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.
Living life in 'The Now' is something philosophers and magicians have been banging on about for centuries - and for very good reason - but in the world of Trance, where nothing is true and all is permitted, Nostalgia's spell is as strong as ever.READ MORE