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NX1 - Addicted Podcast #9
NX1 became one of the most inspirational projects in the modern generation of techno artists for many people, Addicted crew included. So it was natural for us to try to get hold of their mix for the series. Luckily, it worked well not only in the way that the Spanish duo agreed to do this (and it seemed like they were really enthusiastic about it), but also in the final result that you are able to listen to yourself here. We really hope you’ll like this mix – and if you do, we’d recommend you to check some of their records released on Semantica and, of course, NX1 as well. Here’s a little interview as a starter.
- You both used to and still release music yourselves as individual artists. However, the NX1 project stands for something special, doesn’t it? Tell us how and why you decided to form a duo rather than continue making music separately.
- One of the main reasons is that we have been growing up together since we were children. We share a lot of influences and we started producing together many years ago. Always when something has been published individually, it also had a view of the other and we have been sharing the libraries that we've been developing over the years. Waiting to give physical form to Nexe Records, we started having a lot of our own stuff, and we decided naturally to start with NX1 as our first project. Without our individual projects this could never be possible. We don't reject signing more works individually, but now we're just focused on NX1 as an artist and a label.
- Describe the origins of the visual identity of both NX1 as a duo and the label of the same name. You have something that might be considered signature design features. Do they intend to symbolize anything?
- As we commented before, NX1 is the first project of our upcoming label Nexe Records. The word "Nexe" means nexus in our language. The letter "X" is a clear example of a nexus. Also all our videos and graphic design textures contain nexus that gives form and sense to all the figures we use. This nexus symbolizes all the people and disciplines involved in the scene, crowd, artists, clubs, records, visual arts, sound… Working altogether they are able to build a scene, without this kind of link that world is not possible.
- You’ve built up a productive relationship with Semantica Records, a label that has gained some strong reputation recently. How did you hook up with with Svreca? What does the philosophy of that label have in common with the philosophy of your own?
- For us Semántica has been a respected label from its beginnings. After we made the NX1 01 record by our own, Svreca contacted us because he was interested in selling our label through his website. After that came the release on his label and some upcoming collaborations. The common philosophy could be seen by several ways, but of course it's all about music without compromises which always keeps the essence. The Semántica catalogue is full of quality releases and quality artists, also it is a label who cares a lot about the product. Without a doubt, it is an example of a label that we really love and respect.
- Although Spain is not the most renowned place in the World in terms of techno music, it does actually have a bunch of artists who seem to be respected internationally: Oscar Mulero, Architectural, Svreca, Exium, Reeko, Tadeo etc. Can you tell us more about the Spanish techno scene? What is it inspired by and who are the artists we should be looking out for soon?
- Well, we think in fact Spain used to have several years of a healthy techno scene all over the country some time ago, and obviously now this gets translated on such respected names for us, and as you say internationally. Unfortunately, now we could say that Spain is not joining a healthy techno scene… About inspiration - maybe there are too much to mention, and about some spanish artists to keep an eye on - maybe could be Error Ética (also as Victor Martinez), Aiken, Agony Forces, Radio Transmission… and sure many more to mention also.
- Share some details about the mix you did for us. What is the main idea behind your Addicted podcast?
- Techno as we understand it.
1. Shifted - AVN 001 [Avian 001]
2. Datura Dilema - Planeta azul [Subsits 10]
3. Conrad Van Orton - Feng Shui Theory [C.R.S FGS 003]
4. Dialect - me3 [Subsist 11]
5. Vilix - Spirits Cave [ANG 025]
6. Tom Diciccio - Identity [NNN02]
7. Ness & Rasmus Hedlund - Punto Kokous ( Edit Select rmix) [Informa records 004]
8. Conrad Van Orton - Strepto [DRG 009]
9. Oscar Mulero - Rotation [Pole 010]
10. Urbano Kereni - Untitled [Sonntag Morgen 019]
11. Juan Atkins - Think Quick (Sleeparchive remix) [Infiniti]
12. Dialect - A Zase Pak [Subsit 11]
13. Dimi Angelis & Jeroen Search - Synchronus [A&S 002]
14. Agony Forces - Time trilogy (NX1 remix) [Lycaon]
15. VSK - Garden [Sonntag Morgen 019]
16. Xhin - Blinding Truth [SA014]
17. Error Etica - Quasar (NX1 remix) [Error Etica]
18. MIke Denhert - Framework [Delsin Records]
19. Phase - Process (Iñigo Kennedy remix) [Token 20Z]
20. Developer - Programma (Truncate remix) [Modularz]
21. Cassegrain - Plate [MA01]
22. Gkahn - Wreid and Radical [Semantica 47]
23. NX1 - Untitled (Upcoming)
24. Christian Wunch - Planetary Alignment [Pole 012]
25. Ro! - Crise Planitia (NX1 Old School rave mix) [End of Dayz 001]
26. Inigo Kennedy - Shapeshifter [Semantica 36]
27. Patrick Kieger - Defectio (Conrad Van Orton Jailbreaking Plan) [Shapeless Records 002]
28. Reeko - Crop Circle B2 [Evidence 003]