With a debut album being released in 1996, Shiva Chandra comes from the first generation of Psytrance producers. Over the years he managed to re-invent his style again and again, and by doing so he became a pioneer of Progressive Trance. Shiva Chandra’s minimal, yet perfidiously psychedelic and catchy tunes founded a school nowadays well-known as the “Hamburg Sound”. More than 100 tracks, countless international gigs, and a variety of successful side projects tell an exciting story of steady evolution and innovation.
Daniel Vernunft from Hamburg is enthusiastic about electronic music production since the early nineties. At the same time he is heavily stoked by the emerging Psytrance scene. Both passions complement each other in the project Shiva Chandra. Merging acoustic samples into a homogenous, organic groove and focussing on the qualities of single sounds rather than a huge orchestration, the productions soon develop a very own, unmistakable character. Between 1996 and 2003, six albums are released on the legendary Spirit Zone Records, two more follow on Sinn-Tec and SpinTwist. Also his cooperation project Auricular delivers 2 albums, including the one or the other hit.