releases so far?
Chris Hoy; 25; Demon Twist part 2 (afrogalactic)
probably the most popular so far.
What have been your musical influences from the psy-trance scene?
Initially, Gms, X-dream, Miranda, Kox-Box, Cydonia,
Logic Bomb. Currently, Absolum, Artifakt, Lemurians, Wizzy Noise, Damage,
Cpu, Rinkadink, Nomad, Phyx, Broken toy, Etnica.
How did you get into psy-trance?
I got hold of a Danny Rampling cd in 96 which
had some Astral Projection and Hallucinogen on, it blew my mind away..
then i spent a few more years jumping between metal and house, until i
ended up at a Vortex in 99. I started making trance a week later
on a simple PC tracker called Audiomulch.
Whats developed your sound the most?
Absolute commitment to making the fattest, most
psychedelic, and most danceable sound around,, and I still aint
there. Oh, and my PCs, M-audio monitors, and Cubase.
With your new album just out, what would you say has had the most influence
on the sound?
Im trying to provide another option, not the
same old shit. Using the new and the old, techno, goa, psychedelic and
Whats your favourite track and why, do you have an obsession
with power tools (judging by the first track)?
My favs are track three Xtrasensory
and track seven, Digital dna. Power tools - well it explains
itself doesnt it.. Controlled psychedelic mayhem that will work
itself together during the track to a climax of some sort,, u know.. the
What do you see as the next step foward in your genre of dark crazy
Well, shit I hope its my next album, no but
really someone has to keep pushing the fold.. where its eventually gonna
go, I dont know, I dont see it as crazy, well Ill admit theres
an element of it but the whole track and album must have a focus and direction
or it just gets confusing, and then boring..
With pundits speaking of a new split within trance, between the neo-full-on
style and a splinter-style represented by South African artists like Rinkadink,
Broken Toy and yourself, how do you think its going to affect the choices
of party-goers around the globe?,.....
I dont think of it like that. I know its
happening, but there is no plan on our minds. Its just a natural
reaction to some of the crap being called psy-trance these days. People
have said that the very full on and psychedelic are gonna die, but really
its just morphed. But bringing it all together, good production
tricks dont necessarily make an interesting experience, they add
to the experience and can flavour the ride. Too many artists tend to forget
the trip and just expect people to bop along, there is so much scope available
in both writing and production these days and there are listeners out
there who want more, fresh and experienced ears who will appreciate what
im trying to do. Check my next album in March/April on my new label
to hear what im talking about, or pick up any Timecode disk. This
is just the beginning, hopefully people will want to hear and play more,
and hopefully theyll buy it too ;-)