Here’s a double Daily Hat Track wrap up for both June and July. Due to motivational issues, I had done a poor job of keeping up on these until last week. And because of that, I’ve decided to just slide the Hat Tracks from July over to June. So today you’re getting one large post reviewing about 5 dozen smaller posts I’ve Tweeted over the past 2 months. Let’s all agree (and by all, I mean just me. I’m the only one in control here) to never let things get out of hand again.
Daily Hat Track: June 1 (Yahel – Fear of The Dark (DNA Remix))
A psytrance remix of a breaks cover of an Iron Maiden song. Neat. Now all we need to do is mash it up with jazz or something like that.
Daily Hat Track: June 2 (Veorra – Run)
Veorra’s most popular track is about the never-ending run as we struggle to keep with society’s expectations. Surprisingly not my favorite but still well deserved.
Daily Hat Track: June 3 (Celldweller – End of an Empire)
I promised I wouldn’t overwhelm the blog with Celldweller again for a while but I can squeeze the occasional awesome societal existential track from the far future of my reviews. This is among the best Celldweller songs.
Daily Hat Track: June 4 (The Crüxshadows – Deception)
Honestly, I just love how this particular song from my extra edgy phase is held up by the violin. Lyrics aren’t too shabby, but it’s clear what the best part of the song is for me nowadays (hint: it’s the violin)
Daily Hat Track: June 5 (Forest Knot – Hendrix)
Is this Hat Track late because I am severely disorganized or is it early because this lovely chill sax song wasn’t released until the 7th?
Daily Hat Track: June 6 (Bassfactor – The Power Inside)
This recent breaks/psytrance combo got me out of breath when running to my recent dentist’s appointment. Bassfactor seems to be brand new to the scene but I’m definitely looking forward to future works.
Daily Hat Track: June 7 (Test Shot Starfish – In the Shadow of Giants)
Music from Space indeed. I’ve only just begun looking at Test Shot Starfish’s discography and I’m already enjoying this chill mood that sounds as if it’s descended to Earth from the cosmos.
Daily Hat Track: June 8 (Carface – Hitchin’ a Ride)
Definitely take a listen to the self-destructive 13 minute experience. That’s all I’m willing to say here, other than a warning that this may get a little strange.
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Daily Hat Track: June 9 (redo) (Globus – Europa)
That’s no typo. This two month old Hat Track was accidentally a repeat, so now I’m going to share the vocal version of Electric Romeo which depicts war over history
Daily Hat Track: June 10 (Rezonate – Canvas)
I’m not sure how, but outside of the “still 18” line, this song of existential pondering gets more and more relatable every summer.
Daily Hat Track: June 11 (Pegboard Nerds – Emergency)
Hard to believe that this came out over four years ago. Every once and a while I come back to these nostalgic Monstercat songs and find myself amazed at how well they hold up. This one was, is, and always will be a banger to me
Daily Hat Track: June 12 (Rogue – Night After Night)
Knights on Horseback ride in and are allowed in the distance by a chariot, basically a parade float of a giant Monstercat logo. They get off their horses and flank a crystal throne. The chariot makes its way in and a young man dre
Daily Hat Track: June 13 (Aphex Twin – Vordhosbn)
Release Radar screwed with me saying this was new, but it’s really a 2 decade old song placed on a compilation that was released recently. But that’s fine. Aphex Twin is always a treat.
Daily Hat Track: June 14 (Camo & Krooked – Black or White & Tasha Baxter (Kimyan Law remix)
Favorite remix of my favorite Camo & Krooked track. Why? It’s complex, it’s mysterious, it has an edge of unsettlement. And it still uses the lyrics of anti-division and the grey area in between opposing ideals.
Daily Hat Track: June 15 (Gunship, Tim Capello & Indiana – Dark All Day
Also there’s that music video with vampire zombies and lots of hot people and it’s the best animated music video ever
Daily Hat Track: June 16 (The Flashbulb – Undiscovered Colors)
A gorgeous trippy song, both fast and slow once the drums start. Piano, strings and a drumbeat full of mysterious energy. Each moment is both unique and fantastically similar at the same time. This song is the best kind of paradox
Daily Hat Track: June 17 (Gunship – When You Grow Up Your Heart Dies)
I know I posted Gunship not too long ago, but the song immediately following Dark All Day (while not as great cuz less sax) does have a message of trying to hold on to your identity as you grow up. I need this these days.
Daily Hat Track: June 18 (Haywyre – Sculpted)
Heading back in time today to an early Haywyre song exploring the existential questions of self identity, whether nature or nurture applies and exactly how much control we have over who we are. Also it’s hella funky.
Daily Hat Track: June 19 (Pegboard Nerds & lug00ber – Bring Me Joy
Probably my favorite modern Pegboard Nerds track. The second half is especially energetic with the best piano melodies and arps. Honestly, there’s nothing deep about this song. It’s just fun.
Daily Hat Track: June 20 (Bicep – Rain)
I’m reviewing my favorite arpeggiated artist right now, but I’ll honestly enjoy any song that had even the mildest arpeggiated feel. Recently I’ve discovered Bicep and the simple drive of a song called Rain.
Daily Hat Track: June 21 (Alex – Demons):
Hey, that’s my name right there. Some nice slow synthwave. Good relaxing vibe despite the ominous demonic title.
Daily Hat Track: June 22 (Rival Consoles – Amiga)
Arpeggiated madness in the second quarter, flawless tempo change in the third quarter. I mean, I love the beginning and end of the song as well, but that middle half is absolutely spectacular.
Daily Hat Track: June 23 (Rival Consoles – Guitari)
Can I share two Rival Consoles songs in a row? Because I also really like the funky vibe that Guitari gives me and I really want to share this one too. It’s got nothing on Amiga but it’s still great.
Daily Hat Track: June 24 (Joachim Pastor – Joda (Worakls remix)
Oh the strings and piano on this one are absolutely gorgeous. Yeah all of hungry music is great, but when the upper two thirds (sorry N’to) join forces I expect nothing less than a masterpiece. And they definitely delivered.
Daily Hat Track: June 25 (Koan – Coastline)
Someone rinsed me of Koan today so here I am sharing one of my favorite beautiful, relaxing, and immersive journeys from Loan. Enjoy.
Daily Hat Track: June 26 (Lange – Violins Revenge (Light Mix))
Violins revenge is quite simply a track that utilizing the violin masterfully. That’s all I’ve got to say for this one.
Daily Hat Track: June 27 (N’to – The Morning After)
I’ve always liked all of Hungry Music but I’ve considered N’to to often be one of the weaker links of the trio. However his most recent release is making me appreciate him a bit more.
Daily Hat Track: June 28 (Lange – Crossroads (Percussive Mix))
Not as good as the Mindinabox song titled Crossroads of course but still a great track about making choices that can change one’s life forever. Beautiful from Lange as always.
Daily Hat Track: June 29 (Infected Mushroom – Kebabies)
This New Infected Mushroom track released recently really has a BP Empire vibe to it.
Daily Hat Track: June 30 (Assemblage 23 – Drive)
The demons I’m driving from is procrastination fueled depression and depression fueled procrastination. I must change that.
Good song from Assemblage 23 though. A futurepop artist I have yet to introduce you all to, until now.
Daily Hat Track: July 1 (Dance With The Dead – Diabolic)
It’s 2 in the morning so I should be in the bed but here’s some late night synthwave for anyone who’s still up for some reason. Unless you’re British or something, then your wakefulness makes sense.
Daily Hat Track: July 2 (Koan – Uncloak (Ghost Rider remix))
I’ve shared a couple of Koan track’s but this right here was the moment of Koan discovery. Yes, it’s a Ghost Rider remix but that’s just what happens when you’re a psytrance maniac like myself. Beautiful track though.
Daily Hat Track: July 3 (Lauren Bousfield – Slow Slicing (Klonopin))
Really running behind on everything. Here’s a small step towards catching up with some trippy Lauren Bousfield combined with some wonderful strings.
Daily Hat Track: July 4 (Makeup & Vanity Set – Implant)
Makeup and Vanity Set had a good variety of synthwave, some upbeat and some slower. So here’s one for starters that I’ve listen to a few times recently due to its arps, simplistic melodies and occasional relaxing vibes.
Daily Hat Track: July 5 (Durs – Avalance)
I’m always up for loving some Spin Twist psytrance so seeing a whole new Durs album. Is quite enjoyable. Good use of that psychedelic pluck in both the calmer and driving portions of the song. Plus a few fun little vocal parts.
Daily Hat Track: July 6 (BT – Tokyo)
BT isn’t as consistent as Flashbulb but there’s still some good trippy chill in the BT discography
Daily Hat Track: July 7 (BT – Artifacture VI. Niente di Tutto Qualcosa)
Sometimes I wonder…
Daily Hat Track: July 8 (Chicane – Come Tommorrow)
Spiritually introspective or existential observations of society… Perhaps it’s both, perhaps it’s neither and I’m projecting. But the song captivates regardless.
Daily Hat Track: July 9 (In Uchronia – Growling Earth)
Guess I’m in some sort of orchestral cinematic mood as of late. I mean this has nothing in common with that Varien in album other than it being a bit cinematic with a slight bit of dubstep but both are still amazing
Daily Hat Track: July 10 (Haken – The Endless Knot)
Trying to expand slightly beyond my electronically dominated comfort zone, so here’s a bit of prog metal that I’d recently found. Of course the fact this song has a lot of focus on finding life’s meaning, I’m automatically into it
Daily Hat Track: July 11 (Zimmz – Sinematic)
For the most part this is just a track with a solid drive, but you know I love me some Hungry music. Not his is Hungry music. It just resembles hungry music. Also this one has an accelerating build-up, so you know, awesome.
Daily Hat Track: July 12 (Sokrates & Supersonic – Stardust)
I know that this is like every trance song but the message of our relationship to the universe in this one really gets to me, yaknow? Also there’s a fantastic syncopated breaks section in there so that’s always cool.
Daily Hat Track: July 13 (Noma – Brain Power)
I know this song is a meme of old, but it still bangs hard. Love the extra slow chaotic dubstep section that eventually transforms into DnB spoon after.
Daily Hat Track: July 14 (Bliss – La Resistance)
Lyrics are a bit more violent than the last psytrance song I Daily Hat Tracked, but I love Bliss’ psytrance style so much, I don’t even mind. Dude is one of my favorite psytrance artists behind Infected Mushroom and perhaps Neelix
Daily Hat Track: July 15 (Wolfgang Gartner – Illmerica)
Second attempt at sharing this song due to unreliable technology. I’m lazy and pissed so here’s a bullet point list of what I wanted to say
A: Good funky vibe
B: Nostalgia because dead community
C: Should listed to Wolfgang more
Daily Hat Track: July 16 (Arctic Moon – Cyberpunk)
Good trance song with a lovely title as I associate cyberpunks with fantastic because I love Mindinabox. It sounds nothing like Mindinabox but the distorted vocals and heartbeat are still cool.
Daily Hat Track: July 17 (Bionix – Genesis)
Lots of psytrance I know, but it is one of my favorite genres after all. you’re going to half to deal with it. Besides this one has inspirational speed he’s up to par with Bliss – Warriors and I love that one and this by extension
Daily Hat Track: July 18 (Rezz & The Rigs – Lonely)
I haven’t really delved into the rest of Rezz’s new EP yet as I’m usually more attracted to the more existential vocal tracks than the instrumentals, but this is the best Rezz since Melancholy so that’s pretty fantastic.
Daily Hat Tracks: July 19 (Aesthetic Perfection – The Ones)
Surprisingly, this isn’t the only song I know that discusses how difficult it is to fall asleep when you’re too bust fearing that someone is gonna come and steal your teeth. And the other one isn’t even by the same band.
Daily Hat Track: July 20 (Stephen Walking – Porkchop Express)
Here’s a fun doubly nostalgiac tune from Mr Walking. Not only does it.bring me back to 2015, but the song itself also vaguely reminds me of a video game from my childhood. That bouncy piano is just a pleasure to listen to.
Daily Hat Track: July 21 (Night Club – Survive)
Beautiful suspenseful paranoid existential music is how I survive.
Daily Hat Track: July 22 (Grabbitz – Way Too Deep)
The chorus of this song has been all too relatable lately. Definitely Grabbitz’s best along with Better With Time.
Daily Hat Track: July 23 (Malecka – Rhéa)
Another gorgeous progressive house song that reminds me of Hungry Music without actually being Hungry Music. I find myself enjoying these beauties often due to how calming they are.
Daily Hat Track: July 24 (In Uchronia – Asconoid Hyperdelicacy of Heroicalness)
The main reason I want to share this one is because the title implies that the album’s titular iron squid is eating heroes alive. The fact that the song itself, is a great fusion of rock, orchestral and dubstep is just a bonus.
Daily Hat Track: July 25 (Phaxe & Morten Granau – Lost)
Can’t keep me away from the existneital psytrance forever. This one is about feeling lost in the world, though I guess that one was pretty obvious from the title.
Daily Hat Track: July 26 (Notaker – The Storm)
One of the better Notaker songs. In fact, I say this is the only one that can measure up to his Monstercat debut, Infinite.
Daily Hat Track: June 27 (Crazy Astronaut – Sate)
I’ve already shared my favorite Crazy Astronaut track on here a while back but here’s number 2, the main synth holds a lot of energy even in the slower dubstep portion. Actually, especially in the slower dubstep portion.
Daily Hat Track: July 28 (Mystical Complex – Future Nation)
Here’s a psytrance song pondering the future. Original idea? Not exactly. But the music is quite impressive anyways and I can’t help but always be impressed by psytrance like this. It’s in my bones.
Daily Hat Track: July 29 (Francys – Arcenial)
Evenly driven, mysterious, slightly trippy, beautiful, soothingly calming. All things I hungrily enjoy.
This isn’t just a pun on Hungry Music . I legitimately need to eat. But I’m almost caught up.
Daily Hat Track: July 30 (Roman Messer & Cari – Serenity)
I’m not the biggest fan of breakup songs but Roman Messer had a good vibe anyways and this is recent so I’m sharing it and that’s that. Enjoy if you may.
Daily Hat Track: July 31 (Haken – The Architect)
And to finally finish up July, we have an incredibly long progressive rock journey through sound from Haken. 15 minutes may be long but the song itself easily makes it worthwhile with it’s variety.
As always you can check out all Daily Hat Tracks in the playlist below