Raphael aka HELIOS presents AIRES RISING. A finely polished journey into a psychedelic wonderland of neo-logical fun filled goodness. From beginning to end your body mind and soul will be uplifted through powerful bass line melodies and tribal percussion patterns woven with oodles of melodic hooks that will echo in your sub-conscious while connecting you to the galactic funk mothership. HELIOS style is diverse and unexpected so feel confident that you have been delivered a 100% original breed of psy-trance artist. Inspired by the root of modern dance music, his goa and acid techno foundation have evolved through embracing elements of breaks, progressive and cosmic ambient to focus on the journey throughout each track and across the whole album. This is reflected in tracks like Mentalasys and Dreamtime where one feels happily lost on a twisted path of unpredictable turns and rewarded with musical punchlines that leave you always wanting to return again and again to taste the forbidden fruit of happiness.
Morningstar is a subdivision of Geomagnetic Records. Uplifting, melodic, full-on, progressive and perfect for those ecstatic moments of sunshine and awakening, the Morningstar label knows you want to be carried on a cloud of feel-good grooviness as you welcome the morning light!
was established in the summer of 2001.
Their first major international release is the legendary DVD
project “MAGNUS” geodvd001. Since then they have added 30 label artists and have multitudes of projects in the works for 2006 and beyond. Based in San Francisco and focusing mostly on visual and music related projects, you can expect to see lots more cutting edge releases on the way from this award winning crew! Geomagnetic.tv
was started by Spook one of the founders of the prominent San Francisco 3D FX and Multimedia boutique known as Minds Eye Media (est.1995). www.mindseyemedia.com
HELIOS (aka Raphael Pepi) is a San Francisco resident who has been djing and producing music for many years. He is an accomplished audio engineer as well as a programmer. Helios is best known for his funky uplifting style that inspires dance floor euphoria and deep soulful introspection while maintianing the essential energy needed to excite even the pickiest of music lovers. Helios has finished with his new album (Morningstar/GEOMAGNETIC.tv) containing top notch collaborations with such masters as Random, Cosmosis from the UK and Yohei from Japan. He has released music on several international compilations including a Japanese release on KING records. Raphael also dabbles in visual art so expect some cool imagery on the DVD accompaning his album.