Hey, i’m looking for some interesting psytrance. Not the usual average stuff you hear a ton from out of every direction. Something truly innovative, detailed and psychedelic. Something that sounds as fresh as Hallucinogen or Prometheus. Any suggestions?
PS. don’t recommend Infected Mushroom or anything like them, they’re the epitome of average psytrance in my eyes.
I personally have been pleasantly suprized by the “Liquid Records” label, which goes a tad further then your average “steady kick, bass and spacey sounds” but actually has inventive percussion and such. Highly recommended would be Slackbaba and Nagual Sound Experiment. “The Slack” was played quite often by DJs in the chill-out tent at Ozora Festival and as such I guess he’ll be getting bigger in the next year or two. This all is rather the “brit” sound though: while definitely psy, it also gets very close to beats, breaks, drum’n bass - rather then to trance.
His live sets are pretty nuts. I used to have an hour-long live set - I have no idea what show it was from, but it was insane. Otherwise, he has a lot of stuff out there on various compilations. Very dark with a lot of sampled sounds being mangled live.
Also, I recommend Audiovoid - not psytrance, but just awesome.
I’m not sure if it’s innovative, but I like what I like and I like Bliss. It’s fun and makes you want to dance… it has life, as opposed to a lot of the dark, boring, mathematical trance out there that takes itself so seriously. Bliss’ music has lots of energy.