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Exclusive interview with Querox: it comes from the heart

Toby Liyah, better known as Querox, set forth on his musical journey in 2008. Since then, the Berlin born muso has sky-rocketed in the world of progressive trance with countless hits behind his name, including The Girls Stuff, Berlin Soundtrack, Keep Walking, Because Of You and The Last Kiss. Having performed at some of the most iconic festivals across the globe, he’s due to make his first ever appearance in South Africa at Sunflower Festival. Enjoy our exclusive interview with the man himself.

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PSYKED:
Hi Toby! Let’s start at the beginning: what genres lead you to become a progressive trance producer and DJ? Is it true that you come from a Punk background?

QUEROX:
Hey. First of all, it’s so nice to be here with you 🙂 Well *laughs* yes, this is true. You know those crazy times – the guitar on your back, dyed hair and very big shoes, eager to go to all the crazy Punk Rock Concerts in your country. I was the singer/songwriter and guitarist of my band called Vis; we played 100 % garage punk rock. I also had another band called Prypjat that was hardcore D-Beat. It was great.

One night, all of the sudden, I went to the wrong party, and they played this insane electronic music that they called psytrance. At that point I totally fell in love with it. Step by step, I got my own equipment together to start making my first mix. I kept mixing and training really hard for a quite few years, annoying all my neighbours, before I started to perform. The musical background that I had from before really helps me nowadays in production.

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#Psyked: Sunflower Festival 2015 ft. Skazi, Upgrade, Querox, Berg and friends

Start outdoor festival season with a BANG this spring at Sunflower Festival 2015. Just as the sunflower awakens each dawn to follow the sun across our sky, now is the time for our hearts to come alive and look towards the summer. Since the dawn of time, people of the earth have celebrated the return of spring through music, dance and love. We invite you, once more, to be part of the transition from winter towards the warmth at this year’s anticipated event. Expect only the most acclaimed local and international DJs and live acts, performance artists, body painted characters, fire dancers, LED hoopers, graphic poi artists and so much more.

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The line-up:

INTERNATIONALS

Skazi (Israel)
Berg (Israel)
Upgrade (Israel)
Querox (Germany)
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Psyked on Sunday: Playlist

Good afternoon, beautiful Capetonians.
I hope everyone had a psyked up weekend. And to keep the good times rolling, I’ve put together a mini playlist of some of my
favourite “day-jam” tunes to get psydtracked with.

So turn up the volume and enjoy.

Happy Sunday ❤

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Photo: Ray Chill Photography.

Listen.







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And of course, the local tracks I’m really feeling this Sunday: