Line-up /GMS, Michele Adamson, Shaman, Gil Paradox, NoMSG, Fabeta
CONQUEST SYDNEY presents GMS
CONQUEST is back to present the elusive scientists from IBIZA, planetary centre of dance music - GMS. With their mind-blowing music pushing and blurring sonic boundaries, GROWLING MAD SCIENTISTS are one of the most in-demand live electronic music acts in the world. Something very special is cooking. See you on the dancefloor...
GMS (Spun Records / COAST II COAST, IBIZA)
Groundbreaking psychedelic trance group Growling Mad Scientists—Riktam (Shajahan Matkin) and Bansi (Joe Quinteros, who is originally from Barcelona)—regularly tour the world and have sold over 200,000 albums on over 150 releases. Their music pushes and blurs sonic boundaries and has inspired both producers and punters alike, making G.M.S. one of the most in-demand live electronic acts in the world.
G.M.S. began when Riktam and Bansi met in high school at age 14 in Amsterdam. Both were passionate about electronic music, so the duo chose to leave school and seek their education in the club scene. “We really didn’t find what we really liked to do in school,” says Riktam. “We wanted to focus on music, so we started DJing. It just felt like the right thing to do for us.”
Even though they were too young to legally enter a nightclub, Riktam and Bansi began spinning at clubs in Amsterdam. On most occasions, they had to be whisked into the building’s side door to avoid scrutiny by the authorities. While in the DJ booth, they’d often receive double takes from clubbers who caught a glimpse of the two teenagers rocking the dance floor.
It was on this Indian paradise where the heady strains of Goa trance seeped into these 16-year-old’s bodies and souls. In Goa, Riktam and Bansi DJ’ed at some of the wildest, most memorable parties of their young lives. The experience made an indelible mark on their psyche and subsequent gigs around Europe further enlightened their spirit.
Spun’s purpose is twofold: to serve as a home for G.M.S.’s music and as forum to showcase promising psy-trance talent. “We were releasing records with a lot of labels for quite a few years,” says Riktam. “We thought about how much money the label made and how much we made. It was wiser in the end to have a label of our own so that we can help ourselves and other artists and friends in the trance scene.”
With their songs now almost omnipresent, even Hollywood took note of G.M.S. in 2004 by licensing G.M.S. tracks for Man On Fire starring Denzel Washington. And if you turn on any sports network almost anywhere in the world, chances are good that you’ll hear one of G.M.S.’s tracks pumping in the background.
Having graduated from playing small clubs to performing at mega-festivals like Dance Valley and The Boom and packing super-clubs line New York’s Avalon, G.M.S. aren’t ones to rest on their laurels. As their legion of followers grows, they’re constantly refining their live show and pushing their music to the next level.
“It took us quite a while to get where we are right now,” says Riktam. “It entailed a lot of hard work and a lot of time in the studio. In the end, we’re proof that hard work always pays off.”
MICHELE ADAMSON (Spun Records, IBIZA)
Michele Adamson is a writer, vocalist, DJ & producer. Growing up between the fast paced technology of Hong Kong and the mystical culture of England, she received an extensive and inspìring education that set her on the musical path she blazes across the globe today. Her debut album Fallen Angel was released in 2005 with worldwide success. She then released a comp of her well-known trance hits with Fineplay in Japan as a pre-release for her second album, Strange Arrangements which is available now.
Michele is a prolific contributor to the scene and her distinct vocals can be heard on numerous compilations and esteemed artist albums such as Shpongle - Tales of the Inexpressible, Alan Parsons - A Valid Path, Younger Brother - Flock of Bleeps, Infected Mushroom - Converting Vegetarians and many more.
Currently touring the world with her new electro live show which she premiered at Pacha this year, Michele is also known for her high-energy, crowd-pleasing performances of material from Strange Arrangements and other trancefloor fillers, such as her collaborations with Astrix, GMS, CPU, Dynamic, & Dino Psaras, among other talented purveyors of psychedelic beats. You can catch Michele's solo psyVocal trance, electro and chill out live shows in countries in the Far and Middle East, Europe, the US, South America, Russia & Australia.
and support from
Shaman (CONQUEST SYDNEY / ILLUSION DWELLERS)
NoMSG (D'Psyfa / Subsonic Music)
GENERAL PRESALE: $40 + booking fee
TICKETS ON-SALE FRIDAY 20TH FEBRUARY 2009
Tickets available online from http://www.moshtix.com.au, http://www.inthemix.com.au and from all Moshtix outlets.
See you on the dancefloor...