- NICOLAS JAAR (clown and sunset, wolf + lamb, circus company)
- ACID PAULI (clown and sunset, berlin)
- HVOB live (stil vor talent, hvob-music.com)
- Valentin Stip live (clown & sunset, CA)
- FRIEDRICH LOCKE (pratersauna, wurstsalon)
- LAMINAT (bebop rodeo, schönbrunner perlen)
- Visuals by lichterloh.tv
was born in NY but quickly relocated to Santiago de Chile in the 90s only to come back to his birth place as a teenager. Haunted by Mulatu Astatke and Erik Satie, Nico started to make organic electronic music in 2004 at the age of 14. At 17, he made his debut with “The Student EP” on Wolf and Lamb Music with a remix by Seth Troxler who called him ‚ one of the most talented minds dance music is about to see develop‘. At 18, he continued producing and played live at Club Der Visionaire and Arena in Berlin, at the Marcy in Brooklyn, at Communikey in Colorado and at Mutek in Mexico City. Now 19, studying at Brown University in Rhode Island, Nico has releases coming up on Circus Company, Wolf + Lamb and on his own label, Clown and Sunset (www.clownandsunset.com) of which he is the owner and founder.
‚Unique, timeless‘: The altogether phenomenal debut of new electronic duo HVOB
‚Low-key and yet light years ahead‘: the Berlin ‚Melt!‘ festival couldn’t have described the incredible launch of Vienna-based electro project HVOB any better.
The first snippets appeared on Soundcloud back in April … and then things really kicked off: Oliver Koletzki was so impressed by the samples that he signed the unknown duo to his label ‚Stil vor Talent‘. An acclaimed debut at the Graz ‚Urban Art Forms‘ festival (Austria) was followed by success at the Berlin ‚Melt!‘ festival, where the pair were spotted and immediately contracted by German booking agency ‚Four Artists‘. HVOB will release their first EP in October, which will be followed in 2013 by an album (expected release in February) and a European debut tour.
HVOB stands for ‚Her Voice over Boys‘, which perfectly describes the idea behind the project: HVOB is synonymous with intelligent, emotive and melodic, sophisticated electronic music – with more than a feminine touch. ‚An enchanting female voice combined with meditative beats‘ said the ‚Berliner Zeitung‘ on the German debut of HVOB. Oliver Koletzki, who has been one of the leading figures on the European electronic and house music scenes for many years, talks of ‚a eureka moment the first time you hear it, something which happens only once in a blue moon. HVOB are unique, timeless.‘
Behind the sound of HVOB is Anna Müller: the 25-year-old from Vienna composes, produces and provides the vocals. Final production of the tracks is done in collaboration with Paul Wallner in his studio. HVOB essentially perform live on stage, together with a drummer.