Legendary Psytrance producer, Bansi GMS, passes away
After battling a rare form of blood cancer, Bansi GMS has passed away.
Early this morning, Joseph ‘Bansi’ Quinteros left his physical body in Amsterdam, out of hospital and surrounded by loved ones, just where he wanted to be.
The past 25 years of Psytrance has been rocked by the charisma, humour and music of Bansi and his musical partner, Riktam Matkin, through their various musical projects including Growling Mad Scientists (GMS), 1200 Micrograms and Riktam & Bansi.
After meeting in a coffee shop which later led to a psychedelic pilgrimage to Goa, the two stuck their roots in Psytrance and have been making sweet music ever since.
Their music has helped shape the Psytrance industry we know and love today, and they have been rocking dancefloors around the world from then until now.
The beginning of 2017 brought us the devastating news that Bansi fell ill with a rare form of blood cancer called multilpe myeloma.
The global community came together, throwing various fund raisers in the form of events around the world in aid of the icon- we held one in Cape Town.
Though €52, 828 was raised, at the end of the day sadly his time has come.
The Psytrance community is gutted:
If you’ve ever been to a Psytrance festival, chances are you’ve rocked out to Bansi’s tracks and that is something we will always have. We will always have the music, which is such a major part of his soul.
Rest in peace, Bansi GMS- and thank you for the music.