Tell us your story – McCOY (Germany)

You can try if this page is also available in: German


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

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

McCoy
Hi, this is McCOY, original drummer of “S.U.N. PROJECT” and “McCOY´s S.U.N. PROJECT”.
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.
I also want to say THANK YOU to my friends and fans around the world. YOU made it possible, that I could play my music around the globe and always gave me a great and funny time.

What was your favourite festival of the last 25 years – and why?
My favorite festival was the ECLIPSE-festival in Ozora 1999. We played in front of 30.000 people and the vibes was more than amazing. Good old times!

Which artist was for you the most important Psytrance Act of the last 25 years – and why?
I adore X-DREAM. When we started the S.U.N. PROJECT in 1996 their music was my guide.
In the beginning I wanted to sound like them. Eventually we became famous with our guitar-stuff.
But they were my biggest influence at that time.

Share your most intense Psytrance experience ever
There were too many. I can´t tell what was the most intense one.

Did you have a special experience with mushroom magazine that you would like to share with us?
When I got my first MUSHROOM Magazine in 1993 it offered me all the information to all partys around.
You have to know: At this time it was hard to get those special informations, because the internet was not like it is today.
So everyone was always happy to get one of those MUSHROOMs and we shared it in our community.

Share your favourite photo(s) of the last 25 years

SUN PROJECT
This is McCOY´s S.U.N. PROJECT these days. I like this dirty – alien – rock`n`roll-stuff !

Tell us about your current project
McCOY is the drummer and founder of the “original” S.U.N. PROJECT (1996-2011).
It was one of the most well known psy-trance-acts from Germany and they were the pioneers of guitar-trance worldwide.
Until McCOY left that band in 2011 they released 13 albums at McCOY´s record-label “S.U.N. PROJECT Records” and played hundreds of spectacular live-shows with electronic-drums and heavy-guitars all over the world.

2011 McCOY left the original band and created “McCOY´s S.U.N. PROJECT”.
Until today McCOY plays his glamorous LIVE-shows with LIVE-drums and LIVE-guitars.
Watch out and don´t miss their FULLON-LIVE-ROCK-FIRE-ALIEN-SHOW !!

READ MORE STORIES

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.

Visit the McCOY Website

McCOY on Facebook

This message is only visible to admins:
Unable to display Facebook posts

Error: Unsupported get request. Object with ID 'mccoy.sunproject' does not exist, cannot be loaded due to missing permissions, or does not support this operation. Please read the Graph API documentation at https://developers.facebook.com/docs/graph-api
Type: GraphMethodException
Code: 100
Subcode: 33
Click here to Troubleshoot.