Tha Ultimate Nitzhonot/Uplifting/Nitzhogoa Database!

By Agneton Agneton
updated about 1 year ago

A database for all Nitzhonot & Uplifting artists...in progress :)

Obviously there were more Nitzhonot artists than only the ones we can browse in Discogs. For example, Vibe Tribe (2) had a Nitzhonot alias, but as no tracks got released under this name, it's excluded out of this database.

Anybody who has good suggestions or information to add is welcome to do so of course! :)

In the following list I'll make a distinction between 3 genres:

* Nitzhonot, which is the rather oriental-influenced spin-off from Goa music.

* Uplifting, which rose from the ashes of Nitzhonot in and around Athens.

* Nitzhogoa, which is far from being an accepted genre or style. I just put it in here because I would like to label a specific type of music that I love very much, but this has no objective value at all. Basically, Nitzhogoa tries to unite elements from Nitzhonot and Goa in one kind of music.

Of course the distinctions I make here could be critisized when looking to some of the artists in this list. One of the biggest difficulties remains the question on how to classify something as Nitzhonot and something else as Uplifting. I think there are two ways to solve this problem. A first way to deal with this issue, is by classifying all Israeli artists as "Nitzhonot" and all Greek artists as "Uplifting". However, some early artists from Greece sound pretty much exactly like their Israeli fellows, and vice versa. Therefore one may argue that it's a lot more accurate to distinct the two genres by first listening the music itself and then drawing the conclusion if something should be considered Nitzho or Uplifting. This is the second way of dealing with the distinction-problem.

Personally I use some kind of mashup of the two criteria. Imo the decision whether or not something is Nitzhonot or Uplifting has to be made mainly through an analysis of the music. Nitzhonot tends to have some Goa-influences, or at least arabic scales. Uplifting leans more towards Hardtrance and nowadays some producers also draw inspiration from Full-On.

This way of reasoning explains why I store Greek artists such as Cyan (4) and Naga (2) under the "Nitzhonot"-file.

Still, the other criteria plays a role. Tayfoon for example, and artist from Israel with a tendency towards epic and melodic tracks, will be classified as Nitzhonot. In this particular case I consider the fact that the guy was an Israeli important enough to make him fall under the Nitzhonot genre. Hm, I should explain this more thoroughly...will do so later...if anybody is interested in this anyway :P...

Also check out my other list! http://www.discogs.com/lists/Releases-With-NitzhonotUpliftingNitzhogoa-Tracks/20797

  1. 1

    Aelius

    Aelius

    UPLIFTING from Greece
    Label: Apocalypsis Records
    Alias: Chemical Reaction (2)
    Group name: Chemicalsys

  2. Aeresis

    UPLIFTING from Greece
    Label: Eutuchia Records
    Group members: Loop (5), Tritonas

  3. Agneton

    NITZHONOT & NITZHOGOA from Belgium
    Label: Sita Records, Phototropic Records, etc...

    Notes: He is tha humble creator of thiz list.

  4. Agnetivax

    NITZHOGOA from Belgium and Israel
    Label: Sita Records
    Group members: Agneton, Shivax

  5. 5

    Akso

    Akso

    UPLIFTING from Greece
    Label: Freeze (Magazine)

  6. Aldemar

    UPLIFTING from Greece
    Label: Betachronic Records, Eutuchia Records, etc...

    Notes: He regularly collaborates with Chaostar.

  7. Alligator

    NITZHONOT from Israel
    Label: Typhoon Records (2)
    Alias: Goldenfinger, Millennium (8)

    Notes: See Goldenfinger profile.

  8. Amnezia

    NITZHONOT from Israel
    Label: Typhoon Records (2)

  9. 9

    Ananda

    Ananda

    NITZHONOT from Israel
    Label: Typhoon Records (2), Shem Records, etc...
    Group name: Psycholoop

  10. Ancient Gods (2)

    UPLIFTING from Greece
    Label: Freeze (Magazine)

  11. Andorphia

    NITZHONOT from Israel
    Label: Starchild Records
    Group name: Hyperion (3), Shidapu

  12. Apocalipce

    NITZHONOT from Israel
    Label: Planet Music

  13. 13

    Asinar

    Asinar

    UPLIFTING from Greece
    Label: Unicorn Music, Eutuchia Records
    Group name: Oldboyz

  14. Astreveta

    NITZHOGOA from Kosovo
    Label: Betachronic Records, Sita Records, etc...

    Notes: Not all of their tracks can be considered as Nitzhogoa, some of them are plain Neogoa.

  15. 15

    Astrix

    Astrix

    NITZHONOT from Israel
    Label: Digital Underground, Kajoonk Records, etc...
    Group members: Kintaro

    Notes: Although Avi Shmailov has been using this alias for his solo-project, all Nitzhonot tracks were actually mainly written by Amir Afargan aka Kintaro.

  16. Asylum (17)

    UPLIFTING from Greece
    Label: Sunrain Recordings

  17. Atanasys

    NITZHONOT from Bulgaria
    Label: Goa Galaxy

    Notes: draws a lot of inspiration from the isra-greek "tsifteteli"-trance movement, most notably established by Goldenfinger.

  18. Atlantis (7)

    UPLIFTING from Greece
    Label: Unicorn Music, Freeze (Magazine)

  19. 19

    Aviron

    Aviron

    UPLIFTING from Greece
    Label: Discobole Recordings

  20. Aztec (5)

    NITZHONOT from Israel
    Label: V.I.P. Music Israel

  21. 21

    Beatspy

    Beatspy

    UPLIFTING from Iran
    Label: Digital dreams music productions

  22. Beloved (2)

    UPLIFTING from Greece
    Label: Eutuchia Records
    Group name: Dementia (3)

  23. 24

    Blintz

    Blintz

    UPLIFTING from Greece
    Label: Digital Underground, Unicorn Music, etc...

  24. 25

    Boneva

    Boneva

    NITZHOGOA from Turkey
    Label: Sita Records, Ezel-Ebed Records