He is the original founder & chief of the legendary
PsyTribe productions that started back in 1997 in Los Angeles U.S.A
In its more than 20 years of existence, PsyTribe U.S.A has paved the way for many producers, promoters and DJs which have flourished out of the Los Angeles scene.
PsyTribe U.S.A continues to set the standards, and capture the essence of a true psychedellic trance party.
With over 23 years of experience, Barakuda has gained the versatility to bring energy to the dance floor and keep it through out the entire set. PsyTrance & Techno sets are his specialty, mastering the craft of storytelling behind the decks.
Barakuda project has earned the respect of the trance community worldwide by pioneering the PsyTrance movement on the west coast.
Andy Barakuda was born in July 18th 1976 in Beverly Hills, California.
Raised until the age of 14 in Los Angeles and then he moved to Athens / Hellas with his entire family.
He finished high school and went on to get a computer graphic animation degree at Akto University in Athens.
In 1992 he discovered the outdoor psychedelic trance experience and since then fell in love with the music & the culture.
In 1995 started to perform as D.J. into the local trance scene.
In 1997 he was drafted into the Hellenic Army so then he decided to make love not war and fled back to Los Angeles.
Once back in L.A. the Psytrance scene was no place to be found. There came the idea of creation of PsyTribe productions U.S.A and since then he has organized hundreds of psy events & introduce countless psytrance artists to the West Coast, he also shared the stages with countless others.
In 2019 Barakuda started a European tour with invitations from many major festivals such as the Ozora Festival official / the S.U.N. Festival / the Atlas Festival & many more. Barakuda has perform in Hungary, in Germany, in Italy & recently all across Hellas.