Avalon & Liquid Soul
Los Angeles, Dreamstate is proud to present Avalon and Liquid Soul at The Belasco Theater! Join us Saturday, January 14 alongside Animato, Barakuda, Coming Soon, Freedom Fighters, and Triceradrops!
Leon ‘Avalon' is from London, UK and is currently one of the biggest names and most in demand producers in the international psy-trance circuit today. His career started big, being signed up by major label Nano Records.
Over the years he has collaborated and been remixed by the biggest artists in the genre such as Tristan, Astrix, Ace Ventura, Captain Hook, Cosmosis, Zen mechanics, Sonic Species, Ajja, Dick Trevor, Loud and Symbolic to name a few.
In the past year Avalon has been busy touring the globe non-stop, playing at the biggest events, including Glastonbury, Ozora, Boom, Tomorrowland, Exit festival, Sunburn, Ultra Music Festival, eclipse 2012, Rainbow serpent, Symbiosis, Atmosphere, Time and space, Tribe, Universo Parallelo, Xxxperience, BAT, Antaris, Freedom Festival, Origin, and the list goes on.
Avalon has been making music for the last 10 years and has been behind many hits which pioneered a style within the genre. Having had 5 beatport psy- trance number 1 hit’s and two number 1 selling albums. Avalon is one of the most sought after sounds and producers in the industry today. A new Avalon album is currently underway scheduled for release in 2016. Avalon also has a project together with DJ Tristan as ‘Killerwatts’ and has another with Sonic Species as ‘Future Frequency’.
Nicola Capobianco, based in switzerland, started at early age getting addicted to the magic of electronic music. He began playing progressive trance from the end of 1993. In 2001, after many years as DJ and producing in the studio, where he has played and performed at big raves and festivals, next to people like Tiesto and Armin van Buuren, he decided to start a new project and Liquid Soul was born.
In 2006 he founded his own label Mikrokosmos records. Besides solo project Sleek, he also partners Martin Knecht in the deadly duo “Earsugar”.
Being behind the best selling albums on Iboga Records as Liquid Soul, „synthetic vibes“, „love in stereo“, „cocktails“ and "Revolution", countless hypnotic releases on top labels and playing worldwide over a decade, he finally won the Beatport award for the best psytrance track in 2009.
In 2010 he achieved his biggest success by winning the price of the best Beatport artist, best Beatport track and the Dj Awards in Ibiza in psy trance categories.
Patrick Chen (formerly known as PTX) has decided to reinvent himself as ‘ANIMATO’, mainly since all his latest work has moved within the realms of Progressive-Psy Trance. The new project ‘ANIMATO’ was the natural step, as with all the years of traveling the globe to countless festivals, he was given firsthand experience and knowledge on the worldwide scene. This surely was one of the contributing factors that made him decide to start lowering his tempo as well as the focus to start adding that punchier and smoother element to his music. His work was immediately noticed by HOMmega and he was asked to join their impressive family of talented artists. The first 'ANIMATO' track was released in late 2012. It was a remix for Sub6’s “Droid save da queen” and since then the road was paved with high quality releases such as remixes for Tokujoros, Easy Riders and Vertical Mode and collaborations with Atmos and Easy Riders. These days he spends many hours in the studio, further sculpting his already unique signature sound on collaborations with Astrix and Perfect Stranger and a new remix for Juno Reactor’s classic “God is god”.
Animato is currently working on his debut album to be released end of of 2016 and an early bird release from it called “Tuvan” will be released in June.
The original founder and chief of the legendary PsyTribe productions in Los Angeles, started in 1997. In its 19 years of existence, Psytribe has paved the way for many producers, promoters and DJs which have flourished out of the L.A. scene. Psytibe has, and continues to set the standards and capture the essence of a true psychedellic trance party.
With over 15 years of experience, Barakuda has gained the versatility to bring energy to the dance floor and keep it through out the entire set, no matter what type of music or time of day. Barakuda has earned the respect of the trance community worldwide by pioneering a movement on the west coast. Born in July 18th 1976 in Beverly Hills, California. Raised in L.A until the age of 14 then moved to Athens, Greece with his family. finished high school and went on to get a computer graphic animation degree at Akto University in Greece. In 1992 discovered the outdoor psychedelic trance experience and since then fell in love with the music and culture. In 1995 started to D.J. In 1997 he was drafted into the Greek Army so then he decided make love not war and fled to L.A. Once in L.A. the trance scene was no place to be found. There came the idea of PsyTribe since then he has organized hundreds of psy events introduce hundreds psy artist to the West Coast and has shared the stage with countless others.
Dui Biton and Irad Brant from Israel are collectively known as Coming Soon!!! In the last 4 years they have been relentlessly pushing the progressive Psy-Trance sound, which has resulted in seminal releases on leading underground labels such as Spin Twist and Iboga. Their forward thinking futuristic music has also seen them remix some of the scene’s most respected artists such as Neelix, Captain Hook and Freedom Fighters.
Coming Soon have continued their march on Trance with landmark productions on Armin Van Buuren’s Who is afraid of 138 label, (Innocence Lost & Keeping the Faith), and collaborations with Trance giant Bryan Kearney (Activate & Anti Social-Media) which has ensured that Coming Soon have firmly established themselves as front-runners of the new wave of Progressive Psy-Trance. Watch out for their new highly anticipated artist album, ’The Album’ on Spin Twist from 28th January, 2016 and releases on their brand new record label New Kicks On The Block.
Since 2006, Progressive Psytrance artist Freedom Fighters aka Shahaf Efrat has been making dance floors tremble around the world. Since his humble beginnings in Tel Aviv, Israel, his name has gone from relative obscurity, to a massive threat on some of the worlds biggest festival stages. From Electric Daisy Carnival (United States) thru Hadra Festival (France), Maitreya Festival (Australia), Playground Festival (Brazil), The Gathering (Japan), Ommix’s Atmosphere Festival (Mexico), Groove Attack (Israel) to name a few.
Not limiting himself to the confines of only psytrance, he draws influence from many genres which gives him a sound of his own. Over the course of his career, he has had the opportunity to not only remix, but work side by side with some of the scene’s biggest names. The likes of Astrix, Simon Patterson, Ace Ventura and Skazi, only make up a portion of a massive list. With these collaborations and remixes has come some massive results including anthem “Marshmallows” with legendary Captain Hook, which has gained over 1.5 million views on Youtube till date.
An idea can only be confined for so long, and with psytrance becoming a global revolution, it was only a matter of time before others started to take notice. Freedom Fighters is now one of the most sought after names in the traditional trance scene after a groundbreaking remix of Simon Patterson’s Beatport #1 “Dissolve”. His remix not only put his name in the sights of other trance artists, but also landed him a spotlight on the world’s largest electronic music radio show, Armin Van Buuren’s legendary “A State Of Trance”.
After 5 Beatport #1’s, It was time for Freedom Fighters to show the world his true colors. After a year of intense focus and dedication, February 25, 2015 saw the release of his highly anticipated album “Rebel”, out on world class label HOMmega. Not only was the album artistic success, But it saw itself sit at the #1 spot on Beatport for multiple weeks in a row, cementing his name as an artist worth remembering.
Dark progressive psychedelic trance from East Los Angeles.