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This is another questionaire response from mushroom magazines 25 years of Psytrance survey.

PsyTrance people tell us about their experiences during 25 years of Psytrance

Alongside the various CD booklets, few printed magazines and local radio stations, mushroom magazine was definitely for me the ‘internet’ of the pre-internet era. Whatever insight i got into our scene was through these few mediums. And due to their quality of content, including Mushroom Magazine, i felt connected to our planetary tribe as strong as today through the world wide web.

What was your favourite festival of the last 25 years and why?
One has to be Sola Luna 2001, the vibe was so pure, it was the dusk of Goa Trance and the dawn of the new fullon and also nighttime sound and it had the best of the two. Aside this, the location was pure magic and mysticism. But today’s festivals have their own flavor in how far the festival experience has grown and evolved artistically and culturally.

Which artist was for you the most important Psytrance Act of the last 25 years and why?
Very very hard to choose one, even in the top tier many musicians made a substantial contribution to what the sound of psychedelic trance was known and appreciated for throughout these years.

Share your most intense Psytrance experience ever?
This might span to the size of a book 🙂 But, one really special experience was dancing on the shore of the sea at Sola Luna 2001 high on acid overlooking the dancefloor from the opposite side of the stage as Simon Posford was playing LSD live, and during the sample at the mid: “LSD hints to us…” as i rose my arms spontaneously in the air on the sun drenched midday, around 7000 people in front of me on the whole dancefloor rose their arms also at the same exact moment. I felt connected, i lost sense of time and it felt ecstatic and mystical. We Were One.

Did you have a special experience with mushroom magazine that you would like to share with us?
As far as i remember the most special feeling i had was distributing mushroom magazines by hand on one party, knowing the enojyment i had with the magazines myself, and knowing that the people receiving are about to be met with the same feelings very soon 🙂

Joe the Glow
One of my dearest photos for sure. Tristan playing at Sola Luna 2001. Photographer unknown. Too many more to share.

Tell us about your current project
I draw since the time i remember anything, maybe a little longer … or not so little, who knows.
And all the while i paint my own clothes … and those of my fellow people.
Back in 2002 i started to explore the process of artistic creation on a digital medium, and a year later this passion of mine took the shape of what is known today as digital art.


More 25YEARSOFPSY articles

Tell us your story – KOHLEX (Germany)

Hold on your love, psytrancers of the universe!

Tell us your story – INTIMUS (Germany)

Even if I ‘only’ 18 yrs with you – I enjoyed every Single Party. The community, the smiles, the music, the art, the festivals, that overwhelming feeling on the floor made me who I am today.

Tell us your story – VJ HEIDACRAFT (Bolivia)

We made a great and beautiful festival in 2008 and 2012 in Bolivia… in the wild jungle of “Los Yungas” this festival made history in our country.

Tell us your story – YOSSI JAPAN (Japan)

Congratulations mushroom magazines !!! Omedeto !!!(Congratulations in Japanese )
Happy to know this Psytrance culture I’m lucky !!!

Tell us your story – ELF ARROW (United States)

Goa Trance has been, for many of us in the USA, a difficult road to follow, with many pot holes and bumps along the way. Altho I was able to get my hands on many goa records and CDs as an emerging DJ, I found myself writing trance in the basement of Space Dub Studios beginning around 1994.

Tell us your story – METAFLORTEX (Netherlands)

One night I was invited to join the organisation of Earth Dance for their event at a squatted location in Amsterdam, which was a global party that was simultaneously taking place in hundreds of locations around the globe

Tell us your story – FELIX B. (Germany)

Durch Trance zurück – zurück zu den Wurzeln und Energie bündeln für Harmonie und Einklang und dies nicht zuletzt mit der fantastischen Natur!

Tell us your story – SAMAYA GORGONA (India)

It was 2009 when I, aged 22, moved to live in Goa with my 6-months old son Marko. I was chilling and going to parties together with my child for a couple of years, and then when he was grown up enough to stay away in a local kindergarden, I started to hand-craft clothing.

Tell us your story – JOE THE GLOW (Macedonia)

Alongside the various CD booklets, few printed magazines and local radio stations, mushroom magazine was definitely for me the ‘internet’ of the pre-internet era. Whatever insight i got into our scene was through these few mediums.

Tell us your story – VOICE OF ALL (Russia)

Voice of All about experiences in 25 years of Psytrance
“They were many. and many was more meaningful for me. But once I was experiencing sky of diamonds for real during Astrix’ set.”

Tell us your story – McCOY (Germany)

I want to say THANK YOU to Mat Mushroom and the MUSHROOM Magazine for the last 25 years. All the time you were with me, guided me and I always enjoyed your presence and interviews.

Tell us your story – CSILOU (France)

Harmonic festival offers a relaxed setting for you to enhance the balance between your body, mind and soul in harmony with universal values such as equity, collective responsibility, sharing and caring.

Tell us your story – GABRIEL LE MAR (Germany)

Big thanks for all your support of the psychedelic community over all those years and good luck & full support for your digital future!

Tell us your story – PSAYAGATA (Portugal)

We are Marco and Renato, dreamers from Portugal, and we would like to share with you guys a vision. Our vision within this Universe of ours.

Tell us your story – SENSIFEEL (France)

I can tell a lot of things the last 25years of Psytrance, which i lived and shared entirely. It started from a Rave in a forest or in old farm, grew from experimental to underground and now we can say it is a standard.

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