Basilisk captures the halcyon morning sound of outdoor festival season with Esoteric Expanse 2, an extended four hour mix rooted in the deeper end of progressive psytrance. Expect a playful and free-spirited blend of styles featuring several permutations of progressive house, dream trance, and dub techno, with just enough midtempo breakbeat and spaced-out ambient to provide a sublime introduction and soft landing. Basilisk also delivers on the promise of harmonic mixing with smooth transitions, seamlessly layering rhythm and melody to obscure where one track ends and the next begins. Prepare to kick up some dust and bask in the warmth of the rising sun as the story unfolds!
This mix is dedicated to everyone around the world missing out on festival season throughout these pandemic years. Hopefully we’ll all be together again soon! Shout out to all the summer festivals that inspired my development as a DJ and music fan: Harvest Festival, Om Reunion Project, All Stars, Shambhala, Eclipse, WEMF, Spacecamp Psyfari, Sacred Earth, and Earthfest.