Upsydown brings a unique blend of Psy Trance with funky bass-lines, grounding leads and a heavy metal rythm and lead influence to morning psychedelic trance. Translated, Upsydown encompasses those moments when you're feeling completely sideways..
Better known as Heathy, Heath McLean grew up in a musical family, brought up on a diet of guitar & live percussion. Later performing all over Western Australia in a Heavy Metal band, his musical career began.
After relocating to Brisbane in 1999, Heath stumbled across a fun & loving community, in particular a very influential couple at the time going under the alias of DJ Synapse and Peta "Pumpkineata"(Ghettafunkt) and experienced his first taste of Psy Trance at a beach Doof in NNSW.
"Nowadays there is an endless array of genres, and so much good music coming out of Australia and NZ..it makes me so proud.
My biggest help came from Atma (Transylvania) and Short Circuit in the early days who showed me the ropes. I guess I don't have one definitive style or genre such as "Psy trance" but a blend of a bit of everything. I've had the maddest chats with some of the most influential artists in the scene, when they've come to Australia and stayed with us. One in particular that i'd like to mention was Karen from Bubble who made me look at things and ways to write in a new light. We both have a soft spot for the sound of the sexy saxophone.
Throughout the years, Upsydown has been seen playing at the Mayhem RNA Showground Events, Arena in Fortitude Valley, Southern Oracle and Secret Sessions festivals, Objectify, Twisted Taco, Earth Frequency festival and Aloha supporting the likes of Infected Mushroom, Visual Paradox, Dj Bog, Namarrkon, Strange Planet, Terrafractyl,
U-recken , Flouronaut, Configsysproject, Short Circuit, Zen Mechanics, Doc Fil (Tesseract)& Franny23 (Sundance / Demon Tea) and Ozzy (Tribeadelic).
Heath says "I love the funky / epic / classic morning vibe at Festivals, it always puts a smile on my dial and lets me get rid of all the pent up energy, being silly and letting it all flow out the bottom of your feet, sharing smiles with random strangers and friends, all coming together as one"
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