Fresh from remixing 3 Access and You's 'The Energy', HAZEM BELTAGUI struts up to the BLACK TRANCE pulpit in his DARK SAHARA cassock - all chaos, doom and gated riffs.
CBM takes the reins this time with an expansive first sermon in the EL-EL TEMPLE, a bone shaking, tech-trance monster, that's hard, open and HD ready in all the right places.
"If you truly seek illumination, then where better to find it than in the darkness?" - Lon Milo Duquette
The Cult of Lost Language.
OVNIMOON made his Lost Language debut back in 2013, when he remixed MIRO's 'By Your Side' - utilising the best of no nonsense Psy and melodic trad-trance, arguably trumping the original in the process......and there's more of that to be found here, with our man from CHILE leading his 3A&U crew into euphonic, riff heavy (proper) ProgTrance territory.
Heading up the package is Egypt's HAZEM BELTAGUI, who has turned 'The Energy' into a brooding PT masterpiece, utilising the subtle acid tweaks before dropping a brooding, melancholic piano break that caused quite a stir when label boss BEN LOST dropped it as the first track on his BTBR return at the start of the year.READ MORE
LOST LANGUAGE has a big sister named HOOJ - currently absent on a journey of self discovery, last spotted in a Clapton squat - and we've been casually ransacking her Trance parts ever since she left, all those moons ago.
Andy Ling's 'FIXATION' was a staple in the legendary SASHA sets of days gone by and now RELAUNCH - fresh from releasing his ONE LOVE EP - has turned in the mother of all prog-trance mixes, utilising the original parts to great effect. Don't be fooled by inferior cover versions currently doing the rounds, guys - this is the mix you've been waiting for.
Next up on Lost Language is the 'ONE LOVE EP' - an exceptional release from Germany's RELAUNCH, marking the first of EL-EL's HAECKEL inspired cover pieces.
Educated at the Dorian Gray Frankfurt school of Techno and boasting releases on J00F, Bonzai and Mistique in recent years, Relaunch has become a firm favourite with those who prefer their Trance a shade deeper, their grooves a tad fuller.
ONE LOVE is a rolling Trance masterpiece with broad, emotive melodies that were tailor made for our clued up crew. It's warm and chunky in all the right places and follows our dogmatic 'OSTS/MPV' mantra to the letter.
Next up on Lost Language is Freesoup's 'We Who Have' - a stand out cut from our latest EXHIBITION V compilation, now garnished with a generous side order of remixes.
With recent output on Discover, Borderline and Perfecto, 'King of the North' John Dopping leads the way with an elegant peak time workout. Live drum fills and a full fat breakdown makes his the go-to mix for those big room moments.
Fresh from remixing Federation, Freesoup provides us with his very own 'Deep Mix', which Ben Lost debuted on his 'Open Up' guest slot back in April. It's a classy reinterpretation that slips in a new riff, whilst utilising the Auranaut-esque sample to great effect in a swoon inducing breakdown.READ MORE
What was once Lost is now found… After an extended timeout, lasting more than a half-decade, Ben Lost has returned to the director's chair of Lost Language. One of trance & progressive's most eminent imprints, over its near 15-year label lifetime it has been the springboard for the careers of an axiomatic list of famed producers. To mark his retaking of its A&R reins, and a new waypoint in the label's history, he's mixed the fifth episode of its hallowed 'Exhibition' mix-series.
Ben launched the 'Exhibition' line during the label's early millennial era, quickly helming it into a singular position in the mix collections of trance and prog fans alike. Now, almost a decade after he mixed his last one, the prodigal one's returned to expo the ongoing development of Lost's musical language. The album features tracks and mixes from array of new talent. In an amongst its progressive foothills, trance peaks and Goan inclines are tracks and remixes from Manmachine, Ovnimoon, Superpsychics, Cosmithex and Sonic Entity, as well as more seasoned sound shapers like Guy J, Activa and Neptune Project. Ben has tasked many of them with remixes of the label's vastly respected back-catalogue, with new directions & tangents lent to tracks by Space Manoeuvres, Miro, Barraka, Accadia and C.M.READ MORE
The multi-talented, Berlin based Superpsychics are the 'majier' behind 'Coheena' - a unique, glitchy original with an infectious bounce, heading up a remix package that covers all the main food groups. And as is fast becoming tradition, our 'über-psychischen verbündeten' even provided LOST129's experimental, kaleidoscopic cover photography.
First up to bat is Estonia's Cosmithex with a driving, heavyset remix that slides up the BPM and sews in some acid, raising the psychedelic levels just a touch in the process. It's smart, driving trance and it's already been a massive tune for John 00 Fleming. Eight minutes of Super Psy-Kicks.
For those with a more progressive palette, Napalm & D-Phrag keep things swinging at the 126BPM mark, teasing in the riff and using lush, meditative pads to great effect. We'd use the word 'sexy' if we thought we'd get away with it.
Having already cut a fine set of teeth here at LL, most recently via his Kraftwerkian tech-house-sand-down of Blanka's 'Evolution' - we're honoured to present Amir Abbasi's 'Angelus Sine Sensu'.
To give you some background, the Latin tongued Amir Abbasi is as comfortable directing music videos for Sasha's 'Last Night on Earth' as he is experimenting with guitar pedals and synths in his Atlanta studio.
It's 'music that excites not just the ears but all of our senses', says Amir. To prove his point, he even shot the cover photo. At a local graveyard, natch.
And this holistic approach to his art shines through on the wide screen, melancholic manchine-funk of 'Angelus Sine Sensu' - a track simultaneously winking at both early 80's Cold Wave and late 90's Bonzai Trance - Trisomie 21 playing air-hockey with M.I.K.E - all held together by a tight, neoteric production skin.READ MORE
Tilt, creators of trance classics such as the Bjork-sampling 'I Dream' and 'The World Doesn't Know' arrive into the year 2013 with a long awaited comprehensive 'Best Of' compilation, titled 'Stop The World Revolving - The Best Of Tilt'. It comprises of an exclusive un-mixed 14 track selection of Tilt over the years, plus a 9 track mix CD full of the duo's club favourites andremixes.READ MORE
Also check out the fantastic mix album that goes along with this releaseSTOP THE WORLD REVOLVING (DJ MIX)
Adam White and Adam Dowling - AKA Blanka - joined the Lost Language fold in 2012 with their debut single 'Red Earth', before outdoing themselves with their huge remix of Bernie Allens 'Ethereal Love' - and 2013 sees their return, with the aptly titled 'Evolution', another unique production that incorporates military snare rolls, acid lines and plucked balearic riffs.