Hallucinogen is Simon Posford. The twisted lone deranger that warped a generation. To be honest he needs no introduction, he’s been ravaging dancefloors and opening minds for years. He has two studio albums under this name but countless other equally brilliant releases on Twisted Records. This man is probably responsible for over half of the best tunes ever. His third hallucinogen album has begun, watch this space…
The Lone Deranger
Hallucinogen‘s debut album ‘twisted‘, released in 1995, set the standard for the then burgeoning trance scene, showing him to be a true pioneer and master of his art. now in 1997 he is set to release his second album ‘the lone deranger’ this, time on his own label, with another fine selection of his own particular brand of psychedelic techno the album was recorded in dorset at hallucinogen’s sound labs and has eight tracks including january’s single release, ‘deranger’ hallucinogen (aka simon posford) put out his debut single Lsd in 1994 on dragonfly records, followed by ‘flouro neuro sponge’ in ’95 and the album ‘twisted’ in october that year. ‘twisted’ sold well in the uk and throughout europe, reaching no. 26 ‘in france’s national chart. the next release was the single space pussy in march ’96 and was his last release on dragonfly. at the end of ’96 simon formed twisted records with partner simon holtom (ex label manager of, dragonfly) releasing ‘deranger’ in january ’97. they hoped to release the new album ‘the lone deranger’ at the start of the summer but overseas licensing problems pushed the release date back to 1st september 1997. In 1998 he furthered his reputation as a live act, playing throughout the year including such notable events as big love and tribal gathering in the uk, the quartz festival in norway and traveling to new york with the return to the source crew. In 1999 he returned to new york with rtts in january, played in japan in february and headlined his own tour during march in con junction with megadog playing seven sold out dates around the uk. on 30th may he played at the twisted records launch party and in june headlined at the new frontier ‘festival in amsterdam. In 2000 he played at womad on 27th july, the lizard festival in cornwall, 8th august when he once again joined forces with the megadog crew, and travelled to l.a. on the 13th of september for the last night of the big top tour – a major us event featuring some of the uk’s finest dance acts.