Biography ( mars 2012 , édité...)
RIKAM is one of the leading psychedelic-trance DJs in North America. Since 1994, he’s also one of the most respected party organizers in Canada. Rikam is an electronic-music lover. He founded eXpérience productions in 1994 and Tech Safari in 2002. He first encountered techno, acid-house and acid-trance music in the early 1990s and started collecting his first vinyl records. He first discovered goa trance parties around 1994. Following his passion for this new music and new energy and his desire to share it, he produced the first psytrance, goa-trance and techno parties in Trois-Rivières (Quebec) with eXpérience productions.
After leaving Trois-Rivières for Montreal, as a party organizer in 1997 he transformed the electronic scene with some massive goa-trance parties made possible through eXperience productions, and collaborated extensively with French artist DJ Nivoc from Ascend records. Rikam has produced techno and trance events ranging from 500 to 3,500 attendees and enabled Quebecers to discover artists such as Tony Puglia, Sid Shanti, Tsuyoshi Suzuki, Andre from TIP, Bansi, Goa Gill and many others...
1999 was a turning point for Erik and his DJ career, as the promoter also became a renowned and appreciated DJ in the Canadian arena, playing at many large gatherings and parties like Universo Parallelo (Bresil) Shambhala festival (Canada), Arrival and Natura festivals (Quebec), Om & Harvest festival (Ontario), Music of the spheres and TranSahara (Morocco), Jungle Lunatic (Mexico), Jungle Experience & Ban Sabai in Thailand, Omni dance and Orb festival in New York and many others. In 2003, with the Tech Safari team, he organized the first international outdoor psytrance festival in Canada: Eclipse Summer Trance Festival. Only one year later, Rikam and the Tech Safari collective created a new series of parties called “Amazone” in different locations throughout Montreal. Rikam is now a key element in the development of emerging psytrance culture in North America, and especially in Canada, where he is both DJ and instigator. He's played alongside renowned artists such as Hallucinogen, Silicon Sound, Etnica, Deedrah, Koxbox, Ace Ventura, Zen Mechanics, X-Dream, Jaia, OTT, Adam Shaikh, Son Kite, Joti Sidhu, Vibrasphere,The Delta and many others.
In 2005, Rikam became the North-American representative for Italian Neurobiotic Records, a label managed by DJ Edoardo and represented by music producers such as Joti Sidhu, Earthling, Dimitri Nakov,The Antidote, Zen Mechanics, Silicon Sound, Altom, Polaris, Liftshift and many more. Rikam is a versatile, open-minded DJ. He can mix night and day, as his powerful sets offer a mixture of intelligent psychedelic sounds and original grooves with progressive rhythms and s hypnotic atmosphere ranging from 135 to 144 BPMs...
TOP 10 (march 2012)
1- Avalon vs Burn in Noise - time and space ( unr -nano records)
2- Joti Sidhu - digital future ( unrelease)
3- Pixel vs Samuel - futur oldschool ( hOMmega prod.)
4- Headroom - rebirth control ( unr - nano records)
5- Burn in noise vs Sonic Species ( unr )
6- Burn in Noise - the source ( unrelease)
7- Avalon vs Dickster - the new world (SONIC SPECIES rmx) unr Alchemy rds
8- Zen Mechanics vs Liftshift (neurobiotic records - unrelease)
9-Tranan - roadrunner (Avalon vs DJ Lucas rmx) (TIP Records)
10-Zen Mechanics - hallucination generation (DICKSTER RMX) unrelease -neurobiotic
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