“Stretching the fabric of dance music with his enveloping, shape-shifting productions” The FADER
“Vegyn is about to stir things up again” i-D
“sounds like the future” Pigeons & Planes
The 25-year-old south London-based producer Vegyn shares a new song and video for ‘It’s Nice To Be Alive‘ from his forthcoming debut album, Only Diamonds Cut Diamonds. Listen HERE, watch HERE.
‘It’s Nice To Be Alive‘ continues the stylistic narrative of his previous visuals ‘Nauseous / Devilish‘ featuring JPEGMAFIA, ‘Blue Verb‘, and ‘Cowboy ALLSTAR‘, the video centring around a street performer as he dances around Vegyn’s shimmering electro soundscapes and warbly synth lines.
Due for release on November 8th, Only Diamonds Cut Diamonds is a result of “insanely stoned experimentation,” keeping the listener consistently on their toes with deft vocal samples, tempo shifts, and key changes. Leaning towards Vegyn’s hip-hop influences, the hyperactive record features distinctive appearances from UK artist Jeshi, French rapper Retro X, and US rapper/producer JPEGMAFIA.
Vegyn’s debut album is a heady, confused, overjoyed and nervous concoction of extreme emotions; like the audio equivalent of feeling so many things at once that you don’t even know how to act. A title that alludes to Vegyn’s workaholism, the album is an introduction proper to a massively imaginative sound that’s not quite like anything else in electronic music right now, and to a name that will be around for years to come.
Listen and watch ‘It’s Nice To Be Alive‘ and pre-order Only Diamonds Cut Diamondshere and stay tuned for more from Vegyn coming soon.
The key to Vegyn’s music is that it doesn’t take anything – not even its own melancholia – seriously. The producer describes it himself as a mixture between “sadness and optimism… It’s not like happy being sad, but happy to have been sad.” An artist that pushes diverse sonics in both his solo work and collaborations, Vegyn created an impact on a global level through collaborating with Frank Ocean on his seminal Endless and Blonde projects – a partnership that lives on with Vegyn co-hosting Ocean’s Blonded show on Apple’s Beats 1 radio station. After releasing a 71-track collection of sketches, samples and loops in the form of Text While Driving If You Want To Meet God! earlier this year, Vegyn will share his own jubilant melancholia in its fullest form yet, his debut album – Only Diamonds Cut Diamonds.
‘Its Nice To Be Alive‘ is out now, buy/stream it here. Only Diamonds Cut Diamonds is out Nov 8, pre-order it here. ONLY DIAMONDS CUT DIAMONDS TRACKLISTING
1. Blue Verb
2. Nauseous / Devilish
3. That Ain’t No Dang Cat!
5. Cowboy ALLSTAR
6. Thoughts Of Offing One
8. Fake Life
9. I Don’t Owe You NYthing
10. Fire Like Tyndall
11. Unknown, Forever Unknown
12. Retro OTW
13. When I Strike…
14. You Owe Me
15. It’s Nice To Be Alive
16. Blue Verb Reprise