[NovaFuture Blog Exclusive Mix]: Theatral Soup plays Peryl


Theatral Soup


About the concept:
Here is the one hundred and twelfth 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 Theatral Soup’ mix of stuff produced by Peryl.


About Theatral Soup:
Exactly 2 years ago, the non-commercial music blog Theatral Soup (also DJ Alias) started as an hobby project to write passionately about current and older publications in the field of electronic music. In addition to reviews on fresh EPs and larger albums, compilations and genre contributions, the focus is also on the presentation of local techno DJs from Nuremberg, Berlin, as well as international interpreters in the field of Underground Techno, Industrial Techno, Dub Techno, Electro, Experimental, Ambient and EBM. The sound of THEATRAL SOUP is heavily influenced by industrial sounds, but also explores the dark sound worlds of Dub Techno, Detroit Electro, Hypnotic Techno, Experimental, Ambient and Breakbeat. Label greats such as Aufnahme + Wiergabe, R-Label Group, Perc Trax, Emerald, ILLIAN TAPE, Lobster Theremin or Sonic Groove, the Nuremberg event series Kiss Club, CIAO! presents, LIBT and Out of the Box are among the big musical role models and influences.


About Peryl:
The roughness of punk embedded in the rigor of Techno, encased in pounding layers of EBM, adorned by a string of obscure noises from other times and spaces. This is how one could try to take on the musical oeuvre of Peryl. Hailing from the rural Southern expanses of Germany, the young artist has entered the parquet of electronic club music to deliver a message. Several messages, actually.

With every track, with every record, with each of his critically acclaimed live sets he is telling a story. Not a story whose meaning’s already been laid out, but one that’s open to its respective audience. From relentlessly aggressive Techno to macabre, ambientesque Noise, from rough and energetic Breakbeat straight into virtually violent Industrial – Peryl’s style doesn’t do boundaries. Neither does he put them on himself nor his audience. He rather takes on each musical moment, be it in the studio or in the club, as an approach to play with those stylistic boundaries, to pull them apart, to extend them to a degree that the audience can’t find the genre-pigeonhole to put it into.

text taken from http://www.sinusagency.com


“Theatral Soup plays Peryl”


Theatral Soup About His Choice:
Two years ago, Peryl’s Lust EP literally sparked my fascination for noise-heavy techno music and rocking EBM influences. The characteristic and unmistakable hellish sound of Peryl ensured an exciting and never-ending search for violent and dystopian soundscapes in techno music and is one of the most played and most listened to artists of mine.


01. Peryl – Aura
02. Peryl – Soaked
03. Peryl – She Said It’s Enough
04. Peryl – Wires On Her Body
05. Peryl – Killing Routine
06. Peryl – Discipline X Punish
07. Peryl – Love Is Just A Word
08. Peryl – Female Distance Control
09. Peryl – Last March Into Your Head
10. Peryl – Cfk
11. Peryl – White Tight Space
12. Peryl – Molotov Brutality
13. Peryl – Der Sturm Das Leben
14. Peryl – No Mercy
15. Ayarcana – Cheap Rents And Haunted Houses (Peryl Remix)
16. Peryl – Dear You
17. Peryl – Noise Angriff
18. Peryl – Du & Ich
19. Peryl – Wir Sind
20. Peryl – Insurgence
21. Seen Links Schlösser Rechts – Die Nacht (Peryl Remix)
22. Peryl – I Am
23. Peryl – Restrained Devotion
24. Peryl – Bleeding Eyes
25. Peryl – Nichts Ausser Dich
26. Peryl – Fascist Killer (Riot Mix)
27. Peryl feat. Luca Gillian – Dein Wahres Gesicht


Peryl’s “She Said It’s Enough EP” [self-released]
Peryl’s “Fascist Killer EP” [self-released]
Peryl’s “Rebellion EP” on Lebendig
Peryl’s “Dagegen EP” on Lebendig
Peryl’s “Lust EP” on Antagonist Field
Peryl’s “Not Yours EP” on Codec 992
Peryl’s “White Tight Space” on South London Analogue Material
“Public Hostility Pt. 1” w/ Peryl track on Civil Unrest
“SPT003” w/ Peryl track on Space Trax
JANEIN’s “Kobald M” w/ Peryl remix on Seelen Records
Ayarcana’s “Cheap Rents And Haunted Houses” w/ Peryl remix on Cluser Node


Sinus Agency for Peryl


Theatral Soup


[Mix]: CEO Of NovaFuture – NovaFuture Blog Mix December 2020


CEO Of NovaFuture


The story about the CEO Of NovaFuture and the life of Jürgen, the guy behind this moniker, is strongly connected with the British band Depeche Mode and the label Mute.
It started in the late 80ies when his brother already forced him to listen to Depeche Mode at the age of 8 years (living in one room) but it took years until he became a true Mode fan himself.

In 1993, now fully flashed by their music, he bought the first album right on release date, “Songs Of Faith And Devotion”. The singles for this album 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 to share music he likes. Over the years the blog grew so mixes, interviews and many other stuff became part of it. Check it out at http://www.novafuture-blog.com

2019 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. Have a look at ww.novafuture-recordings.com


And why “CEO Of NovaFuture”?
In 2002 he needed a username for the new collectors platform: Discogs. While thinking about a username he saw the album “Mission:Statement” by Si Begg’s S.I. Futures on his computer desk. The booklet contains a text that is signed by „CEO SI Futures“. So I created my online name “CEO of NovaFutures”. nova taken from the label name. Futures from … yeah you see it. Later it became NovaFutures and for the blog & label activities also the s disappeared.


original photo used for the artwork was made by Laura Herz


“NovaFuture Blog Mix December 2020”


01. Laibach – Tanz Mit Laibach (Temponauta ‘Desert Storm’ Remix)
02. Paul Van Dyk – A Magical Moment
03. Fortran 5 – Persian Blues (3YE1270 Mix)
04. Juno Reactor – High Energy Protons
05. Moby – James Bond Theme (Moby’s Re-Version – LSG Remix)
06. Luke Slater – I Can Complete You (Luke Slater’s Inflight Freefall Mix)
07. The Prodigy – No Good (Start The Dance) (CJ Bolland Museum Remix)
08. Yazoo – Situation (Deadline Mix)
09. Fever Ray – Triangle Walks (Rex The Dog remix)
10. Renegade Soundwave – Renegade Soundwave (Leftfield Remix)
11. Plastikman – Are Friends Elektrik?
12. Depeche Mode – Something To Do (Metal Mix)


all releases on NovaFuture Recordings


CEO Of NovaFuture
NovaFuture Blog
NovaFuture Recordings


[NovaFuture Blog Exclusive Mix]: Achat plays Znzl




About the concept:
Here is the one hundred and eleventh 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 Achat’ mix of stuff produced by Znzl.


About Achat:
Achat is a DJ and producer based in Berlin.

Due to his urban origins in Frankfurt and Stuttgart, he has been influenced by the city life and has therefore quickly become enthusiastic about technical and electronic music and the respective scene.

Since his father also had a successful career as a DJ at a young age, he quickly developed a taste for his own sound production and compositions.

Over the years he evolved a unique experimental sound, evoked through dark percussions, wild Hi-Hats and diverse arrangements, inspired by brute industrial techno and Berlin Breakbeat Parties.


About Znzl:
Producer and familiar with turntables since his early teenage years, Znzl took inspiration from many genres to forge his techno.

Insatiable and eternally unsatisfied, he is always looking for new paths, creating a unique vibe, be it in intimistic venues or big warehouses. In a constant connection with the people, one will often see him jumping behind the decks, taking them on a journey from dark shamanic soundscapes to blissful moments of happiness.

Willing to help the others, he created and curated Level 32 podcasts pushing new talents to the front of the scene. He also took part in the creation and development of labels such as Wrongnotes, Messe Noire until he funded Demian Records with NN and Soundness Properties.

With a third EP released early 2020, the imprint intends to lay the fondations of a new genre, at the crossroads of cinematic and industrial techno. One of the field of expression of Znzl, whose productions had been in the line of sight of Ancient Methods, I Hate Models, Perc, Tommy Four Seven, to name only a few.

text taken from edyfis-agency.com


“Achat plays Znzl”


Achat About His Choice:
I decided to play French Artist Znzl in this ABC plays XYZ Episode, since he takes much inspiration out of his work and thinks that this guy is massively underrated.

Also, after receiving tips on mixing and sounddesign by Znzl, Achat wanted to give something back with this Set.


01. Znzl – Indigo Shades
02. Znzl – Abject Weaponry
03. Znzl – The Missing Channel
04. Znzl – Subrays Of Density
05. Znzl – Forgotten Shores
06. Znzl – Wetiko
07. Znzl – It Was All Written
08. Znzl – Excavate
09. Znzl – Mainframe Core
10. Znzl – Surgical Strike
11. Znzl – Fun Facts About Space
12. Znzl – Pathfinder
13. Znzl – Vacuum Inner Self
14. Znzl – Range Of Realities
15. Znzl – Jalil 4
16. Mudsmok – Aftermath (Znzl Remix)
17. Ho99o9 – Face Tatt (Znzl Edit)


Znzl’s “Zero-Point Energy EP” on Routine Records
She Saw The Future EP” on Demian Records
compilation “Surge Of Power II” w/ Znzl track on Märked
compilation “Al​-​Ibtihal” w/ Znzl track on Rhadâb
Znzl’ remix of DRIADA’s “Travushka”


01010100 for Achat
Edyfis Agency for Znzl




[NovaFuture Blog Exclusive Mix]: Below Surface plays Be Sure


Below Surface


About the concept:
Here is the one hundred and tenth 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 Below Surface’ mix of stuff released on his own label Be Sure.


About Below Surface:
Below Surface is the Berlin based owner of Be Sure. His styles are ambient and techno. Before ending his DJ career in 2014 Below Surface performed in places like Tresor, the Great Wall of China, and various clubs and festivals in Europe and Asia. Today Below Surface is one of a few people who just focuses on producing music without being a DJ or liveact.


About Be Sure:
Be Sure is the Shanghai raised, Berlin based techno label of Below Surface. After several EP releases on various labels from Asia and Europe, Below Surface took the next step by founding his very own Be Sure.

State of the art techno by various artists, all experienced and respected for their contribution to international underground scenes.


“Below Surface plays Be Sure”


Below Surface About His Choice:
Below Surface is the head of Be Sure


01. Below Surface – Busy
02. Tension – Airfield
03. Tension – Regulation
04. Below Surface – Interferences
05. Miller & Bosscher – Partials
06. Tension – Unknown Hypnosis
07. Electric Rescue – Dunes
08. Below Surface & Tension – Intrusion
09. Tension – Fellow
10. Art’S Difficult – Smear
11. Below Surface – Surreal Perception
12. Electric Rescue – 9 Hours
13. Below Surface – Momentum
14. Black Mirror Park – Basic Impact (Dreamy Mix)
15. Below Surface – Immersed In Spheres
16. Below Surface – Tragic
17. Hu Yang – Close To Modern
18. Below Surface – Levitate
19. Miiia – Awaken
20. Hu Yang – Overcorrecting
21. Tekseven – Time Lord
22. Electric Rescue – Evidences
23. Tension – Creatures Eye View
24. Tension – U.F.O.
25. Tekseven – Cybermen
26. Tension – Interstate Connection
27. Tension – Bright Lights In A Distant Green
28. Hu Yang – Restricted
29. Below Surface & Tension – Yet Making Sense
30. Entitet – Enman
31. Tension – Astro Love


all stuff on Be Sure


Below Surface
Be Sure


[Mix]: Ferdinger – NovaFuture Blog Mix November 2020




Originally from the south of Germany, Ferdinger is a techno producer and DJ based in Paris since 2018.

His signature sound is characterised by a sphere of hypnotic, dreamy and minimalistic grooves. Key elements being the evolution of and variety in repetition, unique timbres, structural shape shifts and diverse sound textures.

Although grounded in the Berlin and UK electronic music scenes since the early days, his influences extend much further. Eclectic and varied, the range of his scope encompasses amongst others hip-hop, Krautrock and contemporary music.

2020 has seen him debut on the renowned ARTS X series with his EP Sog and release the third EP Euphoria on his own label Life In Patterns.


“NovaFuture Blog Mix November 2020”


01. Jake Muir – The Dimness Of The Sealed Eye
02. Call Super – Every Mouth Teeth Missing
03. Maelstrom – Lost Axis
04. Versalife – Fractal
05. Fractions – Vipers
06. Bambounou – Tftt
07. Lucinee – The Devil Has Feelings
08. Paleman – Searching
09. Drvsh – Never Start With The Head
10. Sera J – Amelia
11. Krl Mx – Miss Universe
12. Ferdinger – Hindsight
13. Proxyma – A Fulcrum Surrounded By The Void
14. PVS – Grande Giove
15. Roman Flügel – Pattern 13
16. Liquid Marble – Evolution
17. Ferdinger – Hades
18. Baby T – I Wish
19. Dj Gigola & Kev Koko – Ibiza 2007
20. Sugar – New Life
21. Ferdinger – Hypertension
22. Σndym – Thrust Fault

Tracks 12 & 17 yet unreleased


Ferdinger’s “Euphoria” on Life In Patterns
Ferdinger’s “Abbild” on Life In Patterns
Ferdinger’s “Gelände” on Life In Patterns
Ferdinger’s “Sog EP” on ARTS Records
compilation “ISMVA002.1” w/ Ferdinger track on Ismus


Life In Patterns