[NovaFuture Blog Exclusive Mix]: Less Distress plays Cheap Records


Less Distress


About the concept:
Here is the one hundred and 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 Less Distress’s mix of stuff released on Cheap Records & Morbid Records (a sublabel of Cheap).


About Less Distress:
Based in Saint Petersburg, Less Distress is a techno producer that creates fast-paced dance floor music that is not limited to one genre. Her influences are rooted in hard industrial sounds, old school tribal groove, and the deep emotions of Trance. She blends it all preferring warm analog sound from hardware.

The same diversity applies to her as a Dj. Being interested in different shades of techno, she experiments with styles, moods, and bpm, using both old school and modern elements to tell a consistent story.

She released an EP on COUP and a split EP on ALK Recordings and is on her way to getting a lot of attention.


About Cheap Records:
Well, here is the real story! Too many stories had been told, here are the facts: Vienna, Winter 1990 Erdem Tunakan first met Patrick Pulsinger when Dr. C. Peyfuss, Principal of the Ehtnic Music & Lifestyle Center Vienna, came over to Erdems place to introduce him to his new flatmate: Patrick Pulsinger. The next day Patrick moved all his high quality – trash equipment into Erdems studio, joined by Constantin, his “Worldradio”- self-recorded Diary Tape Collection and a bulk of tapedecks. Two nights later their first album, b.Low ” 3.11 – Eyewitnessnews on Subfusion FM ” was recorded. The 90´s had just begun. … and we have more to tell! next time…. …. the “magical” SIL and the MPC Wizard Elin aka Autorepeat.

Morbid Records is a sublabel founded by Erdem Tunakan in 1993 and run by Felix Benedikt aka Alpha Tracks since 2015.


“Less Distress plays Cheap Records”


Less Distress About Her Choice:
Morbid/Cheap Records drew my attention when I opened my ears to trance (and I’ve always had a thing for the oldschool sound); those hardware tracks by Erdem Tunakan and Felix Benedikt have beautiful originality and spontaneity. To see the big picture, I started digging into the various tracks of many styles released on Morbid and Cheap labels; it resonated with me since I enjoy playing diverse music. I love how the records on both labels are so different yet possess a strong sense of experiment. To delve into the archives of two labels that are carrying a deep connection throughout time was an obvious choice for me.


01. Love The Machines! ‎ – Machine Tales
02. Io – Station To Station
03. Robert Hood – Nighttime World
04. Love The Machines! – Perforation-R
05. Los Modernistas – Morning Glory
06. Io – Windy City
07. Alpha Tracks – The Flying Dutchman
08. Erdem Tunakan & Alpha Tracks – Out Of The Rough
09. Alpha Tracks – Elektra
10. Figures In Distortion – Los Cuevas Submarinas
11. Los Modernistas – Moonlight Shopping
12. Sluts’N’Strings & 909 – Past The Gates (Dj Hell Remix)
13. Dez Williams – Weakmind
14. Alpha 3 – M-65
15. Alpha Tracks – Idomeneo
16. Erdem Tunakan & Alpha Tracks – Uranrekt
17. Erdem Tunakan & Alpha Tracks – Zero Days
18. Figures In Distortion – Les Belles
19. Alpha Tracks – La Donna Del Lago
20. The Private Lightning Six – Baby Fm


Less Distress’ “Tsar-City EP” on C O U P
compilation “VKVA002 (Part 2)” w/ Less Distress track on Voight-Kampff
Alpha Tracks’ “White Keys Vol. 2” on Morbid Records
Alpha Tracks’ “White Keys Vol. 1” on Morbid Records


Gentle Riot for Less Distress


Less Distress
Cheap Records
Morbid Records


[Mix]: Cristian Vogel – NovaFuture Blog Mix October 2020


Cristian Vogel


Cristian Vogel is a music technologist and sonic innovator. His independent career in music and audio technology has won prizes and awards establishing him as an outstanding influence in the fields of composition and sonic design. He has lived in Brighton, Barcelona, Berlin and Geneva and is now permanently based in Copenhagen where he continues creating technologically based music, sound and audio technology at his design studios Ekometic and NeverEngineLabs. He founded a number of labels over his career, Mosquito, RiseRobotsRise, Sleep Debt and currently runs Endless Process ( http://www.endless-process.net ) – he has released on legendary labels such as Tresor, SubRosa, Novamute, Shitkatapult and others. Together with Jamie Lidell, he formed the sci-fi funk band Super_Collider.


“NovaFuture Blog Mix October 2020”


Lidell Townsend / Kool Rok Steady – “I’ll Make You Dance”
Cristian Vogel – “Dirt System”
Søs Gunver Ryberg – “He Accident”
The Automatic Message – “Insidious Witch, How To Do Nothing”
Cristian Vogel – “New Values ”
Cristian Vogel – “Barefoot Agnete (Ad Hoc Remix)”
Cristian Vogel – “Untitled
Cristian Vogel – “Untitled (Ad Hoc Spectral Blur)”
Søs Gunver Ryberg – “Let Go”
Cristian Vogel – “Untitled (Ad Hoc Granulation)”
Sigmar Aigner – “La Mer (Cristian Vogel Remix)”
Bjørn Svin – “2 Point 5 Step Pets”
Qebrs & Qebo – “Orion”
Søs Gunver Ryberg – “Flux”
Cristian Vogel – “New Vestige (+8)”
Cristian Vogel – “Acceleration Morphosis (Mind Control Version)”


Cristian Vogel’s “The Misty Quay EP” on EPM Music
NEL’s EP “It Starts At The End EP” on EPM Music
NEL’s EP “Jelly Vision” on EPM Music
NEL’s EP “Gaussi Fighter” on EPM Music
Cristian Vogel’s “The Assistenz” on Shitkatapult
Cristian Vogel’s “Polyphonic Beings” on Shitkatapult
Cristian Vogel’s “Enter The Tub” on Shitkatapult
Cristian Vogel’s “The Inertials” on Shitkatapult


Cristian Vogel


[Mix]: William Arist – NovaFuture Blog Visual Mix 010


William Arist


From the dangerous part of the city of Montevideo, Uruguay in the late ’90s, William started his journey in music at the early age of 11 helping programming music and DJing for a pirate radio station. Since that moment, he never stopped to define his own style and taste of music while improving his technical skills.

In 2009 he started to release his own productions under different monikers, releasing several works in digital and physical format.

In 2017 things changed when the decision was made to focus exclusively on his new project called William Arist and also the launch of his own record label Perseverancia Records.

Since then, he has played with artists such as Anastasia Kristensen, CTRLS, Adriana Lopez, Aleja Sanchez, Dax J, DVS1, Eduardo De La Calle, Ellen Allien, Kolpos, Mekas, Pfirter, P.E.A.R.L., Setaoc Mass, Vinicius Honorio and many more.

His eclectic productions have seen his music land on a variety of labels such as Animal Farm (UK), DEAD CERT. Records (UK), Tauten (SRB), Abstraction (CUB), Liberta (UK), Knowledge Imprint (ZA) amongst others.

His music has been supported by artists like Richie Hawtin, Charlotte de Witte, Joris Voorn, Truncate, Ben Sims, Cari Lekebusch, Tensal, Dave Clarke, Drumcomplex etc etc…


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01. DeepChord – Electromagnetic Dowsing (The Final Step)
02. Paleman – Cliffview Spider
03. Dorisburg – Om Oceanen
04. Kosei Fukuda – Kouya – Painted By Yotam Avni
05. Oculus – morph
06. Marcelus – No Late Check Out
07. Boddika & inland – Don’t Dream
08. Idealist – Smoke & Mirrors
09. William Arist – Untitled & Unreleased
10. Bleak – Sage Of Silver
11. Gel Abril – Mid Runneir
12. Idealist – Dream Sequence
13. Dana Ruh – Takes Time
14. Antigone & Rødhåd – 190904
15. Will Azada – Flutterbutt
16. Bleak – Hunting Nightmares
17. TWR72 – Swag
18. Cari Lekebusch – Eye Sight 2
19. Norton – Blue Print
20. Taupe – The Game
21. Gene Richards Jr – Go Down
22. Charlotte De Witte – Trip (Cari Lekebusch Remix)
23. Volster – Nihilist
24. Regis – Cold Water (Substance Version)
25. Patrik Skoog – Lost Order
26. SP-X – Fleeting Image
27. Xander – Closure
28. Reinhard Voigt – Supertiel
29. Yaleesa Hall – Woodall 0224 (Simo Cell Remix)


William Arist’ “Steam EP” on Tauten
William Arist’ “PERR003” on Perseverancia Records
William Arist’ “Quintaesencia” on Animal Farm Records
William Arist’ “PERR002” on Perseverancia Records
“Smoke Of Dead EP” w/ William Arist on Liberta Records
sampler “V/A 2.0” w/ William Arist track on Knowledge Imprint
sampler “DEADCERTBLACK002” w/ William Arist track on DEAD CERT. Records
sampler “Formless Vol. 1” w/ William Arist track on Abstraction


William Arist


[NovaFuture Blog Exclusive Mix]: Alexskyspirit plays Illegal Alien Records




About the concept:
Here is the one hundred and 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 Alexskyspirit’s mix of stuff released on Illegal Alien Records.


About Alexskyspirit:
Alexskyspirit borned and raised in Patras/Greece,represents the Greek techno scene.

Light aesthetic underground techno sound, gentle minimal elements combined with hypnotic ambient atmospheres,distorted textures and cinematic pads giving the result of Alexskyspirit’s signature sound nowadays.

He gets inspiration from city traffic,night,winter rainfall, architecture and fear.

He has performed w / Charlotte De Witte, Keith Carnal, Dax J, Harvey McKay, Alberto Ruiz, Jewel Kid, Oxia, Spiros Kaloumenos, George Apergis, Robert Dietz and many more. His tracks have been played by Richie Hawtin, Pan Pot, Fabio Florido and many more.


About Illegal Alien Records:
Illegal Alien Records is a Mexican record label of Electronic music focus on Techno, Electronica, Experimental and Ambient. Born in 2007 in Florida, USA, founded by the Mexican Ricardo Garduno. Currently Dig-it, DJ Saint Pierre, Fixeer, Fixon, Mari Mattham and Unkle Fon have joined the project, working alongside with Ricardo in the definition and curating the musical proposal of the label, as well as in its positioning within the worldwide Electronic panorama.

The name ‘Illegal Alien’ was adopted because that was the status granted by the US government to Ricardo Garduno when he lived in the United States. At that time all the immigrants who entered the country illegally were denominated like that. As a result of this, the rights of all illegal immigrants were limited or nulled in many cases. So, awarding this name to the label is a way to remember those immigrants around the world, whose objectives by leaving their countries of origin is to work for a better life and to show that, regardless of the status that other social groups attribute to us, it is possible to reach objectives.


“Alexskyspirit plays Illegal Alien Records”


Alexskyspirit About His Choice:
I easily picked illegal Alien Records cause i trully believe that its one of the most open minded techno labels out there. Its also the record label that i have played the most through my sets the last two years.I can find stuff in there from mental hypnotic techno to industrial driving noisy tracks.It would definetely be my choice again & again if it has to do with playing music for an extended dj set. I have never released music there but i think that this one makes my choice even more romantic.


01. Svarog – Fractal Flow
02. Nothing is Real, OutpostLive – Visionary Lotus
03. Fixon – MD
04. Oxygeno – Convulsive
05. Oxygeno – Senseless
06. Alexander Kowalski & Mario Berger – Day 3 Destruction
07. JLTZ – Drift
08. Oxygeno – Paradox
09. Ensor – Natural Disorder
10. Oxygeno – Suffocation
11. Alexander Kowalski, Mario Berger – The Pit
12. Crime As Service – Cobalt
13. Crime As Service – Stuxnet
14. A4 (ES) – Sugar On Mars
15. Tension (Ger) – Centaurus Mission
16. Mari Mattham – Light Esperiment (d_func. Remix)
17. A4 (ES) – Planet B
18. Isolated Lines – Degraded State (Fixeer Remix)
19. Motionen – In The Spectrum of The Unknown


Casual Treatment’s “Bleeding Lights EP” on Illegal Alien Records
Piotr Klejment’s “Underground Perception EP” on Illegal Alien Records
Chad Kaska’s “Mission Drift EP” on Illegal Alien Records


Illegal Alien Records


[Mix]: Strathy – NovaFuture Blog Mix September 2020






“NovaFuture Blog Mix September 2020”


01. FraKtur – Coce Trail
02. Perc – Snare
03. WAST- Penalty
04. Nico Moreno – Hey Bast**d
05. Jokasti & Nek – How Low
06. Mall Grab – Leaving Tokyo
07. Regal – Ego Wars
08. von Wrangel – Control
09. VUUDUU – Can’t Stop My Head
10. Jan Vercauteren – Rock ‘n Roll
11. AIROD – Can’t Fuck With Rave
12. Endlec – Use For Punishment
13. Desroi – Indifferent (Phase Fatale Remix)
14. Sept – Art Of Compromise
15. SAIKE – Born To Be Slytherin (Tbilisi Mix)
16. Tham – Raw Reverbation
17. PLVS VLTRA – Hatred Feeds The Will
18. Nordstaat – Black Madic Ordnance
19. DYEN – Get Naked
20. New Frames – Morgengrau
21. Code Walk – Bent On Six
22. Random XS – Give Your Body (Delta Funktionen 3AM Mix)


compilation “OHNED001” w/ Strathy track on Ohne Kommerziellen Wert
sampler “OHNE005” w/ Strathy track on Ohne Kommerziellen Wert
sampler “OHNE003” w/ Strathy & Boyd Schidt track on Ohne Kommerziellen Wert
sampler “OHNE002” w/ Strathy on Ohne Kommerziellen Wert
“Vault Series 24.0” by Strathy on Vault Series
split “Serie Nera 003” w/ Strathy on Mechanical Thoughts Records