Saturday, 30 August 2008

Sunny Clayton @ Edem Corfu, 23-08-08

Psychedelic trance events are rare in our island. The nature of this music is for less. A non-commercialized genre which trace its roots from the early raves of the late 80s and early 90s. Sunny Clayton is a Hamburg based psychedelic dj who comes every year to the Edem beach bar in Dassia to play some descent psy stuff, which can be scarcely heard in any other occassion. He played lots of Astrix and some other tracks of artists like Analog Pussy. We had such a great time there, we were a company of 8 persons doing no other thing than dancing!

Check the pics and the videos:

- Fanis a.k.a. Psy Guru in a crazy mystic dance!

- Apostolis with his own unique peculiar way to dance:

company dancing:

Satoshie Tomiie & Hector Romero @ Au Bar 22-08-08

One week after Sasha's dj set, another two famous djs played at another club in the disco strip. Japanese Satoshie Tomiie and American Hector Romero rocked the decks at Au Bar. They didn't play back to back, Satoshie played from 3 a.m. to 5 a.m. and Hector from 5 a.m. to 8.30 a.m.! Though the former played somehow relaxed in the beginning, he started banging some cool tunes by 4 a.m. Hector Romero played some funky american house but towards the end, he was more progressive in style.

Sasha @ Romeo & Juliet 14-08-08

A great and legendary dj, Sasha from UK, appeared this month at the brand new club "Romeo & Juliet" at the disco strip. I think he is the greatest name ever brought by a local club and quite reasonably he attracted a great local and tourist crowd. For this year, Sasha is No 5 in the DJ Mag's Top-100 DJs. Actually for the last ten years, his rank never dropped below place 7, and his best year was 2000, in which he reached the top of the list (It was the year that seminal dance tracks like "Xpander" and "Scorchio" had been released).

Anyway, I'm posting two videos and some pics below, just to have some idea of how was that night like:

Famous greek manager Elias Psinakis:

Even Star Channel was there to cover the event!

Sasha - Coma: Great track!

Friday, 8 August 2008

"Funky Tales" compilation available for free download now!

The first Betachronic records release it's the "Funky Tales" compilation, a newly founded and promising independed net label which specializes in uplifting trance and its aim is to promote various new and veteran talented composers of the genre.

There are nine songs in the compilation, from the defining names of Dementia and Starcraft to the new and promising ones like BrainSysteM. If you are into this style of music, you just have to click into the following link to download the compilation for free (go to the "releases" section) :