Housey warmth, technoid ecstasy and ambientesque calms, casual uplift and melodic hypnotism, all rolled into one. Good stuff from Sam Goku.
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…
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
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.
“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…
Always a good reason to spend summer in the beautiful North East of Germany: 3000Grad Festival.
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…
One hour of deeply psychedelic contemporary Techno: XLR8R keeps up the high standard of its podcast series year after year after year.
Fact described Yagya as “one of Techno’s best-kept secrets” some years ago. Here the Icelandic producer takes us on a melodic journey from beatless Ambient to Downbeat to Dub Techno and back.
Love Over Entropy presents a deep, hypnotic and highly musical DJ mix that has a brilliant dramaturgy.
Raw, excessive, delirious, big-room, low-lights, four-to-the-floor Techno: Kernel Existence is the new Alter Ego of Dub Techno mastermind Toby Dreher. Solid party music.
Cassegrain present 70 minutes of raw, delirious Techno.
Merging the trashy freestyle attitude of a DJ Koze with the clubby hypnotism of a D-Nox, the sets of Uone are truly next level shit – and that’s precisely what the Aussie delivered at Boom’s Alchemy Circle this year.
“Cerebral, hallucinogenic, abrasive, and woven together with a decidedly punk ethos.” Now that sounds like my thing. A beautiful reminder of the original idea of Techno.
Reverberating in the delirious space between Techno and Trance, this hypnotic DJ mix sends the mind wandering.
Just before dropping their third album, Moderat present a new DJ mix. Broken beat textures are the backbone for deep, cinematic soundscapes.
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…
I said it before, and I’ll say it again: When it comes to deep, hypnotic Techno music for modern trance dance rituals – this is it. For the latest XLR8R podcast, Sebastian Mullaert presents a 90-minute segment of a liveset he played in Israel. The Swedish producer remains a class of his own.
Fat square basses, tripped out delays, enigmatic build-ups, rich beat textures, dreamy melodies: Alex Banks delivers the goods. As he remarks quite appropriately in his interview with Groove magazine, this meticulously crafted studio mix is rather “[…] a sonic collage than a DJ mix and includes a lot of detail that would get lost in…