Sci Lab, or rather Craig Marsh, discovered psytrance at the age of eighteen. During 2007, he studied sound engineering at Cape Audio College which better equipped him to start producing his own music. A jack-of-all-trades, Sci Lab is involved in many business ventures and projects. In 2010, he co-founded popular psytrance organisation Mungus Fungus and later, Spectrum and Reboot. His musical style can be described as hard, dark, progressive – and always surprising. Sci Lab’s high-energy performances showcase his keen knowledge of musical software and technology as well as his ability to fine-tune his sounds to suit any dance-floor. Catch Sci Lab at Vortex Parallel Universe for the first time ever on the 26th of March 2016.
Hi Craig! You’re not only a DJ and producer but a successful event organiser; has putting together your own line-ups and booking artists enabled you to make better music? Surely, you must know what gets the crowds going.
SCI LAB: Hi Batia; thank you for this opportunity to chat about the psytrance community. Organising events has given me the understanding of how an event should flow and has definitely helped me out in my track selection as a DJ. As a producer, I am still trying to find my feet – Djing and production are two different ball games! Production requires a whole new level of discipline. Continue reading Exclusive Interview with Sci Lab: Go out there and be yourself→
Raja Ram, the Godfather of Psytrance will be in South Africa for the first time to play at Easter Vortex. Raja Ram turns 75 this year! He is the ringmaster, the “godfather” who has been at the forefront of the global psytrance (r)evolution since the early nineties. Known for spreading his love of psychedelic music far and wide, this poetic flutist, DJ and producer has inspired more artists worldwide than any other individual in the scene. In the early 90’s he was part of the Goa trance duo, The Infinity Project with Graham Wood and in 1994 he formed Tip Records which became the leading Goa Trance label of its time. In ’95 he formed Shpongle with the legendary Simon Posford and has gone on to release four critically acclaimed albums with a fifth in the pipeline. He started DJing in 2000 at the grand age of 60 and soon after started 1200 MICROGRAMS with long time friends, Riktam & Bansi (Growling Mad Scientists – GMS) and Chicago. Their debut album in 2002, simply called 1200 Micrograms has often been cited as one of the most defining psychedelic trance albums of all time and heralded in a fresh new sound that became the template for psytrance as we know it today! With each track named after a psychoactive substance the album takes the listener (and dancer) through nine powerful trance states of full on music. Here’s a little taste of what to expect.
Easter Vortex InformationDate: Friday, 3rd April – Monday 6th April 2014 Venue: To be confirmed Tickets: R350-R420 For more information check out the Facebook Fan page here. (Post courtesy of: www.capetownatnight.co.za)