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[Special]: Competition with Bru/t and SchwuZ June 2015

June 24, 2015
 

NovaFuture Blog, the promoters of the party series Bru/t and SchwuZ are happy to give you the chance to win free tickets for next instalment taking place at SchwuZ (Berlin) on the 25th June 2015.

So we give away 2x 2 guestlist for this event (details see “Related Event”), sponsored by SchwuZ.

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: 25th June at 4pm) … The winners will be selected by random (for sure she/he has to send in an answer).

Question: What is your(!) interpretation of the name “Bru/t”?

Note: the data of the winners (like name, address, email, age etc) will be sent over to Bru/t/SchwuZ, 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. @winners: Enjoy!

 

Related Event:
“Bru/t, June 2015″

 

Websites:
Bru/t
Schwuz

 
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25th June 2015: Bru/t @ SchwuZ, Berlin (Germany)

June 24, 2015
 

Event:
Bru/t

 

Date & Time:
25th June 2015 at 11pm

 

Location:
SchwuZ, Berlin (Germany)

 

Line-up & Time Table:
23:00 – 01:30 Dr. Beat
01:30 – 04:00 Av Skardi
04:00 – end Unhuman

 

Admission fee:
6 EUR

 

Info:
BRU/T is part of the project „Elektronischer Donnerstag“ @ the SchwuZ (Rollbergstr. 26/ U Rathaus Neukölln + U Boddinstr)

Open to everyone, whatever your sexuality is. Just enjoy the music. See u every last Thursday of the month.

Event @ Facebook

 

Listen:
Unhuman – “Monolith Podcast 25″

Dr. Beat – “Technomix at Udobar Paris

Av Skardi – “Inner Escape exclusive 0100T11″

 

Competition:
click here

 

Booking:
Inner Escape for Av Skardi

 

Websites:
Bru/t
Schwuz

 
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26th June 2015: Walls #2 @ Suicide Circus, Berlin (Germany)

June 23, 2015
 

Walls

 

Event:
Walls #2

 

Dates & Time:
26th June 2015 at 11.59pm

 

Line-up:
Lewis Fautzi
Mike Wall
Subʞutan
Mutecell

 

Location:
Suicide Circus, Berlin (Germany)

 

Admission fee:
tba

 

Press Info (English):
Uncompromising techno – that’s WALLS, our night that we built around resident dj MIKE WALL. This time he has invited LEWIS FAUTZI. Despite his funny sounding name, this man is quite serious about his sound and productions. Dark and functional as it is, he gets out releases on renowned labels such as Pole Group, Tsunami and Clone recently. Dj Support comes from Mike himself, but also from IFZ Leipzig’s SUBKUTAN and Berlin’s MUTECELL.

Event @ Resident Advisor
Event @ Facebook

 

Press Info (German):
Kompromisslosen Techno – dafür steht Walls, unsere Veranstaltungsreihe um unseren umtriebigen Resident MIKE WALL. Diesmal hat er sich LEWIS FAUTZI eingeladen. Der Mann mit dem lustigen Nachnamen meint es allerdings ziemlich ernst: Seine Produktionen sind düster wie funktional und seine Kompromisslosigkeit verschafft ihm Respekt und Release Slots auf allen möglichen angesagten Labels, Pole Group, Tsunami und Clone seien hier nur als herausragende Beispiele genannt. Support kommt von Mike selbst natürlich, daneben aber auch von Subkutan aus dem IFZ Leipzig und Mutecell, der mit seinem neuen Label Mutewax von sich Reden macht. Wird geil!

Veranstaltung @ Resident Advisor
Veranstaltung @ Facebook

 

Listen:
Lewis Fautzi – “The Forgotten #21″

Mike Wall – “Suicide Circus Podcast 13″

Subʞutan – “at Vertigo VIII”

Mutecell – “Wall Music Podcast #22″

 

Recommendation:
compilation “Wall Selecton 03″ on Wall Music
Mike Wall’s EP “When Rain Falls” on SCR Dark Series
EP “MuteWax 03″ w/ Mutecell track on Mutewax
EP “Eclipse” by Mutecell track on Mutewax

 

Websites:
Mike Wall
Suicide Circus

 
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18th June 2015: Playground Procedure Birthday Edition @ ://about blank, Berlin (Germany)

June 17, 2015
 

Playground Procedure

 
 

Event:
Playground Procedure Birthday Edition

 

Date & Time:
18th June 2015 at 11:59pm

 

Line-up & Time Table
00:00 – 02:30 Pripyat Aduio Racket
02:30 – 05:00 Sebastian Kökow
05:00 – end Philipp Melon & Lenzian Kowski

 

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

 

Admission fee:
6 EUR

 

Press Info (German Only):
Vor genau einem Jahr fand die erste Playground Procedure im ://about blank statt. Zu diesem Anlass haben wir uns als wiederkehrenden Gast Sebastian Kökow eingeladen, der sich für das allseits bekannte Projekt the29nov films mitverantwortlich zeichnet. Außerdem sind mit Philipp Melon und Lenzian Kowski zwei Köpfe hinter der hoch geschätzten Talking Machines Partyreihe dabei. Abgerundet wird die Nacht schließlich von Pripyat Audio Racket.

Event @ Facebook
Event @ Resident Advisor

 

Listen:
Sebastian Kökow – “Undercontrol Podcast # 27″

Philipp Melon – “2 Years Talking Machines”

Lenzian Kowski – “NovaFuture Blog Mix March 2015″

Pripyat Aduio Racket – “Playground Procedure Podcast 11″

 

Websites:
Playground Procedure
://aboutblank

 
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19th June 2015: Raster-Noton Labelnacht @ Berghain, Berlin (Germany)

June 16, 2015
 

Raster-Noton Labelnight

 
 

Event:
Raster-Noton Labelnacht

 

Date & Time:
19th June 2015 at 11:59pm

 

Line-up & Time Table:
23:59 h – 01:00 h Ueno Masaaki live
01:00 h – 02:00 h Robert Lippok live
02:00 h – 03:00 h Frank Bretschneider live
03:00 h – 04:00 h Dasha Rush live
04:00 h – 05:00 h Diamond Version live
05:00 h – 06:00 h Kyoka live
06:00 h – End Grischa Lichtenberger live

 

Location:
Berghain, Berlin (Germany)

 

Admission fee:
15 EUR (box office only, no presale)

 

Press Info (German Only):
raster-noton. bezeichnet sich zutreffend als Archiv für Ton und Nichtton, das Label von Carsten Nicolai und Olaf Bender lotet nach wie vor auf einzigartige Weise die Grenzen zwischen Musik und Nicht-Musik, Kunst und Dancefloor, Wissenschaft und Experiment aus. Zu ihrer jährlichen Labelnacht im Berghain gibt es wie immer ein ambitioniertes Lichtkonzept sowie drei Live-Acts aus dem raster-noton.-Künstlerrepertoire. Neben dem Diamand Version-Projekt der beiden Label-betreiber wird unter anderem die gebürtige Russin Dasha Rush ihr neues Album Sleepstep vorstellen, für das sie sogenannte „Sonar Poems“ aufgenommen hat. Ihren Techno-Background hintenan stellend, schickt uns Rush mit soundtrackartigen Klangcollagen und ihrer Stimme auf eine tagtraumartige Sci-Fi-Reise. Deutschlandpremiere für Ueno Masaaki, der japanische Komponist bezieht seine Inspiration aus Naturgesetzen und Naturphänomenen, sein erstes Release auf raster-noton. war die Vortices 12“ im vergangenen Jahr. Während das Berghain also ganz in der Hand des Chemnitzer Experimentallabels ist, wird die Panorama Bar von einem Zusammenschluss der beiden symphatischen Labels Giegling und Kann bespielt – und die delivern ja bekanntlich immer 100%.

Event @ Berghain page
Event @ Facebook
Event @ Resident Advisor

 

Listen:
Ueno Masaaki – “Live at ARMA17 2014-12-20″

Frank Bretschneider – “Live at Krake Festival 2013″

Diamond Version – “Live at Electronic Beats Festival Praha”

Robert Lippok – “Live at MUTEK 2014″

Dasha Rush – “Live at at Crossover Festival. France, 2014″

Kyoka – “Live at Flying Circus”

Grischa Lichtenberger – “Live at strom.klang, frappant e.v. 30.04.11″

 

Official Videos:
Diamond Version – “Turn On Tomorrow”

Diamond Version – “Make.Believe”

Diamond Version – “Technology At The Speed of Life”

Ueno Masaaki – “Vortex State ”

Robert Lippok – “Sugarbabes”

Frank Bretschneider – “Super.Trigger ”

Frank Bretschneider – “Flicker.Funk”

Dasha Rush – “Outer Space”

Dasha Rush – “Unspoken”

kyoka – “Re-pulsion”

 

Fan Videos:
Ueno Masaaki – “Excited State”

Robert Lippok – “Whitesuperstructure”

Grischa Lichtenberger – “1011_11_Ss1 ”

 

Video Special:
Diamond Version – “Live in Prague”

 

Recommendations:
album “CI” by Diamond Version
bundle “EP1-5″ by Diamond Version
album “Sinn + Form ” by Frank Bretschneider

 

Websites:
Ueno Masaaki
Diamond Version
Robert Lippok @ raster-noton
Dasha Rush
Kyoka
Grischa Lichtenberger
Frank Bretschneider
Raster-Noton
Berghain

 
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13th June 2015: Vertigo VIII @ Institut Fuer Zukunft, Leipzig (Germany)

June 11, 2015
 

Vertigo

 
 

Event:
Vertigo VIII

 

Date & Time:
13th June 2015 at 11:45pm

 

Line-up:
Cio D’Or
Timothy Alexander live
Essaie Pas live
Omyk live A/V
SHDW
n.akin
Subʞutan
XVII

 

Location:
Institut Fuer Zukunft, Leipzig (Germany)

 

Admission fee:
10 EUR

 

Press Info (German Only):
Das könnte ein grandioser Abgang werden. Bevor der reguläre Partybetrieb für eine kurze Sommerpause unterbrochen wird, laden wir ein zur mittlerweile achten Auflage der VERTIGO. Mal wieder ein Anlass um sich ordentlich herauszuputzen. Und das soll nicht heißen, diesmal die besonders schwarze Skinny Jeans aus dem Klamottenberg zu wühlen. Kannste zu Hause lassen! Stell Dir vor, du spazierst über die Karli und dein Outfit erhitzt nicht die Gemüter der Vorbeigehenden – dann ist dieses bestimmt auch nicht das Richtige für diesen Abend. Also lieber eine Spurensuche im Cut-Up-Style. Die alten Geschichten aus dem Zusammenhang reißen und neu zusammensetzen. Eigene Abgründe aus dem Kaffeesatz lesen. Von der Vorstellungskraft leiten lassen. Ein Blick mit geschlossenen Augen in die Dreammachine zeigt Gendernauts, Bears, Cyberpunks, verwirrte Damen, Attentäter in Corsage, Raumfahrer*innen, gesattelte Ponys, Goths. Latex & Leder. Glitzer & Glamour. Sack & Asche.

Meerak Meinohg presents an experimental body art performance:
Oxytocin IV – No man’s land

Dresscode appreciated!

Event @ Facebook
Event @ Resident Advisor

 

Trailer:

 

Listen:
Cio D’Or – “RA Podcast 219″

Timothy Alexander – “Live At Botox 02.08.2013″

n.akin – “DUR PODCAST002″

Subʞutan – “warmup-set//08112014//IfZ”

XVII- “DJ-Mix // OSE-Club // 21032015″

 

Videos:
Essaie Pas – “Ccaarrccaajjoouu”

Essaie Pas – “Le Fruit Des Solitudes”

Omyk – “Surreal Contact”

Omyk – “Echo Physics”

Omyk – “Echo 003″

Cio D’Or – “XXII”

Cio D’Or – “XI”

Videos for Cio D’Or created by the29nov films.

 

Recommendations:
“All In All” album by Cio D’or
“Sentience EP” by Timothy Alexander

 

Websites:
Vertigo
Institut Fuer Zukunft

 
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12th June 2015: #800000 with Exercise One @ Bertrams, Berlin (Germany)

June 10, 2015
 

#800000

 
 

Event:
#800000 with Exercise One

 

Date & Time:
12th June 2015 at 11:30pm

 

Line-up:
Exercise One
Karschau
Nostitz
Tymotica
Golo

 

Location:
Bertrams, Berlin (Germany)

 

Admission fee:
tba EUR

 

Press Info:
The second night of the BACKGROUND.CODES event series, #800000, is taking place at Loftus Hall’s techno dungeon Bertrams.

This time we welcome Exercise One. The DJ and producer duo has been around the scene for over 10 years now recording and performing live, collaborating, remixing and running two independent labels.

Having played their all hardware shows in Boiler Room and at venues such as Panorama Bar, Tresor and Brussel’s Fuse, we are even more delighted to present you these guys in Bertram’s more intimate atmosphere.

A night that is sure to be something to remember.

Event @ Facebook
Event @ Resident Advisor

 

Listen:
Exercise One – “Set @ Sisyphos/Hammerhalle 15.03.2015″

Karschau – “Set @ #FFFFFF / Freudenzimmer 24.04.15″

Nostitz – “April 2015 DJ Mix”

Tymotica – “RUFFMIX 003″

Golo – “100% Only DJ Mix”

 

Fan Video:
Exercise One – “Look At The Harlequins”

Video by Inter Ference

 

Video Special:
Exercise One – “Boiler Room Berlin”

 

Booking:
Vice Versa Agency for Exercise Onee

 

Websites:
BACKGROUND.CODES
Bertrams

 
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12th June 2015: From Another Mind #16 @ Romy S., Stuttgart (Germany)

June 9, 2015
 

From Another Mind

 
 

Event:
From Another Mind #16

 

Date & Time:
12th June 2015 at 11pm

 

Line-up:
Samuli Kemppi live
Kavaro
SHDW
Wice

 

Location:
Romy S., Stuttgart (Germany)

 

Admission fee:
tba EUR

 

Press Info:

Update durch NovaFuture Blog
Eigentlich war der Italiener Max_M für diese Nacht gebucht, aber am 31. Mai verlor er seinen Kampf gehen den Krebs.

Max, du wirst immer in unseren Gedanken und Herzen sein. Ruhe in Frieden wo immer du jetzt Musik produzierst.

Original Pressetext
Manche Dinge ändern sich nie. Und das ist auch gut so, wie die Reihe „From Another Mind“ zeigt. Seit weit über einem Jahr werden hier jeden Monat die innovativsten Acts aus aller Welt zusammengetrommelt, um neue Sphären der elektronischen Musik zu erkunden. Tanzspaß inklusive! Diesmal am Start: Die beiden „M_Rec“-Botschafter Samuli Kemppi und Max_M.

Schaut man sich die Line Ups so mancher Elektronik-Partys an, hat man manchmal echt den Eindruck, als gäbe es nur noch eine handvoll DJs auf dieser Welt. Dass es aber noch vieles mehr da draußen gibt, beweist „From Another Mind“ jeden Monat aufs Neue. Denn hier spielen Innovation und Experimentierfreude eine große Rolle. Die olle „Nummer sicher“ sollen andere machen.

In dieses Party-Universum passen die beiden Main Acts des Abends perfekt. Da wäre zum einen Samuli Kemppi aus Finnland. Ein extrem umtriebiger Bursche: Er ist seit Anfang der 90er DJ, und produziert seit rund 15 Jahren. Als Teil des Duos Deep Space Helsinki veranstaltet er eigene Partys, zudem hostet er eine Radiosendung. Sein Soundspektrum ist dabei so vielseitig, dass er seine Tracks auch auf vielen verschiedenen Labels veröffentlicht. Von Deep House bis bangin´ Techno ist da alles vertreten! 2006 erschien seine erste Platte, 2014 lieferte er mit „The Observer Effect“ sein erstes Album ab. Das erschien auf „M_REC LTD“ – was uns zum zweiten Main Act dieser Nacht bringt: Max_M. Der ist nämlich Chef von „M_REC LTD“, und begleitet seinen Label-Artist Samuli Kemppi bei dessen Live-Act. Max_M ist soundmäßig irgendwo zwischen Intelligent Techno, Dark Electro und minimalistischem Loop-House angesiedelt. Dabei verliert er natürlich nie die Tanzfläche aus den Augen. Kein Wunder also, dass er nicht nur in seinem Heimatland Italien vielgebucht ist, sondern auch in Clubs wie dem Berghain regelmäßig an den Reglern steht. Zuletzt erschien auf seinem Label die Platte „Dissertation“ – bitte auschecken!

Amtlicher Support kommt von Kavaro aus Köln, der mit seinen abwechslungsreichen Vinyl-Sets gerne mal die Club-Luftfeuchtigkeit bis zum Anschlag ankurbelt. Von Detroit Techno bis Chicago House, von Dub Techno bis Electro – es kommt alles auf die Teller, was groovt. Nach verschiedenen eigenen Partyreihen startete er vor zwei Jahren mit Markus Funke die Techno-Eventserie „Sector“. Quasi die Kölsche Variante von „From Another Mind“. Ach, schon wieder so ein schöner Übergang: Denn der „F.A.M.“-Macher SHDW ist natürlich auch am Start, der wieder seinen heißgeliebten Mix aus Techno mit UK- und Detroit-Anstrich und weitsichtiger Elektronika liefert. Seine Fangemeinde wächst mit jedem Gig stetig an – so kommt´s auch, dass er nicht die Romy regelmäßig beschallt, sondern auch angesagte Clubs in ganz Süddeutschland. Innovation, go!

Event @ Facebook
Event @ Resident Advisor

 

Press Info:

Update by NovaFuture Blog

Actually the Italian Max_M was booked for this night, but he died on the 31st May losing his fight against cancer.

Max, you are always in our minds & hearts. Rest in peace wherever you produce your music now.

Event @ Facebook
Event @ Resident Advisor

 

Listen:
Max_M – “Slam Radio 086″

Max_M – “RYC Podcast 038″

Max_M – “Invite’s Choice Podcast 145″

Samuli Kemppi – “Deep Space Helsinki – 2nd June 2015: Tribute to Max”

Samuli Kemppi – “Erratic Podcast 86″

Wice – “ODT Podcast #3″

Kavaro – “@ Sector #17 – 17.04.2015 Artheater CGN”

 

Videos:
Samuli Kemppi – “Less Than Planck”

Samuli Kemppi – “Linear Function”

Videos created by the29nov films.

 

Websites:
From Another Mind
Romy S.

 
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13th June 2015: Torstrassen Off Stage by Your Mom’s Agency @ Mein Haus Am See, Berlin (Germany)

June 6, 2015
 

Torstrassen Festival

 

Event:
OFF Stage @ Torstrassen Festival

 

Dates & Time:
13th June 2015 at 4.00pm

 

Line-up Day (from 4pm):
Andreas Krach live
Obi Blanche live improvisation
Mad Kate & The Tide live
Infinite Livez live
Rodeo live

 

Line-up Night (from 10pm):
Infinite Livez
Obi Blanche
Rodeo
Das She Cray
Carne B2B Soundvector

 

Location:
Mein Haus Am See/Cosmic Kaspar, Berlin (Germany)

 

Admission fee:
tba Euros

 

Press Info (English):
Your Mom’s & Mein Haus Am See present “Torstrassen OFF Stage” on Saturday June the 13th day & night at Mein Haus Am See & Cosmic Kaspar.

A live & DJ lineup featuring some of Berlin’s urban & experimental beats or happening up-and-coming or iconic actors: spoken word by Lady Gaby, performance by Mad Kate & The Tide, live impro by Obi Blanche, concerts by Andreas Krach, Infinite Livez & Rodeo, DJ sets by Carne, Das She Cray, Soundvector & more.

Take a step back from the techno scene and enjoy a day with Berlin’s underground live heroes: queer queen Mad Kate, melodic tech wizard Obi Blanche, approachable experimental wise man Andreas Krach, atmospheric hip-hop mellow man Infinite Livez, hippop rep Rodeo and the celebrated word warrior Lady Gaby.

As for the evening program, stay with us to (re)discover live musicians this time behind the decks: Obi Blanche, Rodeo & Infinite Livez will spin some urban electro tunes. Later at night, it will be Das She Cray, Carne & Soundvector’s turn to make you dance till morning… And the icing on the cake, a showcase of Serigraffeur Gallery’s best recent street art exhibits featuring Elna, Peter Phobia, Dave The Chimp & Prost.

 

Press Info (German):
Your Mom’s & Mein Haus Am See präsentieren euch die ‚Torstrassen OFF Stage‘ am Samstag den 13. Juni – Tag & Nacht im Mein Haus Am See & Cosmic Kaspar.

Euch erwarten Konzerte und DJ-Sets mit zahlreichen urbanen experimentellen Berliner Beats und Wundern, sowie Newcomern und ikonischen Persönlichkeiten der Hauptstadt, wie: Spoken Word von Lady Gaby, eine Performance von Mad Kate & The Tide, live Improvisation von Obi Blanche, Konzerte von Andreas Krach, Infinite Livez & Rodeo, und DJ Sets von Carne, Das she Cray, Soundvector und mehr.

Mal was anderes! Lasst einmal los von der Technoszene und genießt Live-Musik der heutigen berliner Untergrund Helden: queer queen Mad Kate, der melodische Tech-Zauberer Obi Blanche, zugängliche Experimentalität von Andreas Krach, athmosphärischer Hip-hop von Infinite Livez, der berüchtigte Hip-Popper Rodeo und die gefeierte Wortakrobatin Lady Gaby.

Zum Abendprogramm lassen sich einige dieser Künstler dann auch hinter den Decks wiederfinden. So werden Obi Blanche, Rodeo & Infinite Livez mit einigen ihre urbanen Electronica Tracks den Tag gemütlich ausklingen lassen. Im Anschluss übernehmen Das She Cray, Carne & Soundvector um euch bis in die frühen Morgenstund en wach zu halten. Das Sahnehäubchen ist ein Showcase einer Auswahl der besten Street Artists der Galerie Serigraffeur, unter anderem Elna, Peter Phobia, Dave the Chimp & Prost.

 

Trailer:

 

Listen:
Infinite Livez – “Funk and Soul mix”

Infinite Livez Funk and Soul mix by Infinitelivez on Mixcloud

Obi Blanche – “LA In My Mind”

LA in my mind by Happy Blanche Mixtapes on Mixcloud

Rodeo – “Sissy May Bae Mix”

Das She Cray – “Suck It Up”

Carne – “Carne Mix For Sceen FM January 2015″

 

Videos:
Andreas Krach – “Krach Der Roboter”

Obi Blanche – “Fully Improvised Analogue Set at Lomo Store”

Mad Kate & The Tide – “Only One Person”

Infinite Livez – “Live at Urban Spree in Berlin on 20-7-2013″

Rodeo – “Final Light”

 

Websites:
Your Mom’s Agency
Torstrassen Festival
Mein Haus Am See

 
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05th June 2015: Green Ray *15 | LUX curated by Marcel Dettmann @ Lux Frágil, Lisbon (Portugal)

June 5, 2015
 

Green Ray

 

Event:
Green Ray *15 | LUX curated by Marcel Dettmann

 

Dates & Time:
05th June 2015 at 11.00pm

 

Line-up & timetable:
Marcel Dettmann
Fixmer/McCarthy live
Ryan Elliott
Answer Code Request live
Dario Zenker
Anthony Parasole

 

Location:
Lux Frágil, Lisbon (Portugal)

 

Admission fee:
tba

 

Press Info:
Marcel Dettmann
Inherent to the idea of what makes a DJ great, is the notion that he also has to be a dedicated and rigorous selector, knowledgeable of the music and in tune to what his audience needs. Marcel Dettmann has become a global force in techno because he fulfills that role like very few. And if he is one of the definitive names in the genre, it´s because his selection skills go beyond the dancefloor and extend to his work on Marcel Dettmann Records. Dettmann masterfully combines proven names with exciting unknowns, and treats each release as a fundamental statement in sharing an aesthetic. So, it´s about much more that being “handy” with a set of turntables. Dettmann also has an unwavering belief in the power of techno as a form of expression of ideas and emotions. The power of a line-up like the one he chose for this night lays to rest what few doubts could be had about that. In this genre, Marcel Dettmann has the equivalent to the touch of King Midas. And tonight, Lux is his kingdom and we are his willing subjects.

Fixmer/McCarthy
Some people say that social tensions and the fears originated by globalization have a lot to do with the recent surge of interest in industrial techno and Electronic Body Music (EBM). Something similar, after all, to the environment of the mid-80s, with the effects of the Cold War still being felt. when the very influential Nitzer Ebb ascended in England. Their vocalist, Douglas J McCarthy, became the quintessential frontman in the genre, with a stage persona halfway between an automathon with bad intentions and a perverted businessman. Through songs like “Control l´m Here”, “Join In The Chant” and “Let Your Body Learn”, Nitzer Ebb not only defined EBM, they also made a deep impression in dance music, an influence acknowledged by Marcel Dettmann himself and also as demonstrated by various remixes and bootlegs by people like Dubfire, Derrick May, X-Press 2 or his partner in crime in the Fixmer/McCarthy project, french producer Terrence Fixmer. On his own, Terrence is a connoisseur of the dense atmospheres of dark techno, with a solid career sustained by releases on International DJ Gigolo, Electric Deluxe and CLR. What we are about to witness at Lux is the result of the meeting of these two burning minds. A fusion of martial dance rhythms and ferocious vocals conceived to discipline our bodies in the dance.

Ryan Elliott
Pedigree is really important in the matters related to dance music. Ryan Elliott´s is undeniable : Detroit is his city of origin, after all. But since 2007 he´s made Berlin his home, inhabiting comfortably it´s two most famous rooms, Berghain and Panorama Bar. That´s where he got his reputation of being the quickest shot in Berlin, due to his vertiginous and technical mixing style, punctuated by loops and FX. As you can easily gather, he´s got versatility in spades too, and with these qualities, he became a reliable workhorse of the scene, with regular spots on the Ostgut Ton schedule and respected by the natives, like Marcel Dettmann. But at no point, Elliott rests on these laurels. His hunger for new music and his unwielding desire to keep sharing it, and entertain others while entertaining himself in the booth, are now as urgent as on his 1st day. His presence in this line-up is like the glue that keeps all the pieces of the puzzle imagined by Dettmann together.

Answer Code Request
It´s been proven for a long time that there´s life in techno beyond the 4/4, and Patrick Gräser proves to be a firm believer in this notion with his Answer Code Request alias. The irregular rhythms that usually form the basis of his compositions displayed on Ostgut Ton or MDR, are as thundering as the most fistpump-worthy straight techno, but induce different motions in the increasing number of people dancing to his beat, with it´s unexpected patterns. Filling the space between kicks, Patrick masterfully balances beauty and dirt, IDM and rave influences, which give his work a timeless character. It´s not easy to achieve this nowadays, but Answer Code Request managed to carve a niche for himself in current techno, turning productions like the ones he will show in this live-act, into landmark pieces. Alternatively euphoric and bristling with menace, it´s a veritable low-end tornado that will be unleashed on Lux´s dancefloor. But don´t run for shelter, let yourself be carried by the winds.

Dario Zenker
If there are any names that represent the current “state of the art” in techno, in 2015, those are the names of Dario and Marco Zenker, the Zenker Brothers, and their label Ilian Tape. At the label, artists like Stenny, Andrea and Skee Mask, are amongst the most inventive and exciting that we´ve heard in recent months. As for the Zenkers, their recent debut album, “Immersion” is lauded by critics, fans and… Marcel Dettmann. Marcel even went all the way and wrote a magazine article about the record, that´s how impressed he was by it, and you can almost visualize that as soon as he started thinking about this edition of Green Ray, he picked up the phone to call Dario Zenker, the more productive of the two brothers. Dario´s music, which can be found, aside from Ilian Tape, on Peter Van Hoesen´s Time To Express and on MDR, is detailed and propulsive, managing innovation in a genre where you think you´ve heard it all. Off-kilter and grainy, it´s music that Marcel says he loves to play out because the audience finds it weird at first, but when it clicks, the whole energy of the room goes through the roof. Just in case, we´re already preparing ourselves to cover the cracks that Dario Zenker will open in ours.

Anthony Parasole
MDR has long left behind any eurocentrism, and pointed sights to the other side of the Atlantic to find new techno gems. Marcel Dettmann has established with New York a sound bridge similar to the one that, more than two decades ago, connected Berlin and Detroit, and his connexion with Anthony Parasole is the most significant of this techno brotherhood. Dettmann gave Parasole´s label, The Corner, one of his best production in recent times, “Take One”, while Anthony has been releasing on Ostgut Ton and MDR, and is now a full-fledged Berghain resident. Parasole´s visit to Lux some months ago left no doubt on anyone on why this has happened. On that night, Parasole treated Lux as if it had called him bad names in rush-hour traffic and explained to us what a techno DJ really is, not even giving us any time to ask questions, with a crunching performance similar to Danny Tenaglia or Junior Vasquez on a bad mood day. It´s street techno full of tricks learnt on the toughest corners of New York, in your face, at Lux.

Words Nuno Mendonça

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DJ Sets:
Answer Code Request – “NovaFuture Blog Mix November 2013″

Marcel Dettmann – “BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix”

Dario Zenker – “PoleGroup Radio 11.07″

Anthony Parasole – “XLR8R 375″

Ryan Elliott – “Live @ Beatport Berlin 2011″

 

Fan Videos:
Fixmer/McCarthy – “Banging On The Door”

Fixmer/McCarthy – “Destroy”

Fixmer/McCarthy – “Tonight I Sleep”

Fixmer/McCarthy – “I Run”

Fixmer/McCarthy – “Freefall”

Videos by Nera Jezebel Ebbhead

 

Videos:
Marcel Dettmann – “Silex”

Marcel Dettmann – “Planning”

Dario Zenker – “Growin”

Ryan Elliott – “Stepmode”

Answer Code Request – “Biokenetik”

Videos created by the29nov films.

 

Recommendations:
Answer Code Request album “Code” on Ostgut Ton
“MDR Compilation” on Marcel Dettmann Records
Marcel Dettmann album “Dettmann II” on Ostgut Ton
Terence Fixmer album “Depth Charged” on CLR
Douglas McCarthy album “Kill Your Friends” on Pylon Records

 

Websites:
Marcel Dettmann
Fixmer/McCarthy
Ryan Elliott
Answer Code Request
Dario Zenker
Anthony Parasole
Lux Fragil

 
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