Our Wednesday selection: Fidelity Kastrow – Daughter Of Darkness EP (Novamute, 12NOMU187)
NovaMute is delighted to welcome Fidelity Kastrow to the label, introducing Berlin’s rising underground techno siren with her first NovaMute release, the ‘Daughter Of Darkness’ EP.
Specialising in spinning emotional, energetic, high-intensity techno, Fidelity Kastrow has DJed at Europe’s leading club nights and festivals and co-presents the weekly radio show Berlin Soul, which is broadcast globally.
For her debut NovaMute release, each of the three darkly melancholic, driving and highly original tracks have been tested, tweaked and perfected at Sisyphos’ cavernous main room Hammahalle, where Fidelity spins monthly as one of the Berlin club’s leading residents.
“’Daughter Of Darkness‘ and ’The Huntress’ are intuitively inspired by that Sunday daytime vibe, where it might be daylight outside but people like me prefer to hang out in dark, industrial cave-like warehouse spaces, sweat and shuffle their dusty feet alongside other like-minded souls. ‘Wolf Clan‘ on the other hand is a track that is more inspired by my other perspective of the dance-floor when I’m standing behind the decks as the DJ. It’s more driving, building and peak-time friendly, a track to raise the energy and hopefully get some arms in the air.“
This is NovaMute’s first release for 2019, and Fidelity Kastrow’s EP follows a recent relaunch and releases from Charlotte de Witte, Terence Fixmer, ANNA and Nicolas Bougaïeff. The label, a subsidiary of Mute (Depeche Mode, Goldfrapp, New Order, Liars, Erasure, Moby), began in 1992 as a response to the growing demand for techno releases in the UK.
Originally presenting white labels and imports, NovaMute went on to release records by Plastikman, Speedy J, Juan Atkins, Luke Slater and Joey Beltram to name a few, as well as forging invaluable links with labels such as Tresor and Probe, which allowed them to license rare tracks for a wider audience.
Tracklist: Fidelity Kastrow – Daughter Of Darkness EP (Novamute, 12NOMU187)
A1 / 1. Daughter Of Darkness
B1 / 2. The Huntress
B2 / 3. Wolf Clan