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Shankar (Sanskrit: शङ्कर), “beneficent” or “conferring happiness” reflects one of the many names for Shiva, one of the 3 main deities in the Indian pantheon. His dance is the rhythm of the world, the beat of the heart, the cycle of day and night. Boom is a term used by the Indian sadhus to partake in the religious consumption of charras and contemplate the cosmic nature and presence of God.

German based Boom Shankar is a Psychedelic Trance DJ, label and A&R manager at BMSS Records, and an event promoter within Europe. Having his initiation with the Goa Trance scene in the early nineties and by traveling the globe since then, his sets are a constant mirror of the melting pot situation the Psytrance scene is facing since its origin.

Whether he is guiding you through the night or into the morning, the outcome of his sets is always a voyage of energy, deepness and bliss showing a character clearly distinguishable from the common formula: Groovy, deep, hallucinating, adult, hypnotizing and most important: energetic!

His flexibility in terms of “styles” is a certain proof that he is trying to capture every vibe of the dancefloor and to transform it into frequencies.

Having played at many underground events worldwide, he has developed a full understanding of the flow and the energies of the dance floor in order to reach deeper levels of Trance.

Understanding and living Djing as a mutual form of communication with the dance floor according to “giving and receiving” lead to fantastic feedback on festivals like S.U.N. and O.Z.O.R.A. (Hungary), Antaris, Fusion, VuuV, Waldfrieden (Germany), Glade (UK), The Experience, Full Moon and Half Moon (Thailand), Respect, Genesis (USA), Somuna, Summer never Ends, (Switzerland), Hadra (France), Doof, Moksha (Israel), Transahara, Zagoa (Morocco), Paradise (Austria), Black Moon (Italy), Transylvania Calling (Romania), Transition (Spain), Resurraction (Cambodia), Belantara (Malaysia), Earth Garden (Malta) and in clubs from NYC to Bangkok, London, Tel Aviv and every other corner of the world..

Besides this, Boom Shankar is as well label manager of Europe-based BMSS Records where he released 6 best-selling compilations so far (Transmissions, Transition, Cosmic Connections and the Trancendance triptych series). He is working on his seventh one which will probably see the light in late summer.

In addition, Armin is one of the promoters for Transition Festival in Spain, is part of the S.U.N. Festival crew in Hungary and is working on a new music project together with Soul Kontakt from Malta entitled “Lightsource” which will have its debut release very very soon.

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