Welcome to goa.in.rs. If you want to read a story about me, you are at the right place. It all started in 1999. when I started playing with FastTracker 2 on my i486 computer. Because of the NATO bombing of Serbia you couldn't do much with your free time, so why not make some loud music. It was a strange time and all of a sudden underground goa trance scene in Serbia was born. One night I accidentally found some strange music on local radio station "Radio 021" from Novi Sad - Serbia. I can not remember the name of the show but it was hosted by DJ Gamzzy / DJ Denny and trough the speakers I heard my first goa trance.
My friend Bojan Jovanović and I decided to make goa trance album that will be heard on that radio show, and that was our mission! We created whole album using only DOS and FastTracker 2. Somehow we managed to contact DJ Gamzzy and bring him our album. He told us it wasn't good enough for the radio show.
After that we decided to try harder and we installed Windows 95, Propellerhead ReBirth RB-338 and Hammerhead Rhythm Station . Since my i486 wasn't good enough we had to use Bojan's stronger Pentium computer. We made something on his computer using windows and then we recorded everything we came up with that day. I copied all that and went back home to mix it all on FastTracker 2. It was a mess but we did it! We gave our second "album" to DJ Gamzzy and he told us to prepare for the live show on Radio 021. I was 17 years old and the feeling was just unreal. We prepared for the show, Bojan and I knew what are we going to talk about and everything was good to go!
Radio 021 was on one of the floors of the building called "Radnički univerzitet". Unfortunately few days before our music and voices will be heard over the radio the whole building burned in fire. Radio station moved to the new location after some time with minimal resources, so our music was heard over the radio after all. After that DJ Gamzzy and I became good friends. I was going to his place to listen to new goa trance albums and to learn more about making music. At some point he told me to call a guy named Meka (Goran Mekić) who also had goa trance project behind him, and I did. I started hanging out with Meka and learned a lot about making music and software called Jeskola Buzz. I fell in love with Buzz instantly. Connect anything to anything approach + tracker + low on resources... pure madness!
Bojan went to university and all the music thing started to slowly dissolve. I had to go alone with the project name "Psychotic fields". I didn't make anything notable until software named Propellerhead Reason showed up. It sparkled my creativity again and I made 3 tracks somewhere around year 2003. At that time there was a radio show called D-trance at Radio AS (Novi Sad - Serbia). D-Trance was hosted by DJ Psychomental / DJ Denny. Meka introduced me to Psychomental and I already knew Denny, so it wasn't so hard to make my new songs to be heard on the radio again. I was special a guest again and it felt great to be back behind the mic.
After that radio show Meka and Psychomental invited me to join their project and three of us formed a project called Colliding Worlds. Basically Meka would put on his rollerblades and come to my house. You were never sure with Meka, he may be late 1 hour or 3 hours, but he came every time. I would then pick my cheap editol midi keyboard, sit on my bike and together we went to Psychomental because he had the best computer and audio card. We used Cakewalk Sonar at that time. It was a lot of fun hanging out at Davor's (psychomental) house. I think we finished one whole album thanks to Davor but I am not sure. One thing is for certain, we've never released it. Meka, Davor and I were on air again on D-Trance radio show to present Colliding Worlds project. Project was also heard on one open air party in city of Zrenjanin if I remember correctly, it was my first live act and that was great experience for me. Later Psychomental did release one album under his own project.
I had less and less time for making music and some family problems which took a couple of years of my life. The change happened in 2012. when I started going to trance parties again with Davor where I met my future wife Ivana. I finished welding course and started working as a welder in a city of Subotica where I happily live with my wife. Since my life is back on track I have some free time that I am spending on making some goa trance! By default I went back to the old friend Jeskola Buzz and I made 5 tracks using Buzz. Since my old friend Meka, hacker and a musician, uses open source software for music production I decided to give Linux a try. I was impressed how it all worked out and I made two tracks using linux. You can listen to this tracks on a Music page of this website.
So... goa.in.rs will hopefully host my new tracks and some useful information about making electronic music on Linux.