Chemtrailz – NovaFuture Blog Visual Mix 011 (30.01.2022)


He’s released on Suara, Autektone Dark, PTR Berlin, Reload, Funk’ N Deep, Silver M and others.

Support: Charlotte Dewitte, Paula Temple, Ellien Alien, Amanda Mussi, Chris Liebeng, Emmanuel Arts, Luigi Madonna, Ghost in the Machine, Lorenzo Raganzini (HEX), Endlec (Mord Records), Raphael Dincsoy (Lehmann Club), Fernanda Martins (Devotion, AudioCode), Raven (Rekids), Non Reversible (Soma, A R T S ), NovaFuture Blog, Arjun Vargale, Frankyeffe (Riot Recordings / Suara / Second State), George Tounisidis (Suara), Ayako Mori, Drumcomplex, Spektre, Fatima Hajji, T-78, Shay De Castro, Brennen Grey, Giovanni Carozza, Hollen, Stephen Disario (Planet Rhythm, 6AM), Hiroaki Iizuka (Self Reflektion), Sam Jones (Open Up Radio), Maxima FM Madrid

He began his journey in dance music as a raver in the 04-08 trance era while studying Economics at University of Texas in Austin. During his studies he was blessed with the opportunity to travel and rave in places like Amsterdam to discover the underground dub and bass scene and Miami to explore WMC and UMF. Shortly after he made a transition from his rap music background and began DJing techno and trance music in 08.

After college he attended audio school in 2010, received his audio engineering certifications and began his 15k+ hours in the studio. His first self release in 2011 was a minimal techno release. He won support from Todd Terry winning a remix contest in 2012 before venturing into progressive, trance and psychedelic sounds for some years.

In 2017, while living outside of LA, he decided to return to his techno roots. Start of 2018 he launched his Chemtrailz alias. Since then he has released a number of EPs and singles on labels like Autektone Dark (top 20 Hard charts peaking #13), Funk’N Deep, The Yellowheads’ Reload and Fatima Hajji’s Silver M. During this time he gained a bit of prominence playing and throwing parties in the Los Angeles underground warehouse and desert party scene- where he developed much of his deep, hard, hypnotic techno sound and attracted his first concentrated following.

More recently in 2020 after returning to Texas, during the pandemic, he won favor from Suara in winning a remix contest for Coyu’s rave banger Descontrol- slated for release on a 4 track EP beginning of 2021 with Flug, Temudo and Jay Clarke.

He also won a second contest in 2020, in collaboration with James Sanchez aka Amuck(LA, Technoids), landing two remixes for Ayako Mori; scheduled for release Dec 9 2020 on PTR Berlin.

During the 2020 Lions Gate Portal he was compelled to launch his own imprint Terra Novae. 

When he is not in the studio or playing he is usually growing plants or snowboarding. To support his music journey he has been a master horticulturist for the most part of 15 years. Lately he only consults horticulture part time to make more time for his art.

Novafuture Blog

LPM 2024

As we say goodbye to LPM 2024 in Morocco, I’m filled with gratitude for an unforgettable experience. It was an honour to serve on the Mapping Contest jury and witness incredible talent and innovation.

Despite the sandstorm on the final night, LPM 2024 remained a remarkable experience. From captivating visuals to dynamic audio performances, the event showcased the resilience and creativity of its participants.

The workshops, discussions and networking opportunities enriched our artistic journey and left us inspired for future endeavours.

Thank you to everyone who made LPM 2024 a success. Here’s to the magic of live performance art and the friendships made along the way. Until we meet again, let’s keep pushing the boundaries of creativity.

See more impressions here!

New modular / video Jam

Please take a look at the new modular jam with generative visuals, which was recorded live at the Map&Fold concert in February 2023.

Kunst! Stream with Michael Fiedler & Sibel Caliskan (18.02.2021)

#Michael Fiedler
Michael Fiedler works with field recordings, sounds and noises that are captured directly before and during the performance, modified live with software and hardware as musical source material and made directly audible in a completely new context. Complemented by the powerful visual art of PPLC. Dance performance: Sibel Caliskan

#Sibel Caliskan
Sibel Caliskan is a freelance dancer and performer from Munich. With a great interest in improvisation and creation, she collaborates with various artistic figures in the performing arts. Her artistic work and movement language are characterised by interdisciplinarity and the connection between dance and movement research.

New Work: Endgame

We aka das Shining are working on a new project: Endgame

Extinction is the termination of a kind of organism or of a group of children, usually a species. The moment of extinction is generally considered to be the death of the last individual of the species, although the capacity to breed and recover may have been lost before this point. 

As we are at the moment at the beginning of the so-called Holocene extinction we created Endgame to draw attention to it. This performance deals with the connection of different creatures and their extinction. Our virtual life forms grow and thrive, they influence each other, explore their surroundings, mate with others and little by little, they die. The extinction of species sets in. 

Spectators of this event are invited to observe – and hear – the mesmerizing spectacle and the devastating end of existence, without the ability to intervene. 

The audience can influence the sounds generated by the installation by moving virtual ears via their smartphones to individual points of the scene. These ears generate signals that are evaluated by our synthesizers and thus control the performance together with us. 

The performance will premiere at the World Earth Day Festival 2022.

Exposure Therapy Stream

Exposure Therapy streams local music culture straight into your living rooms! As long as we all have to stay at home we will regularly provide you finest electronic music out of one of Tübingen’s shared houses.

Here you can listen to my stream from 12.1.2022

timodufner @ exposure therapy #12