As one of the hottest upcoming talents of John 00 Fleming‘s illustrious underground Trance label, JOOF Recordings, it was only natural that Russian Psy wonder Daniel Lesden quickly rose up the ranks by continuing to smash it on every release that he conceives, both within the Psy Trance sound and beyond. We last caught up with Daniel back when he released his remix to Christopher Lawrence & Jonathan Allyn‘s single entitled The Human Element, and since then, has unveiled a new, double sided singles EP on Digital Om entitled Mysteries Of Time and Thru The Stars On Autopilot, as well as a cheekily deep collaboration with fellow upcoming superstar Mekka with Aurora on Borderline Music. However, his latest release is more of a different outing than what we are used to here at Your EDM, as his newest EP on JOOF explores the deeper section of his multilateral sound with a slowed down 126 feel instead of the usual 135-140BPM Psy madness that we are accustomed to. Since his singles of Deep Haze and 165 Earth Years on his debut album entitled Chronicles Of The Universe, Lesden has been furiously tumbling down the rabbit hole with a richly deep and ultrasonic style that Mr. Fleming has been advocating for years on his label, which some may call IDM, (or Intelligent Dance Music). In fact, Lesden himself describes this newest EP as “tracks that are not made for dancefloors, but [are] just the way that I express myself as a musician.”

While the A-Side is quite impressive in its own, unique creation, we here at Sunrise Sessions are more inclined to favor the B-Side of this release entitled One Way Journey because of its dense, creamy melodies and intuitive, detailed conversations within its own, intricate instrumentations. We find this new sound to be a deeper side of Airwave‘s current sound with a modern twist of sprightly sewn creativity integrated into the mix, and while there are other artists that are actively exploring this style, we find that Lesden‘s depth and total expansion of thematic characterizations actively trumps what is currently being created. In One Way Journey, smooth, simmering Psy basslines are offset by a cavalcade of swooping pad work, twinkling background noises and a neat, futuristic percussion section that adds drive and power to the otherwise low-paired atmosphere. The blend of textures and sounds are perfectly layered throughout the track to make the listener actively explore the next trend of sumptuously engineered sounds, and the added force of the energetic percussion sections attaches an embodiment of  much needed energy to keep things moving in a positive direction. While his main prerogative in One Way Journey is dedicated towards streamlined rhythm and contextualization, his luminous breakdowns allows a simple reprieve from the constant battering of consistent groove, and aggressively investigates other avenues of mysterious sound melodies, (which in turn resets the counter on the main harmonic sections to allow him to build a mountain of colors in which the listener can actively seek and discover within their own leisure and expertise).

Daniel Lesden‘s single of One Way Journey will be out tomorrow on JOOF Recordings via Beatport, so make sure you purchase a copy and support real talent! Also make sure to check out the A-Side of this release entitled Life Simulation!


Keep the music alive. -Q


On Sunrise Sessions, we find tracks that best exemplifies the chilled, low energy vibes of early Sundays to start your day off on the right foot. We want to show you what many are missing and help you discover an entire ecosystem of music that’s waiting to be explored. Not to be held down by genres, we look into music in a variety of styles, including Progressive, Deep House, Ambient and even tracks that aren’t a part of EDM! Every week, we unfold a wide variety of artists ranging from established, well known names to producers who purely reside in the underground.


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