Once upon a time, I was surfing the internet seas of broadband music sampling and downloading and hit the tip of an iceberg. I found a form of music that changed my life in many ways. They called it Goa Trance, because that was where it was born: Goa, India.
Little known outside the hippie backpacker circles of the 80’s and 90’s, this former Portuguese colony gave birth to a subculture that has so deeply affected its die-hard followers.
Goa Trance stands for a celebration of life and oneness with nature mixed with the latest advancements in sonic technology. At the peak of the Goan wave, UK based Dragonfly Records shined with a continual stream of high quality music.
The label, owned by music producer extraordinaire Martin "Youth" Glover, known for collaborations with Guns N' Roses, The Orb, Paul McCartney and Heather Nova, has released over a hundred albums in a scene where most labels die before their third release.
The cream of Goa Trance genre, lately known as Psy Trance, although some purists maintain that both are actually two separate genres (another blog in and of itself), has included many Dragonfly pioneers such as Hallucinogen, Pleiadians, Man With No Name, The Infinity Project, Total Eclipse, among others.
Today Dragonfly has branched off into Kamaflage, a Dark House sub-label, and Liquid Sound Design, a Psybient Downtempo outfit. Nothing less than hearing the sounds of Dragonfly out in the open with a large group of newly met friends for several days and forgetting the problems of the world, just for a little bit…
I guess it’s as conducive to a spiritual realignment as you can get.
Official Website: http://www.dragonflyrecords.com/