How I discovered psychedelic punk
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. I was fascinated with the local jungle-gypsy style, tribal gypsy and psychedelic designer’s clothing sold at the flea Market in Anjuna and at the nightmarket. But I had something different in my vision as my background comes from punk rock and hardcore/gabber and schranz-hard techno, but I let it go along with the influence of local, Goan fashion. So this merge I understood as psychedelic punk. I started to sell my designs at local markets. And a few years later I began my performing career as an actress, so I founded the psychedelic punk theater and psypunk fetish clothing brand.
What was your favourite festival of the last 25 years – and why?
I haven’t had a chance to attend a major psytrance festival, but my best annual event in Goa is Trippy Trail party organized by Nirmal. It’s brilliant music and venue, and crowd. In the end, traditionally, Nirmal, during his own music set, burns a steel statue of a motorcycle that he manufactures himself) Also his original track named Trippy Trail is my favorite psytrance track ever!
Which artist was for you the most important Psytrance Act of the last 25 years – and why?
Shpongle, 1200 mics, Nirmal, Alex Parasense – because Shpongle are the essence of psychedelia. 1200mics were my first psytrance band I heard. Nirmal composed my fav track and party… and Parasense’s set is every time great.
Share your most intense Psytrance experience ever
I was tripping at a Goa party. And I looked in the night sky. It was full of stars. Suddenly, two stars shifted from their places, and started to move in a synchronized order. And they became bigger, so could clearly see these were spaceships. I tried to talk to them with my thinking. But they did not react. They hanged i nthe air for a while, and went with a superfast speed away, and dissolved in the dark. I think these were aliens.
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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.
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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.