Dickster Q&A

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Dickster Q&A

For 20 years now Dickster has been owning the trance scene, with an uncanny ability to stay one step ahead of the rest. What makes this skill even more respected is that it couldn’t be more natural. Bringing his talents to Rainbow Serpent Festival next year, we had a chat to the legend of the scene.
Hi Dickster, thanks for taking the time to chat with Forte magazine, how are you and what are you up to at the moment? 
Very well thanks ……I’m sitting and watching my new son sleep right now to be precise which, for a new dad, is pretty entertaining!
So you recently performed at the Flying Rhino party in Israel, how did it go? 
That was a blast! Down on the beach in 40 degrees with 1000 or more nutters; they know what dancing is about over there!
Did you get much of a chance to take in the sights? 
Not this time, but Israel is pretty small so I’ve seen most of the sites over the years – it’s about the size of a Melbourne suburb.
As you have performed all over the world with your extensive career, how do us Aussies compare? Do we know how to party?
You Aussies certainly know how to party and be comfortable doing it. Last time I was at Matreiya Festival I was sitting in someone’s air conditioned tent – that’s serious planning! In Australia it’s also one of the most colourful dance floors on the planet, in the fact that people dress up and don’t take things particularly seriously which I love. Very tongue in cheek.
So with 19 years in the trance world, what are your thoughts on how it’s developed over the years and where it is now? 
20 years this year….that’s why I thought I’d better get an album out. It’s always bubbled along, getting more popular in some parts of the world and then dying out in others but then resurging and I think now it’s bigger than ever. We’ve always been the blacksheep of the music world but this scene just keeps going and growing, I think we have more fun than many other scenes with these amazing festivals in incredible places all around the globe and the big family vibe that comes along with it.
You have been known to be on the cutting edge, what do you think is the next big thing for trance music? 
I really have no idea. Let’s see what the new producers on the block cook up! Just keep it psychedelic…
You’ve been announced on the Rainbow Serpent line up, have you played the festival before/looking forward to it?
I have been lucky enough to play at Rainbow a number of times and absolutely love it. It is, as I’ve said before, one of the most colourful and out there festivals that I’ve been to. I like the way nothing is static there, you are moved around the different dance floors and there’s always colourful entertainment going on.
What’s your favourite thing about playing the festival scene? 
The people and the freedom of it all – going into clubs after the festival season really sucks! Every festival is a complete experience
Thanks again for taking the time to chat with us, are there any last words of wisdom you’d like to share with our readers? 
Always bring a full Eski – don’t waste space! Looking forward to seeing you in January 🙂
For more information and to purchase tickets visit www.rainbowserpent.net.
When & Where: Lexton, Victoria – January 22-25