[NovaFuture Blog Exclusive Mix]: Felix Ansmann plays Black Sun Records

 

DJ:
Felix Ansmann

 

About the concept:
Here is the fifty-eighth 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 Felix Ansmann’s mix of tracks released on label made of concrete.

 

About Felix Ansmann:
Felix Ansmann is an aspiring young DJ based in Berlin and currently living in London. During his childhood and teen years, he mostly focused on Dub, Reggae, Psychedelic and early Punk, with his father’s extensive vinyl collection being a major influence, while also being trained in classical music and Jazz. His love for electronic music then originated from a growing sense of boredom with more conventional acoustic sounds. While he kept his soft spot for IDM and Ambient, immersing himself in the Berlin Club scene made him gravitate more towards danceable rhythms and straighter Techno, and sparked his strong interest in the art of DJing. His style of mixing and his selection, with Techno as its focal point, is equally guided by his enthusiasm for music and musicality, and the love for raves and parties. Combining these aspects, he challenges himself to create a euphoric dance experience but also to present an interesting, eclectic selection.

 

About Black Sun Records:
Black Sun Records is a UK Techno Label founded in 2010. Its impressive catalogue includes releases by central players of the UK Techno scene like A.n.D., Sunil Sharpe, Manni Dee, and Blawan, as well as by lesser known artists like Italy’s El Bosco and Japan’s Yuuki Sakai. Although releases range from Industrial all the way to Dub Techno, the well curated catalogue still sounds coherent thanks to a distinct sonic aesthetic, consisting of often bass-heavy and wobbly rhythms, heavy drumming, and a somewhat lo-fi aesthetic. Brilliant examples would be El Bosco’s ‘Time’ EP and Blawans ‘Long Distance Open Water Worker’ EP, which sometimes leans far toward straight Techno, but still sounds reminiscent of his earlier works, which were heavily influenced by the Post-Dubstep wave.

Text by Felix Ansmann

 

Listen & Download:
“Felix Ansmann plays Black Sun Records” (download coming soon)

 

Felix Ansmann About His Choice:
This interesting range of influences, rhythms and sounds was the reason I chose Black Sun Records for my Mix. I tried to make it pre-drinks friendly, while keeping it enjoyable and interesting for enthusiasts by presenting a unique sounding label.

 

Tracklist:
01. A.n.D. – BSR002 B2
02. Artist One – BSR00 B2
03. Sunil Sharpe – Line Rage
04. A.n.D. – BSR002 A1
05. Blawan – Scarborough Harbour
06. Manni Dee – Rebuild Disintegrate
07. D.Carbone – Technofropp 22
08. El Bosco – Balamer
09. Sunil Sharpe – Let Christy Take It
10. Phara – Diesel
11. El Bosco – The Clocks
12. Yuuki Sakai – Assida
13. Manni Dee – First And The Seventh

 

Websites:
Felix Ansmann
Black Sun Records

 

[Mix]: Dave Simon – NovaFuture Blog Mix October 2018

 

DJ:
Dave Simon

 

Introduction:
Music is passion. Music is the drive and is an integral part of Dave’s life. His curiosity for electronic music has existed since 1997 and is steadily growing with enthusiasm accompanying him each and every day. Since 2002 he has had a strong presence in the trendy clubs of the scene. Regular guest appearances in the Tresor Berlin, in the MTW Offenbach and numerous other locations fill his weekends. Ever since his residency in the legendary “U60311” in 2010, Dave has been at the core of the Frankfurt techno scene, gathering and pleasing his fans dancefloor with punchy beats and hypnotic sounds!

His passion for techno is not only reflected in his sets. Since 2010, the talented musician also shines through his strong releases on well-known labels such as Planet Rhythm / AFU Limited / DSR Digital / Taut / Driving Forces / Neuhain / Plakat Records. His “Traib EP” (2017) is one of the most successful releases on Planet Rhythm and was played by many well-known artists all over the globe.

Proper Techno Tunes, one of the few labels that still press on vinyl, was founded in 2018 by himself. The label shines right at the beginning with a sold-out first release and delivers once again with the second release (PTT002) hosting Mark Broom and including remixes by Luca Agnelli and flight behind. Dave builds on his success and is already back in the studio working on new productions. It can go on like this!

 

Listen & Download:
NovaFuture Blog Mix October 2018

 

Tracklist:
01. Mediane – BR.217
02. Cadans – Don’t Tell Me
03. Dave Simon – Thrimming
04. Jeff Mills – The Bells (Uncertain 2018 Edit)
05. Dave Simon – Build the Cam
06. Arjun Vagale – Invader
07. Emmanuel Top – Redux (Joey Beltram Remix)
08. Dave Simon – Unstoppable
09. Carlos Rios – Police State (Gary Beck Edit)
10. Dave Simon – Stripes of Soden (TWCOR Remix)
11. Dave Simon – Threakily
12. Dave Simon – Fasten Seat Belts
13. Gary Beck – I Saw You Dance
14. David Temessi – Syntax Error
15. Dave Simon – Harmonicum
16. Dave Simon – Path of Ability
17. Floorplan – Never Grow Old (Mark Broom Dubplate Remix)

 

Recommendations:
split EP by Dave Simon | Anders Ilar & John H on Another Earth
Dave Simon´s EP “Traypho” on Proper Techno Tunes
Dave Simon´s EP “Interrhythm” on Planet Rhythm
Dave Simon´s EP “Traib” on Planet Rhythm
Dave Simon`s “90s EP” on DSR Digital

 

Booking:
Inside Booking

 

Websites:
Dave Simon

 

[NovaFuture Blog Exclusive Mix]: Toni Dextor plays made of CONCRETE

 

DJ:
Toni Dextor

 

About the concept:
Here is the fifty-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 Toni Dextor’s mix of tracks released on label made of concrete.

 

About Toni Dextor:
Toni Dextor started with electronic music in 2010. His way led him from cottbus over dresden to Berlin.

Now he is an in Berlin living Techno DJ and Producer. In September he released his very first EP, called “Definiton” on made of concrete.

Together with Rebar, the label-heads of „made of CONCRETE“, Toni hosts since February 2016 the „made of CONCRETE“ label nights at TBA Club in Dresden.

 

About made of CONCRETE:
“made of CONCRETE” is a record label run by the Berlin- and Dresden-based DJ’s Rebar (aka. fumée grise and Andreas Pionty).

”made of CONCRETE” is a platform for records shaped by the aesthetic of Techno, House, Ambient and Experimental music.

 

Listen & Download:
“Toni Dextor plays made of CONCRETE” (download coming soon)

 

Toni Dextor About His Choice:
for sure Toni wanted to do the mix for his home base

 

Tracklist:
01. Trunkline – Exhale
02. Kaiser – Eclipse
03. Alek S – Honey Wheat (Andres Zacco Remix)
04. Linearis – Ambi (Brothers Black Remix)
05. Trunkline – in space
06. Toni Dextor – Upstairs
07. Marco Bruno – Hidden Truth
08. Kaiser – Parachute
09. Francesco Belfiore – Heated Tapes (Kaiser Remix)
10. Kaiser – Debris
11. Toni Dextor – Definition
12. Trunkline – Exhale (CYRK Remix)
13. Rebar – Prohlis (Coeter Remix)

 

Recommendation:
Toni Dextor’s “Definition EP” made of CONCRETE
Marco Bruno’s “Hidden Truth EP” made of CONCRETE
Francesco Belfiore’s “Bystander Effect EP” on made of CONCRETE
Alek S’ ” Neverending EP” on made of CONCRETE
Rebar’s “Hansaprohlis” on made of CONCRETE
compilation “Batch Plant Vol. 3, compiled by Rebar” on made of CONCRETE

 

Websites:
Toni Dextor
made of CONCRETE

 

[NovaFuture Blog Exclusive Mix]: Ratio plays ArchivOne

 

DJ:
Ratio

 

About the concept:
Here is the fifty-sixth 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 Ratio’s mix of tracks produced by ArchivOne.

 

About Ratio:
The Munich based dj-duo fell in love with the stirring power of techno at the age of 15. After listening to Techno for a few years, the young duo came up with the idea, to play their own style of techno, which was inspired by established dj`s like Thomas P. Heckmann, Nico Moreno, Danilo Incorvaia, Draag, Hadone, ArchivOne, Dax J, Kobosil, Noneoftheabove, Endlec and Ansome, just to name a few examples. Through the dealing with the diversity of electronic music, they developed a predilection in classic, analogue rooted Techno. The young duo is known for their similar interpretation and implementation of playing Techno.

After putting countless hours in playing records, having gigs all around the area of Munich and Augsburg, taking apart in techno focused collectives and organizing parties, they started poducing techno by their own.

 

About ArchivOne:
ArchivOne or Cristiano De Luca was born in 1995 in Naples. DJ, producer and remixer.

Begins to approach the music at age 8, he started playing drums, guitar and piano.

Since then, his life has revolved around its ultimate goal: demonstration of his musical vision in the form of DJ Set as well as his productions.

ArchivOne is a musically versatile artist who likes to get lost in the sound worlds, taking all kinds of influences from different genres and incorporates them into his productions.

Despite this, his heart beats fast for Techno, is the heartbeat of his city that inspired him so generously.

In 2015 he founded together with his friend his first Label : Off the White Records, with its first two releases was a great success.

His new music caught the attention of new and old artists of the Techno getting feedback from Bleak, Chris Liebing, DVS1, Luca Agnelli, Sam Paganini, Thomas Hessler, DJ Hyperactive, SLAM, Blind Observatory, Tommy Four Seven, Xhei, Dyad, SNTS, Bas Mooy, Zadig and many more ….

 

Listen & Download:
“Ratio plays ArchivOne” (download coming soon)

 

Ratio About Their Choice:
We chose ArchivOne for our podcast, cause he gave us the opportunity to play a multifaceted podcast with a constant and dynamic power through its productions, which include components from EBM, to proper to Industrial. In addition, we love drum-heavy, fast and uncompromising techno, as ArchivOne perfectly implements it. ArchivOne has been one of our favourite DJs and Producers for such a long time. We love his young and dynamic sound that makes him unique and inspires us again and again.

 

Tracklist:
01. ArchivOne – Insignificant Trip
02. ArchivOne – Sistema
03. ArchivOne – Ce N’Est Pas Trance
04. ArchivOne – Walking fast
05. ArchivOne – Impact
06. ArchivOne – Resistance
07. ArchivOne – Brûler En Enfer
08. ArchivOne – Ritual
09. ArchivOne – Acid Line
10. Arween – Mushroom Effect (ArchivOne Remix)
11. ArchivOne – Framework
12. ArchivOne – Hybrid
13. ArchivOne – Mono
14. ArchivOne – Origin of Light

 

Recommendation:
ArchivOne’s “Order” on Obscuur Records

 

Websites:
Ratio
ArchivOne

 

[DJ Set]: CEO Of NovaFuture – Mute Set at Killekill Megablank on the 24th August 2018

 

DJ:
CEO Of NovaFuture

 

Introduction:
On the 24th of August Killekill invited the CEO for another set at their Megablank party (about blank)… It was the first time that he didn’t play a Depeche Mode related set. During the preparation he decided to do a Mute special in order to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the legendary label.

 

Listen:

 

Tracklist:
01. Chris Liebing & Ralf Hildenbeutel – Novembergrey
02. GTO – Love Is Everywhere (Reach For The Sky Radio Edit)
03. Depeche Mode – It’s No Good (Club 69 Future Mix)
04. Moby – Disco Lies
05. Fad Gadget – Luxury (Remix)
06. Deutsch Amerikanische Freundschaft – Der Räuber Und Der Prinz
07. Laibach – Alle Gegen Alle
08. Liasons Dangereuses – Los Niños Del Parque
09. Throbbing Gristle – Hot on the Heels of Love
10. Diamond Version – Get_Yours (Version)
11. Terence Fixmer – Dance Of The Comets
12. New Order – Academic (Mark Reeder’s Akademix)
13. Dave Gahan – Dirty Sticky Floors (The Passengerz Dirty Club Mix Edit)
14. Erasure – Sometimes (12 Inch Mix)
15. Luke Slater – I Can Complete You
16. Depeche Mode – Just Can’t Get Enough (Live 1984)
17. Depeche Mode – Enjoy The Silence (Live 1993)

 

Related Event:
Megablank on the 24th August 2018

 

Websites:
CEO Of NovaFuture @ Soundcloud
CEO Of NovaFuture @ Resident Advisor
NovaFuture Blog @ Facebook
NovaFuture Blog @ Twitter
Mute
:// about blank

 

© Original Photo by Laura Herz