Israel is one of the biggest raving capitals in the world thanks to its undying love for psytrance music. If you’re planning on a “psy”ghtseeing tour though the country, check out these DJs to get a primer on the sound.
Hailing from Tel Aviv, Astral Projection is an electronic music band that started Trust in Trance Records, one of the early pioneers of the psy scene in Israel.
This DJ group from Afula is part of Israel’s new generation of psytrance artists. Besides touring all over the world, they have remix credits with the likes of Moby, The Police, Depeche Mode and Fatboy Slim.
Astrix’s melodic style of psytrance is a blend of the driving full-on sound with the more club-friendly sound of trance.
Skazi / Asher Swissa
Skazi is a live psytrance project created by Asher Swissa, a producer and DJ who started in the punk scene before creating his unique blend of rock and rave music.
With a famous composer as a father and a job in post-production, Yoni Oshrat took the moniker Ace Ventura (Ventura is his old family name) to begin producing psytrance in the late 90s.
As one of Israel’s most famous exports, Infected Mushroom is one of the most recognizable psytrance artists in the world, though more recent albums explored a variety of other genres.
On Labor Day Weekend, I visited Blue Ridge Winery in Saylorsburg, Pennsylvania, for a bachelorette party. Not knowing anything about the winery prior, my breath was taken away the moment we arrived. It was stunning. The beautiful view of the evergreen farm could be enjoyed from seating above on a terrace, below on a ground floor, on a patch of turf or under a tent. Our group made our way through the crowds to find a seat. There were many tables with firepits and couch seating, but all were already occupied. We were able to find seating in the tent.
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