aligning your thoughts and actions outside the illusions held in place, heal the separation of the illusory realm and divine intent.” Wichdokta (Geomagnetic – Ukiah, CA) The Wichdokta’s sets are something of a spectacle to witness, his amazing energy and sinister music go hand in hand to give you the ride of your life on the dance floor. Hailed as one of the top DJ’s in San Fran-psycho, he has played with the best in industry; Neuromotor, Rastaliens, Alien Project, Mr. Peculiar, Miraculix, Lemurians, Deviant Species, Scorb, CPU, Sirius Isness, Earthling, Xenomorph, Highko and many, many more. Plus: Michael Curran – ATL Psy Alex – Touch Samadhi The Fuzz – Touch Samadhi @ Ghosttown Studios 120 alexander plz swannanoa, NC 28778 10pm-?am $5 1st Saturday of every month, Feb-April Plus: leap year all weekend party! more info soon.
What a wonderful gathering. The space we elevated in has been used by the T.S. crew for 7 yrs. and you can feel the love that has generated this community into one of my fav places to come to. The deco was amazing as always with Goa Devotee on the scene. His artwork is fabulous. The music was astounding and the vibes where high. No matter where you were, big smiles and happy feet. Thanks to all the dancers for your energy and see you all in the near future, Bom And a big thanks to you Rich, and to Mike. Fully packed dancefloor from start to stop, lots of good energy, and no getting shut down by the cops. Score! Sadly I laid down and fell asleep at the very end, so I missed the last little bit. Oh well. Two more times to do it again. Can’t wait! I must say The Dokta and Curran know how to keep the floor moving excellent sets by both! Alex played an awesome set – a track from every year fucking perfect. Fuzz you really know how to pick tracks, good thing you learned from the best. LOL

2008 2 5 Psyche

February 5 Thursday
Psycheground

Hi party people, Happy New Year full of peace, love and light! We are planning a big year full of surprises, killer parties with wicked line-ups! Get ready for an amazing psytrance gathering and few more to come before ORB that will take place in Echo Lake, July 1are very excited to begin this year on valentines weekend, Friday, February 8th so prepare yourselves for a mind-blowing event with full deco and psy vibes that we all know!!! See you all there!

February 8 Friday
Alladin Project

BAMBOO FOREST, LIVE NYC Hi party people, Happy New Year full of peace, love and light! We are planning a big year full of surprises, killer parties with wicked line-ups! Get ready for an amazing psytrance gathering and few more to come before ORB that will take place in Echo Lake, July 1are very excite d to begin this year on valentines weekend, Friday, February 8th so prepare yourselves for a mind-blowing event with full deco and psy vibes that we a ll know!!! See you all there! Main Stage: THE LEGENDARY, BAMBOO FOREST LIVE & DJ SET Transient Rec / MP Rec / Spirit Zone Rec, France ZION Orb Rec/ Alladin Group, Israel ENERTOPIA Alladin Group/ Orb Rec, Israel LUIS Alladin Group, Brazil Ctrl+Alt+Del Nexus Media/ Alladin Group, I ndia Electro Room: STEVE-O Gaia Mind, NYC TONI UNORTHODOX 28 Days, NYC DJ CHARLES Alladin Group/ New Concept, Brazil RAY BRIONES PG Records, Brazil Visual by: SERGE Alladin Group, NYC Decorations by: Alla din Crew NYC ***18 to enter/21+ to drink with picture ID*** ***Doors Open at 10 PM *** Tickets: $25 in advance at web alladingroup Or call (917)569-1177 $35 at the door CLUB EXIT 147 GREENPOINT AV E. BROOKLYN, NY
It was great seeing all my old friends and new faces @ CLUB EXIT, I really like to playing @ these trance party’s cause the energy level was so high /positive, it makes a set so much easier, having just played @ PACHA were those HOUSE SNOBS could not match the good vibe I walked into …anyways…all-around great kick-ass party. I must apologize to the DJ who played before me (don’t know his name) I guess they should have posted beforehand our time slots so we did not have to go through all the DRAMA between me and you…I’m really, really sorry bro. But all in all, it was great seeing everybody. KEEP IT REAL. walked in when ctrl+alt+del was spinning. killed the flooor completely not only with his set but his energy & interaction with the crowd was amazing. I really look fwd to hearing him spin more often and after that hmmm it just wasn’t the same the music was not consistent, some parts good and some parts just blah. it was like I would get lifted up with the music and then it would drop down and just kept going down down down. but great to see all my friends who I haven’t seen in a long while…… big shout out to lokey n gang- thanks cant wait for the next big BOMB drop by Alladin Tony Unorthodox spun some great tunes in the room upstairs. Does anyone have his contact? I want to ask for a promo mix. I mean this guy is consistent with amazing tunes at all parties. Hehe. This party made me realize something. I went with a friend who had never been to a psy party. She felt like all the music was about inner turmoil. At one point the way the music escalated made her scream. She said this music is for mad people. (I wonder what would happen if she saw LAB last week) Then we realized that psytrance is my domineering girlfriend. It’s like every party I am having an intense conflict with a lover, and we are chasing each other around. Hehe Anyway, I am glad I had this experience it just makes me think twice about what this music is really saying. My friend doesn’t believe that there is any life in the tracks, like it is all digital and lacking organic samples. I have been in love with music for years I wonder if me and psytrance should see other people. I guess we will just have to wait and see. OK, I had a generally good time at this party, great seeing old friends, etc., but I’m annoyed by the direction Alladin parties have taken. First off, $35 at the door? For a party that ends at 6? Weak! Especially since the flyer announced “doors open til 7!” Not to mention that the tel # given to buy “cheap(!)” $25 presales was disconnected on the day of the event. I mean, come on… No Zion? What happened? Does anyone notice these details? And Alladin people: you had a whole posse of EXCELLENT DJs on-site who could have closed the show. Instead, the promoter got up and spun following Bamboo, oblivious to the fact the mixer levels were set so high as to overdrive the system, resulting in a half-hour of staticky, crackling torture! Would it have been too much to let Luis spin some full-on? Luis, Ray, Tony, Enertopia (w00t!), CTRL-Alt-Del: Fantastic job, great talent. Club Exit is my favorite venue in the city, and I love the music and vibe at Alladin project parties. But this is getting to be a little much. The organization of the party was so slipshod as to seem contemptuous.

February 9 Saturday
Kameleon & Labyrinth at Tutto Mundos – Charlotte NC

greetings friends. we wanted to let every know that we will be playing at Tutto Mundo in Charlotte NC tonight the 9th of February. so if you live around the area come out for a night of proper progressive music. featuring: Kameleon & labyrinth – pure perception records, Pangea Productions, di.fm https://web.archive.org/web/20091221043129/http://pureperceptionrecords.org:80/ sean McLellan & chad McNeely – source of gravity, bedrock http://www.tuttomondo.com/ hope you can join us all the best:) -Pangea Productions / pure perception records

Sat, 9 Feb News – new music, Alex Grey’s COSM this Friday, Feb 15, free CDs, ISO roommate 1 – added many new tracks mixed by Facehead (used to live in PA and played in NY, now in OR) on the player on tranceam.org. I sell the CD on the site along with many other new music that beats 95% of my hard drive. Check it out, all the new stuff in the U.S. section, also some new remixes with Bill Haley and the Comets, Skazi, Exaile, and Richard Pryor. And a South Park take on Alex Grey! 2. Save the date – Friday Feb 15 I’m playing a real trance set (promise) at COSM! Details forthcoming. There’s a special sample mix on the player that calls out everyone crazy in the scene at tranceam.org. 3. I have hundreds of free trance and nontrance CDs at mi casa that I digitized and are up for grabs. Also about 100kilos of smart ds sold at bargain-basement rates. I live off the L train in Brooklyn. Email for a private meeting. 4. I am looking for a roommate, $600, 20 minutes from Manhattan in the edge of Williamsburg and Bushwick, March 1. Pat is moving to Soho!!

February 15 Friday
CoSM’s ENTHEOCENTRIC SALON

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8 PM to 5 AM A fusion of art & music, live paintings, psychotropic projections & eclectic grooves -Live art performances by: Alex & Allyson Grey Sharon Fulcher Gizem Bacaz Zachariah Gregory 10PM – 2AM COSM Steve Book (cosmic guitar) Body Painting: Amy Angeles Music By: PEDRO (Reality Engine, Interchill Records, Cosm) ALIEN AMBASSADOR (Cosm) ZACHARIAH (Cosm) LUIS CAMPOS (Dreamcatcher, Alladin Group, Sullivan Room) Hall of Spirit: (ismoked) DHARMA (tribal psytrance) 11PM – 2AM at microcosm gallery: RADIO FREE STATIC enviroment deco: PHANTOMIME Price: $20 Address: 542 W. 27th Street, 4th Floor NYC Links: cosm.org web pedrogomide interchill htto://web myspace/psycheground -1203090774:26778 Entheocentric Salon Friday, February 15th 8 PM to 5 AM A fusion of art & music, live paintings, psychotropic projections & eclectic grooves -Live art performances by: Alex & Allyson Grey Sharon Fulcher Gizem Bacaz Zachariah Gregory 10PM – 2AM COSM Steve Book (cosmic guitar) Body Painting: Amy Angeles Music By: PEDRO (Reality Engine, Interchill Records, Cosm) ALIEN AMBASSADOR (Cosm) ZACHARIAH (Cosm) LUIS CAMPOS (Dreamcatcher, Alladin Group, Sullivan Room) Hall of Spirit: (ismoked) DHARMA (tribal psytrance) 11PM – 2AM at microcosm gallery: RADIO FREE STATIC enviroment deco: PHANTOMIME Price: $20 Address: 542 W. 27th Street, 4th Floor NYC
Jeff? Is he straightening his act? I suppose it might not be conducive to CoSM’s image if he were to go by his true DJ identity: MACHINE ORC!!!
we made it, good music, good vibe, new friends. we are the lunatics from UK, was great to meet you all. see you at Boom in Portugal!!!

February 16 Saturday
PEX Heartburn 2
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February 21 Thursday
PSYCHEGROUND

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PSYCHEGROUND PROGRESSIONS at Sullivan Room Featuring DJ sets by: EARTHIAN aka ANIMALTEK web myspace/animaltek web DJearthian TONY UNORTHODOX (28th Day, NY) RICARDO MODERNO ( BR ) deco by Dreamcatcher’s COME EARLY TO GET 2 FOR 1 DRINK SPECIALS UNTIL MIDNIGHT!!!! From 10pm to 4am 21+ with ID $5 cover Sullivan Room, Manhattan, New York City 218 Sullivan St (between Bleecker and West 3rd St, 2 blocks east of 6th Ave) Subway: A, B, C, D, E, F, or V trains to “W 4 St – Wash Sq”

Discount tickets to Mubali in Connecticut; Logic Bomb/D-Tek in NYC, both 2/23 (web awakeProductions.net) . Connecticut is heating up with shit. They’ve been throwing down some quality psy events, and are bringing Mubali Feb 23. Mubali is an archetype. On the same night Alladin Project is bringing Logic Bomb and D-Tek to New York. Also have Earworm, rising new talent and producer. I have one of his tracks on tranceam.org’s player for a oprelisten. web AlladinGroup (web alladingroup/) Tickets at web I’m selling Mubali tickets for $12 and Logic Bomb for $22. These are the lowest prices anywhere, a small amount are given to me to sell by the gracious promoters. Also, everyone come out to COSM tonight, I’m DJing a crazy set 1 gang of wild people.

February 23 Saturday
Alladin Project – Logic Bomb

LOGIC BOMB PARTY HAS MOVED TO 311 W 57 ST NY alladinproduction at yahoo To: Sent: 2/23P.M. Eastern Standard Time Subj: LOGIC BOMB PARTY HAS MOVED TO 311 W 57 ST NY Hey Guys, The party has moved in the last moment to a better and bigger location at PROVIDENCE 311 west 57 st (Between 8th and 9th Ave) New York NY The reason for the change is the fact that the previous location was having their own troubles which we were notified of just today. After jumping through a lot of hoops we were able to find this new, more expensive location. We need your energy and support! See you later tonight! Respectfully, Alladin Crew Alladin Project – 215 E 3RD ST, New
Logic Bomb, D-Tek & MORE Sat, Feb 23 at GYPSY TEA NYC Hi Party people This party will take place on Gypsy Tea. The place will be fully decorated and the sound will be aDJusted especially for this event. The artists are preparing special sets for this party, so prepare your selves for a mind-blowing event! The capacity for this location is 400 people so make sure to purchase your tickets in advance. See you all on the dance floor! LOGIC BOMB LIVE (Solstice Records, Tip World, Sweden) D-TEK LIVE (Maia Records, Mexico) EARWORM BRANDON ADAMS (Dreamcatcher, NYC) K e N (Enigmaticsound/Alladin Group, NY/JP) Visuals by VJ SERGE Alladin Group, NYC Decorations by Alladin Crew NYC ***18 to enter/21+ to drink with picture ID*** ***Doors Open at 10PM *** Tickets: $2 5 in advance at web alladingroup Or call (917) 569-1177 $35 at the door GYPSY TEA 27 West 24th Street (between 5th & 6th Avenues)
ive been trying to put into words the amazing energy at this party …but still cant……….soon I just want to thank the Alladin crew for not canceling even tho the location was changed last minute and the party closed earlier. it was great seeing all the old and new faces and kill it together with all of you!! till next time.. Great energy and positive vibes all! Loved how Earworm (?) killed it at the end with the time he had All we needed for an after-party was an iPod docking system on the street. Next time o here goes..my synopsis of the night.. got there at 11.30pm not knowing what to expect since the venue had changed. fancy loungeish looking place with ken spinning some nice tunes.. the sound was decent but the clubbish lights annoying. not too full but slowly and steadily the crowd came in (phewwwww) and ken’s tempo picked up. ken what was that song that had the flute in it- awesome u did an amazing job and I look fwd to hearing u more very soon. then came Brandon- as always flawless set with a rocking track selection. the energy on the dance floor was rising and the place was packed with smiles dtek- not my kind of music but everyone was just so happy to be there dancing together that the energy level just kept growing logic came on next and WOWOWOWO super start and perfect ending with one track esp.where everyone went insane…. what was that track? it’s still ringing in my ears!!! I was in front with all my friends and there was soo much energy- insane.by this time my legs were killing me but there was no stopping……. sad that it was such a short set but something better than nothing and then…..logic a hard act to follow but who to do it better than earworm max u killed it totally in the time u had…amazing and like Luis said no words I think it was amazing how everyone came in not knowing what to expect with all the last minute changes but made the best of a fantastic night a big shout out to the BOSTON crew..who drove down/took the bus for an event that got over much earlier than expected. see you guys soon big shout out to ALL my favorite ppl- as always thanks for a beautiful time ( u all know who u r) till next time..au revoir Kudos to the Alladin crew for pulling it off at the last moment! Logic Bomb was incredible! Lots of killer remixes were played that brought back memories of the good old days. I think he played yet another new remix to their old track –> Earth Orbit. That was surely a KILLLLEEERRR! And of course, EarWorm created twilight style mayhem even though his set lasted for a short while. When will I get to hear your complete set MAX? We really have to do a back-to-back set once and create some serious balagaan hahaha! My only regret – I was not there to see KeN for spinning the decks! I am sure he did a fantastic job. I hope to hear your set in the near future bro! As always it was nice to meet all my friends from Boston and NYC. You guys always make the parties killer! Until next time….B0o o0M

February 23 Saturday
Mubali in Connecticut

Awake Productions proudly 5th dimension a psytrance affair main hub: web awakeProductions.net (web awakeProductions.net/) location sangeos bar and night club 151 Marlborough st (rt 66) portland ct 06480 web sangeos (web sangeos/) headlining mubali- trishula records san fran with DJ Atlantis ct awake omolak ct awake levitation theory ct awake Kabayun ny unwashed twitterpate ny andychrist ny unwashed features: -Mayan astrology by redearth -uv face painting by tarafaeri -live uv prop interaction fun fun fun -uv paint and markers for public art wall come join awake for a magical night at a magical venue. Awake shows are sure to shift you into a positive state. 5th dimension is a simulation of an existence plain that needs summoning through light and sound. Lets dance the night away!!!! 🙂 Artist bendelusion-a visual artist in the psytrance scene, bendelusion will be working in collab w/awake artist. From fractals to oils, abstract to conscious this expert vj does it all kalomo & kahlil-visual artist and awake engineers display their interpretation of a fifth dimension. Projection visual, string concepts, graphics and connect:

2008 2 28 Psyche

February 28 Thursday
Psycheground

Featuring NY’s best DJ’s and producers at the amazing Sullivan Room! Featuring DJ sets by: Twitterpate (awake Productions, NYC) Hunter was first bitten by the psytrance bug in New York City, and – utterly inoculated – pursued it across the Atlantic, from the meadows of Britain to the bOoMing deserts of Portugal to the forests of Spain. With an insatiable hunger for beats and tweets he began to plant his own sonic seeds, and has been producing and DJing psytrance for over a year. Out of his infectious rhythmic pulses and creative sound-debauchery sprout emerald thickets of induced auditory hallucinations, vines of aural pixillation coiling down the edges of psychoacoustic possibility. Though you can take the hunter out of the forest, you can’t take the forest out of the Hunter. Ctrl+Alt+Del (Nexus Media/ Alladin Group, India) Babla (Kagdila Records) DJ Lucina (Dreamcatcher, NYC) deco by Dreamcatcher’s COME EARLY TO GET 2 FOR 1 DRINK SPECIALS UNTIL MIDNIGHT!!!! stay tuned for the Psycheground 100th party happening on Friday, July 4th with lots of surprises!!!!!!!!!!! From 10pm to 4am 21+ with ID $5 cover Sullivan Room, Manhattan, New York City 218 Sullivan St (between Bleecker and West 3rd St, 2 blocks east of 6th Ave) Subway: A, B, C, D, E, F, or V trains to “W 4 St – Wash Sq”
Arrived : cranky n cold. Temperature outside: 12degrees felt like -5 ( www.weather.com! ) Temperature inside Sullivan room: 100 degrees! Hot hot hot ! ƒº Go there around 1.30am when babla had just finished spinning. Ctrl+alt+del came on after and from the get-go – killed it Super build up to total balaagaan! Great mixing and some killer tracks. Thanks for playing the request And the last track- MADNESS !!!!! Small crowd but as always Sullivan room has such a nice warm positive energy. Nice to see everyone who came out. Thanks a ton again Luis. Left 3am: HAPPY Current situation: passing out at work Thanks for the kind words and the support yet again I’m so glad that you made it that night. I know Luis had you cornered on that one hahaha It was great to see you on the dancefloor! I’m glad that I was (hopefully) able to convert the crankiness into happiness. And yeah, it was my pleasure to play that track! It fit perfectly into my set. A suggestion – why don’t you start DJ-ing? NYC needs some killer Djanes and you’d be perfect for that role haha… Also, thanks to everyone who came and made that night awesome! As Sana says, ot was filled with nice warm positive energy! ~B0o0o0M~

March 2008

March 7 Friday
Small room available immediately in NYC We have an extra room.? Bushwick, 30 min from Manhattan Small room in the middle of railroad 10′ x 13′ Utilities, internet are free, no deposit needed. There is a utility shelf in the room. Avail month to month. Close to laundromats, grocery stores. Smokers, OK no cats Roommates are me and Joey, a COSM regular who threw a party recently with COSM’s Eli and Pedro from Mind Engine in San Francisco. Call Jeff at 347 404 5606 to discuss or email 10′ x 13′ There is a utility shelf in the room. Close to laundromats, grocery stores. Smokers, OK no cats Roommates are me and Joey, a COSM regular who threw a party recently with COSM’s Eli and Pedro from Mind Engine in San Francisco. Call Jeff at 347 404 5606 to discuss or email

March 8 Friday
888 dark steam party at Russian bath House

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BABA JELLY (Belgium) FRAGLETROLLET(Yggdrasil/Psybertribe/Secret Tale)(Norway) KARMAKANIK/EGBOT(Gaian Mind/PSI-Philadelphia) deco by Uta (Georgia) March 8 12 to 6am Spa 88 88 Fulton St, New York bring your bathing attributes (if desired) there will be swimming pool and sauna $30 donation All proceeds from this event go to “Healing Ananda”: healing-ananda.blogspot.com/
hey guys u can bring your own alcohol and we will have some too. forgot to write last time, there is a billiard and smoking room. hey guys sorry for the misunderstanding, its going to b on SATURDAY midnight this is a perfect indoor party place. hope we can do it again there. thanks organizers, especially Vova for making it happen. I really loved the new pieces of art I saw. Music was great. thanks Karmakanik and our international guests. Fragletrollet killed it in the end when lights went on. party was so so came in when baba jelly was playing he killed it super psy after that fragletrollet played a bit strange musik but good psy would be better to listen to him outside in forest the sound was really bad sorry the bass was way too hard could not hear any of the highs the space was kewl very underground anyways good party all in all bom it’s mind-blowing to release the sauna heat while dancing recklessly on the floor – dehydration management to new heights, and afterward chillout in beach gear. I mean that’s a true gift for the noo yawk psyscene! music was not only great but was flowing smoothly towards the floor, and the combined energy, just amazing! I had a great party, thought there was killer vibes on the floor.. everyone seemed to do their own thing at the beginning taking advantage of the pool and sauna and ish and then once that was over some great dancefloor action Baba Jelly’s set was good and I thoroughly enjoyed fraggletrollets set, thought it was very original, even though the lights going on Spa 88 was a killer place to party and I hope this place is used many times more, one of the best indoor spots I’ve been to in NYC. WOW! That was the best idea EVER. I don’t think I want to go to any more psytrance parties unless they are at a spa…. My face hurts from smiling all night, the sauna to the ice pool, to the hot tub, to the pool, to the dance floor, repeat, ah it was pure bliss~~ Thank you so much to the artists, as well as Mukti, Sergei, Uta, Vova, Chay and everyone else who helped put on this very fun, entertaining and interesting event. I really hope there will be more parties like this! I have never felt so relaxed at work on a Monday! What healing energy. THANK YOU!! pictures coming soon

March 15 Saturday
We Do Voodoo

Event: We Do Voodoo When: 03/15/08 Where: Vesta Lounge NYC, 8th Ave – Between 29th and 30th Streets. Admission: $10 Performers: Vano (Live)- Chillout, Ambient, Experimental. URL: Deo (DJ Set)- Deep Trance, Tribal URL: Sterio (DJ Set)- Progressive Trance URL:

March 15 Saturday
Fragletrollet and Friends – Asheville NC

Sat. March 15th Ghosttown Studios 120 alexander plz Swannanoa, NC 28778 10pm-?am $5

March 19 Thursday
PSYCHEGROUND at Sullivan Room

Psycheground celebrates DJ Luis’s birthday bash at the amazing Sullivan Room!!! Lineup: Luis Campos (Dreamcatcher/Alladin Group NYC/Brazil) K e N (Enigmaticsound/Alladin Group, NY/JP) Earworm (Yabay Records, NYC) deco by Dreamcatcher’s stay tuned for the Psycheground 100th party happening on Friday, July 4th with lots of surprises!!!!!!!!!!! From 10pm to 4am 21+ with ID $5 cover Sullivan Room, Manhattan, New York City 218 Sullivan St (between Bleecker and West 3rd St, 2 blocks east of 6th Ave) Subway: A, B, C, D, E, F, or V trains to “W 4 St – Wash Sq

March 27 Thursday
PSYCHEGROUND at Sullivan Room
celebrates DJ Luis’s birthday bash at the amazing Sullivan Room!!! Lineup: Luis Campos (Dreamcatcher/Alladin Group NYC/Brazil) K e N (Enigmaticsound/Alladin Group, NY/JP) Earworm (Yabay Records, NYC) deco by Dreamcatcher’s stay tuned for the Psycheground 100th party happening on Friday, July 4th with lots of surprises!!!!!!!!!!! From 10pm to 4am 21+ with ID $5 cover Sullivan Room, Manhattan, New York City 218 Sullivan St (between Bleecker and West 3rd St, 2 blocks east of 6th Ave) Subway: A, B, C, D, E, F, or V trains to “W 4 St – Wash Sq” web myspace/psycheground deco by Dreamcatcher’s stay tuned for the Psycheground 100th party happening on Friday, July 4th with lots of surprises!!!!!!!!!!!

April 2008

April 5 Saturday
Space – Asheville NC

Join us for a night of Samadhi favorites Oso Kri Fuzz Medisin Space @ Ghosttown Studios 120 alexander plz Swannanoa, NC 28778 10pm-?am $5 “By aligning your thoughts and actions outside the illusions held in place, heal the separation of the illusory realm and divine intent.”

April 10 Thursday
PSYCHEGROUND – E-JEKT live at Sullivan Room

E-JEKT LIVE (noya records, IL / NYC) web myspace/gadimon E-JEKT are Gadi Vered and Uri Azene from Tel Aviv, Israel. Gadi came from a heavy metal background as a drummer and searched for the same”feel” in electronic music. He met acid house and techno in the early90’s and upon listening to trance, the future was set. Gadi has had an active part for many years in the global psy movement as an administrator at Isratrance. Uri was a professional sound designer, working at the top of the Israeli sound design industry for a decade. He has been a DJ since 1992 during the unforgettable DAT era. His musical influences are 60’s and 70’s psychedelic and experimental rock.E-JEKT’s music can be described as hard, unique, heavily psychedelic, and free of fluff and cheese. The duo, currently continues to release and work on new music at a feverish pace and a 2nd E-Jekt album is well underway. The theme of the new album is kept true to the E-JEKT core concept: crushing quality dance floor beats. and featuring sets by Luis Campos (Dreamcatcher / Alladin Group, BR / NYC) Ctlr+ Alt + Del (Nexus Media, IN/NYC) deco by Dreamcatcher’s stay tuned for the Psycheground 100th party happening on Friday, July 4th with lots of surprises!!!!!!!!!!! From 10pm to 4am 21+ with ID $10 cover Sullivan Room, Manhattan, New York City 218 Sullivan St (between Bleecker and West 3rd St, 2 blocks east of 6th Ave) Subway: A, B, C, D, E, F, or V trains to “W 4 St – Wash Sq”

2008 4 11 Auroboros
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April 11 Friday
Auroboros at Club Exit
Kameleon & Labyrinth, Electriok, Bioluminescence, Haitian, Sleezy D

April 12 Saturday
Shpongle and Hallucinogen LIVE, Telepath 

Disco Biscuits Nokia After Party Shpongle and Hallucinogen LIVE, Telepath 12:30 AM Doors: Midnight Ticket Price: $22.50 All Ages General Admission Venue Info: Highline Ballroom 431 W. 16th St. New York, NY
wow what a night, after seeing the disco biscuits at Nokia it was really nice to be transported to a smaller venue to see hallucinogen, the vibe was crazy nice to see a mix of people and I think its great Simon is working with the biscuits it’s merging the psytrance crowd and the jam band crowd together. everyone was having a great time and seeing Simon play for 4 hours with every track being perfect is amazing, can’t wait for younger brother live at camp see u there

April 12 Saturday
Vesta Lounge

Restless Fingers proudly presents yet another night of magic & great music. When: April 12th/2008 Where: Vesta Lounge NYC (8th Ave – Between 29th and 30th Streets). General Admission $15, with Guestlist $10 Performances by Vano (DJ Set) – Progressive Psy. URL: www.myspace.com/vanomusic Deo (DJ Set) – Tribal, Deep Trance URL: www.myspace.com/venomous2 Event is 21 and up. Dress Code rules apply (Vesta Policy). Our crew will be holding the downstairs floor. Space is limited. Send a private message or email to deo@restless-fingers.com for special admission price.

April 17 Thursday
Psycheground- E-JEKT live at Sullivan Room

LIVE (noya records, IL / NYC) web myspace/gadimon E-JEKT are Gadi Vered and Uri Azene from Tel Aviv, Israel. Gadi came from a heavy metal background as a drummer and searched for the same “feel” in electronic music. He met acid house and techno in the early ’90s and upon listening to trance, the future was set. Gadi has had an active part for many years in the global psy movement as an administrator at Isratrance. Uri was a professional sound designer, working at the top of the Israeli sound design industry for a decade. He has been a DJ since 1992 during the unforgettable DAT era. His musical influences are the 60’s and 70’s psychedelic and experimental rock. E-JEKT’s music can be described as hard, unique, heavily psychedelic and free of fluff and cheese. The duo currently continues to release and work on new music at a feverish pace and a 2nd E-Jekt album is well underway. The theme of the new album is kept true to the E-JEKT core concept: crushing quality dance floor beats. and featuring sets by Luis Campos (Dreamcatcher / Alladin Group, BR / NYC) Ctlr+ Alt + Del (Nexus Media, IN/NYC) deco by Dreamcatcher’s stay tuned for the Psycheground 100th party happening on Friday, July 4th with lots of surprises!!!!!!!!!!! From 10pm to 4am 21+ with ID $10 cover Sullivan Room, Manhattan, New York City 218 Sullivan St (between Bleecker and West 3rd St, 2 blocks east of 6th Ave) Subway: A, B, C, D, E, F, or V trains to “W 4 St – Wash Sq” web myspace/psycheground web myspace/gadimon
killer party! not a lot of people but really good energy and lots of smiles. Gadi played a killer uplifting live set, no words, only who was there can describe. thank you my friend. vish also did one hell of a good job after Gadi playing some of his tracks and other killers. thank you James for putting up one of the most killer decos ever. once again , thank you for everyone who came yesterday and hope to see u all on july 4th for the 100th psycheground party celebration, more details soon

April 18 Friday
Boston Tribal Revolution

Boston Tribal Revolution (BTR) proudly presents OSMOSIS What : OSMOSIS Where : Therapy @ Providence, RI ( 45 mins from Boston) Who: You! When: 18th April, 2008 Time : 11 pm – 7 am Mark your calendars!! More details TBA. Need volunteers for the following: 1. Deco ( Tapestries, string work etc etc ) 2. Sound ( the club has sound but we may need additional sound ) Email: agarwal.saket@gmail.com or PM Peace Psytrance Arena Ctrl + Alt + Del (Nexus Media, IN/NYC) Ctrl+Alt+Del is the psytrance project of Vishaal Turakhia from Bombay (India). His project aims at producing top-notch intelligent twilight blasters that will tweak the brain! The project’s 1st track was signed by Shift for Nexus-Media’s compilation – Midnight Storm III. Ctrl+Alt+Del is ready to explode onto the global psytrance scene! Earworm ( 3D Vision, NYC) EarWorm is the psy project of Max Meshiv, born in 1986. He was infected by the psychedelic trance virus at a young age in Israel…and now resides in NYC to infect others. Around 2002 he and his older brother Noam started to work on music together on a computer-based music software…it was more of an experimental stage and development. What started as a hobby eventually took on a more serious path, which also brought in lots of magical and mysterious experiences along with it. That mixed with an explosion of inspiration and…BooM! the EarWorm project was born. The project in itself is aimed towards wizardly magical futuristic nighttime-twilight psychedelic frequencies in an attempt to bring about awareness to the listener while causing pure psychedelic mayhem to the dancer….Tune in to the frequency of everywhere and nowhere and get Earwormed… DJ Luis Campos ( Dreamcatcher/Alladin Group, BR/NYC) DJ Luis Campos, producer and long-time trance DJ, born and raised in the city of Sao Paulo, Brazil where he started his professional career as a DJ at a very early age of 13. Throughout the years, Luis experimented with many different styles of music and developed his identity along the road. DJ Luis was part of the band Influx since its foundation in 1996, in which he collaborated until 1999 when he decided to come to New York. In 2000, DJ Luis and collaborators founded the Dreamcatcher studios and Psycheground weekly trance party which still happens and is getting into its 100th birthday party in July. His excellent mixing and great knowledge of music have taken him to the best clubs in Brazil, Japan, Italy and USA. He has participated in big outdoors events in Brazil such as Love Parade, and innumerous trance festivals in the US such as Gaia MInd and Orb Festival, also has released the cd AMP (MTVBrasil). Recently, DJ Luis joined Alladin Group; one of the most respected Psytrance party organizations as the resident DJ, becoming highly respected for his energetic groundbreaking sets of Fullon sounds that flow through the dance floor in harmony with his signature blend mixing. DJ Rafael ( soul sounds, BR/BOS ) It all began to me back in the late ’90s, I was 16, and just starting to enjoy the nightlife of clubs, big rave parties, the Brazilian electronic music scene. Back then, techno, house, and all their different elements are growing really fast, and I became interested in learning some mixing techniques, so at the end of 1999 I decided to take DJing classes, and 2 years later I was playing in a couple of nightclubs of Sao Paulo. I found out about Psytrance about 7 years ago, and have been making my way into it since then. I played in several open-air, private, rave parties and last year I joined the crew of Tranced Festival of Sao Paulo which I still have, even being away now. I would say I have a very versatile style, eclectic maybe (taking where I’m from!) that goes from soft to hard, with lots of groove, beat, ethnic sounds. I believe that every sound that around us can and should be inspiring to be put into harmony and transcend into music. Chill Arena OpenSourceCode (NYC) Live /DJ Dub Reggae is created by running the multi-track tapes of pop-reggae songs into a mixing board and performing a radical re-mix in real-time. The vocals are de-emphasized or eliminated altogether while the drums and bass take over the mix. Add in some echo and reverb, and you’ve got dub. But what if you could get the multi-tracks of Marvin Gaye or Stevie Wonder? What if you could dub the Doobie Brothers, as well as dozens of classic reggae riddims? Well then, you’d be OpenSourceCode. We hope you enjoy the show! Morning glory (ParanoidZen, MA) Morning Glory just hit the downtempo scene in 2007 and has been creating a sacred space for event patrons to relax and enjoy their experience. Boston has been lacking a woman with an ear for chillout, and she knows what you want to hear. Vector (ParanoidZen, MA) DJ Vector started spinning in 2001 upon his discovery of rave culture, and his addiction to tribal rhythms. Four years later, as his interest in these fast-paced musical styles began to wane, he found himself drawn to slower tempos and in 2006 was called upon by forces of extra-dimensional, gaian, and extra-terrestrial origin to play only the most amazing and obscure chilled out music for all those who would listen. Anna-Karahana (Sonic Beating, MA) A friendly member of the Sonic Beating crew, Anna-Karahana has been involved in the electronic music scene in New England since 2000 as an avid fan, deco artist, DJ, and party planner. She will take you on a trip around the world with stops at world-beat, IDM, dubstep, ambient, and psychill beats. More Info OSMOSIS: the movement of water molecules from an area of high concentration to an area of low concentration. We at Boston Tribal Revolution (BTR) feel that just as Water diffuses itself from one cell membrane to another so effortlessly, each of our souls must Realize our potential and merge with one another without the feeling of Duality, Greed and Lust. Through Osmosis, we want to promote Oneness, Purity and a platform where Soul meets Soul. 18 Plus event. No Liquor.
Review: Deco : Thanks be to Lhea, Jeff, David, ParanoidZen, Rafa and so many more who did a fab job decorating the psytrance room and the chill room. Sound: Impeccable. There was not a beat that went amiss. The sound was as crisp as it gets. Music: Experience can never be reflected in black and white but I’ll try Rafael : The guy laid a brilliant set to get the floor moving. I was mostly at the entrance but the sound was so clear that I was literally dancing like a blissful maniac. Max: Killer! Whoa! The music was filtered through a dark tunnel in a tribal forest. Luis: Man, this guy was effortless in the transition. What a class act. Just took the entire paradigm a notch higher. I could see people getting tired but his music was like a magnet. Nobody left the floor and continued the mayhem. Vishaal: hohoho! He doesn’t need to play psytrance. He could get away with anything because his presence is so infectious. He was non-stop behind the console and the music was just friggin brilliant. I don’t think the Bpm ever dropped the entire night. I was not present in the chill room for long durations but whenever I went in, I could see at least 10-15 people soaking the minimalist and very experimental psy chill. Great work Vector, Anna, OpensourceCode( Cooper) and MorningGlory. I must mention the dub mix by Cooper of Superstition- Stevie Wonder was absolutely groovy. The entire chill room was setup by ParanoidZen crew and they were a constant support from scratch till the end. Fabulous people. Dancers : Sana Jo was all over the place. There was none at the party who escaped her killer instincts and beautiful smiling face. I could feel that she is tired but our lady was unstoppable. Dudu , Vishal Kapoor, Mike, Mystery lady with a tie, mystery man with incense stick, aricka, david, jeff and countless others. Actually come to think of it, there was none who did not offer to the mystical deity. Overall, the night of 18th April holds a special place in my heart. Can’t put a finger to it but there was something in the air. I am already imagining the next one. Bom
Party was killer all the way.. club Therapy is an awesome place BOOM to saketh and jeff and the other orgs you did a good job with the party organizing and deco+visuals music was nice .. people were great.. all the DJs were good.. I personally came to see Luis and vishall and they were great as well as the other DJs. I loved ctrl+alt+del set.. it was mayhem.. full of energy and twilight power.. my style.. and when he played FLUX CAPACITOR at the end it was insane.. all in all you destroyed THERAPY bro keep it up..BTW vishal.. where and when you killing next.. Looking forward to the next BTR party.. hope its at therapy… Anyway peace to all the DJs, organizers and psypeople… Alakh BOOM Kudos to Boston Tribal Revolution for this splendid party! I traveled to RI by bus with Luis. The trip was simply agonizing, but once I reached Therapy, I realized it was well worth it haha! At 1st glance, the venue looked incredible. It reminded of the warehouse-style parties back in Bombay! The decor was fantastic. And of course, the sound system was killer. The acoustics of the place were a bit off, but it hardly mattered. Everyone was on the dancefloor having a great time! Unfortunately, I missed Rafael’s set due to a “Greyhound” delay. I came in at the very end of his set. But I could see that he had the place pumping with a lot of energy! After that EarWorm came on. Max needs no introduction – he simply tore up the floor 3D Vision style Luis – caralho! Your mixing/track-selection skills always blow my mind. You could do this in your sleep man haha! Ghorpad – Thanks for coming Vishal. I’m really glad you had a good time at the party. Thanks for the support. BTW – I’m officially changing the name of “Flux Capacitor” to “Organized Chaos” in your honor And of course, thank you SANA. She was the one who introduced me to the BTR crew. Thanks for being an awesome booking-agent. Also thanks for bringing your MAD-NON-STOP energy to the dancefloor. Finally – thanks to everyone for the compliments and kind words. I appreciate as always. I hope to spin for you guys in the near future. Saket, thanks for adding me to the fantastic line-up. It was an honor to spin for you! Much Love and Respect, Vish

April 19 Saturday
Gaian Mind Philly

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GAIAN MIND PHILADELPHIA – Saturday, April 19th, 2008, Philadelphia at ZOT (Philadelphia) Philadelphia, PA Lineup: GAIAN MIND PHILADELPHIA Philadelphia’s Premier psytrance Party! Special Guest: BRANDON ADAMS (Dreamcatcher – NYC) Once New Jersey’s best-kept secret, Brandon has quickly become a fixture in the New York psy scene and beyond. With a wealth of experience and appreciation for all forms of music, especially psychedelic, he is easily one of the most versatile and dedicated DJs around. His night and morning sets have stood up against some of the world’s best and have left a lasting imprint on dancefloors. Plus Resident DJ’s: LAURYN (Peak Records/28th Day – Philadelphia) & EG~BOT (Gaian Mind – Philadelphia) DEET (Gaian Mind – Philadelphia) Downtempo Lounge with: ANDREW LIGHT (Gaian Mind – Philadelphia) TRITTON (Gaian Mind – Philadelphia) ORBICLES (Gaian Mind – Philadelphia) Deco: GAIAN MIND Visuals: PETER PARKER (www.parkerism.com – Philadelphia) Saturday, April 19th, 2008 9pm – 2am $5 cover 21+ w/ ID ZOT 122 Lombard Street Philadelphia, PA 19147 (267) 639-3260 https://web.archive.org/web/20190815195358/http://zotrestaurant.com/

Pine Barrens Psy Party 420

April 19 Saturday
420 Pine Barrens festival

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it’s at the spot where Adam Ian and Jowe throw down, in the L-shaped field. They’re setting up now (430PM) Park near other vehicles.

April 19 Saturday
Yahel LIVE
at Webster Hall

Albert Hofmann

Albert Hofmann

January 11, 1906 – April 29, 2008 Discoverer of LSD. Wikipedia Here he is, age 100, at a trance party in Switzerland: ...

April 26 Saturday
Da Original Aboriginal: Vesta NYC

Restless-Fingers.com Proudly Presents Da Original Aboriginal (a night of ethnical rhythm & ritual music). Vesta, 390 8th Ave (between 29th & 30th streets), New York, NY On Funk Side: Deo (DJ Set) – Electro, 2 Step, Minimal-Tech, Acid-Tech & more. On Trip Side: Vano (Live Set) – Progressive Trance, Tribal, Psy & More. Event is held downstairs * Valid ID is Required * Dress Code (Venue Policy) * for $5 admission – present eFlyer at the door (eFlyers can be printed from https://web.archive.org/web/20080623215956/http://www.restless-fingers.com:80/events.asp ) For more info: visit https://web.archive.org/web/20080613233932/http://www.restless-fingers.com:80/

May 2008

Two parties this weekend! This weekend 28thday’s Tony Unorthodox kicks off a series of spring appearances with a free party in Queens on Friday, followed by an Omnitribe open-air in NJ on Saturday. a Tony on tribe.net for his complete spring schedule, culminating in a morning set on the main stage at the a Mind Summer Festival !

May 2 Friday
Monitoring Project

PSYnite featuring DJs: TONY UNORTHODOX (28thday, NYC) CRIS (MP-Team, Mexico | NYC) BRANDON ADAMS (Dreamcatcher, NYC) Dolce Vita Lounge 47-53 43rd St. corner of 48th ave. Sunnyside (Queens), NY 11377 9pm – 5am FREE!
hello everyone !! flash news .. in order to create a better atmosphere for tonight MP-TEAM has got Uta Bekaia !!!!!! Uta is been decorating some of the best parties and festivals of USA and all over of the world.
oh man what a party !!! lots of people… what a great set by tony wow wow wow. brandon bro intense set you gave us last night . not even mention that killer mix by jack !! JACK DANIELS w/ coca cola ….. kindda hang over thanks to everyone.. love and love and more love

May 3 Saturday
Omnitribe – Sharks and Dolphins

ANIMALTEK KIFE TONY UNORTHODOX FXMIKE FARMATAR INDRA USTAS LESHIY North Bergen, NJ just outside NYC and the Lincoln Tunnel! 10pm – next day $20 gate + free water

May 8 Thursday
PSYCHEGROUND at Sullivan Room

Come celebrate spring at PSYCHEGROUND Lineup:ANIMALTEK and DJ KIFE web myspace/animaltek web DJearthianDJ RAFAEL ZANETTE ( soul sounds, BR/BOS ) MAX EARWORM (Yabai Records – NYC) deco by Dreamcatcher’s stay tuned for the Psycheground 100th party happening on Friday, July 4th with lots of surprises!!!!!!!!!!! COME EARLY TO GET 2 FOR 1 DRINK SPECIALS UNTIL MIDNIGHT!!!! From 10pm to 4am 21+ with ID $5 cover Location: Sullivan Room, Manhattan, New York City 218 Sullivan St (between Bleec ker and West 3rd St, 2 blocks east of 6th Ave) Subway: A, B, C, D, E, F, o r V trains to “W 4 St – Wash Sq” web myspace/psycheground
firstly- wowow what a crowd..a ton of new faces and many more old ones. was great to connect with everyone again at the start of spring so glad most of my friends could make it out- love you guys tons. the space was nicely packed and we had some great energy. secondly- the sound system at this place : I LOVE IT. music- walked in when animaltek & kife were spinning some really cool proggy stuff. the base was killer. rafael- you took me straight to the beaches of Goa with your set- a set with Cosma and Electric universe, u can’t go wrong. thanks for playing for us in NYC.great mixing and good track selections. max- sorry didn’t stay too long for your set, but what was the first track you spun???- amazing/insane. it’s always nice to hang out with the rest of your fam. Luis- thanks a ton again. muchos besos see you all soon YAY for good weather( tho today is crap)

May 10
PEX Phoenix Rising
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May 10 Saturday
MANA-fest II in Newark

Tony Unorthodox joins the multidisciplinary mayhem this Saturday at MANA-fest II in Newark! Details below… Sandwich, class”externalSouldish, and SEED Gallery present… MANA-fest II: Cosmic Convergence Saturday, May 10, Experience what enchantment unfolds when a host of conscious creators, ecstatic revelers, and visionary dreamers gather for an all-out, all-night escapade across the Hudson… From 7pm – 7am, we’ll dance and delight in an alchemical fusion of pulsating live world beats, rapturous performance art, consciousness-shifting talks, exotic workshops, multimedia installations, tripped out lounges, mythological creatures, astrological gadgetry, and a variety of mystical shenanigans. Bring drums and hoops, pillows….and let’s play. Featuring: Spiro (Freek Factory, IDM, trip hop, electronic, very dancable) Himalayan Voices(acoustical, gongs), Conscious Hip-Hop with Propaganda Anonymous, Lyrical prose with Fun Yung Moon, Renegade Sufi Sitar, live band the Jungle Jazz Initiative (jazz, jam), Mikio (Freek Factory, very danceable electronic beatzzz), Justin Lang (downtempo in the chill out space); Plus a late night psytrance party: with Tony Unorthodox (psytrance, 28thday), Kamal Sunflower, (psytrance), Dharma (psytrance), DJ L’ement (breaks, psy, and other very danceable stuff. ) Workshops and fun stuff: Kiana Love’s 2nd Chakra Activation, Dr. Brainwave’s Mind Machine, Eric Rosado’s crash course in tarot, Raw Yoga with Dave Bryson; Alan Steinfeld of New Realities right left brain synching, lyrical prose and vegan and raw food provided by Fun Yun Moon, Raw food and beverages provided by Raw Foodist Matt, Liz and Natasha and The V Spot Restaurant, Nelia’s Creative Bodypainting Transformations, Dreamtime Mythology performance by Invisible Rinzai, video art lounge featuring the work of Doug O’neil, Kaliptus, Nemo, Chris Dyer, and Simon Haiduk and friends, Sigil workshop by Domino San, live tarot readings by Eric Rosado and Kelly Heresy, Sacred Geometry workshop by Basem Hassan, Dharma’s poetry, Origami with Kamal Sunflower, Hooping by Civ and a sneak peak at the next Seed Gallery exhibition presenting the large scale series of mind-blowing “Pop Deity” paintings by award-winning visionary artist, Kelli Bickman. 7:30pm: The night kicks off with Stephen Popiotek’s opening ceremony, followed by a sonic massage with the Himalayan Voices. Raw Yoga with Dave Bryson and a workshop by New Realities’ Alan Steinfeld starts at 8pm. 8:30pm: Reality Sandwich Panel: Speaking from the Divine: Sacred Language, Symbols, and Ritual in Action: This forum, hosted by Reality Sandwich, will discuss how spiritual and cultural traditions have accessed the power of sacred language throughout history and how those techniques can be used to shift present-day paradigms. RS Editorial Director Daniel Pinchbeck will talk on contemporary messages in crop circles, RS Community Director Jonathan Phillips on reclaiming the lost Gnostic Mysteries, Magical Intelligence Teacher Rene Collins on the art of the Kabbalah, Urban Mystic Anthony Williams on the magic of Tarot, and Propaganda Anonymous on mystical Hip Hop. Music, mingling, and mystical mischief to follow into the wee hours. 2:00am: LATE NIGHT PSYTRANCE AFTER PARTY until the early hours of the morning with Tony Unorthodox (28th Day) Kamal Dragonlotus (Dragontribe), Dharma, and DJ L’ement. Come early, revel all night, and greet the sunrise with us over breakfast.

2008 5 16 COSM

May 16 Friday
Gaian Mind & 28th Day – WIld Things at COSM

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Feeling a little rambunctious as Spring’s sunshine flits in and out of a fading and gloomy winter? Join us on Friday as we all get sent to bed without our supper and reclaim one of our favorite indoor Manhattan stomping grounds. We’d also like to note that we’ve added a chill lineup (see below), and a new sound system! The new Icarus sound system has been rocking parties all over the city for a few weeks now, and Wild Things marks its premiere run at a trance event. We’ll be powering up with 16kW of high-end Danley sound. Presales for this party close Thursday evening. FRIDAY MAY 16, GAIAN MIND & 28THDAY present WILD THINGS at CoSMosis featuring: BEARDY WEIRDY (a Records, UK) RANDOM (a SF) – LIVE SET SHAPESTATIC (a Samadhi | a Mind, Asheville | Knoxville) – LIVE SET KARMAKANIK (a Mind | PSI, Philadelphia) chillout: LAURYN (28thday) vs. EGBOT (Gaian Mind) HYPERWAVE (Metakinetics | Portland, Oregon) Z and DAN CoZan YOSCHI (Original Brooklyn | CoSM) FRACTAL PHONO (Gaian Mind) decor by: GOA DEVOTEE (a Samadhi, NC) visuals by: SPOT (Electric Sheep | NYC) GUI”AUM”ETRIX (NYC) sound by: ICARUS FACUNDIA (NYC) Friday, May 16th 10pm – 6am $20 a | $25 door CoSMosis at the Chapel of Sacred Mirrors 542 West 27th Street, 4th Floor New York, NY 10001 a web cosm.org a web gaian-mind a web 28thday
had a great time everyone — thanks theo, Allen, Sharon et al for bringing shapestatic and letting me get my techno on in the chill area 😉 mega thanks to raffi for letting us crash after the show, lifesaver! looking foward to hearing the danleys outdoors at GMSF , also nice to hear ben lightomatic play at the end! I promise I’ll hear your whole live set one day ross! Fun times! good job with the party-Ben played a wicked closing set, hope to hear him again soon. Really looking forward to stomping with everyone outdoors in a couple of weeks. Thanks a lot, glad you enjoyed it. I’m playing again at the Gaian Mind thing in Philly next Saturday @Zot. After that, dunno.. maybe at some outdoor outlaw parties It was really nice to see everyone and work with everyone again. Thanks to Gaian Mind, 28th Day and the Touch Samadhi Guys for being so much fun and also to Mark aka Beardy and Random/Ross for good music and for being so cool to hang out with. moof!

May 16 Friday
Awakening in Baltimore
the first psytrance party in Baltimore in years Sunday, May 25th at Club Orpheus, 18+, $5, 9pm-2am DJ’s: Molecular Synaptic Guru (Richmond, VA) Exeris (AlterCulture Records – NYC/Baltimore) TangLed LyseRgic PudDLEs oN CeLestiAl thReads (NJ) Onnomon (Soular Records – Philly) deco by TangLed LyseRgic PudDLEs oN CeLestiAl thReads video projections by VJ Exeris flyer by Molecular Synaptic Guru and Exeris web grainsofsound.net/awakening Club Orpheus, 1003 E Pratt St, Baltimore, MD 21202 (club has air conditioning) phone: 410 276 5599

May 17 Saturday
Dance Parade

2008 5 29 Psyche

May 29 Thursday
PSYCHEGROUND at Sullivan Room

sets by: BRANDON ADAMS (Dreamcatcher NYC) LUIS CAMPOS (Alladin Group / Dreamcatcher NYC) TWITTERPATE (Awake Productions, USA) LUCINA (Dreamcatcher, USA)deco by Dreamcatcher’s stay tuned for the Psycheground 100 th party happening on Friday, July 4th with lots of surprises!!!!!!!!!!! COME EARLY TO GET 2 FOR 1 DRINK SPECIALS UNTIL MIDNIGHT!!!! From 10pm to 4am 21+ with ID $5 cover Sullivan Room, Manhattan, New Y ork City 218 Sullivan St (between Bleecker and West 3rd St, 2 blocks east of 6th Ave) Subway: A, B, C, D, E, F, or V trains to “W 4 St – Wash Sq” web myspace/psycheground deco by Dreamcatcher’s stay tuned for the Psycheground 100th party happening on Friday, July 4th with lots of surprises!!!!!!!!!!! COME EARLY TO GET 2 FOR 1 DRINK SPECIALS UNTIL MIDNIGHT!!!!
twitterpated! many thanks for the very enjoyable “disorder”! in fact, I am still keeping both the ubervibe and smile.

May 29 Thursday
Activate

Minimal Techno, Tech House, “Activate” at Identity Activate” is back!! Minimal Techno & Tech House event Every Thursday! Resident DJs: -Tsutomu -Hisaki -Yugo Admission: -Free -511 E6th st. (btw/ ave.A & ave.B), New York, NY Time: 10pm – 4am

2008 5 30 Psybotik

May 30 Friday
Psybotik in LES
10:00 PM PSYBOTIK – Ekam May 30th, 10pm- 5am Main Floor: KRI (Touch Samadhi | Asheville, NC) Electrik (Psyboti k Records | NYC) VishwaatmaE5a (6362Metaforce | NYC/Bombay) Tony Unorthodox (28thday | NYC) Ammon EP (Sonic Beating, Soul Trance Records | Boston) Friar Tuck (Disorient | NYC) Chill out floor: Full of surprises… Environment: Sonic Beating Live Visual Stimulation: D3MON Club Midway 25 Ave B Lower East Side By Subway: F,V to 2nd Ave or Essex Delancey St. OR L to 1st Ave $15 Limited Presale $20 At Door 21+ With ID Tickets at web psybotikrecords (web 28thday/lists/lt.php? Flyer at web psybotikrecords/ekamflyer.jp g Wild Dress Encouraged web touchsamadhi (web 28thday/lists/lt web 28thday (web 28thday.c web sonicbeating.org (http web 6362meta force.net web disorient. Info ) web soultrancerecords (web 28thday/list gaian-mind/releases/gm001/ (h saikosounds oCXAhSAQgfAQ4aBAQE) web myspace/krisamadhi (web 28thday/ web myspace/shapestatic (ht web touchsamadhi/audio/by/artist/kri) rs. Watch “Cooking with fac bo a:hover h4 .forwardfo div.ema 2 8thday’s Tony Unorthodox plays tomorrow night at Ekam! Details below am Main Floor: KRI (Touch Samadhi | Asheville, NC) Electrik (Psybotik Records | NYC) VishwaatmaE5a (6362Metaforce | NYC/Bombay) Tony Unorthodox (28thday | NYC) Ammon EP (Sonic Beating, Soul Trance Records | Boston) Friar Tuck (Disorient | NYC) Chill out floor: Full of surprises… Environment: Sonic Beating Live Visual Stimulation: D3MON Club Midway 25 Ave B B RLower East Side By Subway: F,V to 2nd Ave or Essex Delancey St. OR L to 1st Ave $15 Limited Presale $20 At Door 21+ With ID
28thday’s Tony Unorthodox plays tomorrow night at Ekam!

May 31 Saturday
Pine Barrens party

Photos – Lauryn – Orbicles
Eg_bot and Lauryn, Psyops, Ben Light-o-matic, Karmakanik, Infinite Sun, Ammon E.P., Dave

June 2008

2008 Hoffmann Farewell

June 5 Thursday
DMT – Hofmann Farewell Albert Hoffman’s Going Away Party!!

9pm-4am Downstairs at Karma 51 1st Avenue b/w 3rd & 4th streets NYC Candlelight Tribute at midnight- Deco by Kelly Newman Free, 21 and up (ID a must) Free Pez Dispenser Giveaways Psy Trance DJs: 3am Unwashed Tomato (LIVE) – Andy comes from Buffalo and has been a pioneer in the new higher BPM darker sounds. Goa Gil has recently been using his tracks. Come hear Andy play live! 1am – 2am El Nadiv (Israel)- El Nadiv is a master of high power sets. He has been a stalwart in throwing the largest events in NYC. 12am -1am Influx (Brazil)- Luis is commonly regarded as one of New York’s best psy DJ’s. He throws a party every 3 weeks at Sullivan Room. 9pm – 12am Machinelf – Stumbling out of retirement, Jeff is the Energizer Bunny of trance in New York. Come hear him play an actual psy/Goa set that won’t lull you to sleep. Best flyer. ever. offmannfarewell.gifweb tranceam.org/hoffmannfarewell.gif/A D IV Albert Hoffman’s Going Away Party Thurs day June 5th 9pm-4am Downstairs at Karma 51 1st Avenue b/w 3rd & 4t h streets NYC Candlelight Tribute at midnight- Deco by Kelly Newman Free, 21 and up (ID a must) Free Pez Dispenser Giveaways Psy Trance DJs: 3am Unwashed Tomato (LIVE) – Andy comes from Buffalo and has been a pioneer in the new higher BPM darker sounds. Goa Gil has recently been using his tracks. Come hear Andy play live! 1am – 2am El Nadiv (Israel)- El Nadiv is a master of high power sets . He has been a stalwart in throwing the largest events in NYC. 12am -1am Influx (Brazil)- Luis is commonly regarded as one of New York’s best psy DJ’s. He throws a party every 3 week s at Sullivan Room. 9pm – 12am Machinelf – Stumbling out of retirement, Jeff is the Energizer Bunny of trance in New York. Come hear him play an actual psy/Goa set that won’t lull yo

June 6 Thursday
Activate

Minimal, Tech House, Deep House “Activate” at Identity (downstairs inside) on June 6th (Thur.) Minimal, tech house, and deep house Every Thursday! 6/5 (thu.) at Identity (downstairs inside) in East Village This time, a live painting featured by Mami. Resident DJs: -Tsutomu -Hisaki -Yugo Admission: -Free -Identity (downstairs inside) at 511 E6th st. (btw/ ave.A & ave.B), New York, NY Time: 10pm – 4am { This time, a live painting featured by Mami.

June 10 Tuesday
Forum upgraded, fixed, polished Hey guys, there were major housecleaning issues with the forum on traceam.org. After much delay everything is working as it should, antispam mods have been added in that actually work. Give it a try, it’s finally bug-free and what I had wanted all along. Better late than never! Direct link from tranceam.org web tranceam.org/phpbb/index.php And your post s are RSS’d to the top of the tranceam.org main page, so if you’re organizing events, this is a great place. A code has been added when you register to prevent spambots. Anyone can register and post freely immediately once of course, they type in Hoffman’s first name 😛 Finally, thousands of probable spambot users were deleted from the memberlists. If you are one of the unlucky few that registered within the past year or so that were undeleted, you’ll have to re-register.

Wed, 11 Jun Jun Flying Rhino opens up their back catalog web flyingrhino.co.uk/bcatalogue-albums (web flyingrhino.co.uk/bcatalogue-albums )

June 12 Thursday
Activate

Minimal, Tech House, Deep House “Activate” at Identity on June 12th (Thur.) Minimal, tech house, and deep house Every Thursday! 6/12 (thu.) at Identity in East Village Guest DJ: -Pedro (CoSM, Symbiosis – Br) web pedrogomide Resident DJs: -Tsutomu -Hisaki -Yugo Admission: -Free -Identity (downstairs) at 511 E6th st. (btw/ ave.A & ave.B), New York, NY Time: 10pm – 4am maps.

June 13 Friday
MONITORING PROJECT presents !!! PSYnite featuring
.. HORIZON – Cancelled
(24/Media/EventHorizon)UK/Canada Gregory Hall was introduced to the London underground trance scene at the age of 17. He learned how to make music electronically at an early age. In early 1999 Greg decided to create his own psychedelic parties named Event Horizon. Greg has pushed to develop a unique DJing style (Night/Twilight, Full-on and Morning). Horizon has performed all over Europe, Canada, and the US. He is currently working for Twenty4seven Records presenting exclusive unreleased material in his sets from the underground label. Currently, he is now working full-time in the studio making music & preparing compilations soon to be released on the label. EarWorm (3D vision)Israel/NYC psy project of Max Meshiv, born in 1986. He was infected by the psychedelic trance virus at a young age in Israel. Around 2002 he and his older brother Noam started to work on music together on a computer-based music software..What started as a hobby eventually took on a more serious path, which also brought in lots of magical and mysterious experiences along with it. That mixed with an explosion of inspiration and…BooM! the EarWorm project was born. The project in itself is aimed towards wizardly magical futuristic nighttime-twilight psychedelic frequencies in an attempt to bring about awareness to the listener while causing pure psychedelic mayhem to the dancer….Tune in to the frequency of everywhere and nowhere and get Earwormed…soon on dancefloors near you! CRIS (monitoring project) Mexico/NYC His sets are uplifting and energizing, his right choice of music and mixing skills makes his sets unforgettable, This Mexican native has been taking the US East Coast by storm. Cris is working on his first music project stay tuned BRANDON ADAMS (Dreamcatcher – NYC) Once New Jersey’s best-kept secret, Brandon has quickly become a fixture in the New York psy scene and beyond. With a wealth of experience and appreciation for all forms of music, especially psychedelic, he is easily one of the most versatile and dedicated DJs around. His night and morning sets have stood up against some of the world’s best and have left a lasting imprint on dancefloors. warming upsets by TONY UNORTHODOX (28th day) NYC JOHAN LOPEZ (monitoring project) Colombia this both talented DJs will spin the best tracks on progressive and minimal. sound power: 28th day production decoration: Uta Bekaia & MP-TEAM location : dolce vita lounge 47-53 43rd st corner 48th ave woodside 11377 7>46 st bliss n-trance : 10 dollars before midnight doors open 8pm to 5am
Hello everyone…Cris and monitoring project are totally not honest and have not given any reason or an apology. He was not sick or in the hospital more like a mental issue going on inside hes head probably… SO TO ALL ARTISTS AND DJS – WATCH OUT

June 17 Tuesday
REMEMBER DON’T POST THIS ANYWHERE!!!
wALLpapereD soNIc dAta tiLEs and PRoteiN bOPpy Audio Piles at Pine Barrens
FREE Trance gathering in the Pines (A wAcky mIDdle of The week’er, bring your beaker)SlitHer and Boogie in a rain of sonic tentacles under the blissfulSpectral sky. Inhale plant vapors sent through the past from the future, no problem, drink mad oxygen genetic data splat. No hat? No, roll fat. CReamy sonic smearing and telepathic earings. Ancient vinestangle your hearing. Keep this information away from police people. Be prepared to camp. Bring necessities (ie. food, water, etc.).Be kind to our universe- do not leave trash or cigarette butts at this sacred place.

June 19 Thursday
Identity Lounge

Guest DJ: Animaltek (Treibstoff/ WIR) https://web.archive.org/web/20160613041158/http://animaltek.net:80/ Movie youtube.com/watch? v=R8AFB8DnLW4 Resident DJs: -Yugo (Activate/NYC) -Tsutomu (Activate/NYC) -Hisaki (Relativity/ JP) Featured live paint artists: Mami & Kate Place: Identity (downstairs) @511 East 6th st. (btw/ave. A & B) New York, NY. Time: 10pm – ??? Admission: Free

June 19 Thursday
Activate

Animaltek (Treibstoff/WIR) DJ set! “Activate” at Identity (downstairs) Weekly minimal, tech house, deep house event Guest DJ: Animaltek (Treibstoff/WIR) web animaltek.net/ web myspace/animaltek Movie web youtube/watch?vR8AFDnLW4 Resident DJs: -Yugo (Activate/NYC) -Tsutomu (Activate/NYC) -Hisaki (Relativity/JP) Featured live paint artists: Mami & Kate Place: Identity (downstairs) at 511 East 6th st. (btw/ave. A & B) New York, NY. Time: 10pm – ??? Admission: Free

June 22-24 Friday-Sunday
Gaian Mind Festival
(The Lightning Strike and the Norovirus)
The most documented Gaian Mind ever:
Photos: LaurynOrbiclesEddieSaturniaVastaEarwormMichael Vasta
Summer Solstice / Full Moon Four Quarters, Central Pennsylvania, USA Extended dates – gates open Wednesday! Join us for five days and four nights of Transcendental Dance in the open air – truly, a magical event that has quickly become an annual summer tradition for the global Trance Tribes! Now in its seventh year, the Gaian Mind Summer Festival has hosted world-class international talent from Australia, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, New Zealand, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom, plus the finest regional talent in the USA, becoming a destination for hundreds of dancers from all over the world. The gathering includes a full weekend of spiritual dancing, tribal drumming, lectures and workshops, yoga, sweat lodge, swimming, relaxation, and much more in a sacred, sylvan sanctuary that only Four Quarters can provide. Stone Circle Stage: Psytrance & Progressive Trance RASTALIENS (Phar Psyde Records – Switzerland) Live! BRAINCELL (Glowing Flame Records – Switzerland) Live! E.V.P (Wildthings Records – UK) Live! REALITYGRID (Wildthings Records – UK) Live! DIGITALIST (Dropout Productions / Zaikadelic Records – Switzerland) Live & DJ! TREAVOR MOONTRIBE (Iboga Records / Desert Dwellers – Los Angeles) ONNOMON (Gaian Mind / Soular Records – Philadelphia) Live! EKOPLEX (Ektoplazm Records – Toronto) Live! LAURYN (Peak Records / 28th Day – Philadelphia) KAISER SOZE (Chilluminati / TOUCH Samadhi – Milwaukee, WI) DRAGON (Dharma Harmony Records / TOUCH Samadhi – Jackson, MS) CORAL (TOUCH Samadhi – Seattle) FREEDOM (Esoteric Gen – Fayetteville, AR) PSYOPS (Free Radical Records / Bom Shanka Music – Philadelphia) TONY UNORTHODOX (28th Day – NYC) FRACTAL PHONO (Gaian Mind / Goa Home – Philadelphia) DEET (Gaian Mind – Philadelphia) North Crook Stage: Downtempo & Ambient Presenting an exclusive Ultimae Records showcase with: AES DANA (Ultimae – France) Live! SOLAR FIELDS (Ultimae – Sweden) Live! Trance and Chillout sets! H.U.V.A. NETWORK (Ultimae – France / Sweden) Live! First North American performance! MAHIANE (Ultimae – France) LAUGE (Divine Balance Records – Denmark) Live! KILOWATTS (Native State Records – Philadelphia) Live! GRAINS OF SOUND (AlterCulture Records – Baltimore) Live! GIFT CULTURE (Psymbolic Sounds – Dalles/Ft. Worth, TX) Live! PSYLAB (Sonic Beating / Circle Collective / Abstract Trax – Boston) Live! ALIGNING MINDS (88 / Native State Records / Aleph Zero – DC) Live! SILIC8 (Star Active Records / Space Dub – Crestone, CO) Live! AMOEBA FUNK (Metameme / Seedsound – Denver) Live! NYXYSS (Church – NYC) Live! SUPER GALACTIC EXPANSIVE (Supersensible Science – Philadelphia) Live! PEDRO (COSM – Brazil) GAVIN (Spectra – NYC) HAJ (Sub Swara / Freek Factory / COSM – NYC) Gain Mind Full Moon Wednesday, June 18th to Sunday, June 22nd, Four Quarters, Central Pennsylvania, USA Extended dates – gates open Wednesday!
The reoccurring theme of this year’s festival was mystical occurrences….from the lightning strike to the mystery virus, pouring rain to close the festival, and supposed UFO sighting 😉 just to mention a few…the whole alien scheme was well crafted, cleverly synchronized to a couple of rastaliens being in attendance speaking of rastaliens, they delivered some true magic Sunday morning, not even worthy of an attempt to describe. every set I heard was top-notch – quality music from start to finish. aside from rastaliens, kaiser soze really stood out for me with some deep, intelligent yet groovy undefinable tracks and the EVP/Avalon finale in the rain was really the icing on the cake! as usual, there was so much more beyond the music. Gaian Mind brings out the best people from all corners of the continent, and even the globe. it was great to see many old, current, and new faces. everything was run professionally, once again raising the bar. whatever the cost was, it was truly a bargain… that’s just a brief synopsis. thank you to everyone who made this happen and hope to see you again next year this was my 5th Gaian Mind festival is as many years and represented the all-time highs and lows I have experienced there. Melanie and I arrived Wednesday evening with sunny and vincent in tow (mahiane and aes dana), two of the kindest, mellowest souls you will ever meet. they were immediately taken aback by the sheer beauty of the land and the unabashed friendliness of the people. the seeds for a lovely weekend had already been sown. we set up camp in the north crook near the downtempo stage and I must say I was absolutely blown away by the deco job in the chillout. I knew my friends dave and marria had been working on their art for over 3 months and it really showed. great job guys! Adolphe’s interactive lightbox was also a big hit. the deco on the main stage was equally amazing with Julien’s resplendent tapestries adorning the stone circle alongside steve-o’s skillfully manipulated stretch fabric. I particularly liked the matrix-like grid banner behind the DJ booth. if that wasn’t enough, Guillaume’s visual projections provided yet more candy for the eyes. there was so much to do during the day that you just had to get over the fact you were always missing something. from the many workshops, the sweat lodges, the psychedelic strip mall (vending area), the swimming hole, one was never at a loss for keeping busy. I loved the slow steady buildup over the course of the week, how Wednesday night was just the drum circle, then more minimal/progressive stuff on Thursday night in the north crook, finally building to a giant cosmic crescendo with the trance stage on Friday night. musically there were so many highlights. in the north crook, supergalactic expansive stole the show with their glitched-out new-age take on contemporary trip-hop. kilowatts of course is always spectacular. the ultimae crew certainly held down their rep as some of chillout’s finest purveyors. sunny and vincent’s DJ set Friday morning, and all of their back to back to back live sets Saturday afternoon were wondrous in their beauty. other sets I really enjoyed included saturnia, gift culture, ben’s tribal/ragga, and whoever was playing Sunday morning as I passed out in the hookah tent! every set I heard Thursday night was stellar, from Pedro’s bouncy grooves, to alex’s minimal techno, to Henshaw’s proggy goodness. back up on the main stage, deet really kicked the party off right with a great opening set. freedom played a nice set as well, transitioning from full-on into nighttime madness, just in time for psyops’ dancefloor destruction. had to retire back to the chillout by that point, but made it back up Saturday morning to catch the end of treavor’s set and just in time for solar fields’ trance set. wow, what morning magic that was. definitely one of my favorite sets from the festival. Saturday night started with equal aplomb thanks to tony’s smooth electro opening. fractal phono played a great transitioning set, starting out with some minimal organic grooves and phasing into more full-on territory. I don’t think anyone who was there will forget the lightning strike right in the middle of a breakdown! Lauryn took over from there and took the music into darker realms as the rainstorm let up. EVP played another nice nocturnal set, but still with the bouncy fun factor that is missing from so much darkpsy imo. then rastaliens, good lord, these guys just took it to another level. had the whole dancefloor going nuts and just kept cranking up the intensity. one of the best sets I have ever witnessed in the stone circle. unfortunately, it was at this juncture that I became stricken with the sickness. after rastaliens, I went back to camp and spent the rest of the day recuperating. I am as disappointed as everyone with 4Q’s response to the outbreak (or lack thereof). I have defended them in the past, because I felt that despite their often stern demeanor if you treated them and their land respectfully they would treat you with respect in turn. I did not see that happen this year. what I witnessed was inexcusable. it is doubly sad because this year could have and should have been the greatest in the history of the festival. all the elements were in place. now it will forever be tainted with memories of sickness and ill health. my heart goes out to all the Gaian Mind organizers who worked tirelessly over the course of a year to craft the best possible trance festival experience. a huge thank you to all the artists, DJs, visionaries, healers, speakers, workshop instructors, volunteers, builders, and helpers who fashioned such a great environment. it should be remembered that all obstacles are opportunities for growth, change, and renewal. let us bask in the positives while using the negatives to improve the future. WOW! I have been to all 7 Gaian Mind festivals, volunteered at 6 and I feel this was by far the best one! The deco was beautiful from Julien’s brilliant & gorgeous, strikingly turquoise and purple designs and cleverly framed stage deco, to Steve-O’s always magnificent stretch fabric everywhere you look. More visuals than you even have time to feast your eyes on. The wonderful dragon and flowers from the Waking Dream guys, thank you! and for the “ufo” The chillout was spectacular! Thank you so much Dave and Marria, you guys really outdid yourself this year. Adolphe your lightbox rocked, it was really cool to have an interactive piece for people to play with. I saw quite a few people amazed by it! The chai tents were really nice and colorful this year,. the hookah lounge was a great addition,. so was the beautifully decorated healing area. I loved how the walkway was lit up going into the chillout by Shane’s always stellar art. The green laser was a really touch up in the trees. I can’t say enough of the deco, it goes up and up a notch or two every year! The vending area was great this year too, so many of our creative crew getting out there and sharing their special designs. I added a few new pieces to my wardrobe. Also so many workshops!! It was so great, you could never get bored, between the yoga, dancing, drumming, belly dancing, hooping, juggling, and craft workshops, as well as all of the talks. Thank you to everyone that offered your time to run a workshop, every one of you is what makes the whole experience that much more special. ArcheDream was fantastic as always!! The music was my favorite this year too, and I missed much more then I would have liked too. Sorry Ultimae, and wahhhh, I only caught a little bit of you guys, I went upstairs and never made my way back down.. I was on my way to see Solar Fields which I wanted to so badly and got sidetracked, sometimes duty calls… What I did hear, Deet, perfect opening set for Friday, after a night in the chillout with Alex’s phenomenal minimal techno set and Pedro’s super fun electro, progressive dancy fun set, we were ready to start off Friday with exactly what Deet gave us. Thursday was perfect, it was really wonderful to have the chillout area used as the main stage for a night. I had never seen so many people in the chillout at once! Freedom was really good too but I only caught part of his set, I think I went to sleep after that… I really liked Psylab, my first time hearing them, Super Galactic Expansive and of course Kilowatts were super fantastic incredible!! People were rushing the stage for free CDs. You won’t hear anything quite like them at the festival and they blow my mind if you like fresh intelligent lyrical styles mixed with fly ass beats you should check out their myspace page – http://www.myspace.com/supergalacticexpansive ! I really enjoyed Tony Unorthodox’s opening set on Saturday and well Rastaliens, E.V.P., Reality Grid, and Braincell stole this show for me. Ekoplex and Onnomon totally rocked it too. I loved the first 2 techy songs Onnomon did, sweet!!! I couldn’t stop dancing, made it back up in the there in the morning after the really scary thunderstorm and the loudest thunderclap and whitest brightest light I have ever seen. I have to say it was quite energizing although really frightening to almost have the main dance area hit by a bolt of lightning….. The full moon, the strange sickness… There was something odd going on this year, but it was still a great year, the best year, an oddly magical year?… leaves you wondering., and definitely not forgetting… So sorry so many people got ill, the volunteers kicked ass this year, staying strong through all of it, helping each other out where needed. Thank you to everyone! This was a challenging year, not sure where to go from here. The parties will only get better, but some things need to change. I definitely did not appreciate getting a fair warning that this could even happen, and I don’t like how people were charged for staying an extra day when they were too ill to drive. The security issue will need to be looked into as well. But hey, there were definitely very amazing moments this year! I hope they don’t get overshadowed by a strange virus that we had no control over. Things like this happen all the time on cruise ships, etc and we will make very precaution we can so that it won’t happen again. Much love to all of you, I hope you feel better soon (It usually lasts at least 48 hours, sometimes a little less, sometimes a little more, so hang in there). I got it too, but a much milder version of it didn’t start until Tuesday… Here are a bunch of great moments to remember! Enjoy! http://www.flickr.com/photos/orbicles/sets/72157605803058331/ ~orbicles~ so it was probably something in the water> I am no genius, but it doesn’t take too much to figure this out. Almost everyone got sick. Well, you might say you didn’t drink the water from the well, but you probably had some free coffee or tea from the coffee dragon. I am pretty sure they didn’t actually go and buy all the clean water that would be enough to supply a thousand people with enough water for 4 days. That would cost them way too much and would be too much effort renting trucks and manpower to do that. I for sure didn’t see any water gallons by the coffee dragon. Maybe you didn’t get any coffee or tea and didn’t drink water from the well, and you are still wondering how you got sick, well it could be because you were eating their meal plans. I don’t know what they were making, cause I didn’t eat there, but I will take a wild guess and say that at least something was made with water. If you are still not convinced, because you didn’t drink coffee, tea, water from the well, and didn’t eat their food, and still got sick, it’s probably because you went to the bathroom, hopefully, washed your hands, and eventually touched your mouth, or eye, or nose. Maybe you even took a shower and got some contaminated water in your mouth. I stayed there until Monday, and when I went down to wash the dishes there was the worst smell ever. It smelled like a septic tank and there were no potter potties or bathrooms there. As soon as I got back to my camping area to start packing up, I started feeling sick. As we packed we saw two instances of people pulling over to puke out of their cars. Pretty ugly scene. I had a great time there, and will be more careful next time. That being said, SEE YOU ALL NEXT YEAR Hello everyone, I just put in a call to the Bedford County PA Dept of Health and talked to a nice Nurse there. She said I was the first person she has heard from about this incident. She is going to call me back on Monday to discuss things further. She asked that I compile a list for her of different cases. I am going to email them to her on Monday, and hopefully, we can get a confirmation on exactly what this was. She asked for peoples age, date you got to the festival, when your symptoms started and what your symptoms were, also anyone that went to the Dr. and had a stool sample taken (this will greatly help in determining the cause, and she would be thankful if you could share this information with her). If you want to talk to her or just need someone to talk about this please call her: Her name is Debbie Sechrist – her # is 814-623-2001 and she also informed Bonnie Krampy her # 717-787-8092 in Harrisburg about the ordeal as well. She might not be in the office until Monday, but you can give her a try, or contact me and I can forward your information along with the email I am sending on Monday, or give you her email address. Thanks, I will keep everyone informed of what I hear. Hope everyone feels better real soon Melanie I agree that 4qts is a beautiful place and I will miss it if the location is changed, but the people who own the land are not right. For all of the money that they rake in from Gaian Mind, to treat the mostly respectful campers like they do is just not acceptable. First off, for them to pretend like they had no idea what was going on when the sickness broke out, when it had happened at events prior, is just wrong. And then to charge people who were too sick to drive home for an extra night! Their attitude on multiple occasions was negative and unfriendly. Pretty ironic for an inner faith sanctuary… If it’s held there again, I just hope before next year 4qts gets an attitude check, they should be thankful that Gaian Mind has thrown it’s festival there for the past what six or seven years now. Also, has it been determined that this is a virus? I don’t think so, some doctors I’ve been told think it may be a parasite, we won’t know until some lab results come in, and if any official ones have, then please share. The place is beautiful though, and it would be a shame to change, but some things need to be aDJusted with the 4qts people. just my opinion…Gaian Mind is too great of an organization and fest to have to put up with that bs. I was pretty damn sick for the better part of an entire week after first developing symptoms Sunday morning. Here’s my take: I’m no epidemiologist, but the argument that we just all infected each other is weak. If that happened everybody would have been getting sick gradually, in waves, over time, well into the week after the festival. That’s not what happened. All my friends and I got sick within hours of each other — as did dozens of other people I saw on Sunday. Since we all got sick around the same time, that implies we all got infected around the same time. Logically, this means something in the environment at 4Q (such as the water) was probably contaminated with the pathogen. I love 4Q and have always had good feelings about the staff. However, I feel that 4Q definitely has some responsibility for what happened (namely, a few hundred people getting sick), and from everything, I can tell are not stepping up and handling it. If this is going to be the case I will very seriously consider NOT returning to 4Q for future events. As much as I love GMSF (and the festival part of it was BADASS this year, btw), I do not wish to put my health at risk by spending time in an unsafe environment. I a great and blissful journey with my campmates, friends, new friends, and fellow trance dancers. Thursday nite grooves down at the North Crook stage was so ill and smooth. I dig it a lot! The Deco I feel was better than last years but loved last year’s just as well. This year I brought my own food and was glad because I was able to eat whenever I wanted to but I sure did have a great time last year eating with new and familiar faces. I missed most of Killowatts because I went to a workshop on subversive forces in our globalist world that last for 3 hrs but was worth it. The Opening was great, especially with the poem by that beautiful poet. Friday night at the stone circle was simply insane, maybe because of Psyops generous liquid offering, but I was left have spasms by 4am cause the beats were so brutal! I need some rest for the next night. Digitalist was off the hook. Freedom played the most tracks that I’ve own and I enjoyed Dragon’s own tracks as well. Aes Dana’s Sat. set was amazingly surreal. Sat/Sun. at the stone circle started off with bam, literally, after Tony Unorthodox’s groovy set. I actually need that delay so I could rest and last longer thru the morning and afternoon which happened to my delight. Brain Cell, Reality Grid, Ekoplex, and Onnomon were my high lights. I just love the vibe every Sunday morning. I never want to leave! I really appreciated all the long hrs and hard work the GM crew put into this festival. Friends with many of them, I know they sacrifice a good amount of playtime in order for this festival to be as wonderful as it is. Well, this was my 3rd Gaian Mind Festival.
I volunteered to work at the shop, and a few shifts at the stage this year – so I felt adequately involved. Thursday night’s techno in the North Crook was a brilliant way to start off the festival and I hope it can happen again. Seeing the area lit up for the first time that night was nothing short of pure eye candy. It was stunning all the way from the vertical string art reaching to the skies to the laser bugs dancing in the trees. What a perfect way to shake some midtempo ass before vibrating at more uptempo frequencies. The Stone Circle was a sci-fi cyberpunk bionic starship beaming aural prophetic transcriptions from distant galaxies into our earloberary faculties. I didn’t know tapestries could glow that bright. Totally badass! So, a lot of really wonderful music. I especially enjoyed Solar Fields, Mahiane, and Aes Dana. Gift Culture’s music was a perfect addition as well. As for the Stone Circle, I really dug Ekoplex and Onnomon. Freedom, PsyOps, and Dragon hit the spot. But only after Deet set it up perfectly. Friday, Anand and I debuted the Super Galactic Expansive sound we’ve been hammering away at o’er the last year. This festival and its many sounds/experiences/people are a prime inspiration. I also had a great time playing some of my older tracks during my set, and meeting friends from long ago. I did get sick, but not until Monday. Then I got sick this morning again, but that might’ve been the seitan I had last night. Part of the festival did have an ominous vibe. I felt the Reality Sandwich speakers were more grim than usual. The lightning strike was downright threatening. And the virus was sinister. And… I loved every minute of it. Sunday morning revealed a perfectly organized entanglement of dancing bodies that seemed to be telling a monolithic story of dire importance. Thanks to all who were there and all who are paying attention. It was fuckin’ awesome. Thanks, everyone! Can’t wait for next year… -Jamie This was by far the craziest Gaian Mind Festival I’ve attended in the 4 years I’ve been going (even more than 2006) the good, bad, and downright loopy- good loopines though. The music was only %40 of the festival for me this time around, there was so much happening within the 5 days there. The workshops were just downright wonderful-the riverside jam was a huge hit and big thanks to everyone who came out and added to the magic. I spent more time at the North crook than previous years and it made for some special times between meeting some awesome people at the hooka bar and meeting some super-special kiddies too! At night that it looked like something out of the Dark Crystal and me and my friend kept bugging out about the lazers on the trees and all of the toys to play with. The river was pure unadulterated bliss, I caught the end of a wedding in the healing area. Friday night sparked even more madness. PsyOps was sweet, I’ve been waiting to see Dragon for a long time and he was awwweeesome! He spread some nice sounds across the dance floor and had me stomping. I heard the other artist during my romantic moonlit stroll around the compound with my sweetheart until the morning. I wished that I could’ve walked around with a voice recorder that night just to catch all of the sounds that I heard. Everything from Russian folk songs over an accordion, UFO sightings, screaming, insane laughter, Sowa Flowa, strange conversations and music. Coral killed it with her new refreshing material, Trevor had me bouncing all over the place but I do wish his set was longer and Solar fields was so nice, I enjoyed both dancing to his music and just sitting back watching everyone groove to it while bathed in sunlight. The kids parade looked like SO much fun but my body was shutting down by that point, Archedream was good to see but they cut their material short this time, no? Missed all of Saturday night, didn’t miss the terrifying lightning storm though! (Was anyone else visited by a strange blinking white light after the tree was struck? No joke, some weird shit went down in my tent right after) Woke up to blue skies, heard the rest of Rastaliens, scrambled into a costume and onto the dance floor to catch some foot-stomping sets by Braincell, Ekoplex, Dan and Onnomon until my ADD kicked in and I wandered away again and missed the rain dance at the end I was busy packing up in the rain and had to hurry off to a very nauseous ride home. Me and my sweetie got a watered-down version of this virus, we just got nauseous and tired but thanks for the info everyone, Ben immediately left work after reading the info. The rest of my friends weren’t as lucky, some were sick at the festival and some after. One of my friends went home to her babies and she’s afraid she might spread it to them! For us, some fresh ginger boiled in water with a bit of honey really helps the tummy and black coffee helps to scrub out the other end. Shame on 4Q for doing nothing to stop this, I hope they plan on warning people for the Drum and Splash event coming up this weekend, probably not. Thank you to Allen, Melanie, Gaian Mind, Archedream, Waking dream and all of the Workshoppers, artist and performers, Oh and the merchants and anyone else who made this another special anuual event. Hands down the most energetic, tribal, psychedelic party attended by me in North America. The vibes, crowd, deco, art, workshops, food – all top-notch! I have never seen 300 ppl dancing at 9PM Friday night and at no point the crowd count went below 250. Had to leave early on Sunday morning but I am sure people rocked their socks off till late afternoon. Musically, the flow was just simply PERFECT. The whole of Friday night was dark, powerful and tribal ending with Kaiser Soze and Coral playing one of best morning sets and the icing on the cake was Treavor. Never before I have heard such progressive sounds. Perfect. Saturday night – I have no words to explain the music that was played. Had to miss the initial music due to rain but got in time to hear half an hour of Lauryn. WOW! And then EVP, Rastaliens, Braincell, Realitygrid…..just tuning your brainwaves to the right direction. Power all along. I didn’t move from the dance floor for their combined 8 hours of music. Had gone to see Rastaliens and Braincell (my fav acts) and was I impressed. Not one flaw in the whole set by any of the above-mentioned acts. Brilliant. Just honored to see those guys LIVE Probably the most sophisticated and intelligent crowd I have come across in a psy-party. Just wonderful and colorful. Going to be there next year for sure. Since I didn’t get the mystery virus, I guess I have absolutely nothing to complain about. Just perfect 4 days of my life. Will be dreaming about it for weeks to come. Regarding the “virus”, I don’t think we can necessarily blame 4QF for this. I felt the bug Saturday and I hadn’t eaten their food nor used their porta-potties. I did drink some of the local water though- a groundwater test is probably in order. It could have simply spread through shared smoke or close proximity. Luckily I had a few days to vibrate to the sounds. Thursday was amazing at the chill system, it was a “cocktail” party for 400. All sorts of electro bleeps and bloops by Pedro, Alex playing some delicious minimal tech, and Steve-O playing a set of sexy trancey tracks. The chill area really had some special moments including Super Galactic Expansive, the Ultimae crew, Grains of Sound, and Psylab, among others. Vibrated to Digitalist, dark and pummelling on Friday. Kudos to Jonathon PsyOps! I was in my tent and absolutely could not fall into dream state because the music was so off-the-hook! that bastard kept me awake. Woke up Saturday night, felt something not-so-good in my stomach but still managed to boogie a bit to EVP. Very fun and in that British tongue-in-cheek fashion. Not feeling so well I had to forgo the rest of the Saturday night dancing to rest for my Sunday noon set. Dazed in my tent, I could hear Rastaliens a bit. Let me tell you that they’ve upped the ante. Even in my very compromised listening posture, they sounded incredible- such continuity too! Sunday late morning was spent trying to regain energy, I was a bit worried that I’d be bolting out the back of the booth for a quick “offering” to soil. Fortunately, the crowd energy kept me safe with their energy. I had a good ‘ole time apart from being a bit wobbly on the mouse. This year the attendance took a quantum leap upward and undoubtedly certain aspects will be fine-tuned- namely incentives for collecting trash and recycling, and cigarette butts. thank you, everyone! boom! -dean here goes Musically, this festival was programmed musically as well as I can imagine. Both nights and both days and on both stages I heard nothing but top-notch, numero Ichiban sounds….. highlights for me were Killowatts/Supergalactic Expansive Explosive funkenness (?>?)..of COURSE Freedom’s Friday night dosage, PSYLAB on the North Crook who rocked the FUNK out around midnight…..the slithering slimy downright unreal sounds of Dragon dropping me straight into the zaikadelic realm of the dropout named digitalist whom shredded the sonic airwaves with the best of them… the morning that followed had my ass shrinking by the track….thanks to Coral and Treavor! Then I ate and chilled and slept….jumped in the river, chilled in the down below the rest of the day to the sounds of happy people, ate dinner, and went to sleep to recharge for the night ahead, said nap got a little extended by the downpour, then I was up and at em! From Lauren on through the fresh funk of EVP to the experience I can only call CHURCH with the Rastaliens/ Braincell/ Reality Grid group chunk…. I loved it all….. freakadelic full power Goaesque and downright Goan morning sounds (can they still be called that? sounds doesn’t quite fit anymore)….. and even with the sickness hitting me in the middle of braincell, I still had one of the best times vibing with the dancers and chunes nothing short of losing my legs could have stopped the dancing…..sadly though, the sickness grabbed ahold of me and sent me to my tent with my tail between my legs by the middle of ectoplex, and I slept through onnomon, who I’ll just say is one of my highlights because deans sets have pretty much always been on said list….. Glad I had the opportunity to stick around, help out as much as I could with Nick and Eitan and Jeremy and Jimmy and Sharron etc before my train left…. Perfect weekend and who’s to say projectile vomiting isn’t technically a psychedelic experience THANK YOU, EVERYONE, What can I say…it was a blast! Loved every bit of it. The location was pretty cool… always something going on to keep you busy… even when the music was not playing, you could feel that amazing energy all around, and you can’t help yourself but smile. I mainly looked forward to hearing Rastaliens and braincell, and I’m so glad they came back to earth … The deco @ the stone circle stage was pretty neat, loved the layout…and the chillout area was always nice to pass by, it also made a great companion while taking those warm showers … Thanks Gaian Mind, you guys did a fantastic job with organizing this event, it was put together very well. The only problem was a “few” of the 4Q staff, who gave us some shit prior to leaving the location…don’t want to get into details, but their behavior was pretty disgusting and unprofessional, to say the least…I really hope Gaian Mind will find new frontiers to throw future festivals at….cause I’m having big doubts about 4Q. And sorry to hear lots of people got sick, hope everyone is well by now. In conclusion…had a great time, thanks everyone… it was great to meet up with known friends, and make new ones in the process….keep on smiling people! Here are some pics from the event…not much, but better than nothing…..video coming soon My first Gaian Mind and it was awesome. Thursday Mahiane, Aes Dana, Solar Fields (chill DJ set) – I don’t have a lot of their tracks but it was all very good, ambient material. Alex Falk – Awesome. I never realized minimal techno was so good. Got a great dancefloor going. Friday I knew this night was going to be much more my style than Saturday so I stayed up and heard everything from Freedom to Solar Fields to Aes Dana at the chill afterward. Freedom – Best DJ set of the whole festival, other than Digitalist. Lots of my favorite tracks from Artifakt, Samadhi, Fungus Funk. Dragon – I had no idea that almost all he played was his own material until I talked to him afterward. Sounded extremely high quality for someone that’s only been producing for 1.5 years. The quality is up there with Arahat / Monks of Madness. Style is a little similar with less punchy, lower, deeper basslines and some playful elements — exactly what I like. PsyOps – Good. Digitalist – He played 3 hours live/DJ. Not sure how he transitioned from live to DJ, seems like he played about an hour live, then a mix of his and DJ, then finally put away his laptop 2:30 into it. At about 1:00 in he played an Ocelot track — the one with the sample “that’s right”. The first hour I thought was a little boring, not quite my style but still enjoyed it very much. The song structure was just too monolithic for my taste. The last two hours, which I think is mostly DJ, was super. Lots of crazy tracks I would love to have. Highlights for me include one track at 2:25 in (4:55 am) with all these cymbals in it and the last two tracks, especially the last one with all the funny beeps. I didn’t like the Highcosmos-like track and a few other glitchy ones. Kaiser Soze – Great morning set, starting with some early evening-sounding stuff like his Primordial Ooze material then some Suomi, really all over the map stylistically but all superb. Coral – I don’t really like full-on but this was terrific. No cheese, highly danceable, intelligent stuff. Treavor – Only caught a bit of his prog set but it sounded good. Solar Fields (trance set) – I love his album EarthShine and this set was mostly tracks in that style, about half from the album and half new tracks for his new trance album. I don’t really like morning but I loved this. Not cheesy, even the euphoric melodies — simply beautiful music. I think he’s carved out a very unique niche of slow, minimal, euphoric, melodic morning trance. Solar Fields ended at noon and things moved over to the chill stage. Aes Dana (live) – Haven’t heard many of his tracks, but really liked the set. Slow, hypnotic with a real danceable groove. HUVA Network – Unfortunately there were technical difficulties during this. It was not really listenable so I went to sleep. Saturday Unfortunately I slept through Archedream, Toni Unorthodox, Fractal Phono, and Lauryn. I woke up in time for EVP, thought that was ok, Rastaliens was better, bouncier, but overall this night was not my style of music. The dancefloor was certainly more active than Friday night. Croquet I brought my croquet set and set it up in the chill area. I beat Lauge (Divine Balance, Denmark) four times but his last two games showed a lot of improvement and understanding of strategy. I also played a three-way game with Kaiser Soze and Nod and beat them both. Overall This was the best psytrance experience I’ve had. Venue, staff, amenities, music, deco and the crowd were all just superb. What impressed me the most was how every set was great. It’s hard to find good early evening and morning DJs for our parties in Texas but all the DJs were great. Fortunately, I did not get sick. Thanks to Allen, Sharon, and the whole Gaian Mind crew. Thanks so much to Karmakanik and Orbicles for the hospitality in Philly, and Theo and Ron in New York. All the artists I met were very nice: Solar Fields, Aes Dana, Mahiane, EVP, Digitalist. It was also a pleasure meeting Pedro, Eitan, Damon, and countless others. Kent

June 28 Saturday
28th Day – Helipause – Solar Fields

First Art Gig: Sue Hefrich/Nephiline
Photos
Solar Fields LiVE in NYC 28thday – h e l I o p a u s e free daytime park party! featuring SOLAR FIELDS (Ultimae, Sweden) – LIVE web lightomatic | PSI, NYC) TONY UNORTHODOX (28thday, NYC) MAYUR (Spectra, NYC) Dyker Beach Park, Brooklyn Saturday, June 28 12pm – 7pm sound by Icarus Facundia web myspace/nephilineNeff NEW! look at pictures from past park parties and many other events in the web and, the sonic prayer continues on Sunday
Thanks to all who came out to the park and celebrated the elements with us last weekend, rejoicing in the sunshine and dancing like heathens in the rain! Some web 28thday/gallerypix and video from Heliopause are up in the gallery, with more coming soon. Also check out a web 28thday/choons/tony/TonyUnorthodox-GaianMind2008.mp3Tony’s set from the Gaian Mind Summer Festival. FRIDAY NIGHT: Tony Unorthodox joins the fireworks at the a sullivanroom/7-4 Psycheground centennial, featuring Konflux LIVE, Wichdokta, and Luis v Brandon at Sullivan Room NYC. And in August (probably mid-late August), we throw down the 28thday 3-year anniversary park party. Stay tuned for details! web 28thdayweb 28thday web psynyweb psyNY
Well, that was fun Great music from Tony Unorthodox and Magnus (Solar Fields), unfortunately, I missed Mayur’s set, I am sure it was excellent as usual. Much thanks to 28th Day and to everyone who danced for my set in the torrential rain. moof! -Ben aka Hypnotoad Yep, that was me. It’s dead, but I figure it’ll buy me a few days of peace in its absence. Thanks you nonetheless! 😀

2008 Fall & Winter2009

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