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Question

DJs don’t dance?

When I’m on tour, usually I don’t have much time to fully enjoy the party from the dancefloor’s perspective as I have to rush back to the hotel or even straight to the airport otherwise I miss my flight.

But the last two gigs at PLUR Festival and The Egg London things were aligned in such way so I had spare time after playing my set and I enjoyed the sets of other DJs playing after me. The funny thing is, last weekend in London when I was having a great time on the dancefloor listening to Hypnocoustics set, a guy came to me and said and he never saw a DJ just dancing like that with the crowd.

This actually made thing about it. I don’t often see a DJ dancing on the dancefloor among the crowd, indeed. DJs don’t dance? Or they find it not cool to hang out on the other side of the decks? Do you find it unprofessional? Why?

I’m curious what do you guys think when seeing a DJ just dancing on the dancefloor after playing a set?

 1 comment    3   2017   Music industry   Question

Bad stage name?

I had an interesting conversation today, I’ve been told that my stage name “Daniel Lesden” is associated with Trance or Techno music but not with Psytrance, and this is why I presumably don’t get enough attention from the Psychedelic community (despite the fact my album is currently #1 at Psytrance CDs charts).

What do you think about it guys? Is this really the case? It seems that for Psytrance producers it’s become a habit to use superheroes or famous characters’ names, but I don’t get what’s wrong in having a real name as a part of the alias? After all, aren’t musicians supposed to be judged by... well, you know, music?

 2 comments    5   2017   Music industry   Psy scene   Question

Why Israeli pick such stage names?

I love Israeli trance scene since early Goa Trance in the 90s. This small country contributed to the Psy scene probably more than any other. But I can’t understand only one thing: why do they choose such stage names?

I’m talking about popular characters or common things like: Coming Soon, Captain Hook, Rocky, DaVinci Code, Ace Ventura, Born Sleepy, Easy Riders, Roger Rabbit, Fire Starter, Freedom Fighters, Ghost Rider, Royal Flush... and there are more I guess.

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Why? What the point of naming yourself by the name of worldwide-known characters? You can’t even it find such artist in Google because all search results you get are those characters or cartoons. Can someone explain me, please?

 4 comments    5   2015   Psy scene   Question

Who is still making Progressive Psy parties in Moscow?

Since I moved to Israel I lost the connection with the Moscow Psy scene, but I’m curious to know: are there any promoters who still making Progressive Psy parties in Moscow? Who are those brave guys? Is anybody bringing to Moscow artists like E-Clip, Sideform, Egorythmia, Protonica, Lyctum, Zyce, Mindwave, and the list goes on?

As far as I can see by the flyers, Moscow promoters make only Full-on parties with the same headlines for the second decade in a row. Am I wrong?

Update

We’ve got a little discussion on my page in Vkontakte, I’ll put the link here, just in case.

 No comments    4   2015   Psy scene   Question   Russia
 No comments    1   2014   Music industry   Question