1200 Micrograms (also known as 1200 Mics, or 1300 Mics) is a psychedelic trance act from Ibiza. The members are Riktam and Bansi from GMS, Raja Ram and Chicago. Raja Ram is Australian, but has lived in London for over 30 years. Bansi and Riktam are Dutch, Chicago is American, and the 3 live on Ibiza Island, Spain. The name 1200 Micrograms comes from Raja Ram taking 1200 micrograms of LSD while working on the groups first album. Raja Ram told his friend Paul Taylor, "God Paul I took 1200 micrograms!" Their 1st album is its use of themes related to mind/consciousness-expansion.
The idea for starting the project allegedly came to Raja Ram while he was hallucinating in his hammock in Brazil. Thus, their first, self-titled album featured 9 tracks about Ayahuasca, DMT, Mescaline, LSD, Marijuana, Hashish, Ecstasy, Magic Mushrooms and Salvia Divinorum. The tracks featured many quotes from Terence McKenna and samples from movies such as Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.
The second album, Heroes of the Imagination, was dedicated to famous inventors and scientists who dramatically contributed to, or changed, our lives, including Leonardo da Vinci, Galileo Galilei, Michael Faraday, Albert Einstein, Charles Babbage, Albert Hofmann, Francis Crick, James D. Watson, and Tim Berners-Lee. This album also contains the 2003 party hit, Acid for Nothing; a trance remix of Dire Straits' Money for Nothing which samples lines from the movie Waking Life(the track also replaced the phrase "I want my MTV" with "I want my LSD"). The 3rd album was called The Time Machine. Its songs were influenced by famous places and times in the past -- The Creation of the Universe, Stonehenge, Ancient India and Egypt and Greece.