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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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[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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[NovaFuture Blog Exclusive Mix]: Tham plays Klockworks

October 18, 2017
 

DJ:
Tham

 

About the concept:
Here is the seventeenth 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 Tham’s mix of tracks from Klockworks.

 

About Tham:
Tham, 24, is one half of the SYNOID crew and resident DJ of Griessmühle, Berlin. As he got to know this music through the dancefloors in a lot of different clubs, his style of DJing is about the dancefloor with driving industrial & acid soundscapes with many layers, loops & long transitions.

 

About Klockworks:
Klockworks is a German techno label, founded by Berghain resident Ben Klock in 2006. On his own label Ben releases under the moniker Klockworks but also signed artists like DVS1, Etapp Kyle, ROD, Trevino and other. He just celebrated the 20th catalogue number with the release of a compilation containing 3 separate double 12 inch.

 

Listen & Download:
“Tham plays Klockworks” (download coming soon)

 

Tham About His Choice:
Klockworks is one of my favourite record labels as its releases leap from raw and minimalistic up to banging acid sound textures. As the styles of the tracks are very different at least also housy. The similiarity is more about the way it’s made. Everything about it seems nearly unfinished and raw, which is giving the label a completely own character. This also made it a task to play only Klockworks stuff – especially in the way I usually mix. I tried to keep it simple and just used my personally favourites of the whole discography.

 

Tracklist:
01. Trevino – Sombre Tones
02. Jon Hester – Let’s Go
03. Ben Klock – Pulse
04. Newa – Dance Of The Warrior
05. ROD – Dubix
06. Ben Klock – Twenty
07. ROD – Screw Democracy
08. ROD w/ Christina – Pull
09. DVS1 – Break Away
10. ROD – Distance
11. Trevino – Upright
12. ROD – Hor
13. Sterac – Lately
14. Sterac – Track 2
15. Heiko Laux – Dry Me
16. Dax J – Late Night Mistress
17. DVS1 – Black Russian

 

Recommendations:
Etapp Kyle on Klockworks 16
DVS1 on Klockworks 13

 

Websites:
Tham @ Facebook
Tham @ Soundcloud
Synoid
Klockworks
Klockworks @ Facebook

 
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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:
:// Blank Boooking

 

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