Mastermind-level producer VanEck brings exactly the driving beat we’ve been hungering for. You’ll recognize these modular synths from Prometheus Burning and Four Pie Movement, but in Disheveled we find a honed version of what came before. Melodic and gritty, texture distilled to hard broken bass. It’s just badass. A badass statement of existence.
A globe trotting sonic destroyer who knows exactly what you need to hear before you do. DJ Intoner cut his teeth in the SF Bay in the early 2000s, assaulted ears at Machinenfest and Forms of Hands, and continued on to Berlin, Leipzig, Rotterdam and everywhere in-between. Now brooding in Oakland CA, he’s contributed to noise / techno / breakcore by throwing parties with Winterkalte, Pneumatic Detach, Somatic Responses, Xanopticon, and of course Void Tactical Media. The real deal.
Pummeling our ears with driving baselines and soaring melodies, he is at the helm. The bottom line at Void Tactical. this is Split Horizon.
When Additiv hits the scene, you expect mayhem. This individual was classically trained on the cello, but somehow ended up a broken bass producer, not to mention new media artist and software engineer. His sound toes the line between electro crunch and static interference, letting you dance to the latest cool beat but reminding you that there’s a bit more you need to be paying attention to. Then afterwards get him started on current political events - now you’re sunk.
Los Angeles, CA
The industrial heart and soul Detroit forgot it had, Fluxion A/D. They’ve been here, this whole time, rhythmically working in lofts and hidden spaces, getting to this area’s own desert walking music. Speaking from the place and its reflection with technology has always been the message; Fluxion A/D makes that ephemera tactile. When we say industrial we don’t mean some shitty Skinny Puppy wanna be with an arpeggiated synth and flanged vocals. We mean networked hardware and a relationship with it - a conversation about technology, and then dance floor mayhem.
Rock solid underpinning of Void Tactical, winding sonic texture and unsettling tones into meta-deconstructive vortices. It’s probably not what you were expecting, but it’s what just happened, so time to up your aural intelligence. Recently featured on Mantis Radio UK, Key is an audio constructivist interrogating time and dimensionality.
Watbou's hyper emotive convergence of hard hitting beeps and screams stakes out the jagged edges of our periphery.
Ann Arbor, MI
Owlynn Arachnopus mangles vocals with noisy sub-beats . . . wait, what?
Void Tactical Media began circa 2006 in Detroit’s Eastern Market when empty warehouses were still the norm. Initial inspiration sprung from critical relationship to media and the desire to transform society. A deep thinking label, no doubt, but we never forgot about the party. Void Tactical cultivates distorted sound, bass rhythms, and transformed space to subvert media brainwash and create space where people can relate.