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The expedition of zYpper is to create opportunities for young non-established DJs, to guide them through the process of education and transfer of experience. The training school is one of the goals that will be pursued among the first as soon as we provide a suitable space. This will be an opportunity for those who want to gain confidence on stage and much-needed experience before stepping in front of an audience. From the very beginning, electronic music has been the ultimate source of uniting us in today's community.
We have a clear mission to present the genre of dance house music to various social groups, encourage them to understand it, and maintain the enjoyment of dance freedom of movement, encouraged by melodies, drums, bass lines, and vocals from the hands of artists who compose sets and present pieces to their audiences. . The mission is also to unite and interconnect artists of the electronic scene through socializing and organized opportunities for individual artists. We combine all this to organized events that we carry out professionally. We are amongst few in Slovenia to develop a mixture of house culture and awareness of the social responsibility for the development of electronic scene. Electronic music is certainly less developed in Slovenia compared to foreign countries and consequently has fewer opportunities and less media attention. The reason for this lies in misperceptions, inappropriate development from an organizational point of view, and close connection with illicit substances. We want you to get to know a zYpper party in a way that many of the artists who are part of the zYpper story already know. It’s really about the music and nothing in between.
Life has changed drastically with the advent of new technologies and social networks. Awareness of the pitfalls that come with it is essential, as well as the needs of a healthy society. Diversity in society is normal. Socializing, meeting new people in a relaxed atmosphere, helping others and adapting are key missions of the zYpper society. We encourage the type of gatherings that zYpper is able to hold. The list is very long and depends on what interests, inspires, or delights us. Currently, we cover the field of music (electronic house music, music production, deejay-ing, playing instruments), entertainment (dancing, socializing), sports (volleyball, beach volleyball, tennis, basketball), photography (galleries) and art (decorating, drawing, making unique products). The connections that unite some of us were built for a decade or more.
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With the creation of the zYpper community, we strengthen our connections, connect, meet new people, and help each other in one way or another in the private, social, or business field. Join us...
Current activities: volleyball in the hall of the Šmartno ob Paki primary school, beachVolley at various locations in the lower Savinja valley, tennis in Šempeter in the Savinja valley under the Metulj association and basketball. The list may be much longer in the future, depending on the wishes and potential interests of the members.
A healthy mind in a healthy body is a very important pillar of our lives. Simply lift your ass and just do it. It is well known that exercise and sports improve not only fitness but also mental health and give us motivation for a day or week in all areas of an individual life. Through movement we become more productive, we stay positive and keep in touch with people, which has been proven to improve our quality of life. Movement is also one of the key points of the zYpper association mission, since our sports activities are very well visited regularly on a continuous basis. You are more than welcome to join us if you are young or young at heart and you like movement, sports activities or even competing in tournaments, for those of you, who are more enthusiastic. We organize recreation activities, participate in tournaments, and also organize tournament meetings at various locations in our region.
zYpper strives for a more solidary society. For this reason, we decided to join the charity campaign encouraged by Aleksander Reberšak. The aid is intended for the family in question, which needs help in the current month. We decided to take € 1 from each purchased zYpper merch in our online store and transfer it to the donation fund. We also deduct € 1 from any paid activity organized by the zYpper association publicly or within the members of the association.
Every end of the month, we transfer these accumulated funds to the account of the family that needs help the most in the current month.
We’ve joined the “Vojnik, Let’s Get Together” project, as people too often rush carelessly past each other. The family from Vojnik unexpectedly suffered a heavy loss. Sandra and her sons, seven-year-old Lovro and five-year-old Matevž, were abandoned by their father in his helplessness. Before that, the family slowly made a home in a house in the center of Vojnik with great love. Monthly savings were invested in arranging the interior of the family houses from 1890. The main problem was: moisture in the house, only partially plastered floors, partially heated bathroom, unfinished kitchen and completely dilapidated roof and roofing. The hope for a better life was caused by the death of their father. You can follow all the details of the whole project, which is entering its final phase, here: "Vojnik, let's get together!"
Funds that will remain unspent from this campaign go to the next project, which is already on standby and will help save and improve the lives of 6-member families. More coming soon ...
We approach the project and voluntarily donat every month the collected funds, which we raise with our members through association activities. We urge you who can and want to approach this charity individually:
Funds are collected by:
Skofijska Karitas Celje
Muzejski trg 8
The transfer account number is:
Bank: Nova KBM
TRR: SI56 0400 1004 6530 307
Purpose: Vojnik, stopimo skupaj.
zYpper je prispeval
MAJ 2021: 13€
JUNIJ 2021: 101€
Prohibited substances are still a sensitive topic and a kind of taboo in society. Some reject them, others apologize, and still, others advocate. Despite different opinions, we at the zYpper society have clearly taken the side of rejecting them and offered historical, professional, biological, and social arguments, and connected them into an understanding of life situations. The mission we follow is the healthy development of our society, so we want all members, support members, and visitors to our events to know our position on illicit substances. As a community, however, we want each individual to understand that we will not go down to the personal level, condemn or persecute. However, we will raise awareness of the biological effects of illicit substances, broaden the understanding of the biological aspect of an individual's well-being, and encourage the rejection of illicit substances. It is the responsibility of each individual to inform themselves and take a bold step towards raising their own quality of life.
Photo: Oskar Kandare
The history of mankind tells us that natural, later on chemical opiums were in some places acceptable in society, and even made legal. Due to social misunderstanding of the biological aspect of man and irresponsible use of drugs, systemic prohibitions, and criminalization at all levels were imposed. All this has allowed an even greater boom in the industry of banned substances without regulation of these and emergence of underground trade. The reason for this was a growing demand, personal hardships of individuals and societies and the search for quick satisfaction. However, when we look at the fast and stressful pace at which we are living, we realize that the list of culprits is much longer.
Photo: Oskar Kandare
Prohibited substances are copies of these chemicals that the brain uses to relive pleasure, through which large amounts of dopamine are activated in the brain center quickly, and as a result, the reward system gets much more active. The difference between natural positive enhancers and illicit substances is that illicit substances are a stronger enhancer and bring pleasure much faster, without effort. As a result, a large amount of released dopamine in the body soon leads to a significant lack of it, which is in response perceived as feelings of sadness, discouragement, depression, and stress. Therefore, illicit substances often lead to addiction, as consumers reach happiness and satisfaction due to the increased dopamine in the body in the fastest and easiest way. Because dopamine is a natural hormone and is needed for satisfaction and happiness in life, it needs to be constantly regulated. The best way to achieve this is to activate it through physical activity, socializing, sexuality, creating, planning, and so on. It is important that the activity complements us, makes us happy and satisfied because each individual has the power to do what he or she wants, for his or her well-being. Therefore, a healthy attitude towards dopamine is the right path to a happy and fulfilled life.
Photo: Oskar Kandare
Now let’s ask ourselves: Is addiction to natural and chemical stimulants a pleasure trap? What if addiction is related to our cage and adaptation to our environment? Another typical example is the war on drugs, which only does one thing: it punishes addicts and users, shames them, isolates them, puts them in criminal records, puts barriers between them not to connect, and so on. In 2000, Portugal had by far the biggest problem with illicit substances in Europe. They brought together scientists and doctors and came up with a solution. They legalized all drugs from marijuana to cocaine, and used the money intended to reduce addiction to return them back to society. This immediately led to massive job creation and job promotion in entrepreneurial programs for the employment of addicts. In terms of addiction, as soon as addicts discovered purpose in other areas of life and connected with the wider society, the rate of illicit substance abuse fell by 50%, as observed by British Journal of Criminology. Overdose, HIV disease, and addiction decreased dramatically in all areas.
Photo: Oskar Kandare
The life of each one of us is full of challenges, stressful situations, negative physical or mental strain either on a private or professional level. There are also joyful moments that calm us down and make us happy and cheerful. We are aware of this mixture of feelings that accompany us throughout life. Moreover, there are differences in character, upbringing, ambition, social influences, and so on. We are more susceptible to all these influences in our youth. As they change our perception of the world and our feelings, the banned substance sometimes completely innocently become part of our lives or even every day. Therefore, we are of the opinion that it is essential to understand the historical and biological impact of stimulants or illicit substances.
Photo: Oskar Kandare
Biologically speaking, man's perception of satisfaction and longing for pleasant feelings need to be taken under consideration. There is a special system in the brain that is responsible for reward and pleasure. Reliving pleasant feelings is a natural process that we like to repeat. There are natural positive rewards (food, water, sexuality, sports, work,…) that affect the psycho-physical state of a person in a positive way. Then there are the natural negative rewards (tobacco, coffee, tea, sugar, marijuana, alcohol,…), which, in addition to the negative ones, also have some positive effects. Finally, there are chemically processed stimulants (cocaine, heroin, amphetamines, ...), which hurt the body and mind in the short and long term. The brain itself produces special chemicals that take care of comfort (endorphins), which increases the amount of dopamine in the body. When there is a lot of dopamine in the body, we feel good, we are happy and uplifted, and when there is lack of dopamine in our bodies, we feel sadness, discouragement, and stress. It is normal for us to repeat behaviors that please us and abandon those that do not bring pleasure or cause us discomfort.
Photo: Oskar Kandare
An experiment performed on rats is a typical example. A rat confined in an isolated cage almost always used water with heroin or cocaine instead of pure drinking water. Most rats overdosed and died very quickly. Psychology professor Bruce Alexander reversed the experiment differently and built a cage he named Rat Park. In fact, it was a paradise for rats. They had a lot of cheese, tunnels, a lot of rat friends, and consequently mating was possible. Of course he provided pure drinking water as well and for the purpose of the experiment water with cocaine and heroin. The experiment showed that most rats never used water with cocaine and heroin. While rats in empty cages experienced a 100% overdose rate, the rate of overdosing in the rat park was 0%. Simply for the fact that the rats were happy and connected to each other.
Photo: Oskar Kandare
We rightfully talk about addiction and illicit substances, however, we also need to talk about healing society on a social, political and personal level. We co-created a society that, for the most part, appears to be much more like an isolated cage than a park called paradise. In that cage-like society people with a strong addiction need a fellow human being. The thesis that the opposite of addiction is sobriety is incorrect, the opposite of addiction is in fact connectedness.