Thursday, September 1, 2011

SmokeSign

Biography

SmokeSign is also PsychoActive.
PsychoActive is the solo project of Kristofer (Krysalis) Mosher. Born in Guatemala City in 1985, he was adopted, saved from death and brought to North America where he was raised with a rich musical background ranging from Punk Rock to Blues to The Eurythmics. Trained as a professional lead vocalist from the age of 2, his form has always been deeply rooted in rich melody. Although fresh to the world of PsyTrance (first hearing Dark Psy in '05) he brings a renewed life to the Genre, while at the same time taking us back to our Goa, Tribal and Spiritual origins.. weaving a deep and beautiful audio journey paired with an ecstatic stage presence that must be experienced live.

Recognized by many as one of the most celebrated Psy artists in his niche of the USA, PsychoActive has been a part of the Underground Electronic Music community in Eugene for a decade, and is going on year 3 as a Psytrance and Psy Breaks DJ as well as a very talented young producer. Melodic Psytrance was introduced to him by Agent Epsylon aka Planewalker (Astral Force Records/Metakinetics) in 2006 while at a summer gathering by the name of Illuminated Forest, he then began mixing the heavy, glitchy and resinous sounds of Aggressive and Full On with the rolling, electric bass lines and victorious leads of Melodic Psytrance, creating his own unique style. In the Fall of 2009 PsychoActive began his journey as a creator of the Music, and in a few short months he has already remixed tracks for some of the most well known names in the Trance circuit; Including: Peacemaker, SynSUN, Eat Static, Mekkanikka and Tikal.

PsychoActive has played in Various gatherings in the Northwest, his first set was in 2007 (Contact festival June 22nd-24th, Salem Oregon) at a three stage multi day gathering where he performed Saturday's sunrise set on a 20,000 watt Turbo TDX sound system. He has also loaned his music to the healing community, playing a set at the Emerald Empire Hempfest '07 (July 21st Eugene, OR) in collaberation with Deko. As a DJ he has played at gatherings with other artists such as MADD MAXX, PLANEWALKER, RANDOM, MUBALI, THE FRACTAL COWBOYS, FACEHEAD, RICK PRESTON, NATHAN STEWART, FOREST AVERY, HECTOR VILLANEUVA, Freaks Of Nature, Squee, Secret Society, Jeigh Baldwin, Psunspot, DJ Penguin, DJ Eep, Know One, Amanita, Sofa King Cool, Andrew Mataus, James Renegade, Luke Mandala and many others..

As a promoter Kris owned one of the biggest production labels in Eugene for three years (WAO EVENTS) and helped with countless events in Oregon. With the guidance of Planewalker he was also a major force in the creation of the Oregon Full On/Melodic scene. Continually working to bring Psy to Oregon, PsychoActive spends most of his time networking, making music and helping promote gatherings of love and light.





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