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Egorythmia goes Nocturnal with the release of his Album
Written by Jessica Alici on 11-12-17 18:41 (1054 views)
Egorythmia aka Boban Lazovski has been storming the progressive psychedelic scene for almost ten years and prior to that, had his hand in multiple other acts! Remixing for legends like Ace Ventura, playing at awesome parties including Boom, Ozora and Universo Parallelo, and with a plethora of releases on the ‘cream of the crop’ labels - including: Iono, Iboga, Tech Safari & Perfecto Fluoro, I thought we were long overdue a catch up with Boban. When better to do it then than before the release on Iono Music of his debut album ‘Nocturnal’ on 12 December 2017! [Full Story]

Post-colonial take over with Amaluna
Written by Tara on 14-11-17 20:48 (1160 views) (1 comment)
Amaluna is the collaborative project of New Zealand-born FlibbertiGibbet and Zimbabwean Mudstompin Munkee. A multi-genre duo with an interest in the experimental evolution of music, they break the boundaries with eclectic and often unreleased tracks to drive the dancefloor to new levels. The diversity of their combined tastes unite psychedelic bass lines and glitchy melodies. Thanks to their passion for seeking out and sharing new sounds, they transmit a powerful energy from the decks to the dancefloor.

Recently signed to Free-Spirit Records, Astral Circus resident FlibbertiGibbet has been DJing since 2013. Meanwhile, her co-pilot Mudstompin Munkee is the host of her own regular radio show on Bassport FM and has played at global gatherings that include Portugal’s Freedom Festival and the UK’s Noisily Festival. Shattered Barriers promoter Abhi Trance first booked them to play back-to-back at his event in April 2017 and they enjoyed it so much that they did it again in September for Tribal Village. This confirmed they were onto something good and so Amaluna will be launched at Astral Circus on Friday 24th November at Electrowerkz in London, alongside an epic line-up hand-picked to help celebrate the birthdays of Astral Circus promoters Nikki S and FlibbertiGibbet, as well as the launch of Journey aka Jay OM’s new album, Limitless.

So with their project gaining momentum faster than they could have imagined, we thought it would be fun to set up the disco divas for this back-to-back interview. Here’s what they had to say…
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10 years of shanking – Bom Shanka Music anniversary interview with Al Shanka
Written by Tara on 08-11-17 13:51 (537 views)
Founded in 2007 by Al Shanka and Richie ‘Asimilon’ Elmes, Bom Shanka Music has morphed organically into one of the underground psy scene’s highest grade labels. The Bom Shanka sound is distinctively hard, dark and driving and over the last 10 years it’s torn up dancefloors all over the globe, from the biggest international festivals like Boom and Ozora to the most hardcore underground warehouse parties. Meanwhile the Bom Shanka stable just keeps growing, with recent releases from the likes of Chris Rich, Telepathy and Parasect ensuring they stay firmly at the cutting edge.

This weekend saw the first of Bom Shanka’s 10 year birthday celebrations kick off at the Return of the Atom 10-Year Anniversary Halloween Ball at London’s Boombox Lab, where Al and Nuky played a mind-bending foot-stomping three-hour set. This was but a warm-up however for the coming weekend’s festivities, where in conjunction with Planet Shroom Productions, the label puts an epic party to celebrate 10 years of shanking: the Bom Shanka Music - 10 years anniversary at Bristol’s Trinity Centre!
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Ilai on music, inspiration, nature and Endshift - his new release
Written by Jessica Alici on 18-10-17 15:16 (1415 views)
Ilai Salvato is an Italian DJ and producer who’s been making music since 2005. Having collaborated with awesome acts such as M-theory and Materia, and releasing on successful labels like 24/7, his signing with the prestigious Iono Music has cemented this talented artist firmly in the top draw.

With Endshift, Ilai’s 4th studio album, due for release in a couple of weeks, we decided it was time to delve deeper into the mind of this sonic wizard!
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432 Label Party: Did you get the message?
Written by Yeahbaby on 11-10-17 08:27 (1134 views)
On October 14th, Yeah Baby Productions join forces with Danish record label 432 Records to bring London some of the finest progressive psytrance music the scene has to offer. We caught up with the two of the four founders of 432 Records - Morten Granau and Joel Rowdy - to find out more about the label and get some great tips for up and coming producers and DJs.

Yeah Baby Productions co-owner Dino Ciancamerla aka Neutrino gives us some insight into taking his music to the next level.

And we find out what we can expect on the night at London’s mighty Steelyard venue in London Bridge.
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Latex Zebra: roving bus reporter, gimpy-knee-man or Darren F@cking Nugget?
Written by Miles Gorfy on 13-09-17 12:54 (1234 views) (4 comments)
Latex Zebra will need no introduction for regular visitors to HarderFaster or his friends on Facebook.

For those fresh to this gem, Daniel Nugent has been mixing multiple genres for over 20 years, he co-promoted the infamous Zoology parties, plus Alumni and Brixton Trance Underground, he has been a regular winner in the annual HarderFaster Awards and, to top it all, he achieved the smoothest three-point-return to HarderFaster, after an epic flounce!

I met up with Dan at Club 414 to talk all things club-related.
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M-Theory's Mental Amplifiers
Written by Tara on 04-09-17 17:44 (1507 views)
When Marcello Baccheschi aka M-Theory aka CIMI first came to London from his native Italy 20 years ago, he soon starting making the most of the plethora of electronic music events available. However, it wasn’t until he attended the legendary Tyssen Street Studios that he first discovered the cultural phenomenon known as psychedelic trance and his life took on a whole new direction…

With his artist album Mental Amplifiers about to drop and an exclusive showcase of it at this Saturday night’s edition of Tribal Village – A Psychedelic Adventure at The Steelyard, we managed to get him out of the studio long enough to discuss music production, parties and possibly the best plan yet for world peace!
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Tribal Village interview with prog pioneer Etic
Written by Tara on 15-08-17 18:58 (1304 views)
Etay Harari is Etic, one of the founding fathers of what is now commonly called progressive trance. Switching from rock to psychedelic sounds in ’99, he most certainly hasn’t looked back and has gone on to produce five albums, a shed load of collaborations and remixes and launch one of the psy scene’s most consistently top labels, Digital Nature Records, with studio wingman and collaborator Aerospace.

With the man himself making a rare London appearance at the next edition of Tribal Village – A Psychedelic Adventure on Saturday 9th September at The Steelyard, we figured this progressive pioneer deserved a well-overdue HarderFaster debut!
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'Dirty Chef' Ed Lynam reflects on his time in the UK and forthcoming move to Ireland
Written by Miles Gorfy on 15-08-17 12:16 (1529 views) (2 comments)
Ed Lynam started his DJ career taking the Cold Blend DJ course in Newcastle in 2006. After completing the course, Ed got a gig at the very popular Digital in Newcastle. Since then Ed has travelled to many places showcasing his DJing abilities making regular appearances at The Gallery @ Ministry Of Sound and as Trance Sanctuary After Party Resident. He’s appeared at Godskitchen, FSOE, Judgment Fridays, Frantic, Goodgreef, Rong, Ibiza Trance Family, Ultraviolet Ibiza, Driftwood, Friendz Boat Parties, Afterhours.FM and festivals such as Sub Audio, Soundwave and Greenlight in Sweden, as well as 4 years playing the ASOT pre-parties in Holland! [Full Story]

Glastonbury, The Biggest Show on Earth
Written by Craig Gunn on 21-06-17 16:15 (1456 views) (2 comments)
In less than 24 hours I will be queuing in the baking sun to get into Glastonbury Festival 2017. I have been going since 2000 and I am particularly excited by this year’s event, it being the last until 2019. With my car packed and bags ready to go, I present to you a round-up of what I am looking forward to! [Full Story]

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