[Mix]: Cassegrain – NovaFuture Blog Mix July 2019




In techno circles, Cassegrain shouldn’t need too much of an introduction. With a label résumé that includes, among others, Prologue, Infrastructure New York, Killekill, and Ostgut Ton – as well as highly regarded performances at Berghain, Village Underground, Concrete, amongst others – they’ve more than stamped their name on the scene. Alex Tsiridis and Hüseyin Evirgen – the two artists behind Cassegrain – formed the project after a chance meeting at the Redbull Music Academy in Barcelona. In the years following, they collaborated remotely via email, sending stems back and forth before making a move to Berlin where they currently share a studio.

Back in May 2016, the duo folded a former secret alias and launched it as a label under the same name, Arcing Seas. The label was created to be an outlet for Cassegrain’s projects and has included a highly praised remix EP (featuring The Mover, Shifted and Peder Mannerfelt) and a special collaborative release with DJ Nobu, Lady Starlight and Tensal which is the first in a series of collab-records with “friends, heroes and inspirations” as they put it.

Although Tsiridis and Evirgen obviously have an affinity for collaboration – the pair also work alongside Tin Man, a relationship that has delivered a handful of EPs and standout live shows – they are also now stepping out as solo artists. Evirgen is releasing as Magna Pia while Tsiridis is Rhyw. With several releases already out, many more projects are in development.


Listen & Download:
“NovaFuture Blog Mix July 2019”


01. Anthony Rother – Ab Ab Ab
02. Terrence Dixon – Vertical Hold
03 Furtive – Unreleased
04. Peter Van Hoesen – Trim The Facts
05. Keikari – Harmi
06. P. Lopez & Octavio – Corpus
07. Max Duley – Shiver
08. Luke Slater – Love (Marcel Dettmann’s Black Gloves Remix)
09. Roman Poncet – Atlas (Antigone Remix)
11. PTA – A2
12. Schacke – Trained to the Floor
13. James Ruskin – Cipher
14. Modig – Latissimus (Blawan Remix)
15. Lenson – Time Merchant
16. Inland – Noisefields
17. Tim Taylor & DJ Slip – Pleasure Unit
18. Thanos Hana – Unreleased
19. Rhyw – Tap to Resume
20. Cleric – Fuck it
21. Cassegrain – Unreleased
22. Blenk – Frames
23. Nobusawa – Rasberry
24. Reeko & Psyk – Agitated Minds
25. Magna Pia – Ina
26. Hendrik Van Boetzelaer – Sieste Juvénile
27. Love Letters – CMB
28. Delta Funktionen – SIMO#3
29. Convextion – Oil On Meta


Cassegrain’s “Addax EP” on Warm Up Recordings
Magna Pia’s “Daiauna” on Feral Note
Magna Pia’s “Incantations” on Counterchange Recordings
“High And Low” by Cassegrain & Tin Man on Killekill Records
“Carnal” by Cassegrain & Tin Man on Killekill Records
sampler “Wiring Harness” w/ Cassegrain track on Voltage
compilation “Co-Ops Vol. 2” w/ Cassegrain & Tin Man track on Counterchange
Border One’s EP “Restive” w/ Cassegrain remix on Escapism


Source Artists




[NovaFuture Blog Exclusive Mix]: Unart8 plays Unart8




About the concept:
Here is the eighty-second 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 Unart8’s mix of his own tracks.


About Unart8:
The black 8 is the last one to be potted.


Listen & Download:
“Unart8 plays Unart8” (download coming soon)


Unart8 About His Choice:


01. Unart8 – Unprotected
02. Unart8 – Smoking_Gunners
03. Unart8 – Uneven_Wash_Effects
04. Unart8 – Under_The_Spell
05. Unart8 – Nothing_Else_As_No
06. Unart8 – East_Territory
07. Unart8 – LateE_Delivery
08. Unart8 – Bell_Clock
09. Unart8 – Knife_Thrower_Gang
10. Unart8 – Paradise
11. Unart8 – Archangel


Unart8’s “Nullacht” on Drec
Unart8’s “Paradise EP” on Death Bell Records
Unart8’s “Nulldrei” on Drec
Unart8’s “XCVI” on Ōtomo
Unart8’s “Ground Core EP” on Drvms Ltd.
Unart8’s self released “Puls EP”
Unart8’s free download “UFO One”


Unart8 @ Soundcloud


[NovaFuture Blog Exclusive Mix]: Chris Knipp plays Mistress Recordings


Chris Knipp


About the concept:
Here is the eighty-first 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 Chris Knipp’s mix of tracks released on Mistress Recordings.


About Chris Knipp:
Chris Knipp is a DJ / producer & label owner based in Berlin. His idea of electronic Music is to create a mix of different atmospheres, moods and influences. Shaped by minimalism and in search of the never-ending loop. His vision of a perfect DJ set is a hypnotic journey that is essentially reduced. The goal is to create a meditative state for the human brain. Detached from the time, melodies and classical song structures. His own songs have been released on his own label Orientalem, which he started in 2018.


About Mistress Recordings:
Mistress Recordings is the sublabel of DVS1’s imprint HUSH. While Hush is focused primarily on DVS1’s love for deep and purist techno, Mistress will represent the pioneering home for versatile producers, sounds and vibes which touch all corners of the dancefloor and beyond.


Listen & Download:
“Chris Knipp plays Mistress Recordings” (download coming soon)


Chris Knipp About His Choice:
Mistress Recordings corresponds to my sound aesthetics. Tooly and functional tracks that are down to the essentials. This fact allows me to create a hypnotic atmosphere.


01. Anthony Rother – Technic Electric
02. Discrete Circuit – Incursion
03. Juxta Position – Pacemaker
04. Steffi – I-E 4
05. Kirill Mamin – Dunning Kruger
06. Adriana Lopez – Last Path
07. Mike Storm – from the Human Eye to Earth
08. Border One – Curve
09. Jerome Baker aka DJ Boris (The Real) aka Lord Damian – Track 20
10. Mark Broom – Drum Jamz 2
11. Kirill Mamin – Silent Prayer
12. Doubt – Just Pain
13. Nutype – Noisy Ride
14. Borrowed Identity – Painted Clouds XIII
15. Asok – Sunrise


Chris Knipp
Mistress Recordings


[Club Portrait]: ://about blank (Berlin)


Club Portrait
://about blank



Some basic facts
Who are you?: Ambassadora Blanka and Abouto Blanko

Owner: A collective of currently fourteen people

Where: Markgrafendamm 24c, 10245 Berlin (Germany)

Former locations: none

Capacity: Indoors 400, Outdoors 500

Floors: MDF, Lobby, Garten, Zelt

Opened in: ?

Minimum Age: 21+ (18+ only on special occasions)

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After these short facts please tell us something about the club and its history. What’s the philosophy behind? The idea? Which styles can your visitors celebrate here?
The basic idea of ://about blank was to create an environment where our political ideas and our passion for techno and house inspire and challenge each other. When people celebrate together on the dancefloor it is not just about pure energy or hedonistic ego-trips. The essence of rave culture goes beyond and contains many social aspects, e.g. sharing and caring, letting go and reflecting, hiding and baring, respecting and pushing borders, leaving and crossing identities, bridging roles and attributions. A club night (or day) is always an experimental setup that aims for the best possible and safe conditions so we are trying to provide this setting. A key issue for us is equal payment regardless your position, gender, origin or skill-set, which is obviously a struggle against capitalistic logic. We run the club collectively, because we strive for a society without hierarchies and capitalistic value creation – that is certainly a utopian goal. As a crew with strong ties to the feminist movement, we try to strengthen the visibility and representation of women and non-binary in all areas. Classic male occupied jobs such as bouncers or technicians are challenged by many women. Of course, the same applies to the DJs and artists.
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Could you give us a short overview about your technical equipment? Is there special?
://about blank loves vinyl, so we are well equipped with everything in need. Since the beginning of the club a good sound was one of our priorities. We’ve run a lot of experiments with different sound systems and different positions of the speakers to fit the venue. As we have limited resources, our philosophy is to buy old and used but approved sound systems and pimp the speakers with the newest, most powerful and state of the art drivers.

One great feature of our sound system is that all our dance floors are connected via a digital mainframe controller. We can decide which music from inside we hear outside during the night or use one of our indoor dance floors as a dark room and send music there from another dj booth. This makes our system very flexible.

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Do you run own parties? Do you have some resident DJs?
Our monthly flagship Blank Generation represents our musical philosophy since five years now, featuring techno and house on our main floors and leaving much space for experiments and future sounds. The Elements nights are focussing on techno in a really powerful and absorbing way.

You’ll always find some of our resident DJs there, celebrating their definition of ://about blank with the crowd on the dancefloor. At the moment there are ten residents, most if them spinning records for many years. They are all well-featured at http://aboutblank.li/booking, but the best way to get to know them surely is to listen and get involved. Some oft them have also joined our own label and are part of our About Blank Labelnights, which are featuring the label artists and new releases. Each Christmas we are hosting a solidarity party to support refugees, antifa actions and free movement.

Resident Djs see next step for details

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Short introduction of the residents

Barbara Hofmann …. Facebook | Soundcloud

Diwa …. Facebook | Soundcloud

DJ Xing …. Facebook | Soundcloud

Hang Aoki …. no facebook | Soundcloud

Jessamine …. no facebook | Soundcloud

Kvrt …. Facebook | Soundcloud

Kwaint …. no facebook | Soundcloud

Natascha Kann …. Facebook | Soundcloud

Resom …. Facebook | Soundcloud

Rodmin …. Facebook | Soundcloud

Silva Rymd …. Facebook | Soundcloud


(selected resident mixes/sets)
Besides own parties: are the regular parties by other promoters? Please tell us some details.
There are a lot regular parties, and some of them are shaping constantly the profile of the club. The monthly queer party Buttons, during the summer from Friday night to Sunday evening, is a massive cornerstone and brings in every time a very special atmosphere and open-minded crowd. With the Saturday techno of Staub a new era of celebrating during the day was born. Oscillate’s quarterly installements are always a visionary trip to new musical shores. And there are many benefit raves from several crews during the year, headed by Love Techno Hate Germany. But it is simply to much to name all of the amazing crews, that share their creativity and passion within ://about blank.
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And are there specials? Special performances? Something different?
There is always something new or special – may it be the renewed garden tent or the newborn forest floor, or powerful new formats like the Warning raves or last winter’s Sunday wonderland called LnX. During the summer the Nomadenkino visits ://about blank every Tuesday for open air cinema. Sometimes our garden floor turns into a punkrock stage, sometimes there are concerts at our MDF, and once a year we fill the garden with hundreds of kids for the special ://about kinderdisco. And if you need a cold shower, you’ll find some in the garden. And maybe it is interesting what you will find not: any kind of commercial sponsorship or corporate events as we don’t support bullshit.
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Please name a few artists who already played here.
Nine years of ://about blank should not be reduced to some names of the many hundreds that have played here. But we try to host every artist equally so she or he will have a nice time here.
Coming to an end of this short feature. What are your future plans? Any nice DJs playing here soon? Anything else you wanna say?
Summer is already coming and we are looking forward to packed weekends and many carefully curated parties during the week. Our discours format The Amplified Kitchen will also return for another season, keep you eyes open for further announcements. At the end of September there will be a special summer closing curated by ://about blank. Surely we will stay rebel against rightwing politics and try to push things further to defeat capitalism once and for all. And we will celebrate our tenth anniversary next April, if nothing unexpected happens.

Exclusive Mix by Diwa:


Tracklist of Exclusive Mix:
01. Linkan Ray – Aral
02. Claudio PRC & UNC – MDXLIV
03. Alexander Kowalski – The Path (Psyk Remix)
04. Wrong Assessment – Rebirth
05. Dubit & Reggy van Oers – B.S. (Giogio Gigli Remix)
06. ASC – Vulpine
07. Pris – Cold Sweat
08. Paleman – Cells
09. O/V/R – Rapid Eye
10. Damon Wild – Avion Return (Ascion Mix)
11. DJ Nobu – Iwiw
12. Mas Teeveh – Spirit Dionisiaco (Echologist Drone Mix)
13. Shifted – Resin & Lacquer
14. Bill Youngman – Dissolution
15. Orphx – Apparition
16. Marc Trout & Michelle Ciuffo – DC (Stanislav Tolkachev Remix)


Next Dates at ://about blank(via Facebook):
check here


://about blank @ Facebook
://about blank


[NovaFuture Blog Exclusive Mix]: Jango S plays Trau-Ma


Jango S


About the concept:
Here is the eightieth 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 Jango S’ mix of tracks released on Trau-Ma.


About Jango S:
Jango S is born and raised in Munich, Germany.

In his early years he started to play drums, wich gave him the basic knowledge to combine different rythms.

He became resident at one of munichs one of the most beloved Techno Clubs “Rote Sonne” especially for the Stock5 Crew.

He mostly play there b2b with his best Friend and Partner in crime VSSL, who is also member of Stock5.

One year later they became the second residency for bottom topixxx, a new label who represent gay partys in different citys and countries (you will hear more about it the coming years).


About Trau-Ma:
Techno label based in Portugal runned by Robert S (PT)


Listen & Download:
“Jango S plays Trau-Ma” (download coming soon)


Jango S About His Choice:
I chosed the Label “Trau-ma” records because i really like many EPS of them. Every artist who is releasing on this label brings different styles on it. There are many facets of productions what makes this label interesting.


01. Rekonside – Inverse Sense
02. Matt Altman – Atomic Collision
03. _GODO – Density
04. Nat Sordi – Diffraction
05. _GODO – Disorder
06. Apart – Least Forever
07. Matt Altman – Angular Momentum
08. Imperfect Panic – Good Morphing
09. Don Woezig – Pulsar
10. Rhombic – Math Sequence
11. Alvinho L Noise – Fake Followers
12. Hioll – Desorden
13. Don Woezik – Texture
14. Feel Blackside – Midnight
15. Anders – Internal Voids
16. Don Woezig – Red Rain
17. Nat Sordi – Diffraction (Jen Series Remix)
18. Don Woezig – Andromeda
19. Nat Sordi – Turbulences
20. Vegim – Delta Sequence (Konrad (Italy) Acid Mix)
21. Jen Series – Shadow Dancer
22. ViL – 6ft Deep
23. Don woezig – Pluton
24. Orion – Muenchen Syndrome (Jen Series Remix)
25. Jen Series – Tea In Sea
26. DLT & Burden – Bill
27. ViL – Ordem


Nic Araújo’s “Discovery” on Trau-Ma
Hioll’s “Desorden” on Trau-Ma


Jango S