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[NovaFuture Blog Exclusive Mix]: Akmê plays Planet Rhythm

September 12, 2017
 

DJ:
Akmê

 

About the concept:
Here is the sixteenth 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 Akmê’s mix of tracks from Planet Rhythm.

 

About Akmê:
Born and raised in the suburbs of Potsdam, Akmê first developed his penchant for electronic music in the middle of the 2000s. He soon found a home and outlet for his musical exploits at Spartacus Potsdam, a club which helped shape him both musically as well as socially. Having organised numerous events and sampling all of the delights suburbia had to offer, he was drawn to the bustling metropole of neighbouring Berlin. Here he quickly attained a foothold in the music scene at ://about blank; a move which blossomed into a residency in 2014. Akmê’s sets are known for their diversity, they are profound improvisational odysseys which explore deep planes of emotions. Though if there is one thing they achieve above all else, it is that they will make you move. Simply put: Techno with groove.

 

About Planet Rhythm:
Planet Rhythm’s is a dutch techno label, that is currently owned by Triple Vision Music Group. The label was originally founded by Glenn Wilson back in the early 90’s in Sweden with the help of Adam Beyer, Umek, Gaetek, Thomas Krome, Slobodan & Patrick Skoog and many more local techno producers at the time. The label then changed ownership around 2005 to keep growing into its current form with more than 100 releases and a huge roster of modern day techno producers, with artists like Fanon Flowers, Radial, Bas Mooy, Exium, Scalameriya, Sleeparchive, Yan Cook,TWR72, Emmanuel, Re:Axis, Giorgio Gigli, VSK, DJ Boss, D. Carbone, Christian Wünsch, Matrixxman, Oscar Mulero, Echologist, Woo York and many more both well known and upcoming artists. With a steady stream of releases, Planet Rhythm has always played an important role, and it will continue to be a landmark, explore the boundaries , search for talent that design the future, and expand its catalog with strong, solid and often versatile techno. Techno is too big of a concept to limit its self to just 1 approach and 1 direction.

 

Listen & Download:
“Akmê plays Planet Rhythm”

 

Akmê About His Choice:
Planet Rhythm is one of not many record labels, from which i always have at least five records in my bag. Due to the constantly versatile output of the label it’s no secret that i’m a big fan of the label. With decades of experience they shape techno like nobody else can do.

My first aim was to introduce you to the wide range of electronic music, which came out on Planet Rhythm over the past 23 years. I don’t know how much cigarettes were smoked and how much liters of wine were drunk while i was sitting in my kitchen listening to every single release.

After i realised thats it’s going to be very difficult to mix the trancy sound from of 90th with the hard techno from the millennium and the modern melodically touched sound of today, i’ve chosen to make a cut in 2007 and mix a couple of tracks, which were released in the past ten years. I also made this because I think that this will be a mix listend with headphones on the streets, in your office or maybe at home (I like when techno is not only made for clubs). So here’s the smoother and groovy side of Planet Rhythm.

 

Tracklist:
01. Tadeo – The Gate
02. Exium – Intro
03. Spiros Kaloumenos – Intro
04. Charlie Don’t Surf – Djupt Under
05. Steve Parker – Into The Void
06. Woo York – Acid Rain
07. Reeko – Between Ourselves
08. Exium – Flood Runner
09. BLNDR – Tape #303
10. Bichord – prophetic dreams
11. Woo York – Grad
12. Giorgio Gigli & Ness – Eon
13. Kaiser – Future
14. Von Grall – Quadratic
15. Dynamo – Solide Movement
16. Re:Axis – Synthesize
17. Aleja Sanchez – Oxcard
18. Robert S (PT) – Nery
19. Woo York – Acidic Uniformity
20. Radial – Like A House
21. Exium – Aces High
22. Vladw – Cluster
23. Pjotr G – False True
24. Reeko – Look At Me
25. Andre Walter & Chris Hope – Today
26. Pjotr G & Dubiosity – Dying Message
27. Steve Parker – Sirius

 

Recommendations:
Akmê’s EP “ConnWax004”
Dave Simon’s “Traib EP” on Planet Rhythm

 

Booking:
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Websites:
Akmê @ Facebook
Akmê @ Soundcloud
Planet Rhythm
Planet Rhythm @ Facebook

 
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[NovaFuture Blog Exclusive Mix]: Sev Dah plays Mote-Evolver

September 4, 2017
 

DJ:
Sev Dah

 

About the concept:
Here is the fifteenth 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 Sev Dah’s mix of tracks from Mote-Evolver.

 

About Sev Dah:
Berlin, Detroit, Birmingham and, of course, Sarajevo.

Bosnian-built and -bred Sev Dah may be a Swedish expat, but the Balkan blackness clings strongly to the bleak percussions and rigidly uneasy synthetics that unwillingly fuse into his strongly individual take on techno. Authentically purveying the pulsations of the nakedly throbbing and ugly world, far away from Starbucks and H&M.

Signed to respected labels such as Random Island, Mote-Evolver, Komisch and Frozen Border sublabel Naked Index he quickly gnawed his way into the scene’s core of DJs and producers. Sev is even managing new projects on his own label Proletarijat since 2016. Like a rabid mongrel, since 1998 he has been chewing and belching new bastard beats that are aching to scream out. Consequently there’s a steaming and steady stream of vinyl releases coming.

With influences ranging from Stigmata and Mills to Master Reese and Petar Dundov, Sev Dah is a versatile but headstrong DJ that can gently ease a thumb in at midnight or fervently thrust it down the hatch at peak time.

 

About Mote-Evolver:
Mote-Evolver is an indie record label looking forward. Embracing the technologies that exist and will exist while bypassing the established bloated system that has been in place for many years.

Setup in 2006 by Luke Slater, his original idea was to release music direct to you as simply as possible. It’s no coincidence that the technology of the internet and the technology involved with music are as valid as each other and can work hand in hand and here at Mote-Evolver we embrace all the technology available to get the music straight to you and into your ears as hassle free as possible and are constantly looking to the cutting edge to move things forward.

short version of original "about" text from Mote-Evolver website 2006

 

Listen & Download:
“Sev Dah plays Mote-Evolver”

 

Sev Dah About His Choice:
Sev Dah released 2 tracks on the split EP “Parallel Series 5” …. so it is nice to have an artist who release on this great label for the mix

 

Tracklist:
01. Shifted – Out Of Tune
02. ASC – Slow Burn
03. Sterac – Stroke 4
04. Shifted – Lexis
05. L.B. Dub Corp – Native Dub
06. Planetary Assault Systems – Flat Tire
07. Psyk – Surface
08. Cari Lekebusch – Octave Mundi
09. RoogUnit – Bugeye
10. Kamikaze Space Programme – Network Rail
11. Shifted – Bleeding Through
12. Samuli Kemppi – Detached Object
13. Planetary Assault Systems – Surface Noise (P.A.S. Rework)
14. Psyk – Main
15. Planetary Assault Systems – Pygar
16. Bas Mooy – Wesp
17. Ortin Cam – Felt (Part 1)
18. Sev Dah – Svarog
19. Planetary Assault Systems – Tap Dance (P.A.S. Rework)
20. Marcel Fengler – Sculptures
21. Planetary Assault Systems – Whistle Viper (P.A.S. Live Edit)
22. Developer – Drive Themes
23. Luke Slater – Something About You

 

Recommendations:
split EP “Parallel Series 5” w/ Sev Dah tracks
all featured Mote-Evolver releases

 

Websites:
Sev Dah @ Facebook
Sev Dah @ Soundcloud
Luke Slater
Mote-Evolver
Mote-Evolver @ Facebook

 
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[NovaFuture Blog Exclusive Mix]: Tom Talenberg plays Figure

July 18, 2017
 

DJ:
Tom Talenberg

 

About the concept:
Here is the fourteenth 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 Tom Talenberg’s mix of tracks from Figure and sublabels.

 

About Tom Talenberg:
After years of playing classic piano and guitar Tom Talenberg discovered his passion for electronic music going out in the rather small techno scene between Dortmund and Cologne. Turntables became his focus and his love for vinyl grew and grew.

When he moved to Berlin to study musicology in the first place, Tom realized that he didn’t want to be just a dancer and consumer in the local techno scene, but the one who produces and makes people dance.

In his sets he usually tells a story you can easily get lost in. Using deep, bleepy and minimalistic tools, Tom Talenberg always keeps it driving by his passion for rough sounds of the 90s and early 2000s.

In 2016 he found two guys as passionate about music as him, resulting in founding the party Exotic State which is held regularly @ Griessmühle/Berlin.

Right now Tom is working on his imprint Level Delta, which is going to be not only a label but also a musicological blog including a podcast series.

 

About Figure:
Berlin based Techno label founded by Len Faki.

 

Listen & Download:
“Tom Talenberg plays Figure”

 

Tom Talenberg About His Choice:
Actually i came up with the idea to choose Figure for ABC plays XYZ when i was listening to Remains by Jeroen Search which is one of my all time favorite tracks.

I have to say i just love every single production of him. His releases on Figure and especially Figure SPC have always inspired me and i use them a lot in my sets.

Another reason i choose Figure/Figure SPC is that the sound i associate with the label has a deep connection to one of the clubs where i truly experienced techno.

Moreover, the variety of great artists like Faki, Setaoc Mass, Cleric or Markus Suckut that have released on Figure fascinated me. Though, i realized that this variety is a big challenge since most releases have a totally different sound. So i think the sound of Figure in general is not very distinct, except the productions of Faki or Cleric. The label has developed a lot over the years.

Therefore, i had some trouble to find a common thread while picking tracks and matching them. Especially because i also wanted to put my personal stamp on this mix. But in the end, i figured it out..

 

Tracklist:
01. Cryptik – The Gate
02. Z.I.P.P.O – Symmetrica Therapy
03. Jeroen Search – JSMS 4.3
04. Rod – Dimsur
05. Markus Suckut – Section
06. Jeroen Search – Karuna
07. UBX127 – Felt
08. Setaoc Mass & Matrixxman – Pitch Black
09. Philippe Petit – Negative Zone
10. Rod – Mystery of None
11. Jeroen Search – Compressive Strength
12. Roman Poncet – SSSN02 (Truncate Remix)
13. Jeroen Search – Remains
14. Markus Suckut – Dissociation
15. Cleric – Turbine
16. Markus Suckut – For Set #1B
17. Viers – Zehn
18. Lewis Fautzi – Brain Filaments
19. Setaoc Mass & Matrixxman – Vortex
20. Jeroen Search – Formalized
21. Cleric – Seit 1990
22. Viers – Lain
23. DJ Hyperactive – Wide Open (Len Faki DJ-Edit)

 

Recommendations:
Markus Suckut’s album “DNA” on Figure
A.Mochi’s EP “C2M” on Figure
Sebastian San’s EP “B” on Figure SPC
A.Mochi’s EP “Black Phantom” on Figure

 

Websites:
Tom Talenberg
Figure & sublabels

 
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[NovaFuture Blog Exclusive Mix]: Nostitz plays Fachwerk

July 12, 2017
 

DJ:
Nostitz

 

About the concept:
Here is the thirteenth 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 Nostitz’s mix of tracks from Fachwerk.

 

About Nostitz:
Born and raised in Bavaria, Nostitz aka Jonas von Wiedebach discovered his passion for music at a very young age. After playing several instruments throughout his youth, he found his love for electronic music at the age of 16.

After moving to Berlin in 2011, he and some friends founded the label „Fairplay Records“, which was going on for about 2 years. Ever since he is organizing parties and open airs, producing and DJ’ing. His latest project is the semi-regular event series „BACKGROUND. CODES“.

His DJ sets can range from hard hitting techno with a love for acid and old school tracks to groovy house.

 

About Fachwerk:
Founded in 2007 by Mike Dehnert.

The Berlin-based label Fachwerk continually breaks the mold and sets new standards in the world of high-end dub-techno and reductionist club music.

Over the course of 30+ releases, Fachwerk has never strayed from its addictive and highly effective sound philosophy: Groove is Central, Bass is Life, Texture and Detail are essential. The result is a stunning catalogue of truly underground club and experiment music, that has see the label Artists become world renowned producers and DJs.

 

Listen & Download:
“Nostitz plays Fachwerk”

 

Nostiz About His Choice:
Fachwerk is just one of my absolute favorite labels.

Often ranging on the border between house and techno, with a clear love for chords and dub-techno. Just perfect.

Especially Mike Dehnert often manages to bring a certain groove into techno, which I wish more people would do.

All the best to you guys, for another 10 years of Fachwerk with incredible releases.

 

Tracklist:
01. Sascha Rydell – Idyllique
02. Roman Lindau – Sonnerie
03. Mike Dehnert – Umlaut 2
04. Mike Dehnert – FK
05. Mike Dehnert – Beiwerk
06. Roman Lindau – Now
07. Mike Dehnert – Outro
08. Mike Dehnert – Detroit Switch Back To City
09. Mike Dehnert – Blattwerk
10. Roman Lindau – Crasse
11. Mike Dehnert – Orage De Chaleur
12. Oleg Mass – BTR94
13. Mike Dehnert – Werksalat
14. Mike Dehnert – Vorwärts
15. Mike Dehnert – Hain
16. Mike Dehnert – Eigenzeit
17. Jens Tozzberg – Bollschoff
18. Mike Dehnert – Isolant
19. Mike Dehnert – Intro

 

Websites:
Nostitz
Fachwerk

 
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[NovaFuture Blog Exclusive Mix]: Verboten plays Gigolo Records

July 3, 2017
 

DJ:
Verboten

 

About the concept:
Here is the twelfth 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 Verboten’s mix of tracks on the label Gigolo Records, right in time to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the label (actually it is the 21st anniversary LOL) .

 

About Verboten:
It started with spending nights listening to livestreams from Munich’s technoclubs when he was 15, several under-age visits to DJ Hell’s Bavarian Gigolo Nights and evolving to a DJ himself while working at Die Registratur until 2009.

Having found his new home in Berlin, Philipp aka Verboten is a regular guest at STAUB, but also impressed the folks at Herrensauna with his sinister yet multilateral sound.

 

About Gigolo Records:
When Hell launched his International Deejay Gigolos Empire in 1996, his rebellious creative streak gave the label a punk DIY aesthetic. An open-ended techno imprint with a natural pop sensibility, Gigolo immediately stood out and attracted like-minded artists such as Bryan Ferry, Fischerspooner, Vitalic, Grace Jones, the Pet Shop Boys, Jeff Mills and Dopplereffekt. Today, Gigolo in Berlin is to Hell what the Factory in New York was to Warhol.

 

Listen & Download:
“Verboten plays Gigolo Records”

 

Verboten About His Choice:
The first techno party I have attended was DJ Hell’s Bavarian Gigolo Night in Munich. Having been blown away from the sound and the special atmosphere that Hell and his Artists were able to create – I became a close follower of Gigolo’s sound and aesthetics. Outrageous, powerfull and always with a touch of darkness, Hell’s own productions as well as those of artists like Terence Fixmer or David Carretta have not only shaped genres, but also my way of selecting and playing music for the last 14 years. With the 20th anniversary of International Deejay Gigolo Records coming up this month, I want to pay my tribute to the label and Fürst Nachtleben himself – DJ Hell.

 

Tracklist:
01. Station Rose – Dave
02. Jor El – Elektrotrans
03. Rok & Jonzon – Sequential Polka
04. Kiko and Ginos – Good Sluts Factory (Let it cia Mix)
05. Dirty Criminals – LSTNDTX
06. Dynamic Bass System – Omega Platinum
07. Romina Cohn – I Want To Be The Residents
08. Fetish&Me – Diskotecktonik
09. Bodzin & Huntemann – Black Ice
10. 3phase – The Sun
11. Terence Fixmer – Cervaux Sans Ames
12. David Carretta – Ta Liberté C’est Ca
13. DJ Hell – I Want You (Marcel Dettmann Interpretation)
14. Vitalic – Poney Part 2
15. Westbam feat. Richard Butler ‎– You Need The Drugs (DJ Hell Remix)

 

Websites:
Verboten @ Soundcloud
Gigolo Records