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  1. Haha, yes. Mind losing confirmed. =)) That's Sandman, absolutely brilliant. Third time I hear him play now so I was expecting that. I've always been a big fan of his music, all the way back to mid 90's. Natural Born Killer, Nostradamus remix and then the album in 98. He is one of the best. Some pictures. Not that a took many, as usual. Not many videos either. Juno and Dino started the main floor in a good way. But Cydonia and Deedrah was insane. =)) My feet was not in a good shape the morning after, lol. But i was stupid not breaking in my new shoes before the festival. Anyway, Lightning Rods, Freakshow, Animals and some tracks from other projects than Cydonia. It was amazing. Solitare did a great job as usual. He is one of my favorite DJ's and he played Back to Earth. =)) Fantastic track. Nervasystem, wow. I didn't have much energy at the time he was playing, but I'm glad I went to the dancefloor when he started. Second time I hear him now and he delivered big time. Younger Brother/Prometheus was also one of the best this year, playing for 3h. Benji played Clarity From Deep Fog, a big big favorite of mine. Also he did his and Raja Rams remix of The Beatles - Because. Amazing track. =)) Triquetra at the after party was so amazing. They can really deliver, Impact is such a great track. =)) Third time I hear them live and they are just getting better and better. All in all, I love ZNA. =))
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  2. on his facebook page Simon announced this would be his last live show. glad some good soul recorded it.
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  3. I've been to many fests in the past 20 years including a few legendary ones (Samothraki DF 2002, Solstice 2002, SUN 2014, ZNA 2017). It was a close battle between ZNA 2017 and SDF 2002 for the number 1 position and I had given it to ZNA 2017. A lot of people were making the same comparison, some gave it to SDF others to ZNA. I can say without a doubt that ZNA 2022 crashes both EASILY!!! The music has PHENOMENAL, the organisation had improved (unlike 2019 when they exceeded capacity and the majority of the ppl got sick.... all of my group got sick), the dancefloor energy and the friendliness of everyone is something that I haven't found anywhere else. Even the old-school Portuguese that have gone to many BOOMs since the beginning said that this year's ZNA was something out of this world! The sound system quality overall was very good except for the Goa Guardians night, which for the third time has an awful sound. Not so many Psynewers this year: Goa constrictor, Staffan, Joske (who was also playing) and I. These are the only regulars that I met. Concerning the music: Andrew Till played the best DJ set I've experienced EVER, dethroning Queen REE.K. It was 3 hours and I wish it was 3 days! It was weird, funny, powerful with amazing mixing and variety. Sandman enters the pantheon of Demi-gods along with Hallucinogen and Graham Wood' TIP as the best live sets (now called producer sets) I've heard. Staffan was with me and can attest to me losing my mind. Can't describe it in words! Other SPECTACULAR sets: Cydonia (Steve and Dinos): I was actually on the dancefloor drinking beers with Iain Rive (also Cydonia) and Mark V D Flungt amongst other ppl. Iain was very happy and was telling us about who had done what at most tune. Texas Faggott: Spectacular stuff, not too SuomiSaundi. I will make another post about a Hallucinogen remix he played that was a massive surprise OOOD: Acidic fast & groovy party magic! Nervasystem: Such an underrated artist. Amazing production, compositions, very groovy and rhythmic. Since he played at a tough hour (4-6 in the morning) he opted for a mellow/slower set and it was PERFECT. Prana: Very nice to hear all the hits live and with all 3 members RA: The biggest surprise of the fest. Better than Prana IMHO. Old-school and new-school stuff, kept everyone dancing for 2 hours Ray Castle Vs Nick Taylor: Aussie weirdness + Ray's collaborations X-Dream: top notch as usual Laughing Buddha: Another great surprise, played a lot of Cosmosis too (as he was part of the group at the beginning) Skizologic: The new-school strikes. Hypnoxock: great variety and mix of styles, very original compositions (we knew about that) but he made it work on the dancefloor Anoebis: I knew that Joske wanted to play a lot of unreleased and rare stuff. The first hour was OK, it's hard when there are so many unknown/strange/alternate tracks BUT the last 1.5 was a total bang. Filteria: Great as usual This fest, totally rekindled my passion for this music. It's the fest I've spent the most time on the dancefloor. Hardly any time at the Chill and a little time at the Market (Techno) stage, which was a great addition. Honorable Mentions and Weird stuff: - Der Dritte Raum at the Market stage: Hale Bopp of course!!! - Emok at the Market stage: Great mix of prog and techno - Gabriel le Mar at the Market stage: Really liked it - Jaia at Chill: Only listened a bit but was really good - Technossomy: Their equipment was stranded at customs because of Brexit so instead we got a 1,5 hour average DJ set + their big hits at the end - Marc V D Flungt + Ian rive + Steve Ronan at the market stage (Marc was very stressed during all his sets since he hasn't played on the big stage in many years) - UX: Either there was a problem with the drum machine or I don't know... it was out of beat all the time. Really struggled to stay, couldn't stand it, left quickly. -Synchro: The organizers said he had COVID so he didn't come, I doubt it. - BOTFB: Totally wrong time slot and I believe he had technical problems that he didn't even realize (probably the monitors were OK so it was only at the main PA) - I still have no idea who the surprise act was. Wasn't there and didn't care to ask - Chakra had a great reception from the crowd, not so much my cup of tea so just heard them from the lake - Infected Mushroom FINALLY played something that resembled and old-school set because every time they've WERE SUPPOSED to play old-school in Athens, it hasn't been so. Strange that they didn't play Bust a Move (or maybe didn't hear it because at some point I was bored and went to the lake). Stuff that I missed that I wanted to hear, but had to rest: Morphic Resonance, Intact Instict (really bummed for this), Holeg (Would have stayed if UX was acceptable) Obviously there were a few that disappointed. Won't go into that. No need. In the following days I will post tons of videos. Haven't started yet. Will add the channel link later. It's also the first time in my life that I feel the festival blues..... I want to go back there NOW!!
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  4. it's so easy to prove you wrong: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W3t4PaJpR6E
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  5. nice set but it's very clear the hallucinogen project is gone for good. had always hoped he would do 1 more halluciongen album just to prove he can, but the reality of it is he don't need to prove anything, simon truly has his own sound back and pushing other boundaries away from traditional goa. the studio is where his passion lies, on his terms with no promoters no travelling and no stupid demands. look forward to the new project on the horizon
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  6. This is all a ploy to charge more for those "special" gigs... lol
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  7. Hi, Komet Bernhard ... andybody know this guy? A Berlin legend. I think he and Raja Ram should go for a beer. (please use auto-generated subtitles with auto-tranlate to enjoy)
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  8. Favs (in no real order) Producer Sets: Texas Faggott, Nervasystem, Sandman, X-Dream, Prometheus (both sets), Prana, Psychaos DJs: Andrew Till, Nick Taylor, Tsuyoshi, Solitaire, (and that Goa Guardian who played a grip of Platipus tracks)
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  9. Clarity from deep fog https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCE7cF2btpf2Za78j3sKLTNg/playlists Each DAY of ZNA in playlist
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  10. Dado very much played Synthetic "Time Bandits" from 100% Pure. Absolutely one of my favorites of his and I was stoked to hear it (and Deedrah's "Wizard Demo") Not the best set of the weekend but still a good time =)
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  11. Lol, that happens. I think Dado played some harder stuff at the end, but I haven't herd the Synthetic tracks in 20 years. So I'm not sure and my memory is a bit blurred the last hour.
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  12. Here's the quote from his Facebook page: The important part being: If he can afford not to perform live and he's happy with that, that's great for him, and a bit sad for the rest of us. A great thing about electronic music is that there are many great djs out there that could make a banging Hallucinogen tribute set and we would be just as happy.
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  13. Artist: Lunar Dawn Title: The Purge Label: Neogoa Records Date: July 31, 2022 Tracklist:- 1. Being Into The Trance 2. Divisive 3. Loose Me 4. Self Aligned 5. Liquefactive Neurosis 6. My Faith 7. Volatile 8. Being In A Trance 9. Out Of This Place Well Well Well. That didn't take long and I'm not surprised. Of course Neogoa came back, they had Lunar Dawn to release. It's essential and necessary and sometimes that means that you put your life aside for a moment for a higher purpose. . . Filthy Goa Trance The musical styling of this release was a surprise. The cover gives it away but still, when I think Lunar Dawn I think tribal Eastern European melodies n rhythms'. Well not no more, this sounds like the creation of hanging Lunar Dawn in a cage with UX over the volcanic pit of our past and our future for 3 years. That changes a man. As always, if you want people to keep making this music for our sweet little minds then giving them money for their work is a pretty good incentive. https://neogoarecords.bandcamp.com/album/the-purge
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  14. I'd celebrate that Do we have any more crazy old fellas in our scene? I think with most people, with age they go out less. It will hit us too. But these ones ... mad respect for carrying on
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  15. Well put and I agree wholeheartedly. I’m always struck by how contemplative the works of MFG are. Their music is very introspective, mysterious and also of course dark. But in a good way I think, like the universe itself. Vast and dark but also full of colorful and brightly shining stars. Riddles of the cosmos. To me MFG are like Ridley Scott’s Alien and Prometheus movies equivalent of Goa/Psytrance. Their works are both characterized by a very particular sense for details and atmosphere. I think I need to revisit MFG’s discography again! It’s definitely that time of the year, a very dark autum and winter awaits.(In a lot of bad ways). We are closer by the day, to the dark cybernetic future I envision when listening to MFG’s dark scifi music. Perhaps this new dark era of mankind that we’ve entered makes this music feel more relevant than ever? MFG’s music and a couple of other of the old era, always had a strong message (to my ears atleast). I hope to find a similarly intriguing type of Psytrance some day, but I think it’s a rare thing these days. When I first heard this type of music it felt as if I had glimpsed into the future, it felt organic, synthetic, alien and weird. As if the music had a life of its own.
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  16. sounds amazing, where are the videos of all this????
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  17. I always thought this album was a drop in quality compared to the first 3 classics by MFG. But I've been listening to it more recently and think it has some really great tracks. For me Dark Waters is the standout with a beautiful and emotional progression. There's melancholy in this track which isn't really felt elsewhere in MFG's work. When I think of all goa artists, MFG probably are my favourite. Every album is different and their production is so atmospheric and unique. And rather than seeing The Message as the end, I now see it as being the final step of MFG's development, perhaps not as stunning as earlier work but still strong and still experimental in its own way.
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  18. Selected Deep Bass by Desert Dwellers Desert Dwellers are excited to kick off a series of limited run of vinyl releases that will see some of the biggest songs from their catalog finally pressed for collectors. Selected: Deep Bass features on Side A two of their biggest bass tracks in “Seeing Things” and “Saraswati's Twerkaba” as well as the unreleased vinyl exclusive, “Spaces Between (Expansion Mix).” Side B contains three more tracks from some of Desert Dwellers' favorite bass acts, Gumi, Nanosphere, and Mindex remixing three fan favorites. The selected vinyl series will continue with installments covering a variety of themes, sounds, and styles across the vast DD back catalog. Comes in 2 colors Silver (edition of 300) or Limited edition Blue Marble (edition of 200) https://desertdwellersmusic.bandcamp.com/album/selected-deep-bass
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  19. Hi - thanks for stopping by For me personally it's good to hear that you will stay true both to the old school and to the new sound. It also will be easier for me to recommend this to others than if it was pure old school ... I know purists on here LOVE that old school sound ... but it's more easy to connect people with the other tracks, I would say... I'll note that kick plugin ... will check it out.
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  20. CHI - A.D prob needs to make this list also
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  21. Giving this a listen right now.. But man damn that hypnogogia track!! Best one on the comp!
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  22. I have found it baffling why this genre is so white-bred, heterosexual, and male-dominated. But it is true that psytrance is not very funky. Even the funky stuff is not very funky compared to real funk music. One thing I've found is that girls especially want booty-shaking music to dance to, and hip-hop lets them do that. And gay men generally find the music abrasive and would prefer house or regular trance. And there also seems to be a correlation between psytrance and the spiritual, and booty-shaking music and the religious. Odd. Does this all mean that we're all, with very few exceptions, just a bunch of unfunky white guys? Appears so.
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  23. still one of the best neogoa tracks there ever was. nothing like his latest album where everything sounds crap mcfly. this at least had the kick going down the fundamental vs the new shit who cut that shit off using a shitty filter. Got damn im angry over that. This genius made this track then he made the latest almost 10 years later. What happened? How can you go backwards my dude? This was your peak this and Filtertraces/Wormhole and the rest of that album... Im sad and happy at the same time. Im happy you made this but sad you stop making this
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  24. Who disappointed you? That's the most interesting thing to me cause I assume everyone does well and when they don't that's interesting innit
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  25. @artifact303 what a treat to get both filteria and artifact303 on the forum in such a small window of time.. Its rare to say the least. Thanks for your commentary.
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