DJ Basilisk - Saturnine Expanse

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DJ Basilisk embarks on another epic mission into the outer reaches of sound with Saturnine Expanse, 76 tracks and nearly five hours of cutting edge techno, psytrance, electro, downtempo, and ambient. The fourth chapter of the Expanse Cycle spans a vast spectrum of contemporary electronic music styles unified by an emphasis on sleek and futuristic atmospheres, slow-burning builds, and taciturn tendencies. Despite the minimalistic focus there are also period of intense heat as the pressure rises, particularly when reaching the pumping psychedelic core of the mix. Overall the vibe is as ornate and majestic as the ringed world referenced in the title, and there’s ample time to visit many of its disparate and ethereal moons.

Track Listing

  1. 01 Ness - Dissolve TGP, 2017
  2. 02 Jacob Newman - Suspended Summers Carpe Sonum Records, 2018
  3. 03 Sciama - Changing Reflections Auxiliary, 2021
  4. 04 Dean De Benedictis - Surface Vespers and Cesnass (Robert Leiner Remix) Touched, 2015
  5. 05 Konduku - Mavi Saat Nous'klaer Audio, 2018
  6. 06 Monoloc - Michigan Lights Dystopian, 2016
  7. 07 VSK - Xurafat Monocline Records, 2015
  8. 08 Pjotr G & Dubiosity - Double Down Planet Rhythm Records, 2021
  9. 09 YWF - OV-099 Kontakt Records, 2018
  10. 10 Joachim Spieth - Under The City Affin LTD, 2015
  11. 11 Hiver - Leisure Curle Recordings, 2017
  12. 12 Conforce - Muon Transverse Momentum Delsin, 2019
  13. 13 Wata Igarashi - Outburst The Bunker New York, 2018
  14. 14 Kangding Ray - Soul Surfing Stroboscopic Artefacts, 2017
  15. 15 Charlie Thorstenson - Brinner Monocline Records, 2019
  16. 16 Jorum - Homage to the Wild Hypnus Records, 2021
  17. 17 Inigo Kennedy - Dusk Token, 2015
  18. 18 Wrong Assessment - Endocrine Response Clergy, 2018
  19. 19 Hemka - Freaks T1-C7 Records, 2021
  20. 20 Cleric & Setoac Mass - Madame Butterfly Clergy, 2018
  21. 21 K.U.R.O. - Molecular Attraction Horns and Hoofs Entertainment, 2020
  22. 22 Robert Hood - A System of Mirrors Rekids, 2020
  23. 23 Viers - Let My Mind Breathe Figure, 2018
  24. 24 Opsy - Growing Iceberg (Excizen Remix) Soundmute Recordings, 2015
  25. 25 Grub - Empty Mansion (Sensient Remix) Zenon Records, 2015
  26. 26 André Winter - Carte Noire Senso Sounds, 2019
  27. 27 Xompax - Wiggle The Bug Zenon Records, 2020
  28. 28 Nocide & Narko & L4RRY - Sanoj AlpaKa MuziK, 2020
  29. 29 Airi - Synaptic Shortcut Zenon Records, 2020
  30. 30 Perfect Stranger & Twisted Sibling - Frequency Initiation 2.0 Iboga Records, 2018
  31. 31 Supergroover - Pixel Funk Digital Nomads Records, 2021
  32. 32 Grouch - Lymph Node (Electrypnose Remix Faster) Iboga Records, 2021
  33. 33 Zeamoon - Mighty Guardian Zenon Records, 2020
  34. 34 Funky Gong feat. Jikooha - Inner Force (Cylon Remix) Matsuri Digital, 2019
  35. 35 Critical Choice - Dust Iboga Records, 2015
  36. 36 Haldolium - 2nd Movement (2018 Revision) Blue Tunes Recordings, 2018
  37. 37 Zyce & Sub6 - Witchcraft TesseracTstudio, 2016
  38. 38 Skizologic & Tsuyoshi Suzuki - Back to the Earth Matsuri Digital / Future Music Records, 2019
  39. 39 Artifact303 - The Divine Plan Global Sect Music, 2021
  40. 40 The Digital Blonde - Symposium Joof Mantra, 2017
  41. 41 Wizack Twizack - Kernal Dose Ovnimoon Records, 2019
  42. 42 Dekel - Phoenix Stereo Society, 2021
  43. 43 Atmos - The Only Process (Captain Hook Remix) Atmotech Recordings, 2016
  44. 44 Dickster & Perfect Stranger - Devil De Lux Iboga Records, 2021
  45. 45 Gorovich feat. Yaeli - Venus Iboga Records, 2019
  46. 46 Sansibar - Fantasmas Kalahari Oyster Cult, 2021
  47. 47 Reptant - Ultra Violent Light Die Orakel, 2021
  48. 48 Sepehr - Cybernetic EON, 2019
  49. 49 No Moon - Cobra Car Salt Mines, 2021
  50. 50 Richard Devine - TiMetrics BL_K Noise, 2020
  51. 51 CCO - Aposematism Dionysian Mysteries, 2019
  52. 52 Volruptus - Tapetum Lucidum bbbbbb recors, 2020
  53. 53 SC-164 - Separate Follower (Sync 24 NBOMe Mix) Cultivated Electronics, 2019
  54. 54 Lisene - Re-Entry Seven Hills, 2019
  55. 55 Datawave - Aetheria Mechatronica Digital, 2018
  56. 56 James Shinra - Supernova Analogical Force, 2018
  57. 57 Special Request - Ardkore Dolphin Houndstooth, 2019
  58. 58 Roel Funcken - Thorn Cacti MethLab Recordings, 2019
  59. 59 Unknown Mobile - Heavenly Depression Planet Euphorique, 2019
  60. 60 Naone - X-TDB133 Unknown To The Unknown, 2021
  61. 61 ISAMI - Nirai Kanai (Mesbrutah NuStep Dub) Maq The Dog, 2020
  62. 62 URA - Hash NAFF, 2020
  63. 63 Deadbeat & Om Unit - Bloom Midnight Shift Records, 2021
  64. 64 Mohlao - File (Dorisburg Remix) Hypnus Records, 2021
  65. 65 Babe Roots feat. Stephanie Wright - Jah Nuh Dead (Forest Drive West Remix) Linear Movement, 2019
  66. 66 Mike Schommer - Very Being Primary [colours], 2019
  67. 67 The Black Dog - WD23 Dust Science Recordings, 2022
  68. 68 Leafar Legov - Melting Dial, 2020
  69. 69 Feral - Fall Hypnus Records, 2020
  70. 70 Objekt - Lost and Found (Lost Mix) Pan, 2018
  71. 71 Lorn - Oxbow B Wednesday Sound, 2014
  72. 72 Erot & Aes Dana - The Bygone Schematics Ultimae Records, 2021
  73. 73 Lauge - King Christian X Land Faint, 2020
  74. 74 Daniel Avery - Slow Fade Phantasy Sound, 2018
  75. 75 Saffronkeira feat. Witxes - Aforisma Denovali Records, 2015
  76. 76 Lee Anthony Norris & Porya Hatami - Druid Liquid Carpe Sonum Records, 2014

Notes

  • Conceived, arranged, mixed, and mastered by DJ Basilisk in Taipei, Taiwan, July 2022.
  • Recorded on three decks using Traktor 3 and a Korg Nanokontrol.
  • Mastered in Ableton Live using TDR Nova and LoudMax; wave surgery conducted with Audacity.
  • The artwork features imagery by Tanaka Juuyoh released into the public domain.
  • This mix opens at 100 BPM and jumps to 124 BPM when it hits the Sciama track, which is in 5/4 time. Eventually it peaks at 140 BPM.
  • The track by Monoloc has a high-pitched hissing sound that abruptly drops out near the end; I ended up resampling it and overlaying it in post-production for a smoother fade.
  • Originally intended as a pure techno mix without any psychedelic excursions. None of the channels I pitched were interested in taking it so I continued without restrictions and ended up with another epic.
  • Jorum is a new project from Dorisburg and Sebastian Mullaert.
  • Excizen’s remix of Growing Iceberg was extended for smoother mixing.
  • Puzzling out a smooth way to disengage from heavy psytrance was tough. The breakbeat in the Gorovich tune provided the key.
  • Objekt’s Lost and Found is such a stunningly precise tune, I only wish there were more of it. Maybe only ten seconds play outside of a mix.
  • Dub tendencies neatly bookend the journey; the dub techno in the opening hour is mirrored in the actual dub hear in the closing hour.

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Series: The Expanse Cycle

The Expanse Cycle features long mixes exploring diverse styles centered on individual musical worlds, but also including other sounds in their outer haloes. Every mix in this series is programmed with long introductions and comedowns, building from silence and eventually returning to the void.

  1. Hermetic Expanse
  2. Radiant Expanse
  3. Tellurian Expanse
  4. Saturnine Expanse
  5. Cytherean Expanse
  6. Celestial Expanse

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