Party Alien (Spiral Trax Records)

by ASTRO-D

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Spiral Trax presents a full power expedition beyond the known boundaries of space and time. These past couple of years has brought some new faces and sounds to our venerable label. Behind the scenes of this resurgence are a talented and dedicated staff working together from across the globe to find and release incredible music from both the original roster of now world famous producers but also introducing the world to new discoveries obtained on our cosmic voyages beyond the galactic rim. No one on our team is better (space) suited for this task than our hard working and persistent philosopher of Psytrance, Greek master mind Astro “D”, Dimitris Bletsas. Maintaining a strict principle of “always keep it party music” D has diligently collaborated with a veritable master’s series of top talent. Always striving to bring something important to contribute, each collaboration and remix can be heard distinctly “Astro-D” styles balanced out with a healthy dose of wizardry from each legendary pro he encounters. To be fair, while the collabs are superb, his solo tracks have really come a long way since the early days, and rightly so. Dimitris has put in years of hard work to develop his skills and plenty of hours with the top studio gods. Etnica VS Astro-D collab brings together the Italian Goa masters to prove Anything is actually possible. His work with Total Eclipse The Very First Time really opens up new doors. Pulsar is the newest kid on the block but brings a wealth of experience to their out of this world vs in Space Jam. MSDOS reboots D’s system but then takes him to all New Frontiers when this DnB heavy weight and a Psy producer combine powers. To put things in perspective for example MSDOS tunes have been played on BBC Radio 1Xtra, Ministry of Sound Radio, and by djs such as Ltj Bukem, Fabio, Dj Patife, Bailey, Jumping Jack Frost, Ez Rollers and Marky. The closing track of the huge old school hit band The Overlords remixed by Astro D and his good friend and well known cohort Chris Oblivion was included with full support by the original artists and licensed directly from Universal Records.

Astro-D is a pioneer of the local electronic music scene in Greece and an old-school raver, who got his start DJing in Athens in the early 90's, spinning techno and breaks in several famous clubs. In March 2013 he released his first EP Separate Reality on Ovnimoon Records, reaching #17 on Beaport’s top 100 Psytrance chart. August 2013 his second EP Forestphonic and single Step Beyond received support from well-known UK DJ Lisa Lashes included in her top 10 Beatport charts. His release on Pharmacy Music was supported By Paul Van Dyk and Christopher Lawrence in August 2014. His first #1 hit came the next year with his remix of a classic trance track on Andy Ling’s Fixation (Hooj Choons) that also reached #55 in the UK Singles Chart in 2000, released by Lost Language (X-Hooj Choons). This massive track reached #1 on Trance and Psytrance genres charts of Beatport. His remix of the top hit Errorhead by Hux Flux (Spiral Trax) was featured as #1 at Beatport’s “Must hear Psytrance”. Also his remix with Chris Oblivion of The Overlords Sundown went to #1 at Juno’s Top 100 Psytrance for 3 weeks straight.

In his nonstop touring and local gigs in Greece, Astro-D has had the distinct honor to have played alongside top Psy acts Laughing Buddha, Max Etnica, Hux Flux, Spirit Architect, DJ Shane Gobi, Tristan, Talamasca, M-Theory and many others. In 2012 he performed at the Aurora festival, I Love You Fest and Underground Noise + Space Alchemy Lab parties. In 2013 he perform at Dance Xperience Festival and 41Mountain Gathering. 2014 Earth Drop and Mountain Gathering. 2016 Tour de mars in Amsterdam. 2017 he’s booked for Tree of Life Festival, Genesis Fest and Samsara in Hungary. Another one remix for lost language was the epic “Into The Dawn” by Accadia that was included in the top 20 for 2016 at Trance Magazine and vandsunete.wordpress.com. Worth mentioning are the officially supported and highly acclaimed releases of remixes that were created under his fingertips for artists like Etnica, Shakta, Cosmosis, Overlords, Manmademan, Ubar Tmar, Prana, Braincell, Hux Flux, Logic Bomb and many others.

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released June 19, 2017

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