Meet the artists
It all begun for Afgin around the mid 90’s.
Somewhere around the summer of 1995 was his first experience with what was called then, Goa Trance. Those were the golden years of the Goa trance style,from the crazy full moon parties in Ko-phangan to the many colorful sunrises. That was a time of the underground parties in Israel.
Afgin remembers his first party when he 16 years old. Not more than 40 people there, but it was so powerful and different than what he had seen before, especially the strong message this music gave him, influencing him…and it still does today, also for many people around he world.
In 1998 he got curious at the making of this amazing tunes and started working on his computer with the Impulse Tracker program. Until today he still has those first old tunes he made.
In 2004 he finally build his his home studio. His music is truly fully inspired from Goa trance, which is the rarest and most unique around on the scene today. He feels that he can send his message only through this powerful music, express himself and his inner feelings.
Afgin’s music a mixture of emotions and psychedelic atmosphere wrapped around with positive energies. From Man With No Name, MFG, Astral Projection, Shakta to Transwave, they all have important part in is inspiration.
Afgin hopes to bring a new age of fine Goa days! Keep The Spirit Alive! Keep the Vibes alive,that is the need of our times and the true Goa spirit.
Antares began making electronic music when he was twelve, back then he was into drum n bass, triphop… But a bit later he listened to ‘Zodiac’ from Talamasca, and because the sound was so great, he began searching for more Goa artists. Then he discovered the oldskool goa sound from the nineties, and immediatly fell in love with it :), so he began making Goa tracks!
Electronic musical group producing psychedelic trance and goa trance music, based in Israel.
The majority of their releases have been done through their own record company, Trust In Trance (which later merged with Phonokol). In addition to an extensive discography, the group has an extensive worldwide touring schedule. Some of Astral Projection’s most well-known tracks are “Kabalah”, “People Can Fly”, “Mahadeva” and “Dancing Galaxy”.
Battle of the Future Buddhas started making trance music in 1993 or 94 under the names Deviate and Afterglow. We were 3 in the beginning but sometimes had more people on stage on various gigs in our hometown Uppsala but the original members who made the music were always Magnus Bladh, Johan Rosén and David Tingsgård. Robin Kvisler was part of the band for a while, as support.
We eventually found out that other bands were called Deviate, so we changed name to Afterglow. Then we found out that other bands were called Afterglow and we changed the name to something no other band could possibly call themselves. Johan had read an article in Times magazine called Battle of the Future Buddhas and we laughed at that and thought it sounded weird and unique enough.
We made ourselves a name on the DAT market by spreading our music and going to Goa. Our influences came from the swedish forest and the parties made by Djs Ulf and Jonas of Örebro Underground.
In 96 we got in touch with BooM! Records of Netherlands who signed us right away and after some compilations we got a deal for an album, the infamous Twin Sharkfins which is considered as something of a classic in the genre.
We had releases on Kavator Records and Superstring as well and a second album on BooM! called Demonoizer.
David also founded the label Schlabbaduerst ReKkords to promote the releases of Buddhas and friends including Ka-Sol, Zoon, Marchaos, Fripic Bounce, Rickard and Robert of Vibrasphere, Zooboreal, Skomm and more.
Before the release of Demonoizer Johan had more or less dropped off and Magnus made less and less music. There was some downtime for the band and many thought we had quit, but David still played on a few times every year and there was about one Schlabbaduerst compilation every year up until 2005.
The split CD with Ka-Sol “Masters of Outhouse” released on Devils Minds Records in 2010 confirmed that the “masters” were back however (never left the scene really) and a more hectic period started again, with the self-release of old material on Digging Mud and Urban Legends produced by David (Schabbaduerst), as well as tracks on various compilations including Chronicle of Mystery Records and Treetrolla to name a few. (Please check discogs.com for a complete discography).
Chronicle of Mystery Records released the album “Everything” in 2015, and with the revival of old school goa trance and the mixsets by David (as D-Dave) from old DAT tapes, a lot more gigs started happening, livesets with Buddhas, “versus” live acts with Ka-Sol, and D-Dave DJ sets.
More releases are planned. The future looks bright.
It all started at the end of 2009 when Branislav Dimkovski Kazak and Dalibor Anastasovski Pajko from Kumanovo,Macedonia joined their forces and started a new project called Celestial Intelligence.
Kazak played solo guitar in a death metal band called Victim Yield from 2004-2008, and Pajko had no notion of playing any instrument but then he knew working in the music softwares like Cubase and Fruty Loops for a long time ago.
They are currently working on new projects with their own style fill with the emotions,happyness, psychedelic and twisted sounds of what lead to madness in an imaginary world.
Members of Celestial Intelligence wish to express their emotions and experience from their life through the Goa-trance music and to contribute something for the trance scene today.
The story about two travelers
Let us tell you a story…
A story of the great universe.
A story that begins deep inside the darkness.
A magical Coral Tails that were spreading the light full of potential life forms deep inside the universe.Those blue shiny tails started to create a Different Species. Well, we all know about the big bang. But, is that the real truth?
We can only say that’s the Fabric Of Creation, littered with other worlds.
Suddenly, Orot Gvohim came from nowhere, known as the higher light in the sky. There was a huge amount of blue light. And boom!
Altar Of Wisdom was created… From time to time, far Beyond The Darklight, two travelers could be seen, flying with an enormous speed To Sirius.
There, they made their Transcendence…
Today, they are everywhere.
In the air, in the light, in the music, all around us like Radioactive Atoms.
They’re known as Cosmic Dimension.
Crossing Mind is a French self-man artist Stéphane Bèze. He lives in the french riviera, Nice and was born at the end of 1973.
He learned music on piano and some arranger-synthesizer when he was 14-16 years old. After a long break, he discovered electronic music in 1994 (Goa, Trance, ambient) and 4 years later, decided to make his own psychedelic music.
Between 1998 and 2003, a lot of tracks were produced and put on the deceased web site mp3.com. After that, he decided to stop any music production…Until some fans who were looking for him pushed him to make music again.