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.
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