[NovaFuture Blog Exclusive Mix]: Bollmann plays Demain Kollectiv

 

DJ:
Bollmann

 

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 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

 

out soon: Alpha Tracks – White Keys Vol. 2 [Morbid Records]

 

Artist:
Alpha Tracks

 

Title:
White Keys Vol. 2

 

Label:
Morbid Records

 

Cat#:
33MOB14/2

 

Release Date:
February 2020

 

Format:
vinyl & digital

 

Tracklist:
A1.
Elektra

A2.
The Flying Dutchman

B1.
Salome

B2.
L’amore Innocente

B3.
Street Scene

 

Press Info:
After delivering his highly acclaimed ‘Contract Labour’ EP on Blue Hour last year, Alpha Tracks returns to base with his debut solo album, ”White Keys”, on Morbid Records. Many amateur musicians and bedroom musicians who have built dance music know that sticking to the white keys affords them the possibility to create melodies without professional knowledge. In this context, the album title ”White Keys”, along with the release artwork of amateur piano models, lays in stark contrast to the track titles that steal their names from famous Opera.

Benedikt, indicates a sense of humour here that highlights “monstrous and over-exaggerated arrangements” against “repetitive music, and the ‘bedroom producer’ mindset”. Despite these descriptions, Benedikt takes us on an immersive path, showing us how classic dance music genres translate into the present by transmitting a multidimensional investigatory experience with cinematic qualities and spanning a wide arc from the world of fast techno through to the otherwordly realms of ambient with masterful artistry.

Few producers bring the mindfulness and vision like Benedikt does, this is evident across his already stacking output and well respected contribution to electronic music. His debut LP ”White Keys”, which will be released in two parts in February and March, is no exception.

Alpha Tracks
Felix Benedikt’s mature sound has often had him mistaken as a veteran producer. In fact, Benedikt is actually a talented young artist with a wealth of music already under his belt. At the beginning of the millennium he received his basic musical education working at Cheap Records and started to DJ at the age of 14. From 2012 on, Benedikt worked at TONGUES, a Viennese record store with an in-house studio where in 2015 the project Alpha Tracks was born. The first release on the reactivated label Morbid had strong international resonance and Alpha Tracks has continued with highly acclaimed records since. Tone setting record store, HARDWAX, distributes the project exclusively as Benedikt continues to perform internationally. The music of Alpha Tracks is mainlyproduced live on analogue machines with different guest musicians, focussing less on technical fetishism than on the live dynamics of studio collaborations. The result is a sound that refers to the Rave era of the early nineties. Alpha Tracks blithely ignores tempo limits or taste doctrines. Aesthetic taboos or even fragments of ten maligned genres, are not treated as a retro fetish, but are folded into the contemporary oeuvre with playful Viennese charm.

Morbid Records
Morbid Records was originally setup by Erdem Tunakan in 1993 as a ‘free spirited platform’ and sub-label to the more internationally renowned Cheap Records from Vienna. While Cheap Records gained international success and released records by artists like Sluts n’ Strings&909, Robert Hood, Mika Vainio and Tin Man, Morbid kept to focussing on releasing more obscure maladjusted music. In 2015, Felix Benedikt, a long time companion of the Cheap Records family, decided to breath new life into the forgotten side project, and since then has been releasing music by himself and other young artists from Vienna.

 

Listen:
soon

 

Full Track Streaming:
“The Flying Dutchman”

more soon

 

Special:
“HATE Podcast 165”

 

Related Release:
“White Keys Vol. 1”

 

Recommendation:
Alpha Tracks’ “Contract Labour EP” on Blue Hour

 

Buy Vinyl:
more soon

 

Buy Digital:
soon

 

Websites:
Gentle Riot for Alpha Tracks

 

Websites:
Alpha Tracks
Morbid Records

 

© Photo By Christiano Tekirdali

out now: Various – The Unrush Tapes 02 [Unrush]

 

Artist:
Various

 

Title:
The Unrush Tapes 02 – Requiems for Refuge Vol 2.

 

Label:
Unrush

 

Cat#:
TUT02

 

Release Date:
10th February 2020

 

Format:
cassette & digital

 

Tracklist:
01.
Irakli
Miserable Happiness

02.
Kuldaboli
Fólk Sem Var Einu Sinni Til

03.
Mareena & JakoJako
Füreinander

04.
The Exaltics
987

05.
Stojche
Skopje Sunrise Funk

06.
Atariame
My Face Is A Battlefield

07.
Plant43
Eclipse Season

08.
Dez Williams
Tulpas

09.
Carlota
Cyclic Rapture

10.
Artefakt
The Boreal Forest Is Where I Want To Be

11.
Tomi Chair
Night Mist

 

Press Info:
Once again the team at Unrush has gathered their energy and spirits, putting together a dazzling array of ambient excursions from artists otherwise known for their techno, house, and electro cuts. As with the last cassette, the focus here is on showcasing new works and channeling the result into diminishing some of the strains on people’s lives, with all proceeds going to help4people in Berlin.

This cassette sees the debut of Unrush founder Mareena, who has worked in collaboration with JakoJako to make a poignant piece entitled “Füreinander”, which translates to “For each other”. Indeed this is the spirit of what Unrush does, providing a safe musical space for others to explore. This disposition remains throughout the selections, with appearances from electro giants such as The Exaltics, Plant 43, Dez Williams, and Kuldaboli, all of which provide an exquisitely elaborate palate of tones, moods, and rhythms. Irakli, Artefakt, and Tomi Chair all step away from rhythm entirely and instead traverse a more pastoral plane, both in light and in darkness. Berlin mainstay Stojche brings his unique blend of seasoned downtempo house, while newcomers Carlota and Atariame round out the release with something completely different altogether.

Taken together, this collection of tracks is an ode to the quiet moments where truth shines in. Where you see between the cracks of your life and gaze upon the interconnectedness of everything around you. Take it in and feel yourself Unrush.

 

Listen:

 

Full Track Streaming:
Mareena & JakoJako -“Füreinander”

Atariame – “My Face Is A Battlefield”

 

Specials:
Irakli – “FOLD Invites Irakli + Interview”

The Exaltics – “Groove Podcast 181”

Stojche – “Carpet Music: Mix Series 002 w/…”

Atariame – “ML492:…”

Plant 43 – “Electro Boogie: Episode 1”

Dez Williams – “…live at Robot Army 28.12.2019”

Artefakt – Reclaim Your City 261

 

Buy Cassette:
Unrush @ Bandcamp
more soon

 

Buy Digital:
Unrush @ Bandcamp
more soon

 

Websites:
Unrush