Teasing the release of Dusty Kid‘s album ‘A Raver’s Diary‘, Nicolas Bougaïeff’s two remixes of ‘Pluck’ are now available on Bandcamp:Continue reading
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The disarming simplicity of Bougaïeff’s musical style belies the use of unconventional structures. Rooted in 90s rave music, contemporary classical and electroacoustics, Bougaïeff’s productions meet the self-imposed challenge of harnessing avant-garde techniques at the service of individual and collective dancefloor ecstasy. It’s been a long winding path that led Bougaïeff to embrace a personal sound, but patience and perseverance have paid off. In the past few years his sound has crystallised; an amalgamation of brutal distortion, playful melodies and textures suggesting off-kilter fantasy.
His Cognitive Resonance 12″, a prime example of this new sound, marked the 2017 relaunch of legendary British label NovaMute and was followed by widely praised debut album Principles of Newspeak on his own label Denkfabrik. His second album Les Sauvageries in 2018, a sonic embodiment of confrontational hedonism, combines modernist cello improvisations with industrial techno and was performed live at Berlin’s infamous KitKatClub. A busy touring schedule blossomed, taking Bougaïeff to Berghain, Fabric, and cities across the world between Los Angeles and Jerusalem. Recent projects include a live audio-visual show in collaboration with video artist Itaru Yasuda and music for Obectra’s 2018 fashion show.
Bougaïeff grew up in small-town Quebec. His first releases date back to 1997 via early netlabels and he played his first live show at a rave in 1999 using tower desktop PCs. After flirting with a career as a pilot, impossible to pursue due to colour blindness, Bougaïeff worked on a land oil rig to pay for music studies in Montreal. He completed a composition degree at the Montreal Music Conservatory, quit his job doing sound design and music for video games and in 2008, armed with a few dozen demo tracks, moved to Berlin.
The move to Berlin was pivotal for his development, opening his eyes to a cultural world which encouraged new reflections upon his own artistry. Diving into the city’s nightlife led him to reflect upon the deep architecture of the music he was making. Before long, Bougaïeff had completed a PhD on minimal techno at the University of Huddersfield, designed the controllers for Richie Hawtin’s Plastikman Live tour, and co-founded Liine, the company behind landmark music app Lemur used by astronaut Alexander Gerst on the International Space Station in a live jam with Kraftwerk.
An experimentalist in the truest sense of the word, Bougaïeff follows an empirical approach to discover what works. His insatiable musical curiosity led him to produce in countless styles and attracted the attention of a wide swath of industry players. Bougaïeff’s wildly eclectic discography includes numerous experimental and electroacoustic works, a bombastic trance EP on Armin Van Buuren’s Armada label, melodic techno on Traum Schallplatten in collaboration with Max Cooper, the Dust EP on Cooper’s own label Mesh, minimal releases on Trapez that borrow techniques from Steve Reich and Schoenberg, deep house on Maceo Plex’s Ellum, as well as a series of new wave and house excursions with synth-pop project Private Agenda on Tusk Wax and International Feel.
Nicolas Bougaïeff is not only paying homage to the past, he’s spearheading the techno avant- garde.
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Nicolas Bougaïeff releases first single out of his debut album on Mute (April 2020)
Along with a music video by SIFON Graphisme, ‘Thalassophobia’ is out now, teasing the digital and vinyl release of Nicolas’s debut album on Mute Records ‘The Upward Spiral’ on July 24th :Continue reading
Nicolas Bougaïeff remixes Alex Banks on Mesh (April 2020)
Featuring four other remixes by Max Cooper, Robot Koch, Ryan Davis, and Thomas Ragsdale, ‘Beneath the Surface Remixed, Pt. 2’ is available for streaming and purchase on Mesh:Continue reading
Nicolas Bougaïeff to release new EP on Mood Records and play release party at Blitz Munich (February 2020)
‘Interview With The Dancer’ is coming out on Nicole Moudaber’s Mood Records on the 28th of February, and at night, both Nicolas and Nicole will play alongside Janina at Blitz Club in Munich:Continue reading
Nicolas Bougaïeff reveals new track on COD3-QR (December 2019)
The 5th compilation by COD3-QR was released on the 4th of October and as usual, instead of the artist names, there have been mysterious codes. That is until now:Continue reading
Nicolas Bougaïeff to release track on Noir Music triple vinyl VA (December 2019)
‘Resolute V1’ will be out on the 6th of December on Noir. Together with Nicolas, artists like Wlderz, Electric Rescue, Wisna, Industrialyzer and more will be featured on the compilation:Continue reading
Nicolas Bougaïeff Launches Berlin Academy of Electronic Music (November 2019)
A music production in-depth tutoring program complete with theory and practice sessions by Dr. Nicolas himself is now available online:Continue reading
Nicolas Bougaïeff remixes Nicole Moudaber and Noir (September 2019)
Nicolas Bougaïeff has released two remixes within a few days, first for Danish producer Noir, followed by Mood Records founder Nicole Moudaber:Continue reading
Nicolas Bougaïeff featured on Mixmag Turkey with interview and video reportage (July 2019)
After the release of his ‘On The Grid’ EP on Novamute, Nicolas Bougaïeff was interviewed by Ozan Tezvaran for Mixmag Turkey, who also put together a visually appealing video about Nicolas’ origins and motivations: Continue reading
Nicolas Bougaïeff’s exclusive mix and interview for Earmilk (July 2019)
Following his release on Novamute, Nicolas Bougaïeff takes some time with North-American online publication Earmilk for an exclusive interview and mix: Continue reading
Nicolas Bougaïeff presents new four-track EP ‘On The Grid’ (June 2019)
Set for release on June 21st, this is the final instalment in a series of EPs for NovaMute inspired by Greg Egan’s sci-fi novel Permutation City (1994): Continue reading
Nicolas Bougaïeff remixes ‘Common Dreams’ for Nicole Moudaber from Mood (June 2019)
Nicole Moudaber includes Bougaïeff’s remix on her Exclusive Podcast for Egg London to be released on her own MOOD in September, 2019. (digital only): Continue reading
Nicolas Bougaïeff releases new EP on Denkfabrik in collaboration with Marcus C. Maichel (May 2019)
Out on the 30th of May on Denkfabrik , ‘Projections’ is Nicolas Bougaïeff‘s new release in collaboration with Marcus C. Maichel: Continue reading
Novamute announces new Novamute Night at Fabric London (February 2019)
As part of Charlotte De Witte’s KNTXT event, Novamute will take charge of Room 2 of Fabric London on the 16th of March: Continue reading
Daniel Miller and NovaMute announce the next NovaMute Night in Switzerland (February 2019)
Nicolas Bougaïeff’s track ‘Little Djinn’ makes it to Hyper Real Radio / Opium Hum top tracks 2018 (January 2019)
Bougaïeff’s ‘Little Djinn’, taken from his ‘Permutation Djinn’ EP on NovaMute, is part of top 2018 tracks for Hyper Real Radio/Opium Hum show: Continue reading
Nicolas Bougaïeff and Itaru Yasuda deliver a tasty series of 3 video clips taken at the world-premiere of their live audio-visual performance in Belgrade last summer (January 2019)
Following their premiere performance during Novamute Night at Barutana in Belgrade on August 24th 2018, after having performed alongside ANNA and Daniel Miller, Nicolas Bougaïeff and Itaru Yasuda deliver 3 individual clips to share the taste of their spectacular show with a larger audience.
Bougaïeff & Yasuda will be appearing next live on March 16th, 2019 at at Room 2 of Fabric London as part of NovaMute Night along Terence Fixmer and label’s boss Daniel Miller. Continue reading