We are happy to welcome VC-118A to the Future Days Agency.
Samuel van Dijk is a multi-faceted artist who never stops exploring intriguing contrasts. His music is about meaning as well as movement and it comes under a number of different aliases. Each one takes listeners through a world rich in detailed sound designs, and whether served up as a dynamic live show or tightly woven DJ set, it is best heard in dark and cosy environments. It is in these settings that listeners can get the more immersive possible experience and detach themselves from the noise of everyday life.
The Dutch-born, Finland-based artist has a fluid creative process that can take him anywhere but often ends up in one of three distinctive areas: Mohlao was van Dijk's first alias and is rooted in heavy bass and dub, driving by pulsing deep techno rhythms and ambient synths. This has been showcased across numerous short and long-form releases on labels like Silent Season and Hypnus Records.
VC-118A has honed in on a broken beat, bass-heavy style that comes laden with atmosphere and forward-thinking sound designs. That has been proven across numerous EPs on Tabernacle and Frustrated Funk, as well as four albums. The last two came on Delsin and 2021's Spiritual Machines was another sublime and coherent fusion of dub, ambient, downtempo, electro and experimental. Live shows are cinematic electro affairs, while DJ sets are fun and adventurous explorations of educated electronic sounds.