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    Get Your Wonk On!


    10 fresh, unreleased, belting tracks from the cream of new, UK talent and some established international artists. This compilation will take you through the full spectrum of full-on morning music, from daybreak twisters to late morning floaters, going back to basics... no horrible key changes, no 3 minute breakdowns and absolutely no cheese.


    Hemi-Sync ~ New Method

    Tron vs Vazik ~ Insane Man

    Rastaliens - Chaos Theory

    Touch Tone ~ Ammo

    Beatnik ~ Balloon Tricks

    Braincell ~ Total Control

    Fractal Glider ~ Spherical

    Zen Mechanics ~ New Propulsion Technology (Flip Flop rmx)

    Fromem_Ory ~ Insect Room

    OOOD ~ Starseeker


    compiled by lurk


    mastered by Tim Shuldt


    coming soon on Sonic Dragon Records (release: 26th April 2007);


    click here for sound samples :)


    Sonic Dragon Records ~ V/A - Get Your Wonk On!




    "wonky" (noun) [wong-kee] ~ Crazy, loony, not quite right. a mix of bonkers and whacky or to be completely wasted, inebriated, shitfaced and very, very wobbly.

    "To Wonk" (verb) [wong-k] ~ To be all of the above at once.


    This compilation encapsulates the whole spectrum of the full-on morning psytrance sound; from first light twisters to late morning bliss, with no eurotrance key changes or cheesy melodies. It is structured to take the listener on a journey from start to finish, as well as providing DJ material to rip up any dancefloor. It mixes established international artists with the cream of new UK talent. Kicking off with Hemi-Sync, one half of Flip Flop, it’s funky and intricate and will definitely get your booty swinging. Tron is next up with a stone cold groove that draws you in and doesn’t let you go until it’s done, weaving in a bit of America’s Greatest Prophet for good measure. Rastaliens ramp up the tempo with a track that cranks up the tension before letting fly with an explosive final third. Next up is Touch Tone, the other half of Flip Flop, this track kicks harder than a Chuck Norris roundhouse. Which it should do, because Chuck was the inspiration for this, and you can’t go wrong with that! Beatnik, who has already had releases on Nano and Liquid Records, takes it on with a track that cleverly builds and builds, layering sounds on top of each other until it’s brain-twisting peak. Braincell then produces an absolute stomper; famous samples are given fresh life and a spine-tingling breakdown and final run. Fractal Glider pops up with an epic, powerful, morning track with a stupidly large bassline and sublime melodies, it won’t fail to get you moving. A classic Zen Mechanics track is then given the Flip Flop treatment, these guys are fast gaining a great reputation, having already played the main stage at major festivals, they have also just signed to Alchemy Records. They make this track their own while still retaining all the qualities of the original. Fromem_Ory learnt his craft at the infamous UK forest parties and this track oozes that atmosphere; the first sunbeams of the day coming through the trees, dust in the air and the smell of the woods; and it brings all this right into any club or living room. Last, but by no means least, come UK pioneers, OOOD, finishing the journey in sublime fashion. Hot on the heels of their critically acclaimed album “Free Range”, they give us a track that lives up to it’s name, it’s bouncy, floaty and downright beautiful, with an old school vibe, that will take you to far off places, with a massive smile on your face. To top it all off, it’s been mastered by the legend that is Tim Shuldt. Wherever you listen to it, it’s 79 minutes of tunes that are guaranteed to get your wonk on! Or in the immortal words of Henry ‘Mad Ron’ Seligman: “It is the first truly bang bang lezzer disco CD I've heard in bloody ages.” (John ‘00’ Fleming was unavailable to comment).

    I know i'm completely the wrong person to say this... but this one has has got me more excited than a blind lesbian in a fish factory

  2. it's all very much on a get out of bed, switch psystream on, go back to bed and roll a spliff tip


    psychill, ambient, dub, ambient dub, chilled breaks & hip hop and general randomness abound i may feel like living life on the edge and play some donwbeat trance, and we could get completely wild and crazy play some prog towards the end ;)


    from 8.30am (GMT) until i get too stoned to think (last time i managed 5 hours ) ;)


    www.psystream.net come and get involved on the shout box :)

  3. I thought I'd better write my boom review before I forget it all, so here it

    is. After spending the 3 days beforehand gathering strength at a campsite on

    the opposite side of lake idahna, we arrived in the boom queue at about 8am

    on the Thursday and found ourselves directed into an industrial area and the

    back of a 5km queue. The industrial area was chaos, with cars everywhere, it

    was obvious we weren't going to be going anywhere for a while. An hour or

    two later the industrial area had filled up completely, and the local police

    started letting vehicles in from another direct, so now there were 2 huge

    queues joining the main, huge queue. We waited, and by 12.30pm, we still had

    not moved a centimeter, so the government and I decided to park the car up

    and take what we could carry and walk into the festival. This proved to be a

    very wise decision, it took us about 45 minutes to walk to the gate off the

    main road, there was still another 4km to walk to the site from there, but

    you make your own luck, and ours was a friend, Kiwi Ben, was 2nd in the

    queue in a car that had room for us and all our stuff, so we hitched a ride

    with him the rest of the way. We were onsite and wristbanded by 2pm, people

    in the queue with us didn't get in until 2am.


    After setting up camp on a ridge overlooking the main dancefloor, we went

    for a dip in the lake to cool and a wander round to get our barings. I was

    immediately struck by the scale of the site, it must have been a good 5

    minute walk from dance floor to chill out, and from the car park to the

    furthest reaches of the camp site would have been about 15 or 20 minutes.

    Wicki and Monster Ron turned up around 7ish and we spent the evening

    drinking and getting a little bit wonky. Next thing I knew it was 4am and I

    crawled into bed. We managed to sleep until about 9am before the heat forced

    us out of the tent. After brekkie, I hitched back into Idahna with a couple

    of very friendly portuguese guys and picked up the car and drove it back...

    there was no queue whatsoever.


    The music kicked off at 6pm, can't remember who played first, but it was

    fairly awful live-band type trance. Sensient played next, and as ever, he

    was wicked...deep, groovy progressive. Unfortunately, things went downhill

    pretty quickly from there. P-Mac played next, and he started ok, but by the

    end of his 2 hour set, the music was already dark and screeching... this was

    10pm, and this is the way it stayed for what felt like forever. We retreated

    to the chill, and stayed there until dawn having a good giggle. I did

    venture over to the dancefloor at one point during the night, I think Highko

    was playing, who replaced Kindzadza who had visa problems (yeah, right, like

    WHATEVER! ;-), and the music was absolutely horrific. Trauma trance. Just a

    trance beat with a load of very high-pitched screeching over the top.

    Nothing psychedelic about it in my opinion; and no-one looked like they were

    enjoying it while they were dancing either. Just lots of faces looking very

    serious at best and very aggressive at worst. I didn't meet anyone at the

    festie who said they enjoyed it. That was the last time I visited the dance

    floor after midnight. At 6am we ventured back to the dancefloor for

    Shawnodese's dj set; it was just starting to get light and we thought the

    music might change as the sun rose. It didn't. It just got darker and

    darker; at 7.30am he played a track with the sample "pure evil" repeated

    several times. It was the worst set of the entire festival for me, and

    everyone else I was with, simply because it was completely inappropriate for

    the time of day, and a lot of people were gagging for something different

    after being subjected to the barrage of darkness for 9 hours. A couple of

    friends from bristol even got up and went and asked the sound engineer to

    turn it down ;-) He certainly wasn't playing to the crowd, who were just

    bobbing up and down going through the motions, so therefore he must have

    been playing to massage his own ego. Afterwards Electric Universe played,

    which, although I don't like all the guitars (and guitar player/rock god

    posturing) and over-the-top melodies, was like having my brain flossed with

    the finest silk compared with what had come before. He was billed to play

    for an hour, with Transwave afterwards, but for some reason Transwave didn't

    play then, and Electric Universe played for 2 hours. Next up was a

    portuguese dj, can't remember his name, but he started off very well and we

    finally got some good music for an hour or so, before he descended into the

    biggest cheese fest I've heard since I used to go to parties in belgium. At

    least that was funny though. When the gorgonzola had been polished off, it

    was Banel's turn, and he played one of the only 2 good prog dj sets of the

    festival Next up was Liquid Soul, and in my book he saved the 1st day. It

    was progressive psytrance at it's very best, groovy basslines, lush pads and

    beautiful melodies; one of the highlights of the festival. Sadly the good

    music didn't last, cos Matera from Tropical Beats took to the decks and set

    the tone for a large amount of the progressive music at Boom. It was housey,

    plodding nonsense with opressive basslines and bored me relentlessly and

    eventually sent us packing back to the chill out.


    A quick word about the chill at boom, I've never been to a better one. It

    was a beautiful indonesian bamboo marquee, surrounded on 3 sides by the lake

    and it was absolutely enormous with masses of shade and loads of space to

    collapse. I've no idea who played when, but the music was usually pretty

    good, especially after the music on the main stage had finished at 5pm each

    day; when we heard some beautiful downbeat trance that reminded me of the

    golden days of Transient Dawn.


    Sunday, Monday and Tuesday have already blended into one, possibly because

    they were very much the same as each other (and I don't have the schedule

    written down to refer to!), lots of shite music punctuated by a couple of

    hours of good music; and possibly because of the mescaline and the opium ;-)

    We didn't bother staying up all night again, cos there was absolutely no

    point, so we slept from about 1am until 7 or 8am, when we thought it was

    safe to venture to the dancefloor. Overall the music was better than the 1st

    day, but there was still an awful lot of shite. There were good DJ sets from

    Teko, Goblin, Ma Faiza, Marko (who seemed to play a lot of

    Rastaliens/Braincell tunes) and Sally Doollally who played the other good

    prog set (and finished up with Minilogue's rmx of Teardrop by Massive Attack

    =D), there were excellent live sets from Billy Cosmosis, who gave the

    performance of the festival, dancing like a loon, totally and genuinely into

    his music, and Commercial Hippies, who were absolutely rocking. There were

    other good live sets from yotopia, lish, transwave (providing a very welcome

    old skool blast from the past), broken toy and cosm, who gets the prize for

    remix of the festival for his brilliant re-working of queen's another one

    bites the dust ;-). A special mention must go to Pysnema who provided a

    combined audio visual set, playing good music and mixing it in with video

    footage of the festival so far and also soundbites from performers and

    punters, very innovative stuff =D I've got to have a bit of a whinge about

    most of the progressive music played at the festival, especially the dj

    sets, they were all exactly as I described matera's set, and it was a bigger

    disappointment to me than the night music (I was expecting to hate the night

    music, but I was expecting to enjoy the prog). If this is the new trend then

    it seems that progressive psytrance is losing it's psychedelic elements and

    becoming much more electro house/cocaine music. Quite a few of the acts

    seemed to be from Tropical Beats, and not one of them made me want to buy

    anything from that label.


    We got up at 7am on the final day to catch Dick Trevor's DJ set, which

    proved to be the best one of the festival for me. It was just what I like

    from a full-on morning set, a groove, no cheese, and a sense that the set is

    actually going somewhere. His mixing didn't seem to be quite up to his usual

    very high standards, but that is only a very minor gripe, cos it was still

    very good. Next up were Bio-Tonic (I think!), they were nothing special,

    mainly because of too many cheesy vocal samples, but they didn't have us

    running for the hills. W00t-ah (aka Zen Mechanics) was next on, playing

    live, and boy does this man have the tunes at the moment, his set was up

    there with the Commercial Hippies and Cosmosis for me. He needs to work on

    his interaction with the crowd, for me, but he's only just started playing

    live, so this will come :) Then the music suddenly turned progressive with a

    DJ set from Flow Records' Pena; unfortunately, after a promising start, this

    ended up being the same as most of the rest of the progressive and it bored

    the pants of us. Fortunately, Andromeda came on next, and they were up there

    with Liquid Soul on the first day, really smooth, rolling tunes with

    perfectly judged melodies. Their remix of Jean-Michel Jarre's Oxygene is

    straight out of the top drawer and their stage presence is good too, lots of

    bouncing round like loons and interaction with the crowd. After this we took

    a break from the dancefloor for a few hours, as the music was going on until

    midnight, so we missed vaishiyas and mapusa mapusa, but came back for

    Cellie's DJ set at 6pm, which was good but nothing special. After that it

    was the return of the Dickster playing as AMD with Jules Hamer (Aphid Moon),

    this was excellent too, and had the crowd, which by this time was absolutely

    massive really going for it. Deedrah followed them with his live set, which

    was also very good, finishing with a stonking re-working of Reload. Finally,

    to close the festival, it was the return of Tsuyoshi after his self-imposed

    exile to techno-land. He started well enough, but by the end his tunes were

    straight from the camembert collection; loads of 'orrible guitars and

    over-the-top melodies.


    All in all, I've never been to a festival with so much crap music, now I

    know this is my opinion, but it is also one shared by everyone I know who

    was at the festival, and the vast majority of people that I met there. I

    have nothing against dark music in general, there are acts out there that

    are hard, dark and psychedelic, Scorb, Deviant Species and EVP to name but

    three and some of these should have been included on the line-up. There was

    also an imbalance in sheduling for me, with the amount of full-on and

    progressive equalling the amount of trauma trance, and there being more

    progressive than full-on. Finally (I've prattled on about the music for too

    long already), the break each day was too long, with the music finishing at

    5pm and only starting again at 10pm. I realise time is needed to set up the

    stage for the live bands that start each night, but two hours should be

    sufficient for that imho, and it would give extra time to squeeze a bit more

    full on onto the schedule, without making dark/prog fans suffer.


    Apart from the general vibe, the amazing location and good times with

    friends, old & new, what made Boom 2006 so special was the level of

    production and the attention to detail from the organisers. First of all

    they (finally) listened to the criticism of 2 key areas and did something

    about it; the sound system was sorted out, no more out-of-synch 4 stack

    system, instead there was 2 stacks of immensely powerful, but crystal clear,

    Funktion 1 sound. And then there were the toilets; Boom festival toilets

    have passed into legend as the most disgusting around, but not this time;

    they were cleaned at least 3 times a day, there was always an attendent and

    there was nearly always toilet paper, right up until the day after the music

    finished. I've never been in better festival bogs... good work, fellas!

    There ware also good touches all over the festival, a sprinkler system

    fitted into the roof of the main floor, which provided a light refreshing

    rain, and caused people to put umbrellas up when smoking chillums ;-), the

    dance floor was covered with gravel so there was no dust; there were

    recycling bins at various points around the dance floor, which people used;

    there were sprinklers fitted outside the restaurants to keep the dust on the

    track down; there was an amazing wooden bridge connecting the chill out with

    the sacred fire area; there were shade structures built on the beaches; the

    hippies were regularly hosed down, with great joy, by the bombeiros

    (firemen), making the place smell better ;-) The art installations dotted

    around the site were also great; the sacred fire area and the liminal

    village looked fantastic, but I never spent much time there. My only slight

    complaint about the set up, was that there were no back drops anywhere, I

    love a good back drop, me, and it would have been nice to have seen some

    next to the dance floor or the chill out. The queues on Thursday to get in

    were unfortunate because it seemed that everyone arrived at once to get

    there early before the queues started... cos it seemed that very few people

    arrived on the Friday. Next time, please open the gates on-time (they were

    eventually opened at 11.30am when they were advertised as opening at 6am),

    or even better, open the site 2 days before the music begins.


    Overall, it was a fantastic festival, and I'd definitely consider going back

    in 2008, but please sort out the balance of music!

  4. Hi peeps,


    we are very pleased to announce a series of 3 parties at the Blue Mountain, Bristol, on the 7th October, 4th November and 2nd December (1st Friday of the month).


    The Blue Mountain has recently been refurbished, as many of you will know, and they now also have a license for their roof terrace to be open. We'll be bringing in our own sound and transforming the venue into a UV wonderland for each party.


    our website is now online: click here


    the line up for our first party is as follows:




    Unsanitised Psychedelic Trance:



    Rastaliens (Boom Records/Switzerland)



    Jay & Ralph (Rastaliens DJ Team)

    Mick Chaos (Chaos Unlimited / Phantasm)

    Lurk (Boom Records / Sonic Dragon Records / Hoi Pol Loi)

    Aurora (Beyond Logic Records / Hoi Pol Loi)


    Eclectic Chill:

    Goose (Hoi Pol Loi)

    Slauka (MelOtroniC)

    Husley (nocturnals.co.uk)


    (a veritable smorgasbord of ambient, dub,

    electro and breakbeat)


    more details soon


    ************************************************** *********

    Our second party is on 04/11/05 and will feature a live act from NOMAD (Mind Control Records/France); rest of the line up to follow soon


    watch this space...




    The Hoi Pol Loi

  5. okay, i have written a full review... it's a bit of a monster and you may not find it so interesting if you don't know me(but it will waste some valuable work time!). but i'm posting it anyway, so there.

    a url to photos can be found at the bottom of the last party


    Okay.... full review time. best start at the beginning, i think. Fia & I drove up early Thursday evening, picking El Psyreviews up on the way; we arrived on site at about 8.30, and after about half an hour of queueing we got into the festival proper to be met by Wing Commander Five (Brown Group)and escorted to our camp; which was a lovely shady spot not too far from the main gate... perfect, cos we had about half a tonne of stuff with us.

    After setting up camp, we went for a wander around the site to try and get our barings (easier said than done when the moosamine had already been broken into!), sat about in the truly spectacular ID Spiral chill and got to bed at about 2am. Only to be woken up at 6 by our neighbours playing very loud drum n bass and shouting at the top of their voices. One was shouting over and over “I bet you lot are glad you have met me!”; i had my doubts; i hadn’t even made his aquiantance and I already wanted to strangle him.


    I managed to get back to sleep for a couple of hours, and woke up feeling worse than I would for the rest of the festival. A hearty self-made brekkie sorted that though, and by the time kick off came at noon, we were up for it. too bad our wonderful government’s health and saftey department weren’t. 12pm came and went, and there was no music anywhere; all the stages were still roped off because H & S hadn’t been round to clear them as being safe for the general public... a good example of the mindless beauracracy and red tape that has to be dealt with to put on something like this in our great land. The music did eventually start at about 12.45 on the main(Origin)stage with a dj set from Lox, which was ok, but nothing special. After him came Lucas who ratcheted it up a couple of notches and the place really started to jump, especially when he played X-Dream - Panic in Paradise. It was at this point that the esteemed Raja Ram appeared in front of me dancing. I looked around for Damion, cos i wanted to get one of his “another shit psytrance DJ” bumper stickers. I was intending to go up to Lord Ram,slap him heartily on the back (and attaching ‘forementioned sticker), saying “they don’t make them like this any more”. Sadly, Damion was nowhere to be seen, and a golden opportunity passed me by, probably forever. After Lucas came Silicon Sound, Jumanji & Commercial Hippies, all live and all very good... particularly Silicon Sound. At some point towards the end of Commercial Hippies we ambled over to the Liquid Connective stage to Catch the Unconscious Collective chill set; which was also very good despite not having 2 of the band members there, due to a car breakdown, for most of it.

    After that the next few hours became a bit of a blur, the next thing I really remember was going back to the Origin stage to find that the volume had been turned <right> down, so that you could hear the person next to you talking with no difficulty. To make it worse the sound system had been set up with 4 stacks, and had obviously been calibrated for a certain volume; when it was played that low, there was phasing inbetween the stacks as well as outside them. The lack of volume put an end to the psytrance for us for the rest of the night; there was no energy on the dancefloor, people were just going through the motions and every peak sounded like a damp firework going off. So instead we checked out Dreadzone in the main dance tent, who were good, but it would have probably been suited more to a warm sunday afternoon than late on friday night. After that we bumped into a friend, Dick, who’s israeli girlfriend (Annarchy) was opening the main tent the next day, he told us that she had had huge problems with immigration, which resulted in them telling her if they found out she had played (the terms of her visa forbids even voluntary work!) they would have her on the next flight back to israel and refuse her permission to return to the UK!!! So she wasn’t evensure if she wanted to play her set Next we staggered over to the chill and caught most of Kaya Project’s excellent set. well, I say we caught it, but I managed to overdo the horse tranq and ended up in a puddle on the floor for an hour and a half, after that it was time for bed


    Woke up on Saturday at about 10am, had a french shower (deoderant), brushed teeth (turned toothbrush brown), ate breakfast (half a cheese n ham baguette) and watched the sun move move slowly along Damion’s tent (where he was sleeping) like some sort of laser in a James Bond movie, until he emerged sweaty and looking sorry for himself to an appreciative audience

    After that me, Fia & Paul Red Five fooked off to the main dance tent to see what anna was going to do. If all the shenanigens onstage were designed to fool the immigration people, they were certainly good. there were 4 people on stage; Anna, Dick, an Anna look-a-like, and someone who could look vaguely like Dick from 100 meters. There was also a long blonde wig, several hats and pairs of sunglasses. The ensueing chaos and changeovers (all 4 ended up behind the decks, and Dick even ended up wearing the blonde wig lol) reminded me of something out of the Benny Hill show, and were so confusing that i forgot my own name after about 20 minutes! The music was good though

    The rest of the daytime was a bit of a disappointment; we had expected the music to be turned up again on the origin and liquid stages when they restarted, but sadly it wasn’t, resulting in the same lack of energy throughout the day. I’m not going to comment on the music on the origin stage, cos it would be unfair on the dj’s and artists involved given the circumstances and the fact i didn’t stay longer than 10 minutes for most of them; except to say hydrophonic and aphid moon sounded amazing, and it was a crying shame they couldn’t have been louder. We spent most of the afternoon at the Liquid stage, where L.S.D. (very appropriate given our condition records were hosting the proceedings and playing some lovely dub and slower psytrance, and also back at base camp, where we got to listen to a hysterical rant from Sketchy Steve and Red Five, involving some of the most politically incorrect jokes around, and their opinions on various subjects... hippies and psy-forum.co.uk being prominent.

    Something quite strange happened that afternoon too; those of you who have known me for a long time (mainly the dutch lot then) will know that I very rarely get angry... well; I actually met someone who made me angry not once,but twice in one day. The second time, I even told her where to go, in no uncertain terms, and all this while I was in an otherwise sunny mood. I was later told that seeing this was like watching an angry hamster take someones throat out... LOL! My good mood was quickly restored though by 2 things; first bumping into very old and very good friends, Ed & Olly, who I hadn’t seen for the best part of 9 years... this was worth the ticket price on it’s own Second, I got approached by 3 random guys who wanted some acid and had never done it before; the whole thing ended up with them all bear-hugging me saying I was very fluffy and cute and the nicest “travel agent” they had ever met lol.

    Dancing-wise, the day was redeemed by 2 live sets at the Liquid stage, from Tron & Psymettrix; both absolute stompers and had me kicking up some dust until it closed at 12.30. We were hoping the volume was going to be turned up for Hallucinogen, who was headlining the Origin stage, but if anything it was turned down even further... i could hear myself fart for fucks sake, when I shouldn’t even have been able to hear myself think. It was such a shame; but because we are going to be lucky enough to catch him at Sonica we decided to do something else instead; this being an injection of class; so

    off we trotted, with Damion, to the Pussy Parlure (a portable, circular wooden bar, with a dome top, mirrors on the walls and stained glass windows)for a gin and tonic and some more horse tranq (we decided we needed to bring some extra class to the place After that we headed over to the Sancho Panza house tent to wobble with attitude to some sleazy grooves... the best musical moment (and probably of the whole day) being a house rmx of The Killerz - Somebody Told Me (you had a boyfriend etc). After that it was

    4am and time for bed again

    Woke up on sunday morning, repeated the 1st part of saturday morning and trotted off to the Liquid stage where Fromem_Ory was starting things off at midday... and horray, the volume was turned up! His set was one of the high points of the whole festie and perfect for the time of day... it sounded like protoculture should sound now if he hadn’t gone all eurotrance with the ‘orrible key changes, top stuff and really got my tired feet moving. After that, it was old timer, Mingin’ Mick Chaos, the heavyweight champion of Brighton, to show the whipper-snappers how things are done; and boy, did he do that. His set was absolute arsenkickened (a german phrase meaning ‘avin’ it learnt from a guidebook ); so full of energy and the whole place was bouncing. definitely the set of the festival for me. We made a brief trip back to the tent for more vodka, on the way back we passed the the breaksday tent, where they were playing the Beastie Boys- Fight For Your Right (to party), and then they followed it up with Rage Against the Machine – Fuck You... the whole crowd were singing along and the atmosphere was electric!

    Next up we passed by the main tent where the Eazy Star Allstars were doing their version of Dub Side of the Moon, which was also brilliant. The rest of the afternoon was spent on the Origin stage, (where the volume had also been turned up), where Son Kite was playing. We had heard them play in Germany a couple of weeks before at th Fusion Festival, and were surprised about how banging and full on they were; but this time it was a totally different set, and much more what we were expecting in the first place... really beautiful, groovy music for a baking hot, dusty afternoon. After that Peter Digital dj’d, and we got more of the same, perfect! Finally, it was time for Allaby’s live set, which I had been greatly looking forward to. The sun was going down behind the stage, the dancefloor rammed, the atmosphere was amazing, as was Allaby’s music. It’s the perfect marriage of full-on and progressive, and it was a superb bit of scheduling. He kept my anaethetised feet moving throughout, and finished off with the biggest tease of a track ending ever (is it coming back? oh, it is... no it isn’t... yes, it is, no it isn’t, yes it is)... 2nd best set of the festival for me and a wonderful way to finish.

    After that, it was pretty much bedtime as we had to get up at 5am, so I could be back at work by 9 :S Amazingly (and even more so for those that know me), that was exactly what happened... feck me, did i suffer though, but I have to say it was all worth it There were some downers; the volume on the main stage for half the festival being the main one; people having stuff pinched out of their tents being another. I don’t know why people are complaining about the toilets though (perhaps because they feel they have to); i thought there were enough of them, they were cleaned regularly; and compared to how i’ve seen them at other festivals (namely Boom & Samothraki) they were 5 star. Sure, food and booze were over-priced, but food is the not the fault of the organisers, and nor, really is the booze... they have to cover the cost of the wages, the booze itself, and mostly the cost of the license for selling it, which is astronomical in this country, and still make enough money to live off.

    The thing that made it for me though, as with every good festival, was the people I met and hung out with. huge shouts, massive big up’s, nuff ‘spect and large ones to the most lovely Fia, Damion “Jafi Jaffa” Psyreviews, Wing Commander Red Five & Niki Stix, Andy Morph, Wicki the Wicked Wiking, Sion, Bekki, Jon “Jedi Munchkin” Kenowbi & Carmel, Will Dogon, Mick, TC, Ali & Rob @ Chaos HQ, Vinny & Sandra, Robin Triskele, Liquid Ross, Jonny J, Ian Hudbot, Lord Elko of Spazzlington, Sean Shift, oOoEmmaoOo & Tang, Rob Urk, Nigel, Sketchy Steve & Jo Space Kitty... and special thanks to Ans & the rest of the Glade/Nano crew for making it all happen. You can find photos here

  6. yes, and they wont sell anything, they just give a link to saikosounds or some other places that dont have it


    did you mail them? if you didn't, then it might be worth it. if you did, i doubt it's because they won't sell it, it'll be because they don't have it.

  7. Delicious tracklist on Part 1 Tom - listening to it at the moment, and I've just reached Silicon Sounds "Wired". Great stuff.


    Also Congrats with the Fusion gig by the way - any chance you'll be attending VooV this year? :)


    hey proffy :)


    thanks very much :) i'm really pleased with part 1, personally i think it's the best mix on the website in terms of flow and mixing :)


    no voov for me this year sadly, i don't get enough holidays to do all of sonica, fusion and voov... especially as i'm going to sweden for the week before fusion.


    take it easy!

  8. hi,


    i just downloaded the SouthernSunMix, listening to it now.

    I like the music, but the sound seems to be a bit flat... (though it's in 192kbps)


    strange, don't know what that could be, i use soundforge to record and wavelab to encode, and all the music comes from original cds. it's been downloaded a lot of times and no-one has mentioned this before (and i've never noticed it either) :)


    the new mixes are 320kbps btw :)

  9. it's taste friend nothing to worry about  ;)  it sounds cheap to me that's all...

    it's like he stopped to fast creating his sounds... no many details...


    it's just taste no big deal !


    fair enough, just didn't know what you meant... don't agree though :)

  10. Hello!


    after a long time of inactivity on my website, I've just posted 3 new mixes (track lists below) for your downloading pleasure please drop me a line if you've got any constuctive criticism, or if you are a promoter and are interested in a demo, let me know where i can send it to


    The two chicken mixes are kind of a musical retrospective of the last 18 months since I last put a mix online. These are

    the tunes that have kept me, and others, bouncing on my travels =D


    if you like the tunes, please do your bit and buy a few of them to support the artists and the labels.


    clicky clicky herewww.hoipolloi.nl/djlurk




    Northern Light


    1. Psypilot - Organic Synthesis (TurboTrance)

    2. Silicon Sound & Jaia - Passengers (Digital Performers)

    3. Tristan - Activate Yourself (Solstice)

    4. Vatos Locos - Chalonize This (Maia)

    5. Overlap - Time Express (Nano)

    6. Wizzy Noise - Aegean Sunrise (Soular)

    7. Dickster & Cosmosis - Warm Saki (Phantasm)

    8. Aphid Moon - Nu Groove (Nano)

    9. Vibra - Casablanca (Neurobiotics)

    10. Johann - Stranded [Atomic Pulse rmx] (Unrlsd)

    11. The Delta - As a Child I Walked on the Ceiling [X-Noize rmx] (Unrlsd)

    12. Broken Toy - Slaphead (Alchemy)

    13. Aphid Moon & Lucas - Dark Star (TipWorld)


    Chicken of the Infinite part 1


    1. Son Kite - On Air [Deedrah rmx] (TurboTrance)

    2. Zen Mechanics - Ground Control (Iboga)

    3. Freq - Nurbs (Iboga)

    4. Logic Bomb - Datalinks rmx (TipWorld)

    5. Cosmic Tone - The Cosmic Story (Com.Pact)

    6. Silicon Sound - Wired (Dragonfly)

    7. Pixel & Sub6 - One Shot (Neurobiotics)

    8. Vibrasphere - Purple Floating [Cosma rmx] (Beats n Pieces)

    9. Psysex - Survival Kit [sub6 rmx] (Hommega)

    10. Voice of Cod - Art of Feng Shui (Transient)

    11. Nomad - The Magic Sofa's Show (Moon Spirits)

    12. Polaris - Circles (Solstice)

    13. Protoculture - Universo Paralello (TurboTrance)


    Chicken of the Infinite part 2 tracklist


    1. Laughing Buddha & Pogo - Crystal Clarity (Dragonfly)

    2. Etnica - Checker Flag (Solstice)

    3. Mindfield & Cosmosis - Re-Order (Phantasm)

    4. Fractal Glider - Spherical (Unrlsd)

    5. Deedrah - Waveburner (Spun)

    6. Space Cat - H2O (Digital Performers)

    7. Pixel - Happylepsia (Hommega)

    8. Psysex - Space Quest (Maia)

    9. Eskimo on Liquid - Trip to Melborne (Mind Control)

    10. Altom - Not For Children (Neurobiotics)

    11. The Good, the Bad & the Ugly - La Caixa [spectrum rmx] (Solstice)

    12. Bent Sentient - Suffocation Dividend [broken Toy rmx] (Nano)

    13. Fractal Glider - Things That Go Bump In The Night [Rastaliens rmx] (Boom!)

    14. Legohead - Get It India (Tribeadelic)

  11. It is the weakest of the 3 so far, but the other 2 have been very strong. I

    disagree with phaeton on 2 points, first, the Logic Bomb does not sound

    "really old", it doesn't sound like their new stuff either, its much more

    twisted than that, which imho is a good thing. Second, there is nothing wrong

    with the production on the phat phase, its a dirty, funky groover of a track

    which goes down very well on the dancefloor. These two tracks and the BOTFB

    and the Weirdo Beardo are the highlights. The Spliff Richard and the Celestial

    are the 2 let downs.

  12. The only track I didn't like on this was the Quirk one, both the Mindfield and

    the Bisto Boys tracks go down seriously well on the dancefloor. For me

    Phantasm are the most consistant label out there for the quality of their

    releases, 8/10

  13. I agree with Setsuko, its a really fun and groovy cd, perfect for the beginning

    of the night, or a late morning set. I've said this before, but I think its

    good that labels take time to release something a little different... 7/10

  14. I've heard this once and i was pleasantly surprised, its a lot better than some

    of the stuff they've been chruning out on compilations. Trouble is it will be

    completely cained by dj's everywhere, and people will be bored of it within a

    month or two ;)

  15. Excellent cd; highlights for me are the tristan track, which really gets the

    dancefloor rocking, the alien project & gms (is it just me or are all gms

    collaborations much better than their "solo" work ?"), logic bomb and the

    antidote; the rest is good too, except etnica, which is by far the weakest

    link ;o) 8/10

  16. got nothing to add to neurofluoro, the thing that makes this stand out from all

    the rest is the incredibly amazing production throughout the whole cd. 10/10

    for the music 0/10 for the cover, but theres a saying in english "you should

    never judge a book by its cover" ;o))

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