Released: 10 years ago I released my debut dub techno ep called Maserung / Schwerpunkt on Telrae. It was the beginning of a great journey for Van Bonn through many different facets and styles of dub techno and related techno vibes. Today my debut ep is rereleased digitally on Van Bonn Records and can be found on many streaming and download platforms.
Apart from the new artwork remains the ep untouched: the original master keep the original sound alive and the remix by Organon is still digging deep. Looking back and listening to my debut ep after its release one decade ago, it shows once more, how timeless dub techno is. And the journey of Van Bonn is just about to enter the next chapter.
I want to take the chance to a big ‚thank you‘ to all of you who listened and supported my music throughout this special year.
After a long period of silence, it makes me very happy about all the releases but especially all the positive feedback in forms of purchases, streams, features and feedback – it means a lot to me.
A big ‚thank you’ also goes out to the dear people of Kontakt And ETUI Records who believe in my music and help to realize my vision of it. Last but not least I want to thank all the remixers who reshaped my original tracks. This deserves an extra mention as there have been so many this year, especially around my remix initiative for the charity remix album of my debut album ‚Control‘ (more on that later). Worth mentioning is also that sounds from the remix pack found their way into some releases by other artists and unofficial remixes of the original tunes. That was not the original idea but I guess it speaks for my sounds. As there are especially three people who are very important to Van Bonn, their great efforts and contribution shall not be unmentioned: Salz mastering, timconduit for designs and Jan Kalitowitsch for his amazing videos.
Finally, it was the most busy release year under my moniker Van Bonn and I can tell you that the first releases and ideas for 2021 are already in the planing – stay tuned.
Keep your head high, stay safe, happy new year and dub on!
As it is Bandcamp Friday, Bandcamp is giving their fee to the artists/labels for the entire sales during the 24hrs in PST. Have look at my catalogue and maybe the entire discography which is discounted with 35%!
Written, produced & mixed by Reimut van Bonn
Interview Podcast (German only):
Some time ago, I was invited by the dear people of Mehr Licht to talk to them, among other things: Definition of Van Bonn, The Essence of Techno, The Club as a space before and during the pandemic, The target group for songs that start the refrain after 10 seconds, No GEMA-Bashing, The Failure of Digital Music Platforms, Rainald Goetz, Being an Artist as an Offer, Hobbies apart from collecting stamps and many more topics…enjoy!
Released! My new ep ‚Dopamine Clouds‘ is now released on ETUI records.
It is released on purple vinyl and digital formats!
I am more than happy about the release! Three tracks that show different sides of my sound palette. The opener ‚Dopamine Clouds‘ is a dub techno monolith and personally one of my favorite tracks I produced so far. Also the other two tunes show bass-heavy beats, swirling echoes and saturated chords; at the more functional and more trippy side of things.
All tracks written & produced by Reimut van Bonn
Mastered by Salz Mastering
Manufactured by cometomusic
Painting by Reimut van Bonn
Artwork by Daniel Madlung
Design Collage Design by timconduit
Released by ETUI Records
Today my charity album ‚Recontrol – The Remix Sessions‘ is released! It presents 17 remixes by amazing artists remixing original tunes of my debut album ‚Control‘ – plus a continous mix of mine for those purchasing the entire release on selected platforms.
During the lockdown this release was initiated openly and everyone was invited to participate. Read more about the story behind the release and the track list below.
Today Bandcamp is giving their fees to the artists, too.
As a Bandcamp special, until the end of the upcoming week, buying my entire discography is dicounted with 50% and on top I will donate all profit from all sales on Bandcamp that happen in that period to Doctors Without Borders, too.
When Van Bonn gave control over the sounds of his debut album during the Corona-pandemia, everyone was invited to create a remix, no one was excluded. The idea was to get creative in a challenging period when most of us were under lockdown. This release is the result of the many contributions Van Bonn received from all over the world. All profit from these remixes will be donated to Doctors Without Borders.
Since his debut album ‚Control‘ back in 2016, Van Bonn thought about the idea of a follow up remix release. The album‘s title ‚Control‘ refers to different forms of events that are connected to that term. For example: keeping control over your own life, losing self control or control due to one´s will or an unforseen event. When the Corona virus spread all over the world and the first countries went under lockdown, it seemed to be the right moment to turn the idea of the remix release into reality. Van Bonn gave up the control over his sounds.
The 17 selected contributions from 9 countries span over many facets of dubby techno: from groovy to rhythmical, reduced and layed back to forward driving, almost functional vibes. But there are also leftfield dubby excursions and an almost elektro-dub like version as well as a neo classical finale.
Thank you very much for your support and to everyone involved!
01_Van Bonn – Undertow (Bekø Remix)
02_Van Bonn – Undertow (Martin Schulte Silent Shore Version) 03_Van Bonn – Undertow (Tim Kossmann Remix)
04_Van Bonn – Rotten Love (Joseph S Joyce Remix)
05_Van Bonn – Control (Freund Der Familie Revision)
06_Van Bonn – Rotten Love (Shaded Explorer Woodland Version)
07_Van Bonn – Rotten Love (Krisz Deak Remix)
08_Van Bonn – Into (Jor-G Remix)
09_Van Bonn – Undertow (Abayomi Auspicious Dub)
10_Van Bonn – Into (6884 Remix)
11_Van Bonn – Souls Unite (Salz Unite Remix)
12_Van Bonn – Losing Control (Federsen Remix)
13_Van Bonn – Rotten Love (Upwellings Love Dub Remix)
14_Van Bonn – Control (Stefan Gubatz Lo-Fi Dub)
15_Van Bonn – Shedding The Fast (n-2b Remix)
16_Van Bonn – Losing Control (Whoknowswhocares Lost In The Mix)
17_Van Bonn – Souls Unite (6884 Remix)
Original tracks: Van Bonn
All the amazing remixes by the stated artists
Artwork and design: timconduit
I am happy to announce my upcoming ep ‚Dopamine Clouds‘ on ETUI Records! Three dub heavy tracks: a melancholic dub monolith, one functional groover and a spaced out dubby affair. ‚Dopamine Clouds‘ will be released in July on purple vinyl and digital formats.
I am more than happy to announce the release of the result of the remix initiative I started during the lockdown: Recontrol – The Remix Sessions! An entire remix album with 17 remixes by amazing artists that will be released digitally on Van Bonn Records on July 3rd. All profit from this release will be donated to Doctors Without Borders.