.::Welcome to Pangea pt. 8 – Into the Infinite::.Posted on: May, 29, 2015, in
As with every year the music is being carefully selected to include a full range of sounds including Psy-Trance, Progressive, Techno, House, Downtempo, Dnb, and Ambient, combined with a unique visual experience to create a New World of Depth, Color and Imagination.
We invite you to join us in this celebration of Life, Nature, the Cosmos, and Infinity.
Der Denker – (D.M.T. Records, Concepto Hipnotico, Dark And Sonorous Recordings, Logic Vision Records) – Montreal QC
In 2007, Der Denker started Djing and Producing. Befriending people that had the same passion and musical drive, lead him to discovered the sounds that really made his soul tremble! After a few years down the line in 2011, he was invited to become apart of the Logic Vision Record Label in Canada, now a part of Concepto Hipnotico and Dark And Sonorous Recordings, he joined his force with his partner in crime Florian Msk, producing deep, dark, minimal , techno.
In Early 2012 he formed the D.M.T. Collective Group page with Florian Msk, that lead him to start and manage the New Artistic Label D.M.T. Records That Focus on a High Level of production through Narrative and Poetic exposure of what we think is represented into a unique kind of Deep Psychedelic Dark Minimal Dub Techno.
Progress – (Antshanti Records) – NYC
PROGRESS, the project of Yuriy Vaskevich, is an evolution of sound that brings a world of fantasy and imagination to its listeners. Based in New York City, an energetic hub, the music is a reflection of its physical origin as well as the mental evolution of its composer. With a strong foundation in classic music, mainly of piano and guitar and a post-modern ambition, the sound is both organic and electronic. The project began in the late 1990s with an exploration of personal identity and experimentation with various styles of electronic music. Today, PROGRESS, ranges in style from psychedelic trance, ambient and chill-out, to avant-garde and experimental. Having played at several live venues in the United States and written film scores, PROGRESS has a rapidly growing acclaim. As the name implies, the music is always progressing with the common denominator being its inspiring melodies and a strong tendency to take its listeners on a colorful journey.
Primordial Ooze – (D-A-R-K Records, The Chilluminati) – Chicago/Milwaukee
D-A-R-K Records, The Chilluminati and AntiShanti Pure Perception Records
“Primordial Ooze – oozers are two primates that just learned to walk upright and use opposable thumbs for twisting knobs and holding chop sticks. They are obsessed with weird natural world. Observers of self-organization principles in nature, they filter their experiences into sound that seem to bubble and evolve like primitive life forms. Imagine frequencies collaborating in a swarm like manner, combining into vibrant, ritualistic compositions that resonate deep with your primeval memories. If you feel like growing gills, horns and tails while dancing, keep calm and keep on stomping, you’ve just awakened your fundamental self.”
Aio – (Anuuna Records, Aioaska Productions) – Montreal QC
Always dark and psychedelic, Aio’s proactive engagement with the crowd as well as her groovy rolling bass lines are sure to keep everyone excited, high energy and itching for more. “Aio” aspires to continue growing as an artist and promoter, each experience allowing her one step closer to her goal of sharing the stage with the artists who inspired and moulded her into the person she is today.
Alexx continues to help grow the scene in Montreal by encouraging young women to get involved in music, arts and performance. Since her debut, there has been an explosion in younger people becoming involved and proactive in contributing. She always put great emphasis on giving back to the community and has even hosted non-profit charity events for local women’s shelters.
Brandon Adams – (Bom Shanka Music, Free Radical Records) – NYC
Established in America as one of its premier homegrown international-caliber DJs, Brandon displays a unique ability for versatility while managing to transcend musical subdivisions through a consistent signature sound. Bass driven melodies, cohesive groove, sparse psychedelic leads, spacey atmospheres, and carefully placed, crisp percussion interspersed with brain bending effects are the key elements to that sound. Smooth, precise, and patient mixing provide the necessary flow for an unrelenting journey with maximum trance floor impact. As an organizer with NYC-based SYNC and Dreamcatcher, music lover, and dedicated DJ, Brandon has helped drive the evolution of East Coast psytrance for several years. As the US label DJ and representative for international labels Bom Shanka Music, Free Radical Records, and Cryptic Symmetry Records – he links the US to global psytrance hotbeds of South Africa and the UK.
Lessnoise – (Baroque Records) – Atlanta GA
No doubt born for the love of music, LessNoise (Fher Rivera), has taken a very strict, thin line of delicious, dirty sounds and combined them with an extraordinary fusion of Dub, Breaks, Tech House, Deep House, and Techno, among other sensual ingredients, to create mixes so full of life and energy as to be instantly identifiable.
In the past 15 years LessNoise’s personal and collaborative performances have shined with intense sets that have left partygoers longing for more. Stimulating all the senses and inspiring an atmosphere of sensual energy, his music and his vibe have set the mood at many events, sharing the stage with diverse projects and DJs like Steve Lawler, Satoshi Tomiie, Christopher Lawrence, Nick Warren, Hector Romero, Ralph Falcon, Nigel Richards, Scott Hardkiss, Infusion, Anthony Pappa, Nortec Collective, Astro&Glyde, Sean Cusick, Steve Porter and many more.
Ajhenda – (Wiggle Factor, The Phutur3, Tic Tac Toe Records) – Atlanta GA
DJ and producer Dee Washington aka Ajhenda has been a part of the Atlanta house and techno scene for the past 15 years. As a DJ, he has crafted his sound out of those core elements that focus on the dance floor. In recent years he has founded and run Wiggle Factor, a production company based in his home city, helping to instigate the current revival of techno and house events in the South East US. His production talents have found him involved in various collaborations as well. His work continues to mature and shine, while exploring many different aspects of House and Techno. Remix and original releases are slated for this year, so keep your ear to the ground. Rooting around the context of all aspects of House, Techno, Hip Hop, Soul, Ambient, and everything in between, Ajhenda has found his own way to combine the sounds of now and beyond with those of his past. You can find him working the room with a crowd ready for a heavy night of techno, or a crowd ready for a night of house in various moods and energy. This style has been honed over many years and more recently with the Wiggle Factor nights, and with a current residency with DJ Pierre’s The Phutur3. As the head of Wiggle Factor, he has created a team that has produced highquality events that focus on precision, vision, and show the potential of putting you best foot forward behind something you know and love. Taking concept into reality alongside his Wiggle Factor comrades, he has helped to make his home city a destination for DJs in the US while also gaining the respect of his peers as a DJ himself. As a lifelong student of music and it’s culture, expect to see and hear him moving a dance floor near you very soon.
Sonance – (Pure Perception Records) – Asheville NC
Pure Perception Records in collaboration with T.O.U.C.H. Samadhi are proud to present Kri’s first full-length album ‘Sail To Me’ under the moniker Sonance.
Sail To Me is a twisted ride through melodic driven psytrance with high definition production techniques combining heavy acid frequencies and modern psychedelic basslines. Emotional melodies and crystal clear atmospheres fill the air as your mind and body are lifted off into the sky. A perfect combination of old school goa and new age future trance, Sonance creates a singular energy that accelerates your thoughts to the speed of light. This is a journey filled with spaced-out sounds and cosmic lasers that flange out into infinite echoes. When this spaceship lands there will be a dance floor revolution!
Sail To Me is an album that is complete from start to finish, a constant motion of sonic blur, laced with the finest acid sounds that will return you to the source of psychedelic music. Kri has crafted a remarkable album, fueled by his years of experience with DJing, producing, and mastering. Join Pure Perception Records and T.O.U.C.H. Samadhi as we deliver the cutting edge sound of Psytrance from the mountains of North Carolina, USA, to the world.
Antandra – Asheville NC
Antandra is the psydub project of Jacob Louis aka DJ Story. His sound has been inspired by many influences including reggae, African music, psytrance, glitch, drum n bass, techno, house and more. His music takes the listener to the pure awareness at the source of consciousness where aural data is initially received and translated into the illusory experience giving shape to the formless.
Annunaki – (Touch Samadhi, Pure Perception Records) – Asheville NC
The Annunaki first arrived on Earth probably 450,000 years ago, seeking an exotic beat to facilitate their trance states. Eventually we came to call them by many names, such as “the Nephilim” in Genesis, or simply “gods”. Whichever they are, they genetically engineered Homo Sapiens as perfect biological machines for dancing by crossing extraterrestrial genes with those of Homo erectus. Still incomplete, the machines required new patterns and rhythms to function to their fullest potential. So the “gods” searched, and waited, eventually finding the patterns and rhythms in Goa, India, where they studied and recorded these new patterns of mental concentration. Now their research has come to a close as the Annunaki prepare to enact their creations. Are they gods of good, or gods of evil?
Medisin – (Touch Samadhi) – Asheville NC
Coming at you with full on pure psychoactive intuition.
From the magical mountains of Asheville,NC. Medisin has played at many Festivals, FullMoon Gatherings and Underground Parties around the country. Over the past 15 years Medisin’s musical style has opened up to a wide and vast library of fresh beats from around the world . Not shy of any genre, jumping around all styles ranging from PsyDub, GlitchHop, DubStep, Trapp, PsyTrance, PsyBreaks and whatever else that is psychedelic and will get the dance floor rocking..
He has played at festivals and shows with such acts & influences as:: Shpongle, Ott, BlueTech, Datsik, Excision, Infected Mushroom, Tipper, Hallucinogen in Dub, Emancipator, Richard Devine, GlitchMob, Boom Box, VibeSquad, The New Deal, Eskmo, Heyoka, Scorb, Artifakt, Electrypnose, MochiPet, Kymani + Stephan Marley, The Egg, Rabbit in the Moon, Thievery Corporation, Disco Biscuits and Much Much More.
Arc Angel Gabe Real – (True Intent) – Asheville, NC
Gabe Real aka Arc Angel Gabe Real is a patron of the arts; dedicated to supporting artists. Label owner, manager, producer, dj, fan, and friend, Gabe Real believes in longevity over instant gratification. Started in ’93, ain’t never gonna stop…
Sanguine Mandragoa – (Digitally Imported) – Raleigh, NC
Sanguine Mandragoa is a collaborative DJ project of Shoom and Bloodwing. With their uncanny ability of reading each other’s minds they are able to put together epic, impromptu tag-team mixes. Often fueled by the chaos of the natural world, their mixes melt together between the harder, faster acid-driven Goa and the darker side of Psytrance. A combination of sounds that often leave the dancefloor in a state of psychedelic awareness.
Selector Cleofus – (Shenanigan Society, DI.FM) – Asheville, NC
Born and raised in the Dirty South and currently based out of Asheville, Cleofus is a DJ, party promoter, producer, agent of chaos, bass mystic, and dub philosopher. Introduced to electronic music via Moby and Orbital in the mid-nineties, Cleofus has long been a student of sound, making mix tapes for friends, working in numerous record stores and hosting an early web-zine called GoGoGorilla. Having amassed quite a collection of CDs, Cleofus purchased his first CD DJ gear at the beginning of the millennium and, with no formal training he set about self teaching himself to DJ. Around 2003 he relocated to the mountains of Western North Carolina and began DJing out for the first time. Early on he acted as a touring DJing with a local reggae band playing roots dub and reggae, while introducing listeners to the fresh new sound of dubstep, and getting club experience playing all over the Southeast and even spending ten days touring Jamaica playing music at resorts, bars, ganja bashes, and birthday parties. Cleofus has hosted several weeklies, thrown and played numerous parties and has shared the stage with heavyweights like Mark Farina, Caspa, Martyn, Datsik, Groundation, Midnite, and many more. Never content with the constraints of being limited to any single genre of music, Cleofus has made a reputation for consistently introducing new and fresh sounds and for unpredictable DJ sets. Cleofus was introduced to burner culture through Transfomus and Alchemy and became associated with the Wondrous Temple of Boom collective, heading up their sound camp and producing and playing parties with them for several years before breaking away to help spearhead the formation and evolution of the mysterious arts collective the Shenanigan Society and their experimental burn inspired radical expression outdoor party known as Lurch. Cleofus currently hosts the monthly online dub program The Dub Chamber on Digitally Imported’s Psychill channel. This is his 6th Pangea appearance.
Goadream (TOUCH Samadhi, Pangea Productions) – Greenville, NC
Jacob Goadream caught the electronic music bug back in the early 90’s. Attending some of the first warehouse parties in Houston, Texas, Jacob quickly developed a love for House music. Around 1999/2000 he was introduced to the wonderful world of psy-trance. Thru the Universal Mind Productions gatherings, via Robin Triskele, an itch for psy-trance quickly developed; it was all over from there! Shortly after Jacob move to the Carolinas where he discovered the T.O.U.C.H. Samadhi family. Their epic parties at Deerfields thoroughly split his third eye wide open with a psychedelic hammer! Over the last few years equipment has been acquired, skills honed and a decade of music collected. You can be sure to hear a wide range of psy leaning towards full-on/neo-goa on a dance floor near you! BOOM!
OSO (TOUCH Samadhi, Pangea Productions) – Atlanta, GA
Mar Oso is a devoted music connoisseur providing a vast collection of intelligent and deep surreal grooves for a spectrum of atmospheres and experiences. Inspired to twist and tweaking tracks to create a unique library of personalized Grove combined with the latest effects, tempo manipulation and layered mixing leaving the listener Engulfed in the hypnotic rhythm and crispy swirly mayhem!
Ju^2 (iOpener, Pangea Productions) – Atlanta, GA
“Flow” is the mental state of operation in which a person in an activity is fully immersed in a feeling of energized focus, full involvement, and success in the process of the activity. Ju^2 primary goal with DJing is helping others enter this state a flow, releasing all thoughts of the past and future, and living, breathing, exploring the “now”. His sounds will change according the hour, vibe, and rhythm of the dance floor but will always assist the flow and move you forward.
CollectiveONE – (Jonathan Roten (ADBC) Asheville drum n bass collective, Alien Technology, Touch Samadhi, Pangea Productions) – Asheville, NC
Long time Asheville staple DJ, CollectiveONE helped grow the nightlife (there) into what it is today. He is a founding member of the Asheville Drum and Bass Collective (adbc) which has been doing strictly drum and bass events, weekly for over 3 years. Deep, minimal, and moody with a cerebral undertone is the theme of his musical expression. Drum and Bass has always been in his blood. Other genres pervaded. Deep Dubstep, Ambient, Down Tempo, and Psytrance mereley TOUCH on the depths of variety that he collects and exposes through his countless live performances and studio mixes. No matter what style he brings, he creates experiences and uses storytelling to give the listener/ dancer what they desire. In addition to clubs, basements, warehouses, and bars – ultimately he’d prefer to be outdoors under the stars connecting with others in a natural setting vibrating with the earth. He is a resident DJ at Sunday Sessions, adbc’s weekly, and works alongside Alientechnology, Asheville Full Moon gatherings, Pangea Productions, and TOUCH Samadhi.
Intrinsic (Pangea Productions) – Asheville, NC
Intrinsic is the moniker for Asheville based producer, dj, vj and fire spinner Jesse Spainhour. Blurring the lines between genres, his latest full length mix “the wuwuwub factory” is an epic journey thru soundscapes both deep and psychedelic. Fusing breakbeat and IDM rhythms with dubstep bass and psy melodies, this mix is a prime example of his unique musical expression.
DRaigosa (Pangea Productions) – Greenville, SC
DRaigosa was born in the beautiful valley of Medellin, Colombia in the mid 80s, now residing in Greenville, SC. With many years of dj experience under his belt, after playing various forms of electronic music, from house to electro to minimal, he has come to develop his own sound; a combination of hard hitting psychedelic techno, blended with bits of minimal and deep grooved out tech house, all mixed fluidly and seamlessly.
Delta Kat (Prophets of Psytrance Miami FL) – Jerusalem ,Israel
Delta Kat has been playing progressive psytrance and old school Goa for over 4 years now and is one of the pioneers in Miami FL ,spreading the love and healing vibes of psychedelic music through out the world including Israel, Bali and South Africa.
Klaws (Pangea Productions, Pure Perception Records) – Greenville,SC
Klaws first got exposed to the sounds of electronic music in his native country Romania. Since then, his passion for driving, cutting-edge music only became stronger. He lived in France for several years, where he came in contact with a thriving music scene.He later moved to South Carolina and now has played parties throughout the SouthEast US, France, Romania, and
beyond as well as co-organized numerous Pangea Productions events and one of area’s fastest growing and most diverse electronic music festivals, “Welcome to Pangea” now in its’ 8th year.You can tune in and listen to Klaws every second Friday of the month on the highly rated electronic net-radio www.di.fm on the minimal channel from 12-2pm EST. The show, “Technological”, is hosted by Klaws and DRaigosa and brings you the best in today’s techno and minimal.
Together with the Pangea crew Klaws is constantly pushing the boundaries of electronic music to create driving, hypnotic, atmospheric dance music. Styles range from minimal/tech to dub/tech to electro. Influences come anywhere from funk to jazz, Detroit melodic techno to harder European minimal sounds, always keeping it deep, spacey, and with a driving groove.
Kameleon (Pangea Productions, Pure Perception Records, Public Beta, Planetary Confinement Clothing) – Miami, FL
Kameleon is the co-founder of Pangea Productions / Pure Perception Records. Helping activate the psy scene in the south east and abroad for over 10 years Kameleon is still actively helping push boundaries with sound and visuals. Now in its 6th year Pure Perception Records is consistently releasing highly intelligent and mysterious psychedelic sounds to the world. He also designs clothing for Public Beta Wear and Planetary Confinement Clothing and is responsible for the Art and Design work for Pangea / Pure Perception.
January – $55
February – March – $65
April – May – $75
Date(s) - 05.29.2015 - 05.31.2015