Thumbbbca2182780d2cd36bbe0d466cafb119
Flooting Grooves

FLOOTING GROOVES is Pearce Van Der Merwe. Born in Cape Town in 1975, he grew up in South Africa and Italy, surrounded by music. Having a varied background ranging from classical to jazz, rock and related styles, he started playing flute after hearing Jethro Tull. Groups like Ozric Tentacles and Pink Floyd opened him up to Psychedelia and that's where his journey began!

A party in Amsterdam in 2000 changed the course of things forever, marking Pearce's introduction to the trance scene, with its addictive and infectious grooves! Another turning point was the meeting of like-minded musicians and beings Dan Symons (a.k.a Dymons) and Ajja Leu (one half of Yab Yum) who both played instruments and laptops. The initial meeting and jamming eventually led to Pearce moving to Switzerland to join The Peaking Goddess Collective (PGC): the organic chill and psytrance band formed in 2003 by Ajja, Dymons & Master Margherita, which combines laptops and synths with live instruments: Flute, Guitar, percussion, Bass & Fx.

 

After his beginnings with the PGC, where his flute found the perfect niche in which to evolve, he started to participate actively in the production of the collective's tracks. Soon, he was also producing music solo, finding his own sound and ultimately performing live: FLOOTING GROOVES! Ethnic, groovy, floaty and psychedelic, his music ranges from chill to airy progressive beats. His performances are always a success and music lovers greatly appreciate the sight of the live instrument fusing with machine production.

 

In the past six years, Pearce has performed live at a great deal of parties and festivals including Alien Safari and Vortex (South Africa), Eden Festival (Scotland), Tribe of Frog (UK), Antaris Project (Germany), Space Pirates' Revolution (France), Solstice Festival  (Ruigoord, Netherlands) the renowned Boom 2006 and Boom 2008 in Portugal and Soulclipse in Turkey, both with his FLOOTING GROOVES project and with The PGC. The trance caravan has taken him to South Africa, Switzerland, The Netherlands, Croatia, Ukraine, Italy, Scotland, Spain, Israel, Portugal, England, France, Turkey, Ireland and Germany.

 

Since 2004, FLOOTING GROOVES has released a number of tracks on Peak, Electrik Dream, Vertigo, La Magica Boutique, Celestial Dragon, Space Tepee Music, Elestial, Moonloop and Syncronize. He has contributed to most Peak Records releases with down tempo tracks for the chill compilations as well as chill intros and outros for the night-time compilations. More releases are to come!

 

The FLOOTING GROOVES full-length debut album "Upsyde Downe" was released on Peak Records in 2007 and received fantastic reviews. Since then, he released two more debut albums along with his collaborative projects: “Organika” with The Peaking Goddess Collective (Peak 2007), and “Organic Space Age” with Cosmosophy (a Dymons - Flooting Grooves collaboration) (Elestial 2009). His eagerly awaited second album “Psydeburns” is scheduled for release on Peak Records in the autumn of 2009.

 

May his trails be happy and fruitful, and may your trails cross his!

 


Releases
Tracks on
Gigs
25/07/2014 - Lost Theory Festival - Deringaj, Croatia
30/12/2013 - Universo Paralello - Pratigi Beach - Bahia, Brazil
05/09/2013 - Blackmoon Festival - Poggio San Marcello (AN), Italy
25/08/2013 - Pearl Festival - south of London , Uk
03/08/2013 - Sonica Festival - San Martino Valle Caudina (AV), Italy
28/06/2013 - Les Vendredis Psychédéliques - Ste Croix, Switzerland
21/06/2013 - Solstice Festival - Ruigoord, Netherlands
03/11/2012 - Psyhedelic Carnival 7 - X-Tra, Zurich, Switzerland
07/09/2012 - Pakawala Festival - Mugla, Turkey
01/09/2012 - Tangra Festival - Sandanski region, Bulgaria
02/08/2012 - Boom Festival - Idanha A Nova, Portugal
13/07/2012 - Antaris Project - near Berlin, Germany
29/06/2012 - Vibe - Art & Music Festival - "Sv Katerina", Chotevice, Trutnov, Czech Republic
16/06/2012 - Lotus Paradise Production - Cyprus
01/06/2012 - Cosmo Festival - near London, Uk
19/05/2012 - Blue Network - near Firenze, Italy
21/04/2012 - Sticky Jam Festival - Moscow, Russia
17/12/2011 - Shattered Barriers - tba, London, Uk
01/10/2011 - Kaleidoscope Festival - Scotland
17/09/2011 - Psybox - Peak Label Party - Innsbruck, Austria
10/09/2011 - .: HAR.MOON.IC :. Community Celebration - tba, Italy
09/09/2011 - Tangra Festival - Mountains of Bulgaria
20/08/2011 - Lost Theory Festival - Croatia
30/07/2011 - Misterika Festival - Crimea - Ukraine
09/07/2011 - Hadra Festival - Lans en Vercors, France
18/06/2011 - Sign - 25km from Rouen, France
04/06/2011 - Blackmoon Festival - Italy
03/10/2010 - Kaleidoscope Festival - St Andrews, Scotland
23/08/2010 - Boom Festival - Idanha A Nova, Portugal
08/08/2010 - Open Mind Festival - Quebec, Canada
03/07/2010 - private party - italy
26/06/2010 - Cosmo Festival - London, Uk
25/06/2010 - Trimurti Festival - near Moscow, Russia
22/05/2010 - Multasm @ Carnival of Culture - Berlin, Germany
24/04/2010 - Echo Vortex - London, Uk
17/04/2010 - Spring Grooves - Club Roller, Vilneus
10/04/2010 - Cosmotion by 2012 & Rainbow Family - Moscow, Russia
01/04/2010 - Mezcal - The GVR - Edinburgh, Scotland
06/02/2010 - Consciousness of Unity - London, Uk
06/02/2010 - Shattered Barriers - Colusseum, London, Uk
05/02/2010 - Ministarstvo Psihodelije - Zagreb, Croatia
16/01/2010 - Shanti! v.2.8 Rainbow People - Rome, Italy
31/12/2009 - Universo Paralello - Praia do Garcez, Bahia, Brazil
24/12/2009 - Back to the Wooz - Wooz Club - Albulastr. 40 - Zürich, Switzerland
21/11/2009 - Sentimony Alt Space - Kiev/Ukraine
03/07/2009 - Ministry of Psychedelic Festival - Zagreb, Croatia
13/06/2009 - Antaris Dimension - Moncalieri, Torino, Italy
09/05/2009 - The Peak Experience - Hamburg, Germany
28/02/2009 - Alien Safari 3rd Annual Masqued Ball - Near Cape Town, South Africa
02/11/2008 - European Musik & Spinning Event - Novi Ligure, Italy
25/10/2008 - SpectralEyes exhibition by Rainbow Family & Rikirmurt - tba, Moscow, Russian Federation
18/10/2008 - Just for Fun ! - Les Tilleuls, Lausanne, Switzerland
27/09/2008 - Virgo Libra Moon - CANCELLED
19/09/2008 - Lysergic Enigma - Jacks Club, London, UK
01/08/2008 - Summer's End Festival - tba, Switzerland
26/07/2008 - Wickerman Festival - Dundrennan, Scotland
25/07/2008 - Wickerman Festival - Dundrenan, Scotland
14/07/2008 - Antaris Festival - Stoelln, Germany
13/07/2008 - Antaris Festival - Stoelln, Germany
11/07/2008 - World People Open Air Festival: Space Pirates - South of France
21/06/2008 - Chianti Summer Solstice - Florence, Italy
01/06/2008 - Sunrise Celebration - Yeovil, South Somerset, Uk
10/05/2008 - Baraka Party - Oxford, Uk
09/05/2008 - Dragonhunters - France
19/01/2008 - Soma Sonic - The Picket, Liverpool, Uk
31/12/2007 - New Year party - London, Uk
15/09/2007 - Waveform Project / Earthdance - Somerset, UK
25/08/2007 - Forgotten Ritual - Switzerland
12/08/2007 - Freaky Dragons Festival - Spain
04/08/2007 - The Psychedelic Ceilidh - Scotland
28/07/2007 - Festivalino - Palezieux, Switzerland
21/07/2007 - Wickerman Festival - Dundrenan, Scotland
15/07/2007 - World People Festival - France
07/07/2007 - Moonloop Label Party - Les Diablerets, Switzerland
30/06/2007 - Magic Garden of Sounds - Lostallo, Switzerland
23/06/2007 - Ruigoord Solstice Party - Amsterdam
22/06/2007 - Baraka - Gent, Belgium
15/06/2007 - Life Festival - Shannon, Ireland
27/05/2007 - Organic Grooves #4 - La Ruche, Lausanne
05/05/2007 - Electric Garden - South Africa
10/03/2007 - Triptomatic Party - 95km from Cape Town, South Africa
Blog https://www.facebook.com/pages/Flooting-Grooves/193179480728837
MolMouseOff
MLeft
MRight
© Peak Records 2007. Web stuff by Apex. Artwork by Ajja S.F. Leu and Tanina Munchkina.