Andreas Binotsch, more commonly known as Bim, was born in Germany and has been mixing music since the 90s. Having been a frontrunner of the original Goa trance movement, Bim has released countless tracks over the years through labels such as Millennium, Sony Music, ID&T, Arcade, Time Warner, Universal, Nova Tekk and Beluga. Bim is famous for leading the listener on a sound journey deep into the heart of psychedelica. One thing’s for sure: he’s no press-and-play DJ but a true a master of his art. This year, Vortex welcomes Bim back into the Circle of Dreams for Open Source once more. We were lucky enough to speak with him one on one before the big event.
*Questions compiled by Batia Efrat on behalf of Psyked in the City Continue reading Exclusive interview with Bim: True DJing is kind of like magic
Vortex Trance Adventures has been going strong for the past 21 years and is still considered to be a special kind of gathering – one which leaves an imprint on the psyche and heart – by both the fans who attend it and the performing artists who return year after year. Located in the enchanted Circle of Dreams, a forest clearing at the “endless river” of Riviersonderend, Vortex invites party-goers to embark on a five-day-long psychedelic journey at Open Source 2015.
Skarab or rather Phill Waugh, one of the scene’s most prominent DJs and a founding member of The Village, recalls attending his first large scale Vortex event in the early 2000s at Theewaterskloof. “The goose bumps from the rumble of the rig warming up will stay with me forever,” he says. Although he’s always been inspired and excited by music, he had no intention of pursuing it until he got involved with his mates and started The Village in 2006. “Once that happened it became clear to me that a journey into sound was awaiting and so I began.”
What initially attracted him to psytrance was the flow, rhythm and power he found in the beats he loved. To date he’s had many inspirational people guide him along his musical journey including his friends Carl and Will, co-founders of The Village as well as top dogs in the industry like Regan, Colin and Grant. Continue reading Celebrating 21 years of Vortex at Open Source 2015 with old friends and new faces