Talamasca (or Talamaska) is a psytrance project based in Paris, France. This project is the solo project of Cedric Dassulle, also known as DJ Lestat. Lestat promotes the music of Talamasca at parties on his journeys as a DJ all around the world. He played piano for over 13 years and started his career as DJ in 1992. In 1995/96 he was resident DJ in a prestigious Rex Club in Paris. In that same time he was influenced by Trance music that he played during parties and wanted to create his own. In 1996 he met the other cofounders Steve Eli and Xavier de Galloy that were at that time House producers and had their own music studio. Together they decided to cooperate on a trance project and founded Talamasca. Steve and Javier gave all the possible advices to Cedric, that after six tracks he could fly by his own, and made from then over 100 released tracks on the most prestigious labels.
Talamasca in Latin means "animal mask", and it is also name of the secret society of psychic detectives that were described in the books of Anne Rice. DJ Lestat read these books and decided to call the group by this name. He also called himself Lestat, which was the name of the main character of The Vampire Chronicles. In these books, the Talamasca includes some people who have mind powers, and that's why the Talamasca new label is called Mind Control.
Lestat is very energetic, travels all around the world and has many friends amongst other Psy-trance artists. He often cooperates with many of them in various projects. Lestat produced many tracks with artists like Nomad, Oforia, Space Cat, and Xerox. The group also participated in founding the Psychedelic Trance Label 3D Vision together with Christof Drouillet, DJ Mael and Javier Galloy. Recently DJ Lestat started up his own label called Mind Control.
One of Talamasca's most recent albums, Zodiac, was released in 2003 and gained great popularity among Psychedelic Trance fans. The album consists of 12 tracks, each of them named after a different Zodiac sign. Then he made his 4th album "Made in Trance", a collaboration with other French artists.
In 2004, Talamasca created a new label "Mind Control Records", based in Paris
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