ORGANIC DREAM present "The Dream of Time Travel v3" on Sat 2 April
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Posted : Mar 20, 2011 21:54:10
ORGANIC DREAM present on Saturday 2 April
"The Dream Of Time Travel v3" .. a time travel to Goa Trance!
¡ñ JUNO REACTOR / MIKE MIGUIRE djset
Juno Reactor is an electronic psytrance group, often known for its world fusion influences and consisting of Ben Watkins and Mike Macguire. At one time or another, Juno Reactor also included Johann Bley, stephen holweck and Jens Waldenback.
Juno Reactor was formed in 1990 by Ben Watkins and Stephen Holweck. The group came together as an experimental ambient project in order to record an accompanying soundtrack to sculpture artist (and Watkins¡¯ girlfriend) Norma Fletcher¡¯s art installation and performance piece called ¡°The Missile Project¡±. The centerpiece of the project was a 70-foot decommissioned missile, nicknamed ¡°Juno Reactor¡±, which the band rolled around London while playing its music to raise awareness about nuclear war. According to Watkins, ¡°[it] was blue concrete. And it looked like a dinosaur tail. And a smoke came out of it.¡±  The project took over a month to complete; however, the exhibition lasted only several hours, as London police arrived, breaking up the display and arresting all members of the project. The music was eventually released as Juno Reactor¡¯s second album, Luciana.
¡ñ MARK ALLEN / Matsuri Production - dj set
Mark first got into psychedelic electronic dance music in 1991 , during his first visit to Goa . Many travellers from all over the world converged on the palm fringed beaches to relax and to dance to music that people had brought with them on cassette .
He returned to London after 6 months in India to start training as a solicitor , but the mission closest to his heart was to collect all the music that he had been inspired by in Goa He bought himself some Technics turntables and together with a small group of friends , started putting on small private parties in friends flats. These events evolved into the renowned "Pagan" parties , which are still going strong on the London underground scene .
In 1993 , after qualifying as a solicitor , he spent another 6 months in India , during which time I decided that he had to make Djing and creating music his main thing . The double-life was not going to work and he had to pursue what he enjoyed most .
Meanwhile , Mark hooked up with fellow Pagan DJ Chrisbo and producers
Simon Maine and John Ford to form the techno outfit "Mindfield". The next year gave Mark his first taste of live gigs and record releases but his DJ career really took off when "Return to the Source " started in the summer of ¡¯94 at North London¡¯s Rocket Club.
The success of the early parties confirmed that the time was right for psychedelic trance music to reach a wider audience. Too many people had been inspired by the music for it to remain exclusive to a small tribe of travelling party people.Having changed venues several times, following the closure of the Rocket, from 30th April, RTTS will once again be there on a monthly basis.
The Trance community continues to grow steadily throughout the world and Mark has been making the most of the travel opportunities this has provided. 1996 and 1997 included many trips to Greece , France and Switzerland , gigs in Germany ,Spain , the Burning Man Festival in the Nevada desert and two Source parties in New York , Israel , Italy , Berlin (on Love Parade day) and Belgrade for open air parties, Guadeloupe and to Japan for the incredible outdoor Return to the Source party at the foot of Mount Fuji, Ibiza, San Francisco and the three day ¡®Boom¡¯ trance festival in Portugal .
Mark has been involved in musical collaborations with The Green Nuns of the Revolution , Nick Taylor from Prana , Andy Guthrie (AKA "Funkopath") from Medicine Drum and two of the guys from O.O.O.D. The new Quirk album with Tim Healey was released on Matsuri Productions in mid-January, preceded by a 12" single titled ¡®Dance with the Devil e.p.¡¯Quirk began promoting the material with PA appearances at ¡®Science Fiction in London, Sunrise Zone in Athens, the Locomotive in Paris and Natraj Temple in Munich. Throughout January and February, Quirk did a highly successful mini-world tour, including Japan, Australia, New Zealand and Germany. (See April edition of "Wax" magazine, p56 for a report.)
The first CD Mark mixed and compiled was in 1995 , being the first in the "Deck Wizards" series on Psychic Deli Records. This was followed by 'Sonic Initiation' on Kickin¡¯ records. Mark recently finished his third CD mix, the second volume in the ¡®Shamanic Trance¡¯ series from Return to the Source. This was released on the Positiva record label in March 1998.
¡ñ AURA / Organic Dream
Billy aka AuRa was born in Athens in 1975. He became first acquainted with the psychedelic trance scene at the age of 18 and when the Goa/Trance movement first started flourishing. Inspired by the amazing rhythm and revolutionary sounds of the psy genre he experimented with decks and by 1998 he was a resident dj in Trancemedia.
Since then he has been part of the line up in a great number of Athenian clubs along with open air events and festivals.
Additionally in 2007 he produced 'ORGANIC DREAM', a non charitable organisation that aimed at promoting new artists and producing Artistic Events.
Currently his team is working with international festivals aiming at providing an environment where all the senses would be satisfied.
He would like to thank all his friends, audience and associates that have supported him all these years.