out now: State Of The Union – Indupop [Infacted Recordings]

 

Artist:
State Of The Union

 

Title:
Indupop

 

Label:
Infacted Recordings

 

Cat#:
FACT3323

 

Release Date:
29th November 2018

 

Format:
CD & digital

 

Tracklist:
01.
Encore

02.
Industrial

03.
Slither

04.
L.A. Soldier

05.
Liberty

06.
The Sign

07.
Beacon

08.
Candyman

09.
Mindless

10.
Wonb

11.
Beacon
(Bonus Remix)

 

Press Info (German):
Mit „Indupop“ (Industrial-Pop) präsentiert Johann Sebastian aka „State Of The Union“ vier Jahre nach „My Time Away“ endlich sein lange erwartetes „Comeback Album“. Nach der vorab Single „Mindless“ (DAC + GEWC Top 5), u.a. mit Remixen von ES23, Ruined Conflict oder Accessory, enthält das neue Album gleich 11 neue Songs zwischen Futurepop und Electro. Melodiös und tanzbar, bis melancholisch und verspielt. Industriell angehauchte Popmusik für alle die auf gute Melodien und tiefgebende Texte stehen. 2019 holen wir „State Of The Union“ auch wieder für diverse Konzerte nach Europa!

 

Press Info (English):
Four years after „My Time Away“ it’s time for a breathtaking comeback album by „State Of The Union“. „Indupop“ is the long awaited new studio album by Johann Sebastian, a 11 song masterpiece between electronic dance floor sound and melancholic pop tunes. Futurepop meets electro, creating an all industrial pop sound: „Indupop“. After the just released pre-single „Mindless“ (feat. remixes by ES23, Ruined Conflict or Accessory), reaching top 5 positions at DAC + GEWC (german/european alternative charts) „Indupop“ is a proof that „State Of The Union“ are back, stronger then ever. 2019 will see the band perform for various live shows in europe.

 

Full Track Streaming:

 

Videos:
“Candyman”

“Slither”

“Mindless”

“L.A. Soldier”

“Encore”

 

Related Release:
State Of The Union’s EP “Mindless” on Infacted Recordings

 

Recommendations:
State Of The Union’s album “Evol Love Industry” on Infacted Recordings
State Of The Union’s EP “Dancing In The Dark” on Infacted Recordings

 

Buy Digital:
PopOnaut
Infrarot
more soon

 

Buy Digital:
Infacted Recordings @ Bandcamp
Google Play
iTunes
Beatport Classic
more soon

 

Websites:
State Of Union
Infacted Recordings

 

out soon: Substance – Rise And Shine EP [Ostgut Ton]

 

Artist:
Substance

 

Title:
Rise And Shine EP

 

Label:
Ostgut Ton

 

Cat#:
O-TON 115

 

Release Date:
25th January 2019

 

Format:
vinyl & digital

 

Tracklist:
A1.
Rise And Shine

A2.
Countdown

A3.
Bird Cave

B1.
Distance

B2.
Cruising

 

Press Info (English):
Peter Kuschnereit, also known as Substance or DJ Pete, has long been known to heads as an essential figure in Berlin dance music, though he has comfortably flown under the international radar. Born and raised in the central district of Kreuzberg (where he still lives in the same high-rise he grew up in), this year marks the 30th anniversary of his DJ career – and a fitting moment to announce his first solo EP on Ostgut Ton following contributions to previous compilations Fünf and Ostgut Ton | Zehn and his longstanding relationship to Berghain.

Locally, his influence has been multifaceted: an employee at the famed Hard Wax record store for some 27 years, Kuschnereit is also one of the core DJs in the legendary Wax Treament party series, helping to unite diverse strains of global dance music – from dubstep, grime, house and techno to Senegalese polyrhythms – all pumping through the KILLASAN sound system.

Indeed, eclecticism has become a kind of trademark for Kuschnereit as evidenced on various mid- 90s and 2000s deep techno classics with Vainqueur on Chain Reaction and Scion Versions, a funky Latin techno 12” as DJ Pete on Surgeon’s Counterbalance, recent live collaborations with Sleeparchive as TR-101 and dozens of his online Wax Treatment podcasts.

Rise And Shine sees Kuschnereit fusing his deep, industrial aesthetic as Substance with the resonant bass-heavy leanings of DJ Pete, as evidenced on the title track’s off-kilter metallic riddims and multiple, interlaced SH-101 and Prophet 5 melodies. From there, potential set-closer “Countdown” blasts off with relentlessly rattling, scraping breaks, hissing German vox and big chords. The compact explorations of “Bird Cave” and “Distance” offer a more atmospheric take on bass and rhythm, while EP closer “Cruising” re-explores the uncanny, Berlin deep techno cosmos Kuschnereit has helped define, this time in denser form.

 

Press Info (German):
Peter Kuschnereit, besser bekannt als Substance und DJ Pete, gilt Szenevertrauten längst als einer der essenziellen Köpfe Berliner Clubkultur, obwohl er über die Jahre unter dem internationalen Radar flog. Geboren und aufgewachsen in Kreuzberg 61 bzw. 36 (er lebt heute noch im selben Hochhaus, in dem er groß wurde) feiert er 2018 sein 30-jähriges DJ-Jubiläum – ein passender Zeitpunkt, um seine erste Solo-EP auf Ostgut Ton anzukündigen; wobei Pete zuvor Tracks auf unseren Compilations Fünf und Ostgut Ton | Zehn hatte, von seiner langen Beziehung zum Berghain mal abgesehen.

Berlin prägte er auf unterschiedliche Weise: 27 Jahre als Mitarbeiter der Vinyl-Institution Hard Wax. Außerdem als einer der Stamm-DJs der legendären Wax Treament-Partyreihe, die verschiedenste Strömungen globaler Dance Music vereinen hilft – von Dubstep zu Grime, House und Techno als auch senegalesische Polyrhythmik, alles durch das KILLASAN Sound System pumpend.

In der Tat ist Eklektizismus eine Art Markenzeichen Kuschnereits geworden, nachzuhören auf verschiedenen Mitt-neunziger und nuller-Jahre-Deep-Techno-Klassikern mit Vainqueur auf Chain Reaction und Scion Versions, einer funky Latin Techno 12” als DJ Pete auf Surgeons Counterbalance, neuerlichen Livekollaborationen mit Sleeparchive als TR-101 und Dutzenden Wax Treatment-Podcasts.

Mit Rise And Shine verschmilzt Kuschnereit seine tiefgehende Industrial-Ästhetik als Substance mit den resonierenden, basslastigen Neigungen DJ Petes, wie zum Beispiel in den unkonventionell metallischen Rhythmen und verschiedenen, ineinander verwobenen SH-101- und Prophet 5-Melodien des Titelstücks. Das sich für Set-Closings anbietende „Countdown“ beginnt mit unnachgiebig klappernden, kratzenden Breaks, zischenden Vox und tollen Akkorden. Die kompakten Soundstudien „Bird Cave“ und „Distance“ bieten einen atmosphärischen Zugang auf Bass und Rhythmus, während das Ende dieser EP – „Cruising“ – jenen robusten Berlin-Deep-Techno-Kosmos auslotet, den Kuschnereit selbst definieren half; hier aber noch einmal etwas stärker verdichtet.

 

Listen:

 

Special:
“Lost In Ether | Podcast #86”

 

Recommendations:
all Ostgut Ton stuff

 

Buy Vinyl:
Ostgut Ton Shop
more soon

 

Buy Digital:
Ostgut Ton @ Bandcamp
more soon

 

Websites:
Substance
Ostgut Ton

 

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[NovaFuture Blog Exclusive Mix]: make.me.wonder plays Trip

 

DJ:
make.me.wonder

 

About the concept:
Here is the sixty-fourth 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 make.me.wonder’s mix of tracks released on Trip.

 

About make.me.wonder:
make.me.wonder is Anastasia Ivanova and one of the founders of the YooDj’s project. YooDj’s goal is to show the variety of electronic music and its amazing power.

Anastasia was always interested in music as she can remember. She even tried to compose something at the age of 8, at that time she was just starting to study music, but then somehow it was all forgotten. And now she want to catch up, so she has the plan to make a EP. Electronic music attracts her more than instrumental, mostly with its idea and diversity, because here one person can use a bunch of instruments without needing an orchestra at all.

She live on Crimea where you cannot find any places e.g. club with that kind of music, so she can only dj at home.

 

About Trip:
4 years aog Nina Kraviz launched her трип (pronounced ‘trip’) label with the release of the double-EP compilation entitled ’The Deviant Octopus’, featuring a pair of brand new productions from Kraviz alongside material from Terrence Dixon, emerging talent Parrish Smith & Bjarki, and veteran producers Exos & Steve Stoll.

The idea for трип has been gestating for some time with Nina Kraviz, an avid crate-digger and frequenter of numerous second-hand record stores, who has long wanted to begin a label of her own which would build on some of the principles of her beloved 90s techno labels in terms of attitude and aesthetics, whilst looking for forward-thinking modern productions that reflect her core tastes for idiosyncratic electronic music.

 

Listen & Download:
“make.me.wonder plays Trip” (download coming soon)

 

make.me.wonder About Her Choice:
I chose TRIP Records because it is now widely known. Honestly, I love darker music, so for me it is an opportunity to get to know TRIP better.

 

Tracklist:
01. Bjarki – A1. Oli Gumm 2-2
02. Vladimir Dubyshkin – Lose Yourself
03. Deniro – Dumans
04. K-Hand – The Box
05. Population One – Escape
06. Volruptus – Fermi Paradox
07. Aleksi Perälä – GBLFT1740072
08. Bjarki – Here It Comes Can You Feel It 92 Hoover 2
09. Biogen – Lag 24
10. PTU – Lizard
11. Bjarki – Polygon Pink Toast
12. Deniro – Penance
13. Nina Kraviz – Pochuvstvui
14. Exos – Nuclear Red Guard
15. Deniro – The Monk
16. Shadowax – I Want To Be A Stewardess
17. Bjarki – I Don’t Think So
18. Biogen – Forever Is Never Enough

 

Recommendations:
sampler “Limits Of Existence Vol. 1” w/ Trip track on Falling Ethics

 

Websites:
make.me.wonder
YooDj’s project
Trip

 

out now: Efdemin – Wrong Movements [Stroboscopic Artefacts]

 

Artist:
Efdemin

 

Title:
Wrong Movements

 

Label:
Stroboscopic Artefacts

 

Cat#:
SATOTEM003

 

Release Date:
07th December 2018

 

Format:
10 inch & digital

 

Tracklist:
A1.
Wrong Movements (Circles)

B1.
Wrong Movements (Left)

B2.
Wrong Movements (Right)

 

Press Info:
Stroboscopic Artefacts returns with another strong addition to its Totem series, a unique set of releases pressed on transparent 10” vinyl, capturing the essence and effusiveness of multidimensionality of club culture. Bridging the gap between the worlds of sound and material objects, Totem is a series that aims to meld the artistic resonance of each forthcoming release into an emblematic representation of the sounds that are to be presented, clearly within the grooves seen and heard on the 10”. Stepping up for the third release in the series is Berlin legend Efdemin — bringing a three-track journey that is unequivocally enduring and flexible for journeys on-and-off the dancefloor.

While each track shares the same title, the textures and traits are different — with the A1, “Circles” setting things up with pertinent percussion and staccato synth lines; as Efdemin sways towards another side with “Left” — a heady, hedonistic thumper with exuberant melodic bursts; followed by a therapeutic sequel with “Right” — closing out the release with a melange of spacious efficacy, something the Berlinbased producer has been known for throughout his near-two-decade career. Between releasing for the likes of Ostgut Ton, Curle, Dial, and his own imprint Naïf; Efdemin takes on the challenge of Totem’s conceptual subjugation and subverts it with his emotionally honest take on a stimulating and subdural sonic experience within three parts. Narratively dense and expertly-paced, the Totem series carries on with another outer-worldly insertion to its catalog.

 

Listen:
@ Deejay

 

Full Track Streaming:
“Wrong Movements (Circles)”

“Wrong Movements (Left)”

 

Special:
“Electric Deluxe Podcast”

 

Recommendations:
SATOTEM002 by L.B. Dub Corp
SATOTEM001 by Lucy
Efdemin’s album “Decay” on Dial Records

 

Buy Vinyl:
Stroboscopic Artefacts Shop
HHV
Juno
Deejay
Decks
more soon

 

Buy Digital:
Stroboscopic Artefacts Shop
more soon

 

Booking:
Ostgut Booking

 

Websites:
Efdemin
Stroboscopic Artefacts

 

© Photo by Yasmina Haddad