- Evaporate 32

Evaporate 32

DJ Basilisk explores many shades of deep house, melodic and dub techno, and leftfield dance music in this meticulously-curated guest mix for the Taipei-based Evaporate crew. Although rooted in the psytrance scene, Basilisk is a true sonic chameleon, traversing an immense range of styles and approaches in pursuit of gourmet electronic sounds. Here he applies his signature smooth and harmonic mixing style to subterranean house and techno, navigating the moody depths of the genre with confidence and aplomb. Expect to hear warm grooves, sultry vocals, hints of jazz, and a dash of “Rominimal” in the opening half of the mix, after which Detroit techno drive and brawny bass-heavy beats deliver a glimmering climax. A serene and hypnotic comedown follows, delicately stripping back the layers until only raw analog sounds and tape hiss remain. The results are spellbinding and sublime, inviting further listening over the coming years.

Track List

  1. 01 Luke Hess - Paskho Version 1 Echocord Colour, 2013
  2. 02 Jichael Mackson - Venga (Lo Que Venga) Stock5, 2011
  3. 03 Teluric - Sfumato Earthly Resonances, 2020
  4. 04 Birds Ov Paradise - Nightmare Hypnus Records, 2018
  5. 05 The Black Dog - Cult Mentality Dust Science Recordings, 2013
  6. 06 Claro Intelecto - Messages Delsin, 2019
  7. 07 Ada Kaleh - Valea Ancestrală R & S Records, 2019
  8. 08 Chris Llopis - Way Out Eminor Records, 2012
  9. 09 Jonsson/Alter - Djup House (Dorisburg Remix) Kontra-Musik, 2012
  10. 10 Rhauder & Paul St. Hilaire - Control (Amorf Reconstruction) Sushitech Records, 2017
  11. 11 Martin Landsky - Da Geh Bo (House Mix) Poker Flat Recordings, 2015
  12. 12 Chaim - Safe Word JEUDI Records, 2017
  13. 13 Mihai Popoviciu - Prime Number Cyclic Records, 2014
  14. 14 Deepchild - The Suffering Ones (Tim Xavier Remix) , 2011
  15. 15 Benny Grauer - Absolute Alert Still Hot, 2017
  16. 16 Damian Lazarus & The Ancient Moons - We Will Return (Joeski Dub) Crosstown Rebels, 2015
  17. 17 Maceo Plex - Filthy Mama Ellum, 2012
  18. 18 Lo Shea - Ornithurae 17 Steps, 2018
  19. 19 Conforce - Infinity Transcendent, 2016
  20. 20 Ben Sims - The Calling Drumcode, 2011
  21. 21 D.Diggler - Modularis Lucidflow, 2019
  22. 22 Karim Sahraoui - Once We Are There ARTS, 2016
  23. 23 Hiver - Air Castles Curle Recordings, 2017
  24. 24 Sebastian Mullaert - Riven By Smoke Kontra-Musik, 2019
  25. 25 Vern - Mistic Joule Imprint, 2019
  26. 26 Miles Sagnia - Perseverence (Monotix Remix) Flyance Records, 2016
  27. 27 Foreign Guest & Wewerka - Model 1882 Outcast Oddity, 2019
  28. 28 Pyramid Lake - Unravel Tamed Musiq, 2017
  29. 29 Secretsundaze - Gigantic Impossibly Large (OG's Version) Live at Robert Johnson, 2019
  30. 30 Lost Trax - It's You Frustrated Funk, 2016
  31. 31 Efdemin - Parallaxis (Traumprinz's "Over 2 The End" Version) Dial, 2014
  32. 32 Synkro - 1TO5 Apollo, 2019
  33. 33 Babe Roots feat. Emanuele Pertoldi - Tribal War Linear Movement, 2016
  34. 34 VC-118A - Sequence Frustrated Funk, 2018

Notes

  • Conceived, arranged, mixed, and mastered by DJ Basilisk in Taipei, Taiwan, in May 2021.
  • Recorded using Traktor 3 and a Korg Nanokontrol 1.
  • Mastered in Ableton Live using TDR Nova and LoudMax; wave surgery conducted with Audacity.
  • Ben Sims samples Jesse Jackson reciting I Am – Somebody in The Calling. This YouTube clip might even be the source!
  • Premiered on the Evaporate SoundCloud channel here.
  • Also appears on the Chinese streaming platform Netease Cloud Music.
  • This is easily the mix most removed from my background in psytrance thus far. Only Chris Llopis and Sebastian Mullaert have any connection to that world.

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