02nd November 2018
vinyl & digital
Remember, son of Earth, that the empire of the World belongs to the empire of Light, which is the throne reserved by God for sanctified Will. Happiness for the Magus is the fruit of the knowledge of Good and Evil; but God only allows it to be plucked by the man sufficiently master of himself to approach it without covetousness.
Full Track Streaming:
“Selektor Podcast #45”
Planetary Assault Systems
01st March 2019
vinyl & digital
Humans Use Concrete
Give It Up
Fresh off much essential re-issues of his seminal debut album for Peacefrog, ‘The Electric Funk Machine’, and the initially 2017-released ‘The Light Years Reworks’, which featured an incredible cast of remixers, UK techno mastermind Luke Slater resurfaces as Planetary Assault Systems with a crisp double-package of his signature deep-rolling, hypnotic big-room churners. As its name suggests, ‘Straight Shooting’ takes no byway to get its point across.
Lifting off with the bleepy, outerspacey thrust of ‘Beam Rider’, Slater’s new outing stings like a straight-out nasty shot of adrenaline right in the ticker. Going for the jugular with its ever impactful mix of pummeling kicks, bloodthirsty bass combers and frenzied electronics blinking like signals freshly emerged from a long drift across cold, hostile wormholes, PAS further proves he navigates in a parallel dimension of his own. Although familiar in essence, the chassis of the tracks remains distinctively unique with cuts like ‘Born Anchors’ and ‘Engage Now’ moving away from the calibrated number category, whilst finely blurring the line between explosiveness and self-discipline, which makes them perfect for near-peaktime moments of transition in a set.
Proper muscular bangers are nevertheless the kernel of it all here, and sure to steer the crowd into ecstasy on automatic pilot. If ‘Humans Use Concrete’ blazes with the wild stomp of Slater’s most incisive classics and ‘Bear Bones’ guides its listener into a trippy??excursion across hyperspace loops and alien inner territories, it’s ‘Give It Up’ that harnesses the storm with its playful mix of sliced-and-diced vox fragments, rabid toms, skittish hats and freq-shifting synth whines sure to cut a path of destruction into the club. If an extra-terrestrial invasion of planet Earth was on the agenda, no doubt Slater would be appointed soundtrack composer in chief. Deadly as it gets, ‘Straight Shooting’ holes it in one.
Full Track Streaming:
“The Light Years Mix”
EP “Deep Heet Vol. 4” on Mote-Evolver
album “Arc Angel” on Ostgut Ton
album “The Messenger” on Ostgut Ton
remix album “The Light Years Reworks” on Mote-Evolver
EP “Function 4 (Remixes Episode 2)” on Mote-Evolver
© Photo By Alex Kurunis
Cruise presents NovaMute
Date & Time:
19th January 2019 at 11:59pm
Terence Fixmer live
Blitz Club, Munich (Germany)
Press Info (English):
CRUISE is back again in 2019! For the kick off we decided to bring back the legendary feeling of last January and collaborated with the outstanding label NovaMute. In 2017, icon Daniel Miller decided to bring back the brilliant child of his classic imprint Mute after a decade of silence with killer releases by Nicolas Bougaïeff and Terence Fixmer. Reason enough to invite this very constellation into our very command center. Daniel already payed us his first visit exactly a year ago and we’ve decided to bring him back only a few tracks into his sets. Crunchy hi hats, powerful subs and moving synths, together with him we were bringing down the walls and the vibe was simply one to remember. Terence Fixmer crosses borders. In his sets and productions Terence melts rough Techno with shimmering EBM and undefinable industrial sounds with his very own creative mindset, thereby creating a sound and tempting whole that is pretty much unequaled. His exceptional position, very much off the beaten path, is underlined by his recently releases album Through The Cortex on Ostgut Ton. The final cut of this very first CRUISE night of the new year is given by our wax loving grand dame Julietta.
Press Info (German):
Zum Auftakt der CRUISE-Saison, kollaborieren wir in unserer innigsten Nacht des Monats mit NovaMute. Daniel Miller relaunchte die brillante Tochter seines Tausendsassa-Labels Mute 2017, nach einem Jahrzehnt Abstinenz mit den knüppeldicken Releases von Niclas Bougaïeff und Terence Fixmer. Grund genug, die Drei in genau dieser explosiven Konstellation in unser Kontrollzentrum zu bitten. Daniel stattete uns zuletzt vor fast auf den Tag genau einem Jahr seinen ersten Besuch ab. Der unbedingte Wiederholungsbedarf der Visite war binnen kürzester Zeit klar. Wenn der britische Veteran seine scharfen Hi Hats, wuchtigen Subbässe und einer klaren Mission folgenden Synthies ins Rennen schickt, tropft neben Schweiss nämlich vor allen Dingen eins von der Decke: VIBE. Terence Fixmer ist Grenzgänger. Der französische Producer fusioniert in seinen Fabrikaten und Live-Sets rohen Techno mit schimmerndem EBM-Charme, bewusst-undefinierbaren Industrial-Soundgefilden und für sich stehender Kreativität. Seine Sonderstellung abseits des Mainstreams unterstrich Terence mit seinem 2018 auf Ostgut Ton erschienen Album Through The Cortex doppelt und dreifach. Den finalen Schliff verpasst dieser CRUISE Nacht unsere Waxliebhaberin und gesegneter Resident Julietta.
Daniel Miller – “@ Idol Ibiza (August 2018)”
Julietta – “at Blitz Club 09 2018”
Nicolas Bougaïeff – “@ Egg London 181124”
Terence Fixmer – “Live in the Boiler Room Berlin”