Von D – Echolow/ Truth
Exposed from birth to the multi-cultural ethos of the Paris suburbs, a young Von d found his soul’s conduit in a beat up drum kit. While the riddims of King Tubby fused and morphed into the foetal jungle of Photek, Serge Gainsborg issued instructions from the radio. A fusion chef of bassweight Von d deftly slices into unpredictable genres, concocting strange and beautiful new forms. Echolow takes a proto-junglist break heavy sound palate back into early 90’s acid house clubland. With £15 pill in hand we are dragged to floor by the galloping percussion and expansive subs as Von d snatches at soul samples and contorts them into metallic computer sirens. ‘truth’ is a late night journey through neon reflecting wet streets of Paris. Haunting chords are aided in setting the nocturnal scene by sparkling pianos, while sinister intent is provided by the cloak of subs. Just when you belted up and ready to cruse a bruising 4×4 kick and angular square bass stomp on the accelerator propelling you into the night. In essence Truth is about balance, an uneasy truce between opposites creating a breathtaking new sound. Support : Mary Anne Hobbs, Headhunter, Joe Nice, n Type, Chef, Nick Argon, Tes La Rok, Zed Bias, dj Thinking.