NE213: Villette Unveils Exclusive Mix of Experimental Techno and Neo-Classical

April 06, 2017 Needle Exchange

Photo OZGE CONE

As the co-founder of Injazero Records, Abkhazian DJ/producer Villette has embraced her experimental side as of late. It’s something she first explored on 2015’s Crossed Wires EP—a techno 12” haunted by ambient hooks and neo-classical nods—and furthered on its recent follow-up, Hiraeth. And now there’s “Trou Noir”, an exclusive mix for our Needle Exchange series that brings some of Villette’s favorite songs to life. Here’s what she had to say about it all, followed by streaming versions of the Injazero catalogue and Villette’s previous records and remixes….

This is the first time I put together something that’s not a straightforward DJ mix of techno and house tracks. Some don’t necessarily work together, but I’m loving how avant-garde/modern classical and electronic music have been increasingly inhabiting each other’s spaces in the past few years and wanted to reflect that in ‘Trou Noir’. There’s also a snippet from a very talented composer that Injazero will release in September who you should keep an eye on….


TRACKLISTING:
Anenon – Mouth
Gregor Schwellenbach plays Speaker (Michael Mayer) & Grün 4 (Studio 1)
Oliver Coates – Perfect Love
Clark – Strength Through Fragility
Alex Banks – Initiate
Bersarin Quartett – Mehr Als Alles Andere
Richard Skelton – Carr
Colin Stetson & Sarah Neufeld – The Rest of Us
LTO – Trabajar (Throwing Snow Remix) / Johannes Beck – Love Wire
Unreleased track on Injazero Records
Apparat & Ellen Allien – Metric
Kuedo – Truth Flood
Hauschka – Radar (Michael Mayer Remix)

FURTHER LISTENING