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Panta Rei

1) Panta Rei was an early Swedish progressive rock band. They released a self-titled album in 1973. Not to be confused with the similarly named Panta Rhei. The band played psychedelic rock/blues. The setting on the record was as follows: Leadsinger Georg Trolin, Cary Wihma on bass, Tomo Wihma played the drums, Thomas Arnesen on guitar and Leif Östman also on guitar and Göran Freese on sax. Panta Rei was considered to be even better live...

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Kali

There are, at least, nine artist by this name: 1) Martinican reggae / folk musician Kali (Jean-Marc Monnerville), was born in Fort-de-France in 1959. After music studies in Paris in the 1970s, Kali returned to Martinique, where he contributed to several local bands, including 6ème Continent (Sixth Continent), which fused the traditional folk music of Martinique with reggae. Kali later decided to pursue a solo career. In 1992 Kali represented France in Eurovision Song Contest with the song "Monté La Riviè".

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X-Dream

X-Dream are Marcus Christian Maichel (born May 1968) and Jan Muller (born February 1970); they are also known as Rough and Rush. They are producers of psychedelic trance music and hail from Hamburg, Germany. Although their music retains the 4/4 drum patterns of Goa trance music and has a dependence on riffs, X-Dream has a unique sounds different from most other artists in the genre. They are well-known for their high quality of production and well-placed psychedelic sounds.

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Neelix

Hamburg based artist Henrik Twardzik, better known as Neelix started to produce music in the early 1998.
After DJing for some years he finally decided to create his own sound. His first track he recorded was "Neelix - The Fourth", released on a NOVA TEKK compilation called Maverixx in 2002, which was followed by numerous releases on different labels from all around the globe. Until now Henrik has released 2 albums and many singles, his third album is already finished, mastered and was to be released on the 30th of March, 2009 on Millennium Records.

FRACTAL

There are several bands with the name (Fractal): 1) Most of the tracks you can play here are from the instrumental debut CD Continuum, released in 2003 by the San Jose CA based progressive rock band Fractal. Their website is www.fractal-continuum.com. Fractal were formed in 2000 with a strong early influence from mid-late period King Crimson, and have since developed a unique sound, often using complex time signatures. In 2008, they are finalizing the recording of their second full CD. A single track from this CD "Aftermath" was pre-released in 2007.

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Skazi

Skazi is an Israeli trance band, producing a unique style of full-on psychedelic trance music since 1998. Their first trance album Animal, released in September 2000 was revolutionary in its sound & direction. Coming from a punk and hardcore scene, Skazi brought a new and innovative twist to trance, combining electronica with live guitar riffs & storming sounds. In March 2002 Skazi released their second album, Storm, followed by Total Anarchy in the summer of 2006.

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Phony Orphants

Phony Orphants are Jeppe Ornkilde (DJ Jeppe) and Mikael Dahlgaard (DJ Emok), a progressive psytrance-group from Denmark. They created Iboga studio in Copenaghen, releasing their firsts works on Transient, Plastik Park, Plusquam and so on. Collaborating with some of the most interesting Scandinavian artists, such as Beat Bizarre, Refer Decree and much more, they finally created Iboga Records, which they also manage.

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Tristan

Tristan Cooke
Tristan Cooke is a face that only needs to be introduced to those new on the circuit. He has been DJing for nearly 15 years, playing all over the world at places like New York, Brazil, Tokyo, Israel, Paris, Australia, South Africa, Zambia and many more. With three albums under his belt, 'Audiodrome' and 'Substance' on Twisted Records and a third 'Chemisphere' on NANO, his rise in the studio has gone hand in hand with his Dj career. He currently has plans for collaboration with Simon Posford and Koxbox.

Nomad

There are ten artists with this name: 1) nomad is a folk/hip hop artist, he is from belgium and is also a member of Cavemen Speak, Gunporn and Nuccini! all off the label shadowanimals.
His solo album Lemon Tea was big sucess, it was released on Hue in japan. 2) A Polish Death Metal band. NOMAD was founded in 1994. A little bit later a second vocalist, Bleyzabel, joined the band and in the beginning of 1996 the group entered SALMAN Studio in Bialystok to record its first demo entitled DISORDER featuring over 30 minutes of brutal death metal.

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Shpongle

The core members of Shpongle are Simon Posford and Raja Ram from the United Kingdom, along with many collaborators and guest musicians. Ott is also credited on all albums. Their sound is a mix of mainly eastern ethnic samples and western contemporary psychedelic synth music. Posford is responsible for the synth and studio work while Raja Ram contributes with flute arrangements. They are both responsible for the visionary input. According to one interview, they commonly visualize the music together before and during the creation process.

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