Fullon and nothing sounds off in Denmark

Author: prOfane
Date: Apr 9, 2008
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Despite being a relatively small country that consists of only 5.5 million people, Denmark has played a vital role in the development of trance on an international scale. Spawning some of the early acts like The Overlords, Koxbox, Psychopod/Saiko-Pod, Jean Borell, Elysium, Orichalcum and Bypass Unit/Colorbox, Denmark continues even today to retain its rank as a leading contributor to the scene.

At present, the musical projects coming out of Denmark can roughly be divided into two categories: Progressive acts, many of which are related to the very successful label Iboga Records, and the darker more intensely psychedelic trance, often related to the Danish label Parvati Records. From the more renowned Danish progressive and minimal projects, there exists Beat Bizarre, Reefer Decree, Phony Orphants, Maelstrom, Behind Blue Eyes, Flowjob, NASA, Timedrained, Cujorius One and Bufo. The darker acts include those such as Jahbo, Grapes of Wrath, Syntax Error and Alrune.

Undoubtedly, over the last few years, fullon has been the most popular kind of Psychedelic Trance at Danish parties. Classic acts like Koxbox and Orion and, more contemporarily, Genetic Spin, are actively engaged with producing this specific variation of Trans. If Virus Tekk Records – founded in 2006 – is anything to go by, it is clear that new artists will be forthcoming.

Essentially, fullon became popular in the capital city of Copenhagen where parties are regularly hosted by large venues such as Amager Bio and Halvandet – each with a capacity for holding over 1000 people. Very often, it is the mainland, Jutland, which has a more diverse supply of trance-music. These alternate approaches can be seen in different locations – especially, those that surround Denmark's second largest city, Århus.

The last one or two years has seen a significant rise in the number of party organizers. Parties now happen on a weekly basis – with a great deal of outdoor parties in the summertime. But from all the wondrous choices offered forth during the more temperate seasons, the most compelling would have to be the beach parties at Moesgaard. Here, uncompromising music, and a highly underground atmosphere collude with the beach milieu to create a musical realm all its own.


When it comes to official party organizers, it would be hard not to mention Electrobeat.dk, Protoned, Amager Bio, Eclipse and Scientific Sequence. With both high quality decorations and state of the art sound systems, these gifted arrangers present a diverse range of music; their line-ups varying from progressive house and trance to full on and darker psychedelic trance.


If you're planning on visiting Denmark and attending a party, the website electrobeat.dk is, at present, the most extensive – relying on an informative Danish community, wherein most parties are posted (apart, of course, from the usual battery of secret, underground ones). Another site to consider is trancetunnel.dk – their area of focus, however, is mostly limited to Copenhagen and that which is in close proximity to the centre.







DJ for the Danish progressive label Iboga Records
"Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind"


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