Track Premiere: BV remix Vera Blue’s ‘Hold’

February 26th 2016

Black Vanilla_Credit Will Reichelt

Photo: Black Vanilla at the FBi SMACS Festival, by Will Reichelt


BV (formerly known as Black Vanilla) have taken on a remix of ‘Hold’ by folk-turned-electronic artist Vera Blue.

BV – made up of Lips, Lockheart & DJ Plead, aka Marcus Whale, Lavurn Lee & Jarred Beeler – initially intended to be a live music project only, but thankfully they discarded that decision with the release of Black on Black on Blacktheir 2013 mixtape full of distinctive dance beats. Since then, the trio have been keeping dancefloors sweaty all over Sydney with their notoriously intense and inclusive live sets.

Nominated for Best Live Act in the 2014 FBi SMAC Awards and performing at FBi Click’s first birthday as well as this year’s FBi SMACS Festival, you could say we’re a little bit hooked…

This new remix sees Vera Blue’s voice soaring over the characteristic throbbing that BV tracks are known for. With BV’s intense burning of suspense amid a driving force, the lifting and expressive vocals blend beautifully into an ideal dance floor track.

The remix premiered yesterday on Arvos with Dom O’Connor, stream the track below.


  • Vera Blue :: Hold (Black Vanilla remix)


Like Marcus Whale and the music he makes? Listen to the music he loves on his new show with Alister Hill and Marcus Thaine: Sleepless in Sydney, each Thursday from 11pm on FBi 94.5FM.



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