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MAIA (Native Harmonics NZ, Organic Recs UK)

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Takaka, Golden Bay

DJ since:


Production Company:

Luminate Festival and Native Harmonics


Organic Records (UK), Native Harmonics (New Zealand)

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Musical Influences


hyperdimensional twisted psychedelic with a tickle of tribal

Current Top 10

1. Spoonhead - Mystic Forest
2. Mood Deluxe - Stealthy Fungus
3. Sketchy Pimps - Tongue in Cheek
4. Psyzaak - Freedom for Sale
5. Symphonix - Smooth Vibes
6. Funky Dragon - Who's There
7. The Peaking Goddess Collective - Rolling
8. Grouch - Apply Within
9. Dualism vs Motion Drive - Dualdrive
10. Autonomech - Minimonstas
11. OOOD - Smoke a Lot (Ricochet mix)
13. Slug - Sluggy Noise

Favourite Labels

Organic Recs, Native Harmonics, Cosmic Conspiracy, Sonicrevelations, Peak, Zenon, Twisted, Iboga, Liquid, Blue tunes, Iono, Doof rec, flow, glowing flame, nano, headstick, interchill, native state, dub mission, liquid sound design.

Favourite Artists

Psyzaak, Spoonhead, Grouch, Cosm, Diwata, Invader Tron, Adham Shaikh, OOOD, Voice of Cod, Flooting Grooves, Peaking Goddess Collective, Ace Ventura, Freq, Tribalistic Society, Braincell, Yab Yum, Pitch Black, simon posford, youth, eat static, beat bizarre, Gus Till, vibrasphere, cosmosis, chris organic, ott, system 7, sons of arqa, Bluetech, Entheogenic.


Upcoming Events

Nelson Arts Festival - 17th October, 9pm - midnite, The Granary, Founders Park, Nelson.

Nelson Arts Festival - 18th October, 3-6pm, Village Green, Founders Park, Nelson.

Voyage - 24-26th October, Hamner Springs.

Luminate; 30th Jan - 4th Feb 2009, Canaan Downs, Takaka Hill, Golden Bay, Nelson, NZ.

Previous Events

RECENT EVENTS 2008 include:

MASSIVE Winter Soulstice - 21st June, Journey's End, Christchurch.

Blotter - 24th May, Blue Hole, Takaka

Birds Clearing - 17th May, Takaka.

Psy Forest Creatures; 22-24th March, Lowburn, Christchurch.

Luminate '08; 7-11th Feb, Canaan Downs, Takaka Hill, Nelson, NZ. www/

Parihaka Peace Festival; 11-13th Jan, Parihaka Pa, Taranaki.

Visionz; 18th Jan, Cobb Valley, Takaka.

Canaan Downs Festival; 29th Dec - 2nd Jan, Takaka HIll, Nelson, NZ.

EVENTS 2007 include:

Cat Doof; Waiora Gorge, Nelson, 23rd - 25th Nov

Nelson Arts Festival, Deutz Lighthouse, Nelson, 12 & 13th October 2007

Psylight Sessions, Attic Bar, Wellington, 25th August 2007

Deep Dark 2 @ Blue Hole, Cobb Valley, Takaka 4th - 6th May 2007.

Full Om Psylight Sessions @ Attic Bar, Wellington 14th April 2007.

Psyde Show Easter weekend @ Kaituna, Golden Bay, 7-8th April.

Trancefur @ The Willows, Christchurch, 6th April.

Autumn Equinox @ Waiatua, Takaka, 24th March.

Psychedelic Forest Creatures, Christchurch, 16-18th March.

Bush Zone @ Stardust, Takaka Hill, 24th Feb.

Alien Nation, Wairoa Gorge, Nelson, 4-6th Feb 2007

Amplified Picnic, Nelson, 28th Jan 2007

Uprising 07 NYE, Canaan Downs, Takaka Hill 31st dec - 2nd jan 2007

EVENTS 2006 include:

The Final Countdown, National Tattoo Museum, Wellington, 25th Nov 2006.

Rasta Culture, Wellington, 21st Oct

Karori Spring Equinox, Wellington, 23rd Sept

M*A*S*S*I*V*E Spring Equinox, Christchurch, 16th Sept

Harbin Full Moon, Harbin, USA, 7th Sept

Unconcsious Collective & O.O.O.D. beach party @ Devon, England, 19th Aug

Optimystika-Aotearoa, Bremen, Germany, 15th July

Full Moon Festival, Berlin, Germany, 7-12th July 2006.

Winter Solstice '06, National Tatoo Museum, Wellingotn, 24th June 2006

National Tattoo Museum Fundraiser (Inner Eye), Wellington, 20th May 2006.

Psy'dshow outdoors, Riwaka, Easter weekend 15th-16th April.

Parihaka International Peace Festival, Parihaka, NZ, 10th-12th March 2006. (, (incl Antix, Sun Control Species, Nick Taylor, Schwa, Max Maxwell)

Earthrites after party, Wellington, 18th Feb 2006, (Cosmic Conspiracy recs).

Earthrites Rising Moon Festival, Waioru Gorge, Nelson 11th-12th Feb 2006. (incl Tetrameth)

Stardust, Caanan Downs, Golden Bay, 4th-5th Feb 2006. (2 sets, main zone and bush zone)

Return to the source Bush Party, Riwaka, Motueka, 7th-9th Jan 2006.

New Years Eve Psychedelic Retirement Village, Takaka, Golden Bay, 31st Dec '05 - 2nd Jan '06. (2 sets psy zone).

EVENTS 2005 include:
Diwata National Tour, New Zealand 10-28th Oct, (

Spring Equinox outdoors @ Karori, (Inner Eye/Cosmic Corner/Cosmic Conspiracy recs), Wellington 17th Sept.

Ireland : Solarix @ Temple Bar, Dublin (Neutronix), 10th Aug.

Wobble @ Maya, Wellington 29th June (Cosmic Conspiracy recs).

Winter Solstice Dusk till Dawn @ the National Tattoo Museum, Wellington 25th June (Psybersonix/Cosmic Corner/Sonicrevelations recs/Cosmic Conspiracy recs).

Full Om @ The Big Kumara, Welllington 14th May.

Tribal Rhythms with Maka @ Southern Cross, Wellington 14th April.

Jolly Lolly Eclipse Sunrise @ Red Rocks, Wellington 8th April.

Outrageous @ Waikanae, Kapiti Coast, 5th March.

Electronic Beach Picnic @ Little Tata, Golden Bay, 29th Feb.

Stardust @ Caanan Downs, Golden Bay 22nd Feb.

Optimystika @ Blue Hole, Takaka, Golden Bay, 21st January.

Full Circle (New Years) @ Cobb Valley, Takaka, Golden Bay, 30/12/04 - 02/01/05.

EVENTS 2002 - 2004:

The CosmicFullonPsyberJolly @ Seatoun Beach, Wellington, summer solstice December '04 (Psybersonix, Cosmic Conspiracy, Full Om, Jolly Lolly)

Psybersonix Spring Equinox @ the National Tattoo Museum, Wellington, September '04.

Ireland : Bloop City (with Merv from Eat Static), Belfast, winter solstice Dec 2003.

Various events in Wellington for Psybersonix, Inner Eye, Cosmic Conspiracy, Full Om, Jolly Lolly, Earthdance, Wonderland, Emerge.

Radio Appearances

Host of Psysmic Waves on Firm107FM, Wellington- psytrance show tuesdays 11pm - 1am (live stream on Appearances on the Psydeshow, Firm 107FM mondays. also Flatline FM (wellington) and Radio Wanda (wanaka)

Highlight of Career

meeting a wild forest leprechaun



Hailing from Ireland, Aotearoa/New Zealand is now the home of DJ Maia, where she has been cranking up the energy of the Psytrance scene since 2002 as event organiser and DJ.
Highly professional, Maia has earned much respect for her technical skills, her dynamic mixing, her ability to connect with the crowd and really stir up the energy of the dancefloor.

Maia's unique sets are drawn from an eclectic mix of Psytrance, Progressive, funky Tribal, Dub, Breaks, Ambient and underground beats from Aotearoa including from her own record label Native Harmonics.

"The music that i play is 100% psychedelic. The aim is to take the crowd to a deep state of energised trance. My sets are spontaneous and interactive, totally depending on the present scene, the energies, the crowd vibes and responses. Whether it's crankin full on with a cheeky twist, uplifting melodic with deep n crunchy basslines, spacey minimal progressive grooves, funky tribal trance or phat dubby chill-out, the soundscapes flow intuitively by being present in the moment."

Maia is founder and label manager of Native Harmonics Records.
Reflecting the vibrant electronic music scene evolving in New Zealand, Native Harmonics presents fresh, high quality, funky grooves with a psychedelic twist.
Native Harmonics’ first release, “Earthbeatz“, skilfully merges a stimulating diversity of rhythms from Dub, Breaks, D&B, Psytrance, Tribal and downbeat grooves into a cohesive flowing journey, dissolving musical boundaries.

Check it out; Earthbeatz is for sale on Amplifier as CD or digital download-

Passionate about putting energy into the dance music scene, Maia co-organised Uprising 07 and Luminate '08 - the highly successful music festivals on Canaan Downs, Takaka Hill, NZ. "It is an absolute honour to organise such a diverse music event on this sacred land, and to begin to manifest a vision which I've been nurturing for years."

LUMINATE, an earth friendly festival of music, art, dance, creativity and sustainability, is now set to be an annual event in New Zealand's festival calender.
Integrating shamanic trance, and a range of electronic genres, with live music and an acoustic stage, plus workshops, healing zone, fire play zone, tribal drumming zone, movies, arts& crafts market and organic food, the vision is to move deeper into our spiritual and psychic evolution and to celebrate life in a conscious community.

Luminate - 30th Jan - 4th February 2009.
Celebrating the ancient summer harvest festival of Lughnasadgh.

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