DJ Basilisk - Circadian Rhythms


Circadian Rhythms is a meditation on the passage of time and an exercise in musical archeology. Mixing live on four decks, DJ Basilisk skillfully blends some of the finest mid-tempo Goa trance classics of the 1990s with hints of dub techno, deep trance, progressive house, psychedelic breakbeats, and more. Holding steady in the vicinity of 120 beats per minute, the deep frequencies of this mix evoke the heartbeat of creation, taking the listener on a full journey through day into night and back again.

Track Listing

  1. 01 Banco de Gaia - Seti I Six Degrees Records, 2000
  2. 02 Turban Bloc - As Above So Below Blue Room Released, 1997
  3. 03 Dubbelhelix - Magic Night Spirit Zone Recordings, 2002
  4. 04 B-Zet - Le Tonners Dans Les Plumes Voir Eye-Q Records, 1995
  5. 05 Robert Leiner - Out of Control Apollo, 1994
  6. 06 Eternal Basement - Overture Blue Room Released, 2000
  7. 07 Cydonia - Narco Nympho Blue Room Released, 1999
  8. 08 Orion - Highway Symbiosis Records, 1997
  9. 09 Total Eclipse - Nakano Ghost Twisted Records, 1998
  10. 10 Elysium & DJ Cosmix - The Vision Transient Records, 1997
  11. 11 Zodiac Youth - Fast Forward the Future (Voodoo People Remix) Dragonfly Records, 1996
  12. 12 Future Human Unity - Freeway POF Music, 1998
  13. 13 Adrenalin Drum - Shadowland Unnatural Recordings, 1997
  14. 14 Total Eclipse - Nautilus Blue Room Released, 1995
  15. 15 Transwave - Ulysse (Voyage 2) Distance, 1996
  16. 16 Man With No Name - Cairo Concept In Dance, 1996
  17. 17 Total Eclipse - Time Drops Blue Room Released, 1996
  18. 18 Ololiuqui - Electrofant Spirit Zone Recordings, 1997
  19. 19 Banco de Gaia - Gamelah (Dub 3) Planet Dog, 1994
  20. 20 Djum Djum - Difference (Steng Mix) Rough Trade Germany, 1990
  21. 21 Shpongle - Behind Closed Eyelids TIP Records, 1997
  22. 22 Prana & Eat Static - Geomantik Matsuri Productions, 1997
  23. 23 Saafi Brothers - Sweet Sirenes Blue Room Released, 1997
  24. 24 Ascendence - The Lost Track Qube, 2000
  25. 25 Doof - Sticks and Stones Gliss/Dubmission Records, 1998
  26. 26 Nomads of Dub - Spirals Twisted Records, 1998
  27. 27 The Infinity Project - When Sound Becomes Colour Blue Room Released, 1995


  • Mixed and arranged on four decks in Traktor with a Korg Nanokontrol controller in January 2012.
  • Artwork by Basilisk featuring Creative Commons-licensed photographs by vincen-t and Chris Dlugosz.
  • Several of the less familiar names in the track list are aliases and side projects of more well-known artists: Turban Bloc is Gus Till; Dubbelhelix is Michael Kohlbecker and Jam El Mar; Djum Djum’s track was co-produced with Neil Barnes of Leftfield; Ascendence is David Österberg of Lucky People Center; and Nomads of Dub is Nick Barber AKA Doof and Simon Posford.
  • Both the title of the mix and allusions to heartbeats are references to Douglas Rushkoff’s Cyberia, published in 1994. I’ll include the relevant quotation below.
  • 20,000 downloads and 2,800 listens.

The ultimate phase-locking occurs in the dance itself, where thousands of these ‘like-minded’ young people play out house culture’s tribal ceremony. The dance links everyone together in a synchronous moment. They’re on the same drugs, in the same circadian rhythm, dancing to the same 120-beat-per-minute soundtrack. They are fully synchronized. It’s at these moments that the new reality is spontaneously developed.

Douglass Rushkoff, Cyberia, 1994


  1. Haaaaaaaaallllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllo! DJ Basilisk
    waiting so long time!
    That you Make a new Dj Mix!
    and now This Dj Mix Is Fantastic!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    and Do you Make an Only Melodic Full On with Melodic Darkpsy Dj´s Mix together with Djane Miazu B2B Polly?
    DJ Basilisk vs. Djane Miazu B2B Polly ´s Brain Time!!!

    Sunny-Brain-Greetz From Neubrandenburg (m-v) Germany

  2. wow. superb mix of consoling and inspiring flashbacks, as well as few golden era gems i haven’t heard. thank you thank you thank you.

  3. Was the mix done using all lossless audio sources? Just wondering if keeping the flac around is worth vs the mp3. Thanks!

    1. Yes, all material used was sourced in lossless quality. I never mix with lossy media (though I can’t rule out the occasional transcode).

  4. absolutly wonderful……..thak you, great &fantastic sounds…..your music was the guide through our trip .:) possibly the best lower tempo mix i know

  5. Amazing mix, exactly my favourite tempo. Even some tunes I didnt know yet…aprox. 20 years after this period 🙂

    Many thanks

  6. Very nice work, great mixing and a nice ride back in time , havent heard some of this tracks for a long time…

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