Nothing but his real name. The German Van Bonn is a true traveller in life and has been active in the music world in various roles since 2001. Musicwise Van Bonn is a producer, live act, dtj and sounddesigner. After formulating a language of instrumental rock, drones, hip-hop, hardcore-metal and techno, Van Bonn’s music presents you the essence of his journey.
Reimut Van Bonn rocked clubs as a dj and played drums in a hardcore-metal band besides producing hip-hop before he joined the well known German instrumental rock band „Long Distance Calling“ which went top 40 in the German charts. Van Bonn contributed his deepness to the band’s sound by using, manipulating and dubbing various electronic instruments and audio sources. Moreover Van Bonn recorded loads of „mostly ambient-drone stuff“, as he says, for his alter ego Kadrage, to be kept safe under his bed. While living in Berlin, Van Bonn started to create his very own cosmos of sounds to transfer all this into techno.
Van Bonn’s participation in the dub techno label Telrae established him as a tastemaker in the scene. Still a musician on the rise, he gave his debut on his own label Van Bonn Records with the vinyl EP “Gradient“ in 2013 which was perceived very well by techno djs, tastemakers and people who just love music. But it was his ep about skydiver „Baumgartner“, that was hailed as a masterpiece and which accounted for a small break through in his techno career. The following eps on Traum and Trapez as well as his tracks on Fabric 83 by Joris Voorn and Matthew Hawtin’s deep mix released on M_inus keep pushing Van Bonn forward.
Now located in Copenhagen, Van Bonn takes a new perspective on techno to travel and ride the waves of sound without ignorance and abuse – he is a human hellfire after all.