ChillyTrippyDippy is PJ Wassermann’s psyChill (psychedelic chillout) project with live guitar and vocals, often with trippy visuals by Asteriza and sometimes with additional musicians and dancers.
What listeners have said about ChillyTrippyDippy, my live guitar psyChill performances:
• PJ Wassermann in the chillout tent was my personal highlight (at Summer Never Ends) – Réanne LaPlante on Facebook
• Your set at Summer Never Ends was beautiful! – Neil Ragnvald Hoffmann on FB
Others said: “Awesome”, “incroyable”, “was super-good”, “very impressive”….
ChillyTrippDippy live had its first test concerts in November 2012 and then went public in July 2013 when it kickstarted with a series of three performances on the island of Ibiza. The psyChill music contains live versions of songs from my two albums Space Drone Salad and Triple E. I sing and play the guitar parts live, often with visuals by Asteriza and sometimes with additional musicians, and/or dancers.
The different formations
• Just PJ Wassermann playing guitar and singing to his own backing tracks
This is ChillyTrippyDippy in its simplest and most cost-effective form. But the music is fully there.
• PJ Wassermann & VJ Asteriza
VJ Asteriza makes very poetic and trippy projections and thus adds a new visual dimension to ChillyTrippyDippy.
• With an additional drummer/percussionist
I have played with a couple of electronic drummers/percussionists and I like it a lot. If I can take them to your event depends on their availability.
• With additional dancers
Already at my first Ibiza gig in 2013 a collaboration with the Butoh dancers Aida Miro and Amanda Orlov has evolved. The projections on the dancers in their white costumes make a very impressive impact. In the meantime prolific dancer Marta Chandra has also been performing with ChillyTrippyDippy. Of course we also know other dancers who can join our live project for your specific date. If you want me to play with dancers then please ask early so we can check out their availability.
“Your set is fantastic”, said London-based DJ Julian after a private party, “I just play tunes, but you are a fucking musician!”. “A nice uplifting feeling and always a groove that I can dance to” said a visitor about my chillout performance at “Luna Llena de Arte” on July 21 2013. Add psychedelic soundscapes, soaring guitar solos and intriguing vocals – this pretty much sums up my live chillout gigs and my recorded music.
My technical requirements depend very much on the chosen format of my live gig. Musically – whether I play alone or with an electronic drummer/percussionist – I do the mixing on stage and I simply give out the mixed music on two mono outputs.
If I perform with my VJ Asteriza (or some other VJ) then she needs some white space to project her visuals onto.
If we have the full setup with three dancers we need more space for them to dance and we need some space to setup the beamers so they can project onto the dancers.