Music, technologies, and human experience from a Russian Psytrance music producer.
What I do · Get in touch

Follow me on social media

Facebook is my main news hub where I share upcoming releases, gigs, photos, videos, and blogs. Typically, I post 3–5 times a week.

Telegram and Twitter duplicate what I post on Facebook, with occasional extra content.

On Vkontakte, I write in the Russian language for my fans out of from Russia and CIS.

I also upload vlogs and gigs videos on YouTube and share travel photos, selfies, and studio routine on Instagram.

Back to Pioneer

For the last five years, I’ve been performing using Ableton with a MIDI-controller and even recently made a vlog explaining this setup.

Now I’m thinking to get back to the classic Pioneer’s CDJ gear. I spent last week in Moscow practising on CDJs to get myself back in shape with traditional DJing (yes, no more sync). It seems I have to make a new video telling more about this switch? Let me know in the comments if it sounds interesting to you.

Here are a few photos from my DJing sessions:

P.S. Follow me on Instagram to see more lifestyle photos like this.

Dec 6   Photo   Russia   Talks

Rave Podcast December 2017

Special guests of the month: Titans

December’s Rave Podcast features new music from Waveform, Ilai, Mindwave, Nok, Sideform and more, including a couple of my all-time favourite tracks. And for the second hour we have a 1-hour live set from Titans, a new project from Greece signed on Blue Tunes Records.

Tracklistings

0:00:00 Doppler & Nano Vector – Consciouness (Original Mix)
0:05:38 Waveform – No Rules (Original Mix)
0:11:35 Ilai – Endshift (Original Mix)
0:17:10 GeneTrick & Out Of Range – Evoke The World (Original Mix)
0:23:43 Cathar & System E – Flame Of Consciousness (Original Mix)
0:25:43 Mindwave – Akasha (Original Mix)
0:31:48 Union Jack – Two Full Moons and a Trout (Domestic & Pixel & Freedom Fighters Remix)
0:37:29 Jakaan – Inspiration (Original Mix)
0:41:36 NOK – The Encounter (Original Mix) Unreleased
0:45:23 Sideform – Advanced Civilization (Original Mix)
0:49:02 Sonic Entity – Orbital Spin (Original Mix)
0:53:36 00.db – Lantra (Album Version)

Titans guest mix

0:59:48 Titans – Awaken (Original Mix) Unreleased
1:07:38 Titans – Mojo (Original Mix) Unreleased
1:13:04 Titans – Unleash The Beast (Original Mix)
1:18:26 Titans – Power Dream (Original Mix)
1:24:18 Titans – The Last Pirate (Original Mix) Unreleased
1:27:21 Titans – Inferno (Original Mix)
1:32:47 Titans – Death Star (Original Mix)
1:38:33 Titans – Eternal Vibration (Original Mix)
1:43:56 Titans – Cosmic Mantra (Original Mix)
1:50:54 Titans – Hiverse (Original Mix) Unreleased
1:54:11 Titans & Micky Noise (Original Mix) Unreleased

Ace Ventura on social media

Yoni Oshrat aka Ace Ventura

Ace Ventura gave an interview to a South African-based Psytrance portal Psymedia.co.za, and here’s what he said about social media:

Psymedia: You’re incredibly active on your social media channels. Is it an important role?
Ace Ventura: It’s not just important, its a must. With the overflow of so many new producers around, combined with the short attention span of this generation, making music, as good as it is – isn’t enough. If you want to actually be heard you must get yourself out there and let the public know about it.

Being active on social media is not just important, it’s a must.

It’s nice to see a confirmation of what I’ve been written before by such an experienced artist, it makes me think I’m on the right way. And it’s a lesson for upcoming producers around as well.

Read and watch also:

Existence is out now

A new single · Digital Om Productions

After the success of his debut album and drawing lot of fresh inspiration from his recent performances on the European summer festival circuit Daniel Lesden is back with a brand new single titled Existence.

Written and producers by Daniel Sokolovskiy
Mastering by Barthelemy Bayona @ Stryker studio
Artwork by Digiplasm

Track of the week: Dessert Desert

Human Blue is one of the pioneers who introduced a deeper side of Psytrance to me in the mid 2000’s. It was the “golden era” of Full-on music, so listening something hypnotic was so fresh. Such a shame Mr Dag Wallin no longer in the business, he was a huge inspiration for my own music as well.

Artist Human Blue
Title Dessert Desert (Original Mix)
Release Base Basket Buffet
Label Transient Records
Year 2008
BPM 144
Key Em
Nov 21   Russia   Talks   Video

Upcoming event: a talk on music career at Audio School

🇷🇺 Moscow, December 5, 2017

I’m excited to announce that I’ll be giving a talk on a music career at Audio School.

Audio School is a leading Moscow-based school of electronic music production and the art of DJing. Six years ago I graduated Audio School as a student, and now I’m delighted to come back, this time with a new role.

I’ll be talking about career decisions, marketing strategies, and mindset of a music producer in today’s world — all based on my experience, no theorycrafting.

Watch also a video invitation.

Timetable:

20:00—21:00 Talk
21:00—21:30 Q&A session

The event is free for anyone to join. You must register in advance as there is a limited number of seats.

P.S. This event is a first of its kind for me, but potentially, I’m open for giving a talk on a conference, music production school, or any other music-related educational meetup. Get in touch if it sounds interesting to you.

Nov 19   Russia   Talks   Tour dates

Track of the week: Equilibrium Sense

Relaunch is one of a few artists who has no bad tracks. And I mean it. Pretty much just like Jerome Isma-Ae or Cid Inc, two other heroes of the genre. All originals and remixes he has done are pure gold, I think I have about fifty in my home collection.

Artist Relaunch
Title Equilibrium Sense (Original Mix)
Release Maybe
Label Bonzai Progressive
Year 2017
BPM 126
Key Cm
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