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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The Chosen Vibe

    "the chosen vibe for the ritual of dance is carried by psychedelic trance, a bass-throbbing mind-boggling space-wobbling style of music that can raise enough hairs on a person's back to grow old Dionysos a brand new five foot beard!"

    psychedelic trance, psytrance or simply psy
    the next stage in the evolution of electronic dance music, taking off from where its predecessor goatrance landed, somewhere around the edge of the last millennium.

    nowadays, psychedelic trance knows quite some subgenres and styles, yet too many words can be turned over at once to describe any style of music. to hear a number of auditorily expanding explanatory journeys set up for your aural pleasure, please click some of the links on the right.

    top psy festivals, to name but a few:
    Universo Paralello (brasil)
    Full Moon (germany)
    Boom (portugal)
    VuuV (germany)
    Solstice (japan)

    my psy on stumbleupon
    more psy on stumbleupon
    even more psy on stumbleupon

    picture dug up from psyomniac's photobucket
    opening quote adapted from my own blog

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T.I.P. Records

3D compilation Psychopod - Headlines EP Infinite Excursions 2 compilation

T.I.P. Records (1994 - 1998)

without a single doubt, one of the most influential record labels when it comes to the evolution of sound in goatrance, the style of music preceding psychedelic trance (psytrance in short newspeak, shorter and even more newspoken as psy). this label was initiated by Graham Wood and Raja Ram, frontmen of former musical formation The Infinity Project, together with Richard Bloor and Ian St Paul. the label was discontinued when the distributor Flying Records went bankrupt.

yellow compilation orange compilation blue compilation

the yellow, orange and blue compilations (covers above)
are just a few of the landmark releases on TIP Records.

more on tip records on fusion anomaly
more on tip records on discogs
more on tip records on psydb

The Infinity Project - Feeling Weird

Graham Wood is now producing
psychedelic trance and breaks
under the alias Blowfish together
with Tony Stapleton.

Raja Ram
took it to a different edge, creating the TIP World record label with Richard Bloor, and continued his musicalcareer as flute-player and adlib skat-brat (amongst other positions), cooperating with keyboard and studio-wizard Simon Posford aka Hallucinogen, as the ambidelic formation Shpongle.

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What the funk is ambidelic?


Now what the funk is ambidelic?

A term to describe the musical mixture of ambient and psychedelic trance, first coined a decade ago by Raja Ram* and sported amongst the verbaliaisons on the cover of a TIP Records' release, if my long-term-memory doesnt leave me hanging in the midst of it all. Been digging through my albums, 12 inches and cds, but cant find the one i am searching for .. as of yet.


What else may be ambidelic?

As i might be one of the few travelling through the blogosphere to still use this particular and peculiar verbal expression, it could be elucidative to browse through my ambidelic tags and catch a glimpse of this musical universe next door to yours, or scroll around a bit more to hear a set of ambidelically spiced mixes .. .. nothing mandatory, but enjoyable. * Besides being the frontman of Quintessence, co-creator of The Infinity Project and TIP Records, Raja Ram is one of the two minds behind Shpongle - les connaisseurs extraordinaires d'ambidelic - Simon Posford aka Hallucinogen being his counterpart.


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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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