Music, technologies, and human experience from a Russian Psytrance music producer.
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On Vkontakte, I write in the Russian language for my fans out of from Russia and CIS.

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Open To Close

🇷🇺 Moscow, April 20, 2019

I love high-quality underground music. Being a music producer at Digital Om Production roster and A&R at JOOF Recordings at the same time, I’ve been named the natural connecting link between the Progressive and the Psy worlds.

The problem is that I never had a chance to fully express myself as a DJ to showcase the full musical palette I’m passionate for as most of the times DJs play rather short sets.

That’s how I came up to the idea of performing with my first Open-To-Close set, a non-stop 5-hour musical journey with Progressive House, hypnotic Techno, atmospheric Trance, and of course some banging Psytrance just the way we like it.

April the 20th, Moscow, Gorod Club. See you there!

Tickets, event info, and video invitation in the Russian language are available at daniellesden.com/otc.

Feb 26   Gigs   Open To Close   Russia

The Guest Mix @ Prostranstvo on Megapolis FM

Music genres often exist in parallel worlds. Ask psy-heads what they think of Progressive House and most say it’s pop and cheesy; for the Techno people ‘Psytrance’ is a bad word, and so on.

But I have a love and passion for all kind of underground music: from groovy and hypnotic to driving and heads-down. I believe that Progressive House, Trance, Techno, and Psytrance can be blended together within one DJ mix, or even within one event, ultimately creating a whole new level of musical journey.

Yesterday I had a privilege to play my guest mix on a Russian nationwide radio Megapolis FM in Prostranstvo show, hosted by Michael Demos and Miss YoYo, and I thought it would be a perfect opportunity to showcase my vision.

You’ll see me doing more of this later this year at my 5-hours open-to-close set, but for now, enjoy a sort of ‘condensed’ version of Progressive-to-Psy in this 1-hour guest mix aired yesterday:

Tracklistings

00:00 Boris — Can You Hear Me (Enrico Sangiuliano Remix)
03:02 Emok, Human Element, MVMB — Bao Bao (Original Mix)
06:34 John 00 Fleming, Eeemus — Drop From The Vile (Original Mix)
09:50 Eeemus — Yunzjah (Original Mix)
14:11 Subliminal Codes — Acid Memories (Original Mix)
17:06 Allaby — Hiding To Nothing (Original Mix)
20:42 Hedustma — Existence (MVMB Remix)
25:01 John 00 Fleming — The Dark Ranger (Original Mix)
26:27 Yoake, Doppler — Imagination (Original Mix)
29:03 E-Clip — Dreamcatcher (Original Mix)
33:26 Redrosid — Infra.Red (Original Mix)
38:07 SpaceNoiZe, Vertical Mode — Psychological Biological (Original Mix)
41:52 Aioaska, Gipsy Soul — Space Of Being (Original Mix)
46:27 Cambium — Infinity (Original Mix)
50:52 AudioFire — A Billion Neurons (Original Mix)
54:38 One Function, Yestermorrow — Microdose (Lyktum Remix)

Prog.Doc: Space Symphony

🇷🇺 Москва, 2 февраля 2019

Catch me playing at Gorod Club Hyperdimension party on February, 2. Expect a lot of Psychedelic awesomeness!

Also in the lineup: Integrica, Ilay, Psyspace, Carpe Diem, Pam.

Live In Moscow

You’ve probably seen pictures and listened to my recorded live sets from my gig in Moscow by now, and here comes the video as promised. Special thanks to A.B. for filming this.

Dec 20   Astrix In Moscow   Gigs   Russia   Video
Dec 19   Gigs   Russia

Live sets from Moscow

My two recorded live sets from the last weekend are up online on SoundCloud.

I rarely upload live sets as home listening never feels the same as when you experience this on the dancefloor, but this time I’ve decided to make an exception. The event production was so huge, so I wanted to share at least a piece of the vibe with the people that weren’t there.

And yes, as I played not one, but two sets on the same event, something that practically never happens.

Here’s a quick backstory.

Initially, I was booked as a closing DJ. Two days before the event I contacted the organisers saying that I would like to arrive at the venue in advance, before the doors open – I always do this when I can, to listen to the sound system, get familiar with the DJ booth and the crew. Everything was fine and agreed, and then the promoter said: “If you have enough strength and have a desire, you can also open it.” I didn’t think long and agreed.

On the one hand, playing two sets at the beginning and at the end of the event is difficult, but it was interesting to accept such a challenge to evaluate my own strength (especially considering that the opening set turned out to be an impromptu as I found out about it just two days before the event).

On the other hand, I wanted to show how to open a Trance event: not from the “140 BPM progressive,” as many Psytrance DJs think is right, but in a proper way — nice and deep, with music that greets guests and sets the mood for the rest of the night. I have already spoken about the role of the opening DJs and I will speak more for sure, I believe this is such an important topic.

Anyway, here’re my sets, I hope you enjoy. Feel free to drop a comment, what do you think?

Opening set

11 PM Progressive:

Closing set

5 AM Psytrance:

Live In Moscow Photos

Wow, what a night was last Saturday at Izvestiya Hall! Absolutely packed dancefloor, stunning visuals, and fantastic energy! Thanks to GLOBALCLUBBING and Space Music for making it happen.

It was also a very special night because I played two sets, both opening and closing — something that practically never happens in the DJs world! It allowed me to express myself with a broader musical palette, and in return, the crowd’s response to every track I played was phenomenal. Thank you for dancing with me for 4 hours and until the very end (it’s 5–7 AM on the photos!)

Photo credit: © Pavel Tzimisce and SpaceMusic.

2018   Astrix In Moscow   Gigs   Photo   Russia

Prog Doc Comoscow Photos

Here are a few photos from my set last Friday at Prog Doc, a dark packed underground venue with heads-down Psytrance, just the way we like it! Thanks everyone for the vibe.

Photo credit: © Pavel Tzimisce

Astrix In Moscow

🇷🇺 Moscow, December 8, 2018

I’m very excited to announce that I’ll be playing a 2-hour set alongside with the one and only Astrix in Moscow on December, 8. The event is also supported by some of the best DJs around, Fonarev, Michael Demos & Miss YoYo.

Tickets and event info on Facebook and Vkontakte.

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