Virginia | Loch & Hill EP | o-ton 65
Virginia first saw light on Ostgut Ton featuring on Steffi's now infamous 'Yours & Mine' album, her distinctive and powerful vocals shining through on lead track 'Yours' in particular.
Now Virginia releases her first solo 12'' for the label, featuring 4 tactile, pushing and lovingly produced tracks, exploring some of the different zones that she explores while DJing. A DJ for many years, with her roots in the Munich scene, Virginia is now a resident at Panorama Bar, and continues to bring her soulful, expressive sound to clubs around the world, often layering live vocals over tracks as she plays.
'Neurosis' is a playful, uplifting night-time jacker, setting the tone with its warm and precise analog sound set, set off with sharp stabs and curious vocal cuts. This leads into 'Shifter', a more sinister, pacy cut with clear Detroit references - a snaking arpeggiated synth line telling a colourful story.
Breaking into some glorious first-wave electro styled beats, 'Loch & Hill' is a moody atmosphere-setter. An ensemble of beautifully produced synths and classic percussion melt in a moment of harmony and hypnosis.
Virginia then completes the EP with the wonderful 'Tangish', an infectious vocal-led song that flows naturally and elegantly with its classic Chicago style arrangement and lack of pretense. Upfront music with heart, clarity and longevity!
released April 8, 2013
written and produced by Virginia Högl
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