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August 30, 2018 11:55 AM

Stapanii Timpului, the new masterpiece by E-Mantra

E-Mantra, the Romanian star of darkish acidic goa, is back with a 4th full album on Suntrip Records After a summer break (with our Apsara Festival) we are proud to present this masterpiece on our shop & bandcamp!

The album starts with "Rusalka", a huge dancefloor stormer with an enormous kick, followed by a darker pure acid 303-stormer: "Ghosts in the Mist". Slowly the album evolves in recognisable E-Mantra territories: darker acidic goa-trance with spooky melodies and massive bass. Tracks like "Ravenmocker", "At The Foothills of Kogaion" & "Typhon's Wrath" will destroy every trancefloor! During the last tracks we hear the first rays of sun again! Blisfull melodies accompanied by another dose of acid-sounds allover! To end this epic story E-Mantra shows his ability for downtempo trance again. 

No doubt, when this album hits the speakers, it will make you dance, smile and go crazy! And if you like it, dont forget the other classics by E-Mantra released on Suntrip Records! As usual the mastering is done by Tim Schuldt, for an extra crispy result!

https://suntriprecords.com/product/item/SUNCD51/
https://suntriprecords.bandcamp.com/

And that's not all, we also offer you new Suntrip T shirts and cds from other labels in our shop!  We are sure your trance needs will be fulfilled soon!

  

Posted by: Fabien Mars
Comments: 0
May 10, 2018 11:15 PM

Darker, stronger, here is Morphic Resonance's new album: Perplexity!

There it is!

After two years of hard work , Christian aka Morphic Resonance follows up on his debut album "The City Of Moons" with a darker, more industrial, and yet ultra psychedelic second album called "Perplexity".

 In this sequel you will hear more of his magic! Smashing kicks and basslines, acidic melodies, industrial distortion and a high amount of psychedelic effects will bring you into another dimension!

The beautiful artwork was made by Rodolpho Morais from Brasil and mastering is by Tim Schuldt, another master of industrial influenced psychedelic trance!

Oh, and it has very good reviews on Psynews too :)

Seriously? Go get it !
Bandcamp
Suntrip Records shop

 

 

Regarding the new E-Mantra album we talked about last time, we're progressing: mastering is in progress and we have a mockup to show :)

Extracts are coming very soon !!

 

 

And last but not least, let's talk about the Apsara Festival


We are delighted to see all the support we get, and people coming from a hundred countries!!
We have annouced almost every uptempo artist now, and I'm not sure we can pack more awesome artists in just 5 days !

We'll get to the downtempo artists in the coming weeks :)

We did our best to pack our website with all sorts of useful information.

Now I think it's time I invite you to get your ticket on https://tickets.apsara-festival.com :)
There's also some information page over our phases and their pricings.

As we're deep into the production / schedule / logistics phase, I'm taking the opportunity to call for volunteers ready to help us DURING the event. We know you wanna dance, and won't be asking you to work too much, and there's an incentive too, so why not apply ?

 

Posted by: Fabien Mars
Comments: 1
April 8, 2018 2:19 PM

We were silent but we weren't idle...

Hello Suntrippers !!

Finally Spring is upon us and the first rays of light that are drawing a highway to the summer, the fesitval season and of course our dearestApsara Festival !!!

 

In order to prepare for that, we have some great music for you !!!

First Cristian of Morphic Resonance has spared no effort to give the final touches to his new album "Perplexity" to be released in the very first days of May.

A must for all lovers of darkish, ominous, acidic, dirty old school goa-trance!

His first album, "The City of Moons" was voted as the best album of the year 2016 on Psynews, and his Pleiadians Remix mini album on DAT Records gained a lot of attention as well. In this sequel coming exactly two years later, you will hear more of his magic! Smashing kicks and basslines, acidic melodies, industrial distortion and a high amount of psychedelic effects will bring you into another dimension!

The beautiful artwork was made by Rodolpho Morais from Brasil and mastering is by Tim Schuldt, another master of industrial influenced psychedelic trance!

All you have to do now is head straight to the release page and enjoy the 3:30 minute long samples !!!

 

Now you're thinking...since "Perplexity" will be SUNCD49, Suntrip has to be ready to release their celebration SUNCD FIFTY compilation they've been talking about for two years ! Right ?

Well, no. We have a title, we already gathered plenty of awesome tracks, but we want it to be unforgettable so we're going to give it a few extra months.

 

In the meantime we're working on the new E-Mantra album. What was still codename SUNCD51 a few days ago has now a title: "Stapanii Timpului" ("The Masters of Time" in Romanian). Mastering is about to be done and artwork is in progress. More about it (and extracts) will be disclosed soon :)

 

And last but not least let us remind you about the Apsara Festival !

If you kept following us, you are now aware we're definitely not joking. To date, 33 outstanding uptempo live and DJ performances have been announced, and there's still 8 announcements to come including some seriously killer ones in the next 2 weeks !!!!!!

At the same time we're closing the presales Phase 1 soon, and switching to Phase 2 on April 17th. Be sure to buy your ticket now !!!

For all sorts of infos about our festival, besides our facebook page, be sure to check the location, guidelines, parking, camping, facilitiesFAQ and of course line up pages on our official website.

 

Let the Sun shine, and see you soon !!!

Posted by: Fabien Mars
Comments: 0
February 7, 2018 12:25 AM

Get to know Ray Castle works with our new release: "Mystique Of The Metaverse"

One of the most distinguished trail-blazing legends of the nineties Goa movement, Ray Castle, has salvaged his DATs from a rhyzome time capsule stash containing artefacts from a truly revolutionary epoch.

And today we are releasing a retrospective over his most striking works with "Mystique Of The Metaverse".

Mystique Of The Metaverse is a pedigree selection of tracks resulting from mind-melding sessions at the apogee of Goa trance’s ascension as a multivalant style of dance music nuanced in metaphysics and cosmos and psyche. And they have been remastered by Tim Schuldt from the original DAT tapes!

DJ-ing in Goa, India, from the late eighties, Ray was able to translate the ultra word “Goa-state-of-mind” into this numinous music, seminal to psychedelic-intentioned dance music for wilderness settings. 

With "Mystique Of The Metaverse" we hope you to get a glipse of what it used to be when the whole Goa movement started, in this period of crazy exhilarating boundless creativity !

Head to the release page or our bandcamp page and enjoy the music !!

Posted by: Fabien Mars
Comments: 0
January 23, 2018 12:00 PM

The Triquetra debut album "Ecstatic Planet" is released!

You like Crazy, acidic, full power, old school influenced Goa trance which puts dancefloors on fire? Don't search any longer... Suntrip Records just released the debut album of Triquetra!

Instead of a huge promo text, just listen to the samples and buy if you like. Spread the word and thanks for the support!

The release is available on our own shop and of course on bandcamp !

...Oh and the guys are going to play in the Apsara Festival we're organizing too :)

And the mighty twins are not hiding behind their computer, they also use live instruments !!!


 

Posted by: Fabien Mars
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January 5, 2018 3:00 AM

Triquetrappy new year !

Hello Everyone,

The Suntrip Team wishes you a fantastic new year 2018 !

So much has happened in2017...OK let's do a small recap first: We started the year like we promised...

Mindsphere - Mental Triplex : Mindream (SUNCDLE06)
VA - Inti (SUNCD45)
K.O.B. - Identity Mash (SUNCD46)

...and finally...

Astral Projection - Let There Be Light EP (SUNCDEP02)

   

 

We hope you appreciated the ambient side of Mindsphere, and got a full taste of our new recruits, and new directions from known projects, with Triquetra, Sykespico, Ovnimoon, Morphic Resonance and Celestial Intelligence all featured in "Inti".

In turn, we're a little sad K.O.B. divised the audience more than Filteria. It's underrated in out opinion, as it contains fantastic darker Goa material. Re-listen to it, you'll see...

Naturally Astral Projection kept up to their promises and together with our dear remixers Filteria and Morphic Rsonance, delivered a highly acclaimed piece of joy and enlightenment ! Thanks for all the kind words we received, especially during the Conection Festival when it was just released.

 

After that, nothing... we'd promised a Ray Castle retrospective (Rhythmystec, Insectoid, Masaray...), the Triquetra album, a Connection compilation, the mysterious SUNCD50 compilation. What happened?

Well, first scheduling releases is not an exact science : Triquetra needed a few extra weeks. As for Ray, dubbing a 20+ year old DAT then shipping it from Australia to Europe, before extracting it can sure take some time. The Connection compilation just didn't happen: compiling takes time, organizing a festival too, and it gets complicated when both are at the same time...


...and that's exactly what we're doing right now as we announced the Apsara Festival to be held from August 8th to 12th in Ludos, Romania, on the ex-Transylvaliens land!

We're disclosing the lineup at a rate of 2 artists per week. You can expect a LOT of surprises in the next weeks :)

Oh by the way, presales are open and we're still in Phase 1 and we're applying a "Social" pricing for residents of countries facing complicated economic conditions. We have ambassadors too. Romania is a beautiful country, so why not come and tour once you've danced like there's no tomorrow ?

The most we'd organized before was a week-end event, that's another beast now and obviously a mountain of work when you have to learn and build everything from scratch. Fortunately some of the ex-Transylvaliens guys are helping us a great deal with...everything. Overall we'll do exactly what we've done since 2004: work hard and harder till your ears are filled with blissful music, till your muscles are propelled by energy waves, till happyness blows your mind !

Just a little background information here: the Apsara team is 5 people: Fabien, Jos "Anoebis", and Chris "Ouwe Gouwe" from Suntrip Records; Remus "Hase" and Theo "Mawski" from ex-Transylvaliens; without forgetting Rodolfo Morais, our graphic designer.. Jos and Chris have switched to a 80% work time, their remaining 20% being spent respectively on Communication/Promotion; and the company's legal things + budget/accountancy; while Fabien has decided to spend 100% of his time on Apsara's technical things, presales+ambassadors, plane tickets, flyers, on-site procedures, Suntrip's next releases of course, and a couple of unrelated projects. Remus and Theo, as native Romanians, are dealing with most of the logistics/crew. Everyone took part to the lineup selection! Since we live in 3 different countries, we're thoroughly using so-called "new technologies" to meet up and share documents. All this would have been impossible only 10 years ago.

Naturally we've created a company to make things legal, we have a realistic budget, we've met the mayor in Ludos who's happy to see a festival on his land again, our uptempo stage lineup is 95% confirmed, downtempo stage lineup 50% complete, deco confirmed (it's awesome), security too, toilets/showers agreement in progress, crews definition and procedures/shifts in progress, we're starting to select shops and volunteers, and the presales are ongoing. So you see we're damn serious and commited. Chris and Fabien are even set on learning Romanian!

We were pleased to receive support from a couple of other festival promoters. Hats off guys, thanks for believing in Goa music and in us!


Oh yes, another 2017 news you may have missed: I wrote above Chris Ouwe Gouwe is now part of Suntrip Records. We're three guys in the core team now (but we'd be nothign without the many great heplers we have). This was high time: he's one of the Old Is Gold / Trance Dimensions / Fractal Gate parties organizers, and long time Suntrip accountant and advisor, ultra square guy and hardcore Goa addict :) He will keep taking care -officially now- of 604 Bookings on top of what he used to do for us.

Suntrip is growing indeed. Not because we want it, because you want it: more music, more parties, more happiness and love mean more work, more responsibilites. It's a little scary as we're at a point where what used to be a night-time occupation is taking up a significant part of our lives (it's 3am as I'm writing this). Probably means we love it. Ah if only Suntrip could pay our rents...


 

Back to the releases now:

"Ecstatic Planet" is the debut album of one of the most talented goa-trance producers these days: Triquetra! These Belgian twins, Elric & Jurian, are blowing away the scene and played allover the world already, Israel and Japan included! Why? Because their music simply kicks ass! Acidic, uplifting but melodic for all lovers of old school goa-trance! We even heard people making a link with old Cosmosis... Can you handle that? :)

The journey starts with a melodic track, which is supposed to be the Gate to Happiness! Good, because indeed, happiness is imminent: The following tracks are pure blissfull acidic old school goa-trance! A good portion of TB303 & acid sounds, uplifting melodies, old school kicks and an interesting rhythm section! With "Gargantuan Tribes" they take a break from the madness, and show their other side: tribal trance with live didgeridoo and drums! The second part of the album evolves to more typical melodic goa-trance for the morning hours! Many dancefloors already exploded with this music, we hope you will too!

Release date is Janury 22nd, and if you can't hold your breath until then, you better get your hands on the samples on the release page !

 

Aaah this one is a jewel...One of the most distinguished trail-blazing legends of the nineties Goa movement, Ray Castle, has salvaged his DATs from a rhyzome time capsule stash containing artefacts from a truly revolutionary epoch. 

"Mystique Of The Metaverse" is a pedigree selection of tracks resulting from mind-melding sessions at the apogee of Goa trance’s ascension as a multi valiant style of dance music nuanced in metaphysics and cosmos and psyche. And they have been remastered by Tim Schuldt from the original DAT tapes!

DJ-ing in Goa, India, from the late eighties, Ray was able to translate the ultra word “Goa-state-of-mind” into this numinous music, seminal to psychedelic-intentioned dance music for wilderness settings. 

Game changer, Rhthmystec, is testimony to his long-term relationship with Nick Taylor and what was happening in Byron Bay in the mid-nineties.

An artistic catalyser in Japan from the late eighties, he made parties and collaboratively conjured tracks. Time Traveller Of Trance was channeled with Masayuki Kurihara above his family restaurant, to become a Goa masterpiece, now reanimated with JoyfullNative’s stellar remix. 

In the Roland robot kingdom, under the spell the far East, he had visions of a “neuro tribe” with Susumu Yokota and Take Tokuda, out of which came the Sonic Sufi sessions. 

Deep in the Australian bush, together with Nick Spacetree and Mark Turner, he engaged in rituals and field recordings in the company of disembodied spirits and extra-terrestrials. These paranormal, and out of the body, experiences are Insectoid.
 

In the great Suntrip mixup tradition, this SUNCD47 will be released on February 14th, after Triquetra's SUNCD48, and guess what ? I just made the samples available on the release page.

 

Still here ?
OK.
Morphic Resonance's second album, codename SUNCD49 is next. It's almost ready and it will kick your ass in your bedroom as surely as it did at Connection. Expect the massage in April.

Then we have no other choice but to release our "mythic" SUNCD50 compilation during spring before Apsara :)
The concept:

  • CD1: Sunshine Goa
  • CD2: Darker Goa
  • CD3: <surprise-surprise>

We're already selecting tracks but don't hesitate to submit some more promos!


We seriously have no idea of what we'll release in the second semester, we just know several other artists are still working on their new albums: Celestial Intelligence (2nd album), Cosmic Dimension (2nd album), Merr0w (2nd album "Odysseus"), Mindsphere (the 3rd "Mental Triplex")... We sure hope the prospect of seeing you dance at Apsara will give them extra motivation !!!!

Have a sweet sweet year 2018 and see you on the dancefloor!

Posted by: Fabien Mars
Comments: 1
October 15, 2017 11:07 PM

A teaser for the end of the year...and beyond

Hello everyone!

Now the dust has settled from the last Goa festivals of the season (Transylvaliens, ZNA, Connection), it's time to give you an update with our plans...

First we would like to thank you all for the amazing feedback we got with the Astral Projection "Let There Be Light" EP. We spend some time with Astral Projection at Connection and they are equally delighted to see the enthusiasm surrounding them and their music. Hopefully it will give them further energy for their next projects!

You can still get the release on our shop or on bandcamp (although the vinyl is selling fast, we've sold two thirds of them)

 

Now the news!

We've been discussing a lot since the ZNA with Mr Ray Castle (Rhythmystec, Insectoid, Masaray...) and have recently come to an agreement to re-release some of his best tracks (both Goa and acidic music). The working title is "Mystique Of The Metaverse". This is connoisseur music, so we're not sure it's going to be a SUNCDLE (Limited Edition) or not.

At this very moment Ray is searching thgouth his DAT's for the original unmastered tracks, in the prospect of sending them to mastering and achieve the best possible experience. This might take time so we're not sure when the CD will be released. Hopefully December.

 

In the meantime the Triquetra brothers from Belgium are almost done with their album. Working title "Ecstatic Planet". Nine tracks packed with Goatrance melodies, tribal influences and scratchy acid lines! Everyone is working hard so so can get it in your hands before the end of the year !!!

 

Like we said earlier in the summer, a lot of other artists are working on their new albums: Celestial Intelligence (2nd album, which you enjoyed very much at Connection, didn't you ?), Cosmic Dimension (2nd album), Merr0w (2nd album "Odysseus"), Mindsphere (the 3rd "Mental Triplex"), Morphic Resonance (2nd album, also made a big impression at Connection), and even Ethereal... Most of them require more time, thus will be released in 2018. That's how it goes with us : quality before anything else :)

 

Last but not least, many people came to us during Connection to ask whether or not some "rumour" surrounding us was true. We cannot confirm anything right now but if we manage to iron out the open topics we currently have, we will make an announcement in the next few weeks :)

Mystery....ah, mystery...

Posted by: Fabien Mars
Comments: 0
September 7, 2017 12:43 AM

Astral Projection - Let There Be Light

At last it's here! The legendary Avi & Lior aka Astral Projection, pioneers on the Goatrance scene, have revived their legendary label Trust In Trance and are teaming up with Suntrip for a very special set of remixes of their iconic tracks!

Tracklist:

1    Filteria - Filtertraces (Astral Projection Remix)    
2    Astral Projection - Let There Be Light (Filteria Remix)
3    Astral Projection - Enlightened Evolution (Morphic Resonance Remix)
4    Astral Projection - Another World (2017 Remix)

 

This instant-classic release comes as a Maxi CD like in the golden age days, digital of course, and also Vinyl, for the first time with Suntrip!

Check them out on our shop or on bandcamp!

Ah, we have to tell you that, due to the usually desertic summer period and the very busy times vinyl factories are facing (never thought I'd write that in the XXIst century), the vinyls are delayed a bit, and will be available within a couple of weeks. We're curretnyl working with the factory to make this delay as short as possible. So if you're buying it on our shop or bandcamp, you may have to wait till we can actually shop it. Think about it also if you're set on buying the CDM together with the vinyl.

 

Enjoy the music !!!

Posted by: Fabien Mars
Comments: 3
August 15, 2017 8:00 PM

Let There Be Light !

Astral Projection were pioneers on the Goatrance scene and have been storming the dancefloors for more than 20 years with their uplifting and hypnotic music signature!

And we are delighted to announce that their new EP "Let There Be Light" feat. remixes by Filteria and Morphic Resonance will be released by Suntrip Records on September 8th. First as Maxi CD, and a few days later as Vinyl !

Extracts are available on the release page!

First you’ll have the privilege to hear Astral’s rework of the sublime “Filtertraces” track by Filteria. Giving it their so special spiraling recipe, Avi and Lior gave it a trippy and panoramic touch!

Second Filteria returns the favor with his own version of the fantastic “Let There Be Light” track by Astral Projection. The production upgrade and filteria-esque melodies do wonders to the goatrance anthem and on the dancefloors where it’s played!

Then, Morphic Resonance, shows the full extent of his skills as he embarks you on a sci-fi rollercoaster ride with his remake of Astral Projection’s “Enlightened Evolution”. Expect massive melodies and the usual explosion of energy from the Catalan artist!

Last but not least, Astral Projection have remixed their own “Another World” track from the 1999 eponymous album. Yet no doubt the Israeli duo is stunningly sharp as it managed to give it exhilarating new twists as well as a splendid production!


This incredible collaboration shows once again goatrance music is a blessing and we hope it will enlighten your path!

Posted by: Fabien Mars
Comments: 1
May 10, 2017 12:00 PM

Ready for another Kind Of Behavior ??? Identity Mash is here!!!

Hello

We're halfway spring and the Sun is already strong. Time for some shiny Goatrance!

In the past years, Jannis Tzikas a.k.a. Filteria has built a solid reputation: known for his crazy climaxes, the man has left every dancefloor upside down. Tracks like Dog Days Bliss & Life Never Sleeps from his latest “Lost in The Wild” album have set a new milestone in Goa music!
We’re not sure, but the Stockholm-based keyboard addict may also have developed a musical split personality through his OCD for analog synths.
And today he’s presenting us “Identity Mash”, the debut album of his K.O.B. side-project: a psychedelic journey, where he has forged a new blend of intelligently crafted structures, percussive rhythms, and melodic booby traps under 303 air-raids!

The release is available on our shop here: https://suntriprecords.com/product/item/SUNCD46/

 

“Check In” softly introduces the “patient” to his new sonic asylum full of odd sounds and scratchy riffs, but “Folie à Deux” accelerates immediately to a manic dancefloor track that sends you under a heavy load of twisted loops, distorted leads and relentless rhythmics!

“Klecks” follows up with a rant of bubbly sounds and melodic sequences; a true heritage to Australian oldschool goa trance! Now the “Filteria” personality tries to resurface: the very electronic low end of “Grandiose thoughts” marries like a charm with symphonic layers…until K.O.B. takes over and blows you up with a downpour of 303 ‘s! Likewise, “Inculcating Ideas” is set to leave a strong mark in people’s mind: twisted, melodic, and merciless uplifting Filteria climaxes for maximum dancefloor damage!

Hold on, “Identity Mash” may be the strongest track of the album with banging rhythmics, a chaos of analog sounds and a staggering ending that acts a pliers on your mind.

Then, “Cousin It” introduces the forest part of the album with ambiances ranging from howling hypnotic to blatantly acidic !

Finally, “Check Out” concludes the lunacy, as the forest music master Battle Of The Future Buddhas joins K.O.B. on an analog rampage suited to substitute to the best treatments!

Posted by: Fabien Mars
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