Various – The Rough Guide To The Music Of Russia

Posted: March 1st, 2018 under Casette.

It’s a great place to discover new subgenre you haven’various – The Rough Guide To The Music Of Russia heard before and to use it as a reference for organising your DJ collection tags. Psychedelic is probably the most iconic subgenre of Psytrance music, with driving basslines and futuristic sounds often created using FM synthesis. Pioneered by the London-based labels like Alchemy, Flying Rhino and TIP Records, among the others, this subgenre has also become known as the UK Psy. This subgenre organically fits between Progressive Psy and the classic Psychedelic in the BPM range, combining the best elements of these two.

Note: read why author prefers to call these tracks Psytrance and not Progressive Psy in the blog. Emerging in the mid 00’s in Europe, Progressive Psy has quickly expanded to become one of the most common Psytrance subgenre. And it’s very diverse too, featuring a quite wide range of vibes. Progressive Psy doesn’t utilise one particular type of sound, but rather focuses on the groove, the flow, and how it progresses over time. Although this subgenre might be formally called Progressive, it’s typically slower, deeper and less melodic than the Progressive Psy we know today. Tracks of this subgenre builds-up slowly, allowing artists to focus more on things like reverb tails, delay effects, little percussion tricks, and other subtle details.

Note: probably, Dark Progressive aka Zenonesque and Psygressive will be separated is the future version of this guide. Pioneered by Juno Reactor and then recently popularised by Vini Vici, Tribal Psy utilises triples bassline pattern along with some ethnic drums and vocal samples. Some producers overused triples so much in the recent years, so at some point, having a triplet drop is almost considered as a cliché. The Offbeat Psy uses a specific bassline pattern at which a single bass note hits between four-on-the-floor kick drums, hence the name.

It is originated from Hamburg, Germany, in the late 00’s. Tracks in this subgenre often include sampled speech samples processed with the gate or sidechain effects. As the title suggests, this subgenre is a blend of Psytrance and Techno that combines various elements from these two. And since both Psytrance and Techno can vary in tempo and vibe, there is pretty much no boundaries to this subgenre too: it can go from deep and minimal to hard and rough. Psy Tech-Trance is a product of a clash between Psytrance and a regular Trance worlds.