Resurrection 008 on Pure.FM download

Domased Electronica – Resurrection 008 [September 24 2009] on Pure.FM download here.
Nina Massahi – Resurrection 008 Guest Mix [September 24 2009] on Pure.FM download here.

Domased Electronica – Resurrection 008 tracklist:

01. Michael & Levan and Stiven Rivic – Connection (Faskil Remix) [promo]
02. Michael & Levan – Croatia (Original Mix) [promo]
03. Domased Electronica – Ganga (Kay-D Remix) [promo]
04. Grigory Melikhov – Silver Key (Michael & Levan and Stiven Rivic Remix) [promo]
05. Stone Mason – Final Point (Kay-D Remix) [Mistiquemusic]
06. Soulfinder – Southside [Jetlag Digital]
07. Stone Mason – Final Point (Minoru Hirata Remix) [Mistiquemusic]
08. Nicolas Coronel & J.P. Graziano – Montana (Dave Ferol Remix) [Mestiza Records]
09. Kintar – W.I.W.A.C.H (Original Mix) [Mistiquemusic] 

Nina Massahi – Resurrection 008 Guest Mix tracklist:

01. Oliver Morgenroth – Sonnensegler (Original Mix) [promo|]
02. Oliver Morgenroth – Dark India (Original Mix) [promo|]
03. Faskil – We’re All Cunt5 (Original Mix) [Frisky Records]
04. Marek – Me Chali – (Original Mix) [iRecords]
05. Rezo & Emannuel – 1749 De Emoti (Original Mix) [Contrast Records]
06. Nina Massahi – 7 (Original Mix) [promo|]
07. Aya Mavra vs Deeper Moments & Robert K – Teotihuacan (Frangellico Remix) [Mistiquemusic]
08. Mango – She Was Here (Main Dave Remix) [MPFS Black]
09. Kintar – Dark & Deepest (Original Mix) [Mistiquemusic]

Resurrection 008

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Track Mermaid reviewed on

MIST004Mistiquemusic: Cat. MIST004
Released May 2009

Track list:
1. Mermaid
2. Mermaid (Michael & Levan & Stivin Rivic Remix)
3. Mermaid (Fretwell Remix)
4. Mermaid (Python Remix)

IN BRIEF: Atmospheric.

Okay, it’s getting a bit ridiculous now. “Progressive”, always one of the more slippery scenes in electronic music, has been stretched so damn far in the past year or two that it’s snapped. We really need to throw the bloody term out altogether and come up with some new words to describe all this music, because the men formerly known as React 2 Rhythm and Leftfield must be thoroughly discombobulated by some of the stuff being associated with their invention. That’s not going to happen though, because this is dance music we’re talking about. Instead, the progressive bracket will be split yet further into more and more sub-sub-sub-genres, inspiring countless arguments amongst ill-informed web citizens.

So let’s get cracking then. All that Guy J, Danny Howells, Shlomi Aber “Hey tech house, we’re still cool” stuff is now progressive tech: now go away and think of some melodies. All the Anjunadeep poppy, “Hey Armin, you can open a set with us” people, you’re now electro-prog and you need to stop talking to Armin Van Buuren and tell the police. Prog-psy… well, you’re way ahead of us. Anyone making trance at less than135bpm without vocals can go get progressive trance out from the attic and dust it down. And as for all those spurious artists Beatport keeps labelling “progressive house” in spite of all reason… you’re only in this category because the admin couldn’t work out where you belong, so just keep it simple, shorten it to “house” and leave us alone.

Who’s left? Well, a group of mostly European producers releasing on labels like Tilth and Proton, who are making good old fashioned atmospheric progressive house as it was back in 2004 just before all those Germanic minimal barbarians crashed the party. Strictly speaking, we should question just how “progressive” this music is when all it’s done in five years is sound steadily shinier while ignoring all outside influences. But the hell with that: this is progressive house as most of know it, some of us love it and all of us can identify without having to stretch the term. It’s a scene without any big name DJs or superclub associations, which means it doesn’t get much publicity.

Domased Electronica’s Mermaid, however, has been making waves since its release back in May, to the point where it’s been one of the most popular progressive tracks of the summer. If you want a concise summary of what this underground progressive scene is all about, this single sums is it. Displaced from the traditional trance/house powerbases, most of it comes from Eastern Europe: Domased Electronica is Slovakian, Mistiquemusic is a Georgian label (as are its owner, Michael, Levan and Stivin Rivic) and remixer Python is Russian. In defiance to the trends of recent years, it is both unashamedly melodic and maximal in its production. And what’s distinctive is the mood it evokes: neither the laser-soaked euphoria of old nor the K-hole trippiness of much modern house. Mermaid is ethereal, melancholic and delicately beautiful.

Perhaps this distinct and affecting mood is why Mermaid has been such a sleeper hit over the summer. This isn’t a track that screams “dancefloor friendly”: its melodic almost from the first beat, demanding harmonic mixing, while the bassline sits behind relatively sparse percussion and the breakdown is a good minute long. It’s not a record any DJ could drop in any set.

When the Hartnoll brothers of Orbital looked back at their rave anthem Chime, Phil admitted he found it hard to dance to and Paul confessed it was slower than they had intended. Despite these flaws, he said, “The song won out”. And when Mermaid’s stirring choral pads and chopped vocal whispers wash into a breakdown and the spine-tingling piano motif flows over you… the song wins out. This isn’t a perfect dance record, but it’s a beautiful piece of music.

As you’d want from a single with a strong tune and slightly disappointing execution, the remixes are a strong bunch. Michael, Levan and Stivin Rivic (rarely has there been a production group so in need of an alias) turn in a proper progressive trance workout, in the pre-millennial Global Underground vein. The melody is confined to the sweeping breakdown while the rest of the track is a pumping, hypnotic journey, the plentiful layers the original provides augmented with beefed-up percussion and bottom end. English prog breaks darling Fretwell breaks up the Eastern European gang with a typically effective breaks rework, crafting shimmering arpeggio lines and background synth-washes perfect for pre-midnight crowd warming. Python turns in a Sasha-friendly neo-trancey mix which ditches most of the original and rebuilds the track around a sparkly arpeggio, soft kick and a hypnotic build.

While it’s not perfect and it’s not the future, Domased Electronica has written a track that might just stay with you long after the six month sell-by dates on most house records have expired. And he’s got a whole scene of like-minded people out to do the same.

Written by SYSTEM-J for

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Resurrection 007 on Pure.FM download

Domased Electronica – Resurrection 007 [August 27 2009] on Pure.FM download here.
The Stain – Resurrection 007 Guest Mix [August 27 2009] on Pure.FM download here.

Domased Electronica – Resurrection 007 tracklist:

01. Michael & Levan and Stiven Rivic – Connection (Aeron Aether Remix) [promo]
02. Alex Maragos – Play 6 (Michael & Levan Remix) [promo]
03. Stone Mason – Final Point (Loquai Remix) [Mistiquemusic]
04. Michael & Levan – Samuel The Killer (Original Mix) [promo]
05. Valandi Pangea – Restless (Silenece’O’Phobia Remix) [Deepsessions Recordings]
06. Marek – Me Chali (Original Mix) [iRecords]
07. Aya Mavra vs Deeper Moments & Robert K – Teotihuacan (Deeper Moments & Robert K Remix) [Mistiquemusic]
08. Ozgur Ozkan – Istanbul Twilight (Domased Electronica Remix) [promo]
09. Ivan Nikusev & Wav-E – No MOre Sadness (Domased Electronica Remix) [promo]

The Stain – Resurrection 007 Guest Mix tracklist:

01. Michael & Levan and Stiven Rivic – Invisible Children (The Stain Remix) [promo]
02. Shane – Late Night Flight (The Stain Remix) [Jetlag Digital]
03. The Stain – Battle Of The Quarks (Original Mix) [Jetlag Digital]
04. Echofusion – Liquid Planet (The Stain Remix) [promo]
05. Domased Electronica – Ararat (The Stain Remix) [promo]
06. Michael & Levan Feat. Stiven Rivic – Angel Dream (The Stain Remix) [promo]
07. The Stain – Sparkless (Original Mix) [Jetlag Digital]
08. The Stain – Clouds Above The Highlands (Original Mix) [Jetlag Digital]
09. Python – Enigma (The Stain Decrypted Remix) [promo]

Resurrection 007

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Frozen Special 020 Guest Mix on ETN.FM download

Domased Electronica – Frozen 020 Guest Mix [August 20 2009] on ETN.FM download here.


01. Stewart Keenan – Magnolia (Michael & Levan Remix) [Navigation Records]
02. Chris Drifter & Ronyo – Disconnected Illusions (Kintar Remix) [SoundTribe Rekords]
03. Kintar – From Ghazir To Beirut (Original Mix) [Mistiquemusic]
04. Domased Electronica – Ararat (The Stain Remix) [Mistiquemusic]
05. Domased Electronica – Ganga (Kay-D Remix) [Mistiquemusic]
06. Stone Mason – Final Point (Kay-D Remix) [Mistiquemusic]
07. Stone Mason – Final Point (Original Mix) [Mistiquemusic]
08. Kintar – The Sumerians (Original Mix) [Mistiquemusic]

Frozen 020

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Resurrection 006 on Pure.FM download

Domased Electronica – Resurrection 006 [July 23 2009] on Pure.FM download here.
Ivan Nikusev – Resurrection 006 Guest Mix [July 23 2009] on Pure.FM download here.

Domased Electronica – Resurrection 006 tracklist:

01. Suhaib RZ – Shallow Ground (Original Mix) [Rashdi Recordings]
02. Loquai – Cosmic Sweeper (Original Mix) [Deepsessions Recordings]
03. East Cafe – Come To Me (Abdomen Burst Desert Mix) [Mistiquemusic]
04. Domased Electronica – Ganga (LoQuai Remix) [promo]
05. Domased Electronica – Ararat (Michael & Levan and Stiven Rivic Remix) [promo]
06. Loquai – Lose Ones Way (Original Mix) [Deepsessions Recordings]
07. Domased Electronica – Ararat (Kintar Remix) [promo]
08. Kostas Skretas – Tears On The Leaf (Michael & Levan and Stiven Rivic Remix) [Dark Pleasure Records]
09. Michael & Levan and Stiven Rivic – Invisible Children (Domased Electronica Remix) [promo]

Ivan Nikusev – Resurrection 006 Guest Mix tracklist: 

01. Gai Barone – Organum (Dino Lenny Remix) [Afterglow]
02. Domased Electronica – Ganga (Loquai Remix) [promo]
03. Ivan Nikusev & Wav-E – No More Sadness (Eyecorp Remix) [promo]
04. Dinka – Road To Perdition (Original Mix) [Enormous Tunes]
05. Dinka – Canonball (Claes Rosen Remix) [Unreleased Digital]
06. Solarity – Relentless (Original Mix) [Morphosis Records]
07. DJ Tatana – Spring Breeze (Martin Roth Summerstyle Remix) [Sirup Records]
08. LoQuai – Pathfinder (Original Mix) [Ultimate House Records]
09. Mesmerized – Nostalgia (Original Mix) [Ora Recordings]

Resurrection 006

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Reverberations 011 Guest Mix on Pure.FM download

My older guest mix for Michael & Levan’s show Reverberations on Pure.FM. Tracklist was updated because most of tracks were promos that time.

Domased Electronica – Reverberations 011 Guest Mix [December 19 2008] on Pure.FM download here.

01. Domased Electronica – Naiad (Original Mix) [Tilth Music]
02. Domased Electronica – Icarus (Original Mix) [Mestiza Records]
03. Domased Electronica – Dewpoint (Original Mix) [Morphosis Records]
04. Domased Electronica – Naiad (Styller Remix) [Tilth Music]
05. Styller – Perspectus (Domased Electronica Remix) [unsigned]
06. Domased Electronica – Dewpoint (Styller Remix) [Morphosis Records]
07. Snake Sedrick – Border (Michael & Levan Remix) [Tilth Music]
08. Domased Electronica – Dewpoint (Michael & Levan Remix) [Morphosis Records]
09. Uriel – Fieldox (Domased Electronica Remix) [Morphosis Records]

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Resurrection 005 on Pure.FM download

Domased Electronica – Resurrection 005 [June 25 2009] on Pure.FM download here.
Stiven Rivic – Resurrection 005 Guest Mix [June 25 2009] on Pure.FM download here.

Domased Electronica – Resurrection 005 tracklist:

01. Michael&Levan and Stiven Rivic – Invisible Children (Original Mix) [promo]
02. Kay-D – Harmony Inside (Seahawk Remix) [Carica Revelation]
03. Kay-D – Harmony Inside (Original Remix) [Carica Revelation]
04. Moshic – Reflex (Dub Mix) [Contrast Records]
05. The F Project – Rise (Saul B remix) [No Smoking Recordings]
06. Inox – Kanibalism (Original Mix) [Proton Particles]
07. Echofusion – Time Lock (Original Mix) [Deepsessions Recordings]
08. East Cafe – Come To Me (Elfsong Remix) [promo]
09. Antony Grant – Run Through The Light (Beautiful Mind Mix) [System Recordings]

Stiven Rivic – Resurrection 005 Guest Mix tracklist:

01.  Bitfiend – Alone With The Satellites (Mike Hiratzka Remix) [promo]
02.  Michael&Levan feat. Stiven Rivic – Free Fall (Elfsong & Aeron Aether Remix) [Toes In The Sand]
03.  Dj Shinobi – Taurus (Michael & Levan Feat. Stiven Rivic Remix) [promo]
04.  Michael & Levan Feat. Stiven Rivic – Free Fall (Original Mix) [Toes In The Sand]
05.  ZB – Influenza (Michael & Levan Feat. Stiven Rivic Remix) [promo]
06.  Michael & Levan Feat. Stiven Rivic – Connection (Original Mix) [promo]
07.  Kay-D – Global Recession (The Stain Remix) [Mistiquemusic]
08.  Kay-D – Somewhere (Original Mix) [promo]
09.  Michael & Levan Feat. Stiven Rivic – Connection [promo]

Resurrection 005

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My older guestmix for Ensonic.FM download

Domased Electronica Guest Mix for Ensonic.FM download here.


01. Lokitas – Indifference (Michael&Levan Ambient Mix) [Pitch Music]
02. Absance – Train Of Thoughts (Michael&Levan Remix) [Morphosis Records]
03. Michael&Levan and Stiven Rivic – State Of Liberty (Domased Electronica Remix) [Mistiquemusic]
04. Lokitas – Indifference (Original Mix) [Pitch Music]
05. Hypnotic Hour – Bird Of Down (Ivan Nikusev Remix) [Deepsessions Recordings]
06. Kamakura Env – Daydream (Original Mix) [Morphosis Records]
07. Domased Electronica – Mermaid (Michael&Levan and Stiven Rivic Remix) [Mistiquemusic]
08. Uriel – Fieldox (Domased Electronica Remix) [Morphosis Records]
09. Rex Mundi – Leaving Paradise (Original Mix) [Electronic Elements]

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Track Mermaid reviewed on

MIST004Domased Electronica – Mermaid
Label: Mistiquemusic
Released: June 5th, 2009
Reviewed: 4.5/5
User Rating: 4.3/5
Mistiquemusic continues their good run, with this release from Slovakian artist Domased Electronica. This producer has already had his brand of atmospheric progressive house released on labels like Tilth and Morphosis. His latest offering, entitled “Mermaid,” comes with some big name digital prog remixes. Label directors Michael & Levan and Stiven Rivic team up, plus there are new versions from Russia’s Python and Sheffield’s Tim Fretwell. This line up should have prog fans everywhere licking their lips!

The original mix is a driving and energetic progressive number. Rising chords and atmospheric echoes give the track a soul, whilst a rolling bassline provides a solid base. A great start, and plenty of elements for the guest remixers to use.

The Michael & Levan and Stiven Rivic remix have the label owners raising the bar with their own remix. Similar to the original, but with more energy, more atmospherics and a great presence. A fine remix indeed!

The Python remix is slightly more chilled out than the previous too. In fact, Python gives the tune a nice alternative direction to balance out the package.

Completing the release is the Fretwell remix, with this Sheffield, England based producer renowned for his work as a progressive breaks artist. His take on “Mermaid” is of good quality, and adding a breaks mix to the package is very sound move from the Mistiquemusic crew.

This is the 4th release on Mistiquemusic, possibly their best yet. If the label can keep up this level of quality without over saturation, this Georgian imprint could establish itself as one of the premier digital labels in the coming months and years.

Chris Sterio [May 18 2009]

(incl. Michael&Levan and Stiven Rivic, Fretwell, Python)

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Track Mermaid released on Mistiquemusic

MIST004Slovak producer Domased Electronica starts off this release with his original track “Mermaid”. It’s a floating progressive house track that contains a great deal of atmospheric elements and enjoyable melodies as well as a strong and firm beat.

Label heads Michael & Levan And Stiven Rivic deliver the first remix which includes an incredibly deep bassline as well as a hypnotizing, driving beat. This goes really well together with the unique and adorable atmosphere created by various melody stabs and harmonies.

The remix from Russian Python starts off with some big pad hits and slowly develops into a deep, progressive track with driving synth lines and interesting drum elements.

Fretwell from the UK delivers a firm breakbeat remix with catching synth layers and various stab melodies. A very strong kick dominates this track which also makes it rather energetic and pumping.

Tracks on this release:

01. Mermaid (Original mix)
02. Mermaid (Michael&Levan and Stiven Rivic Remix)
03. Mermaid (Python Remix)
04. Mermaid (Fretwell Remix)

Details on Mistiquemusic website. 

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