[NovaFuture Blog Exclusive Mix]: VERWIRRT plays Don Woezik

 

DJ:
VERWIRRT

 

About the concept:
Here is the one hundred and 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 VERWIRRT’s mix of stuff produced by Don Woezik.

 

About VERWIRRT:
VERWIRRT is a 21 year old DJ and Producer based in Nuremberg, currently studying Audio Engineering in his 3rd semester.

Due to his early discoverage of music as his love and passion, he started his first musical steps in 2017 with organizing various Underground Events what opened up his way towards playing at different Events on Nurembergs bigger stages. He is mostly present the technoclub Haus 33, after he published a Mix titled „Red Light District“. He became the face of an event-series called „Red Light District“ there.

At the moment he holds residencys at a Berlin based techno & art collective called Heftig, and SeroTon, a Nuremberg based art & sound collective.

His diverse sound mirrors his attitude towards wandering down his lifepath.

Intransigent straight sharp and hard beats, industrial soundscapes with various EBM influences.

For VERWIRRT, Techno is more then just a music genre. Its about getting together and celebrating the and vibrations of sound.

 

About Don Woezik:
From an early Don Woezik transferred his previously hard-earned drumming skills to electronic devices, where his journey started to elevate as a producer, DJ and promoter. He has played all over Europe and shared booth with names such as Truncate, CJ Bolland, Kangding Ray, Pfirter, Markus Suckut, Anastasia Kristensen, UVB & Patrick Siech to name a few. He has strong releases on labels such as Ismus, Gomboc, Take Hit and Substantiv among others, that are being supported and played by artists such as I Hate Models, Kobosil, Gijensu, Ki/Ki, Dax J, SHDW & Obscure Shape, Rebekah & Nur Jaber.

 

Listen:
“VERWIRRT plays Don Woezik”

 

VERWIRRT About His Choice:
It was important for me to create a sound image that, despite the constant artist, does not sound too complex or constant, to create an exciting, energetic and driving atmosphere, that makes fun. I have been following Don Woezik for a long time and in my opinion he is one of the few artists whos tracks from the 1st minute just make you feel crazy! His tracks have their own distinctive sound, but have not stood out too much from others.

 

Tracklist:
01. Don Woezik – Jungle Balance
02. Don Woezik – Suspension
03. Don Woezik – Prime Receptor
04. Don Woezik – Sector Zero
05. Don Woezik – Urban Decay
06. Don Woezik – Last Hymn
07. Don Woezik – Mjolnir
08. Don Woezik – Pressure Cabin
09. Don Woezik – Of Paralysis
10. Jose Monsalve – Turbulence (Don Woezik Remix)
11. Remy-x – The Body (Man Outta Space & Don Woezik Remix)
12. Don Woezik – Resurrection
13. Don Woezik – Ephemeral Light
14. Don Woezik – Breaking Fourth Wall
15. Don Woezik – Calamity
16. Don Woezik – Incubation Point

 

Recommendations:
Don Woezik’s “Ephemeral Light EP” on Ismus
Don Woezik – Greed Is Futile EP” on Take Hit Records
compilation “ISMVA002.1” w/ Don Woezik on Ismus
compilation “KR004” w/ Don Woezik on KR Records
compilation “VKVA002 (Part 1)” w/ Don Woezik on Voight-Kampff Records
compilation “Fast Various 001” w/ Don Woezik on TX Records
compilation “Pronomina II” w/ Don Woezik on Substantiv
compilation “Pronomina” w/ Don Woezik on Substantiv

 

Websites:
VERWIRRT
Don Woezik

 

[NovaFuture Blog Exclusive Mix]: Patrick Dre plays Drec

 

DJ:
Patrick Dre

 

About the concept:
Here is the one hundred and fifth 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 Patrick Dre’s mix of stuff released on his Drec.

 

About Patrick Dre:
Patrick Dre is the owner und founder from Drec records and Subground event series, he is born 1983 in Magdeburg East German and based there til this day.

Since he is 10 years old Patrick is interested in several kinds of electronic music, so it was quite sure that he will start to be a DJ one day. With 16 years he bought his first turntables and for some years he enjoyed to be a DJ in the underground scene of Magdeburg. 2014 Patrick found a small techno underground event series called Subground and he started to manage his own techno events with special DJ guests like Randomer, Clouds, Nonoftheabove, JoeFarr, Georg Bigalke, Rvde and many more.

The top of all was the formation of his own lable called DREC in 2017with ten releases and two signings till now and many more projects are in planning. He never stops.

You can find the sound of Patrick Dre in the currently underground techno scene and on the following online channels.

 

About Drec:
Drec is a record-label from Magdeburg run by Patrick Dre, releasing music between techno and electronica.

 

Listen:
“Patrick Dre plays Drec”

 

Patrick Dre About His Choice:
Patrick is the head of Drec

 

Tracklist:
01. Georg Bigalke – Morzk
02. Unart8 – The Secrets Are Written Down
03. Tag & Wandrach – Dermonda
04. Dave Tarrida – Cause When They Met … It Was Murder
05. Duellist – Hunting Cerberus
06. Grön Cykel – Oneta
07. Progression (UK) – Noodle Head
08. Georg Bigalke – Untitled Mors (Stanley Hottek Remix)
09. Ike Dusk – Ionize
10. Unart8 – Class ’87
11. Patrick Dre – Acid Power

 

Recommendation:
all stuff on Drec

 

Websites:
Patrick Dre
Drec

 

[Mix]: Flug – NovaFuture Blog Mix July 2020

 

DJ:
Flug

 

Introduction:
Flug, as his name suggests, allows his audience to take a trip back to their roots, back to their inner self and what it is to really feel techno. In venues such as, Space Ibiza, Suicide Circus Berlin, Rex Paris, Razzmatazz Barcelona, Hyte Amsterdam, or festival as DGTL, Nature One , MAYDAY, to name a few, the Argentinian´s definition of techno has been clearly demonstrated not only through his DJ sets that are as devastating as they are uplifting with his serious kick drums, use of hi-hats and reverberating basslines, but also through driving his own organically produced techno forward with an EP released on Chris Liebing imprint CLR – ‚Sincrodestino‘, remixes for SOMA – Slam Reverse Proceed Remixes, his recently releases on Jam, Sam Paganini’s label and Spanish best seller label Suara only to scratch the surface, cutting his industrially chizzled sound with melodical rythms both elegant and almost eloquent in nature.

His album ‘In Safe Hidding’ released on mid 2016 on the german label Nachtstrom Schallplatten by far his most personal and reflective piece of work, as it is, in his words, „statement of freedom” was acclaimed by the press, Mixmag Germany album of the month, and rated with a 10/10.

His music is now recognized and played worldwide having artists such as, Chris Liebing, Adam Beyer, Sam Paganini, Amelie Lens, Len Faki, Dave Clark, Ben Sims, Speedy J, DVS1, Joseph Capriatti, among many others, as supporters of his work.

Flug´s unrivaled and brutal self-discipline in the studio, his humbleness in approach, his fierce passion for and overall dedication to the cause, as well as having grown up living and breathing electronic music, have given Flug, real name Sebastian, a long and welcoming insight into what it really means to be a DJ and producer in today’s techno world, which in his opinion, means keeping it real.

Having a solid carrer in what he truly loves, Flug announces the start of his own record label called Rawcuts Musik later this year.

 

Listen:
“NovaFuture Blog Mix July 2020”

 

Tracklist:
01. SLV – Slight Disturbance
02. Vertical Spectrum – Oko Bez Sowy
03. Zafiro – Aleja Sanchez
04. Megatron – Klotz
05. Flaws – Humankind
06. VIL – Cargo
07. Flug – Walking Arround
08. Pfirter – Void
09. Joton – The Wolf Inside
10. Reeko – Regnum Asturorum
11. Vinicius Honorio & Duncan Macdonald – One
12. Phantom Regiment – Breaking Earth’s Atmosphere (Counterpart Remix)
13. Ritzi Lee – Functional 004
14. Linkan Ray – 4 Capas
15. Linkan Ray – My Matters
16. Gaetek – Advanced Series Vol. 1 A1 (The Avent Remix)
17. Flug – Non Stop

 

Recommendation:
EP “Fading Echoes” on Format
album “The Collection” on Quartz Rec

 

Booking:
Blakksheep for Flug

 

Websites:
Flug

 

[Music & Interview]: Shaleen


(Artwork based on a photo by Jan Croonenbrock)

 

Music & Interview
Shaleen

 

Introduction:
Shaleen … founder of Surd party series and member of the Seelen crew

 

Interview:

Hi Shaleen. Great to have you for our little “Music & Interview” series. I was just thinking about the moment when we met first but (as usual) I cannot remember. Do you know it? Was it at a Seelen event? Not sure but let’s start at the very beginning and with little introduction. Where were you born and grow up? How was your childhood? When did you realize your passion for music? What kind of music did you like at that time / when being a teenager?
Hey Jürgen, thanks for having me! To be honest, I can’t remember either. Probably it was one of our Seelen-nights or maybe at Berghain. I was born in Bielefeld, but up from then I moved a lot. My father’s still living in that area, so it always feels like home when I’m back there. Basically, I have always liked music and my passion for it awakened already when I was pretty young. But when I was 15 I discovered electronic music and fell in love with it immediately.
 

Shaleen 1
(Shaleen, promo pic 2020)

 
In Essen you organize(d) the party series SURD. Please tell us something about it. When did you start it? What is/was your concept? What‘s the idea behind it? Anyone else involved?

The Surd event series started in 2016. The concept is based on the combination of art and music on the one hand and on the embodiment of our fundamental cornerstones – open mindedness, equality, LGBTG support, freedom to self- realization and the unity by our devotion to techno – on the other hand. We put a lot of effort into the whole set-up design with our art and video installations, to create a special kind of atmosphere and make it an entire SURD experience. Furthermore we love to work with photography, videography (like in case of our trailer clips) and got also some great support by our graphic designer Pixelgesicht, who creates gorgeous artworks for us.

There’s actually a whole collective of artist involved into SURD. The resident DJ’s / Producers next to me are Damiano (Cosima), Miro (Miro Von Berlin), Sammy (Shoener), Miran (Miran N.) and Rob (Dj Hyperdrive).

Courtney Calevra – our lyrical mouthpiece and creative talent – is part of the project from the very beginning. She writes all of our texts and creates art video installations for each event. I really need to say, how grateful I am for having such a great crew. The next step we’re working on currently is our upcoming label – which is really exciting to me.

 

Surd 1
(Surd poster for party in June 2019)

 
Some time ago you moved to Berlin. What was your reason for doing it? What are the differences to your hometown? Do you feel comfortable in such a big & city? How do you earn your money? What are the things you like to do (that are not directly connected with music)?
Like I said before, I was always moving a lot. I always had a special connection to Berlin and I’m totally in love with big city vibes, especially since I have lived abroad. Luckily I was able to earn some money by doing what I love most – sharing music, djing and creating events. Besides I was working a lot in promotion and also went to university.
 

Shaleen 2
(Shaleen, promo pic 2020)

 
I already mentioned Seelen. You’re the first female member. When was your first contact with the guys? How did it happen? How do you work together? How do you feel?
I couldn’t be happier to be part of such an amazing label and I felt right away very welcomed so as if it was meant to be like this – it just matched. The guys became my closest friends and I couldn’t have imagined a better start into this chapter of my life. We’ve got always a great time while we are working together, because we’re understanding each other perfectly. My first contact to Jan (JANEIN) was when he was playing at SURD a few years ago. Shortly afterwards we went together with Nik (Narcisss) to Berghain, where we had a lot of fun. We stayed in touch and after I had showed Jan a few tracks of mine, which he seemed to like, he invited me to be part of their team. Big shouts to my brother Jan who believed in my right from the beginning and gave me this wonderful opportunity.

 

Seelen
(Seelen Records logo)

 
One reason for this interview is your upcoming EP on Seelen. Please tell us something about the production. When did you start producing in general and when did you start the work on this EP? What are your inspirations and intentions? What equipment do you use? What’s the way you work on a track?
I started producing some years ago and basically I would say, that I do find a lot of inspiration on a personal and emotional level as well as in circumstances and situation that concern me. In case of ‘Deconstruction‘ it was the first time that I started producing a track and kind of directly finished it. Usually I’m working on a production over and over again, because I’m to picky with myself and do always think that it’s kind of unfinished, so that I try to rework it endlessly. Meanwhile I have learned that it’s not always about perfection, but about a learning progress. I have a Drumstation (Novation), a 909 (Roland) an Arp Odyssee (Korg), a Model D (Behringer) and some Effect Pedals at my home, but Damiano, Miro and me are building our new Studio at Arttraktiv currently, which is really great. My good friend Sibel (Yakoyako), who is working at Schneidersladen will get us some cool Modular as well.
 


(snippets of Shaleen’s upcoming EP “Consolidation” on Seelen Records)

 
Before this EP you made a remix for label mate Narciss. Are there differences in working on own stuff and on editing stuff of someone else? Which ones? Did you talk with Nicolas (Narciss) about it during the remix process or just after you had a final version?

It was a really interesting experience for me to do this Remix. Since it was my first remix, I was a bit insecure about it in the meantime, but in the end I’m very grateful to have had the opportunity to proceed my learning progress in that way. Thanks to Nik for believing that much in me and giving me the opportunity to do that. I had a final version which I showed him once, when we were at the studio.
 


(full stream of Shaleen’s remix of Narciss’ “Brennpunkt”, SEELEN006)

 
You travel through Germany with the Seelen family – just mentioning the incredible Institut Fuer Zukunft in Leipzig or Berghain’s Säule. How does it feel to play at famous places like these where you (and many of our readers) like to dance. What are strangest experiences? What do you like and what do you hate about touring?
To me it felt like a dream come true, because this was exactly what I always wanted and what I was working for. So I feel really gifted that this really happened to me and it doesn’t feel strange at all. In general I was just happy to be there and to make this kind of experience, while having my friends and the whole crowed all around me. It was always heavily energizing and the atmosphere empowered me to put my feelings into the music I was playing.
 

Shaleen 3
(Shaleen, promo pic 2020 by Jan Croonenbrock)

 
We mentioned that you’re the first female member of Seelen. There is also strong discussion about including more female DJs and artists, about more diversity in the line-ups. What do you think about this discussion? Should promoters create a line-up of 50/50? Do you feel there are disadvantages because you’re a female DJ? Is it difficult to work in a “collective” which mostly consists of male artists?
Fortunately, I didn’t have to make a lot of negativ experiences, the boys at Seelen for example immediately welcomed me and treated me as an equal member. But as a women, I am of course aware that it doesn’t always work out that way and so I do support equal opportunities naturally. Women have proved already that they belong behind the decks and they should be treated like this. Basically, I believe that artists should be judged by their talent and ability and not by their gender, but yeah there could be more mixed line ups out there. No one should be ever discriminated and art should always stay free.
 
After this political issue let’s get back to music. Please tell us something about some of your favourite records/tracks. Which 10 records/tracks you love and why?

01. Trance Wax 5 (NTBR Edit) by Trance Wax

02. Ehre by Parallx feat. Chris Tnebris

03. Hello Planet Earth by Ellen Alien

04. Kobald M by JANEIN

05. Picture Perfect Smile by Cosma

06. Street Smarts by Narcisss

07. Steady Raving by WAST

08. Sutton Hoo Artefacts by Mayeul & JKS

09. Ruined by Somewhen

10. Move In Circles Walk On Lines by Hector Oaks

 


(stream of “Ruined” by Somewhen)

 
There are hard times for artists, labels and clubs due to the corona virus and the lockdown. But nevertheless we would like to ask you about your future plans at the end of our small interview. What’s coming next? Records? Remixes? Already new gigs planned for the end of the year/next year?

Currently I’m working a lot on my productions, but of course I’m also thrilled for everything that’s coming up next. Everything that had to be canceled is just postponed and I really can’t wait for things to move on. As well as I’m looking forward to share all of it with you by time.
 

Recommendations:
all releases on Seelen Records

 

Exclusive Mix:

 

Tracklist of Exclusive Mix:
01. Verschwender – Face of Silent
02. Narcissss – Vandale und Liebe
03. Fiedel – Troll Bait
04. Escape To Mars – How Far Is It To Nowhere
05. Arnaud Le Texier – Decryptage
06. JANEIN – Alien Speak To Me
07. Verschwender – Luzifers Mob
08. Inhalt der Nacht – Trieb
09. Shaleen – Deconstruction
10. JANEIN – Apollo
11. Narcissss – Move Your Body
12. Stigmatique – Virus
13. Shaleen – Consolidation (Cadency’s Make Them Punk Remix)

 

Booking:
Seelen Booking for Shaleen

 

Websites:
Shaleen
Surd
Seelen Records

 

[NovaFuture Blog Exclusive Mix]: Justine Perry plays Ness

 

DJ:
Justine Perry

 

About the concept:
Here is the one hundred and third 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 Justine Perry*s mix of stuff produced or remixed by on Ness.

 

About Justine Perry:
Justine Perry is a Berlin-based Techno DJ. Attracted by the Berlin club scene, her sets are influenced by dark and deep techno, bringing the public to a hypnotic experience.Setting up in Berlin, she starting her collaboration with new artistic projects like Art Bei Ton and helped those events to feature more female artists.

Established herself in Europe, she played in prestigious venues, such as Rex Club in Paris, Khidi in Tbilisi, Griessmühle or Tresor in Berlin, as well as some festivals, like Forte Festival in Portugal and soon Instytut Festival in Poland.Her work has allowed her to perform alongside renowned artists such as Peter Van Hoesen, Luigi Tozzi, Blazej Malinowski, Lotus Eater (Lucy & Rrose), Alan Oldham, Hemka, Raär and more.

 

About Ness:
Ness is a dj and producer born and raised in Sardinia, acknowledged for his style over a decade of music with a background in sound engineering and many years of research and fine-tuning. He gradually developed a distinct technique with a strong focus on atmosphere combined with hypnotic rhythms. Having performed in some of the most relevant clubs and festivals around the globe, he steadily releases music and collaborates with several renowned techno labels within the scene. With experience as label manager through the years with partnership on Mono Records and The Gods Planet, he later established his spin off project label Ness Reworks in 2018. Ness music and dj set are well accepted and defined as an exploration of wide range of deep hypnotic techno and ambient soundscapes.

 

Listen & Download:
“Justine Perry play Ness” (download coming soon)

 

Justine Perry About Her Choice:
I chose Ness because his universe and productions represent exactly what I love in techno music : deep, hypnotic and atmospheric techno with dark sides. Every track has a strong story and an exploration of soundscapes. This is very modern and intellectual and it permit me to escape and to travel in my mind.

 

Tracklist:
01. Ness – 834 Point
02. Ocherii – Down The Road Through The Park (Ness Version)
03. Ness – Psychotechnologies
04. Ness – Never Allow Anybody to Rule Your Life
05. Ness – System Failure
06. Ness – Unravel
07. Ness – Sidereal Cycle
08 Ness – An Encounter with Myself
09. OutpostLive – Sacri Misteri (Ness Version)
10. Ness – The Mist In Cherni Vrah
11. Ness – Noumenon (Aspect)
12. Ness – Hybrid Discovery
13. Mari Mattham – Foggy Destiny (Ness Vision)
14. Unjin – Fog Machine (Ness Remix)
15. Ness – Hololoop
16. Ness – Thought 1
17. Ness – Pantropy
18. Ness – Uchronia
19. Scam. – Chiral (Ness Remix)
20. Ness – Chronoscope

 

Recommendation:
Ness

 

Booking:
Point Collective for Ness

 

Websites:
Justine Perry
Ness