Basilisk is the founder of the Ektoplazm netlabel group and free music portal, one of the world’s top online destinations for psychedelic trance, techno, and downtempo. With more than a decade of experience behind the decks Basilisk is also an accomplished DJ and a rising star on the global stage. Much of his success can be attributed to his tireless work ethic and productive drive; aside from DJing, Basilisk also manages three record labels (the eponymous Ektoplazm as well as Drumlore and Omnitropic), compiles various artist releases (notably Spectral Circuitry, Dreamshadow, Organic Circuitry), develops and maintains the Ektoplazm web site, designs cover art for numerous releases, and champions the cause of Creative Commons licenses and new music distribution strategies for the 21st century.
Basilisk spins an eclectic variety of styles covering all points of the psychedelic trance spectrum. Every performance is entirely improvised and custom-crafted to fit with the theme of the event and the flow of the night. With a history stretching back more than a decade, Basilisk is proficient in both vinyl and CD mixing, but now prefers using a laptop and MIDI controller to maximize the creative potential of his sets with harmonic mixing and an expert use of effects. A true believer in the classic technoshamanistic concept of “the set as a journey,” Basilisk prefers to mix up the many styles of psytrance rather than stick to one formula. Depending on the time slot and nature of the event Basilisk is also known for breaking into blistering hard darkpsy, forest music, the more sophisticated side of full-on, the cold and mechanical sound of techtrance, and the pumping energy of progressive. Old school mid-nineties Goa trance and classic psytrance sets are also available on special request.
Basilisk’s alter-ego Synaptic FX is dedicated to the emerging fusion of minimal techno, progressive house, and psytrance, a deep and dirty blend of cutting edge electronic music elements and archetypes that will thrill any audience. Visit Drumlore to find out more about this project.
Over the years DJ Basilisk has performed hundreds of times with major gigs at festivals such as Harvest (2005/2006/2009/2010/2011), Shambhala (2010), Eclipse (2009), Open Mind (2011), Entheos (2007/2008/2009/2010), Om (2002/2004/2011), Sacred Earth (2009), All Stars (2009/2011), Teknival (2004?), and WEMF (2003).