This one is a proper oldschool uplifter, nothing else. It could be named “uplifting trance tutorial” and you wouldn’t suspect anything. Simple and catchy arpeggiated melody inspired by my all-time favourite duo Nu NRG.
The project actually originated from testing new plugins available on Black Friday – just dropped my favourite presets and very generic melody from Orb Producer... and the Dune 3 default preset arpeggio. Agressive, glitchy bassline comes from iZotope BreakTweaker.
Didn’t release any EP since 2019, so it’s time for a new one! Two psy-ish tracks of different flavours coming on Aftertime Records. Wu Wei is somewhat melodic trancer with subtle goa feel, while Be Yourself is more of a mainstage banger with a big yet simple lead. I’m very proud of these.
On the message of song names: Wu Wei here means “do not force”, don’t try too hard and let the things unfold on their own. Ironically I tried hard to wrap up this track, including completely redoing the final melody once it was almost finished. Now, Be Yourself means… you know what it means. This mainstage banger leading somewhere between tech trance and hard trance is nothing like myself.
Long overdue, but nevertheless it’s here just like every year. This episode contains more uplitfing that progressive, unlike others. Either way, I am very satisfied with this mix and hopefully so will you 🙂
For many of you it may be suprising, but for me 2021 was the best year in a long time, and probably the best year ever. I live with a conviction that life can be harsh and one could be always prepared for troubles or accidents. Always do more, achieve more, prepare in advance and save more that you need at the time – so if something goes wrong, you have time and resources to recover. The mere fact you’re doing fine in your life doesn’t mean it will stay the same in the future. As a result, I improved my life (and achievements) in many areas, despite lasting pandemic, crumbling economy and more problems that are not likely to go away anytime soon.
Also, certainly my best yet. Having done that, I need to tthink about producing some tunes more in line with commercial standards. It’s not a matter of technical skills anymore, it’s a matter of style.