Jon Hopkins – Singularity

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…

Astroboter – Form & Void Mix

It’s been real quiet around German producer Astroboter. So quiet actually that one might have thought he drifted into oblivion. However, now he’s back – and he didn’t lose his touch. This excellent mix is an appetizer for his forthcoming album Form & Void, to be released on 19th January 2018. And if it is…

The Oddness – Live at Ranch-o-Relaxo

While the Psytrance scene seems to be stuck in an endless loop of the same artists playing the same sound for many years already, other electronic music genres are getting deeper, more ethereal and even psychedelic in very fresh and innovative ways. What happens at the Ranch-o-Relaxo gatherings in Australia is a perfect example for…

Ulf Eriksson – Boiler Room Upfront 060

Deep, hypnotic Techno at its best: “DJing is so much more than just swapping records. It is – and should be – a reflection of the person that’s mixing. Right now I like to do mixes as shapes or waves. Sort of like small sculptures of sound. This is also how it turned out this…

Sparksart

Using exclusively graphite pencils and paper, Australian illustrator Susan Sparks creates mandala-like pictures that are simply mind-blowing – both technically and aesthetically.        

Griff – Live At Shambhala Music Festival 2015

Seventy-seven minutes of bass-heavy awesomeness, delivered by Griff, my favourite artist from the thriving Australian Glitch Hop scene. The warm and organic sound that is so typical for the Melbourne based artist has a very human, almost hand-played vibe to it. Also I love how it is deeply psychedelic in the most progressive, most forward-thinking…

Romanesco, Brain Cactus & Co.

The symmetrical awesomeness of nature, captured in a collection of 8 plant pictures.   Crassula Buddha’s Temple     Alstroemeria Pelegrina     Brain Cactus     Aloe Polyphylla     Drosophyllum Lusitanicum     Dahlia     Romanesco     Red Cabbage    

Pottery Wheel Hypnotism

Russian artist Mikhail Sadovnikov uses a spinning pottery wheel, wet clay, and his hands to create a mesmerizing kaleidoscope of morphing patterns.

Astroboter – Intenpsyfication Mix

German beatmaker and guitarist Astroboter delivers a magnificent mixtape packed with psychedelic music from various genres: I’ve been gathering songs for this mix since my last mix called “Game Of Tones”. It starts wild, breaks into colorful Psychedelic Rock, gets mixed with ethnic Jazz & Dustbowl Blues and ends into an infinite Ambient meditation.

Douglas Rushkoff in DMT: The Spirit Molecule

I first encountered Douglas Rushkoff when watching DMT: The Spirit Molecule some years ago. The thing that struck me about him was the fact that he is one of the few smiling faces in that documentary. Many interviewees have a very serious, grave, or introverted facial expression – an expression of cheerlessness that is reminiscent…

Boom Festival 2014 Pictures

Some random snapshots from my 6th Boom Festival. The setup was mind-blowing as always, and although I spent a great part of my time working with the communication team and the video documentary guys it was an outstanding festival… again.

Sebastian Mullaert @ Elements Fokouka, Japan

When it comes to deep, hypnotic Techno music for modern trance dance rituals – this is it. Last weekend I had the pleasure to experience a DJ set of Sebastian Mullaert, and I can’t find enough superlatives to describe the magnificence of this experience. Intelligent, jazzy, psychedelic in the most sublime sense of this word……

Sebastian Mullaert – WYS Mix 2014

The latest DJ mix by Sebastian Mullaert is utterly unsurprising. Shortly after declaring the split with his Minilogue companion the Swedish producer delivers exactly what I expected him to do: A deeply hallucinogenic melange of hypnotic beats, subliminal harmonies, heady noise cascades and shifting sound structures. I like where this is going.

Nobody Home – Mixtape From 1994

Nobody Home is Marcus Henriksson who is one half of Minilogue and Son Kite – which makes him one of my favourite artists from the electronic sector ever. This is his first mixtape, recorded in 1994. It’s wonderfully deep and trancey, hard and fast, and loaded with acidic TB-303 lines. The timeless beauty and functionality…