This is our first radio broadcast under Refinoir, which stands for Refined Dark… The best in dark psychedelic music, brought to you weekly by some of the best DJ’s in South Africa and the world. The show was first broadcast on Friday 15th of May and featured these selectors:
What an excellent show! The music is sublime, the visuals are absolutely beautiful, THANK YOU for allowing us to use them TAS!
Thank you to our great DJ’s for bringing such great music to our show. We have a a WhatsApp chat group available for chatting and general hooliganism:
Our next show features:
and our show for this Friday, 5th of June, on www.arc-radio.net, features:
Join us on Friday the 15th of May as we stream the 1st Refinoir Live Radio Show on Arc-Radio at 7pm
Chat room (virtual dance floor)
Your navigators for the evening are:
We’ll be sharing lots of laughter in the chat room of our virtual dance floor. The closest you’ll get to a real party in lockdown! Come have some fun and share some great music with us.
We’ll also be collecting donations for struggling artists and musicians via our paypal on the event.
Pantomiman is George Agaronov (or Gosha for short), a Russian psytrance producer with some extra flavour on top – he is a professional comic actor who comes from a family of circus comedy performers! Early in his childhood years Gosha began playing musical instruments, performing on stage and later composing his parts for a circus band. When Gosha was a teenager he discovered electronic music and a bit later towards the late nineties Gosha discovered something that felt very natural to him – psychedelic trance. Since then Gosha has been developing and working on his own sound, partly with an expert guidance from Alex Parasense. The past few years Pantomiman has spent DJ’ing and playing live around Russia entertaining crowds with his very special and very funny musical shows. Needless to say Pantomiman’s music is a psychedelic circus act in itself. Sometimes more aggressive and twisted, sometimes more nostalgic and funky music by Pantomiman never fails to surprise and excite. Pantomiman’s groovy bass lines and comical themes make people dance and laugh at the same time, while of course his skilful sound synthesis guarantees that a trip will be adventurous, joyful and amusing.
Pantomiman’s tracks have been taken for releases by such quality labels as Bom shanka music, Doof Records, Sundance, Up Records, Space Baby rec, Macky Mad House Records and Blitz Studios. At present he is working with the Looney moon records!
Chris is well versed in the psy-trance scene, having been involved in music since the 90’s. He started his own music Mastering company, by the name of Layered Mastering, and has been involved with many prolific acts with which he provided services to. Some song’s he mastered included the likes of Mandoza’s – Nkalakatha – a huge anthem in the 2000s.
Moving back to his psy-trance Career, he has played at many, many, many Teknotribe & Mansion parties over the years and has pretty much every psy-trance based outdoor in Gauteng from Twilight to Moksha under his belt. He also started thePsyclical brand with Stefan d.B., which saw it grow from a string of weekly indoors in 2018, to an annual outdoor festival in 2020.
His music is incredibly versatile, and he plays a broad range of BPMs in various styles based on what the party requires from Techno to Zenonesque/Psygressive to Full-On and even Forest. He also is a music producer who often plays a lot of his music live in his sets.
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
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.