The undiscovered Eden

Trance scene in Macedonia

Author: Slavko
Date: Aug 16, 2007
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The undiscovered Eden - Macedonia

Hello and welcome to Macedonia - the beautiful land with snowy mountains, crystal clear lakes, friendly people and home to one of the wildest Trance scenes in the World.

Macedonia is one of the best kept secrets in the Trance community. Every week since 1998, there has been at least one party. This might sound strange to any other Trance infected country in the world, but when you look at the fact that Macedonia has a population of 2 million people, this makes all the difference. The scene started 10 years ago when DJ Bushava Azbuka and the organisation, Trance Experience started small parties in clubs in the capital, Skopje. Since then, Trance has become one of the mainstream genres in Macedonia, or at least, as mainstream as people want it to be. Every “big” name in the Trance community has been to Macedonia and has left begging for more. From HUGE raves with over 1000 people, to small, freaky, forest parties at beautiful locations, the Macedonian scene shows its diversity. From Progressive, Full-on and Dark, you can pick your “poison” and enjoy the parties hosted by several Trance organisations: Digital Dance, Transforma, Glowing flame records crew, ICFS, and Bhooteshwara records crew to name just a few. Besides having great parties, Macedonia also has an unbelievable potential in the way of artists and DJs. Some of them like Blisargon Demogorgon, Atriohm, Imaginary Sight, Yudhishtira, Gorump Peyya, Psychoz, Dreamweb  are among the elite artists from this part of Europe. The Macedonian Dark Psy sound is easily recognisable: powerful, dark and atmospheric.

There are a few labels in Macedonia: Glowing Flame (owned by DJ Marko / Imaginary sight), Xilium (also owned by DJ Marko) and Bhooteshwara records (Owned by DJ Montezuma / Blisargon Demogorgon). To add to this are several DJs with local residencies as well as performances aroad like Bushava Azbuka, Vanja, Marko, Montezuma, Ilija, Navigator, Satellite and the new and upcoming force of Jisz, Yovie, Max-I-Mux, Cosmic, DJane Babsy, Numenon and many more. To add to this list is one of the worlds best VJ’s Gora although currently living in Australia, was born and grew up in Macedonia. We also have one of the best Deco’s artists around, AFAdrenalin, a man who has used his backdrops from Macedonia to Japan.

So if you’re into trance,you will really enjoy Macedonia. To get more info just visit the Trance Cafe’s Pablo and Cakra where you can find the current flyers. Macedonia is definitely the place for every Trance head.


Facts

  • Drug policy is strict, if you get caught, you could be prosecuted
  • Friendly people, who are always eager to help.

  • Very low standard of living, almost half as low as Germany.

 

Text

Slavko

DJ, promoter, producer

djsatellite_mk@hotmail.com

 

Date: Aug 16th, 2007
Text: Slavko
Photos: Slavko
Taken from: "Trancer's Guide to the Galaxy 2007 magazine"

   

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