[NovaFuture Blog Exclusive Mix]: Philippe Petit plays Rekids

 

DJ:
Philippe Petit

 

About the concept:
Here is the eighty-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 Philippe Petit’s mix of tracks released on Rekids.

 

About Philippe Petit:
Philippe Petit is originally from Brussels, Belgium, where he started DJing in the early nineties. After spending 15 years in London, he moved to Chamonix, France, in 2010 where he started two vinyl labels: Knotweed Records (2011) and Decision Making Theory (2013). He has a string of techno releases on his own labels, as well as on Rekids, Involve, Figure SPC, EartoGround etc.

He has played at Tresor, Suicide Circus, La Graviere, Batofar, Weetamix, Corsica Studios, and Berghain to name a few.

 

About Rekids:
Rekids is a UK-based electronic label, conceived in 2006 by James Masters and Matt Edwards (aka Radio Slave). In its relatively short existence, Rekids has quickly become one of the most respected underground labels around – releasing cutting-edge, electronic music that is effective off the dance-floor as well as on it. Some of the key artists represented by the label include Nina Kraviz, Mr. G, Luke Solomon, Spencer Parker, Toby Tobias, James Teej and of course Radio Slave himself. The Rekids sister-label ‘Pyramids Of Mars’ was also launched recently – an offshoot imprint that celebrates more experimental music, with genre-bending input from Vince Watson and Joe Claussell so far. Alongside the label, Rekids hosts parties all over Europe – most notably at Berlin’s Panorama Bar and the Rex Club in Paris.

 

Listen & Download:
“Philippe Petit plays Rekids” (download coming soon)

 

Philippe Petit About His Choice:
To celebrate the release of my ‘Anger’ E.P. on Rekids Special Projects next month, I dug into my collection of Rekids vinyl and came up with a mix of old and new favourites. There are so many good tracks released on Rekids over the years, I could have gone on for much longer Enjoy!

 

Tracklist:
01. DJ Deep and Traumer – La Valle De La B
02. Nikola Gala – The Pump
03. Luke Solomon – Space Invaders (Andomat 3000 Remix)
04. Jon Hester – Neurons
05. FBK – The Finisher’s Heart
06. SP-X – Desire of Invisibility
07. Philippe Petit – Anger
08. Markus Suckut – Zero Nine Six
09. Dj Deep – La Grande Brasserie
10. Lo Shea – Let’s Roll (Thor remix)
11. Private Press – The Struggle
12. Marco Faraone – Find the Song
13. Markus Suckut – Untitled 1
14. Radio Slave – Dedication
15. Hybrasil – Pallas Athena & Aeolus
16. FBK – Set It Free
17. Spencer Parker – Silly Club Song No. 6
18. Private Press – Clan
19. Nina Kraviz – Best Friend (DVS1 Forever Mix)
20. Philippe Petit – La Floria

 

Recommendations:
Philippe Petit’s “Anger EP” on Rekids
“Der Sturm EP” by Obscure Shape & SHDW on Rekids
“Himmel Und Erde EP” by Obscure Shape & SHDW on Rekids
Markus Suckut’s “Heaven Is A State Of Mind” on Rekids
SP-X’s “Under New Light EP” on Rekids
P.Leone’s “The My Lita Project” on Rekids
P.Leone’s “Chances We Take EP” on Rekids
Dustin Zahn’s “Take The Throne EP” on Rekids

 

Websites:
Philippe Petit
Rekids

 

[NovaFuture Blog Exclusive Mix]: Rasval plays Non Series

 

DJ:
Rasval

 

About the concept:
Here is the eighty-fourth 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 Rasval’s mix of tracks released on Non Series.

 

About Rasval:
As a DJ & producer, Rasval is a member of the Berlin collective Bipølar., a select cut of young artists who inject sub cultural music with the spirit of the new generation. The tracks he selects, while audibly open to new and exciting musical influences, always remain true to his typical inimitable sound. From cerebral and deep to powerful and driving Techno, his audiences can expect an expansive spectrum of sound that always moves them. To Rasval, each set is infused with the same spirit of oneness he experienced all those years ago.

 

About Non Series:
“non” is the dance imperative incarnation for high-end tool techno.

Created and programed by Manuel Anós aka Psyk.

 

Listen & Download:
“Rasval plays Non Series” (download coming soon)

 

Rasval About His Choice:
Functional tool tracks with a certain deepness that are reduced to the essential elements make “Non Series” to one of my favorite labels. Their releases perfectly describe my sound aesthetics.

 

Tracklist:
01. Chevel – Lumen
02. Architectural – Elastic Matter
03. Tadeo – The Net (Abdullah Rashim Remix)
04. Henning Baer – Portico
05. Chevel – Harsh Times
06. Architectural – The Barbershop #3
07. Aiken – Hybrid (Voltage-Face Mongrel Remix)
08. Psyk – Night Currents (Neel Remix)
09. Chevel – Detrimental
10. Tadeo – The Motivation (Efdemin Remix)
11. Tadeo – The Big Step (Function Remix)
12. Psyk – Falling (Peter Van Hoesen Remix)
13. Splice – Blueshift
14. Psyk – Wire
15. Savas Pascalidis – Year Two Alpha
16. From Shade To Stardom – Raffaele Attanasio (Psyk Edit)
17. Echologist – Circles
18. Aiken – Dominance

 

Recommendations:
Psyk’s “Voiceprint” on Non Series
“NON004” by Maan | Psyk on Non Series
“NON006” by Savas Pascalidis | Oswld on Non Series
Savas Pascalidis’ “Transforced” on Non Series
Savas Pascalidis’ “Nightshades” on Non Series
Savas Pascalidis’ “Level Shift” on Non Series
Chevel’s “Air Is Freedom” on Non Series
Chevel’s “Air Is Freedom (Remixes)” on Non Series

 

Booking:
Bipølar. for Rasval

 

Websites:
Rasval
Non Series

 

[Music & Interview]: The Chronics

 

Music & Interview
The Chronics

 

Introduction:
The Chronics … head of the label Bipolar Disorder

 

Interview:

Hi Marc, nice to have you for our interview feature. Let’s start with the very beginning of your life: where were you born and raised? When did you discover music as a hobby (being a music listener) and when did you decide that you want to be part of?
Hi Jurgen 🙂 First of all thank you for having me on NovaFuture Blog. I was born and raised in the beautiful city of Geneva in Switzerland. I discovered music at a very young age because of my parents who would listen to music 24/7. At 8 years old, I inherited an old CD player from my father and ever since, I made it a thing to dig into his CD collection. From Gainsbourg on my father’s side, to The Beatles on my mother’s side, I always had something cool to listen to.

After listening to all kinds of classics, I finally discovered true love for electronic music starting with Eurodance in the year 2000. At this point, I fell deeply in Love with this fast music full of emotion. I got into Techno whilst at a couple of events in Geneva and it was at this moment, I knew that it was the music which make me vibrate the most.

My choice was concretized after a couples of months in Berlin listening to all the greats and being submerge by all this culture related to electronic music. I finally found a place where you can be yourself without being judge. Since then, Electronic Music was a way for me to escape the system and to forget about all your problems. When I had the chance to get my first salary, I spent all of it into my first music equipment that I directly set up in my best friend garage where I started to play for my friends mainly for before and after party.

 

The Chronics 1
(The Chronics, playing with the machines)

 
Could you please tell us something about your artist name? What does it mean and how did you choose it?
Ahahaha, I was sure you would ask this question…. well my artist name is basically based on my first Soundcloud name. At the time I created it I was deeply into the « The Chronics 2001» mixtape from Dr. Dre. so, I was like why not. I didn’t take it too seriously and I had my first gig, my second gig and at the end I kept it this way. 4:20 for Life.
 

The Chronics 2
(The Chronics)

 
What are your inspirations and influences as a recording artist and as a dj?
I would say that my main influences have come from the Eurodance era, which is based on synths full of emotions and fast rhythms. I am also really into all these organic sounds that feel like they come from a living machine, which gives the track a real dynamic and depth.
 


(full stream of The Chronics’ “Contemporary Answer” taken from BDD007)

 
You play regularly in Switzerland and invite people to play with you at Folklor (Lausanne). How do you see the scene there? How would you compare it with other countries?
First of all you have to know that Switzerland is mainly separate in three parts: the French one, the Italian one and the Swiss German one. Concerning the French part of Switzerland, I would say that the scene is born from rave parties hosted in squat many years ago and at this time few clubs were hosting techno events. But since a couple of years techno has been the new thing in our area. We now have electronic music events every weekends in different clubs and during the summer, we got almost every weekend rave parties.

Since 3 years, we have plenty of motivated persons who are getting more and more involved in the scene and who are trying to make things move. The only problem we have regarding our scene is coming from the persons who are doing that only for the hype; pretending to be authentic music lover and make some for a cause but at the end they are only fake persons and this kinda person doesn’t last. The scene here is not comparable to any others because of its lack of maturity but our scene is mainly based on Rave Parties and the spirit of raving remains strong and you can see that there is more motivation regarding a rave party than commercial techno events. Keep it real!

 

The Chronics 3
(graphic for one of the gigs at Folklor in Lausanne)

 
We talked about inspirations but how do you work on new tracks? What is different when you get a remix request?
I finally found my final (LOL) set up (there is no final set up ahaha; that’s why “ LOL“) which is composed of an analog rhythm, my modular and a moog Sub 37. I always start a new track by creating a sound on my synths/modular and as soon as I find something that triggers my emotions, I keep it and build a track around it.

Regarding remixes, it is Christmas every time I received a stems pack. You open it and I discover what is inside. Sometimes it is some pretty good material well exported with nice and well processed parts at the good volume and sometimes it s not… (Laugh) but in any case remixes are for me a way to re interpret someone feelings. I used the stems and process them into many effects to change the way it sounds but trying to keep whats make the original sonority as much as possible. After all the sound processing, I start to build a track which is telling a total different story than the original.

 


(full stream of The Chronics’ remix of “Excessive” by Åre:gone taken from BDD016)

 
You are also part of the duo. We want to keep the name secret but would like to know how you work together as a duo and when you came up with this idea.
The duo is a story of two people who share the exact same energy. It comes naturally that I have to work and collaborate with this special person and after a year of collaboration we ended up with something innovative, which represents us. Living in two different countries does not help a lot so we have to travel to work together. However, we remain an efficient team and have a productive sharing system, and our shared love for music has created a harmonious and efficient comradely.
 

The Chronics 4
(this duo? The Chronics w/ his cat)

 
You are the head of the label Bipolar Disorder which we supported already from a very early stage. Your artist & track selection is very nice. Please tell us something about the history of the label. How do you select tracks/artists for your releases? What is your concept? Most of the releases are digital-only – just 3 vinyl releases are available now. Do you think vinyl is still something that has its value in the scene?
The label was created in January 2016 with the aim of promoting and giving the best tools to local artists who wants to release their music. I would say that I consider more Bipolar Disorder Rec. as a big family of people who are on the same vibe more than a typical label. The concept behind the track selection, without sounding selfish, is based on music we love. There are no special criteria, we focus on the energy and the emotions we wish to share. We rarely accept demos; we always look for artists with potential and based on that we try to work with the artist on the development of an EP.

Regarding the vinyl question, I would say that this format is for me a unique piece of art expressing itself through different support such as audio and visual art. As a physical object vinyl is something you can easily do a collection of and which aims to last forever. I have a lot of respect for artists who spent ages digging for the perfect gems but on the contrary I m a bit tired of DJ’s playing vinyl only for the hype with the famous words; « Hey Mate vinyl’s sounds 10 time better than digital tracks… blablabla ». Vinyl is something you will keep with you forever and that you will pass to your grandchildren like “yeah that was what I was listening at your age” (with a huge smile on your face).

 

Bipolar Disorder
(logo of Bipolar Disorder)

 
You provide an exclusive mix with stuff from your own roster. What is your intention and why did you select these tracks (from over 19 releases)?
I have built this podcast with the aim of showing what Bipolar Disorder Rec. was capable of. The podcast start with some chill tracks setting up a deep ambience and minutes after minutes the emotions will rise and the the BPM will increase to something more rhythmic and more trancy until it reaches its full power and at this time the tension decrease and we go for something deeper with these kind of tracks which will let you in a good feeling fulfilled of love and happiness. I tried my best to play as much as possible releases we had on the label but it is not an easy task; I’m sorry for those I forgot to play.
 

BDD001BDD004 BDD010 BDV001
(a few artworks of Bipolar Disorder releases)

 
What are you all time favourite records/tracks (name them and please also tell us why)?

01. Played A Live by Safri Duo
I was 10 years old when this track was released. I think thats the track which convince me about the power of drums and the emotion you can put in synth. This mix between emotion and fast rythmic made me deeply found in love with the electronic music.

02. Pick It Up by Redman
This track put me always on a good and chill mood. Redman always has the flow and I always felt close to his way of thinking.

03. Si Tu Kiffes Pas by Booba
Booba at its beginning what else should we say?

04. Spacer Woman by Charlie
This track is for me the beginning of the electronic dance music it feels like a robot who’s feeling and talking like a human; the in between of electronic coldness and human feelings.

05. L’Hotel Particulier by Serge Gainsbourg
Used to listen to Serge Gainsbourg since year one, I got the chance to get through all his albums and for me this track makes me discover the power of a perfectly executed synth and all the changes in term of vibe you can bring with only one synth. (2min15)

06. Cheree by Suicide
I think that’s pretty much the track which make me fall in love with all these organic synths and breakable rhythmic.

07. Lagonda by Deepchord
This track is not that old but the work of Deepchord always astonished by its perfect vibe. There is so many thing going on that your brain is like completely travelling across the amount of information delivered by the track.

08. Parade (Dominik Eulberg Remix) by Rone
The first sunrise I had in Berlin was at an open air where Rone was playing; it was one of the first time I cried listening to music. The moment was perfect. Perfect music, Perfect people, perfect vibe everything was aligned to get this perfect moment which will be forever one of my best memories.

09. Computer Interface by Computor Rockers
“Break Beat is the future » – The Chronics 09.08.2019

 


(stream of “Cheree” by Suicide)

 
Already the last question: what’s coming next? On your label? For you personally? Give a glimpse of the near future 😉
I have a couple of digital releases planned before the end of the year and I will have my first vinyl release end of 2019. Regarding the label, we will announce the next vinyl release end of this month.

The digital release of September will be special and I’m pretty sure you’re going enjoy it :).

Moreover, we started a new concept of releases, which will come up 3 to 4 times a year with a special and unique vibe quite different from the original material we usually release.

Regarding events, we are planning the 3 years anniversary of the Label in January 2020. The birthday party will be hold in 2 different cities during the weekend and we are still thinking about the perfect line-up. Stay tuned ❤

 

The Chronics 4
(The Chronics, chilling)

 

Recommendations:
compilation “Formless Vol. 1” w/ The Chronics track on Abstraction
Distant’s “Der Damm, Die Aufpasser & Der Mörder” w/ The Chronics remix on Terra Furia
Irregular Synth’s “Alive EP (The Remixes)” w/ The Chronics remix on Dirty Minds
all featured Bipolar Disorder releases

 

Exclusive Mix:

 

Tracklist of Exclusive Mix:
01. Zaehler – Okerlo
02. Tronus – Ater (Vilix Remix)
03. Opal -Obsidience
04. Netsh- Bot Heart
05. Tronus – Ordos
06. Isolated Lines – Ombres
07. Casual Treatment – Silicate (Splinter Remix)
08. The Chronics – Primitive Reaction
09. Opuswerk – Fractions (Antigone Remix)
10. Chlär – Momentous Sacrilege (Takaaki Itoh Remix)
11. Non Reversible – Ellipsoid (Philippe Petit Remix)
12. MTD – Impulsive Noises (Hertz Collision Remix)
13. Netsh – Layer (Keikari Remix)
14. Opuswerk – Eme
15. Bylly – Confusion
16. Åre:gone – El Cuarto De Las Puertas
17. Hioll – Methodical Way
18. Lars Huismann – High voltage (Gareth Wild Remix)
19. The Chronics – Contemporary Answer (Lars Huismann Remix)
20. Chlär – Occult Authority (Mørbeck Remix)
21. Lars Huisman – Grey Rock
22. Chlär & Apothicaire – Absolute Control
23. Willy Parker – Vehement (Violent Remix)
24. Niclas Erlandsson – Of Color Restrained
25. Non Reversible – Initial Mass Function
26. Mercury 200 – unreleased
27. Mercury 200 – unreleased
28. Niclas Erlandsson – Subdued By Reality (Rune Bagge Remix)
29. Åre:gone – Excessive (The Chronics Remix)
30. Antonio De Angelis – unreleased
31. Apothicaire – Oath

 

Booking:
Urbanum for The Chronics

 

Websites:
The Chronics
Bipolar Disorder

 

[NovaFuture Blog Exclusive Mix]: Unart8 plays Unart8

 

DJ:
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:
ehm

 

Tracklist:
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

 

Recommendations:
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”

 

Websites:
Unart8 @ Soundcloud

 

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

 

DJ:
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.

 

Tracklist:
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

 

Websites:
Chris Knipp
Mistress Recordings