- Uroboros 1

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DJ Basilisk presents Uroboros 1, an extraordinary journey through underground electronic music of the last decade. Featuring more than 130 tracks and clocking in at slightly more than 8 hours in length, this unusually ambitious mix spans an immense range of styles and approaches. An emphasis on smooth, harmonic mixing and dreamlike, hypnotic selections creates a sense of perpetual motion and constant onward travel even as genre boundaries are dissolved.

It begins in the darkest depths of bass-heavy ambient, picks up steam while churning through electro, IDM, and experimental breakbeat, eases into the groove with melodic and progressive house, kicks up dust with driving peak-time techno, reaches several shimmering highs with euphoric progressive trance and hints of Goa, slides downward into deep house and dub techno, and gently drifts back to earth in an extended chill out session, ultimately returning to a vast droning emptiness. As the name implies, this uncommon sonic odyssey also forms a loop, one of the basic building blocks of electronic music, as well as a universal symbol of destruction and rebirth.

Track List

  1. 01 Lorn - All Directions Are the Same Wednesday Sound, 2018
  2. 02 Yuki Conjugate - Black Magic Box Auf Abwegen, 2019
  3. 03 The Future Sound of London - Meanwhile FSOLdigital, 2017
  4. 04 Vladislav Delay - Raakile Cosmo Rhythmatic, 2020
  5. 05 The Haxan Cloak - Burning Torches of Desire Aurora Borealis, 2011
  6. 06 Javier Marimon - Confusions Lett Records, 2019
  7. 07 Ricardo Villalobos & Max Loderbauer - Retikhiy ECM Records, 2011
  8. 08 Richard Devine - Anemap Timesig, 2018
  9. 09 Alex Smoke - Dust R & S Records, 2013
  10. 10 Kassem Mosse - IP Mirrors Nonplus Records, 2013
  11. 11 XY0815 - Octogon X brokntoys, 2017
  12. 12 Permissions - Loop 62.4 Crazy Language, 2016
  13. 13 Silent Harbour - Navier Stokes Equations Deep Sound Channel, 2015
  14. 14 Rob Clouth - Deep Field (Kowton Remix) Leisure System, 2015
  15. 15 Charlotte Isabelle - Geridoo Stroboscopic Artefacts, 2016
  16. 16 Hodge - Lanes Houndstooth, 2020
  17. 17 Tornado Wallace - Primitivo Aperitivo Animals Dancing, 2017
  18. 18 - Maru , 2019
  19. 19 Dauwd - Jupiter George Kompakt, 2015
  20. 20 Mujuice - Fake Snowflake Acid Pop Recordings, 2020
  21. 21 Steve Rutter & Kirk Degiorgio - Encapsulation FireScope, 2018
  22. 22 Dorisburg - Dimension Sculpture Myth Music, 2015
  23. 23 Styx - Jup-R Shipwrec, 2016
  24. 24 Extrawelt - Gott Ist Schrott Cocoon Recordings, 2017
  25. 25 Himmelkompass - Parallelwelt Liquid Drop Groove, 2018
  26. 26 Mind Against - Strange Days Life and Death, 2014
  27. 27 Butch & Hohberg - Horus Visionquest, 2013
  28. 28 Ken Zo - A Tale From Rethinmo , 2018
  29. 29 Boris Brejcha - Purple Noise [Harthouse] (2014) {01:27:03:23}
  30. 30 James Monro - Cumulus Boshke Beats Records, 2016
  31. 31 Guy J - High Sudbeat, 2012
  32. 32 Nick Devon - Long Gone Steyoyoke Recordings, 2020
  33. 33 Gabriel Ananda vs John Digweed & Nick Muir - Tachyon Dream (Rework) Bedrock Records, 2017
  34. 34 Anil Chawla & Dale Anderson - Leftorium (Petar Dundov Remix) GU Music, 2017
  35. 35 - Voyager 304 Metropolis, 2018
  36. 36 Saafi Brothers - Sweet Sirenes (Braincell Remix) Liquid Sound Design, 2019
  37. 37 Toto Chiavetta - Nothing Really Matters Innervisions, 2017
  38. 38 Definition - Janus Definition:Music, 2016
  39. 39 Collé - Hiraeth Stil Vor Talent, 2020
  40. 40 Microtrauma - Flume Live Die Repeat, 2019
  41. 41 Pryda - The HoaX Pryda Recordings, 2018
  42. 42 Heiko Laux & Diego Hostettler - Chicken, Understood Kanzleramt, 2018
  43. 43 Side B - Piano Fury Wakyo Records, 2012
  44. 44 Jeff Mills - Earth and the Geo-Cosmos (Ken Ishii Remix) U/M/A/A, 2013
  45. 45 VSK - From a Distance EarToGround Records, 2015
  46. 46 Cari Lekebusch & Dungeon Acid - State of Matter H-Productions, 2018
  47. 47 Alfredo Mazzilli - Amazone , 2015
  48. 48 Gëinst - Moonwind Arts Gallery, 2018
  49. 49 Conforce - Aphelion Delsin, 2019
  50. 50 Shlømo - The Rapture Arts Collective, 2016
  51. 51 Borealis - Foldfrost Origami Sound, 2013
  52. 52 Daniel Watts - Colony Clash Lion, 2018
  53. 53 Adam Beyer - Be Quiet Drumcode, 2012
  54. 54 Marc Romboy - The Overture (Joey Beltram Remix) Tronic, 2016
  55. 55 Luis M - Illusion IbogaTech, 2020
  56. 56 Solid Snake - Charmer Tribal Vision Records, 2013
  57. 57 Second Sine - Trigger Off YOMO Records, 2020
  58. 58 Teenage Mutants & Heerhorst - Chordia Octopus Recordings, 2017
  59. 59 Oniris - Raver Astropolis Records, 2019
  60. 60 Dosem - What If Anjunadeep, 2019
  61. 61 Planet of Drums - Acid Over LA (Clemens Neufeld Remix) Missile Records, 2016
  62. 62 Dusty Kid - Liberation Suara, 2018
  63. 63 Open Solaris - Gates of Erebus Clinique Recordings/3xA Music, 2019
  64. 64 Rafael Cerato - Mandragora Eklektisch, 2018
  65. 65 Roland M. Dill - The Mysterious Case of Maryam Alma (Muzarco Remix) Punch Music, 2012
  66. 66 Molka - 2 Suns Green Martian, 2017
  67. 67 Olivier Giacomotto - Barbak Eleatics Records, 2020
  68. 68 Drag & Drop - Discolabirinto Basmati, 2018
  69. 69 Cesar Lombardi & Luis Bondio - Toro Renaissance, 2013
  70. 70 Hardfloor - NNAMFOH Hardfloor, 2017
  71. 71 Lake People - Blackpoint Permanent Vacation, 2015
  72. 72 Boston 168 - Acid Morning Enemy Records, 2015
  73. 73 Sebastian Mullaert & Patrick Siech - Genome (Sebastian Mullaert Remake) M_nus, 2014
  74. 74 Deadbeat - Entonación Chilena Ultimae Records, 2017
  75. 75 Chris Llopis - Ginger Akbal Music, 2015
  76. 76 Mihai Popoviciu - Sandstone Folder (Pablo Bolivar Remix) Bondage Music, 2017
  77. 77 Quivver & Funk D'Void - Dual State Selador Recordings, 2017
  78. 78 Cali Lanauze - Minutes (Roland Appel Remix) Faceless Recordings, 2015
  79. 79 Chaim - Ha Lalla Disco Halal, 2017
  80. 80 Wolf Story - Blue Parrot Nite Grooves, 2017
  81. 81 PYSH & Sincz - Jeziorak ZEHN Records, 2020
  82. 82 Frankey & Sandrino - Solaris Sum Over Histories, 2017
  83. 83 Eagles & Butterflies feat. J.U.D.G.E. - We Get High (Henry Saiz Remix) Get Physical Music, 2016
  84. 84 LOYOTO - Looking at the Starz Upon.You Records, 2015
  85. 85 Clarian - Before We Are Strangers Again Rumors, 2014
  86. 86 Dance Spirit - Late Night Early Morning (Bedouin Remix) Supernature, 2014
  87. 87 Deepchild - Gnade Und Vergessen Affin, 2011
  88. 88 Tomas Rubeck - FM1 Animal Farm Records, 2014
  89. 89 Ada Kaleh - Palatul de Cleștar Ada Kaleh Romania, 2014
  90. 90 Quenum - Ritual Serialism Records, 2012
  91. 91 Seph - Pixelled Aula Magna Records, 2014
  92. 92 Synkro - Realize Apollo, 2019
  93. 93 Derek Carr - An Ocean of Stars Between Us Subwax Excursions, 2017
  94. 94 Ross From Friends - March Brainfeeder, 2018
  95. 95 Silicon Scally - Projections Central Processing Unit, 2018
  96. 96 Adriatique - Nude (Solomun Remix) Afterlife, 2019
  97. 97 James Zabiela - The Healing (Zabiela's 85 Remix) Born Electric, 2012
  98. 98 Will Saul - By Your Side (Dub Mix) Aus Music, 2018
  99. 99 Sasha & Franky Wah - Wolf Spider Last Night On Earth, 2020
  100. 100 Versalife - Scepsis TRUST, 2016
  101. 101 Plant43 - Bioluminiscent Trees Semantica Records, 2013
  102. 102 Komarken Electronics - Better Tomorrow Between Places, 2018
  103. 103 Dez Williams - Vugue Bass Agenda Recordings, 2018
  104. 104 Roel Funcken - Borgon Cray Analogical Force, 2018
  105. 105 Dusky - Skin Deep (Global Communication Dub Mix) 17 Steps, 2015
  106. 106 Lars Leonhard - Lost in the Echo Lars Leonhard, 2019
  107. 107 Federsen - Djembe Dub Silent Season, 2011
  108. 108 Alan Backdrop - Siere Prologue, 2013
  109. 109 Area Forty_One - P.R.T.C.T.N. Field Records, 2012
  110. 110 JESUSLOVESACID - Philosophy (Wax Works Edit) Vitalik Recordings, 2019
  111. 111 Reptant - Metachrosis Die Orakel, 2021
  112. 112 Eat Static - Daemon Song Mesmobeat, 2015
  113. 113 Phutureprimitive - ...Vaporized Into Dust on a Faint Breeze Native Harmonix, 2019
  114. 114 Desert Dwellers - The Dub Sutras (Tantrika Dub) White Swan Records, 2011
  115. 115 Wolf Tech - How Do I Say This Shanti Planti, 2018
  116. 116 Black Jazz Consortium - Future Days Soul People Music, 2013
  117. 117 Sraunus - Equal Greyscale, 2018
  118. 118 Multicast Dynamics - Sonar Denovali Records, 2016
  119. 119 Soela & Christopher Ledger - Inconsistency Dial Records, 2020
  120. 120 Tipper - Shelled Tippermusic, 2019
  121. 121 Legiac - Keplerian Orbit Tympanik Audio, 2015
  122. 122 Mind Over MIDI - Surface Waves First Notion, 2016
  123. 123 Mario Hammer and the Lonely Robot - Metaphysical Orchestra Traum Schallplatten, 2015
  124. 124 Luigi Tozzi - Epipelagic Hypnus Records, 2016
  125. 125 Abul Mogard - Post-Crisis Remembrance Ecstatic, 2016
  126. 126 Lauge - Oceanography Faint, 2020
  127. 127 Tineidae - Blacklight Trail Cryo Chamber, 2020
  128. 128 Gold Monk - Who Am I Sofa Sessions/Lucidflow, 2016
  129. 129 Giorgio Gigli & Obtane - Patterns of Behaviour Zooloft, 2012
  130. 130 Roly Porter - Sequence Subtext, 2013
  131. 131 Monolake - Error Monolake/Imbalance Computer Music, 2015
  132. 132 Lorn - All Directions Are the Same (Reprise) Wednesday Sound, 2018

Notes

  • Conceived, designed, mixed, and mastered by DJ Basilisk, Taipei, March 2021.
  • The artwork features imagery by Tanaka Juuyoh released into the public domain.
  • Recorded in several takes using Traktor 3, a Korg Nanokontrol 1, and an Allen & Heath Xone:K2 (mostly for the three deck sections). Stitched together using a combination of Audacity and Ableton Live.
  • Mastered in Ableton Live using TDR Nova and LoudMax.
  • Due to the unusually long length this mix was split in two on SoundCloud. I also had a lot of trouble importing recording sessions into Ableton Live and exporting the finished product, which had to be reassembled in Audacity after mastering was complete.
  • This mix features several uncredited edits; tracks by Hardfloor, Dusty Kid, Henry Saiz, Clarian, and Sasha & Franky Wah were modified to fit.
  • By far my longest mix to day, eclipsing the previous record holder, Hermetic Expanse, by a full three hours.
  • No projects or labels are repeated. This forced me to make more daring and unusual selections while also being choosy with what I selected from some of the more prolific labels with material featured here. I also restricted my selections to the last decade.
  • Borgon Cray has a 5/4 time signature, hence the light mixing into and out of that particular track.
  • Epigram: “Four directions, then one; alive must I be brought to Embelyon.”

3 Comments

  1. W0W, what Gess Track List:
    We only wanna let you know that we appreciate your worries on your work . Once, I read from you that you telling to your Net LAbel Fans”: “I’m a Music producer and not really a DJ”.
    As a DJ” I can go forward by telling you that you have a particular Style as a DJ” you are using a Deep patience. So much more then Regular DJ”s. It’s your best quality …
    Congratulations about: ‘From earth Orbit’ your a grate WebMaster & WebDesigner …
    -n!x 🐱‍👤

  2. well done! love an eclectic set, and this is approaching Goa Gil levels of length 🙂
    and thanks for the FLAC download. also good luck relaunching Ektoplazm…truly one of the psychedelic scenes’ web highlights of the last 20 years.

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