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VVV & Dylan C- Music for a Future You Are Keeping from Happening

Typically when we post somethin’ electronic-leanin’ up in this house, we’re hittin’ the poppier, psych-ier, beat music-ier or hip-hop-ier sides of the style. That’s simply what most of what comes outta Austin these days in the tech-end of the scene (that’s still about the music and not just the party) sounds like. However, there is of course another side, and that’s the structured stuff. We avoid the term “dance music” here because, while the track we’re about to getcha on is well that, the term has a lot of baggage these days. Even the musicians featured here might not like that reluctance to term, but hey. It is what it is to the larger audience.

What local producers VVV and Dylan C do, here heard on collab track “Ricochet Pendulum Scanner,” is just that other side- some pure-minded Electronic Structure music with a hell of a pressure beat, a crunchy 90s warehouse mood and creative chops that obviously have involved thinking out a track much deeper than just tryin’ to make somethin’ to pop a molly and sweat to. If you see a bro in a dayglo tank gettin’ down to this, we’ll be straight shitted; it’s more from the end of electronic music that brings us detalists and genre expanders like Efdemin or Gui Borratto than it is something like David Guetta or even locals Run DMT, though we aren’t trying to say there’s not a place for that Big Party music too in this particular area of music (might as well ask someone to define art; yer gonna get a lotta pissed off folks who ain’t dancin’, head bobbin’ or fuckin’, and we’d argue that ain’t what music is about).

What we do want to do is to put at least what small spotlight we at The Deli have at our disposal onto these two iconoclasts in an Austin scene whose flows generally push strong in very different directions than this, both at large and within the electronic scene itself.

Both VVV and Dylan C have been putting out steady, strong series’ of music releases lately, movin’ music to the online masses at a high clip and an even higher quality, and this collaboration is among the best, sounding like somethin’ Richard D. James and Boards of Canada might have dropped in the mid 90s if they’d fallen into a vat of green shit and fused together, button-pushin’ fingers intact. Those who immediately perked at those names have nothing to wait for, get to clickin’ Play, but also those more into the pop side of bleepy music should still find this highly palatable if you want some good thinky music, and especially if you dug Radiohead’s post-OK Computer weird shit (which, wow, is getting really old now and that’s a strange thing to reckon with).

It’s music for the dark nerds and the night people, and you should listen to just about everything they’ve each been releasing. Start with “Ricochet Pendulum Scanner” below (man, even the name sounds like an Aphex track in just the right way), and soak into The Network just like the 90s good and well meant us all to by this ungodly advanced year. It’s a damn sight more productive than runnin’ your desperate eyes over your Facebook feed one more time looking for something actually worth a shit and wondering what the fuck failed, futile and probably deserved future we’ve brought on ourselves, if nothing else. In that way, this track is kinda future music for a future we’re all refusing to let happen, but should have, and it feels real damn good to dive in and let it make you a believer in a badass new millennium again, if even for a a few minutes.


DC's emerging experimental electronic producer DÉVÅZ releases a dark, ambient EP

DC based artist DÉVÅZ released his first EP this May titled "Narcissist". The sound is lush and mysterious, sometimes pulling samples from unlikely sonic-pals Ariana Grande, Drake, Charles Manson, Billie Holiday, Interpol, Anna Kendrick, and Iggy Pop (to name a few) into a foggy, paranoid brew. This is a mix for the listener who likes their house music in the context of a psychological thriller (or maybe an H.P. Lovecraft narrative guessing from the aesthetic of the album art). Though washed and ambient in structure, the beats keep this twisted story on fast, nimble feet from beginning to end. We're looking forward to further releases and hoping this newcomer will start DJing some of our local haunts. 

- Leora Mandel


DC electro-shoegazers RadaR release first single "GUN (Give Up On The Now)"

DCRadaR only has one single out so far, "GUN (Give Up On The Now)", and already you can pinpoint their interesting play on genres (listen below). Their self-proclaimed sound is "electro-shoegaze," but there's also hints of pop-punk, making it surprisingly easy to dance to. They've got more singles to come, and they're playing July 19th at Metropolitan in Annapolis.


Operators “True” Official Video

Dan Boeckner, shows us there is no stopping him with his latest project Operators. Their latest track “True” is a sleek, synth-pop digital dance track with rousing vocals that will have your body swirling. The official video shows of some sneaky spy moves to this “True” track. See them live tonight 7/9 @ the Garrison.


The Best Dancers - ‘Now Kiss’ Video in the making

The brothers Govea and sax-man Mark Macomber are taking the vibe back and making it sexy. This live PA power trio are set to release their first full length this fall. In support, they are throwing a make-out party and shooting a video for the first single ‘Now Kiss’. This is just how they roll. Expect a proper mix of funk and electro via live bass and saxophone, vocoders, and a slew of controllers.  Don’t miss a beat with The Best Dancers. Baby making music at it’s finest.

Check out their latest track, “Love Knife” featuring Jay Murphy of Up Until Now, featured on Tomahawk Recordings - Rainmakers Vol.1 streaming below, and keep yours peeled for the video release of their first single ‘Now Kiss’ off the new album as well as future events!


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