Pharmacy Winter Carnival: [Evil Empire]
Author: Danni B
Wednesday, June 9, 2004
Despite continued protests from the Pharmacists Board or Victoria, Pharmacy remain resolute to continue healing the world with their patented prescriptions of brutal hard trance, sinister acid storms, filthy tech-trance grooves, and a smattering of uplifting 'chicken soup for the soul' trancey goodness.
Comprising the very first Pharmacy boy band are Swiss trance prodigies S.H.O.K.K & Flutlicht, heir to the techtrance dynasty Marcel Woods, Melbourne's orchids from the afterworld SonicAnimation, proving once and for all that hip hop deejays don't play techno, the irrepressible Afrika Islam (Son of Bambaataa) and of course Pharmacy's very own Frankenchrist; the Hellraiser!
S.H.O.K.K. [Overdose Records, Switzerland]
SHOKK's unique sound has dazed clubbers around Europe and across the globe. Claudio has played virtually every major trance festival including Nature One and the Zurich Street Parade as well as UK institutions including Gods Kitchen and the Tidy Weekender. Proclaimed as the new trance prodigy, SHOKK is responsible for the anthems 'Folie de Deux', 'Isn't It All A Little Strange' and the smash hit 'My Madness Says What I Must Do', plus a host of massive remixes including Signum's 'Coming On Strong' and Dj Spoke's 'Ignition'. SHOKK and Marcel Woods have just completed a new collaboration for ID&T under the moniker Woodshokk called 'Tulips & Chocolate' - a hard trance monster in the making!
Flutlicht [Drizzly Records, Switzerland]
The Flutlicht name is fast becoming a major brand in the harder edged trance scene worldwide. His remixes and productions are in demand all over the planet. His singles 'Icarus', 'The Fall' and 'Mutterkorn' have seen phenomenal success. On the remix side Flutlicht has reworked such acts as Cosmic Gate, DuMonde, Marc Dawn, Talla2XLC and of course his partner in crime SHOKK. Many heralded Flutlicht's Melbourne performance in 2003 as one of the great moments in trance and unquestionably one of the sets of the year!
Afrika Islam / Mr. X [Son Of Bambaataa, Rocksteady Crew, DMC World Champ, USA]
Producer/Member of Ice-T
Member of Mr.X & Mr.Y with Westbam
Member / DJ of the world famous Rock Steady Crew
DMC World Champ and inductee into the Hip Hop Hall of Fame Son of Afrika Bambaataa President of the Universal Zulu Nation!
Hip hop deejays don't play techno! Prepare for one of the fattest block party sets from one of the most successful musicians on the planet! Only the biggest and best party tunes cut, scratched and mashed together across four decks!
Afrika Islam has produced with Madonna, Red Hot Chili Peppers, George Clinton, Tricky, Carl Cox, Paul Van Dyke, Dj Rush, Moby, Prodigy, Nine Inch Nails, Dr Dre and Ice Cube as well as touring with Guns N Roses, Metallica, Jeff Mills, Kai Tracid, The Beastie, Run DMC and his partner in crime Westbam!
Marcel Woods [ID&T, Holland]
Tulips, windmills and kinky porn are not the only exports paving Holland's way in the world. Recently the Dutch have become infamous as their new breed of techtrance gurus rock crowds across the globe. Like Marco V and Don Diablo, Marcel Woods has taken the world by blitzkrieg with his own harder than most twist on the tech trance franchise. While headlining mega-festivals such as Defqon1, Sensation, Mysteryland and Shockers, it is Marcel's productions such as 'Time Is Running Out', 'Theme Of Sensation 2002' plus his collaborations with Swiss maestro SHOKK and German stalwart Yves De Ruyter that have made him one of Hollands most in demand deejays. Got wood- He have!
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