Psytrance Interviews

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Exclusive interviews of psychedelic trance producers, DJs, artists, psychedelic pioneers, and personalities.

Aaron Peacock AKA oCeLoT, dispatch from Portugal

Aaron Peacock AKA oCeLoT, dispatch from Portugal

meets oCeLoT April 23, 2020 by Machinelf Aaron Peacock, also known as oCeLoT has been a producer on the scene since the late 90s. Originally from San Francisco, he made it over to the DMT Squat in downtown NYC in ...
Analog Pussy Interview

Analog Pussy Interview

meets Analog Pussy November 2004 by Ari Davidov Jiga and Jinno of Analog Pussy have taught us to always expect the unexpected when it comes to their take on psytrance. From mega-raves to trance stomps around the world, for over ...
Astral Projection Interview

Astral Projection Interview

meets Astral Projection November 2003 by Anthony Failla Now the two of you have been making electronic music for about 15 years, how did the two of you actually meet?Avi : Lior & me first got into dance music around ...
Chay - Daya Cayung - Ricard Junjungan Siagian

Chay – Daya Cayung – Ricard Junjungan Siagian

b. 1968 - December 9, 2016. Sumatra/Batak/Indonesian ArtistDied from either fatal complications after taking an antibiotic (Ciprofloxacin) to treat a urinary tract infection, or Sporadic Fatal Insomnia see also BBC articleFull Story in the video description hereHere is an interview ...
Cosmosis Interview

Cosmosis Interview

meets Cosmosis 2004 by Ari Davidov Cosmosis is in part the work of Billy Bagginz, an acclaimed trance producer based in London, England. Influenced in the beginning by the first acid trance records of the 90’s, and then by the ...
Daniel Pinchbeck Interview

Daniel Pinchbeck Interview

Daniel Pinchbeck by Joseph Durwin, The Orbits Project, 2000 Daniel Pinchbeck is a New York-based writer and journalist who has written pieces on art, psychedelics, and altered states of consciousness for Rolling Stone, The Village Voice, Wired, Salon, and The ...
Dark Soho Interview

Dark Soho Interview

meets Dark Soho 2003 by Ari Davidov Introduction Sagiv Boxer , Zeev Dukman , Omer (Rizo) Kadosh are Dark Soho, an outfit originally formed in Israel and now based out of London.  Boxer is making a debut performance this weekend here in New York. Rizo ...
Deviant Species Interview

Deviant Species Interview

meets Santos of Deviant Species 2004 by Ari Davidov DEVIANT SPECIES is now made up of Santos De Castro with collaborations with ex-DEVIANT SPECIES member Paul Konrad Wright (now of N.R.S. fame) and ground-breaking producer Ady Connor from SCORB. They ...
Dropout Records Interview

Dropout Records Interview

by Tena Moore Originally appeared in 2005 in Australia's Doof Central (Reprinted with Permission) Dropout Productions, a new record label located in San Francisco, CA, supports the success of psychedelic trance culture by amplifying, strengthening and celebrating psychedelic soundscapes, atmospheres ...
Edoardo Interview

Edoardo Interview

meets DJ Edoardo,Neurobiotic Records, Italy June 2005 by Ari Davidov EDOARDO is the main man behind Neurobiotic Records. He started DJing 10 years ago playing Techno at parties in Rome. After three years, he went to his first Trance party ...
Electrypnose Interview

Electrypnose Interview

meets Electrypnose May 3, 2006by Ari Davidov ELECTRYPNOSE will be playing at the Gaian Mind Summer Festival 2006Hello Vince…Hi everyone and people from Gaian Mind I don't know yet. How are things going after the release of the “Le Tireur ...
Gen X K Hole (Podcast)

Gen X K Hole (Podcast)

► Podcast◄ Wherein the famous psychedelic author James Kent and I discuss the "Third Wave" of psychedlic enthusiasts in the 1990s, Generation X, Ketamine, John Lilly, Marcia Moore, Austin, Slacker, clothing optional hippie commune, Burning Man, the Resonator, brain machines, ...
Goa Gil: A Tribute to a Psychedelic Trance Pioneer and Icon

Goa Gil: A Tribute to a Psychedelic Trance Pioneer and Icon

1951 - October 26, 2023 Goa Pioneer Goa Gil on Wikipedia Rolling Stone India Gil and Albert Hofmann!! "October 2023 will long be remembered as one of the heaviest most profound and sad periods in the multi generational, global community ...
Infected Mushroom Interview

Infected Mushroom Interview

meets Infected Mushroom 2004 by Ari Davidov Infected Mushroom So several months after the release of Converting Vegetarians album, how has it been received? The album was received very well world-wide, much better then we expected... it sold double then ...
John Draper Cap'n Crunch Interview

John Draper Cap’n Crunch Interview

meets John T. Draper AKA "Cap'n Crunch" - FIRST YOUTUBE INTERVIEW EVER - October 4, 2020 by Mac Hinelf "It was an incredible board. But no one at Apple liked Crunch. Only me. They wouldn't let his device become a ...
John Lilly + Jon Torn Interview

John Lilly + Jon Torn Interview

January 6, 1915 – September 30, 2001 Ketamine pioneer. Proof that old K heads eventually die too, it just may take a long time. Update 2023 Ketamine pioneer John Lilly remembered at multimedia event in NYC Dec 15 & 16 ...
John Phantasm Interview

John Phantasm Interview

meets John Phantasm by Machinelf with question help from Ari D John Phantasm has been running his trance label for over 10 years now, since the very birth of psy trance... perhaps even before! Their first compilation was subtitled "Hard ...
Junya Interview

Junya Interview

meets Junya ~2005 by Machinelf JUNYA is a second generation trancer from the Phantasm dynasty. He has seen the world's greatest trance master come through his father's studio, and grew up around them. And now he makes trancers wild, from ...
Kri Samadhi Interview

Kri Samadhi Interview

meets Kri (Touchsamadhi – Asheville, NC) 2004 by Ari Davidov Kri played at a DMT bridge party in NYC ~2000 and will be performing for Omnitribe at Time-Lag on 1/16/04. If you can, describe the new mixed CD “Restore Consciousness ...
Lori Hi-Fi Princess Interview

Lori Hi-Fi Princess Interview

meets Lori Hi-Fi Princess February 2004 by Ari Davidov Are you enjoying your time back in North America? Missed anything/anyone inparticular?Well, I just got back yesterday. its good to be back as I have a lot of studio work to ...
Lost Interview with Deeper in Zen, 2004

Lost Interview with Deeper in Zen, 2004

meets Deeper in Zen March 2004by Machinelf Hey James. Where are you right now and what's going on around you? Living just north of San Francisco in Tiburon by the bay. How was the transition from New York to San ...
Magnetrixx Interview

Magnetrixx Interview

meets Magnetrixx 2004 by Ari Davidov MAGNETRIXX is made up of Stefan Lewin and Heike Fahrmeyer hailing from Cologne, Germany. Their music is futuristic, tribal, mysterious, yet with a very positive vibe – but most of all, it is deeply ...
Matenda Interview

Matenda Interview

meets Matenda October 2004 by Ari Davidov Matenda (Denis Matenda) recently released his third album called “Tunnel Vision”. There is something for everyone there, but most recognize it for the special morning vibe that’s woven into each and every track ...
Mistress of Evil Interview

Mistress of Evil Interview

by Tena Moore Originally appeared in 2004 in Australia's Entrance Magazine (Reprinted with Permission) The Mistress of Evil story begins in San Francisco, where three women were united over their love of dark and twisted psychedelic trance. They wanted to ...
Mubali Interview

Mubali Interview

meets Mubali April 2005 by Ari Davidov This is Mubali's first "interview," and I'm convinced it won't be his last. This up-n-coming artist is fast becoming a force to recon with, and we couldn't be more thrilled that it is ...
Neuromotor - Review

Neuromotor – Review

Review “I was Raped by Neuromotor” February 20, 2004 Hux Flux/Neuro Review by a friend from Texas Frederic of Neuromotor read this review and said that you werethe only one to understand what he was doing!!! I traveled from Houston ...
Neuromotor Interview

Neuromotor Interview

by Tena Moore Originally appeared in 2004 in Australia's Entrance Magazine (Reprinted with Permission) Frederick Talaa, aka Neuromotor, founded Mechanik Sound Records in Spain in 2002. So, first off, are you still going to be releasing the Electricity album? Fred: ...
Pena Interview

Pena Interview

meets DJ PENA (Flow Records, Portugal) January 7, 2005 by Ari Davidov The Portuguese DJ PENA is the man behind the progressive psytrance label Flow Records. Beginning his journey in 1996, he has gained momentum to become a leading organizer, ...
S.U.N. Project Interview & Reviews

S.U.N. Project Interview & Reviews

meets S.U.N. Project playing for Tsunami 2003by Ari Davidov See Bottom for Review! Introduction S U.N. Project are no strangers to New York trance parties, having made numerous appearances here over the past few years. They are back in town, ...
Shapestatic Interview

Shapestatic Interview

meets Shapestatic 2007by Axis Mundi Who is Shapestatic? Kri, aka, Christopher Johnson of Asheville, NC and the Bastard aka Alex Falk of Knoxville, TN. What is the history of Shapestatic? How did Shapestatic come into being? We were longtime friends ...
Shiva Chandra Interview

Shiva Chandra Interview

by Tena Moore Originally appeared in 2002 in Australia's Entrance Magazine (Reprinted with Permission) Shiva Chandra is Daniel Vernunft. He was born in November, 1972, in Hamburg, and has been involved with music his whole life. Lucky for us, he ...
Shunny Interview

Shunny Interview

meets Shunny MAD ELEPHANT/JAPAN/ACTIVATE/NYC 2007 by Electrocution Muffin DJ Shunny is one of the resident DJ's of Activate, a weekly progressive party in Manhattan, New York. He is also an organizer and an original member of Mad Elephant. Most recently ...
Simon Posford Interview

Simon Posford Interview

meets Simon PosfordTwisted UK May 2005 by Ari Davidov I am sure I need not introduce Simon here... his powerful presence in the worldwide trance movement likely predates all of the "dinosaurs" to read this interview. It has to be ...
Spirallianz/Midimilliz Interview

Spirallianz/Midimilliz Interview

meets Spirallianz/Midimilliz By Ari Davidov February 2005 Arne Schaffhausen and Wayan Raabe are a duo from Hamburg, Germany who make music as Spirallianz, Midimiliz and as part of The Delta. Since their collaboration began in ’98, they’ve been putting forward ...
Star-X Interview

Star-X Interview

meets STAR-X By Ari (arid@djcentral.com) 2004 STAR-X is the work of Eran and Gabi, the young rising stars of the Israeli brand of psytrance. Eran began his early work as part of Visual Paradox. In a short period of time, ...
Stella Nutella Interview

Stella Nutella Interview

meets Stella Nutella November 15, 2004 by Ari When I asked a visiting trance artist from Germany earlier this year, who the best up-n’coming European trance DJ was, the answer came without a moment of hesitation: Stella Nutella. And as ...
Talamasca Interview

Talamasca Interview

meets DJ Lestat a.k.a. Talamasca 2004 by Ari Davidov Appearing for Tsunami this Saturday March 6th at Club Arc (details below) Talamasca is the creation of one DJ Lestat, an acclaimed trance producer based in Paris, France. DJ Lestat began ...
Tegma Interview

Tegma Interview

meets Tegma February 2005 by Vitalik Omar Chelly and Jason Orfanidis of Sweden have been producing trance music since 1998. The TEGMA project was born in 2000 as a fusion of their psychedelic roots and the new wave of dark ...
Tsuyoshi Suzuki Interview

Tsuyoshi Suzuki Interview

meets Tsuyoshi Suzuki 2004 by Ari Davidov When you think of who is who in the Japanese dance music scene, one of the names that immediately come to mind is… Tsuyoshi Suzuki. He is one of the elite Japanese DJ’s ...
Videolicious Interview

Videolicious Interview

meets VJ Videolicious 2004 by Machinelf Boris (Harmonic Motion, Boulder, CO) is a Russian from Brooklyn who "escaped" to Colorado. For a fortnight in New York he'll be throwing down some dancy psychedelic video for your aural pleasures. He's been ...
Vitalik Omnitribe Interview

Vitalik Omnitribe Interview

meets Vitalik of Omnitribe by Machinelf I first met Vitalik at the DMT ski lodge in the Poconos back in late 2000 and since then he's re-energized New York's trance scene with the tasteful progression of Omnitribe, starting with outdoor ...
X-Dream Interview

X-Dream Interview

meets X-Dream March 2005 By Ari Davidov Simply put, X-Dream is a staple in just about every trance lover's diet. Marcus Maichel and Jan Mueller make up this German outfit and for well over a decade, they've consistently evolved and ...

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