Diaclects of infinity

Trance scene in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Author: Wedran
Date: Sep 19, 2007
Views: 1769

Dialects of infinity in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bosnia and Herzegovina is the heart shaped land that lies in the middle of Southeast Europe. It is here that Eastern and Western civilizations met, sometimes clashed, but more often enriched and reinforced each other throughout its long and fascinating history.

One can't remember who planted the first tranceseed, but we continue to enjoy its fruits to this day. The first parties to play Goa Trance were organised by DJ Atma from Tuzla back in the late '90s when the Techno hype was spreading everywhere. At virtually the same time, there were small Trance activities going on in Sarajevo (Country's capital) and Zenica which remain the country’s hottest Psy spots.

The first radio show to feature Psytrance, TripToNite started broadcasting around the year 2000. Hosted by DJ Wedran from Sarajevo, it remains on air up to the present day. As to who’s holding events, the Triptonite crew throws a few parties in Sarajevo every year with an annual mini open-air called "The Gathering" in the summer and smaller club events in the winter. Then there’s the Transistanze crew who were responsible for the first "Smetoving" mini-festival this summer that broke the one-night barrier on the mountains near Zenica, lasting legally for two nights and three days. This was also the celebration of our first Psy portal trip.co.ba which became a meeting place for all Trance lovers inside our heart-shaped land. The city of Banjaluka holds Inner Sunrise crew, 5 DJs that fully cover the Trance spectrum for this part of the country.

When considering the scene in terms of sonic creations, we see our biggest hope hidden within the 7 letters of Arronax, a Trance-head who produces some really nice blends of Oldschool Goa tunes and neo Full-on kicks. Or if you prefer seeing things rather than hearing strings you should check out Maya & Sale - our most active deco artists, or Ketraum - the Oldschool seawolf. In sunny Mostar you might even catch up with our silver-screen captain, VJ Moai.

People are becoming more open to psytrance and it's gaining more and more attention. Despite the fact that we self finance the whole thing and still don't have a thriving scene or any big international names, we are witnessing a smooth birth of something we've been waiting for for such a long time and we simply love the shape it’s taking ;).


Facts

  • Population: 3.5 million
  • The Mediterranean and Alpine influences meet and create a mosaic of climate types
  • Very low prices
  • Natural food & water even through the pipes
  • Everybody speak English/ German
  • Everything is negotiable ;)
  • Artists: Arronax, Ajnspric, Effective Thief
  • DJs: Wedran, Taurus Gemini, Ketraum, Scarab, Effective Thief, Skocho, D-Wolf, Damzah, Tin, Kos, Psyborg, Moai, Kunoichi, Zike, Mr.Green


Contacts

 

Text

htTaurus Gemini
wedran@epn.ba


Psytrance DJ, promotor & party organiser, graphic designer

"Rise above the plaque of dogmas and witness the skies of true freedom"

Date: Sep 19, 2007
Text: Taurus Gemini
Photos: Taurus Gemini
Taken from: "Trancer's Guide to the Galaxy 2007 magazine"

   

no comments yet

Please log in to add a comment.
add Comments!
comments
For loged in users a comment form appears here.