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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We'll meet again ...

We'll meet again ...

Satyrday, May 23, 2009: Amsterdam left behind.
Temporarily, for good - who knows? Be here now.
Yesterday was a choice, tomorrow does not exist.
Yet to drop less verballistics on an uncertain
goodbye, I would rather s(w)ing it in tune with
town. Therefore I recently recorded a parting mix,
dedicated to my favorite fluffy village:

Spike My Cocktail Please

cruising at 134 bpm; music by Androcell, Eat Static,
Highpersonic Whomen, Krumelur, Organix, Psysex,
Reefer Decree, Sensient, Shiloh, Solar Fields and
Tripswitch - in alphabetical order;
full tracklist coming soon.

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:: my pleasure - your treasure ::

Trancending - Amsterdam, May 14, 2009

Trancending at Korsakoff

transcending music
beats and bass in crystal space
drifting into bliss

Amsterdam - May 14, 2009

psychedelic trance djs:

Nashra (Sweden)
Ozmali (Ozmali Records)
Satyr (Forest of Eleusis)

Hexafluodeco by Ozmali

3D coordination

Lijnbaansgracht 161
Amsterdam, The Neverlands

open from 23:00 till 05:00

zero neuro // free entrance

Korsakoff is the alternative music club in Amsterdam, born in last millennium's late 80s. In addition to offering their traditional blend of rock, metal, goth, drum-n-bass, industrial, ebm, techno, wave, electro and grunge, they are hosting the local psychedelic trance hangout, every Thursday night.

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Dionysos - God of Intoxication

Dionysos - god of intoxication

chthonic dionysos
guide us in ecstatic craze
make us sing and dance

Dionysos (translated into Latin as Bacchus)

son of Zeus and Semele, lord of life and death;
accompanied by centaurs, ipotanes, maenads and satyrs;
god of intoxication, wild nature, fertility and mystery;
inspirer of good times, ritual madness and ecstasy;
frequently underestimated as a mere god of wine.

Ancient Athens dedicated two festivals, Dionysia and Lenaia, to Dionysos. Initiates worshipped him in the Dionysian Mysteries, which may have functioned as the precursor of the Orphic Mysteries and Gnosticism, and stood second only to the Eleusinian Mysteries. Also the more recent movement of Christianity, with its similar traits of resurrection and Life after Death, may have some of its early roots in these rituals.

Whether or not
we may deem the latter seem
true or true enough, let us join
and sing and dance and laugh and love!

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The Eleusinian Mysteries

Demeter, Triptolemus and Persephone (Kore)

Demeter, Triptolemos and Persephone (left to right)

The Eleusinian Mysteries

"Blessed is he who, having seen these rites, undertakes the way beneath the Earth. He knows the end of life, as well as its divinely granted beginning."

Eleusis, a sanctuary near Athens where secret initiation rites were held for more than two thousand years in ancient times - the Mysteries of the cult of Demeter (the Divine Mother, goddess of Fertility) and Persephone (her daughter, goddess of the Underworld). Initiates were offered a powerful potion called Kykeon to be united with their goddesses of worship. Even though the original site has been destroyed in 395 AD, the road to Eleusis is still travelled frequently.

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all text ⓦ Satyr Barbarossa
(cc) 2009 CC BY-NC-ND 4.0

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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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