Golden oldies and retro classics from way back! These releases appear here with the full consent of the original artists and/or rights owners.
01 - Kierron Rajoilla (139 BPM)
02 - Hairahdus (140 BPM)
03 - Rahat Pois! (128 BPM)
04 - Donkey Kong (100 BPM)
05 - RooTest (146 BPM)
06 - Tuskien Taival (142 BPM)
07 - Fail Safe (139 BPM)
08 - Sea Of Mud (Mutameri Reggae) (100 BPM)
Playing The Presets is the long-lost debut album of Finnish Goa/psy dub band Praktika (Heba & Ripa). The group formed during the recording sessions for Sörkkä Sonic, a collaborative album released in 1996 and attributed to Flippin’ Bixies, the original Finnish Goa trance super-group. Included on that album was Praktika’s earliest song, “Out Of Phase”. Playing The Presets was recorded during the Mutameri Sessions at the legendary Ääniasema Studios (also the home of Gad, M1D1L11TT0, O*men, and Squaremeat) between 1997–1999. This album was scheduled for release in autumn of 1999 on Exogenic Records but all master tapes were lost only to be rediscovered in the vaults of Johtoääni Studios in the summer of 2016. Nobody really knew what have happened and some blame aliens!
All music is from pre-VSTi era when instruments were still made of red and silver plastic. Musically it goes from Goa trance to psy dub to psychedelic world music and Finnish forest funk. Gear used on this album: Roland SH-101, Roland Juno-106, Roland JV-1080, Korg Prophecy, Kurzweil K-2500 with sampling option, Peavey analog delay, Lexicon MPX1, Digitech Multifx, Mackie 2408 Mixer, Roland Alpha Juno 2, PC with Cubase, Sound Forge and Waves native Power Pack cracked by Radium. Credits: written and produced by Praktika with mastering by Heba. Original 3DMAX rendered cover art from 1997 by Mika.
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01 - Slinky Wizard - Sacred Fist [Flying Rhino Records] (1997)
02 - Orion - Caracol (Hint) [Symbiosis Records] (1997)
03 - Factor - Pol Zirkular [21:3 Records] (1997)
04 - Man Of The Last 3rd - Mystery Of Imagination [POF Music] (1997)
05 - Juno Reactor - Kaguya Hime (Hint) [Blue Room Released] (1997)
06 - Xenomorph - Telepathic Combat [Koyote Records] (1997)
07 - Cari Lekebusch - Attitydsknäckaren (Hint) [H. Productions] (1997)
08 - The Deviant - Dawn On Epsilon [TIP Records] (1997)
09 - The Infinity Project - Mindboggler (Part 2) [TIP Records] (1997)
10 - Adam Beyer - Compressed (Hint) [Drumcode] (1997)
11 - Synchro - Human Oscillator [TIP Records] (1997)
12 - Orichalcum - The Egg (Hint) [TIP Records] (1997)
13 - Psychopod - Out Of Your Mind [TIP Records] (1997)
14 - Prana - Scarab (Snake Thing Remix) (Hint) [Matsuri Productions] (1997)
15 - The Infinity Project - Hyperactive (Acid Rockers Remix) [TIP Records] (1997)
16 - Z - Uncle Mavis (Hint) [TIP Records] (1997)
17 - Menis - Fluff Killer [Koyote Records] (1997)
18 - Xenomorph - Neurotoxin [Koyote Records] (1997)
19 - Slide - Waking Up To Chaos [Transient Records] (1996)
20 - Orion - Akeru [Symbiosis Records] (1997)
21 - Koxbox - Life Is... [Blue Room Released] (1997)
22 - Disco Volante - Chameleon (UX Remix) [Transient Records] (1996)
23 - Kopfuss Resonator & DJ Jörg - Whipbird (Original Mix) [Nephilim Records] (1997)
24 - Darshan - Tranceformation [Flying Rhino Records] (1997)
25 - The Visitors - Tiny Little Engines [Psy-Harmonics] (1996)
26 - Syb Unity Nettwerk - Space Puppy [Flying Rhino Records] (1997)
27 - Sandman - Natural Born Killer [TIP Records] (1997)
28 - Darshan - Duck [Phantasm Records] (1997)
29 - Koxbox - Electronic Brainwash [Blue Room Released] (1997)
30 - Hallucinogen - Gamma Goblins (Part 2) [Twisted Records] (1997)
31 - Cydonia - The Kiddy [Blue Room Released] (1997)
32 - Prana - Scarab (Green Nuns Of The Revolution Remix) [Matsuri Productions] (1997)
33 - Doof - Weird Karma [TIP Records] (1996)
34 - Darshan - Mind Merge [Flying Rhino Records] (1997)
35 - Hallucinogen - Space Pussy [Twisted Records] (1996)
36 - Juno Reactor - Conga Fury [Blue Room Released] (1997)
Blacklight Metropolis is DJ Basilisk’s contribution to the fifth edition of Global Goa Party, a virtual event organized by Marsh at the Goatranch to simulate an entire night of music from the early years of the psychedelic trance movement. This time around the year is 1997 and the golden age of Goa trance is in full swing, blasting revelers into limitless dimensions of sound with scintillating kaleidoscopic sounds and twisted techno-shamanistic rhythms. Reprising the nocturnal explorations of Moonshadow and In Exile, this expertly mixed collection of mind-bending classics explores the darker side of the genre while journeying through the deepest part of night from 1:30 to 3:30am. Dedicated to Black Light Activists (BLA), one of Toronto’s pioneering psytrance organizers, and Mark at Metropolis Records, the shop where I bought my first psytrance records. Recorded at Head Shop Studios, Changhua City, Taiwan, with Traktor 1.1.1 and a battered old Korg Nanokontrol. Vintage analog photography and digital design by Basilisk.
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01 - Reloaded (Part 1 Reloaded) (144 BPM)
02 - Life Support Technology (Reloaded) (146 BPM)
03 - Chameleon (Reloaded) (146 BPM)
04 - Mind Over Gravity (Reloaded) (142 BPM)
05 - Alien Earth Activity (Reloaded) (120 BPM)
06 - Pure Intellect (Reloaded) (146 BPM)
07 - Dominion (Reloaded) (144 BPM)
08 - Space Puppy (Mix II feat. Syb Unity Nettwerk Reloaded) (148 BPM)
09 - Millennium Generation (Reloaded) (144 BPM)
10 - Master Of The Universe (Epic Mix Reloaded) (146 BPM)
11 - Chrysalis (Reloaded) (97 BPM)
12 - Dominion (Digital Frontier Live Remix Reloaded) (144 BPM)
13 - Children Of The Night (feat. Jan Rechberger) (145 BPM)
14 - Reloaded (Part 2 Reloaded) (146 BPM)
Kissthesound Records is proud to present Ultimate Experience Reloaded, a remastered and enhanced version of the only album-length release by UX, a legendary Goa trance project formed by Kris Kylven and Pete Martin in the mid-nineties. Championed by Dragonfly Records, their pioneering style of cyberdelic night-time trance set a new standard for raw, unrestrained intensity in the golden age of the genre. This special re-release features many extras: a new intro and outro written by Kris Kylven, the only remaining member of the band; an unreleased mix of Syb Unity Nettwerk’s Space Puppy, written at the UX studio at the same time as the album; the full-length version of Millennium Generation, rescued from an old DAT tape; and Children Of The Night, a more recent track featuring Jan Rechberger from the Finnish progressive metal band Amorphis on drums. This project is dedicated to all of UX’s hardcore fans for their vivid support and enthusiasm over the years. Mastered by Den Kozlov at Spiral Starship, London, U.K., with new artwork by Kris Kylven.
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Re-released under a Creative Commons licence with the full authorization and participation of the rights owner. Donations are welcome; please purchase this album direct from Kissthesound Records, Bandcamp, or iTunes to show your support. UX will tour again with original live member RX Heaven, and new material is now in the making.
01 - The Answer
02 - Polarity
03 - Three
04 - Infinity And Beyond
05 - Hibernation
06 - Art Of Translucency
07 - Resonate Within
08 - Apnea
HigherGrounds is the second full-length release by Healer, the downtempo and ambient project of Swedish producer Michael Andresen. Originally released in 2004, this lightly mixed album is an elegant example of soothing melodic downtempo filled with evolving soundscapes and deep, luxurious rhythms. This re-release features new artwork by Michael Andresen. Mastered by Son Kite.
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01 - Analog Haste (138 BPM)
02 - Ovation (140 BPM)
03 - Pilot (144 BPM)
04 - The Collective (140 BPM)
05 - Without Within (130 BPM)
06 - Ananokki (133 BPM)
07 - Small Adventures (142 BPM)
08 - Halo (136 BPM)
09 - Interlude (Further...) (140 BPM)
10 - Flair (144 BPM)
Solid State is the full-length debut of 12 Moons AKA Michael Andresen, an artist who helped to define the “Scandosound”, a particularly artful and refined style of minimal and progressive psytrance that emerged around the turn of the millennium. Popularized by the legendary Spiral Trax imprint and acts like Human Blue, Vibrasphere, Atmos, S>Range, Noma, Ticon, and Son Kite, the Swedes redefined the parameters of the genre by stripping psychedelic trance down to the bare essentials. Originally released on Candyflip Records in 2004, several years after the Scandosound first rose to prominence, Solid State represents the culmination of many years of artistic development for 12 Moons. Expect to hear emotionally charged trance music with brilliant arrangements of simple sounds, lush atmospheres, pulsating beats, and drifting melodies that seem to go on forever. The end effect, on each and every highly polished song, is a deep experience of an era that is now fading into history. This re-release features new artwork by Michael Andresen. Mastered by Son Kite.
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