Shpongle

Shpongle: Raja Ram (l.) and Simon Posford (r.)

Shpongle is an English psychedelic music project formed in 1996. The group includes Simon Posford (aka Hallucinogen) and Raja Ram (one third of The Infinity Project). The duo are considered to be one of the progenitors of the psybient genre – a genre combining world music with psychedelic trance and ambient. Their musical style combines traditional music from all over the globe and vocals with contemporary western synthesizer-based psychedelic music. When asked to describe Shpongle’s . . . →Shpongle

Eskimo

John Ford aka Eskimo (DJ Junya)

Eskimo (DJ Junya) is an English Psychedelic Trance DJ and producer, son of John Ford (also known as John Phantasm and owner of Phantasm Records).

Inspired by his father John Phantasm (and consequently the music he heard playing at home when he was young), Eskimo started producing his own music in the studio from the age of 9 but did not begin DJing worldwide until he was 13. Wrapped up in the life of DJing, . . . →Eskimo

Juno Reactor

Ben Watkins "Juno Reactor" performing at Kubana Festival

Juno Reactor from London, UK, are known for their cinematic fusion of electronic, global influences, and orchestral symphonic approach, collaborating with composer Don Davis and composing for the musical score of The Matrix. Central to the project is Ben Watkins and his collaborations with a constantly changing ensemble of musicians from across the world. This ensemble has included Mabi Thobejane, Amampondo, Steve Stevens, Eduardo Niebla, Greg Ellis, Taz Alexander, Sugizo, Budgie (drummer) and recently Hamsika . . . →Juno Reactor

Man With No Name

Man With No Name (Martin Freeland)

Martin Freeland, also known as Man With No Name, M.W.N.N. or Mr Techno Techno Techno, is a British Goa trance artist (record producer and DJ) and one of the defining artists of the genre. Originally a techno record producer, Freeland changed style at the beginning of the 1990s.

Freeland initially produced techno tracks in the late 1980s. Working with various other producers he contributed to tracks by Charm, Perfectly Ordinary People and Pisces, before releasing . . . →Man With No Name

Space Tribe

Space Tribe (Olli Wisdom)

Space Tribe is the alias of Goa/psy trance and clothing producer Olli Wisdom. Olli Wisdom, who is British, and now lives in London, has been a pioneer of psychedelic trance for many years. In the early 1980s he was the singer in the theatrical Goth/Glam band The Specimen, and ran the famous London goth club The Batcave. After the band split up in 1986 Olli went travelling in Asia and in 1988 came to . . . →Space Tribe

Banco de Gaia

Banco de Gaia (Toby Marks)

Banco de Gaia is an electronic music band from England, formed in 1989 by Toby Marks (born 1964, South London). The music of Banco de Gaia is best categorized as ambient dub, but Marks works to cross genres, often using Arabic and Middle Eastern samples against a bass heavy reggae, rock, or trance rhythm to produce deeply textured tracks that progress layer upon layer.

In 1978, Marks began his musical career as a drummer in . . . →Banco de Gaia

UK

United Kingdom

The UK psy-trance scene evolved during the early 90’s and has grown into a beautiful, vibrant and flourishing underground community. Spawned out of London, the scene has managed to thrive and spread throughout our ancient magic kingdom. Nightclubs large and small, sound systems, artists, VJs, DJ’s and collectives all endeavor to unite to build and create what has become, a Utopia for psychedelic trance in Western Europe.

The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern . . . →UK

Raja Ram

Raja Ram on a tour for 1200 Micrograms

Raja Ram (born Ronald Rothfield, 18 December 1941) is an Australian-born musician and the owner of the United Kingdom record label Tip World. Ram left Australia in the 1950s to begin the hippie trail. He returned to Australia later and studied flute at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music. Ram travelled to New York in 1965 to study jazz. He was a founding member of the psychedelic rock band, Quintessence, in the late 1960s and early . . . →Raja Ram

Ott

Ott

Ott is a British record producer and musician who has worked with Sinéad O’Connor, Embrace, The Orb, and Brian Eno, and has achieved recognition since 2002 for his own psychedelic dub tracks and his collaborations with Simon Posford (Hallucinogen / Shpongle). He has released two albums on Twisted Records: Blumenkraft (2003), Skylon (2008) and one album on Ottsonic: Mir (2011).

Since the early 2000s, Ott has produced, mixed and recorded music released on Twisted Records, . . . →Ott

Doof

Nicholas "Nick" Barber aka. Doof

Nicholas “Nick” Barber (born 31 August 1968), better known by the stage name Doof, is best known as a UK London-based psychedelic trance musician.

Doof‘s first official release was in 1993 with NovaMute, the dance label run by Mute Records, a 3-track EP titled “Disposable Hymns to the Infinite”. It was through Novamute label-mates Juno Reactor and Ben Watkins that Doof was first introduced to producer Youth (of Killing Joke/ Brilliant), Simon Posford, also known . . . →Doof