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Beata Brzoza Marion Kasia
Beata Marion Kasia
Afrock Tofik Swen (dzoncy) Stroop
Afrock Tofik Swen (dzoncy) Stroop

A group of friends, acquaintances and lovers smoothly varieties of psychedelic sounds inspired by music, creativity and art derived from Buddhism, and distant India, decides to create a more formal group. So it comes as a draft Ashoka. The name refers both to the mystical plants (Saraca indica), known for its magical properties, and the legendary Hindu ruler Asioka, who became famous with policy-based and Ahimsie Dharma (Hindu doctrines of preaching peace).

Project Ashoka as the main objective of the organization is committed to chillout at the scene of events, which dominate the sounds broad variety psychedelic trance. Fluoro incredible scenery, statues 3D, relaxing music, visuals, chai shop, and building a true family atmosphere, through which you will feel like home, is the main domain of Ashoka. Collective now has six people, and although each has assigned a different role in the group, it really connects them one thing – a timeless friendship.

Apparently there is nothing more beautiful than to relax after a good party. Does any of you do not dream often, to sit in a comfortable couch, pull out the tired legs, drink something good, which will quench the desire to enjoy the occasion look wonderful, mystical paintings, all with soothing, relaxing sounds? Ashok overlooks the collective is against these expectations. We are glad because we’re probably the only such team in Poland, one not previously dealt with (ONLY) chillout scene. In our experience of musical events but also provide something for the eye – the world of fractal visualization, and even something of a tooth, a chai shop, everything of course fluorodecorations.

The project, at least officially was established in December 2007. Of course, all of its members had already been active supporters psychedelic scene in Poland. The first event (still not as collective) February 28, 2004 organized a year in the club no longer exists Rybnik XTC. Played there, then, inter alia, Darkmoon (Rumpepilz – Switzerland), Manu de Reise (RPC – Germany), Woon (BE – Netherlands), of course, do not run out of the home accent, who proudly represented the expanded Styropian (Psylesia) and Marion (Ashoka / Psylesia). The event exceeded all expectations of organizers, in fact attracted a huge number of people (and remember that psytrance was not much popular in Silesia), who had played throughout the weekend.
After that success, the time has come for the next pageview. So the 30 April 2004, in an abandoned furniture factory organize Evolution of Goa Part 2 In almost stable composition, once again they manage to attract crowds of people with smiles on their faces playing until dawn. At the end of 2004 born Psylesia project, which takes psykoronę on Silesian ground, organizing a series of events such as A Trip to Goa (in Katowice Club Scena Gugalander) DejaVooDoo (Club Pozytywka, Rybnik), or legendary events called Tales at INQ in Katowice. After three long years of Marion along with a few friends decided to start a new project, so it is brought to life Ashoka. The project works closely with the collective Psylesia, trying to expand spread and psychedelic culture in our country.

Tempting aroma of different oriental dishes, floating in the air attracts the hungry and thirsty, who one after another queue. Masala chai, yerba mate, a multitude of varieties of tea, waffles, toast – these are just some of the specialties that serves by Kasia at events. Vege food is not everything you get in the chai shop, because you can always count on a kind word and a friendly smile.

Although the decoration is committed to preparing the entire group, but „strong” hand holding over them Beata. Our visionary, architect and interior decorator (also with education). This is what it is responsible for the spectacular scenery of the distribution, arrangement and design. Figures 3D, backdrop’y, pyramids, mushrooms, leaves, waves, or trumpet, it’s probably not foreign-sounding name for those who for once had the opportunity to visit our chillout room.

Visualization is an indispensable part of the events organized by Ashoka. By the psychedelic world of vision and illusion, will you Tofik. Presented by the images of an escape from a material that is easy to define the real world. The vision is dominated by double-jointed Tofik, mystical atmosphere often using elements of nature, which, in combination with the music moves us in a really far place.

Here is scope for Marion, Afrock (who now lives outside of our country) and Swen (Dzoncy) Stroop. In his sets represent a wide spectrum of psychedelic chillout sounds from different corners of the world, from psyambient through psydub and world music included.

It is worth noting that it has Ashoka not only the organization of partying chillout scene. On our website you will find reviews of many albums from the genre ambient / downtempo / dub / chill. Wherever possible we seek to appear on the site is still new review, thereby our reviews database continues to grow, with a very happy and we invite you to read.

Sun, love, peace and chillout…