Grok this Sound and Vision is a live mixed streamed audio-visual media event created by the multi-decadal creative collaborators DJ Krusty and VJ Mandala.
This digital experience will traverse an abstract sonic and visual perfomative landscape, that maintains a psychedelic aesthetic expression, as a celebration, of the simian evolutionary and revolutionary relationship, between mind and hyper-dimensional reality, through the plant mediators.
Eugene-NRG (DJ Krusty)
DJ Krusty have been spanking the planks and enjoying DJing for a long time now, he has performed at gatherings and festivals all over Australia and has travelled to Europe, the Middle East, Asia and America to share his sonics with psychedelic dance party people.
A well-seasoned Melbourne based Disc Jockey, Krusty has been sculpting mystical electronic musical journey’s mixing trance, ethno techno, deep oriental house, psy dub and worldy chill-out regularly since the early 90’s… His central theme is to synthesise the various art mediums required or available in any given circumstance so that he can possibly bring something special, something magical to the moment to be shared and created by all.
Krusty has composed and released psychedelic techno music under a number of project monikers which include House of Pagan Christians, Organic Madjik, as well as DJ Krusty remixes on vinyl and CD.
During this time he also helped create the Green Ant music label, which released Australian psychedelic electronic CD dance music for over 10 years.
These days as a DJ he is mostly semi retired most of the time as a film-maker he’s frequently 24/7.
Adem Jaffers (vj Mandala)
During a photography gig during the late ’80s, Adem was first introduced to analogue and digital video art during Future Films production of the ground-breaking music video clips for MaxQ and soon after for Third Eye.
That inspirational creative cultural impetus saw Adem pursue experimental digital art with a fervour, initially via the legendary Amiga-500 computer and analogue video-feedback.
Expanding his visual repertoire to incorporate lighting and laser over the proceeding years; he has fused these mediums into dynamic illuminated projection designs for the Psy-Harmonics, Every Picture Tells a Story and Earthdance parties; and the Big Day Out, Earthcore and Rainbow Serpent bush doof festivals; internationally for Infinite Frequency (LA) and Tsunami (NYC) parties; including a residency as Laser operator at the well established Machine (label) local monthly techno night.
With a propensity toward [the] cutting edge, Adem’s works embody and explore exo/esoteric concepts within the psychedelic, spiritual, scientific and political-cultural paradigms that the highly influential Cyber and Rave culture had embraced.
In collaboration with Cyber Dada, Adem was a seminal figure in the creation of the Cyberdelia doco and the underground Cyberthon live electronic video-art broadcast events, which were held at the RMITV studios and at TVU’s pop-up warehouse TV broadcast space during the early to mid-’90s. Cyberthon’s 53hrs of mastered recordings have since been digitised into the ACMI archives.
From the mid nineties Adem also ventured into commercial art as a 3D animator, then specialised as a Compositor for TV series, TV adverts, music videos, documentaries, feature film, as well as periodic web-based media and gaming for Unreal Pictures, Liquid VFX and other studios.
In the last couple decades, Adem has continued pushing his craft. VJi’ng for live acts such as Taipan Tiger Girls, Monolake, Carl Cox and Digital Primate. Also creating the Jefferey Smart music video for My Friend the Chocolate Cake. And a major collaboration with Projection Teknik, as the principle animation designer for the 360-degree IDEATION presentation, which was projection mapped over the Victorian State Library’s La Trobe domed reading room interior walls during the White Night festival.