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Meltwater last won the day on June 9 2017

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About Meltwater

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    Trance: psy, goa, pure/uplifting
    Abstract: dark ambient, industrial ambient
    Other: percussive guitar, metal, reading, life, alcohol
  1. Sleep Research Facility - Deep Frieze: Sleep Research Facility - Nostromo:
  2. It seems Ovnimoon is finally just doing a full-blown goa album. Collaborations with E-Mantra and Etnica among others.
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    Commercial psytrance?

    If commercialism isn't determined by commercial success then I don't think we should use the term commercialism at all. And if we're talking about Vini Vici-type stuff, I would (and often do) call it psyroom. Or crap, when warranted.
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    Commercial psytrance?

    I don't like terms like "commercial" or "mainstream" or "popular" to describe music in an international, global music scene. Mainstream in one country might be more underground in another. Astral Projection have sold millions of albums world wide and once had videos in circulation on late-night MTV---but not in every country. They were certainly "commercial" in Israel, but not the US. Perhaps the most extreme example: when Armin and Tiesto were basically the rock stars of central and western Europe they were selling fewer albums in the US than the death metal band Cannibal Corpse. It's all very relative. Most kinds of music are available globally thanks to the internet, but what becomes popular in any given place will not necessarily become popular in every other given place. As for the Vini Vici's of the world: I don't find them particularly psychedelic, but then neither were 1200 Mics, GMS, or Electric Universe after One Love. If psychedelia is your only criteria for whether or not something is psytrance then pretty much nothing except goa, forest, suomi and dark is actually psy, which to me seems sort of silly...
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    What do you expect from a Trance dj set?

    I don't know how anyone could enjoy a dj set with perfect track selection but consistently poor transitions. Not that I expect a perfectly flawless transition every time, but if it's consistently awkward and jagged I find it too distracting. And I actually find it interesting when a dj can tell they've misread a crowd by dropping a "wrong" track---I like watching dj's get out of a jam. Beyond that: it's dance music. Fewer breakdowns please, let the beat keep moving. This goes for all types of dance music, mind you, not just psy djs, which I rarely see anyway.
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    Psy Trance on mainstream TV (Globally)

    I believe Astral Projection used to be on late-night MTV rotation in a few parts of Europe in the mid-late 90's. Not quite psytrance, and it's film rather than tv, but Juno Reactor co-wrote parts of the soundtrack for the Matrix movies. This is from a videogame, but I think some goa fans would enjoy this:
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    How would you rate 2017 when it comes to psytrance?

    This saddens me. It's happening to a lot of other trance forums too.
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    Where do samples come from? (game)

    "Dreams are my specialty. Through dreams I influence mankind."
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    Who still listens to Psytrance dj sets at home?

    If it's on YouTube or SoundCloud and I like it, I will download it to listen to it whenever I want.
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    Astral Projection new album

    God damn, and I was just thinking the other day about how people have been saying "the new AP album is almost ready" for ten years. Much excite.
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    Ambient

    Blood Box - The Iron Dream Sleep Research Facility - Deep Frieze He's more minimal, but just about anything Thomas Koner. I could recommend more but those are good not-too-dark places to start, and the first two are some of the best albums around from any ambient genre.
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    What music are you listening to right now?

    Triquetra, "Renkinjutsu." Kind of sinister.
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    Astral Projection - Y-Salem Ep

    I don't care too much for the original---it's not bad, just sort of plain---but I like the AP remix, and it's getting positive feedback seemingly everywhere but here. Can work well in psy, goa, or more normal trance sets.
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    What music are you listening to right now?

    Chi-AD, "Astral Warrior" (the 9-minute version, not the longer one)
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    Swedish Masters

    Miranda. Not really familiar with the Swedish psy scene to be honest, I only know Miranda, Ticon and Vibrasphere and not much of them at that.
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