There were a number of good releases in 2016, with particular standout tracks on EPs, compilations and albums. We’ve taken a look at some of our favourite psytrance LPs of 2016.
Sideform – Momentum (February, Iboga)
Five years after their first album, Sideform delivers their follow up entitled Momentum, featuring 9 progressive psytrance bangers.
Astrix – He.art (April, HOMMega)
After a long six year wait, Israeli-born Astrix delivers his fifth album on HOMMega. The unique journey over 80 minutes features original tracks and collaborations with Ace Ventura, Ritmo, Tristan and a magical remix for Juno Reactor. The artwork is out of this world, too.
Grouch – Corpus Callosum (June, Zenon)
A 65 minute album showcasing the low 130 BPM style with some serious psychedelic sounds. Top notch album delivered from the New Zealander, Grouch.
Zyce – The Fifth Dimension (June, TesseracTstudio)
The fifth album delivered from the Serbian electronic artist features 5 outstanding solo tracks and 6 collaborations with renowned artists Sub6, Liquid Soul feat. Solar Kid, Talpa, Gaudium, Morten Granau and Shake.
Loud – 5 Billion Stars (July, Nano)
Loud have departed from their original sound but their new take on psychedelic, hypnotic sounds is an interesting one to note. This is an either love-or-hate-it release for many, but a future classic from Nano Records for ourselves.
VA – A Taste of South African Psychedelics (July, Nano)
The Nano Records compilation featuring 18 original tracks by South African psytrance artists. The 138 – 148 bpm compilation is available as a free download and feature many bangers.
Static Movement – Sian (November, Iono)
Static Movement’s latest album ‘Sian’ is named after his son, following his previous album ‘Sol’, his daughter. This Iono release falls between the lines of progressive and psytrance, with original tracks, remixes and collaborations over 10 tracks.