Francesca a.k.a Psykia, is an eclectic DJ and producer from the underground music scene, her first contact with music was at the age of six when she first took a violin in her hands which, even now, is the instrument closest to her heart.
She studied classical music throughout her adolescence but at the same time was introduced to electronic music, thanks to her brother DJ Sword, a great collector of Trance and Techno vinyls from their very beginnings.
Initially she was intrigued by ambient, electro,techno and trip hop sonorities, later she became involved in the psychedelic sounds and culture, she went to study Electronic Music at Rome’s “University of Music” and left 2 years later with a Diploma.
Fully involved from the psy trance culture, in 2006 she went to Goa to write an anthropological research on the Goa trance movement for the University La Sapienza in Rome, she then published a book whose title is “Trancefloor: an Ethnographic Research on the Soundscapes of Dancing Souls.”
After spending few months in Goa later in 2008, where she had the chance to play her first set on the beautiful location of Anjuna Beach (at "Curlies",very inspyring indeed!!), she began her journey as DJ exploring all the nuances of foresty/psy/dark trance but also progressive, techno and chillout.
She is currently collaborating with Psynon Records, based in London she never stop travelling all over the world and playing alongside the biggest names on the international psy-trance scene.