I’m very excited to present a special treat from kk – prolific collector, reviewer, and damn fine DJ whose mixes always have substance.
Basically a highly subjective interpretation of the evolution of the early 90′s Goa sound. The tracks are from 1989-1995, so most of them come from an era when the term “Goa trance” didn’t exist.
The long-awaited track list for DJ Solitare’s mix The Future Was Now is finally revealed! More than a mere track listing, read on for Mark’s incredibly thorough recounting of each of the 30 tracks in the mix, with trivia and personal anecdotes that really lend this mix historical value.
“Below are my notes for the tracks that I have used in this mix. There is a lot of detail here, but there are lots of musical details in each of these tracks, and everything we work with in our lives has lots of associations like these.” Read more
DJ Solitare bestows upon us a true gift of a guest mix here. In it we have nearly 3 1/2 hours of key-mixed magic from Mark Ainley, a man who’s been involved since the early days and has rubbed shoulders with many of the founding fathers of the genre. A label DJ for the fabulous DAT Records, Mark shares with us not only killer music presented in expert fashion, but a wonderful write-up as well.
“This mix is inspired by my experience at all-night events in Japan in the heyday of the psychedelic trance scene, primarily from 1994 to 1996.” Read more
Goat Ranch resident Jim Appleton refreshes and re-releases a vintage set dug up and dusted off from his archives.
“I originally mixed this in 1998 on a cassette. It’s one I’ve kept over the years and only recently, after being given an old tape deck, have I been able to play it back.” Read more
It’s been a few months since I’ve put together a straight-up Goa trance mix of my own and posted it here on the Goat Ranch. The fine folks over at Audioaddictz psytrance radio gave me a good excuse to lock myself in the lab for a bit, however, and featured this mix during their 4th Birthday Party celebration this past weekend. After testing its activity with the smaller control group over at Audioaddictz, it’s now available for wider consumption. Read more