DJ Anti is the man behind the Spiral Trax Label Group and probably one of Scandinavia's most respected DJs. His DJ career started in 1990 after visiting London and its' burgeoning warehouse party scene during "the summer of love". For a couple of years, he was involved in promoting the most prolific parties on the Swedish west coast. However, this was something he gave up when he opened Gothenburg's first specialised dance music record shop in 1993. Consequently, his international DJ-ing career started to take off.
As a natural progression, he decided to open up a record label solely focusing on Scandinavian music and Spiral Trax as a label was born in 1997.
After a couple of years and a number of releases, the "Swedish connection" had expanded. Thus, it was appropriate to provide artists from outside of Scandinavia the chance to release on the label. As a result, Spiral Trax International came to life in 1999. At the same time, the trance scene was very turbulent with a lot of DJ's searching for inspiration in other styles of music, like house, techno and drum & bass. The term "progressive trance" was being widely used to describe what was being played at the time. Since progressive trance and many Scandinavian artists were being mentioned in the same sentence, Acid Casualties was created to cater for that sound.
The same year Anti compiled the hugely successful "A progress in trance" compilation for Transient Records; a milestone in trance history that has had a great importance in making the Scandinavian trance sound popular all over the world. In no time, Anti was getting requests to play from all over the globe. Eventually, he could no longer combine this with running the record shop and therefore, saw no other solution than to let it go.
Lately Anti has been a frequent guest at the biggest trance festivals as well as clubs all over the world. The label has become one of the most respected and cutting edge in the scene. Artists that released their debut albums with Spiral Trax, soon saw themselves becoming part of the global trance elite. Atmos, Noma, Vibrasphere, Human Blue, S-Range and Logic Bomb all had their breakthrough on the label. Production wise he was making tracks with artists like Miranda, Katayama, Human Blue and Atmos in the early days. However, this is something that Anti has not found enough time to do for the last few years since the labels are requiring too much of his time. Even though he was involved in remix for a Swedish folk music group that climbed the Swedish dance chart in 1998. Today the progressive trance sound is everywhere.