Our third release is finally here! ‘Crawling, Still We Fight’ EP by vvonn

The 3rd PAYNOMINDTOUS release is on its way! We’re beyond excited to present the first excerpt out of ‘Crawling, Still We Fight‘, debut EP from the producer and DJ from Brescia, Italy vvonn. Releasing April 2nd, 2021 (#BANDCAMPFRIDAY!), the record is now up for digital pre-order for 1€, and it will be available for pay-what-you-want download after its release. Follow the link here below to stream the remix of Frames of a Tower Block from Milan-based producer and DJ Bladeblanc.

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Producer and DJ stemming from Brescia, Italy, vvonn (he/him)  is a resolute specialist inside the present-day drum and bass scene of the deepest 85/170 BPM fringes, heavily inspired by dubstep’s hefty bass and clanging industrial sounds. Born and based in a city that reveals to be no more than a ghost town when it comes to club culture, he relentlessly perseveres on his path by means of the affiliation with the local Saigon Collective crew he co-founded, noticeable outlets on seminal mix series in the field such as Vykhod Sily, and his now-releasing debut EP.

 

 

Composed of three original tracks, one of which is a shared effort with the co-conspirator Butif (he/him), and closed by a remix from the Milan-based post-club / UK-bass connoisseur Bladeblanc (she/her), vvonn’s work aggregates diverse influences such as jungle (‘92 darkcore, ‘95-’97 techstep), Autonomic dnb, ‘80s punk / industrial tape culture, and 2010s post-dubstep techno. The effort results in an outstanding hybrid of propulsive yet intimate energy, building up in free-form, articulate compositions where the use of knife-like breakbeats is as much of a creative tool as the atmospheric tension created by noisy synth stabs and hammering kicks. The introspective pieces, spanning each no less than 6 minutes, reflect on themes like vulnerability, courage, acceptance, and the piercing turmoil of self-affirmation by meddling with crass sound components, undaunted distortion, and eerie, booming explosions. And they do that with glorious, heart-shattering grandeur. The struggle is on: Crawling, Still We Fight.

Composed, recorded, and mixed by vvonn, except (2) by vvonn and Butif and (4) by Bladeblanc. Artwork by K095C. Mastering and additional mixing by Wim Dehaen.

 

 


 

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