More than 1 000 000 plays on SoundCloud and 550 000 streams on Spotify

I make underground electronic music and release it under the name Daniel Lesden. It used to be Psytrance, now it’s Progressive and something rather Techno’ish.

Since 2012 I’ve released more than fifty tracks on respected underground record labels, including JOOF Recordings, Iono Music, Digital Om Productions. You can find more about my productions, creation processes and behind-the-scenes details on my blog.


Since 2011 I’ve been hosting a podcast where I play underground electronic music in a mixed format. It’s called the Rave Podcast.

Rave Podcast is broadcast on the second Friday of every month on DI.FM radio station and as a premiere on YouTube, then it becomes available on Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud, Spotify playlist, and Patreon (with no voice-overs, no jingles, and in the best audio quality, among other goodies). All episodes and tracklists are also available on the blog.

The podcast has over half a million downloads on iTunes.

DJ sets

Guest mixes

Sometimes other DJs, promoters or radio stations invite me to record mixes for their podcasts, events and programs.

So, over the years I’ve recorded almost fifty guest mixes for such occasions, among them are John Fleming’s JOOF Radio show, the mix for Luminosity festival, Prostranstvo on Megapolis FM, and more.

All guest mixes are available on Soundcloud, someday I’ll put them on YouTube as well. I also post tracklists and details on the blog.


Besides the professional side of things, I also listen and share a lot of music simply because I enjoy it. For this purpose, I curate playlists on Spotify where I collect everything I listen to — not only as a DJ but also just as a listener who can’t live without music.

For example, I’ve compiled playlists with my favourite tracks from the labels that matter to me: JOOF Recordings, Iboga Records, Anjunadeep, Forescape Digital, Hooj Choons, Platipus Records, FSOE UV, Mistique Music and a few more on the way.

There are also playlists of the best tracks from my sets, broken down by energy levels and genres: atmospheric progressive, dark and groovy tech-house, techno-trance and more.

As usual, you can find more about all of this on my blog.

Also, all the tracks I like on Spotify automatically go into a dedicated channel on Telegram with big artworks and links, so you can join that, too.

The best of JOOF Recordings The best of Iboga Records The best of Anjunadeep The best of Forescape Digital The best of Hooj Choons The best of Platipus Records The best of FSOE UV The best of Mistique Music The best of Drumcode
© Daniel Sokolovskiy, 2022