2019 sees the 10th-anniversary of GoaProductions; pioneering psychedelic record label, events organisation and all-round purveyors of good time dance floors and aural shenanigans.
From humble beginnings in Beijing way back in 2009, where we threw our very first event, to legendary gatherings like Forest Magick and the Spirit Tribe festival in Yunnan, our mission has always stayed the same: Proper bangin' music and parties that carve everlasting smiles into our collective memories.
To mark this auspicious occasion we consulted the greatest and wisest psychedelic luminary the psyinverse has to offer; none other than Cosmic Bob himself! Along with his adept Guru Gary, Bob instructed us that the ancient scrolls were very clear on this sort of thing; we were to gather together a diverse collection of prime-time bangers and sparkly twilight groovers from a mix of artists that have supported us over the years and some of the rising stars set to blast GoaProductions, loudly into the future.
There was no way we could have had our 10th-anniversary compilation without featuring tracks from Braincell, Martian Arts and Solar Spectrum. These amazing acts were with us right from the very first release we had; 'Kui'. Even with the huge success these acts have subsequently enjoyed they have always found the time to offer their continued support for GoaProductions.
Martian Arts offers up a rumbling stomper of a track called 'Jaded', stamped from head to toe with his trademark sound. Braincell adds to the chaos with 'Oyster Rock', oozing from start to finish with his super-slick and smooth production skills. In addition to this, the Solar Spectrum track 'Wide Open' is a joint effort with none other than James Monro. This holds a very special meaning for GoaProductions' founder Pete AKA Atoned Splendor. In his formative years, Pete worked with James at Flying Rhino Records in the UK and it was during this time that his lifelong psytrance path was carved out and racked-up before him.
Black Noise, another longtime supporter of the label, gives us a killer track called 'Cookie Monster', cooked up in collaboration with Peyotes. After previously releasing on GoaProductions Black Noise has gone on to become a firm favorite in the European scene, releasing on many labels and is now one of the many highly regarded acts in the Sangoma Records stable.
In recent times we have been very lucky to have the opportunity to release music from Earthworm, one of the most cutting edge acts currently pushing the funky side of up-tempo night-time music. He is accompanied this time by Shred'er, another of the next generation of wizardry French producers. 'Nightmares' epitomizes the best qualities of this contemporary sound; up-front and extremely rhythmic whilst simultaneously remaining cerebrally deep.
Psychicnova, one of the most promising new acts currently coming out of China, was featured on GoaProduction's 'New Challengers' compilation earlier this year and returns with 'Lao Zao', a collaboration track with Indian and Swiss duo Sci-Flyers. These guys should be on everyone's watch list.
The compilation would not be complete without music from the current GoaProductions team. Label and Spirit Tribe Festival stalwarts Viandoks and Evo teamed up to bring us their latest track 'The Unreachable'. These two psychedelic harbingers have been representing the label sound non-stop and with this collaboration they have brought us their own unique take on havin' it psychedelic dance-floor music. A heavy, twisted and utterly killer track.
After experimenting with faster BPMs and funky night time sounds, Atoned Splendor decided to launch a project exclusively dedicated to this vibe and, his new alias, The Sneaky Tweaker was born. For his first release under this moniker he teamed up with cohort Satori Snooks to take a trip to 'Shanghai', where they obviously painted the town red!
Last but not least, Atoned Splendor returns with the playful sound he is known and loved for, giving us 'Kalesizer', a track which was crafted as a birthday present for his 1-year-old son Kal.
This release is a celebration of 10 years and more of life, love, friendship and family in what is a way of life for us all. So here's to good times past and to another decade of raucous adventures to come, the GoaProductions way!