10 Psytrance Artists You Should Start Listening To NOW

Posted at April 4th, 2016 | by Supreet.cheema | in

Psychedelic Trance scene exploded worldwide in late 90’s and since then the number of producers and releases in this genre have been increasing. With growing number of artists, it becomes easy to miss out on few good ones. To resolve that, we have curated a list of 10 Psytrance artists you should absolutely listen to:

Also See: 10 Indian Psychedelic Trance Artists You Should Know About

Astrix

Avi Shmailov, better known by his stage name Astrix, is one of the most popular names in Psychedelic trance genre and a big reason behind  significant worldwide popularisation of the Israeli electronic music scene. He is known for his massive hypnotic explosive sets on the dancefloor and for his precise detailed production in the studio. Check out his latest Full Album Mix from his 4th album “He.art”

Shpongle

Shpongle, English psychedelic music project formed in 1996, consists of Simon Posford (aka Hallucinogen) and Raja Ram. The duo’s music is heavily influenced by psychedelic experiences and frequently makes use of sonic textures and vocal samples relating to consciousness expansion and altered states of awareness.

Astral Projection

Astral Projection, comprising of Avi Nissim and Lior Perlmutter, was formed in Israel in 1989. Till date, they have produced nine albums, some of them reaching positions on best selling album charts abroad. Some of their most popular tracks include hits such as “Kabalah”, “People Can Fly”, “Mahadeva” among other.

Raja Ram

Australian-born musician and the owner of the United Kingdom record label Tip World Raja Ram is one of the first people to make what is today considered psychedelic trance. He did not start DJ’ing until he was in his 50s but soon became a headline act in the Psy Trance scene worldwide. Moreover, he is the founder of one of most well-known Goa trance labels TIP Records.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oh2LDt_PChA

Vini Vici

Vini Vici is a relatively new project of consisting Aviram Saharai & Matan Kadosh, both well known & experienced electronic music producers for over a decade. The Israeli duo is signed to Iboga Records and pioneer in producing psychedelic trance with a progressive touch.

LOUD

Loud is one of the hottest and most interesting Israeli music group in the psytrance scene today. The group consisting of Kobi Toledano and Eitan Reiter, both from Haifa, Israel, have been producing electronic music together since 2006, blending old school roots with fresh new sounds. Check out their brilliant Ozora 2015 set below:

X-noiZe

X-noiZe, consisting of Barak Argaman & Nadav Bonen from Tel-Aviv Israel, is considered one of the powerful and stable acts in psy trance scene. Their debut album ‘Mental notes’ (2005) is considered one of the freshet prospects of modern psy trance.

Sesto Sento

Sesto Sento is an Israeli psytrance/electronica/psychedelic trio formed in Afula by producers Matan Kadosh, Saharai Aviram and Itai Spector, from the north of Israel. They are considered as a new generation Psytrance headliners and their videos have received a million views.

Goa Gil

Goa Gil is considered to be one of the founders of Goa trance and Psytrance movement.  The American-born artist grew up in San Francisco in middle of the music scene of the 60’s and first came to India in 1969. He tried to mix outdoor electronic dance parties with eastern practices of spirituality and the result was the Music House, the Goa Full Moon parties, and his concept of “Redefining the Ancient Tribal Ritual for the 21st Century”.

Vibe Tribe

Vibe Tribe is the project of Russian-born Israeli producer Stas Marnyanski and, formerly, Elmar Ivatarov. His innovative and breathtaking melodic high tech psy-trance style, has fast gained him global recognition, and placed him on the most demanding stages all over the world.

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