Serban was born in a musical family and has been heavily involved with music as long as he can remember. Having developed an early childhood fascination with piano he grew into music under the careful watch of his parents, attending music school for the first few years on principal piano and consistently singing in choirs.
After a brief hiatus, he started taking guitar lessons in his teens and soon melded with the instrument to the point of spending most of his free time playing it for its own sake.
Eight years later a huge opportunity opened up which took him and his guitar from the bedroom to clubs and festivals all over Romania.
He pursued this in a professional capacity for another five years. It was during this time that he first caught a whiff of PsyTrance at one of Romania’s prime electronic music festivals, in a serene remote location devoid of any contact with the outside world.
Up until that point, in what can only be attributed to ignorance, Serban had actively opposed the entirety of electronic music as a category. But this… this was something that he had never heard before, something he had never even imagined could be heard. This was a whole new world of sonic potential and he couldn’t get enough of it.
Every little critter moving around and stealing attention to itself during its short lifespan. Every song moving ever forward, engaging and locking the mind into the present moment.
This was the sound of unwavering focus and proved to be exactly what Serban needed to shake up his view of the world a bit.
So following a couple of years of intensive listening and a number of parties he took to the decks wanting to give back the kind of energy that got him so hooked in the first place.
After a couple of sets in his home country, he moved to London in 2018 and started getting involved with the dark side of the local scene where he can be found playing under the name Ceteract.
Expect electrifying brick wall twilight grooves and fluid immersive forest vibes woven together and melting into each other while taking you from your best moves to your deepest thoughts and back again.