Zetan Spore was originally formed in West Cornwall, UK by Ian Hasdell in 1995. After being inspired . . . by psychedelic rock in the late 80’s and it’s evolution into early dance acts such as Eat Static and Astralasia, and then by the birth of psytrance in the first half of the 90’s, Ian bought a second hand Amiga 1200 computer and started arranging samples to form his own style of psychedelic dance music. After releasing his first album, “Alien Frequencies” in 1996 and then getting heavily into the world of synths and sampling, his twin brother Mark came on board, playing guitar and didgeridoo to form their unique synergistic partnership.
Together they brought out the next Zetan Spore album, “Visitation” in 1997 and were then signed to Aardvark Records, where they have so far released another ten albums: “The Pillars of Creation” (1998), “Subspace Distortions” (1999), “Outer Space Hopper Safari” (2001), “Transwarp Audio Head Drive” (2002), “Burn Up” (2004), “Escape Velocity” (2005), “Flux” (2007), “Tribes of the Stars” (2010), “Psilocybia” (2013) and their latest release “Dimensions” (2018).
Having played their first gig in 1997 and being more motivated by the live side of music, they have kept their set-up almost entirely hardware-based for live performance and after playing hundreds of gigs over the coming years, have remained one of the few genuinely live psytrance acts around.
The highlights of Zetan Spore’s extensive live performances include playing to a 25,000 strong crowd at the Euphoria Festival in Singapore, a stunning set high up in the Swiss Alps with Visions of Paradise and headline sets for Antiworld, Synergy Project, Whirl-y-Gig, Sunrise, Cabbage, Remedy, Conscious Monkeys and Symbiosis, plus top slots at Waveform, Beautiful Days, Sunrise, Bearded Theory, Alchemy, Cosmo, Symmetry, Endorse It, Off The Tracks and Eastern Haze festivals, not to mention hundreds of other live appearances at festivals, live music venues and clubs.
Their music can best be described as truly psychedelic, driving, full-power psytrance, breaking in huge waves of energy and positivity, with didgeridoo-fuelled tribal breaks and searing guitar riffs adding more depth and power to their sound.
Having a reputation for incredibly energetic and uplifting live performances, and taking the crowd to a whole new level, they’ve built up a large and enthusiastic following and never fail to rock the dancefloor.
Astrix has been one of the leading trance producers and DJs in the world for more than a decade, . . . carrying his musical message of psychedelic emotional uplifting trance to every corner of the world, to the biggest urban clubs and far away beaches, huge festivals and underground events. Devoted to his art and a true perfectionist, Astrix is known for his massive hypnotic explosive sets on the dancefloor and for his precise detailed production in the studio. Both always laced with tons of feel and musicality. His music has been topping the charts and his albums are considered milestones. Astrix fourth studio album, “He.art” will be released early in 2016
Astrix is a unique phenomenon in the trance world, a leading DJ & producer, who came from the underground psychedelic scene, have been performing in the biggest festivals and venues, reached # 18 on the DJ Mag poll, and yet, chose to always stay true to the underground trance movement.
Avi Shmailov has been dividing his life is for more than a decade already between constant studio work and non-stop touring around the globe. With more than 15 years of releasing music and more than a 1000 concerts all over the world, he continues to bring his musical message of psychedelic emotional uplifting trance to the leading festivals such as EDC, Burning Man, Escape From Wonderland, Beyond Wonderland, Summer Music Festival and Dreamstate (USA), SW4 and BoomTown Fair (UK), Tomorrowland (Belgium), OZORA (Hungary), Psy Fi and Dance Valley (Netherlands), Weekend Festival (Finland & Estonia), Airbeat One (Germany), Universo Paralello,Tomorrowland, Tribe & XXXperience (Brasil), Solstice Music Festival, Discovery, The Gathering (Japan), Emmaboda (Sweden), Inox (France), BAT (Argentina) and to the world’s top dance clubs such as Brixton Academy, Alexandra Palace, Ministry of Sound, O2 Arena, Pacha, Privilege, Exchange, Avalon, AgeHa, Zepp Tokyo and many more.
Devoted to his art and a true perfectionist, Astrix is known for his massive hypnotic explosive sets on the dancefloor and for his precise detailed production in the studio. Both always laced with tons of feel and musicality. His music has been topping the charts and his albums are considered milestones.
Astrix broke into global consciousness in 2002 with his debut album ‘Eye to Eye’, defining him as a trance music anthems producer. In 2004, he released his second album ‘Artcore’, igniting fire all over the global trance scene and is considered by many as the perfecttrance album. The album’s effect was followed in 2005 by the impressive entry to the world’s top 100 DJs list of the famous Dj Magazine, where he took the respectful climb to the 18th position in 2007. His third album ‘Red Means Distortion’ was released in 2010 and since then he continues to release many tracks on various compilations and digital EP’s to delighted fans, who according to his Facebook page are over 900,000 and going on strong
Marc Swanepoel, a.k.a AudioFire, is a producer, dj & live act.
To date he has had a string of . . . chart topping releases on the very successful label, Digital Om and collabs with Relativ, Ital, Daniel Lesden and remixes for SonicSpecies (Nano), Jordan Suckley (Damaged records), which have been supported by world class acts including Vini Vici, Sonic Species Bryan Kearney, Paul Van Dyk, Liquid Soul, and many more
He has stormed the scene and played some of the most exciting events such as Psymera , Rez Festival, Boomtown and loads more.
With a brand new live set and recent signing to Evo Bookings, AudioFire has many exciting opportunities on the horizon.
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