release date: 20-10-2023
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“Then finally we get to that part of the night (CHAPTER 3), where you probably should go home but if it's too late for good decisions there's still time for good music. Things are a bit wilder here, the drums a bit harder, the synths are more aggressive, tracks like The Hacker's Monopoly, Zanias' Tryptamine Palace or EVA's Industrial Hope that don't let up, don't let you go, just sub- jugate you to the beat and keep you there till you stumble out blinking into a new day."
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 Boy Harsher - Machina (feat. Mariana Saldaña) (Dark Remix)*
02 Silent Servant - Non Fiction*
03 J.W.B. Hits The Beat - Body on Body (Curses Revamp)*
04 Hungry Boys - Toi*
05 Autumns - Repeat Prescription*
06 Nuovo Testamento - Heartbeat (Curses Remix - Edit)*
07 Buzz Kull - A Place (That's meant to be)*
08 Soft Crash - Dolce Morte*
09 Dame Bonnet & Mufti - Pleasure Dreams*
10 Ultra Sunn - Night is mine
11 Neu-Romancer - Burning Eyes*
12 EVA - Industrial Hope*
13 Andi vs Randolph & Mortimer - Formidable Truths*
14 Zanias - Tryptamine Palace*
15 The Hacker - Monopoly*
16 Paradox Obscur - Evo-Devo
* = previously unreleased track or version