Been a while…

16836076_10212672635596228_2508038325001866122_oWell it certainly has been a while since I spent any time promoting this page. But then again, I had not been playing out and about all that much due to several brain operations and a bit of drama walking in a straight line (which can still present a few problems after wine). That and the fact that I forgot my own login to pan.dj. I suppose I should have just asked Kristina (the lovely vj baby K) which is what I finally ended up doing.

But hey, enough about the past, get ready for the future. I am 100% back and ready to make people dance like no one’s watching. Just last weekend I played the 3-4:30 set (ok it went on till about 5 due to reasons beyond my control) at Psycarnival in Barcelona. The event is a monthly, put on by the Encela 42 crew, who always have great nights. I have in fact played there before, with vj baby k and solo, but of course I didn’t mention it here because I lost the damn password. Needless to say, the night was amazing and a fantastic group of people had a great time, myself included.

So what’s next? Well, I made  new track with Mechanimal (Nick Sagar-House) which will be available on release soon. We are just hunting for the best label. With any luck there will be another collaberation before I set out on my own in a brand new studio. But who knows, you know how us psytrance people are. Anyway, here is a tiny snippet. I can’t offer any more as labels really don’t want stuff out there until they have had a chance to sell it.

In May, I am off to an event in Portugal, where baby k will be showcasing her newly sharpened projection mapping talents. I won’t be playing there, just dancing. Of course, it is often great to just enjoy the tunes rather than thinking about what to play next. But as this is a monthly event put on by a legendary psy pioneer, I’ll eventually be on the line-up. Stay tuned here as I’ll be letting anyone who cares to know  about upcoming events. In the mean time maybe I’ll see you on the dancefloor at  The Magical Formula.

Cohesion In September Club 414

I have been kind of lazy in updating posts and events, sorry. I promise to get more info here more often. Some interesting news; VJ Baby K and I may be playing in the Philippines over Christmas/NYE. We will know more soon. If it all goes ahead we will be playing Thailand an Singapore too.

cohesionComing up in September is another great Cohesion Adventure. The last edition was packed out, full of happy faces all over the place. This time they are doing a special edition, including Progressive Style psy-trance. For the first time at Cohesion you can catch CIMI. It’s that wicked progressive trance played at underground clubs and squat parties in London – deep and driving, techy and atmospheric. IAlso at this event, Nutreno is back from the Babies events, playing South African style Progressive. Also for the first time at Cohesion Drumbaza plays a 40 min Live drumming show. Of course Ill be there too, blasting out the uplifting Psy you all love.
The full line-up for Cohesion September 7th:

ૐ CIMI “Live” (Alchemy Records)
https://soundcloud.com/psyjukebox/cimi-2
ૐ Phil Lankester ( Halcyon)
https://soundcloud.com/phillankester
ૐ Digital Stone (Cohesion)
https://soundcloud.com/dj-stone-6
ૐ Psykinetic (Strawbery fair)
https://soundcloud.com/dj-psykinetic
ૐ Drumbaza (Live Druming)
https://soundcloud.com/drumbaza
ૐ ThallOm (Resident)
https://soundcloud.com/thallom
ૐ Neutrino (Babies Event)
https://soundcloud.com/neutrino
ૐ Pan (Resident)
https://soundcloud.com/panmartinez

All the important information, fine print, directions and so and so…

11:00PM – 09:00am
Only £5 before midnight / £10 onwards
Club 414 – 414 Coldharbour Lane, Brixton Sw9 8lf, UK
Brixton Tube(Victoria Line) / Brixton Rail

HOW TO GET THERE ::

Fly to London or take the train if in Europe

Then
Tube = Brixton (Victoria Line)
Rail = Brixton mainline station
Daytime buses: 2,3,35,37,45,59,109,118,133,159,196,250,322,333,345,355,415,432,P4,P
Night buses = N2,N3,N35,37,N133,N159,250,689,690
Come out of Brixton tube station and turn left. Walk100 yards till you see KFC on your left. Turn left and walk 100 yards. You have reached your destination.

Cohesion August 3rd 2012

Cohesion is back again at club 414 this weekend..

This one is called “The Sunset Adventure” as the sun goes down, the music starts… and it’s great to watch the sun come up early out on the terrace. It’s Cohesion as usual, it’s a family gathering with a really happy vibe. Top quality line up, the cream of the scene in rotation.
The sunset line up is Psychedelic fullOn all night long. The club offer 2 Floor’s/ Caffe / Chill Out lounge playing
movies all night and an open Roof For those who wish to Smoke.
You will find Friendly Security, psychedelic New Backdrops and 2 Lazer’s running alongside all New Light’s. See you there – be early, I am on at 1:30 am.

The line up includes:

CHAMPA ●ૐ● ” Live” – ( YSE)
LIBRA9 ●ૐ● ” Live” – (HALCYON)
Pan ●ૐ● Yours truely….
Prozak ●ૐ●
Monster ●ૐ●
ThallOm ●ૐ●
Digital Stone ●ૐ●
Melodic Noise ●ૐ●

Don’t mis out on this one….

Funny Moon Festival Review

It has been a week since we got back from Funny Moon Festival. For all you festival goers, most of you will know that the minimum recovery time is about that long. With the complete lack of decent REM sleep, odd hours of dining, and dancing until the sun comes up…. Even with ear plugs the bass is always with you. You dream in psy.

rabbit holeThis years Funny Moon was the best ever (so far, just wait until next year). The music was solid and danceable throughout, the decor and the vibe was un-parelleled. From the moment you entered the grounds at the castle, it was all uphill. Ok, both literally and figuratively. The info both was staffed by the lovely Robin and Melina, always there with a smile and whatever you needed.  Across a big open space of grass and you would wind up at the chill area. Food, drinks, laid back tunes (on a wicked system) and loads to look at. The decor was fantastic. A great place to stop and relax before the climb to the main stage. The crazy Italians provided food and coffee… there were loads of choices of cool stuff to eat, drink or buy to wear.

It was up at the top of the hill, either trough the Funny Forest (amazing at night) or around the bend where the alien landing strip was laid out. With a big open dance floor covered in wicked decor, ample room to dance away, fantastic sound system and a wicked main stage. The bar was well stocked, and without massive lines of people. I really loved both my Thursday night set and my Saturday evening set with Baby K as Alternate Reality.

This festival will be even bigger next year, and the people who go to this event are what make it so special. Everyone smiles all the time, no troubles, no dramas, no attitude. Keep and eye open for next years event, you will  not want to miss it. A huge thank you to everyone involved, and we will see you next year for the wedding.

more signs

 

Chemistry

chemistryflyerI put on the first ever Chemistry event in Sydney Australia on March 25th, 200o at the Palladium. The first chemistry was done in conjunction with Lucinda Bechor, after which I teamed up with Andrew Ostin (who is now a dj and artist) and went on to do a series of legendary events across three different venues. It was Chemistry where I was first approached by Jhon Ferris to do the decor for Plastic and subsequently a whole lot of other events in Sydney.

Chemistry has a special place in Sydney club lore. We brought together Sydney’s trance dj’s into the same event with Psy-trance. And although the event was over 2 floors, there was not a “psy” floor and a “trance” floor, but rather it changed randomly. This meant everyone moved around, making people more inclined to interact, and listen to both types of music.

flaskad2We have since put on Chemistry in Manila and London. In Manila, it was the only trance and psytrance night in the entire city. We had a devoted group of 700-900 people turn up regularly. Again we mixed trance and psy, so that clubbers and psy people mingled together enjoying the night.

In London, it was more psytrance, as the scene here doesn’t really allow for a mix of the two. Well, not yet anyway. We hope to someday change that.