“DJ & Web Designer/Developer from the UK. Like my beats broken.” That’s what Ollie Kavanagh’s SoundCloud profile reads. What a likeable attitude.
Housey warmth, technoid ecstasy and ambientesque calms, casual uplift and melodic hypnotism, all rolled into one. Good stuff from Sam Goku.
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.
“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…
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 name that brings back Nag Champa flavoured memories of days spent between flourescent depictions of mushrooms and eleves: Bluetech. The North American artist had quite a unique sound already 15 years ago, when his mellow Downtempo Psychedelia were released on quality imprints like Aleph Zero or Interchill. Pleasure to hear that he didn’t lose…
Thirteen years ago, in October 2006, one of my DJ mixes was part of the (long discontinued) DJs Anonymous series. Quite a trippy affair revolving around melodic bangers from Stephan Bodzin, Thomas Schumacher, Extrawelt and the like. Your browser does not support the audio element. Download link
Lots of German talk, but also many moving pictures that speak an universal language. 3000Grad Festival is always a good reason to spend summer in Central Europe.
Bass-heavy grooves with a jazzy edge, recorded live at 3000Grad Festival 2019. You’ll need some proper speakers or headphones to feel it.
“All manner of dub, flowing from the oceanic stylings of the opening cut to the mid-way point’s deep atmospheres and the closing cut’s floating pads—all of which are underpinned by deep low-slung grooves.” Via XLR8R.
Hypnotic quality as usual from Sebastian Mullaert. But what really hits the mark is the vocal sample in this Wa We Wu track, taking you on a meditation on the willingness to give up hope.
Gotta love industrial sounds in modern dance music. Gourski & Appel take an old idea to the next level and present a 7-minute track made exclusively from sounds sampled in a dock setting. The result is intriguingly catchy, and the music video that comes with it intriguingly hypnotic.
“I recorded a mix for Resident Advisor stringing together an hour of danceable club tracks without any kick drums. I’ve been playing a lot of this stuff in my sets over the last few years and have been meaning to record a mix like this for a while.” Quite an exciting approach. Even more so…
Dutch duo Wanderwelle is responsible for some rather exciting music at the moment, both in the fields of Ambient and Dub Techno. Their recent DJ mix for Monument takes us on a smooth ride through electronic genres and tempi.
Sounds pretty much like a modern-day version of what D-Nox played at VooV’s second floor on those unforgettable Sunday afternoons in the early noughties… Well done, Mr. Applescal – very well done.
Jon Hopkins’ last album would have been the perfect terminus for a musical career that burns out rather than fading away. However, he faced the extremely high anticipations and released another album. Singularity might not be quite as groundbreaking and innovative as the last album – but it surely is a worthy successor. Ecstasy and…
Adam Freeland – a man who needs no further introduction to readers of this blog. He just dropped a brand new DJ mix for Solid Steel Radio and, no big surprise here, it’s pretty damn eclectic, diverse and catchy. Also he told some words about his life in the desert and his most recent creative…