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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” (download soon)

 

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” (download soon)

 

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” (download soon)

 

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

 
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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 eleventh 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

 
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[NovaFuture Blog Exclusive Mix]: Szentendre plays Delsin

April 22, 2017
 

DJ:
Szentendre

 

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 Szentendre’s mix of nearly 40 Delsin tracks.

 

About Szentendre:
Szentendre discovered in early 2000 his real passion for electronic music next to his love for nature & landscapes. It started with small gigs in and around Dresden, Germany.

Since 2013 he has been a solid member of the well-known Syndikat//Unikat crew from Dresden.

As musical roots he refers to the warm string & chord-heavy sounds of Detroit early and mid-90s, he remains true to this day, not without attention to other directions in the electronic field such as electro to lose. The somewhat complicated sounding stage name he derived from a small Hungarian town because he harbors a great affinity for this area.

 

About Delsin:
Interstellar Sounds Of Stardust .. founded in 1996

 

Listen & Download:
“Szentendre plays Delsin” (download soon)

 

Szentendre About His Choice:
In my eyes Delsin is one of electronic labels with the broadest range of music styles. From Ambient, Electro via Dubtechno to peaktime techno this label releases nearly every styles I like – and they do in constant high quality without forgetting the soul in it.

Consuming a large variety of music the label perfectly matches my taste of music. 

In 2000 I realised the first time the quality of Delsin. Since then it has a big impact on how I think about & listen to music and for sure what I do in my DJ sets.

 

Tracklist:
01. Conforce – Predictive Flow
02. Yagya – Sleepygirl 2
03. Delta Funktionen – Challenger
04. Claro Intelecto – It’s Getting Late
05. Newworldaquarium – Trespassers (Redshape Trespassed Mix)
06. B12 – Two Stories
07. Conforce – Blue Note
08 Conforce – Embrace
09. Morphosis – Too Far (Marcel Dettmann Definition 1)
10. Sven Weisemann – Maori Octopus
11. Micronism – Engaging Causeless Mercy
12. Redshape – Dark & Sticky
13. Unbroken Dub – I Want To Make This Louder
14. Redshape – Plush
15. Conforce – Depth Over Distance
16. Area Forty_One – Nocturnal Passions Part I
17. Steve Rachmad – A Rond
18. Conforce – Eclipse
19. Tom Dicicco – Extracting The Error
20. Mike Dehnert – ReRe
21. Sawlin – Datamen Working
22. Vril – Vortekz
23. Mosca – It’s Not What It Looks Like
24. Artefakt – From Our Minds To Yours
25. Delta Funktionen – Torpor
26. Artefakt – Mirage (Rework)
27. Yan Cook – 2×2
28. Mike Dehnert – Pneumatic
29. Bleak – Subject Target
30. Peter van Hoesen – Last One At 1080
31. Conforce – Last Anthem
32. Delta Funktionen – Redemption
33. Shlømo – Escape from the Poison River (Artefakt Collage)
34. Delta Funktionen – Silhouette (Marcel Dettmann Remix)
35. D5 – Sides of Space
36. Nubian Mindz – Red Sky
37. Claro Intelecto – Peace Of Mind (Electrosoul)
38. D5 – Intruders
39. Shed – Guile

 

Websites:
Szentendre @ Soundcloud
Delsin