Shidapu . four talents that interacted with different cooperation between them, and released some great tracks in the beginning of Goa Trance in Israel under the name Shidapu. Shidapu were Roy sason , Erez Eizen, Miki Litvak & Oren Kislev. It all started in 1994 as a group of kids from different parts of Israel (Erez & Roy from the suburbs of Haifa, Miki from Tel-Aviv area and Oren from Zikhron Ya’akov) met through the modem. They were aged 15-17, working with Impulse Tracker, they started writing music on the computer, exchanging tracks and sounds. In mid-1995 Miki and Oren formed a PC-music group called tRiP, which featured trance, ambient, house and other electronic music in formats like S3M, IT, XM, MDL. In the end of 1995 Erez joined the group and later brought Roy with him (beginning of ’96).
Without seeing each other for 6 months they created a lot of tracks. Later, with the help of Local Friends , they got into the trance scene and their tracks started to spread around in parties in Israel, becoming big hits: Astral Child, Vertigo , Paradise and many many more. The Major Breakout Happened when the group met Avi Nissim (Astral Projection) who liked some of their tracks. We chose the name Shidapu for the band, as we liked the mystic sense of it. Actually it is originated from Sidpao – the Tibetan astrological map. We released 2 tracks on Trust in Trance’s Israel`s Psychedelic Trance vol. 1: Paradise and Stay Strong, and Vertigo on Israel`s Psychedelic Trance vol. 2. During all that time Shidapu had a lot of live shows all over Israel and Mainly Europe . More of Shidapu tracks can be found on the TripOut compilation out on Starchild Records (basically Miki’s project) and The Light of Shidapu out on Shiva Space Technology (basically Erez’s project).
Shidapu – As a band – Stopped to Create & Perform at 1997 , mainly because of the Israeli Army Induction policy : Roy & miki became soldiers which made the Whole thing Quite impossible to be alive .
Each of us chose his different Musical way : Oren quit shidapu in early stage and doesn’t make Commercial Music anymore , Miki used to work under the names ” Domestic ” and ” Elegant Universe” and erez izen Became Shiva shidapu ( together with the German DJ Shiva Joreg ) and later ” Infected Mushroom “. Roy Quitted Creating Commercial Music for some long years , until 2005 , the year he started his Progressive\Techno Act Called “MUTe”, Together with Liran Ackerman.
These days , Roy Performs again under the name ” Shidapu ” and play those magical Tunes which was created be him and his Friends 15 years ago. Roy also works on New School Goa materials which will be released Soon Under The Name “Computer Controlled”.