Entry #3: DJ Nonsense – Ancient Mechanisms
The third entry into the Hunab-ku Magik Mix Contest is one that I’m particularly excited about. Not only was the submission itself flawless, but DJ Nonsense’s mix truly speaks to the spirit of this competition.
Download or stream:
DJ: DJ Nonsense
Title: Ancient Mechanisms
Format: MP3 (320kbps)
01 Astral Projection – Still Dreaming (Anything Can Happen) [SUB48122]
02 Tandu – New Aura [BR65001-2]
03 Messiah – Hypnosys [TRANR609CD]
04 MFG – Mystic Dawn [2049-2]
05 Doof – Balashwaar Baksheesh [TWSCD3]
06 Time Modem – Klangdynamische Bewegung [BRB 10001-2]
07 Total Eclipse – Time Drops [AVA 015]
08 Electric Universe – Lovescience [SPIRIT ZONE 053]
09 Atahualpa – Ultimo Imperio [ZYX 60005-2]
10 Overlords – Sundown [T.I.T. CD 015]
11 Moksha – Absoluthum 05 [BTM 108]
12 Man With No Name – Pipeline [ZYX 81225-2]
13 LSG – Blueprint [GAIA 7]
14 Ayahuasca – New Moon [BFLCD13]
15 Miranda – Concorde [SUB 4837.2]
16 DJ Cosmix & Etnica – Kumba Mela [Di 1542]
17 Star Sounds Orchestra – Komaga [CAM-05]
I’ll let the DJ’s description speak for itself:
When picking the music for the contest I thought of some slower tracks I had wanted to use in previous mixes, but were finally discarded because they didn’t fit the tempo.
I had a bunch of them, so what about doing a whole mix out of this lot, starting at 109 BPM and picking up from there? Not exactly modern dancefloor mayhem, but this is no chill-out, either. More like a deep, mid-paced stomping groove for zoning out.
The timeframe of the mix is mostly compliant with the rules, bar a couple of exceptions; the oldest track dates from 1991 and at least another one was released in 1999.
I tried to imagine the spirit of the old times, where genre borders were blurred and an exciting and mysterious new ‘goa’ vibe could be found in certain tracks of different styles.
How bad-ass is that?! Tough act to follow, kids – this one is good. From what I’ve seen so far, though, it’s apparent you DJs out there have it in you to put together some awesome mixes, so keep ’em coming!
Of the first 3 mixes, I am finding this one the hardest to rate. I enjoy the buildup and the gradual pace increase, it is a very nice trip towards something I felt.
However, perhaps because of the fact that the mix was a certain length, it feels a bit like the journey stopped before it truly went somewhere. I think that if it had went on for another half hour or so, the story that was being told would have been that extra bit special.
Still, for all of that, it is a great mix to listen to, and like the rest it is a keeper for sure. Not having a lot of old school Goa, each mix is like a slice of history freshly served.
That’s what the Goat Ranch is all about – spreading the old-school Goa love to those who may have missed it the first time around. 🙂 I know what you mean about this mix, it definitely feels like it’s just getting started when it ends, but that’s what makes it so great, too. It’s a perfect party-opener!
Very enjoyable mix as well… I pop it on in the mornings sometimes when I wake up to get the party (ie. work day) started 🙂
Some beautiful tracks here and a very well mixed selection!