Johann Bley – 10 Essential Tracks
Johann Bley grew up in Hamburg from Hamburg in Germany . He has been involved with music from young age. During and after school he joined numerous bands, playing drums for rock-based, electronic groups.
Johann Bley (aka Mandragora) is a pioneer and a true legend of the genre! He is one of the first to compose psytrance music, as he composed tracks as early as in the late 80`s.
Blow Your Mind” is Johann`s first album, released in Blue Room Records in 1998. The album features one of the biggest psytrance anthems in all times, “Stranded” which caused several Years of stir on Goa Partys and all over the world .It is an innovative album, with stompin and energetic vibe you simply can not ignore.
Inspired by the vibe he felt during his Goa visit, he composed some tunes which were one of the first Goa Trance productions, and was hand over among the Goa DJ`s at that time. In 1992 Johann went to London and met artists like “Juno Reactor” and Youth from Dragonfly, where he took part of these projects.
Johann Bley at KitKatClub.
Under the name of “Mandragora” he finished off two of the tracks which had become Goa anthems back in the Party seasons 90 to 93. One of the tunes ( “Wicked Warp” ) was being released on the first Dragonfly Compilation in 1993.
Johann produced 4 solo albums and had more than 40 tracks and remixes on several compilations. He also did a lot of Live-Shows, participating in the most important events in Japan, Israel, America and in Germany.
Johann Bley (aka Mandragora) is a pioneer and a true legend of the genre. He was one of the first to compose psytrance music, as he composed tracks as early as in the late 80`s, and still actively participates in the scene.
You can rediscover all his releases via Bandcamp :
Johann Bley – Stranded
Johann Bley – Translucent
Mandra Gora – Wicked Warp
Johann Bley – Snakebite
Mandra Gora – Everything Is Going Fine
Johann Bley – Leave Your Body
Johann Bley – Lifes Games
Johann Bley – Same Same But Different
Johann Bley – Come Up To The Lab
Johann Bley – La Vie En Rose
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