12 - 16 July 2017


Brainiac Interview

February 10, 2017

During your professional career as a Dj, what is the track that you most prefered to play?

That is a very difficult question I wont be able to answer. There wasn't "the one" tune, there were always a few tunes that were rocking my world at that specific time in space.

Could you tell us, how you discovered the passion for psychedelic trance?

I discovered psychedelic trance by pure accident, and sometimes the things that come out of the blue hit you like a hurricane and keep you in the twist.

What is the latest project you're working on?

At the moment at 24/7 Records we (Materia, Waio, Sinerider and myself) are working really hard on a very interesting project. I don't want to reveal too much, just visit our Facebook pages for more info and updates on that.

What is a goal you would like to achieve in life?

Staying Happy!

Your project with Materia called Mindfold is getting well known, is there any plan to make an Album?

There is no specific plan yet, but we don't want to say no. At the moment our flow is a bit different and we have quite a few tracks in the pipeline that we will unleash one by one.

In addition to the genre psytrance, what other type of music do you listen to?

Pretty much everything really. If it's good, it's good. I am catching myself listening to a bit older music because even mainstream music rocked back then. If I listen to mainstream music today I feel sick 90% of the times.

Besides the passion for music, what other interests do you have?

I really love winter and summer sports. Anything that's on or in the water or snow I’m extremely down with. Besides that I have a big passion for technology which helps me survive in the daily computerized chaos. Also I have a great passion for food, not always healthy, but trying ;)

A special message for the Shankra Family?

As it is my first time I am very excited to see what the Shankra vibe is all about. I will give my best to rock all your asses and I hope that we will have the grooviest time of our lives :)

Did you have any difficulties in your career?

Too many to mention. But we learn by leaving our comfort zone.

What do you see yourself doing within the next years?

I hope it will be the same as the last 10 years. Making music and bringing it to all you wonderful people all around the globe.

Where is the place you never have been that you would like to visit?

I haven't been to New Zealand, China or Russia for example so that's definitely on the cards. Besides that I think the Antarctic would be great to visit or any place with extreme nature.

Was there a person in your career who really made an influence?

I think in everybody's career there are a few persons along the way that influence you in good and bad ways. The most important is to stay true to yourself and pursue your own goals and dreams, not somebody else's.

Shankra Foundation - Be The Change

November 3, 2016

Shankra Foundation - Be The Change

Thanks to your support and participation at our festival, we are being able to establish a solid and sustainable process to fund projects who will lead the world, tomorrow, to a better place.

As a starting point, we are adopting and taking charge of study expenses, from primary sch... Read More

Thank You For Shankra Festival 2016!

November 3, 2016

Dear Shankra Family,

our ambition and dream was, is and will always be to create a space and place for you to dance in harmony, share, care and celebrate life in oneness.
We are grateful to the people that came from 55 countries who reunited in our valley over 5 days of festival, which made our 11 months of intense work ... Read More

Shuttle Bus from Bellinzona Train Station

June 23, 2017

The Shankra’s Shuttle service is a charter bus service for a safer, more comfortable and sustainable Shankra experience.

From Wednesday 12th July, till Monday 17th July a non-stop service (09.00 - 24.00) will transport you from Bellinzona Train Station’s directly to the Festival’s gate and back.

Note that our bus... Read More

Shankra Info

July 10, 2017

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

The atmosphere here at Shankra Valley is already dazzling with radiant energy spreading from roots in the depths of ground up to the majestic sky.
Be prepared to be overwhelmed by its breathtaking grace and warmth.

Here follows a guidance to make ... Read More

Line Up will be announced on the 15th November

November 3, 2016

The 3° Edition musical line up will be announced on the 15th November 2016.

Haldolium Interview

January 17, 2017

If you were stuck on an desert island for a month, and all you could take was 3 books and 3 CD’s what would they be?

Jonathan Franzen - The Corrections
Jonathan Franzen - Freedom
David Foster Wallace - Infinite Jest

Recoil - Subhuman
S... Read More