[NovaFuture Blog Exclusive Mix]: Vermeer plays selected

 

DJ:
Vermeer

 

About the concept:
Here is the one hundred and eighteenth 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 Vermeer’s mix of stuff released on their label selected.

 

About Vermeer:
The Berlin-based DJ/producer duo Vermeer merges experimental sound design and
cinematic-music-like atmosphere on fast techno grooves. Especially influenced by futuristic scores à la Sci- Fi-Noir their detail-oriented sets definitely result in sounds one rarely experiences on dancefloors. With their latest release “Nebulas EP” on BLAKE Records, they have further established their special blend of peak-time grooves and dark goosebumps-creating textures and received early support from some of the biggest names of the genre.

Additionally, they ever since have been involved in the Berlin underground party collective “Selected Berlin” which also turned into a label last year and already hosts releases from some of the scenes’ most promising names such as Chlär, SWART, DIMI, Niki Istrefi or The Chronics. Hosting and playing at parties among many prominent acts for years, Vermeer is deeply ingrained in Berlins’ underground techno scene.

 

About selected:
Being originated in 2015 as an underground party collective in Berlin Selected rapidly became one of the main forces of parties for the faster styles of techno. With its members deeply immersed in the genre, they shined with their up-to-date bookings, bringing rising talents such as Kas:st to Berlin for the first time.
As the members were widely connected in the scene and have been producing music themselves for years, Selected then shifted its focus to becoming a label and again convinced with giving the stage to soon-to-be exploding newcomers like Chlär, Narciss, SWART, MCR-T, and The Chronics.

7 years into the game, they now have a resident-roster that includes Chlär, MCR-T, and CAIVA, conduct events internationally, and celebrate their 10th release with an EP from Elad Magdasi. Events are flourishing, their underground artists Lyric, Part Time Killer and Vermeer are getting more and more traction and Frederic is dropping his first solo EP in 2022. The heat is on for Selected and the temperature’s rising fast.

 

Listen:
“Vermeer plays selected”

 

Vermeer About Their Choice:
Vermeer is part of the label

 

Tracklist:
01. Vermeer – Tokyo In
02. Lyric – Screw
03. Corium – Aqua Regia
04. SWART – Genesis
05. Chlär – Naughty Boy (Narciss BDSM Remix)
06. WAST – Mental Groove
07. Vermeer – See You Again
08. Part Time Killer – Bell Ritual
09. MCR-T – Mars Defense System
10. Chlär – Body Interactions
11. Part Time Killer – Satswai Narrative
12. Karl Schwarz – She Walks Away
13. Vermeer – Komodo Dragon
14. Vermeer – Ghoul
15. The Chronics – Techno Sounds Better With You
16. Elad Magdasi – Glow

 

Recommendations:
Vermeer’s “Nebulas EP” on Black Lake Records
all releases on selected we featured

 

Websites:
Vermeer
Vermeer @ Instagram
selected
selected @ Instagram

 

[NovaFuture Blog Exclusive Mix]: Nauthiz plays Monnom Black

 

DJ:
Nauthiz

 

About the concept:
Here is the one hundred and seventeenth 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 Nauthiz’s mix of stuff released on Dax J’s label Monnom Black.

 

About Nauthiz:
Berlin based, Ruhrpott raised youngster Nauthiz is still pretty new to the scene.

Nevertheless, he has a lot to proof: from first appearances in Berlin’s Suicide Club over contributions to established podcasts like The Techno’s Children and Excess up to several shows around the Ruhr area, Nauthiz seems to be a promising newcomer.

In contrast to his innocent appearance, the musical socialization of the never aging Berliner by choice went from Metal- and Hardcore in his early ages through harder Techno and Schranz more recently. Just these influences shape the characteristics of his sound: hard hitting, fast paced, nostalgic and rhythm oriented.

Inspired by the nordic rune “Nauthiz”, which represents overcoming suffering and a challenging fate, he sees his mission in spreading energetic, powerful vibes for more vital forces.

 

About Monnom Black:
Dax J’s techno record label born in the East End of London now based in Berlin

 

Listen:
“Nauthiz plays Monnom Black”

 

Nauthiz About His Choice:
Monnom Black was a very obvious choice for me, yet there was still going a lot of thought into it. I first thought that I might feel limited choosing tracks from only one label.

Therefore, I wanted to pick a label where I not only highly identify with the music and artists, but that also lets me choose from a wider range, while still staying true to my style and taste.

From sound-design-heavy ambient and EBM oriented releases to more dreamy stuff and four to the floor club bangers, Monnom Black never ceases to excite me!

 

Tracklist:
01. Stranger – Someone I Know
02. Dax J – Skyline At Night
03. LDS – The Extasy Of Construct
04. UVB & Dax J – King Of The Sewers
05. Fractions – Dead Air
06. LDS – Algorithmic Reality
07. Vanquished – Blanka
08. Fractions – Daytone
09. Dax J – Deepest Border Lines
10. Fractions – Zero Ground
11. Hadone – Hope Reminds Me Of Her
12. Knarz – Kind Der Nacht
13. Raffaele Attanasio – Gundam
14. Fractions – Hive Mind
15. Aahan – Understand and Heal
16. Aahan – Unholy Empire
17. Vanquished – Chun-Li
18. Dax J – T3000
19. Fractions – NITE NRG
20. Dax J – Offending Public Morality
21. Fractions – All The Streets Are Silent
22. I Hate Models – Emerald

 

Recommendations:
all releases on Monnom Black we featured

 

Websites:
Nauthiz
Nauthiz @ Instagram
Monnom Black

 

[NovaFuture Blog Exclusive Mix]: Dark Manoeuvres plays Coslow

 

DJ:
Dark Manoeuvres

 

About the concept:
Here is the one hundred and sixteenth 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 Dark Manoeuvres’s mix of stuff produced by Coslow.

 

About Dark Manoeuvres:
Dark Manoeuvres is a 25-year-old DJ and Label Owner based in Nuremberg Bavaria.

His style is influenced by industrial sound combined with fast and trancy techno.

The Label Voyeuristic Disorder stands for unconditional passion for techno music and starts 2020 when clubs closed for an indefinite period of time.

In 2021 Voyeuristic Disorder launched the first Various Artists on Soundcloud and Bandcamp. The Project is nonprofit and all tracks are on Bandcamp for free.

Next projects will be announced soon.

 

About Coslow:
Coslow was born at the end of the 90s, growing up with various music genres. His parents were making electronic music as well in 90s, so he had always a drive to making music in the background. 

He played in an orchestra for a couple years before stepping out but started to make music digitally in the meantime.

At the end of 2015 the time has come to upgrade the DAW to Logix Pro X and learn how to use synths, plug-ins and everything else in detail. 

He uploaded his first track in the summer of 2018 to SoundCloud, making progress through the years through various releases.

 

Listen:
“Dark Manoeuvres plays Coslow”

 

Dark Manoeuvres About His Choice:
I got in touch with Coslow when I was starting my own Label in 2020.

His pure passion for music is phenomenal. All Tracks combine an energetic and driving atmosphere with heavy kicks.

For me Coslow become a good friend over the last year and I´m blessed to play one hour only tracks of himself.

 

Tracklist:
01. Coslow – Divoc
02. Coslow – Rapide
03. Coslow – Serum
04. Coslow – Paralyse
05. Coslow – Zersetzt
06. Coslow – Absurd
07. Coslow – Intruder
08. Coslow – Obsolet
09. Coslow – Ortage
10. Coslow – Stuka
11. Coslow – Riddim
12. Coslow – Tribut

 

Websites:
Dark Manoeuvres
Coslow

 

[NovaFuture Blog Exclusive Mix]: Rain plays Exium

 

DJ:
Rain

 

About the concept:
Here is the one hundred and fifteenth 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 Rain’s mix of stuff produced or remixed by Exium.

 

About Rain:
Rain began play techno as dj at late ’90s. In 2000 together with Krankiss he launched promo-group Art of Music which first in Saint-Petersburg (Russia) started organize regular hard techno parties. From 2006 Aleksandr played as hardware live-project Mental Distortion. In 2009 hi joined as electronic part to ethno-electronic project Kamennoe More. In 2012 Rain leave Russia and went to Asia where he residence at present days (currently in India). Artist prefer more hardest substyles of techno with offbeat rhythms and IDM elements.

 

About Exium:
It is not often that electronic music artists venture into projects with other creators, but it is even less often to come across artists whose collaboration becomes a stable and lasting union, accounts for most of the work they do and goes far beyond a mere sporadic partnership. When such a project becomes consolidated and mature and shifts from deejaying to studio production, we can say we’re facing a pretty unique scenario, especially if the artists manage to keep up the rhythm, quality and increasing recognition for over a decade.

This is the case of Valentín Corujo + Héctor Sandoval = Exium. The success formula employed by this duo of deejays and producers from Asturias, Spain, that have yet to experience a setback in their career ever since in 1994 they decided to work together, is one of determined and solid effort. It is vital to stress that the creation process can be very different for solo artists that can devote to creation as and when inspiration finds them, in a spontaneous and anarchic way, and who can adapt to their changing mood, way of life, etc., from what it is like to create music when you’re part of a team: for each member of the partnership to contribute their best andfor them to put it all together is a much more complex process than what we may think. Achieving this and getting results in such quantity and of such quality as Exium have done, is an absolutely unique occurrence.

Their early work attracted the attention of national labels Tsunami and Warm Up, and the fact that twelve years later they are still working side by side, speaks volumes. In 2000 they released their first 12″ in the English label Zet, which was followed by a long list: Polegroup, Equator, Numb, Audio Assault, Planet Rhythm, Labrynth, Main Out, Rxxistance, Recycled Sound, Reaktor or Infecta have released their creations. Their productions made their way into the sets of the most representative DJs and producers and nowadays feature in the sets of artists such as Dave Clarke, Oscar Mulero, Surgeon, Laurent Garnier, Luke Slater, Aphex Twin, and many more.

From 2001, after they became resident DJs at club Rocamar in Gijón, one of the most important house and tech-house clubs in the north of Spain, and thanks to the success obtained with their first productions, they began to take their live performances to prominent clubs and festivals of the whole peninsula; it wasn’t long before their travels took them around Europe, wherethey’ve become regulars: Germany, Ireland, United Kingdom, Czech Republic, the Netherlands, Italy, Croatia…playing in clubsand festivals such as Tresor, Berghain or Awakenings.

Their career as producers continued to grow and, after releasing several EPs on different labels, 2004 saw the birth of Nheoma, a label for them to give expression to their style with total freedom. Nine records later, amongst the names they have worked with we find artists such as Oscar Mulero, Christian Wünsch, Reeko, Fanon Flowers, Radial, Gayle San, Inigo Kennedy, Jeroen Search, Nick Dunton, Hiroaki Iizuka, Groof, Developer or Kwartz.

In 2003 they took part in Oscar Mulero’s WarmUp Tour, and in 2008 they set up a new project called “Selección Natural” together with fellow countrymen Oscar Mulero, Christian Wünsch and Reeko. This laid the foundations for a great relationship between the five, whose work makes up a very important part of the best and purest techno that has been produced in the peninsula over the last decade. This affinity materialised in the creation of the PoleGroup platform, nowadays essential in terms of techno.

Their music and sets have undergone constant evolution. From an outset marked by hard, rough and minimalist sounds, now they aim towards downtempo, minimal, dub, detroit or electro, a shift which has taken them to pursuing solo projects which allow them to give free rein to all their influences. In this facet, their work is signed with the aliases Kessell (Valentín Corujo and his new label Granulart Recordings) and Komatssu or Tensal (Héctor Sandoval).

Besides deejaying and producing, their artistic zest has also led them towards the arena of visual arts, where they have collaborated with the Fiumfoto collective creating soundtracks for video installations and short films. Exium and Fiumfoto, who together form Exfium_;, give audiovisual concerts that combine experimental music, trip-hop, electro, electropop etc., and where the music is synchronized with several screens where images are shown. Thanks to this project they were awarded the prestigious Villa de Bilbao award, in the New Trends category.

2011 and 2013 set a new and important milestone along Exium’s path with the publication of their two LP albums: Roots of Time and A sensible alternative to emotion.These records released on nheoma and Polegroup are a demonstration of their incredible capacity and the degree of maturity they have reached after over a decade of working hard and with patience. Having received passionate critiques and a warm welcome only weeks after its release, these albums are proof that Exium have made themselves some space amongst the greatest artists of the Iberian techno and makes sure that a great future lies ahead of them.

text from exium-music.com

 

Listen:
“Rain plays Exium”

 

Rain About His Choice:
I heard tracks of Exium at early 00s first time when started be interested of offbeat techno. At that moment was very few musicians who worked at this style. Today 20+ year after this genre heard increasingly and I like to discover many new names. But music of Hector and Valentin I still often use in my mixes. For me it’s well balanced in many perspectives if to be brief.

So, for my first deep diving in to the only one artist’s work for the NovaFuture’s invitation for “ABC Plays XYZ” series I chose this great project.

Welcome to the world of Exium music!

 

Tracklist:
01. Exium – Time
02. Exium – No Sign Of Weakness
03. Exium – Absolute Magnitude
04. Exium – I-13
05. Exium – Seeking Perfection Part 1
06. Exium – Plasma Oscillations
07. Exium – After Exposure
08. Exium – 1996
09. Exium – Synchro
10. Elias The Prophet – Atiras (Exium Remix)
11. Exium – Outburst
12. Iñaki Villasante – Controlled Transformation (Exium Remix)
13. Exium – Expect Nothing (2018 Mix)
14. Exium – 96.1 Mhz (2019 Mix)
15. Exium – Squalo
16. Exium – Low-Pressure Discharge
17. Exium – Dagma
18. Exium – Solid Mechanics
19. Exium – Erosion 1
20. Exium – Lifeforce
21. Exium – Curse X2
22. Exium – Electrically Charged
23. Exium – Root
24. Exium – Bipolar
25. Exium – Nucleoid
26. Exium – Pulser
27. Exium – Erosion 2
28. Exium – Dummies
29. Exium – Receptor
30. Exium – Supremist
31. Exium – Ascendo
32. Exium – Parallel Computing
33. Exium – Self Consume
34. Jheal Bashta – Still (Exium Remix)
35. Exium – The Omega Man
36. Exium – Labyrinth
37. Reeko – Selección Natural Parte 1 (Exium Remix)
38. Exium – Plankton
39. Exium – Fresh Meat
40. Exium – Therapy
41. Exium – Host Range
42. Exium – Hybrid
43. Exium – Anti-Static
44. Exium – Fm Breaker
45. Exium – Adrenaline
46. Exium – Diverse Population
47. Exium – Bextar
48. Exium – Unemotional
49. Exium – Destructive Testing
50. Exium – Anti-Staticos

 

Recommendations:
“Versionen 008” by SHDW & Obscure Shape w/ Exium remix on FAM

 

Booking:
Source Aritsts for Exium

 

Websites:
Rain @ Soundcloud
Exium

 

[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