Perfect Stranger is the stage name for California based, Israeli electronic musician Yuli Fershtat. The Perfect Stranger project was created in February 2005 and within 2 years of it’s debut became critically acclaimed all over the globe. Perfect Stranger ultimately created his own sub-genre in the psychedelic scene by presenting a totally distinctive sound characterized by groovy playful beats and patiently built compositions that often bridge between progressive trance and techno with a presence of tribal and psychedelic elements.
Perfect Stranger has released 3 full artist albums, 3 remix albums, 3 compilations and appears on well over a hundred other releases (compilations, EP’s, albums, etc). He also owns & runs the “Digital Structures” label, where he publishes more Tech orientated sounds under the Yuli Fershtat moniker.
All that I touch, And all that I see, All that I taste, All I feel
All that I love, All that I hate, All I distrust, All I save
All that I give, All that I deal, All that I buy, Beg, Borrow or Steal
All I create, All I destroy, All that I do, All that I say
All that I eat, Everyone I meet, All that I slight, Everyone I fight
All that is now, All that is gone. All that’s to come…
And everything under the sun is in tune :)……..
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 Sunday Funday sunrise set at Psyclical Atlantis. What a great party! People danced non-stop through the night and through Sunday. It was wonderful.
A short visit to the best Backpackers! I played a couple of sets, this one was as the sun was setting on the deck, a nice way to warm ourselves up for the coming Connexion Festival over New Year. Some laid back psychedelic music for you 🙂
Vortex Trance Adventures in Cape Town are celebrating 25 years of conscious festivals at Vortex Open Source. This compilation brings 19 great tunes, ranging from Psytrance to Ambient, from artists performing at the festival.
Please support these great artists and buy their tunes? Bandcamp supplies high quality wav or FLAC files at the same price. You can also stream the tunes to hear them in their entirety.
Best wishes to Vortex on this momentous achievement, quarter of a century! With the almighty TAZ on visuals and Vortex legendary production skills, this will be a festival to remember. Catch you on the dancefloor!
Artelligent, aka Adam Metcalfe, aka Headroom, is the Techno side of this talented producer and DJ. His sets combine beautiful Techno with intelligent music, taking the listener on a lovely journey. He filled in at Noisily Festival 2016 for Worakls and had been booked again on the strength of that set.
This set is an easy listening Techno journey, slow paced and aesthetically pleasing. Perfect for a chilled afternoon.
Some beautiful Melodic Techno, live, from HVOB in Mexico, for Cercle. Beautiful setting and beautiful music. Cercle, as always, providing the platform for some of the best gigs in the world.