Respect Gatherings presents: GOA CONNECTION (Outdoor Festival)
4 Day Open Air Festival ♥
Top International Live Acts ♥
Top Local Acts ♥
High Quality Unique International Deco Artists ♥
Mind/Body/Spirit Workshops ♥
Most Importantly.....Magic ♥
"Last summer it was the Genesis of Respect Gatherings. This summer we connect the transcending spirit of Goa with our spirits. We will channel the energy of the past, present and future from the homeland of our beloved music. We will continue our journey together, that we began 2 summers ago through the crystal clear, hypnotizing, power of psychedelic trance. The music, the art, Mother Nature, and most importantly, YOU, will manifest something special. Together we will grow, together we will heal, together we will create the Goa Connection. Join us as we continue our journey." - Eric Allen
Prepare for a weekend filled with some of the most powerful psychedelic trance you have ever heard, be prepared to reunite with old friends and meet new ones. Prepare yourself to see an environment that will be transformed into psychedelic sanctuary made for your stomping feet. Be prepared to make memories. <3
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<3 <3 <3 THE LINEUP THAT WILL GUIDE YOU THROUGH THE VORTEX <3 <3 <3
<3 <3 <3 BURN IN NOISE Live! (Alchemy Records, Nano Records/Brazil) <3 <3 <3
::::Genre: Sun Blazing Full On Psychedelic Trance
Gustavo Manfroni was brought up dedicating his time and interest completely to music. He's been playing the guitar since his early days. He played in 2 rock bands, up to the day when, during a trip to London, got in touch with the psychedelic trance music. The interest in electronic music grew fast and, in the end of 1999, started buying softwares for producing music.
He has gained recognition as one of the top live acts over the past few years. With performances at festivals across the globe, (e.g. Goa (India), Ozora Festival (Hungary), Boom Festival (Portugal), Universo Paralello (Brazil), Ultramusic Festival (Russia), Fusion Festival (Germany), Vuuv Festival (Germany), Eclipse Summer Festival (Canada), Sonica Festival (Italy), FullMoon Festival (Germany), Aurora Festival (Greece), Paradise Festival (Austria), Summer Never Ends Festival (Switzerland), Waldfrieden Wonderland Festival (Germany), Glade Festival (UK), Maitreya Festival (Australia), Eclipse 2012 Festival (Australia), Antaris Festival (Germany), etc...), and more than 150 releases on labels worldwide, Gustavo has honed his style into dancefloor perfection.
With an individual style focusing on strong warm basslines and textured psychedelic leads that demand your attention, it breaks away from the standard full-on, representing a new, fresh direction in dancefloor music. Already with two acclaimed albums, ‘Broken MP3’, released on Brazilian label Vagalume Records in 2005, and his storming second album, ‘Passing Clouds’, released on Alchemy Records in 2008, Burn in Noise is working on his new Album, to be released in 2013. In 2009 he had 2 nominations (best artist and best track) on the biggest selling music portal, Beatport Awards. The track “Transparent” of his “Passing Clouds” Album was one of the 3 most selling tracks in the whole year of 2008 at Psytrance Section on Beatport.
Gustavo together with Swarup and Zumbi, released the self-titled artist album “The First Stone” in January 2006 and their second album early 2010. In 2009 He joined forces with Dickster (Green Nuns of the Revolution, AMD), to form a new live act called “Circuit Breakers”. With already 2 top selling EPs “Brazinglish” “Overload” on Nano Records, you can expect for 2011 much more to come from the duo. April 2013 is the date for the long awaited Burn in Noise 3rd Album.
<3 <3 <3 DICKSTER Live! (Nano Records/UK) <3 <3 <3
::::Genre: Mesmerizing Full On Psychedelic Trance
DJ Dick Trevor (aka Dickster, The Green Nuns, Bumbling Loons, Circuit Breakers & AMD) is quite simply a force of trance nature. 2012 has seen him become the most in demand artist from Nano Records, playing at every major event this year following his incredible collaboration EP on Neurobiotic Records with Logica and Edoardo early in the year. His project with Gustavo ‘Burn in Noise’ has just finished their second studio album under the Circuit Breakers pseudonym with the release eagerly anticipated for the end of 2012. He has also recently reformed the legendary Flying Rhino act Bumbling Loons with James Monro, performing at Moksha Project in Israel with great success.
He was right there at the inception of what people came to know and love as psychedelic trance music and (along with Space Tribe & Tristan) he can count himself as one of seminal producers of the scene that became one of Simon Posford’s early collaborators and long term influences. It was in the thick of the 90’s melting pot that he met the genius of Neil Cowley and the guitar of Matt Coldrick, creating a spark that kick-started the whole movement with one of the most important albums within the genre: The Green Nuns – Rock Bitch Mafia. Part man, part machine – he has a connection with his studio that most producers can only dream of. He has been called upon by everyone for all kinds of musical advice, which he offers freely and enthusiastically. Never too busy to help, whether it’s mixing down the Shpongle LIVE show for 20000 people at Ozora or lending an old synth to an enthusiastic teenager and helping him set it up. He can count Riktam ‘GMS’, Junya ‘Eskimo’ & Leon ‘Avalon’ among his former students!
He has released and worked on more tracks than most people have had hot dinners. His work with Danny Howells has seen him dip into the more commercial world to show the dynamic range of his skills. Dick Trevor’s first solo album is in the process of being written. This will show what this brilliant mind has to offer in his own right. Get ready for a listening experience filled with the block-rocking love of funky complexity, mesmerizing detail, unstoppable movement and best of all… real music.
<3 <3 <3 BRAINCELL Live!!! (Free Spirits Records/Switzerland) <3 <3 <3
::::Genre: Mind Bending Psychedelic Trance
The first album „Universal Language“ was released on Glowing Flame Records in 2005, which was followed by an impressive string of releases on various compilations and labels. In 2007 the second album „Transformation of reality“ came out and the 3rd album „Frequency Evolution“ was released in September 2008 again on Glowing Flame Records. To date he has played on every major continent in countries like Brazil, Australia, USA, Italy, Germany, UK, Greece, etc. and received much praise for his energetic and emotional live shows and DJ Sets. Since 2007 Ralph is also producing tracks under the project name SOLAR SPECTRUM, which represents the more psy-progressive & ambient side of his creativity . The debut album of SOLAR SPECTRUM was released end of 2008 on Free Freak Music beside already several releases on different labels. And now i jumped onboard to "FREE SPIRIT RECORDS".
<3 <3 <3 CIRCUIT BREAKERS Live! (Nano Records/Brazil,UK) <3 <3 <3
::::Genre: Electrifying Full On Psychedelic Trance
Circuit Breakers is the cohesion of two massive trance producers; Dickster and Burn In Noise, who have been sending dance floors into a frenzy with their energy-filled deep psychedelic sets around the world. Thier recently released debut album; ‘Fragmented Reality’ is full of driving bass lines, acid drenched soaring leads and cheeky samples like only these naughty knights can do!
<3 <3 <3 SPACEY KOALA Live! (Kinematic Records/Canada) <3 <3 <3
::::Genre: Koala Psychedelic Trance
Melomaniac since his youth, Spacey Koala aka François Clavet learned to play the guitar at the age of 8 and never stopped feeding his appetite for music ever since. Greatly influenced by Django Reinhardt, he began to play Manouche/Gypsy swing jazz in bars, festivals and in many places in is homeland, Gaspesie. At the age of 18, while studying jazz guitar in Montreal, he discovers electronic music and gets in touch with Psychedelic trance, which completely changes his vision of music. He sees in that music an infinity of possibilities and new ways to manipulate sound. The excitement he felt about this new discovery make him want to create his own genre of music. So he start the Spacey Koala project, where his knowledge in jazz music blends with electronic music. Since the first day he started, his thirst for creation never ceased to increase.
Funky, groovy, twisted and spicy, Spacey Koala brings you into a world where sprites drives truck, where elves knock at your door to offer you candy and where the public transport is done by rainbows. Stay tuned!
<3 <3 <3 YING YANG MONKS Live! (Maharetta Records/Spain) <3 <3 <3
::::Genre: Hypnotic Morning Psychedelic Trance
All the forms in the universe are under the law of the yin yang: the balance between two opposites forces. Light-darkness, male-female, body-mind, life-death are some of this opposites but inseparables manifestations . The music project created by dj Chimbo and AcidBox is under the equilibrium behind all creations in the electronic music: the verticality and the horizontality, the rhythm and the lines, the hypnotism and the emotions are in balance and synergy in their tracks.
The style, in the line of "morning psychedelic" (140-144), is characterized by a lineal, powerful and hypnotic bass, making the ground of their acid, synthetic and atmospheric sounds.
Curro and Jorge, the souls behind "Ying Yang Monks", complement their music project with the organizations of psychedelic parties under the name "Fullmoongui", the set of electronic devices and the teaching of music.
<3 <3 <3 ZENTRIX Live! (D.M.T. Records, Digital Garden/Canada) <3 <3 <3
::::Genre: Dark Tribal Progressive Psychedelic Trance
Originating from the West Coast of Canada, Zentrix has spent the past few years honing his style in the multicultural metropolis of Montréal. With a reputation for dancefloor-rocking DJ sets that combine the high energy mixing of techno with the twisted sound design of cutting edge psychedelic progressive, Matt has since begun focusing his attention on original productions. Searching for the perfect groove that lies in the balance between minimalism and complexity, tribalism and technology. His unique take on the emerging psygressive sound has caught the attention of such world class labels as Zenon Records, Digital Mind, Glitchy Tonic, and Ovnimoon Records. Recent explorations into the darker side of techno have also begun alongside Montreal label D.M.T. Records.
<3 <3 <3 PSYPIEN Live! (Psyde Effect Records/Geomagnetic Records/ Visionary Shamanics) <3 <3 <3
::::Genre: Primal Futuristic Forest Psytrance
Taxonomy of the Psypien:
(Homo Sapien Psypiens- [psy-pɪˌɛn]) - A mammal of the primate order originally from Africa, that reached anatomical modernity about 200,000 years ago and began to exhibit full behavioral modernity around 50,000 years ago. In the late 90's he began to exhibit regular psytrance-listening behavior, and evolved into a producer in early 2012. Psytrance is Psypien's natural habitat; at once ancient/primal and futuristic/technological. It echoes the endless web of existence in which we live, and evolves with us with each step we take.
Psypien is the project of Oliver Z/L, who grew up in the forests of Vienna, Austria, and now lives among the humans of Brooklyn, NY, by way of California. Psypien aims to create evocative, powerful, and unique psychedelic sound, merging 'traditional' forest & full-on approaches with the more 'strange' and experimental; a soundtrack for a realm outside time & space. His mission is to stir up the spirits inside you, while freeing your body & mind. (and makin you feckin dance!
<3 <3 <3 SHOOM (Suntrip Records, Digitally Imported/North Carolina) <3 <3 <3
::::Genre: Cosmic Goa Psy
DJ Shoom is an age old alchemist and follower of the Moon and Goddess Earth. Spinning the goa psychedelic vibrations for the purpose of opening the minds of others and bringing them back to Nature. To captivate the energy of the dancers and propel them into the ecstatic trance dance state. Activist for the planet and militant for the causes of freedom from the oppressors.
Shoom began mixing Goa & Psytrance in 2004, guesting weekly on WKNC 88.1 FM in Raleigh, North Carolina, where he was able to hone his skills of mixing live and spontaneous. Shoom soon began to record mixes for Digitally Imported Radio's Goa-Psy Trance Channel. His mixes combined depth and focus to create full length audio journeys that told meaningful stories. In 2008 Shoom took over Program Director duties of Digitally Imported Radio's Goa-Psy Trance Channel. A few years later he created their PsyChill, Progressive Psy, and Psybient Channels. He organizes the popular Summer and Winter Solstice Events on the Goa-Psy Trance and PsyChill Channels that feature top acts from around the world.
In that last few years Shoom has played out at many festivals and shows throughout the U.S. including T.O.U.C.H. Samadhi's Equinox and Pangea Production's Welcome To Pangea Pt 5 in North Carolina, Archaic Revival II in Atlanta, Georgia, Spacecamp Psyfari in Iowa, and Cosmic Egg's Quantum Regeneration in Minnesota. In early 2013 he joined Suntrip Records as a label DJ.
<3 <3 <3 BLOODWING (Digitally Imported/North Carolina) <3 <3 <3
::::Genre: Hypnotic Goa Psy
Bloodwing hails from the depths of the Underworld, where black caverns are filled with glistening petrified crystal forests. Witch-queen of the faerie folk, with the blood of an ancient lineage, she plays the dark and hypnotic sounds of goa music. Her legendary song-spells have caused mountains to crumble and have brought whole armies to their knees.
Bloodwing's first dose of the Goa Psychedelic was with scraps of music she found on the internet. When the music found her soul she passionately learned the art of DJing and began to mix on WKNC 88.1 FM alongside Shoom. She quickly began to show her skills with an intricate mixing and a catalog of Goa from the ancient days. Many parties, raves, and shows later she helps direct on the Goa-Psy, PsyChill, Progressive Psy, and Psybient channels on Digitally Imported Radio. No stranger to big time events she has performed at T.O.U.C.H. Samadhi's Equinox in NC, Spacecamp Psyfari in MN, and Cosmic Egg's Quantum Regeneration in MN. She is always prepared to give a serious Goa mind-swirl to all who dare listen.
<3 <3 <3 SANGUINE MANDRAGOA (Digitally Imported/North Carolina) <3 <3 <3
::::Genre: Dark Goa Psy
A force of nocturnal debauchery and pleasures of the flesh. We assault the senses so we can override the metaprogramming implanted in the minds of the people. Witch and warlock, goddess and shaman, the dual forces of elemental chaos. For long have we been contained against our will, for so long have we been forced into a servitude that we never wished for. But no more, hark and gather for the time has come. Sanguine Mandragoa revealed as their true beings. Shoom and Bloodwing unleash their essence. A sound that will shake the Earth and awake the Pagan Gods from their deep slumber.
Sanguine Mandragoa is a collaborative DJ project of Shoom and Bloodwing. With their uncanny ability of reading each other's minds they are able to put together epic, impromptu tag-team mixes. Often fueled by the chaos of the natural world, their mixes melt together between the harder, faster acid-driven Goa and the darker side of Psytrance. A combination of sounds that often leave the dancefloor in a state of psychedelic awareness.
<3 <3 <3 BRANDON ADAMS (Bom Shanka Music, Free Radical Recs, Cryptic Symmetry Recs/NYC) <3 <3 <3
::::Genre: Mind Bending Dark Psychedelic Trance
Established in America as one of its premier homegrown international-caliber DJs, Brandon displays a unique ability for versatility while managing to transcend musical subdivisions through a consistent signature sound. Bass driven melodies, cohesive groove, sparse psychedelic leads, spacey atmospheres, and carefully placed, crisp percussion interspersed with brain bending effects are the key elements to that sound. Smooth, precise, and patient mixing provide the necessary flow for an unrelenting journey with maximum trance floor impact. As an organizer with NYC-based SYNC and Dreamcatcher, music lover, and dedicated DJ, Brandon has helped drive the evolution of East Coast psytrance for several years. As the US label DJ and representative for international labels Bom Shanka Music, Free Radical Records, and Cryptic Symmetry Records – he links the US to global psytrance hotbeds of South Africa and the UK.
<3 <3 <3 EDUARDO "DUDU" (Dreamcatchers, Sync, Nuud Music/NY, Brazil) <3 <3 <3
::::Genre: Festaa Poraaa Full Power Psytrance
Born in Brazil and raised all over, Eduardo aka "Dudu" brings a special blend of his multi-cultural nomad background to his music. His music has shaken dancefloors around the world. Since starting his DJ career in 2004, he has played renowned festivals such as Universo Paralello, Orb, Desiderata, Manafest, Gemini and the Radial Engine Tribe. He has also taken indoor Psytrance parties to the next level at world renowned clubs in New York City, Boston, Toronto, Albany, Syracuse, and Rio de Janeiro.
Eduardo's intensity and passion for psychedelic music drives his style: a powerfull day dreaming psychedelicness that he likes to call "Festa Porra" style!. His hard hitting, bass-driven beats are well recognized throughout the psychedelic community in the northeastern United States. Eduardo is currently signed with Dreamcatcher and Sync in New York City and NuuD Music in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
<3 <3 <3 IZZY (Sangoma Records, Radial Engine Tribe, Paradigm Shift/New York) <3 <3 <3
::::Genre: Groovy Full Power Psychedelic Trance
Izzy is a New York City based DJ who has performed numerous events lifting crowds off their behinds to find their way stomping on the dancefloor to fresh psychedelic beats. Shortly after attending his first psytrance festival in 2009 he found himself behind a pair CDJs, beat matching his short collection of tunes in no time. After throwing a mind-blowing set at Luis Campos’s Psycheground in the end of 2010, he found his schedule flooded with gigs almost every weekend, leading him to join Rob’s Radial Engine Tribe and Sebastian’s Paradigm Shift. Only after a year of DJing, Izzy’s potential was immediately recognized, leading him to join Daksinamurti Till’s and Emile Gata Freak’s new sub-label, Sangoma Records.
Since the beginning of his DJ career, Izzy has shared the room with some of the most well known Psytrance artists across the globe. Besides playing countless events in NYC, he has torn up dance floors in Israel, Boston, the Arizona dessert and a quite a few shindigs in Albany. He has recently released his first compilation together with his dear friend DJ Cosinus, VA Ironic Creatures, bringing a taste of some of his favorite producers from all over the world. His sets consist of carefully chosen psychedelic beats ranging from 135 BPM all the way up to 150 BPM. He is very keen on playing the appropriate music for the right time and place. Whether he is playing uplifting and melodic or deep and dark he is known to always keep his sets groovy and psychedelic, leaving his crowd begging for one more track…
Check out the release of his first VA compilation with Sangoma Records "Ironic Creatures". http://timecode.bandcamp.com/album/ironic-creatures-compiled-by-izzy-cosinus-sangoma
<3 <3 <3 JU LEE (FractalTribe, MA/Dream Visions, CA/Brazil) <3 <3 <3
::::Genre: Mind, Body and Soul Techno
Direct from the exotic beaches of Brazil to United States, Ju Lee has been captivating many dance floors. Ju Lee has played in clubs all over New England and New York, including Rise After-hours, Sullivan Room in NYC and the legendary Therapy After-hours. With a diverse bilingual and musical background, Ju Lee takes you on a musical journey with sounds that will make you dance till the morning and leave you screaming for more. Let the journey begin...
More Music, Art, Deco, Sound, Workshops and Vendors will all be announced in the next coming weeks.
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INDIAN LOOKOUT COUNTRY CLUB
1142 Batter Street, Pattersonville, New York 12137
This amazing piece of land is filled with warm and welcoming energy and will be the perfect canvas to paint the picture of this summer’s festivities. Spread out almost 200 acres, this venue will facilitate 80 acres of car-side camping with a general store, hot showers, a fully operational bar and a kitchen, for your convenience.
3 hrs from NYC
3 hrs from Boston, MA
3.5 hrs from Montreal, QC
4 hrs from Philadelphia, PA
4 hrs from Buffalo, NY
6 hrs from Toronto, ON
6 hrs from Washington DC
What to bring:
Everything you would need to camp for 4 days. ♥
Bring your naturally amazing self, your smile and energy to share. ♥
Bring your friends and family, Trancers or not they will have a blast. ♥
What not to bring:
Leave the worries at home for the weekend and let us take this amazing journey together. ♥
Bad vibes are not acceptable, let's make memories. ♥
No substances allowed. ♥