Introducing Psytrance Guide
A great place to discover Psychedelic music
Dear fellows, I’m pleased to introduce you to the Psytrance Guide:
If you are a millennial, you probably remember the Ishkur’s Guide to Electronic Music. How awesome it was! As a music lover and a person who likes it when things are organised nicely, I used to spend hours on that site.
I was always thinking, too bad that guide is abandoned, outdated, and hence no longer reflects the variety of genres we have today, in Psytrance in particular. But then I realised: I could do it myself. I can do a website that probably won’t be that cool and fancy like Ishkur’s guide, but fun and informative enough, especially for those who are new to Psytrance.
And, in fact, I did.
What is this, exactly
PsytranceGuide.com is the ultimate, up-to-date guide to Psytrance music genres. It covers twenty subgenres, and I’m planning to keep it relevant through time. Each subgenre includes several audio previews that have been carefully selected, a typical BPM range, a little description, and lists of some noticeable artists and labels that are worth checking out if you like some particular subgenre.
Keep in mind that most of those subgenres have no “official” names. Everything on that site is a subject of my personal vision and experience in the Psy scene. However, I did my best and researched a bunch of niche community websites to make sure that I’m not alone in that thinking, and I will keep continuing making it more accurate.
Who is this for
Basically, for everyone. If you are new to Psytrance or if you have a friend to whom you’d like to introduce Psytrance, it’s a great place to discover the whole variety of music spectrum that Psytrance have today. However, if you are an experienced trancer, I’m sure you’ll find a lot of fun too, just like I did when I was making that guide.
A special note to DJs. If you have a large Psytrance DJ collection but everything from Astral Projection to Zen Mechanics tagged simply as “Psytrance”, use PsytranceGuide.com as a reference to update your ID3 tags properly. This is something I use for my 12000-tracks collection, and it works great.
If you found a bug, or if you would like to contribute in any way, or if you have some feedback or just want to say hello, don’t hesitate to drop me a line at email@example.com.
Hi-tech, psycore and the Xenon stuff are not psytrance.
Bullshit! Zenon is well interesting and evolving – much like good acid techno – both seem closer to goa trance which is the prime concept behind trance. Hi-tech and Psycore, are indeed unfortunate, but nonetheless spinoffs and still deserve categorization.
it is nice to see this guide ! for people who want to discover more about downtempo psychedelic music, we invite you to visit psybient.org website <3 Respect!
Hi-tech might not be psytrance (i am happy it is not) but it is much closer to the origins of goa trance than psytrance. Hi-tech is mostly misunderstood by many in the scene, they only seem to hear “noise”. I was listening to all psy genres for 20 years but nothing comes even close to the sophistication of the truly psychedelic and twisted sound of Hi-tech. Not many djs out there are able to manage it however. A 24h set of Goagil might do the trick tho ;) p.l.u.r.
thanks bro for making this !!!! greetigns from southamerica!!!!
At last! Now i start to understand psy landscape. Dany, please keep up the good work!
I love this initiative! i have been thinking of doing somthing similar but you did a great job!
keep updating subgenres and maybe make a nice map of the connections as an overview of the whole :)
Love the passion of our wonderful culture and tribe. keep up the good work!
What about the newest sounds of Nutek Records? They did Night Full On previously, but lately they seem to have something I would call Electro Full On or something like that =P
So if Hi-Tech isn’t Psy, I am going to make a genre that is.
I love the hell out of this blog!
Somthing sit on my head from 2012 to 2022 i can’t cum out of it suggestion