Sydney - Progress Interviews

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Article posted by bobret the hobret on 20/02/2004 2:28AM

With the upcoming Progress party set to explore the vast sounds that this genre of music has helped create, shape and evolve, progressive trance-file Bobret the Hobret interviewed some of the DJ's set to play on Saturday 28th February at one of the best outdoor venues Sydney has ever seen. For full details on this event visit www.australiens.net/progress

Ziphus

1) Preferred brand of ciggies...
Peter Stuyvesant

2) What style of psy will you be playing?
Progressive Psytrance 8) Ok, seriously. Very melodic. Big atmospheric music that, will hopefully give a feeling of a lot of space and energy.

3) Who are some of your preferred artists/labels? And give us your top 3 tracks.
Artists. Well you can't go past Cosma, Tegma, Son Kite, Ticon, Vibrasphere and Frogacult.

4) What would characterise your set in one word?
Sound scape

5) Your most memorable party?
Remember? Party? What party? ;)

That's a really hard question. There have been a few really special parties
over the years, and each of them for different reasons.

6) Favourite sex position? :P
Wouldn't you like to know ;)

7) Have you given any thought or taken action produce music?
I used to make really deep night progressive style music years ago. Only a few people heard the stuff though. These days I really don't get time and the equipment I want is exceptionally expensive. Maybe one day when I make my millions I'll find the spare time and money for writing again :)

8) Finally, can you give some words of encouragement for those who might run at the mentioning of progressive?
I spent a lot of time trying to answer this question as it's close to my heart these days. In answering a typed out a lot of stuff, deleted it, tried again and so on. In the end I can't sum up progressive psytrance anymore than I can surmise the music experience itself. I guess the best thing is to pass on words from someone I respect. Someone who has devoted his or her whole life to music. Earlier this year, Sting gave this awesome message to the world. "Music is it's own reward". I guess I would have to say the same about progressive psytrance. If you take time to really explore this style of music, you will definitely be rewarded!!

aDaMT

1)Preferred brand of ciggies...
B&H

2)What style of psy will you be playing?
Hypnotic, Scandinavian style daytime progressive...

3)Who are some of your preferred artists/labels? And give us your top 3 tracks.
Label-wise: Digital Structures, Plusquam & Iboga type sounds... And as far as artists, the Scandinavian/European sound is what I'm into at the moment - Ticon, Shaman, Son Kite, Vibrasphere, etc...

4)What would characterise your set in one word?
Meltdown

5)Your most memorable party?
I don't think I could choose between Tarsis @ Rodd Island, All the Rainbow Serpent Festivals since '01, Burning Moon, Tribeadelic NYE, the Doofpix parties & many more... :)

6)Favourite sex position? :P
Revealing this information could get me arrested...

7)Have you given any thought or taken action to produce music?
I've written music in the past, and I'm starting to get back into it again at the moment thanks to a few recent upgrades to the studio. I am hoping to have the track I'm currently working on ready to play for Progress...

8)Finally, can you give some words of encouragement for those who might run at the mentioning of progressive?
All it takes is a look beneath the surface... Even the darkest night-music loving die hards I know understand what progressive is about. In my experience, I have found progressive to be truly psychedelic and capable of inducing trance in the true sense of the word. The hypnotic nature & spaciousness of progressive allows it to truly settle into a 'groove'... when given some time the kick & basslines of the music melt into each other and it locks into a 'Zone'. The music is stripped back & refined, with a tribal, intelligent, hypnotic feel, while using the most cutting edge technology for unmatched, slick production, mastering and quality.

Simon

1)Preferred brand of ciggies..
. that would be mull, bro ;)

2)What style of psy will you be playing?
progressive crunchy night/techtrance

3)Who are some of your preferred artists/labels? And give us your top 3 tracks.
-trade secret-

4)What would characterise your set in one word?
Hypnotic

5)Your most memorable party?
Earthdance 2000

6)Favourite sex position? :P
contact me to find out.

7)Have you given any thought or taken action to produce music?
yes.

8)Finally, can you give some words of encouragement for those who might run at the mentioning of progressive?
Subtlety is the key to this style of *psychedelic* music. Learn to listen to music rather than just hearing and reacting to it.

Sylk

1)Preferred brand of ciggies...
Winfield Gold

2)What style of psy will you be playing?
All this full on vs. progressive is a crock of shit, I play what is turning me on at the time, with reference to what the last dj played and what IMHO I think the dance floor wants to hear next.

3)Who are some of your preferred artists/labels? And give us your top 3 tracks.
Best recent albums are Protoculture, Native Radio, Alfa Liquid & Solid.

4)What would characterise your set in one word?
Sylk

5)Your most memorable party?
Mount Wellington Springs, Hobart, Spring 1998

6)Favourite sex position? :P
We don't have the language to describe the 5 dimensional intermingling of the essences of several loving beings.

7)Have you given any thought or taken action produce music?
Yes, Released as Alumae, Track 5 on Open Up

8)Finally, can you give some words of encouragement for those who might run at the mentioning of progressive?
If they are that bigoted let them go!

Fiba Optix

1)Preferred brand of ciggies...
Dunhill Blue

2)What style of psy will you be playing?
Funky South African psychedelic trance

3)Who are some of your preferred artists/labels? And give us your top 3 tracks.
Artists - Shift, Rinkadink, Hujaboy, Broken Toy, Twisted System, Phyx, Damage, Twisted System. Labels - Timecode, ZMA, Submachine, Stoneage, Crystal Matrix, Alchemy, Ambivalent Top3 - #1 Twisted System - Twisted Syster, #2 Phyx - Cro Magnon, Rabdom L - The Decoy

4)What would characterise your set in one word?
Supertwistedfunkfusedwithabitosalsa

5)Your most memorable party?
Rainbow Serpent Festival this year - Unbelievable. You can tell when someone puts on a party from their heart & not from their hip pocket.

6)Favourite sex position? :P
Spoon or Reverse Cowgirl

7)Have you given any thought or taken action produce music?
Thought about it, but don't have the time to dedicate to doing it properly at the moment

8)Finally, can you give some words of encouragement for those who might run at the mentioning of progressive?
Jordan, Sarah & the rest of the crew have really thought & worked hard to make this something a little different from your average doof. From the venue through to the music, there will be something for everyone. It won't be sub 135bpm for most of the party, the music will have elements of funk, tech, psytrance, and wicked progressive morning music that we all love. Make the effort to come along; it will be more than worth it :)