Flooting Grooves & INFUSIONS
Jamming with Sean Strydom (acoustic guitar, electric bass) and his step brother Eliot Short (violinist, vocalist) the acoustic trio INFUSIONS was born. After the last few gigs in Cape Town he left again for Europe where he floated and flooted in places like London, Edinburgh and finally settling for a 2-year course in Music Composition and Technology at the APM school in North Italy. The next stop was Amsterdam (2000) and it is here that he came into contact with the Trance scene, after a mindblowing experience at a party in a church in Ruigoord.
PEAKING GODDESS COLLECTIVE
In 2000 the journey began - Pearce was Introduced to the addictive and infectious grooves of the trans scene at a party in Amsterdam, which changed the course of things forever. 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 psy trance band formed in 2003 by Ajja, Dymons & Master Margherita, which combines laptops and synths with live instruments: Flute, Guitar, percussion, Bass & Fx.
The Collective played at various parties in and out of Switzerland as an organic live-act playing from chill to downtempo to groove-based psytrance. From here everyone branched into other projects while keeping the Collective alive. Dan branched into dub (DYMONS) and nighttime psy (DRAGONS), Gaspard and Ajja started humourous, psychedelic project YABYUM (AJJA as solo live act too), Moreno continued as MASTER MARGHERITA doing deep ambient, downtempo grooves and ethno beats.
The Peaking Goddess Collective’s debut studio album was released in March 2007.