Top ten classic psy trance tunes

SketchySteve Jul 27, 2004

  1. SketchySteve

    SketchySteve No Social Conscience

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    Came up with a top ten for my web page (slowly getting some content up there!) and though i'd see what you lot thought :Smile3:


    http://homepage.ntlworld.com/stephen.adam/Sketchies/charts.html




    1
    Reality Hack
    Psychaos
    One of the first psy tracks I heard. Twisted, layered and banging - i've been hooked ever since :Smile3:


    2
    X-Files
    Chakra & Edi Mis
    One of the first psy tracks I heard. Twisted, layered and banging - i've been hooked ever since :Smile3:


    3
    The Fly
    Cat On Mushroom
    This is the tune that got me into the dark stuff. More twisted than a well used rubix cube, nice.


    4
    Psycho
    Infected Mushroom
    Although Infected bashing seems to have turned into some kinda psy trance sport this tune and to be honest the rest of the album rocks. "you, you... psycho!"


    5
    LSD
    Hallucinogen
    The Twisted album was allot of peoples first taste of psy, and i was no exception. This track was the one which sents shivers down my spine and give me a moment of satori in which I realised i'd been listing to the wrong music. Classic.


    6
    Travelling At The Speed Of Thought
    The Delta
    The Delta have been bridging the gap between techno and psy trance for seven years now. This was one of the first tunes they did, deep hard and psychedlic this track still sounds good today. Also the name of a tune by the Ultramagnetic MC's (coincidence?)


    7
    Drugs and babes
    Synchro
    This is off Science Friction one of the most inventive and original psy albums ever. It's got break beat and D&B influences with squeltchy base lines and funky beats. Definetly worth getting hold of!


    8
    Angelina
    Doof
    Trying to pick out a favourite tune from Doofs "Lets Turn On" is a damn tricky job as it is consistantly amazing. Ranging from the full on goa bliss of Angelina to the sublimely chilled out Sun Shrine this is a very much underated classic.


    9
    Cor!
    Green Nuns Of The Revolution
    Screaming, searing, psychedelic madness. Cor! has a ripping tounge in cheeck guitar over the top of a 303 which sounds like its gone crazy. Mental stuff!


    10
    Purple Squirt Jam
    Eat Static
    Chunky, funky and technowy East Static are often seen as a psy trance act, though they dont really fit into any one catagory easly. This my favourite tune, going from four techno beat to breaks with devestating consequences if used on a dance floor!
     
  2. Geoff3

    Geoff3 Direct DJ

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    Absolutely Brillant Tops Steve, I would have probably put a good few of them in my all time tops too. You can tell you've sat and thought about it.

    X Files, absolutely classic.
    The Fly, crazy noises.
    Psycho, the live mix is the one, class of there own.
    LSD, nuff said.
    Drugs And Babes, total agreement that album was really inventive, this is one of the first psy choons I played out.
    Cor, what an absolute ripper
    Purple Squirt Jam, acid techno breaks , witnessed this one live a couple of times, brain damaging!

    I don't fink my current taste is that close to yours, but old stuff it is. could make an all time classic top, but I reckon you have hit the nail on the head.
    That is a mix tape we need to record!! :Smile3:
     
  3. Zaven

    Zaven Time to prime..

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    Of an Ilk...


    F*#K me ! The Fly was an absolute scorching, hellish nightmare... TUNE!

    1> Montoya remix - infected
    2> Mindhunter - Cydonia/Schuldt
    3> Pacemaker - Groupie Syndrome
    4> Techno prisoners - Phreakey
    5> Tango Electro - Avi, Dino, Ofer and Joti??
    6> Soothsayer rmx - Hallucinogen
    7> Psychomachines - Xdream
    8> Electronic uncertainty - Psychaos
    9> Comming Soon - X-Dream
    10>Rotorblade - Juno Reactor






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  4. auryn

    auryn Junior Members

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    Always nice to compare classics!

    You guys are definately right about the Synchro album - unique stuff and never done quite as well after. (not even by the man himself)

    Zaven > Tango Electro - ahh that brings back some memories too!

    In no particular order of favouritism:

    1 Psychopod - Dreampod
    it just lifts higher and higher, hasn't really aged much either

    2 Hallucinogen - Magik
    IHMO best hallucinogen tune, deep and atmospheric

    3 Juno Reactor - Jardin de Cecile
    that strange, haunting melody does it for me

    4 Manmademan - Gold Dust
    the climax - complete acid phunk freakout! never bettered.

    5 Laughing Buddha - Tapu
    phattest laughing buddha track, great kick, beautiful combination of funky riffs and melodies

    6 Spawn - Trouble
    hallucinogen and process came up with the best track in the twisted catalogue, it's freaky but friendly at the same time

    7 Tristan - Perimeter
    deep sc-fi tekk - the build up of tension here is just amazing, and it is never released... just keeps you on "the verge". excellent!

    8 Astral & DJ Jorg - Cosmic Ascension
    less cheesy than most astral tracks, a great ride into dancefloor bliss.

    9 Shiva Chandra - Essence
    atmospheric masterpiece with violins from the purveyor of minimal psy. he's still the king.

    10 Double Dragon - Soft Machine
    deep and tripped out - the samples about the laws of causality no longer applying - this sent me into orbit!

    those that didn't make it, but were considered (so they do deserve a mention): doof - sunshrine, cosmosis - key to the innerverse, process & slide - creepy crawly, tarsis - the snake, green nuns - green nunions, deedrah - reload, captain unplugged - ignore alien orders, koxbox - life is.

    no Infected for me tho, not cos I don't appreciate the music, but it's such a different vibe from the rest I wouldn't really call their music goa or psy, just "hard trance with a twist"
     
  5. tom anteater

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    nice lists here, brings back a few memories for sure:

    mine would go smthing like this:

    >phreaky - tornado (fuck! basically)

    >green nuns - large megallanic cloud (oooohh for a 303)

    >the groupie syndrome - pacemaker (tim and x dream, what's not to like??)

    >x dream - we created our own happiness (never going to get this out of my head!)

    >pleadians - maia (kicking.. more please)

    >total eclipse - waiting for a new life (if i could discover just one of those things etc etc classic)

    >astral projection - powergen (why didn't they carry on making stuff this good?)

    >the infinity project - feeling weird (retro)

    >tarsis - into the static (drifting towards the start of prog)

    >hallucinogen - shamanix (nuff said!)
     
  6. Drat Mafia

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    X-Dream - Psychomachine
    X-Dream - Create Your Own Happiness
    Groupie Syndrome - Pacemaker
    Infected - Return of the Shadows
    Bus - North by Northwest 6
    Atmos - Klein Aber Doktor
    Organic Noise - Power Supply
    Vibrasphere - Airfield
    PPS Project - Wave Drops
    Tristan - Small Paper Squares

    i'm cheating a bit, my memory doesn't stretch too far back and before 2001 i wasn't buying much music. X-Dream are fucking great and the Groupie Syndrome track is a monster.
     
  7. Zaven

    Zaven Time to prime..

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    Yo Drat, Defo Kewl 'n d'Gang tho!

    Tristans track is a relentless groover. He's got such a distinct style that gets bigger and bigger. Very native. Stong and upstanding... Spesh when HE plays them himslef..

    :clenchfistsgrinmiley:

    Love these threads - Hallucinostalgium ahoy!

    :sun:










    :shrooms: :party2: :shrooms:
     
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    Monkey Do #1 Internet Toughguy

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    Oooh, lemme play...in no particular order

    Doof - We Are Free
    Probably the tune that ensured my Psytrance (Goa as it all was back then) obsession - "Keep repeating we are free, keep repeating we are free", it just grabs you and says this can be so much more than just about music.

    Green Nuns - 2 Vindaloos.../Ring of Fire
    Think I pretty much wore out the groove on that particular release

    Slinky Wizard - Lunar Juice
    "Everybody's OK so far" ...(but not for long because Slinky Wizard are just about to make them all explode with a complete rocket of a tune)

    X-Dream - Panic In Paradise
    Was a toss up between this and Our Own Happiness but this clinched it as we pretty much put it on repeat play for about 2 hours one New Years Day and still didn't manage to get tired of it.

    Prana - Boundless
    There were loads of great Prana tunes but for me this was probably the best one.

    Shakta - Indra's Net
    If ever a bass drum came from nowhere and booted you in the stomach like an angry skinhead this was it.

    Hallucinogen - LSD
    Although I always prefered the LSDoof remix *ducks*

    Man With No Name - Floor Essence
    I think it was the Black Light Mix that really toughened up the kick and roughed you right up.

    I'm stopping at 8 'cos I've just realised how many more tunes I want to include and those are just the ones that spring to mind while I'm at work...Technossomy, Astral Projection, Total Eclipse, Medicine Drum, Cosmosis, Psychaos, Juno Reactor, Kox Box...how the hell am I supposed to choose?
     
  9. tom anteater

    tom anteater Member

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    shit, good point technossomy - VTOL "well, well kiddies hard at work???" remember very clearly tsyoshi dropping that at rtts in april '97 (sniff sniff :Smile3: )[/b]
     
  10. SketchySteve

    SketchySteve No Social Conscience

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    What an excellent idea :jump:

    That would be one tabe i'd never get bored of! Maybe that should be my mission for the week hehehe



    A good few hours the other night, was lots of fun going through all my old tunes though about half of them I put strait down without a moments hesitation :Smile3:
     
  11. Biggins

    Biggins Cake Or Death

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    god...this thread insprired me to flicj through some of my old vinyl...i wasn't sure how old is "old" but this is just some of the ones that did it for me......in no particular order

    1) GMS - The Crow

    the first growlies album is mint whatever you say about GMS now, at the time there sound was unique (IMO) and this is a cracking track....as is "the last block", "la raga" and "the 5th rezeptor"

    2) Psychogenetic Soundforce - Clouds (off the 100 Micrograms EP)

    dark as you like and builds and builds and ........oh dear i think my brain just shutdown

    3) Satori - back to earth (matsuri)

    pre slide/prometheus??? am not sure but the name ring bells wikkid track though

    4) GNOTR - atomic armadillo (flying rhino)

    always remember them at tribal gathering playing with motocycle helmets on :Smile3: (i think/i hope)

    5) Unconscious Collective - flourostani transcendance (flying rhino)

    am shocked no-one mentioned it already

    6) x-dream - the frog (blue room)

    the frog sample gets me every time...one day i will remember to play it out

    7) tristan - close zen counters (aquatec)

    proper good tristan styleeeeee!! it builds and builds wikkid

    8) Slinky Wizard - Funkus Mukus

    9) Slinky Nuns - Shittiy Stick

    (yes i had a big soft spot for the Green nuns and Slinky Wizard

    10) Hallucinogen - Twisted (the whole album)

    mr posford really has a lot to answer for, listen to it today and its one of the few albums that hasn't aged badly and its nearly ten years old!!!

    bonus track -

    "Over bloody flow" - by someone i can't remember now cos its late and ineed to go to bed but its fekkin brilliant


    :sun:


    (tomorrow i have an old skool goa appreciation day)
     
  12. Lam

    Lam Guest

    Some classic stuff in here. :goodthre:

    Here's my nominations (off the top of my head, could change if I looked through my collection)

    1. Kailash - Higher
    2. Mystica - Ever rest
    3. Shakta - Spiritual Beings
    4. Cosmosis - Gift of the Gods
    5. Johann - Stranded (Delta Rmx)
    6. Endora - Joy
    7. Astral Projection - Let there be light
    8. Green Nuns - Fire
    9. Phreaky - Over the Moon
    10. Mandragora - Wicked warp :speaker:
     
  13. soundclash

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    Heres my ten

    Total Eclipse- Aliens
    Hallucinogen - LSD
    Man With No Name - Sugar Rush
    Slinky Wizard - Slinky Wizard Ep
    Green Nuns - Cor/Conflict
    Doof - Disposable Hymns To The Infinite
    Satori - Back to Earth
    Eat Static- Gulf Breeze/Qat
    Infinity Project- Feeling Weird
    Koxbox - Forever After lp

    Oldies but goodies:Smile3:

    Alot of em are on this
    http://psy-forum.co.uk/psyforum/viewtopic.php?t=9781
    Old mix i did years ago enjoy :Smile3:
     
  14. Geoff3

    Geoff3 Direct DJ

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    It's Over Bloddy Flood m8 and it's by Blue Planet Corporation... Agreed Classic Atmospheric Beast!
     
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    Ozric Hoofaloof

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    What a thread! Ahh the memories!!

    And Satori - Back to Earth, thanx for the reminder! Absolutely wicked tune!

    Just to add up: Elysium-Monzoon

    One of my all time favs! :sun:

    And so many more... :rolleyes:
     
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    :Smile3: There has been some damn fine tunes mentioned on this thread but there's a lot of stuff that I've never heard :sad: 'Over Bloody Flood' is a good track and so is Elysium's 'Monzoon' :lol:

    Here are 10 of my retro classics but they're not in any order:-

    'Biocandy' - Chi-A.D. which is a seriously good track. It was released on vinyl in 1999 on my old label Blue Moon Productions UK. Gets me dancing every time. It's a very well constructed track - well done Dave Young

    'Deep Space 5D' - Dimension 5 is on their 1st album 'Transdimensional' which was released in 1997, but it was released before that as a 12" vinyl on Intastella Records.The whole album is good but I paticularly like this track. It's a shame that Nick, Charlie, Kerry & Graham split up because now they can't make any inspired music like this but they could no longer work together in the studio.

    'Licence To Slink' - Slinky Wizard which I've got on a double CD called 'Goa-Head volume 4' released in 1997 :Grin: Every time I listen to this track I think back to the time when about 15 of us went to a fairly local venue for a night out. There was hardly anyone there except us so the DJs played Goa Trance all night :Grin: About half way through the nite I got out some toy guns that fire foam pellets, with which it was impossible to hurt anyone, and we all played a mad game whilst totally trashed on f*$k knows what :lol1: :lol:

    'Lollipop Man' - Union Jack which is on Platipus Records Volume 1 which I brought in 1996. This is an amazing tune :wow:

    'Essentials' - Deedrah which is on his album titled 'Self Oscillation' which was released in 1997. This track is only 1min 39 Secs long but whenever I listen to it I always imagine a contempary ballet group doing a flouro ballet to a full length version of it :lol:

    V.T.O.L. - Technossomy from the album 'Synthetic Flesh'. Does anyone have a spare copy of 'Synthetic Flesh' on CD because my copy disappeared :sob: :sob:

    'Darshannon' - Celtic Cross which is on the album 'Hicksville' which was an LSD/Dragonfly release in 1998ish. I think that it's a blinding track :punk:

    'Rain' - X-Dream which is on 'Dementertainment' compilation that came out on Twisted in 1998 :partysmi:

    'Kundalini' - OOOD which I have a white label copy of. It also appears on the compilation ' Fill Your head with Phantasm 3' on Phantasm Records :smoke:

    'Gamma Goblins Part 2' - Hallucinogen - need I say more :lol:


    I think that someone should organise a retro night out and not allow ppl to play anything less than 5 years old :lol1: If they did then I would go for a laugh :jump:
     
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    Goz Psy-Richard Staff Member

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    So was I! Great tune! :Smile3:
     
  18. JPsychodelicacy

    JPsychodelicacy Studio Elf

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    Do that and you'd have a real tough job getting Full Lotus off the decks, I tell you.

    J.
     
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    Full Lotus Hob Nob King Staff Member

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    Cheeky :tongue1:
     
  20. Zaven

    Zaven Time to prime..

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    True though eh Lotus?

    Have you still got those MD's of my old tuneage I gave you way back... They got stolen since, and I miss 'em.. Wonder if I can ever hear them again..


    :Wink3:


    Sort your Avatar Lotus, It's sooo retro! I just takes me way (flash) back every time!





    Oh, remember Tristan and Man Made Man's - Purple Merlin...

    oooohh yeah...
     
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