release date: 20-10-2023
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"Chapter 2 moves the night on, and this is the sound of the clubs I love to both play and just hang out in these days, clubs where the people involved put a lot more time into digging through the crates than working on their Instagram Reels. These are places where you're as likely to find a band on stage as you are a DJ, where 80's German electro pop by a band like Boytronic seamlessly flows into tracks like Silent Servant's Non Fiction. Timeless music that can be romantic, dreamlike and ethereal one moment, then veer into dark, industrial sounds the next."
Second compilation for Eskimo Recordings compiled and curated by Berlin-based Musician and DJ Luca Venezia, aka CURSES.
Berlin-based Curses brings a romantic edge to the dance floor, blending 80's New Wave, the darker side of Italo-Disco and flashes of EBM with his own ghostly vocals. 3CDs (and 3 Double-Vinyls). DEUX features a mammoth 49 tracks that join the dots between early industrial pioneers Throbbing Gristle, EBM legends like Nitzer Ebb and the post- punk experiments of people like Malcolm McLaren or Big Audio Dynamite with some of the most exciting artists around today, such as Boy Harsher, Nuovo Testamento and Years of Denial.
Where the first Next Wave Acid Punx compilation was a personal journey for Luca, a lockdown inspired exploration of his record collection to find the thread that ran through the music that had soundtracked much of his life, DEUX is a celebration of that music let loose on the world, the thrill of music performed live, the smoke and strobe filled clubs you'll hear it in and the artists you'll find on those stages.
"With Next Wave Acid Punx DEUX I wanted to celebrate those bands and artists, past and present who, to me, represent that spirit. Both full live bands and makeshift electronic duos alike, the kind of acts that you might have found wedged between DJs back in the day at The Hacienda in the 80s, Trash in the 00s or today at nights like Berlin's MILK ME, EXBTN . in Paris, Night Terrors + SC&P in London, New York City's Synthicide or Ukraine's Worn Pop." So I've put this compilation together much like my favourite kind of night, going out to see some bands play, hitting up a club where live music and DJs blur together, before the serious business of the after party.”
01 Boytronic - Voloczny*
02 The KVB - Still Warm (2023 version)
03 Cardinal & Nun - Freak and weak*
04 Jennifer Touch - Altars*
05 Matrixxman - Assembly Line*
06 Years Of Denial - It sucks*
07 Silver Tears - Always shine (wait for the Rain)*
08 Essaie Pas - Retox
09 Aili x Transistorcake - Dansu
10 Dina Summer - Darkness*
11 Patriarchy - Suffer
12 Maelstrom & Louisahhh - Hate Machine*
13 Dame Area - Buon Cittadino*
14 Kris Baha - Into the Dark
15 Desire - Love Races on*
16 Blind Delon feat. I Hate Models - Flashback*
17 Poison Point - Altered Beats*
18 Roe Deers - Muscles*
* = previously unreleased track or version