Music, technologies, and human experience from a Russian Psytrance music producer.
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Confront Reality is out now

A new collaboration · Digital Om Production

You won’t hear triplets, Indian motives or pitch rising effects in this track — It’s a straightforward 142 BPM melodic track that you can actually dance to. Here’s our collaboration with Mechanimal which is out now on Digital Om Productions.

Here’s what Christopher Lawrence said about it:

Great track! Good groove and heaps of complementary melodies.

Written and producers by Nick Sagar-House and Daniel Sokolovskiy
Mastering by Nick Sagar-House @ Mechanimal studio
Artwork by Point Zero Productions

Rave Podcast April 2018

Special guest of the month: Mindwave

Today we are going to have a journey through different sides of Psytrance, from its deeper and melodic form to the uptempo style with sharp acid leads, including a brand new collaboration of Mechanimal with myself, which I’m really proud of, and some of all-favourite classics.

And at the second half of the show, we have an amazing producer who I’ve been watching closely for the last five years or so, and I’m actually surprised that we haven’t had him before. Please welcome to Mindwave at the second hour, his production is absolutely brilliant.

Tracklistings

0:00:00 Lost Shaman – Soul Divider (Original Mix)
0:06:36 Cosmithex – Omniscient (Original Mix) Unreleased
0:11:18 Zyce & Nerso – Unimation (Talpa Remix)
0:15:09 Audiotec & Zen Mechanics – Telemetry (2018 Album Edit)
0:18:53 Symbolic & Lifeforms – We Are Awakening (Original Mix)
0:23:13 Paul Oakenfold – Full Moon Party (Liquid Soul & Zyce Remix)
0:27:35 Ticon – Tripticon (Vertex Remix) Unreleased
0:31:17 GMO – Forty-Two (Metronome Remix)
0:34:46 Ectima – Symbiosis (Arhetip Remix)
0:38:49 Relativ & Yestermorrow – Galactic Riders (Original Mix)
0:44:20 AudioFire – This Complex World (Original Mix)
0:49:11 Bitkit – Blue Fields (Original Mix)
0:53:31 Mechanimal & Daniel Lesden – Confront Reality (Original Mix) Unreleased
0:57:10 Human Blue – Party Deluxe (Original Mix)

Mindwave guest mix

1:01:43 Mindwave – Systematic Numbers (Original Mix)
1:09:22 Mindwave & Static Movement – Sources (Original Mix)
1:15:39 Mindwave – Ancient Code (Original Mix)
1:20:41 Mindwave – Akasha (Original Mix)
1:29:03 Liquid Soul – Synthetic Vibes (Mindwave Remix)
1:33:29 Mindwave – One (Original Mix) Unreleased
1:40:51 Mindwave – 3 6 9 (Original Mix)
1:47:19 Mindwave – Voyager (Original Mix)
1:52:07 Protonica – Floating Point (Mindwave Remix)

Mechanimal & Daniel Lesden upcoming collaboration

Mechanimal (on the left) and I in our studios

Stoked to announce my upcoming collaboration with no other than Mechanimal, a producer I’ve been a fan of for years. It’s a 142 BPM track with a positive vibe and a blend of our signature sounds.

Keep an eye on updates as we’ll share a cover artwork, label, date, and of course a preview soon.

In the meantime, make sure to check out Nick’s recent releases (this guy is on fire!) and his guest mix on Rave Podcast in case you missed it.

Rave Podcast March 2018

Special guest of the month: Altered State

The show starts off with some nice deep Trance and even Techno which surprisingly sound really fresh to me despite the fact some of these tracks are pretty old actually, I hope you’ll like it too.

On top of that, we have some of the best Psytrance around, including new music Lyktum (a track taken from his new album which is absolutely gorgeous), a collaboration of Mechanical and Sabretooth, Vini Vici, Perfect Stranger, Volcano, X-Noize, Sonic Species and more.

And for the second hour, we have a great guest mix from an uprising star of the Irish Psy scene, a Dublin based DJ and producer and A&R at Critical Overload, Altered State.

Tracklistings

0:00:00 John 00 Fleming & Roby M Rage – The Devil’s Gates Of Heaven (Original Mix)
0:05:36 Don Ruijgrok – Awake (Original Mix)
0:08:31 Psychosonic – Beta (Original Mix)
0:14:49 Subliminal Codes – The Chase (Original Mix)
0:17:43 Perfect Stranger – W (Klipsun Remix)
0:23:03 Vini Vici & Pixel – Flashback (Original Mix)
0:27:15 Lyktum & Solar Kid – Dreamer (Original Mix)
0:32:12 Neutro & Doppler – Shankra (Original Mix)
0:36:45 Norma Project – Velediction (Original Mix)
0:41:23 Maitika – Cross The Border (Original Mix)
0:46:03 Mechanimal & Sabretooth – Quantum Fluctuation (Original Mix)
0:50:38 Volcano, Sonic Species & X-NoiZe – Future DMT (Original Mix)

Altered State guest mix

0:56:22 Captain Hook & Dj Gula K – Consciousness (Original Mix)
1:00:22 Gaudium & MVMB – Natural Mechanics (Original Mix)
1:05:00 Ritmo & Gaudium – Keep It Minimal (Original Mix)
1:08:28 Liquid Soul – Out Of The Blue (Multiphase Remix)
1:13:56 Divination & Liftshift – Inside You (Original Mix)
1:17:09 Cabal – Whatever (Altered State Remix)
1:20:42 Mindbernderz – Another Galaxy (Original Mix)
1:26:06 Inner State – New World Order (Altered State Remix)
1:30:39 Sonic Species & Symbolic – Horizon (Original Mix)
1:36:36 Indra – Flashback (Original Mix)
1:43:45 Ace Ventura & Rocky Tilbor – Dr Lupo (Rising Dust Remix)
1:48:25 Imaginarium – 100 Billion Neutrons (Original Mix)
1:53:52 Captain Hook – Vertebra L2 (Pitchbend Mix)

The Guest Mix @ Artelized Visions

Last night my guest mix has been aired on Digitally Imported on Artelized Visions radio show hosted by Cj Art, and today I’d like to share it with everyone who wasn’t able to join in. Artur aka Cj Art is awesome, I’ve been listening to his music for years so it was a pleasure to make a mix for his show.

This guest mix has a quite unusual selection of tracks with a reminiscent of old-school vibe and even includes a couple of all-time favourite classics which I like a lot. Let me know what do you about it?

Tracklistings

00:00 ON3 – Step One (Original Mix)
04:13 Modus – Strange Modulation (Original Mix)
08:26 Ticon – Chicken Shaker (Sub6 & ON3 Remix)
10:31 Freedom Fighters & Rocky – Stranger Things (Original Mix)
14:49 Off Limits – Artattack (Original Mix)
19:54 Ticon – Bird Of Paradise (Original Mix)
23:17 Astral Projection – One (Original Mix)
28:48 Astrix & Avalon – Moonshine (Original Mix)
32:55 GeneTrick – Being Human (Original Mix)
35:46 Asteria & Harmonic Rush – Joanne In Wonderland (Original Mix)
38:17 Static Movement & Mindwave – Sources (Original Mix)
43:39 Modus – Inner Experience (Original Mix)
47:36 Union Jack – Two Full Moons and a Trout (Domestic & Pixel & Freedom Fighters Remix)
52:48 Daniel Lesden – The Last Of Our Kind (Original Mix)
Feb 22   Guest mixes   Psytrance

Rave Podcast February 2018

Special guest of the month: Jakaan

This month’s show is full of the finest Progressive and Psytrance music from the artists like Symbolic, Carina, Zyce, Astrix & Freedom Fighters, Audiofire, and more.

And for the second hour to have an up-and-coming producer from the Netherlands, Jakaan. He is a new artist at Digital Om Production, and I’m sure we’ll hear from him in the coming future.

Tracklistings

0:00:00 Symbolic – Evolution (Original Mix)
0:07:43 Cosmic Tone – Spirit Technology (Original Mix)
0:12:50 Carina – Time Light (Original Mix)
0:17:57 Zyce – Messier 83 (Original Mix) Unreleased
0:21:53 Astrix & Freedom Fighters – Burning Stones (Original Mix)
0:26:47 Outlaw – Noise Control (Original Mix)
0:29:54 Sonic Species – Zero (AudioFire Remix)
0:34:03 Tresde – Theia (Original Mix)
0:35:53 Pro-Gram – Angel In The Desert (Original Mix)
0:40:15 Space Cat, X-NoiZe, Vertical Mode – The Sorcery (Original Mix)
0:45:04 Nerso – Spectral Waves (Original Mix)
0:48:50 Daniel Lesden – The Last Of Our Kind (Original Mix)

Jakaan guest mix

0:56:05 Egorythmia & Yestermorrow – Midnight Ritual (Original Mix)
1:04:31 Faders – Altered Minds (Original Mix)
1:10:21 Faders – Optical Illusion (Original Mix)
1:16:10 Jakaan – Inspiration (Original Mix)
1:21:40 One Function & Yestermorrow – Microdose (Original Mix)
1:29:22 Outsiders – Floating Point (Redrosid Remix)
1:35:09 StarLab – The Sage (Original Mix)
1:41:05 Symbolic & Sonic Species – Horizon (Original Mix)
1:48:38 Sideform – Advanced Civilization (Original Mix)
1:54:07 Maitika – Cross the Border (Original Mix) Unreleased
Feb 7   Psytrance   Rave Podcast

The Last Of Our Kind is out now

A new single · Iono Music

“Iono Music is proud to present a new Space-themed single by Daniel Lesden. With a slow build-up and atmospheric breakdown, this track tells a story of human terraforming the planets so we will never be the last of our kind.”

Written and producers by Daniel Sokolovskiy
Mastering by Michael Gkekas @ Plus Six Mastering
Artwork by Kamila Dj Sati

Laidback Luke on music sales

Laidback Luke

This is brilliant. Today, Laidback Luke uploaded a new vlog episode where he is telling about ripping of tracks on SoundCloud. And by the end of the video, here is what he said about the music sales (watch at 11:55):

“So I started this vlog by telling you that I run my own record label, I even run my publishing company, so why would I promote this type of stuff [ripping off tracks on SoundCloud]? I need you to realise right now is that music is mainly promotion. The amount of money that is earned by selling your tracks is way less than back in the days. The most important thing is that your name gets spread, and because the money is in performing mostly, it’s always good to get your name out there.”

Music is mainly promotion. The most important thing is that your name gets spread.

This is exactly what I was written about in my The truth about music sales advice, and I’m happy that such a credible artist like Laidback Luke confirms it from his experience as well. By the way, all of his vlogs are amazing, make sure to check it out if you haven’t seen it yet.

Read also: Ace Ventura on social media

Feedback for Chemical Sunday by Aranyo & Edessey

We just finished our track and I will be very appreciated if you can give a slight feedback.

Edgar Zbucinsky

Edgar, technically speaking, this track is great: it has a decent sound design and quality production. Mixdown is fine too. Mastering is probably a bit overcompressed, but it’s a matter of taste.

I’m going to comment the content part only, and I have to warn you that it’s very subjective.

The first thing I’ve noticed is the too repetitive pattern. You can especially hear it if you navigate through the track by a 8-bars long intervals. Here’s a short screen capture to just to demostrate this:

Notice that sound on a strong beat that comes along with the crash cymbal. The repetitions are too obvious, it gives a feel of a draft: it seems that either this is a ground for something more or the author was simply too lazy. Try to make variations, somehow catch the attention of the listener.

Because of such monotonous sound and smooth build-up, the track seems old-school: such a Psychedelic Trance that was done in 2005’ish. It’s not bad itself, it’s not good either. For example, in Progressive, such monotony and smooth development is a feature of the genre, so it’s rather good. I do not know here, but maybe it makes sense to ask yourself whether there was such an idea here.

I also think that there is not enough drive in the track. This is Psytrance, after all, it should make you wanna dance! Perhaps it’s a rhythmic picture, perhaps an emotional fullness. There must be a contrast between “dry” and “wet” parts, but here it is not.

Here are a few tracks from other cool guys, listen for comparison (also with the same tempo and key, 145 F #m):

I repeat that all of the above is my subjective opinion, not mistakes that must be corrected. Keep making music!

SMM assistance internship

Hi. I’m looking for a person to help me manage my social media pages: Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. This isn’t quite a job, but rather an internship: you have an opportunity to gain experience in the music industry and get some exclusive content first.

Please send me an email to mail@daniellesden.com with the following:

  1. A brief introduction of yourself and why you are interested in this internship.
  2. Links to your social profiles.

Alternatively, you can apply on Facebook.

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