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  • Zilka Grogan

Introducing Future Patterns: Annual VA series with Minimal Collective

We’ve joined forces with our friends from Minimal Collective to launch an annual VA project, Future Patterns, which invites both artists and listeners to explore the future of electronic music and the forces that will shape it. The project takes the form of a various artists compilation release available digitally and as a limited edition CD with accompanying 3D animated artwork and visualisation. Pre-order your copy via Bandcamp now.


This is not your standard VA compilation: the partnership with Minimal Collective means the project has just as much focus on the visuals as on the music, with the aim of pushing the boundaries of multidisciplinary craft within the contemporary electronic music industry.

Out November 30, the first compilation features music from C-Refund, DBR, HOMI, Jasmin, Jay Duncan, Konduku, Mary Lake, Nali, Nicole, Solid Traveller, Spekki Webu & Altjira, Sunju Hargun and VC-118A, as well as visuals by Rotterdam-based, Italian-born artist Deborah Mora.

The project was initiated and co-ordinated by the Patterns of Perception team, with visual concept and direction by Minimal Collective, an Amsterdam-based platform and artistic network operating at the intersection of music, art, and technology. All profits from the first release will be donated to the German children’s charity Deutsches Kinderhilfswerk.

Through Deborah Mora’s approach, which is situated between the physical and the immaterial, the visual concept of the Future Patterns release weaves together natural and fantastical forms as a means of depicting new worlds, but also as ways of tapping into a reality that is already present – resembling the experimental visions that the musical concept of Future Patterns seeks to provoke. Deborah has presented work and performed at festivals such as FIBER (Amsterdam), Balance Club Culture (Leipzig), GOLF (Haarlem), Mediamediterranea (Pula) and FAKE ME HARD (Rotterdam).

Artists were invited to submit music in response to the concept based on a series of questions about the industry’s future including: What will the dancefloors of tomorrow feel like? What forces will inspire expression and movement? How will technology influence creativity? What will music sound like? These questions will be further explored through future releases and emerging Future Patterns side projects.

Future Patterns 01 was mastered in Berlin by Patterns of Perception’s Andreas Maan. The compilation is now available for pre-order via Bandcamp, with a release party at Berlin’s OHM club on December 2.


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