Splendid Beats Music and Thoughts by Crispy / Leave Trace
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My new Leave Trace release of chilltronica is now up for pre-order. Fully available on April 29, 2017. Out on Self Center Records.

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Here’s my DJ set from Chillography 701 in Seattle, WA, on August 3, 2014. It was such a fantastic day in the sun.

:: Track List ::

01. Nils Frahm – Says (Leave Trace More EPICer Mix)
02. Nate Connelly – You Echo
03. Woob – Paradox VI
04. Ólafur Arnalds & Nils Frahm – a1
05. Darkside – Golden Arrow
06. Leave Trace – OhmG
07. Younger Brother – Delina Did It (Electronic Mix)
08. Mr. Projectile – Sand (feat. Mimi Page)
09. Woob – Swarm (Leave Trace Pure Imagination Mix)
10. Son Kite – On Air (Carbon Based Lifeforms Remix)
11. Tripswitch – Strange Parallels

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On December 17-18, 2011, Digitally Imported’s Psychill channel celebrated another Winter Solstice with an 24+ hour event that included DJ sets by Androcell & Distant System, Kick Bong, Lemonchill, Kanc Cover, AuroraX, Epronivicampel, Yize, Maiia, Matt With an S, Tampered DNA, GadgetG, Hallucinary, ROX, Majah, Johnny Blue, Dragram, DJ Ene-miss, Bloodwing, Shoom, and me, Crispy. It was an epic journey of wintery vibes and a pleasure to participate in.

Here is my Winter Solstice 2011 set for download. It’s a sublime, introspective mix, which premiered a melodic-glitch track from me, Leave Trace.

Like what you hear? Let me know! And don’t forget you can grab lots of other mixes from my downloads page. You can also subscribe to the Splendid Beats Podcast and never miss another splendid download!

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Download » Crispy - DI.FM Psychill Winter Solistice 2011 (1hr 20min, 184MB)

Tracklist ::
[0:00:00] 01. Sephira – Where’s My Map [free download]
[0:01:45] 02. Upavas – Realms of Jupiter [free download]
[0:07:30] 03. Tetarise – Through the Border [free download]
[0:13:00] 04. Lauge & Baba Gnohm – Dybet [purchase]
[0:18:00] 05. Lenny Ibizarre – Fields of Super-Symmetry (Drumapella Mix) [purchase]
[0:23:40] 06. Kalpataru Tree – Chimera Pyramid [purchase]
[0:29:50] 07. Mirror System – Mirror Beach (Pitch Black’s Iron Sands Re-rub) [purchase]
[0:37:00] 08. Leave Trace – In the Age of Dreaming Machines [unreleased]
[0:47:00] 09. Open System – Pantheon (Radio Edit) [free download]
[0:53:25] 10. Ishq – And Awake [purchase]
[1:00:00] 11. Aligning Minds – My Blue June [purchase]
[1:06:20] 12. Krusseldorf – Tokyo Nights [purchase]
[1:10:00] 13. Aes Dana – Anthrazit (feat. Field Rotation) [purchase]
[1:15:00] 14. Solar Fields – Phase 05 – When the Worlds Collide [free download]

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Psilicon Dreams 20 channels inspiration from the embers of summer. You won’t hear anything too heavy or trippy in this mix, just smooth, feel-good vibes to light your way though these coming darker, colder months. Enjoy!

Like what you hear? Let me know! And don’t forget you can grab lots of other mixes from my downloads page. You can also subscribe to the Splendid Beats Podcast and never miss another splendid download!

Tune in the second Saturday of every month at 9am US PST/12pm US EST/5pm UK/18:00 Central Europe to catch the latest episode of Psilicon Dreams on DI.FM.

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Download » Crispy - Psilicon Dreams 20 (October 2011) (1hr 13min, 168MB)

Track list:
01. Kuba – Bringin It All Back Home [purchase]
02. Fingerprint – Kingstoned [free download]
03. Nada – Raja Mati [purchase]
04. Lab’s Cloud – I Always Did Love You [purchase]
05. Talvin Singh – One [purchase]
06. Tabla Beat Science – Palmistry [purchase]
07. Ott – A Nice Little Place [purchase]
08. Astral Waves – Falling Stars [purchase]
09. Laya Project – A New Day (Pitch Black Remix) [purchase]
10. 8219 – LoveMi [free download]
11. Prometheus – Sweet Tooth [purchase]
12. Dextro – Pillar [purchase]

The cover art contains a photo by Daniela María Chang.

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If episode 19 of Psilicon Dreams, my monthly mix series for Digitally Imported Radio, has a theme, then that theme is Psy n’ Bass. It features a fine collection of tunes that combine the right kinds of interesting fiddly bits with a healthy amount of bass. Not all of the tracks exactly fit this description, but most do. The rest are there for contrast and dynamics, but all are presented for your supreme enjoyment.

Like what you hear? Let me know! And don’t forget you can grab lots of other mixes from my downloads page. You can also subscribe to the Splendid Beats Podcast and never miss another splendid download!

Tune in the second Saturday of every month at 9am US PST/12pm US EST/5pm UK/18:00 Central Europe to catch the latest episode of Psilicon Dreams on DI.FM.

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Download » Crispy - Psilicon Dreams 19 (September 2011) (1hr 11min, 164MB)

Track list:
01. Tara Putra – Dubland Mountains [free download]
02. Deep Fried Dub – Submerged [purchase]
03. Brujo’s Bowl – Najd’s Squelch [free download]
04. Globular – Seeker [free download]
05. Easily Embarrassed – Triplets [free download]
06. Auma – The Old Magick [free download]
07. Desiseq – DeQuanta [purchase]
08. Krusseldorf – Verticulate [purchase]
09. Liquid Stranger – Veil of Forgetfulness [purchase]
10. Heyoka – Shmazdipdoodlydurkayoda [purchase]
11. Kalya Scintilla – Epic Synthesis [purchase]
12. Timonkey – Sleep Patterns [purchase]
13. Tripswitch – Collider (Codemonkey Remix) [purchase]
14. Mood Deluxe – Shadow Law [purchase]
15. Abakus – How Does it Feel to Be Real [purchase]

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Better late than never is Psilicon Dreams episode 18, for July 2011. Psilicon Dreams is my monthly mix series for Digitally Imported Radio and features the best in all flavors of psychill, downtempo, ambient, dub, IDM, dubstep, or whatever. As along is it squishes my mind grapes in that special way, it makes the cut.

Like what you hear? Let me know! And don’t forget you can grab lots of other mixes from my downloads page. You can also subscribe to the Splendid Beats Podcast and never miss another splendid download!

Tune in the second Saturday of every month at 9am US PST/12pm US EST/5pm UK/18:00 Central Europe to catch the latest episode of Psilicon Dreams on DI.FM.

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Download » Crispy - Psilicon Dreams 18 (July 2011) (1hr 17min, 178MB)

Track list:
01. Androcell – Seahorse Dreams [purchase]
02. Flooting Grooves – Across the Threshold [purchase]
03. Novsanus – Forgotton Ages [purchase]
04. Warp Technique – History of Dreams (Doof Remix) [purchase]
05. Frechbax feat. Alex Rutschmann – Summertime [free download]
06. Blue Planet Corporation – Mangrove [purchase]
07. Ascoil Sun – The Swallowed Sun [free download]
08. Lab’s Cloud – My Sacred Place [purchase]
09. Hello Mellow – Amanita [free download]
10. Tripswitch – Tessellation [purchase]
11. Shpongle – Nothing is Something Worth Doing [purchase]
12. Radioactive Sandwich – Elephant Parade [free download]
13. Asura – Virgin Delight [purchase]

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Crispy - Psilicon Dreams 17 (June 2011)

Here’s episode 17 of Psilicon Dreams, my monthly mix series for Digitally Imported Radio. I’m super happy with how this one turned out, and it’s been on heavy rotation since I recorded it earlier in the month. It features some sick bass n’ ooze beats and rock-solid downtempo grooves, with a thick coating of dubbed-out fx by yours truly. This is not your typical psychill mix, but then again, typical is not what I’m going for. There were 3 new compilations that formed the central inspiration for #17: Painting Pictures On Silence V1, Elysium, and Psycho Navigator. If you dig the set, I can’t recommend picking up these comps enough.

Like what you hear? Let me know! And don’t forget you can grab lots of other mixes from my downloads page. You can also subscribe to the Splendid Beats Podcast and never miss another splendid download!

Tune in the second Saturday of every month at 9am US PST/12pm US EST/5pm UK/18:00 Central Europe to catch the latest episode of Psilicon Dreams on DI.FM.

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Download » Crispy - Psilicon Dreams 17 (June 2011) (1hr 22min, 188MB)

Track list:
01. Vieux Farka Toure – Wale (Warp Technique Remix) [purchase]
02. Ashtech – R.E.M. [purchase]
03. Sun In Aquarius – Wytaliba [purchase]
04. Kalpataru Tree – Spoonbender [purchase]
05. Tiki – Past Present Future (Pitch Black’s Sleep Whisperer Mix) [purchase]
06. Grouch – Deep In Your Burgers [purchase]
07. Indidginus – Lost Coast (feat Colin Angus) [purchase]
08. Bird of Prey – Walkabout [purchase]
09. Helios – Dreamtime [purchase]
10. The Mollusk – Exodus [purchase]
11. Shulman – One Step Closer (Eitan Reiter & DJ Shahar Remix) [purchase]
12. Lenny Ibizarre – Sub Drop Shop [purchase]
13. Auma – Sygnal [purchase]
14. ManMadeMan – Flower of Light [free download]

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Crispy - Psilicon Dreams 16 (May 2011) cover

Presenting episode 16 of my Psilicon Dreams mix series for Digitally Imported Radio. This mix dives right into the heart of the psychill/psybient genre and highlights some of the melodic stormers that have recently caught my ear. There’s even a touch of sloa goa to keep the energy up without taking it too far.

Like what you hear? Let me know! And don’t forget you can grab lots of other mixes from my downloads page. You can also subscribe to the Splendid Beats Podcast and never miss another splendid download!

Tune in every second Saturday at 9am US PST/12pm US EST/5pm UK/18:00 Central Europe to catch the newest episode of Psilicon Dreams on DI.FM.

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Download » Crispy - Psilicon Dreams 16 (May 2011) (1hr 20min, 184MB)

Tracklist ::
01. James Murray – Empty Spaces [purchase]
02. Lab’s Cloud – Winds Fairy [purchase]
03. Jaïa – Le Chat des Sirenes [purchase]
04. Digital Drop (Israel) – Salam Bombay [purchase]
05. Ott – The Aubergine of the Sun [purchase]
06. Kadang – Maktub [free download]
07. Chronos & C.J. Catalizer – Across the Universe [purchase]
08. Dreaming Cooper – Space Trip [purchase]
09. Capsula – Mindfulness Intention [purchase]
10. Perfect Blind – Nimbus Cloud [free download]
11. ShizoLizer Gin – Sweet Dino [free download]
12. Senzar – Before the Morning Sun [free download]

Categories: Chill Room, Downloads, Leave Trace, Music Production, Podcast

Live at Chillography 301 cover art

Download » Leave Trace - Live at Chillography 301

For your listening and downloading pleasure is my live Leave Trace set recorded at Chillography 301 on July 31, 2010 at Myrtle Edwards Park, on the lovely Seattle waterfront. This chillin’-in-the-sunshine inspired performance included the premier of several new tunes, including a melodic downtempo remix of “Monday Mimosas”, the spaced-out “Zero G”, and closes with an unofficial Leave Trace downtempo remix of “Canyon Hymn” by post rock gods, Grails.

Enjoy!

Tracklist ::
1. Splendor
2. Breach
3. Monday Mimosas (Chill Then Serve Mix)
4. Shellshock
5. Zero G
6. Grails – Canyon Hymn (Leave Trace Mix)

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PsiliconDreams 15 cover art

Presenting episode 15 of my Psilicon Dreams mix series for Digitally Imported Radio. The first half of the set is some super chill, meditative ambient that I’ve been setting aside for inclusion in a mix for a while now. I could (and should at some point) easily mix an entire set of nearly beatless ambient, but since that is not the true format of the Psychill station which Psilicon Dreams is created for, I pick up the pace and feature a slew of awesome new tracks by newcomer Subaqueous, Ott, Phutureprimitive, and Digital Drop (Isreal). As usual, this episode bounces all around the psychill genre, hopefully showing off the wonderful level of variety in styles that all contribute to this re-blossoming class of music.

Like what you hear? Let me know! And don’t forget you can grab lots of other mixes from my downloads page. You can also subscribe to the Splendid Beats Podcast and never miss another splendid download!

Tune in every second Saturday at 9am US PST/12pm US EST/5pm UK/18:00 Central Europe to catch the newest episode of Psilicon Dreams on Digitally Imported radio.

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Download » Crispy - Psilicon Dreams 15 (March 2011) (1hr 23min, 199MB)

Tracklist ::
01. Enuui – Chimbre feat. Mauxuam & Greg Hunter [free download]
02. Blamstrain – Frame Math [purchase]
03. Invader Tron – Native Planet [free download]
04. Planet Boelex – Suunta [free download]
05. Erothyme and Subaqueous – Nautilus (Erothyme Remix) [free download]
06. Morphonix feat. Irina Mikhailova – Fuzz Machine [purchase]
07. Digital Drop (Israel) – Shakti [purchase]
08. Uth – Reflections of Consciousness [free download]
09. Ott – Adrift in Hilbert Space [purchase]
10. Phutureprimitive – The Changeling [purchase]
11. Mauxuam – Jahnesh [free download]