With a career as long as psy-trance has history, Tristan has been a constant in the ever-changing outdoor festival scene for many years. Playing at some of the most important festivals across the globe, Tristan and his music has a massive following of dedicated fans who love his full-on journeys of deep gurgling psychedelia.
Can you tell us the story about how Mr. Pink came to life?
So Mr Pink was born at Burning Man. In 1994 I went to Burning Man for the first time. I was blown away by the art but mostly by people embracing creative expression. It was there i saw some people naked in body paint. They weren’t actually performing, rather they were in costume. I vowed that the next year I would do the same. I convinced all of my friends beforehand to join in.
Astrix has been one of the leading trance producers and DJs in the world for more than a decade, carrying his musical message of psychedelic emotional uplifting trance to every corner of the world, to the biggest urban clubs and far away beaches, huge festivals and underground events. Devoted to his art and a true perfectionist, Astrix is known for his massive hypnotic explosive sets on the dancefloor and for his precise detailed production in the studio. Both always laced with tons of feel and musicality. His music has been topping the charts and his albums are considered milestones.
Zen Mechanics was launched in 2002 by the multi-talented Dutchman Wouter Thomassen, Drawing from his 12 year DJ experience, he soon caused quite a stir with his eclectic style. By fusing elements of futuristic Trance, Progressive, Ambient & Breaks into a powerfull dancefloor-friendly and atmospheric sound, he quickly gained critical acclaim and interest from a range of top labels as varied as his output (such as Aleph Zero, Iboga, Neurobiotic, Nano, Alchemy and Flow). Since then he’s been travelling the planet nonstop, and booked for some of the world’s biggest psychedelic festivals such as Boom, Glade, Universo Paralello, Sonica, Tribe, Solstice, Kaballah & Rainbow Serpent.
Can you tell us a little bit about yourself?
Fine thanx! I’m a dude from Holland who started making Psytrance around 2002 and have been traveling the planet ever since, playing parties and festivals and settled in the lush subtropical east coast of Australia.
Also I’m doing some graphic design and run a label called Sourcecode Transmissions.
Ace Ventura is one of the leading and busiest DJs & artists on the progressive and psytrance scene. His music has been topping the charts and he has been touring constantly all over the globe playing in every possible venue and headlining all major festivals. He is well known for his highly popular mixes and long massive DJ sets. Ace Ventura’s new album “Paradise Engineering” was just released in Iboga Records receiving wall to wall praise and support, cementing his status as a key figure in the scene. He is also involved in three other highly successful projects: Zentura (with Zen Mechanics), Liquid Ace (with Liquid Soul) & Easy Riders (with Rocky)
First of all, how are you doing?
I am fairly well, just played a nice gig in Luzern in Switzerland last night, it’s big fun for me to play ‘locally’ as i live here since 2.5 years.