Fade Up :: Vergil
October 29th 2013
Every week, Fade Up sets you up on a hot date with an emerging homegrown artist who Sandro Dallarmi thinks are worth getting to know.
Sandro looks kinda funny and has little to no dating experience, but the conversation and soundtrack have already been provided through a quick interview and minimix from the featured artist, so give the guy a chance!
First I introduced you to Floria, now enters Vergil. Both of these young Australian producers possess Gesaffelstein’s dark spirit in their eyes and a powerful sound at their fingertips. Ignore them at your peril.
Sandro Dallarmi :: You’ve been through a few different monikers. What’s changed over time?
Vergil :: I have always tried to maintain progressive look on things and am a strong believer of pushing boundaries, sometimes to my dismay. When I feel something has run it’s course I will drop it. I have only been doing this for around two years and I do not believe that, at this stage in my life, I can sum up the last two years in one word or moniker.
While there’s an extremely healthy amount of variety in Australian dance music at the moment, the dark, visceral nature of your production makes it stand apart from a lot of the other noise. What sort of reactions do you get from people when they hear your music?
I get a lot of mixed reactions with my Facebook friends. I don’t think many of them understand the direction I am going for yet, pardon a handful of close friends. Online I receive a bit more love with Nina Las Vegas putting my track in her Australian House Party Show and Mixtape, Triple J Unearthed playing my tracks on the radio and a few blogs and forums sharing my music around. It’s pretty isolated though – not many people have heard of me or my music which I don’t really mind. Overall it isn’t about getting 80% of my Facebook friends to like it, or to make the Beatport Top 100. I am still finding my sound and instead, I look to make music that I enjoy making.
You DJ often, but the scene in Newcastle is quite limited. Do you get much of a chance to play your own music out? How else have you broadened your audience?
I have not played a DJ set under Vergil yet. I do still play under another name, though. When I do DJ, I manage to slide in some of my own works whether that be original or remix. A few of my other DJ friends show my music some love which is great and the support does not go unnoticed. As far as broadening my audience goes; I don’t think I have really taken great measures to assure my music gets noticed by hordes of people. I have sent my tracks to a few friends and high-profie people, whom I have embedded the deepest respect for. They have replied with some very helpful feedback and for that I am forever grateful.
Every Saturday night at 1am, Sandro Dallarmi airs a new Fade Up mixtape on FBi’s newest dance music show, The Mixing Bowl. To keep looped with all things dance music and hear Fade Up mixes before they go online, have a gander at the show’s Facebook page.
For now though, listen to Vergil’s Fade Up mixtape below.
- Vergil :: Fade Up Mixtape #13
Vergil – ‘Alter’
Boys Noize – ‘XTC’
ZZT – ‘ZZAfrika (Gesaffelstein Remix)’
Indian Summer – ‘Grand Rapids (Yolanda Be Cool Rechunk)’
Breach – ‘Jack’
Jessie Ware – ‘Running (Disclosure Remix)’
Australia – ‘Chopper (Klangfarbe Antifiend Remix)’
Brodinski – ‘Dance Like Machines’
Kanye West – ‘Black Skinhead’
Vergil & Lemond – ‘BLXCK’
Panteros666 – ‘Planetary Wifi (Monsieur Monsieur Remix)’
Boys Noize – ‘Ich R U (Jacques Lu Cont Remix)’
DJ Snake – ‘Bird Machine (Durante Bootleg)’
SebastiAn – ‘Holloback’
Dog Blood – ‘Next Order’
Gesaffelstein – ‘Atmosphere’
Brodinski – ‘Gimme Back the Night’
Vergil – ID
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