DJ Basilisk returns with Prototypes 2, the second edition of a new mix series probing the depths of progressive trance history in a live setting. Expect to hear a smoothly mixed selection of classic tunes from the intersection of progressive house, progressive trance, and progressive psytrance at the turn of the millennium.
Prototypes 1 is a retrospective journey into classic progressive house and trance from the early years of the new millennium. DJ Basilisk is more widely known for mixing various forms of psytrance but also enjoys sharing diverse selections from many other styles of electronic dance music. Here he is also indulging in an abiding interest…
Synaptic FX makes his first appearance in Manila with this set performed on the rooftops of Makati. On Knights of Manila expect to hear his signature blend of deep house, ethereal techno, and hypnotic trance with over two hours of enchanting and evocative sounds from across the spectrum of underground electronic dance music.
DJ Basilisk’s Concrete Dreams showcases the contemporary psychedelic techno sound of Techgnosis Records, Digital Diamonds, Blind Arc, and friends. Deep, pumping beats, edgy bass lines, and dark, bewitching atmospheres can be heard throughout the mix.
Parasomniac features a deep and dreamy blend of house, techno, and trance designed to hypnotize and enchant. This set was completely unscripted, as usual, but some of the selections and transitions might seem a bit dodgy—I was totally dead on my feet that night, somewhere between waking and dreaming.
This mix contains a deep and scintillating blend of house, techno, and trance music performed live on the Dadu Plateau in Taichung for the Mid-Autumn Festival in 2016. Dadu Plateau guards the approach to much of central Taiwan and is home to many abandoned Japanese and KMT military installations, hence the name.
Heat Sync opens on a deep and moody note before heading off into darker territory with tough and brawny psychedelic techno and trance, bringing the dance floor to a boil. As with all my sets performed live, this one was completely unscripted.
Deep and mysterious Subterranean Sounds from the underground, smoothly flowing from dark and dreamy to warm and melodic by the very end. Rooted in progressive house but informed by deep house and progressive techno, this short recording from Synaptic FX covers a lot of territory without losing the plot.
Under Control is a free-wheeling two hour mix of deep, dark, and moody house with more upbeat, punchy, and melodic progressive techno. After experimenting with a more house-oriented direction this performance represented a convergence of influences, reuniting this project with elements more typically associated with DJ Basilisk.
DJ Basilisk serves up a sizzling blend of neotrance, melodic techno, and progressive psytrance with Earthfest 2015, recorded live in the mountains of central Taiwan. This set showcases a lot of material from the Ektoplazm web site, particularly from the Digital Diamonds netlabel, as well as three unreleased tunes destined for release on Ben Rama’s…