About the concept:
Here is the eighty-seventh 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 Echion’s mix of tracks produced by Nine Inch Nails.
Echion is an artist based in Austria’s capital Vienna. Early on music’s been his calling and growing up with Thrash Metal, Hardcore and EBM, it is no surprise he started screaming in a Metalcore band. Soon after he discovered his passion for electronic music, especially Techno. Until he decided to leave his band behind for good and to become a DJ. After digging through all the different facettes of Techno and other electronic subgenres, still heavily influenced by his roots, he crafted his signature sound: highly energetic and pounding rhythms cast into raw and aggressive soundscapes. Since then he’s been making quite a name for himself and has already played in the country’s best clubs and venues, sharing the decks with some of the best international artists, such as Marcel Dettmann, Answer Code Request, Cleric, Kobosil, Anetha, Hector Oaks and many more.
In 2018 he promoted his own eventseries “Kredo” at Vienna’s most infamous Antifa Punk venue, Venster 99. Offering a platform for young and aspiring local artists, but also international artists such as SARIN.
Since 2019 Echion’s a resident DJ at Dead Sea Diaries, promoting events at Grelle Forelle and Das Werk, two of the best clubs Vienna has to offer. With the other residents Matt Mor, Cris and Scendet he’s shaping Vienna’s Techno scene and focusing on other future projects.
About Nine Inch Nails:
Nine Inch Nails, commonly abbreviated as NIN (stylized as NIИ), is an American industrial rock band formed in 1988 in Cleveland, Ohio. Singer, producer and instrumentalist Trent Reznor was the only permanent member until the addition of English musician Atticus Ross in 2016.
Reznor recorded the debut NIN album, Pretty Hate Machine (1989), while working as a janitor at a Cleveland recording studio. After feuding with the label TVT Records about promotion, Reznor signed with Interscope Records and released the EP Broken (1992), with a different sound. Albums The Downward Spiral (1994) and The Fragile (1999) were released to critical acclaim and commercial success.
Following a hiatus, NIN resumed touring in 2005 and released their fourth album, With Teeth (2005), to further success. Following the release of Year Zero (2007), Reznor left Interscope, saying the label had “ripped off” fans. NIN continued touring and independently released Ghosts I–IV (2008) and The Slip (2008) before a second hiatus. In 2013 NIN released their eighth album, Hesitation Marks (2013), under Columbia Records, followed by the EPs Not The Actual Events (2016) and Add Violence (2017) and their ninth album, Bad Witch (2018).
Reznor typically assembles a live band to perform with him. The band has varied over the decades, and as of 2019 includes Robin Finck, Alessandro Cortini, and Ilan Rubin. NIN tours often employ thematic visual elements and elaborate light shows, and songs are often rearranged for performance.
NIN have sold over 20 million records and have been nominated for thirteen Grammy Awards, winning for the songs “Wish” and “Happiness in Slavery” in 1992 and 1996 respectively. In 1997, Time named Reznor one of the most influential people, and Spin has described him as “the most vital artist in music”. In 2004, Rolling Stone placed NIN at 94 on its list of the 100 greatest artists of all time. They were nominated for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2014, their first year of eligibility, and again the following year.
text taken from wikipedia
Listen & Download:
“Echion plays Nine Inch Nails” (download coming soon)
Echion About His Choice:
I’ve been listening to the music of Trent Reznor and the people he has surrounded himself with over the years to form Nine Inch Nails for almost a decade now. I started listening to it at a time when I mostly liked it because of the lyrics, which helped me through a lot of dark times. Although back then I could not even remotely understand what a musical genius this man has been. Now that I can also recognize and appreciate Nine Inch Nails for their music itself, I am almost obsessed with their ability to keep on pushing the boundaries and keep on evolving. There is not a single piece of music by Nine Inch Nails I do not value. To me, they have always been a big source of inspiration and influence me until now. That‘s why I‘ve chosen Nine Inch Nails for my mix.
01. Nine Inch Nails – Help Me I Am In Hell
02. Nine Inch Nails – I’m Not From This World
03. Nine Inch Nails – Find My Way (Loop)
04. Nine Inch Nails – In Two
05. Nine Inch Nails – Down In It
06. Nine Inch Nails – Head Like A Hole
07. Nine Inch Nails – Happiness In Slavery
08. Nine Inch Nails – Sin
09. Nine Inch Nails – March Of The Pigs
10. Nine Inch Nails – Wish
11. Nine Inch Nails – Disappointed
12. Nine Inch Nails – Copy Of A
13. Nine Inch Nails – The Collector
14. Nine Inch Nails – Starfuckers Inc.
15. Nine Inch Nails – The Becoming
16. Nine Inch Nails – God Break Down The Door
17. Nine Inch Nails – You Know What You Are
18. Nine Inch Nails – Ahead Of Ourselves
19. Nine Inch Nails – A Warm Place
20. Nine Inch Nails – Something I Can Never Have
21. Nine Inch Nails – The Frail