Psytrance, creativity and ‘psychedelicness’

Are you a psytrance producer, DJ or just like writing psytrance tracks and/or mixing for fun? (Or perhaps you have written or DJd psytrance in the past but have now moved on to other genres?)

I’m doing some research into how people write psytrance music and what they think makes it psychedelic. Can you help by completing this survey I’ve set up? It is completely anonymous and won’t take long. I’m particularly interested in hearing from British artists and artists of different nationalities who reside and work in the UK, but if you’re from somewhere else in the world and want to take part then please do 🙂

I’m a 2nd year PhD music student at the University of Sussex researching psytrance. The results from the survey will be used in my PhD thesis and I’ll likely use them in some presentations too. If things go *extremely* well, then they might even get a mention in a future journal article or book! I have attached an information sheet to this post detailing exactly what the study is about and what will happen to the information you provide in the survey: Online_Psy_Survey_Info_SheetV2  Please read and feel free to send any queries to my email address given below.

Just click on the link below to participate in the survey – thanks very much 🙂



Gemma Farrell (2nd Year PhD Music student)


If you have any concerns about the way in which the study has been conducted, you should contact one of my supervisors:

Dr Richard Elliott (Lecturer in Popular Music)


Tel: 01273 877271

Dr Thor Magnusson (Lecturer in Music)


Tel: 01273 678137

The University of Sussex has insurance in place to cover its legal liabilities in respect of this study.