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[NovaFuture Blog Exclusive Mix]: Hórnbęrg plays I/Y Music

December 8, 2017
 

DJ:
Hórnbęrg

 

About the concept:
Here is the twentieth 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. Today we present you Hórnbęrg’s mix of tracks released on I/Y Music and associated labels/editions.

 

About Hórnbęrg:
Since nearly 20 years in a relationship with electronic music. He runs the podcast series “Gramofonowa.” Catch him for details.

 

About I/Y Music:
I/Y (I = Irakli / Y = Yacoub) is a Berlin based duo that met there and delved into techno at the beginning of the millennium. Since its inception, I/Y has tried to go beyond functionality and explore singularity in electronic music. In the abyss of atonal and dystopian soundscapes – never leaving character once and shirking the colorful accoutrements of false hope – they observe everything : “the world is ending, future is a fallacy, we have no choice but to celebrate the dying light of our civilization with mourning and wild dancing.

But not only being artists themselves they run the label of the same name, releasing their own and friends’ stuff plus curating also the vinyl output for STAUB and MOMENTS.

Text mainly based on the text published by their booking agency

 

Listen & Download:
“Hórnbęrg plays I/Y Music” (download coming soon)

 

Hórnbęrg About His Choice:
Only few words. The label I/Y and the guys behind are representative for diy quality, realness, friendship and a open mind for something new. It´s not a secret that the beloved [STAUB] partys are also a big point why i chose the label. That’s all.

 

Tracklist:
01. I/Y – Der Process
02. I/Y – Moments
03. Blind Observatory – Scanning
04. I/Y – 0000.015
05. I/Y – 0000.021
06. Blind Observatory – The Flying Soucer (I/Y Remix)
07. I/Y – 0000.061
08. Tempre – Daybreak
09. Backyard Aliens – Whatever They Say I Am
10. Savas Pascalidis – Flashover
11. I/Y – Spliced Universe
12. unknown artist – STAUB002 B2
13. unknown artist – STAUB001 B2
14. Irakli – Forgotten Melodies

 

Recommendations:
sampler “დე / DE – Sounds From Georgia”
all releases on I/Y

 

Websites:
Hórnbęrg @ Facebook
Hórnbęrg @ Soundcloud
I/Y @ Facebook
I/Y @ Soundcloud

 
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[Mix]: Swarm Intelligence – NovaFuture Blog Visual Mix 003

December 6, 2017
 

DJ:
Swarm Intelligence

 

Introduction:
Dublin-born producer and DJ, currently living in Berlin. Releases on Acre, Acroplane, Ad Noiseam and most recently on Voitax

Swarm Intelligence is quickly building up a name for habitually reducing darkened basements to ruins. Blending ambient, rhythmic noise and industrial sounds with broken rhythms, he has captured the attention of techno and noise fiends alike.
From droned-out ambience and densely layered field recordings, right through to distorted beats and industrial-edged basslines, Swarm Intelligence has honed his sound over releases on Acroplane, Acre, Ad Noiseam, Voitax, Instruments of Discipline and most recently Earwiggle, where he just released his latest 12″ called “Flatlands”.

His live set is a fearsome mix of clattering drums, snarling, abrasive distortion and dissonant textures and has seen him perform at a wide variety of events – from the infamous Maschinenfest to Boiler Room.

 

Video:

 

Listen on SC & Download:
“NovaFuture Blog Visual Mix 003”

This is just an extract of the full mix. Watch the video to hear the complete one. Download & full stream on SC will be available in one month.

 

Tracklist:
we will publish the tracklisting in 2 weeks

 

Recommendation:
compilation “Voitax X” w/ Swarm Intelligence track on Voitax

 

Booking:
Dissonant Bookings for Swarm Intelligence

 

Websites:
Nikolozka
Swarm Intelligence

 
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[NovaFuture Blog Exclusive Mix]: Take Your Time plays Aufnahme+Wiedergabe

November 29, 2017
 

DJ:
Take Your Time

 

About the concept:
Here is the nineteenth 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. Today we present you Take Your Time’s mix of tracks released on Aufnahme+Wiedergabe.

 

About Take Your Time:
Take Your Time grew up in the Parisian suburbs. After graduating he moved to Munich to study engineering in 2013. This coincides with a major shift in his musical affinities as he progressively leaves minimal and tech-house to embrace house and techno completely. This transition was nourished by Blaxad’s two older brothers (see instalment 18 of this series). He is now 22 years old and has had enough insight in the music industry to know that he wants DJing and producing to remain his hobby and not his primary source of income. This way, he wants to separate his passion from any pressure or obligations that come with money.

Aufnahme + Wiedergabe ‘s releases offer a pretty good summary of the direction Take Your Time’s taste have been evolving towards in the past few years.

 

About Aufnahme+Wiedergabe:
aufnahme + wiedergabe was established in 2011 by Philipp Strobel and Gabriel Brero in Berlin, Germany. Julia Meusel joined the label in 2013. In 2016 label manager Chloé Lula joined aufnahme + wiedergabe and the label built its own booking department taken care of by Alessandra Dalla Palma.

The sound of A+W is located somewhere between Neo Folk, New Wave, EBM & Dark Techno. Well-known for released by Ancient Methods, Phase Fatale and The Horrorist & Sarin. Founder Philipp Strobel is also very active DJ presenting the label of the label.

 

Listen & Download:
“Take Your Time plays Aufnahme+Wiedergabe” (download coming soon)

 

Take Your Time About His Choice:
I chose Aufnahme + Wiedergabe because the musical spirit of this label is exactly in line with his industrial affinities. It features some of the dirtiest, raw and noisy techno tracks and producers of the moment as well as a lot of new wave artists that explore combinations of industrial sounds with those of the 80s. It is that last side of the label that gives it its singularity in the techno scene and that influences the more club oriented music released on a+w. Through a+w, I discovered Boy Harsher, a band which I instantaneously fell in love with.

 

Tracklist:
01. Black Egg – Jesus in Furs (In Death it Ends Remix)
02. La Fete Triste – Lèvres Froides
03. In Death it Ends – Then We Die (Black Egg Remix)
04. Veil Of Light – Trust (Phase Fatale)
05. The Soft Moon – Far (Blush Response Remix)
06. Rendered – Strangerthings
07. Veil Of Light – Medusa (Blush Response Remix)
08. The Soft Moon – Desertion (Phase Fatale Remix)
09. Schwefelgelb – Es Zieht Mich
10. Phase Fatale – Rot
11. Blush Response – Seven Rays
12. Blush Response – Body Artifact
13. Blush Response – Body Artifex
14. Codex Empire – Savage Dispensary
15. Stonith – Mort Vivant
16. Rendered – Rshift
17. Zex Model – Crush
18. La Fete Triste – This Charade
19. Die Selektion – Du Rennst
20. Boy Harsher – Pain
21. Boy Harsher – Lust
22. Lebanon Hanover – Schwarzenegger Tears

 

Recommendations:
The Horrorist’s “Programmed” on Aufnahme + Wiedergabe
Welt In Scherben’s “Eisen Im Feuer” on Aufnahme + Wiedergabe
Melania.’s “Rimorsum EP” on Aufnahme+Wiedergabe
Schwefelgelb’s “Dahinter Das Gesicht EP” on Aufnahme + Wiedergabe
Codex Empire’s “Cutpurse EP” on Aufnahme + Wiedergabe
The Soft Moon’s “Deeper Remixed Vol. 1” on Aufnahme+Wiedergabe
Blush Response’s “Body Architect” on Aufnahme+Wiedergabe

 

Websites:
Take Your Time @ Facebook
Take Your Time @ Soundcloud
Aufnahme+Wiedergabe @ Facebook
Aufnahme+Wiedergabe @ Soundcloud

 
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[NovaFuture Blog Exclusive Mix]: Blaxad plays Norman Nodge

November 21, 2017
 

DJ:
Blaxad

 

About the concept:
Here is the eigthteenth 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. Today we present you Blaxad’s mix of tracks from Norman Nodge.

 

About Blaxad:
Blaxad lives in France, near Paris and got 2 ambitions at the moment, be an actor, be a dj, or be both. He fells in love with music quite soon, thanks to his big brothers and sister who had a big influence on him with music and others stuff. His oldest brother bought himself two turntables and vinyls. So they trained hard together, but Blaxed had more time to exercise so he was spending sometimes the whole day, trying to perform the perfect transition, to find the perfect track to play after the previous one. He was always trying to do better, and he was always waiting for advices. Then he got connections (thanks to his oldest brother) with some people in Berlin, who help him to progress.

 

About Norman Nodge:
Norman Nodge has been a resident DJ at Berghain since 2005. Being a life-long music lover, DJ and promoter of his own parties during the 90s, Norman achieved his current status as Berlin’s secret weapon for serious techno.

Born in East German Leipzig, raised in Brandenburg, Norman got bitten by the techno bug after the wall came down. In 1994 he started to promote several events and launched his career as a DJ. At these parties, he got to know Marcel Fengler and Marcel Dettmann and literally became their mentor for all things techno.

At the end of the 90s, Nodge backed out of the local nightlife in order to focus on becoming a lawyer and starting a family. Five years ago, Marcel Dettmann pitched him to Berghain’s management and he returned to DJing and became a resident instantaneously. Since then, he plays Berghain once a month, specialising in the almost forgotten art of warming up at the beginning of a night. In 2005 he also started to produce his own tracks. His maturity proved to be very beneficial in terms of his artistic vision, as he made up his mind about what he likes and what not a long time ago already. Unsurprisingly, his outings on Dettmann’s MDR label, as well as his track “Native Rhythm Electric” for Ostgut Ton left a deep impression with headstrong techno lovers. With his dusty funk, static hiss and the rich thump of his kick drums, he managed to get himself recognised as one of techno’s more unique auteurs.

Norman Nodge cites Detroit techno (Jeff Mills, Rob Hood, 430 West), Chicago House (Relief, Dance Mania) and Techno (Luke Slater, Peacefrog, Mark Broom) as his most essential influences. Hence, it is not surprising that he fuses the old with the new and the soft with the tough when he plays out. “It is my goal as a DJ to make people dance without walking on trodden paths of recent trends. I want to sensitize dancers for unusual sounds, old and new.”

Text taken from Ostgut Booking website

 

Listen & Download:
“Blaxad plays Norman Nodge” (download coming soon)

 

Blaxad About His Choice:
Norman Nodge has a big influence on me. I know his work since I started listening Techno. I’ve always been listening closely to his sets, because he has this Djing technic that really inspires me. His track choices are always a surprise for me, he always finds the right track to play at the right time, and sometimes it ain’t is techno style. I really enjoyed making this vinyl-only mix for NovaFuture Blog with the tracks of Norman Nodge.

 

Tracklist:
01. Norman Nodge – The Happenstance
02. Norman Nodge – Beastmode
03. Norman Nodge – Body to body
04. Norman Nodge- Homology
05. Function – Variance (Norman Nodge Mix)
06. Norman – Nodge Adaption
07. Norman Nodge – Signal Response
08. Norman Nodge – Native Rhtythm Electric
09. Marcel Fengler – Thwack (Norman Nodge Remix)
10. Abstract Division – Deformation (Norman Nodge Remix)
11. Marcel Dettmann – Unrest (Norman Nodge Remix)
12. Norman Nodge – NN 7.4
13. Terence Fixer – Aktion Mechanik Theme (Norman Nodge NN Version)
14. Norman Nodge – NN 8.0
15. Norman Nodge – Start Up

 

Recommendations:
Norman Nodge’s EP “The Happenstance” on Ostgut Ton
Norman Nodge’s mix cd “Berghain 06” on Ostgut Ton

 

Websites:
Blaxad @ Facebook
Blaxad @ Soundcloud
Norman Nodge @ Facebook
Norman Nodge @ Soundcloud

 
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[Mix]: Trivmph – NovaFuture Blog Mix November 2017

November 15, 2017
 

DJ:
Trivmph

 

Introduction:
Straight. Raw. Relentless.

Trivmph extracts the roots of techno music. Forming an own interpretation through experiencing the vibe of detroit and berlin as the cities where it all happened.
With the event series “Fokus” and his release on Ressort Imprint, Trivmph shows that he has his own and very clear idea of techno.

Defining techno as a statement from the future.

 

Listen & Download:
NovaFuture Blog Mix November 2017

 

Tracklist:
01. Polar Inertia – Vertical Ice
02. Rod – Pull
03. Artefakt – Lichtspiel
04. Boston 168 – Orbit
05. Voiski – From Sea to Sea
06. Anetha – Drive with a Dead Girl (Spencer Parker Work Mix)
07. EQD – EQD#005B
08. Blawan – 993
09. Bleak – Rebirth
10. Developer – Chain Of Life
11. Laval – Spitshine
12. Ténèbre – Axe Nord-Sud

 

Websites:
sampler “More Cuts On Loving Part I” w/ Trivmp track on Ressort Imprint

 

Websites:
Trivmph

 

poto credit: Dennis Beutner