Interview: Tristan

With a career as long as psy-trance has history, Tristan has been a constant in the ever-changing outdoor festival scene for many years. Playing at some of the most important festivals across the globe, Tristan and his music has a massive following of dedicated fans who love his full-on journeys of deep gurgling psychedelia.
Tristan’s innate sense of the dancefloor and full power psychedelic moments place him in a league of only the very highest calibre of producer. Having collaborated with pretty much every other ‘big’ name in trance at some point and releasing 2 classic albums for the famed Twisted Records, Tristan has moved into a new arena, and is now fully onboard with the NANO Records family, who are currently blazing a trail through psy-dom with their passionate approach to good times and good music! Tristan’s third album ‘Chemisphere’ is his most monstrous to date, and can be summed up by 3 letters : B-I-G !!! A newly re-kitted studio and his studying of the guitar has added some new flavours to Tristan’s signature sound, ensuring that all his fans will be utterly satisfied by these new offerings, clearly his best work to date.
Can you tell us a bit about how you first got into Psytrance?
I came to Goa in 1993 went to some parties took some LSD and my life changed forever 
Your first gig… how did it happen, where did it take place and how did you experience it?
I have been a DJ since 1990 various different kinds of music everything from jungle to rave to acid techno. I used to put on illegal parties in warehouses basements fields anywhere we could get away with it when the rave revolution happened so that I could play some music and get high with my friends. I can’t actually remember my first Psytrance gig but I do remember playing several times in Goa in 1993 and that being a golden age for our kind of psychedelic music.
 What does a perfect day look like for you?
Well it’s the end of January 2017 and I’m here in Goa on the beach with my daughter soaking up the Sun swimming eating Indian food and getting ready for a big night out at Shiva Valley on South Anjuna Beach tonight. That’s a pretty perfect day in my opinion.
What does an average week look like for you?
When I try not to keep too much of a routine but when you have a daughter and family there has to be some flexibility with that. Basically when I’m in England I’m in the studio and spending time with family and friends during the week and then away every weekend gigging wherever the Psytrance wind blows me!
You have been performing at Psy-Fi several times. What are the most amazing things you experienced here?
First of all the spirit of the festival is the most amazing thing. Doing the closing set of the event last year was a real highlight and a privilege. Doing a secret set at the Elfic pizza store was also amazing
What is the latest project you’ve been working on? Can we get excited for next years show at Psy-Fi already?
I’ve been doing a lot of collaboration over the summer of 2017. Including artists such as Manmademan, Mandala, Laughing Buddha with our fearsome engine project and of course finishing the latest killerwatts album called “The Edge Of Time” 
And last…
If you would create a list of things you definitely want to achieve or experience in your life, what would be your number 1?
Spread the Love – Receive the Love!

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