TOTD // 09/10 // Drvg Cvltvre

Published: October 9, 2017, words by Marcos Loveday

Part of the All Ears takeover


Drvg Cvltvre has been around since 2009 but the man behind it, Vincent Koreman, has been producing for years. Born in a village called Dongen in the Netherlands in 1972, Koreman has released under a plethora of aliases, trying his hand at a number of genres. The most prolific of these initially was his electro alias RA-X under which he started releasing in 1994. Since then, his music has been filed under industrial, IDM and even hip-hop, culminating in his present focus; his Drvg Cvltvre alias.

Drvg Cvltvre’s output is a blend of experimental dark techno and deep house, with a sprinkling of acid. One of his main traits is to dial the tempo down a notch so that the individual elements of the tracks can push through its percussive foundations. The resulting material is hard hitting and melodic, combining his extensive production experience with his punk and black metal background – scintillating stuff.

Recently, he’s been concentrating on his label New York Haunted. With a somewhat relentless release schedule, it saw 17(!) releases pushed through this year and is a goldmine for all things electro, techno and noise.

Probably related to the raucous nature of the music he loves and releases, Koreman is one of the main supporters of our All Ears Campaign. He suffers tinnitus to the extent that he no longer masters records due to not being able to listen to higher frequencies as well as he would like, and also suffers from sleeping problems. His main advice is to make sure your ears are rested properly and to wear earplugs when you go out.

We’re delighted to have Drvg Cvltvre as one of our supporters. Here, he kicks off our Tracks Of The Day takeover with his “tracks for tired ears”.

Click here for more information on our campaign. We’ll be at Village Underground next for EYOE presents Forest Swords for anyone who wants to pick up some earplugs and have a chat. See you in the dance!

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Max Richter

Vivaldi - Winter 1: Recomposed

  • Calm

  • Energetic

  • Euphoric

  • Happy

  • Melancholic

  • Nostalgic

  • Tense

  • Wonky

“A bit of composed music in there, also in a great new version by Max Richter. Lush arrangements with sweet reverbed strings that create notes that last forever. Perfect for tired ears, works on low volume and sounds so nice and warm you’ll want to live in it. Deutsch Grammafon classic quality. The melody is perfect in itself, yet Richter manages to improve it in a few places. I like to start my day with this.”
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Augustus Pablo

King David's Melody

  • Calm

  • Energetic

  • Euphoric

  • Happy

  • Melancholic

  • Nostalgic

  • Tense

  • Wonky

“Dub classic with loads of dust on the sound. Dreamy melodica melodies over a steady dubbed out base, the essence of dub music from the ’70s. Pablo was one of the masters of this instrumental sound and plays on a LOT of records by other artists as well, but this one and the complete Original Rockers album are must have sounds for your collection.”
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Van Dyke Parks

Aquarium

  • Calm

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  • Euphoric

  • Happy

  • Melancholic

  • Nostalgic

  • Tense

  • Wonky

“Steel drum composition by one of the greatest living musicians and composers. Van Dyke Parks is my favourite musician. He not only worked on ‘Smile’ with Brian Wilson (The Greatest Pop Record Never Made, But Remade Decades Later), but also released the psych classic ‘Song Cycle’. One of the most expensive records ever made, selling an insanely low amount of copies. Play this on a low volume, the high mid notes are very present, but the soft mallets on the steel drum make this something I love to listen to before going to sleep.”
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Klaus Schulze & Pete Namlook

Set the Controls for the Heart of the Mother

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  • Energetic

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  • Happy

  • Melancholic

  • Nostalgic

  • Tense

  • Wonky

“I had the great great pleasure of meeting Pete Namlook a couple of years ago and was blown away by his humbleness and willingness to shoot the shit with me and some other folks about making music and his own inspirations. One of the nicest people I have ever met since I started making music. This is a thrilling track/album (those borders seem to face with his tracks) with another legend Klaus Schulze, a god amongst synth players. Massive deep sound design and string sounds you can listen to for hours on end…”

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