MISSION TO MARS
NEIL PARNEL OF NEIN RECORDS AKA TRONIK YOUTH, CHATS TO US INBETWEEN PLAYING AT RENATE CLUB IN BERLIN AND LOCKDOWN IN THE CITY.
Neil, Your label NEIN is known in many parts of the electronic music scene, can you tell us a little bit about it, where the idea, vision name and idea came from.
Me and Ian Considine decided to start Nein in 2013 as Ian was friends with a band that he wanted to help put some music and i looked at it as a chance to release some of my own projects and have a bit more control...it just snowballed from there, the kinda music i wanted to play, were also the things that Sean Johnston and Andy Weatherall were playing at ALFOS...i wanted to release things in that vein....the label has definitely evolved from that in the last few years...maybe a darker more ebm vibe has crept in, but that's the kind of sound i play more of when i dj so as i'm the only a&r for the label that's gonna be reflected in what i sign and make.
Great stuff Neil, now for the mission to Mars!
Let's pretend and fast forward to the year 2033, and NASA announces they are selecting an elite few to be the first of mankind to touch down on Mars. Based on your resounding intelligence, witty humor, skills, and good looks - You have been chosen! Question is, would you accept a one-way ticket?
Your luck is in! You are the chosen Commander! There's a big old space ship waiting to be named….. What are you going to call her?
Tricky one but you have to make the decision… If you can take anyone – past or present – fact or fiction - What 3 space cadets are you going to take with you on your adventure of a lifetime?
Scotty from Star Trek as I might need help if the ship goes wrong
Crew and spaceship ready, the final countdown has begun. Now you have just one day left on Earth ……..what would you do?
Swim in a warm ocean...enjoy the outdoors I guess.
It takes 7 months for you and your team's quest to Mars. 7 months! You are allowed a choice of 5 records to play on the Inflight Space Entertainment system– which belters do you take with you?
Sheila B. Devotion - Spacer
Dexter Wansel - Life On Mars
Tantra - Hills Of Katmandu
Max Richter - Sleep
LCD Soundsystem - All My Friends
You’ve made it! Now time to make things like home… What Netflix series would you choose to watch?
A new planet needs new rules and regulations. You can write one law on planet Mars that everyone has to obey by, what law would you put in place and why?
Things have got a little hairy, you are in a sticky situation and stood face to face with a 3 eyed,15ft neon green Alien and about to get into a bust-up! What song comes on as your chosen kick-ass soundtrack?
The White Stripes - Icky Trump
Finally, you are allowed one phone call back to Earth, who do you call?
My family obviously
OKAY NEIL, NOW TDDUD WANTS TO FIND OUT A LITTLE MORE ABOUT YOU.
Describe a heart warming, skin tingling, goosey memorable moment from your musical journey so far?
Seeing Danielle Baldelli DJ for the first time
If you can name anything, what is your best ever / worse ever musical purchase?
Shitty second-hand Casio keyboard...never worked
Tell us something we don't know…
I'm scared of heights
Oops. I need to hide a body. Any ideas?
Sulphuric acid...don't hide it...destroy it
Would you rather go to a super Club, House party. Local boozer or small get together with 4 or 5 close friends over dinner at home?
No can i have a dingy berlin dark room?
Lastly, we all like a good affirmation at TDDUD HQ……. What is your life’s Mantra?
Never accept a one way ticket to space from a stranger