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DJ Basilisk’s Free Music Top Ten: December 2011

Blog | December 30, 2011 | Posted by Basilisk

With the winter chill setting in I am happy to present another round of hot new tunes available from Ektoplazm. This has been a great month for free music, and I’m excited to share with you just a few of the gems that have crossed my stereo in the last little while. Each and every song listed below can be downloaded for free in CD quality direct from Ektoplazm; just click the track title to be taken to the original release drop page. You are welcome to preview these songs with the streaming audio player below; simply click the arrows to skip ahead or go back (Flash required):

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Radioactive.Cake – Bending Rodriguez [Glitchy.Tonic.Records]
Moody grooves and groovy moods; Zenonesque progressive psytrance at its best.

Onionbrain – Lunatic [Uroboros Records]
Dark and ominous progressive psytrance vibes from Brazil with some fun samples about UFOs.

Hanuman – Requesting Energies [Neurotrance Records]
Massive darkpsy tune from Chile loaded with powerful beats, heavy bass lines, and super trippy atmospheres. Now this is killer night music! It might be a bit brash for some listeners but I quite like it.

The 1134 – Ghost Train
High-quality twilight-style full-on from California. This song faithfully captures what was great about South African psytrance before the style slid off into endless stop-and-start territory.

Talpa – Unusual Chair [Pyrethrum Records]
Fantastic full-on psytrance with a breathtaking degree of creativity on display. Simply amazing!

Kadasarva – Cybermind [Sun Station Records]
It was almost impossible to pick a favourite from Kadasarva’s outstanding album Steamagination. The level of detail and obvious care put into the composition of this retro-flavoured psytrance is very impressive.

Amygdala – Wintermute [Ektoplazm]
Alright, I’ll admit that I am rather biased here (this selection is from my latest compilation, Spectral Circuitry). This track reminds me a lot of classic Transwave and Koxbox without sounding derivative. The way it opens up at the very end is simply magical; this is what I love about Goa trance. Try it and you’ll see!

Prog-A-Lot – Heart Connection
Aaron Peacock’s new side project harkens back to a more innocent time in electronic music history while remaining true to his distinct style of trance production. Lovely tune.

Globular – Nahajai
Euphoric psychedelic dub with lovely Indian vocals, shimmering melodies, and intricate bass lines. This is just a taste of Globular’s forthcoming debut album :)

Maharishi – Call Of The Ancients [OUIM.net/Space Baby Records]
An awe-inspiring piece of exotic tribal breaks filled with luscious psychedelic atmospheres and magical vocals. Just “wow”!

Interested in hearing more recommendations from the top? Check out previous free music charts from November, October, August, July, June, the spring and winter of 2011, and the fall and summer of 2010.

Photo: Kipling Power.


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