Mentor My Mix Podcast With DylAlien

Dylalien: Bending Psytrance to the West Psy Sound and Touring

In this episode, we get to know Dylalien, a San Francisco-based artist who writes West Psy, a style of dance music born out of the Goa Gil Psytrance parties in Northern California.

Dylalien and Quasar, are the duo behind Fractal Cowboys. The two have played around the world on 5 continents and at some of the largest festivals in Europe.

Dylalien shares the Fractal Cowboys song “Backdoor Dinosaur,” the first West Psy release put out with his musical partner of many years, Quasar. They also listen to and discuss his latest solo creations, “Clocktower” and “Waken and Baken”, recently signed with Dome Of Doom Records. 

Dylalien and Greg discuss the hallmarks of the emerging West Psy genre as an evolution of Psytrance music and its influences from traditional Psytrance and west coast Bass music. Dylalien points to his personal inspiration from artists like Negativland and from creating “psychedelic propaganda” sound collage art before being introduced to Psy Trance at Burning Man.

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Dylalien talks about his experience putting on events, from his first time meeting Goa Gil at Burning Man to now touring the world and performing in front of 10,000-plus crowds in South America and Israel.

The discussion focuses on the importance of evolving a genre and how that happens and the emerging regional differences in the popularity of Psy Trance, West Psy, and other Psychedelic genres around the world.

Dylalien has recently joined the LA-based Record Label Dome of Doom, and is excited about the opportunity to grow a larger audience here at home in California!

Dylalien: Bending Psytrance to the West Psy Sound and touring the World

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