[NovaFuture Blog Exclusive Mix]: Robin Tasi plays DJ Misjah

 

DJ:
Robin Tasi

 

About the concept:
Here is the sixty-nineth 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 Robin Tasi’s mix of tracks & remixes by DJ Misjah (incl. collaborations).

 

About Robin Tasi:
Robin Tasi from Dortmund is one of the founders of the Podcast series and Party named “Acid Wave Podcast” (with Reshift) and also one of the founders of Dortmund’s Techno Party called “Sectæ”.

When Robin was five years old he was watching german VIVA Television after Kindergarden. At the age of 5 or 6 Robin got to know electronic music by listening to “Club Rotation” with moderator Daisy Dee. An offer was made by a friend to buy two Omnitronics Turntables and a Numark Mixer for learning to play with vinyls in the year 2011. Since then his passion to mix and play oldschool techno from the 1990s and early 2000s with new stuff grew bigger. Also a collaboration with Reduct (also from Dortmund) was born which got a release on Limited G., the sublabel of Limited by Andrea Belluzzi called “12.4”.

 

About DJ Misjah:
The name Misjah has been synonymous with quality dance floor productions for over 18 years. An innovator, an inspiration and living legend to many.

It all began in 1991 with releases under one of his alias’s “Dyewitness”. “Observing the earth”, “What would you like to hear”, “The Future” and “The Masterplan” already put his name on the map of dance floor hits forever. They are still considered all time classics.

After these releases, Midtown Records asked Misjah to start his own label for them; X-Trax was born on December 1994. He started producing tracks with the help of some friends: DJ Tim and Jeroen (Groovehead) Artists such as Ferry Corsten, Umek, and Piet Bervoets (Rank1) also had releases on X-Trax Classics from this label include: Trippin’ Out, The Club, Special Acid Edition, and of course “Access” which made it to the English charts in 1995.

Due to the huge success of X-Trax he was sought after by such artists like: Josh Wink, Jam and Spoon, Reflect, Format One, Finitribe, Denki Groove, etc to produce remixes for them.

Misjah has also produced under various artist/project names in different styles of dance music. In 1999 he started another project under the name “AMbassador”. It was under this name that he remixed “Blaze – My Beat”. His remix became a huge club hit and was used in the video clip. It also made it to the English charts.

In December 1999 he stopped doing the A&R for X-Trax. In 2001 he started a new label called ReRun and ReRun Booking’s DJ Agency. The agency is responsible for booking some major players in the techno scene such as Hardcell, Trevor Rockcliffe, etc.

He has released on numerous labels including: Craft Music, Automat, Wetmusik, Pocket, Zync, Mankind, Jericho, etc. Just to name a few. His tracks are being played by many high profile djs as: Adam Beyer, Sven Vath, Carl Cox , Judge Jules, etc.

Since his dj career took off in 1994, he has been traveling around the globe continuously to all continents. Playing at famous clubs and festivals including: Dance Valley, Roskilde, Mayday, Nature One, etc

As a DJ, Misjah has his own funky style. His sets contain bits and pieces of almost all styles of dance music from house to techno and from minimal to electro and everything in between.

In 2008 he started his monthly podcast “Misjah In The Mix” which is rapidly getting huge amount of radio play and downloads. He also recently switched from vinyl and cds to djing with Traktor DJ (vinyl and cd controlled of course).

Official biography taken from RA

 

Listen & Download:
“Robin Tasi plays DJ Misjah” (download coming soon)

 

Robin Tasi About His Choice:
Why Robin chose DJ Misjah? Because it is represented in all his DJ Sets when he is playing. There’s no way around!

 

Tracklist:
01. DJ Misjah & DJ Groovehead – X-Pact
02. DJ Misjah – Operator
03. Human Resource ‎– Dominator 98 (DJ Misjah Harddub)
04. DJ Misjah – Ultimate High
05. DJ Misjah – Adolescence
06. DJ Misjah & DJ Tim – Access
07. DJ Misjah – The Strong Rhythm
08. Digital Express – Man, Woman, Love
09. DJ Misjah – 461
10. DJ Misjah & DJ Tim – Purple Road
11. Vinny Vincent & Harry Hash – The Siren (DJ Misjah Remix)
12. DJ Misjah & DJ Groovehead – Trippin’ Out

 

Websites:
Robin Tasi
Acid Wave Podcast
DJ Misjah

 

[NovaFuture Blog Exclusive Mix]: James Demon plays Occultists

 

DJ:
James Demon

 

About the concept:
Here is the sixty-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 James Demon’s mix of tracks released on Occultists.

 

About James Demon:
As a child this demon in the rising was drawn to a bevy of musical outlets. James Demon learned how to sing and to play the cello before even reaching high school. It was obvious that the universe had granted this boy with the gift of creativity. Little did he know that one day the music would become his entire world.

Literally growing up in the rave scene in the late 90s, James was exposed to a diverse range of music from techno to happy hardcore. Shortly after embarking on his musical voyage through the soundscapes of electronic music he began to buy his first techno records. Heavily influenced by female artists from Germany he began to spend every penny he had on vinyl. Once he graduated high school he finally got his first pair of turntables and so his journey continued.

Spending the next few years jumping from different styles James eventually fell back into his first love for techno. He decided to put all of his focus into finding his own sound and creating a brand for himself. Drawn towards the more obscure, dark, and gothic soundscapes, this techno loving being had finally found his niche. He was re-born with a mission at hand to solidify a harmony between polarities like masculine, feminine, the light and the darkness.

His love affair with music and the occult began to blossom into one entity. After studying music business in college, James was ready to commence on his next musical adventure. He decided it was time to bring his love for the esoteric and techno together in the form of a record label called Occultists. The label will feature artists who will emerge from the shadows bringing us to a higher state of being through music and esoteric knowledge.

 

About Occultists:
Occultists is a Berlin based record label inspired by label founder James Demon and his desire to merge his love for the occult with his passion for true techno into one entity. Mixing elements that range from goth, techno and acid to dark minimal, and infused with in-depth conscious vocals. However we are not limited to genre constraints, our vision is individualistic, unique and inclusive. We invite everyone to take part. Occultists is cultivated to present a rare opportunity to communicate esoteric knowledge through the universal language of music.

 

Listen & Download:
“James Demon plays Occultists” (download coming soon)

 

James Demon About His Choice:
James loves his label 😉

 

Tracklist:
01. Sweet Anomaly & Dugong – What May Come (Öona Dahl’s Ritual mix)
02. Amber Cox – Grimm Tales
03. Zoid^ – Freak
04. Dugong – Dead Man Rising
05. James Demon – Weisse Hexe
06. James Demon – Stay Up Late
07. Skin – Lauf
08. Adra – Ami
09. James Demon – Fingernails (Dorian Gray Remix)
10. Mystic Future – Rise From The Rave
11. F600 – Glue
12. Jasmine Infiniti – Nowhere Fast
13. F600 – Metanoia (Max Gardner Deep Dive Remix)
14. Amber Cox – Grimm Tales (James Demon Warehouse Ritual Remix)
15. James Demon – Riot Grrrls
16. James Demon – So Good
17. Likeatree & Dugong – The Evil Magician (Jamaica Suk Remix)
18. James Demon – Riot Grrrls (Killer Femanyst Remix)
19. James Demon – Fingernails
20. F600 – Metanoia
21. Skin – New People
22. Lucia Luna – Origami

 

Rceommendations:
James Demon’s EP “Padded Cell” on Occultists
James Demon’s EP “Padded Cell (Remixes)” on Occultists

 

Websites:
James Demon
Occultists

 

[NovaFuture Blog Exclusive Mix]: Tap Newo plays I Hate Models

 

DJ:
Tap Newo

 

About the concept:
Here is the sixty-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 Tap Newo’s mix of tracks produced by I Hate Models.

 

About Tap Newo:
22 year old techno artist coming up in the Los Angeles warehouse techno scene. In 2018 I’ve gained support from outlets such as XLR8R, Change-Underground, Data Transmission, and 6am Group. My background is as a recording studio mix engineer with a bachelor’s degree in Sound Engineering and I currently spend most of my time in the studio working on productions. My music style could be considered a reflection of the streets of Los Angeles – deep atmospheres layered with grimy aggression.

 

About I Hate Models:
Pushed in front of the scene late in 2016 with his Warehouse Memories EP released on ARTS, “I Hate Models” has known an eye-popping ascent. With a variety of releases on labels such as ARTS, Voitax, T/W/B or Pls.uk, he is as eclectic in his productions as in his DJ sets, and navigates between Rave music, Industrial sounds or EBMish productions. He tries to not limit himself to a specifical genre, exploring all electronic universes, and succeeded to create a certain “touch” recognisable in his tracks, with an association between emotional synths and colder sounds. With an artistic line based on the expression of melancholia and intense emotions, his music can be characterised by a showdown between Love and Hate, Darkness and Light.

text by Apelago

 

Listen & Download:
“Tap Newo plays I Hate Models” (download coming soon)

 

Tap Newo About His Choice:
I chose to mix I Hate Models due to how original his style is. He inspires me to think outside the box without thinking about other people’s opinions because I know he likes his music whether other people do or not. It is my goal to find my own lane within this massive scene that is techno. I admire the fact I Hate Models takes inspiration from other genres like ambient and synthwave. His come up over the last 2 years has been really impressive which has seriously lit a fire under my feet regarding my own career… if I Hate Models can make it, so can I.

 

Tracklist:
01. I Hate Models – Sorrows of the Moon
02. I Hate Models – Shades of Night
03. I Hate Models – Daydream
04. I Hate Models – Emerald
05. I Hate Models – State of Control
06. I Hate Models – Totsuka No Tsurugi
07. I Hate Models – Warehouse Memories
08. I Hate Models – She Said Fuck People I Have Drugs
09. I Hate Models – Last Kiss Before Death
10. I Hate Models – Demons From the Past
11. I Hate Models – Heartbreaker
12. I Hate Models – Eternal Loneliness

 

Recommendations:
I Hate Models’ “Spreading Plague” on Perc Trax
I Hate Models’ “Midnight Cults” on Khemia Records
I Hate Models’ “State of Control EP” on Monnom Black
I Hate Models’ “Totsuka No Tsurugi” on ARTS Records
I Hate Models’ Absolution XXL EP” pn Voitax

 

Booking:
Apelago for I Hate Models

 

Websites:
Tap Newo
I Hate Models

 

[NovaFuture Blog Exclusive Mix]: Finn Bønin plays Molekül

 

DJ:
Finn Bønin

 

About the concept:
Here is the sixty-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 Finn Bønin’s mix of tracks released on Molekül.

 

About Finn Bønin:
Finn was born in Berlin but spend the second third of his life in Toulouse. Both cities took an influence on his passion for Techno and definitely shaped his style. Since 2015 Finn is resident DJ at MS Treue (Bremen) where he also hosts his own series of parties (What The Fog) and handles booking matters, social media appearance and their own podcast-series.

 

About Molekül:
Molekül is a French Techno label based in Paris. It was created in 2016 by Khoegma, and managed with JKS, AIROD and Mayeul. Despite its young age, the label has already left an imprint on the Techno-Scene – especially in Paris. Although, it is slowly gaining more and more attention in the German Techno-Scene, too. The label grows fast and appears to have a great future coming.

text by Finn Bønin

 

Listen & Download:
“Finn Bønin plays Molekül” (download coming soon)

 

Finn Bønin About His Choice:
Although Molekül has found its place in the French-/Paris-Techno-scene, it seems to be rather unknown in Germany. When I first heard of Molekül I was especially amazed by their interpretation of Techno. The powerful tracks combine old-school sounds with acid and remind strongly of the roots of Techno, back in the 90s. Despite this strong recognizable line in producing, the artists bring their very own unique styles into the tracks. I simply chose the label for giving them a bigger platform of attention. I am personally very exited of what to expect from the label in future. I grew up in France as a teenager and started going out in the Club scene of Toulouse. The french Techno back then kind of shaped my understanding of Techno until today. Therefore I relay enjoy listening to the Molekül releases, which I think represent the French style in a way. It differs from the German styles in many ways.

 

Tracklist:
01. Airod – Universe of 90’s Techno Parties (Process 404 Remix)
02. Jacidorex – Extincor
03. Temperature Drop – You Got That Thing
04. Airod – Shockwave Planners
05. Mayeul – The Fast Line
06. Jacidorex – Humanize (JKS Remix)
07. Bad Boy Pete – Champion Sound
08. JKS – Express Yourself
09. Airod – System Connexion
10. Mayeul & JKS – Sutton Hoo Artefact
11. Airod – Focus (D.A.V.E. The Drummer Remix)
12. Mayeul & JKS – Rendlesham Incident
13. Chris Liberator & The Geezer – We Have Lost The Way
14. Thomas P. Heckmann – Crash & Turn
15. Jacidorex -Serum
16. Myler -Donnington 92″
17. Mayeul – Stuck In A Half Awake State
18. Airod – Universe of 90’s Techno Parties

 

Websites:
Finn Bønin
Molekül

 

[NovaFuture Blog Exclusive Mix]: make.me.wonder plays Trip

 

DJ:
make.me.wonder

 

About the concept:
Here is the sixty-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 make.me.wonder’s mix of tracks released on Trip.

 

About make.me.wonder:
make.me.wonder is Anastasia Ivanova and one of the founders of the YooDj’s project. YooDj’s goal is to show the variety of electronic music and its amazing power.

Anastasia was always interested in music as she can remember. She even tried to compose something at the age of 8, at that time she was just starting to study music, but then somehow it was all forgotten. And now she want to catch up, so she has the plan to make a EP. Electronic music attracts her more than instrumental, mostly with its idea and diversity, because here one person can use a bunch of instruments without needing an orchestra at all.

She live on Crimea where you cannot find any places e.g. club with that kind of music, so she can only dj at home.

 

About Trip:
4 years aog Nina Kraviz launched her трип (pronounced ‘trip’) label with the release of the double-EP compilation entitled ’The Deviant Octopus’, featuring a pair of brand new productions from Kraviz alongside material from Terrence Dixon, emerging talent Parrish Smith & Bjarki, and veteran producers Exos & Steve Stoll.

The idea for трип has been gestating for some time with Nina Kraviz, an avid crate-digger and frequenter of numerous second-hand record stores, who has long wanted to begin a label of her own which would build on some of the principles of her beloved 90s techno labels in terms of attitude and aesthetics, whilst looking for forward-thinking modern productions that reflect her core tastes for idiosyncratic electronic music.

 

Listen & Download:
“make.me.wonder plays Trip” (download coming soon)

 

make.me.wonder About Her Choice:
I chose TRIP Records because it is now widely known. Honestly, I love darker music, so for me it is an opportunity to get to know TRIP better.

 

Tracklist:
01. Bjarki – A1. Oli Gumm 2-2
02. Vladimir Dubyshkin – Lose Yourself
03. Deniro – Dumans
04. K-Hand – The Box
05. Population One – Escape
06. Volruptus – Fermi Paradox
07. Aleksi Perälä – GBLFT1740072
08. Bjarki – Here It Comes Can You Feel It 92 Hoover 2
09. Biogen – Lag 24
10. PTU – Lizard
11. Bjarki – Polygon Pink Toast
12. Deniro – Penance
13. Nina Kraviz – Pochuvstvui
14. Exos – Nuclear Red Guard
15. Deniro – The Monk
16. Shadowax – I Want To Be A Stewardess
17. Bjarki – I Don’t Think So
18. Biogen – Forever Is Never Enough

 

Recommendations:
sampler “Limits Of Existence Vol. 1” w/ Trip track on Falling Ethics

 

Websites:
make.me.wonder
YooDj’s project
Trip