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  2. btw UP 1. nangijala - fermented behaviour (zenon) 2. deviant species - advent of the blue radula (trick music) 3. juno reactor - the mutant theatre (metropolis) 4. igor swamp - akrabadabra (hippiekiller/nullzone) 5. va - lost diamonds (digital diamonds) 6. va - psychedelic depths (manifold studio) 7. va - hadra trance festival (hadra) 8. etnica - the juggling alchemist... (dat) 9. infected mushroom - head of nasa... (monstercat) 10. sab kuch milegator - surrounded by surreality (self) DOWN 1. the polish ambassador + the diplomatic scandal - land of the lush (self) 2. dr. trippy - bhang! (disco gecko) 3. youth + gaudi - astronaut alchemists (liquid sound) 4. sephira - the master work (self) 5. maiia - evolution (mystic sound) 6. va - blue dubs vol.1 (blue hour sounds) 7. abraham carmona - ibiza (liquid sound) 8. va - ethnostep 8 (subbass) BEST TRACK very tough question, especially my no.1 contains a few favourites, but i will go with this mellow-funky-acid-trance-number, a classic from a pioneering act
  3. my first muscial love were the beatles somwhere around age 5 (1990). even back then i liked the blue lp (basically their psychedelic years) the most. from then on it was basically my parents' taste (blues to prog rock) until i moved to harder stuff and ended up fully into heavy metal at around 13-14 (1998-1999). after that i got absorbed into psychedelic music (mostly psy rock; floyd, jethro tull, early genesis, grateful dead, …), then as first electronic music added some dub to the mix. since i reluctantly went to a dnb party with friends in 2001, liked it a lot so from then on i went to parties regularly, while still listening to psy rock at home. i went to my first psy party in late 2001 (they still played goa trance there) but didn't think much of it until much later. from mainly dnb i moved via raggajungle to freetekno over the following years (it took a while to take liking to the 4/4 kick drum. "techno" is not easily acceptable for a former metal head . but after my first teknival (also first festival at all), czechtek 2003, it was clear that nothing else compares). once i had made that move (2003, 18 years) some old goa i had on my harddrive started to complement psy rock at home. i didn't think of it as fast or energetic enough for partying back then after a while i became a bit oversaturaed with freetekno and its "party like there's no tomorrow, fuck everything else" attitude and went to my first psy festival in 2006. it had rained constantly for days but at saturday night just before sunrise it cleared up and psysex played. then it finally clicked, i danced like a madman knee-deep in the mud and it was all psy from then on. i the following year or two i wondered why the old goa on my harddrive sounded so different than the "goa" played at parties and why there was none of that cool multi-layered stuff played there. when i finally found out in 2008 i purchased basically the whole suntrip catalogue :). since then it was back and forth between goa and fullon. i finally almost stopped going to parties when they almost always played psycore/hitech whenever it was dark outside, but have started to take a liking to forest which thankfully has replaced the high bpm stuff in the recent years.
  4. cheers buddies, nice topic to come back after a while... my first love was hiphop, back in my youth, early 90's - was attracted from smoking and all this dirty language - snoop cypress hill the wu-tang, i loved back then, still love today - one week ago i attended a concert from 40years old Sugarhill Gang with Melle Mel from the Furious Five !!! great show from these pioneers with almost 70 !! then came rock. through a cassette from a friend with hamburg school rock. opened a wide door of guitar music - through the years i wandered through galaxies of stoner, psychedelic, progressive, blues, classic rock... festivals de rocknroll i love also. next weekend a small one with stoner blues and doom stuff, few kilometers from here. live music was and still is an important part of my life, truly different kind of experience at the time, euro dance was all around, scooter, prodigy, and the likes - but this corny techno music bored me away around 1999 some of my friends showed me their music. i can't remember exactly the specific track or album which opened my mind for psytrance in general. but in Germany at that time we had SpiritZone, ShivaSpace, FreeForm Records, Insolation, GTN, albums available in local stores, also israeli psy, juno reactor and shpongle, all this together changed my musical approach to electronic music. i fell in love with early fullon and progressive, love alot of oldschool goa and psyfestivals, sometimes lurk into dark wooden swampy trance, absolutely relax a lot with various downtempo ambient loungy house and sofa tunes, my interests brougth me into liquid dnb, all the triphop, early techno trance and minimal, later breakbeat bigbeat funk and soul... actually i don't really care about labels genres stickers... well, not easy to follow each artist, label, genre - nevertheless, i collect tons of material i actually never will be able to listen to, but anyway, i always need something specific, be it old or new, groovy or soothing, electronic or instrumental,... today i can say i need a good portion of mix
  5. yes. i wish i still had that tape labelled "RAVE" on it. that would be one of my highest wishes... to just have that tape, go back and never come back again.... i guess thats a bit morbid though... to this day i still remember the pitch errors that tape had; it was wobbly and went up and down in pitch and i thought that was the way it was supposed to sound... it was almost musical; in that it took like 30 sec to go up a full note then down again. so it was a very slow pitch shift, but still. i thought it was like it was supposed to sound... somehow it made it all the more magical......
  6. Monumental, thanosp81, recursion loop, astralprojection Wow so much similarities! Seems that 90s and 00s were not differently at all...and almost all of us stumbled over Goa Head Cds and had their revelation^^ Once i had a dream to collect all Goa Heads but when i heard the 10+ releases my wish turned to stinky air... Since i met Goa, it became like an eternal home for me! Time flies, but I know that I can go back if I want to and expect a warm and familiar home in Goa Trance. even if my taste is constantly changing and evolving...
  7. 1992. I was 10. i bought Prodigy - MFTJG. Best album to date. Previously i'd experienced lots of music from my sister, which is 4 years older. So alot of Nirvana, Metallica..... 1994/1995 Cyberspace Level 4 album found at a flee market, i was 12. It contained tracks like Mindfield -Lets get stoned and Bassline Baby - Altered states. very much goatrance, but it was brand new then, i think. i certainly didnt know it was goa, nor did i know what goa was until 2000. i bought it because the cover looked cool. 1996 got on a stray path, and found out about hiphop, and dove into that for a long while. Things like Busta rhymes, cypress hill. 1998. 10th grade, "junior college" i suppose. Drugs and stuff. More goatrance. But still, didnt know it was called like that. Got the album "Goa-Head vol 5" on tape. It only said "RAVE" on it. had tracks like Gamma goblins part 2, Cosmosis - Moonshine and ofc - Juan Domi Jorg - Spiritual Healing aswell as the original. To this date, that is the best Goatrance album ever. in history. go check out the tracklist.. I fell in love with spiritual healing, something crazy. I couldnt get enough of it. I listened to it several times per day, for years. Still, it was just called " RAVE " back then. Had no idea what the tracks were called nor what album they were from. 2000. Revelation time. A dude told me what the track was called; that i had been searching for, for 2 years. It was spiritual healing. It was goa trance. A world opened up. End story
  8. its kind of wierd now that i think about it how different the tracks sound from one another, mixing wise. pure reality being the superior one.
  9. Ok, my fisrt exposure to electronic music was mid 90's (I'm that old!), it was some eurodance like 2unlimited and Russian synthpop (Technologia, Biokonstruktor), I discovered Prodigy a bit later and then EBM like Wumpscut and Front Line Assembly. There was only so much music I could find in Russian "music sores" (actually these stores were just kiosks with pirate tapes near metro stations, I was lucky if the tape had a proper tracklist) so I didn't even know goa trance existed. Unfrotunately I switched to heavy metal soon, all cool kids in my school were into metal and punk rock/alternative so I had no other choice, din't want to be called out "raver", "druggie" and such. The next decade I listened to metal, later I also had some interest in progressive rock, blues, fusin and stuff. Played guitar all this time but not really professionally. One day in 2005 I woke up and suddenly realized that I can't listen to any song with any guitar sound in there anymore. I went to a kiosk near the next metro station to buy some "other" music, they had some Paul van Dyk tape playing and I immediately relaized that this was what I needed right now (or it was Paul Oakenflod, i don't remember... some of these Pauls). I was an eager trance listener (van Dyk, van Buuren, Tiesto, Dj Feel and shit) for next few years until I realized that I can't listen to the same supersaw arpeggio in each new track anymore, so I started looking what else was there. I discovered liquid DnB, then psychill, then Infected Mushroom and Astral Projection. In 2010 I occasionally found VA-Orientation 5 released by Dacru (I was actually looking for something else and bought it by mistake). And now I'm here.
  10. totally! i just double checked if memento and pure reality are among the ones i listed, but i mentioned onida and analog device instead
  11. hey psychedelic superbeast, good topic, i really like this sort of thing. i recognise alot in myself, reading you guys stories, too. might share mine at some point too although ive already done so with all my topics/spam on here so i might chill on that, but i really love these sort of topics. thank you psyechedelic superbeast. =)
  12. can i take back the fact i put inner space as my nr 1? in fact just comparing that mix to Pure Reality - its like they come from two different albums alltogether. also i really wanted to put Memento there, not Inner space, i had them confused. Memento is the one with that really sweet climax towards the end.. just goes to show how good the album really is, to have me confused which ones are the best ones
  13. Out today on general release - Mina - 'Following The Groove' on Reincarnations Recordings! Listen/buy here: https://www.junodownload.com/products/mina-following-the-groove/4197485-02/
  14. Im interested in buying this album if someone has a copy for sale.
  15. Im interested in buying this album if someone has a copy for sale.
  16. This is the perfect album for a big stadium show. The vocals would have all the hi heads in arms swaying. Will give it a proper go one day
  17. Etnica/Pleiadians: Trip Tonight (Remix) Phthalic Vibes Maia Nebula Meltdown: Deep Space Introspection One-Eyed Reptile Alnitak Sunrise Denshi Danshi Leave the World Behind Starjna World In Between (2K15 Remix)
  18. Sol Music - Feb 2019. 1 - Heart Beats 2 - Purple Rays (feat. Theona) 3 - The Gypsy Symphony (collaboration with Morten Granau, feat. Theona) 4 - Moments Of Thinking (collaboration with Vertex) 5 - Humanity 6 - Rage (collaboration with Zyce) 7 - Gemini (collaboration with One Function) 8 - The Legend (feat. Theona) 9 - Simin (feat. Theona) - Lyrics by Roshanak Ghahremaninia Project from Ukraine, based in Nahariya, Israel. If you dig the melodic and dreamy progressive sound with a clear club approach, this album is for you. I was not familiar with Static Movement, and for me SiMiN is a mixed bag. In my opinion, some tracks would do better without the vocals (starting from the second track). We often swim between seducing mellow trance and over the top cheese, but the moments of brilliance make the album worth listening. Sometimes the sound is reminiscent of Ovnimoon, definitely more clubbish and commercial sounding though. The production and mastering all along are crystal clear, the super clean sound is what stroke me the most. I would like to comment on track 3 which is in my opinion a nice surprise, you cannot deny the effort and creativity put in this composition, it contains some piano and other instruments, key changes too, melodies one after another... positive and imaginative trance music! And this remains mostly the case until the end of the album. The 4th track is sweet as well, still walking that fine line between progressive psytrance and club trance, no vocal this time just clean trance melodies all the way. The gem of this album for me. Some uninteresting and generic moments (cliché bassline) towards the end. Cringy and cheesy at times but I will still recommend to give this album a try, it is more melodic and dreamy than most progressive trance I heard recently. Rating: 6.5/10. To stream To buy: https://www.beatport.com/chart/simin-2019/551723
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  20. All right then, here is my story. Mostly accurate give or take a year, it's been a long time since I had no interest in music until the age of 13-14 (94-95) when my father bought me a Sony compact Hi-Fi for getting a degree in English language. It had a lot of buttons and shiny displays so I had to use it. So I opened my sister's drawer (2 years older) where she kept her cassettes and started playing them one after another. Mostly pop and rock of the time but also some rave and house played that time on the radio. I didn't pay much attention then, I could only hear a bang bang anyway However she also had a cassette of MJ's Bad. I really liked it but I remember thinking "it would be much better if there were no vocals, just the music". And after a while I realised that there was some music with no vocals, the bang bang thing. So I started re-listening those tapes with a bit more interest. One of those tapes had Scooter's Back In The UK. I used that track to wake up every morning for months. I guess that's the point where I was hooked in electronic music. Soon after I found out those genres were called Rave and it's harder sibling, Trance. So, as a teenager, I started looking for Trance (because, you know, harder). I went to my city's biggest record store (Musical, Patra, Greece) and bought my first vinyl. Titled N-Trance - Electronic pleasure with computer generated cover art. It was obviously trance. Well, no. What the F*** was that? Tried to return it the next day, but in vain, no returns accepted. So this time I go to another record store, smaller, run by the daughter of the Musical's owner. Although I didn't know back then , I got lucky. She knew about electronic music. I asked for a recommendation. It was between Trust In Trance 3 or X-Mix - Electronic Storm. She said get X-Mix, much deeper stuff. And it was. But I don't think I was ready for the subtleties of Techno music back then. But I was getting closer. And then it happened, goosebumps all over my body with the opening track of Goa-Trance Vol. 3. Struck gold. This was music I knew it. Goa Trance. Soon after I also purchased Chakra & Edi Mis - The Promised Land and The Truth Of Communication. Thank you for ever (I don't remember your name). It was diificult to get Goa Trance vinyl so after those buys I turned to cds. My first purchase was Goa-Head Vol. 1. I had payed back then 10,000 drachmas, equivalent back then to 30 euros. How much do you pay now for your music? The rest is history. For a couple of years I was purchasing alongside Goa some Jungle, Drum & Bass and Rave but I had found my lifelong companion. I was happy.
  21. Yeah, pretty busy release schedule, but artists get better and better and may get a change in the future dont stop, your music is getting better and better for sure!
  22. The reason is simple imo, very few modern goa artists released 4-5-6 albums like many of the classics mentioned above! Its harder to have 3 utterly superb tracks in 1 album then in 5-6 For new school, my favourites are for sure: Khetzal - Ra - Filteria Upcoming talents: Triquetra & Median Project
  23. Wow, you are lucky! Straight to GOA Trance...and also quite good goa trance(Cosmosis, Dragonfly rec...) i had first to go through tonns of Fullon to finally find real Goa in the Ocean of Psytrance...but i love also the Fullon times! Yeah the parties xD i remember how i always met with my friends at friday to make a warm up with Psytrance. Then we went to the City Clubs to watch Girls and hear stupid Electro House or Techhouse xD After the Club we heard Psytrance again and talked about the Girls and how stupid they are nowadays....i want to be 16 again! haha
  24. Really great topic. Thanks, guys. After reading a few good memories refreshed. My childhood took place in the far north of Russia, in the city with name Norilsk. Somewhere around 1999-2000, we connected to the local network and the dial-up Internet. Once I downloaded a folder with the name "Electronic music" from an public ftp server. At that time I loved things like a Prodigy "No Good" and Bomfunk MC "Freestyler". So I added pack of new MP3s in Winamp and started playing Starcraft with my friend. And at some point caught myself thinking that I really impressive what sounds right now. Looked up at the media player and saw that the name of the track was Cosmosis "Gift of the Gods"... This was the very first acquaintance I also was lucky with a good neighbor - a real music lover with cool audio system. He gave some CDs that are regularly ordered by mail... A lot of good stuff was in his collection... rare pearls from Dragonfly, TIP World etc. And I remember that in our city there was a dnb scene. With closed parties(not for youngster like me), and with local DJs, producers and enthusiasts who always shared good things like a Cubase, Reason, FruityLoops and many others... It was cool times...
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