SHOW DATES

Midnight Sun Festival 2014 – Norway

July 16, 2014toJuly 22, 2014

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Midnight Sun Festival is an electronic music and nature
festival that will take place on Værøy from 16 to 22 july 2014.
Located in a spectacular environment above the arctic circle,
we invite the global family to join us on an adventure the world
have never seen before. Combining cutting-edge electronic music
with arctic nature and wildlife, our vision is to create an unique
festival experience where people from all over the
world can come together and celebrate the midnight sun.

PROGRAM
There is mainly 2 musical areas; SUN OBSERVATORY & SUN TEMPLE.

SUN OBSERVATORY is where you can relax to many different styles
of ambient music, live bands and groovie electronic beats.

SUN TEMPLE will host groundbreaking, creative and wild
underground full power dancemusic at its core. Expect nothing less!

16 July Festival gates opening;
Entrance / Camping / Sun Observatory

17 July Opening of the Sun Temple (mainfloor)

21 July Closening of the Sun Temple (mainfloor)

22 July Closening of the festival

Official Website
Facebook event page

OZORA Festival 2014 – Hungary

July 29, 2014toAugust 3, 2014

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I’m very excited to be returning to Hungary for the 2014 edition of the OZORA Festival

Bass Love – inSpiral Lounge, London, UK

January 10, 2014 9:30 pmtoJanuary 11, 2014 1:30 am

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An evening exploring the funky and psychedelic side of bass music. Prepare to be guided around the deeper edges of dubstep and glitch-hop to find new and exciting sounds.

Bring your dancing shoes!

Selections presented by:

Jon Sangita a.k.a. Experimental Sound Project is a psychedelic ambient dub producer and as a DJ he’s a funkadelic force to be reckoned with.
He is a passionate lover and collector of psychedelic music and is a specialist in Ambient Dub and Funky ‘n’ Crunky Glitch Hop and Breaks.
His style is seriously fun and upbeat and his sets are always an inspired glimpse into the worlds of chunky breaks and glitchy beats with a special psychedelic twist.
He has 2 decades of involvement in the alternative and psychedelic scene in London and was a promoter of the legendary Psubliminal Psychedelia parties in the early 90s. Since then has been producing tracks for labels such as Sangita Sounds, Dubmission and Ajnavision as well as playing out at various global psychedelic festivals including
Boom, Sonica, Ozora, Universo Paralello, Sunrise and Glade.

https://www.soundcloud.com/jon-sangita-uk/

DJ Nod is based out of Brixton, observing and participating in the global bass music scene both at home in London and through his world-wide travels. Since his move from the USA in 2009 he has played events across the globe, ranging in size from massive festivals such as OZORA and Hadra to smaller events in the US, Europe, and Japan.
During this time he has become known for his smooth mixing and heavily psychedelic track selection, skirting around the edges of dubstep and other bass-driven music to procure a wide range of sub-shaking sounds.

https://www.djnod.net/

FREE Entry
9:30pm – 1:30am
Inspiral Lounge and Events
250 Camden High Street, London NW1 8QS

Bass Love – inSpiral Lounge, London, UK

October 18, 2013 9:30 pmtoOctober 19, 2013 1:30 am

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An evening exploring the funky and psychedelic side of bass music. Prepare to be guided around the deeper edges of dubstep and glitch-hop to find new and exciting sounds.

Bring your dancing shoes!

Selections presented by:

Jon Sangita a.k.a. Experimental Sound Project is a psychedelic ambient dub producer and as a DJ he’s a funkadelic force to be reckoned with.
He is a passionate lover and collector of psychedelic music and is a specialist in Ambient Dub and Funky ‘n’ Crunky Glitch Hop and Breaks.
His style is seriously fun and upbeat and his sets are always an inspired glimpse into the worlds of chunky breaks and glitchy beats with a special psychedelic twist.
He has 2 decades of involvement in the alternative and psychedelic scene in London and was a promoter of the legendary Psubliminal Psychedelia parties in the early 90s. Since then has been producing tracks for labels such as Sangita Sounds, Dubmission and Ajnavision as well as playing out at various global psychedelic festivals including
Boom, Sonica, Ozora, Universo Paralello, Sunrise and Glade.

https://soundcloud.com/jon-sangita-uk

DJ Nod is based out of Brixton, observing and participating in the global bass music scene both at home in London and through his world-wide travels. Since his move from the USA in 2009 he has played events across the globe, ranging in size from massive festivals such as OZORA and Hadra to smaller events in the US, Europe, and Japan.
During this time he has become known for his smooth mixing and heavily psychedelic track selection, skirting around the edges of dubstep and other bass-driven music to procure a wide range of sub-shaking sounds.

https://www.djnod.net/

FREE Entry
9:30pm – 1:30am
Inspiral Lounge and Events
250 Camden High Street, London NW1 8QS

Equinox Festival 10th Anniversary – Asheville, NC, USA

September 20, 2013toSeptember 23, 2013

.::~EQUINOX~::.

September 20-23 2013
The 10th Annual T.O.U.C.H. Samadhi Psychedelic Music & Arts Festival
Deerfields/Asheville, NC
$75 until Sept 1st
$85 at gate
www.touchsamadhi.com

T.O.U.C.H. Samadhi is honored to invite you to coalesce with us in the lavish terrain of Appalachia for our 10th annual celebration of the autumnal equinox at Deerfields.
Equinox will take your spirit through an alchemical initiation of experiential bliss through psychedelic sounds that ignite the fire of primordial consciousness. Together we will root our energy into the earth, purify in the pristine mountain waters, and become uplifted by the cool, crisp Appalachian air. With one another, we co-create a utopia of euphoric music, visionary art, and workshops for enhanced awareness and higher vibrational living. We are blessed to become inflamed with you as we enkindle the archetype of group trance dance on this sacred planet we call Earth.

MENOG
Portugal
Musician since almost his birth, played from guitar to Drums in his Metal Band in early 90s. His introduction and interest for electronic music started in 1995 with the Techno scene in Portugal,in 1997 he goes to his first Trance event. Boom Festival 1998 made him think about doing this type of music. Four years later, in 2002, Dani released his first album “Natural Behaviour” under the name Menog on the label Starsounds Rec. from Greece. Menog is one of the founders and manager of Spectral Records. In 2005 he releases EMOTIONS! cd002 from Spectral Records, and 2nd solo album. He released several tracks on various compilations and labels worldwide, like Spectral Records, Nutek, 3Division, Shiva Space Tech, Phantasm , SpaceTribe Music, Digital Psionics, Acidance, Timecode, Nexus Media, Planet Ben, Fungi rec , Noize Conspiracy, Hadra , etc… Lately Menog´s music is being played worldwide thru his emotional and enthusiastic live appearances. In the last years he played all over the world,like Australia, Japan, India, Brazil, Israel, South Africa, Russia, Dubai, Morocco, USA, Finland, Cyprus, Macedonia, Turkey, Greece, Mexico, Germany, Belgium, Italy, Sweden, Denmark, England, Spain, Portugal, etc… Menog´s 3rd album was released on Nutek Records (CPU’s label), which was a Remix album, something that Dani wanted to do for a long time already… Rmx´s from CPU, Space Tribe, Bliss, Rinkadink, Shift,Audialize, just to name a few… His 4th album “Musically Speaking” was released in the end of 2008 on Spectral Records,and its been hitting dance floors all over the world. Menog released his Digital EP called “I see Change”, out on Spectral Records in 2012. Emotions are what he wants to transmit to people when playing live, on stage. His music is a story with a beginning, middle and ending. His tracks are made with a single purpose… to make people DANCE!!
http://menog.com/

Dani the Menace
Portugal
His introduction and interest for electronic music started in 1995 at Techno Events in Portugal. 8 years later, in 2003, Dani released his first album “Natural Behaviour” under the name Menog in the Trance Scene. Since then, he has played in Japan,Brazil,Australia,USA,South África and all over Europe with his Trance project. In 2008, Dani decides that he should experiment other types of music, more techno/minimal oriented, that´s when “Dani The Menace” project was born. A mix betwen Techno,Minimal and a slice of Trance its what you can hear in this project.
https://soundcloud.com/danithemenace

Nod
DJ Nod is based out of Brixton, observing and participating in the global bass music scene both at home in London and through his world-wide travels. Since his move from the USA in 2009 he has played events across the globe, ranging in size from massive festivals such as OZORA and Hadra to smaller events in the US, Europe, and Japan. During this time he has become known for his smooth mixing and heavily psychedelic track selection, skirting around the edges of dubstep and other bass-driven music to procure a wide range of sub-shaking sounds.
http://www.djnod.net/

Primordial Ooze
D.A.R.K Records – Milwaukee/Chicago WI/IL
The Primordial Ooze project evolved from Kaiser Soze’s and S.O.T’s obsessions with weird natural world. Flowing sounds that seem to bubble and evolve like primitive life forms. These bundles of frequencies collaborate in a swarm like manner, creating intelligent patterns and movement. The Ooze sound creates a unique twist on the ever changing sound of psychedelic music.
http://soundcloud.com/ooze-primordial

Dragon
Touch Samadhi – Gulf Breeze, FL
Dragon, aka David Scruggs, is a dark psytrance artist living near the sunny beaches of the Florida panhandle, producing a unique style of darkpsy music. Learning to dj in 1997, he made the trek from progressive trance to the realms of psytrance by 2001, and started composing his own music around 2004. He has been a cornerstone of the trance scene in the South Eastern US, representing the TOUCH Samadhi coalition based in North Carolina. Dragon’s musical productions include a handful of singles and two full-length albums. “in.formation” released in January of 2009 and “spirals of time” released in March of 2011, as well as a third album in progress, set to be complete in 2013.

Annunaki
Touch Samadhi – NC
The Annunaki first arrived on Earth probably 450,000 years ago, seeking an exotic beat to facilitate their trance states. Eventually we came to call them by many names, such as “the Nephilim” in Genesis, or simply “gods”. Whichever they are, they genetically engineered Homo Sapiens as perfect biological machines for dancing by crossing extraterrestrial genes with those of Homo erectus. Still incomplete, the machines required new patterns and rhythms to function to their fullest potential. So the “gods” searched, and waited, eventually finding the patterns and rhythms in Goa, India, where they studied and recorded these new patterns of mental concentration. Now their research has come to a close as the Annunaki prepare to enact their creations. Are they gods of good, or gods of evil?
http://annunaki.bandcamp.com/

Labyr1nth
Ovnimoon Records – Denver, CO
Behind the LABYR1NTH project is dj Labyrinth based out of Denver, Colorado USA. After a decade of djing psychedelic and progressive sounds across North America, the time has come to unleash his new project of original compositions bringing together many years of dance floor experience. Creating a sound that is groovy yet highly psychedelic, LABYR1NTH mixes modern production techniques with the atmosphere and vibes of the ‘old school’ to take the listener on an interstellar journey through space and time. Mystical melodies, tribal percussion, growling bass lines, and lush fx are utilized in this unique ‘Psy Prog Goa’ style. Debut EP Infinity Is Now out on Ovnimoon Records.
http://soundcloud.com/labyr1nth

Coral
Geomagnetic Records – Seattle, WA
Coral began her DJing journey in 1999 when she was introduced to the irresistible sounds of psytrance. She has played alongside amazing international and local talent throughout her 14 years as a Dj. Coral’s passion for psytrance has naturally evolved into the world of production. In her Seattle based studio, she has spent the last 3 years sculpting her obsession into sound. Now weaving her own brand of melodic, bass heavy, driving psy into her sets. Her stage presence is half the fun of experiencing a Dj Coral set. Often found dancing harder than any spectator in the house. Corals gift is sharing her appetite, energy, and joy this music brings her!
https://soundcloud.com/coral-1

Solo(moon
Ultimae Records – Denver Colorado
After discovering the trance-ambient and Goa-trance sounds of the early 90’s, I took up the art of DJing in ’94 and have since played a spectrum of inspiring gatherings around the US, Italy, Greece, India, and South Africa. In the summer of 2008, I was honored to be invited as a label dj for the venerable Ultimae Records, France. My trance and downtempo DJ sets seek to combine intelligent melodies, tribal rhythms, organic textures, and ethnic emotions in an attempt to transcend musical genres and cultures by consciously exploring the evolution of spirituality through technology.

Terrestrial Sound
New Jersey – USA
Terrestrial Sound is a psytrance DJ from New Jersey. His first experience with psychedelic music stems from the deep woods of the Pine Barrens, where he instantly became hooked on the vibe and energy of nature. Terrestrial Sound incorporates many natural sounds into his sets, giving you the feeling that you are one with Mother Earth.
After several years in the scene, he co-created the underground psychedelic tribe of New Jersey, Psybolic Frolic, organizing events with crews all around the east coast. Terrestrial Sound mixes a variety of psychedelic music, specializing in Forest and Dark Psychedelic Trance.
https://soundcloud.com/terrestrial-sound

Kri
Touch Samadhi – Asheville, NC
As a performer, Kri weaves a musical spell that indulges listeners into easily merging with and being uplifted by positive tracks. The sound he creates is being heralded around the planet and is breathing simmering new life into the world as if the music is propelled by a dragon high on Kundalini yoga. Kri’s superb intuition for playing to the human element produces a dance floor experience of complete immersion, of carnal union with the velvety flow of the beat, the body, the bass, the boom. Kri brings us music that forces us to remember why we are alive and to give thanks for every nuance of that sacred gift.
http://www.djkri.com/music

Intrinsic
Pure Perception Records – Asheville, NC
Dj and producer intrinsic takes listeners on a psychedelic journey, often spanning hours and several genres, while maintaining a controlled energy and mood. Live he has been known to use midi controllers, joysticks, wii remotes, power gloves, smartphones and even kinect cameras to create and manipulate sounds, weaving them into a tightly knit tapestry of crisp waveforms and distinct melodies that are dripping with effects. He strives to provide a solid and consistent sonic structure to dance within, facilitating a blissful moving meditation to relax the mind and tune the senses.
http://intrinsic-art.com/

Pulse Drift
PulseDrift.com – Crestone, CO
Emerging from 20 years of studio development by Avery Runner, sharing atmospheric sounds written from the solitude of the heart. Influences including Carbon Based Lifeforms, FSOL, Brian Eno, Der Waldlaufer, Ishq, Aphex Twin, Sun Electric and many minimal ambient techno artists, have been simmered down to become a unique form of modern EDM. Exploring global based rhythms, simple psychedelic leads, ambient field recordings and open bass lines… wash yourself in a resonant field of feedback while enjoying the calm and dreamy creations of Pulse Drift.
https://soundcloud.com/pulsedrift

Kalisama
NativeCircuit – Crestone, CO
Kalisama has had a lifelong love for many genres of experimental electronic music, with an unwavering affinity for Psychedelic Trance. This passion eventually led her to DJing. As an organizer she has been producing events since 2004. She lives in perpetual retreat at 8000 feet in the desert mountains of Colorado.
http://soundcloud.com/kalisama

xb
Tecropolis – Athens, Ga
xb is not dead, despite the fact that he’s been spinning psytrance for over 13 years. As one of the founding members of Tecropolis (Athens, Ga), he has been entrusted with corrupting the hearts and minds of a whole new generation of electronic music fans with his trademark combination of progressive night full-on psytrance. Because he can.
https://soundcloud.com/the_xb

Medisin
Touch Samadhi – Asheville, NC
Coming at you with full-on pure psychedelic intuition, Medisin will guide you through an emotional journey of Beats and Frequencies from around the universe !!
https://soundcloud.com/medisin

Quetzatl

Waveform Modulations – Asheville, NC
Performing live original music from coast to coast in addition to releasing an extensive discography of official studio albums and singles incorporating a style utilizing timeless geometry and an improvisational approach as a biomusicological navigational tool of multidimensional exploration.

Kataphasis
Wiquid Liquid Records – Springfield, MO
Kataphasis is the psybient project of lifelong musician Patrick Bloomberg. He has been creating psybient soundscapes for five years. In that time he has released two albums, Ephemeral Forms and Earth Magick. His music is comprised of lush ambience, transformative melodies, and emotionally intense fusions of organic and percussive samples.
https://soundcloud.com/kataphasis

Mungli
Diamond Thieves – Asheville, NC
I was raised by a feral clan of dirt nannies. Sometimes on hot summer nights we would gather around a compost pile, selected for it’s overgrowth of soldier fly larvae. Rites were enacted symbolizing the transformation of living mass to fertile soil. We would take our cues and inspirations from the sounds of those maggot-like creatures breaking it all down. Out there, naked in the darkness, improvising along with the soundtrack of natural process, we experimented with great symphonies of sound. Those experiences form the basis of my continuing quest to paint the sound of the paper wrapping the great IT
https://soundcloud.com/mungli

Mar Oso Wa
Touch Samadhi – Athens, Ga
Mar Oso is a devoted music connoisseur providing a vast collection of intelligent and deep surreal grooves for a spectrum of atmospheres and experiences. Inspired to twist and tweaking tracks to create a unique library of personalized Grove combined with the latest effects, tempo manipulation and layered mixing leaving the listener Engulfed in the hypnotic rhythm and crispy swirly mayhem!
https://soundcloud.com/t-o-u-c-h-samadhi/sets/mar-oso

Moksa
Archaic Revival – Atlanta, Ga
Based out of Atlanta GA, Moksa plays an eclectic mix of psychedelic trance. After first buying turntables in ‘98, Moksa experimented with many different styles of EDM. It wasn’t until he heard DJ Brian’s Hard Desert Trance series, that he truly understood where he wanted to direct his passion and time. Since 2000, he has embraced the Goa spirit by expanding his library of earth-vibrating tracks. Moksa’s intimate knowledge of the powerful Psychedelic Trance style, and his appreciation of a seamless mix, contributes to his grassroots effort to spread love and energy to the trance community. Moksa has a phenomenal style that matured through a passion to move the spirit of his listeners.
https://soundcloud.com/t-o-u-c-h-samadhi/sets/moksa

Sanguine Mandragoa
Digitally Imported – Raleigh, NC
Sanguine Mandragoa is a collaborative DJ project of Shoom and Bloodwing. With their uncanny ability of reading each other’s minds they are able to put together epic, impromptu tag-team mixes. Often fueled by the chaos of the natural world, their mixes melt together the esoteric teachings of our primal past and the shamanic technology of the future.
http://www.goa-shoom.net/

Horus
DI.fm – Raleigh, NC
Having roots in the back woods and city streets of North Carolina and influences ranging from Joe Satriani to Kraftwerk to Aphex Twin. Found his passion for psytrance from the events of T.o.u.c.h Samadhi and ATLPSY. . Horus has acquired the knowledge and skills over the past 8 years that make him a staple in the southeastern psy scene. Always playing and pursuing sounds that tend to range from the uplifting to the gritty. Dancers have found themselves enveloped in a myriad of beats, bleeps and tweaks that keep peoples hearts pounding and minds yearning for more. Molding the groovy of house ,hallucinogenic of psy, and the energy of trance, Horace keeps a party vibe captivating and vibrant. His rapidly-gaining popularity has also earned him peak-hour spots at festivals and Clubs alike, and most recently a monthly radio show on Digitally Importeds Progressive Psy channel.

Goadream
Touch Samadhi – Greenville, NC
Jacob Goadream caught the electronic music bug back in the early 90’s. Attending some of the first warehouse parties in Houston, Texas, Jacob quickly developed a love for House music. Around 1999/2000 he was introduced to the wonderful world of psy-trance. Thru the Universal Mind Productions gatherings, via Robin Triskele, an itch for psy-trance was quickly developed; it was all over from there! Shortly after Jacob move to the Carolinas where he discovered the T.O.U.C.H. Samadhi crew. Their epic parties at Deerfields thoroughly split his third eye wide open with a psychedelic hammer! Over the last few years equipment has been acquired, skills honed and a decade of music collected. You can be sure to hear a wide range of psy leaning towards full-on/neo-goa on a dance floor near you! BOOM!
https://soundcloud.com/t-o-u-c-h-samadhi/sets/jacob-goadream-dj-sets

Sweet Chaos
3rd Eye Squeegee – Pittsburgh, PA
Perhaps the midwest’s best-kept psytrance secret, Sweet Chaos has been facilitating ecstatic trance dance and psychedelic experiences since 2001; he greatly looks forward to his return to the Equinox main stage for the revamping of your reality.
https://soundcloud.com/sweet-chaos

Avery Runner
Native Circuit – Crestone, CO
Avery Runner is a DJ, Studio Producer and Creatrix of sacred space – Sharing worldly psychedelic trance & chill out music.
Music has been an integral part of his life from a very early age, learning to play drums at the age of 3 with wooden flute and trumpet soon thereafter. He has a keen ear for Indigenous music which began with Grandfather Doncaster’s extensive record collection which included anthropological recordings of Hawaiian natives among other gems. Over the years, Avery has played alongside dozens of international producers including the likes of Cosmosis, Flooting Grooves, Androcell, Psykovsky, Earthling, Annunaki, Medicine Drum, Kalya Scintilla, Yab Yum, Tron, Dickster, Trip Switch, Gaudi, Desert Dwellers, Ace Ventura and many more and killer experiences have been shared at Burning Man, Gaian Mind, Tribal Gathering, AVIT, Envision Fest, Archipelago, MoonTribe, Motion Notion and endless underground events. These influences have shaped Avery’s focus and dedication to serving the global trance movement.
Dj Studio Producer : creatrix of sacred space through electronic world trance music.
https://soundcloud.com/avery-runner

Treffen
Archaic Revival- Atlanta, GA
With almost 10 years behind the decks Treffen has extensive experience moving crowds. With a career that has spanned numerous styles of music and audiences the last few years have been focused on the psytrance community. He has played alongside such artists as Sensient, Kindzadza, Fractal Cowboys, Battery Leak, and more. Treffen doesn’t stick to just one style of psychedelic music, preferring instead to use a variety of styles to tell a story for his audience.
KameleonPangea Productions
Kameleon hails from the land of Pangea. Being very versatile he has been fortunate enough to play with many great artist and djs around the globe including Solead, Shotu, Artifakt, Scorb, Random, D sens, Naked Tourist, Mubali, Kri, BSM, Pena, Prime Time, Ajja, Dragon, Primordial Ooze plus lots more. He is a very devoted dj in the purest sense; spending ample time concocting and preparing each mix for each time and location. Kameleon’s highly intricate and high energy sets have helped earn him a place among the top psy slingers in the southeast. He is also the co-founder of the label Pure Perception Records releasing highly intelligent and mysterious psychedelic sounds to the world, and Pangea Productions helping throw some of the most memorable nights around these parts.
www.pureperceptionrecords.org

Sensoma

“Sensoma is the DJ avatar of Amos Gaynes. Based in Asheville North Carolina, Amos was on hand for the birth of the Asheville psy scene at the legendary “Spiritual Awakening” party in 1999. With his background making industrial and experimental electronic music, the sounds of Goa trance hit home and caused a revolution in consciousness. Since then there’s been no turning back!Stylistically, Sensoma is most at home outdoors, playing rolling melodic full-on in the daytime or dark forest trance at night. 10+ years of experience as a devoted trance dancer informs his musical selections, picking only the tracks that touch the spirit and make the body move from within. Smooth mixing, expert knob twiddling, and a keen sense of what’s appropriate for any given setting are hallmarks of his style.”
music link:
http://soundcloud.com/t-o-u-c-h-samadhi/sets/sensoma/

Zenssie
Touch Samadhi – Asheville, NC
In the year 2000 Zenssie got involved in the early Goa trance parties and since 2001 he starting djing with friends in the psicotropical rainforest of Costa Rica. After moving in 2007 to the Appalachian Mountains, he stumbled upon the psychedelic community and soon joined forces with T.O.U.C.H. Samadhi. Over the past years, he has been developing his dj sets full of deep energetic, mystic melodies and spacey ambient futuristic sound that will take the dance floor into a cosmic journey. He has had the pleasure of performing alongside artists as varied as Annunaki, Aligning Minds, Psykovsky, Axis Mundi among many others.
https://soundcloud.com/zenssie

Krikett
Horrible Children – Atlanta, GA
Krikett is known for keeping the vibe of underground psychedelic sound alive. A formula of seamless mixes, stimulating track selection, and a profound live presence; she has performed all over the US for events of every variety. With a heavy focus on the more esoteric styles of edm; Krikett is guaranteed to graciously fill the void and the dance floor for any occasion in need of something extra special.
http://www.mixcloud.com/krikett/

Koji

Archaic Revival – Charlotte, NC
Bio – Arg! I hate these things! Whatever, whatever, whatever…good enough?

Tonian
iOpener – Atlanta, GA
The Tonian is a time-variant, Hermitian operator that corresponds to the total energy of a system. When acting upon an electronic music reproduction module, it generates a spectrum of discrete, degenerate energy states. Experiments have shown that human interactions with these energy states induce an uncontrollable urge to perform a successive group of rhythmical steps and body motions.
https://soundcloud.com/tonianoperator

Kaiser Soze & S.O.T.
Chilluminati – Milwaukee/Chicago
Those to Tuba playing guys from Primordial Ooze

Force Majeure
Tri-Psy – Durham, NC
Having caught the psy bug back in ’01 at a T.O.U.C.H. Samadhi NYE event as well as starting to dj in ’04, Mark Hadley never goes long without the need to release the sound for those eager and willing to give themselves up to it. Hosting indoor and outdoor events and mixing psytrance for over 9 years, on top of 3 years spent devoted solely to the dancefloor, he’s acquired a keen sense of knowing what this music and culture has to offer. Expect something special from a chill set.
http://soundcloud.com/t-o-u-c-h-samadhi/sets/force-majeure/

Fuzz
Touch Samadhi – Graham, NC
Coming to North Carolina in the mid 2000s, The Fuzz abandoned the urban lifestyle following the Siren beats emanating from Asheville, NC. Finding the TOUCH Samadhi collection, The Fuzz quickly set up shop in nearby Greensboro to cultivate further sounds and rhythms to augment the growing vibrations. The Fuzz was introduced to Goa trance later than most, discovering the classics in the early 2000s. Seeking out the beats of more current sounds, he came up to speed on the progression in to psytrance and beyond. Still with a focus on what first called to him, he continues to cast back to classic influences and sounds in production.

Joshuasca
Nerdy Psouth – Asheville NC
Joshuasca is a music producer and DJ from Asheville. His style is not defined by genre, rather he is a conduit for spiritual tribal awakening through sound and dance. Peace Love and Medicine are the only rules. Aho.
www.soundcloud.com/joshuasca

Shad
T.O.U.C.H. Samadhi – Murfreesboro, Tennessee
Early roots in electronica formed programing samplers, drum machines, & keyboards in industrial band and live techo IDM group in 1993-1995. Shad converted over to DJing vinyl in 1996 and focused on dance music like electro-breaks, techno, and psy-trance through 2002. For the last decade Shad transitioned over to downtempo music compiling unique fusion remixes of psychedlic dub, glitch-hop, world-beat, samples, and noise effects to produce strange and unique blend for spaced-out tweakers and astro-travelers.

Dragram
Nalij Productions – Greenville, NC
Dragram (Nalij Productions Greenville, NC) has been playing electronic music for nearly a decade. Trained as a percussionist and participant in jazz ensembles., and raised in the Atlanta and N.C. drum and bass scenes resulting in a very eclectic taste. From cool ambient and chill out to full on drum and bass, this is not a dj to miss.
https://soundcloud.com/dragram

Herbivore
Touch Samadhi – Blacksburg, VA
Herbivore is a strange but friendly mutant lifeform from the near future. His time machine arrived in the late Nineties, just in time to play classic ambient and trance music for a room full of bewildered college students. Although he is indistinguishable from those around him, on a cellular level he is believed to be composed of tofu, comic books, and old vinyl records. Herbivore has mixed numerous styles of electronic music over the years, guided by an insatiable desire for novelty and a pathetically short attention span. When not engaged in studying clinical psychology, Herbivore plays spacey, deep, bass-heavy music at the intersection of ambient, dub reggae, and atmospheric drum & bass.

Primabyte
Asheville, NC
Integrating a holistic philosophy of sound with technology, Primabyte, the new moniker of Olof Pohlson, creates an aural experience blending many genres of indie, ambient, and electronic music. With a lifetime love of music, classical training, and 10 years experience as an underground dj and promoter of Southern Appalachia, Olof has been a main organizer of Asheville Full Moon Gatherings, an active participant in the Southeastern Burn community, and shared space with the best electronic artists in the area. He invites you to share his vision of a world living at a higher vibration through collective experience and the unity of sound.
https://soundcloud.com/primabyte

Trebled Mind
Asheville, NC
Around the same time that Trebled Mind began DJing, in 2008, he also was introduced to psytrance proper. Since he already gravitated to the more psychedelic side of trance, it was love at first listen. Since 2008, Trebled Mind has played at various venues in the Asheville area including The Garage, The One Stop, Boiler Room, Scandals, and Tall Gary’s, as well as small festivals and house parties. Like most DJs, the reason he exists is a combination of love of the music, the joy of seeing others enjoy the same, and the collective energy raised from a thumping dance floor.

Qa
Asheville, NC
Sean O’Daniels / Qa has lived the better part of his life immersed within quantized beats and synth-based music. His DJ career began in 1990 in Memphis, TN, and he quickly became one of the most prominent underground DJs that the southern city has ever seen. The passion he discovered within that musical movement helped fuel his productions, and his works have found themselves on the playlists and compilations of some of the top DJs in the world, including: Ricardo Villalobos, John Digweed, Dixon, Tony Humphries, Zip, Sebo K, Peter Kruder, Seth Troxler, Pete Tong, Laurent Garnier and more. His productions represent years spent learning and harvesting the melodic elements of the soul, and his musical vibrations always strive to play in the sacred space between movement and emotion.
http://soundcloud.com/seanodaniels

Selector Cleofus
Shenanigan Society – Asheville, NC
With nearly twenty years experience, Selector Cleofus is a DJ, producer, and promoter based how for the past decade has been based in and around Asheville, NC. Specializing in psychedelic bass heavy sounds Cleofus dabbles in multiple genres tailoring his sets to the location, time, and vibe around him. He has hosted multiple electronic weeklies in Asheville as well as shared billing with some heavyweights in the field including Caspa, Benga, Joker, Martyn, Heyoka, Ill Esha, Mochipet, Mark Farina, and more as well a bands such as Midnite, Groundation, Giant Panda, Dub is a Weapon, and Dubconscious . Formerly associated with the Wonderous Temple of Boom, Cleofus split ways with them to form the underground party collective the Shenanigan Society in 2012. Despite where , what time, or what genre Cleofus is playing he is sure to keep your mind and booty stimulated on the dancefloor.
https://soundcloud.com/cleofus

Story
Intuitive Beats – Asheville, NC
DJ Story has been producing and performing music for over a decade at festivals and events such as Burning Man, Source (Maui), Telemagica, Mystic Garden Gathering, Synergenesis full moon gatherings and desert raves on the lineup with artists including Ott, Bluetech, Kaminanda, Skytree, Aligning Minds, Beats Antique, David Starfire, LYNX & Janover, EOTO, Random Rab, Phutureprimitive, Rara Avis, Cheb i Sabbah and Desert Dwellers. We are one tribal family lucid dreaming our stories into a holographic matrix of light, and music goes beyond language barriers to convey ineffable spiritual and cultural meaning. DJ Story’s travels through the multiverse have inspired him to create transmissions of sound that reflect his profound experiences. Vibrational frequency holds the key to our evolution.
https://soundcloud.com/djstory

DECO by:
NephilNine (N-squared Event Solutions) NYChttps://www.facebook.com/Nephil9
DEVOTEEhttp://touchsamadhi.com/artists/the-devotee
KRIhttp://www.djkri.com/
MAR OSO WA

Workshops for your body, mind, and the world around you:

Ashtanga Yoga Practice: In this vigorous 1.5 hour vinyasa style class we will follow most of the Primary Series of Ashtanga yoga. We begin with a brief introduction to Ashtanga alignment and transition into the asana practice. Moving from Sun Salutations to standing poses, seated poses, and a cool down with inversions and more restorative poses we explore the whole body physically and energetically. Within the series there are a myriad of variations for students of all levels, though due to the pace of movement between poses I don’t recommend this class to persons who have never practiced yoga. If you ride close to your edge while practicing the mindfulness not to cross it, by the end of this moving mediation you will feel at once energized and deeply at peace.

Foundations of Pranayama: Learn to balance, calm, and heighten your energy in as we delve into the basic theory and practice pranayama. We will discuss why and how we practice “the extension of prana” and the intentions of different techniques. We will practice ujjayi breath, nadi shodhana, kapalabhati, and possibly others depending on the interest and potential prior knowledge of the students who attend. Related topics such as Kundalini, kriyas, and bhandas may be covered, too.

Aiki: The Art of Peace and Demolishing the Illusion of Separation: Aiki, a Japanese phrase meaning “unification of energy,” is a concept found in many martial arts and applicable to all aspects of life. The purpose of a sustained practice of this principle, rather than to be stronger than other people, is to break down the barriers of the mind and to open it to the mechanics of energies both within oneself and between others. In this workshop, we will discuss philosophies behind the principle and learn some basic teachings of body mechanics that will give practitioners a taste of the new perception to be found through practice of Aiki. “The Art of Peace emanated from the Divine Form and the Divine Heart of existence, it reflects the true, good beautiful and absolute nature of creation and the essence of it’s grand design.” -Morihei Ueshiba

The Rise of Consciousness: From Proto-human to Neo-human, delve into what it means to be conscious in our modern age. Thoughts on AstroTheology, Neo-Shamanism, Artificial Intelligence, integrating peak experiences and more….

Silent Meditation: Saturday afternoon will serve as an important transition point for the festival. One night will have passed and the energies will be building up once again. This workshop aims to provide a clear space for us to touch base with our personal intents for the weekend, and to allow us the opportunity to make any important inner adjustments before embarking on the second and final night. We will start with a very brief instructional which will provide a suggested technique for anyone who is new to meditation. From there we will spend twenty minutes in silence, stilling our bodies in asana, stilling our minds in one-pointedness, and grounding our being through the connection with our higher selves. And through this shared experience, we will also be contributing to the grounding of the entire festival egregore as we all move into the second half of the Equinox celebration.

Qigong and Meditation Workshop: This workshop will prepare participants for a night of intention and transformation by unifying the heart, mind and body. Silk Reeling Spiral Power Qigong is a series of gentle exercises that utilizes spiraling motions throughout the body, which loosens the joints and helps circulate Chi or energy. Based on the Eight Trigrams of the I Ching, the standing meditation postures will emphasize the cultivation of essence, energy, and spirit.

Other Workshops include:
Ancient Allusions
Psychic Self Defense

Food and Merchandise vending
Bring everything you need to survive for 3 days in the wilderness
In/Outs are reserved for emergencies – Bring your own water
Fires will only be allowed in designated fire circles
No dogs or renegade sound systems
Price:
$75 until Sept 1st
$85 at gate

www.touchsamadhi.com
Gates open Friday at noon
Ages 18 and up – Children under 12 are free with guardian
www.deerfields.com – 101 Watagnee Tr., Horse Shoe, NC 28742
www.touchsamadhi.com

Pearl Festival – Norfolk, UK

August 26, 2013 6:00 pmtoAugust 30, 2013 6:00 pm

pearl
http://www.pearlfestival.com

 

THEME
The theme for the festival is “The White Magic Forest” with a number of renowned international and local artists creating décor, visual pieces and installations to advocate and acknowledge the massive contribution that art, creativity and expressionism have made to the Psychedelic Trance movement. Once you enter the festival you will be elevated to a higher state of consciousness, immersed in nature, multiple dimensions and the supernatural. Ancient visitors found this place millennia ago creating an assembly ground with an eternal source of energy to amplify the resonance of all who gathered. Be prepared for the experience of a lifetime.

PEACE
Mental and physical vitality are an essential element of maintaining a higher state of consciousness, with this in mind we give you “Peace”, a holistic alternative healing space away from the bustling crowd. Take time out to show yourself love and care with a selection of treatments, therapies and meditations that include Shiatsu, Chi Gong, Reflexology, Reiki, Thai Massage and Yoga Classes. Surrender yourself to the healing hands of our expert practitioners and take time to pamper yourself rejuvenate, revitalise and energise.

EARTH
Earth; is an opulent environment in-which people can enjoy full table service, unwind and socialise in style. The area is a mega comfy installation with carpets cushions hammocks and Moroccan influenced furnishings custom made for the festival. The Earth bar supplies hookah pipes and serves many flavoured Herbal shisha mixes with an extensive range of organic fair trade herbal healing teas and quality coffees. The chilled atmosphere features games such as Backgammon, Chess, Jenga, puzzles with quirky tripped out décor and visuals for a proper psychedelic chill out.

AIR
No festival is complete without the twisting, twirling, gravity defying prowess of carnival antics “Air”, is the performer area and alternative socialising space. A natural amphitheatre surrounded by tall trees with a babbling brook, sets the stage for those master manipulators of the elements. Jugglers, acrobats, magicians, entertainers and performance artists that will leave you mesmerised. Lose yourself in the hypnotic carnival atmosphere where fantasy triumphs of reality, surrounded by mythical forest creatures and otherworldly beings.

RESONANCE
Powered by a craft left by ancient visitors the main stage brings together the most prolific Psychedelic Trance acts on the world circuit today with some of the veteran legends whose ongoing contributions to the movement have paved the way for the emerging talent tweaking those knobs and dropping the fat bass-lines of tomorrow. Technology is an integral asset for creating unforgettable experiences. The stage is equipped with a state of the art 30 kilowatt Meyer Sound and EM Acoustics sound system that will blow you away coupled with visual effects and lighting gear by High End Systems, Vari-Lite, Barco and the list goes on. The entire production is controlled by our team of highly skilled technicians to deliver a bespoke audio visual experience that sets the scene for an “Epic” line up. With over 50 hours of pure quality over three days.

LOVE
Hosted by “The Seelie Court Faerie Circus”, “Love” is the children’s area, over the bridge and far away from the loud music in a tall conifer grove. The faeries will be holding bubble workshops teaching bubble blowing, bubble catching, bubble tricks and an opportunity to learn the faeries very own bubble song. Other activities will include, puppet shows, art & movement, face painting, faerie Statues, hula hoop dancing, leaf boat sailing, poi spinning, songs, silly walks, interactive story time and theatrical games with a faerie twist. Faeries interact specifically with children and involve the adults as much as possible. They also encourage the parents to play along, encouraging play and imagination in big humans too.

MARKET
The concept for the market has taken shape with an idealistic approach. Special care has been given to the selection of food, refreshments, clothing and merchandise. It is our belief that the market traders we have selected epitomise the “Psy Trance” movement and its culture as a global family.

BAR
Our approach to the bar is one of abundance and the festival acknowledges the value of things. To show our gratitude for your support the pricing will be “very” reasonable. With a selection of high quality beverages and skilled staff to make sure you thirst for nothing. Complementary offers will be made periodical throughout the festival.

CAMPING
The camping area is situated in the conifer grove which makes for a great place to set up base for the festival. Expect hot showers, toilets and cooking facilities. It is far enough away from the loud music to get some rest with easy access from the main gate and quick routes to the rest of the festival.

Bass Love – inSpiral Lounge, London, UK

August 2, 2013 9:30 pmtoAugust 3, 2013 1:30 am

An evening of psychedelic bass music, hosted by Jon Sangita and DJ Nod as they prepare to head off to the hills of Hungary for the Ozora festival.

Leave your preconceptions at the door and come prepared to dance!

Jon Sangita a.k.a. Experimental Sound Project is a psychedelic ambient dub producer and as a DJ he’s a funkadelic force to be reckoned with. He is a passionate lover and collector of psychedelic music and is a specialist in Ambient Dub and Funky ‘n’ Crunky Glitch Hop and Breaks. His style is seriously fun and upbeat and his sets are always an inspired glimpse into the worlds of chunky breaks and glitchy beats with a special psychedelic twist.
He has 2 decades of involvement in the alternative and psychedelic scene in London and was a promoter of the legendary Psubliminal Psychedelia parties in the early 90s. Since then has been producing tracks for labels such as Sangita Sounds, Dubmission and Ajnavision as well as playing out at various global psychedelic festivals including Boom, Sonica, Ozora, Universo Paralello, Sunrise and Glade.

DJ Nod is based out of Brixton, observing and participating in the global bass music scene both at home in London and through his world-wide travels. Since his move from the USA in 2009 he has played events across the globe, ranging in size from massive festivals such as OZORA and Hadra to smaller events in the US, Europe, and Japan. During this time he has become known for his smooth mixing and heavily psychedelic track selection, skirting around the edges of dubstep and other bass-driven music to procure a wide range of sub-shaking sounds.

InSpiral Lounge
250 Camden High Street
London, Greater London NW1 8QS?
020 7428 5875
inspiralled.net

9:30pm – 1:30am
free!

Spring Liberation Gathering – inSpiral Lounge, London, UK

March 30, 2013
9:00 pm

Tempest (a.k.a Charlie Kane) brings together colourful people, delicious vibes and uplifting sounds in a playful gathering, to welcome and celebrate the much-awaited Spring! She is inspired by the festival scene – particularly Burning Man – and how creative, inclusive and participatory collaboration gives rise to heartfelt community, with a large dose of healing and fun.  She herself is an artist and facilitator working in an array of mediums from paints and puppets, to fire and song.

DJ Naughty Pixie Levitan is passionate social activist and lover of all things Africa, fine hula hooper and of course a naughty little pixie, providing us with some sweet sounds to warm us up for the night!

DJ CellarDoor hails from the middle of nowhere and has a natural knack for getting people moving and shaking.  Perhaps reflected in his eclectic interests, from neuroscience to carpentry to photography, CellarDoor’s music simply cannot be put into one box and is always full of surprises!

DJ Nod is based out of Brixton, observing and participating in the global bass music scene both at home in London and through his world-wide travels. Since his move from the USA in 2009 he has played events across the globe, ranging in size from massive festivals such as OZORA and Hadra to smaller events in the US, Europe, and Japan. During this time he has become known for his smooth mixing and heavily psychedelic track selection, skirting around the edges of dubstep and other bass-driven music to procure a wide range of sub-shaking sounds. http://www.djnod.net/

9pm-1.30am. FREE Entry

Bass Love – inSpiral Lounge, London, UK

February 15, 2013 10:00 pmtoFebruary 16, 2013 2:00 am

an evening of psychedelic bass music at the inSpiral lounge in Camden

featuring selections from aliji and dj nod

no cover

250 Camden High Street
London, Greater London NW1 8QS?
020 7428 5875
inspiralled.net

OZORA Festival 2013 – Hungary

August 6, 2013toAugust 11, 2013

I’m very excited to announce that I will be returning to Hungary for OZORA in August 2013!