Digital Dream aka Paul Robbertse started producing music when he was just 14 years old. He attended his first Psy Trance party in 1998 and inspired by such mind-blowing music, he started producing his own Psy Trance in 1999. He has been a Psychedelic Warrior ever since.
He started DJing in 2001 at what were the founding psychedelic parties in Joburg. Teknotribe, Mushroom Mafia, Lunertech and Redeye were at the forefront of the psychedelic scene, and Digital Dream was smashingall their dancefloors to smithereenes.
In 2011 he was signed to Zulutunes as one of their first artists on the label. Today, Digital Dream is now one of South Africa’s leading Hitech producers. Fusing his intricate knowledge of sound with his classical musical training and guitar-playing, he creates melodic high-energy music that echoes through all corners of the galaxies. He also writes Psychedelic Trance and Ambient, and has written tracks with Dirty Saffi, Sychotria and Zer, as well as locally with Dugga and DredLokkWarrior.
He released his first album Lucid in Limbo in 2014 on Zulutunes, and has had tracks released on various Zulutunes compilations, as well as on the swiss label Digital Shamans.
Digital Dream is a regular feature on south african festival line-ups, playing Live and DJ sets. He has played at countless productions and events including Zulutunes, Teknotribe, Mansion Records, Gypsy, Lightworkx, Fu-Cha Gatherings, Earthdance, Red Eye, Twilight, Tswaing Crater Gathering, Revolution, Jalarupa and more.
He has shared the stage with the world’s leading psychedelic artists, including Astrix, Ace Ventura, Talamasca, Psymmetrix, Whiptongue, Freedom Fighters, Parasense, Dust, Dirty Saffi, Rinkadink, Loud, Menog, Sychotria, Psychaos, Shift, Broken Toy, Damage, Highko, Bombax, Paralocks, Talpa, Iliuchina, Breathead, Ital, Fright Rate, Organoise, Dr. Bops, Ugly Ducky, Highstyle, Killawatt, Mekkanikka, Virtual Light, Timelock, Weekend Heros, Hypnoise, Antispin, Sinerider and more.
Besides cooking up beats, Digital Dream has also been a host of a number of local productions:
Malice in Wonderland
Malice in Pondaland
Umghebulo: Stomp in the Skies
A dark Forest set, played at Psyclical Atlantis at 4am, Sunday morning. Driving and full of energy, Filtiarn is a big fan of Parvati Records. I played one-on-one with Filtiarn at the Darker Dimensions floor at Connexion New Years Festival and we had a great one!
My favourite Battlefloor set ever! Dark Prog, deep and moody, with great energy and flow. Excellent intro tune and great mixing. Well done Vinny! All of the DJ’s we booked at Psyclical Atlantis brought their A-game and the music was outstanding :). Thanks to everyone that joined us.
My set at Play at Chicago’s Fourways on Friday night. We had a great crowd of people and the music was fabulous. Melodic Techno all night. Really beautiful music. Thanks to Rusty, SpoCe and DJ Vee for their sets. Next one is on the 21st of Feb.
My Sunday Funday sunrise set at Psyclical Atlantis. What a great party! People danced non-stop through the night and through Sunday. It was wonderful.