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03rd March 2017: Freitag Nacht @ Griessmühle, Berlin (Germany)

February 23, 2017
 
 

Event:
Griessmühle

 

Date & Time:
03rd March 2017 at 11:59pm

 

Line-up:
Ness live
Nihad Tule
Boyd Schidt
Głós live
Delta Funktionen
Elad Magdasi
Vincenzo Maurice live
Daito

 

Location:
Griessmühle, Berlin (Germany)

 

Admission fee:
tba EUR

 

Press Info:

Event @ Facebook
Event @ Resident Advisor

 

Mixes:
Ness – “Reclaim Your City Podcast 093”

Nihad Tule – “@ BASSIANI, Tbilisi, January 6th 2016”

Boyd Schidt – “Invite’s Choice Podcast 424”

Głós – “rauh_x 015”

Delta Funktionen – “Discogs Mix 003”

Elad Magdasi – “FLR Party – 2 Hour Set”

Vincenzo Maurice – “Mushi-Shi Radio”

Daito – “The Poeticast – Episode 148”

 

Videos:
Głós – “Prayer”

Vincenzo Maurice – “Am I dead? ”

Delta Funktionen – “Work”

Elad Magdasi – “Hell Strike”

Daito – “Breach”

Elad Magdasi – “No Ego”

Głós – “Protector”

Daito – “Gamble”

Delta Funktionen – Nebula

Vincenzo Maurice – “Appearance”

 

Recommendations:
split EP “Front Left Records 02” by Elad Magdasi & Daito on Front Left Records
EP “Filling The Night With Scars” by Głós on Ravage
EP “Prayers” by Głós on Escapism
EP “Finger Trip” by Elad Magdasi on Front Left Records
EP “Filling The Scars With Light” by Głós on Intimate Silence

 

Booking:
Parabel for Nihad Tule
Pakt Booking for Ness
Ravage for Głós
Octopus Agents for Delta Funktionen

 

Websites:
Griessmühle

 
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[Track Premiere]: Unknown Artist – Staub 002 B1 [I/Y Music]

February 22, 2017

 

Artist:
Unknown Artist

 

Track:
“Staub 002 B1”

 

Label:
I/Y Music

 

Note:
Official streaming of the B1 side taken from the upcoming Staub sampler – artist name is not mentioned

 

Related Release:
sampler “Staub 002”

 

Websites:
I/Y Music

 
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out soon: Fixmer/McCarthy – Chemicals [Sonic Groove Records]

February 22, 2017
 

Artist:
Fixmer/McCarthy

 

Title:
Chemicals

 

Label:
Sonic Groove Records

 

Cat#:
SG 1777

 

Release Date:
15th March 2017

 

Format:
12″ & digital

 

Tracklist:
01.
Chemicals

02.
Chemicals
(Instrumental)

03.
Wrong Planet

 

Press Info:
Sonic Groove Records further ignites 2017 with the label’s second release of the year by FIXMER/MCCARTHY titled ” Chemicals.” The legendary Douglas J. McCarthy, founder and frontman of the seminal and pioneering EBM project Nitzer Ebb, continues his alliance with Contemporary Techno producer Terence Fixmer together lending to the electronic music landscape with their combined artistic initiative.

The A side of this 3 track e.p. presents the title track ” Chemicals ” in two forms; the original version and an instrumental version. The evolution of the sound that first surfaced in 2003 on Terence Fixmer’s own, Lille, France based imprint Planet Rouge is apparent on this new installment in the FIXMER/MCCARTHY discography. ” Chemicals ” original version is a triumphant echo of EBM/Techno fusion constructed with current innovative electronic music production that retains the aesthetic of the original sound of EBM combined with the power of Douglas J. McCarthy’s defining vocal style. The fine auditory balance is all the neural support needed to effectively compliment McCarthy’s deep and thunderous vocals. This track is reminiscent of the classics ” Murderous ” and “Join In The Chant ” by Nitzer Ebb but clearly light years beyond. The lyrical content references topics relevant to the forward thinking sect of the electronic underground, appropriately titled and are delivered with the magnified intensity McCarthy has draped the planet with for well over 30 years and for what he has become very well known for. The Instrumental version stands extremely strong on it’s own and is, for all intents and purposes, a defining example of EBM proto Techno of the futuristic kind.The inclusion of this version expands the releases appeal and will serve the desires of any twilight excursion through dark sonic techno domains.

Side B continues this transmission with another gem titled ” Wrong Planet ” that has been polished to near perfection in every way imaginable. This is a new development in sound that expands the horizon for this specific genre exponentially. Everything else happens from here on out specifically because this magnitude of output is truly unprecedented and expands beyond crossover range. Fixmer completely demonstrates his expertise while McCarthy’s inspired voice of fueled and cryptic conviction carries forth, a combination of perfect elements that give birth to an anthem for the rooms that deserve and can appreciate this. For DJ’s of this legion, it’s the perfect tool for peak time injection of auditory dissonance and streamlined cadence. For producers, has subtleties, production technique and sophistication that will have one back in the studio with their inspired hands challenged.

This is a unique and advanced release for Sonic Groove and in current dystopian and bleak times it is comforting to know that there are still possibilities such as this to deliver us from it all.

* Editors note: The releases artwork was designed by Douglas J. McCarthy inspired by a logo used for Industrial/EBM events throughout Spain during the early part of the 80’s.

 

Listen:

 

Recommendations:
Fixmer/McCarthy EP “Many Lies” on Planete Rouge
Fixmer’s remix EP “Aktion Mekanik Theme (Versions)” on Ostgut Ton
Fixmer’s album “Depth Charged” on CLR
Nitzer Ebb’s album “Basic Pain Procedure” on Pylon
Fixmer’s EP “Depth Charged (Remixes)” on CLR
McCarthy + Cyrusrex’s EP “DJMREX EP1” on Fold Press

 

Buy Vinyl:
Juno
more soon

 

Buy Digital:
soon

 

Websites:
Fixmer/McCarthy
Sonic Groove

 
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[NovaFuture Blog Exclusive Mix]: Svar plays Sandwell District

February 21, 2017
 

DJ:
Svar

 

About the concept:
Here is the seventh instalment of our series “abc plays xyz”.

The idea behind it is to ask some DJs/mixing artists if they have an artist or label in mind that they love and would like to use for a mix.

So the approach of each mix is clear: the choosen DJ/mixing artist makes a selection of tracks produced by one artist (and her/his monikers) or released on a label (and its sublabels) and creates a nice mix from it.

Find links to all instalments at our overview. This time we have Svar with a mix of Sandwell District tracks.

 

About Svar:
It took some time but he got there: Growing up in the south of Germany in the small city of Ingolstadt and a couple of years in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Svar never had a special interest for music. It never really went beyond scratching the surface. But then as a teenager he finally discovered techno. He was immediately hooked! And so it began: He started to dig deeper and deeper and soon he knew he had to play himself, so he got 2 turntables and started mixing. Fast forward a couple of years: Now residing in Munich he has defined his sound: uncompromising, raw and gritty but also very atmospheric. When playing he tries to set a specific, mostly gloomy mood while at the same time being diverse in his style. He now holds a residency at the FRZMR event series at City Club Augsburg and regularly plays in Munichs best techno clubs.

 

About Sandwell District:
Sandwell District was a record label and multinational collective of techno DJs and producers that operated between 2002 and 2011. Their sound has been highly influential across the following generation of techno musicians, and has informed a major shift in world techno.[2] By the time the collective announced its “glorious death” in 2012 the American Billboard magazine could write that “Sandwell District’s influence on underground techno can hardly be overstated.”

Sandwell District was established as a record label in 2002 by Regis (Karl O’Connor) and Female (Peter Sutton) as an extension of their Downwards Records label, which had been instrumental in shaping techno’s Birmingham sound in the early 1990s.[5] The label was revived in 2004 and from 2005 increasingly incorporated the artistic input of the New York City-based Function (David Sumner) and the Los Angeles-based Silent Servant (Juan Mendez). Initially releasing records under their own identities, as the label’s success grew, it came to be seen increasingly as a collective entity, releasing tracks and albums anonymously partly in revolt against the increasingly celebrity-oriented DJ culture of the time, culminating in its 2010 collective album Feed Forward

(text taken from wikipedia)

 

Listen & Download:
“Svar plays Sandwell District” (download soon)

 

Svar About His Choice:
The decision which label to pick was a no brainer for me, Sandwell District being my absolute favorite techno label. I’m not even sure what fascinates me the most about it: the sound itself, the artworks or the concept as a whole. I guess it’s the complete package, everything about it feels consistent to me. I can say that it definitely influenced me like no other label around: the sound is gritty, raw and noisy but at the same time atmospheric, moody and sometimes very trippy. With this mix I tried to encapsulate all these aspects and to be as diverse as possible while still trying to sound somewhat homogeneous. I wanted to give a glimpse of what makes this label stand out for me. Some tracks that I mixed in there are among my all time favorites, others I don’t even play that often. Have fun listening!

 

Tracklist:
01. Female – (Live Extract)
02. Silent Servant – Untitled (Regis Edit)
03. CH-Signal Laboratories (8003 Lucerne) – Scale 2
04. Silent Servant – The Self
05. N/A – Untitled (C/H Signal Edit)
06. Sandwell District – Immolare (Silent Servant Version)
07. Sandwell District – Hunting Lodge
08. Vandross – Hurt Me, I’m Waiting (Female Mix)
09. Rrose – Shepherd’s Brine
10. Sandwell District – Immolare
11. Female – Avon 1 (James Ruskin Remix)
12. Kalon – Man Is The Superior Animal
13. Silent Servant – Discipline
14. Function – Variance IV (Regis Edit)
15. Function – Untitled
16. Silent Servant – Untitled
17. Silent Servant – Murder Murder
18. Sandwell District – Grey Cut Out (Version)
19. Silent Servant – Demonstration

 

Websites:
Svar
Sandwell District @ Discogs.com

 
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22nd February 2017: New Faces @ Tresor, Berlin (Germany)

February 21, 2017
 
 

Event:
Tresor: New Faces

 

Date & Time:
22nd February 2017 at 11:59pm

 

Line-up:
Bhrisc
Non Reversible
nh

 

Location:
Tresor, Berlin (Germany)

 

Admission fee:
tba EUR

 

Press Info:
Bhrisc is a Manchester based Techno producer & DJ. “Bhrisc’s production is cold but emotional; a thudding and fragile detachment from reality”. (Phill Young, Tru Luv Blog). Bhrisc is also a resident at Coded Rhythm, a brand new night hitting the club scene in Manchester. Non Reversible is a home grown DJ/producer from Berlin. The allure of the vinyl and underground club culture of Berlin sparked a keen interest in electronic music production. His creative journey led to a close relationship with Jerome Sydenham and Apotek Records. On this imprint, Non Reversible has honed in his skills for producing a specific and very special brand of deep hypnotic Techno. As Non Reversible spreads his creative wings , expect nothing less than powerful unapologetic Techno. Swiss artist nh is co-founder together with Baptiste P. of Divergent Recordings is an independent record label founded in 2014. Carrying a deep, dark and driving techno sound with additional experimental imprints on top, nh and Divergent Recordings also keep busy with the organisation of underground techno events – mainly rave parties in exceptional locations – with also external artists figuring in the line-ups.

Event @ Facebook
Event @ Resident Advisor

 

Mixes:
Bhrisc – “ARCHIVE : Techno Mix”

Non Reversible – “Knotweed Podcast 10”

nh – “Mix III”

 

Recommendations:
Non Reversible’s “Convergent Boundary EP” on Knotweed Records
Non Reversible’ “Cyto EP” on Monark Recordings
split EP “Restless” w/ Non Reversible tracks on Apotek

 

Websites:
Tresor