“Cora Novoa acaba de estrenar nuevo trabajo para el sello “Correspondant” de la francesa Jennifer Cardini. Y el primer encargo de este sello un remix para el uruguayo Nicolás Silvano a.k.a. Logiztik Sounds nos parece “sencillamente” brillante y cautivador…”
Sometimes you have to make the most out of what your given, so when I was confronted with insomnia last year, I made the decision to do something useful with my time, rather than just waiting for the sleep to come back – and that was to start my own record label. Finding a name was no struggle, I just kept the name of my 10+ year long time residency at Paris’ Rex Club: Correspondant. I have always loved to be the first one in the club, waiting for the dance floor to fill up, creating an atmosphere and slowly building up the tension throughout the room with my DJ sets. This is precisely where the label has found it’s ground of inspiration. One could think of the Correspondant Compilation as an Instagram of those moments that I enjoy so much . Here are some words to share with you about the wonderful contributors that helped make what this very special collection of music is.
Jimmy After is a newcomer on Correspondant and delivers with “The Dedicated” - the perfect atmospheric and deeply melodic opening track.
After their slick, urban remix of Enola, we can name Darabi “the Pope of 99 bpm“. Their contribution to the compilation, “Pistolero”, carries their distinctive signature: obsessive minimal slowness.
Daniel Avery had a breakthrough past year, with stunning releases on Erol Alkan’s label Phantasy and the release of his very own mix CD for Fabric. Produced together with his partner in crime Justin Robinson, aka Deadstock 33s their track “Tunnel” is a cinematographic road trip.
Cora Novoa’s track “The Sphinx“ is so beautiful and elegant. Something to hold you back until we release EP on Correspondant later in the year.
Pulp Disco & The Outcast released their psychedelic disco track “Journey Into The Bright World” (CORRESPONDANT 07) in May 2012 to a lot of attention. We are happy to welcome them back with the track “Over Midnight”.
Clement Meyer of “Get the Curse” is all about carving his way into insanity. His track “High Tek Snuff” is following the direction he took on his first EP for my label, “Sweet Insanity“ (CORRESPONDANT 03).
Nothing sounds better than a real warm bass. Javi Redondo’s “The Cave Of Gold” triggers the Joy Division fan inside me.
After his last release,”Satori EP” (CORRESPONDANT 09) in September 2012, Michel Amato aka The Hacker bridges John Carpenter with Dopplereffekt to a resounding effect with his new track “Enter“.
Next we welcome Comeme’s young talent Philip Gorbachev, who actually has a double-appearance on this compilation. He teams up with Cologne’s rising star Barnt (of “Geffen” fame), who also co-runs the amazing label “Magazine”. The result is, well, DANGEROUS!!
The second collaboration is with Daniel Maloso, who has released my probably favourite album of 2012 “In And Out” on Comeme. Their track “Like A Vampire” will make you want to stay up all night and find some trouble!
I’ve always loved Rework. Their releases on Playhouse such as “Say Hey“ or “Anyway I Know You“ are classics to me. I first met them 10 years back when they played at the legendary Parisian night club Pulp. It’s an honor to have them onboard with “Heavy Handed” . This track evokes this wonderful energy that I discovered from them back in the day.
We could not have a Correspondant compilation without a track from my music partner Nhar, who delivers a very special version of “Thelema” which was our first release on the label.
As the closing track for the compilation I picked one of my own tracks. “Venom is one of the results from my many, many hours in the studio over the last months. I hope you all like it and rest assured there will be more from me very soon! Unfortunately there is only so much space on a CD so we included 2 extra tracks which are exclusively available on the digital version. The first up comes from Tomas More - one of Paris’ rising stars thanks to his involvement in Get The Curse and releases on Items and Things, WYS and of course his “Scopic Drive” (CORRESPONDENT 04) 12” for us. Last but not least, Offset returns after doing a killer remix of The Hacker (CORRESPONDANT 09) with a playful tune called “IRM”.
Thank you for listening and reading and hope you enjoy our first album!”
Exclusive vinyl on KOMPAKT FM X - Includding Cora Novoa’s Original Track
When she founded her own record label CORRESPONDANT in 2011, JENNIFER CARDINI simply kept the name of her long-standing residency at Paris’ Rex Club, as it were those legendary parties with guest artists from all over the world that inspired the seminal French DJ to build a platform for young talent and old friends. Now, the label proudly presents the CORRESPONDANT COMPILATION 01, filled to the brim with innovative dance sounds for all circumstances and bringing you exclusive material from well-established luminaries as well as new discoveries. “I have always loved to be the first one in the club, waiting for the dance floor to fill up, creating an atmosphere and slowly building up the tension throughout the room with my DJ sets”, says JENNIFER CARDINI, “and this is precisely where the label has found its ground of inspiration. One could think of the compilation as an Instagram of those moments that I enjoy so much.”
Three of these moments have been selected for KORRESPONDANT 1, the first vinyl sampler of the CORRESPONDANT COMPILATION 01, including JENNIFER CARDINI’s own VENOM, a glorious high-octane floor thriller that represents one of the results of many, many hours in the studio over the last months and a spectacular return of the revered DJ to the producer spotlight. Next, we welcome Comeme’s rising star PHILIPP GORBACHEV teaming up with Cologne’s BARNT (of “Geffen” fame) who also co-runs the amazing label Magazine. Out came DIFCOVERED ATOMAN, a truly dangerous track ready to kick-start the crowd. Together with newcomer CORA NOVOA’s elegant THE SPHINX, this makes for a pitch-perfect 12” that won’t leave your DJ crate any time soon.
The new ep on Factor City comes from the french artist Dawad. 3 slow motion techno burners followed by three great remixes by the likes of Metope, Cora Novoa and Sistema. Out on Monday 25.03.2013. Thanks for listening!
Logiztik Sounds is the alter ego for Nicolas Silvano, a South American DJ and producer who has released on infamous labels such as Global Underground, Traum, Vapour, Sprout and Sasha’s prestigious emFire label to name a few.
As a key player in today’s dance music world, his music annoy be pigeonholed in just one genre. This becomes evident with his collaborations and remixes involving artists such as Underworld, Sasha, Infusion, Paolo Mojo, Nick Muir, D-Nox & Beckers, Jeff Bennett, Dousk, Eelke Kleijn, Quivver, Anthony Pappa, Jimmy van M, Antix/Fiord and many others.
‘Illumine’ is the first single from Logiztik Sounds’ upcoming debut album ‘Metamorphosis’ which will be released on Manual Music in April on both limited edition digipack CD, as well as digital formats. Next to the huge original mix, it includes remixes by Spanish leading lady in electronic music Cora Novoa, and Manual Music resident artist Alessandro Diga.
“Esta viernes en OFF Radio3 pincha en nuestra cabina una de las Dj’s españolas más solicitadas internacionalmente.
La gallega afincada en Berlín Cora Novoa ha realizado una sesión en exclusiva para nuestro programa. Durante dos horas disfrutaremos de su arrolladora energía, todo un despliegue de buen gusto y sensibilidad.
Cora Novoa es de las pocas mujeres en España que se dedican a la electrónica y que se maneja en el circuito profesional. Una escena absolutamente poblada por hombres y en la que a veces no es tan fácil desenvolverse.
Pero como ella dice, esto es lo de menos, tienes ventajas e inconvenientes. ”Se fijan más en ti, pero eres carne de cañón. Te criticarán un montón. Creo que lo importante es que hable más tu música y no el género”.”
“Cora Novoa decidió hace unos cinco años largarse a Berlín a vivir. Fue por aquello de cambiar de aires y empezar de cero. Estaba cansada de Madrid. No buscaba nada concreto. Pero el viaje profesionalizó su carrera como dj y productora y comenzó un ascenso a base de trabajo y buen gusto que la tiene hoy girando por países como México, Francia o Rusia. Nacida en Orense en 1984, hizo su debut berlinés en la cantina del Berghain, el templo del techno de la capital alemana. Y desde entonces, y sobre todo desde que cerró hace 4 años el Sónar de Galicia y el de Barcelona, empezó a vivir de su música. Estos días trabaja en su segundo álbum y en una recién estrenada relación con el sello Correspondant, de Jennifer Cardini, con el que pronto lanzará un tema. Oyendo hablar a la autora de este último EPmix es fácil darse cuenta de que sabe perfectamente lo que se hace y nada de lo que le ha pasado es casual.”
After Henry Saiz monstrous Ibiza anthem Our Discovery which gained support from Sasha, Audiofly, David Squillace, John Digweed, Simon Garcia, Pig & Dan, Butch, Blond:ish, Danny Howells, Secret Cinema … (the full list of DJ supporters is like a who’s who of quality DJs…!) he’s back, this time with Cora Novoa who is no stranger Natura Sonoris, having released and remixed for the label several times, and here teaming up with head honcho Henry Saiz himself.
Golden Dawn has lashes of tasty percussion laid over a deep groove, full of warmth and quirky melodics and the vocal arrives and takes the track up yet another gear. This really is very special.
Next up is Dreama with its lush melodies layered alongside female vocal splatters and acidic like drops, this works a treat and crosses many musical genres proving these producers musical diversity and raw talent.
Remix duties go to the talented French producer Douze, who’s excellent vibes have gained fans as far apart as Jaymo & Andy George, Kris Menace, Steve Angello and Soul Clap… The remix of Golden Dawn is respectful to the original, yet stamping a nu-disco tinge, taking the tempo down yet retaining the warmth and emotions from the original and adding a touch of sleaze.