DARKSKYE returns with GUARDIANS OF VALHALLA, his LOST LANGUAGE follow up to 2015's Funeral Techno masterpiece 'THE MONASTERY'.
GUARDIANS OF VALHALLA haunts the burial ground of that turn of the century SILVER PLANET, AUTOMATIC, JACKPOT prog house sound, with tight percussion, ghostly chants and melancholic chord changes, all which have been utilised to great effect by our boys on the remix front.
It's been four years since BEN LOST mixed EXHIBITION V, a release that marked his full-time return to the label after 'the sabbatical to end all sabbaticals', and seventeen years since LOST001 was released when he first took hold of the reigns as an "eager, wide eyed trance foal".
Since the labels inception, he's made no secret of his desire to mine that late 90's 'Golden Age of Trance' vibe, albeit with crisp, modern production techniques - "never drowning in nostalgia, happily treading water" - something BEN LOST has captured here on EXHIBITION VI, his fourth and most recent in the series.
LOST149 arrives in the form of Tim Bourne's 'Beyond the Horizon', two cuts of exceptionally classy Trance from a young Indonesian talent with releases on Bonzai and J00F's Mantra label already under his belt.
Beyond the Horizon is a heads down, ears pinned back trancer, that bridges the gap between mid 90's Goa and late 90's tech-trance. It's dark, moody and beautifully produced, exactly how we like it.