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[Mix]: Nikolai Hirschberg – NovaFuture Blog Mix August 2014

August 1, 2014
 

DJ:
Nikolai Hirschberg

 

Tracklisting:
01. Ricardo Donoso – Diagonal Environment (Recondite Remix)
02. Truncate – Pad Mode
03. Elyas – Adiccion
04. Ben Sims feat. Tyree Cooper – I Feel It Deep (Sandwell District Remix)
05. Rejected – For the People (Ben Klock Remix)
06. Truss – Beacon
07. Clouds – Chained To A Dead Camel (Sosak Remix)
08. Lewis Fautzi – Hope
09. SNTS – S7
10. A.Mochi – Sunset
11. Kwartz – Sinapsis
12. Developer – Black Propaganda (Hypnotic Reconstruction Remix)
13. Rodhad – Helldiver
14. Deepbass – Sequence 1 (Edit Select Version)
15. Echoplex – The Reaction
16. Basic Soul Unit – Flying Through The Fog
17. Various Artists – LIMITED005
18. Planetary Assault Systems – Flat Tire
19. Marcel Dettmann – Radar

 

Note:
Nikolai Hirschberg is .. yeah let’s see a newcomer who already played a few gigs but has no podcast mixes, no releases. This will change now. Here comes his first mix and in a few days he will be part of the new Static Plate EP “Ordinary Field” for which he has created a remix of the track “Sault” (click here for more information on that release).

For the artwork we used a very nice picture taken by the amazin Ashley Jones.

 

Listen & Download:
NovaFuture Blog Mix 2014-08

 

Websites:
Nikolai Hirschberg @ Facebook

 
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out soon: Static Plate – Ordinary Field EP [F.O.S. Records]

July 31, 2014
 

Artist:
Static Plate

 

Title:
Ordinary Field EP

 

Label:
F.O.S. Records

 

Cat#:
FAE16

 

Release Date:
14th August 2014 (Beatport exclusive)
28th August 2014

 

Format:
digital

 

Tracklist:
01)
Ordinary Field

02)
Unfold

03)
Sault A

04)
Sault
(Nikolai Hirschberg Remix)

 

Press Info:
Static plate came up with hq music to us for keep you hooked up

 

Listen:

 

Video:
soon

Video for “Sault” was created by the29nov films. Coming soon.

 

Recommendations:
“Static Sense EP” on Chamaeleon Records
“New Section EP” on Chamaeleon Records

 

Special:
“Kollektives Bewusstsein Podcast 002″

 

Buy Digital:
soon

 

Commercial Streaming Services:
soon

 

Booking:
NovaFuture Booking

 

Websites:
Static Plate
F.O.S. Records

 

© Photo by Ashley Jones
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out soon: Erasure – The Violet Flame [Mute]

July 30, 2014
 

Artist:
Erasure

 

Title:
The Violet Flame

 

Label:
Mute

 

Cat#:
STUMM375

 

Release Date:
19th September 2014 (German date)

 

Format:
CD, limited 2xCD edition, Pledge exclusive 3x CD boxset & digital

 

Tracklist CD & Digital:
01)
Dead Of Night

02)
Elevation

03)
Reason

04)
Promises

05)
Be The One

06)
Sacred

07)
Under The Wave

08)
Smoke And Mirrors

09)
Paradise

10)
Stayed A Little Late Tonight

 

Tracklist Limited 2 CD Editon:
soon

CD1 will be the standard album (see above), and CD2 will contain the live performance, recorded at Short Circut Present Mute 2011

 

Tracklist Exclusive 3-CD Boxset:
soon

CD1 will be the standard album (see above), and CD2 will contain the live performance, recorded at Short Circut Present Mute 2011. The exclusive third CD will be a remix album with tracks originally released on the standard edition.

 

Info (English):
`’It’s all about hope, forgiveness, being given a new chance and the world being your oyster”, says Andy Bell, one half of one of pop’s most enduring songwriting partnerships, talking about Erasure’s new album. The moment that The Violet Flame opens, the listener is drawn into that empowering sense of optimism. Once again – as they approach 30 years of songwriting next year, having sold 25 million albums and achieved more than 40 hit singles – with their 16th studio album, the globally-adored duo of Andy Bell and Vince Clarke have created another stunning success of emotionally-charged electro-pop with euphoric, synth-fuelled melodies that strike instantly into the heart.

Not even a year has passed since Erasure released Snow Globe, their first-ever seasonal album, but with its across-the-board critical acclaim, unsurprisingly the duo were eager to create the next one. Andy explains: “When Vince and I get together we’re always quite nervous. So Snow Globe was kind of a test to see how the songwriting still stood and, because we were really pleased with what came out, it inspired us for The Violet Flame.” Vince adds: “It doesn’t take very long for Andy and I to feel comfortable with each other once again.” That telepathic songwriting partnership shines once more.

The Violet Flame is the sound of a band refreshed and reinvigorated. It’s a clear departure in mood from the wistful Snow Globe, which was the first release since the death of Andy’s partner of 25 years, Paul. From the beginning to the end of its 10 tracks, it marks a new phase in Andy’s life, of love and newfound beginnings, with his civil partner Steve, and time spent between Steve’s Miami home, and his own London base.

“Snow Globe was quite cathartic”, reflects Andy. “I’d met Steve in the interim and he really helped me through the whole thing. I don’t know what I would have done without him, so The Violet Flame is a thank you, and is all about a new life cycle beginning. I feel so lucky and so blessed – it sounds really corny, but to have been loved even one time in your life is amazing, and to have a second chance is incredible.”

It’s Andy’s newfound happiness and stability. He cites musical transformations. The theme of transformation and new beginnings is captured in the album’s title, The Violet Flame, a literal spiritual term meaning the transformation of negative energy into positive energy, freedom and forgiveness. It’s a concept that courses through Erasure’s new album.

They enlisted the production expertise of Richard X after their successful collaboration on Snow Globe, and the tracks were recorded between his London studio The Toyshop and by Vince in his Brooklyn studio. Richard X also contributed to the vocals. “He’s very open to what we’re about”, says Vince. “He’s quite a traditional producer, he’s very big on making an album rather than 10 individual tracks. So the whole way through he’s thinking about the running order, imagining that people would buy the record and play from one end to the next.”

The Violet Flame Tour then begins in Miami on 12 September and the band return to Europe on 8 November for a tour. The year ends with two shows at New York’s Terminal 5 on 30 and 31 December. Full details from: http://www.erasureinfo.com/concerts/

 

Info (German):
„Es geht um nichts anderes als Hoffnung, Vergebung, eine neue Chance zu erhalten – und um die Welt, die einem zu Füßen liegt.”

So beschreibt Erasures Andy Bell das neue Album The Violet Flame, das am 19.09.2014 via Mute erscheint. Nach nunmehr 30 Jahren des Songwritings, 25 Millionen verkauften Alben und 40 Hitsingles bringt das Duo, bestehend aus Vince Clark und Andy Bell, ihr 16. Album heraus: Emotionsgeladener Elektropop gepaart mit synthgeladenen Melodien, den das englische Pressrelease in unübersetzbarem Ton als hedonistic, euphoric rush of ode-to-love just waiting to fill dance floors far and wide this summer beschreibt.

Nicht einmal ein Jahr ist vergangen, seit Erasure ihr seasonal album „Snow Globe“ veröffentlicht haben, doch waren die beiden mehr als erpicht darauf, ein weiteres Album zu produzieren. Andy erklärt: “Als Vince und ich uns wieder zusammentaten, waren wir recht nervös. Snow Globe war eine Art Test, ob das mit dem Songwriting nach wie vor funktionieren würde. Da wir mit dem Ergebnis mehr als zufrieden waren, wurden wir auch gleich für The Violet Flame inspiriert.”

The Violet Flame ist der Sound einer erfrischten und gestärkten Band. Nach der sehnsüchtigen Stimmung von Snow Globe, die erste Veröffentlichung nach dem Tod von Andys Partner Paul Hickey, folgen nun 10 Tracks der neuen Phase. Eine Phase des Liebens und der neuen Anfänge, denn mit Steve ist nun auch ein neuer Partner an Andys Seite zu finden. “Snow Globe war recht erlösend”, sagt Andy. “Ich hatte Steve in der Zwischenzeit kennengelernt und er half mir wirklich sehr, das Ganze zu bewältigen. Ich weiß nicht was ich ohne ihn gemacht hätte. Daher ist The Violet Flame auch ein Dankeschön. Ich bin ungemein glücklich und fühle mich gesegnet mit dieser zweiten Chance!”

The Violet Flame, in New York und London aufgenommen und von Richard X produziert, atmet einen mitreißenden Glauben an die Zukunft. Anders als sonst basieren die Songs diesmal auf von Vince Clarke unter der Sonne Miamis vorbereiteten Grooves: “Ich fand sie sehr hilfreich und inspirierend, die Songs sprudelten nur so aus mir raus“, sinniert Andy.

Es ist seine neugewonnene Zufriedenheit und Stabilität, die den Albumthemen Glück und Hoffnung ihre Grundlage geben. Die Direktheit des Albums zeigt sich besonders in Dance-Tracks wie der Hymne “Sacred”, deren Melodie von übersteuerten Synths und Andys leidenschaftlichen Vocals getragen wird. Oder der hedonistische Rausch bei “Elevation”. So verwundert es kaum, weshalb Andy Donna Summer und die Pet Shop Boys als Einfluss nennt. Doch natürlich bleibt bei Erasures Dance-Musik das Gefühl großgeschrieben. Melodien steht dabei immer im Mittelpunkt. “Andy möchte daraus jedes Mal ein Dance-Album machen, aber ich wollte es nicht auf 127 bpm begrenzen,” erklärt Vince. “Das Zeug, was mich wirklich fasziniert, ist Musik mit einem emotionalen Twist. Lass es die Lyrics sein oder die Melodie – du hast einen Popsong und plötzlich scheppert es irgendwo, und genau dieser Twist macht einen guten Popsong für mich aus.”

 

Listen:
soon

 

Trailer:

 

Recommendation:
“Snow Globe” album

 

Buy Deluxe Box:
PledgeMusic

 

Buy Limited 2 CD Edition:
Erasure Shop
Amazon GER
Amazon UK
WOM
more soon

 

Buy Standard CD:
Erasure Shop
Amazon GER
Amazon UK
WOM
more soon

 

Buy Digital:
soon

 

Websites:
Erasure
Mute
Mute @ Facebook
Mute Germany @ Facebook

 

© Photo by Joe Dilworth
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out soon: Voiski – Spotlight Diktat EP [Sheik'N'Beik]

July 29, 2014
 

Artist:
Voiski

 

Title:
Spotlight Diktat EP

 

Label:
Sheik’N’Beik

 

Cat#:
SNBV002

 

Release Date:
8th August 2014

 

Formats:
vinyl

 

Tracklist:
A)
Ode To A Model

B)
A Sad Party

 

Press Info:
The EP is called Spotlight Diktat in reference to the feeling some DJs have when they are on tour. A kind of DJ melancholia generated by airplanes, dehumanized hotels, waiting hours in boring terminals, basically traveling alone.

I made these tracks out of this mood. At first they sounds like the typical groovy dance tracks, but when the melody comes out, you immediately feel there is something wrong… now the track is on and you still dance (of course it‘s made for that) but you could almost cry to it too.

So this is what happens when a DJ or a producer has to do their job, but they aren‘t really in the mood for it. When the party comes, they just forget everything and make the show happen regardless. They have to bear the spotlight diktat and keep on entertaining people regardless of what they have in mind.

 

Listen:
soon

 

Special:
“Boiler Room Paris”

 

Recommendations:
EP “Moments” with tracks by I/Y, Blind Observatory, etc. incl. Voiski

 

Buy Vinyl:
Juno
more soon

 

Booking:
Amplitude Booking

 

Websites:
Voiski
Sheik‘N‘Beik

 
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[Video]: Depeche Mode – It’s No Good

July 26, 2014
 

Artist:
Depeche Mode

 

Title:
It’s No Good

 

Label:
Mute

 

Related Releases:
album “Ultra”
single “It’s No Good”

 

Note:
One of our favourite songs by Depeche Mode with a funny video by the amazing Anton Corbjin

 

Websites:
Depeche Mode
Mute
Mute @ Facebook
Mute Germany @ Facebook

 

Video:

 
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[Video]: Laibach – Warszawskie dzieci

July 25, 2014
 

Artist:
Laibach

 

Title:
Warszawskie dzieci

 

Label:
Narodowe Centrum Kultury

 

Related Release:
EP ” 1 VIII 1944. Warszawa “

 

Websites:
Laibach

 

Video:

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01st August – 03rd August 2014: Schlagstrom Festival @ Betriebswerk Schöneweide, Berlin (Germany)

July 24, 2014
 

Schlagstrom

 

Event:
Schlagstrom 11

 

Dates:
01st August 2014 – 04th August 2014

 

Location:
Betriebswerk Schöneweide, Berlin (Germany)

 

Admission fee:
see tickets

 

Line-up 01.08.2014 – Dampflok Halle @ Betriebswerk Schöneweide:
Industrie Tribunal Jam-sessions everyone can join
Monolake live
Winterkälte live
Absolute Body Control live
Portion Control live
P•A•L live
Atrox live
Gore Tech live
Tanz Ohne Musik live
Mandelbrot live

 

Line-up 01.08.2014 – Schweisserraum @ Betriebswerk Schöneweide:
1)3\/1532 live
Slow Loris live
Xoks live
Maria Jiku aka 888 b live
Verstaerker & a/head live
Joke Lanz DJ
Philipp Strobel DJ
Broadcast Storm DJ

 

Line-up 01.08.2014 – Ambient Music Garden @ Betriebswerk Schöneweide:
eisentanz aka xc-n live

 

Line-up 02.08.2014 – Dampflok Halle @ Betriebswerk Schöneweide:
Industrie Tribunal Jam-sessions everyone can join
Carter Tutti play Chris & Cosey live
Traversable Wormhole live
Greyhound live
Sardh feat. Blue Voice live
Monolog live
Maschinenkrieger kr52 vs. Disraptor live
Livingtotem live
Wuornosaileen Bande live
Jonny Cräsh live

 

Line-up 02.08.2014 – Schweisserraum @ Betriebswerk Schöneweide:
D.o.g.m.a. #1 live
Dr. Nexus Tattoo Noize live
Svart1 live
Philipp Münch live
Paradroid DJ
Vertigoneogama & DJ Ogro DJ
Tamat DJ
Udo Wiessmann DJ

 

Line-up 02.08.2014 – Ambient Music Garden @ Betriebswerk Schöneweide:
eisentanz aka xc-n live movie scoring, “la coquille & le clergyman” by germaine dulac (1928)

 

Line-up 03.08.2014 – Dampflok Halle @ Betriebswerk Schöneweide:
Raison D’être live
Apoptose live
Phelios live
The Surreal Error live
Lolita Terrorist Sounds live
Mortaja live
Pagan / Dreamstalker djs DJ

 

Info
schlagstrom came into existence in august 2003. far beyond the mainstream, special platform for experimental art and music in berlin.

3 days of experimental electronica, rhythm´noise, avantgarde, industrial, noise, ambient, broken beats, installations, performances, exhibition, djs and our special train cocktail lounge. the concerts are indoor (2 stages)

we have discovered a very special venue, which fascinates us with its mechanic-industrial atmosphere and a yet „untouched” and unused artistic aura: the old depot betriebswerk schöneweide. to date, the large areal from ancient reichsbahn times is used by the association “berliner dampflokfreunde e.v.” as a kind of museum of old trains, steam locomotives and numerous other historical machines of railway.

the so called “dampflok halle”. the schweisserraum will be used for experimental concerts, audio-visual installations and further programmes. we have a large outdoor area and an ambient music garden with an outdoor bar and many seating options which you can use if the weather is fine. besides bbq we offer homemade meals for vegetarians and vegans, and also sweets. the betriebsbahnhof is ideally located and can be easily reached by s-bahn, for example in 12 minutes from friedrichshain-ostkreuz.

please come by train, train´s drive all night.

 

Trailer:

 

Fan Videos:
Monolake – “Aligning The Daemon”

Portion Control – “Under The Skin”

P.A.L. – “Gelöbnis”

Carter Tutti aka Chris & Cosey – “Alchemy”

Traversable Wormhole – “Closed Timelike Curve (Marcel Dettmann Remix)”

 

Tickets:
schlagstrom.de (3 day pass)
Paylogic (all other)

 

Websites:
Schlagstrom

 
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[Special]: Sebastian Kökow – A/V Podcast #1

July 23, 2014
 

DJ:
Sebastian Kökow

 

Notes:
Sebastian Kökow, part of the duo the29nov, just did a nice video podcast with an own DJ set.

 

Listen & Watch:

 

Tracklist:
01. Kareem – The Sky Is Gone But You Are Still Here
02. Helena Hauff – Message From Filippo
03. Forward Strategy Group – A Marvel
04. Bill Youngman – Levitate
05. DNA – Unknown
06. This Mom Omina – One Eyed Man
07. Headless Horseman – Cannonball
08. Regis – Blood Witness (Extended Mix)
09. Domenico Crisci – Thinking To The Hip
10. Moerbeck – Black Hand
11. Jeff Mills – The Extremist (Retro Mix)
12. Adam X – Robot Rebellion in 2071
13. Millie & Andrea – Back Down

 

Booking:
Sebastian Kökow
the29nov films

 

Websites:
Sebastian Kökow
the29nov films

 
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out soon: Peter Van Hoesen – Call And Response EP [Time To Express]

July 22, 2014
 

Artist:
Peter Van Hoesen

 

Title:
Call And Response EP

 

Label:
Time To Express

 

Cat#:
T2x24

 

Release Date:
1st September 2014

 

Formats:
digital

 

Tracklist:
01)
Rifte

02)
Situation Two

03)
Hollow Eye

04)
Chroma 3
(Dark Dub)

05)
Call & Response

 

Press Info:
Time To Express label owner Peter Van Hoesen returns to his own imprint after his acclaimed Perceiver album in 2012. The ‘Call & Response’ EP features no less than five brand new tracks forged in Van Hoesen’s Berlin studio during June and July 2014. It marks a further development of the Belgian producer’s sound, combining solid dancefloor material with highly personal leftfield techno.

The EP kicks off with two trademark PVH tracks. In both Rift and Situation Two Controlled bass meets expertly crafted sound design. The former references Van Hoesen’s first releases on Time To Express whereas the latter receives a solid dose of modulated percussion to capture the dancefloor.

Hollow Eye is the centre piece of the EP. It provides a turning point, leading the way into a more experimental abstract domain. Its swirling melody slowly moves to surface, working its way up from deep underneath. Chroma 3 (Dark Dub) is an intense live take during which PVH catapults a one-bar groove through an intense variation of psychedelic effects. The EP ends with Call & Response, morphing a minimal, crystal-clear percussive groove into a dreamy, unexpected ending.

 

Listen:
soon

 

Special:
“Boiler Room Berlin”

 

Recommendations:
album “Perceiver”
album “Life Performance” on Tresor Records

 

Buy Digital:
soon

 

Websites:
Peter Van Hoesen
Time To Express

 

© Photo by Camille Blake
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[Video]: Plastikman – EXhale (Sonar 2014, Barcelona)

July 21, 2014
 

Artist:
Plastikman

 

Title:
EXhale (Sonar 2014, Barcelona)

 

Label:
Mute

 

Related Release:
original version released on album “EX”

 

Websites:
Plastikman
Mute
Mute @ Facebook
Mute Germany @ Facebook

 

Official Video:

 
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