CEO Of NovaFuture
The story about the CEO Of NovaFuture 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 like novamute & Future Groove by buying more and more stuff of bands like Renegade Soundwave, Goldfrapp, Moby, Erasure, Luke Slater 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.
Some day Georg Bigalke of “45 Minutes Of Techno” asked him if he wants to join the series with a special Depeche Mode mix. For sure he did – using many remixes of well-known techno artists. He also made a small teaser video telling his story – for that he “produced” a special edit of “Strangelove”.
Listen & Download:
“45 Minutes Of Techno”
1. Depeche Mode – Walking in My Shoes (Ambient Whale Mix)
2. Depeche Mode – Leave In Silence (Claro Intelecto ‘The Last Time’ Remix)
3. Depeche Mode – Useless (CJ Bolland Ultrasonar Mix)
4. Depeche Mode – Strangelove (Highjack Remix)
5. Depeche Mode – World In My Eyes (Oil Tank Mix)
6. Depeche Mode – Everything Counts (Huntemann + Bodzin Dub)
7. Depeche Mode – Cover Me (I Hate Models Cold Lights Remix)
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