Electric Universe – 10 Essential Tracks
Electric Universe is a German Goa-Trance & Psy-Trance project originally formed in 1991 by Boris Blenn and Michael Dressler. They were initially concentrating mostly on techno and trance sounds but also experimenting with a wide range of electronic styles.
Electric Universe @Indian Spirit Open Air Festival 2017
However, after attending the first VuuV Festival (formely known as VooV Experience) in Sprötze-Germany, the first Goa-Trance oriented tracks were slowly being produced. Soon after, Dj Antaro who had just started the Spirit Zone Recordings label, got hold of these tracks and published the first Electric Universe EP “Solar Energy“ on vinyl in 1994. The release was an instant hit and a lot of booking requests followed afterwards, first in Germany then Europe and Worldwide. The release set the ground for the first album “One Love” in 1995, characterized by a blend of spacey, soothing, uplifting, hypnotic Goa-Trance melodies. After touring extensively in Germany and around the globe for the next couple of years, in 1997 Dressler decided to leave the project and Boris went on alone. During the same year, the second album “Stardiver” was launched on Spirit Zone Recordings.
With a history spanning more than two decades, Electric Universe is considered by many as one of the pioneering projects of the Goa-Trance music
Tracks such as Online Information or Astral Voyage were heavily played around the world and helped establish Electric Universe as one of the true pioneers of the Goa-Trance scene. In 1999, Roland Wedig joined Electric Universe and the result of the first cooperation was the classic track Meteor on the “Blue Planet” album released the same year. Roland would often accompany Electric Universe as a stage guitarist during live performances, in tracks that feature the electric guitar. In 2004 “Cosmic Experience” album was released and included the Prayer track, featuring amazing vocals of an Indian prayer. Because of the closing down of Spirit Zone Records in 2005 this album was the last one in more than ten years of cooperation with DJ Antaro’s label. In order to fill the gap when the label closed down and also thanks to the high demand for older Electric Universe material, Electric Universe Records was created soon after by Boris Blenn.
Electric Universe @Eco-Tribe 2017 (Brazil)
“Journeys into Outer Space” is the last full length album of the project, released in 2014 and Boris is now in the process of producing the next album. Electric Universe has been cooperating with numerous artists and DJ’s throughout the years (among them Space Tribe, Raja Ram, GMS, Avalon, Laughing Buddha, Outsiders, Symbolic, Tristan) on labels such as Sacred Technology, TIP Records, Nano and Dacru.
With a history spanning more than two decades, Electric Universe is considered by many as one of the pioneering projects of the Goa-Trance music. Today Boris Blenn still continues spreading the signature uplifting and highly energetic sound of the project around the globe.
Trancentral has prepared for you 10 essential Electric Universe tracks.