[Mix]: Evil Dust – NovaFuture Blog Mix May 2022

 

DJ:
Evil Dust

 

Introduction:
Evil Dust was born in Whitechapel in the late nineties, with early inspiration coming from post-punk, punk and witch-house; the project has always embodied the concept of provocation and agitation with a thirst for cursed images. Evil Dust remains mysterious and many tracks are self-released such as the Holograms (Evil Dust Remix) which was featured on SPFDJ’s RA.744 mix for Resident Advisor.

Label releases on X-IMG, Autonome Records and more were followed by the ‘Desolation EP’ on Crave Tapes (featuring a Mind | Matter remix) which paved the way to a larger audience. Tracks from Evil Dust have been played by artists such as Ancient Methods, Inhalt Der Nacht, ANFS, Qual, I Hate Models,Philipp Strobel, VTSS, SPFDJ, Zanias and more. More recently Dust has started playing DJ sets with the last coming in Berlin’s Suicide Club.

 

Listen:
“NovaFuture Blog Mix May 2022”

 

Tracklist:
01. Blac Kolor – Hundred Drums
02. Ontal feat. 2nd Gen – Shock (Unhuman Remix)
03. Christian Wünsch – Graphene
04. Room 506.- Drop Out
05. Stave – Hardened Chord (Regis Remix)
06. Evil Dust – Wrath
07. Eschaton – Kali
08. Evil Dust – Usual
09. Surgeon – Convenience Trap Part 2
10. Broken English Club – Nil By Mouth
11. Factory Floor – 16-16-9-20-1-14-9-7
12. Fodra – Gajes
13. Violet Poison – Midnight Conversation With The Beyond
14. Didier Burgundi & The Outsiders – Sergej
15. Unhuman + Surit – Havoc
16. Ossian – Necessary Illusions (UVB Remix)
17. Jk Flesh – Herd Mentality
18. British Murder Boys – Rule By Law

 

Recommendations:
Evil Dust’ “Desolation EP” on Crave Tapes
sampler “Modern Love” w/ Evil Dust track on NovaFuture Recordings
compilation “Die Erlösung (Kapitel 1)” w/ Evil Dust track on Crave Tapes
compilation “Dance Of Death” w/ Evil Dust track on Khoinix
compilation “SDR VA Vol 1” w/ Evil Dust track on Still Distant Records
compilation “Various Artists 01” w/ Evil Dust track on Untreated
compilation “Chapitre 02” w/ Evil Dust track on Autonome Records
compilation “ASM-II” w/ Evil Dust track on Forkha
compilation “Broken + Wings” w/ Evil Dust track on Crestfallen Electronics
Kutkh Jackdaw’s “Sweat & Thunder EP” w/ Evil Dust remix on Dark Disco
Berlin Bunny’s “Maneki Neko EP” w/ Evil Dust remix on I-Traxx

 

Websites:
Evil Dust

 

[Mix]: Unhealed – NovaFuture Blog Mix April 2022

 

DJ:
Unhealed

 

Introduction:
Unhealed is the name ahead of the Sao Paulo raised and Berlin based artist Igor Girio. Through his live performances and dj sets he delivers powerful doses of EBM, wave, electro and body techno, combining autoral tracks and hidden gems into intense presentations.

Igor is also one of the minds behind the Berlin based label Crave Tapes, where he promotes events around Europe.

With releases out on labels such as Shishi from Tblisi and The Hiddens, from London, he is becoming a regular on the Berlin, Lisbon and Sao Paulo underground circuits.

 

Listen:
“NovaFuture Blog Mix April 2022”

 

Tracklist:
01. Bang Eletronika – Blitzkrieg
02. Patriarchy – Lock Jaw (Kris Baha Remix)
03. Alpha Sect – Fear State
04. Struck 9 – Ritual Body Music (Shaman Remix)
05. Teatre – Baptism By Humiliation
06. Mind Matter – Les Echos Dans La Nuit
07. Raul Parra – The Crow
08. Struck 9 – Kapital
09. Alexander Robotnik – Rationality The Only Way Of Freedom
10. Neurotiker – Yatujja
11. Chris Shape – Shidevari
12. Valencia (Jensen Interceptor Remix)
13. Crossover Networks – Perpetual Apoccalypse
14. Mcl – New York, New York
15. White Magik – Total Ego Loss
16. Unconscious – Forced Isolation
17. Italo Brutalo – Knightmares
18. Brandski – Brute Factor
19. Cavalry Stone – Failed Trip
20. Mirèle & Kovyazin D – Злая
21. Mind Matter – Meaningless Sentence (Randolph & Mortimer Remix)
22. Axodry – You

 

Recommendations:
compilation “Sect Of Serpents” w/ Unhealed track on Shishi Records
compilation “Autonomous Strangling …” w/ Unhealed track on Forkha
compilation “Dance Of Death” w/ Unhealed track on Khoinix
Termination_800’s “Opfor Target” w/ Unhealed remix on Crave Tapes

 

Websites:
Unhealed

 

[Mix]: DRIADA – NovaFuture Blog Mix March 2022

 

DJ:
DRIADA

 

Introduction:
DRIADA is a sound-producer and singer from Moscow, owner of a label Routine. For the podcast the artist has collected special tracks released on Routine and some other favorite tunes, driving into the nostalgic journey to the world not yet broken by war. Being half Russian and half Ukrainian, DRIADA created a multi-languages vocal mix united by love for music and lust for peace.

 

Listen:
“NovaFuture Blog Mix March 2022”

 

Tracklist:
01. Yansyet – Burn Out
02. DRIADA – Drown In My Eyes (Gewalt Remix)
03. DRIADA – Decadence (Randolph & Mortimer Remix)
04. DRIADA – Decadence (Meshes Remix)
05. The KLF vs Rand – What Time Is The Light?
06. Lestat & Lady Maru – Forces
07. DRIADA – Land (Yansyet Remix)
08. DRIADA – Horrowod
09. Jensen Interseptor vs DJ Haus – Stuttgart
10. Meshes – It Follows You
11. Meshes – Joy
12. Nite Fleit & False Persona – Parallax
13. Lestat & Lady Maru – Bloody And Teary Country

 

Recommendations:
DRIADA’s “Край (Remixes)” on Routine Records
DRIADA’s “Край” on Routine Records
DRIADA’s “Obolochka” on Routine Records
DRIADA’s single “Travushka (Znzl Remix)”
DRIADA’s single “Lull Kill (Znzl Remix)”
all Routine Records we featured

 

Websites:
DRIADA
Routine Records

 

[NovaFuture Blog Exclusive Mix]: Rain plays Exium

 

DJ:
Rain

 

About the concept:
Here is the one hundred and fifteenth 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 Rain’s mix of stuff produced or remixed by Exium.

 

About Rain:
Rain began play techno as dj at late ’90s. In 2000 together with Krankiss he launched promo-group Art of Music which first in Saint-Petersburg (Russia) started organize regular hard techno parties. From 2006 Aleksandr played as hardware live-project Mental Distortion. In 2009 hi joined as electronic part to ethno-electronic project Kamennoe More. In 2012 Rain leave Russia and went to Asia where he residence at present days (currently in India). Artist prefer more hardest substyles of techno with offbeat rhythms and IDM elements.

 

About Exium:
It is not often that electronic music artists venture into projects with other creators, but it is even less often to come across artists whose collaboration becomes a stable and lasting union, accounts for most of the work they do and goes far beyond a mere sporadic partnership. When such a project becomes consolidated and mature and shifts from deejaying to studio production, we can say we’re facing a pretty unique scenario, especially if the artists manage to keep up the rhythm, quality and increasing recognition for over a decade.

This is the case of Valentín Corujo + Héctor Sandoval = Exium. The success formula employed by this duo of deejays and producers from Asturias, Spain, that have yet to experience a setback in their career ever since in 1994 they decided to work together, is one of determined and solid effort. It is vital to stress that the creation process can be very different for solo artists that can devote to creation as and when inspiration finds them, in a spontaneous and anarchic way, and who can adapt to their changing mood, way of life, etc., from what it is like to create music when you’re part of a team: for each member of the partnership to contribute their best andfor them to put it all together is a much more complex process than what we may think. Achieving this and getting results in such quantity and of such quality as Exium have done, is an absolutely unique occurrence.

Their early work attracted the attention of national labels Tsunami and Warm Up, and the fact that twelve years later they are still working side by side, speaks volumes. In 2000 they released their first 12″ in the English label Zet, which was followed by a long list: Polegroup, Equator, Numb, Audio Assault, Planet Rhythm, Labrynth, Main Out, Rxxistance, Recycled Sound, Reaktor or Infecta have released their creations. Their productions made their way into the sets of the most representative DJs and producers and nowadays feature in the sets of artists such as Dave Clarke, Oscar Mulero, Surgeon, Laurent Garnier, Luke Slater, Aphex Twin, and many more.

From 2001, after they became resident DJs at club Rocamar in Gijón, one of the most important house and tech-house clubs in the north of Spain, and thanks to the success obtained with their first productions, they began to take their live performances to prominent clubs and festivals of the whole peninsula; it wasn’t long before their travels took them around Europe, wherethey’ve become regulars: Germany, Ireland, United Kingdom, Czech Republic, the Netherlands, Italy, Croatia…playing in clubsand festivals such as Tresor, Berghain or Awakenings.

Their career as producers continued to grow and, after releasing several EPs on different labels, 2004 saw the birth of Nheoma, a label for them to give expression to their style with total freedom. Nine records later, amongst the names they have worked with we find artists such as Oscar Mulero, Christian Wünsch, Reeko, Fanon Flowers, Radial, Gayle San, Inigo Kennedy, Jeroen Search, Nick Dunton, Hiroaki Iizuka, Groof, Developer or Kwartz.

In 2003 they took part in Oscar Mulero’s WarmUp Tour, and in 2008 they set up a new project called “Selección Natural” together with fellow countrymen Oscar Mulero, Christian Wünsch and Reeko. This laid the foundations for a great relationship between the five, whose work makes up a very important part of the best and purest techno that has been produced in the peninsula over the last decade. This affinity materialised in the creation of the PoleGroup platform, nowadays essential in terms of techno.

Their music and sets have undergone constant evolution. From an outset marked by hard, rough and minimalist sounds, now they aim towards downtempo, minimal, dub, detroit or electro, a shift which has taken them to pursuing solo projects which allow them to give free rein to all their influences. In this facet, their work is signed with the aliases Kessell (Valentín Corujo and his new label Granulart Recordings) and Komatssu or Tensal (Héctor Sandoval).

Besides deejaying and producing, their artistic zest has also led them towards the arena of visual arts, where they have collaborated with the Fiumfoto collective creating soundtracks for video installations and short films. Exium and Fiumfoto, who together form Exfium_;, give audiovisual concerts that combine experimental music, trip-hop, electro, electropop etc., and where the music is synchronized with several screens where images are shown. Thanks to this project they were awarded the prestigious Villa de Bilbao award, in the New Trends category.

2011 and 2013 set a new and important milestone along Exium’s path with the publication of their two LP albums: Roots of Time and A sensible alternative to emotion.These records released on nheoma and Polegroup are a demonstration of their incredible capacity and the degree of maturity they have reached after over a decade of working hard and with patience. Having received passionate critiques and a warm welcome only weeks after its release, these albums are proof that Exium have made themselves some space amongst the greatest artists of the Iberian techno and makes sure that a great future lies ahead of them.

text from exium-music.com

 

Listen:
“Rain plays Exium”

 

Rain About His Choice:
I heard tracks of Exium at early 00s first time when started be interested of offbeat techno. At that moment was very few musicians who worked at this style. Today 20+ year after this genre heard increasingly and I like to discover many new names. But music of Hector and Valentin I still often use in my mixes. For me it’s well balanced in many perspectives if to be brief.

So, for my first deep diving in to the only one artist’s work for the NovaFuture’s invitation for “ABC Plays XYZ” series I chose this great project.

Welcome to the world of Exium music!

 

Tracklist:
01. Exium – Time
02. Exium – No Sign Of Weakness
03. Exium – Absolute Magnitude
04. Exium – I-13
05. Exium – Seeking Perfection Part 1
06. Exium – Plasma Oscillations
07. Exium – After Exposure
08. Exium – 1996
09. Exium – Synchro
10. Elias The Prophet – Atiras (Exium Remix)
11. Exium – Outburst
12. Iñaki Villasante – Controlled Transformation (Exium Remix)
13. Exium – Expect Nothing (2018 Mix)
14. Exium – 96.1 Mhz (2019 Mix)
15. Exium – Squalo
16. Exium – Low-Pressure Discharge
17. Exium – Dagma
18. Exium – Solid Mechanics
19. Exium – Erosion 1
20. Exium – Lifeforce
21. Exium – Curse X2
22. Exium – Electrically Charged
23. Exium – Root
24. Exium – Bipolar
25. Exium – Nucleoid
26. Exium – Pulser
27. Exium – Erosion 2
28. Exium – Dummies
29. Exium – Receptor
30. Exium – Supremist
31. Exium – Ascendo
32. Exium – Parallel Computing
33. Exium – Self Consume
34. Jheal Bashta – Still (Exium Remix)
35. Exium – The Omega Man
36. Exium – Labyrinth
37. Reeko – Selección Natural Parte 1 (Exium Remix)
38. Exium – Plankton
39. Exium – Fresh Meat
40. Exium – Therapy
41. Exium – Host Range
42. Exium – Hybrid
43. Exium – Anti-Static
44. Exium – Fm Breaker
45. Exium – Adrenaline
46. Exium – Diverse Population
47. Exium – Bextar
48. Exium – Unemotional
49. Exium – Destructive Testing
50. Exium – Anti-Staticos

 

Recommendations:
“Versionen 008” by SHDW & Obscure Shape w/ Exium remix on FAM

 

Booking:
Source Aritsts for Exium

 

Websites:
Rain @ Soundcloud
Exium

 

[Mix]: Gudrun Gut – NovaFuture Blog Mix February 2022

 

DJ:
Gudrun Gut

 

Introduction:
Gudrun Gut’s story spans many years, scenes, and sounds, from the “ingenious dilettantes” subculture of early 1980’s Berlin as part of Mania D, Einstürzende Neubauten, and Malaria! to Matador into an expansive solo catalog of later work. Her talents extend beyond musician, however, to include founding record labels (the influential imprints Moabit Musik and Monika Enterprise) and the recent experimental feminist collaborations „Monika Werkstatt“. Projects have included collaborations with Antye Greie (AGF) and Hans-Joachim Irmler of Faust and mexican Mabe Fratti. 2021 finally the publishing of the “M_DOKUMENTE” book (Ventil Verlag) together with Beate Bartel and Bettina Köster which was launched by an exhibtion and record release “M_SESSIONS” in Berlin at Silent Green – all about Mania D., Malaria!, Matador.

My Set for NovaFuture is about the recent work with the M_s:
Zukunft, Gegenwart, Vergangenheit / Future, Present, Past.
Listen to my set of the original 80s Versions by Mania D., Malaria! and Matador mixed with the new reworks by Monika Werkstatt including the artists AGF, Anika, Beate Bartel, Gudrun Gut, Islaja, Lucrecia Dalt, Midori Hirano, Mommo G, Natalie Beridze, Pilocka Krach, Sonae; topping it with the new remixes by Pilocka Krach, Acid Pauli and cOOlm8

 

Listen:
“NovaFuture Blog Mix February 2022”

 

Tracklist:
01. Monika Werkstatt – Zukunft
02. Mania D. – Zukunft (Sfb)
03. Mania D. – Zukunft (Live Düsseldorf)  
04. Malaria! – Geld/Money
05. Monika Werkstatt – Geld 
06. Mania D. – Herzschlag
07. Monika Werkstatt – Herzschlag 
08. Monika Werkstatt – Paradise
09. Matador – Paradise (Demo)
10. Mania D. – Radiator (Cute Version)
11. Monika Werkstatt – Radiator
12. Monika Werkstatt – I Will Be Your Only One
13. Malaria! – You You
14. Monika Werkstatt – You You
15. Malaria! – You You (Live In Washington DC)
16. Monika Werkstatt – You You (Acid Pauli’s YoYo Mix)
17. Monika Werkstatt – Schreiender Tag
18. Matador – Schreiender Tag 
19. Monika Werkstatt – Schreiender Tag (c00lm8 Remix)
20. Matador – Mother (Demo)
21. Monika Werkstatt – Mother 
22. Monika Werkstatt – White Sky White Sea 
23. Malaria! – White Sky White Sea (Edit)
24. Mania D. – Komm Darling Lass Uns Tanzen Gehen (Live DD)
25. Monika Werkstatt – Komm Darling Lass Uns Tanzen Gehen
26. Monika Werkstatt – Komm Darling Lass Uns Tanzen Gehen (Pilocka Krach Mix)
27. Monika Werkstatt – Nite Time

 

Recommendations:
Gudrun Gut’s “Moment Remixes” on Monika Enterprise
Gudrun Gut’s “Moment” on Monika Enterprise
Gudrun Gut’s “Wildlife” on Monika Enterprise
“Let’s Talk About The Weather” by Gudrun Gut + Mabe Fratti on Umor Rex
st.raumen’s “Ponyhof” w/ Gudrun Gut vocals on straumenmusic
releases we featured and were released on Gudrun Gut’s label Monika Enterprise incl. the “M_Sessions” releases

 

Websites:
Gudrun Gut