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.
From now on you will find my new ep I created with Tim Kossmann on all relevant streaming and download platforms. The ep comes with a remix from dub techno monolith Steve O’Sullivan and is released on Van Bonn Records on vinyl, too.
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!
I am happy and proud to announce my upcoming ep that is very special to me as it has new sparks on so many levels. First of all it is a collaborational ep with my dear friend Tim Kossmann. We already created music more than 20 years ago. Now and finally we have our first joint ep to be released with tunes that touch our heart.
Furthermore contributed no one else than Mosaic and bluetrain founder and dub techno monolith Steve O‘Sullivan a remix that is truly presenting what Steve‘s productions are about: reduced, effective and deep groovy dub techno.
This ep marks also a new chapter for me as an artist but also for my label Van Bonn Records as this is the first release of a series of collaborations with great artists and techno music creators.
Last but not least did Van Bonn Records find a new home and partner for distribution with the mighty wordandsound
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