For the last few years, I’ve been living on inertia. Write a track, share something on Facebook, record a podcast, all as per usual. Always in a hurry, always in a rush. Why? I thought I knew the answer — because that’s how it’s supposed to be, isn’t it? But recently I asked myself: “Do I want to see myself there in 5 or 10 years?”, and surprisingly, the answer was no. A part of that answer was the music which no longer excites me that much.
Psytrance is stale. Even if the most successful artists say so (Astrix posted this a few days back on his Instagram story), then the scene is really in a bad place. I never said this before, but in reality, it’s not that easy to find even 10 to 15 fresh and original tracks a month to fill the monthly podcast. Same kick and bass, same copy-pasted leads, Terence Mckenna phrases, or Hindu vocals, or bloody stupid triplet drops that make absolutely no sense. Don’t get me wrong, there are some awesome and talented producers and labels around and I still love Psytrance, but not that kind of “Psytrance” that you typically hear at a festival or in Beatport’s top chart.
It’s time to make a change.
I have decided to give myself a little break, time off to make something fresh. You’ll probably won’t see me very active on social media and even think of putting Rave Podcast on hold for a while, but I want you to know that is only because something new will be forging in the meantime.