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 discovered the psychedelic trance sound and became involved in the psychedelic culture, she wanted to go deeper into it and went to study Electronic Music at Rome’s “University of Music” and left 2 years later with a Diploma.
In 2006 she earned a study grant and went to Goa to write an anthropological research on the Goa trance movement for the University La Sapienza in Rome, after writing a brilliant thesys 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, she had the chance to play her first set on the beautiful location of Anjuna Beach, that's when she began her journey as DJ exploring all the nuances of forest/dark/psytrance but also progressive, techno and chillout.
Psykia has been djing around the world for many years now, she has also started making her own sounds in the last few years.
She is currently based in London but she never stops travelling all over the world and playing at major parties and festivals alongside the biggest names on the international psy-trance scene; she played at massive events in Uk where she is based, also many gigs in Goa and Ibiza where she now goes back to play almost every year, she played almost everywhere in Europe, she also worked as stage manager at Wao Festival, Black Moon Festival, Modem Festival, in 2014 she joined Vantara Vichitra Records(India), in Feb. 2015 she went on a India tour, in March 2015 she joined Milega Records (Japan), and in April 15 she joined Temple Twisters Records(India).. much more on the way, stay tuned Xxx
Psykia next upcoming gigs:
21/11 The Solution -Athens
29/11 Hakuna Matata - London
12/12 Dionysia - London
19/12 TBC - London
31/12 Boogie Woogie - London
05/01- 01/03 2016 Psykia Asia Tour (open for bookings)
09/01 Vantara Vichitra party - Bangalore
16/01 Magica in Kodai - Koda Kanal
19/02 Galaxy Evolution - Goa
28/02 Private Party South of India
25/06 Ireland TBC
15/07 Kalimela - Spain
04/08 WAO Festival - Italy