Psychedelic Saturdays Vol 15
Hi friends! Okay so this week didn’t see too many new releases, but don’t fret. Your girl’s gonna put some slightly older tracks in the mix that weren’t covered in previous editions. Pretty exciting, am I right?
Unseen Dimensions & Jacob – Never Mind
Last week I ended with a progressive psy track, so I thought I might as well start off with one this week. Jacob – can he do wrong? I think not. I am seriously in love with this producer! His collaborator, Unseen Dimensions, it pretty cool too. Together, the two made a love child of delicious, proggy psy-trance for all to enjoy. Taking on that smooth bass-line that many proggier pieces take on, the two producers pile on a classic acid-related vocal sample and a simplistic melody that leaves you feeling groovy. All in all, a solid track to start off this week’s edition of Psychedelic Saturdays.
Vertical Mode – Alien Rock
You all know how much I love free music. Although “Alien Rock” is already five months old, it’s still a goody! And did I mention it was for free? Anyway, this track dips into full-on psy mode, as expected with Vertical Mode. The off-beat drum rhythms against the 16th note bass-line adds a nice touch and helps slow an otherwise fast track down. The synth melody is retro and other-worldly as well. Even if I hadn’t seen the title before, I definitely would’ve guessed this track was going for a “UFO” vibe. Ya done good, Vertical Mode.
Ace Ventura & Astrix – Pranava
This song is without a doubt my favorite one on this mix. It’s unbelievably good! Astrix and Ace Ventura are both top-quality psy-trance producers, so when they do a track together you know you’re in for a treat. And these boys certainly delivered with their new EP titled “Paradise Engineering.” My favorite part about “Pranava” is the homage to the nineties. I absolutely adored hearing hints of old nineties synths and melodies! After being brought down memory lane, the track brings you into a funky breakdown where the duo plays around with the lower frequencies to create a melody. Meanwhile, the tribal children singing samples added an organic accent to the already raw melody.
X-noiZe & Vocano – VolcanoiZe
Truth be told, this track is so entrancing and good that I don’t know what to say. Maybe it’s the fact that it’s 142bpm, or maybe I’m rendered speechless because this is a top-quality production. Who knows? Anyway, back to the song.
Freedom Fighters – Hybrid
Yay for more Freedom Fighters! These guys are another example of psy people who make me fangirl. Psy-trance to the core, the accents on the sixteenth notes in “Hybrid” make this track especially unique. The breakdown is nice and creepy, just how I like it. Also, in the breakdown and at the very end of the song, there is a drawn out synth note that instantly reminded me of “Sandstorm.” Who isn’t down for the nineties? I’m loving this!
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