Back to the Future – 10 Classic Psytrance Tracks
I have been feeling reflective as season has ended so I felt like calling this week’s blog post ‘Back to the Future’ so I searched for some old “Vintage -Goa” tunes online.
Perhaps you might find some of my old favourites entertaining – I have enjoyed going down memory lane. Listening to these golden oldies has made me realise how much our Psytrance has changed, morphed and grown into a multi-genre music style, from Progressive to High Tech.
Firstly I feel that music is a very personal experience and one can only speak from one’s own interpretation and perception. I think that is why I love Psytrance so much, because unlike music that has lyrics that is created with an intention, with Psytrance you create your own interpretation of it, on any emotional level; one track can bring me to tears and it could make you happy, so I think it’s all up to the individual.
I have found some old albums and tracks from various artists I could think of – to be honest, I could make an endless list, but for now, I have just collected a few YouTube links for you to go through.
I wish to share this nostalgic moment and I hope that you remember the moments you had with these tunes, and if you are ‘new’ to the scene, I hope you enjoy listening to these amazing artists, most of which are still producing killer tunes.
For me, listening to this music has taken me back to sunrise sessions on Silverstroom beach and under the Hangklip Mountain, or arriving at an indoor warehouse party after the biggest trek ever, to dance all night to Skazi. I remember charging it on the dancefloor to 1200 Micrograms – Mescaline track – at the 2002 Total Solar Eclipse outside Limpopo province, or DJing Absolum tracks that were probably way too big and hard for me at the time, or dancing at the loft style – ‘Old Getafix club’, in Long Street to the Delta’s ‘As a child I could walk on the Ceiling.’ Music is one of the best ways to reminisce, as it truly hits the emotions and memories.
Hope you enjoy this collection.
I think next time I will take a look at the South African Producers of our time… take a walk down a memory lane.
1. GMS – Requiem for a Dream
2. Astrix – EYE to EYE album
3. Delta – As a child I could Walk on The Ceiling
4.The Good The Bad & The Ugly – Pura Vida.
5. Absolum – The Race (The Pole Position)
6. Skazi – Zoo
7. Alien Project – Midnight Sun (GMS Remix)
8. Alien Project – Midnight sun – Full Album
9. 1200 Micrograms – Mescaline
10. Infected Mushroom – The Gathering