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!
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.
Today the digital version of my Conchord is released. It features an original mix of the titel track besides remixes by Vril and Freund der Familie and an Alternate Dubplay. The first press of the vinyl sold out within two weeks, right now the repress is on the way. Also the ep already got support from Ben Klock, Nina Kraviz, Cari Lekebusch, Brendon Moeller, Francois X, Peter van Hoesen, Markus Suckut and many more…
Since the release of my debut album ‚Control‘ back in 2016, I thought about the idea of a remix release of the album. ‚Control‘ refers to different forms of events that are connected to that term. For example: keeping control over your own live, losing self control or control due to ones will or an unforseen event. Right now it seems to be the right moment to kick off this idea to turn into reality. Also, as most likely, a lot of people are at home these days. Hence I give you the control over my sounds to create something out of it while we are in an overall situation that we are not in control of on a wider sense but we can contribute to it on an individual level.
It would be great to receive a remix from you. No one is excluded. If you want to get creative, please feel free to do so.
The idea is to release selected remixes I receive as part of a ‚remix release‘ of ‚Control‘. The release will happen on my label Van Bonn Records and will be digitally. After covering the mastering costs, all profit will be donated to Doctors Without Borders!
Deadline for sending in your remix is 20th of May 2020.
Please download the remix files, further info and FAQ with this link:
My new ep ‚Conchord‘ is now available on vinyl and contains next to my original mix and an alternate dubplay remixes by two great artists: VRIL & Freund der Familie! Super happy about this release! Thanks to Kontakt Records and everyone involved.
Finally the 2×12″ compilation ‚Winter Camp 5‘ which is released by ETUI Records arrived!
Check out my tune ‚Lohen‘ alongside the other contributions by Federsen, Insect O., Monomood, 3Voice & Cynic_Al, Frank Hellmond, Salzinger & Infinitedub.
I contributed the stripped back, dry and dubby tune called ‚Lohen‘ to the Winter Camp 5 compilation released by ETUI records. The digital version is now released on all music platforms – please see links below. The white vinyl version is being manufactured at the pressing plant right now and shall be released in a couple of weeks. The presale for the vinly is already going on here.
Andrey Pushkarev featured my tune in his latest podcast for Paraffin Tehran – thanks for your support! Enjoy the mix, my tune starts at 50:35:
Thanks also to the29nov for making a nice video for ‚Lohen‘.