Music Over Matter Compiled by DJ Mark on Expo Records
Music Over Matter was released on 26th January and it is without a doubt one of the best day time full on psytrance compilations to come out in a while.
I say this for two reasons;
1. I’ve had the good fortune of being able to test these tunes on the dance-floor for a few weeks prior to release and have seen the response first hand.
2. Most DJs will acknowledge that a decent compilation often has a maximum of 4 good tracks on it with many others being fillers. Music Over Matter is packed with dancefloor gems.
In fact on a personal level there are only 2 tracks that are not for me, but this is more due to personal taste than them not being decent. One of them has been played by a few DJs and I’ve seen people jam hard to it, so I know that they’re just not my style.
DJ Mark is somewhat of a veteran psytrance DJ based in Cape Town and it shows with this carefully selected bunch of tunes. He is well known for having a good ear for full, layered music that is not too obvious but also not too obscure. When Mark plays you know what you are going to get and it’s always rock solid and super psychedelic with slick, emotive track selections. Music Over Matter delivers the same ethos.
Music Over Matter – My personal picks:
Special mention should be made of three tracks (I’ve played almost all of them on the album) as these 3 have been stand out tunes in my sets recently;
- Block Device – The Earth, The Moon, The Sun – Its been a while since I’ve had a favourite track, but right now this massive, emotional daytime builder makes my hair stand on end. I’ve never heard of these guys but WOW! Oldskool daytime vibes meets nu-skool productions ethos.
- Future Anarchy – Only a dream – Fairly new on the scene, Future Anarchy have got a bright future. Only A Dream is an absolute monster with one of the best builds and drops I’ve heard in a while.
- K.I.M – Prime Time Pickle – Using the classic South Park sample ‘Drugs are bad, don’t use druuuugs, cos drugs are baaaaad,’ K.I.M has fast become a favourite producer among DJs in South Africa and Prime Time Pickle is just one of many quality tunes by this nutty pom!
Expo Records – started by Grant Pleming aka Dynamic Range is a proudly South African psytrance imprint that has very quickly established itself on the scene with several very solid releases. Their next step will be to start nurturing some local talent since many of their releases have been sourced from abroad. Expo bodes well for the future of Cape Town psytrance and hopefully some new young producers will take note and start submitting their music to the label.
Music Over Matter
- Ilai – Sonic Paradise
- Makida – Body & Mind
- Future Anarchy – Only a dream
- Spectrasonics – Froese
- Cylon – Dancing is not a crime
- K.I.M – Prime Time Pickle
- Disorder – Alien Physics Technology
- Block Device – The Earth, The Moon, The Sun
- Deliriant – Human Genome
- Attik – Travel
Listen to Music Over Matter