DJ Basilisk - Silicon Overmind 5

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DJ Basilisk channels subliminal signals from the electronic noosphere on Silicon Overmind 5, the latest edition of his signature psychedelic techno mix series. On this outing we are treated to an expert blend of deep, dubby, and psychedelic techno bleeding into minimal and progressive psytrance, with five selections apiece from both Digital Diamonds and Techgnosis Records. This mix is an experiment in running the tape backwards, moving from light into darkness and back again, carrying the listener through inner worlds of thought and sensation. Subtle transitions and attention to harmonic theory create an illusion of seemingly endless evolution, as one track vanishes into the next in a dreamy, formless haze, while slow and deliberate tension-building invariably leads to cathartic release.

Track Listing

  1. 01 The Future Sound of London - Mind Function Wave FSOLdigital, 2021
  2. 02 Jonquera - Bénédictin Bamboo Shows, 2020
  3. 03 aspect. - Hk. (Dub) Archives, 2015
  4. 04 Spintribe - Phantoms Digital Diamonds, 2019
  5. 05 Anii - Working The Root Kompakt, 2018
  6. 06 Delta Funktionen - Hurt Me Radio Matrix, 2015
  7. 07 Zeta Reticula - Maqaram 1605 Music Therapy, 2015
  8. 08 Skydel - Puzzle Digital Diamonds, 2022
  9. 09 Antix - Desert Point Iboga Records, 2015
  10. 10 Tripswitch - Big Time Line Iboga Records, 2016
  11. 11 dreamAwaken & Solid Snake - Juno Sprout, 2019
  12. 12 Ben Rama - Xander Techgnosis Records, 2017
  13. 13 Unknown Concept - Oblivion Digital Diamonds, 2019
  14. 14 Trilingo - Luzoba (Flembaz Remix) Techgnosis Records, 2015
  15. 15 Hynamo - Challenger Techgnosis Records, 2023
  16. 16 Allan Pillai & Delix - Get Off My Lawn (Oryza Remix) Techgnosis Records, 2022
  17. 17 Peter Groskreutz - Vanish Alula Tunes, 2019
  18. 18 Luis M - Anomalie IbogaTech, 2019
  19. 19 Quantaloop - Expanding Elephants Zenon Records, 2018
  20. 20 Flembaz - Dogs & Hoofs (Anyer Quantum Remix) Flow Records, 2022
  21. 21 Code Therapy - Scape From Reality (L-Xir Remix) Digital Diamonds, 2019
  22. 22 Sonic Jay & Dee - Grid Digital Diamonds, 2022
  23. 23 Union Jack & Terra Ferma - Medusa Platipus Music, 2019
  24. 24 Electrypose - Untying Knots Digital Structures, 2021
  25. 25 Ken Zo - Kesem Techgnosis Records, 2018
  26. 26 Alexi Delano - Close To Three All Day I Dream, 2015
  27. 27 Rhauder - Focus Jam Polymorph, 2012
  28. 28 Helly Larson - Homebase MANDMS Music, 2015
  29. 29 Shaun Reeves - Lucy Sky Diamond Visionquest, 2021
  30. 30 Pitch Black - Circuit Bent Dubmission Records, 2016

Notes

  • Conceived, arranged, mixed, and mastered by DJ Basilisk in Taipei, Taiwan, February 2023.
  • Recorded with Traktor 3 and a Korg Nanokontrol.
  • Mastered in Ableton Live using TDR Nova and LoudMax; wave surgery conducted with Audacity.
  • Originally commissioned by Digital Diamonds for their regular show on Radiozora. This mix premiered as episode 29 and can also be found on SoundCloud and Youtube.
  • Features five selections apiece from both Digital Diamonds and Techgnosis Records.
  • Opening with FSOL has become something of a signature move of mine. They have so many amazingly atmospheric tunes out there, and I really love how their vibe sets the mood.
  • Structured like a pyramid, with an even climb to the energetic peak around Challenger, followed by a smooth descent.
  • Circuit Bent was lightly edited to remove some vocals.

Time Periods

Series: Silicon Overmind

Exploring the many permutations of psychedelic techno, always with an ear for compatible sounds from adjacent styles of underground electronic music.

  1. Silicon Overmind 1
  2. Silicon Overmind 2
  3. Silicon Overmind 3
  4. Silicon Overmind 4
  5. Silicon Overmind 5
  6. Silicon Overmind 6
  7. Silicon Overmind 7

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