In summer 2019 the last mushroom magazine saw the light of the psytrance world. After exactly 25 years it was over and it was a logical step for us to discontinue the magazine after a quarter of a century. The plan was to bring another Trancers Guide to the Galaxy...
Obituary for Syncron & Driss
Am ersten März 2020 wurde in Hamburg eine bisher einzigartige neue Form einer Veranstaltung ins Leben gerufen – der *TANZTEE für Gewachsene*. Initiator dieser Innovation ist Raven, den wir u.a. über die Veranstaltung *DANCE! to TRANCE*, seinen U&D und vielfältigen...
Six Ways to make the Best Festival Campsite
An internal interview of the mushroom editors on the occasion of the 25th anniversary
In any case, this includes Oli Stoll, known from Traxx/Roxx, Juice Club and Events like the „ov-silence Summer Opening”.
We asked how it all started.
Who the heck is this guy? Barely any article stirred as much feedback and controversy as the backstage series. Here’s the answer to the question of all questions.
A life visualized and timed in moments, illustrated by the eye with focus on documentation of the scene. With Udo Herzog a part of this scene died, which we will notice in the future not only by the absence of his photographs.
Native Italian London resident shares his experiences of more than 20 years of Psytrance as DJ, promoter and producer. He talks about his role in society as an artist, what he loves most about his work, likes about himself the most, and also what he does during his time off, and more.
“604” – the worldwide known code for everything related to our favourite music genres Goa and Trance. The numerical equivalent of “Goa”, the celebrated psychedelic trance genre and state in India. And could we possibly ever get enough of that? I don’t think so. It’s time for a holiday.
During summer holidays we head for a festival or leave for a spontaneous weekend trip along the German “Goa Highway” A24 – a thing that appears quite normal to us. But for people who have to face life with a handicap, it’s often an unnecessarily difficult undertaking.
Why artists don’t really have creative freedom, why the music output today sounds all the same, and how certain newcomer producers manage to ask for pretty substantial fees after they’ve been on the scene for just a very short time.
A true friend of the Hamburg PsyTrance scene has left us.
Our friend Robert DJ Vikash Patermann passed away on September 18th 2018. Much too young . He still had so many plans!
Left of its own devices the mind tends to drift over meaningless and repetitive thoughts, most of which are negatively oriented, not just towards others, but towards the self as well.
This is a tribute to Bansi, who sadly died from cancer recently, at 42.
mushroom magazine will say “Goodbye” in Mai 2019. Read the letter from founder and Psytrance scene activist Mat Mushroom about about the reasons of the closure.
Deep insights into the Psytrance backstage: “A damn popular artist refused to play at a damn good festival that unfortunately had clearly not enough visitors – because he would only perform for at least 1000 people on the dance floor.”
Once again a tragic death shook the international Psytrance community, Josef Quinteros, better known to many of us as Bansi, died on the 19th of June 2018.
Has the Spirit of Goa given away to a simple culture of celebration and only illusion and marketing?
Psytrance producer Dennis Tapper on May 15, 2018.