Messenger of Dionysos · Mused by Apollo

In ancient times, Satyr was the horned and horny messenger of Eleusinian forest god Dionysos. He mesmerized the youth of nearby villages with the musical magic of his flute and made them dance till broad daylight. In our common present, the spirit of Satyr inhabits the body of a human boy. Searching for a new way to spread the vibe of the forest, Satyr switched to SL and CDJ instruments, which fit the job quite nicely.

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Art of noiZ - July 19, 2008

Art of noiZ - July 19, 2008 - Akhnaton, Amsterdam

To bridge the gap, spanned by all festivals and summertime
Art of noiZ will make one final indoor party this season
for friends, freaks and family, to return after autumn equinox
and enlighten the night's sky above the amsterdamp again

* 3D Coordination

Nieuwezijds Kolk 25
close to Dam square

open from 22:00 till 06:00

* Interreactive Network



i'll be playing a rough psychedelic set then and there;
the rest of the line up will be announced online

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9 Lives of Hofmann - The 9th Life

9 Lives of Hofmann - The 9th Life - Saturday July 12, 2008

9 Lives of Hofmann, 9LOH or simply 9 Lifes
without a doubt one of the most legendary sound systems to ever throw parties in and out of Amsterdam and beyond. now that all participating members are waving their ways in different lives, exactly 9 years after The First Life, 9 Lives of Hofmann conclude their journey with a free outdoor party to celebrate their ninth anniversary, featuring an extended 1999 line up:

Psychedelic Trance DJs


location and time will be announced soon

what (not) to expect ...

pics shown here are scans of the front and back
of the flyer for The First Life, July 10, 1999


.: namaskaramba :.

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Psynopsis Psychedelicae Hollandicae

Trance behind the Dykes in the Neverlands

Green lowlands behind the dykes
famed for the manipulation of cheese, tulip and skunk, for the works of Dutch masters like Rembrandt, Van Gogh, GMS, Gullit and Van Basten; populated aeons ago by Kelts from the West, Franks from the North and Romans from the South of Europe, growing more multiculti ever since, enriched by many other precipitated dust particles gathering from all corners of the galaxy.

Aliens and other visitors are cordially advised to drop by the Hoge Veluwe national parc in Drenthe, the cheesemarket in the city of Gouda, and the oldest coffeeshop around, Sarasani (located at Oudegracht 327 in Utrecht, since 1968).

When in Amsterdam, do visit the following places / locations:
· Vondelpark: favorite through all seasons, near Leidseplein.
· Sarphatipark: small but gezellig (near the Albert Cuyp market).
· Amsterdamse Bos: manmade forest, beautiful and spacious.
· Ruigoord: lost a lot of natural surroundings but truely a must-visit location, this tiny village, squatted some 35 years ago.
· Waterlooplein: daily flea market at the head of the Amstel river.

· Electric Lady Land: the first ever fluorescent art museum.
· Cannabis College: grass'roots education in the heart of the red light disctrict, great source for all info on this one herb.
· coffeeshop Siberie: open 365 days a year since 1984, with a great menu, best coffee, loads of teas and dj's in the weekend.
· The Pollinator: extraordinary botanic herbalist, inventor of the bubbleator, the iceolator and other interesting green gear.
· smartshop Kokopelli: the largest around, dj's in the weekend.
· coffeeshop Global Chillage: local hangout from the mid 90s, beautifully decorated by local craftsmen Chaos & Zender.
· recordshop Boudisque: around since the early 70s, offering a very wide range of music - can't choose? ask for a Tip van Bob.
· Outland Records: decorated by Dadara, specialized in electronic dance music, with an art gallery downstairs.

· OT301: former film academy, squatted for some years now.
· Korsakoff: oldschool alternative bastion, psytrance thursdays.
· Studio 80: club in the heart of town, gezellig and with a great sound system, most nights are techno and such but there are plenty nights filled with psytrance as well.
· Wilhelmina Pakhuis: originally a squatted warehouse, now a fully grown yet still alternative nightlife location, some trance some techno but famed mostly for its monthly hardrock-karaoke (complete with band and babe-with-lyrics) - a must to xp this full house madness.

Don't forget to pick up a free copy of SHARK magazine for more up to date ins and outs of underground Amsterdam; for a few more hints from under the amsterdamp, please follow this link.

To keep your nocturnal agenda tuned to Dutch frequencies,
please check out the partybase on the following websites:


first words of an introduction to the dutch psytrance scene. part of this text and of paragraphs to follow have been published in the 2004 & 2005 editions of the "Trancer's Guide to the Galaxy", a magazine dedicated to psychedelic trance culture on this planet, initiated and spread across the globe by Mushroom Magazine and Chaishop. a few details have been brought up to date;
more parts will be posted here as well

click these images to download the first editions of the guide
(use right mouse button, then choose save link / target as..)

click here to visit the trancer's guide online

some aforementioned information lost its validity
and some of the links do not work properly anymore.

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freakuently unanswered questions

? what is Satyr

! in ancient times, Satyr roamed the Eleusinian forests as the horned and horny messenger of Dionysos - the god of ritual intoxication. He mesmerized the youth of nearby villages with the musical magic of his flute, and made them dance till broad daylight.

? where is Satyr

! in our recent past, Satyr reincarnated in the concrete jungle of Amsterdam as a DJ. At age ten, he recorded his first mix, displaying his love for early hip hop and electro, and soon his tapes were in high demand. After the Second Summer Of Love, he got turned on by new dimensions of synthetic sound and ventured into the realms of acid-house, techno and trance music.

? does he still play flute

! the Panflute has become an artefact in captivity, held safe and sound in the archeological archive of the Vatican. Yet, ever since the early 1990s, up and until our common present, Satyr became increasingly skilled as a player of the SL & CDJ instruments, spinning various styles of eclectronica and edm alike, embracing a wide range of the bpm spectrum with remarkable sparkle.

Difficult to pigeonhole yet sharply focused on and specialized in ambidelic chillout, psytrance, tech trance, uptech and several kinds of steps; entertaining events for 50 to 50.000 people, by serving his spicy melange of clean cuts and dirty grooves, mixing it down and grinding it up from raw to smooth.

A few memorable events ecstasized by Satyr:
Amsterdam Dance Event (NL), Atmosphere (Berlin / D), Ballonnenfeest (NL), Burning Man (USA), Carnival (Varginha / Brazil), Club A (Sao Paulo / Brazil), Dance Valley (NL), Love & Magic (Oslo / Norway), Metsafestiwaal (Finland), Pi Club (Berlin / D), Q-Base (D), Senseblender fest (B), Universo Paralello (Bahia / Brazil), VooV Experience (D), and many more in Belgium, Brazil, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Lithuania, Norway, Portugal, Slovakia, USA & all over The Netherlands.*

* a detailed gigographic list will be added later

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