Croatia (Croatian: Hr̀vātskā), officially the Republic of Croatia, is a country located in Central and Southeastern Europe, at the crossroads of Western Europe, the Pannonian Plain, the Balkans, and the Mediterranean Sea. Its capital (and largest city) is Zagreb. Croatia borders Slovenia and Hungary to the north, Serbia to the northeast, Bosnia and Herzegovina to the east, and Montenegro to the southeast, and it has a sea border with Italy to the southwest.
Aldo first Trance radio shows started in the early 90′ wave of electronic music (you could even see Astral Projection video clips on local TV networks in those days) Party culture was paused during the 604 highlight in the western europe and world wide in 90′ exept in small groups of psytravellers that encountered Trancesomewhere over borders Trance as next step of psychedelic movement from 60′ stays quite unknown.Techno and House scene is keeping all the people around.
Founders of the Psytrance scene in Croatia are DJ’s Marino and Space Lily psytravellers that camed back to country and they did kept fire alive trought first few years. Until 2001 there where two streams with Trance parties.
One mainstream organization called Astralis that presented goa and post goa sound with world wide known artists and label parties like Flying Rhino, Cosmophillia, Matsuri… Presenting the Trance sound but didn’t cared about other aspects of Trance culture and it’s psychedelic heritage.
And second stream that started with Marino and Space Liliy that continuated with organizations. So new crews where formed like Metamedia, Mars Room and Tribalizer that remeined underground since nowdays covering all aspects of Trance culture. Trought years that comed Astralis becamed more and more Euro Trance oriented project loosing its psychedelic music notation.
That made fertile soil for underground subculture and first flowering of the scene started in 2001-2002 with constant party rate. New psyheads being linked via network by Trancepleme forum. So the scene was not only in capitol city Zagreb but it was situated in other cities like Pula, Rijeka, Osijek and last offspring town Knin scene was usually supported by local crews. and due to scene opening, with more and more partygoers, crews merged and first international scale festival Underwater Overground (UWOG) was borned that was mostly powered by ATTACK group of people consisting out of people with roots in Trance, Dub and Punk subculture scene.
Main Organizer of UWOG festival was Domagoj Šeks- Sheki well known psytraveller and DJ Kobayagi. Cycle continueted in 2004 on legendery UWOG#2 in island Hvar. In 2005 tragic death of Sheki in Goa had big impact on the scene. Even with all the troubles this small scene experienced with Sheki ‘ s lost as most vital member of Attack and UWOG.
UWOG was held in 2005 and 2006 almost on pure faith. Exept those festivals dedicated to Sheki there where almost no events those years. At the time Trancepleme forum is taking a roll of keeping the vibe alive if not vibrant and outhere. Spring after last Uwog festival scene started to florished again with new people and crews over whole country like: Ministarstvo Psihodelije, Soundforms and Tribalizer with new branches Mali Princ and Psyebancia, also ODDvod crew, for capitol city Zagreb, Metamedia in Pula, Mars Room/Psycordia in Rijeka, Boomshroom in Osijek and HUK in Knin.
But money rocks Trance world also and even with it’s open air friendly climate along with sea shores and islandsCroatian tribe didn’t held international scale festival since 2006 UWOG.
Shure music changed over years, people come and go but being small and underground Croatian scene menage to stay true to it’s primal belives and ideals of psychedelic movement and its tradition… ok we didn’t splitted many atoms but integrity of the scene remeined Psycore.
- Average ticket price for party is from 3-7 euro for one night events(but many smaller openairs are free )
- Averege beverage is 1-1.5 euro for water and 1.5-2 euro for beer.
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