Astral Waves is DJ Zen aka Gabriel D. from Quebec, Canada. Originally from France, he is one of the original pioneers of the Canadian Trance scene. After several attempts in the period of 1988-1993, he moved for good to north America in 1996 with a full CD bag of Goa Trance classics. Shortly after meeting organizers in Quebec, he spinned in after hours, clubs and raves all around the place. He was also making backdrops to decorate places, hand painted t-shirts and always had a kiosk to sell CD’s. After having spinning for 4 years and organizing “Natura” wonderful parties with his brother, he settled up his first music studio in 1999 using Reason 1.0 and Acid 3.0 to start to make music with Khetzal and make some remixes from well known bands like Juno Reactor.
DJ Zen created Altar Records in 2010. He's the manager and owner of the label since then. He does DJ and live sets on demand and does mainly all artwork and audio mastering for Altar Records. His music production as Astral Waves has gathered him some praise in the psychill scene as well as the numerous compilations he has done for Altar and diverse labels.
Expect 3 new albums for 2017-2018: "Genesis" ; "Angelique" ; "The Remixes"
The music studio gear comprises: MOOG Sub 37, Access Virus TI, Roland VT-3, Vengeance Avenger, Lethal, DUNE 2, (and more plugins), UAD-2 Octo Core x2, Cubase Pro 9 DAW with RME soundcard and Neumann sound system ...