Grouch in Dub AKA 'Grouch' is the new project from the enigmatic New Zealand producer Oscar Allison. Since the early 2000's he has been writing a wide array of sonic compositions ranging from drum and bass , hip hop, dub and bass music to techno, progressive and psychedelic trance.
In 2005 he was writing Breaks and Psy Prog and started performing at New Zealand festivals. Over the next 6 years his name was growing in New Zealand and Australia. In 2011 he went on tour to Europe, 5 years later after touring all around the world as Grouch, Oscar was slowly working on his Grouch in Dub project on the side and put together his first full live set of it which he performed at Boom Festival 2014.
Since releasing his latest Grouch album 'Corpus Callosum' with Zenon Records in 2016 he has decided to branch off and create the Grouch in Dub project. He is now focusing on writing a full length album of the latter project, collaborating with many musicians to create a fusion of deep and groovy digital productions with soulful acoustic recordings.
Entheogenic is a musical project that combines, crosses many realms & boundaries, By mixing coloristic electrophonics with an impressionistic orchestral like sound... LFO's dripping & merging with Ocean deep bass > Helps journey the mind & soul through endless productive visionary soundscapes that unfold into infinite dimensions.
With the use of both Eastern & Western vocals, tribal sounding instruments, as well an array of synthesisers (analog & digital) & organic virtual raw sampling. Helps build the foundation of the Entheogenic sound. These soundscapes manipulated through endless sound FX & catalytic sonic experimentations, have a semi-classical-root-connected feel. Deep, emotional & timeless.
Bwoy De Bhajan (DK)
The hum and buzz of summer permeates Bwoy de Bhajan’s streams of challenging but pleasant sounds.
The promising producer has a penchant for World Music. At the same time, he is clearly influenced by Western electronica of the more experimental kind. Despite the drowsy groove of the music, this music has plenty of delicate touches, edgy beats, foley recordings, wonky bass lines and Eastern mystique to get lost in.
He is only 23 years of age, but has already sent many crowds into deep hypnosis, including festivals all over the world such as Roskilde (DK), Boom (PT), Ozora (HU), Earthcore (AU), Tribal Gathering (PA) and indoor venues such as Plastic People (London), Sisyphos (Berlin), AgeHa (Tokyo), Viva City (Thimphu), and Orpheum Theatre (New Orleans).
No specific genre can define the unique style of music, and he has shown this by playing shows with names varying from Max Cooper and Tipper, to Omar Souleyman and Madlib. He was a nominee for 'Hope of the Year' at the Steppeulven (Critics) Awards in Denmark, and is no stranger to the media world, having done commissioned work for DR (DK) and the BBC (UK).…
Govinda is the alter-ego of Austin based producer/composer Shane Madden. He began studying violin and composition at the age of eight and went on to study classical violin at the University of Texas where he fell in love with electronic music production. It was in Madden’s pursuit of his gypsy roots that he opened his ears to music from around the world. From experiences learning violin with mysterious masters on his journeys across the globe and his passion for modern design and technology, the current sound of Govinda was born.
Govinda has played with Thievery Corporation, Tipper, Bassnectar, Shpongle, Cheb I Sabbah, STS9 and many more and been featured on over 25 compilations such as Buddha Bar II, Asian Travels II, and Nirvana Lounge selling a combined 400,000 copies. Govinda has played at numerous festivals throughout North America including Coachella, Lightning in a Bottle, Sea of Dreams, SXSW and more. Govinda’s music has been on TV including stations like WB, MTV and Bravo as well as many independent films.
The Govinda show is truly a multi-sensory experience that immerses the audience with a textured exotic atmosphere which features mesmerizing vocals, professional dancer and fire performer, Jordan Proper, live projections, live gypsy violin for a truly energetic and magical live presence.
KUKAN-DUB-LAGAN is the project of Itay Berger. Itay is 40 years old, located in Barcelona, Spain. He has been listening and playing electronic music since he was 16 years old. He spent over 3 years working as a sound engineer in one of the top sound and light companies in Israel.
His decision to make music was strongly influenced by his trip to Ibiza in 1997-8. At that time he also started to preform in Israel and abroad at mostly underground parties . Itay's general musical influences are wide-ranging. His journey into chill-out djing started in 2002 in Israel. During that time he was also signed by a UK techno-house label (www.klubdj.co.uk) under the name DJ Itay for a year and flew to Japan to play at parties in Osaka and Kyoto. Returning back to Israel, he enrolled to sound engineering college for one year and totally committed himself to music composition. Drawing from his djing experience, his early family musical influences as well as his own musical background he created his chill-out project: KUKAN-DUB-LAGAN.
SORIAN is the ethnic project of Itay Berger from Barcelona, Spain.
Classic high techie Ethnical soundtrack will take you on a spiritual whirlpool galaxy across the sky, moving emotionally by the rhythms & the beats, landing on a dune, dreaming on the land. exploring the local and historical sounds, melting classical instruments into electric psychedelic sounds, magical soundscapes & shiny rhythms... Tribal movement on a modern Ground.
Magik is one of Nano's most exciting new talents on the UK psy scene.
His family were massive music lovers so he grew up being fed all kind off stuff through his ears and that opened his mind to a different sounds from a young age. He was very much into rock and punk rock in his teens, studied guitar and keyboard. When he was about 17 and started partying at the right places and hearing music he'd never heard before it really opened his eyes to the scene. Soon after that he started djing then went on to study Audio Technology and learned the craft of production.
He is a modern electronic dance music enthusiast always searching for new sounds. His sets can stand out amongst the fray with uniquely handmade cuts and specially crafted edits, his sound is fresh with new age cutting edge production.
His first release on Nano was a collaboration track with Tristan called ‘Wonderizer’ , followed by 'Blueshaft' and the recent monster of a track 'High Grade' which reached top 5 psytrance tracks on Beatport. After a success of his track ‘Rainforest’ included on the Nano compilation ‘Origin 5’ by label boss Regan there has been a huge amount of interest around Magik. He released his first solo EP ‘Buoyancy’ in the early 2016, which reached no. 2 beatport charts. His tunes have been constantly backed up by the biggest names of the scene including Tristan, Dickster, Ace Ventura, Astrix, Avalon, Laughing Buddha, Regan, Dj Lucas to name a few.
He's got a few more upcoming releases, currently busy in the studio working on his debut album and new collaborations with other top producers of the international psy-trance circuit so keep your eyes and ears peeled as there is a lot more to come from Magik’s sound lab soon!
Farebi Jalebi has spent the last few years producing and playing his own tunes. FJ started producing music in early 2008; inspired by the stories told many pioneers in the groovy dark psy phenomenon across the world. Ever since, he has been developing a flavour of his own - with bouncy bass-lines, weird scapes and dripping sounds, each track has a different twang and tells its own peculiar tale . His music is groovy and dramatic; amidst a mix of emotion and insanity.
Blue Mountains, NSW
Pspiralife has always been involved in music from a young age mainly focussing on the drum kit and began studying latin, jazz and funk around 2004 and then found a deep passion in psy trance and electronic music production over the next few years.
Since then he has been busy focussing on creating his own style of Zenonesque fused with Full On PsyTrance elements, while also incorporating a subtle touch of many other EDM styles, Classical, Orchestral and Cinematic.
Releasing music on various record labels and touring since his first album "Self Similar" was released on Zenon Records in 2012, Pspiralife is has begun getting recognition worldwide for his high quality original sound, detailed production, and omni-directional story telling, live sets.
Open Records |
Bassic Records |
Doppel is a blend of sounds; intricate and psychedelic with a focus on deep grooves, hypnotic rhythms, luscious soundscapes and twisting melodies. His unique live sets are influenced in equal parts by the unique textures of life on the Australian east coast, the surging sunset to sunrise sounds of global house and techno as well as everything in between jazz, metal and hip hop to the blues.
Representing rising Australian techno label, Bassic Records the legendary Open Records, his latest EP “Melt” broke into the top 10 releases on Beatport. Doppel has also recently performed live at festivals such as Subsonic Music Festival, Earth Frequency Festival, Dragon Dreaming, Manifest, Bizarre Garden, Rabbits Eat Lettuce & Diversity as well as headlining clubs & supporting a variety of acts such as Max Cooper, Catz n’ Dogz, Jamie Stevens, Shigeto, Nosaj Thing, Tetrameth and Cassian up and down Australia’s East coast.
Felix Greenlees, aka Terrafractyl was raised on a diet of classical music, opera and jazz. Trained as a Bassoon player, he started his musical career playing for professional orchestras and opera companies around Australia.
During the late 90’s Felix found his way to an outdoor Goa party in Tasmania, was completely captivated by the psychedelic music he heard there and couldn’t resist trying his hand at electronic music production. Since then, he has been weaving the threads of psytrance, jazz and classical music together, incorporating his love/addiction of piano and a new found addiction for building analogue synthesizers. This unique melding of styles quickly led him to become one of Australia’s most prominent electronic music performers
Fans have enjoyed Felix’s music at all major festivals around Australia, including the 2012 Eclipse Festival where he preceded the solar eclipse and one fan stated that he caused magical unicorns to descend from the sky, farting rainbows. He has also traveled overseas to share his music in Europe, America, Canada, Russia, Israel and more.
While also working on his other projects, Mental Extensions and Hypnagog, Felix has released two full length albums under Terrafractyl; ‘Chrysalis’ (2009, Sundance Records) and ‘Electronic Evolution’ (2012, Vertigo records) as well as numerous tracks on various compilations. In 2013 has recently released his first EP,’ A Speck of Dust’ under his own newly established label Kinematic Records, and already has plans for more….
Hypnagog is the musical project from Felix Greenlees aka Terrafractyl and Mental Extensions.
After years of writing Psychedelic dance music and experimenting with plenty of other sonic forms, Felix has recently been listening to a lot more downtempo psychedelic breaks, IDM and the like, and felt it was time to combine these styles with his own to create some kind of hybrid, beat driven, yet melodic sound. As the project has progressed, Felix has also been experimenting with a kind of jazzy progressive trance and has been working to combine these 2 styles into what could maybe be described as Psychedelic ProgStep. As always, his music is hard to describe and difficult to put into boxes and has been surprising and exhilarating audiences around the world for the past couple of years. He has released two EP's on UP records , 'Dreaming in Pieces' (2009) and 'Gyroscopic Bebop'(2010) , and another EP in 2012, ‘Infinite Vibrations’ on Adapted records. Finally though in may of 2014 he released the long awaited first Hypnagog full length album 'Thematic Mathematics' on his own label Kinematic Records....
Ugly Bunyip Band
Ugly Bunyip resides in the murky foliage of Canberra and passes his time finding and creating new electro swing beats. When the sun is shining he likes to don his gangster suit and perform, making people of all ages shake their tails and tap their feet.
Bonded by the love of great music with a funky fusion, these exceptional musicians joined forces with Ugly Bunyip form the Ugly Bunyip Band:
Gavin Findlay, aka Tonebuddha, is a man of many instrumental talents and has been a musician all his life. The horn he plays for Ugly Bunyip is called a flugabone, the aural equivalent of caramel.
Jesse Tachibana is a groovy trumpet player hailing from Sydney. Having been playing trumpet for 13 years, Jesse is currently a student at the Australian Institute of Music and also features in Sydney funk-rock group Thunder Fox.
Josh Buckler, aka Swashbuckler’, brings several jazz personalities to the band. The sweet chocolate sound of his trusty licorice stick (clarinet) infuses the music with Dixieland and early Swing-era stylings. His saxophone brings out his wilder side, from frantic bebop lines to bluesy growls that would make your Grandma weak at the knees!
Travers Keirle is a killer alto sax player born and raised in Sydney, and currently studying classical saxophone at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. Travers brings with him 14 years experience, having performed alongside Jesse in orchestras and big bands, but most importantly he’s Jesse’s partner in crime in Sydney outfit Thunder Fox.
Mr Michael, aka Michael Liu, who is classically trained but never contained and always makes quite a mark playing his violin wherever he finds a crowd! Defecting from tradition Michael insists that the violin is much more than just an orchestral element – it’s a piece of musical artillery, capable of breaking all genre barriers from rock, classical, hip hop, house, jazz, funk, soul, techno right through to swing!
griff is one of Australia’s leading purveyors of highly varied and unique bass music. Since 2009, griff has createdmany LPs, EPs and remixes, released on renowned labels such as Omelette, Addictech, Enig'Matik Records, Slurp Music and Buxton Records.
As an assistant engineer at Sing Sing Studios in Melbourne, Australia he worked on albums by The Cat Empire, The Jon Butler Trio, Blue King Brown, The Dirty Three and many more.
Playing his original compositions and DJing all manner of styles and genres he has toured the world moving crowds at festivals such as Shambhala Music Festival in Canada, Boom in Portugal, Symbiosis and Burning Man in the US and Rainbow Serpent Festival in his home country of Australia.
He enjoys laughing and is uncomfortable talking in the 3rd person.
Transmission Audio U.K |
Alchemic Breaks U.K |
Violation Music U.K |
Monarch Records Au |
Delicious Music NZ |
Rexette Au |
Sixbux Records Au
Xsetra is a Drum & Bass producer from Sydney, Australia. Xsetra has been sculpting his sounds in the DnB scene for around 8 years, continuously pushing the boundaries on his sound design and techniques.
A major turning point was the release of Compatible on Violation Music U.K back in 2015 turning heads with a new sound launched the series of releases on labels based in the UK such as Transmission Audio and its sister label Alchemic breaks.
Back on home soil Xsetra has delivered other releases on Australian & New Zealand labels including Sixbux Recordings, Rexette, Monarch Records and the latest of releases "Faland" out on Delicious Music NZ.
Xsetra's sound is mixture of dark layered neurotic bass lines and displaced rolling drums keeping you on your toes, heavenly pads sweeping you into the abyss of the captivating sound called Xsetra.
Ed King is no stranger to audio production. Already making a name for himself via his DnB project “Xsetra”, Ed has raised eyebrows and tickled ears at a host of gigs and festivals both in his home country of Australia, and across the Tasman in neighbouring NZ.
LOK is a new wave of musical development, expressing the Psychedelic, world and dub influence of his productions.
oJae is the ambient/downbeat project of Max Spackman. A visceral downtempo journey through vibrant soundscapes and layers of emotive vibrations. Haunting melodies, warm pulsing bass and spacey syncopated percussion come together to create a dream-like atmosphere, carrying the listener from dizzying heights to melancholic lulls and back again.
oJae has been performing at festivals and events around the Australian electronic music scene for the past four years. From humble beginnings in the NSW bush, to showcasing his tunes at some of the largest outdoor events in the country such Dragon Dreaming Festival(NSW), Psyfari(ACT) Wide Open Space Festival(NT), Regrowth Festival(NSW) Collaborations Festival(FNQ) and Rainbow Serpent Festival(VIC) just to name a few, as well as playing support slots at indoor/club events for artists such as Gaudi(UK), Deep Forest(FR), Bumble(AU), Daheen(AU), Combat Wombat(AU) and many more, he has carved a niche for himself with his signature style of atmospheric, ethereal chill-out music.
Lickweed’s passion for the art of DJing & Turntabilisim is the main thing behind his success, this combined with hard work and love for the music and the underground scene have made him one of the finest DJs in the country.
After playing & hosting regular gigs in the early and mid 2000’s Lickweed became one of the founders of Twisted Audio Entertainment in 2010 and now runs some of the biggest Drum n Bass and Bass Music events in Melbourne.
In 2014 Lickweed became the official Label DJ for Adapted Records and has since featured on releases with several producers on Adapted Records and on Glitch- Hop Community.
Lickweed has performed around the world including a month long north American tour in 2014 and appearances in major festivals such as Motion Notion (Canada), Boomtown (UK), Splendour in The Grass (NSW) Rainbow Serpent (VIC), Earth Freqeuncy (QLD) and many more as well as supporting numerous artists such as Andy C, Stanton Warriors, A Skillz, Krafty Kuts, Opiuo, DJ Marky, DJ Craze, Excision, Camo & Krooked, Noisia, Koan Sound, Black Sun Empire, Aphrodite, Cyantific and many more.
Make sure you stretch and bring your dancing shoes and prepare for a mashup of funky & bass heavy tunes, fast mixing sprinkled with some beat juggling and scratching tricks when this bad-boy jumps on the wheels of steel.
Insonitus Records |
Riding the line between Bush Techno, Prog, and Psytrance, Genius has been delivering his own flavour of music for several years now. Sometimes light , sometimes dark, and always chunky.
Venturing through realms of Tech, Strong Progressive & Psychedelic, Volkiene's sets are groovy, deep, powerful & driving. Volkiene delivers a sharp, high energy stage presence while incorporating the live element of electronic drums & sampling into a hybrid, live performance DJ set.
Having entered the outdoor scene in early 2015, Cameron is rapidly climbing the ranks of Australia's most well known Psytrance Dj's. Accompanied by his quickly evolving taste and maturity in sound, he's been on what seems to be an endless tour travelling the east coast states of Australia relentlessly playing sets and chasing opportunity. 2016 & 17's Spring and Summer has seen Volkiene sharing not just stages in the underground, but the festival circuit of Aus. Some recent notable achievements consist of festival slots at Psyfari Music Festival, Dragon Dreaming, Earthcore (DJ competition Winner), Subsonic, New Psycle, Regrowth Festival, Rabbits Eats Lettuce, Electric Parade & Yemaya among other festival dates still to be announced.
At the age of 14 shortly after discovering his love for the drum kit, Cam developed a passion to pursue a career in music. His teenage years and early 20's saw Cam gigging both nationally and internationally in bands which became the catalyst for his addiction of performance and composition. 2013 saw the start of his electronic career mixing in the Sydney club circuit consistently catering for house and bass loving crowds. After some exploration in the electronic music world Cam managed to discover the outdoor Australian doofing scene along with Progressive & Psychedelic trance music... After experiencing this world it was unquestionable his next life chapter would be immersed within this culture.
Originating from the rugged coastline of Victoria and inner city life of Melbourne, Skwid’s upbringing was immersed in the love of music.
With many years of instrumental experience, Tom first turned to electronic production in 1999. Since then, he has explored many different styles and expressions but found his true calling in psychedelic trance.
The past few years has seen Skwid on festival line-ups all around Australia, and also in Germany & New Zealand. He has also achieved a #1 release on Beatport for "Singularity", his collaboration with label mate Wild.
A lifetime of dedicated experience, endlessly exploring organic synthesized sounds, working harmoniously with a naturally electric stage presence, the music and performance of Skwid walks a majestic line between deep diverse soundscapes and full power bass heavy energies.
Dense One is the god father of Skwid.
From early days in the late 90's sampling drum breaks and cutting them up on Acid 1.0, to exploring many sub-genres of the bass music realm whilst watching them develop into massive scenes - Dense has been along for the ride.
Now bringing his sound to the world, he is constantly striving to push the envelope and make the dance floor - and the mind - move.
Coming from a classical piano and choirgirl background, Inti Ray is not your typical indie musician. With cutting lyrics and infectious melody lines, her band is striking and memorable from the first. Led by Jessie Ray on vocals and guitar, this band also calls on the quality skills of Griff on electric guitar, Rawkuss on drums, Alexis on saxophone and Spindles on violin to round out the sound. At once heartbreaking, vulnerable, and powerfully moving, Inti Ray is as its namesake suggests. A Sun Ray full of warmth and wrath.