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 🙂Continue reading
While I’ve been on holidays in Kenya (absolutely amazing!), another tune got released. Now need to keep the listeners updated 😉
The Beauty of Dakness is a nod to older dark trance anthems that used to be popular in 2000 – 2010 period, but seemingly got forgotten in favour of banging uplifters. Still, Aftertime Records, usually releasing my psytrance tunes, seems to be interested in this kind of sound. So here it is!
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Can you feel the spring already?
Well, where I live I can’t yet ¯\_(ツ)_/¯, so I recorded this mix for the first day of spring. Enjoy over two hours of progressive vibes fading from deep house to uplifting trance.
The remix of “Full Moon” by Matthias Bishop got quite some range and positive feedback. It was also an occasion to record a video about sound design for this track. The video is my most popular episode on Youtube by far, go check it out:
Recorded back in the summer, recently edited with great (and free!) DaVinci Resolve 16. That certainly is quite an advancement since early episodes, but I won’t stop here!
The Video features Reaktor Blocks, now with awesome Toybox expansion which suddenly became my favourite tools of trade. Feels nice to use, looks great, but most importantly, sounds gorgeous. Indeed there’s something about all these “analog” and analog emulations.Continue reading
Well, January is still far away, but at least I got release confirmation and a nice cover.
My remix of “Full Moon” by Mattias Bishop is coming on his new, but already popular Aural Sonic label. Although still trance, it has an unusual progressive / funky feel inspired by some of my favourite classics. You may want to follow me on Facebook as I’m going to tease some of inspirations during the time before the release.
Take a look at the cover:
Also, it’s a beefy release coming in 7 version in total. Something for everyone’s taste for sure 🙂
It was an old idea, probably 8 years old by now as I got it back at the university. “Supercontinuum” means, in layman’s term, a rainbow laser. So that’s pretty much what you can see on the cover:
It’s quite an ephemereal phenomenon unlike anything observed in nature, and so is the sound design for this track. Not a single subtractive synth was used in the making of “Supercontinuum”, and samples were very sparse too. Main lead is string morphing smoothly into flute thanks to Harmor. Bassline comes from newly purchased FM8. Pseudo-acoustic instruments is Chromaphone 2, some atmoshperes come from Iris 2 and Ableton Operator is also there.
Last, but not least – all the melodies and harmonies were created by AI. It’s all Orb Composer, and in fact I started to create this track immediately after I purchased the tool back in 2018. Took me many months and three attempts to get anywhere with it. In fact, I been adding final touches in August 2019. Even though the track was signed immediately, it still took several months to get the remixes done by Sublitrance and LTM.
Been doing these since 2006, so it’s already 15th edition. Amazing. Also, makes me feel very old.
Chilled, progressive and positive vibes to welcome the new season.
Double hit this week. Now, Supercontinuum is my first single that got remixes from other artists. Check this beautiful progressive / melodic / pure / epic trance on Tecnomind Music.
Now, this is an interesting production for many reasons. I will tell all the story behind it in another blog post.
Two different tracks are coming just in March. Different labels, different styles. One thing in common – it’s awesome trance.
First, Native Aliens is full-on commercial psy that hits hard. Because I wanted to make something typical for once. Coming on March 16 at Aftertime Records run by Leo Itskovich.
Supercontinuum is a progressive / epic trance tune with elaborate composition utilizing AI as well as exotic synth selection. It was supposed to be many things, but eventually style feels much like Solarstone. Probably the most easy-listening track from me yet.
Featuring two remixes, coming on March 20th at my home label Tecnomind Music.