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  1. Check out the awesome new release from Nikki S - 'Illusion'! Out now on Dacru Records compilation - 'Uncharted Vol 10'.https://www.beatport.com/track/illusion-original-mix/10938814
  2. Earthdance London 2018: Total Eclipse, Blue Planet Corporation!!! We are back! After taking a break in 2017, we are super excited to return with renewed clarity, vision, energy and purpose. We are even clearer on the extent of our devotion to bringing you these special nights, where music, connection, dance, spirituality, subtle activism, heart opening and awakening meet hand in hand for a truly deep ecstatic soul awakening psy trance experience. We promise to deliver an epic night with line up, energies and magic to match! We've found an incredible new venue, with friendly security and a lovely vibe. Thank you for your support over the last three years, we hope to see you all again this year for what will likely be the most epic party yet! ❤ ROOM 1 'THE TEMPLE' PSYCHEDELIC & GOA TRANCE ❂ TOTAL ECLIPSE LIVE ❂ BLUE PLANET CORPORATION DJ SET ❂ SHAKTI / SUNTRIP RECORDS UK ❂ NEO LIVE / LIQUID RECORDS UK ❂ NEILL MOORE / LIQUID RECORDS UK ❂ LAUREN LYON / UK ROOM 2 PSY CHILL AND DOWNTEMPO BEATS ❂ ROBIN TRISKELE / LIQUID SOUND UK ❂ FLIBBERTIGIBBET / NZ ❂ INDIGO HERDER / TECHNICOLOUR/ TRANCENDANCE UK ❂ BUBBLEWRAP / TECHNICOLOUR/ TRANCENDANCE UK ❂ NIMI ❂ ANU / TRANCENDANCE UK ❂ GLOBAL PRAYER FOR PEACE MOMENT AT 1AM ❂ ❂ CAFE - TEA, CHAI AND CAKE BY NUMINUMS ❂ https://www.facebook.com/NuminumsCafe/ ❂ MASSAGE AND HEALING AREA WITH LORRENA ❂ DANCERS: ARIA, AMORIAH, SALOME LIVE DRUMMING - SEB AND LANCE STALLS AND FACE PAINTING BY BONNIE STITCH https://www.facebook.com/BonnieStitchdelights/ 2018 Theme: Plant Peace, Plant Compassion in action 100% of ALL PROFITS to be donated to support local INDEPENDENT charities and causes: Thames Reach Supporting the vulnerable and homeless in London. https://www.facebook.com/thames.reach/ Calais Action Independent grassroots refugee aid organisation. https://www.facebook.com/calaisaction/ #thinkglobalactlocal #bethechange Earthdance Established in 1997, Earthdance originally began in London! In a magic spiral of a story we now find ourselves holding the torch for this incredible event. Earthdance is a GLOBAL party for peace. At 1am UK time all Earthdance events around the world will synchronise with the powerful Global Prayer for Peace moment. Harnessing the immense power of our synchronised intention, this is a powerful and magical moment, and it's effects can be felt! Our vision The concept behind our London events is to provide an ecstatic activated sacred space- a temple of the heart, and of awakening. A place of connection and remembrance of that which lies within - our divinity and our power, which is infinite and immense! Together, united, and empowered, we can heal and transform our world! And so we shall. ❤ Tickets: https://accessallareas.org/listings/earth-dance/ Venue: http:// http://www.thesteelyard.london/ The Steelyard 13-16 Allhallows Lane EC4R 3UL London, United Kingdom Tickets ADV £23 inc booking fee More on the door! ALL profits being donated to Thames Reach and Calais Action!! **BRING PHOTO ID!** No ID NO entry! Venue policy. Doors open 10pm Last entry 3am. Friendly security- though expect thorough searches as per any London venue. Outside smoking area 18 Years old plus event Parking Facilities: NCP Car Park just 100 metres from the venue. https://www.ncp.co.uk/find-a-car-park/car-parks/london-vintry-thames-exchange/ Tube: Nearest tube station Cannon Street- just a few minutes walk. Deco Our amazing custom set designed specifically for us by Kailash Decorations. Extra deco and set up Kailash Decorations Lighting and projections by Earthdance team members aka Lighting Wizards Brendan and Joyce. Sound engineering by Dave- Pure Audio Visuals by Gee Ninowis Sacred space activation: DJ Shakti Celestial Fire
  3. After a long voyage light-years through multiple universes Astral Circus has once again landed, ripping through the space-time fabric and beaming psychedelic frequencies directly into the consciousness of our colourful and crazy community. Be prepared for an incredible, full immersion experience that joins us together in hearts, minds and spirits. We have returned! Over the past year the Astral Circus team have been busy collaborating with other promotions to bring you some of the best psychedelic trance parties in London (including Psymera, Tribal Village, Troxy Events, Shattered Barriers & much more). But now the team is back together to bring you a night of psychedelic delights as Astral Circus is their passion, their love, their way of expressing creativity, and supporting the creativity of other artists. Through the expression of sound, light and colour we create a circus of astral proportions for you to explore your own creativity, fun and adventure. ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ Friday, November 24 at 10 PM - 6 AM UTC @Electrowerkz 7 Torrens Street, EC1V 1NQ London, United Kingdom ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ ★★ LINE-UP ★★ ★★ BLACK ROOM (PSYCHEDELIC TRANCE STAGE) ★★ ▷ Space Tribe (TIP Records) https://www.facebook.com/SpaceTribe.Music/ https://soundcloud.com/spacetribe ▷ Journey aka Jay OM (Free-Spirit Records) ★★ Worldwide ‘Limitless’ album launch party ★★ https://www.facebook.com/JOURNEYakaJayOM/ https://soundcloud.com/journeyakajayom ▷ Nikki S (Alchemy Records/Astral Circus/Psymera) https://www.facebook.com/NikkiSOfficial/ https://soundcloud.com/djnikkis ▷ Bahar Canca (Psy-Boutique) https://www.facebook.com/Bahar-Canca-168796389893031/ https://soundcloud.com/bahar-canca ▷ Cathar (Iono Records) https://www.facebook.com/CatharPsytrance/ https://soundcloud.com/cathar-1 ▷ Octave Shifter (Biopulse Records) https://www.facebook.com/OctaveShifter/ https://soundcloud.com/octaveshifterlondon ▷ Andy Force (Astral Circus) https://www.facebook.com/AndyForceDJ/ https://soundcloud.com/andy-force ▷ Psyana (Boundless Records) https://www.facebook.com/DjPsyana/ https://soundcloud.com/psyana ★★ WHITE ROOM (PSYCHEDELIC ALTERNATIVE STAGE) ★★ ▷ Ben Coda (Lowering the Tone/Iboga Records) https://www.facebook.com/bencoda/ https://soundcloud.com/bencoda ▷ Halfred (Merkaba Music/Shanti Planti) https://www.facebook.com/halfr3d/ https://soundcloud.com/halfr3d ▷ Баxтак (Outtallectuals/Ethnofusion) https://www.facebook.com/baxtak/ https://soundcloud.com/baxtak ▷ Aztekh (Bom Shanka Music) https://www.facebook.com/Aztekh-1801811243390953/ https://soundcloud.com/djsutekhpsychedelic ▷ Amaluna aka Mudstompin Munkee b2b Flibbertigibbet https://www.facebook.com/MudstompinMunkee/ https://www.facebook.com/DJFlibbertiGibbet/ ★★ Live visual art projection mapping by vj baby k ★★ https://www.facebook.com/InsaneLiveVisuals/ ★★ DECOR by GeoMatrix Design, Cognitive Dissidents & inOrbit ★★ https://www.facebook.com/geomatrixdesign/ https://www.facebook.com/cognitivedissidents/ https://www.facebook.com/inorbit.org/ ★★ CHILL OUT COURTYARD ★★ ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ ★★ TICKETS ★★ Early bird tickets - SOLD OUT Advanced - £12+b/f - SOLD OUT Standard - £15+b/f MOTD http://buytickets.at/astralcircus/118075 http://www.accessallareas.org/astralcircus ★★ ACCESS ALL AREAS ★★ Phone orders please call +44 (0)20-7267 8320 or +44 (0)20-7267 6148. You can also purchase tickets from the AAA office on the second floor in the Camden Lock market building in the heart of Camden Town, London. 2nd Floor, 30C Camden Lock Place, London, NW1 8AL Opening hours: Tuesday - Saturday 12pm-7pm (Closed on Bank Holidays) http://www.accessallareas.org/astralcircus Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/330522904077516/ ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ ★★ STALLS ★★ Calling all arts, craft, fashion designers & masseuses. We have a beautiful space for stalls. Should you want to participate and contribute to this event with your creative energy please get in touch via [email protected] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ ★★ TRANSPORT ★★ Nearest tube: Angel (Northern Line) ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ ★★ PARKING ★★ Upper Street Car Park Ltd 52 Upper St · 020 7288 6272 Open 24 hours http://www.businessdesigncentre.co.uk/ Parkside Road Car Park 21 Parkfield St http://angelcentral.co.uk/parking-in-islington/
  4. :: Opal Rooms - Techno and Beats ::powered by VoidSlackbabaBen CodaDJ BedouinBahar CancaAlijiAdeMara LeFayDark Indigo See you in 10 days!!!!
  5. We are very excited to announce Nikki S 'Frequency of Space' album is officially released!!! Bandcamp: http://bit.ly/1YTKTps iTunes: http://apple.co/1NQFuxv Beatport: http://btprt.dj/1jviUw2 Limited CD Release: http://bit.ly/1HPUs4k
  6. Check out Nikki S latest interview on HarderFaster: [url="http://http://www.harderfaster.net/?sid=0500be6c27742fe67c3dde9719be3d92&section=features&action=showfeature&featureid=12477"]My link[/url]
  7. OUT NOW - Nikki S 'Frequency of Space' (Alchemy Records) Nikki S debut album is OUT NOW for exclusive advanced digital release on Beatport! Alchemy Records newest signing - Nikki S - is one of the UK's fastest rising psytrance artists. Her debut album 'Frequency of Space' delivers 9 brand new tracks to take you on a journey through psychedelic grooves and soundscapes. Featuring an array of warm basslines, from hip shaking sunshine grooves to full power bassline monsters, this album is a unique fusion of psychedelic leads, killer acid hooks, sci-fi and rasta vocals, ethnic and tribal elements, futuristic sounds, melodic hooks and lush atmospherics. Jam packed with energy and build-ups for those hands in the air moments, its guaranteed to smash the dance floor and create euphoric delights. Get ready for an astral adventure as you prepare to explore the Frequency of Space! [url=" https://pro.beatport.com/release/frequency-of-space/1651464"]My link[/url]
  8. Nikki S is one of the UK's fastest rising female psytrance artists. Adrenaline Flow is a full powered groover with Nikki's signature ripping acid sounds, chopped up vocals, splattered with an array of psychedelic sounds, swirling pads and risers for those euphoric rushes. Perfect for those peak time sets when you need to keep the energy high and the adrenaline flowing! [img]http://s7.postimg.org/9mm1bxurf/12226367_10153782875939722_317466215_n.jpg[/img] Beatport - https://pro.beatport.com/release/adrenaline-flow/1648994 Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/djnikkis/nikki-s-adrenaline-flow Listen: http://bit.ly/1WHKbxQ Buy: http://btprt.dj/1lec5Av
  9. Return to the Source ~ EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW ~ James Monro / Flying Rhino Records One of the hardest-working and most diverse artists around at the moment is Flying Rhino veteran James Monro. Producing and playing psy trance with Dick Trevor aka Dickster as Bumbling Loons and darker minimal-tech stuff as 4D with Grant Collins aka Darshan, it’s safe to say that he’s left many in the dust as he continues to play three sets at festivals all over the globe – the third and often headliner set, of course, being as himself. In the final edition of our trifecta of interviews featuring some of the pioneers of dance music coming back together for next week’s Return To The Source party, we managed to track James down for a very rare interview… Hey James!! Thanks loads for taking some time to chat with us ahead of the RTTS event in a couple weeks! I have a few questions for you I think our readers would love to know. SO shall we begin? 1. Give us a bit of insight into your musical background and major influences that brought you to DJ and produce music. I’ve been an avid music collector and listener since I can remember! I used to play my Dad’s records on his homemade high fi when he had people over for drinks… vibe up the party so to speak! First time I did that I think I was about 6 years old. Since that moment I have passionately collected music and upon discovering Jean Michel Jarre’s ‘Oxygen’ when I was 8, I embarked on a journey into electronic otherworldly music and sound. I soon discovered the likes of Tangerine Dream, Yello, Kraftwerk, OMD etc, and that was my ticket into electronic heaven! It was a very natural progression from there into the early days of electronic dance music and I soon started to experiment with friends (my first track was done with Neil McLellan who now produces The Prodigy). I then started to work with Matt Evans and together we created Technossomy. All I can say is that my desire to enhance the environment I was in with good music, is what fuelled my becoming a DJ. I never set out to become a DJ, and it was because of my passion for electronic and weird music and my collection of said music, that people started to ask me to come and play “my strange and wonderful” music at their parties… the rest is pretty much history. 2. You were classically trained as a musician, tell us what instruments you can play. I played the piano when I was a toddler and then took up the clarinet. 3. What prompted you, Dominic Lamb, and George Barker to start up Flying Rhino, a label that is still one of the most widely recognised in the Goa trance scene? Our combined passion for deep and trippy electronic music and the resulting mayhem it created wherever it was played!! Obviously Flying Rhino itself was born in memory of a very dear friend of ours, Adam Boyd, who sadly died. The label was named such in his memory. 4. I have to admit, some of the old Flying Rhino releases are still safely snuggled up in my top favourite tunes on wax. Of all the releases you put out, do you have a favourite one? Which one was the best seller and has the most longevity? Well tricky question… there were so many that I loved!! Today I still think ‘First Flight’ was pretty ground-breaking at the time, and sold a good 15,000 copies. The ‘Slipstream’ compilation definitely hailed in a new sound and a reduction of the bpm into what became latterly known as “progressive trance”. It still sounds good today as well! Personally I love the ‘Retrodelica’ comps. These were made up of tracks that inspired us to do what we did. Timeless classics that still sound amazing today and also still ring a very emotional and personal note. Some of the music we released on Flying Rhino Freestyle (our chill out department) I still listen to today and has stood the test of time, ‘Wabi’ being a particular favourite and ‘Sofa’. 5. Tell us how the Flying Rhino acts came to perform at Return to the Source parties? Well I DJ’d at one of the first RTTS parties in Holloway and we were all good friends and part of a small family scene at the time. Not that many of us are still doing it, so I guess it was a natural progression to get us involved! It was a great moment when Phil Ross got in touch and asked us to get on board. 6. What is the first memory that comes to mind when you hear Return To The Source? Can’t remember much… all I know is I had an awesome time!! 7. Can you explain the difference between the labels Tropical Beats, 4DigitalAudio and Flying Rhino Digital? Tropical Beats was a new time, a new continent and a step away from Flying Rhino and the whole massively distressing experience of watching it all go down the pan. I went to Brasil, met a great crew and together we started Tropical Beats, an agency and label that helped kick-start a whole scene in Brazil, and was a far cry from the heady trance sound of Flying Rhino. It was more tech house and deep house. I was pretty hurt and damaged by Flying Rhino’s demise and I kind of reacted against the whole trance thing. Much like a chastised child! Like many things in life (Flying Rhino included) it seemed that the 7 year phenomenon kicked in and I left TB but at the same time reconnected with Grant Collins (Darshan) my old partner in 4D, and we set up 4Digitalaudio. The idea being to delve into trippy techno and a deeper more minimal approach to feeding the dancefloor. I guess in hindsight I was slowly getting back into the trancier side of things! After a few years doing this we both started to get back into the trance thing, and saw potential to get stuck in again with what we’d been learning doing with 4DA and decided that now was the time to resurrect the beast and get him off the ground… so here we are with the Rhino Flying again… 8. Being so diverse and widely released in many genres, how important do you think it is these days for an artist to flirt with many genres of music? To be honest this whole musical thing has been a very personal journey and one that has had many reasons, experiences and influences fuelling its motion. But the bottom line is I love music, and that has meant that I have always enjoyed whatever genre of music when it’s well done. I came into the whole dance thing in the late ’80s when the raves and parties were fuelled by pretty much anything with a beat. As such I heard everything from house, hip hop, techno, new beat, instrumental and dub versions of ’80s pop bands from Simple Minds, Depeche Mode etc. and as a result I had a very open ear to what works on the dancefloor. That’s why today I love DJ’ing and producing a variety of styles of music… there’s so much to explore and I would get bored just doing one thing! That’s just my journey with it. I think it’s important to do exactly what you feel and to explore what it is you love about music, be that one genre or all genres. 9. What do you like more - writing music or DJing? Where do you feel the most reward? Or is it the combination of both – DJ’ing your own tracks? Haha… well actually I’m terrible at playing my own music… I do it very rarely! I’m always very self-critical and always think it could be better! I love the personal immersion in the studio… the creative process and the reward and the deep joy that comes when it’s all sounding exactly as you want it, and more!! That’s quite a selfish part, well not selfish as I am always thinking of how it will sound to the dancefloor, but maybe a bit self-indulgent! DJ’ing is where I really get the whole big picture and the massive pleasure of playing to the dancefloor. That’s the time when you put all the parts together – sometimes some of my tracks might be included – and you create the journey using all the music at your disposal… the palette is infinite and that’s the excitement. I never know what I’m going to play until I’m actually playing and the dancefloor is reacting. Producing and DJ’ing give equal pleasure, but in very different ways. 10. Spending so much time in parties for so many years, do you still experience those magical moments, a different reality? Share with us a moment like this from the last year? Oh yes for sure… without those moments I wouldn’t keep doing it. That’s the fire that fuels the desire to do what I do. Last year… well Boom was off the charts… what was supposed to have been a 2-hour set turned into a 6-hour marathon – they wouldn’t let me stop!! The dancefloor was with me, and I with them – all the way! It was truly incredible and one of those epic spontaneous magic moments! 11. Lately there have been a lot of “retro” parties happening, especially in Israel. Being a producer with many monikers from the ’90s... how does it feel to go *back in time*? To be honest I find the whole retro thing quite difficult to do… only because that was then and now is now. What happened then and what we listened to and produced then, is what makes what we do today happen, but the production levels have changed. I was very young then and was learning my craft. Today I am still learning, but have learnt so much and have moved on. As such, I’m always keen to play the best music I have at my finger tips and that doesn’t generally mean music from 20 years ago, even though it is brilliant music! It’s also an emotional journey that touches on so many personal and historic times. Nostalgia is a really powerful emotion, and I choose carefully where I play and for whom, before digging up that past. Like anything – at the right time in the right place with the right people – it’s magic… but the opposite of that, well it can be a very painful experience! 12. If you had to express yourself without music – what would you produce and in what art form? Woodwork 13. Just for fun! Share with us your 3 favourite websites NON music-related. Lots of cooking sites, as I love cooking!! But to be honest I’m not that big a user of the net. I use it for communication and music. If I’m on the computer I want to be creating music… Awww, Thank for such a great chat hon... And see you next week on the dancefloor ! * Interview by Robin Triskele * Intro and editing by Tara aka Flibbertigibbet * Return To The Source PR by Triskele Management TICKETS FOR THE EVENT: http://www.ticketweb.co.uk/event/return-to-the-source-tickets/184739 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/790751891022001/850715658358957/ [img]http://s27.postimg.org/gvvzfo8tv/1890986_1088384891174394_4592654918664732233_n.jpg[/img]
  10. Return to the Source ~ EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW ~ James Monro / Flying Rhino Records One of the hardest-working and most diverse artists around at the moment is Flying Rhino veteran James Monro. Producing and playing psy trance with Dick Trevor aka Dickster as Bumbling Loons and darker minimal-tech stuff as 4D with Grant Collins aka Darshan, it’s safe to say that he’s left many in the dust as he continues to play three sets at festivals all over the globe – the third and often headliner set, of course, being as himself. In the final edition of our trifecta of interviews featuring some of the pioneers of dance music coming back together for next week’s Return To The Source party, we managed to track James down for a very rare interview… Hey James!! Thanks loads for taking some time to chat with us ahead of the RTTS event in a couple weeks! I have a few questions for you I think our readers would love to know. SO shall we begin? 1. Give us a bit of insight into your musical background and major influences that brought you to DJ and produce music. I’ve been an avid music collector and listener since I can remember! I used to play my Dad’s records on his homemade high fi when he had people over for drinks… vibe up the party so to speak! First time I did that I think I was about 6 years old. Since that moment I have passionately collected music and upon discovering Jean Michel Jarre’s ‘Oxygen’ when I was 8, I embarked on a journey into electronic otherworldly music and sound. I soon discovered the likes of Tangerine Dream, Yello, Kraftwerk, OMD etc, and that was my ticket into electronic heaven! It was a very natural progression from there into the early days of electronic dance music and I soon started to experiment with friends (my first track was done with Neil McLellan who now produces The Prodigy). I then started to work with Matt Evans and together we created Technossomy. All I can say is that my desire to enhance the environment I was in with good music, is what fuelled my becoming a DJ. I never set out to become a DJ, and it was because of my passion for electronic and weird music and my collection of said music, that people started to ask me to come and play “my strange and wonderful” music at their parties… the rest is pretty much history. 2. You were classically trained as a musician, tell us what instruments you can play. I played the piano when I was a toddler and then took up the clarinet. 3. What prompted you, Dominic Lamb, and George Barker to start up Flying Rhino, a label that is still one of the most widely recognised in the Goa trance scene? Our combined passion for deep and trippy electronic music and the resulting mayhem it created wherever it was played!! Obviously Flying Rhino itself was born in memory of a very dear friend of ours, Adam Boyd, who sadly died. The label was named such in his memory. 4. I have to admit, some of the old Flying Rhino releases are still safely snuggled up in my top favourite tunes on wax. Of all the releases you put out, do you have a favourite one? Which one was the best seller and has the most longevity? Well tricky question… there were so many that I loved!! Today I still think ‘First Flight’ was pretty ground-breaking at the time, and sold a good 15,000 copies. The ‘Slipstream’ compilation definitely hailed in a new sound and a reduction of the bpm into what became latterly known as “progressive trance”. It still sounds good today as well! Personally I love the ‘Retrodelica’ comps. These were made up of tracks that inspired us to do what we did. Timeless classics that still sound amazing today and also still ring a very emotional and personal note. Some of the music we released on Flying Rhino Freestyle (our chill out department) I still listen to today and has stood the test of time, ‘Wabi’ being a particular favourite and ‘Sofa’. 5. Tell us how the Flying Rhino acts came to perform at Return to the Source parties? Well I DJ’d at one of the first RTTS parties in Holloway and we were all good friends and part of a small family scene at the time. Not that many of us are still doing it, so I guess it was a natural progression to get us involved! It was a great moment when Phil Ross got in touch and asked us to get on board. 6. What is the first memory that comes to mind when you hear Return To The Source? Can’t remember much… all I know is I had an awesome time!! 7. Can you explain the difference between the labels Tropical Beats, 4DigitalAudio and Flying Rhino Digital? Tropical Beats was a new time, a new continent and a step away from Flying Rhino and the whole massively distressing experience of watching it all go down the pan. I went to Brasil, met a great crew and together we started Tropical Beats, an agency and label that helped kick-start a whole scene in Brazil, and was a far cry from the heady trance sound of Flying Rhino. It was more tech house and deep house. I was pretty hurt and damaged by Flying Rhino’s demise and I kind of reacted against the whole trance thing. Much like a chastised child! Like many things in life (Flying Rhino included) it seemed that the 7 year phenomenon kicked in and I left TB but at the same time reconnected with Grant Collins (Darshan) my old partner in 4D, and we set up 4Digitalaudio. The idea being to delve into trippy techno and a deeper more minimal approach to feeding the dancefloor. I guess in hindsight I was slowly getting back into the trancier side of things! After a few years doing this we both started to get back into the trance thing, and saw potential to get stuck in again with what we’d been learning doing with 4DA and decided that now was the time to resurrect the beast and get him off the ground… so here we are with the Rhino Flying again… 8. Being so diverse and widely released in many genres, how important do you think it is these days for an artist to flirt with many genres of music? To be honest this whole musical thing has been a very personal journey and one that has had many reasons, experiences and influences fuelling its motion. But the bottom line is I love music, and that has meant that I have always enjoyed whatever genre of music when it’s well done. I came into the whole dance thing in the late ’80s when the raves and parties were fuelled by pretty much anything with a beat. As such I heard everything from house, hip hop, techno, new beat, instrumental and dub versions of ’80s pop bands from Simple Minds, Depeche Mode etc. and as a result I had a very open ear to what works on the dancefloor. That’s why today I love DJ’ing and producing a variety of styles of music… there’s so much to explore and I would get bored just doing one thing! That’s just my journey with it. I think it’s important to do exactly what you feel and to explore what it is you love about music, be that one genre or all genres. 9. What do you like more - writing music or DJing? Where do you feel the most reward? Or is it the combination of both – DJ’ing your own tracks? Haha… well actually I’m terrible at playing my own music… I do it very rarely! I’m always very self-critical and always think it could be better! I love the personal immersion in the studio… the creative process and the reward and the deep joy that comes when it’s all sounding exactly as you want it, and more!! That’s quite a selfish part, well not selfish as I am always thinking of how it will sound to the dancefloor, but maybe a bit self-indulgent! DJ’ing is where I really get the whole big picture and the massive pleasure of playing to the dancefloor. That’s the time when you put all the parts together – sometimes some of my tracks might be included – and you create the journey using all the music at your disposal… the palette is infinite and that’s the excitement. I never know what I’m going to play until I’m actually playing and the dancefloor is reacting. Producing and DJ’ing give equal pleasure, but in very different ways. 10. Spending so much time in parties for so many years, do you still experience those magical moments, a different reality? Share with us a moment like this from the last year? Oh yes for sure… without those moments I wouldn’t keep doing it. That’s the fire that fuels the desire to do what I do. Last year… well Boom was off the charts… what was supposed to have been a 2-hour set turned into a 6-hour marathon – they wouldn’t let me stop!! The dancefloor was with me, and I with them – all the way! It was truly incredible and one of those epic spontaneous magic moments! 11. Lately there have been a lot of “retro” parties happening, especially in Israel. Being a producer with many monikers from the ’90s... how does it feel to go *back in time*? To be honest I find the whole retro thing quite difficult to do… only because that was then and now is now. What happened then and what we listened to and produced then, is what makes what we do today happen, but the production levels have changed. I was very young then and was learning my craft. Today I am still learning, but have learnt so much and have moved on. As such, I’m always keen to play the best music I have at my finger tips and that doesn’t generally mean music from 20 years ago, even though it is brilliant music! It’s also an emotional journey that touches on so many personal and historic times. Nostalgia is a really powerful emotion, and I choose carefully where I play and for whom, before digging up that past. Like anything – at the right time in the right place with the right people – it’s magic… but the opposite of that, well it can be a very painful experience! 12. If you had to express yourself without music – what would you produce and in what art form? Woodwork 13. Just for fun! Share with us your 3 favourite websites NON music-related. Lots of cooking sites, as I love cooking!! But to be honest I’m not that big a user of the net. I use it for communication and music. If I’m on the computer I want to be creating music… Awww, Thank for such a great chat hon... And see you next week on the dancefloor ! * Interview by Robin Triskele * Intro and editing by Tara aka Flibbertigibbet * Return To The Source PR by Triskele Management TICKETS FOR THE EVENT: http://www.ticketweb.co.uk/event/return-to-the-source-tickets/184739
  11. Love Light Fire Tribe ॐ ॐ YOUR DREAMS! YOUR REALITY! ॐ ॐ With Man With No Name / Dickster & More ॐ Our Lovely Humans, with the blessings of the Universe, We are honoured to Present to You our next Love Light Fire Tribe ॐ Gathering in LONDON. SATURDAY, 24TH OCTOBER, 2015. BRIXTON JAMM - LONDON www.BrixtonJamm.org You Are The Architect And Builder Of Your Dreams Into Reality! You Are The Force Of Your Life And The Fighter Of Your Cause! You Are The Love Source of Everything! You can be stumbled, but Never Stopped! You can be defeated, but Never Destroyed! You Are Courageous! You Are LOVE That Shines LIGHT And Burns FIRE! You Are Free! You Are Unconditional! You Are Beautiful In Every Way! You are not magic, Magic is You! Be Gentle To Yourself, To Nature And Everything! Love And Be Loved! Adore And Be Adored! Serve And Be Served! Feel, Cry, Forgive, Love, Be Happy And Make Love! Nature Is Not Here Against You, You Are Not Against Yourself! You Are Here To Grow And Evolve! Sing And Dance! You Are Queens And Kings! Never Settle For Less And Always Offer More! We Are All Royalty! We Are One! Love Light Fire You ALL! The More Of Us Gathered In One Place The More Powerful The Manifestation Of Love In This Temporal World. ॐ LINE-UP ॐ ॐ ॐ ॐ REALITY Space ॐ ॐ ॐ ॐ MAN WITH NO NAME (UK) - LIVE ॐ DICK TREVOR aka DICKSTER (UK) - LIVE ॐ HOPI (UK/RO) ॐ MOON (MEXICO) ॐ SURPRISE DJs (Germany/Israel) - LIVE ॐ ॐ ॐ DREAMS Space ॐ ॐ ॐ ॐ Serj (RO) - Violin LIVE ॐ Dreaddean & Spinney Lainey (Spain/UK) - Flute LIVE ॐ Lauren Lyon (UK) ॐ Digital Dimensions (Portugal) - LIVE ॐ Chronical Mass (UK) ॐ Overdrive (Portugal) - LIVE ॐ Sick Note (UK) OUR AIM IS TO OFFER YOU OUT OF THIS WORLD NATURAL EXPERIENCES OF SOUND, ART VISUAL PROJECTIONS, ART DECO & LOVE LIGHT FIRE PEOPLE! Love Light Fire Tribe ॐ is a Community that promotes Unconditional Manifestation of Love! ॐ ॐ ॐ ॐ TICKETS INFO ॐ ॐ ॐ ॐ Tickets Available from Access All Areas (Camden) & Brixton Jamm (Brixton) ॐ Tickets Links: www.AccessAllAreas.org/tribe/ https://next.fatsoma.com/brixton-jamm/qsuhrtwm/love-light-fire-tribe-w-man-with-no-name www.BrixtonJamm.org ॐ Event Tickets Support: Phase 1/2: £10/15 Door: £18 ॐ Gathering Presented By: Love Light Fire Tribe ॐ Orbital Experiences Berlin (www.orbital-experiences.biz) Brixton JAMM Root Loop ॐ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/475876455919775/ ॐ NAMASTE To ALL Of YOU For Making It Happen! ॐ ॐ In Lak'ech Ala K'in ॐ
  12. Into the 22nd Year, Return to the Source is back with the first of a new era of events in London, across the UK and the globe. 14th Nov / Return to the Source at Scala, 275 Pentonville Road. Kings Cross. London N1 9NL •• Main Room: Psychedelic Goa Trance •• Ajja Hux Flux Cosmosis Tsuyoshi Suzuki DJ Moon ThallOm •• Flying Rhino Room: Techno Progressive •• James Monro Bumbling Loons Darshan 4D Aliji •• Ecletic Music Unlimied •• Freear (Slamboree) DJ Cal Jader Klutta DopaMina A Thousand EYES loads more to be announced. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/790751891022001/ Tickets £18+bf available from: Access All Areas Network Online: http://www.accessallareas.org/rtts Cash, Credit Card and Phone Sales: Access All Areas Network Ltd 2nd Floor, 30c Camden Lock Place, London, NW1 8AL. Tel: +44 (0)20 7267 8320 & +44 (0)20 7267 6148 Email: [email protected] Website: http://www.accessallareas.org/ Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ Our opening hours are: Monday - Saturday 12pm till 7pm (BST) (Closed Sundays and on Bank holidays) Also available from: Ticketweb: http://www.ticketweb.co.uk/event/return-to-the-source-tickets/184739 Scala http://scala.co.uk/events/return-to-the-source/ Tel: 08444 771000 More info: Venue website: http://scala.co.uk/ [img]http://s9.postimg.org/j0dg9opfj/10253779_1020664781279739_3700803921452577949_n.jpg[/img]
  13. Check out the latest interview with new emerging talent from the UK! Cutting edge psychedelic sounds with a feminine touch! Nikki S in mushroom magazine: [img]http://s17.postimg.org/pvnuqb3in/11027775_10153576636159722_5121960034760410902_n.jpg[/img] [url="http://www.mushroom-magazine.com/nikki-s-female-vibes-from-the-uk/"]My link[/url] Facebook: [url="https://www.facebook.com/NikkiSOfficial?fref=ts"]My link[/url] Soundcloud: [url="https://soundcloud.com/djnikkis"]My link[/url]
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