Shankar, "beneficent" or "conferring happiness" reflects one of the many names for Shiva, one of the 3 main deities in the Indian pantheon. His dance is the rhythm of the world, the beat of the heart, the cycle of day and night. Boom is a term used by the Indian sadhus to partake in the religious consumption of charras and contemplate the cosmic nature and presence of God.
German based Boom Shankar is a Dj for Psychedelic Trance, label manager of BMSS Records and event promoter within Europe. Having his initiation with the Goa Trance scene in the early nineties and by traveling the globe since then, his sets are a constant mirror of the melting pot situation the Psytrance scene is facing since its origin.
Whether he is guiding you through the night or into the morning, the outcome of his sets is always a voyage of energy, deepness and bliss showing a character clearly distinguishable from the common formula.
His flexibility in terms of "styles" is a certain proof that he is trying to capture every vibe of the dancefloor and to transform it into frequencies.
Temporarily, he is featuring primarily British Psychedelic Trance artists, going back on many good friendships and a deep connectedness with the Brits. Groovy, deep, hallucinating, adult, hypnotizing and most important: energetic!
In addition and based on his young incarnation to the scene, he is playing old-school sets as well, featuring early Goa Trance, certainly something special for the adults! The teaming up with his mate Alexsoph lead to the project ABS and showed proof that two elements are more than just the sum of their parts...
Having played at many underground events worldwide, he has developed a full understanding of the flow and the energies of the dance floor in order to reach deeper levels of Trance.
Understanding and living Djing as a mutual form of communication with the dance floor according to "giving and receiving" lead to ecstatic feedback on festivals like Ozora (Hungary), Antaris (Germany), Glade (UK), Summer Never Ends Festival (Switzerland), Full Moon (Thailand), Somuna (Switzerland), Hadra Festival (France), Paradise Festival (Austria), Black Moon (Italy), Transylvania Calling (Romania), Transition (Spain), Earth Garden (Malta) or at gigs in clubs such as the former Natraj Temple, Om Trance Club or parties in the Himalayan Range in Nepal, at the shores of the Atlantic in Portugal or in the Vietnamese Embassy in Phnom Phen...
Ozora Festival (Hungary / 2011)
Somuna Festival (Switzerland / 2010 / 2012)
Antaris Project (Germany / 2009 / 2012)
Glade Festival (UK / 2012)
Rebirth of the Sun (Israel / 2012)
Paradise Festival (Austria / 2010)
Summer Never Ends Festival (Switzerland / 2009)
Transylvania Calling (Romania / 2007)
Magic Castle of Mesocco (Switzerland / 2004-2008)
Safe The Freaks (Switzerland / 2006-2008)
Fantasia Festival I/II (Germany / 2008 / 2009)
Transition Festival (Spain / 2007 - 2012)
Beltane Music Festival (Italy / 2010)
Black Moon Festival (Italy / 2011)
Paradise Waterfalls (Thailand / 2001 / 2002)
Rebirth: Equinox (Italy / 2009)
Full Moon / Black Moon (Thailand / 2002)
Roenaissance Festival (Italy / 2009)
Mystica (Switzerland / 2011)
Hadra Festival (France / 2012)
Timegate (Switzerland / 2012)