VATC1 Tenacity 2016

Tenacity is Vakant’s new annual compilation series with its first edition to be released in March 2016! Tenacity 2016 reflects what has moved us in the past two years and it sets the guidelines for the near future of the label. Two new and exclusive tunes from Nico Purman and Sons of Tiki round up this 20-track heavy weight collection.

VA060 VA – 10 Years Part II

So here I am.. after having forced Vakant’s artists to write their own press releases a few years ago, since I think this has a more personal approach besides that everyone is tired of the usual press blurbs, I do not get around to draft something for this 10 Years Vakant compilation by myself.

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VA058 CW/A – Conducting The Method

After first performing together at Sonar Festival with what was essentially a live version of our respective “B.O.A.T.S.” and “Adamant” albums, Thomas and I decided to expand on these ideas for something more broad and improvisation-centric. After months in the studio drinking nothing but amaretto and working on new music for this purpose, our new live experiment (now simply called CW/A) was ready.

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VA055 Avatism – Adamant Remixes II

Hey everyone,

It’s me again. I’m sipping coffee and staring at this Mac’s calendar, suddenly realising it’s already been more than 4 months since the release of “Adamant”. I think thank-yous are way overdue so I’d like to take this opportunity to acknowledge everyone involved in the project as these have been a really amazing four months.

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VA052 Avatism – Adamant Remixes I

So here I am, happily an album older, introducing the first of Adamant’s remix packages.

Since the whole project was, generally-speaking, “a personal affair” and a lot of the album was not necessarily “club-ready” (does that even make sense?), we invited our friends on board to do the dirty deeds for me and rework my sounds into something normal people can dance to.

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VA054/VACD06 Avatism – Adamant

For over 12 months Thomas Feriero AKA Avatism, our friend and label partner, has been staying at home and working on his album. He moved to Berlin to work on it and now sadly (for us) yet (gladly) for him he is moving back to Milan. Poof! Just Like that. So what did this year entail exactly?

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VA045 Avatism – Constants EP

Unusually for a record (for me, at least), “Constants” collects tracks written in four very different moments in time: some are recent —  so recent I’ve only had the opportunity to play them out just a handful of times — while others are over one year old. I really wish the story behind this EP would be a bit more interesting so this text could completely blow your mind but I’m afraid there were no dragons, no sex, no drugs and definitely no rock’n’roll involved. All four were mostly produced by me while sipping coffee and wearing boxer shorts in front of a computer.

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