Francesca a.k.a Psykia, is an eclectic DJ and producer from the underground music scene, her first contact with music was at the age of six when she first took a violin in her hands which, even now, is the instrument closest to her heart. She studied classical music throughout her adolescence but at the same time was introduced to electronic music, thanks to her brother DJ Sword, a great collector of trance and techno vinyls from their very beginnings. Initially she was intrigued by ambient, electro,techno and trip hop sonorities, later she discovered the psychedelic trance sound and became involved in the psychedelic culture, she wanted to go deeper into it and went to study Electronic Music at Rome’s “University of Music” and left 2 years later with a Diploma. In 2006 she earned a study grant and went to Goa to write an anthropological research on the Goa trance movement for the University La Sapienza in Rome, after writing a brilliant thesys she then published a book whose title is “Trancefloor: an Ethnographic Research on the Soundscapes of Dancing Souls. After spending few months in Goa later in 2008, she had the chance to play her first set on the beautiful location of Curlies, Anjuna Beach ,that’s when she began her journey as DJ and Producer exploring all the nuances of forest/dark/psytrance but also progressive, techno and chillout.
She is currently based in London but she never stop travelling all over the world and playing at massive parties and festivals alongside the biggest names on the international psy-trance scene; in May 2014 she stopped her collaboration with Psynon Rec. and she started collaborating with Vantara Vichitra Records, one of the best forest labels in the scene.