[Mix]: Introversion – NovaFuture Blog Mix August 2019

 

DJ:
Introversion

 

Introduction:
For some individuals career choices seem to just turn out naturally. Julius Debler aka Introversion is one of them: “I never planned a music career, it just happened. I started creating music in my early childhood.” The 22- year-old Berliner-by-choice who defines himself as a producer, sound designer and DJ is part of the new breed of young electronic musicians who are right now entering the world of techno, changing it and creating their own unique space on the scene.

Introversion has managed to make quite a name of himself if you consider that he only has a few published releases under his name so far. Two solid outputs hit shelves in 2016: “Overnight” on Your Mother Naked and the “Aftermath EP” on Concepts Of Time, both of these leading up to last years release on Arts Collective – the very well-received “Dystopia”. A well-produced diverse three-track techno EP that already has the rumour on the internet of being a contemporary classic.

For Introversion the producer, drums play an important part in his compositions (it was the first instrument he laid his hands on in adolescent years), many of them being breakbeat focused – not just the odd track here and there, it is definitely something that defines his style over and over again. Other common denominators in his work are the continuous exploration of infusing his furious dark 90’s inspired techno with melancholic trance elements. Drums in full attack or wild synth stabs often get calmed from an emerging wave of classic trance chords finding their way into the arrangement. The way Introversion carefully picks out and introduces these old school-components, not being scared of their effect upon incorporating them, is what makes his tracks sound so fresh and invigorating.

As a DJ, Introversion creates a diverse combination of tracks sprung out of hard, forceful techno. His sets consist mainly out of new or unreleased material, drawing inspiration from 90’s and 00’s techno, rave and trance and from there bridging a way to well-selected classics. To find the right balance for the journey, emphasis lies as much on seeking out the track with the perfect severe kick drum, as well as the one containing the right atmospheric moment: “I love to play melodies and harmonic stuff, not just drum jams. But always quite hard”.

So far there are two solo releases in the pipeline for 2018, both for Berlin based labels – one for Arts Collective to follow up the success of “Dystopia” and the other for Konflkt (where he did a remix for Dotwav in 2017). Arts will also publish a new vinyl collection where Introversion contributes one track, continuing the fruitful relationship with the label. To top things of, there is also a forthcoming remix of techno colleague Marla Singer’s “Go Again” set for release on Bipolar Disorder later this year.

 

Listen & Download:

 

Tracklist:
01. Silent-One – Decide Your Fate
02. Introversion – Cataphiles
03. Narciss – Actions Speak Louder Than Words
04. PTU – Castor and Pollux
05. Seleccion Natural – Replicant Isolation
06. Mike Parker – Novus Wave
07. Petter B – Tool 01
08. Anselm – RAVE3000
09. Roseen – Refused
10. Eskapist – Question Memories
11. Schacke – Check It
12. Randomer – Ruffa
13. Introversion – Onryo (Obscure Shape & SHDW Remix)
14. MRD – Uttarakhand
15. Florian Meindl – Black Market
16. Unreleased
17. Steve Stoll – Texture One
18. DYEN – Funky Pills
19. Olēka – Tain (Lag Remix)
20. Astronomical Telegram – Razón
21. Stanislav Tolkachev – Sometimes Everything Is Wrong
22. SHDW & Obscure Shape – Nur Die Sonne War Zeuge
23. Placebo – Every You Every Me

 

Our Artist Special:
Releases, remixes and mixes

 

Booking:
Outlined AM

 

Websites:
Introversion

 

[Mix]: Cassegrain – NovaFuture Blog Mix July 2019

 

DJ:
Cassegrain

 

Introduction:
In techno circles, Cassegrain shouldn’t need too much of an introduction. With a label résumé that includes, among others, Prologue, Infrastructure New York, Killekill, and Ostgut Ton – as well as highly regarded performances at Berghain, Village Underground, Concrete, amongst others – they’ve more than stamped their name on the scene. Alex Tsiridis and Hüseyin Evirgen – the two artists behind Cassegrain – formed the project after a chance meeting at the Redbull Music Academy in Barcelona. In the years following, they collaborated remotely via email, sending stems back and forth before making a move to Berlin where they currently share a studio.

Back in May 2016, the duo folded a former secret alias and launched it as a label under the same name, Arcing Seas. The label was created to be an outlet for Cassegrain’s projects and has included a highly praised remix EP (featuring The Mover, Shifted and Peder Mannerfelt) and a special collaborative release with DJ Nobu, Lady Starlight and Tensal which is the first in a series of collab-records with “friends, heroes and inspirations” as they put it.

Although Tsiridis and Evirgen obviously have an affinity for collaboration – the pair also work alongside Tin Man, a relationship that has delivered a handful of EPs and standout live shows – they are also now stepping out as solo artists. Evirgen is releasing as Magna Pia while Tsiridis is Rhyw. With several releases already out, many more projects are in development.

 

Listen & Download:
“NovaFuture Blog Mix July 2019”

 

Tracklist:
01. Anthony Rother – Ab Ab Ab
02. Terrence Dixon – Vertical Hold
03 Furtive – Unreleased
04. Peter Van Hoesen – Trim The Facts
05. Keikari – Harmi
06. P. Lopez & Octavio – Corpus
07. Max Duley – Shiver
08. Luke Slater – Love (Marcel Dettmann’s Black Gloves Remix)
09. Roman Poncet – Atlas (Antigone Remix)
11. PTA – A2
12. Schacke – Trained to the Floor
13. James Ruskin – Cipher
14. Modig – Latissimus (Blawan Remix)
15. Lenson – Time Merchant
16. Inland – Noisefields
17. Tim Taylor & DJ Slip – Pleasure Unit
18. Thanos Hana – Unreleased
19. Rhyw – Tap to Resume
20. Cleric – Fuck it
21. Cassegrain – Unreleased
22. Blenk – Frames
23. Nobusawa – Rasberry
24. Reeko & Psyk – Agitated Minds
25. Magna Pia – Ina
26. Hendrik Van Boetzelaer – Sieste Juvénile
27. Love Letters – CMB
28. Delta Funktionen – SIMO#3
29. Convextion – Oil On Meta

 

Recommendations:
Cassegrain’s “Addax EP” on Warm Up Recordings
Magna Pia’s “Daiauna” on Feral Note
Magna Pia’s “Incantations” on Counterchange Recordings
“High And Low” by Cassegrain & Tin Man on Killekill Records
“Carnal” by Cassegrain & Tin Man on Killekill Records
sampler “Wiring Harness” w/ Cassegrain track on Voltage
compilation “Co-Ops Vol. 2” w/ Cassegrain & Tin Man track on Counterchange
Border One’s EP “Restive” w/ Cassegrain remix on Escapism

 

Booking:
Source Artists

 

Websites:
Cassegrain

 

[Mix]: Dahlia – NovaFuture Blog Mix June 2019

 

DJ:
Dahlia

 

Introduction:
Pushed in front of the scene only a few months ago, the black phenomena Dahlia is knowing a lightning expansion thanks to a shattering exploration of darkness.

The electronic research and agonizing expression of sadness makes him one of those who needs to be listen to understand Black. « Stay black »

 

Listen & Download:
“NovaFuture Blog Mix June 2019”

 

Tracklist:
01. Wolfsheim – The Sparrow And … (Ode To The Night Remix)
02. Incident prism – Violent resurrection
03. Mariel Ito – Sintex49
04. Manni Dee – Hostile Environment
05. End of Mortal Life – Korventenn
06. QUAL – Rip Doth Thy Scarlet Claws
07. Scalameriya & VSK – Realgar
08. Locked Club- Punk Navsegda
09. Unknown artist – Unreleased
10. Eschaton – Answer My Prayer
11. CVK – Geller Bends
12. HAT-R – Heiß
13. Keikari – Roska
14. Blind Delon – Rule I
15. Umwelt – Tremblement
16. Unit Black Flight – Shortwave Radio Antenna … (Antoni Maiovvi Remix)
17. Kuetzal – Their Game (Anthro Remix)
18. Sharplines – Sacred Bullet
19. Poison Point – Oblivion
20. Dahlia – Unreleased
21. Holygram – Still There

 

Recommendations:
Dahlia’s “Shades Of Black EP” on Märked
Dahlia’s track “Apoptosis” as free download
Dahlia’s track “Les Papillons Noirs” as free download

 

Websites:
Dahlia

 

[Mix]: Johnny Island – NovaFuture Blog Mix May 2019

 

DJ:
Johnny Island

 

Introduction:
Johnny Island is a mysterious project from Berlin-based DJ and producer, characterized by raw, jacking and dark techno. Having released on Smaragd Records and Planet Rhythm, he got supported by Marcel Dettmann, Dax J, DVS1, Norman Nodge, Len Faki, Etapp Kyle and many more. Johnny Island played several times at Griessmuehle and other clubs in Berlin and Germany moreover, he made his memorable debut at Berghain in 2017.

 

Listen & Download:
“NovaFuture Blog Mix May 2019”

 

Tracklist:
01. Inland – Time Leak (Crystalised Loop)
02. Uun – Scripture And Virtue
03. Vegim – Smut
04. VIL – Old Turns New
05. Sleeparchive – Frost
06. Wrong Assessment – Area 104
07. F.U.S.E – Train-trac
08. Dimi Angelis – Automatic
09. Tensal – Imperia
10. Falling Apart – Fourth Fragment (Jonas Kopp Remix)
11. Unknown Artist – Mental System
12. Inhalt Der Nacht – Deine Aura (Anetha Ravy Remix)
13. Cleric & KMYLE – Televised
14. Johnny Island – Restless
15. Boy Harsher – Come Closer (Marcel Dettmann Remix)
16. Roll Dann – Riding Horses In The Dark
17. Billy Turner – Vera
18. Repressed Mind – Disillusioned
19. NX1 – MO1
20. Temudo & A.Paul – Pedantic
21. Ricardo Garduno – Random Moods
22. Luca La Rocca – Hidden Soul
23. Edit Select – The Red Pill
24. Paula Temple – Berlin

 

Recommendations:
Johnny Island’s “Control EP” on Smaragd
Johnny Island’s “Radius EP” on Smaragd
Johnny Island’s “Sculptures EP” on Smaragd
Johnny Island’s “New World EP” on Smaragd
Johnny Island’s “Acid Lake” on Planet Rhythm

 

Websites:
Johnny Island

 

[Mix]: Tomas Kunkel – NovaFuture Blog Mix April 2019

 

DJ:
Tomas Kunkel

 

Introduction:
Born in 1995, Tomas began his relationship with music from an early age, attracted by sounds from the 80s, Punk, New Wave, Synth Pop and Kraftwerk as main influences. At the age of 12, he began his first steps in producing music, a factor that would boost and provide an advantage in his career over the years.

Tomas currently has released vinyl on labels like Dyad (United Kingdom) and GKNSTR (Germany), cassette format on Sticky Ground (United Kingdom) and several digital releases on labels like Armed, Holliday addicts, SR-IE, Gomboc Records (Argentina), Off White Records (Italy) and Ata Series (Chile). His tracks have been played in various clubs around the world by artists such as Dimi Angelis, DJ Pete aka Substance, Carl Craig, Patrik Skoog, Stainslav Tolkachev, Markus Suckut, Answer Code Request, Laurent Garnier and Ben Gibson; among others.

He continues to improve his style, mostly linked to the old school and mainly focused on creating an unique and state-of-the-art electronic sound.

 

Listen & Download:
NovaFuture Blog Mix April 2019

 

Tracklist:
01. MYRNA – Bellyache Dreaming
02. Synectics – Bulkx
03. Stephen Brown – Byte 2
04. Julixo – Dancefloor Language Is Like Parcel
05. Héctor Oaks – Fowarded State Of Evidence
06. Juan Trujillo – Living In The Future (Looper Interpretation)
07. Luis Ruiz – Fires Of Molech
08. Max Duley – Raw
09. Tomas Kunkel – Without A Choice
10. Unknown Artist – アルマアーディエンド
11. Tomas Kunkel – Rhythm Track
12. Richard Polson – SF007 B3
13. Frankie Bones – Ghetto Technics 2 A2
14. Tomas Kunkel – Mental Rave
15. Héctor Oaks – Improved Motto
16. Markus Suckut – Scoria (DVS1 Remix)
17. Kraftwerk – Computer World 2

 

Recommendations:
EP “Red Dots For Everyone” on Kunkelium
sampler “Azzurra EP” w/ Tomas Kunkel track on Alk Recordings
sampler “V/A 1.0” w/ Tomas Kunkel track on Knowledge Imprint

 

Websites:
Tomas Kunkel