McCoys S.U.N. PROJECT – What live is about

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Pressing the play button, involuntary stage diving, and the dangers of interacting with the audience. A chat with the Trance rockers known as McCoy’s S.U.N. Project

Rob: Live Act – An extremely popular term that is, let‘s say, open to interpretation… Is it actually possible to play electronic Trance music live?

McCoy: Well, if you‘re in studio and you have a title with 80 audio tracks, than you‘d probably need 80 guys on stage to really play it live. Of course that‘s not possible. We have some live instruments, which means hand-played instruments: An electronic guitar, e-drums, and of course SLAG‘s legendary „Trigger Finger“, which allows us to add effects to our audio tracks in real-time.
SLAG: We stick to 2 or 3 live musicians, but as you might know there‘s other projects who have way more people on stage. In the end it depends on your concept as a group. For us, the computer is not only a medium, but a band member. We humanize it, and sometimes we alienize it. I‘m currently trying to pierce it, but it still tries to resist. Well, I tried to freak it out and said we‘ll replace him with a CD – but then I thought: Maybe we should just pay him more? After all, he‘s a legend!


Rob: Looking at any festival line-up this summer, there‘s more live acts than anything else…
McCoy: It‘s a sad story, but I guess 95% of those guys are laptoppers. Pushing the play button on their laptop is pretty much the only thing that happens „live“ – it‘s just like starting a CD player. If you ask us, that‘s not what “live” is about. Actually we are still wondering why the term “live” became established for this kind of performance at all.

SLAG: I could tell you some really funny stories, about what people do, or dare to do, just to look important and cool on stage. There‘s some nice videos out there that show exactly what certain “live acts” are doing. Funny shit, check it out! But actually it‘s sad. Sometimes it‘s not easy to see whether that dude on stage is doing something “live” or not. Some artists set up loads of equipment, but in the end it‘s just playback. I guess everybody has to decide what‘s still fair, and what not. People often ask me if I play live, because I don‘t have any cable plugged into my guitar. I use a wireless transmitter.

Rob: Speaking of your guitar – You played countless shows over the years. Has there ever been a moment when you maxed it out, when you were hauled out of your comfort zone?

SLAG: Absolutely, yes. Especially the Trigger Finger is sometimes a little problematic. Depending on the monitor situation, depending on how good I can hear myself, I sometimes just come in too late. Interactions are even more critical: Sometimes I jump off the stage, into the audience, where I grab a random person and invite people to interact. Sometimes that goes terribly wrong. Some people get really euphoric, they are all of a sudden on a mission, when they realize that they can really manipulate the sound. These guys try out random keys – or you don‘t have one hand, but many hands on the controller all of a sudden… [laughing]. Oh yeah, too dark sunglasses – they can cause involuntary stage diving. Looks super funny, I‘ve seen it on various smartphones after the show. Nice way to get in touch with the audience, that‘s for sure.

SLAG&McCOY brennt

Rob: Exactly how does your preparation for a live act of McCoy‘s S.U.N. Project look like? Do you rehearse?

SLAG: We try to optimize everything, to get a maximum of energy out of our show – that includes the selection of songs, the arrangement during the set… it‘s all about kicking people‘s asses, about creating a really catchy Goa groove. However, it‘s important not to make it too complex – that‘s a major reason for problems on stage. We really focus on the live show, we try to implement new elements all the time.

McCoy: When we set our instruments on fire – that‘s a thing we rehearse every now and then. Just to avoid any serious fire on stage. Actually that‘s exactly what happened in Belgium one night… well, but the decoration was hanging really low.


SLAG brennt

McCOY´s S.U.N. PROJECT and ECHO-Booking/Israel
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2 weeks ago


Saturday, 05. August 2017, "McCOY´s S.U.N. PROJECT" DJ-Set: "From old-school to new-school" @ "UPSY TUNES Pool Party" / ISRAEL

Upsy Tunes - Pool Party! 5.8.17Aug 5, 11:00am30 דקות צפונית מת"אFor English scroll down

זה כבר מזמן התבקש והנה זה הגיע !!!
אופסי טונס - מסיבת בריכה !
בחמישי לאוגוסט 2017 כולנו נפגשים
בבריכה הכי מחושמלת בגלקסיה
ל-12 שעות של הקרנבל הכי צבעוני
שאתם יכולים לדמיין לעצמכם !
זה הזמן להתארגן על בגד ים !
אז מה הדיבור מה הדיבור מה הדיבור ???
לוקיישן חלומי !
בריכה מפנקת !
תפאורה מהפנטת !
סאונד מדוייק !
טפטפות מרעננות !
דוכני אוכל ויצירה !
ועוד ים ים ים פינוקים
כמו שרק אנחנו יודעים 🙂
ועכשיו כדאי שתשבו...
כי אחרי שתקראו את הליין אפ הבא אין לדעת מה יקרה..
במחיאות כפיים סוערות..
קבלו את הליין אפ שיעשה לנו הרבה גלים בבריכה !!!

|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅| ıllıll Line Up ıllıllı |̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|

S.U.N. Project McCOY's (Germany)

M-Run (Croatia)

New Born

Rising Dust

Astral Projection

Laughing Skull



* האירוע יתקיים כ 30 ד' צפונה מתל אביב.
* פתיחת שערים בשעה 11:00 בבוקר ועד 23:00 בלילה.
* ההכוונה תישלח היישר לטלפון הנייד שלכם בשעה 10:00 בבוקר.
*יש להגיע לכניסה עם כרטיס מודפס\צילום מסך של הכרטיס
*לא תתאפשר כניסה למתחם ללא תעודה מזהה
* בנים מגיל 21+ , בנות מגיל 18+
* אסור להכניס בעלי חיים, נשק, ציוד קמפינג, ספריי דאודורנט וכו' לשטח האירוע.

לרכישת כרטיסים:

סבב מוקדמות 100 ש"ח - 100 ראשונים בלבד !
סבב מוקדמות 120 ש"ח - עד ה- 27.7
סבב מוקדמות 140 ש"ח - עד ה- 4.8
במידה וישארו כרטיסים בכניסה - 160 ש"ח.
האירוע מוגבל ל-1000 איש.
היזדרזו !

לפרטים נוספים שילחו הודעה לדף שלנו:

נתראה ברחבה !

On the fifth of August 2017 we all gonna meet
In the most amazing pool in the galaxy
For 12 hours of the most colorful carnival
That you can imagine !!
Now is the time to get organized on a swimsuit !!
So what will be on the menu ???
A stunning location
A refreshing pool
A spectacular decor
An accurate Sound
A Fresh droppers
Food and craft stands
And alot of more surprises 🙂
And now you better sit down...
Because after reading the next line-up you do not know what will happen....
With thunderous applause....
pay attention to the line up that will make us a lot of waves in the pool !!!
*The event will take place 30 minutes drive north from Tel Aviv
*Opening gates at 11:00 AM to 23:00 PM
*Directing will be sent directly to your mobile phone at 10:00 am
*Please arrive at the entrance with a printed card\screenshot of the ticket
*Entry to the compound will not be possible without an ID
*Boys 21+ , Girls 18+
*Pets, Weapons, Wamping Equipment, Deodorant Spray, etc, are forbidden to enter the compound

For Tickets:

First 100 Tickets - 100 nis
Until the 27.7 - 120 nis
Until the 4.8 - 140 nis
If there are any tickets left at the entrance - 160 nis
The event is limited to 1000 people

For more details text us:

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אושרי שרביט קללל

Shay Shavit אורעד אזריאל

אחת המסיבותת Everrr!!!!!!

Rubi Shimshon אני ואתה שם ויהי מה

Uria Nisan נאור שמש וואי וואי

Sabina Kamayev. Liel Simon. Nastya Koipesh 😱😱😱😱 אמאלה אמאלה אמאלה !!!

Noa Beer הליינאפ אחותי הליינאפ

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Meni Aouizerat Moria Poni Yarden Yosefi Yakir Shemesh

למה בנים 21+? ולא 18?

Roey Fredi Tomer Cohen Adir Cohen Shay Cohen Yoav Izower

Amit Mizrahi אלאור קוממיLishay RabiAlon Shlomi תראו איזה יופי 🙌

חן דהן

יוחאי אביכזר

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Yossef Ben Ezra

Lidor Zrihan Kobi Amsalem

Maor Sason Goni Shimi Or Priesender Lior Bardian Mor Atar

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2 weeks ago


08. - 13. August 2017, "McCOY´s S.U.N. PROJECT" -LIVE- @ "Freedom Festival" / Elvas, PORTUGAL

Freedom Festival 2017 \ PortugalAug 8, 12:00pmParque de Campismo de São GiãoFREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017
AUGUST 8 to 14th

That´s right!! Another Freedom Festival is coming for you next August 2017. As always, we will prepare a magic landscape in Portugal to receive all hearts of the trancers around the world, to dance together in sync with nature, love, peace and respect for one another. This festival is organized to bring much love and light to this world of pure awareness, to bring each one of us, that join this gathering, in a more deep connection with our true nature, our souls our ONE big family, this infinite and ever expanding universe.
As we move, as we dance, as we raise our vibration to the sound of the most exquisite beats of this oneness, we realize more and we are the same energy manisfeting in all this beautiful different forms and bodies that recognize themselves through themselves by the million hands of this universe we bow to every day.
During these 7 days of music, trance, art, sun, water, wind, earth we hope to share with all you our great love and grattitude for being part of this moment in time. An eternal moment!


- Online and Ambassadors Sellings: 75€ from 10th January 2017 untill 7th April 2017
- 95€ from 01st May 2017 untill 21st July 2017


GENERAL INFO: / 00351 917 862 845

Decor by MAE&MOA and more great visual artists to be announced...

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Leonor VP ?

Best Regards! Have a blessed day!

Boas! Os bilhetes online são vendidos a partir de quando e a quanto ? Obrigado !! 🙂

Nika Kloudova


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