Sanathana (Swaroop Guhathakurta) is a Psychedelic Trance DJ and Producer specializing in the sub-genre of Full-On psychedelic trance. He was born in India (1978) and grew up in Muscat, Oman. He began recording music under the name of Sanathana in 2009. (The name is a Sanskrit term which means ‘Eternal’ and the name of one of the sons of Brahma) “I picked this name because I believe in the eternal truth about life. What is it? You will have to find out for yourself. I am also very spiritual, one of the main reasons behind this name”
He started music production in Yr. 2002 as Psy Dimension in the United Kingdom. His first project was named Psy Dimension. Some of his early production (From Yr. 2002 –Yr. 2004) as Psy Dimension, can still be found on soundclick.com. He also has a side project as Dj Swaroop G specializing as a DJ.
In 2002 Sanathana formally known as Psy Dimension reached 47 with his single ‘Alien Invasion’ on Soundclick.com in the Electronic Music charts. Many other tunes reached the top 100 in the electronic charts on soundclick.com. Swaroop however continued to pursue his other passion i.e. Digital Graphics design as SGDesigns which is now one of the biggest names in the digital art community. (Search Google for Swaroop Guhathakurta to find out more about SGDesigns)
Swaroop G started as a DJ in 2003 playing psychedelic trance in the students union of Glasgow Caledonian University (known as ‘Asylum’). He organized small psy-gatherings at the union and had a fan following that shared the same taste in music.
When he moved to the United Arab Emirates (Dubai) in 2005, he continued as a Dj and has organized some of the biggest Psytrance gatherings in UAE (Psynthesis: Indoors & Outdoors) at Chi, voted as the No.1 club in Dubai, on Islands, in the desert and many private gatherings.
Sanathana’s music is solid, twisted, melodic and full-on. On one hand his music is for dance-floors and on the other, easily listenable even when you are in no mood to dance.
It is very uplifting and, as far as Psychedelic Trance goes, fairly “hard” and usually played during sunrise and the morning for outdoor trance parties. Many would consider his style to be a crossover between “melodic full-on” and the “deep-twisted” end of Trance.
Sanathana is musically influenced by Hallucinogen, Infected Mushroom, Astral Projection and Talpa. “You will never find my tunes to be monotonous. There will always be twists and turns throwing your mind from one level of consciousness to the other…A story that is not always a happy story, a rollercoaster of a journey and resembles life.” Other influences include Deep Purple, Jim Morrison, Scorpions and Dire Straits.