Best of Planetarium 2018, Pt. 2

Best of Planetarium 2018, Pt. 2 (BOP18b)
01 SVLBRD – Stratus (Remodel) [Faint] {00:00} [P99]
02 Hotel Neon – Onward [Archives] {06:15} [P87]
03 Kasper Bjørke – Dur for Vitus [Kompakt] {12:22} [P96]
04 Hammock – Clinging [Hammock] {19:24} [P87]
05 Dakota Suite, Dag Rosenqvist & Emanuele Errante – Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You [Karaoke Kalk] {23:46} [P98]
06 Kin Leonn – Somewhere [Kitchen.] {27:03} [P105]
07 Nicholas Britell – Eden (Harlem) [Lakeshore] {31:58}
08 Goldmund – Migration [Unseen] {34:34} [N35]
09 Pepo Galán & Max Würden – Particle [Unknown Tone] {37:22} [P87]
10 Endless Melancholy – In Transition from Anxiety to Acceptance [dronarivm] {42:25}
11 Akito Misaki – May {47:00} [P103]
12 Nils Frahm – Harm Hymn [Erased Tapes] {52:27} [CN4]
13 Gray Acres – The Maps They Held [Sound in Silence] {55:41} [P84]
14 Will Samson – Faroleiro [dauw] {1:02:58} [N36]
15 The Green Kingdom – Blear [dronarivm] {1:06:14} [P98]
16 Jacob David – Loft [Moderna] {1:08:59} [PD18]
17 Helios – Seeming [Ghostly] {1:12:16} [P95]
18 zarr. – Hiraeth [Stereoscenic] {1:14:30} [P100]
19 Magdalene Flowers – Gray Orchards {1:21:11} [P84]
20 Pausal – Lateral Contact [hibernate] {1:26:08} [P96]
21 Steve Pacheco + Emmanuel Witzthum – Dawn Light Whispers [dauw] {1:31:57} [P95]
22 Endless Melancholy – Elusive Movements [Thesis] {1:38:08} [P103]
23 Hammock – The Night You Caught on Fire [Hammock] {1:48:12} [Z02]
24 Hotel Neon – Referent [Archives] {1:53:21} [P95]
25 Ashan – Gladly Given [Inner Islands] {2:00:32} [P95]
26 Tone Color – Oltrarno [Assembly Field] {2:04:41} [P87]
27 r beny – Saudade [dauw] {2:08:49} [P83]
28 Rafael Anton Irisarri – La Chica de Vallodolid [Umor Rex] {2:12:32}
29 Mordançage – Now Before Us [Facture] {2:18:14} [P98]
30 Hotel Neon – Shadow Sites [Archives] {2:24:17} [N36]
31 SineRider – Kindling (Warmth Remix) [SunSeaSky] {2:31:52} [P95]
32 Hotel Neon feat. Slow Meadow – Cold Suns {2:36:35} [P83]
33 Jacob Pavek – NOME [Unperceived] {2:46:01} [B1]
34 Nils Frahm – The Whole Universe Wants to Be Touched [Erased Tapes] {2:50:07} [OF4]
35 Nils Frahm – Sunson [Erased Tapes] {2:51:45} [OF4]

In brackets behind timestamp: The set this track was first played in.

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Planetarium Mixes Catalogue ID: p223

Helioscope Yearmix 2018

Helioscope Yearmix 2018 (HYM18)
01 Monolink – Father Ocean (Ben Böhmer Remix) [Embassy One] {00:00}
02 Dusky – The Captain [17 Steps] {06:17}
03 Movement Machina – Nakatomi [Zerothree] {10:23}
04 Andre Sobota – Held Over [Proton] {13:15}
05 Detroit Swindle – Cut U Loose [Heist] {16:38}
06 Naden – Waves [Silk] {21:04}
07 Tunnelvisions – Umai’s Dance [Atomnation] {24:00}
08 Tibi Dabo – No Mantra [Rebellion] {26:58}
09 Cornucopia – Forever Gone [microCastle] {30:47}
10 Jamie Stevens & Joe Miller – Wanderjahr [All Day I Dream] {34:02}
11 Blugazer – Thalael Myrn [Silk] {36:57}
12 lycoriscoris – Kite [Anjunadeep] {40:09}
13 Ólafur Arnalds – undir [Decca] {43:46}
14 Kev Sheridan – Alone in Berlin [Maeve] {48:03}
15 Cubicolor – Counterpart [Anjunadeep] {51:21}
16 Navar – You Find (Dmitry Molosh Remix) [Replug] {54:24}
17 Paul Woolford feat. Kim English – Hang Up Your Hang Ups (The Only One) (CamelPhat Remix) [FFRR] {57:11}
18 Khen – Carolina (Hermanez Remix) [Lost & Found] {59:30}
19 Hermanez – Gate of Falganda [Lost & Found] {1:03:24}
20 Kevin di Serna – Horizons [Endless] {1:05:16}
21 Kiasmos & Högni – Zebra [Erased Tapes] {1:07:36}
22 Ryan Davis – Obsidian [Anjunadeep] {1:10:55}
23 Matan Caspi – Crosswinds (Paul Kardos Remix) [Clubsonica] {1:14:38}
24 Hydra – Amber (Vintage & Morelli Remix) [FSOE Parallels] {1:18:49}
25 Nick Warren & Tripswitch – Voight Kampff [onedotsixtwo] {1:23:39}
26 DJ Koze – Pick Up [Pampa] {1:26:20}
27 Lost Desert – Fall of Innocence (Lee Burridge & Lost Desert Mix) [Tale & Tone] {1:29:02}
28 Dee Montero feat. Meliha – Headspace [Anjunadeep] {1:32:32}
29 Terry Da Libra – 2H3arts [Silk] {1:35:26}
30 Pjusk & Porya Hatami feat. Anne Garner – Kviskra [Fnukk Fonogram] {1:37:22}
31 lycoriscoris – Blue [Anjunadeep] {1:40:46}
32 Antic – Touch of My Soul [Anjunadeep] {1:43:30}
33 Valiant – Lodestar (Universal Solution Remix) [Emergent Shores] {1:46:22}
34 Roy Rosenfeld – Love from Afar [Lost & Found] {1:49:28}
35 Guy J – Airborne [Lost & Found] {1:53:35}
36 Mat Zo – Meaning Lost All Words [Anjunabeats] {1:57:30}
37 Enrico Sangiuliano – Cosmic Ratio [Drumcode] {2:00:35}
38 Eli & Fur – Parfume (Dosem Remix) [Anjunadeep] {2:03:54}
39 Cid Inc. – Fear and Square [Replug] {2:05:58}
40 George Fitzgerald feat. Tracey Thorn – Half-Light (Night Version) [Double Six] {2:08:20}
41 Antenna & Tasma – Astra [Eskimo] {2:11:12}
42 eleven.five – To Mean It (Intro Mix) [Silk] {2:14:16}
43 Kenji Sekiguchi – Remembrance (Shingo Nakamura Remix) [Otographic] {2:17:15}
44 Mr Raoul K – African Paradigm (Kaito Remix) [Compost] {2:19:54}
45 Modd – Abenaki (Alternative Mix) [Anjunadeep] {2:22:52}
46 Gregory Esayan – Make a Wish (Jay FM Remix) [Silk] {2:25:43}
47 Martin Roth – Hypno Seq [Anjunadeep] {2:28:05}
48 A.M.R – Flight [Silk] {2:31:49}
49 Kobana – Echoes [Silk] {2:34:14}
50 Michael A – Look Closer [Replug] {2:37:13}
51 Einmusik – Sa Trincha (Gabriel Ananda Remix) [Sincopat] {2:39:51}
52 Orsen – Driftwood [Replug] {2:41:55}
53 Stereo Underground – The Faceless Man [Crossfrontier] {2:45:19}
54 George Fitzgerald & Bonobo – Outgrown [Double Six] {2:48:35}
55 Joe Miller & Daniel Verhagen – A Sudden Taste of Redemption [Dream Culture] {2:50:50}

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Helioscope Mixes Catalogue ID: h497

2018 in Review

2018 has been a decent year for drum & bass, a very good one for all things prog & deep, but an unmistakably legendary one for ambient music. Here are my toplists:

=== Top 25 Planetarium tracks of 2018 ===
Nils Frahm – The Whole Universe Wants to Be Touched / Sunson [Erased Tapes]
Gavin Miller feat. Aaron Martin – Upper Course I [Lost Tribe]
Bell Mountain – Vermilion (Red/Orange)
Nils Frahm – Kaleidoscope [Erased Tapes]
Shuta Yasukochi – Yoru (Alex Bober Remix) [Archives]
Nils Frahm – All Melody [Erased Tapes]
Cass. – 1000 Superdolphins [Into The Light]
Jacob Pavek – NOME [Unperceived]
Hotel Neon – Inward, Side A
Nils Frahm – A Place [Erased Tapes]
Jóhann Jóhannsson – Mandy Love Theme [Lakeshore]
zarr. – Hiraeth [Stereoscenic]
Yui Onodera – Cromo 3 [Kompakt]
Hammock – The Night You Caught on Fire [Hammock]
Hotel Neon – Shadow Sites [Archives]
Solidarity Hymn – For a Wandering Beam of Sun
Endless Melancholy – Postcards [dronarivm]
Hotel Neon feat. Slow Meadow – Cold Suns
Pausal – Lateral Contact [hibernate]
Angus MacRae & InsaDonjaKai – Afar [Thesis]
Anthéne – Whatever Fire Is Burning [Polar Seas]
Akito Misaki – May
Endless Melancholy – Amaranthine [dronarivm]
Mordançage – Monuments Fall [Facture]
Jacob David – Loft [Moderna]

* Spotify does not include: zarr. – Hiraeth [Stereoscenic] | Pausal – Lateral Contact [hibernate] | Angus MacRae & InsaDonjaKai – Afar [Thesis] | Anthéne – Whatever Fire Is Burning [Polar Seas] | Akito Misaki – May. First two Nils Frahm tracks and Hotel Neon’s 3-part “Inward, Side A” are treated as one.

The second and final “Best of Planetarium 2018” part will be released on January 18.


=== Top 25 Helioscope tracks of 2018 ===

Monolink – Father Ocean (Ben Böhmer Remix) [Embassy One]
Pjusk & Porya Hatami feat. Anne Garner – Kviskra [Fnukk Fonogram]
George Fitzgerald feat. Tracey Thorn – Half-Light (Night Version) [Double Six]
Hydra – Amber (Vintage & Morelli Remix) [FSOE Parallels]
Martin Roth – Hypno Seq [Anjunadeep]
Mr Raoul K – African Paradigm (Kaito Remix) [Compost]
Roy Rosenfeld – Love from Afar [Lost & Found]
Joe Miller & Daniel Verhagen – A Sudden Taste of Redemption [Dream Culture]
A.M.R – Flight [Silk]
Michael A – Look Closer [Replug]
Movement Machina – Nakatomi [Zerothree]
eleven.five – To Mean It (Intro Mix) [Silk]
Antic – Touch of My Soul [Anjunadeep]
Guy J – Airborne [Lost & Found]
lycoriscoris – Kite [Anjunadeep]
Dusky – The Captain [17 Steps]
Naden – Waves [Silk]
Cubicolor – Counterpart [Anjunadeep]
Dee Montero feat. Meliha – Headspace [Anjunadeep]
DJ Koze – Pick Up [Pampa]
Kevin di Serna – Horizons [Endless]
Kev Sheridan – Alone in Berlin [Maeve]
Eli & Fur – Parfume (Dosem Remix) [Anjunadeep]
Mat Zo – Meaning Lost All Words [Anjunabeats]
Detroit Swindle – Cut U Loose [Heist]

This year’s “Helioscope Yearmix” will be released sometime between January 16 and January 20.


=== Top 15 Distant tracks of 2018 ===
High Contrast – God Only Knows [3beat]
Bop x Subwave – Clair de Lune [Microfunk]
Keeno – The Comet [Hospital]
Ólafur Arnalds – inconsist [Decca]
Break feat. Celestine – Last Goodbye [Symmetry]
SpectraSoul feat. Dan Moss – Burst (Calibre Remix) [Ish Chat]
Camo & Krooked feat. James Hersey – Like I Do (Nu:Logic Remix) [Mosaik]
Break feat. Kyo – The Edge of Time [Symmetry]
DJ Patife & Vangeliez feat. MC Fats & Stamina MC – Living Together [V]
Camo & Krooked – Come Together (Bop Remix) [Mosaik]
Camo & Krooked – Tagtraum (GLXY, Satl & Malaky Remix) [Mosaik]
Blu Mar Ten feat. Robert Manos – Keep It Together (Calibre Remix) [Blu Mar Ten]
LSB feat. Kinross – Roots [Footnotes]
Camo & Krooked – Passion (Dan Dakota Remix) [Mosaik]
Mitekiss & Mr. Porter feat. Emilienne Chouadossi – Viewpoint [Hospital]


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Farbempfinden

“Color Perception” marks the return to cozy garden ambience for Planetarium. Ouvala, Alaskan Tapes, Craün and Benoît Pioulard are all part of this 90-minute space-out session. Kindly provided by Sergio Díaz de Rojas of piano + coffee fame, I was allowed to premiere “Oventura” by Sjors Mans which will be released in February.

Farbempfinden (P106)
01 Warmth – Reflector (Shuta Yasukochi Remix) [Archives] {00:00}
02 Craün – Uto [Hush Hush] {08:00}
03 Dudal + Monolyth & Cobalt – Laaps [dauw] {13:05}
04 Olan Mill – D [Unknown Tone] {17:07}
05 Benoît Pioulard – With This, I Disappear [dauw] {20:39}
06 Sjors Mans – Oventura [piano + coffee] {25:08}
07 Amman / Josh – Ouachita [Hammock] {30:14}
08 36 – The Illusion of Permanence [3six] {34:10}
09 Anthéne – Interiors [Metaphysical Circuits] {40:45}
10 Kenji Kihara – End of Summer [Inner Islands] {44:56}
11 Alaskan Tapes – We Were Once New [Hawk Moon] {53:13}
12 Steven Kemner – Even Now [Facture] {55:51}
13 Alaskan Tapes – While Falling [Fluid] {59:39}
14 Rhucle – Different Nature [Post Global] {1:03:21}
15 Ouvala – Brume + Bellow [Handstitched*] {1:09:37}
16 Ouvala – Perpetual Forest [Handstitched*] {1:14:31}
17 Hirotaka Shirotsubaki – Ōkuradani [Archives] {1:20:13}
18 Steven Kemner – Because of That Day [Facture] {1:26:09}

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Planetarium Mixes Catalogue ID: p222

Grunewald

Grunewald (Helioscope Radio 120)
01 A.M.R – Flight [Silk] {00:00}
02 Joe Miller & Daniel Verhagen – A Sudden Taste of Redemption [Dream Culture] {05:23}
03 Nuage – Electricity [Anjunadeep] {09:33}
04 Villette & Linnea Olsson – To the Nighthouse (Clarian Remix) [Injazero] {15:06}
05 lycoriscoris – Leave [Anjunadeep] {21:14}
06 Stereo Underground – Higher Ground [FSOE UV] {26:36}
07 Jonas Saalbach – Atar [Moodmusic] {31:13}
08 TD – Cloud Walking (Andy King Remix) [PHW Elements] {36:35}
09 Orsen – Tundra [Replug] {44:24}
10 Ceas – Parosse [Anjunadeep] {48:49}
11 Marc DePulse – Tailwind (Jamie Stevens Golden Return) [Einmusika] {54:04}
12 Sebastian Busto – Travelling [Dreamers] {1:00:44}
13 Dimitri Nakov & BVision – Paradiso [Sudbeat] {1:06:16}
14 Tim Engelhardt & bOg – Synchronicity [Poker Flat] {1:12:15}
15 Einmusik – Tonina [Einmusika] {1:16:53}
16 Nick Warren & Tripswitch – Voight Kampff [onedotsixtwo] {1:22:19}
17 Paul Kardos – Focus (Roger Martinez Remix) [Perspectives] {1:28:46}
18 Polynation – Toba [Atomnation] {1:35:00}
19 Andre Sobota – Concluded (Cream & Deep Fog 4AM Remix) [Particles] {1:39:54}
20 Fulltone – Wide Open [Sag & Tre] {1:45:30}
21 Gorje Hewek & Izhevski feat. Peter Broderick – Secret (Ambient) [All Day I Dream] {1:50:02}
22 Ryan Davis – Cyclus [Anjunadeep] {1:54:26}
23 Kev Sheridan – Alone in Berlin [Maeve] {1:58:55}

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Helioscope Mixes Catalogue ID: h496

Distant Yearmix 2018

Helioscope’s liquid and drum & bass channel Distant celebrates five years of existence (133 mixes published and counting) with its annual rewind. Fifty highlights released in the past 12 months were chosen and edited thoroughly to fit an adventurous 100-minute journey through 2018.

Distant Yearmix 2018 (DYM18)
01 Synkro – Gagaku (Frederic Robinson Remix) [Synkro] {00:00}
02 Calibre – Falls to You [Signature] {02:15} [D58]
03 LSB feat. Kinross – Roots [Footnotes] {03:31} [D60]
04 Fluidity – Future Memories [Metalheadz] {05:12} [D55]
05 Camo & Krooked – Tagtraum (GLXY, Satl & Malaky Remix) [Mosaik] {06:52} [D57]
06 Break feat. Kyo – The Edge of Time [Symmetry] {08:21} [D65]
07 Bop – Untitled Pattern 63 [Medschool] {10:35} [D63]
08 Seba & Jr Vallo – Exit [Secret Operations] {12:28} [D60]
09 Bop x Subwave – Clair de Lune [Microfunk] {14:41} [D54]
10 Etherwood – In Stillness [Medschool] {15:48} [D55]
11 Hugh Hardie – Offshore [Hospital] {18:50} [D64]
12 Camo & Krooked – Passion (Dan Dakota Remix) [Mosaik] {19:57} [W13]
13 Roni Size & Rockwell – Easy [Shogun] {22:32} [W12]
14 Blu Mar Ten feat. Robert Manos – Keep It Together (Calibre Remix) [Blu Mar Ten] {24:46} [D56]
15 LSB – Space Between [Footnotes] {25:53} [D61]
16 DJ Patife & Vangeliez feat. MC Fats & Stamina MC – Living Together [V] {27:21} [D62]
17 Seathasky – Tell Me Why [C] {29:12} [D60]
18 Naibu – Red Hand [Horizons] {30:36} [D61]
19 Seathasky – Beauty Made in Small Pieces [Scientific] {32:33} [D63]
20 Commix – Cherry [Metalheadz] {34:49} [D63]
21 Calibre – Taciturn [Signature] {38:12} [D65]
22 Redeyes feat. DRS – The Hurt [The North Quarter] {41:10} [D62]
23 Keeno – The Comet [Hospital] {43:01} [D54]
24 Hybrid – Light Up [Distinctive] {44:51} [D60]
25 Seba – Nobody Knows [Secret Operations] {46:10} [D54]
26 Airstrike & Silence Groove – Distanced [Offworld] {48:00} [D61]
27 Fracture feat. Lucie La Mode – Take You [Astrophonica] {49:50} [W12]
28 Need For Mirrors – Veto [Program] {51:49} [D54]
29 Fred V & Grafix – Hurricanes (Wild Love) (Keeno Remix) [Hospital] {53:15} [D55]
30 Camo & Krooked feat. ROBB – Slow Down (Fred V & Grafix Remix) [Mosaik] {55:10} [W13]
31 BCee – Wanderer [Future Retro] {56:17} [D57]
32 Tokyo Prose feat. Cleveland Watkiss – Cold Hearts [The North Quarter] {58:19}
33 Camo & Krooked – Come Together (Bop Remix) [Mosaik] {1:00:33} [D56]
34 Seba & Physics – Innocence [Hospital] {1:01:46} [D55]
35 Mitekiss & Mr. Porter feat. Emilienne Chouadossi – Viewpoint [Hospital] {1:04:50} [D63]
36 Nu:Logic – The Sound of Your Smile [Hospital] {1:06:33} [D64]
37 Abacus feat. Cimone – Everybody’s Got to Learn Sometime (I Need Your Loving) [Shogun] {1:07:40} [D58]
38 Random Movement – The Guitar in the Living Room [Flight Pattern] {1:09:50} [D60]
39 SpectraSoul feat. Dan Moss – Burst (Calibre Remix) [Ish Chat] {1:12:52} [D57]
40 Impish – Rain [Hospital] {1:15:25} [D54]
41 Mat Zo – Vice [Mad Zoo] {1:17:06} [D63]
42 Shy FX feat. Maverick Sabre – Call Me [Cult.ure] {1:19:20} [D61]
43 Break feat. Celestine – Last Goodbye [Symmetry] {1:21:10}
44 Camo & Krooked feat. James Hersey – Like I Do (Nu:Logic Remix) [Mosaik] {1:23:25} [D56]
45 High Contrast – God Only Knows [3beat] {1:25:15} [D63]
46 Keeno – While the World Sleeps [Hospital] {1:28:32} [D64]
47 Naibu – Fighting for Attention (Microfunk Crew Remix) [Scientific] {1:30:43} [D63]
48 Ólafur Arnalds – inconsist [Decca] {1:32:38} [D62]
49 Break – Take Me Away [Symmetry] {1:34:52}
50 Urbandawn – Words to Say (Hybrid Minds Remix) [Bad Taste] {1:37:27} [D62]

In brackets behind timestamp: The set this track was first played in. All non-marked tracks are debuts.

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Bonus: Top 15 tracks on Spotify


Although this new year looks promising with a new Hospital compilation and a Calibre LP around the corner, I’ll use the start-of-year gap in releases to go on hiatus with Distant – this Yearmix being the final set for now. The time I am able to commit to producing sets is getting shorter every year, so I’ll focus on a regular output for Planetarium and Helioscope instead.

Distant Mixes Catalogue ID: d133

Brandungstor

The sea arch is Helioscope’s gateway to 2019: With the first mix of my eighth year of producing sets, I introduce newcomers Kin Leonn, Innesti and Kenji Kihara to the Planetarium roster. Coastal ambient is the major theme here, an aural soundscape constructed from reverb-heavy guitars, piano melodies that make you float and sunny drones. Endless Melancholy, Hirotaka Shirotsubaki, Steven Kemner and Umber are thrown into the mix to bridge the cold northern hemisphere winter with these 90 minutes of warm and lush vibes.

Brandungstor (P105)
01 Kin Leonn – Somewhere [Kitchen.] {00:00}
02 Endless Melancholy – Like a Sudden Glimpse of Shimmering Light [dronarivm] {05:24}
03 Olga Wojciechowska – Nothing to Be Afraid Of [dronarivm] {09:26}
04 Nils Frahm – Forever Changeless [Erased Tapes] {13:06}
05 Kin Leonn – Desire #9 [Kitchen.] {15:25}
06 Gallery Six – Nodoka [The Level of Vulnerability] {18:46}
07 Endless Melancholy – Will You Be There [dronarivm] {22:07}
08 Innesti – Apparition {25:26}
09 Kenji Kihara – The Petals Burnet {29:52}
10 Anthéne – Distracted from Distraction [Cathedral Transmissions] {35:56}
11 Leandro Fresco – Araña de Vidrio [Kompakt] {38:10}
12 Giuseppe Falivene – Currents [Purlieu] {42:51}
13 Ecovillage – Journey into Now [Constellation Tatsu] {49:19}
14 Steven Kemner – Reflections [Facture] {52:20}
15 Umber – It Just Fills the Hollow Spaces [Sound in Silence] {55:46}
16 Luis Miehlich – March 12 {57:54}
17 SineRider – Chamomile [Sound in Silence] {1:00:50}
18 Ashan – Wind of Wishes [Inner Islands] {1:04:58}
19 Olan Mill – Journey [dronarivm] {1:10:32}
20 offthesky – Longior Aura (Obeisance I) [Hidden Vibes] {1:12:56}
21 Warmth – Convex [Archives] {1:17:31}
22 Hirotaka Shirotsubaki – Autumn Blanket [KrysaliSound] {1:23:54}

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Planetarium Mixes Catalogue ID: p221