Tell us your story – SAMAYA GORGONA (India)

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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

Samaya Gorgona
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.

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

Samaya1
“Zizi’s got teeth”
Goa, photo by Bamboo Bambhaus,
Model : Samaya Gorgona,
Clothing Samaya Gorgona
Samaya2
“Young lover of a retired french casanova who prefers japanese”.
Photo by Rosa Puig, Barcelona,
Model : Samaya Gorgona,
Clothing Samaya Gorgona
Samaya3
“The face of Psypunk” , Goa,
Photo by Mahesh,
Model : Samaya Gorgona,
Clothing Samaya Gorgona
Samaya4
“Expecting the beloved one”, Goa,
Photo by Yury Lvov,
Model : Samaya Gorgona,
Clothing Samaya Gorgona
Samaya5
“Madwoman of Chaillot”, Barcelona,
Photo by Freddy Davies,
Model : Samaya Gorgona,
Clothing Samaya Gorgona
Samaya5
“Loneliness”, Goa,
Photo by Oscar Remirez,
Model : Samaya Gorgona,
Clothing Samaya Gorgona
Samaya6
“Leela”, Barcelona – Park Guell,
Photo by Valeria Capri,
Model : Samaya Gorgona,
Clothing Samaya Gorgona
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“Leela”, Barcelona – Park Guell,
Photo by Valeria Capri,
Model : Samaya Gorgona,
Clothing Samaya Gorgona
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“Leela”, Barcelona – Park Guell,
Photo by Valeria Capri,
Model : Samaya Gorgona,
Clothing Samaya Gorgona
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“Hurdy-gurdy decadence” , Barcelona – Park Guell,
Photo by Valeria Capri,
Model : Samaya Gorgona,
Clothing Samaya Gorgona
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“Dustbin Mistress “, Barcelona,
Photo by Freddy Davies,
Model : Samaya Gorgona,
Clothing Samaya Gorgona
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“Cinderella sit and wait like a fool” ,Barcelona,
Photo by Freddy Davies,
Model : Samaya Gorgona,
Clothing Samaya Gorgona
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“Baby I’m good at nothing”, Barcelona
photo by Janine Julianne Grueber,
Model : Samaya Gorgona,
Clothing Samaya Gorgona
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