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out soon: Psyk – Human EP [Mote-Evolver]

May 27, 2015
 

Artist:
Psyk

 

Title:
Human EP

 

Label:
Mote-Evolver

 

Cat#:
MOTE043

 

Release Date:
22nd June 2015

 

Format:
12inch & digital

 

Tracklist:
01)
Human

02)
Powder

03)
Aumento

Digital Bonus)
Human
(Bonus Mix 1)

 

Press Info:
Spanish producer Psyk (a.k.a. Maan or Manuel Anós) is an audio technician who makes good on his name; each of his new releases acting like a steely sonic probe to be launched into the as-of-yet uncharted depths of the psyche. His newest release for the Mote-Evolver label (following last year’s Time Foundation album and the EPs Aracade and Distane) is solid and elemental techno as ever: it fits neatly into the label’s stylistic template of mesmerizing precision yet never forsakes individuality in order to do so. Like Psyk’s other offerings for this label, the new EP works its magic on the central nervous system with a perfectly interwoven blend of up-front anxious sequences and mysterious luminous undercurrents, making for an experience whose energizing effect lasts well after the record has stopped spinning.

Where records like Distane rolled over dancefloors with a metallic, cardiac thump not unlike that shown on other standout M.E. releases (e.g. Marcel Fengler’s Thwack), [title here] spins its enveloping cocoon of sound around the listener in a less aggressive – but still enjoyably intense – manner. With its crystalline mesh of bass kick, jittering hats and persistent 8th-note percolations, the opener “Human” immediately lays a foundation which will command listeners’ focus, but soon enough a whole new substrata of strange, beckoning noises can be heard beneath this impermeable layer of technoid sound. This ‘more than meets the ear’ strategy is the key to this new release’s infectiousness, and it’s once again employed to strong effect on the b-side’s “Powder” (which adds driving ride cymbal and a cleverly subtle filtering to the mix.) An additional b-side, “Aumento,” features a gorgeous interplay between a high whistling oscillator and its lower pitched counterpart, bringing on the trance state so strongly that you can almost see pulsing concentric circles and whirling form constants as you shut your eyes. For purchasers of the digital EP, a bonus mix of “Human” provides an encore performance of the lead-off track with an additional helping of deft filtering, insistent handclap and percussive depth.

Psyk’s basic mission – to map out and expand consciousness with dense corporeal music – is an exciting one to be a part of, as well as a necessary and timely one. In a teeming electronic music galaxy where many producers still mistake a bag of sonic tricks for a wealth of insight and sophistication, Psyk and Mote-Evolver just shrug their shoulders and continue to show what genuine growth and progress sound like.

 

Listen:
@ deejay.de

 

Special:
“@ Berlin 28-04-2012″

 

Recommendations:
EP “Distane” by Psyk on Mote-Evolver
4th release on Non Series by Maan | Psyk

 

Commercial Streaming Services:
soon

 

Buy Vinyl:
Juno
deejay.de
more soon

 

Buy Digital:
soon

 

Booking:
Kinetic AM

 

Websites:
Psyk
Mote-Evolver
Mote-Evolver @ Facebook

 
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[Streaming]: Arca – Washed Clean

May 26, 2015
 

Artist:
Arca

 

Track:
“Washed Clean”

 

Label:
Mute

 

Related Release:
yet unreleased

 

Websites:
Arca
Mute
Mute @ Facebook
Mute Germany @ Facebook

 
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13th June 2015: Staub 020 @ :// about blank, Berlin (Germany)

May 26, 2015
 

STAUB

 
 

Event:
[Staub 020] by Dust

 

Date & Time:
13th June 2015 at noon

 

Line-up:
a secret that will be a secret until … the party ends but we tell you something: a guy from Stuttgart and an impressive female duo from Cologne will be part of it

 

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

 

Admission fee:
7 EUR

 

Info (German):
überbewertet, unterbewertet. Nur STAUB.

purer mystischer Techno + Liebe

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):
overrated, underrated. just STAUB.

pure mystical Techno + Love.

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″

someone else else – “Recorded at Staub 17″

someone else else else – “Recorded at Staub 18″

 

Trailer:

Video created by Kevin Paschold.

 

Websites:
Dust
://about blank

 
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[Special]: NovaFuture Blog competition for Gravure #6

May 26, 2015
 

NovaFuture Blog and the promoters of the event series Gravure are happy to give you the chance to win free tickets for the 6th instalment on the 29th May 2015.

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

You just have to send us an email with the subject “Gravure 6″, the answer for the following question plus your details (first and last name, age) to blog -at- novafuture -dot- biz (deadline: 28th May at midnight) … The winner will be selected by random (for sure she/he has to send in an answer for our question).

Question: What’s the name of your favourite Sawlin track?

Note: the data of the winners (like name, address, email, age etc) will be sent over to Gravure/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+

 

Related Event:
“Gravure #6″

 

Websites:
Gravure
Griessmühle

 
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out soon: Dat Politics – No Void [Shitkatapult]

May 22, 2015
 

Artist:
Dat Politics

 

Title:
No Void

 

Label:
Shitkatapult

 

Cat#:
STRIKE154

 

Release Date:
26th June 2015

 

Format:
CD, Vinyl & digital

 

Tracklist:
01.
Junk Funk

02.
Repiloid

03.
Vibrator

04.
Black Hole

05.
Pyromaniac

06.
Echo Radio

07.
Small Cell

08.
Krystal Krank

09.
The Wave

10.
All Long

 

Press Info (English):
“We’re big fans of French synthpop like Jacno, Deux, Ruth and Serge Blenner. This kind of playful synthetic sound mixed with weird and sometimes depressing poetry had a big influence on us as kids and as musicians,” reveal the French duo DAT POLITICS. Since 1999, Claude Pailliot and Gaetan Collet have been working on music shaped by those influences, without referring to them directly. The initial spark that led to the founding of DAT POLITICS happened during the mid 1990s. The two met for the first time at a party somewhere in the Champagne-Ardenne region of France and then started DAT POLITICS in the garage of Gaetan’s parents.

A lot has happened since then. The duo grew into a four-man band and subsequently shrank back into the duo it is today. In these formations they recorded various albums and EPs for labels such as FatCat Records, A-Musik, Chicks On Speed Records and Sub Rosa. DAT POLITICS also toured frequently around the globe with their ecstatic live show. The previously mentioned influences were integrated into their moving sound in every aspect, with an individual touch. But their work was not only influenced by synthpop. Drone, noise and musique concrète are points of reference that clearly come through in their electronic songs to this day and are also closely related to pop music. Their new album ‘NO VOID’ is now being released on SHITKATAPULT, whose label slogan ‘Special Musick for Special People’ fits perfectly to the often euphorically rocking music of the French duo. DAT POLITICS themselves refer to their latest LP as a “hallucinating ride in a space roller coaster: scary and funny!”

This time around, their songs took shape once again under influences outside of music such as astronomy, philosophy and programming language as well as surrealism, fantasy films and their own dreams. The nine tracks, all of them created last winter in a small cabin in northern France, occupy an eclectic territory that includes catchy melodies, versatile singing with pop appeal, and playfully rocking chiptune, synthwave and electro. The whimsical tour de force was recorded using computers, old beat-up synthesizers, worn out keyboards, samplers, voice boxes and kids’ play instruments. Claude and Gaetan whisper into the microphone in French and English, their voices naked or distorted by a vocoder, at times using both languages in the same song, as the track ‘Reptiloid’ demonstrates with poignant levity. Both of them grew up in the 1980s to the music of Depeche Mode, Yazoo, OMD, Jean-Michel Jarre, Jacno and Kraftwerk, and this can be perceived just as much as their love for the music of Tangerine Dream, Klaus Schulze and the soundtrack worlds of Ennio Morricone, Giorgio Moroder and John Carpenter.

Yet DAT POLITICS is not a band that repackages its personal preferences. The duo acts rather as a human filter for all forms of art, which is later transformed into something totally autonomous using a creative ‘cut-up’ method as practiced by Williams S. Burroughs and Brion Gysin. Although you don’t notice it at first, the laid-back, undulating song ‘Black Hole’ is influenced by the comics of American artist Charles Burns. But if you are familiar with the work of the cartoonist, the lyrics will give you a sense of the existential weight that make his comics so special.

In any case, the lyrics of DAT POLITICS never refer directly to anything tangible. They are instead a combination of surreal stories, hidden meanings and a search for clues within one’s own subconscious. They are always written after the music has been composed. And since DAT POLITICS seeks mainly to electrify in a live setting, every new track begins with bass and rhythms. Despite the atmospherically dense interplay between melancholy and joy, this approach is what makes ‘NO VOID’ above all an album intent on rocking it in high style.

 

Press Info (German):
„We’re big fans of French Synthpop like Jacno, Deux, Ruth and Serge Blenner. This kind of playful synthetic sound mixed with weird and sometimes depressing poetry had a big influence on us as kids and as musicians.“ verrät das französische Duo DAT POLITICS. Seit 1999 verarbeiten Claude Pailliot und Gaetan Collet jene Einflüsse in ihrer Musik, ohne wirklich direkt auf sie zu verweisen. Die Initialzündung zur Gründung von DAT POLITICS fand Mitte der 1990ern statt. Damals trafen sich beide erstmals auf einer Party irgendwo in der französischen Region Champagne-Ardenne und gründeten anschließend in der Garage von Gaetans Eltern DAT POLITICS.

Seit dem ist viel passiert. Aus dem Duo wurde eine vierköpfige Band, die heute wieder zum Duo geschrumpft ist. Zu Zweit oder im Bandformat wurden diverse Alben und EPs für Labels wie FatCat Records, A-Musik, Chicks On Speed Records oder Sub Rosa eingespielt. Um den Globus tourten DAT POLITICS ebenfalls öfters mit ihrer ekstatischen Live-Show. Die zu Anfang erwähnten Einflüsse wurden bei allem mit individueller Note in ihren bewegenden Sound integriert. Aber nicht nur Synthpop beeinflusste ihr OEuvre, auch Drone, Noise und Musique concrète sind Referenzpunkte, die bis heute spürbar durch ihre elektronischen Songs spucken und sich auch mal mit Pop verbrüdern. Ihr neues Album „NO VOID“ erscheint nun auf SHITKATAPULT, dessen Label-Credo „Special Musick For Special People“ perfekt zur oft euphorisch rockenden Musik der Franzosen passt. DAT POLITICS selbst bezeichnen ihren jüngsten Longplayer als „hallucinated drive in a space roller coaster: scary and funny!“.

Auch diesmal waren für Entstehung ihrer Songs wieder außermusikalische Einflüsse wie Astronomie, Philosophie und die Programmiersprache, sowie der Surrealismus, Fantasy Filme und die eigenen Träume wichtig. Musikalisch bewegen sich die neuen Stücke, die alle im letzten Winter in einer kleinen Hütte im Norden Frankreichs entstanden, charmant zwischen einprägsamen Melodien, vielseitigem Gesang mit Popappeal und spielerisch rockendem Chiptune, Synth-Wave und Electro. Eingespielt wurde die spielerische Tour de Force mit Computern, alten ausgeleierten Synthesizern, abgenutzten Keyboards, Sampler, Voice Box und musikalischem Kinderspielzeug. Ins Mikrofon hauchen Claude und Gaetan zudem bilingual auf Französisch und Englisch – mal pur, mal vom Vocoder verzerrt und zuweilen zweisprachig im gleichen Lied wie das Stück „Reptiloid“ mit ergreifender Leichtigkeit zeigt. Dass beide in 1980ern zur Musik von Depeche Mode, Yazoo, OMD, Jean-Michel Jarre, Jacno und Kraftwerk aufwuchsen, ist ebenso spürbar wie ihre Liebe zur Musik von Tangerine Dream, Klaus Schulze und den Soundtrackwelten eines Ennio Morricone, Giorgio Moroder und John Carpenter.

Dennoch sind DAT POLITICS keine Band die persönliche Vorlieben neu verpackt. Das Duo agiert eher als menschlicher Filter für jede Form von Kunst, die später mit einer kreativen „Cut-Up“ Methode à la Williams S. Burroughs und Brion Gysin in etwas völlig autonomes verwandelt wird. Dass ein Song wie der lässig rollende „Black Hole“ von den Comics des US-amerikanischen Künstlers Charles Burns beeinflusst ist, fällt im ersten Moment nicht auf. Wer sich in der Welt des Comiczeichners auskennt, wird in den Lyrics aber jene existentialistische Schwere entdecken, die seine Comics so besonders macht.

Ohnehin sind die Lyrics von DAT POLITICS nie ein direkter Verweis auf gelebtes. Eher ein Mix aus surrealen Geschichten, versteckten Bedeutungen und der Spurensuche im eigenen Unbewussten. Verfasst werden sie immer erst nachdem die Musik komponiert wurde. Und da DAT POLITICS vor allem live elektrisieren möchten, stehen Bass und Rhythmus stets am Anfang jedes neuen Tracks. Eine Vorgehensweise, durch „NO VOID“ trotz eines atmosphärisch Dichten Wechselspiels aus Melancholie und Heiterkeit vor allem ein Album ist, das mit viel Style rocken will.

 

Listen:
soon

 

Video:
“Reptiloid”

 

Free Download:
“Reptiloid”

 

Special:
“Kosmische Musik Mixtape 1″

 

Buy CD:
soon

 

Buy Vinyl:
soon

 

Buy Digital:
soon

 

Websites:
Dat Politics
Shitkatapult

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out now: Function – Berghain 07 [Ostgut Ton]

May 21, 2015
 

Artist:
Various – mixed by Function

 

Title:
Berghain 07

 

Label:
Ostgut Ton

 

Cat#:
OSTGUTMIX02

 

Release Date:
20th May 2015

 

Format:
free download

 

Tracklist:
01.
Tadeo
Reqiuem

02.
Post Scriptum
Constant Acceleration Drive

03.
Rødhåd
Kinder der Ringwelt

04.
Christian Wünsch
Auger Electrons

05.
DVS1
Electric

06.
Mark Broom
Satellite

07.
Rrose
Signs

08.
Teste
The Wipe

09.
CJ Bolland
Horsepower

10.
Cleric
Concrete

11.
Blue Hour
Common Ground

12.
Peter Van Hoesen
Objects From The Past
(Neel Remix)

13.
Psykofuk
Psykofuk

14.
Steve Bicknell
Transcendence #3

15.
Post Scriptum
Human Timescales

16.
Steve Bicknell
Odyssey #1

17.
Steve Bicknell
Odyssey #2

18.
Planetary Assault Systems
Arc

19.
Allen
Kepler

20.
Cassegrain & Tin Man
Oxide

21.
Inland
Sca Fell

22.
Truncate
86

23.
L.B. Dub Corp
Roller
[feat. Function]
(Len Faki Interpretation)

24.
Function
Golden Dawn
[feat. Stefanie Parnow]
(Live Version)

25.
Carl Craig
Twilight

26.
L.B. Dub Corp
So Much

27.
Blue Hour
Parallels

28.
Abdulla Rashim
A Shell Of Speed

29.
Silent Servant
Noise Treatment I

30.
Sandwell District
Untitled A

 

Press Info (English):
This mix is dedicated to nightclubs, the nightclub experience and the impact it has had on my life. Obviously it’s an homage to Techno and my interpretation of it – but the mix is about Berghain, an approximation of the way I play there and the relationship I have with the club. That relationship is similar to the one I had with my first home, Limelight, in New York City from the early 90s onwards. This similarity is that they are the only two clubs I’ve been to in the world that had an immense, life changing effect on me and the only two places where, when I walked in, I felt this is home.

Both places share(d) the same hedonistic attitude I found unmatched elsewhere and in both instances I entered as a patron and later became a part of their history. I’ll never forget that first walk up the stairs onto Berghain’s main floor as I will never forget the first time I entered the dance floor at Lord Michael’s Future Shock. This mix is dedicated to that simple concept.

– Dave Sumner, Berlin, May 2015 –

 

Press Info (German):
Dieser Mix ist Clubs gewidmet, dem Cluberlebnis an sich und den Auswirkungen, die beide auf mein Leben hatten. Offensichtlich ist es eine Hommage an Techno und meine Interpretation dessen – aber der Mix dreht sich um das Berghain, ist eine Annäherung an meine Art dort zu spielen und das Verhältnis, das ich zu diesem Club habe. Diese Beziehung ähnelt der, die ich zu meinem ersten Zuhause hatte, Limelight in New York City ab Anfang der 90er Jahre. Die Ähnlichkeit liegt darin, dass es die einzigen beiden von mir besuchten Clubs auf der Welt sind, die eine immense, lebensverändernde Auswirkung auf mich hatten und die einzigen Orte waren, an denen ich beim Betreten spürte, dies ist Zuhause.

Beide Orte teil(t)en dieselbe hedonistische Haltung, die ich nirgends sonst fand. In beiden Fällen ging ich als Gast hinein und wurde später zum Teil ihrer Geschichte. Ich werde niemals den ersten Aufstieg die Treppen hoch zum Berghain-Floor vergessen, so wie ich niemals das erste Mal vergessen werde, als ich den Dancefloor auf Lord Michael’s Future Shock betrat. Dieser Mix ist diesem einfachen Konzept gewidmet.

– Dave Sumner, Berlin, May 2015 –

 

Listen:

 

Related Releases:
“Berghain 07″ Vinyl 1
“Berghain 07″ Vinyl 2

 

Free Download:
Mix
Artwork

 

Websites:
Function
Ostgut Ton

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[Download]: Array Access & Ekserd – Laicalg

May 20, 2015
 

Artist:
Array Access & Ekserd

 

Downloadable Track:
Laicalg

Stream above is only an extract. Download hosted by xlr8r

 

Label:
Ressort Imprint

 

Related Release:
Array Access’ EP “Variations”

 

Recommendations:
Array Access’ EP “A List Of Comets” (free download)
Array Access’ EP “Balance Of Power” (free download)
Ekserd’s EP “The Hidden Documents”

 

Websites:
Array Access
Ekserd
Ressort Imprint

 
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29th May 2015: Gravure #6 @ Griessmühle, Berlin (Germany)

May 20, 2015
 

Gravure

 
 

Event:
Gravure #6

 

Date & Time:
29th May 2015 at 11:59pm

 

Line-up:
Sawlin live
Mischa
KUNO b2b Spaceinvasion
Acierate
Martha

 

Location:
Griessmühle, Berlin (Germany)

 

Admission fee:
tba

 

Press Info:
With Vault Series labelhead Subjected as the headliner of our very first Gravure it was just a matter of time to invite his partner in crime Sawlin for a live set.

Releasing on both the Berlin underground label Vault Series and the well known Arts we can be sure of some proper, psychedelic Techno.

Thinking of a vinyl spinning member of the recordstore Hard Wax results normally in DJ Pete.

But it seems to be time to think of another, for us more outstanding and talented guy called Mischa – you will hear what we are talking about!

Support get these two guys by a b2b of the Terminal Operations labelfounders Kuno and Spaceinvasion, and last but not least by our residents Martha and Acierate.

Event @ Facebook
Event @ Resident Advisor

 

Listen:
Sawlin – “DOOR! Ruigoord Amsterdam”

Mischa – “Futures | Mix, Januar 2015″

KUNO – “kuno 1406 production mix”

Spaceinvasion – “Gravure Podcast 001″

Acierate – “II”

Martha – “Berliner Bassgeschichten”

 

Videos:
Sawlin – “Kontraktion”

Sawlin – “Im Kessel”

Videos created by the29nov films.

 

Recommendations:
Vault Series 14 by Sawlin
“Foreign Awake Part 1″ by Sawlin & Subjected

 

Websites:
Gravure
Griessmühle

 
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[Video]: Joy Divsion – Love Will Tear Us Apart

May 18, 2015
 

Artist:
Joy Division

 

Title:
Love Will Tear Us Apart

 

Label:
Factory

 

Related Release:
album “Unknown Pleasures”

 

Websites:
Joy Division

 

Video:

 
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[Video]: Abstract Division – Metropolis

May 16, 2015
 

Artist:
Abstract Division

 

Title:
Metropolis

 

Label:
Dynamic Reflection

 

Related Release:
upcoming EP “Metropolis”

 

Note:
Created by the29nov films.

 

Websites:
Abstract Division
Dynamic Reflection
the29nov films

 

Video:

 
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