Irish DJ, producer, and host of the Alchemy Radio podcast series, John Gibbons, joins us for his second Good Vibrations appearance. John last guested in May 2013, when he reported that there were subtle indicators of manipulation in the upper levels of the electronic dance music scene. Two years on, he says, the calling cards are blatant for those with the eyes to see. The same occult symbols that have been permeating the hip-hop and pop music worlds are now cropping up in this genre, suggesting that it is now firmly in the sights of those that wish to hijack its household names for mass mind controlling purposes.
We discuss the apparent ‘recruitment’ of certain big names in dance music who, after years of organic growth, seem to be suddenly and miraculously elevated to colossal levels of success, as well as the new young names, who appear from seemingly nowhere. We also get into the bizarre trend of big-name DJs now starting to receive extremely dubious ‘honours’ like knighthoods and MBEs.
John shares some of his insights as a music producer into how sound itself can be used to affect human mood and emotion and to shape perceptions – particularly that of a digital/ electronic nature, which can interact with the energy field of the human body on an unseen level. We also cover symbols as a method of marketing, particularly with relevance to the big dance music festivals, and the power that DJs hold over massive numbers of people at such gatherings. The chat finishes by reflecting on the so-called second Summer Of Love of 1988 – the Acid House/ rave movement and the arrival of massive quantities of Ecstacy which gave rise to the global dance music scene we see today. We examine the parallels between this and the LSD-laden Summer of 1967, and question whether both could have been Establishment-sponsored movements.