For fans of psytrance, the duo Vini Vici (Aviram Saharai and Mayan Kadosh) is definitely the hottest name popping up the psytrance charts. The Israeli DJ Saharai wrapped up his first-ever Creamfields Guangzhou’s performance this month and sat down with Billboard Radio China to share his latest music at backstage of Guangzhou Canton Tower in Guangdong, China.
“This is my first time to China. It was amazing; the production was great; the reaction of crowd was amazing,” he shared. “I arrived yesterday, and this is my first show, I have another eight shows, and I am very happy with the beginning one.”
Talking about the formation of Vini Vici, this is the fifth year Saharai and Kadosh have run in this project. “We have known each other for 16 years, grew up together and studied at the same high school in Israel,” Saharai said. “We played in a psytrance trio, Sesto Sento, with another partner, Itai Spector, five years ago. But we wanted to start something new, so here it comes: today’s Vini Vici.”
Saharai said he never expected they could get into the commercial music market, or even have opportunities to play in music festivals like Ultra and Tomorrowland. At the very beginning, Vini Vici aimed at the underground scene, to the heart of psytrance, but the more time they spend in the underground scene, the more attention the get from the commercial music market.
Sharing the process of how Vini Vici produce their psytrance, Saharai explains, “We see the track as a story; that’s what psychedelic trance is all about, to deliver a climax, and should come like a soul from a body.”
With its track “Great Spirit,” collaborating with DJ <a href=”/music/Armin-van-Buuren”>Armin Van Buuren</a> and Hilight Tribe, Saharai describes that was an amazing experience working with the “boss of trance” and “tribal hippie band.” That’s why the track is called “Great Spirit,” because it is the combination of different cool people in a track.
Their new track, a collaboration with <a href=”/music/Dimitri-Vegas”>Dimitri Vegas</a> and <a href=”/music/Like-Mike”>Like Mike</a> featuring Cherrymoon Trax, called “The House of House,” was released in April, as was a track with <a href=”/music/Steve-Aoki”>Steve Aoki</a>, called “Moshi Moshi.” And, Vini Vici will launch its record label, Teza.
Check out the full interview and find out more about Vini Vici at <a href=”http://www.billboardradiochina.com/bb2/23-April-2018-Vini-Vici-The-Psytrance-duo-first-time-in-China-10-questions” target=”_blank”>Billboard Radio China</a>.