SCOTT WAS ENJOYING THE SUN ON A PARK BENCH IN KITSILANO. HE’S 38.
ONLY: Whatâ€™s your favourite kind of music?
S: Psychedelic trance.
ONLY: How did you become exposed to that?
S: Well, I have friends who are rainbow kids, hippies. So I started going down to trance nights, I took a couple others. I just ended up going and having a great time.
ONLY: Dancing or what?
S: I didnâ€™t used to like to dance. The first night that I went I was looking around, Iâ€™m seeing all these hippies playing drums, and smoking their glass pipes in the club, all around the dance floor, peopleâ€”freaks of all sortsâ€”just enjoying themselves, getting right off on it, right? I started dancing, and then I let go. I was training with a Shaolin master at the time, so body movement was something that Iâ€”
ONLY: You were training?
S: With a Shaolin master.
ONLY: Oh really?
S: Someone who grew up in the temple in China.
ONLY: Wait, how do you train to do that?
S: Well, what do you mean, how do you train?
ONLY: You said someone who grew upâ€¦
S: In a temple. In a Shaolin temple, Buddhist temple, where they practice martial arts.
ONLY: But you didnâ€™tâ€¦
S: I didnâ€™t grow up in a temple, no.
ONLY: So then how do you train to do that?
S: What do you mean, how do I train? He wasnâ€™t in the temple anymore, he was here running an acupuncture clinic. And I got lucky and met him.
S: This guy grew up with Jet Li. Jet Li is an actual Buddhist monk, as well. [They] were the same age, they grew up together. Itâ€™s pretty amazing to see first hand watch someone like that move. Itâ€™s like nothing else. Do you listen to trance music?
ONLY: Umm, well I listen to some electronic music. I like trance in certain situations.
S: Have you heard of Organix?
ONLY: Yes I have.
S: I recommend going there for your first party. Itâ€™s a fabulous experience.
ONLY: What makes it so great?
S: Energy. You feel the energy of the whole place, the people. Spiritual, thatâ€™s what itâ€™s about, the warriorâ€™s beat. The reason that it uses the warriorâ€™s beat is that itâ€™s the most primal rhythm we can know. When youâ€™re in your motherâ€™s womb, the last thirty days, your heart beat is at about 140 beats per minute. Some people a little more, some a little less. When youâ€™re in your twenties, if youâ€™re a young warrior dancing for six hours, then your heart beat levels out to about 140. Thereâ€™s no rhythym more primal than that.
ONLY: So you could almost say your connection to trance is biological?
S: All our ancestors have known that rhythm. Every last one of us. So itâ€™s primal. Itâ€™s deep inside you. It brings a lot of experience from within, from around you. Is this recording?
ONLY: Yeah it is.