Oforia

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Oforia
עופר דיקובסקי
Oforia - Ofer Dikovsky.jpg
Background information
Birth nameOfer Dikovsky
Born (1971-12-10) 10 December 1971 (age 49)
Tel-Aviv, Israel
GenresElectronic music, house, trance, goa, electronic rock, lounge & chill
Occupation(s)Musician, artist, musical producer
Years active1994–present
LabelsBNE, NMC, Dragonfly Records, Phonokol, MDMA Music
Associated actsIndoor, Tandu, Pigs in Space, Phreaky, OB1, Ofer Di
Websitewww.facebook.com/oforia.music

Ofer Dikovsky (Hebrew: עופר דיקובסקי‎) better known by his stage name Oforia (in Hebrew: אופוריה‎) is an electronic music artist and music producer from Israel and one of Israel's longest standing electronic music artists. He has been active internationally creating the first form of the dominant Israeli electronic sound. Because of his work, he is considered one of the inventors of the genre in Israel. Besides solo career, he was involved in musical projects Oforia, Indoor, Tandu, Pigs in Space, Phreaky, OB1 and Ofer Di.

Biography[edit]

Ofer Dikovsky was a member of the famous Goa-trance band Indoor with Avi Algarnati and Marko Goren.[1] Their album Progressive Trance released in 1995, was one of the first in the wave of trance-artist albums. After the group disbanded, he continued with Marco Goren to form Tandu, another mythological band that made its mark with Ofer's solo track "Alien Pump". Also early in his career Ofer and "Indoor" also formed the "Phreaky" project[1] together with DJ Dino Psaras responsible for the 1997 hit "Tornado" (1997) that charted at No. 23 in the UK Indie Charts.

Ofer began working as a solo artist under various names: Starting with Oforia, becoming one of the first Israeli artists to be signed to a UK label, namely Dragonfly and the result was his debut album Delirious in 1998, a successful album that established Ofer's unique sound and brought him international fame.[2]

Dikovsky also ran two other side projects, one with Solaris culminating in the single "Out There" / "Extra Mundane" a 12" release that was featured in many compilations and the other, a full length concept album Pigs in Space in 1998 being a dance floor success.[3]

In 1999, Oforia released his second solo studio Off The Ground featuring various styles of trance – psychedelic, progressive, ambient and industrial, an album considered pioneering and "ahead of its time". The next Oforia album was Let It Beat that hit the psytrance scene in 2002.[4] Headed for Infinity was promoted with 12"-vinyl single release, being two remixes from G.M.S. and Violet Vision of "Northern Lights".

The next album was released in 2006 under the title Inner Twist considered one of his best musical outputs contains hits like "Spiders", "Inner Twist", "Adrenaline", "Show No Mercy" and "Return of the Machines", the latter a big international hit made in collaboration with Bwicked.

Oforia has remixed names like Infected Mushroom, GMS, Violet Vision, Atomic Pulse, Time Lock, Moshic, Fatali and more and in 2007, joined forces with B-wicked (real name Bertin Katz)[5] to form a dance/rock project named OB1.[6] Their first album Dream Dictionary was released on Sonicult Music and was followed by two further EP releases.

During 2010, After releasing his down beat album Textures as Oforia, Dikovsky made a turn towards Progressive/Tech House and started producing and releasing under the brand Ofer Di.

In 2015 Ofer Dikovsky made a full comeback to the Trance scene and returned to release brand new Psy/Goa Trance music under his main project "Oforia" alongside his old time project "Indoor" with Avi Algranati "Space Cat". He also revived, together with DJ Dede, the mythological label MDMA Music which releases all his latest music.

Discography[edit]

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Albums[edit]

  • 1995: Indoor – Progressive Trance
  • 1997: Tandu – Multimoods
  • 1998: Oforia – Delirious
  • 1998: Oforia – Pigs in Space
  • 1999: Oforia – Off The Ground
  • 2002: Oforia – Let It Beat
  • 2005: Oforia – Headed for Infinity
  • 2006: Oforia – Inner Twist
  • 2008: Oforia – Arcadia – The Remixes Album
  • 2009: OB1 (Oforia & B-wicked) – Dream Dictionary
  • 2009: Oforia – Textures
  • 2016: Oforia – Read More

EP[edit]

  • 2000: Oforia – Raw
  • 2002: Oforia – Millions of Miles Away
  • 2006: Oforia – Northern Lights
  • 2008: Oforia – Return of the Machines
  • 2009: OB1 – Behind the Wheel EP
  • 2009: OB1 – Ride on EP
  • 2009: Oforia - Exit

  • 2010: Ofer Di - Feel
  • 2010: Ofer Di - I Want
  • 2010: Ofer Di - Get Up
  • 2011: Ofer Di Ft Doreen - Leave again
  • 2011: Ofer Di & Matan Caspi - On A Plane
  • 2011: Ofer Di & Matan Caspi - Over Come
  • 2011: Ofer Di Ft Doreen - Its All About You
  • 2012: Ofer Di - Your Rhythm
  • 2012: Ofer Di - Primal Instinct
  • 2012: Sebastian Krieg, Weekend Heroes Ft Ofer Di & Doreen - over The World

  • 2015: Indoor - Mind Altering
  • 2015: Oforia - Venus
  • 2015: Oforia Ft Dede - The Looking glass of Alice

Compilations[edit]

  • 2007: Oforia – CyberDog Vol 4 Psi-Fi Systems Mixed by Oforia

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