Jon Jones – HOCast #36

Seventy-three minutes of All-Aussie goodness. Well, kinda. Jon Jones recorded a mixtape using exclusively tracks from Australian record labels. “It includes a blend of ambient, downtempo, trance-like sounds with a quirky flavour,” the young producer describes his selection. There’s more: “The mix and the songs within it are inspired by the traditional landowners of Australia,…

Kūmāré – The Spiritual Placebo Effect

In case you missed it: The 2011 documentary Kūmāré was quite an intriguing and entertaining social experiment. It explores the need for leaders and gurus that is hardwired into the brains of many humans and the powerful psychological mechanisms that are triggered by this need. Check out the trailer below and learn more about the…

Natthall

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…

Ólafur Arnalds – Woven Song

Ólafur Arnalds, the Icelandic trailblazer of Neo Classical music, gives us a stunning first impression of his new album. Stunning because of the music which vibrates with the unique virtuosity that made the young composer a protagonist of the genre; and stunning because of the ethereal trip that fills the visible wavelengths of ‘Woven Song’.

Lost Track New Zealand

A film about motorbikes and surfboards, about snow covered mountain peaks and cold ocean water, and especially about the ups & downs of a genuine road trip. Great footage, superb soundtrack and a beautiful takeaway message at the end: “Make the most of everything you have, be present, and don’t take life to seriously.“

Ennio Morricone – Mixed By James Balmont

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.

Wikkelhouse

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.

Flight of the Starlings

“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.

Adam Pits – HAWSMIX036

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…

David August – Tomorrow Is Forever Mixtape

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.…

Max Cooper – 3D Reworks 001

“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…