[NovaFuture Blog Exclusive Mix]: SLV plays James Ruskin

 

DJ:
SLV

 

About the concept:
Here is the one hundred and fourteenth 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 SLV’s mix of stuff produced or remixed by James Ruskin or one of this monikers/collaborations.

 

About SLV:
The identity of this project is not well defined,even less if it’s just an absolute concept rather than a life form. Born in the heart of the east Berlin,influenced by the well known techno-culture’s mecca. SLV stains the vibe with melancholic harmonies driven by dark and cold grooves which make its sound unexampled.

 

About James Ruskin:
James Ruskin is one of the leading lights in UK techno. With a musical history that can be traced back to mid-80s electro and hip-hop, Ruskin brings a long background and deep knowledge of underground electronic music to his productions and DJing. He explores a variety of tempos and beat structures throughout his vast back catalogue

James also runs the label Blueprint Records, releasing music from the likes of Surgeon, O/V/R, Oliver Ho, Truncate & his own project with Mark Broom, The Fear Ratio, aswell as 3 albums & multiple EP’s on legendary Berlin techno label, Tresor Records

text from http://www.lb-agency.net

 

Listen:
“SLV plays James Ruskin”

 

SLV About His Choice:
Ive always loved the sound of James , it was one of my favorite artist that I follow when I start to play music, I have almost all the vinyl he produced, I really loved how he produce every single track for that I also ask him to remix my track Encode coming out on Virgo, Ilario Alicante label. (Exclusive Included in this mix for NovaFuture).

James I think is one of the best artist that we have on electronic music.

 

Tracklist:
01. James Ruskin – Scene
02. James Ruskin-Graphic
03. James Ruskin & DVS1 – Page 1
04. James Ruskin – Solution
05. James Ruskin – Dilemma
06. O/V/R – The World Remade
07. SLV – Encode (James Ruskin Remix)
08. James Ruskin – Is It Really Me
09. James Ruskin – No Trace
10. James Ruskin – After Dark
11. Outline Meets Surgeon – Blueprint 7 A1. Untitled
12. James Ruskin – Wisdom Of Youth
13. Sigha – Politics Of Dying (James Ruskin Remix)
14. James Ruskin – Before The Calling

 

Recommendations:
James Ruskin’s “Shortcut EP” on Blueprint Records
James Ruskin’s “Consumer Patterns EP” on Blueprint Records
James Ruskin’s “Siklikal” on Tresor Records
James Ruskin’s “Point 2” on Tresor Records
“Sketch” by Truncate & Ruskin on Blueprint Records
“Basement Jams” by Ruskin & Broom on Blueprint Records
“Domwen” by Ruskin & Broom on Blueprint Records
sampler “EPM20 EP 1” w/ Ruskin track on EPM Music
compilation “Structures And Solutions 1996-2016” w/ Ruskin track
compilation “Aphelion” w/ Ruskin track on Token Records
all stuff we featured from Blueprint Records, James’ label

 

Booking:
Oecus for SLV
LittleBig Agency for James Ruskin
Apelago for O/V/R (James Ruskin & Regis)

 

Websites:
SLV
James Ruskin / Blueprint Records

 

[NovaFuture Blog Exclusive Mix]: Cedric Kuschnick plays X-IMG

 

DJ:
Cedric Kuschnick

 

About the concept:
Here is the one hundred and thirteenth 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 Cedric Kuschnick’s mix of stuff released on X-IMG.

 

About Cedric Kuschnick:
“Cedric Kuschnick” is, in combination with “ATALANTA”,the founder of the crew and the future label “INFERIS” based in leipzig and makes music since the end of 2012.

Driving rhythms with dark spherical pads and the necessary punsh projects a feeling of life between cold concrete walls, filled with stuffy, humid air, booming sound and bare skin. Life cannot be sleeping, because under the cover of absolute darkness we are all the same.

 

About X-IMG:
X-IMG is an electronic music and audio/video platform started by Emad Dabiri aka SΛRIN in 2015. On the label Sarin’s own debut Psychic Stress, several artist EPs and a series of compilations called Self-Aware. It features some of most interesting artists – newcomers & veterans – merging techno, EBM and electro-industrial.

 

Listen:
“Cedric Kuschnick plays X-IMG”

 

Cedric Kuschnick About His Choice:
My choice fell on X-IMG because I can identify very much with the audio-visual art of the label. In my opinion, the gloomy and almost military appearance of the sound of X-IMG can be seen as a political statement. The music, which is made up of EBM, techno and noise, is a reflection of my current thoughts in lockdown. A bonus point is the cooperation with one of my absolute favorite fashion labels “Söderberg”.

 

Tracklist:
01. Nordstaat – Coping With Providence
02. Machino – Suspiro
03. Survival Paradox – Hypnolith
04. Unknown – Pleasures
05. Unconscious & Hkkptr – Micropoint (Hkkptr Remix)
06. Yan Id – Velvet Blade
07. Konkurs – Hanoi Hannah
08. Blacksmith – Shaded
09. Objectõr – Aidzule
10. Crystal Geometry – Hammer On The Flag
11. t_error 404 – Techno Yidam
12. Blacksmith – Welded
13. Unconscious – Crematories – Sarin Remix
14. Downwell – Undercover Buddies (Objector Trax Remix)
15. Size Oier – On A Mission From God (Illnurse Remix)
16. Black Dahlia – Phetishise
17. Wet Skin – Abstract & Free (Statiqbloom Remix)

 

Websites:
Cedric Kuschnick
Inferis
X-IMG

 

[NovaFuture Blog Exclusive Mix]: Theatral Soup plays Peryl

 

DJ:
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

 

Listen:
“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.

 

Tracklist:
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

 

Recommendations:
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

 

Booking:
Sinus Agency for Peryl

 

Websites:
Theatral Soup
Peryl

 

[NovaFuture Blog Exclusive Mix]: Achat plays Znzl

 

DJ:
Achat

 

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

 

Listen:
“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.

 

Tracklist:
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)

 

Recommendations:
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”

 

Booking:
01010100 for Achat
Edyfis Agency for Znzl

 

Websites:
Achat
Znzl

 

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

 

DJ:
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.

 

Listen:
“Below Surface plays Be Sure”

 

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

 

Tracklist:
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

 

Recommendations:
all stuff on Be Sure

 

Websites:
Below Surface
Be Sure