out now: Norman Nodge – Berghain 06 [Ostgut Ton]

Artist:
Various – mixed by Norman Nodge

Title:
Berghain [06]

Label:
Ostgut Ton

Cat#:
OSTGUTCD23

Release Date:
22nd October 2012

Format:
CD & digital

Tracklist:
01)
Birds Two Cage
Gase

02)
Oni Ayhun
OAR 002-B

03)
Mokira
Manipulation Musik
(Redshape Tape Dub)

04)
Patrick Gräser
From Foreign Territories

05)
Hauntologists
Untitled (B1)

06)
Staffan Linzatti
Morning

07)
Jeff Mills
Keeping Of The Kept

08)
Silent Servant
Untitled (A1)

09)
DJ T-1000
Metra

10)
The Nighttripper
Tone Explotation
(Planerary Assault Systems Remix)

11)
Charlton
Black Slong

12)
Architectural
Looking Ahead

13)
Mark Broom
Vault 5

14)
Ctrls
Socket

15)
Chancellor
Roundabouts

16)
Tim Taylor & DJ Slip
New York Minds

17)
El Gato #9
Coefficient Of Friction
(Monty Luke Back Catalogue Remix)

18)
Radioactive Man
Nastyradio

19)
Xosar
Rainy Day Juno Jam
(Legowelt Remix)

Tracks 01, 04 and 13 are previously unreleased.

Info (English):
Berghain resident Norman Nodge presents the sixth installment in the club’s mix series. Since 2005 Norman has played the Berghain floor once a month and has become an integral part of the Berghain crew. In the meantime he has produced several releases under his own name on Marcel Dettmann’s MDR Label and on Ostgut Ton.

As a DJ he combines classic Detroit and UK techno with Chicago house and a lot of new material, never afraid to go for the more unusual sounds, away from current trends and always putting a mixture of softer and harder styles into one set.

Norman knows how to create a journey and so it’s not surprising that his Mix for Ostgut Ton is also built from many different elements. Classic Tracks like Jeff Mills’ “Keeping Of The Kept” feature alongside the work of younger producers like Patrick Gräser. His “From Foreign Territories” is one of three exclusive unreleased tracks on this mix. Nodge also remembers that established artists like Keith Tenniswood as Radioactive Man are still producing powerful music today and includes a few recent tracks from such well established names.

Showing that his palette of taste goes far beyond what you might expect to be the typical Berghain sound, much lighter tracks like Legowelt’s remix of the incredible “Rainy Day Juno Jam” by Xosar are also included. With probably the most varied tracklisting for a Berghain Mix CD yet, Norman Nodge is convincing us with his courage to try new combinations.

The Mix starts off mellow with Birds Two Cage, who’s behind this moniker stays secret, the exclusive track, “Gase”, enters with warm ambient washes and is followed by a percussive shakedown from Oni Ayhun, taken from his second release on OAR. Redshape has become a regularly booked visitor at Berghain/Panorama Bar, his live sets there are always impressive and his remix for Mokira is a welcome mood settler before the mix really kicks in with Patrick Gräser’s exclusive track. The Hauntologists and Staffan Linzatti continue as the pressure rises, until it reaches peak-time atmosphere when the Jeff Mills track is launched into the mix.

What follows is a Berghain set that is dark but jacking, punishing beats are interlaced with grooves to move your body, Silent Servant, DJ T-1000, a Planetary Assault Systems remix for The Nighttripper and the Charlton track are all excellent picks, perfect for Norman Nodges DJ-style. Architectural’s “Looking Ahead” moves the mix into a different direction that is rich in dark atmosphere and simply penetrating. The left of centre attitude is continued with Mark Broom’s exclusive track “Vault 5”, continuously pushing until Ctrls and Chancellor allow us to freak out. After such a work out maybe a hint of rap vocals is the only logical way to go and so Tim Taylor & DJ Slip are called upon to fulfill their duties to powerful effect. Not satisfied to leave it at that, Nodge moves on into more playful and tripping territories, El Gato #9 picks us up as the ground slips from under our feet and in mid-flight Radioactive Man takes control and reconnects with the blissful start of Norman’s mix. Xosar then is that little bit of something extra and beautiful that we have come to expect from Nodge.

All in all the Mix, which was recorded live at Berghain, is a perfect reflection of the Norman Nodge way of djing and also a document of what you can expect to hear from a resident at the club.

Info (German):
Berghain-Resident-DJ Norman Nodge präsentiert die sechste Mix-CD in der Serie. Seit 2005 bespielt Norman Nodge monatlich den Berghain-Floor und ist zu einem wichtigen Bestandteil der Crew geworden.

Mit eigenen Veröffentlichungen auf Marcel Dettmanns MDR-Label und auf Ostgut Ton pendelt er zwischen zeitlosem Techno-Funk und waghalsigen Abstraktionen und konnte sich so als Produzent mit eigener Handschrift empfehlen.

Als DJ kombiniert er klassischen Detroit- und UK-Techno mit Chicago-House und viel neuem Material, gerne auch eher ungewöhnliche Sounds, die sich nicht an angesagten Stilrichtungen orientieren. Das Konzept von “Zuckerbrot und Peitsche” ist ihm dabei auch nicht unbekannt. Im Mix dieser CD treffen Klassiker wie Jeff Mills’ “Keeping Of The Kept” auf aktuelle Sounds, wie zum Beispiel Patrick Gräsers “From Foreign Territories”, einer von drei bisher unveröffentlichten Exklusiv-Tracks auf der CD.

Nodge setzt voll auf Vielseitigkeit, so stehen zum Beispiel experimentellere Tracks wie Legowelt’s Remix des wundervollen “Rainy Day Juno Jam” von Xosar neben neuen Tracks von bekannten Techno-Größen, wie Keith Tenniswood, der als Radioactive Man den Track “Nastyradio” beisteuert. Mit dem bisher wahrscheinlich breitesten Spektrum an Stilen auf einer Berghain Mix-CD überzeugt Norman Nodge mit seinem Mut zu neuen Kombinationen.

Der Mix beginnt sanft mit dem Exklusiv-Track “Gase” von Birds Two Cage. Es bleibt im Dunkeln, wer sich hinter diesem Pseudonym verbirgt, so dass die Musik ganz allein für sich sprechen kann. Dieser weichen Ambientdecke folgt Oni Ayhuns hyperaktiver Percussion-Track von seiner zweiten EP auf OAR. Redshape, der im Berghain/Panorama Bar längst zu den öfter gebuchten Gästen zählt und dort eine Vielzahl exzellenter Livesets gespielt hat, verstärkt anschließend das Gefühl konzentrierter Ruhe zu Beginn der CD mit seinem Remix für Mokira, bevor Patrick Gräser mit seinem Exklusiv-Track den Mix entschieden forciert. Es folgen The Hauntologists und Staffan Linzatti, die den Druck aufnehmen und steigern, bis mit dem Jeff-Mills-Track Peak-Time-Energie erreicht wird.

Was folgt ist dunkler, spannungsgeladener Techno und zwingende Grooves: Silent Servant, DJ T-1000, ein Planetary Assault Systems Remix für The Nighttripper und Charlton repräsentieren allesamt exzellent,worum es Nodge beim Techno hauptsächlich geht. Architecturals “Looking Ahead” schlägt dann eine andere Richtung ein. Es wird atmosphärischer und Mark Brooms Exklusiv-Track treibt die abseitige Stimmung weiter, die im Anschluss durch Ctrls und Chancellor “à la Techno” ihre Klimax erreicht. Nach so einem Workout erscheint die Andeutung von Rap-Vocals gar nicht so abwegig und Tim Taylor & DJ Slip liefern mit ihrem slammenden Track genau das.

Bevor es langsam dem Ende der CD zugeht, schlägt Norman einen weiteren stilistischen Haken und wendet den Mix ins Verspielt-trippige. Bei El Gato #9 verlieren wir langsam den Boden unter unseren Füßen, Radioactive Man fängt uns aus freiem Fall, übernimmt die Kontrolle und schlägt eine Brücke zum entspannten Anfang der CD. Als letztes i-Tüpfelchen dann gibt es noch den wundervollen, im besten Sinne eigenartigen Track von Xosar im Legowelt Mix – genau das gewisse Etwas, mit dem Norman seine Sets immer wieder zu etwas Besonderen macht.

Dieser Mix – live im Berghain aufgenommen – spiegelt Norman Nodges DJ-Verständnis perfekt wieder und gewinnt Techno darüberhinaus überraschende Facetten ab. Gleichzeitig ist er ein vielseitiges Dokument dessen, was von einem Resident des Clubs erwartet werden darf.

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Video:
Patrick Gräser – “From Foreign Territories”

Video created by the29nov films.

Record Release Party:
10.11.2012 @ Berghain, Berlin
>>> Norman Nodge
>>> Mark Broom
>>> and more tba.

Related Release:
Various – Berghain [06] Vinyl

Recommendations:
The Nighttripper – Tone Explotation
Patrick Gräser aka Answer Code Request – Subway Into

Buy:
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Websites:
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OstGut Ton

[News]: Plastikman – Remastered Albums on Mute

Mute will release 4 remastered Plastikman albums at the beginning of September.

Richie Hawtin aka Plastikman is today—superstar DJ, mastermind of the Minus label, entrepreneur, technological innovator and techno pioneer.

Mute was founded by Daniel Miller in 1978, and since then has signed and developed some of the world’s most influential recording artists – including Depeche Mode, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Yazoo, Goldfrapp, Erasure, Moby and Richard Hawley – and become home to a crop of emerging talent and recent signings such as Josh T. Pearson, Big Deal, Beth Jeans Houghton and S.C.U.M. Whilst maintaining a firmly eclectic roster, from the earliest days of The Normal, Fad Gadget and DAF through to the techno era with artists such as Plastikman / Richie Hawtin and Speedy J, and to the present day with hybrid electronic artists such as Yeasayer and S.C.U.M, the label has always been a champion of electronic music. Mute also looks after a catalogue of seminal electronic artists such as Can and Cabaret Voltaire.

Remastered albums in details:
Sheet One
Recycled Plastik
Musik
Artifakts (B.C.)

Websites:
Plastikman
Mute
Mute @ Facebook
Mute Germany @ Facebook
Mute @ Twitter
Mute Germany @ Twitter

out now: Plastikman – Artifakts B.C. (Remastered) [Mute]

 

Artist:
Plastikman

 

Title:
Artifakts (B.C.)

 

Label:
Mute

 

Cat#:
CDSTUMM350

 

Release Date:
10th September 2012

 

Format:
remastered CD

 

Tracklist:
01)
Korridor

02)
Psyk

03)
Pakard

04)
Hypokondriak

05)
Rekall

06)
Skizofrenik

07)
Are Friends Electrik?

08)
Lodgikal Nonsense

 

Info:
Long before Richie Hawtin became what he is today—superstar DJ, mastermind of the Minus label, entrepreneur, technological innovator, style icon—he was best known for a single project: Plastikman.

Between 1993 and 2003, Plastikman created an astonishing body of work, one that didn’t so much define a time and place as explode them, expanding the dimensions of Detroit techno and redefining the possibilities of electronic dance music itself.

Across six albums (Sheet One, Musik, Recycled Plastik, Consumed, Artifakts (B.C.), and Closer) and numerous singles like “Spastik,” “Plastique,” and “Sickness” Plastikman evolved into one of contemporary electronic music’s most distinctive voices: minimalist, psychedelic, groovy as anything, ever mindful of the transcendent properties of pure electronic sound.

Artifakts (B.C.) is his fourth album, a compilation of material left from Musik’s recording as well as an unfinished album called Klinik. According to Richie Hawtin, Artifakts [bc] should be viewed as the third Plastikman album instead of the fourth. After Musik he began to devise concepts for an album that would ultimately be called Klinik. When Richie Hawtin was exiled from the U.S. for performing illegally, he scrapped the idea, and by the time he returned, he began working on the much more ambitious Consumed. As such, Artifakts [bc] was devised as a way to bridge the periods between Musik and Consumed. [bc] is an acronym for [b]efore [c]onsumed.

The album is now re-issued by Mute with remastered audio.
Multi-awarded Plastikman was selected by Mixmag as the Greatest Dance Act of All time in 2012 and Greatest DJ of All Time in 2011.

 

Listen:

(this is not the remastered version)

 

Buy:
MuteBank
Amazon GER
Amazon UK
WOM
Dussmann
Deejay.de
Decks.de
HMV
more soon

 

Websites:
Plastikman
Mute
Mute @ Facebook
Mute Germany @ Facebook
Mute @ Twitter
Mute Germany @ Twitter

 

out now: Plastikman – Musik (Remastered) [Mute]

 

Artist:
Plastikman

 

Title:
Musik

 

Label:
Mute

 

Cat#:
CDSTUMM349

 

Release Date:
10th September 2012

 

Format:
remastered CD

 

Tracklist:
01)
Konception

02)
Plastique

03)
Kriket

04)
Fuk

05)
Outbak

06)
Ethnik

07)
Plasmatik

08)
Goo

09)
Marbles

10)
Lasttrak

 

Info:
Long before Richie Hawtin became what he is today—superstar DJ, mastermind of the Minus label, entrepreneur, technological innovator, style icon—he was best known for a single project: Plastikman.

Between 1993 and 2003, Plastikman created an astonishing body of work, one that didn’t so much define a time and place as explode them, expanding the dimensions of Detroit techno and redefining the possibilities of electronic dance music itself.

Across six albums (Sheet One, Musik, Recycled Plastik, Consumed, Artifakts (B.C.), and Closer) and numerous singles like “Spastik,” “Plastique,” and “Sickness” Plastikman evolved into one of contemporary electronic music’s most distinctive voices: minimalist, psychedelic, groovy as anything, ever mindful of the transcendent properties of pure electronic sound.

Musik is his second studio album and was released on Novamute. Musik was received to wide critical acclaim. It presents both Plastikman’s bass driven ambiance and his stripped down beat experiments.

The album is now re-issued by Mute with the original artwork and remastered audio.

Multi-awarded Plastikman was selected by Mixmag as the Greatest Dance Act of All time in 2012 and Greatest DJ of All Time in 2011.

 

Listen:

(this is not the remastered version)

 

Buy:
MuteBank
Amazon GER
Amazon UK
WOM
Dussmann
Deejay.de
Decks.de
HMV
more soon

 

Websites:
Plastikman
Mute
Mute @ Facebook
Mute Germany @ Facebook
Mute @ Twitter
Mute Germany @ Twitter

 

“Marbles”

or snippets here

out now: Plastikman – Recycled Plastik (Remastered) [Mute]

 

Artist:
Plastikman

 

Title:
Recycled Plastik

 

Label:
Mute

 

Cat#:
CDSTUMM348

 

Release Date:
10th September 2012

 

Format:
remastered CD

 

Tracklist:
01)
Krakpot

02)
Elektrostatik

03)
Spaz

04)
Gaz
(Remix)

05)
Naturalistik

06)
Spastik

 

Info:
Long before Richie Hawtin became what he is today—superstar DJ, mastermind of the Minus label, entrepreneur, technological innovator, style icon—he was best known for a single project: Plastikman.

Between 1993 and 2003, Plastikman created an astonishing body of work, one that didn’t so much define a time and place as explode them, expanding the dimensions of Detroit techno and redefining the possibilities of electronic dance music itself.

Across six albums (Sheet One, Musik, Recycled Plastik, Consumed, Artifakts (B.C.), and Closer) and numerous singles like “Spastik,” “Plastique,” and “Sickness” Plastikman evolved into one of contemporary electronic music’s most distinctive voices: minimalist, psychedelic, groovy as anything, ever mindful of the transcendent properties of pure electronic sound.

Recycled Plastik is a mini-album by then-Detroit and minimal techno DJ Richie Hawtin, under his alias Plastikman. It was released on Novamute in 1994 and contains four tracks from previously released 12″ vinyl singles, plus two new tracks.

The album is now re-issued by Mute with the original artwork and remastered audio.
Multi-awarded Plastikman was selected by Mixmag as the Greatest Dance Act of All time in 2012 and Greatest DJ of All Time in 2011.

 

Listen:

(this is not the remastered version)

 

Buy:
MuteBank
Amazon GER
Amazon UK
WOM
Dussmann
Deejay.de
Decks.de
HMV
more soon

 

Websites:
Plastikman
Mute
Mute @ Facebook
Mute Germany @ Facebook
Mute @ Twitter
Mute Germany @ Twitter