Magic moments...

...the trance scene in Hungary

Author: Balazs
Date: Jul 10, 2007
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Magic moments in Hungary

It’s becoming evident that Hungary has the recipe for outgrowing itself from a small European spot to one of our beloved planet’s Psychedelic heavens. For 3 years in a row now we have welcomed the world’s Trance communities to our beautiful country of hills and lakes, where nothing seems impossible and where freedom gets a new definition. Who would have predicted this course in Psy evolution? We believed in it, but never thought it would be this great.

It wasn’t long ago when Oleg, Jirzij and Virag were spinning tracks on a small system somewhere deep in the woods along the Danube. “Crowds” of up to 50 people dancing and smiling around the campfire in such euphoria that cannot be described in words. It was the beginning of something great. Music occasionally brought to the country was always looked at as the greatest gift from another world. We dreamt about visiting festivals in far away lands and wished that we could have our own artists that made typical Hungarian Psytrance. It was a long hard road, but here we are in 2006 and more and more of our dreams are coming true.

Hungary saw its biggest breakthroughs in 2006. O.Z.O.R.A Festival finally reached out to the world and the world responded. Around 4000 people came to see the place where anything is possible, where magical dreams become full blown reality and where the only rules are to have fun and look out for each other. With a wide selection of quality Psytrance artists, who have always made an impact on the Trance scene, O.Z.O.R.A. had one of the most balanced lineups of all the summer festivals.

For a long time veteran Kalumet was one of the few real live acts that reached the international scene. Until now!  In 2006 Psybaba records released its now very successful “Hungry 4 Hungary” album, with its selection of new Hungarian talents that set a new standard in Hungarian music production. Praise from around the world has confirmed that this album is something special and we are proud that it was made here.

As for the future? There is no stopping us with the return of O.Z.O.R.A 2007, with a lineup and ideas already looking even more amazing than last year. Hungary’s other favourite, No Man’s Land, seems to be making a comeback after a year’s rest, which will certainly also be something special to look forward to.

 


Facts

  • Drug Policy: Since the Social-Liberal government took office in 2002 drug laws have slackened, but please be aware - drug possession or use is still illegal.
  • Hungary, and especially Budapest, is full of lovely, small underground pubs and clubs that the trance traveler should visit. (Check out Kutiplex and K2)


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Contacts

 

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Balazs
bverebes@gmail.com
Organizer of O.Z.O.R.A. and Avatar

 

Date: July 10, 2007
Text: Balazs
Photos: Marton Halmai
Taken from: "Trancer's Guide to the Galaxy 2007 magazine"

   

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