Per the interview , with Si P (and Benji), I don’t think so Corporal Clegg:
Interview with Si P (excerpt):
So what about psytrance?
Psytrance seems to be splitting up as a scene. There’s what I call
the pop euro-trance side, the sort of Skazi, Infected Mushroom, GMS
side and then there’s the more psychedelic, twisted side, which is
less commercial and probably won’t do as well, see as big crowds,
but is more in keeping with what I got into it for. Psychedelic is
music for the mind, it’s not just to get the crowd whooping, lowest
common denominator, the biggest cheers.
Do you think vocals have a place in trance then?
For me, I can have vocals in trance, sure, if it’s weird, but I
don’t really want to hear lyrics in trance. Vocally, sort of
throaty, growly sounds are very good, but someone singing about
“playing the game” or something is really not for me. It’s a great
pop song really, but that’s not why I came into trance, to write
pop music. I wanted something sort of psychedelic and different.
Something weird, really. That stuff’s just not weird enough for me.
It’s very good, it’s very well produced, some of the acts doing
it…and very popular. It IS pop trance.
From another interview (written in German), at the time he released Lone Deranger, he said (translated roughly back to English by me ):
My favourite project in the trance scene is X-Dream…. ...I also like Juno Reactor, Paul Jackson, Koxbox und Psychopods. Myself I don’t listen to so much trance. It’s also not easy to have time between studio, live performance and DJing.
PS: What I remember, when PMing him, I think he gave me a link to this, and said that it was interesting, but that was a while ago, and how interested in it he is/was, I don’t know either: http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendID=97134947
I’m not totally sure if it was them, but I think so.