D9

Hailing from the Emerald isle of Ireland Dublin lost a character oozing electronic musical bliss when D9 took to the shores of Western Australia and laid down the law in Perth.His rise to the top of the local dance scene has been nothing short of meteoric and shows no signs of slowing down.

Shaping his sound from his trance roots its his ability to bend genre’s and break boundaries that are driving this fresh act in a fierce way. Spending most of his adult life behind the DJ console at club events, festivals and showcases with world renowned artists have all offered a hand in taking his passion even further.

With a recent take to the studio, it’s those headphones that stay on day in and day out, making a bold statement to the world about his ramped up plan for music enthusiasts globally. Taking influence from techno, house, trance and psytrance a D9 performance is always an unforgettable experience.

Known for raising the bar be it at his shows or the studio, iconic tracks like Greece 2000 have been given the revolutionary resurrection, with his bootleg voted tune of the week and taking a hike up the national Irish Dance floor charts receiving air play on Ireland’s top radio station spin 103.8.

On the gig front recent times have seen Perth’s electronic charm play on the Atlantis Trance stage at Australia’s largest festival Stereosonic, become a regular fixture at metro city Australia’s largest night club, rack up the air miles with frequent visits to Malaysia and Indonesia on tour where the regions reigning bars and clubs have turned the volume up on his sound.
Having shared local and international stages with Paul Van Dyk, Sean Tyas, Ferry Corsten,Emma Hewitt, Jerome Isma-Ae, Marlo, Andrew Rayel, Gareth Emery, Mark Sherry, Mark Sixma, Ben Nicky, Vini Vici, Binary Finary, Rank 1, Genix, Sunny Lax, Jordan Suckley and Joorn Van Deynhoven D9 towers with his experience and promising dance music etiquette taking beats to the boundaries and keeping it at the forefront.

Binaural

Binaural are a 100% original LIVE trance duo. (Steven Herenyi and Gary Neal)

​ Binaural were founded in a monastery in 1362 after Brothers Steven Herenyi and Gary Neal rebelled against the word of Christ when the spirit of Satan showed them the ways of the synthesiser. Blaspheming the scriptures, they converted the pipe organ into a polyphonic voltage control oscillator, creating the world’s first demonic analogic synthesiser.

Upon being cast out from the monastery they were forced to harvest their own fat beets and trance-plants to provide appropriate whang for all of the local peasants who attended their many live renegade trance soiree orgy blowouts. Upon exasperating the local Baron with their obnoxious ruckus and uncouth deportment, Binaural were declared grievous outlaws and were hunted down by mercenaries seeking a small bounty of onions and leeks. They took refuge in a dishevelled tavern where a comely wench granted them access to her back door larder. They later discovered that her larder was hermetically sealed for their convenience, where they then spent the next 650 years cultivating and perfecting their driving acid lines and pounding progressive trance before miraculously emerging in 2012 to take the doofing scene by miscalculation.

TwistedCircuit

Situated in Melbourne’s inner south east at the young age of 21, comes the underground grime king TwistedCircuit, pushing his new wave of dark hard hitting minimal and Techno. You’d be hard pressed to not run into him in the wee-hours of the morning, gracing a dingy basement near you.

Music production takes center stage, if not on the street you’d find him in the studio making the brooding anthems Melbourne has come to crave. Graced with 10,000 followers and over 2 million plays globally Mr. circuit’s music is popping up in sets around the world.

Gracing the decks locally, interstate and overseas, TwistedCircuit’s story has only just began.

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Diversus

Drawing influences from legends like Morten Granau, Ghost Rider, and Blastoyz, plus having played gigs at Electric Parade 2017, Sky Garden Bali, a multitude of special events and some of Melbourne’s darkest treasures, Two Floors Up, Wah Thursdays, SIX Nightclub and more, Diversus is more than just another DJ.. Contrary to the status quo, he is a man on a mission to deliver a message through soundscapes and pallets that few dare to explore, fusing sounds together to deliver a cohesive experience through sound and raw energy with his signature sound of psytrance and progressive trance with a heavy twist.

After 3 years of experimenting with different genres and struggling to find where his true calling lay, he has broken out as “one to watch” in 2017. This year alone, Diversus has already supported plenty of internationals including Ranji, Freedom Fighters, Neelix, Vini Vici and Coming Soon, plus twice supporting BLiSS, Blastoyz, Ace Ventura and a whopping 3 times supporting Morten Granau!

Now embarking on his journey of music production in early 2017, there’s no doubt that everyone is about to start hearing the name a whole lot more in the near future, and it’s safe to assume that the sky alone is no the limit for the one man army who’s legacy has only just begun.

Revere

Meet Revere, our fierce addition to Australia’s progressive psy-trance scene.

Born into the entertainment world, Revere spent her younger years singing, playing guitar, dancing and acting – before finding her calling in the world of progressive trance, where she draws inspiration for her music production and set lists from the scene’s best such as – Neelix, Reality Test, Ghost Rider, Phaxe, and Major 7 to name a few.

Revere’s career is gaining fast traction, scoring her regular slots at Melbourne’s biggest psy events and clubs, having supported the likes of Vini-Vici, Major 7, Ranji, Freedom Fighters, Bliss, Coming Soon and many more.

Prepare to be drawn in by Revere’s fun, energetic, hard and melodic sound that captivates any audience.

Ulrich Schnauss

At once uplifting and otherworldly, the music of Ulrich Schnauss combines multilayered synthesizers with beats and ethereal vocals, serving as an aural escape route from the trappings of reality. As Schnauss explains, ‘I’ve always used making and listening to music as a way to escape – putting on headphones is a great way to leave reality behind for a while, reminding yourself why it still makes sense to carry on.’

Aside from releases under his own moniker, Schnauss also joined german electronica legends Tangerine Dream in 2014. Regularly enlisted as a mixer, remixer, producer and artist in his own right, Ulrich Schnauss may use music as a way to escape, but today he seems firmly rooted in the business, albeit constantly pushing against its staid sonic boundaries. Born in 1977 in Kiel, Germany – a post-industrial seaport at the Baltic – Schnauss began improvising chord changes on an old piano in his parents’ flat; a process which remains the backbone of his songwriting to this day. Once settled on a basic chord structure, Schnauss combines programmed synths with layered basslines and rhythms, to consciously adorn each piece with certain emotions and textures.

The titles of Ulrich Schnauss’s studio albums to date – Far Away Trains Passing By, A Strangely Isolated Place, Goodbye and A Long Way To Fall – hint at the artist’s backwoods background, growing up in the ‘cultural wasteland that is rural Germany’. Unable to find like-minded people to create music with, Schnauss’ aural vision became liberated by his discovery of the synthesizer, enabling him to create multilayered compositions on his own, with an aim to ‘translate the aesthetics of the ‘shoegazing’ sound into an electronic context’. Inspired by the alternative guitar bands of the late 80s/early 90s (Slowdive, Chapterhouse, My Bloody Valentine etc.) as well as Acid House and early electronica (LFO, 808 State, The Orb), Schnauss began developing his own distinct sonic palette, melding delicate dreampop sensibilities with ecstatic electronic excess, defying the constraints of traditional music genre boundaries.

After a move to Berlin and a slew of atmospheric dnb releases in the latter half of the 1990s – under the pseudonyms View to the Future and Ethereal 77 – Ulrich Schnauss felt confident enough to employ a more freeform approach and began recording ‘little electronica pieces’, culminating in the first album released under his own name, 2001’s Far Away Trains Passing By.

After an initial struggle to perform the unique, interchanging nuances of these tracks live, Schnauss’s discovery of Ableton software has enabled him to build new arrangements on the spot, lending diversity and distinction to each performance. ‘I can also react to the atmosphere of the room,’ he explains, ‘sometimes playing more ambient; sometimes more rhythm-orientated versions of the songs.’

The Geezer

I’ve produced a vast range of music over the years. Over 500 records from numerous labels, travelled the four corners of the earth and played music from rock to techno, dub to punk.

Along with my own label Raw, I’m featured and have helped numerous record labels such as Stay up Forever, Cluster, Max min, Hydraulix, Top Shelf, 4X4, Smitten, Highwire, Powertools, Hazcem, TEC, Pounding Grooves, Routemaster, Tortured, CL Recordings, Jerk, Intensive, Bionic Orange and more… Ive played in many bands such as Back to the Planet and toured and played with R D F, Subhumans, Oasis, Blur, Nirvarna, Levellers, Rough Rough & Ready and Hawkwind to name a few …

Teenage Mutants

Teenage Mutants revive as a duo.Welcome to this exciting second chapter after 5 years of Christian holding this musical adventure as a solo project. The most important thing now is that the Mainz based guys are back in the game with more enthusiasm and energy than ever before. Keep that!

It’s time to discover and enjoy their new path into a more inspired-techno sound. Hey, don’t panic! Teenage Mutants are of course keeping that remarkable wall of positive vibes. A solid reputation is a solid reputation. The worldwide clubbing scene has surrendered to TM’s haunting grooves, skills and a praiseworthy attitude during all these last years. Talent never falls on deaf ears, for this very reason TM have published great stuff on labels such as Sony Music, Ultra, Suara, Stil Vor Talent, Bunny Tiger, Hedkandi, Incorrect, Click Records, Nervous, Katermukke, Definition Music or Light My Fire. It is on one of these labels, Stil Von Talent, where the duo is preparing an album due to be released at the end of 2017. Before doing that, TM is releasing a good bunch of EPs, “Chapter Two” for example. An unstoppable journey into rolling grooves, foamy synths, bouncing basslines and laid back atmospheres. Perfect stuff for hitting the floor and not only that, but great weapons to once again conquer a pole position on the Beatport Charts. Some time ago, “Hanging On”, collaboration with OFF founder Andre Crom, went straight to #1.

TM also garnered top positions in the charts working alongside respected artists such as Purple Disco Machine, Moonbootica, Laura Welsh, Betoko, Jonas Saalbach, Lars Moston, etc. If we start talking about remixes: Nervo (“The Other Boys” feat. Kylie Minogue, Jake Shears & Nile Rodgers), Autograf (“Metaphysical”), Sailor & I, Third Son (“Alaska”), Niiche, EdOne, Edouard!, Simion, etc.

As a DJ-team, TM has travelled the entire world: from Johannesburg to Moscow, Paris to Hollywood, Miami to Berlin, and Bangkok to Kuala Lumpur… But the duo will be never tired of gigging all over the planet; new gigs in Asia, USA, South America, etc. We will see them touring non-stop.

These two dance-floor-fighters are totally on duty grinding.

Shahada

Two leading names within the Bali Psy Trance scene join forces as Shahada. DJ Jaux Ion & DJ/Producer Agoes Mulyadi
performing as Shahada. Featuring some of their original tracks as well playing other Psy Trance legends such as Berg, Zyce & Vini Vici. Music has been a big part of the lives of Ion & Agoes. Both Agoes and Ion have amazing work ethics and dedicate time to mentoring some of the younger DJ in Bali. Their passion comes to life as Shahada.

Under the AAAM Record label their music is available on Beatport. Individually the guys have a following online and now with Shahada are gaining an international following.

Raja Ram

Raja Ram is a Psychedelic-Trance producer and the owner of the UK record label TIP World. He was born Ronald Rothfield in 1941 in Melbourne, Australia. Raja Ram left Australia in the 1950s to begin the hippie trail. He returned to Australia later and studied flute at the Melbourne Conservatory. He also went to New York in 1965 to study jazz. He was a member of the band Quintessence in the late 1960s and early 1970s.

Shortly after, Raja Ram was forced to retire for personal reasons and became an envelope salesman. In the 1980s, he decided to return to the music scene as he now became interested in the emerging genre of electronic music. He was one of the first people to make what is today considered psychedelic trance.

Raja Ram formed TIP Records in 1994 with Graham Wood and Ian St. Paul. It soon became one of the most well-known Goa Trance labels. After the label folded in 1998, Raja Ram then founded TIP World in 1999.

He collaborated with countless artists but is best known for his work with Simon Posford on the Shpongle and The Mystery of the Yeti projects and is a founder of 1200 Micrograms. He often plays the flute on ambient tracks and voices many tracks.