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 forced him to listen to Depeche Mode at the age of 8 years (living in one room). It took years until he became a true Mode fan himself.
The singles for the album “Songs Of Faith And Devotion” 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 (www.novafuture.blog) to share music he likes. Over the years the blog grew so mixes, interviews and many other stuff became part of it. Ten years later 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.
His “DJ career” started on the 24th September 2016 when he was invited to play a Depeche Mode only set at the label launch party of Vanta Series (at ://about blank). Knowing that he has no mixing skills he agreed because he loves Depeche Mode & music stuff in general – and he always likes to show people this music…. Since then he has played at ://about blank, Sektor Dresden, Institut Für Zukunft, Geheimclub Magdeburg….
original photo used for the artwork was made by Laura Herz
01. Unknown Artist – Staub 006 B2
02. Front 242 – Kampfbereit
03. Nitzer Ebb – Fitness To Purpose (Mix Two)
04. Front 242 – Soul Manager (Live In The USA 91)
05. Covenant – Call The Ships To Port (Thomas P. Heckmann Remix)
06. VNV Nation – Genesis (Thomas P. Heckmann Remix)
07. [:SITD:] – Snuff Machinery (Club Version)
08. Apoptygma Berzerk – Backdraft (Sarpsborg Synth Version)
09. Sinessence – Her Burning Kiss
10. Fad Gadget – Love Parasite II
11. Depeche Mode – Black Celebration (Black Tulip Remix)
12. Cabaret Voltaire – I Want You (12 Inch Version)
all releases on NovaFuture Recordings