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Nokturnal's sounds cover a very wide range of genres from intelligent psydub and chillstep, to progressive breaks, progressive house and atmospheric drum and bass. His true skills however are shown during the night time hours when he can take a trancefloor from the deep side of funk and the dark side of groovy all the way to the in your face bliss of sonic enlightenment. Nokturnal is a DJ's DJ, and a trance addicts perfect fix.

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Cortex Vortex
Released: Feb 1, 2001
Genre: Psytrance - Full On
Length: 1:22:44
Size: 152mb
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Track List:

1. Unknown Controllers - Unknown Control
2. BUS - Lets Go
3. Stoop & Fidget - Speechless
4. Talamasca - Telepathic Atmospheres (Live Mix)
5. Ninja - Vortex Tunnel
6. BUS - Sweetness
7. Biodegradable - Ayakhustyx
8. Dragon - Fuse
9. 12 Moons - Zero Gravity
10. Mumbo Jumbo - Mysterons
11. Cosmosis - The Spirit World
12. S Range - Free Upgrade
13. Mumbo Jumbo - Fishbone Remix



Completing this mix nearly got me thrown out of the house I was living in at the time because of the repetition and volume level of my endless attempts to get this mix right. Over and over and over..... and over I tried to mix this through cleanly. I was playing from vinyl and I had only just barely learned how to beat match when I began this project, my first truely contrived and painfully recorded mix. I would emerge from my bedroom after 6 to 8 hours at a go, barely able to talk to anyone, that is how zombified I was. A couple of months went by... literally. When I finally got it, I fully broke down and balled from the release. And when I listen to it today, I still can not believe that I pulled it off, inspite of the long and off beat transition from track 7 to track 8. In fact I doubt I could repeat some sections of it without getting some serious practice time in, some of the transitions in the first third of the mix required that I mix 70-80% of each track, leaving me with as little as 20 sec to cue and bring in the next track. For me as a beginner, it was pretty much impossible. As well, at the time I did not realise that Mumbo Jumbo and Cosmosis were the same fellow, otherwise I would not have put so many tracks by he same person in the mix. No wonder they went so well together! I actually got him to sign my original beatup copy of Intergalactic when Norris and I played before him at Motion Notion in 2004, Bilbo Baggins is a pretty friendly fella it turns out. One last thing that I have never pointed out to anyone about this mix is that on track two there is a vocal where a femaly voice (Wynonna Ryder from Alien Resurrection) says "It's not real, it's not real!", and the last track of this mix has a male vocal that says "it's your mind that makes it real", how's that for programming? Ha! Can anyone say GEEK?!?! In the end all the effort was worth it as the mix made it's way to some really incredible people in Colorado and I ended up doing a three gig mini tour, the final event being at the UFO Watchtower in Sand Dune National Monument (where they filmed the desert scenes in Star Wars!) alongside Kode IV on the summer solstice. It was an incredible experience to say the least.



"Nice mix, man... hypnotizing enough."
- Voice of All

"Listening to it now & absofcukinlutely amazing & a pleasure to listen to... Old is gold yea! Thanks for this mate."
- Dogon

"Yes, had a listen, its wicked, heartily recommended. Let's Go! just killer, and nice mix into 'The spirit world' didn't see it coming at all, really very nice indeed."
- Speakafreaka


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