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  1. I came across a word that reminded me of Cunninlynguists today. I used to love their work but haven't followed up since Goa trance infected me. Turns out they have a side project called 'The Off Daze' super funky hip hop with great electronic production and pretty wicked lyricism. https://cunninlynguists.bandcamp.com/album/couples-skate
  2. Artist: Supersillyus Title: The charade remixes Label: Self Released Date: December 20, 2018 1. Aeon Bahamut (Nibana Remix, Violins by Kendra Breen) 2. Charade (Radioactive Sandwich Remix) 3. The Great Shenanigan (Matt Carey Remix) 4. Charade (Soulular Remix) 5. Mirage A Trois (DRRTYWULVZ remix) 6. Mirage A Trois (eelko Remix) From the country that brought us big things that no one asked for The album that instructed us how to feel human And a bunch of friends who really should have all collab'd years ago (DRRTY WULVS, Nibana, Kendra Been, Radioactive Sandwich, Matt Carey, Soulular & Eelko). Comes a remix album with a bunch of different styles and tempo's that you're either gonna love, or not give a chance because it's not your style. P resenting The album starts with a a Nibana remix. Did he give a classic a dark psy twist? No sir, this is pure squelchy instrumental funk coming at you. Kendra's violins add a nice spice and the rest of the track is littered with Nibana's synth work and deep atmospheres. All while keeping it's trippy edge. Next up is a soft sweet thing that i wasn't expecting from Mr Sandwhich. A light track that Drift me off to dreamland at anytime of the hour. Matt Carey is next. I wasn't sure about the beginning at first. Then i listened again and realised i had nothing to complain about. The rest of the track really takes off and turns into a funky dance hit. Probably my favourite If you thought that things simply werent mystical enough yet well guess what Sonny Jim? Soulular has got the fix for you. A veeeeeery different version of charade is coming at us, the background melody and vocals are maintained but everything else makes it a cool trip of a track designed for laborious missions out to repair Ganymedes primary communication satellite. So this album has been good. But are we dirty? I mean, we ain't DRRTY yet are we. Well the group who I've heard one track from to date are here to fix that. A big intro build takes into slow psybreak territory, I give it 2 whomp whomps. Eelko finds a great balance between the original and a dark wobbly beast of a track. A bunch of trap tools are used to keep things fresh here. A really good closer. What! Thats it? No one wanted to remix Trancendental Medication. Ya'll scared of a little challenge? yea yea alright Tsotsi, be happy with what you've got. Look heres the deal. This album is fantastic. No low points and this along with the original album I am pretty much covered with a Supersillyus track for everymood. Well done to the gang and keep em coming. Oh yea. Did someone say NYP!!! https://supersillyus.bandcamp.com/album/the-charade-remixes
  3. Hey gang. What's the wait time on post to Australia. Thinking about that t-shirts and CD merch.
  4. Zoop! finally a full length. Insta buy from me. Looking forward to it.
  5. Exactly the sort of music video i would expect for an OS song.
  6. Jesus this this thread really didn't go to well for anyone. I liked the composition of the tracks and all the tools used to make them. Keep slugging comrade, look forward to hearing more from you, The Zone was my favourite. Also nice mission of not letting Goa die. I'm new to the genre and glad we still have musicians contributing to the scene. Anyway, no proper constructive feedback but I am letting you know that you shouldn't stop posting on Psynews.
  7. Ho-Ho-Ho, If you thought that the Christmas season was just about complete you can think again. You've all been good little cherubs and Santa AKA Kanc Cover has compiled a little selection of tunes to present you volume 4 of the Goa trance Legacy series. With a tracklist that looks like this:- 01. Ephedra & Imba - From Star To Star 02. Hypnagogia - Cosmic Interference 03. Goasia - Polar Lights 04. Omegahertz - Kissing Nebula 05. Omnivox & Hand Of Damaru- Magical mountain 06. M-Run - Vastness 07. Jikooha - Indigos 08. Via Axis - The 4th State (Psychowave 2018 Remix) 09. Nebula Meltdown - Epsilon Orionis I can't really see how this could be anything short of wonderful. Available now. https://spacedockrecords.bandcamp.com/album/sdrcd05-va-goa-trance-legacy-by-kanc-cover
  8. Pledged the collector pack. Only 6 days to go. Hoping more people jump on this.
  9. I actually bought the Ufomatka album thinking it was Ubar Tmar, we'll call it a little dizzy fit. But based off the EP I was looking forward to it. Thought another transform was a bunch of wacky fun; will wait to buy the album for a proper review, (Unless Ubo Mars releases an album and I get all confused again).
  10. Artist: Advanced Suite Title: Drifting Release: June 29, 2018 Label: Self Released Tracklist:- 1. Are We Ready Now 2. Cant Complain 3. Dusk Dyea 4. E Lastik 5. Get Movein 6. H Go Lucky 7. It's The End 8. Microdice 9. Right! 10. Sk8'n 11. The Edge 12. The Feets 13. The Kaliedoscope 14. The Underground 15. Tilted Ah, smooth textured daydreams, with hills of the sweetest smelling grass you've ever smelt, trees with the low hanging fruits of temptation, and around it all, oasis' with the coolest mnost pure water you've dipped your little toes into. And what are we doing? Why we are drifting through it all, sometimes bumping along to the dubby atmospheres of ... sometimes seemlessly to the sweet sounds of Are We Ready Know. Only one thing is certain, and that is that Advanced suite has got us covered, nay surrounded and eventually carried away by the cool echoey textured layers of his 15 piece album. Influenced by just about everything, it's hip-hop- it's reggae, it's dub, it's psychedelic, it's gentle. That's right, It's all that. Best summed up by the Bandcamp description:- It’s like a large pot that we all stir. I grab a piece, add my spice. And you do the same. Sometimes I’ll take a spice and add more flavor. And sometimes you do the same. In this way we feed off each other energy. Stirring the pot more and more. Each rotation sets the tempo and tone for the next spice. And each spice sets the tone and tempo for the next rotation. It’s boundary-less. Leaving plenty of room to push the envelope. The opener Are we Ready now is brilliant in showing us what he is capable of doing with sounds and samples. Can't complain is a more focused fluent piece with some hippity hop vocals drifting up and around the other layers. Dusk Dyea not only is a track with a cool name, but also a sparkly, deep bassy dubbed, dance number that gets you moving before you know what's what. Hammocks are over-rated, they take serious practice. So sure, I guess you couuuuld enjoy E Lastik while having a lazy swing, if you've found a spot to practice while none of the dreadlocked masses watch on. Or you could play this sweet little thang poolside while you dip your tootsies in the water. Get Movein has slightly less going for it than the other tracks so far, it feels shorter and doesn't do much to pull me in. Do these track names have a secret meaning? Are they all play on words, I mean some of them i get, but H Go Lucky, I need that explained to me. I don't need anything else however, the track delivers dubby fun all around before it also ends prematurely. It's The End has everything but an exclamation mark going for it. Not sure if i'm going to be delivered a country inspired dub number or a broody space odyssey. You don't have to wait long to find to find out that you can move to this track, though the background sweeps fill the track up just a little too much, i like my iced tea an inch from rim, not overflowing. The little speech and the piano however are nice and after the vocal break i'm back in happy drifting land. Next we get shifted back into the groove with Microdice, a groovy body swaying number that would be perfect for a daytime stomp in the dust. No messing around with the next track as we get """""Right""""" in and out with a 2 minute 41 track that takes me back to the sweet place at the start of the album. If it was just a little longer it'd be a favourite. Sk8'n (I 'get' that one) brings the album back to the soft dub that you can nod your head along to while vocals seep in and out of the other layers, a true dreamy piece of work. The first of the 'The' tracks comes along with The Edge, going in a more upbeat direction, the vocal sample is anything but distracting and worth it for the chants that come later, a great track for a beachside ritual sacrifice. The Feets continues on in a soft sweet dubby fashion with what sounds like some didgeridoo in the background. Set with it's own improper spelling (Hey I ain't no beter) The Kaliedoscope is the sort of happy little song you play on your way home from a 4 day festival in the Australian summer, a calming piece of music. My favourite track from the album The Underground is up next, the 13 seconds of silence at the end might make you think that the album is over but no, you'd be wrong, up comes Tilted another banger of a track that closes the album off nicely. Drifting is a soft airy filled dub piece by Advanced Suite that is true to it's title and description. While the album drops off a little in the middle i would still say its worth more than dribble of your grittle. What I mean is if you like dub and multi genre influenced music then this will be right up your alley. Oh and NYP so go for gold my friends. https://advancedsuite.bandcamp.com/album/drifting
  11. Labels with cool logo's aka NeoGoa should send out labelled USB sticks with either a high quality copy of the album or just empty for users to use. You could get transparent ones with an album name inside or just have your own badass range. I like those bags Psytones, hand made goodness.
  12. Its a thing! Happy I'm not the only one. I have days off too when I need to focus. Love ending a trance drought with some dedicated listening time. @Redo I agree, but then again writing reviews and dj'ing is sort of an excuse to listen more ;). Its all a front.
  13. In the car, in the gym, when I have free time, when I practice the dj'ing and while I drift off to sleep. Too much? Sometimes I wonder if a music addiction is a thing.
  14. Just a heads up that you can now snag this for the sweet price of zilch on Ektoplazm. http://www.ektoplazm.com/free-music/nibana-earth-from-above
  15. OH Golly! How did you let that happen? Im out here holding off from the new Suntrip comp because I still need to listen to the rest of my stuff. There was a thread a few weeks back with the same question. I'll post what@Richpa wrote as its pretty comprehensive. ᔖ January ᔖ [CD] Goa Luni - Exploring Worlds EP (Timewarp Records) [CD] Median Project - In The Depths Of Space (Global Sect Music) ► Monumental - Zerkala EP (Timewarp Records) [CD] Omnivox - Surrender (Goa Madness Records) ► SwaraTrip - Carnatic EP (Timewarp Records) [CD] Triquetra - Ecstatic Planet (Suntrip Records) ᔖ February ᔖ ► Fiery Dawn - Magus (Timewarp Records) [CD] Lectro Spectral Daze - Infinitely Intricate Unfolding Kaleidoscope (Neogoa Records) [CD] Ray Castle & Collaborators - Mystique Of The Metaverse (Suntrip Records) ► V/A - The Call Of Goa 3 (Timewarp Records) ᔖ March ᔖ ► Mind Echo - Dreams of Travels EP (Timewarp Records) ► Neogenia - No Longer Human EP (Timewarp Records) ► The Maniac - Necronomicon II EP (Timewarp Records) ᔖ April ᔖ ► Coredata - Shaman EP (Zion604 Records) ► Etnica - The Juggeling Alchemists Under The Black Light (DAT Records) ► Funky Gong - Distance To Anjuna EP (Spacedock Records) ► Goa Luni - Holographic World EP (Timewarp Records) ► Psychedelic Quest - Out Of Time EP (Timewarp Records) ► V/A - Goa Meditation 2 (Timewarp Records) ► Wizard Project - Inner Earth EP (Timewarp Records) ᔖ May ᔖ ► Consept Lightwork - Moments Of Magic (Timewarp Records) [CD] Ephedra - What The Future Brings (Goa Madness Records) [CD] Morphic Resonance - Perplexity (Suntrip Records) ► Netsu - Voidgazing EP (Mamomam Records) [CD] Rayavana - Sands Of Time (Sita Records) [CD] Ubar Tmar - Another Transform EP (Zion604 Records) ᔖ June ᔖ ► Atanasys - Melodic System (Goa Galaxy) ► Miraceti - Whale Space Journeys EP (Mamomam Records) [CD] Ufomatka - Off The Beaten Track Of The Universe (Cronomi Records) [CD] Veasna - Spectral Flux (Neogoa Records) ► V/A - Retrodelic Vibes ᔖ July ᔖ ► 01-N - Escape EP (Timewarp Records) ► Cactus Arising - Karma EP (Timewarp Records) ► Psychowave - Chronicles EP (Spacedock Records) [CD] Ubar Tmar - Early Fusion (Zion604 Records) ᔖ August ᔖ [CD] E-Mantra - Stapanii Timpului (Suntrip Records) ► Nostromosis - On The Eve Of The Big Bang EP (Timewarp Records) ► Somnesia - Infinite Mind (Timewarp Records) ► V/A - Lotus (Timewarp Records) ᔖ September ᔖ [CD] Gangguru - Be Your Own Guru (DAT Records) ► Gus Till - My Body Is My Nightclub (Self-released) [CD] JBC Arkadii - Varvar (Sita Records) ► N3V1773 - 604 EP (Timewarp Records) ► Neogenia - Android Hell EP (Timewarp Records) ► Tranquility Base Project - Strange Theories EP (Timewarp Records) [CD] V/A - Shambhala (Global Sect Music) ► V/A - Colors Of Goa 3 (Timewarp Records) ᔖ October ᔖ ► V/A - 303 Syndrome (Mamomam Records) [CD] Denshi Danshi - Brain Chemistry ᔖ November ᔖ ► V/A - Elan Vital (Melusine Records) ᔖ December ᔖ ► V/A - The 50th Parallel (Suntrip Records) I've highlighted my favourites, but if you scroll down a few posts you'll see a similar thread with more recommendations.
  16. Artist: California Sunshine Title: Bicycle Tune LP Label: Spiral Trax Release: October 19, 2018 Tracklist:- 1. Shining Star 2. Deep Noise 3. Horizon Trip 4. Delusions 5. Bicycle Tune (Adrenaline Drum Remix) 6. Alegro Vivace 7. Backwards 8. Night Shift 9. After Shock I suppose I'm a good person to review the new California Sunshine LP. Having not experienced the wonders of his tracks in the hay day I would say I'm not jaded or doe-eyed. With 4 tracks done with 'The WonderBoy' I would expect a lot of us to be more excited than I've seen. But I'm not the old school guy of the forum so I only know what I've read. To begin with I can't compliment the cover. I can however criticise it. Did a bot auto generate this? The only way I can say that it makes some sort of sense is if it was meant to contain some sort of message of artwork moving from 2d to 3d and then real life. I don't know, I only mention it because I would rather anything else so that I might be able to expect something more from this. Now without any prejudice I might say that the album is not in any way bad. if you want truly fat kicks, solid un-muddled production and easy to follow riddims then you might find yourself enjoying the album. My qualm however is that I'm certain it will be left behind in most peoples 'to listen' list as I just don't see how it would fit into a set or stand up to the quality of trance we see today. It's not quite daytime trance and really at night time I would be much happier listening to something else. What I mean is that this wouldn't make me run to main stage after 34 minutes of convincing my mates to come with me. That leaves another issue, is it main stage trance and if not where does it fit? Well it's not quite main stage material, the kicks, baselines and drive all make it feel that way while the rest of the elements say otherwise. The tracks sort of require you to listen to them from start to finish but have that full-on (mix this to keep me interested) vibe going on. It might be Goa but it just doesn't have enough of the Goa elements that I enjoy to say it really fits in. I mean the production is fine, its chunky and hard hitting but where does it take you? There are of course some notable tracks such as Deep Noise and some parts in Backwards which have a pretty great leads, but overall I feel like the tracks don't keep me entertained for long enough due to them not keeping focus on the parts that make them good. Most of the tracks here, while being enjoyable at parts simply take to long to get to a special place or never get there at all. For this reason I guess this album will be placed pretty low in peoples 'buy list', largely due to a significant output of trance albums over 2018. https://spiraltrax.bandcamp.com/album/california-sunshine-bicycle-tune-lp-spit144-spiral-trax
  17. I had to throw an edit into my review about the mind sphere track after a fresh listen. The secret I suppose is to make it the first Goa trance track you listen to in a headphone sesh. Any way ill repost here just to bump it up. EDIT: On further listens this track is an absolute standout. We should disregard my earlier comments, I don't know what I was thinking. Mindsphere has delivered an absolute wonder of a journey to us. The track isn't exactly the deep deep listening journey we get from a lot of cosmic Goa but instead finds a balance between that and a relentless dancefloor focused wonderland that simply doesn't let up. The thing about a 12 minute track like this is that every time you think that it might end Mindsphere finds a way to keep it going. I wish could I could hear this on a dance floor. While it is tiring to listen to regularly due to the surprises and structure becoming familiar (and it still isn't I just don't want to it become so) I would say it has been a very long time since a track has hit me in this way. The track is a different sort of journey that is going to mean I need to actually get some Mindsphere albums. I was always hoping I could disregard his music just to cut down on the number of artists I need to dig deep into. I now have anew appreciation for Ali's style and won't be album to stay away from old and new releases for long.
  18. Timewarp v4. Looks like it's going to be a blast, looking forward to another Great comp!
  19. A lot of E-Mantra down tempo to get through but i suppose i can start here.
  20. Artist: Zen Baboon & (I think) Zen Racoon Title: Collected Label: Baboon Clinic Release: November 8, 2018 Tracklist:- 1. Chaotic Shapes (Collected Mix) 2. Keep Positive (Remaster) 3. Love Road (Live Edit) 4. Chocolate Sushi (Summer Edit) 5. Fataca Estalaris (Interlude) 6. Baby Bombay (Remaster) 7. Agora (Live Edit) 8. Disjointed life (Boom Edit) 9. Summer Somewhere (Live Edit) 10. Best Days (Tribal Mix) Fresh from the Baboon clinic comes a collection of tracks from previous comps that are yet to reach the dubby pages of Bandcamp. The mixing with organic natural sounds means you have the soft chirrups of birds in your ears while thick dubbed beats surround and carry you away. The only track I've heard before was the original Love Road on the Hommega 20 year comp. With no other knowledge of their works I can say I really did enjoy the experience and will be playing parts of this album to wake up, to bed and for my next autumn walk. In fact if I had to walk through an autumn park for the rest of my life this is probably the soundtrack I would want drifting into my ears. Some tracks are slow and sensual like Chaotic Shapes & Baby Bombay, while others have the full strength of psychedelic downtempo driving them forward like Disjointed Life and plenty of tracks give you both as you'll notice in Summer Somewhere. If darker ominous tracks are your thing then I'm sure you'll enjoy listening to Keep Positive will help rough your positive anti-brooding personality up in just the most enjoyable way. The Love Road (Live Edit) has some extra zips and zaps throughout it that make it different enough from the original and Chocolate Sushi somehow morphs into a track with elements of reggae riddim. Whether its house influenced pulsing songs or silky layers designed to drift you away to calmer places the Baboon Clinic has you covered. All in all every track here is distinct and enjoyable it's hard to pick favourites as a lot of songs are quite apart form one another but the ones I mentioned are definitely up there. Oh did I mention that it is 'Name Your Price'. We call that a bargain where I'm from. https://zenbaboon.bandcamp.com/album/collected
  21. Where do you find most your psybreaks? I use beatport for noem and broken robot but it's such an illusive genre.
  22. Exactly what I came onto the DJ promotion forum to find. Great timing and GREAT mix. Did you do this on edeejay?
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