Exploring Italy

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Having his first appearances in Italy in the late nineties, psytrance has grown a lot in these past years. Now we can finally consider our scene mature, active and rich of interesting projects & realities.
Looking through the scene, we can see that there are some good and worldwide appreciated live projects like Etnica, Dust, Ilai, Purple Raver,Nukleall, M-Theory Phase, Mole, Assioma, Hypogeo, Anx, Polar Shift, Civa, Elegy, Dual Vision, Shyisma,Alion, Mr.Trip, Caveman, Peyo, Pineal, Instinct Wave, Bao, N.E.S, Sound Dragon.
The label panorama is also rich of shapes and includes labels in the like of Neurobiotic, Blacklite, Looney Moon, MMH, Blue Hour Sounds, Goanmantra, Veleno, Pixan, Mental Drop, Electric moon.
There are also a lot of many good djs but it could be really impossible to mention all of them, the most famous are Fog, Phobos, Edoardo, Gino,Luca & Jazzmine, Piero Nataraja Temple, Kikx, Arjuna.
The styles of music that you can find in a party in Italy goes from Progressive to Full On, from Underground to Dark and Hi-tech….all the tastes can be satisfied!
The number of the events and parties has grown exponentially over the last decade and the most important festivals are the consolidated Sonica and Black Moon.
There is also a constellation of many good crews organizing parties, often with international guests like Eudaimonia, Blacklite, Looney Moon, GoaProject, Creative Jungle, Free Spirit, MonkeySexplosion, Quarion Tribe, MK, Believe, Evolution Family, Merkaba, Goa Sound Project, Different Reality, Hydrosphere, Rotta su Goa, Dream project, Trancemission, PsyFamily, SemantiK Om and many more.
Also the decoration art and the visuals have a big relevance and impact on the atmosphere of the parties. Here we can remember decoration teams like Looney Moon Deco, Hydrosphere, Filtro, Free Spirit, Psyko Karma and vjs like Delta Process, Sister Ray, VGA for Breakfast, Tribe, Eraldo Dex and many more.
Analyzing the distribution of the psytrance on the territory we notice that the land seems divided in the middle, and there are not so many constantly active realities in the south. The scene is active mainly from Rome to the North.
Thinking at the vibe spreaded during the parties we can say that it has been kept genuine and this scene has not been sold too much to what we can call a”commercial enviroment”. Altough if the numbers are a bit bigger now and there’s an increasing interest in the young generations in this kind of music, this particular genre ‘still moves proudly in the underground!