Bilateral Kite is the first collaborational ep of French multiinstrumentalist and sound creator Upwellings and label owner Van Bonn. It was a couple of years ago on a misty November day when both producers met in person for the first time. Right from the beginning a strong bond was set due to the love both share for dub and experimental vibes that call for the universal language of the world: music that comes from the heart.
Having released dub techno related vibes across a wide range of labels and being involved in countless music projects across genre and continents Upwellings is just the right partner to hook up with Van Bonn to envision and formulate joint journeys crafted in dub.
The first release of the two is called ‘Bilateral Kite’ and kicks off with the eponymous title track. Deep and functional, full of groove, musical chords and arrangement are the obvious parameters that catch the listeners ear. ‘Porthole’ is nothing less than the counterpart to the opener. Wide sounds and chords meet modulating noise and utterly deepness in sound creation to open a door to another dimension of (almost) beatless dub techno.
Finally the vinyl of my new collabo ep ‚Dual‘ is starting to hit the stores. My long time friend Tim Kossmann and me caught some vibes during an extended studio session that are now engraved in holy vinyl for eternity. 20 years ago Tim and me started with shared studio sessions and this release is the first one we do together. Have a listen to our dub techno but also housy and ambient vibes. On top we were lucky to get dub techno monolith Steve O’Sullivan – Mosaic Records to take on the remix controls. And we could not be happier with the outcome of this wizzard’s magic. The transparent light green vinyl is already sitting at #2 at the overall and #1 on the dub techno buzz charts at decks.de. The vinly is available at decks.de and deejay.de plus more to follow. Links in the first comment!
Recorder.13 invited me a while ago for a podacst and now this special journey is released. Click the link and enjoy some dubby vibes to light up your day. Thanks for the invitation Recorder.13 and enjoy!
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.
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.