London, Britain (UK)
*** JOTi SiDHU & PSYCHAOS Biography ***
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It was Acid House in 1988 that got Joti SiDHU aka PSYCHAOS & KRANE
hooked on electronic dance music. It was also the same year that he started djing
in bars and clubs around Brighton in the UK at the tender age of 17.
His first international gig was in Paris@FRANCE in September 1990, at "Fort de Champigny"
with D-SHAKE and other headlining acts of the time. It was shortly after this that,
JOTi SiDHU embarked on the next natural step, making music. Enter the Legendary Atari Computer,
built in MIDI, rock solid timing and the original Steinberg Cubase Sequencing software.
A marriage that would take JOTi's understanding of electronic music to a new level.
In 1992 he was taken under the wing of Dave ALLEN
(most recognised as Producer of The CURE from 1985) and Andy WRiGHT
(Production on MASSiVE ATTACK, Dave STUART, EURYTHYMiCS)
working as a programmer and given the job title "Groove Consultant",
he worked with various acts such as Gianna NANNiNi, The COMMiTMENTS,
The HUMAN LEAGUE (Producer Mark "SPiKE" STENT).
Programming sessions in top studios such as The HiT FACTORY,
RAK and OLYMPiC to name but a few.
Around this time JOTi SiDHU started getting seriously
into the London, UK underground party scene and eventually one day
with friends in 1993 found himself at an exclusive outdoor party
at a remote quarry in West London, put on by a records company called DRAGONFLY.
This was where JOTi SIDHU first got his taste of the Psychedelic sound.
Mike MAGUiRE aka JUNO REACTOR and Dj Serge SOUQUE aka TOTAL ECLiPSE & The ANTiDOTE
were doing their legendary Dj double act and JOTi was hooked. Here he met DiNO PSARAS
and Steve RONAN. They went straight to JOTi'S studio after the party and AYAHUASCA was born !!!
The first releases of AYAHUASCA was on "A CONCEPT In DANCE", XL Records, one of the first Psytrance
compilations. AYAHUASCA also released on DRAGONFLY Records and followed up these releases
with a remix of Paul OAKENFOLDS "RiSE" on PERFECTO Records.
After leaving AYAHUASCA, JOTi SiDHU started his solo act PSYCHAOS,
(which was the first time anyone used the PSY term in the psytrance scene),
whose first legendary release PSYCHAOS "PSYCHAOS" was on the second CONCEPT In DANCE
entitled "TRiBAL SCiENCE" released in 1995.
This was when his sound and PSYCHAOS became extremely popular
around the globe, and would find him playing at wonderful places such as ::
* International *
SOLSTiCE Music Festival@Mount Fuji & ViSiON QUEST Festival@Japan,
The BURNiNG MAN Festival@U.s.a,
TRiBE - SOLARiS - PLAYGROUND - KABALAH - 303 Festival - Klatu - ClubA - Club Fiction…@Brazil,
TiME And SPACE Festival@Mexico,
SHAMBHALA Music Festival - Equinox @Canada,
ORiGiN Festival - ALiEN SAFARi - VORTEX@South Africa,
BAMBOO FOREST - ANJUNA Beach - 9 Bar ...@Goa - India
* Europe *
GLADE Festival, GLASTONBURY Festival - ACiD MONKEY - FRiDGE - OLD TYSON Street Parties ...@Uk,
EXPO Portugal in Lisbon - BOOM Festival - FREEDOM Festival - Crystal Matrix@Portugal,
VOOV Festival - SPiRiT ZONE Party@Germany,
GAÏA - TRANCE BODY EXPRESS - MANDALA Records - DRAGON FORCE ...@France,
SONiCA Festival - GOA ...@Italy,
HAPPY PEOPLE Production@Switzerland,
XPERiMENT - BEROTANA Castle - BiGZ Club - XLAGOOM Club@Serbia,
LiQUiD LOVE Party - Club Soda@Greece,
& on many other magicals events around the world !!!
In 1998, with the setting up of ATOMiC Records in Brighton UK,
and PSYCHAOS as its first release, JOTi SiDHU soon became one of the Top selling acts,
and has certainly carved his distinctive style into the music and the scene,
releasing such tracks as => "Intellect" (T.i.P Records), "Perception of Reality" (ACiD Records),
"Chaos to Order" (TRANSiENT Records), "Creative Anomaly" (ATOMiC Records)
to name but a few. JOTi SiDHU also enjoys collaborating with other artists and friends
with tracks such as ; "Science Fiction" written by Joti but mixed with Ben WATKiNS (JUNO REACTOR, 'The MATRiX'),
"Outer Breath" Aztec (ATOMiC Records), "1000 Planets" with Paul JACKSON (DRAGONFLY Records),
Dodgy Connection" with TiM SCHULDT. To name a few of the oldies...
In 1999 JOTi SiDHU released his solo album PSYCHAOS "Cause and Effect" on ATOMiC Records.
This was followed by a string of releases such as the "Techno Logical" 12"
and "Docklands State of Mind Vol.2" (DOCKLANDS Records@Sweden),
"Creative Anomaly" on Kiss The Future (ATOMiC Records).
After the closing of ATOMiC Records late 2001, JOTi SiDHU aka PSYCHAOS
started working closer with NEUROBiOTiC Records@Italy.
In the last few years JOTi SiDHU has "put himself back to school",
redefined his sound and technique and dropped the PSYCHAOS name.
JOTi SiDHU finished his second album ,
which sees him taking a cleaner, slicker production line under the guise of "JOTi SiDHU",
calling the album "PUNKTUATOR" with the release being on NEUROBiOTiC Records in 2005.
In 2004 JOTi SiDHU and SiMON POSFORD (HALLUCiNOGEN, SHPONGLE),
(one of the most famous psytrance artist worldwide),
created their Psytrance project AUDiO CHEMiSTRY.
They released their first track "Long Long Arms" on JOTi SiDHU second album "PUNKTUATOR" in 2005.
JOTi SiDHU then remixed it for his third album "NEW SENSATiONS"
In 2006 JOTi SiDHU left the UK and moved to Ibiza@SPAiN,
which had seen another change in direction in his third album,
JOTi SiDHU - "NEW SENSATIONS",
that features 8 tracks and two bonus remix tracks by Shanti Matkin and PTX !!!
In 2007, AUDiO CHEMiSTRY got back to the studio and released "Big Tits"
on the first TWiSTED Records DVD to celebrate their 10 Years Anniversary !!!
Now JOTi SiDHU has moved back to London@UK,
he has returned to the studio and back to his older concepts
of trance and techno, he has married them into his third album "ORDER TO CHAOS"
released in 2010 on NEUROBiOTiC Records, with a two tracks Ep sampler of the album
released in August 2010 on NEUROBiOTiC.
JOTi SiDHU - PSYCHAOS & KRANE joined MANDALA Records based in France
with TOTAL ECLiPSE, Dj SERGE aka The ANTiDOTE, ...
JOTi SiDHU will release a new Ep to present his famous psytrance project PSYCHAOS,
more info coming soon, Stay Tuned !!
* Keep your eyes and ears peeled for his distinctive sound and killer Dj Sets !!!
*** KRANE Biography ***
KRANE is the new techno_electronic project of JOTi SiDHU.
JOTi SiDHU has been in, out and around of the electronic dance music scene
since the birth of Acid House in '88 and the subsequent inevitable success of electronic music
through the 90s to present day... He's perhaps better known for his pioneering trance music through '93 to 2011...
BUT this place is all about going back to the roots !! ... back to the techno and the minimal !!
So with that in mind lets keep it and the music sweet!!