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Psytrance

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:

Rave Podcast 100

A special episode

The 100th episode of the monthly radio show. Do I need to say anything else? I was on tour without the Internet, I was sick, I worked, and celebrated my honeymoon, but I didn’t miss a single episode. Feeling proud and thankful.

For such a special occasion, I recorded a two-hour mix with a smooth build-up. Definitely check that out.

Tracklistings

0:00:00 Chris Sterio – Zen (Matter Remix)
0:05:11 Cid Inc – Arcane Thoughts (Original Mix)
0:09:20 Paul Hamilton – Time (Subandrio Remix)
0:14:13 Max Graham – Redemption (Tim Penner Remix)
0:18:51 Rick Pier O’Neil – Throaty (Original Mix)
0:24:02 Pryda – Stay With Me (Original Mix)
0:26:08 Enrico Sangiuliano – Hidden T (Original Mix)
0:30:43 Basil O’Glue – The Mars Project (Original Mix)
0:35:32 John 00 Fleming – We Close Doors (Eeemus’s Black Lodge Remix)
0:40:11 Atmos – Instant Cargo (Original Mix)
0:43:13 Subliminal Codes – Backmasking (Original Mix)
0:46:12 Rnx – Atoms (Extended Mix)
0:49:55 Julio Navas – Organic (Alex Stein Remix)
0:52:56 Christopher Lawrence, John 00 Fleming – Dark On Fire (Insert Name Remix)
0:56:00 Ectima – Human Race (Original Mix)
0:59:20 Ticon – Less Is More (Robert Elster Remix)
1:05:06 Ticon – Stimulant (Original Mix)
1:08:55 Yahel – Deep Feelings (Original Mix)
1:12:00 Arhetip, Zyce – Sons Of The Future (Original Mix)
1:14:49 Daniel Lesden – The Last Of Our Kind (Original Mix)
1:21:14 Future Frequency, Vertical Mode – The Real Reality (Original Mix)
1:25:11 Sonic Entity – Orbital Spin (Original Mix)
1:28:52 Divination – Caper Town (Original Mix)
1:31:52 Yestermorrow – Visions Of The Future (Original Mix)
1:35:07 Daniel Lesden – Structured Chaos (Original Mix)
1:40:11 Flegma – Become One With The Drum (Original Mix)
1:42:30 Arhetip, Nerso – Nada Brahma (Original Mix)
1:46:10 Daniel Lesden – Technological Singularity (Original Mix)
1:51:54 Daniel Lesden, Mechanimal – Confront Reality (Original Mix)
1:56:01 Orkidea – Nana (Waio Remix)

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)
2018   Live sets   Psychedelic   Psytechno   Psytrance   Rave Podcast

Rave Podcast 098

Special guest of the month: Datacult

July’s show is quite unusual: as you know I’m a Psytrance music producer, but I also have a love and passion for a deeper side of music which I would like to showcase for you today. I like how the Psytrance labels now embrace that deeper sound as well, as we see more of such music coming out from the names like Nano Records, Iono Music, JOOF, Iboga etcetera, they all seem to realise how fresh it now.

And for the second hour, we have a guest mix from Datacult, a very talented German producer and sound designer.

Tracklistings

0:00:00 R3cycle, Roy Lebens – Hello (Original Mix)
0:05:06 Michael & Levan and Stiven Rivic, Rick Pier O’Neil – Obsession (Darin Epsilon Remix)
0:08:24 Eli Spiral – Planet 9 (Original Mix)
0:14:10 All In, MVMB – Sun Electric (Original Mix)
0:18:12 Spektre – Carnival Of Souls (Original Mix)
0:22:30 John 00 Fleming – Floating (Extended Mix)
0:27:17 ID – ID unreleased
0:30:18 Gary Delaney – Little Groovy Plucks (Original Mix)
0:34:05 ID – ID unreleased
0:38:02 Sideform – Web Of Life (Float Remix)
0:40:26 Ascent – Positive Vibes (Original Mix)
0:43:04 Freaked Frequency – Solar (Original Mix)
0:46:57 Whirloop – Salvation Slumberland (Original Mix)
0:52:18 Human Blue – Galactic Fire (Original Mix)
0:57:25 Man With No Name – Teleport (Sabretooth Remix)

Datacult guest mix

1:02:36 The Key – Tridimensional Abstractions (Datacult Remix)
1:09:12 Sabretooth – Driven (Datacult Remix)
1:14:32 Datacult – Aliyah (Original Mix)
1:20:07 Dark Nebula & Datacult – Beyond That Door (Datacult Remix)
1:25:40 Datacult & Takttrauma – Subspace (Original Mix)
1:31:16 Datacult – Maschine (Original Mix)
1:36:49 Datacult – Schizophrenia (Original Mix)
1:42:51 Datacult – Falcon (Original Mix)
1:48:11 Klopfgeister – Seven Days (Datacult Remix)
1:53:17 Datacult & GMO – Dragon (Original Mix)

Rave Podcast 097

Special guest of the month: Ekahal

June’s podcast starts with some kind of a Techno’ish psytrance, which I believe we’ll hear more in the future as these two genres will emerge into something new and underground. Also, this episode featuring some well-known artists as well as some very new producers who just made their first track, it really warms my heart when I find such amazing talents.

And for the second hour, we have a really psychedelic guest mix from a Greece artist Ekahal. He just released his debut album on Digital Nature Records, and this guest mix is his album presentation.

Tracklistings

0:00:00 Allaby – Hiding To Nothing (Original Mix)
0:07:26 Triforce – Lifeblood (Original Mix)
0:10:32 Coyu & Antonio Pocai – Transportador (Coyu Raw Mix)
0:12:55 Martin Vice & Michael Banel – Interstellar (Original Mix)
0:15:55 E-Clip – Qoom (Original Mix)
0:19:43 Impact – Essence Of Life (Original Mix)
0:23:58 Waveform – Artificial Life (Original Mix)
0:27:59 Nerso – The Source (Original Mix)
0:31:52 Visua & Norma Project – Fractality (Original Mix)
0:36:41 Freqfield – Addicted (Original Mix)
0:42:08 3 Of Life – Be Square (Original Mix)
0:45:24 Ctrl4 – Circus Cheese (Original Mix) Unreleased
0:46:48 Zen Mechanics & Audiotec – Mechanical Dreams (Original Mix)
0:49:50 Dreamcast – Horizon Down (Original Mix) Unreleased
0:54:03 Sideform – Reflection (2018 Edit)

Ekahal guest mix

1:00:27 Ekahal – 12th Dimension (The Final Realm)
1:06:46 Ekahal – Ayahuasca (Live Mix)
1:11:45 Ekahal – Kiddo Weirdo (Original Mix)
1:18:47 Ekahal – Mr. Purple (Original Mix) Unreleased
1:25:43 Ekahal – A Bright Star in the Sky (Original Mix)
1:29:34 Ekahal – Haze Runner (Original Mix)
1:33:39 Ekahal – God (Original Mix)
1:46:22 Ekahal – Twisted Magic (The Wizard Mix)
1:53:51 Ekahal – A Moment of Clarity (Original Mix)
2018   Progressive Psy   Psytrance   Rave Podcast   Techno

Rave Podcast 096

Special guest of the month: Shadow Chronicles

This month’s show features one of my previously recorded mixes I played at Trance Psyberia show, and for the second hour we have a man who needs no introduction: Protoculture returns to the Psy scene under his new alias, Shadow Chronicles.

Tracklistings

0:00:00 Daniel Lesden at Trance Psyberia

Shadow Chronicles guest mix

0:59:54 Shadow Chronicles – Singularity (Original Mix)
1:07:29 Shadow Chronicles – Love & Light (Original Mix)
1:12:35 Shadow Chronicles – Black Magic Woman (Original Mix)
1:17:28 Shadow Chronicles – The Matrix (Original Mix)
1:22:06 Shadow Chronicles – Supernature (Original Mix)
1:26:58 Astrix – Dharma (Off Limits Remix)
1:32:06 1200 Mics – Ecstasy (Makida Remix)
1:38:35 Shadow Chronicles – g.AI.a (Original Mix)
1:43:27 Astrix & Freedom Fighters – Burning Stones (Original Mix)
1:49:19 Shadow Chronicles – Another Earth (Original Mix)
1:53:57 Protoculture – Out of Reality (Shadow Chronicles Remix)
2018   Progressive Psy   Psytrance   Rave Podcast

Confront Reality is out now

A new collaboration · Digital Om Production

You won’t hear triplets, Indian motives or pitch rising effects in this track — It’s a straightforward 142 BPM melodic track that you can actually dance to. Here’s our collaboration with Mechanimal which is out now on Digital Om Productions.

Here’s what Christopher Lawrence said about it:

Great track! Good groove and heaps of complementary melodies.

Written and produced by Nick Sagar-House and Daniel Sokolovskiy
Mastering by Nick Sagar-House @ Mechanimal studio
Artwork by Point Zero Productions

2018   Confront Reality   Digital Om Productions   Psytrance   Release

Rave Podcast 095

Special guest of the month: Mindwave

Today we are going to have a journey through different sides of Psytrance, from its deeper and melodic form to the uptempo style with sharp acid leads, including a brand new collaboration of Mechanimal with myself, which I’m really proud of, and some of all-favourite classics.

And at the second half of the show, we have an amazing producer who I’ve been watching closely for the last five years or so, and I’m actually surprised that we haven’t had him before. Please welcome to Mindwave at the second hour, his production is absolutely brilliant.

Tracklistings

0:00:00 Lost Shaman – Soul Divider (Original Mix)
0:06:36 Cosmithex – Omniscient (Original Mix) Unreleased
0:11:18 Zyce & Nerso – Unimation (Talpa Remix)
0:15:09 Audiotec & Zen Mechanics – Telemetry (2018 Album Edit)
0:18:53 Symbolic & Lifeforms – We Are Awakening (Original Mix)
0:23:13 Paul Oakenfold – Full Moon Party (Liquid Soul & Zyce Remix)
0:27:35 Ticon – Tripticon (Vertex Remix) Unreleased
0:31:17 GMO – Forty-Two (Metronome Remix)
0:34:46 Ectima – Symbiosis (Arhetip Remix)
0:38:49 Relativ & Yestermorrow – Galactic Riders (Original Mix)
0:44:20 AudioFire – This Complex World (Original Mix)
0:49:11 Bitkit – Blue Fields (Original Mix)
0:53:31 Mechanimal & Daniel Lesden – Confront Reality (Original Mix) Unreleased
0:57:10 Human Blue – Party Deluxe (Original Mix)

Mindwave guest mix

1:01:43 Mindwave – Systematic Numbers (Original Mix)
1:09:22 Mindwave & Static Movement – Sources (Original Mix)
1:15:39 Mindwave – Ancient Code (Original Mix)
1:20:41 Mindwave – Akasha (Original Mix)
1:29:03 Liquid Soul – Synthetic Vibes (Mindwave Remix)
1:33:29 Mindwave – One (Original Mix) Unreleased
1:40:51 Mindwave – 3 6 9 (Original Mix)
1:47:19 Mindwave – Voyager (Original Mix)
1:52:07 Protonica – Floating Point (Mindwave Remix)
2018   Progressive Psy   Psytrance   Rave Podcast

Rave Podcast 094

Special guest of the month: Altered State

The show starts off with some nice deep Trance and even Techno which surprisingly sound really fresh to me despite the fact some of these tracks are pretty old actually, I hope you’ll like it too.

On top of that, we have some of the best Psytrance around, including new music Lyktum (a track taken from his new album which is absolutely gorgeous), a collaboration of Mechanical and Sabretooth, Vini Vici, Perfect Stranger, Volcano, X-Noize, Sonic Species and more.

And for the second hour, we have a great guest mix from an uprising star of the Irish Psy scene, a Dublin based DJ and producer and A&R at Critical Overload, Altered State.

Tracklistings

0:00:00 John 00 Fleming & Roby M Rage – The Devil’s Gates Of Heaven (Original Mix)
0:05:36 Don Ruijgrok – Awake (Original Mix)
0:08:31 Psychosonic – Beta (Original Mix)
0:14:49 Subliminal Codes – The Chase (Original Mix)
0:17:43 Perfect Stranger – W (Klipsun Remix)
0:23:03 Vini Vici & Pixel – Flashback (Original Mix)
0:27:15 Lyktum & Solar Kid – Dreamer (Original Mix)
0:32:12 Neutro & Doppler – Shankra (Original Mix)
0:36:45 Norma Project – Velediction (Original Mix)
0:41:23 Maitika – Cross The Border (Original Mix)
0:46:03 Mechanimal & Sabretooth – Quantum Fluctuation (Original Mix)
0:50:38 Volcano, Sonic Species & X-NoiZe – Future DMT (Original Mix)

Altered State guest mix

0:56:22 Captain Hook & Dj Gula K – Consciousness (Original Mix)
1:00:22 Gaudium & MVMB – Natural Mechanics (Original Mix)
1:05:00 Ritmo & Gaudium – Keep It Minimal (Original Mix)
1:08:28 Liquid Soul – Out Of The Blue (Multiphase Remix)
1:13:56 Divination & Liftshift – Inside You (Original Mix)
1:17:09 Cabal – Whatever (Altered State Remix)
1:20:42 Mindbernderz – Another Galaxy (Original Mix)
1:26:06 Inner State – New World Order (Altered State Remix)
1:30:39 Sonic Species & Symbolic – Horizon (Original Mix)
1:36:36 Indra – Flashback (Original Mix)
1:43:45 Ace Ventura & Rocky Tilbor – Dr Lupo (Rising Dust Remix)
1:48:25 Imaginarium – 100 Billion Neutrons (Original Mix)
1:53:52 Captain Hook – Vertebra L2 (Pitchbend Mix)
2018   Progressive Psy   Psytrance   Rave Podcast   Techno

The Guest Mix @ Artelized Visions

Last night my guest mix has been aired on Digitally Imported on Artelized Visions radio show hosted by Cj Art, and today I’d like to share it with everyone who wasn’t able to join in. Artur aka Cj Art is awesome, I’ve been listening to his music for years so it was a pleasure to make a mix for his show.

This guest mix has a quite unusual selection of tracks with a reminiscent of old-school vibe and even includes a couple of all-time favourite classics which I like a lot. Let me know what do you about it?

Tracklistings

00:00 ON3 – Step One (Original Mix)
04:13 Modus – Strange Modulation (Original Mix)
08:26 Ticon – Chicken Shaker (Sub6 & ON3 Remix)
10:31 Freedom Fighters & Rocky – Stranger Things (Original Mix)
14:49 Off Limits – Artattack (Original Mix)
19:54 Ticon – Bird Of Paradise (Original Mix)
23:17 Astral Projection – One (Original Mix)
28:48 Astrix & Avalon – Moonshine (Original Mix)
32:55 GeneTrick – Being Human (Original Mix)
35:46 Asteria & Harmonic Rush – Joanne In Wonderland (Original Mix)
38:17 Static Movement & Mindwave – Sources (Original Mix)
43:39 Modus – Inner Experience (Original Mix)
47:36 Union Jack – Two Full Moons and a Trout (Domestic & Pixel & Freedom Fighters Remix)
52:48 Daniel Lesden – The Last Of Our Kind (Original Mix)
2018   Guest mixes   Psytrance
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