Free-Spirit Records maybe based in deep, dark, north London but it sits comfortably astride the world when sourcing talent for its ever burgeoning artist roster leaving no stone unturned when seeking out artists to play lead roles in their interpretive piece, a short history of psy-trance so that they have not only the whole planet covered but also the full spectrum.
Look no further for a prime example than the latest release on Free-Spirit a feature length album called Athvika from producer Shalys. His birth certificate may reveal he is from Nantes in North West France but his tunes prove him to be a fine upstanding member of the psy-universe.
DJing since 2006 and making music not long after Shalys has steadily crafted his skills in both forms so that all those with an appreciation of his mastery can happily say that the progression to this current point in time has been a journey a crest a wave of increasing intensity with the shore that it is set to break upon still far off into the distance.
Athvika full-on both in the psy definition and that the rest of the world interprets it to mean. Nine tracks forming a singular entity that lays its credentials out early then surpasses them from that moment onwards which will result in varying behavioural responses but for this listener it meant a slowing surging resting heart rate, a subconsciousness foot tapping and an ever-increasing need to dance. By track four this urge had taken over. What will it do to you?