Artiste Feature: V.I.V.E.K [Deep Medi Musik/UK]
“Today’s electronic music scene revolves continuously on hype, and there are few artists and label camps that can rely almost entirely on their musical content to do their talking. Mala’s ‘Deep Medi’ camp and V.I.V.E.K the artist are noted exceptions to this rule.
Influenced by the golden years of Drum N Bass and a steady diet of dub and roots music, V.I.V.E.K has been honing his musical construction skills since 2004. Progressing naturally from DJing to production, and originally beginning to build music around the 170 tempo, 140 bpm was the pitch that worked for V.I.V.E.K to shape his unique subterranean groove.
With one 12″ release under his belt for ‘On The Edge’, fellow soundscaper Silkie passed a CD of his productions to DMZ / Deep Medi visionary Mala. The launching pad into musical infamy was then set with his first 12″ for the innovative camp (‘Kulture’ / ‘Meditiation Rock’) in 2009. The momentum this release initiated was to spark a flurry of concentrated creative power, and many sought after dubplates from V.I.V.E.K. The ‘Feel It’ EP was the culmination of this period of focus. This 4 track EP and its attached ‘Mix Session’ CD captured his vision succinctly and solidified V.I.V.E.K’s reputation as one of the most talented artists working in the 140 framework today.
Fervent support for V.I.V.E.K music has always come from the DJ’s that fully understand the power that 140 BPM holds when the construction is pure. Mala, Youngsta, N Type, Mary Anne Hobbs, Skream, Distance, Giles Peterson, Mistajam, Nihal (BBC Radio 1), & Anti Social have all been compasses that chart the sonic progress of the V.I.V.E.K sound.
As a Deep Medi artist, V.I.V.E.K himself has become a regular DJ on the DMZ / Deep Medi nights, recently playing sets that have become highlights for many at the DMZ 6th birthday celebrations in London and Amsterdam. Chest rattling, consciousness moving exclusives are the norm here, and catching one of these performances is a potent reminder of why we all fell in love so deeply with the dubstep sound.”
Hit up XLR8R for their 200th Podcast from Deep Medi Musik’s master, Mala. Featuring big tunes from V.I.V.E.K, like Johnny Osbourne’s Fally Ranking remix released on Greensleeves Records. (click photo to visit link)
YOUNGSTA b2b VIVEK / 23 January 2012
Free download + Huge track list! (Click photo to visit link)
Vivek’s regular nights – SYSTEM held in London
Deep Medi Mix Magazine Mix
V.I.V.E.K – The Big Bang
V.I.V.E.K – Pulse
Heavy Hongkong’s 6th Anniversary Part II
V.I.V.E.K (Deep Medi Musik/UK)
Dubstep Forum Award 2012
Best Label No.1 – Deep Medi Musik
Best Producer No.8 – V.I.V.E.K
Don’t Sleep on this!
A Night of World Class Dubstep with top mixing skills.
Support line up: N1D (Heavy) , BloodDunza (Heavy) , T.H.U.G (Finland)
Host by Rebearth MC . Visual By VJ Ocular
Damage: HKD 200
Bring Your Own Drinks
Date: 23rd March 2012
Time: 11:00 – 4:00
Venue: XXX Gallery 212 Wing Lok St
facebook event: http://www.facebook.com/events/201915379909828/