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Recorded live sets from my gigs.

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?

Nov 7   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.

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)
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
2013   Gigs   Live sets   Mashups   Progressive Psy   Psybreaks   Russia

Live @ Parade Of Planets

This set is quite unique: I played over 30 tracks in 1.5 hours in crazy mashups with 2-3 tracks playing simultaneously. Frankly, I don’t know anyone doing anything similar in the Psy scene.

Tracklistings

0:00:00 Cymbalta vs. F-Act vs. Hypnotic Duo – Beyond Blizzard (Daniel Lesden live mashup)
0:03:17 Lifeforms vs. Copycat – Sex & Prox (Daniel Lesden live mashup)
0:05:52 Hipnotix – One Night Stand (Daniel Lesden edit)
0:07:16 Zen Mechanics & Ace Ventura vs. Symbolic vs. Lish vs. Hedflux – Digital Blink Cake (Daniel Lesden live mashup)
0:10:33 Ace Ventura & Rocky – Dr Lupo (Symbolic Remix)
0:11:58 Sonic Entity – Quantum (Daniel Lesden edit)
0:15:01 Protonica vs. Liquid Soul vs. Brian Cameron vs. Eshericks vs. Marco V – Floating Simulated Overdose (Daniel Lesden live mashup)
0:19:28 Gary Maguire & Stereo Wildlife – Always Different (Daniel Lesden edit)
0:21:53 Vertical Mode vs. Astrix vs. Mac & Monday – Deep Yoruba (Daniel Lesden live mashup)
0:24:13 Daniel Lesden vs. Sideform – Contact Of Life (Daniel Lesden live mashup)
0:28:12 Lyctum – Little Earth (Original Mix)
0:31:28 Sideform vs. Side Effects vs. Rigel & Unika Libela – 7th Sense Of The Dawn (Daniel Lesden live mashup)
0:33:47 Copycat vs. Hedflux – Elixir Is My Weapon (Daniel Lesden live mashup)
0:38:27 E-Clip vs. John 00 Fleming – Salva The Darkness (Daniel Lesden live mashup)
0:42:10 Lyctum – Consciousness (Daniel Lesden edit)
0:46:13 Lupin vs. Sonic Entity vs. Isma-Ae Remix – Melo Be Free (Daniel Lesden live mashup)
0:49:22 Daniel Lesden – Science 2.0 (Live Mix)
0:53:33 Soulearth – TerraTrance (Original Mix)
0:56:23 Symbolic & Vertical Mode vs. Symphonix – Time You Want (Daniel Lesden live mashup)
0:59:22 Side Winder vs. Sideform vs. Clufe vs. Hanzo – Dropper and Light (Daniel Lesden live mashup)
1:03:06 S-Range & Synaptic – Buffer Of Time (Original Mix)
1:05:53 Relativ vs. Easy Riders – Space Hamburger (Daniel Lesden live mashup)
1:10:04 John 00 Fleming – The 10th Life (Artifact303 Remix)
1:13:19 Daniel Lesden vs. Symphonix vs. Gaudium – Illusion Of Acid Box (Daniel Lesden live mashup)
1:18:38 Daniel Lesden vs. Magnus – Signal Velvet (Daniel Lesden live mashup)
2012   Gigs   Live sets   Mashups   Progressive Psy   Psybreaks   Psytrance   Russia

Live @ Underground Avant-Garde

Here is the set I played last week.

Tracklistings

0:00:00 Protonica – Red Dust (Ectima Remix)
0:05:40 Nerso – Science (Sonic Entity Remix)
0:09:27 Simply Wave – Strange Wave (Original Mix)
0:13:30 Zyce – L’apstraction (Side Effects Remix)
0:18:17 Sonic Entity – Sub Pressure (Original Mix)
0:23:14 Zyce – Technology (Original Mix)
0:27:28 Daniel Lesden – Ancient Civilization (Original Mix)
0:34:03 Daniel Lesden – Contact (Original Mix)
0:39:27 Lyctum – Cassiopeia (Original Mix)
0:45:19 Vertical Mode – Deep Vibration (Original Mix)
0:49:18 Lyctum – Little Earth (Original Mix)
0:53:30 Relativ – Universal (Original Mix)
0:59:20 Side Effects – The Second LSDeep (Original Mix)
1:03:46 Lyctum – Greece 2000 (Original Mix)
1:08:54 Vertical Mode – Lucky Number (Original Mix)
1:14:01 Sphera & Symbolic – One Step Closer (Original Mix)
1:17:18 Sonic Entity – Alterswing (Original Mix)
1:22:51 Easy Riders – Once Upon A Time (Original Mix)
2012   Gigs   Live sets   Mashups   Progressive Psy   Psytrance   Russia

Live @ Forest Quest Festival

Here are some pictures and the set I recorded last weekend at Forest Quest Festival.

The set include two of my unreleased tracks as well as mashups from Ectima, E-Clip, Sideform, Ace Ventura, Zen Mechanics, Ovnimoon, and more.

Tracklistings

0:00:00 Ectima – Black Humor (Original Mix)
0:02:52 John 00 Fleming & E-Clip – Symbolism (Daniel Lesden haunting voices live mashup)
0:08:30 Ritmo – Process (Sonic Sense Remix) (Daniel Lesden “Absurd” live mashup
0:12:36 E-Clip – Midnight Express (Original Mix)
0:18:13 Sideform & Middle Mode – Side Mode (Daniel Lesden “Govorit Moskva” live mashup)
0:23:03 Sonic Species & Zen Mechanics – Spice Travel (Daniel Lesden “Weapon” live mashup)
0:30:16 Sonic Entity – World Has Changed (Daniel Lesden “Soultrigger” live mashup)
0:35:23 John 00 Fleming feat. Sascha Cooper – Fight The Darkness (Ovnimoon Remix)
0:40:30 Sideform – Web Of Life (Lyctum Remix)
0:46:18 Daniel Lesden – Ancient Civilization (Original Mix)
0:53:15 Lyctum – Consciousness (Original Mix)
0:58:48 Zyce – Technology (Original Mix)
1:04:07 Daniel Lesden – Contact (Original Mix)
1:09:53 Vertical Mode – Deep Vibration (Original Mix)
1:13:55 Relativ – Universal (Original Mix)
1:19:41 Static Movement – Talking About Love (Original Mix)
1:23:35 Liquid Sound – In Motion To The Ocean (Daniel Lesden “Electric Love” live mashup)
1:29:48 Sideform – Shiva (Original Mix)
1:35:19 Egorythmia & Ace Ventura – White Tunnel (Original Mix)
1:42:11 Flegma & Nerso & Middle Mode – Awakening (Original Mix)
1:46:32 Vertical Mode – Lazer Shot (Original Mix)
1:51:34 Symbolic & Sphera – One Step Closer (Original Mix)
1:56:36 Ovnimoon ia Axis & Itomlab – Galactic Mantra (Ovnimoon 2011 Remix)
2012   Gigs   Live sets   Mashups   Progressive Psy   Psytrance   Russia

Live @ Gate In Summer

Here’s the set I played yesterday in Graf Chernyshev club:

Tracklistings

00:00 Lyctum & Sideform – The Eclipse (Original Mix)
05:05 Vertical Mode – Deep Vibration (Original Mix)
09:35 Lyctum – Consciousness (Original Mix)
14:52 Relativ – Shadow Walk (Original Mix)
20:22 Daniel Lesden – Contact (Live Mix)
26:04 Sphera & Symbolic – One Step Closer (Original Mix)
30:11 Vertical Mode – Laser Shot (Original Mix)
34:45 Relativ – Universal (Original Mix)
40:01 Impact – Freedom On Earth (Original Mix)
44:35 Zyce & Nerso – Unimation (Original Mix)
50:35 Liquid Space – Bob Moved (Original Mix)
2012   Gigs   Live sets   Progressive Psy   Psytrance   Russia

Live @ Little Friday

Here’s my live set recorded at “Little Friday” party where I played this Wednesday.

Tracklistings

00:00 Yotopia & Sphera – Vertigo (Original Mix)
06:55 Hipnotix – One Night Stand (Original Mix)
11:31 Alter Nature – Bursting With Life (Original Mix)
17:52 Cosmithex – Dwell (Original Mix)
22:27 E-Clip – Chandra (Ovnimoon Remix)
29:03 Flegma & Zyce – Shades Of Gray (Original Mix)
34:42 Sideform – Web Of Life (Original Mix)
40:48 Middle Mode & Sideform – Side Mode (Original Mix)
46:52 John 00 Fleming & E-Clip – Symbolism (Original Mix)
53:42 Lyctum – Consciousness (Original Mix)
2012   Gigs   Live sets   Progressive Psy   Psytrance   Russia

Live @ Formula Kino

Note from the future: please keep in mind this is not the kind of music I play as ‘Daniel Lesden’. I uploaded it just as an archive, hence the SoundCloud link below is private.

Here’s the DJ set I played last week:

Tracklistings

00:00 Lish – Alpha Groove (Original Mix)
06:30 Nasa – Imperfection (Original Mix)
11:29 Beckers & D-Nox – Call Me (Karl Johan Remix)
16:59 Ace Ventura & Lish – The Light (Lish Album Mix)
22:44 Ticon – Miss 11 PM (Original Mix)
27:44 Bakke – Voiceprint ID (Original Mix)
32:44 Vibrasphere – Isolation (Original Mix)
39:44 Alter Breed – No Rush (Luke Porter Remix)
45:14 Simon Sheppard – No One Else (Original Mix)
51:29 Roi Tochner & Fuf – Novox (Vocal Mix)
2011   Gigs   Live sets   Progressive House   Russia
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