DJ Basilisk – Moonshadow

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Moonshadow is a classic psytrance mix originally composed for the Global Goa Party, a virtual event conceived to “create the soundtrack for a full night (and morning) of old-school Goa trance by ten DJs from all over the world.” The rules were simple: record a mix with music that would have been heard on the dance floor in 1999. I snapped up the 12:30 to 2:00am time slot and spent weeks scouring my collection for the right stuff to hasten the journey into darkness and lunacy. Naturally, this exercise aroused great nostalgia for my own initiation into psytrance culture sometime in 1997 or 1998. Since many of my earliest memories of partying in Toronto were formed at events thrown by the Moonshadow collective I decided to dedicate this mix to DJ Dam, Cyber G, Yohimbe, John Dee, and everyone else who was there in the beginning.

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Tracklist

  1. Tim Schuldt – Absurd [Aurinko Records]
  2. Cydonia – Cactus [Blue Room Released]
  3. Semsis – Heroes & Madmen [Atomic Records]
  4. X-Dream – Psychomachine [Blue Room Released]
  5. Tarsis – Atomic Children (Remix) [Spirit Zone Recordings]
  6. Spiral Active Project & DJ Goblin – Grounded [Krembo Records]
  7. Mino – 2000 Compatible [Phantasm Records]
  8. Astronomikx – After Life [Flying Rhino Records]
  9. Haldolium – Pi-Symptom [Free Form Records]
  10. Etnica – Mind Altering Drugs [Spirit Zone Recordings]
  11. XV Kilist – Gummi [Spiral Trax]
  12. Growling Mad Scientists – Tentacles of a Jellyfish [TIP Records]
  13. Hux Flux – Idiot [Transient Records]
  14. Koxbox – Life is a Gas (X-Dream Remix) [Blue Room Released]
  15. Children of the Doc – Impossible Vortex [HOM-Mega Productions]
  16. Deedrah – Signรฉ Furax [Question Mark ?ecords]
  17. Infected Mushroom – Return of the Shadows [YoYo Records]
  18. The Delta – Travelling at the Speed of Thought [Blue Room Released]
  19. Growling Mad Scientists – Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? [Hadshot Haheizar]
  20. Sandman – End of the World [HOM-Mega Productions]

Notes

  • Photo credit: full moon by Thom Rains.
  • Recorded with Traktor and a Korg Nanokontrol at Ilum Studios, Gibsons, B.C.
  • This was the first studio recording that worked out after switching to an all-digital DJing setup in 2009.
  • I spent about four straight days arranging and practising with the material until finally getting down to business.
  • 25,000 downloads and 2,000 listens as of March 2019.