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  1. Amazing new track by Astral Projection indeed. Raja Ram was playing the track in a DJ-set:
  2. Thanks! I also really like that album cover! As I said: I don't mean to bash all of them, I'm also blogging album covers that I actually like a lot! But ofcourse, I can't take covers like that of the Salam Alikum album seriously
  3. Hey guys, I was always intrigued by the many strange, ugly and sometimes cool album covers of Nitzhonot CDs. I'm collecting them at a Tumblrpage, just for fun: http://nitzhonotdesign.tumblr.com/ Feel free to add some nice ones in this topic
  4. "Korg announces the volca series of analog synthesizers. The volca series is a new lineup consisting of three units: the volca Keys lead Synthesizer, the volca Bass synthesizer, and the volca Beats rhythm machine. These units let you create a diverse array of fat sounds that can only be obtained from an analog synthesizer; and you can generate intuitive phrase performances using the loop sequencer. Multiple units can be used in tandem, or together with your DAW software." To be released this summer and they will only cost 150$ each! Looks great in my opinion!
  5. I was just writing that it is not that bad, but suddenly the cheesy reggae-vocals began, horrible haha!
  6. My experience is that Classical Mushroom (Infected Mushroom) always works well on a party with non-psy trance lovers. Surprisingly I also had good reactions on Alienapia. (Inner Poison on Goapocalipsis) I would avoid eastern orientated music like Khetzal, non-psy trance lovers tend to classify it as cheesy more easily. What about Aavepyora? Et In Arcadia Ego, Vapausvoima, Auringon Kanssa...
  7. One year ago I asked him if he wanted to play a live or dj set at a party of mine, but he never awnsered. Great music indeed. One of the best!
  8. Great mix! Mixing is smooth and tracks are psychelicious!
  9. This is TOP NOTCH psytrance! It's indeed sounding like the old IM-sound. Hope we'll hear more about you in the future. Are you involved in other musical projects as well? Technically the track doesn't sound like a "first track".
  10. Thanks for the artist-list, Richpa! Interesting. And like Ormion said: indeed strange that there are not that many Goa trance producers in the UK, the cradle of Goa trance. I can only think of Blackstarrfinale, Filipe Santos (although these two are actually from the Iberic Peninsula) and SETI Project. In France we have PharaOhm, Khetzal, Somnesia, Merrow, Crossing Mind, ... so that's quite OK.
  11. Looks like an interesting study as well! Never heard of him. I will also probably buy it when it comes out!
  12. Was anyone aware of this study? It's already quite old right now though. (2006) It handles (on a scientific, sociological level) about the psytrance community on the internet. Quite interesting (though I didn't read it all yet), but don't expect it'll be an easy read hehe. Psynews was used as a source by the way. Source: http://www.tandfonli...676260600914390 PDF: http://www.tandfonli...676260600914390 Second half of the introduction: "This particular group was chosen as research subjects as in many ways they appeared to epitomise a ‘postmodern subculture’*a seemingly contradictory turn of phrase, but highly relevant to the debates about subculture and post-subculture. In other words, virtual psytrancers are a global, Internet-based grouping (hence seemingly postmodern), yet whom also share temporary physical spaces (i.e., attend psytrance events in one or more countries), and who are characterised by a strong attachment to a particular form of music, and a common set of values, practices and belief systems (i.e., aspects of what we think of as subculture). A total of 569 virtual psytrancers from over 40 countries were involved in a unique [2] large-scale, Internet-based, online-questionnaire-based survey, which assessed the shared attitudes, global spaces and international connections of the group. Firstly, we provide some background and explain what virtual psytrance is, before moving on to contextualise the study within the wider debate about subculture and postsubculture. We then turn to a discussion and rationale of the research methodology utilised. Finally, we present a range of data from the online questionnaire (including both quantitative data and data from more ‘interpretive’ open-ended questions),covering aspects relevant to the subculture/post-subculture debate, such as psytrancers’ sense of community and solidarity, belief systems (spirituality and religious beliefs), adherence to their chosen musical form and patterns of drug-use in relation to the culture. We also examine both their use of the Internet and their attendance at psytrance events (both inside and outside their own countries), to maintain and cement their dedication to this culture. Overall, the findings presented here reject a simple theoretical dichotomy, and challenge the notion that tightly bounded subcultures must be primarily local (rather than being global/virtual), and singularly class specific, as well as refuting postmodern conceptions that global youth styles are, by definition, depthless, transitory and internally fragmented." (hope this is no re-post)
  13. Hey guys After some months I finally found some time to finish a new track. This time I explored the more darker side of Goa trance. AJANTA - OUROBOROS: http://soundcloud.com/ajanta/ajanta-ouroboros-1 Enjoy! Comments and tips are welcome for sure! Greets, Ajanta PS: here you can download my debut EP I released last year: http://www.ektoplazm...ception-of-time
  14. I just got a little something from Basilisk over at Ektoplazm called Perception of Time. Is this you?


  15. Underground Alien Factory Records presents Perception Of Time: the debut EP of Belgian Goa trance DJ and producer Ajanta (Daan van Heesch). Ajanta started producing Goa trance in 2009, at the age of seventeen, and in 2010 he became a label-DJ for the Belgian/Norwegian Nitzhogoa label Sita Records. The EP opens with the dreamy and storytelling Perception Of Time: an eclectic track influenced by ambient and glitch music. The second one, Taraka's Forest, takes you on a journey through acidic Goa trance and Israeli Nitzhonot. The EP ends with Lunar Garden: a blissful melodic and mid-tempo Goa trance track. Mastering by Keamia. Cover art by Richpa. 01. Perception Of Time (125 BPM) 02. Taraka's Forest (145 BPM) 03. Lunar Garden (115 BPM) All tracks written and produced by Daan van Heesch (UAFR023) FREE DOWNLOAD @ EKTOPLAZM: Perception Of Time EP
  16. Living in Alken, a town in Belgium close to Hasselt. 'Famous' for our great brewery (Cristal) & Hasselt:
  17. Cool to see some new Nitzhogoa DJ's around. Nice (Sita records-)tracklist! Mixes are alright, but maybe you can practice on some beatmatching instead of the intro/outro-mixing?
  18. Amazing and very underrated EP! I've got no idea why it was distributed via Ektoplazm, because it has nothing to do wil Psytrance at all. It's kinda like atmospheric breakcore/idm. Great music! Nice piano melodies, good story telling, glitchy stuff, chopped-up amen breaks, ... I don't think it has a "horror movie atmosphere", but it contains a dramatic atmosphere for sure. Very emotional music. 8/10
  19. The M-Audio Oxygen 49 is a good option for its price! But do you really need the keyboard? You can also consider buying e.g. a Korg Nanokontrol! Great midi controller for a very low price. (I've got both of them btw) And the M-Audio Fast Track audio interface is a good one as well, I think. (no experience with that one) I would also recommend some good studio monitors like supergroover said. (for example the KRK RP5 or RP6) I've got no experience with Reaper, I'm using FL Studio. I can recommend FL Studio to any producer. (although the onboard VST's aren't that good) (the days of the Fruity loops-taboo are over - I hope) A hardware sampler is indeed a bit superfluous as every DAW has one included.
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