Sebastian Mullaert’s four-on-the-floor music for modern trance dance rituals fills a unique and extremely elegant universe of sound – yet it’s a closed system. So it’s amazing to hear the Swedish producer doing something truly groundbreaking again. Working with musicians of the Tonhalle Orchester Zürich, he went far beyond the scope of some classical musicians…
Last Moday Ennio Morricone, arguably the greatest film music composer of the modern era, died age 91. In honour of his vast body of work and peerless skill for evocation, musician and writer James Balmont compiled a small selection of his catalogue in this mix. Via Crack Magazine.
Housey warmth, technoid ecstasy and ambientesque calms, casual uplift and melodic hypnotism, all rolled into one. Good stuff from Sam Goku.
Wikkelhouse: Not not latest trend in dance music, but a modular cardboard house designed to last 100 years according to the guys from Amsterdam’s Fiction Factory.
Skimming some cream off the rich goodness that is the Beach Diggin’ compilation series, Quetzal provides us with 55 minutes of sunkissed mellowness.
“We know a lot of factual information about the starling—its size and voice, where it lives, how it breeds and migrates—but what remains a mystery is how it flies in murmurations, or flocks, without colliding.” For more nature-is-awesomeness check the National Geographic Short Film Showcase.
So much good music out there at the moment. Like this DJ mix of exclusively unreleased tracks by Dark Sky, for instance.
Long gone are the days when terms like psychedelic or trance were reserved for the junkie space pirates inhabiting the subculture with this very name, and when these terms were used by outsiders with a somewhat derogatory connotation. While major Psytrance festivals have turned into a neo-spiritual version of EDM events, urban hippsters and other…
A 10 minutes, 42 seconds reminder of everything that is right and good about electronic dance music in 2020.
An album tells a lot about the character of the musician/s who produced it. However, a mixtape can be just as personal because it channels sonic emotions and aural atmospheres through the filter that is the human mind of the person who created it. Also, it speaks volumes about the musical horizion of this person.…
Visual bizarreness, aural beauty: A wonderful statement about the time we live in, brought to us by Parisian quality label Heavenly Sweeteness.
“Headphones on (it only works with headphones), eyes close, and you’ll be somewhere entirely different!” A truly great electronic music producers of our time goes 3D. The sound of Max Cooper has been pushing boundaries for quite some time already, his albums and live mixes are highly immersive listening experiences. Now he takes us one…
Mr. Horse on the current state of affairs.
A brand new Addision Groove DJ mix. Spells out to: We’re in for almost 2 hours of bass-heavy goodness from one of Bristol’s finest. “It’s a bit of an epic one for these epic times we are living in”, he says in the complimentary interview over at Ilian Tape.
Good things are oozing out of the gaps between House, Electro, Bass, Breaks and… Trance. Intriguingly psychedelic things, that is. Read all about it here and embark on the journey by pressing the play button below.
A beautifully eerie atmosphere, created by the skilful entanglement of strong pictures and a track from Etapp Kyle’s forthcoming EP on Ostgut Ton.
A cinematic mix of Ambient and Electronica by Wanderwelle, clearly living up to the name of the label / podcast series.
A man who needs no introduction, keeping up his mellow end-of-year tradition.
Liquid moments of saltwater in motion, featuring some very pretty shades of blue: Mocean, a film by Chris Bryan.
Visual trip and aural journey: Rob Simonsen’s short film Rêveries comes with great landscape shots, an abstract-but-not-too-abstract narrative and a fantastic soundtrack. Well worth spending 12 minutes of your lifetime. Low lights, big screen and good soundsystem are highly recommended.
“There is this sense […] of ‘the way of me making change is to be as judgmental as possible about other people.’ […] That’s not activism, that’s not bringing about change. If all you’re doing is casting stones, you’re probably not gonna get that far. That’s easy to do.” Barack Obama