The Capital Monkey mingles with his fellow primates and spontaneously proves himself to be an alpha male in terms of groove. Only 20-years old, Atha represents the newest generation of Brazil's flourishing Psy Trance producer scene. His youthful euphoria is very noticeable on this debut release: Tight offbeat basses and percussions are the quintessence of a perfidious rhythmic catchiness. Wild sampling without any respect for genre standards lends to the titles a very vivid and modern feeling. Sweet melody entries alternating with sick effect cascades and mad breaks will make progressive apes go bananas!
The Tulk was born in Hamburg, Germany and is still living there today.
He discovered his first Psy Trance parties back in 1998. He really fell in love with the music, and after a few parties he decided to start his own music production. In 1999 he formed the group Optokoppler with his friend Oliver (Mondoshivan) They have already released 2 Full On albums.
The first one was released on USTA Records, the second one on Y.S.E. The last 2 years they have travelled around Germany, Europe and Japan, and have been playing a lot of gigs.
Already as wee nipper Stefan was blessed with enormous creative power. However, as soon as little Stefan received his first Gameboy, he was occupied for the next couple of years. Time for eating and going pee-pee could hardly be fit in between the missions of utmost importance, which consisted mainly of pushing buttons in order to save the princess in the end.
Stefan has never since been able to kick his Gameboy habit. With his meanwhile 27 years the Bernese does not collect quite that many mushrooms but earns his keep as a graphic artist instead. Amongst other things he designs fabulous psy-flyers (http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.1104632694544.2017695.1188550548). Nevertheless, he still spends every free minute manipulating buttons and controllers.
Inspired by Zelda, Tetris and princesses in distress "Gameboy" creates playful sounds that chase dancers through the darkest dungeons only to let them leap from cloud to cloud shortly afterwards. In his music he skillfully plays with light and dark capturing powerful vibes and emotions and surprising his audience with unexpected turns.
Over the last two years, Gameboy has been conquering European Psy-Castles, armed with Synthesizer and Laptop -- easily recognized by the pixel-dominated images on his T-shirts. At the "Fusion Festival" in Berlin he was able to record his biggest level-up so far together with 3000 enthusiastic Space Invaders. In the meantime, now collaborating with Amplidudes Records, he has become one of the most frequently booked Psy-DJ in Switzerland. His repertoire spreads from Fullon over Minimal-Tec to Progressive and is constantly expanding.