- Radiant Expanse

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DJ Basilisk captures the halcyon morning sound of outdoor festival season with Radiant Expanse, an extended four hour mix rooted in the deeper end of progressive psytrance. Expect a playful and free-spirited blend of styles featuring several permutations of progressive house, dream trance, and dub techno, with just enough midtempo breakbeat and spaced-out ambient to provide a sublime introduction and soft landing. DJ Basilisk also delivers on the promise of harmonic mixing with smooth transitions, seamlessly layering rhythm and melody to obscure where one track ends and the next begins. Prepare to kick up some dust and bask in the warmth of the rising sun as the story unfolds!

This mix is dedicated to everyone around the world missing out on festival season throughout these pandemic years. Hopefully we’ll all be together again soon! Shout out to all the summer festivals that inspired my development as a DJ and music fan: Harvest Festival, Om Reunion Project, All Stars, Shambhala, Eclipse, WEMF, Spacecamp Psyfari, Sacred Earth, and Earthfest.

Track List

  1. 01 Legiac - Jefre Tramix Tympanik Audio, 2015
  2. 02 Krystian Shek - Into the Hammam Part I Carpe Sonum Records, 2018
  3. 03 State Azure - Warm Air State Azure, 2018
  4. 04 Silent Harbour - Descending Radius Curve Echocord, 2012
  5. 05 Pantha Du Prince - Frau Im Mond, Sterne Laufen (Alva Noto Remodel) Plangent Records, 2017
  6. 06 Hunter/Game - Radius Kompakt, 2016
  7. 07 Lo Shea - Anneal Hope Works, 2015
  8. 08 James Monro - Modular Proton Music, 2017
  9. 09 RPO & Manu Riga - Terra Veteris Bonzai Progressive, 2017
  10. 10 MYDÄ & Jossie Telch - Atomicus (Luis M Remix) , 2018
  11. 11 Boris Brejcha - Nothing Seems to Be Ultra, 2020
  12. 12 Concrescent feat. Vis Vires - The Frontier (EEEMUS's "The Gate Keeper" Mix) Bassic Records, 2018
  13. 13 Soul Button - Shapeshifter (Matan Caspi Remix) Steyoyoke Records, 2020
  14. 14 Definition - Drohnenschlacht Hive Audio, 2019
  15. 15 Kliment - Origins (Anthony G Remix) Contrast Records, 2020
  16. 16 Remake - Blade Runner (Maceo Plex's "Renaissance" Mix) Renaissance, 2017
  17. 17 EEEMUS - Ripped to Shreds (Yuli Fershtat Remix) Digital Structures, 2017
  18. 18 Andreas Henneberg feat. Victor Ruiz - Checkboxes SNOE, 2017
  19. 19 Dusty Kid - Psika (Eitan Reiter Remix) (DJ Basilisk Edit) Digital Structures, 2020
  20. 20 Peter Groskreutz - Deep Grey Phobos Records, 2020
  21. 21 Oniris - Borderline Astropolis Records, 2019
  22. 22 Booka Shade - The Highs Are Higher Blaufield Music, 2019
  23. 23 Tale of Us & Mind Against - Astral Life and Death, 2016
  24. 24 André Winter - Lucide Senso Sounds, 2018
  25. 25 Solead - Pole Dance Tribal Vision Records, 2011
  26. 26 Foreign Guest & Wewerka - Human Sequencer Outcast Oddity, 2019
  27. 27 Tom Demac - Seventh Sign Kompakt, 2019
  28. 28 Hot Since 82 - Evolve or Die Moon Harbour Recordings, 2017
  29. 29 Riktam & Bansi - No Way Out IbogaTech, 2020
  30. 30 Yuli Fershtat - In the Vortex (Luis M Remix) Digital Structures, 2019
  31. 31 MVMB - Sneaky Fox (2019 Album Version) IbogaTech, 2019
  32. 32 Critical Choice - Roots (Perfect Stranger Remix) Iboga Records, 2015
  33. 33 - Cactus (Airwave's "Dark and Long" Mix) , 2017
  34. 34 Volto - Trepanation (Tesla's "Unstoppable" Mix) Rubik's Recordings, 2014
  35. 35 AstroNivo - King Lighter (Cid Inc. Remix) Tribal Vision Records, 2010
  36. 36 Bioterranean - Syrup Pool Horns and Hoofs Entertainment, 2018
  37. 37 Eelke Kleijn - Rauwdouwer Sudbeat Music, 2012
  38. 38 Sudhaus - Junah YOMO Records, 2018
  39. 39 Robert Babicz - Prepare Yourself (DAVI's "On Acid" Mix) Subtract Music, 2011
  40. 40 Son Kite - Synesthesia (Antix Remix) Iboga Records, 2015
  41. 41 Ricardo Tobar - Mi Pieza Esta Llena De Cosas (Max Cooper Remix) Traum Schallplatten, 2010
  42. 42 Solee - Platinum (Gabriel Ananda Remix) Parquet Recordings, 2012
  43. 43 Echonomist - From Venus to Mars Upon You Records, 2015
  44. 44 Aera - Keeping the Book (Steve Rachmad Version 1) Innervisions, 2016
  45. 45 Anders Rosengren - Tonatiuh Traum Schallplatten, 2017
  46. 46 Clarian - Fear and Self Loathing Rumors, 2015
  47. 47 Seph - Reflejo Aula Magna Records, 2012
  48. 48 Sasse - Face2Face With Reality (Frank Martiniq's "Defiance" Mix) Stroboscopic Artefacts, 2010
  49. 49 Luke Hess - Gravitational Effects Echocord, 2015
  50. 50 Traumer - Parallax GETTRAUM, 2017
  51. 51 Atimpuri - Sumi Kina Music, 2013
  52. 52 Birds Ov Paradise - Tutor Hypnus Records, 2018
  53. 53 State Azure - Mono State Azure, 2016
  54. 54 Sigha - Black Massing (Wata Igarashi's "Daylight Breaks" Mix) Token, 2017
  55. 55 Alan Backdrop - Axiae Ekar Records, 2014
  56. 56 Nordena - Latitude Nordena, 2019
  57. 57 Yagya - My Star is a New Song (Instrumental Mix) Klik Records, 2012
  58. 58 Sraunus - Sauluzis Greyscale, 2018
  59. 59 Sciama - Broken Circle Auxiliary, 2019
  60. 60 Abul Morgard - Patterns of Our Own Times Houndstooth/Fabric Records, 2016
  61. 61 Legiac - Jefre Tropod Dronarivm, 2016

Notes

  • Conceived, arranged, mixed, and mastered by DJ Basilisk in Taipei, Taiwan, May 2021.
  • Recorded using Traktor 3, a Korg Nanokontrol 1, and an Allen & Heath Xone:K2; stitched together using Audacity.
  • Mastered in Ableton Live using TDR Nova and LoudMax.
  • The artwork features imagery by Tanaka Juuyoh released into the public domain.
  • Originally premiered on Radiozora as Radiant Flux, but after reflecting on the similarities with Hermetic Expanse, I decided to alter the name and make it part of a new series of mixes.
  • My edit of Eitan Reiter’s remix of Dusty Kid’s classic tune Psika was made specifically for this mix. I go into greater detail about what was changed on SoundCloud.
  • I was only recently introduced to State Azure through this Xavier Morel mix for Blue Room, so I was happy to include a pair of his evocative tunes.
  • After the enormous amount of effort I sunk into completing Uroboros 1 I decided to take it easy and not impose any artist or label restrictions this time around. The results are far less ambitious but still more involved than most DJ mixes in this style, and despite not concerning myself about repeating artists and labels, there’s still a ton of material in this mix that you wouldn’t hear in combination anywhere else.
  • Even though this isn’t formally part of my Uroboros series of mixes it also ends where it began, forming a loop.
  • I was planning to keep it mostly current but ended up including a bunch of summer festival classics from back in the day.
  • This is one of my only mixes in this style not to feature anything by Extrawelt or Minilogue. I tried working both in at various junctures but it never sounded quite right.
  • This was originally intended to be a quick and snappy 2 hour mix but as usual I got sidetracked, which is common these days. Including that dub techno sequence toward the end inspired me to take it all the way back to the beginning.

Expanse

The Expanse series features longer mixes emphasizing diversity of style and tone. Every mix in this series has a long introduction and comedown, building up from silence and eventually returning to the void.

  1. DJ Basilisk – Hermetic Expanse
  2. DJ Basilisk – Radiant Expanse

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