Progressive Techno

Likewise – Kiss My Aura

Likewise - Kiss My Aura

Likewise is a brand new techno project founded by veteran producer Jeremy Reid AKA Tapwatr (Attitude Recordings, Noerg) and Dominic Poulin AKA DJ Tenzin (Attitude Recordings, Tech Safari), both instrumental figures in the electronic music underground in Montreal, Canada. Pulsating with hypnotic energy, Kiss My Aura demonstrates a dark and edgy vision of minimal and progressive techno. Toronto producers Knifestyle and Aerodrömme both put their own twist on the original to round out the release.

  1. Kiss My Aura (128 BPM)
  2. Kiss My Aura (Knifestyle Remix) (124 BPM)
  3. Kiss My Aura (Aerodrömme Remix) (126 BPM)

Written and produced by Jeremy Reid and Dominic Poulin.
Remixed by Blake Dailey, Boris Kurtzman, and Steve Chan.
Mastered by Jeremy @ Attitude Recordings.
Artwork by Alexander Synaptic.
Released by Drumlore [DRMF03].

Download: MP3 / FLAC / WAV

Released under a Creative Commons license for noncommercial usage. You are encouraged to share, copy, broadcast, and perform this release!

Aerodrömme – Pop The Cherry

Aerodrömme - Pop The Cherry

Pop The Cherry features a set of four floor-filling tracks by Aerodrömme, a vibrant new Canadian techno and progressive act founded Boris Kurtzman (DJ Shankar) and Steve Chan in 2008. With releases on Tribal Vision Records, Spiral Trax, Plusquam Division, and Blue Tunes, Aerodrömme has emerged as one of the most promising names in progressive techno. Their style is an effective blend of progressive house and minimal techno with a hint of electro, all tuned and tweaked for maximum dance floor response.

  1. Pop The Cherry (126 BPM)
  2. Currywurst (127 BPM)
  3. Butterfingers (126 BPM)
  4. Skyline (127 BPM)

All tracks written and produced by Boris Kurtzman and Steve Chan.
Mastered by Jeremy @ Attitude Recordings.
Artwork by Alexander Synaptic.
Released by Drumlore [DRMF02].

Download: MP3 / FLAC / WAV

Released under a Creative Commons license for noncommercial usage. You are encouraged to share, copy, broadcast, and perform this release!

Repeat Customer – Slackers Unite

Repeat Customer - Slackers Unite

Drawing influence from the psychedelic, progressive, and techno movements, Repeat Customer have forged a deep and deadly style that crosses genre boundaries in the pursuit of a complex emotional response in the listener. Treading from dark and deadly to light and airy, this release will take you on a whirlwind tour of the versatile Repeat Customer sound.

  1. Endless Eve (128 BPM)
  2. Eastern Gate (128 BPM)
  3. Lost And Found (128 BPM)
  4. An Echo, A Stain (128 BPM)

All tracks written and produced by Will Pierson and Andrew Hamill.
Mastered by Jeremy @ Attitude Recordings.
Artwork by Alexander Synaptic.
Released by Drumlore [DRMF01].

Download: MP3 / FLAC / WAV

Released under a Creative Commons license for noncommercial usage. You are encouraged to share, copy, broadcast, and perform this release!

DJ Basilisk – Eclipse 2009

DJ Basilisk - Live at Eclipse 2009
  1. Dominik Eulberg – Sansula (Max Cooper’s Lost In Sound Mix) [Traum Schallplatten]
  2. Gui Boratto – Matroyshka [Nervous Records]
  3. SHIN – Folger (Robert Babicz’s Feeling Good Remix) [Yellow Tail]
  4. Fuzzion – Free Tibet [Boshke Beats]
  5. Extrawelt – Mit Liese Auf Der Wiese [Traum Schallplatten]
  6. Moonbeam – Night Traffic [Traum Schallplatten]
  7. Eelke Kleijn – It All Comes Together (Fiord Remix) [Audio Therapy]
  8. Max Cooper – Harmonisch Serie [Traum Schallplatten]
  9. AstroNivo – Nature Of Destiny (Brisker & Magitman Remix) [EchoPlast]
  10. Dubfire vs Oliver Huntemann – Diablo [Cocoon Recordings]
  11. Fuzzion – Closer [Boshke Beats]
  12. Fiord – Get Up Jude (Beckers Remix) [eVapour8 Recordings]
  13. AstroNivo – Blast Out [Blue Tunes Records]
  14. Dusty Kid – Lynchesque [Boxer Recordings]
  15. Tegma – Twister [Tribal Vision Records]
  16. AstroNivo – From Here [Flow Vinyl]
  17. RPO & David Weed – Industry (Perfect Stranger Remix) [Tribal Vision Records]
  18. Riktam & Bansi – Ride The Snake [Plastik Park]
  19. Audio Junkies – Dark Side Of The Mood [Vertikal Records]
  20. AstroNivo – Bonanza (SQL Remix) [Tribal Vision Records]
  21. Beckers & Hatfield – You’re Not Me (Fiord Remix) [Sprout Music]
  22. Tom Hades – Cinema Club (Wehbba Remix) [Stolen Moments]
  23. Ido Ophir & Miki Litvak – Shnorkel [eVapour8 Recordings]
  24. D-Nox & Beckers – Son Of A Pitch [Systematic Recordings]

This set was recorded live at the 2009 edition of Eclipse, an annual psytrance festival held at the Bonnet Rouge campground in Ste-Thérèse-de-la-Gatineau, Québec. My time slot was 9pm to 11pm on the opening night, Friday. Since people were just arriving I opted to play a deep and driving blend of techno and progressive psytrance to warm up the crowd and get everyone excited for the three days and nights of music to come. As with any live recording there are a few imperfections but I am mostly happy with how it all came out. Given how early I was on, many of my friends from Toronto were unable to catch it, so posting this set is also my way of saying “here’s what you missed!”

Download this mix (256k MP3, 133 minutes, 245 Mb) or stream it on Mixcloud.

DJ Basilisk – Dreamcatcher 2008

DJ Basilisk - Live at Dreamcatcher
  1. Extrawelt – Added Planet [Cocoon Recordings]
  2. Ticon – Spitfire [Digital Structures]
  3. Vibrasphere – 102 Miles From Here (Solead Remix) [Tribal Vision Records]
  4. Saiko-Pod – Electroid Sheep (Audio Junkies Remix) [Iboga Records]
  5. N.A.S.A. – Menage A Trois [Pure Perception Records]
  6. Duca – Disko [Blue Tunes Recordings]
  7. Khainz – Kruemel [Echoes Records]
  8. Pion – Busted [Ultra Groove Records]
  9. Perfect Stranger – W [Iboga Records]
  10. Solar Fields – On A Wind [Spiral Trax]
  11. Motion feat. Lolivier – How High [Cold Groove Records]
  12. Fiord – Keen String [Open Records]
  13. Behind Blue Eyes & Krusseldorf – The World Is Our Oyster (BBE Mix) [Iboga Records]

This set was recorded at the Om Reunion Project’s winter solstice celebration, Dreamcatcher, which was held on December 19th, 2008, in Toronto, Canada. The style is a frosty blend of minimal techno, progressive house, and deep psychedelic trance influences. The scope is somewhat limited as it is a relatively short set but it should make for good listening nonetheless. Enjoy!

Download this mix (256k MP3, 70 minutes, 130 Mb) or stream it on Mixcloud.

Photo credit: AyelVee.