A psy mashup set of sorts….ethereal, rollicking and spacey trance weaved together with cleaner club sounding psy-tech goes someway to describing this superb set from Marciana (Back To Mars). Marciana is originally from Brazil but has been resident in Amsterdam since the 90s, where she stayed in the ELF community soon after arriving. Here she made her creative contacts including the infamous '9 lives of Hofmann' crew who she later teamed up with, investing her time and music energy into building that part of the Dam's psychedelic scene, all the while honing her skills as an international DJ.
Since then Marciana has performed across Europe and recently taken pen to paper, sharing her perspectives on Amsterdam's psychedelic scene in 'Psychedelic Traveller 'magazine. Links can be found on her website. Meanwhile we hope you enjoy the set :)
- 1. Dohm "Lonely Creatures" Mighty Queen Records
2. Peace Data "Dancing Revolution" - Arkona Creation
- 3. Galactic Monkey "Ticket to Fresno" - Catawampus Records
- 4. Ozmali "Petite Chevre" - Ozmali Records
- 5. Gido "Grasas (Gaiana Rmx)" - Blue Hour Sounds
- 6. REV & Illegal Machines "Fringy Take Away" - Bom Shanka Music
- 7. Audiosex "Dollar Galaxy" - Adx Records
- 8. Red "Audio Drama" - Mighty Queen Records
9. Bon "Welcome to my Computer" - Pixan Records
Artist's own bio:
Born in Brazil, Back to Mars (Marciana) has been living in Europe for a very long time. Psytrance got into her life right after she arrived in Amsterdam in the late 90's and went to live in the ELF, a big squat that housed a community of many artists, musicians, DJs, producers, painters, shamans and freaks.
It was in 2001 that DJ'ing became a part of her, when she started helping with building and playing at the parties from 9 Lives of Hofmann, an underground Psytrance crew from Amsterdam and she has since grown into a versatile DJ.
Her style is either Minimal Progressive Psytrance (Zenonesque) or Dark Psytrance and often she likes mixing them to create a journey, so she enjoys the freedom of doing that which fits the time and suits the place.
In Amsterdam, she also plays Deep House, Lounge, World music and Tech House in lounge bars.
She has performed in Austria, Brazil, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Holland, Hungary, Italy, Germany, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain and Sweden.
Back to Mars also writes for the Psychedelic Traveller (the magazine that specializes in global psychedelic trance), bringing out the article about Psytrance in The Netherlands. You can find a link for these articles clicking on "links".
She has recently been invited by the Australians Hedonix to represent their label, Electric Power Pole Records, which concentrates in groovy and deep Progressive Psytrance.