Our project stands for humanity and social involvement. We intend to create a space for the spirit of a culture and the possibility to connect itself by the universal language of music and dance to break up borders and promote unity.
The origin of Chaishop
The old Chaishop Team loved the psychedelic trance scene so they founded Chaishop in 1997 as a resource and community website for the scene. The scene loved Chaishop and soon chaishop were host for up to 80000 visitors a month. With the years passing by, the Psytrance scene and also Chaishop matured. Until 2012 chaishop was a resource for alternative electronic culture. "Our aims are inspiration, communication and internationalisation. Throughout the years we inspired many with our uncomfortable designs, impertinent articles or disgustingly beautiful photo reports. We connected like-minded people by transforming them to internet addicts and spread the news of Psytrance even to the most remote places of this planet.The old Team wrote that it's an always changing network of people that still believe that humankind can be saved if we support alternative ideas. The Team was spread around the world.
Who is Chaishop now?
The new Chaishop Team has found together. A community of people sharing their love and passion for the philosophy of Psy Trance, preserving the culture and spirit and sharing it openly with all members of the psychadelic family. Our team is spread throughout the world and a big thank you goes out to all those people around the globe who have supported us in the past, the present and future by contributing articles, photos or any other media which helped to form the alternative electronic music culture as it is today. We would like to let you know that the team of Chaishop.com is supporting this culture actively and will do so in the future.
While refurbishing the older contents of Chaishop.com, we discovered enormous amounts of love, passion, engagement and diversity we decided to work on a History section. There we will integrate the old Chaishop contents, order it chronologically and archive it for everyone to have access to. We would like to create an historical overview of the psytrance culture and preserve the memory of the people who gave all thier energy to sculpt the scene as we know it today. As our own history of chaishop.com reaches as far back as 1997 we will make it possible for you to use this site as a medium to time travel through the years back to the roots of electronic music.
True to the concept of the old Chaishop.com and by all the encounters with the people at parties, festivals and other events, experiencing their love and passion to Psy Trance in all its forms we feel compelled to continue to support and cultivate the love unity connection. By means of this website we want to provide a platform to interconnect globally even closer in the future.