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  • Early bird tickets are still available but running low…get them while you can!

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    Tickets for Halloween Central available here

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    Killerwatts will be rocking it on the ‘Heaven’ stage in Academy 2! Bring on 2nd of November!!!



    Tristan and Avalon the two heavyweight Nano trance masters are combining forces to bring you the ultimate psychedelic trance experience!

    ozora 2012 featuring Killerwatts – Another planet – YouTube

    Anyone even considering this? Pretty local to me so may give it a go if anyone else is.



    As part of IllumiNaughty’s ‘GET CREATIVE’ scheme, we are offering a grant of up to £1000 for any creative project which can be showcased at an IllumiNaughty event. This could be art, décor, a performance, interactive technology, visuals or anything you think would WOW to IllumiNaughty crowds at one of our events. We are now accepting proposals for our Halloween Central Event on Saturday 2nd November. Please be aware that though there is no deadline for proposal submissions, as the grant is on-going, if you’re proposal is specific to Halloween, you will need to submit it in time for it to be reviewed and created before the event. Please send your proposals to

    Love N Chaos!



    With a career as long as psy-trance has history, Tristan has been a constant in the ever-changing outdoor festival scene for many years. Playing at some of the most important festivals across the globe, Tristan and his music has a massive following of dedicated fans who love his full-on journeys of deep gurgling psychedelia. Tristan’s innate sense of the dancefloor and full power psychedelic moments place him in a league of only the very highest calibre of producer. Having collaborated with pretty much every other ‘big’ name in trance at some point and releasing 2 classic albums for the famed Twisted Records, Tristan has moved into a new arena, and is now fully onboard with the NANO Records family, who are currently blazing a trail through psy-dom with their passionate approach to good times and good music!

    DJ Tristan » Back Soon

    DJ Tristan – Gathering Of The Tribes Live Set 2013 (Full-On / Psytrance) – YouTube

    If I attend it is Dutty moonshine that has drawn me in. I was introduced to these guys back in July at Beatherder fest. I literally can’t hold back the dad dance moves when I hear their music.



    Leon ‘Avalon’ (Nano records, Killerwatts & Future Frequency) From London, Uk is currently one of the biggest names on the international psy-trance circuit. He has remixed and collaborated with some of the top artists in the scene such as Tristan, Astrix, Loud, Pixel, Captain Hook, Zen mechanics. Domestic, Sonic Species, Laughing Buddha, Xerox and illumination, Dick Trevor, EVP to name a few.
    His collaboration with Tristan, known as Killerwatts is currently taking bookings all over the globe following the release of their debut album ‘Blow Your Mind’ in April 2012.
    He has also just released an incredible ‘Avalon Remixes’ album which has just come out on Nano records and charted number one on beatport.

    Over the past year Avalon has been busy touring the globe non-stop having played over 30 countries and festivals including Universo Paralello, Ozora, Boom, Tribe, Sunburn India, Tribaltech, Kaballah, Indigo Festival, xxxperience, Glade, Ultra Music festival, Antaris, Burning Mountain, Aurora, Burning man, Eclipse2012 Oz, Indian Spirit, Time and Space, Resonance, Freqs of Nature and many more. He’s rapidly becoming one of the most sought after sounds in the industry.

    Big news just in is Avalon and Sonic Species are teaming up to do a progressive project called Future Frequency. The debut track from FF with Zen mechanics ‘Naked stoned exalted’ was a huge hit this summer. These are two hot young talents currently causing a big stir in the trance world. Expect big things. The album is underway!

    Avalon (Nano records)’s Spotlight page on SoundCloud – Hear the world

    Avalon Live at Origin festival, South Africa 2010 – YouTube

    Illuminaughty’s Bank Holiday Extravaganza Review!!

    It was sometime past 3am, as I watched an impromptu conga line snake through the Speakeasy room of Illuminaughty’s Bank Holiday Extravaganza party to an electro remix of Wild Cherry’s 1970s classic “Play That Funky Music”, that it sunk in: this ain’t just a psytrance party anymore. Illuminaughty may have already firmly established itself as one of the most legendary psy events in the country, but since the itinerant Illumi-goblins set down permanently at the Manchester Academy at the start of 2013, the size and scope of the event has expanded far beyond the psychedelic remit. While nowhere will ever match the atmosphere of the event’s spiritual home at the Ritz, the move to the Academy has given the organisers license to go crazy. Sprawling across three floors and an outdoor arena that cover psy, breaks, electro swing and drum ‘n bass, 2013-model Illuminaughty is the closest you can come to an indoor festival, complete with the atmosphere, the antics and the sheer variety to suit every party-goer.


    With so much going on it’s literally impossible for anyone to catch more than a quarter of the musical delights on offer, so a healthy degree of room-hopping is in order. The thousand-capacity main room pumped out full-on psychedelic trance all night from headliners Lucas and Hypnocoustics and the clutch of resident DJs, with jaw-dropping visuals and production design combining with some amazing outfits and fancy dress from the always-amazing crowd to create a mind-melting main room psychedelic experience. Dipping in and out all night, we were particularly impressed by resident Matt Lickess’ set, which took a crowd still finding their feet early in the night and whipped them up into a frenzy.

    Downstairs in the basement, the IllumiNasty residents served up a generous dose of twisted crunching breakbeat funk to augment the riotous electro noise of Far Too Loud and the storming psy-breaks of Bad Tango. For sheer foot-stomping dirty second room madness this room was probably the most fun of all, and it’s just a shame it wasn’t discovered by more of the crowd.


    Back up on the ground floor, Leeds’ finest electro swing crew Speakeasy had made the trip across the Pennines to take over the Union Bar, with promoter Wolfie Razzamtazz more than happy to step behind the turntables and lay down the funk, while outside in the smoking area Manchester’s premier bass ambassadors Drop Productions brought drum ‘n bass to the table and were welcomed with open arms. Both of these rooms brought something fresh to the Illuminaughty equation and offered a welcome alternative to the relentless intensity of the other arenas. More of the same next time, please! Apparently there was even a silent cinema to be discovered somewhere in the building, but sadly we didn’t get time to take it in.

    The Union Bar also doubled up as the Market Hall where a plethora of quirky stalls peddled their home-crafted fluorescent wares to all comers. Amidst all the chaos, this was a reminder of what makes Illuminaughty so special. Take away the jaw-dropping production and decor and forget about the high quality DJs and performers and you still have a right-minded rave collective prepared to collaborate with creative-minded people of all backgrounds, fostering an inclusive community spirit that helps generate the unbelievable atmosphere at every party. In this age of uber-commercialised club nights and cynical promoters, here is a lesson on how to run a party. Already legendary throughout Manchester and beyond, on the evidence of the Bank Holiday Extravaganza, the Illuminaughty party is only just getting started.


    Looks All Good Fun…..

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