are you and whats your history on the psy-trance scene?
We come from the French West Indies, but we actually grew up in
We started going to techno parties in our early twenties in 1994.
As often as possible to the mainly outdoors techno parties. After
a year, we decided to go to London, as we thought it could be
a great personal and human experience, and London night life is
known to be great.
our first day of being in London, we went to this huge psychedelic
trance party, and we got like attracted by this unique world!
Going out nearly every weekend we made many friends and together
(as we were sharing the same passion), we decided to run a stall
at the parties. After this and some training developed into our
visual performances which can be seen at parties and festivals
all over the world. Weve also been to different parties
and festivals from America to Asia, when not performing, discovering
new countries, cities and people, which has definitely developed
there, after mixing together our experiences, we put our knowledge
together, to finally give birth to a visuals 3d graphics design
show on big screens, and also website creations.
What are the inspirations for your video
and web-design work?
Well, its from a wild mix of travelling, movies and special
effects, like for example in Matrix. Also 3D animation
movies, which have shown us how precise and close to reality 3D
graphical technology can be. The Final Fantasy movie
for instance or Kaena la Prophetie French on!
Music gave us the opportunity to remember the best moments we
had during parties and festivals. Then were just trying
to translate those special moments and emotions to our visuals
and web designing works.
What would you say are the most important
elements to produce a really good VJ performance?
Someone who wants to do visuals has to feel the music!! He has
to feel the music vibrations as much as a DJ. Then this special
link to music is an inspiration and gives him the possibility
to create a physical dimension for every single beat
of the tune. Visuals and music are basically part of each other,
and done successfully, it can develop certain emotions to take
you on a great imaginative journey. According to us a good VJ
is a person who can give birth to musical sounds and vibrations
through images and designs, someone whos able to basically
make the sound, like come out of the screen !
How do you put together a VJ set?
Well, our VJ equipment is mainly a video mixer and two lap-top
computers. Each computer is independent and set up with various
software, programs and tools which gives us the opportunity to
mix our own creations on two channels for one computer. Then each
computer is connected to our video mixer in order to get the final
mixing of all the video channels. This means we can actually do
a visual in two different ways:
to back on the all set, which means that we take control,
one after the other of the video mixer. We mix from one
computer to another! Well actually its a bit more
than that since we are able to mix also on each computer!
So it is more a final mixing set on a minimum of four video
channels that we re taking control of. Like this we
can drive the visuals on the sound wave of the best DJ set!!
second way, is when we VJ together and each of us controls
one lap-top. We then control the final mixing back
to back on the main video mixer. Each of us drives
a part of the visual at the same time, and gets the best
out of the first mixing of each computer. Our visuals are
colourful, and very psychedelic and with an animation mixer
and wild bunch of digital effects, we feel they are different
to any other visuals and deeply hypnotic.
can your work Vjing and websites be seen?
Weve been VJ ing for a few years now at the biggest
London psychedelic events, such as Chichime, Karroo, Tribal Vision,
Astral Phoenix, Xentrix and Fairy Tales. Since last year we started
VJing at Festivals and this is what we are keenest on, playing
our visuals live outdoors. So far we have had the opportunity
to play out at Brasilian trance Festivals last April and this
New Year which have developed our experience at working on big
The website activity is also growing!! Weve now done quite
a few websites for labels, party and festival promoters such as:
Alchemy Records; Etnicanet Records Celebra Brasil festivals; MoonFlower
Records; Zanbujiera festival; Aeon Records (Unrealised site );
Pan Papason project and now this magazines website.
Also other websites which are not connected to the trance scene!
But always linked to topics were interested in.
styles are you introducing to your Vjing and do your trademark
battling figures represent anything?
The style we are always trying to develop is greater control of
the mental projection of the beat. Visuals which reflect the individual
vibrations and variations of each sound. We try to give a hypnotic
and physical dimension to the sounds by influencing peoples
minds at a different level by the visuals we use. So far we are
able to mix our creations on two different live performances at
the same time which gives extra life to the bass and middle sounds.
We are still working on the third and final sound level, to complete
our vision of the perfect visual show!
The deep collaboration of the twin brothers takes place in the
love of the psychedelic trance world. With their feelings and
their ways of using todays technologies, theyre trying
to improve the psychedelic scene. The result of this job is one
big passion and project: PSYTWIN.