Irina Mikhailova

Irina Mikhailova

Born and raised in the Republic of Kazakhstan, Irina currently resides in San Francisco (USA), where for the last ten years she has released many solo and collaborative projects, most of which explore vocal technique, traditional instrumentation and digital composition, all while taking in the styles of contemporary folk, modern lounge, dub-ambient, tribal psy-trance and Arabic groove. Her talents have brought her onto stage with a diversity of world performers, ranging from Cheb i Sabbah . . . →Irina Mikhailova


Astrix: Avi Shmailov

Astrix (pseudonym of Avi Shmailov; in Hebrew: אבי שמיילוב) is an international trance music dj and producer specializing in the sub-genre of Full On psychedelic trance. Astrix was born in USSR in the Caucasus,and grew up in Tel Aviv, Israel. He began recording music under the name Astrix in 1997, sometimes misconceived to be taken from the Asterix comic books. An interview on UK clubbing website revealed the name was chosen for simply sounding . . . →Astrix


Shidapu - The Light Of Shidapu

Shidapu was a goa trance act consisting of four Israeli artists, active in the 1990s. Shidapu consisted of Roy Sason, Erez Eizen, Miki Litvak and Oren Kislev. The band was founded in 1994 as a group of kids from different parts of Israel (Erez and Roy from the suburbs of Haifa, Miki from Tel Aviv area and Oren from Zikhron Ya’akov) who met over the modem. Back then they were aged 15–17 working with the . . . →Shidapu


Amir Ben Natan, a.k.a Chichke

The musical journey of Amir Ben Natan born in 1986, a.k.a Chichke, from Israel, began in 2002 when he started DJing. In 2003 Chichke became resident DJ of Phonokol Records label’s parties. Unfortunately his career was paused for 3 years between 2004-2007, since as Israeli he had to serve in the army.

At the end of 2007, Chichke traveled in Southeast Asia and he was playing at many parties in Goa, including as the headliner . . . →Chichke


Skazi: Asher Swissa

Skazi is an Israeli psychedelic trance DJ group, formed in 1998, with two members: Asher Swissa and Assaf B-Bass. Skazi was formed in 1998 by Asher Swissa and Assaf B-Bass, to form a duo producing Soft Psy-Trance Electro Punk music.

Swissa began his musical career as a punk rocker in 1990, when he formed a group called Sartan Hashad (en. Breast Cancer) together with three friends. The band played in small venues in Jerusalem and . . . →Skazi



Israel has had a huge effect and influence on the global trance scene with such pioneers like Astral Projection, Oforia, California Sunshine and Space Cat. Most of them continue to shape the scene till this day. The journey to India after finishing the army became an Israeli ritual that helped develop the scene and made this genre the most popular for young people in the country. The constant wars with the mandatory army (three years . . . →Israel

Astral Projection

Astral Projection: Lior Perlmutter (l.) and Avi Nissim (r.)

Astral Projection is an electronic musical group producing psychedelic trance and goa trance music based in Israel. Its current members are Avi Nissim and Lior Perlmutter. Although the majority of their releases have been done through their own record company, Trust in Trance (which later merged with Phonokol), they have also released records with other labels including Transient. In addition to an extensive discography, the group has an extensive worldwide touring schedule.

A precursor to . . . →Astral Projection

Last Hippies Standing

Last Hippie Standing

Last Hippie Standing (2001) is a 45 min. documentary by the German filmmaker Marcus Robbin about Goa, India. The film compares the sixties and seventies hippie era with the situation in 2000. The film works without commentary and consists of documentation of the ongoing party culture in Goa, as well as private and previously unreleased Super 8 footage from the sixties and seventies in Goa, filmed by Cleo Odzer.

This material is the only . . . →Last Hippies Standing

Goa Gil

Goa Gil

Goa Gil (Gilbert Levey) is an American-born musician, DJ, remixer and party organizer. He is one of the founders of the goa trance and psytrance movement in electronic dance music. Gil was born in 1951 and grew up in San Francisco, California. He witnessed the birth of the hippie movement and acid rock, and was involved with the freak collectives Family Dog and Sons of Champlin. Feeling that the San Francisco musical scene was falling . . . →Goa Gil




Alphatrance is a DJ Trance native of Toulouse, who began his career in 1994. The Techno is at this time rapidly expanding.

At only 18 years, he became the resident DJ in clubs in the South of France such as Shanghai, the Science park, Héliant or Bora bora.

In 1996, he stopped the clubs scene and started playing more in evenings and trance festivals to get into the more underground scene.

. . . →Alphatrance