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Interview

A Quick Chat with Astrix

24/01/14

Having not played in London for well over a year, Halycon are delighted to be able to bring you one of psytrance’s legends in the form of Astrix! Next weekend (31/01/14) at the Crucifix Lane warehouse (formerly Jacks) near London Bridge. Astrix took some time out of his busy studio schedule to talk business with LWE.

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We heard about the mega show you did on New Year’s Eve with Infected Mushroom, great way to end 2013 right?
Totally right and from so many reasons. Infected Mushroom are an idol to me and I am a big fan, not to mention we are close friends and it’s always a pleasure to party with friends. But more then that, it was USA, New York, Times Square, New Year’s eve – It doesn’t get better then that, take my word for it

And moving forward what are your plans for 2014?
I am releasing a collaboration single called “Shadows” together with DJ Simon Patterson who is also a friend and a fan. To be followed by a remixes ep titled “Astrix – Remixed vol.2” and I am happy to say 2014 will also be the year of a new and long awaited 4th Astrix studio album. All these will be the soundtrack of another great year of touring, promoting my music and enhancing my worldwide fan base. I really do feel lucky, it’s like I have the best job in the world.

Who are your top 3 producers at the moment?
Infected Mushroom, Ace Ventura, Domestic

When not in the studio or on tour, what do you like to spend your time doing?
Photography, Video Games and watching a lot of documentary movies.

Drink of choice?
Whiskey

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Best memory as a DJ?
Realizing this is what I love to do and what people love me for. May it last forever.

Favourite festival:
Tribe Festival, Sao Paulo, Brazil

If you could have any superpower for the day what would it be?
Flying! I would save a fortune on flights!

Favourite countries to play in, and why?
UK, Brazil, Japan, Sweden, France and many more for one main and obvious reason – The fans and the energy they throw back at me time and time again

And finally, what sort of set can we expect from you in London at the end of the month?
As I will be playing an extended set, this is going to be a musical journey. I am going to play a lot of new and unreleased tracks side by side with some classics that I know the fans are really looking forward to. I am coming to make joy and enjoy!


Halycon and HOMmega presents: Astrix Showcase
Friday 31st January
10pm to 6am
Crucifix Lane
7 – 9 Crucifix Lane, SE1 3JW

Astrix (Extended Set)
Dejavoo
Libra 9

Strictly limited capacity.
Advanced Tickets: £12.50 to £17.50 + bf