NEWS PER MINUTE
Time flies, November is already here, and we’re excited to see what it brings.
But before that, let’s take a moment to go through some of the techno music news that highlighted this October.
Steve Aoki debuted with a techno music alias Ninja Attack.
The American DJ, record producer, music programmer, and record executive Steve Aoki is primarily famous for his house music. Still, he is also known to be continually experimenting with his sound and music genres in general.
This time, he surprises his fans again and debuts with a techno track, but under a different name—Ninja Attack.
Ninja Attack is his new techno alias, and his latest piece is called "Aurora." Described as dark and minimal, "Aurora" feels like a solid path for Aoki's baby techno steps. He still keeps his production subdued in this one, which is a wise move as it ensures his fanbase remains equally interested as always.
Charlotte de Witte releases "Asura EP"
On 8 October, Charlotte de Witte came back with her third release of 2021, the long-awaited "Asura EP". Released on her KNTXT label, the three-track EP features the most anticipated tracks from her recent sets.
"With Asura EP I'm trying to give you a little insight into my musical influences by going back to my roots. We're speaking about a young Charlotte who, about 12 / 13 years ago, got indulged in the world of electronic music by going to her first underground clubs and raves. From electro and techno to acid core and hardcore to psytrance. This EP flirts with the soundscapes of the latter." – says Charlotte of the EP.
After winning the "Alternative Top 100 DJs" at the end of 2020, she began this year with a virtual set on the Melodia stage for Tomorrowland's New Year's Eve digital festival, inspired by the festival's 2015 theme "The Secret Kingdom of Melodia".
The documentary "Midnight Frontier," celebrating the LGBTQI+ activists of Bassiani now available online
The documentary "Midnight Frontier" (2019), directed by Peter van Langen, focusing on LGBTQI+ activism and the world-famous Tbilisi club Bassiani is now available online for free. According to the director, the goal of his documentary is to "highlight the importance of nightlife and club culture to the fight for LGBTQI+ liberation."
The film, which was previously screened at ADE, follows the stories of frontline LGBTQI+ activists and their relationship with the club. "Midnight Frontier" serves as their platform to finally speak out and tell their story, describing how they used Bassiani as a form of resistance against the abuse they received by the Georgian Orthodox Church during the International Day Against Homophobia.
"The starting point of my project was based on how I experienced dance floors and how they helped me with my sexuality. Being afraid and unsure to reveal who I am, made me deal with uncertainty, stress, and anxiety. These safer environments were the most important places for my coming out and personal development, and they still are", Peter van Langen says in an interview, "I hope this documentary can share the very important message of these activists. How with their unstoppable fight, nightlife transcends hedonism and escapism. It has become a platform to fight oppression and violence towards the queer community", he adds.
Bassiani is known as one of the world's best techno clubs, and its queer-focused Horoom Nights serve as a stronghold against homophobic violence.
Techno artists Carl Cox, Sven Vath & Joseph Capriati Are Part of DJEnerate NFT
Renowned techno DJ names, such as Carl Cox, Sven Vath, Jamie Jones, Joseph Capriati, Ricardo Villalobos, and more, are among over 30 famous DJs featured in the DJEnerate NFT (collection of 10,000 NFT characters with over 400 unique traits from the electronic music world).
Launched by the NFT producer Hipworth, the NFTs were designed by Hipworth himself and Art Director Shelly Soneja.
“We aim to represent all the fabulous characters and identities that have contributed to the electronic music world and helped shape our lives and friendships through the amazing power of music,” said Hipworth in an interview.
For this project, a group of industry experts from the NFT joins forces with music industry professionals. Their goal is to develop a framework that binds the NFT community and music in a way that has never been done before.