- Octopus Marmalade

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DJ Basilisk’s Octopus Marmalade is an exploration of the light and funky side of progressive psychedelic trance. These tracks were chosen for their intricate rhythmic programming, deep and groovy bass lines, warm summer melodies, and laid-back atmospheres. Instead of being a peak-time party mix, this one is crafted with smooth harmonic mixing for background listening in the car or at home.

Track List

  1. Tetraktys – Burning Palace [Groove Zone Records]
  2. Auricular – Brilliant Cut [Plusquam Records]
  3. Gaudium – Walking in Circles [Spiral Trax]
  4. Element – Go This Way [Avalanche Records]
  5. Ticon – Groovin the Bed [Digital Structures]
  6. Kooler – Awake [Kamaflage Records]
  7. Vibrasphere – Funk the Trunk [Dragonfly Records]
  8. Frogacult – Back to the Woods [Iboga Records]
  9. Magnetrixx – Filigran [AP Records]
  10. Kiwa – Sidechained [Surreal Audio]
  11. Tegma – Wandala [Plusquam Records]
  12. Buzzmonx – All You Can Eat [Plusquam Records]
  13. NASA – Someone to Watch Over Me [Domo Records]
  14. Jaïa – Eyengui [Digital Structures]
  15. Motion – Interference [Sub Machine Records]
  16. Hallucinogen – Bubble ‘n Tweak [Solstice Music]
  17. Alternate Vision vs Z-Man – Back to Reality [Turbo Trance Records]

Notes

  • Recorded on January 22nd, 2006, at Junction Studio, Toronto.
  • Several tracks considered for inclusion but eventually discarded: Phony Orphants – Rise; Yotopia & Lish – Intoxicated; FREq – Carbon-Based Lifeform (Sun Control Species Remix); Sensifeel – Back to the Future (FREq Remix); Ticon – Reflections; Son Kite – Jukebox. That Ticon song is actually what prompted me to learn about harmonic mixing, for I couldn’t find any way to blend it into a set without sounding sour. Turns out it’s in F-sharp minor, right in the middle of a somewhat underpopulated part of the harmonic spectrum, which explained why I was having such terrible luck finding anything that would mix into it nicely.
  • 16,000 downloads as of March 2019.
  • This was one of several early mixes made for distribution on CDr. I used to give these out at gigs and festivals, typically with a printed slip. If you’re interested in the back cover, it is available here.
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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…

11 Comments

  1. TRUE STORY

    …one day, while toiling away on my computer, i realised i was tapping my foot at increasing firmness. i then noticed that my head was nodding to the funky beat. yes, you could even say i was really digging it. i decided to see what had made its way onto my random playlist, and was pleasantly suprised to see octopus marmalde. furthermore, everytime i’ve put this on over the last 6 months, everyone always asks “wow… who is this? i like it/the style/the mixing/the tracks”. i always grin.

    3 thumbs up!!

  2. I loved your other mixes, you petrified me with some of that stuff dude. Benefit would call it ill sick. I actually put some of it on a mixtape for my girlfriend 😀 This mix…. Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh…. Thank you for the bass this morning.

    21:15 badass dude. 😀
    Absoultely great track selection continuing

    Some time back at progaddict.com I seem to remember a desire for “psy prog”… Very interesting variety of music brewing here

    Sven Vath? Robot? maybe I’m trippin.

    it almost seems like you got some house-eyness goin on toward the end. 62:00

    Your mixing is very good.

    diggin 70:00 the most

  3. Yo Basilisk…..Ive downloaded every set you posted on Tribe for the last year and half and love all of them…I havent heard this one yet (download in progress) but Im sure I will love it as well…..youre psy taste and mix flow are top notch!!
    Ive tried to send feedback on tribe but had problem singing up….youre website is very nice…anyway love your stuff and listen to your sets all the time…thanks for the great music….cheeers!

  4. Espectacular trabajo de esta agrupacion un poco muy emergente todavia…Suena algo un poco distante a Melicia

    THX!

  5. sound is crystialed by himself again; mixing-mastering is ok. but he’s funky-psy style transformed to progressive-hou$€ 😀
    put psy again much more.
    .dark.redux.heliocentric.mystic.live

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