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Ozora 2011 - captured/photography by Murilo Ganesh ? http://t.co/v53G8oJiDH #psytrance #festival #dancing #doof http://t.co/me3pUYsKLf



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Ozora 2011 - captured/photography by Murilo Ganesh ? http://ozdoof.tumblr.com/post/83171893929/flowersofgaia-thanks-to-murilo-ganesh-for?utm_content=buffer86206&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer #psytrance #festival #dancing #doof

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Currently tuned into "Element Series 19, Potassium (Sonic Arc..." Cloudcast by Infinity_Cycle - #nowplaying at

Element Series 19, Potassium (Sonic Arcology sub-series Part 1, Upper Level Hive Life)




Part 19 of the ongoing Element Series, geared at delivering seamlessly smooth mixes of the highest quality that will ensure a very cerebral psychedelic experience.

This is the first part in a new sub-series, thematically based on life in a futuristic Arcology. The Idea is that I used different aspects of life in this futuristic setting as inspiration for each mix. This one I was focusing on everyday life for some of the more well off citizens, or "Hivers", based on the upper Residential levels in an arcology. It is very polished and smooth progressive psytrance, as a representation of how easily life flows for this demographic of people. There will be many more coming, so stay tuned for more sonic visions of futuristic life!




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OMETEOTL 2014!! #rave #party #fiesta #fest #festival #mxico #psy #psytrance #psychedelic #peace #plur #love ... http://t.co/6BB2M26yby



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Protonica is playing @ #Club #Linz #Austria, Wed 31 Dec 2014 http://www.progressive-selection.at/ #gigs

PROGRESSIVE SELECTION - follow the Fairy




Der Name ist bei uns Programm. Dabei machen wir eigentlich nur das, was uns Spa macht und das schon seit einigen Jahren. Nmlich leidenschaftlich einen groen Teil unserer Zeit der Musik widmen, die wir lieben: Progressive Psytrance. Wobei es uns gleichermaen wichtig ist, international erfolgreiche Knstler so wie unsere Resident DJs und auf...




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TASMANIA #psytrance APR25 | PSPIRALIFE @ HOME with HELLQUIST (SWE) + Mintecelec + Reactant + Seane vs Shammie (DJ... http://t.co/vyLn73CYyP



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Lavinia Djane (YSE) is playing @ #Area 61 #Berlin #Germany, Sat 26 Apr 2014 https://www.facebook.com/psynativecrewberlin #gigs

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KIMIK YIU is playing @ #Caf Liber #Torino #Italy, Fri 11 Apr 2014 @ 23:00 https://www.facebook.com/events/637850189620364/?ref_newsfeed_story_type=regular #gigs

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Archain (aka Archive and Strain) has given us a mix for Jungala Festival :) & & #psytrance #psychedelic ... http://t.co/gnQ6unV58X


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I Guess it's almost like a cycle,& there was epic trance, now it's house& What's the next mainstream genre?& #Psytrance , could be.


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@BarIlluminati If you need a dj just let me know ;-)) #psytrance


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Let's Get Stupid - Outdoor Underground Party
Saturday 9th August 2014
TBA to all ticket holders
NCWS PresentsLET'S GET STUPID - Outdoor Underground Party

Event Info: http://lgs.dancepartyhire.com.au/
Warm Up Party: https://www.facebook.com/events/1434316483468052Tickets: $35 + b.f Presolds now on Sale (Please email ncws@dancepartyhire.com.au for payment info)

* EVERYONE MUST TAKE THERE RUBBISH HOME* Tickets only sold to all who love the music & the scene* This is a presold only event, all ticket sales end on the 5/08/2014 or once sold out

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Non Commercial Western SydneyWeb: www.ncws.infoABN: 21 722 978 179


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Angelo Pomposo – Don’t be a Toy EP
2014-04-13
01. Angelo Pomposo ? False Idols (Original Mix) 02. Angelo Pomposo ? False Idols (Echoplex Remix) 03. Angelo Pomposo ? Find your Way (Original Mix) 04. Angelo Pomposo ? The Real Toy (Original Mix)


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12/24: Maneesh the Twister, DJ Amar, Improv Dance Jam – Holiday Party at F8 | 1192 Folsom, Wed, Dec 24 10:00p
24th December 2014
F8 | 1192 Folsom, 1192 Folsom St.,
12/24: Maneesh the Twister, DJ Amar, Improv Dance Jam ? Holiday Party Yes, Underground Nomads is happening on Christmas Eve. We?re having a holiday party. Every one is welcome, regardless of what holidays you celebrate or don?t celebrate. We are about the music, the dance and the hanging out with friends at our favorite bar. Come join us after your family festivities, if you are doing Christmas Eve with family. We will be playing music straight through to 1am (or later if you all still feel like partying). If you?re not doing anything, come join us early for Happy Hour. The night will begin with some downtempo beats, kicking off at 9pm. Shortly after 10pm, we will have our All-Improv Dance Performance Jam featuring some of our favorite dancers, and hosted by our MCTATYANA. Following the Performance Jam,MANEESH The TWISTERandDJ AMARwill take the decks and rock out the dancefloor with their Surya Dub vibes for the rest of the night. Maneesh the Twister is founder of Surya Dub, the Ambassadors of Dread Bass. He has brought together dubwize communities from Roots & Dub Reggae to Dubstep and Ragga to Dread Bass, Uk Funky, Tropical, and Drum?n'Bass to Bhangra, S. Asian Electronica and Global Bass Beat worlds together. Surya Dub has won Best Club Night in the SF Weekly Music Awards & Best Ambassadors of Dread Bass from SF Guardian Best of the Bay. Also Maneesh was awarded the Best Club DJ of San Francisco by the SF Bay Guardian! He is also a resident of the longest running weekly dub & roots night in the World, Dub Mission, which is 17+ years and dubbing! Maneesh toured India, Uk, Hong Kong, Bangkok, and played the VH1 Nye with 3000 folks on Baga Beach in Goa on New Year?s Eve! Maneesh has shared the stage with legendary Jamaican producers Lee ?Scratch? Perry & Scientist, Thievery Corporation, Francois K, Kode 9, Adrian Sherwood (On-U sound), Mala (DMZ), The Bug & Warrior Queen, Flying Lotus, Mad Professor, Bassnectar, State of Bengal, Smith & Mighty/RSD, Karsh Kale, Nickodemus, Bobby & Nihal (BBC Radio 1), DJ Hatcha, Headhunter, DJ Vadim, Z-Trip, Sub Swara, Eskmo, Blutech, Kush Arora, Poirier, Badmarsh & Shri, MIDIval PunditZ, 2562, Lazer Sword, Gas Lamp Killer, Dum Dum Project, Cheb I Sabbah, Dan the Automator, Mark 1, Badawi, Lyrics Born, David Starfire, Dub Gabriel, Jah Warrior Shelter, DJ G, J Boogie, Roommate/Babylon System, Juju, Antiserum, Navdeep, & Solomonic Sound (Rob Paine). Check out the 2009 SF Station Interview: Maneesh the Twister -Last Night a DJ Saved My Life12/25: Housepitality presents: A Free Christmas Party - On Christmas! 12/22: Ugly Sweater Holiday Party" w/ Submorphics (Innerground, Liquid V) + Flaco (Rubik, Innerground) @ Stamina SundaysClick to share thisClick to share this

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Spotlight: Swans - The Seer
2014-04-06
Swans - The Seer
A coruscating, compelling treatise on creation and destruction...

Clash€™s Spotlight series usually looks at albums marking key anniversaries, or that are being brought back into the public eye through special shows or some other industry-standard opportunity for reappraisal.

But with Swans set to release their 13th studio set, €˜To Be Kind€™, in May, we thought the moment was perfect to look and listen back to what is perhaps the most powerful studio statement in the Michael Gira-fronted New York experimental ensemble€™s catalogue so far: August 2012€™s incredible €˜The Seer€™, spread across six sides of vinyl and just as remarkable now as it was on release.

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Swans, €˜The Seer€™

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€œI see it all.€

€˜The Seer€™ reeks of the definitive, the platonic form of Swans made real, a hellish golem raised from magma and mud. It collects the produce of the American experimentalists previous 11 albums and craftily condenses them, distilling their dusky essences in the way of an alchemist or particularly dastardly perfumier. Propelled by a ferocious fervour, its unbridled, ecstatic, musical mania feels somehow inevitable €“ but considered and wiser than ever before.

Joining with an impressive cast of collaborators €“ including Yeah Yeah Yeahs€™ Karen O, Iceland-based noise merchant Ben Frost, members of Akron/Family and Low €“ is Gira€™s former partner in crime, Jarboe. Their respective inputs provide luxurious glossy highlights, the butter in the jus if you will. But they don€™t dilute a thing. Some passages initially make for excruciating listening, only to shift tone dramatically, whisking you a hair€™s breadth from danger and certain unbidden defecation to a plane of vibrant aural pleasure.

Constructed of distinct movements, €˜The Seer€™s is a symphonic piece clocking in at over two hours in length, with a half-hour title track. You don€™t listen to something so demanding overly regularly, which is possibly why over a year on it sounds as fresh as the very first time. It€™s an event, like a Wagnerian opera, a marathon dictating complete surrender €“ music so simultaneously cerebral and dynamically physical you can feel it in your muscles, your belly and bowels.

Its refusal to compromise is sometimes claustrophobia inducing, but this is what lends €˜The Seer€™ its sense of potency and emotional catharsis. The honesty and clarity of this record is rigorous and relentless. It is aggressive, reflective, dually awkward and elegant: an ordeal, but a beautiful one. The cover €“ a snarling/grimacing wolf leering out from the shadows €“ suggests both hunter and hunted. The perfect image, really, of a metaphysical monster in the dark.

Opening track €˜Lunacy€™ sets the tone. An unhinged voice, leeching out of darkness over a wave of percussion and guitar builds inexorably, expansively; drums froth like waves, violins crash against harpsichord. Eventually a chorus of voices begins to chime and soften, and order seems restored, the piece becoming a madrigal. But it€™s merely the calm before the storm of €œlunacy€ being chanted a hundred or so times. It€™s a dark, dense struggle sitting between Aleister Crowley, Led Zeppelin-style paganism and the secretive mysticism of the Knights Templar. In a final Songs Of Experience-period William Blake-style flourish Gira states: €œYour childhood is over.€ Is it ever.

Syncopated drumming and a single panted refrain heralds €˜Mother Of The World€™: a spiralling arabesque of squalling, scissor-sharp guitars and a wailing, scatting Gira. It then shifts into unbridled glam rock: an incongruous Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars jam segueing into the sleaze of €˜Sister Midnight€™-era Iggy Pop. This is the beating heart and breath of the world, the universe, a diabolical Ohm. Gira€™s Gaia is the €œmother of senseless things,€ a disappointing human race, unbalanced in our consumption and living practices.

The title track is aptly grandiose. It€™s the voice of an oracle witnessing the horror and splendour of the divine in real time. It€™s Carlos Castaneda vibrating in the desert on a peyote-fuelled trip, or Samuel Taylor Coleridge€™s opium-induced near-death experiences. It€™s Swans€™ €˜The End€™ or €˜Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun€™. It builds and builds, tighter and faster, like a train derailing, an ever-crescendo-ing voice in the background. Around the halfway mark it is absolutely relentless €“ but just when it threatens to become too much, the monstrous becomes elegantly beautiful. A piano coda worthy of a Giallo horror soundtrack diffuses the endless repetition of €œI€™ve seen it all€. It€™s pretty much better than most bands€™ entire albums. However, Nietzsche has a point: €œWhen you gaze long into the abyss, the abyss also gazes into you.€ In other words, I wouldn€™t listen to it on repeat too much.

In its companion piece €˜The Seer Returns€™, the world is literally being torn asunder, perhaps ready for rebirth, a resurrection. Whispers of immortality flutter over its sand torn ribbon of desert sound. Then the record hurtles into batshit-crazy New York-style free jazz territory on €˜93 Ave. B Blues€™. Are those dolphins screaming beside the mild-mannered credit of the €œViolin type instrument€? This takes work. It€™s a punishing point of no return. Yet, for all the hair shirt qualities evident here, these musicians sound as if they€™re having big-time fun.

There are brief moments of relief, such as the Beefheart blues of €˜The Wolf€™,  €˜The Daughter Brings The Water€™ and the haunting, alt-country ballad €˜Song For A Warrior€™. Gira really has to give us a few of these songs. It would be difficult to make it through without them. They€™re the pause on a treacherous alpine pass, a respite from catastrophe.  The beautiful, King Crimson-recalling €˜A Piece Of The Sky€™ is still apocalyptic, however. The €œsun f*cks the dawn€ isn€™t a light hearted observation €“ it€™s redemption, Book of Revelation style.

Abiding influences can be heard throughout, the sinister soulfulness of Howlin€™ Wolf, the experimentalism of Can and the deep psychedelia of early Pink Floyd bubble under the surface. It may seem like spiritual flagellation in song but its actually closer to an aural meditation on the sublime: the danger, terror and beauty of boundlessness.

This struggle with the notion of the divine is heard on €˜The Apostate€™, as a struggle with truth. We may be on €œa ladder to god€ but it€™s definitely an Old Testament deity towards which Gira climbs. The song possesses the preposterous overblown arc of Van der Graaf Generator€™s €˜Man-Erg€™ but also the control of Steve Reich and other great minimalists and modernists.

This is an album that will be spoken about in decade-marking retrospectives as an epic exercise in American gothic. We may feel insignificant in our everyday lives, but music still allows us to bypass the mundane for the metaphysical if we are desperate to experience secular rapture or transcendence. As Gira himself states, €œLike anyone else, I want to experience ecstasy €“ something greater than myself.€ 

We may not fast, we may not meditate or dance ourselves into a trance and we may not imbibe large quantities of drugs (or we may) €“ but maybe we don€™t need to. Listening to this album is a portal allowing us to touch the fleshy membrane of something else. It€™s a Lovecraftian mountain, a Conradian odyssey, a Freidrichian ravine. It leaves you flayed, sensitised. It€™s ancient and authoritative, a coruscating, compelling treatise on creation and destruction. So it goes.

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Words: Anna Wilson

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Swans€™ €˜To Be Kind€™ is released by Mute on May 12th. See the band live in the UK, supported by Jenny Hval, as follows€

May
22nd €“ Academy 2, Manchester 23rd €“ Hoult€™s Yard, Newcastle 24th €“ The Arches, Glasgow 25th €“ The Lemon Tree, Aberdeen 27th €“ Brixton Electric, London 28th €“ Trinity Community Arts, Bristol 29th €“ Sub89, Reading 31st €“ Supersonic Festival, Birmingham

June
1st €“ Cockpit, Leeds 2nd €“ Concorde 2, Brighton

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Syntec & Tom Cerrox – Lost in Space EP
2014-04-20
01. Syntec & Tom Cerrox ? Lost in Space (Original Mix) 02. Syntec & Tom Cerrox ? Lost in Space (Fabrice Torricella Remix) 03. Syntec & Tom Cerrox ? Blacklist (Original Mix) 04. Syntec & Tom Cerrox ? Blacklist (Hard Mix)


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