- Year of the Snake


Year of the Snake is a vocal-heavy set oscillating from dark and moody to bright and funky, blending deep and dirty house beats with pop techno and indie dance. Smooth and catchy, it has something for every fan of 80s-influenced underground dance music.

Track List

  1. Chaim – Social Assassin [Supplement Facts]
  2. Mihai Popoviciu – Burnin’ [Highgrade Records]
  3. Samuel Dan – Dirty People (Aidan Lavelle Remix) [Akbal Music]
  4. Tale of Us – Another Earth [M_nus]
  5. Joyce Muniz – It’s Your Life [Exploited]
  6. Thomas Gandey & Zeb Wayne – Breathe [Nurvous Records]
  7. Hugo – Joint is Jumping [Gruuv]
  8. Bonar Bradberry – On the Bounce (S.A.S. Remix) [Under the Shade]
  9. Deepchild – I Woke and You Were Smiling [Thoughtless Music]
  10. Mihai Popoviciu – Low [Poker Flat Recordings]
  11. Dusky – Esperanto Juggler [Aus Music]
  12. Maceo Plex & Maars feat. Florence Bird – Going Back [Ellum]
  13. Betoko & Louis Fresco feat. Fritz Helder – Late at Night (Dub) [Exploited]
  14. Hot Natured feat. Kenny Glasgow – Operate [Warner Bros. Records]
  15. Murr feat. Rosina – Dive Into the Deepest (Maceo Plex Remix) [Thoughtless Music]
  16. Dusky – Words Later On [Aus Music]
  17. Claptone feat. Jaws – No Eyes [Exploited]
  18. Edu Imbernón feat. Sutja Gutierrez – Things I Do (Teenage Mutants & Lars Moston Remix) [Stil vor Talent]
  19. Tapesh – Generation (Hot Since 82 Remix) [Warung Recordings]
  20. Betoko – Where’s All the Love Gone [Exploited]
  21. Martin Dawson feat. Nicholas Ryan Gant – Think About It (Maceo Plex Remix) [Pets Recordings]
  22. Kate Simko – Go On Then (Blond:ish Remix) [Leftroom Records]
  23. Ten Walls – Gotham [Innervisions]
  24. Dinky – Falling Angel (12″ Version) [Visionquest]


  • Recorded live in Taipei at the Bass Kitchen Showcase #4 at Korner on January 25th, 2014.
  • This was performed a few days before the end of the year of the snake (and immediately before the year of the horse).
  • Cover photo shot in Yangmingshan, Taiwan.

Synaptic FX

Synaptic FX is a veteran DJ from Canada exploring the luminous borderlands of underground house, techno, and electro. With decades of experience behind the decks, his smoothly-mixed sets feature everything from deep house and glistening progressive trance to twisted psychedelic techno and acid-drenched electro breaks. Despite ranging widely in his selections, Synaptic FX remains dedicated to a singular objective: conjuring…

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