Golden Age Vol. 3

Golden Age Vol. 3
01 Harry Wolfman – Rainbow Set [Dirt Crew]
02 Sau Poler – Bercy [Atomnation]
03 Taragana Pyjarama – Ariel (Olde Gods Remix) [True Panther]
04 Ivan Latyshev – Old Ages [Dessous]
05 Nautiluss – Lonely Planet [Spectral Sound]
06 Ed Ed – Monti [Moodmusic]
07 Sirens of Lesbos – Happy Hunting Ground [Exploited]
08 Lorenzo Dada – Love Apparel (Bambook Remix) [Culprit]
09 Motions – Elevate 528 [Of Unsound Mind]
10 Komon & Will Saul – Digital Paradise [Kompakt]
11 Dusky – Tiers [Polydor]
12 Shur-i-kan – Beach Life [Freerange]
13 Carolain Luf – Diskotok [Suara]
14 L_Cio – Dog Day [D.O.C.]
15 Hunee – Crossroads [Rush Hour]
16 Jero Nougues – Inner Voices (Mitaric Remix) [PHW Elements]
17 Blaze – Lovelee Dae (Bicep Remix) [Feel My Bicep]
18 Velvit – Looking Glass [17 Steps]
19 Way Out West – Set My Mind [Anjunadeep]
20 PBR Streetgang – Shade (I:Cube Remix) [Crosstown Rebels]

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Golden Age Vol. 2

Golden Age Vol. 2
01 Liquid Phonk – Was It Love [Compost]
02 Shur-i-kan – After Hours [Dark Energy]
03 Thomas Schwartz & Fausto Fanizza – Dawn To Dusk [Anjunadeep]
04 Taragana Pyjarama – Ber (Round Remix) [True Panther]
05 Steve Huerta – Say It Wasn’t [Anjunadeep]
06 Wareika & Miajica – Keen To Rebel [Visionquest]
07 ARTBAT feat. YanQ – Walking (Martin Roth Remix) [303Lovers]
08 Rhythm Operator – Truth [Dirt Crew]
09 Chicane feat. Moya Brennan – Saltwater (Jody Wisternoff Remix) [Modena]
10 Robosonic feat. Son Little – Drowning (Dub) [Get Physical]
11 Jonas Rathsman – New Generation [KX]
12 Justin Jay – How I Knew [Pets]
13 Lil Silva – Lines (George Fitzgerald Remix) [Good Years]
14 Hayze – Brighter Days (Huxley Remix) [Noir]
15 Project Pablo – The Feeling [1080p]
16 Blunted Dummies – House for All (Ruede Hagelstein Ecstatic Dub) [Get Physical]
17 Isaac Tichauer – Higher Love (Bicep Remix) [LOFT]
18 xxxy – No Matter [Ten Thousand Yen]
19 Braxton – Kowloon [MTA]
20 Sumsuch feat. Will Brock – Shine [Colour and Pitch]

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Golden Age Vol. 1

Golden Age Vol. 1
01 Aria Rostami – A Square Tablet Strewn With Dust [Spring Theory]
02 Fred Everything feat. Jinadu – Searching (Jazzuelle Remix) [Lazy Days]
03 Ripperton – Isola [Maeve]
04 Chopstick & Johnjon feat. Chris James – Skin [Suol]
05 Dario D’Attis – My Tip [Strictly Rhythm]
06 Tigerskin – Stay [Dirt Crew]
07 Pezzner – Prey (Fred Everything Re-Do) [Systematic]
08 Bicep – NRG106 [Aus]
09 Francesco Chiocci feat. Black Soda – Black Sunrise [Connaisseur]
10 Terr – Burn The Past [Hotflush]
11 Phil Fuldner – Needin Someone (Mat.Joe Remix) [Kittball]
12 HNNY – Nothing (Kyodai Rework) [Local Talk]
13 Journeyman – Just A Man [Anjunadeep]
14 Martin Roth – Have You Ever [Anjunadeep]
15 Catz ‘n Dogz – Nobody Cares (Karizma Remix) [Pets]
16 Groove Armada feat. Joel Culpepper – Call Me (Henry Saiz’s Anantara Remix) [Moda Black]
17 Super Flu feat. Ole Biege – Chee Pso Ng [Hommage]
18 Tycho – Montana (Few Nolder Remix) [Ghostly]
19 Jamie Anderson & Owain K – Just A Groove [Dessous]
20 Joris Voorn – Dawn (Green Mix) [Green]
21 Catz ‘n Dogz – Czas Poczeka (Chyba) (Fred Everything Remix) [Pets]
22 Paride Saraceni – Fly With Me [Tronic]
23 Bwana – Muscle Powers Final Hour [Aus]
24 Howling – X Machina [Monkeytown]
25 Jimpster – Solitude [Freerange]

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Best of 2015 : Helioscope

Top 15 Tracks
01 : Kiasmos – Swept [Erased Tapes]
02 : Vintage & Morelli – Campfire In Bali [Arrival]
03 : Kiasmos – Drawn [Erased Tapes]
04 : Atelier Francesco – Akaino [BOSO]
05 : Above & Beyond feat. Zoe Johnston – Peace Of Mind (Croquet Club Remix) [Anjunabeats]
06 : George Fitzgerald feat. Lawrence Hart – Call It Love (Scuba’s Angel Dust Mix) [Double Six]
07 : Yotto – Slowly [Anjunadeep]
08 : Yotto feat. CAPS – Wondering [Anjunadeep]
09 : Jody Wisternoff feat. Sian Evans – The Bridge [Anjunadeep]
10 : Boom Jinx & Alakai – Emalykus [Intricate]
11 : Dusky – Parakeet Feet [17 Steps]
12 : Maceo Plex – Solar Detroit [Ellum]
13 : PROFF – Losing My Mind [Zerothree]
14 : Polynation – Dew [Atomnation]
15 : Jamie Stevens – Healing Crimson [microCastle]

Recommended Listens
Brad Reiser – The Rainforest #26
Grim on Mbient – Bleep x XLR8R 100 Tracks Mix Competition
Config – Flight 126
Post-rock Paper Scissors – Afraid to Dance (Episode 204)
Brad Reiser & Novacastrian – The Rainforest #32
Leif Podhajsky – High Wave Mixtape – Part One
We Are All Astronauts – THE ALLEYS Show #005
We Are All Astronauts – Blue Dot Two
Applescal – IA Mix 175
Still catching up with mixes released in November. List is incomplete.

Favorite Mixes
1 : The Tangle (Four Tet Artist Showcase)
2 : Visions of a Brighter Future (Idolatry Vol. 20)
3 : The Deep Blue (Idolatry Vol. 10)
4 : Helioscope Radio 089
5 : The Other Is You (from The Rainforest #49)

Most Popular Mixes
1 : Helioscope Radio 091
2 : Helioscope Radio 089
3 : Helioscope Radio 093
4 : Helioscope Radio 092 (250th Upload)
5 : Helioscope Sun Set (April ’15) feat. Max Dillon, Koett & Dave DK

Mirror Games

Mirror Games (Kobana Artist Showcase, Pt. 2)
01 The Disclosure Project – Bonsoir [Dutchie]
02 Dan Sieg – Gloom (Kobana Remix) [Arrival]
03 Casino Times – Used To Be [Futureboogie]
04 The 2 Bears – See You (Fluida Remix) [Southern Fried]
05 Khen – Secret Shining (Jamie Stevens Remix) [Lost & Found]
06 Tuxedo – Float Through Anxiety (Kobana Remix) [Reworck]
07 Clavis – Mirzoza’s Dream [Freerange]
08 BP – Somebody Else [Plattenbank]
09 Roland M. Dill – The Messenger [Cocoon]
10 Andre Lodemann – Leaving The Comfort Zone [Innervisions]
11 Tigerskin – Stay [Dirt Crew]
12 Kobana – Step By Step [Proton]
13 Dave Shtorn – Liquid Reality (Kobana & Yane3dots Remix) [Southsight]
14 Sau Poler – Bercy (Xxxy Remix) [Atomnation]
15 Brame & Hamo – Parish Rumors [Heist]
16 Rachel Row – L Square (KiNK Beat Mix) [Pets]
17 SEQU3L – Euriska [Movement]
18 Daniel Dubb – Flöat [Rejected]
19 Daso – Ashvem Beach [Bedrock]
20 AFFKT feat. Sutja Gutierrez – Someone In The Sky (Dosem Remix) [Sincopat]
21 Andhim – Domplatte [Get Physical]
22 Kobana & Mario Hatchet – Claps [Silk Sofa]

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Plans for 2016

Now that Helioscope Radio has finally ended, plenty of new sub-genre specific semi-monthly shows will spawn next year. This not only includes Idolatry, the now frontrunner and flagship of the Helioscope universe, which will feature continuous 2-hour sets with brand new deep progressive sounds (every 4th Sunday of the month).

Hort is one of those new formats. Short for Helioscope on Romantic Techno, these 1-hour sets arriving every second 1st Sunday (beginning in April 2016) include melodic techno inspired by the likes of Ryan Davis and Dominik Eulberg. The cover art looks like garden pictures in a vignette. Episode 1 will be published on April 3.

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The second one will be covering the classic and club-oriented deep house section of Helioscope. First and foremost Dusky and the Anjunadeep camp have released a lot of tracks lately which I haven’t yet covered in any mixes. It’s called Golden Age and will (most likely) have its first edition in July 2016. More info coming your way this Spring.

This also means Worlds Between Us will turn into a regular, semi-monthly show, because beautiful balearic sounds are somewhere out there and wait to be found. Starting in January 2016, WBU will return on 3rd Sundays. Volume 4 is scheduled for January 17.

Planetarium uploads now on Tuesdays (instead of Wednesdays) starting January 12, right after a two-week break. Distant and Turbobache uploads now on Thursdays (instead of Fridays) starting February 4. The last wave of mixes made in 2015 will be scheduled for Fridays (Jan 1,8,15). Furthermore, there is going to be only one mix per week for the main channel until February 17. From then on, Helioscope will be back for two mixes a week (Wednesdays and Sundays).

Nutrients returns back to Helioscope after one year gaining popularity on Distant. Episode 16 will be kicking of the new year on January 10. New editions every 2nd Sunday of each month.

Nostalgic Hours with Sol-Archives

Helioscope Sun Set and Helioscope Radio celebration episodes have been delivering classic mixes every now and then, but now that the main show will be finished by November, it’s time to give more attention to the past of Helioscope and the decades before.

Starting next Tuesday, Sol-Archives will be the new addition to the Helioscope show roster. It will roughly occur every second month, but it has no fixed schedule.

Chapter 1 will be featuring a usual Helioscope classic mix, delving deep into each genre, from house over techno, trance and progressive to breakbeats. It’s called Prologue and will be about 2 hours long. Release is, as mentioned above, on September 29.

Chapter 2 is the long-lost and very first edition of Going South (now Jade Bay), previously known for balearic prog trance. It was a mixed CD back then which I did solely for private workout. Still, it had an amazing track selection which I don’t want to spoil now. You got to wait until November 29. Until then, it will be re-made which is, by the way, my plan for some other mixes of Helioscope.

Chapter 3 is something entirely different. Pocket Safari is the moniker for these very special World vibes one may call so. ‘Sonido del Valle’ (Quantic AS), ‘Out Of The Wild’ (Bonobo AS) and ‘Across The Pacific’ (Tycho AS) were already added to the playlist (now available on Helioscope’s Mixcloud). African vibes have always influenced the electronic scene, be it percussions, chants or native instruments. This will be quite a journey on January 31, 2016.

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Maybe you’ve noticed some brand new playlists added to Mixcloud: Maritime Adventures is one of them. The Mango Alley sounds have spawned so many beautiful mixes, especially for Idolatry. It definitely deserves its own format. There are a lot of new ideas for next year, but Neptunian has a special on both ‘Yume’, the Helios album (which was also featured on Planetarium as a release special), and the 2CD chillout compilation ‘To Technicolour City / From Coastal Daze’ to be broadcast this Sunday (September 27) via FRISKY Chill. This third Neptunian show called ‘Nerei et Dorides’ will then be uploaded to the Planetarium Mixcloud channel on October 14.

Another one is Hort. Ryan Davis who appeared on the brand new Anjunadeep:07 compilation with a true beauty entitled ‘Brun’ is the best inspiration for these series. Clearly, the three already released artist showcases on him belong to this playlist. However, Hort (short for Helioscope on Romantic Techno) will be a brand new format starting in Spring 2016.

Golden Age marks the third column of new shows: It’s the new Anjunadeep sound Dusky is the most prominent representant of. Shine Thru, the 14th Idolatry volume, has promoted this sound for the first time. There are no big plans except for one mixtape in early 2016 named Golden Age. I’m currently thinking about following this trail to more exciting stuff, but keep in mind there are plenty of other genres for me to consider.

The Permanent Vacation label showcase Infinite Minds has also been a regular format lately. Why not make it into a unique format? It won’t have its fixed schedule, but there will be, for instance, a fifth edition ‘Different Kinds’ (originally planned as a 1h mix for Idolatry, but then extended to 2h for Helioscope exclusive release) on October 20.