Eric Bijl is one of the spawns of the legendary Graansilo in Amsterdam. In the summer of 1994
he notoriously experienced psychedelic goatrance in it's shelter growing fond of the alien sounds.
Accordingly, he put up free outdoor gatherings and was encouraged by "Green" Zander
to start DJ-ing.
During this period he met some people who affected his musical career permanently. It was Dutch
trance producer Ramon Sterman (Cosmoon) who instructed Bijl on the basics of studio technics.
This collaboration also marked the willingness to learn from and work with other producers and
Bijl performed his first live set with Robin "Psynapse" Pajsz at Trance Orient Express
However, Bijl's passion for music extends often into more personal directions and his solo
efforts as LiftShift have been fruitful to date. He debuted with a well received set in club
020 with his first solo live performance and only a week after, he transcended from obscurity
by hitting the stage with a psychedelic, yet progressive night set at the EarthDance Amsterdam
2003 festival in Ruigoord. One of the tracks LiftShift played came from another collaboration,
a studio effort with Ronald "DJ Zen" Engels.