out soon: Nicolas Bougaïeff – On The Grid EP [NovaMute]

 

Artist:
Nicolas Bougaïeff

 

Title:
On The Grid EP

 

Label:
NovaMute

 

Cat#:
NOMU185

 

Release Date:
21st June 2019 (vinyl)
19th July 2019 (digital)

 

Format:
vinyl & digital

 

Tracklist:
A1.
Eden Configuration

A2.
Rip Tie Cut Toy Man

B1.
On The Grid

B2.
Skyscraper Model

 

Press Info:
Nicolas Bougaïeff presents a new four-track EP On The Grid. Set for release on 21 June 2019 via NovaMute, this is the final instalment in a series of EPs inspired by Greg Egan’s sci-fi novel Permutation City (1994).


In Egan’s far-future world, mankind has the option to upload their consciousness onto computers. On The Grid is focused on the evolution of a character that makes radical alterations to his identity by sculpting his own memories. Bougaïeff delivers four club friendly tracks inspired by this transformation as the character observes, confronts, rejects and finally escapes the dystopian scenario.

Opening track ‘Eden Configuration’ combines a monolithic synth line with propulsive bass grooves. ‘Rip Tie Cut Toy Man’ introduces a furtive synth melody tucked beneath rhythmic rumbles. Bougaïeff’s voice is featured for the first time on the stripped back title track ‘On The Grid’, a playful alternative to dark dystopia. The result is a fast and upbeat cut, reminiscent of 90s minimal yet delivered with punchy modern production. Closer ‘Skyscraper Model’ features a fluid acid line amidst reverberating warehouse beats, providing a sense of energetic resolution.

“I enjoy making music inspired by books, it gives me the opportunity to create a musical embodiment of what would otherwise be purely imaginary visions. Do you know that thing where you see what’s happening in your mind’s eye? I like making music that acts as the soundtrack for that imaginary cinema. I was producing these tracks a few weeks before my first Berghain gig, so I was obviously keen to make bangers. These tracks are the resulting overlap between me geeking out on these sci-fi stories and soundtracking my favourite club.”

The first EP in the triptych, Dust, was released in 2018 on Max Cooper’s Mesh label and was followed by Permutation Djinn on NovaMute later that year.

On The Grid will follow new releases on NovaMute from latest signing Fidelity Kastrow and a return from Terence Fixmer.

 

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@ Deejay

 

Full Track Streaming:
soon

 

Special:
“Fresh Kicks 58”

 

Recommendations:
“Projections” by Nicolas Bougaïeff & Marcus C. Maichel on Denkfabrik
Nicolas Bougaïeff’s “Dust (Remixes)” on Mesh
Nicolas Bougaïeff’s “Dust” on Mesh
Nicolas Bougaïeff’s album “Les Sauvageries” on Denkfabrik
Nicolas Bougaïeff’s album “Principles Of Newspeak” on Denkfabrik
all release on NovaMute

 

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out now: Terence Fixmer – The Swarm EP [NovaMute]

 

Artist:
Terence Fixmer

 

Title:
The Swarm EP

 

Label:
NovaMute

 

Cat#:
NOMU186

 

Release Date:
24th May 2019 (vinyl)
21st June 2019 (digital)

 

Format:
vinyl & digital

 

Tracklist:
A1.
The Swarm

A2.
FRF2

B1.
No Dreams

B2.
The Dawn

 

Press Info:
In a career that spans two entire decades, Terence Fixmer first reached worldwide recognition and praise with the release of his debut album “Muscle Machine” on DJ Hell ?s seminal International Deejay Gigolos imprint in 1999. The album opened a whole new genre, which combined Electro, Industrial, EBM and Techno into a more dance floor focused EBM style called “Techno Body Music”. Some of the album tracks like for example “Electrostatic”, “Body Pressure” or “Electric Vision” became massive hits and remain classics of today. Ever since the release of this groundbreaking debut long- player, the French producer and live act has consistently explored and redefined the boundaries of modern Techno and is showing no signs of slowing down.

Another genre-defining move took place in 2003 when he teamed up with Nitzer Ebb lead singer Douglas Mccarthy to form Fixmer/McCarthy. The partnership pushed the genre of Techno EBM to the maximum and resulted in two full-length albums, ‘Between The Devil’ (2004) and ‘Into The Night’ (2008). The duo has performed their energetic live sets at numerous renowned clubs and festivals all across the globe, functioning as a bridge between the Techno scene on one side, and the alternative EBM/Gothic scene on the other side. Apart from the trend-setting releases they also played many of the big Techno festivals such as “I Love Techno”, “Monegros Desert Festival”, as well as “Wave Gothic Treffen” or “Mera Luna” alongside Marilyn Manson. Fixmer/McCarthy earned loads of respect in the global scene for their unique way of creating truly pioneering sound fusions by elegantly blending the aggression of Techno Body Music and the sensuality of Electronica.

In the years to come, Fixmer experimented with increasingly deep and dubby atmospheres and finally re-invented himself with his fourth solo album on Speedy J ?s label Electric Deluxe in 2010. ‘Comedy of Menace’ is a true Techno album, dark, hypnotic and energetic, and received massive critical acclaim amongst his international peers and fans. Further releases on Electric Deluxe, Prologue, CLR, Deeply Rooted and his own label Planete Rouge have since followed, proving Fixmer’s continued relevance and restless drive to create simultaneously experimental, mind-bending, ruthless and unrelenting sounds, way beyond the musical mainstream. His productions frequently appear in the playlists of countless internationally respected colleagues and have been featured on several notable mix CDs and podcasts by some of the biggest players in the world of Electronic Music, such as Laurent Garnier, Ben Klock, Marcel Dettmann, Function, Agoria, Daniel Miller, Juan Atkins, Jon Hopkins, to name a few. He is currently playing the most happening venues worldwide and is continuously gaining new fans along the way.

It has often been quoted that Terence Fixmer’s music maintains musical depth and integrity, even in a club- or festival-context, and that it appeals as much to dancing feet, as it does to the searching soul. His upcoming fifth solo album, which will be released on CLR in early 2015, proves this claim with certainty and excellence.

 

Listen:
@ Deejay

 

Full Track Streaming:
“The Swarm”

“FRF2”

“No Dreams”

 

Special:
“Shelter Amsterdam Live Series #041”

 

Recommendations:
Terence Fixmer’s “Techno Body Archives 1998 – 2008” on Planete Rouge
Terence Fixmer’s album “Through The Cortex” on Ostgut Ton
Terence Fixmer’s EP “Force” on Ostgut Ton
Terence Fixmer’s EP “Beneath The Skin” on Ostgut Ton
all release on NovaMute

 

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Websites:
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out now: Fidelity Kastrow – Daughter Of Darkness EP [NovaMute]

 

Artist:
Fidelity Kastrow

 

Title:
Daughter Of Darkness EP

 

Label:
NovaMute

 

Cat#:
NOMU187

 

Release Date:
26th April 2019 (vinyl)
24th May 2019 (digital)

 

Format:
vinyl & digital

 

Tracklist:
A1.
Daughter Of Darkness

B1.
The Huntress

B2.
Wolf Clan

 

Press Info:
NovaMute is delighted to welcome Fidelity Kastrow to the label, introducing Berlin’s rising underground techno siren with her first NovaMute release, the ‘Daughter Of Darkness’ EP.

Specialising in spinning emotional, energetic, high-intensity techno, Fidelity Kastrow has DJed at Europe’s leading club nights and festivals and co-presents the weekly radio show Berlin Soul, which is broadcast globally.

For her debut NovaMute release, each of the three darkly melancholic, driving and highly original tracks have been tested, tweaked and perfected at Sisyphos’ cavernous main room Hammahalle, where Fidelity spins monthly as one of the Berlin club’s leading residents.

“’Daughter Of Darkness‘ and ’The Huntress’ are intuitively inspired by that Sunday daytime vibe, where it might be daylight outside but people like me prefer to hang out in dark, industrial cave-like warehouse spaces, sweat and shuffle their dusty feet alongside other like-minded souls. ‘Wolf Clan‘ on the other hand is a track that is more inspired by my other perspective of the dance-floor when I’m standing behind the decks as the DJ. It’s more driving, building and peak-time friendly, a track to raise the energy and hopefully get some arms in the air.“

This is NovaMute’s first release for 2019, and Fidelity Kastrow’s EP follows a recent relaunch and releases from Charlotte de Witte, Terence Fixmer, ANNA and Nicolas Bougaïeff. The label, a subsidiary of Mute (Depeche Mode, Goldfrapp, New Order, Liars, Erasure, Moby), began in 1992 as a response to the growing demand for techno releases in the UK.

Originally presenting white labels and imports, NovaMute went on to release records by Plastikman, Speedy J, Juan Atkins, Luke Slater and Joey Beltram to name a few, as well as forging invaluable links with labels such as Tresor and Probe, which allowed them to license rare tracks for a wider audience.

The ‘Daughter Of Darkness EP’ artwork has been made by London visual artist Dan Hillier.

 

Listen:
@ Deejay

 

Full Track Streaming:
“Daughter Of Darkness”

“The Huntress”

 

Special:
“Hammahalle ☆ 01. May 2015”

 

Recommendations:
all release on NovaMute
all release on Liberation Technologies

 

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out now: Nicolas Bougaïeff – Permutation Djinn [NovaMute]

 

Artist:
Nicolas Bougaïeff

 

Title:
Permutation Djinn

 

Label:
NovaMute

 

Cat#:
NOMU179

 

Release Date:
03rd August 2018 (vinyl)
17th August 2018 (digital)

 

Format:
vinyl & digital

 

Tracklist:
01.
Woke Up As A Copy

02.
PanicTimeTryout

03.
Little Djinn

04.
No Escape

 

Press Info:
Nicolas Bougaïeff returns to NovaMute with two EPs inspired by Greg Egan’s sci-fi novel ‘Permutation City’. ‘Permutation Djinn’, released August 3rd 2018 with ‘Permutation City’ released later this year.

Egan’s novel explores a far future scenario where mankind uploads their consciousness onto computers. Bougaïeff’s interpretation on ‘Permutation Djinn’ attempts to translate the stages of the novel into music while respecting the constraints of making club friendly tracks.

The titles of the tracks allude to various mental states the character goes through, from waking up in the simulated room, realising the shutdown functions have been disabled, speaking with his flesh-and-blood original and finally assessing the inevitability of his situation.

The opener ‘Woke Up As A Copy’ is an expansive track with Blade Runneresque metallic reverberations. ‘Panic Time Tryout’ is a peak time cut, fostering the futurist atmosphere with an unsettling melody.‘Little Djinn’ is the most frenetic of the tracks whilst ‘No Escape’ takes it back to peak time with resounding drums and drills.

 

Listen:
@ Deejay

 

Full Track Streaming:
“Woke Up As A Copy”

 

Special:
“Egg London Podcast 117”

 

Recommendations:
Nicolas Bougaïeff’s album “Les Sauvageries” on Denkfabrik
Nicolas Bougaïeff’s album “Principles Of Newspeak” on Denkfabrik
all release on NovaMute
all release on Liberation Technologies

 

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out now: Charlotte de Witte – The Healer EP [NovaMute]

 

Artist:
Charlotte de Witte

 

Title:
The Healer EP

 

Label:
NovaMute

 

Cat#:
NOMU183

 

Release Date:
08th June 2018 (vinyl)
22nd June 2018 (digital)

 

Format:
vinyl & digital

 

Tracklist:
01.
The Healer

02.
Silence

03.
Kuda

04.
Song Of The Woods Nymphs

 

Press Info:
Charlotte de Witte continues to establish herself as a driving force on the contemporary techno scene with The Healer, her second EP on seminal British imprint NovaMute.

The four tracker comes after the Belgian has fully broken through with a dark, dense and driving sound that is proudly unrelenting. Her meteoric rise has come off the back of a series of huge productions, plus standout sets at key festivals and clubs all around the world.

Charlotte’s fresh and innovative sound is immediately laid bare on opener ‘The Healer’, with eight minutes of spine-tingling, hypnotic techno. The sleek drums and icy hi-hats soon cast their spell, as well-crafted synths unfold up top to bring real emotion. ‘Silence’ is another slice of tunnel vision techno with perfectly designed drums rolling on and synths peeling off the groove. It’s trance inducing and otherworldly, with eerie voices adding to the all-consuming atmosphere.

Then comes ‘Kuda’, a track built on monstrous kicks that hit hard and drive forward with real force. Filtered vocals bring character, and sharp edged percussion grows ever louder to take the track, and the club, to the next level. Last of all, ‘Song Of The Wood Nymphs’ shows another side to the producer with three minutes of suspensory synths and expansive ambient sounds that are filled with drama and tension.

 

Full Track Streaming:

 

Special:
“Studio Brussel 2018 #13”

 

Recommendations:
Charlotte de Witte’s “Brussels EP” on NovaMute
ANNA’s “Razor EP” on NovaMute
Terence Fixmer’s EP “Dance Of The Comets” on NovaMute
Nicolas Bougaïeff’s EP “Cognitive Resonance” on NovaMute
all release on Liberation Technologies

 

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Booking:
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Websites:
Charlotte de Witte
NovaMute