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How old were you when you started listening to goa/psytrance?


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It seems that most people here are 30 to 35 years old and were mostly exposed to psy/goa for the first time in the middle nineties.

 

Same here. It was 1996 or 97 when I occasionaly was at some event where they played goa trance. I have no idea what they exactly were playing and I even didn't know that there is such a thing as goa trance (or "trance" in general) back then, but when I heard some goa 10 years later I immediately recognized that it is that music from 1996.

 

From 2006 to 2014 psy/goa was about 5% of my playlist, now it takes 95%. Have no idea why this happened.

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I started in late 2013 at 17 years old, though I did discover IM's The Gathering the year before. At the time, I had no idea what it was called. I found Astral Projection's Trust In Trance 3, but never really listened to it until months later. Instead, it started with I.F.O. (thanks to this forum, in fact!) That album completely blew my mind. After that, I was hooked. Filteria, Hallucinogen and Astral Projection came next, then Dimension 5 and E-Mantra. Loads of other artists since then, and I'm nowhere near sick of it yet.

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In 1996 I heard Project II Trance and Paul Oakenfold's Voyage in to Trance. I was blown away and have been in to Psy and Goa ever since. I was 15 and I'm about to turn 35, twenty years has flown by for sure. Lots of wonderful music discovered, loads of great people met in that time :)

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I was 17. I'll never forget it. I was at the New York Film Academy in the summer of '98. I thought I was "cool" with my Prodigy - Music For the Jilted Generation techno album. One of my roommates guided me to his CD collection (my first exposure to Goa-Trance) and told me to check 'em out.

 

I pulled out V/A - The Future Sound of America with artists: Astral Projection, Hallucinogen, Transwave, Miranda, Man With No Name, etc., pressed play and completely ompletely FELL IN LOVE :wub:. The first track was Astral Projection's KABALAH which I ADORED. Same with Transwave's Land of Freedom and numerous others. I was BLOWN AWAY. I had never heard electronic music so complex, creative, and infectious (I NEVER used the word "infectious" to describe a song before Goa music). Anyway, there I was thinking I was hot shit with my techno collection, as if I was at the top of my game. All along my ceiling was my roomate's floor. Man what an egotistical little self-absorbed boy I was. So unaware. My ego melted and my heart grew. From that event, I ended up getting rid of 500-1000 CD's, almost every electronic album I owned. Of course I enjoy many genres of music like most of you. Goa isn't my life. But it completely changed my life and inspired me in ways that I will always appreciate and be thankful for.

 

BTW I'm 35 now.

 

Great topic BTW.

 

I was 18 (1995).

 

HA! One year apart! :)

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Bumped into the music 2002 by accident when I was 16. I was on a search for Trance music I might like since my dad was recording a radio channel late night as they played dj mixes there. The AIM Messenger pop up as you'd boot the chat had a radio tab, and from there I would browse and write names down. Some goa played which I didn't know yet. I wrote down several names and 3 or 4 were goa tracks. One Shakta and Ping Pong track and Psygone - 'Twisted Minds' and 'Outer Limits' played. BAM! been with it since.

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93/94 Orb and Blue room releases on import, Eat Static, loved Planet Dog releases around 94. Went to a Mega dog in London around 93Then relaly discovered it properly when moved

to Japan. My first real party was 97 Koxbox in Japan

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1995/1996 .... so I was 16/17 years young .... :-)

 

First tracks, amongst others, were MWNN - Lunar cycle ; Etnica - Moon influence ; Juno Reactor - Feel the universe ; Hallucinogen - Snarling black marbel ;

... so I guess I started out commercial (Distance to goa series and Traveling series and some albums I could find back then cause as someone already mentioned it was the pre-internet era which made the hunt for those albums something magical :-) )

..... still remeber the excitement when I discovered albums like Space Tribe - Sonic Mandala or Hallucinogen - Twisted somewhere in my Virgin Megastore .... :-))) ....

 

Some years later a specialised shop in Goa music arised in Antwerp ... great times!!

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1995/1996 .... so I was 16/17 years young .... :-)

 

First tracks, amongst others, were MWNN - Lunar cycle ; Etnica - Moon influence ; Juno Reactor - Feel the universe ; Hallucinogen - Snarling black marbel ;

... so I guess I started out commercial (Distance to goa series and Traveling series and some albums I could find back then cause as someone already mentioned it was the pre-internet era which made the hunt for those albums something magical :-) )

..... still remeber the excitement when I discovered albums like Space Tribe - Sonic Mandala or Hallucinogen - Twisted somewhere in my Virgin Megastore .... :-))) ....

 

Some years later a specialised shop in Goa music arised in Antwerp ... great times!!

I am sure we bought our first cds in the same shop! :) Virgin mega store... in de Keyserlei! :) Technossomy, Green Nuns, Jaia, MWNN, Astral, you name it... Around 98/99 :) And after that, Taboo Records with goa ONLY! :) Yes, thats how to start an addiction ;)

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Hello, new here.

 

First experience was the song "Dancing Galaxy" when I was 16. I was mostly into metal then. I continued to mostly listen to metal for some years while also listening to old Astral Projection, Hallucinogen, and Chi A.D. Now 12 years later my listening habits are predominantly trance (about evenly distributed between psy or goa on one end and uplifting on the other) with a good dose of ambient and the occasional metal song.

 

Hoping to explore psy and goa a bit more, which is why I'm here. :)

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