/// Ofer Dikovsky (Oforia) ///
(also known as Ofer Dikovsky) is a Psychedelic Trance &
Electronic music artist and producer from Israel.
He is one of Israel’s longest standing psytrance artists. He has been active in
the trance scene since its early days and He’s responsible for creating the
first form of the Israeli electronic sound and by that he is considered to be one
of the inventors of the genre.
Ofer Dikovsky was a member of the legendary Goa-trance band ‘Indoor’. Their
album – Progressive Trance – released in 1995, was one of the first in the wave
of trance-artist albums. After the group disbanded, he continued his agenda
together with Marco Goren to form “Tandu”, another mythological band that made
its mark with Ofer’s solo-well known track – “Alien Pump”.
Ofer began working as a solo artist under various names: Starting with “Oforia”, he
was one of the first Israeli artists to be signed to the leading UK label –
Dragonfly that was owned by the Legendary English producer “Youth”
and the result was his debut album “Delirious” (1998), a bestseller album that
established Ofer’s unique sound and brought him worldwide fame.
Beside the main project – Oforia, ofer was running two other side projects. one was
Solaris with the successful single “Out There / Extra Mundane” This 12” was
played & licensed to compilations all around the world. The other one was a
one time, full length concept album under the name “Pigs in Space” (1998). This
album was pure dance floor mayhem, on par with the strong, metallic, and full
on style that took over the world at that time.
In 1999, he released its second album under the name “oforia” – “Off The
Ground” – a high quality album featuring various styles of trance –
psychedelic, progressive, ambient and even a bit of industrial. This album was
considered by many as “ahead of its time”.
The next Oforia album “Let It Beat”, released in 2002. The concept was
unique and brought a different mixture between psychedelic sound and rich
layers of more “musical harmonies” then usual. Oforia’s third album
hit the psytrance scene two years after his previous release. With musical
content and production second to none, several tracks on “Headed for Infinity” –
including “High Gear”, “Northern Lights” and “Beams of Lights” – have
established themselves as dance floor hits, & have been included in the
sets of some of the world’s biggest DJ’s. The Initial promotion for “Headed for
Infinity” was a promo 12″-vinyl single release, with two remixes of
“Northern Lights”. The first was from G.M.S. who have added their own
particular touch to this number. The second remix came from Violet Vision.
The next album was released in 2006 under the title: “Inner Twist” and
it’s considered to be one of his best musical outputs. The album contains hits
like “Spiders”, “Inner twist”, “Adrenaline”,
“Show No Mercy” and above all “Return Of The Machines”, a
massive hit made together with his former collaborator – “Bwicked”.
Along the way, Ofer remixed world famous artists (Pink Floyd, Man with No Name,
Astral Projection and more) and released tracks on compilations in Nearly Every
Label exists in the scene. He was also being remixed by names like Infected
Mushroom, Gms, Violet Vision, Atomic Pulse, Time Lock, Moshic, Fatali and more.
In the early days of his career Ofer (and “Indoor”) also formed the “Phreaky”
project together with DJ Dino Psaras . This project was responsible for the
massive hit “Tornado” (1997). It was the first time that an Israeli piece got
into the UK indie-charts and climbed up to no. 23.
In 2008-2010 he collaborated with B-wicked (Bertin Katz) as OB1. A special project
combining Trance/Electronic and Rock. OB1 released their first and only album
“Dream Dictionary” on 2009 followed by several EP releases.
His liking for Lounge and slow beat music formed “Textures” – A special album
released in 2010 under Oforia and contained several tracks which he produced
during his career,
In the following years Ofer made a turn towards producing music for commercials
and had a several releases under his progressive/tech house project “Ofer Di”.
In 2014, after almost 4 years of silence from his top project “Oforia”, Ofer made
a full return for producing new Goa/Psy Trance music under his collaborative
He also revived the legendary band ‘Indoor’ in that year, together with Avi
Algranti SpaceCat. In 2016, Dikovsky released his 12th album, a concept LP titled “Read More” containing 8 tracks, In this album he paid homage to the 90’s Goa Trance style along side modern
twists. The album peaked at No 1 on Beatport Psytrance top releases.
• 1995 – Indoor Progressive Trance
• 1997 – Tandu –
• 1998 – Oforia Delirious
• 1998 – Oforia Pigs in Space
• 1999 – Off the
• 2002 – Oforia Let It Beat
• 2004 – Indoor Progressive Trance (re-mastered version.)
• 2005 – Oforia Headed for Infinity
• 2006 – Oforia Inner Twist
• 2007 – Cyber
Dog Vol 4 Psi-Fi Systems Mixed By Oforia
• 2008 – Oforia Arcadia – The Remixes Album
• 2009 – OB1
(Oforia & B-wicked) – Dream Dictionary
• 2010 – Oforia
• 2016 – Oforia
– Read More
1998 סיפור התהוותה של תרבות הטראנס בישראל
בתקופה של טלטלה חברתית ומדינית בארץ, יוצרים בני דור האיקס הצעירים בתחילת שנות ה90 תרבות חדשה וצבעונית אשר במרכזה מוסיקה דיגיטלית חדשה, מחזורית ומהפנטת: מוסיקת הטראנס. אירועים קטנים ומחתרתיים אשר במהרה נדבקים במוניטין עברייני וסובלים מהתנכלות המשטרה וביקורת חברתית נוקבת. חבורת צעירים בני אותה תקופה מתאגדים כדי לייצר לגיטימיות לתרבות שהיכתה שורש בליבם. הפגנת המחאה תחת הכותרת ״תנו צ׳אנס לטראנס״ הביאה לכיכר רבין כ60,000 איש והיתה לנקודת השיא במאבקם של אלה המייצגים דור שלם, אשר בסיפורם נשקף סיפורה של החברה הישראלית כולה. הסרט “כיכר הניצחון״, חוזר אל ההפגנה ההיא, עם צילומים בלעדיים ונדירים מההפגנה ומהתקופה שהובילה אליה, נבדוק מדוע דווקא בישראל זכתה הסצינה הזו לפופולריות כה גדולה, ובעיקר איפה היא היום.
הסרט נמצא כבר בשלבי הפקה מתקדמים, וצפוי לעלות לאקרנים ביולי 2018.