Emerging German-born, Italian-raised & now London-based producer Vonica is sharing a new video for ‘Ai’, taken from his debut EP ‘Sol De Nit’, which is due out August 17th via Lamela. Vonica will play an EP launch show at Redon in London on August 15th with Hockeysmith & Suitman Jungle.
Packed with euphoric, electronic sounds, Vonica explains the inspiration behind “Ai”, “The first demo ideas for this track were written after I’d been to an Ai Wei Wei exhibition at the Royal Academy, hence the name. Musically it was one of the first songs to come about so it has this strong sense of urgency and joy of expressing myself under a different guise.”
The video was created by Dan Tombs who has previously worked with the likes of Jon Hopkins, Gold Panda, Factory Floor & Nathan Fake.
Raised in Germany by Southern Italian parents, Vonica’s original love for music started from a young age. His first encounter came before current project Vonica was created; the producer was previously in an indie band with his best friend. However, this came to an end when his friend & main collaborator left the country to become a priest in a faraway Italian Monastery.
When forming the tracks that make up his debut EP, Vonica was hit by a mix of excitement, surprise, and alarm as this was the first time he had stepped outside his indie background and into the realm of electronic music. ‘Sol De Nit’, literally translates from Catalan as ‘sun at night’, which Vonica feels encapsulates the spirit of dance music.
The final touches to ‘Sol De Nit’ were done together with mixing engineer Marc Pell (Mount Kimbie, Michachu And The Shapes) & mastered by Shane McEnhill (DJ Shadow, Clean Bandit, Gold Panda, Luke Abbott).
See Vonica live:
12th July – Birthdays, London w/ JOYFULTALK
15th August – Redon, London w/ Hockeysmith & Suitman Jungle