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Introducing Psytrance Guide

A great place to discover Psychedelic music

Dear fellows, I’m pleased to introduce you the Psytrance Guide:

Backstory

If you are a millennial, you probably remember the Ishkur’s Guide to Electronic Music. How awesome it was! As a music lover and a person who like when things are organised nicely, I used to spend hours on that site.

I was always thinking, too bad that guide is abandoned, outdated, and hence no longer reflect the variety of genres we have today, in Psytrance in particular. But then I realised: I can do it myself. I can do a website that probably won’t be that cool and fancy like the Ishkur’s guide, but fun and informative enough especially for those who are new to Psytrance.

And in fact, I did.

What is this, exactly

PsytranceGuide.com is the ultimate, up-to-date guide to Psytrance music genres. It covers twenty sugenres and I’m planning to keep it relevant through the time. Each subgenre includes several audio previews that have been carefully selected, a typical BPM range, a little description, and lists of some noticeable artists and labels that worth checking out if you like some particular subgenre.

Keep in mind that most of those subgenres have no “official” names. Everything on that site is a subject of my personal vision and experience in the Psy scene. However, I did my best and researched a bunch of niche community websites to make sure that I’m not alone in that thinking, and I will keep continuing making it more accurate.

Who is this for

Basically, for everyone. If you are new to Psytrance or if you have a friend whom you’d like to introduce Psytrance to, it’s a great place to discover the whole variety of music spectrum that Psytrance have today. However, if you are an experienced trancer, I’m sure you’ll find a lot of fun too, just like I did when I was making that guide.

A special note to DJs. If you have a large Psytrance DJ collection, but everything from Astral Projection to Zen Mechanics tagged simply as “Psytrance”, use PsytranceGuide.com as a reference to update your ID3 tags properly. This is something I use for 12000-tracks collection and it works great.

Feedback

If you found a bug, or if would like to contribute in any way, or if you have some feedback or just want to say hello, don’t hesitate to drop me a line at mail@daniellesden.com.

Future plans

Here is the list of some upcoming changes I’m planning to make, based on your feedback. No specific dates, though. Once implemented, these changes will be moved to the version log above.

  • Split Hi-Tech and Psycore as two separate subgenres.
  • Probably, add Zenonsque (Psygressive, Dark Progressive) as a new subgenre. It’s currently mentioned in the Minimal Psy section.
  • Probably, split Night Full-on and Twilight ast wo separate subgenres. Gonna gather more feedback on that.
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