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Notes on playing electronic dance music „live“

Music just from speakers sometimes might be strange or irritating, because the originator of the sounds can’t be seen like e.g. a  violin player, where every visible musical gesture creates a sound event. That could be the reason why the … Weiterlesen

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Elements of Progressive Psytrance

In this article I will follow another approach by looking at the base elements of Progressive Psytrance. I will explain this using different tracks to show their variations. BPM If you have a look at the Beatport Psy-Trance Top 100 … Weiterlesen

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Yahel – Atmosphere (2003)

Thanks to Yahel Sherman for sharing this mix on soundcloud. The first track „Atmosphere“ (starting 23:30) from his Album „Hallucinate – Journey Into The Unknown“ (2003/Phonokol) will be analysed here soon.

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Atmos – Fill the head (2000)

Thanks to Tomasz Balicki (Atmos) for sharing this mix on soundcloud. The first track „Fill the head“ (starting 20:47) from his Album „Headcleaner“ (2000/Spiral Trax) will be analysed here soon. Even if there are earlier celebrated tracks like „Klein aber Doctor“ … Weiterlesen

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Why psytrance is (not) shit

This video from the guys is just great, because it has an enormous portion of humor as well as true facts as well as an appeal to bring something new into this music genre. 20 years of producing has led … Weiterlesen

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DNA – Think Different (Audiomatic Remix 2012)

Thanks to Benjamin Halfmann (Audiomatic) for uploading this full lenght track to soundcloud. Now I want to analyse this track from 2013 to show a real contrast to the last one from Hallucinogen – LSD, which has been produced nearly 20 years … Weiterlesen

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Hallucinogen – LSD (1994)

Thanks to Twisted Music London (Simon Holtom and Simon Posford) for uploading this full lenght track to soundcloud. The track LSD from Hallucinogen (Simon Posford) has been first released 1994 and shortly after this on his debut album Twisted on Dragonfly (1995). „[…]  it … Weiterlesen

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Roots of Psychadelic Trance

One could start with the development of analog synthesizers and the music from Kraftwerk, Tangerine Dream, Klaus Schulze and Jean Michel Jarre,  to which many producers of electronic dance music refer over and over, because these musicians already turned to … Weiterlesen

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