Archive for the ‘ Trance ’ Category

Ghost re-released in 2009. Twice.

I recently signed up for Spotify and couldn’t help ‘spotifying’ myself. A search for “Kill By Inches” revealed a few releases, including Down to 3hree released in 1999 with yours truly on guitars. I’m not exactly sure who gets paid for streaming that record – certainly not me or other band members – yet, I’m ... Read More

Exclusive: Balkan Express

Balkan Express is a 2002 effort with a driving groove which earns it its name. The track has a very clean, unprocessed quality and would probably benefit from either further post-production or just plain old loudness(!), so keep that in mind when listening. High quality wav is once again available.  Enjoy. [Audio clip: view full ... Read More

Middleman

Middleman appeared on Bazooka10 label’s first EP, along with the title track: G-Lock.  If this label sounds familiar, its because another Biotic track (Ghost, covered here already) appeared on a Bazooka10 compilation as well. The track itself is a pretty early work (#21 in fact) and was produced in 2001. While the raw production shows ... Read More

Exclusive: Preston Space presents Time4Machine

My old friend Matt contacted me the other day asking if I had a copy of Preston Space’s Time4Machine. (We haven’t heard from Preston in years and I haven’t listened to this, his first official mix in almost as long.) So I dug into the “archives” and was thrilled to find it. I even found ... Read More

Open Source

Open Source has that B-side feel.  Coming through are some of my early Goa/Psy-trance influences mixed with the more usual tribal techno vibe.  The spacing of the heavy low-end vs. elements in the higher range works well and leaves enough room for the flyby’s in the middle. This is another track which features a sample ... Read More

Far Off Course

Far Off Course is a weird, crossover track from 2001.  It starts out with some broken beats and then morphs into a smooth driving adventure. The focus throughout is on percussion (at the time I came across some weird tube sounding samples that resemble something from the Blue Man Group soundtrack, and I used them ... Read More

Ghost

Produced almost a decade ago, Ghost is the first officially signed Alek Biotic track! It appeared on the German label Bazooka 10‘s first release, oddly titled Erectional Thoughts. A sublabel of Hadshot (one of the first and most respected psy-trance labels), Bazooka 10 offered a different sound and to kick things off the label’s founder, Israeli ... Read More

Goliath (part 1)

Goliath is a tech-trance jam from 2002.   The title comes from the sample used in it, taken from the 1997 Sci-fi flick Event Horizon.  If you haven’t seen this movie and you’re into the genre I recommend it, though Sam Neill’s annoying character (and his lame lines) ruined the ending for me. I am ... Read More

Panic Relapse

We’re going way back to year 2000 for this one.  Its one of the very early Alek Biotic productions, in fact, its number 11.  But of well over a hundred tracks this one stands out since its the one and only progressive trance track. Since this genre wasn’t really my style this track was never ... Read More