|Each of them has a rich musical background on his own. So when they joined forces 7 years ago, they unleashed a mighty storm of creative energy and scene activism. Boom Shankar & Alexsoph represent a vibrant proof of the Aristotelian wisdom: The whole is greater than the sum of its parts!
Hooked by Psytrance since 1996, Armin from South Germany became known as DJ Boom Shankar during the Asian party season 2001 / 2002 when the 2-metre man played some impressive sets during the Full Moon and Black Moon parties on Koh Pha Ngan. Around the same time he founded Brother Moon Sister Sun (BMSS), a creative collective of like-minded Trance freaks.
His passion for djing brought him to stages all around the world, some of the most remarkable ones being Ozora, Glade or Antaris, where he caused mass-euphoria with his powerful Psytrance sets, sometimes quoting oldschool, sometimes classic UK sound. This year, he can be heard at Somuna, Antaris or Timegate, among others.
In 2009 he started BMSS Records, a label that gathers not only exciting DJs and producers, but also VJs and decoration artists from all over Europe. Even more scene commitment: Armin recently initiated a new live act project together with Soul Kontakt, named Lightsource. A first EP is scheduled for this summer, including remixes of Ovnimoon, Elegy and Suduaya.
Alex aka Alexsoph from the South German Lake of Constance also started djing around 2002, rapidly gaining reputation for his Progressive Psytrance with a distinctly groovy and pumping touch. Probably even more important: He always keeps eye-contact with his audience, creating a very personal vibe.
Numerous gigs all around Europe include Transylvania Calling or Summer Never Ends Festival. Alex used to be part of the BMSS collective from the beginning, working together with Boom Shankar as the label’s A&Rs since 2009.
Djing together, Boom Shankar & Alexsoph (also known as ABS) stand for a mighty double dose of intelligent Psytrance, sometimes drifting towards uplifting Progressive sounds. Everything blended together by perfect mixing skills and a maximum of dance floor commitment.
Visitors of this year’s Hadra festival will have the pleasure to experience this formula live! Also, there is ‘Transmissions’: A double CD compiled by the duo and released this summer on BMSS with tracks from Egorythmia, Lucas, Hypnocoustics, Aphid Moon, Lightsource, Tron, Aes Dana plus the whole BMSS family, artists of Transition Festival, and more.
Speaking of Transition Festival: Boom Shankar & Alexsoph are involved in this Spanish open air as promoters and organizers, so be prepared for a festival experience that is greater than the sum of its parts!