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
Bristolian legends Pinch and Addison Groove teamed up to create their own blend of mezcal, aged in Islay malt whisky casks for an extra smoky finish. Sounds like it’s worth having a shot.
More and more people consider themselves to be “spiritual”. And while few of them can actually pin down this term, many agree with “spiritual” wisdoms and statements that to the unenlightened mind make no sense at all. Like this one, for instance:
How gentrified is your neighbourhood? Polish illustrator Kasia Babis provides a checklist.
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…
“The planet is fine. The people are fucked.”
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