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:
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…
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.
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!
The sun and the moon have always been perceived as opposites; the sun is the active, rational, masculine and materialistic part of the world which happens during day time, while the moon is the dark, crazy, feminine and mysterious part of the world which occurs during the night time. There is one magical moment when these opposites unite into one incredible phenomenon, which merges the characteristics of these binary entities – Solar Eclipse.
Marko Radovanovic, from Belgrade, Serbia, took the essence of the Solar Eclipse and transformed it into a musical phenomenon that mixes the sun and night aka his alter ego – E-Clip. Along the way, he polished his precision and beat skills while he was playing as a drummer in Hardcore and New Age bands. And as a new star in the celestial sphere of Progressive Trance he absorbed a lot of inspiration from artists such as Jean Michel Jarre, Pink Floyd, Klaus Shultze and Astral Projection. The big change for Radovanovic was similar to the process of Solar Eclipse; where the moon decides he wants to follow the sun’s fire and hot atmosphere. Radovanovic fell in love with the heat and energy of the other side of the decks of the Psychedelic Trance parties, and made his move. Thus, soon after he entered the psychedelic world in 2002, he started to produce music as well.
His first experiment was under a different more Full-Onish alter ego, named Beyondecliptica, and with it he released his debut album in 2008, ‘Groove technologies’, in the Greek label Medusa. Then Radovanovic realized it was time to undermine nature’s course and bring E-Clip to the world in 2009. Since that moment of creating his unique manifestation, he released music in various labels including: Blue Tunes, Spin Twist, Oxygen, Prog On Syndicate, Yellow Sunshine Explosion. Of course Iono Music spotted his magical influences and joined him to the family. His recent EP – ‘Press Hold’ at Iono that came out in November 2011 is just a taste of the many trips he will make on the orbit of the sun while inviting the moon to join occasionally.