Freedom Festival – Official Photo Gallery

After long hours of selecting photos from all editions,  we present you a photographic record of all the editions of freedom festival which have been performed over 12 years, moments that have been in history and our hearts! Thank you all for there memorable moments! Moments suspended in time!

 

WoW Deco @ Freedom Festival

In 2005 we took the first step and gave birth to the first ever Freedom Festival. We then delivered the sacred task of creating a dynamic dancefloor to the Tribe of Frog, currently known as WOW (Worlds Of Wonder). We faced some difficulties with the elements that year, as it was the first time we were building something so large in an open field, to last standing for six days.

Somehow we passed the test, and now fourteen years later and with much more experience, we have decided to work together once again with this crew on this new challenge! It is with great satisfaction and affection that we present the return of our brothers from WOW Deco, to imbue the dance floor with passionate creative magic.

At this moment they are commencing to plan and prepare pieces uniquely designed for use at Freedom Festival 2019. We are excited to meet the creatures of the forest, for whoever knows the fantastic work of this group of artists, knows that they will transform our woodland dance space into an enchanted and enveloping forest realm!

 

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1200 micrograms by CHICAGO @ Freedom Festival 2019

DJ Chicago (David P Christman)-Tips Records
He is a veteran Goa/ Psy Trance DJ and a band member of 1200 Micrograms with Raja Ram, Riktam & Bansi (GMS).
One of the “Godfathers” of Goa/Psy Trance, in Goa from the beginning of Electronic Dance Music in 1983
– 66 Years old…with Raja Ram, the oldest Trance DJs in the scene (but young at heart!)
– A founder of 1200 Micrograms band,(with Raja Ram, Riktam, and Bansi/GMS), one of the most influential bands of all times in the trance scene
– DJing everywhere around the trance world, at the major festivals Ozora, Boom, Voov, Antaris, XXXPerience,Rainbow Serpent, Full Moon, Indian Spirit, TranceLoversNation, and many others, and playing trance parties all around the globe, all European countries, USA, Brazil, Mexico, Israel, Russia, Ukraine, India,Hungary, Australia,New Zealand, Dubai,Chile, New Caledonia,Thailand, Cambodia, and more…
– DJs 1200 MICs Hits, Full-On Psy/Goa, Retro ’90s Goa Hits, and Chill/Ambient dj sets
– Released DJ Chicago Compilation CD,”Full On – Turbo – Blast”
– Made 18 tracks with GMS/Zorba, released on TIP Records as “GMS Feat. Chicago”, and “Zorba Feat. Chicago”, separate from 1200 MICs tracks
– Has released 6 1200 MICs CDs with the band
Started DJing and our band 1200 MICs with Raja Ram, Bansi, n Riktam of GMS in ´99-2000, having a blast rocking around the globe ever since, DJing and doing 1200 MICs Live Shows from Australia to Russia to Brazil to Israel to Mexico, and everywhere else around the entire trance world.

BATTOUSAI @ Freedom Festival 2019

Ricardo Marques is BATTOUSAI who was born in the early 80’s, began his djing career in 2004 with a strong and traveling groove.

Founded Magnitud Records label in 2009. Since then, transformed his sets on a departure ticket warranted for one cosmic psychedelic trip therapy.

Thus, throughout is career as resident in the major trance scene production, in Portugal, as in many places around the world where played gave him an extensive experience at dance floor and catapulted him start producing his own tracks, since 2006.

Currently, 100%, focus on production deeply plugged with the same major principal for each track.

Accurated sound wave design for total connection with ”the” collective mind and body background.

Able of reaching unknown planets made of melting forms and matters, harmonically, synchronized within the source. Blending boundaries between an electronic technological energy field flowing through multidimensional and twisted universes in each unique stage experiment interaction.

Some of his tracks have featured some VA’s and released some EP’s in labels, besides Magnitud, such as Womb Records, Transition Records and Maharetta Records. Nowadays, Ricardo is shaken between upcoming EP’s and VA’s participations with some of his favorite artists.

KALYA SCINTILLA @ Freedom Festival 2019

Australian Music Producer and Founder of Merkaba Music, Kalya (Ka –lee- yah) Scintilla ( Sin–till –ah) has always had a love for music; playing in garage bands, banging on drum kits, spinning vinyl in the night clubs of Sydney and getting down to funk! Kalya had a knowing one night listening to one of the most profound pieces of visionary music from the legendary Herbie Hancock, that his soul’s mission was to make music his life’s devotion. Soon after this experience he enrolled himself into a two year audio engineering course and eventually left the city to work on music in the country deep into nature.

Taking on small part time jobs to get him by, he made his sole focus and time dedicated to honing his craft. He signed on with Zenon records in 2009 putting him on the map inside the psy-trance world with his first project, Merkaba. His second project, Kalya Scintilla made it to the top ten on Addictech charts in the same year and by 2011 he was touring the U.S. west coast. Kalya Scintilla took hold in the United States as dance floors were all a buzz about the masterful style in which Kalya was throwing down squelchy funky grooves that were uniquely deep and hypnotic.

In 2012 he began collaborating with artist Eve Olution inside the album Open Ancient Eyes. New elements took root as these two worked in the studio to add detailed nuances to weave the current mythos of our time within the music. This album is the first of three inside a trilogy dedicated to our human journey, this planet, and our connection to creation itself.

Today both Kalya Scintilla and Merkaba are renowned throughout almost every continent on the planet and the popularity of both projects are growing as more & more people are connected with the deep seeded intention of every song.

CRAZY ASTRONAUT @ Freedom Festival 2019

CRAZY ASTRONAUT is the project of Nikolay Golutvin the creative genius Russian that began to give in the sights with its first heterónimo musical FURIOUS. As any genius Nikolay wanted to expand to transcend their borders and risk something different and totally new, Crazy Astronaut is born.

The name Crazy Astronaut is a tribute to Yuri Gargarian Soviet cosmonaut who was the first man to travel in space in 1961, with this project Nikolay maintained the fast Bpms of FURIOUS as well as irreproachable production, but it brought melodies and light where before there was darkness and catharses psychedelic … it was not long before this new sound totally original and different begins to invade the tracks and dj sets from around the world and stand out beyond the universe of dark and hi tech.

In a short time Crazy astronaut rose to a status of new psy trance star and became the poster head of countless events and festivals across the four corners of the globe. In Portugal it was no exception and Crazy quickly became a cult artist for Portuguese trancers who still follow him today and exhaust the events where he plays. It is not a lightweight that elects Portugal as its favorite destination and its most loyal fan base!

PSYSEX @ Freedom Festival 2019

Udi has been drawn to music since he was a child. At 12 he started spinning vinyl and dj’ing at home, and by 16 was blasting house music on the Tel Aviv club scene, raising the bar of dj’ing throughout the scene. At 18 udi settled into his music career, building a trance music production lab, known as the Basement Studio.

After a long battle with a recurring crash and encountering the error message “Sysex error code 4”…
Udi followed the guidance the studion provided and took the name Psysex.
Psysex hit the shelves with “4 days of madness” (with dave saragosi) and “alien cop” (with bansi from Gms) on 12inch vinyl with “krembo records”. Following this, he quickly started releasing tracks with his Friend yoni oshrat and within two years, at the young age when udi was 20. He released his first album with yoni – “Expressions of rage” under hommega records,

During this period, Udi kept on exploring new avenues of music and was involved in ongoing projects such as:

-Domestic goblin
-Unstables with pixel

The success of Psysex’s album took udi and yoni across the globe from japan to Brazil and down across South America, playing their music and moving the dance floor. In 2001, they released their second album “Hardcore Blastoff”. Immediately, tracks like “Little Black Hole”, Dominatrix, Dirty 80’s (with Infected Mushroom) gained huge dancefloor and dj popularity, increasing Psysex’s popularity among lover os psytrance around the world.
In 2002 Udi and Yoni took the project to the next level by producing a concept album about an alien invasion, “Come In Peace”, which was released in june 2003. This album represented the peak of creativity and collaboration between Udi and Yoni, following it’s release they went on a 2 year world tour, playing at the biggest festival’s, parties and clubs.

The long period of touring, lack of studio work and creativity flow took their toll. In 2005 Yoni and Udi decided to release one last remixes album together of their classic hits. Known as “Remixed”, the album included remixes made by Domestic & Pixel, Eskimo, Gms, X-Noize, llumination(Born Sleepy) and Violet Vision(J-views) a remix for l..s.dance by Psysex and bonus track produced by Udi and Eran (Star X).

In 2006 Udi realized he couldn’t abandon his love, and performed in new places around the world — Boom-Portugal, Zoom-Switzerland and Tribe Brazil, all the while producing and collaborating with other artists.

2007 was spent back in the Basement Studio, crafting his first solo album still under the name Psysex. The album, “Healing” was released in early 2008 on hommega. Including collaborations with Artists like “U-recken” in “The message” and “P.t.x” in “Hologram”, in addition to solo tracks of Udi like “Back To Nature” Frectus” and “Goa Human Experience”

After the excitement of the Healing album settled down, Udi found himself contemplating life and rethinking both his inner self and his music. Becoming a vegan and spending time in the high mountains of the Himalayas, changed Udi’s perception oflife and music, this time taking 6 years to complete his life masterpiece “Mind Penetration” That was released with “Hadra Records” in France on January 2014

Creatures of the Forest

Once upon a time, when man was just a guest newly arrived, the Earth belonged to the creatures of the forest. By creatures of the forest, we mean gnomes and elves, fauns and faeries, goblins, ogres, trolls… They watched over it and cared for it, played, danced and sang, treated the injured, settled disputes between species and sat mushrooms discussed above issues of importance. Thus was the world where humanity was born.

Man discovered agriculture. With it, civilization flourished and expanded. Forests guaranteed wood supply, while the fields were used for crops and pasture. Mankind settled. At first, this was not a problem. There were not many people, and everyone considered it to be fair letting them those little acre to make of them what they wanted. Some even decided to help: Gnomes moved into the barns, helping with gardening tasks and many trolls felt that the piles of manure were a change for the better, and decided to stay around. The remaining creatures of the forest retreated inland. The domain of Mankind spread and the forests became smaller and smaller. The Creatures began to amass in the forests, whilst in civilization things were getting worse and worse. Farmers thought they could increase their crops, and by increasing production, they ended up killing the soil. Gnomes fled, and trolls remained. Nowadays there is very little virgin land even those fade at an incredible rate. There simply isn’t enough space for all the creatures of the forest. Where did they go?

Mankind traded its connection to Earth for deforestation with logging machines with sliding, turning cows into milk machines and chickens into egg factories.

We all feel that forests, creatures, spirits and wild landscapes are the reason why trees, stones, rivers, streams, birds, snakes, bears and frogs no longer talk to us, as they did in the old tales of Native Americans, Hindus, African people or in the Bible stories? It is because we are no longer there to reply. Each deforestation, every massacre parts us more and more from our dream world and the trees, making reunification all the more difficult, although it is still possible. Somewhere, not far from here, in the real world, forests of old still stand, the buffalo still roam the prairies, the sky is still full of condors, and the deer still play with the antelope.

Wherever there is virgin land in our dream world, there is still a strong connection, bridges, tunnels and portals. Occasionally, a traveler would get lost in the vastness only to find himself back in the real world, the next day or to find out that over a hundred years had passed, or not turning up at all.

There are also other fleeting connections such as in streams or waterfalls where you can still hear the voices from the other side, when you listen carefully. When they sit near these waters, they hear a ringing shrill and screaming. While our children may see their world in their dreams, their children will see our world in their nightmares.

Moreover, there is another connection: sometimes agents from the other side infiltrate our world in an attempt to hasten reunification. Believe it or not, they miss us. Sometimes, more often than you can imagine, they send souls to our world to be born as human babies. There are many of them out here right now… They are planting gardens, living with the indigenous people, running recycling centers, starting revolutions, corrupting the youth, writing poetry…

The transition from their world to ours is not easy. It involves rituals and enchantments. At first they might not have the faintest idea of what or who they are. They may or may not come to discover it. They know, however, that they are different from most. They know that this world is not theirs. They will remember, vaguely, something better, where everything made sense and everything worked as it should be, where love and magic had the power to heal.

They see things that others may not see, hear things others may not hear, feel things that others may not feel and know things that others may not know. They will love humans individually, but they will have a tough time with mankind as a whole. They will have a handful of close friends, but often be alone.

Due to their memories from the other side, the world to them would looks like a fantastic steam organ with only a few teeth left on the gears, and because of this tiny defect, the music is all out of tune, the horses collide with each other and the children are scared, pained and crying.
The solutions will seem obvious but no one else can hear them.

They will spend a lot of their time with children and animals.
They will become drunks, drug addicts, organic gardeners, carpenters, madmen, magicians, jugglers and clowns, lunatic physicists, painters and designers of scribbles, travelers and vagabonds.
They will dress themselves with bright colors, frumpy sweaters or all black.
They will smoke too much or drink too much. They will eat only macrobiotic food.
They will often be accused of living in their own fantasy world. They will be great lovers (even the trolls).
They will spend too much time making love, or thinking about it.
They will talk to inanimate objects.
They will have eyes brighter than all the others.
They will expect for their magic to work in this world and for their love to heal and they will be crushed by that same world (often unexpectedly).
They will visit those places where the connections still exist: the waterfalls, the mountains, the ocean, the forest. They appeal to all the power they have and sometimes the magic happens. Everything will be wonderfully easy and the children will bring forth laughter and songs with sticks of cotton candy. While the rest of humanity is busy finding new and more efficient way to dump garbage on Earth by the pressing of a button, they are ate the ones saving it, bit by bit.
They share the common conviction that they are the only sane beings in a crazy world.

DICK TREVOR @ Freedom Festival 2019

DJ Dick Trevor (aka Dickster,The Green Nuns, Bumbling Loons, Circuit Breakers & AMD) is quite simply a force of trance nature.

He was right there at the inception of what people came to know and love as the Goa Trance sound & psychedelic trance music and (along with Space Tribe & Tristan) he can count himself as one of seminal producers of the scene that became one of Simon Posford’s early collaborators and long term influences.

It was in the thick of the 90’s melting pot that he met the genius of Neil Cowley and the guitar of Matt Coldrick, creating a spark that kick-started the whole movement with one of the most important albums within the genre: The Green Nuns – Rock Bitch Mafia.

Part man, part machine – Dickster has a connection with his studio that most producers can only dream of. He has been called upon by everyone for all kinds of musical advice, which he offers freely and enthusiastically. Never too busy to help, whether it’s part of the Shpongle LIVE show at Ozora or lending an old synth to an enthusiastic teenager and helping him set it up. He can count Riktam ‘GMS’, Junya ‘Eskimo’ & Leon ‘Avalon’ among his former students!

He has many collaboration side projects including: Circuit Breakers with Burn in Noise, Bumbling Loons with James Monro (Flying Rhino), AAAH YEAH with Nano Record label boss Regan, Infinitti Gritti with Ajja and Burn in Noise and more on the way!

He has released and worked on more tracks than most people have had hot dinners. His work with Danny Howells has seen him dip into the more commercial world of dance music to show the dynamic range of his skills.

Dicksters’ cheeky and brilliant mind has much to offer, and has already provided a massive backbone to the history of Psytrance. His own live and DJ sets under his Dickster moniker always deliver the most driving acid tingling dancefloor workouts with infectious grooves. Dicksters’ vibe is filled with the block-rocking love of funky complexity, mesmerizing detail, unstoppable movement and best of all… real psychedelic music!

He’s had hundreds of releases on more labels that can be mentioned here. Instead we recommend you check out his Discogs Page for that!

ARJUNA @ Freedom Festival 2019

Arjuna was born in the Himalayas in India in 1982 Ever since, he has had a unique and interesting journey through life. He grew up in Goa, the mecca of psy trance, where he saw the birth and evolution of this mystical genre.

Arjuna started collecting psytrance DATs and mini disks at a very early age. At the age of 19, he got his first shot behind the decks and there was no looking back.

Meeting with Giuseppe Parvati and Teo Discovalley gave Arjunas music taste a new direction deep and purely psychedelic and it was only a matter of time before the inevitable happened and Arjuna started experimenting with his own sounds with a Playstation game called Music 2000.

He first observed friends working at the prestigious Discovalley studio (Chapora, Goa) and then sank into more serious programming and knob tweaking on cubase.

After proving his metal as a dj in Goa, Arjuna was signed by Parvati records to represent their sound as a label DJ. By this time he had also started to perform at partys and small festivals in and around Europe. His Dj sets are a mix of organic sounding groovy dancefloor shaking bombs produced by some of his favorite artists and friends Atriohm, Farebi Jalebi, Jahbo, Syntax Error, Dronebixie, Onkel Dunkel, Gidra, Encephalopaticys. Since Goa was installed very early in Arjunas system, he always had a natural instinct to cast his spell and get people moving on the dance floors. In order to improve his own sounds, Arjuna took up an electronic music production course at S.A.E. and soon after, broke through with his very first release on Parvati records.

He has dedicated most of his time to develop and consolidate his own idea of psychedelic music. Together with his partner at the time (Seb), he made his nest in the epic Discovalley studio for a few years and his skills evolved leaps and bounds. His tracks are carefully crafted with a lot of precision and heart.

Now his sound is intense and groovy , a balanced combination of power and emotion. He incorporates tight percussive rhythms, hypnotic atmospheres and colorful scapes to create deep stories that emit a raw energy to shake the forest and all the creatures living in it. Watching dancefloors erupt since an early age, has given Arjuna the dominion to make people close their eyes, forget the world and just dance till their knees wobble. The mystical vibe of goa flows through his creations, warmly touches the soul and leaves people with their hands up asking for more and more.

Arjuna’s first Album – Primal Contact – has been released in July 2015.

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