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Neurobiotic Records prepare us for Sonica...!

The Sonica Electronic Music Festival in Italy is going to be one of the major psytrance gatherings in Europe this summer. It is organised by the Neurobiotic crew, which is one of the leading full on labels out there. It is the first ever electronic music festival in Italy! Now they are out with a new compilation to promote the festival. On this compilation you will find some of the artists that will perform on the festival.

Sonica (Neurobiotic Records) 2005 (NBRCD016)

1. Psysex – Tiger Balm
2. Nick – Manic Miner
3. Wrecked Machines – Bandbox
4. Pixel – Technology, Spirit & Mind
5. Joti Sidhu – Distorted Reality
6. Wizzy Noise – Leslie Dusty Blue
7. Sub6 – Bozow
8. Silicon Sound Feat. DJ Psychotrop – Departure
9. Tikal – Tequila

As you see on the track list, there are some really big psytrance artists coming to this festival. First out is Psysex (Udi Sternberg & Yoni Oshrat), a well experienced duo from Israel. They give us a groovy, quite psychedelic, trippy, full on track. Massive and stumping drift that should fit well in the night. Track 2 is a surprise by a new name called Nick (Nick Ladiado). This is actually the guy behind Panick. One of my favourite tracks on this compilation. Totally massive, rolling bassline and pure night time vibes through the track. The melody here sounds pretty cool and evil too. Nice one. Track 3 is a new track by Wrecked Machines (Gabriel Serrasqueiro) from Brazil, who is doing really well these days. His second album (Second Thought) was released on Spun and Solstice earlier this year. I like a lot of Wrecked Machines tracks, but I think he has gone a little bit more clubby lately. But, here we get a pretty good track. Drifting with some nice, trippy, floating soundscapes. Quite atmospheric and very groovy. Another one of my favourite tracks on this compilation. Nice! Track 4 is by an Israeli artist called Pixel (Eli Biton), who released his debut album (Reality Strikes Back) on Hommega Productions in the end of 2004. Massive full on going a typical Israeli direction, but not as clubby as it often can be.

Track 5 is by another veteran in the psytrance scene, Joti Sidhu, also known as Psychaos. He released an album on Neurobiotic Records (Punktuator) earlier this year. Full on with some rough edges, but not much surprises here. Some more variation could have been nice. Track 6 is by Wizzy Noise (Micky Noise & Uriel) from Greece, who plays live everywhere around the world these days. Here we get full on with a lot of energy. Intense melodies and quite a lot of variation. Also very interesting to hear that they add something new for a change to the full on sound. These guys sure knows how to make fun on the dance floor. Track 7 is by Sub6 (Ohad & Golan Aharoni) who was on every full on dj’s playlist last year because of their debut album (Who Needs Love Songs) on Hommega Productions and Vision Quest. They do their full on a bit different too. Totally massive, with some tiny psychedelic sounds mixed into a heavy bassline. Also a melody that works its way out of the madness. Track 8 is another favourite track on this compilation. This is a new track by Silicon Sound (Johannes Regnier) from France, here in a collaboration with a guy called Psychotrop (Franck Maurin). Here we get the typical Silicon Sound way of doing trippy, atmospheric morning trance. Nice and melodic, but not too fluffy. Nice track! The last track on this compilation is a track by another French duo, Tikal (Vincent & Manuel Bernal). They have just released their second album (Carnaval) on Neurobiotic Records, and here we get a track from the album. Happy, light summer vibes with a little bit of Brazilian carnaval touch.

This compilation should be a really good promotion for their festival! One of the better full on compilations I have heard this summer. I like especially the tracks by Nick, Wrecked Machines and Silicon Sound Vs. Psychotrop. This CD made me look even more forward to Sonica. See you there!

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