X-Dream in the mushroom time machine
After more than 21 years of mushroom magazine we are now diving into the past with the new mushroom time machine. We will be sharing interesting articles which were published way back in time. Articles can include features with artists, cool interviews, and other fun stuff! For this episode of the mushroom time machine we have X-Dream. It’s an article from mushroom magazine edition November 2004.
X-Dream are Marcus Christopher Maichel and Jan Müller ; they are also known as Rough and Rush. They are some of the cult hit producers of psychedelic trance music and hail from Hamburg, Germany.
During the early 1990s they were first introduced to the trance scene in Hamburg and decided to switch their music to this genre. From 1993 they began releasing several singles on the Hamburg label Tunnel Records, as X-Dream and under many aliases, such as The Pollinator. Two albums followed on Tunnel Records, Trip To Trancesylvania and We Created Our Own Happiness, which were much closer to the original formula of psychedelic trance, although featuring the unmistakable “trippy” early X-Dream sound.
In October 1996 X-Dream reached an agreement with the new UK trance label Blue Room Released. Working with Blue Room, they released the famous single “The Frog” (featuring authentic frog sound samples from Mexico) and contributed the track “No” on the Trip Through Sound compilation.
In 1997 both started experimenting with side projects, Marcus’ The Delta project released the single “As A Child I Could Walk On The Ceiling”, which became widely played by many top trance DJs including Mark Allen. Jan began Children of Paradise, also releasing on Blue Room. They also remixed several tracks for other artists including Koxbox and the Saafi Brothers.
The complete mushroom magazine with X-Dream article inside