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.
Meat Axe is the result of Tim and Dan from the dark psytrance act Hefty Output simultaneously getting tired of high BPMs and being exposed to the music of Si Begg and Tipper. Already having played around Australia and in Tokyo, their debut EP is about to drop on Disconekta Records. Expect bass-heavy, technical breaks, made for the dancefloor.
Felix Greenlees aka Terrafractyl has been playing and writing music for as long as he can remember. Brought up on a diet of Classical, Opera and Jazz he eventually went on to play Bassoon in several professional orchestras around Australia.
He has also played piano for most of his life, and was over the moon when he discovered a genre of music into which he could incorporate all the different types of music he had grown to love.
It was called Goa-trance.
Since then Felix never looked back, and he is now one of the most prominent and sought after psytrance performers in Australia.
Toxis is the name of (at least) four artists: An Israeli psychedelic-trance producer, a romanian hard n' heavy band, a Norwegian rock-group, a german short-term indie-rock apparition and an austrian hiphop producer. Toxic is Avi Aboresi from Israel. This project started in 2001 as a dark metal influenced trance and evolved involved into a powerful dancefloor trance. Toxic has collaborated with artists such as Azax Syndrom, Psychotic Micro, Abomination, Winter Demon, Seroxat and others. His releases can be found in labels such as Time Code, Acidance, Yabai, Pi, and more.
1) Solo project of Daniel Martin-McCormick of Mi Ami (Los Angeles). Hot and sticky humid DC nights. San Fran brotherly love bangers. You-Can-Have-It-All loftings in Brooklyn. Ital bounces between these like a mechanized conga beat, offering up the kind of cuts that make you move like the smoother, sweeter version of yrself. This is the ultimate reversal of the day that disco died, the perfect envisioning of a dance culture that threw away the cheeky kitsch of hustle hangovers but held on to the je ne sais quoi of glitterfeti neon nightlife.
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.
There is more than one artist with this name. 1) Ritualistic dark ambient project formed in 1997. Changed name (and musical style) to Psychonaut 75 in 2001. 2) Influenced by psychedelic experiences and meetings the trance-project PSYCHONAUT was born. It consists of two members (Dr. Balser, Lothar H.), which started making music in the early 90's. They released some tracks on Trance-Compilations like Goahead, Planet Goa, Chakra etc. The first album-CD came out in september 2000 called Vol.1 (Velvet-Inc.
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.
For the psytrance artists go to the Black & White page and fix your tags. The band went under the name “First Love” and performed at the Hemmens Auditorium Battle of the Bands. The band took first place and won “cash plus recording time”. As time went on the band changed its name to “Black and White” and soon became very popular on the Illinois Club Circuit. The band performed at Chance’s R, Stay Out West and other Classic venues. Black and White Is: BOB SLAWEK / VOCALS JIM PATTERSON / BASS