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[News]: Arca releases digital deluxe edition of his debut “Xen” via Mute

March 5, 2015
 

Arca – Digital Deluxe Edition released

 

News Text:
Mute newcomer Arca, who released his highly acclaimed debut album “Xen” last year, just put out a digital deluxe edition of the same album.

This edition which is called “Xen (????? Edition)” features stuff was only available on the very limited vinyl edition. So it contains the two bonus tracks “????? A” spanning the tracks “Empath”, “Get Out The Fucking Car”, “Snatch” and “Vanity” from the limited 10inch vinyl and “????? B” that is known as “Dog Crying At Its Owner’s Grave” (also from the limited edition).

The edition also features videos for the tracks “Xen” and “Thievery” created by Jesse Kanda.

For buy links of the delux edition please check the link under “Related Release”.

 

Related Release:
album “Xen” on Mute

 

Spotify Player:

 

Websites:
Arca
Arca @ Facebook
Mute
Mute @ Facebook
Mute Germany @ Facebook

 

© Photo By Daniel Sannwald
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14th March 2015: Staub 017 @ :// about blank, Berlin (Germany)

March 4, 2015
 

STAUB

 
 

Event:
[Staub 017] by Dust

 

Date & Time:
14th March 2015 at noon

 

Line-up:
a secret that will be a secret until … the party ends

 

Location:
://about blank, Berlin (Germany)

 

Admission fee:
7 EUR

 

Info (German):
Samstag, Techno, Staub

Eine Party bei Lineups der Vergangenheit angehören und Techno den Geräten überlassen wird um eine musikalische Reise zu erzählen.

Eine Party bei der das Publikum sich den überraschenden Moment der Ungewissheit hingibt, nur getragen von ausgesuchten Künstlern und Newcomern.

Veranstaltung @ Facebook
Veranstaltung @ Resident Advisor

 

Info (English):
Line-up? Dust from yesterday.

It remains exciting: Saturday / Techno / Staub

A party where lineups are a thing of the past and techno is left to its devices narrating a musical journey.

A party where the audience gives in to the surprise of uncertainty, carried by carefully selected artists and newcomers.

Event @ Facebook
Event @ Resident Advisor

 

Listen:
someone – “Recorded at Staub 15″

someone else – “Recorded at Staub 16″

 

Trailer:

Video created by Kevin Paschold.

 

Websites:
Dust
://about blank

 
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out soon: Savas Pascalidis – Nightshades [Non Series]

March 4, 2015
 

Artist:
Savas Pascalidis

 

Title:
Nightshades

 

Label:
Non Series

 

Cat#:
NON016

 

Release Date:
February 2014

 

Format:
12″ & digital

 

Tracklist:
01)
Nightshades

02)
Mastermind

 

Press Info:
Savas Pascalidis return to Non Series with a two techno tracker EP shaken to the core. .

 

Listen:
@ deejay.de

 

Special:
“Guest Mix for Clubbers Guide NewYork”

 

Recommendations:
NON011 by Savas Pascalidis
NON006 by Savas Pascalidis | Oswld
Chevel’s album “Air Is Freedom” on Non Series

 

Buy Vinyl:
Juno
decks.de
deejay.de
more soon

 

Buy Digital:
soon

 

Websites:
Savas Pascalidis
Non Series

 
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02nd April 2015: Hide & Seek 02 @ Humboldthain, Berlin (Germany)

March 3, 2015
 

Hide&Seek

 

Event:
Hide&Seek [02]

 

Dates & Time:
02nd April 2015 at 11.59pm

 

Line-up:
Claudio PRC
Mutecell
Ekserd
Snitch live
Alexander Paulski

 

Location:
Humboldthain, Berlin (Germany)

 

Admission fee:
tba Euros

 

Press Info:
Even though the focus is made on good and well-selected artists, we all know good music alone is not what makes a party perfect.

Even as important is the interplay between music and audience. So let’s create a room and a place for positive energy, thoughts and dark sounds.

My gift shall be the music. Now I need you to finalize the concept! Bring in your own input, that last little piece to make it special!

Come as you are, as you feel!

What we are searching for is still hidden and yet to be found.

Event @ Resident Advisor
Event @ Facebook

 

Listen:
Claudio PRC – “UnderStudio #010″

Mutecell – “NovaFuture Blog Mix May 2014″

Ekserd – “Sonorous Episode 13″

Snitch – “Drop Channel”

Alexander Paulski – “@ Freudenzimmer Berlin (08.06.2013)”

 

Videos:
Ekserd – “Hidden Document I”

Claudio PRC – “Nur”

Mutecell – “Mental Image”

Video “Hidden Document I” by the29nov films, “Nur” by Svart1 and “Mental Image” by David Roeglin.

 

Recommendations:
“The Hidden Documents” by Ekserd on Ressort Imprint
“Eclipse EP” by Mutecell#
Mutewax002 with track by Mutecell

 

Websites:
Hide&Seek
Humboldthain

 
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out soon: MG – MG [Mute]

March 3, 2015
 

Artist:
MG

 

Title:
MG

 

Label:
Mute

 

Cat#:
STUMM381

 

Release Date:
27th April 2015

 

Format:
CD, LP & digital

 

Tracklist:
01.
Pinking


02.
Swanning

03.
Exalt

04.
Elk

05.
Brink

06.
Europa Hymn

07.
Creeper

08.
Spiral

09.
Stealth

10.
Hum

11.
Islet

12.
Crowly

13.
Trysting

14.
Southerly

15.
Featherlight

16.
Blade

 

Press Info (Englisch):
Martin Gore, songwriter and founding member of Depeche Mode, announces the releases of ‘MG’, an evocative 16-track electronic instrumental album out on 27 April 2015 on Mute.

Written and produced by Martin Gore, work began on ‘MG’ following the final dates of Depeche Mode’s ‘Delta Machine’ tour in March 2013 at Gore’s home studio in Santa Barbara. An entire instrumental album had been in his thoughts for some time, particularly since he has been writing instrumentals for Depeche Mode since 1981.

“I wanted to keep the music very electronic, very filmic and give it an almost sci-fi like quality,” Martin explains. “Music is a necessity for me. I go into the studio at least 5 days a week, every week, so once I had the idea and the template, the process was quick and fun.”

‘MG’ is a soundtrack to an emotional and mysterious film of your own design.
From the Angelo Badalmenti – like atmosphere of ‘Elk’ to the industrial electro swagger of ‘Brink’, it landscapes a unique and arresting vision.

After finishing recording ‘MG’, Martin asked Q to mix it which seemed a perfectly natural choice as he previously mixed VCMG, Martin Gore and Vince Clarke’s 2012 album, ‘SSSS’.

Explaining the decision to release the album under the acronym, MG, Gore says, “As the album is very electronic and has no vocals, I felt it deserved another persona so decided to carry on the MG concept from the VCMG album.”

‘MG’ showcases another side to this multi-talented musician. “As a songwriter, I am aware of the power of words,” Martin admits. “Especially when they are juxtaposed in the right way with chords and melody. I am also aware of the power of pure music and the emotions that can be created by musical atmospheres and that is what I wanted to capture with this project.”

 

Press Info (Englisch):
Martin Gore, Songwriter und Gründungsmitglied von Depeche Mode, kündigt die Veröffentlichung of MG an, seinem 16 Tracks umfassenden, elektronischen Instrumental Album, das am 24. April bei Mute erscheinen wird.

Jetzt schon lässt sich daraus der Vorgeschmack Europa Hymn hier anhören (siehe unten).

Das Schreiben und Produzieren an Album MG begann Martin Gore im heimischen Studio in Santa Barbara gleich im Anschluss an die letzten Termine von Depeche Mode’s Delta Machine Tour im März 2013. Ein komplettes Instrumental Album schwebte ihm schon länger vor, schrieb er für Depeche Mode Instrumentals im Grunde schon seit 1981.

“I wanted to keep the music very electronic, very filmic and give it an almost sci-fi like quality,” erklärt Gore. “Music is a necessity for me. I go into the studio at least 5 days a week, every week, so once I had the idea and the template, the process was quick and fun.”

MG ist der Soundtrack zu Martin Gores ganz eigenem Kopfkino. Von der Angelo Badalmenti-artigen Athmosphäre in Elk hin zum Industrial Electro Swag auf Brink zeichnet das Album eine fesselnde und ungeahnte Klanglandschaft.

Nach dem Aufnahmen zu MG bat Gore Q (alias Überzone), das Album zu mixen, was ganz logisch erschein, mixte Q zuvor bereits VCMG, Martin Gore und Vince Clarkes (Erasure) 2012er Album SSSS.

Danach gefragt, warum Martin Gore sein Solo Album unter dem Namen MG veröffentlicht, antwortet er: “As the album is very electronic and has no vocals, I felt it deserved another persona so decided to carry on the MG concept from the VCMG album.”

So kurz das Akronym MG auch zu sein scheint, so breit ist das Abgebot, das uns Musik-Multitalent Martin Gore hier präsentiert. “As a songwriter, I am aware of the power of words. Especially when they are juxtaposed in the right way with chords and melody. I am also aware of the power of pure music and the emotions that can be created by musical atmospheres and that is what I wanted to capture with this project.”

 

Full Track Streaming:
“Europa Hymn”

 

Recommendations:
album “Ssss” by VCMG (Vince Clarke & Martin Gore)
EP collection “EP1-5″ by Diamond Version w/ Martin Gore remix

 

Specials:
CLR Podcast by Martin Gore
Drop The Biscuit Podcast by Martin Gore

 

Commercial Streaming Services:
soon

 

Buy CD:
MuteBank
Mute US Store
Rough Trade
Juno
Amazon GER
more soon

 

Buy Vinyl:
MuteBank
Mute US Store
Rough Trade
Juno
Amazon GER
more soon

 

Buy Digital:
iTunes
more soon

 

Websites:
Martin Gore aka MG
Martin Gore @ Facebook
Mute
Mute @ Facebook
Mute Germany @ Facebook

 

© Photo by Travis Shinn
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[News]: Martin Gore releases solo album under MG on Mute

March 2, 2015
 

Martin Gore – solo album?

 

News Text:
A few days ago Depeche Mode member Martin L. Gore posted a strange info (or better no info) on Facebook yesterday. There was only the picture below and the tag “#MGxMG” …

Having the name VCMG in mind (VCMG = Vince Clarke + Martin Gore) the fans assumed very fast that there will be an annnouncement of a solo album soon.

A second posting by Martin Gore showed another picture (see below). You can read some interesting things on these plates: “For Big Life Management” (Dave Bascombe’s Management, “Mastered by Stefan Bethke” (well-known as musician Pole), “Art direction and design by Martin Gore”.

 

And now we got the final news… Martin Gore will release a solo album under his acronym MG on Mute with catalogue number STUMM381. The album will also be called “MG” and contains 16 instrumentals. It will be out on 27th April.

Having it in his thoughts for some time, particularly since he has been writing instrumentals for Depeche Mode since 1981, he wanted to keep “the music very electronic, very filmic and give it an almost sci-fi like quality. Music is a necessity for me. I go into the studio at least 5 days a week, every week, so once I had the idea and the template, the process was quick and fun.”

So it is a soundtrack to an emotional and mysterious film of your own design.

To get an idea how the album will sound like, Mute just uploaded the first track “Europa Hymn” for your pleasure.

They also announced the full track listing of the upcoming album: “Pinking” , “Swanning”, “Exalt”, “Elk” , “Brink”, “Europa Hymn”, “Creeper”, “Spiral”, “Stealth”, “Hum”, “Islet”, “Crowly”, “Trysting”, “Southerly”, “Featherlight” and “Blade”.

Please check here for all details about the album.

Artwork Promo pic by Travis Shinn
 

Websites:
Martin Gore aka MG
Martin Gore @ Facebook
Mute
Mute @ Facebook
Mute Germany @ Facebook

 
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out soon: Various – MDR Compilation [MDR]

February 27, 2015
 

Artist:
Various

 

Title:
MDR Compilation

 

Label:
Marcel Dettmann Records

 

Cat#:
MDR 016

 

Release Date:
20th March 2015

 

Format:
2×12″ & digital

 

Tracklist:
A1)
Answer Code Request
Corps De Ballet

A2)
FBK
Past Ownership

B1)
Anthony Parasole
7EVEN

B2)
Norman Nodge
Signal Response

C1)
Milton Bradley
Assembled

C1)
Kobosil
Secede

D1)
Lockertmatik
1st.StmNT

D2)
Marcel Dettmann
Forla2

 

Press Info:

Marcel Dettmann announces the release of MDR Compilation, a collection of unreleased music from his label, Marcel Dettmann Records (MDR). The release of the eight-song collection will be accompanied by a eight-city tour featuring Dettmann, along with several of the MDR artists who appear on the compilation.

The release and tour marks the first of its kind for Dettmann, who after more than two decades at the decks and in the studio, now find himself at the forefront of a techno sound that is getting its international due. It also indicated the next phase of his artistic mission as he evolves from successful solo act to assume the mantel of mentor and advocate for a new community of likeminded artists whom he has befriended along his journey.

Some of these musical colleagues, like teenage friend Norman Nodge, and Answer Code Request from Marcel’s days running his own record store, have accompanied Dettmann throughout his entire career. Others are connections made over years of DJing around the globe, including Anthony Parasole, who allied with Marcel at New York’s famed Bunker parties, and FBK, who met Marcel at the Detroit Electronic Music Festival. And then there are the newer names on the MDR roster — Kobosil (who at 23 is also the youngest), Lockertmatik and Milton Bradley, the latter of whom makes his MDR debuts on this compilation.

What all of these producers have in common is not just a techno sound that challenges the genre’s norms, but an artistic affinity and genuine friendship with the man whose initials appear on the record sleeve. MDR Compilation will be release through iTunes and all major digital retailers. A limited edition double-pack vinyl will also be available at Hard Wax and other select record stores, worldwide. The vinyl comes with a download code for a new mix by Kobosil of the MDR catalog. The mix can also be downloaded for free directly from the MDR website (registration required).

 

Listen:
soon

 

Specials:
Answer Code Request

Marcel Dettmann

Kobosil

Norman Nodge

Lockertmatik

Milton Bradley

 

Recommendations:
“My Block EP” by Anthony Parasole on Ostgut Ton
MDR 09.2 by Answer Code Request
MDR10 by Kobosil
Part II of MDR14
Part I of MDR14

 

Buy Vinyl:
Juno
deejay.de
more soon

 

Buy Digital:
soon

 

Booking:
Ostgut Booking for Answer Code Request
Ostgut Booking for Anthony Parasole
Ostgut Booking for Norman Nodge
Ostgut Booking for Kobosil
Ostgut Booking for Marcel Dettmann

 

Websites:
MDR

 
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[News]: Martin Gore – solo album? What means MGxMG?

February 26, 2015
 

Martin Gore – solo album?

 

News Text:
Depeche Mode member Martin L. Gore posted a strange info (or better no info) on Facebook yesterday. There was only the picture below and the tag “#MGxMG” …

Having the name VCMG in mind (VCMG = Vince Clarke + Martin Gore) the fans now expect an annnouncement of a solo album soon. We are really excited. Will it be a solo or another collaboration? Will it be an instrumental album? Techno? Will it be released on Mute?

More news soon as we have them.

Update Friday, 27th February: Today he posted another picture (see below). You can read some interesting things on these plates: “For Big Life Management” (Dave Bascombe’s Management, “Mastered by Stefan Bethke” (well-known as musician Pole), “Art direction and design by Martin Gore”.

Update Monday, 03rd March:
yes a new solo record is coming in April. Click here to read the news

Update Tuesday, 04th March:
Check out the album details here

 

Websites:
Martin Gore
Martin Gore @ Faceboook

 
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out soon: Laibach – Spectremix [Mute]

February 26, 2015
 

Artist:
Laibach

 

Title:
Spectremix

 

Label:
Mute

 

Cat#:
iRSTUMM358

 

Release Date:
30th March 2015

 

Format:
digital

 

Tracklist:
01.
Eurovision
(Torul Remix)

02.
The Whistleblowers
(Marcel Dettmann Remix)

03.
The Whistleblowers
(Diamond Version Remix)

04.
Koran
(Alex Smoke Remix)

05.
Resistance Is Futile
(Function Remix)

06.
Koran
(iTurk Remix)

07.
We Are Millions and Millions Are One
(Konstantin Sibold Remix)

08.
Eurovision
(Marcel Dettmann Remix)

This remix package is also part of the digital deluxe edition of “Spectre” which will be available on the 30th March too.

 

Adapted Press Info (English):
The Dettmann remix, you can listen to below, is taken from Laibach’s forthcoming remix album “Spectremix” which is also part of digital deluxe edition of “Spectre”. Both are out on 30th March 2015.

As well as Marcel Dettmann, SPECTREMIX will feature mixes from labelmates Diamond Version (aka Olaf Bender and Carsten Nicolai), Sandwell District’s Function, longtime collaborator iTurk, Slovenian electro-pop band Torul, Scottish DJ and producer Alex Smoke, German DJ, producer, mastering engineer and co-founder of the Common Sense People event series, Konstantin Sibold and Slovenian producer, DJ and musician Gramatik.

 

Adapted Press Info (German):
Am 27.03. erscheint das Remix-Album “Spectremix” von Laibach welches ebenso Teil der digitalen Deluxe-Version ihres letztjährigen Studioalbums Spectre sein wird.

SPECTREMIX birgt Remixe von Marcel Dettmann, Diamond Version (alias Olaf Bender und Carsten Nicolai), Sandwell Districts Function, iTurk, der slowenischen Electropop-Kapelle Torul, dem schottischen Produzenten Alex Smoke, Konstantin Sibold und DJ Gramatik.

 

Listen:
soon

 

Full Track Streaming:
“Eurovision (Marcel Dettmann Remix)”

 

Video:
“The Whistleblowers (Diamond Version Remix) ”

 

Related Release:
album “Spectre”

 

Recommendations:
album “CI” by Diamdon Version on Mute
album “Incubation” by Function on Ostgut Ton
album “II” by Marcel Dettmann on Ostgut Ton

 

Buy Digital:
soon

 

Websites:
Laibach
Mute
Mute @ Facebook
Mute Germany @ Facebook

 
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[Special]: NovaFuture Blog Competition with Apathy promoters

February 25, 2015
 

NovaFuture Blog and the promoters of the party series Apathy are happy to give you the chance to win free tickets for third instalment taking place at Griessmühle (Berlin) on the 28th February 2015.

So we give away 2x 1 guest list for this event (details see “Related Event”), sponsored by Apathy.

You just have to send the answer for the following question plus your details (first and last name, age) to blog -at- novafuture -dot- biz (deadline: 26th February at 11pm) … The winner will be selected by random (for sure she/he has to send in the right answer).

Question: What’s the name of the urban district where the Griessmühle is located?

Note: the data of the winners (like name, address, email, age etc) will be sent over to Apathy/Griessmühle, so they can put them on the guestlist etc. The winner will only get the permission to enter the party – no hotel, no travel costs etc. In special cases the doormen can deny the access. Participants must be 18+

Update: thanks everyone. It is closed now. We selected the winners and sent him/her an email. @winner: Enjoy!

 

Related Event:
“Apathy 03″

 

Websites:
Apathy
Griessmühle

 
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