The VII Trance collective have announced on social media that Psy-Trance acts Astrix and Freedom Fighters will be leaving the crew due to their “inability to properly fuse two very different worlds.”
“Both sides tried hard but in the end it didn’t quite gel in a few key areas and as such we are now parting ways with two dear friends Astrix & Freedom Fighters,” it was revealed via a Facebook post today.
VII have also stated that they all remain good friends with the two ex-members, “there’s no back story, no gossip, no drama – just a series of unfortunate circumstances that led to us loosing some fluidity and momentum.”
As of today, Orkidea has officially joined VII, with another replacement act still yet to be announced.
Known for his brilliant sets and mind-blowing records, Orkidea is the perfect fit as the opening act for all VII shows worldwide.
“We were a line up exclusively made up of banging peak time music so asking any one of us to open meant that DJ having to compromise his sound. Within the team we agreed that if and when that time came – we needed a master craftsman at setting the tone, teasing people in, making them fall in love and preparing them to be driven.”
Orkidea will kick off his new venture at VII Manchester on February 2, and is set to debut on the label in the next ‘Black Chapter’ early 2019.
“He is one of the best progressive DJs and producers in the world and we’re super excited to announce him as a new Shadow in VII.”
The seventh member will be announced in January 2019.
See their full statement below.