ΙΠΤΑΜΕΝΟΣ ΔΙΣΚΟTEK *Eros Anikate* Album Release Party
Date & Time:
20th May 2022 at 08:00pm
CEO Of NovaFuture
Urban Spree, Berlin (Germany)
Local Suicide are presenting the fifth edition of their ΙΠΤΑΜΕΝΟΣ ΔΙΣΚΟTEK label event series at Urban Spree. This time they are celebrating the release of their debut album ‘Eros Anikate’ on Iptamenos Discos and invited their friends Kiki, Italo Brutalo, Bijoutiers, Juarés, CEO Of NovaFuture & Lo Stine!
⇒ 𝐿𝑜𝒸𝒶𝓁 𝒮𝓊𝒾𝒸𝒾𝒹𝑒 (Iptamenos Discos / Berlin) ⇐
Greco-German Vamparela and Brax Moody of unstoppable DJ and producer duo and couple Local Suicide do not believe in half measures when it comes to their music. In addition to maintaining careers in the music industry, and putting on some of the most infamous underground parties Berlin has to offer, these two are still finding time to make waves with their productions and drive live audiences into a frenzy not just in their chosen hometown of Berlin but across all four corners of the world. A wild fusion of new wave, acid, slow techno, EBM and post-disco is what defines the signature Local Suicide sound, and these propulsive grooves have recently been woven into releases with the likes of influential artists such as Rodion, Mijo, Theus Mago Alejandro Paz and Curses, winning them overwhelming support across the board from the music press and prolific DJs. The coming year holds a lot of promise in store for this dynamic duo, with a series of upcoming EPs, tracks in compilations and remixes marking the next stepping stone on their journey to worldwide cobra wave and techno-disco takeover.
⇒ 𝐼𝓉𝒶𝓁𝑜 𝐵𝓇𝓊𝓉𝒶𝓁𝑜 (Bungalo Disco / Berlin) ⇐
As a true believer of the power of hardware samplers and analogue synthesizers, Italo Brutalo created his own universe of soundscapes and style of music. After lots of releases on labels like Mozzarella Rec, Days of Being Wild, Compuphonic, RFR Records or Nang Records he made himself a very good name amongst artists from all different genres and decades. His records are supported by credible and popular acts as well.
Together with his girlfriend he started Bungalo Disco, not just a label but their own multi sensual universe. The first two vinyl releases have already been sold out within a few weeks.
Not just his outstanding dj mixing skills but also his spectacular live acts opened the door for many bookings all over the world in countries like Spain, France, Mexico, Finnland, Italy, Lithuania, Hungary, Austria, etc. to name just a few.
⇒ 𝒦𝒾𝓀𝒾 (BPtich Control / Berlin) ⇐
Joakim Willich was born in Helsinki, but has now found his home in Berlin. Initial forays into making sounds with violins and pianos soon gave way to the mechanical beats of hip-hop, mixed together with more popular sounds whilst playing at school discos before he was even a teenager. With such an early start it was no surprise that before he was old enough to enter a club, Kiki was holding down a weekly residency at Helsinki’s Tempo club, which was swiftly followed by another at the Smile club. A move to Berlin in 1994 to study Architecture was the catalyst for Kiki to step in to the realms of a serious DJ. Impressing the legendary Masters At Work at a Marlboro DJ competition led to him securing gigs at Berlin’s three cathedrals of techno -Tresor, Pfefferbank and WMF. Gigs in Berlin and Germany were soon followed by a string of international bookings and the release of an infamous three deck mix for Sonnenhaus which led to DE:BUG worrying about the health of his, fingers.
With his profile as a DJ growing it was two short steps to releasing his first record on Ellen Allien’s BPitch Control label in 2001, who through a happy coincidence he had met when the pair were double booked to play the same DJ slot. Since then Kiki has become an integral part of the BPitch family growing into a truly international artist, sharing his love of energetic and hypnotic music across the globe from Mexico, to Tokyo and making a little bit of history along the way. With an output that has been nothing short of prolific, Kiki has released a number of genre defining records both as himself and later with partners in crime Silversurfer, Sasse, Chaim, Joyce Muniz and many more. Kiki was the first artist asked to put together a mix for the now legendary Boogy Bytes series, and has been asked to provide remixes and productions for labels as diverse as Bugged Out, Playhouse and Crosstown Rebels where he had the honour of being the first artist releasing on the label. His debut album Run With Me, released on Bpitch Control, was an international success, and led to the video for “Shake Off” (a collaboration with Silversurfer and Captain Comatose) being playlisted by MTV.
⇒ 𝐵𝒾𝒿𝑜𝓊𝓉𝒾𝑒𝓇𝓈 (Kollectif Bunker / Liège) ⇐
Lulled by the sounds of Soul Funk and Jazz that were played long before their childhoods Pascal (aka Bijoutier without ‘s’) and Greg (aka Joe d’Absynth) decided to perform as a duo following a musical crush triggered by their common love of synth-pop disco and other Discoïd electronic musics (italo/space/dark disco).Bijoutier particularly likes rare grooves and African funk round throbbing basses and rhythms leading to trance (but not only). Joe contrasts with his love for the precise rhythms dark athmospheres and cold basses of new wave and EBM (but not only).Together they offer an adventurous journey in their musical universe without borders an epic in their eclectic selection where Hip-Hop can rub shoulders with Bossa-Nova as much as Eurodance Techno Kraut-Rock or Finnish Pop.
⇒ 𝒞𝐸𝒪 𝒪𝒻 𝒩𝑜𝓋𝒶𝐹𝓊𝓉𝓊𝓇𝑒 (NovaFuture / Berlin) ⇐
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. In September 2009 he started the NovaFuture Blog to share music he likes. Over the years the blog grew so mixes, interviews and many other stuff became part of it. In 2019 he has finally started his own label NovaFuture Recordings – after working for labels such as Mute Germany, Ibadan Records, Mote-Evolver and Calyx Records and co-running the Escapism label.
⇒ 𝒥𝓊𝒶𝓇𝑒𝓈 (Parenthesis / Mexico) ⇐
Juarés is the DJ project of Diego ALV; Based in Berlin, he works as a promoter through the DIY parties
Parenthesis and Tapes From The Crypt. As a resident of the German capital, Juarés has played at a bunch of clubs around Berlin, Madrid and CDMX, always denoting a serious sound, finding his place on the most intimate dancefloors, local festivals such as the Berlin regional burn.
⇒ 𝐿𝑜 𝒮𝓉𝒾𝓃𝑒 (Parenthesis / Mexico) ⇐
Lo Stine has been working for more than 10 years in the music industry by promoting cultural events. Her sound is driven by her love for horror movies and exploring gloomy worlds through soundscapes. Her curiosity and passion for sharing sound experiences led her to create her project as DJ Lo Stine – inspired by the oddity of the Goosebumps books’ series. As a Mexican resident, Lo Stine’s been a regular DJ at Departamento and Crania – and this year saw her debuting at the mighty Sisyphos’ Dampfer stage in Berlin, plus a couple power performances at Festival Bahidorá and EDC in Mexico. Showing a flawless technique with a confident style, Lo Stine draws influences that range from Disco to Synthwave, Post-punk and New Wave, combined with current trends such as Indie Dance and Dark Disco.
Local Suicide – “Transmissions 434”
Kiki – “EG.782”
Italo Brutalo – “Neon Transmission 0010”
Juares – “Feed Your Head Guest Mix”
Lo Stine – “Egg Monsters From Mars”
Bijoutiers – “Pollylove 102 – 14/01/2022”
CEO Of NovaFuture – “NovaFuture Blog Mix December 2020”
all stuff on Iptamenos Discos we featured
Date & Time:
13th May 2022 at 10:00pm
Das Ding live
Black Spuma (Lauer & Fabrizio Mammarella)
RSO.Berlin, Berlin (Germany)
The collaborative project between one of France’s most illustrated EBM DJs: Terence Fixmer, and the co-founding father of the genre: Nitzer Ebb’s Douglas McCarthy will take the reins of Self. Control. with a live set proceeding history. The two will be in qualified company amongst Melanie Havens, Mechatronica’s Cardopusher, and Return to Disorder Affiliate L.F.T
The Ukrainian people need immediate help now. This is why we will donate 1 EUR from every admission fee. All guests on our guest list are requested to pay 5 EUR as a contribution to this donation. In addition, there is a donation pot for all guests at the box office. The raised funds will be split equally between Ukraine Humanitarian Fund and Ukraine-Hilfe Berlin e.V.. Let us stand together. This madness must end.
Melanie Havens – “KHIDI Podcast NR.53”
Fixmer/McCarthy – “at Dekmantel Festival 2018”
Cardopusher – “Intercell.049”
L.F.T – “PNKMIX-40”
Mejle – “Galactic Funk Podcast 076”
Black Spuma – “Durevie 137”
Franz Scala – “Paradiso FM”
Fixmer/McCarthy’s “Unreleased From the Archives” on Planete Rouge Records
Fixmer/McCarthy’s “Let it Begin EP” on Planete Rouge
Fixmer/McCarthy’s “Chemicals” on Sonic Groove Records
Fixmer/McCarthy’s “So Many Lies” on Planete Rouge
split EP “Acid Avengers 012” w/ Cardopusher on Acid Avengers
via Resident Advisor
Planetary Assault Systems
10th June 2022
vinyl, download & streaming
Hot on the heels of his full-length LP ‘Sky Scraping’, Luke Slater is back as Planetary Assault Systems with a victory lap titled ‘Devotion’. A trailblazer in techno with anticipation ahead of every release, Slater appoints complementary scene heavy weights Truncate and Barker for the remixes.
With the title track being reissued after its primary release on ‘Sky Scraping’, ‘Devotion’ opens the EP with what can only be described as raw drum machine psychosis. Slater whips up a classic tom-based 909 sequence with impact, keeping things straight to the point before introducing the defining vocal sample. Wasting no time with 1 bar melodies, Slater boosts up the resonance and LFO rates to create hypnotic textures with a large stereo spread to affirm the sheer size of the track. It comes as no surprise that ‘Devotion’ was picked up by Los Angeles’s Truncate for the remix. Truncate employs the head-turning efficiency that’s made his name a stylistic reference for the past 10 years for this remix, making the vocal cut seem like his idea to begin with. Stripping down the track to its bare essentials and emphasizing the rumble of the kick that clears the way for his original groove, Truncate surprises the listener with a progression into a more maximalist record than his fans might be used to. This marks a fair compromise with Slater’s original track and makes for a reliable weapon for clubs everywhere. Slater then offers ‘Eden Tide’ as his B1 for this record, introducing a track independent of the LP. Here, Planetary Assault Systems fans find comfort in the cosmic synth lines and ambience that justify his name. This glides over a reliable groove with shaker-like hi-hats he’s been known to use in the past coupled with an identifying progressive structure to make things even more hypnotic, making the track a recipe for acclaim. ‘Eden Tide’ could only be strengthened with a remix from Berghain resident Barker, who takes things even further into the mind with his signature kickless techno. Always picking up on the details, Barker takes advantage of the space given by Slater to offer his rendition of ‘Eden Tide’. Barker lifts the mood with melody and dives into the subconscious through dub with delays and psychedelic movement, introducing the end of the EP with a meditative eye closer to smooth the edges of a rougher record.
“Live at Boiler Room & Ballantine's Stay True Scotland”
Planetary Assault Systems @ Bandcamp
Planetary Assault Systems @ Bandcamp
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Apocalypse (Marcel Dettmann Remix)
13th May 2022
download & streaming
(Marcel Dettmann Remix)
“Julien Bracht’s music is an exquisite sonic hybrid of communal revelry and profound introspection” (Earmilk, US)
His first solo album Now Forever One under his own namesake is cut with surgical precision for the shoegazing astral sound travellers who long to break out of their pandemic quarantines, and reconvene for techno-induced ascension. He Intersperses with improvisational one-takes, submerges the listener in polyrhythmic meditations and soars on vaulted synth melodies.
Now Forever One Remixes features new remixes from Daniel Avery and Marcel Dettmann.
Daniel Avery‘s version of the dance floor favourite “Melancholia” and Marcel Dettmann‘s take on the “Apocalypse” are the perfect adds on to the triumphant and exploratory album.
Julien Bracht states: “I’m so excited about these remixes. This techno blade runner version of “Melancholia” is an absolute beauty. It’s a beast on the dancefloor and a warm shelter while travelling through your wildest memories. An overall bomb. And I couldn’t be more happy that Marcel confirmed to do a remix for my debut Album. He’s one of my favourite names in the game and even surprised me with several remixes of my tracks. “Apocalypse” was both of our favourites in the end. He put the sounds really into a different world and changed them to a timeless techno house rhythm, that I would love to hear in the sun whilst it’s getting darker.”
Full Track Streaming:
“Apocalypse (Marcel Dettmann Remix)”
single “Melancholia (Daniel Avery Remix)”
© Photo By Chase Mohrhardt Becsey