- Circadian Rhythms


Circadian Rhythms is a meditation on the passage of time and an exercise in musical archeology. Mixing live on four decks, DJ Basilisk skillfully blends some of the finest mid-tempo Goa trance classics of the 1990s with dub techno, deep trance, progressive house, psychedelic breakbeats. Holding steady at or around 120 beats per minute, the deep frequencies of this mix evoke the heartbeat of creation, taking the listener on a full journey through day into night and back again.

Track List

  1. Banco de Gaia – Seti I [Six Degrees Records] (2000)
  2. Turban Bloc – As Above So Below [Blue Room Released] (1997)
  3. Dubbelhelix – Magic Night [Spirit Zone Recordings] (2002)
  4. B-Zet – Le Tonners Dans Les Plumes Voir [Eye-Q Records] (1995)
  5. Robert Leiner – Out of Control [Apollo] (1994)
  6. Eternal Basement – Overture [Blue Room Released] (2000)
  7. Cydonia – Narco Nympho [Blue Room Released] (1999)
  8. Orion – Highway [Symbiosis Records] (1997)
  9. Total Eclipse – Nakano Ghost [Twisted Records] (1998)
  10. Elysium & DJ Cosmix – The Vision [Transient Records] (1997)
  11. Zodiac Youth – Fast Forward the Future (Voodoo People Remix) [Dragonfly Records] (1996)
  12. Future Human Unity – Freeway [POF Music] (1998)
  13. Adrenalin Drum – Shadowland [Unnatural Recordings] (1997)
  14. Total Eclipse – Nautilus [Blue Room Released] (1995)
  15. Transwave – Ulysse (Voyage 2) [Distance] (1996)
  16. Man With No Name – Cairo [Concept In Dance] (1996)
  17. Total Eclipse – Time Drops [Blue Room Released] (1996)
  18. Ololiuqui – Electrofant [Spirit Zone Recordings] (1997)
  19. Banco de Gaia – Gamelah (Dub 3) [Planet Dog] (1994)
  20. Djum Djum – Difference (Steng Mix) [Rough Trade Germany] (1990)
  21. Shpongle – Behind Closed Eyelids [TIP Records] (1997)
  22. Prana & Eat Static – Geomantik [Matsuri Productions] (1997)
  23. Saafi Brothers – Sweet Sirenes [Blue Room Released] (1997)
  24. Ascendence – The Lost Track [Qube] (2000)
  25. Doof – Sticks and Stones [Gliss/Dubmission Records] (1998)
  26. Nomads of Dub – Spirals [Twisted Records] (1998)
  27. The Infinity Project – When Sound Becomes Colour [Blue Room Released] (1995)


  • Mixed and arranged on four decks in Traktor with a Korg Nanokontrol controller in January 2012.
  • Artwork by Basilisk featuring Creative Commons-licensed photographs by vincen-t and Chris Dlugosz.
  • Several of the less familiar names in the track list are aliases and side projects of more well-known artists: Turban Bloc is Gus Till; Dubbelhelix is Michael Kohlbecker and Jam El Mar; Djum Djum’s track was co-produced with Neil Barnes of Leftfield; Ascendence is David Österberg of Lucky People Center; and Nomads of Dub is Nick Barber AKA Doof and Simon Posford.
  • Both the title of the mix and allusions to heartbeats are references to Douglas Rushkoff’s Cyberia, published in 1994. I’ll include the relevant quotation below.
  • 20,000 downloads and 2,800 listens.
The ultimate phase-locking occurs in the dance itself, where thousands of these ‘like-minded’ young people play out house culture’s tribal ceremony. The dance links everyone together in a synchronous moment. They’re on the same drugs, in the same circadian rhythm, dancing to the same 120-beat-per-minute soundtrack. They are fully synchronized. It’s at these moments that the new reality is spontaneously developed.
Douglass Rushkoff, Cyberia, 1994
Basilisk @ All Stars 2010

DJ Basilisk

DJ Basilisk is the founder of the Ektoplazm label group and distribution portal, one of the leading psytrance web sites, and a veteran DJ with broad musical interests. After learning to spin vinyl records in the late 1990s he developed a smooth mixing style based on long, harmonic transitions. In 2009 he upgraded to an entirely digital setup to maximize…


  1. Haaaaaaaaallllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllo! DJ Basilisk
    waiting so long time!
    That you Make a new Dj Mix!
    and now This Dj Mix Is Fantastic!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    and Do you Make an Only Melodic Full On with Melodic Darkpsy Dj´s Mix together with Djane Miazu B2B Polly?
    DJ Basilisk vs. Djane Miazu B2B Polly ´s Brain Time!!!

    Sunny-Brain-Greetz From Neubrandenburg (m-v) Germany

  2. wow. superb mix of consoling and inspiring flashbacks, as well as few golden era gems i haven’t heard. thank you thank you thank you.

  3. Was the mix done using all lossless audio sources? Just wondering if keeping the flac around is worth vs the mp3. Thanks!

    1. Yes, all material used was sourced in lossless quality. I never mix with lossy media (though I can’t rule out the occasional transcode).

  4. absolutly wonderful……..thak you, great &fantastic sounds…..your music was the guide through our trip .:) possibly the best lower tempo mix i know

  5. Amazing mix, exactly my favourite tempo. Even some tunes I didnt know yet…aprox. 20 years after this period 🙂

    Many thanks

  6. Very nice work, great mixing and a nice ride back in time , havent heard some of this tracks for a long time…

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