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Live sets

Live @ Night Terrace, Aglomerat

I’ve been known for years as a connecting bridge between genres, and last Saturday at Aglomerat Club I was challenged to play one of such crazy sets, from 120 to 140 BPM. I wouldn’t agree to play a straight Psytrance set anymore as I’ve moved forward, but it was a challenge indeed for me as a DJ to guide the crowd through a few music genres throughout the set so the curiosity won.

Where I’m going to musically

Here’s my recorded live set for you, almost half an hour longer than planned. It’s one of those sets that may seem slow-paced at first, but by the end, people were screaming for more.

Tracklistings

0:00:00 Blue Cell – Mute The Silence (Pacco & Rudy B Remix)
0:02:52 Ewan Rill, K Loveski – Elau (Subandrio Remix)
0:08:06 Ivanshee – Serpantine (Luciano Scheffer Remix)
0:13:24 San – Ultima Thule (Matan Caspi Remix)
0:18:35 ID – ID
0:23:15 Forerunners, Mir Omar – Time Interrupted (Subandrio Remix)
0:28:41 Ziger – Lupis (Original Mix)
0:32:17 Cristoph, Quivver – In Name Only (Original Mix)
0:36:09 Alan Fitzpatrick, Gary Beck – Sky Jacket (Original Mix)
0:39:45 Clawz SG, Nick Devon – Syndicate (Township Rebellion Remix)
0:45:10 SEQU3L – Grey Skies (Original Mix)
0:49:32 Township Rebellion – Monocloque (Original Mix)
0:54:56 ID — ID
0:58:32 Quivver — The Fog (Cid Inc Remix)
1:02:43 Matan Caspi – Delirious (Original Mix)
1:07:28 Union Jack – Cactus (Jonno Brien Remix)
1:11:14 ID — ID
1:16:36 Ewan Rill — Core (Original Mix)
1:20:49 Quivver – 2 Shadows (Jerome Isma-Ae Remix)
1:25:08 Ivanshee – Orbital Throb (Alessandro Spaiani Remix)
1:29:26 Raito – Rei (Original Mix)
1:32:25 Veerus – Apocalypse (Original Mix)
1:37:53 Thomas Schumacher, Victor Ruiz – Apollo II (Original Mix)
1:43:49 Patrik Berg – Galactica (Original Mix)
1:48:02 Spektre – Without Warning (Thomas Schumacher Remix)
1:54:04 Biri – Snox101 (Original Mix)
1:58:25 Section One – Arcadia (Roby M Rage Remix)
2:02:56 Triforce – Animus (Original Mix)
2:06:43 Amygdala – Soaring Flux (DJ Friendly Mix)
2:13:38 Allaby – Scoop (Original Mix)
2:16:55 Hedustma – Existence (MVMB Remix)
2:21:35 John 00 Fleming – Tik Tok (Part 1)
2:26:18 Ectima, Lyctum – Everything Is Possible (Original Mix)
2:30:58 E-Clip – Aurorae Tales (Original Mix)
2:34:57 Flegma – Ornament (Original Mix)
2:39:27 Egorythmia, Zen Mechanics – Shores Of The Subconscious (Original Mix)
2:45:07 V-Society – The Creator (Original Mix)

Live @ Open To Close

Many asked if I recorded the set from my Open To Close last Saturday, and the answer is yes! The full set in high-quality streaming is up on SoundCloud now.

Due to some personal events, it was probably the most emotional set for me ever, and you can clearly see the reflection of this in the tracks I’ve played. Thank you everyone for staying with me all five hours long, from start to finish.

Listen to the first three hours especially closely as this is where I am musically at the moment for the most part, and you’ll see me doing more like this.

Tracklistings

0:00:00 Matteo Monero — Anunnaki (Hot TuneiK Remix)
0:06:52 Da Luka — Focus (Original Mix)
0:12:41 Latin Intelligent — The Last Night On This Planet (Original Mix)
0:17:58 Phi Phi — Breaking Danger (Roddy Reynaert & Phi Phi Remix)
0:24:27 Amol Reon, Nosh, SJ — Fairy Tales (LoQuai Remix)
0:29:11 Kamilo Sanclemente, Mauro Aguirre — Hera (Original Mix)
0:34:57 Darko De Jan, Matan Caspi — Black Street (Original Mix)
0:39:40 Chris Sterio — Zen (Matter Remix)
0:44:21 Don Argento, Paul Angelo — Final Sentiment (Alfonso Muchacho Remix)
0:48:46 Matan Caspi, Ziger — Templar (Original Mix)
0:53:27 Aves Volare, Citizen Kain — Balance (Original Mix)
0:57:43 Dylhen — The Upside Down (Extended Mix)
1:02:39 Beckers, D-Nox — Polyacid (Original Mix)
1:08:23 D-Formation, Rick Pier O’Neil — Odisey (Original Mix)
1:13:35 Rick Pier O’Neil — Throaty (Original Mix)
1:19:21 Bastian Bux, Hxnter — Edenvale (Original Mix)
1:23:44 Aaron Cullen, Tommy Conway — Glack (Original Mix)
1:27:37 Balthazar, Jackrock — Purple Antelope (Original Mix)
1:32:15 Ettica — Phantom Guide (Original Mix)
1:37:56 John 00 Fleming — Looking Back. To Look Forward (Ziger Remix)
1:41:40 Phil Martyn — Come On (Kastis Torrau Remix)
1:47:37 Dylhen, Paul Thomas — Diablo (Extended Mix)
1:52:15 Phil Martyn — Storm (Original Mix)
1:56:54 Township Rebellion — Monocloque (Original Mix)
2:03:12 Jiggler — Rising (Original Mix)
2:06:58 E’sh, Matan Caspi — Eidothea (Original Mix)
2:10:35 Union Jack — Cactus (Jonno Brien Remix)
2:15:11 Klaark, Sisko Electrofanatik — Onium (Original Mix)
2:19:45 David Granha — Savala (Original Mix)
2:23:49 Antimatter, MVMB — Odyssey (Original Mix)
2:29:28 Bart Skils — Ocean Drive (Original Mix)
2:34:01 Hell Driver — Shorebreak (Original Mix)
2:39:18 Rudosa — Run Riot (Original Mix)
2:44:49 Stiv Hey — Control (Original Mix)
2:48:42 Spektre — Carnival Of Souls (Original Mix)
2:53:12 A*S*Y*S, Dominik Schwarz — Destruction (Original Mix)
2:57:57 Raito — Acid Overflow (Original Mix)
3:02:27 Tom Laws — Hold On (Giovanni Carozza Remix)
3:07:12 Reaky — Never Say Never Again (Reakson Remix)
3:10:11 Subliminal Codes — Moonwatcher (Original Mix)
3:15:15 Daniel Lesden — Surreal (Part 2)
3:20:29 Ectima — Immortalize (Original Mix)
3:24:34 Captain Hook, Liquid Soul — Liquid Hook (Zentura Remix)
3:30:31 Vertical Mode — Lazer Shot (Original Mix)
3:35:42 Outsiders, Symbolic — Life On Earth (Original Mix)
3:40:22 E-Clip — Aurorae Tales (Original Mix)
3:44:50 Daniel Lesden — The Last Of Our Kind (Original Mix)
3:51:08 V-Society — The Creator (Original Mix)
3:55:24 CPU, Mad Maxx — Shiva On Acid (V-Society Remix)
4:00:50 Photosynthesis — The Empty Space (Original Mix)
4:05:47 Nertum — Transcending Dimension (Original Mix)
4:11:25 Faders, Mental Broadcast — Psychedelic Theory (Original Mix)
4:15:28 Avalon, E-Clip — Isotonic Tuning (Original Mix)
4:19:45 Starlab — Mission Simulator (Original Mix)
4:25:06 Sonic Species, Volcano — Riding The Wave (Original Mix)
4:31:18 Deedrah, Talamasca — Transwave (Original Mix)
4:35:13 Hypnocoustics, Relativ — Final Frontier (Original Mix)
4:39:24 Xerox & Illumination — Paranoia (Symbolic Remix)
4:43:22 Neuroplasm, Relativ — Moon Ritual (Original Mix)
4:48:31 Cosmic Tone, Freak Control, Static Movement — Inevitable (Original Mix)
4:52:09 Astral Projection, Raja Ram — Dance Is The Answer (Original Mix)
4:55:17 Radiotrance — Plasma (Original Mix)

Live @ Psyler Room

Last Saturday I played a 1-hour set at Psyler Room — it’s a DJ live stream similar to Boiler Room, but with no people dancing around.

It turned out as a quite intense mix of Progressive, Techno, and Psytrance by the end, and this a glimpse of what you can expect from my Open-To-Close set next week on April 20th.

Listen to the set on SoundCloud:

Tracklistings

00:00 Volto — Trepanation (Tesla Unstoppable Remix)
04:36 Antimatter, MVMB — Odyssey (Original Mix)
09:28 Reaky — Never Say Never Again (Reakson Remix)
12:28 Heerhorst — Substance (Original Mix)
15:34 A*S*Y*S, Dominik Schwarz — Destruction (Original Mix)
19:48 Raito — Acid Overflow (Original Mix)
24:15 Veerus — Apocalypse (Original Mix)
29:18 Eeemus — Yunzjah (Original Mix)
33:38 Subliminal Codes — Acid Memories (Original Mix)
36:31 Allaby — Black Sands (Original Mix)
39:06 Hedustma — Existence (MVMB Remix)
44:25 John 00 Fleming — Tik Tok (Part 1)
48:29 MVMB — Who We Are (Original Mix)
54:04 Freedom Fighters, Lifeforms — Spiral (Original Mix)
56:29 E-Clip — Aurorae Tales (Original Mix)
 No comments    15   3 mon   Gigs   Hyperdimension Promo   Live sets   Progressive Psy   Psyler Room   Psytrance   Russia   Techno

Live @ Trance Chapter

Last Saturday I played at Trance Chapter party with a quite unique lineup: ten Russian artists, each with his own vision of Trance music. The audience was quite mixed, so as was my set — with mashups on Trance classics and more surprises.

See also some pics from there.

Listen to my set on SoundCloud:

Tracklistings

00:00 Faders – Flying Objects (Original Mix) + Protoculture – Out Of Reality (Shadow Chronicles Remix) [Daniel Lesden Mashup]
06:21 AudioFire, Relativ — Balearic Dawn [Daniel Lesden Edit]
10:42 Daniel Lesden, Mechanimal — Confront Reality [Original Mix]
15:39 Protonica — Northern Storm (Faders Remix) + Lost Tribe — Gamemaster (Original Mix) + X-Cabs – Neuro 99 (Original Mix) + Lyctum — Bright Lights (Original Mix) + Mac & Monday — Yoruba (Original Mix) + The Age Of Love — The Age Of Love (RAM 2017 Rework) [Daniel Lesden Mashup]
20:36 Pixel — Weekend (3 Of Life Remix) + Push — Strange World (2000 Remake) [Daniel Lesden Mashup]
23:46 AudioFire — Charaka (Yeke Yeke Edit) + Protonica — Floating Point (Original Mix) + Nick Callaghan, Will Atkinson + Blizzard (Liquid Soul Remix) [Daniel Lesden Mashup]
27:57 Audiotec, Symbolic — Definition Of Happiness [Daniel Lesden Edit]
32:08 Cosmic Tone, Freak Control, Static Movement — Inevitable [Daniel Lesden Edit]
35:47 Relativ, V-Society — Enigma (Original Mix) + Lostly — Take This Acid (Original Mix) [Daniel Lesden Mashup]
40:38 Sonic Species, Vertical Mode — Man Becomes God [Daniel Lesden Edit]
44:48 Sideform — The Ritual [Daniel Lesden Edit]
50:13 Sundose — Mind Delights [Original Mix]
53:56 CPU, Mad Maxx — Shiva On Acid (V-Society Remix) + SpaceNoiZe, Vertical Mode + Psychological Biological (Original Mix) [Daniel Lesden Mashup]
 No comments    7   5 mon   Gigs   Live sets   Mashups   Psytrance   Trance   Trance Chapters

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:

0:00:00 Graumann — The Ants (Extended Mix) FSOE UV
0:05:25 Ran Salman — December (Original Mix) Ein2
0:09:48 Mathov — Nabrisa (Ettica Remix) JOOF Aura
0:16:46 Vibrasphere — Isolation (Original Mix) Tribal Vision
0:22:25 Relaunch — Night Train (Original Mix) Bonzai
0:27:36 Rise & Fall — Second Chance (Luke Porter Remix) Temporum Music
0:33:32 Ewan Rill — Hunters (Original Mix) JOOF Recordings
0:38:11 Basil O’Glue — Shrine (Early Mix) JOOF Recordings
0:43:21 R3cycle, Roy Lebens — Hello (Original Mix) Iono Music
0:48:00 Michael & Levan and Stiven Rivic, Rick Pier O’Neil — Obsession (Darin Epsilon Remix) Perspectives Digital
0:52:46 Rick Pier O’Neil — Up To The Groove (Techno Mix) JOOF Recordings
0:56:54 Matteo Monero — Anunnaki (Hot TuneiK Remix) Balkan Connection
1:02:04 Paul Hamilton — Time (Subandrio Remix) Baroque Records
1:08:23 Der Dritte Raum — Hale Bopp (Boris Brejcha Remix) Harthouse
1:14:46 Ivanshee — Orbital Throb (Alessandro Spaiani Remix) JOOF Aura
1:18:23 Max Graham — Redemption (Tim Penner Remix) Cycles
1:24:34 Dylhen — The Upside Down (Extended Mix) Coldharbour Recordings
1:30:31 Dylhen — Apogee (Extended Mix) FSOE UV

Closing set

5 AM Psytrance:

Rave Podcast 099

Recorded live from London

Wow, we’re getting close to a 100th episode, and to start celebrating this I’d like give you a sneak peek of what happens on my gigs. For the next two hours please enjoy my recorded live set from London.

Tracklistings

0:00:00 MVMB – Interstellar (Original Mix)
0:05:27 Hedustma – Existence (MVMB Remix)
0:09:25 John 00 Fleming – Tik Tok (Part 1)
0:14:07 Chris Oblivion, Robert Vadney – Lost Language (Stripped Mix)
0:16:30 John 00 Fleming – The 10th Life (Artifact303 Remix)
0:20:55 Relativ – Space Crash (Original Mix)
0:26:01 Avalon, Tristan, Vini Vici – Colors (Original Mix)
0:29:35 Sideform – The Ritual (Original Mix)
0:34:39 GMS – Monolith (Original Mix)
0:37:56 Daniel Lesden – Pangea Proxima (Original Mix)
0:43:26 Symbolic – Grim Sleeper (Original Mix)
0:48:28 Faders, Vertical Mode – Optical Illusion (Original Mix)
0:52:55 Relativ – Out Of My Mind (Original Mix)
0:57:54 Dual Resonance – We Are Universe (Original Mix)
1:02:00 Daniel Lesden – Ignition (Original Mix)
1:06:34 Manmachine – Synthesize (Original Mix)
1:11:48 Daniel Lesden – Enuma Elish (Original Mix)
1:18:10 Daniel Lesden – Structured Chaos (Original Mix)
1:23:09 Daniel Lesden – Technological Singularity (Original Mix)
1:29:45 Future Frequency – Freakuencies (Original Mix)
1:34:45 Sonic Species – The Force (Original Mix)
1:40:12 AudioFire – Fact Or Fiction (Original Mix)
1:44:44 Avalon, Burn In Noise – Galactic Groover (James West Remix)
1:49:26 Tristan – Enlightenment (Outsiders Remix)
1:53:27 Astral Projection – Mahadeva (Faders Remix)
 No comments    21   11 mon   Dance:Love:Hub   Gigs   Live sets   Psychedelic   Psytrance   Rave Podcast   Techno   United Kingdom

Why I no longer upload my live sets

Playing at Shankra Festival, Switzerland, 2017

I used to upload my recorded live sets and some people ask a pretty fair question: why I no longer do this? Well, there are two reasons behind this decision: unreleased music and experiencing the moment.

Unreleased music

Being a music producer and a DJ, I always have quite many unreleased tracks in stock both from myself and the fellow producers that send me their promos. And despite the fact it’s much safer to play favourites and well-tested tracks, I love to play unreleases as it gives a unique musical experience for the people on the dance floor.

But these perks come with a cost and responsibility.

Since I get these tracks before the actual release date, I feel the importance of keeping them safe. This is especially true for the albums which take much longer to produce and release. For example, the tracks that have been released as a part of my second album “2000 Years Ahead” in January 2017 was actually made in early 2016, almost a year before the official date. If I’d upload a set full of such tracks a year before the release, it would be no point to actually releasing it.

Experiencing the moment

Every time I play on a gig, I’m trying to create a special musical journey for that particular event, a special moment that works right here, right now. For example, last time in London I kicked things off with a Techno groove and finished the set with a 145 BPM Psychedelic, both are quite beyond what you’d normally call a ‘Daniel Lesden style’ but it worked magically on that event.

The problem is when you listen to such sets at home, instead of getting goosebumps you basically just sit confused and ask why the hell it’s a Techno track now playing? Or why there were no breakdowns for the last ten minutes? Or why he’s made a mashup of this track? From the home listening perspective, it’s just a yet another set, not much different from a monthly radio show episode.

So, this is why I don’t upload my sets anymore. I keep recording them, though, so I could listen back and analyse it: see where the mixing wasn’t perfect, where the effects probably weren’t necessary etcetera. And it’s a great way to improve your skills, by the way, I’d suggest to give it a try even if you consider yourself an experienced DJ.

Let me know what do you think about it?

 No comments    2   2017   I am   Live sets

Live set @ UG Club, Bülach

My live set from Switzerland, UG Bülach Club, is available for streaming and downloading. There are more than 30 tracks played if you can with mashups that were made on-the-fly.

Tracklistings

0:00:00 Whirloop – Feel The Effect (Daniel Lesden Remix)
0:06:33 Daniel Lesden – The New Land (Original Mix)
0:09:48 Redrosid – Singularity (Original Mix)
0:13:04 Daniel Lesden – The Gaia (Original Mix)
0:18:39 Daniel Lesden – Ancient Civilization (Original Mix)
0:21:26 John 00 Fleming – Healing (Daniel Lesden Remix)
0:26:36 D-Twin & Funky Dragon – Crazy Hobbits (Original Mix)
0:29:37 E-Clip – Artificial Intelligence (Original Mix)
0:33:23 Simply Wave – Space & Time (Original Mix)
0:37:05 Man With No Name – Teleport (Nick Sentience Remix)
0:38:56 Daniel Lesden – Vortex (Original Mix)
0:40:19 Lyctum – Galactic Society (Daniel Lesden Remix)
0:44:01 Vice & Morten Granau – The Pressure (Original Mix)
0:47:22 Ace Ventura – Presence (Daniel Lesden Remix)
0:52:54 Sideform – Teknotize (Original Mix)
0:57:03 ID – ID

Here’s also a tiny, tiny video fragment — unfortunately, the only one I have.

 No comments   2014   Gigs   Live sets   Mashups   Switzerland

Live @ Comfort 13, Tel Aviv

Here’s the set I played in Comfort 13 club, Tel Aviv. It’s almost a 2-hour long set that goes from Progressive to a proper Psytrance as I’ve been warming-up before Space Tribe, with some mashups made on-the-fly. Enjoy!

Tracklistings

0:00:00 Nok & Kopel – Antilazing (Original Mix)
0:04:19 Liquid Soul – Revolution (Original Mix)
0:08:09 Shanko – Mental Mind (Original Mix)
0:12:26 Zyce – Spirits (Talpa Remix)
0:17:05 Side Effects – Subconscious Mind (Original Mix)
0:20:52 Daniel Lesden – Vortex (Original Mix)
0:25:36 Symbolic & Vertical Mode – Back to the Source (Original Mix)
0:31:23 Liquid Soul & Captain Hook – Liquid Hook (Zentura Remix)
0:36:44 Ace Ventura – Presence (Daniel Lesden Remix)
0:42:21 Relativ – Universal (Original Mix)
0:46:33 Darma – Armada (Original Mix)
0:51:22 Roger Rabbit – Lost Jungle (Original Mix)
0:54:40 Sideform – Vahana (Original Mix)
1:00:16 Daniel Lesden – Space Form (Original Mix)
1:04:27 Daniel Lesden – Mercurian Night (Original Mix)
1:08:37 Ritmo – The Way We Are (Lifeforms Remix)
1:13:28 Major7 & D-Addiction – From The Speakers (Original Mix)
1:16:34 Manmachine – Synthesize (Original Mix)
1:23:02 Daniel Lesden – Ishtar Terra (Original Mix)
1:27:10 Whirloop – Feel The Effect (Daniel Lesden Remix)
1:31:20 Daniel Lesden – The Gaia (Original Mix)
1:36:51 Sonic Sense – Human Technology (Original Mix)
1:39:39 Redrosid – Vigilante (Original Mix)
1:44:53 Astrix – Liquid Gold (Original Mix)
1:48:45 Hypnocoustics – Cycles Of Time (Original Mix)
1:52:20 Earthspace – Floating Into Yourself (Original Mix)
 No comments    1   2014   Gigs   Israel   Live sets   Mashups   Progressive Psy   Psytrance

Live @ PDJ TV

And here’s also the same set available on SoundCloud:

Tracklistings

00:00 John 00 Fleming – WKO (Cosmithex Remix)
04:41 Zyce – Apollo 13 (Original Mix)
08:27 Born Sleepy – Wanted (Original Mix)
10:19 Vertical Mode – Deep Vibrations (Astrix Remix)
13:01 E-Clip – Moonsight (Original Mix)
16:18 Roger Rabbit – Bed Politics (Original)
19:37 Lupin – Melodrama (Sonic Entity Remix)
22:53 ID – ID
26:38 Flegma & Nerso – Sensei (Original Mix)
30:22 Daniel Lesden – Mars One (Original Mix)
34:41 Senseye – Psychotic Hallucination (Original Mix)
38:18 Hedflux & Grouch – Lumination (Original Mix)
40:38 Ace Ventura – Presence (Daniel Lesden Remix)
46:13 Symbolic – Crystal Clear (Side Effects Remix)
49:00 Pop Art & Omiki – Lets get Started (Original Mix)
51:20 Daniel Lesden – Space Form (Original Mix)
54:35 ID – ID
 No comments   2013   Gigs   Live sets   Mashups   PDJ TV   Progressive Psy   Psybreaks   Psytrance   Russia
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