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PsyBeat: A Psychedelic Music Community for the Internet Generation
Long time readers know that I’m a huge fan of Psytrance and other forms of psychedelic music which is why I’m really happy to have recently stumbled across the website: PsyBeat.
PsyBeat is just getting started with developing their Psytrance community which is hard work but they’ve got everything in place for what could be a great resource for everyone interested in the genre.
I wanted to give some promotion to the website because I know what it’s like for new sites to pop up and get mulled over even though they have a lot of great info; let’s take a look and see if maybe I can convince you to join up and add to the growing online psy community.
What PsyBeat does Right
There are plenty of Psytrance websites out there, such as Psynews, but if there’s anything I’ve picked up on over my many years of being online is that larger communities doesn’t necessarily mean you’re going to have a better experience.
I remember a few years ago when I was helping a friend start up his own forum; we would start up threads, hold really interesting discussions, had people drop in and leave their own, promote it and so on but the major problem is that few people want to join new forums and websites because they feel there isn’t much to “dig through” at the time.
The problem with immediately dismissing new communities is that you really miss out on the chance to be a part of a tight nit group from the very beginning.
Joining larger forums means you’re going to have a lot of threads to dig through but now you’re basically trying to make connections with thousands of people rather than being able to start with a few and feel like you’re actually building something rather than just contributing.
PsyBeat is just getting started but they have a lot of features that will pull you in because they’re extremely helpful. Mainly, the events page on PsyBeat is very extensive; I didn’t even realize half these parties were going on because it’s sometimes really hard to find out about them unless you’re around the party destinations.
Secondly, there’s a lot of user focused elements like the gallery, chat room and forums that let you get in touch with real psytrancers; it’s still young enough that you don’t have people just randomly spamming threads and starting flame wars.
Some parts of the website are only accessible if you’re a registered member but I can’t really think of many forums that have an open member policy to begin with so that’s not anything to scoff over.
Give Psy a Chance
I really like seeing new electronic music communities come online because the more the better especially if it’s around the music I personally love; in this case, Psytrance.
I talked to Boaz, the owner behind PsyBeat, and he has a lot of passion for this project. I want to see this site grow because there’s a lot of potential here to make some really cool friends, find some excellent events and kick up some thought provoking discussions about the psychedelic community.
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