[NovaFuture Blog Exclusive Mix]: Sekulahr plays VSK

 

DJ:
Sekulahr

 

About the concept:
Here is the ninety-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 Sekulahr’s mix of tracks/remixes produced by VSK.

 

About Sekulahr:
Sekulahr is an Istanbul based DJ/producer and a well-known name of the local techno scene. He is also the co-founder of Vast Perception collective/label and, has been organizing events to contribute to the development of underground techno scene in Turkey since 2017. He first came into contact with music during his early childhood years by starting to play his mother’s old classic guitar and, thereafter he had a chance to perform several genres such as blues, funk, jazz and rock in various bands till he met techno music during his late college years. Since that time, his perception of music has been enlarging and, he started to aim at finding/creating his own sound. In his performances, he is focused on building dense industrial atmospheres blended with offbeat elements and powerful low ends.

 

About VSK:
Francesco Visconti, better known as VSK, is an Italian techno dj and producer, born in Rome in 1986 and based in Berlin.

Since his earliest youth he has had a huge passion for electronic music, and through hanging out at the famous record store from the Capital “Remix”, he was introduced to the world of djing when he was only 16 years old.

He has got familiar to different forms of techno, his style ranging from a sound usually very hard and dark, often with industrial influences, to a very different one, deeper and more mental, both still easily recognizable as coming from the same mind.

At the same time he met the artist Ken Karter, who introduced him to the world of production and mastering. He began an education as an audio-engineer and sound-designer, in music and especially in television, working in different recording studios; currently he does this alongside his artistic career.

In 2010 he and his friends Conrad Van Orton and Vilix started their own label “Consumer Recreation Service”, which got immediate support from big names in the international techno scene, currently he has been handling “CRS ltd” series, focused on a darker and more industrial sound.

Over the years he has released music on many other important labels such as “Ear To Ground, Sonntag Morgen,Genesa, Planet Rhythm, on which he has an important collaboration with the Italian icon Giorgio Gigli, “Silent Age Ep”.

In 2016 he also signed an extended six-track Ep with Conrad Van Orton on Developer’s imprint Modularz (USA) and in 2018 on historical SOMA records under the name of

“Symmetrical Behaviuor”.

In 2017 he started performing live, both individually and as part of a duo with the Serbian artist Scalameriya. This collaboration brought to several relevant releases on the British labels Power Vacuum and the legendary Perc Trax, as well as leading to their appearance in the MORD box 002.

At the same time he took part in the latest VA on the amazing “47” label along with Ancient Methods, OAKE and the label owner Tommy Four Seven. He also signed 47’s third solo Ep, following those by Headless Horseman and Killawatt.

text taken from http://www.elitemm.co.uk

 

Listen & Download:
“Sekulahr plays VSK” (download coming soon)

 

Sekulahr About His Choice:
He crafts sounds that I’ve never heard of and, are always inspiring. I have been following him closely for years and can point out that his perception of music has been evolving and after each phase of this evolution, I find myself saying “Well, now techno has a new benchmark.”.

 

Tracklist:
01. VSK – View Off 2
02. VSK – The Shade Is Speaking
03. End Train – Waters (VSK Remix)
04. Kaczmarek – IIIIIIIII ( VSK Remix)
05. VSK – Frame
06. VSK – Multiverse
07. WarinD – Sacrifice (VSK Remix)
08. VSK – Coniugazione E Risonanza
09. VSK – First Evidence
10. VSK – Wrap
11. VSK – Alias
12. Gareth Wild – Limehouse (VSK Remix 2)
13. VSK – Sliding Curve
14. VSK – Blue Snake
15. VSK – I Fantasmi E Volte Sanguinano
16. VSK – Grida E Chaos
17. VSK – Nebulosa
18. VSK – Echinopsis
19. CYB & Elisa Batti – Axial (VSK Remix)
20. HICCUP – I Stand Alone (VSK Remix)
21. VSK – Inception
22. VSK – Fides et Honor
23. Kwartz – Distorted Reality, Pt.2 (VSK Remix)
24. VSK – Under Processing
25. VSK – Isotermia

 

Booking:
Elite Music Management for VSK

 

Websites:
Sekulahr
Vast Perception
VSK

 

[NovaFuture Blog Exclusive Mix]: Manuel Münster plays René Pawlowitz

 

DJ:
Manuel Münster

 

About the concept:
Here is the ninety-sixth 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 Manuel Münster’s mix of tracks/remixes produced by René Pawlowitz.

 

About Manuel Münster:
Sometimes, one experience is all it takes to give someone’s life a new direction. This certainly proved true for Manuel Münster. Manuel, attracted to Berlin’s allure of countless possibilities and open-minded attitude towards alternative lifestyles, made his move to the German capital in 2008.

Manuel’s musical socialization was rooted in hardcore punk and metal, but shortly after arriving in Berlin and visiting his first techno party, he quickly immersed himself in a world that was beyond his initial musical tastes. Taking advantage of Berlin’s countless record stores dedicated to electronic music, he assembled a respectable collection of 12″s and decided to give DJing a try himself. Progressing from playing small bars and parties, he became a regular DJ at Tresor from 2011 onwards.

In 2013 Manuel further shaped Berlin’s techno footprint by hosting his own club nights called “Escapism” throughout the city. The record label of the same name emerged in 2016 with the help of a friend, providing a platform for his peers and fellow artists to release music that shared the same philosophy of Münster’s. Staying true to techno’s political element, Manuel’s DJ-sets are reflective of his perception of the world surrounding him. While mostly bleak and repetitive, groove is always the essential driving force of his sets. It is this focus that allows him to connect to, challenge and inspire his audience.

 

About René Pawlowitz:
René Pawlowitz – better known under his moniker Shed, Is one of the most respected techno artists in the industry today. Born in Frankfurt, René first got interested in electronic music in the early 1990s, by 2002 he had moved to Berlin and founded his own label Soloaction Records with the support of the iconic Berlin record store Hard Wax.

On his own label he released his fist EP as Shed ‘Red Planet Express’ in 2004. 2008 saw the release of the first album ‘Shedding The Past’ which went on to be named album of the year by Resident Advisor. Since then René has cemented himself as an evergreen producer with releases on a number of household labels including Ostgut Ton and Modeselektor’s 50 Weapons imprint to name a few, adding to his impressive work under alias including Head High and The Higher.

whether it be through track selection in his DJs sets or the raw power of his live show, Shed manages to merge rough dance floor skeletons with detailed melodies, harmonic structures and airy arrangements for an evocative performance that isn’t easily forgotten.

Text from http://www.earth-agency.com/artists/shed/

 

Listen & Download:
“Manuel Münster plays René Pawlowitz” (download coming soon)

 

Manuel Münster About His Choice:
Shed’s productions have been a constant companion ever since I dove into the Techno scene in 2008. Though it is a tired cliché, Berghain and Panorama Bar were influential during those early days of going down the rabbit hole. Naturally, I spent a lot of time listening to Marcel Dettmann’s „Berghain 02“ and Cassy’s „Panorama Bar 01“ mixes back then. Both mix-CDs feature Shed-tracks that are still among my favourites, two of these also made it onto this mix (the Luke Hess-remix and „Well Done“). They proved to be an influential cornerstone of what was to come after and sparked my interest in Shed’s productions.

During this mix’s preparation, I was pleasantly surprised by how many Shed-records I own. Even after settling on the final running order, I came across more Shed-records in my collection, some of which I had forgotten for a long time. Compiling this mix was a trip down memory lane, reminiscent of my first years in Berlin, that I thoroughly enjoyed. I hope you enjoy listening to it just as much!

 

Tracklist:
01. Shed – IHTAW
02. Luke Hess – Believe & Receive (Shedsdeepanddubbydub Remix)
03. Zigg Gonzaless – Penny Pincher (Head High Mix)
04. Shed – Selection One
05. Shed – Well Done (033472-edit)
06. Zigg Gonzalezz – High Jackin
07. EQD – Equalized #003 B
08. Seelow – TFExx4A
09. WK7 – The Avalanche
10. Shed – Boom Room
11. The Traveller – A100
12. Shed – Day After

 

Recommendations:
Shed’s “Oderbruch” on Ostgut Ton
Shed’s “The Traveller” on The Final Experiment
Shed’s “The Traveller” on The Final Experiment
Shed’s “The Killer” on 50 Weapons

 

Booking:
Escapism for Manuel Münster
Earth Agency for René Pawlowitz

 

Websites:
Manuel Münster
Escapism
René Pawlowitz

 

[NovaFuture Blog Exclusive Mix]: LEE plays JKS

 

DJ:
LEE

 

About the concept:
Here is the ninety-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 LEE’ mix of tracks/remixes produced by JKS.

 

About LEE:
LEE, co-founder of the event-series „Don’t Skip Leg Day“, is located on the darker side of techno spectrum, leaning towards acid and EBM. Always keeping the pace up high, he is focusing on grooves and complex drumwork, pleasing the crowds across northern Germany.

 

About JKS:
Currently based in Paris, JKS had know a large musical way. Interested first by the roots of music, he learned percussions in conservatory for ten years, before diving in the technical aspects by making sound studies.

Today, his productions are characterized by groove, acid sonorities and powerful percussions patterns, representative of his musical past. He recently got the support of artists like Kobosil, SHDW & Obscure Shape, I Hate Models or Dax J, by being played in big europeans techno events. His energetic sets, with trance influences, relay a strong rave atmosphere.

Text from http://www.raw-people.com/jks

 

Listen & Download:
“LEE plays JKS” (download coming soon)

 

LEE About His Choice:
I selected JKS for this mix because I really like his own style and all of his releases. I really love the fast and groovy side of him. Almost every set of mine contains at least one track of JKS.

 

Tracklist:
01. Mayeul & JKS – Rendlesham Incident
02. JKS – Broken Down Speakerz
03. JKS – Emergence
04. JKS – Feelin‘
05. JKS – Pace Maker
06. Jacidorex – Humanize (JKS Remix)
07. JKS – Endora
08. JKS – Rock The House
09. JKS – Endless Power Cycle
10. Lucass P – Nasty Business (Mayeul & JKS Remix)
11. Mayeul & JKS – Sutton Hoo Artefacts
12. JKS – Inside Out

 

Recommendations:
compilation “Rebels United For …” w/ JKS track on Rebels Conspiracy
compilation “First Blood Part 2” w/ JKS track on RAW

 

Booking:
RAW Agency for JKS

 

Websites:
LEE
JKS

 

[NovaFuture Blog Exclusive Mix]: Bollmann plays Demain Kollectiv

 

DJ:
Bollmann

 

About the concept:
Here is the ninety-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 Bollmann’ mix of tracks released on Demain Kollectiv.

 

About Bollmann:
Some DJs like to write a lot of text about themselves. I let music speak for itself, but to wrap it up: bang bang bang. and even more bang. Hard-knocking kicks, overdriven acid lines, funky oldschool hardcore rave charme and even more bang.

Do you really need to know more?

 

About Demain Kollectiv:
Organizing urban underground rave parties since 2015, and having invited a sh*t ton of beautiful artists from accross Europe, we are now crafting our own techno/rave record label in order to promote such a yong and prolific new scene.

Text from http://www.soundcloud.com/demainkollectiv

 

Listen & Download:
“Bollmann plays Demain Kollectiv” (download coming soon)

 

Bollmann About His Choice:
The young underground collective delivers another dimension of hardcore charme

Taking the hype of oldschool 90s rave music, delivering it to dark techno and mashing it with industrial vibes the Demain Kollectiv provides the symbiosis of sound that i love.

But Demain puts it in his very own interpretation of all these things which is a significant characteristic of good art in my opinion. So I decided to showcase them to you.

 

Tracklist:
01. L’Ätlas – Before The End
02. L’Ätlas – The Last Mass
03. Isaj – Radiation
04. Unnamed – Lovely Grace (Acouphènes Remix)
05. Isaj – Tension
06. Unnamed – Emmène-moi Raver Didier
07. Diazepin – Terror
08. Jan Vercauteren – Never Ending Story
09. Jan Vercauteren – Love Sensation
10. Unnamed – Hardcore Grace (Umbraid Remix)
11. SHPS – Calavera
12. SHPS – No Mas
13. Unnamed – After Sa Mère
14. YGNOR – Count With Me
15. High Speed Violence – Ultraforce

 

Websites:
Bollmann
Demain Kollectiv

 

[NovaFuture Blog Exclusive Mix]: Axkan plays Omen Recordings

 

DJ:
Axkan

 

About the concept:
Here is the ninety-third 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 Axkan’ mix of tracks released on Omen Recordings.

 

About Axkan:
No stranger to the LA Techno scene, or even the world, Axkan is a talented producer and performer from Los Angeles. His Techno is highly influenced by Industrial and EBM alongside ethnic rhythms. His darker and noisy style of Techno is a highly sought sound and can be found on several labels (i.e. OMEN Recordings, Advanced (Black), De-Konstrukt, Dirty Minds, Reloading Records, SecreTechno, Rheostatus, From 0-1, The Cast Project, GBB, Aerotek, Format Recordings, Switch Off, Eternal Drive, etc.).

“Axkan without question has to be one of the most brilliant rapid rising stars on the American West Coast Techno scene and everyone is just starting catch on. His live sets are perking up ears from all over the world, devastating dance-floors from Germany, UK, France, Colombia, Spain, Russia, Poland, Brazil, Chile and all over Mexico, Canada and the US. There are people who make techno, and play techno live, but there are few masters of their machines who know how to put them to effective use when in front of an audience and that’s where Axkan shines.” – Sean Ocean, DEFSF

 

About Omen Recordings:
Los Angeles based Omen Recordings is a record label founded in 2016 by Federico Sanchez and Tanya Leigh, one which seeks to support the productions of innovative artists in electronic music while also organizing club events and tours designed to bring these artists greater exposure. Together the pair bring 30+ years of music business experience to the endeavor and are each accomplished artists in their own right, having released music on numerous international labels.

The philosophy of Omen is to support producers and DJ’s to release and perform their music without having to depend on the structure of major labels. The live musical experience of the OMEN sound focuses on darker explorations of modern techno alongside influences from the analog past. However, club compatibility is a must to bring the emotional intensity to the dance floor. The intention is to build and develop our own catalog of talent by looking for artists who can truly deliver a new and unique sound. Strong principals are based around quality music infused with a spirit that will affect and change lives.

 

Listen & Download:
“Axkan plays Omen Recordings” (download coming soon)

 

Axkan About His Choice:
he is the boss 😉

 

Tracklist:
01. Brecc – Delusional World (Axkan Remix)
02. Axkan – Torment (Luis Flores Remix)
03. WarinD – Accort (Axkan Remix)
04. Darkcloud – The Minds Eye
05. Interferon – Poison Barbs
06. Amby Iguos – Core (Dep Affect Remix)
07. Draag – Detox
08. Axkan – Torment (UVB Remix)
09. Brecc – Delusional World (Illnurse Remix)
10. Darkcloud – Nacreous 2.0
11. Ayarcana – Despite Everything (Manni Dee Remix)
12. Draag – Detox (Ayarcana Remix)
13. Darkcloud – Nacreous
14. Brecc – Unlock My Shackles
15. Axkan – The Distance
16. Rendered – Puppetskin
17. Ayarcana – Despite Everything
18. WarinD – Redel (Swarm Intelligence Remix)

 

Recommendations:
Axkan’s “Torment EP ” on Omen Recordings
Brecc’ “Delusional World EP” on Omen Recordings
WarinD’s “Accort EP” on Omen Recordings
Rendered’s “Puppetskin” on Omen Recordings

 

Websites:
Axkan
Omen Recordings