On May 6th, SGC favorite Violent Vickie released the DIVISION REMIXES LP featuring remixes by Kontravoid, Fragrance, Blood Handsome, in3briant, Dimension 23, Maduro, Ben Arp (C/A/T), Barium Network, Solem Youth, Niet!, Di Auger, Torturetekk, At0shima 3rror, 40 Octaves Below, 20 Watt Dream, and Ms. Mynx vs. OsO. And, this effort does not disappoint.
These syntheses highlight the dark electronic sound that Violent Vickie is known for. The remixes are clean, direct and dreamlike. In a world full of boring music and two bit melodies, this collection of first-rate music will awaken the senses. Proving once again that greatness of music lies outside the layers of corporate greed and mass-produced music. It is the world of independent music where the “real” genius resides.
Each track is like an invitation to an alternate world of post-punk, synthpop and industrial music that rules the mind. The blending of the vocals and instrumentals are both soothing and disturbing. It is a fantasy blowing out the doldrums of the modern, cold world. The entire LP enriches the musical experience.
Enough cannot be said about co-producer/recording guitarist E. The music on the LP is both original and mind opening. E does not waste time on sentiment or over used melody. But, what E does best is never trying to be too clever. E never outwits E. Music has to be enjoyed and it has to be melodic and on all Violent Vickie’s music this is never forgotten. It is a pleasure to the ears. Always.
Listen to Lovelace -Kontravoid Remix
The rest of DIVISION REMIXES can be found on Spotify.
About Violent Vickie:
Violent Vickie is a Los Angeles based Dark Synth-Riot artist consisting of Vickie and co-producer/recording guitarist E. Vickie has toured with Hanin Elias of Atari Teenage Riot and has shared the stage with Pastel Ghost, Trans X, The Missing Persons, Them Are Us Too, Aimon and Jessie Evans (The Vanishing). She has toured the US, Mexico, Canada & Europe and played Insted Fest, Solidarity Fest, Shoutback Fest & Gay Prides and Ladyfests. Vickie’s tracks have been released by Crunch Pod, Emerald & Doreen Recordings (Berlin), Riot Grrrl Berlin, & LoveCraft Bar (PDX). Her track “The Wolf“ was featured in a National Organization for Women film and she was interviewed for the documentary “GRRRL”, part of the museum exhibit “Alien She”. Her LP “Monster Alley” was voted best album by KALX and her tracks have been remixed by 25+ artists. Violent Vickie’s Division LP was released in September 2020, followed by a remix album of “Under The Gun” in February 2021 and a cover of Johnny Cash’s Ring of Fire in July 2021.