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October 16, 2021

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Freedom Fighters is Shahaf Efrat (Israel). His music can be described as techno/trance-oriented progressive psytrance mixed with a taste of everyday life experiences.

Whether a heavy underground psychedelic track, or a crystal-clear techno/trance-oriented tune, you can be sure to recognise his unique signature sound on every record he produces.

Your music has been described as techno/trance oriented progressive psytrance mixed with a taste of everyday life experiences… what does that actually mean?!
It means that the genre I’m into is psytrance (sub-genre of trance). Within my genre, I’m leaning towards the cleaner side of things (progressive), and my main influence comes from techno, which is my favourite genre on this planet.

Regarding ‘taste of everyday life experiences’ – it means that for example I can watch a trailer / movie / see something on the street / hear a certain noise coming out of nowhere / sit in the dark late at night and take that into my music. Recently I had a power break at home for three hours… A new track came out of it and it is VERY dark… Hope I answered your question.

When you are collaborating, who are the people you like to work with?
I love collaborating (even though I want to start working on my own more this year). But when I do collaborate, I like to do that with artists who have their own colour and vibe.

How good are you at bending to the ideas or will of another?
I’m really open minded when it comes to music, so I have no problem bending as long as it sounds good to me. If it doesn’t sound good to me, I won’t compromise.

How do you source material for remixing?
Haven’t been remixing lately. But when I do, I like to take old hits and make them sound current.And I love remixing songs from other genres and bring them intro psy. That’s always a fun challenge.

FREEDOM-FIGHTERSWhat were the highlights for 2014?
Must say France has been great to me with some excellent outdoor festivals (Electrobotik Invasion was amazing), and numerous club parties. Playing at LA’s famous club Avalon was a dream come true for me in 2014. On the musical side of things, I got to finish my debut album Rebel, which was an amazing (yet hard) journey.

What do you have planned for 2015?
My album is coming out on HOMmega (23.2). I have this wonderful tour in Australia and after that I have Thailand, France, Brazil, United States, Switzerland, Argentina and some cool festivals lined up.

What should we expect for your Byron Show?
A lot of new music, dark vibes (with a smile on top), CDs and GOOD energy all around. Live on stage at the Byron Brewery this Friday, with support by: Soundwave, Harmless Prankster, Bornvibe & Webber.

Gig starts 2.30pm, the Freedom Fighters on stage 3–5pm.. $10 / $15 / $20 (BG).


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