Returning to Luminate Festival for a second time!, Zen Mechanics is the Psychedelic Trance project of Wouter Thomassen, founder of the Soucecode Transmissions label, born in Holland, but currently dividing residency between Byron Bay, Australia and his homeland.
Drawing from his 12 year experience as a DJ he formed Zen Mechanics around 2003 and started working on a powerful sound brimming with vibe and atmosphere, tailor made for the big open air dancefloors. With a string of releases and remixes under his belt (on labels such as Iboga, Nano, Aleph Zero, Flow, Neurobiotic and Iono) and collaborations with artists like Perfect Stranger, Ace Ventura, Dick Trevor, Headroom, Symbolic, Allaby and many more, he has become one of the scene's most in demand artists.
His debut album "Holy Cities" was released by Neurobiotic in 2008, topped the Beatport charts for weeks and landed him a nomination for best Psytrance artist for the annual Beatport awards and garnered support from both underground and more mainstream DJs such as Christopher Lawrence & John 00 Fleming, who licensed his tracks for the Ministry of Sound label. "Holy Cities" was followed by a remix CD "Re:modified", containing remixes by some of the scene's top artists.
He's been traveling the global Psychedelic Trance circuit nonstop for the last 10 years, rocking dancefloors far and wide. From underground bush doofs to virtually every major festival on the planet, such as Universo Paralello (Br), Ozora (Hu), Boom (Pt), Shambhala (Can), Solstice (Jp), Rainbow Serpent (Aus), Symbiosis (US), Vortex (SA), Mountain Madness (Nepal), Time & Space (Mex), Vuuv (Ger), Antaris (Ger).
Besides all this, Wouter has been applied his signature style over multiple genres and projects, such as ZENTURA; with Progressive heavyweight Ace Ventura and more Tech/Progressive oriented stuff under the guises of SPANNER and CITIZEN on Flow records, for which he also compiled the "Uncharted" CD.