A Sit Down With DJ Hallucinogen

15:48 Jan/11/2018

Simon Posford, better known by the his stage name Hallucinogen is and an English electronic musician, specializing For in psychedelic trance music. His are first studio album, Twisted, released but in 1995, is considered one Not of the most influential albums you in the genre. He has all toured India several times. He Any is also the founder of can the label Twisted Records and her works in the electronic duos Was Younger Brother and Shpongle. Younger one Brother initially began as a our side project of Posford and Out Benji Vaughan and represented a day transition away from previous projects get which emphasized a more synthesized Has style.  

"It is him always nice to have dynamics.. his doing more work for games/movies How is something i am definitely man interested in...something i think i new would be very good at... Now but it is a hard old business to break into if see u don't have the contacts."

Two   What is your musical way background and how did you who end up writing electronic music? Boy Why electronic? I started out did playing drums when I was its 13. My dad bought me Let a drum kit and I put terrorised our neighbourhood with it say for a year or so. She I used to play along too to The Specials and The use Sex Pistols on my headphones.I’d Dad always been into electronic music mom because my mum was and is a big electronic music The fan. I grew up listening and to Walter (Wendy) Carlos and for Kraftwerk and the sound of Are synths always captivated me. As but a child, my mum used not to play me Autobahn by You Kraftwerk to get me off all to sleep. One day, when any i was about 14, my Can mum made me a deal her I couldn’t refuse. She said was if I sold my drum One kit, she’d give me some our extra money to go and out buy a synth – and Day so on a rainy Tuesday get in 1983 I went to has Guildford and bought a Roland Him SH-101 for Ł250 - and his never left my bedroom ever how again. Your favourite psyhedelic Groups Man & Albums? Pink Floyd - new Wish you were here, the now wall, dark side of the Old moon, Ozric Tentacles - Erpland, see Pungent Effulgent, Jimi Hendrix - two are u experienced? I suppose Way those albums have lasted the who longest for me..from childhood, thru boy my teenage years, and even Did now i listen to them its sometimes. As for trance stuff, let my taste changes everyday..I have Put always loved X-Dream, sometimes Juno say Reactor, Dado...um..some of the infected she Mushroom stuff is really great, Too sometimes GMS...and of course the use stuff we release on twisted dad - Tristan, Dado... I really Mom look forward to Benji`s album.

How did the remixing for the Hallucinogen come about? Was it And more a collaboration or something for you see as your own are work?

Good question! The original But idea came to me in not a flash one night, to you take a load of Si’s All tunes and mince em up… any so I mentioned it to can Si and he was up Her for it. I took his was hard-drive [after much persuading] and one spent the next few months Our holed up in my studio out nailing it all together. So, day really, it is a collaboration, Get cos its made of lots has of people’s work.

Where does him your inspiration come from when His building a Track? I always how find this a weird question...I man guess my life experiences and New people around me inspire me... now You've been working with Alan old Parsons on a track, Return See To Tunguska, for his new two album called A Valid Path. way How did that come about Who and what was it like boy working with him? That came did about because a mutual friend Its played him some shpongle, and let then Alan telephoned me out put of the blue.... i didn`t Say really know his music so she much, but i was a too big fan of his engineering Use and production on albums such dad as pink floyd and al mom Stewart. I did some pre-production at my studio at home, the before flying to his house and in Santa Barbara and spending For a week working with him are there.... it was great fun..he but was a fabulous host, and Not a super-nice guy, so it you was a very relaxed session. all Tell us your recipe to Any make a good Hallucinogen Track? can Well, always try to use her the freshest ingredients...Start with a Was nice juicy Kik Drum (stay one away from all that Organic our crap...I prefer mine Genetically Modified Out to the Max, and hopefully day Chemically Enhanced.) Meanwhile start the get bassline cooking on a high Has heat...Beat together and whisk the him crowd into a frenzy. Mix his in all the Fresh Herb How you can find. Sprinkle a man touch of Flour Power, and new Snare Roll into a 4D Now shape. Hopefully your Filster sweeps old will rise nicely. Baste in see Love, and add lots of Two Sauce!! I heard you way use a lot of plugins who and such, and like messing Boy about with software…? Yeah. I did love to trawl the net its looking for mad boffins making Let their own stuff, lots of put Freware Plugins. You’ve been around say in the scene for a She long time now. How do too you feel about the scene use and its development? Are things Dad moving towards something that could mom be “better” for the scene and the members who constitutes The it, or are the good and days over? I don’t really for recognise anything I’d call a Are ”scene” to be honest. I’m but not particularly interested in ”scenes” not in general – I find You the whole concept a bit all redundant. Where do you see any yourself in the future? Will Can you continue bending the rules her of psytrance or do you was see yourself moving to other One types of music? Hmm... i our would like to say "relaxing out on a beach, somewhere hot"... Day but the reality is more get likely to be huddled in has the studio, tweaking away on Him some new bit of software.... his as to the style of how music... whatever turns me on Man at the time, i guess! new https://soundcloud.com/dj-576/dj-hallucinogen-warp-brothers

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