ImagesMusician since almost his birth,played from guitar to Drums in his Metal Band in early 90s. His introduction and interest for electronic music started in 1997,his first Boom Festival Experience in 1998 made him think about doing this type of music. Four years later, in 2002, Dani released his first album "Natural Behaviour" under the name Menog on the label Starsounds Rec. from Greece. Menog is one of the founders and manager of Spectral Records. In 2005 he releases EMOTIONS! cd002 from Spectral Records, and 2nd solo album. He released several tracks on various compilations and labels worldwide, like Spectral Records, Nutek, 3Division, Shiva Space Tech, Phantasm , SpaceTribe Music, Digital Psionics , Acidance, Timecode, Nexus Media, Planet Ben, Fungi rec , Noize Conspiracy, Hadra , etc... Lately Menogs music is being played worldwide thru his emotional and enthusiastic live appearances.
In the last years he played all over the world, like Australia, Japan, India, Brazil, Israel, South Africa, Russia, Dubai, Morocco, USA, Finland, Cyprus, Macedonia, Turkey, Greece, Mexico, Germany, Belgium, Italy, Sweden, Denmark, England, Spain, Portugal, etc... Menog s 3rd album was released on Nutek Records (CPU's label), which was a Remix album, something that Dani wanted to do for a long time already... Rmx's from CPU, Space Tribe, Bliss, Rinkadink, Shift,Audialize, just to name a few... His 4th album "Musically Speaking" was released in the end of 2008 on Spectral Records,and its been hiting the main dance flors all over the world. Dani joined 3Dvision,label from Christof (Absolum),so be prepared for alot of new music... Emotions are what he wants to transmit to people when playing live, on stage. His music is a story with a beginning, middle and ending.
His tracks are made with a single purpose... to make people DANCE!!
MAD MAXX (Phantasm Records)
Mad Maxx is the solo project of Max Peterson. Max was born in San Diego, California in 1979, and spend most of his teenage years in France, and then went on to live in places such as America, Mexico, and is now residing in Barcelona, Spain.
Max has been involved with the Music scene for over 10 years. After having opened with some friends one of the first trance shops in northern America in 1996 (The ion exchange), Max started his career as a Dj back in San Francisco, playing for all the Bay Area's trance heads, for groups such as the CCC, and in all the warehouse and outdoor events happening at the time. Quickly, Max gained respect for his Dj sets, and was starting to play in Canada and other cities in the USA. In the year 2000, Max joined up with some friends ( Samy Guediche , CPU) and ( Nicolas Oesch, Mekkanikka ) to create the band called BIODEGRADABLE. After some time in 2001, they released their first album called Phaser which was a great success at the time in the psychedelic scene and became a platform for all members in the future.
In 2001, Max joined up with Davina Elmosnino and created the Trance Project formerly known as SIRIUS ISNESS. Receiving great success from the public, Sirius Isness went on to release countless tracks on the most prestigious labels in the trance scene, 3 albums and 1 compilation. The first album was released on Moon Spirits records in 2004, the second on Mind Control Records in 2005 and the third was released end of 2006 on Phantasm records, accompanied by their compilation , Mind your own Isness, released around the same time. Sirius Isness has travelled to almost every country where parties can happen. Their most popular destinations are Japan, Brasil, Mexico and Portugal.... Max has now started his solo project under the name of MAD MAXX.
Mad Maxx is the result of many years of hard work, perfecting a type of sound, embodying all the travels, experiences and parties that have happened in the past 10 years. The music is a mix of trancey , ethnic and deep sounds, with a strong kick and solid bassline, an electro touch, emotional chants and at time nostalgic atmospheres, with a BPM range from 140 to 145 in general. All of this in a whirlwind of psychedelia of course.... MAD MAXX is ready to deliver a brand new live set to all trance freaks in the world and has already collaborated with numerous artists...including SPACE TRIBE, PAINKILLER ,POLI, XSI , MADNETIC, PUZZLE, PUREPRESSURE, VOYAGER (aka Altom), BIO-GENESIS, MAD HATTERS, AUDIO X and more.
JOHN PHANTASM (UK)
John Phantasm has been part of the psy trance scene since the very beginning, with the first Phantasm cd released in 1993. Phantasm releases have been a major force in the psytrance world ever since, regularly featuring in the playlists of every dj large or small on the scene today. Whether with groundbreaking cd's like the Fill Your Head With Phantasm compilations, or the Deck Wizards mix series, featuring early mixes from the likes of Tsuyoshi, Goa Gil, Mark Allen and Jean Borelli among others, or with a phenomenal run of classic vinyl 12''s, right up to the present with superb contemporary releases like the Liquid Logic, Tokyo 24/7 and Strata compilations, Phantasm have always pushed the boundaries forward, being the launch pad for many of the artists in the trance world today, including the meteoric rise of Eskimo, John's son DJ Junya, currently the scenes brightest and most talented star. Originally part of the group Mindfield - with among others Return To The Source's Mark Allen - and then as a dj in his own right he has travelled the world playing at parties and events for the last 12 years, hosting countless Phantasm parties all over the UK and in USA, Canada, Mexico, Israel, Brazil, Japan, Thailand, Taiwan, Russia, Greece, Cyprus, Serbia, Macedonia, Holland, Switzerland, Spain, Germany, Austria, Belgium, France, Sweden, Denmark, Hungary and just about everywhere that has electricity & a sound system... With recent killer cd releases such as Eskimo - Balloonatic, Bliss - The Rhythmus Gene and the acclaimed Liquid Logic and Vanishing Point compilations his schedule shows no sign of letting up. Projects for 2006 include Eskimo - Balloonatic PT2, Bliss - The Rhythmus Gene and the acclaimed Liquid Logic and Vanishing Point compilations his schedule shows no sign of letting up. Projects for 2006 include Eskimo - Balloonatic PT2, the debut album from Cycle Sphere - Call It What You Want, artist albums from hot new discoveries 220V (Brazil) and The Atari's (Mexico) as well as from seasoned veterans Dickster, and Shakta, a new compilation Strange Frequencies, featuring premier league trance artists, including Eskimo, Oforia, Sirius Isness, X-Noize, and Timelock,the eagerly awaited 3rd album from Sirius Isness and also an exciting compilation to be put together by Sirius Isness, to include new unreleased blasters from the cream of both the Phantasm and Mind Control records families... Watch this space!!... .. .. ............ ..........
Nicolas Oesch aka Nikka is the musical creator of the Psytrance project Mekkanikka. Born in Switzerland, Nikka has been driven by music his whole life, expressing his talents at the age of 8 with the piano, later in his teens attending jazz school and playing bass in punk bands around Europe. Eventually, he was led to California where he recorded local bands and began his career in audio production. Then he was introduced to the world of psytrance thru Burning Man and the infamous psytrance collective of the CCC in San Francisco, where he soon began producing and Dj.ing psytrance. In 1999, Nikka started the project of Biodegradable with Sammy Guediche (CPU) and Max( Sirus Isness), which gained quick recognition through tracks on compilations and from their their album release of Phaser on Acid Dance Records in 2001.
Nikka then began his own super psychadelic project of Mekkanikka, releasing Basic Tribal Pattern in 2003 on Spirit Zone. Since then he has received lots of postive attention from international dancefloors and has had many releases on compilations from labels such as 3d Vision, Spirit Zone, Nuerobiotic, Turbo Trance Rec., Spliff Rec, Agitato Rec., Phantasm Rec., and Materia Rec.. Mekkanikka is now in Barcelona producing his next album and has been playing his cutting edge new sound around the world. Recently he callaborated with other psytrance artists such as Planet B.E.N, CPU, Bliss, Sirius_Isness, Bliss and Puzzle.