DHUNA – Is a four-piece band originating from Poland and now based in London, UK. Their music is a blend of psychedelic, electronic chill, fused with the ethnic vocals of Rena Biring (Psibindi), tribal percussion sounds from Dariusz Zaczkowski (Dziki), and ethnic waves from Emil Sochacki. Composed and arranged by pianist and synth maestro Dariusz Stawicki, DHUNA set the psychedelic world alight with their deep, spiritual electronic music and will take you on an alluring journey, through a myriad of hypnotic rhythms, groove percussions, ethnic sounds and soothing vocals. The different compositions create melodic soundscape for your ears giving you a higher taste of consciousness.


Leader – Dariusz Stawicki was born on 10th of December 1975 in Gdansk (Poland). Music is his passion for many years. In the age of seven years began in the school music education programs in piano class. Over the years, his musical passion turned into the electronic music. Inspired by the classic variant decided to explore the possibilities of modern musical instruments. That, together with Dominik ‘Dodo’ Markiewicz, in 1997, he founded the duo Neuron Gates. During meetings they put ideas, some of them was used as commercials and background music in advertising and regional and national television stations TVG and PTK 1, PTK 2 and TVN. Music of Neuron Gates also appeared on 3 CDs as a multimedia presentation. In 2000 composed of works chosen from among 11, which were recorded on debut album “Out From The Minds”. Two years later Dominik leave a project and Dariusz decided to create a new one with more underground and spiritual sounds. After this he met ‘Mantodea’ who introduced him into the world of psychedelic sounds and culture.
That in 2002 Dhuna project was born and shortly become a part of GGOG club and polish psychedelic scene played parties and festivals across and outside the country. In 2005 Dariusz moved to England and here he finished graduate studies in sound engineering. Here also partly new material was created and in 2008 Dhuna released a first album “The Return”. After the success of this album, other musicians soon started to collaborate with a project. In the last 3 years band explored with new faces:

Dariusz Zaczkowski ‘Dziki’ - percussion instrumentalist. He is strongly influence by multicultural and ethnical music from around the world, including Africa, where he spent some time taking a professional percussion lessons. As a member of “Mendicant” band, during “3 First Cut Awards” tour in Liverpool, Glasgow and Brighton, played as a support band for “The Rumble strip”, also support band for “The Fruttelies”, London. As a “Gaya Sound” he leads regular sound meditations and sound massages with gongs and singing bowls. His performance is based on following instruments:
– dundunba, sangban, kenkeni, djembe, kpanlogo drums from Africa
– shamanic drums, nadir, darabuka from Middle East countries
– gongs and bowls from Nepal and Tibet
– didgeridoo

Rena Biring ‘Psibindi’ – vocalist. She is a classically trained singer in Indian Raga. Rena has performed alongside some great artists such as legendary singer Sheila Chandra&Ustad Latafat Ali Khan. As a ‘Psibindi’ she is a Psy-Trance Dj&Vocalist signed to UK based label Aphid Records. Her debut EP ‘Psychic Traveller’ (a collaboration with top producers Aphid Moon & Mechanimal), has now been released on Aphid Records and is available exclusively on Beatport. Now resident Dj for Red Dust collective in Spain – Psibindi has been powering dance floors in Spain and in UK at events such as Acid Monkey, Bom Shanka&Cohesion.


Emil Sochacki
Emil Sochacki – new ethnic multi instrumentalist. He started his musical adventure with picking up a guitar at the age of 10. He was a successful guitar player until the age of 20 when he became the owner of an arabic ney flute, which captured his soul. Since then, Emil has been fascinated by the flute and continued playing until he moved to India and fell in love with the Bansuri. He decided to move to London and began studying with Clive Bell at the Bharati Vidya Bhavan. Meanwhile he develop an interest in the Sarangi. Having always been a string intrument player, the sarangi felt like second nature. He decided to devote more time to learn Indian classical music and moved to New Delhi for 6 months, where he was learning with Pandit Rakesh Prasanna, Harsh Wardan and Ustad Nasir Khan. His performance is based on following instruments:

- flutes (bansuri, ney)
– sarangi, saz
– acoustic and electric guitar

Together they spent last 2 years started working on new recordings. Also last 3 years Dhuna spent played some London parties and festivals in UK. They are about to release their forthcoming second studio album “no doubt” on Higher Taste Project. Full album will be lunch very soon and official UK premier will be on the beginning of January 2012. Higher Taste Project is a small indie label and touring team. This label was crated by Dariusz Stawicki & friends and will soon be launched on the official web site, preparing a few surprises … but more details soon.

Our special album guests:

“no doubt” 2011:

Andreas Markitanis (CY) – engineering producer, recording and mixing

Kevin Paul (UK) – mastering

Slawomir Czarnata (PL) – acoustic&electric guitar (Apteka, Golden Life, No Limits)

Tomasz Wojtulewicz (PL) – electric guitar

Helena Kuśmierczyk – Janek (PL) – vocal

Nicolas Sofroniou (CY) – photography and films

“The Return” 2008:

Helena Kuśmierczyk – Janek (PL) – vocal

Utam Singh (UK) – drums, additional vocals

Przemek Hatlas (PL) – didgeridoo

Both album cover photos has been made by Kacper Olejnik.

Much respect and special thanks:

Our families and friends, Mantodea, Damian Kostrzewa, Sabina and Marcin Bialy, Snake, Robert Usewicz, Kacper Olejnik, Colin Heron, Richard Smith, Simon Rhodes, Mike Wright, John Reynolds, Glyndŵr University “The Wall Studio”, Andreas Markitanis, Kevin Paul, Nicolas Sofroniou, Cosmo Festival, Arkona Creation, Latafat Ali Khan and many, many others…

Many thanks and big hugs to all of you.

Also big thanks to all of the people who we met on tour – 2008 (Magikana, Monkey Forest, Ozora, Boom, and many others). We are glad that we were a part of the OZORA Festival in Hungary where we set up a really nice tent with fresh and tasty vegetarian food. Please feel free to get in touch.

Some of the previous gigs:

2015 CHOCOLATE CLUB AMSTERDAM (NL)

2015 EARTHDANCE LONDON (UK)

2015 DHUNA @ Inspiral LONDON (UK)

2015 SPECIAL WEDDING CONCERT OF PHIL&JAMIE (UK)

2015 DHARMA FESTIVAL (PL)

2015 PROJECT EQUINOX @ Protokultura (PL)

2015 BOOGIEFEST.ORG Website Launching party (UK)

2015 Planet Bob’s Chai Emporium (UK)

2014 FRECANSEE NYE (UK)

2014 DHARMA FESTIVAL (PL)

2014 SPRING WIGGLE :: Special Spring Bank Holiday Weekender (UK)

2014 New Year’s Eve @ BOOGIE WOOGIE (UK)

2013 YAGA FESTIVAL (LT)

2013 GOA DUPA FESTIVAL (PL)

2013 SOLSTICE FESTIVAL 10th Anniversary Amsterdam (NL)

2013 DREAMS WITH CARBON BASED LIFEFORMS (PL)

2012 BOOGIE WOOGIE NYE Party (UK)

2011 FREAKY HZ (UK)

2011 BOOGIE WOOGIE Full Moon Forest Folk Moot (UK)

2011 HIGHER TASTE PROJECT Open Air (PL)

2011 POLYMORPHIC PRODUCTIONS (CY)

2011 COSMO FESTIVAL (UK)

2011 TAMPLE OF MAGIC (UK)

2011 SHATTERED BARRIERS (UK)

2010 SHATTERED BARRIERS HALLOWEEN ACT (UK)

2010 DRAW ME A PARTY by PSYCHEDELIC CIRCLE (UK)

2010 COSMO FESTIVAL (UK)

2010 ARKONA CREATION-LONDON PARTIES (THE GLOBE, SPONTANICA, PRIYA) (UK)

2009 MONKEY FOREST V Open Air (PL)

2008 SFINKS CLUB (PL)

2008 XIBALBA FESTIVAL (PL)

2008 MONKEY FOREST IV Open Air (PL)

2008 PLASTELINA CLUB (PL)

2008 SOMA SONIC (UK)

2008 MAGIKANA FESTIVAL (UK)

2004 DRAMATTAKKA (PL)

2004 PGR ART (PL)

2004 KUPAŁA’RT FESTIVAL (PL)

2004 HUMAN ODYSSEY (PL)

2003 MOONDALLA III Open Air (PL)

2003 SLOVAKIA&CZECH REPUBLIC TOUR (SK, CZ)

2003 SHIPYARD GDANSK – KONFRONTACJE (PL)

2003 TRANSPLANTACJA (PL)

2003 TOGA DANSVERG (PL)

2002 MOONDALLA II Open Air (PL)

2002 GGOG CLUB (PL)


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