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[Mix]: Debasser – NovaFuture Blog Mix June 2017

June 15, 2017
 

DJ:
Debasser

 

Introduction:
Debasser’s routes and influences into electronic music have not taken a conventional journey. Initially encouraged by Axel F, Tubular Bells and Paul Hardcastle, he continued through to Tiffany then Napalm Death onto John Cage passing at Prince before Spiral Tribe and then arriving at the bass fuelled sounds of DJ Rap and Joker Records. This bizarre combination resulted in an output that’s never quite slotted in a specific genre but always focused on unpretentious party tunes best accompanied with a pint of beer and a decent sound system, a style that coined the name ‘UK Bass’.

After putting out records on NovaMute, InputOutput Inc and Seed, he founded WIDE Records with long time collaborator (and brother) DJ Cutlass Supreme. They used the label to continue the push of UK Bass releasing music by themselves along with a sizeable roster including DJ Slugo, Egyptrixx, Murderbot and Paul Blackford.

Recently Debasser has been experimenting with some lower tempo, less club orientated concepts culminating in the release of The Nortiman EP, although a return to more cheeky tunes is already in progress.

 

Listen & Download:
NovaFuture Blog Mix June 2017

 

Tracklist:
01. Eyes Everywhere – Marlon Bando (Wiki Remix)
02. Debasser – Jeroboam
03. DJ Darko – Everyday
04. Justin Martin feat. Femme – Hello Clouds
05. Debasser – Sweep It Down
06. Submerse – This Time You’re Not Wrong
07. Dr De – Electric Soul
08. Foamo – Rep Your Manor 5
09. FineArt – In Too Deep
10. Debasser – Beyond Perversion
11. My Nu Long – You’ve Been Gone
12. Erik Travis – Many Voices Of Erik (Dbssr Rework)
13. Tobi Kramer – Charlie Runkle
14. Mella Dee – Bring Love
15. Royal-T – I Know You Want Me
16. Aaron Carl Vs Chester Watson – Down / Phantom
17. Dr Cryptic – Rudebwoi
18. DJ Zinc – Sprung
19. Spekktrum – Unexpected
20. Radioactive Man – Crosseyed & Painless (Debasser Remix)
21. Klient – Fragment
22. Dr Cryptic – PhDerkHead
23. Queen – Flash’s Theme (Debasser Remix)

 

Recommendations:
EP “Nortiman”
EP “Thinking Of U”
EP “Captain Bass”

 

Booking:
via website

 

Websites:
Debasser
Debasser @ Facebook

 
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[Music & Interview]: Kaczorek

June 12, 2017
 

Music & Interview

Kaczorek

 

Interview:

Hi Dennis, we met the first time at Arena Club in Berlin. You was working as bouncer and I was there for the Escapism event (guest and helping a little bit at the cash desk). So we have to talk about working at a club door. Arena Club has a lot of very nice parties organised by different crew. How long do you already work as doorman in general and especially for the Arena Club?. Is it sometimes difficult to decide which people are right for the party at a certain night? Do you speak with the promoters about which kind of people they want for their party?
I’am working as a bouncer at the arena club since about two years. I haven’t been working as a bouncer before, actually i became one throuht true happenstance as a friend of us became to work in the management of arena club and asked me if I would be into working there at the door- and of course I sayed yes. In the meantime I got to know the people running parties there and naturally also the clientele. Mostly the first impression is significant enough to decide if someone fits into the club and if I let them pass the door or not. The audience of the different parties is actually not so much varying. I think for a bouncer it’s most importand to contribute to make the guest’s evening as well as possible. Part of this is to keep people away, that are not fitting into a technoclub as they are not coming to enjoy the music but to pick up a fight. That’s why it is so important in this job to have a good knowledge of human nature, as you don’t have much time to decide if you let someone in or not. To be fair and give everybody a chance, we mostly have a short chat with them before we make our decision. We for example want to know if they have an idea who’s playing at the club tonight.
 
You are also a DJ. You already released two mixes for the mix series of Ismus – one of these parties mentioned earlier. How did you get in touch with them and when did they ask you for the first mix? Are you part of the promoter crew?
Yes, fortunately I had the honor to release two mixes for Ismus. And I was really happy as they asked me for another podcast shortly after.

I made the contact to Ismus during their parties at Arena. In the course of the evening i got into conversation with Josh, the promoter of Ismus. I told him that I am djing and asked him if he would like to hear a set of mine. A view days later he wrote and asked me if i could record a podcast for them. Shortly after the first podcast had been released, he asked me for another one. That’s how our collaboration began.

 
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A few weeks ago you played in Hanover. How was it playing outside of the party city Berlin? Who organised the booking?
As I grew up in Hannover and have already played there in the past, I know city pretty well. I also knew the host of HTD for a while. Eventough I have to say that my gig at the HTD Klubnacht was special to me. The party was very well organized, I have experienced this differently over the years. The soundsystem was one of the best I ever played on and the crowd also enjoyed it a lot over the three hours of the set. It simply was a great gig.
 
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Where did you already play in general?
As I am working with Ismus only since a short time and it is not easy in Berlin to get offers for gigs, as there are so many people making music, I have no gigs in the next weeks. I also had to reject offers for gigs at the Suicide Circus and Griessmühle in August for privat reasons. The next time that i will be playing is in october at Griessmühle and again in Hannover.
 
Is there any DJ (or are there some DJs) who inspired you and their skills convinced you that you also want to be one?
Yes there are a lot of artists that have been inspriering me over the years, but it’s hard to get concrete about that as there are so producers and DJs releasing great techno music. Only to drop a view names: Keith Carnal, Rraph, MTD. They gave me good impulses in the last time and I admire their last releases a lot

 
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While doing your bouncer job you hear a lot of music. Do you listen to some tracks with more intense than others because you like them (known or not)? Do you get some inspiration from the sets and DJs at the events taking place while you are doing the security job?
Yes I definitily get inspired by the sets of the djs, but unfortunately you don’t really have the time to focus on music during the work at the club. At the door, you hear the music only partially, what makes it quite impossible to listen to it truthfully. But still it’s awsome have the possibility to listen to good techno music during the work.
 
For sure you saw many different club nights and party concepts. Was there something that really impressed and inspired you? Any situation that kept in your mind?
Every night brings new astonishments and pleasant surpises, it never gets boring. Of course you experience alot during the 12 hours you are working at the door. For example guests who overshoot their borders and go to far. There have been a fiew risky moments in the past, but over all the most people are peacefull and just want to have a nice evening. And there are some really special events were you can see things you don’t get to see in a “normal” club, but that’s what makes working at Arena so special.
 
Did you ever think about running your own party (series)?
About five years ago, I have hosted two parties in Hannover. It was a good experience, but I have perceived quickly that I am not really into it and that I want to focus on the music.
 
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Many DJs are also producers. Did you already create some own tracks? Any plans for making some and to release it?
Yes I know it’s a advantage to produce if you want to raise your level of awarness. But to be honest I just don’t have the time to really become acquainted with that by now, as I am married and have another full-time job. If I do it, I’ll try to do it right.
 
What are your plan for the future?
Actually I have no concrete plans, as it is difficult to plan for a longterm in the scene. I’ll just get it for me. I am just hoping that it is continuing as good as it is now and that the next gigs will be as mind blowing as the last ones.
 
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Exclusive Set:

 

Tracklist of Exclusive Set:
soon

 

Websites:
Kaczorek

 
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[Mix]: CEO Of NovaFuture – Soundscape Mix

June 3, 2017
 

DJ:
CEO Of NovaFuture

 

Introduction:
The story about the CEO Of NovaFuture and the life of Jürgen, the guy behind this moniker, is strongly connected with the British band Depeche Mode and the label Mute.

It started in the late 80ies when his brother already forced him to listen to Depeche Mode at the age of 8 years (living in one room) but it took years until he became a true Mode fan himself.

In 1993, now fully flashed by their music, he bought the first album right on release date, “Songs Of Faith And Devotion”. The singles for this album contained a few remixes with technoid sounds – a direction for the 12”s they have already started earlier and then continued e.g. in 1997 with interpretations by Andrea Parker, Speedy J, Hardfloor, Motorbass & Plastikman. As he liked these remixes but hated what people on mainstream tv called “Techno” he wanted to know more about the remix artists.

While doing the same information digging for bands like Nitzer Ebb, Nick Cave, Fad Gadget and others coming from the “gothic scene”, another influence from his brother, one name popped up again and again: Mute Records and its sublabel novamute.

So he discovered and explored the very interesting and diverse roster of Mute and its sublabels by buying more and more stuff of bands like Renegade Soundwave, Goldfrapp, Moby, Erasure or the ones mentioned above but also his general interest in techno grew. With developing some fan websites he got in touch with a few techno guys and other people working for labels so getting connected with music scene and being a part of it.

A few weeks ago, after playing some gigs and making a few mixtapes for his own blog, he got invited to make a DM mixtape for Soundscape. So here it is – Enjoy.

 

Listen:

 

Tracklist:
01. Depeche Mode – Painkiller (Plastikman Remix)
02. Depeche Mode – In Your Memory (Slick Mix)
03. Depeche Mode – Kaleid (Remix)
04. Depeche Mode – Route 66 (Casualty Mix)
05. Depeche Mode – Only When I Lose Myself (Dan The Automator Remix)
06. Depeche Mode – World In My Eyes (Cicada Remix)
07. Depeche Mode – Precious (Misc. Full Vocal Mix)
08. Depeche Mode – Nothing (US 7inch Mix)
09. Depeche Mode – Dream On (Octagon Man Mix)
10. Depeche Mode – Fools
11. Depeche Mode – People Are People (Different Mix)
12. Depeche Mode – Stripped (Highland Mix)
13. Depeche Mode – Dangerous (Hazchemix)
14. Depeche Mode – Enjoy The Silence (Live At The Waldbuehne 28-07-2006)

 

Websites:
Soundscape Mix @ Soundcloud
Soundscape Versions @ Soundcloud
Soundscape Versions @ Facebook
NovaFuture Blog @ Facebook
NovaFuture Blog @ Twitter
NovaFuture Blog @ Soundcloud
Photographic NovaFuture @ Facebook
Depeche Mode
Griessmühle

 

© Original Photo by Laura Herz, Modified By Photographic NovaFuture
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[Mix]: Landwehr & Fleer – NovaFuture Blog Mix May 2017

May 15, 2017
 

DJ:
Landwehr & Fleer

 

Introduction:
One could say that Jonas Landwehr & Felix Fleer are like day and night in a lot of aspects of both their personality and their approach to electronic music, but the two themself would for sure consider it more of a Yin-Yang dynamic. This is also the reason why they keep inspiring and reinventing each other for so many years now. It’s almost impossible not to notice the special dynamic of this unique bond between them both in their productions and b2b DJ-Sets. They entered the world of electronic music together at the age of 16 and when you see them behind the decks you immediately feel that they are not going to leave it again too soon.

When the first Landwehr & Fleer productions where released on Raw Imprint it didn’t take long for a lot of internationally acclaimed artists to notice and to ensure that the deeply melancholic bigroom anthems can be frequently heard at some of the most important nightclubs and festivals around Europe.

 

Listen & Download:
NovaFuture Blog Mix May 2017

 

Tracklist:
not available

 

Recommendations:
split EP “Exordium EP” w/ L&F tracks on Raw Imprint
sampler EP “Aurora” w/ 1 track by Landwehr & 1 by Fleer on Raw Imprint
sampler EP “Harangue ” w/ 1 track by Landwehr & 1 by Fleer on Raw Imprint

 

Booking:
Raw Imprint

 

Websites:
Jonas Landwehr
Felix Fleer
Raw Imprint

 
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[NovaFuture Blog Exclusive Mix]: Christian Gerlach plays Lanthan.Audio

April 28, 2017
 

DJ:
Christian Gerlach

 

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. Today we present you Christian Gerlach’s mix of tracks on his own label Lanthan.Audio.

 

About Christian Gerlach:
Christian Gerlach is a quite active producer and dj over the last years but always in a very unobtrusive way.

He played the most wellknown clubs and festivals in germany and released on labels like ARTS, Ascetic Limited, Modul and will appear on his imprint for the next release.

Further he played his europe debut last year and played also his US Debut (Los Angeles) in 2017.

 

About Lanthan.Audio:
Lanthan.audio founded and curated by Christian Gerlach will celebrate its 2nd Birthday this summer.

Lanthan, literally, is a rare earth metal in addition to something hidden or evasive in terms of Greek mythology.

By combining music with both architecture and photography the goal is to not lose sight of all three art forms.

In its short period Lanthan was allowed to present a bunch of technos most influencal artists.

Mike Parker, Shifted, Edit Select, Milton Bradley, Jeff Derringer, Deepbass, Echologist, Ness and Abstract Division just to name a few of them.

With the 2nd birthday Lanthan.audio announced a huge 10th release.

 

Listen & Download:
“Christian Gerlach plays Lanthan.Audio” (download soon)

 

Christian Gerlach About His Choice:
this should be clear 🙂

 

Tracklist:
01. Urbano – Never Ending
02. Deepbass – Alto (Ness Version)
03. Urbano – Illusion
04. Edit Select – Hi Line Extraction (Claudio PRC Version)
05. Echologist – Dusted
06. Abstract Division – Intervention
07. Echologist – Dead Men Tell No Tales (Antonio Ruscito V1)
08. Jeff Derringer – Human Moments In WWIII
09. Urbano – Protect The Revolution
10. Edit Select – Hi Line Extraction (Mike Parker Version)
11. Echologist – Dead Men Tell No Tales (Antonio Ruscito V2 Bonus)
12. Jeff Derringer – Departure (Shifted Version)
13. Echologist – Dead Men Tell No Tales (Deepbass Version)
14. Echologist – Dead Men Tell No Tales
15. Jeff Derringer – Human Moments In WWIII (Giorgio Gigli Version)
16. Motionen – Balance Theory (Christian Gerlach Version)
17. Urbano – Travel Inside Your Head
18. Motionen – Inveterate Listener
19. Urbano – Forget Your Memories

 

Recommendations:
Lanthan.Audio releases
Gerlach’s EP “When It All Turns To Grey” on Greyfield
Gerlach’s EP “Nolio” on Ardor Music
Gerlach’s EP “MOD007” on Modul.

 

Booking:
Lanthan.Audio

 

Websites:
Christian Gerlach @ Soundcloud
Lanthan.Audio