Vök Shares “Figure (Wax Wings Remix)” From Upcoming EP (out January 19)
December 13, 2017 BY Nettwerk
“Channelling The Beach soundtrack via 80s synth pop and the dark, modern sexiness of The Knife.” – Noisey
“Truly special band.” – The Line of Best Fit
“For fans of The xx and The Knife craving more human music.” – Mojo
Icelandic electronic dream-pop band Vök recently shared a remix of “Figure” by rising Brazilian-British DJ/producer Wax Wings. It’s the second track to be released from their forthcoming remix EP Figure – The Remixes, due out 19th January 2018 via Nettwerk Records.
Wax Wings released two acclaimed EPs on The Weird & The Wonderful’s own imprint and DJ’d across the globe. He’s previously remixed tracks for Maya Jane Coles, The Presets, GAPS and Eli & Fur.
Figure – The Remixes will also feature diverse remixes by Mexican underground techno producer Demian Licht, Manchester based ambient group Marconi Union, and rising Icelandic artist Rephlekt. Vök’s debut studio album Figure, produced by Jack Garrett and Tusks collaborator Brett Cox, was released to critical acclaim back in April.
Vök have been confirmed to play Sonar Reykjavik in March 2018. The line up features Danny Brown, Nadia Rose, Bjarki, Jlin and more. Full line up and ticket details HERE.
Figure – The Remixes Track List:
1. Polar (Ripperton Remix)
2. Figure (Wax Wings Remix)
3. Breaking Bones (Rephlekt Remix)
4. Hiding (Demian Licht Remix)
5. Hiding (Marconi Union Remix)
Vök (named after the Icelandic word for ‘hole in the ice’) are an electronic dream-pop band based in Reykjavík, initially formed by Margrét Rán (vocals, guitar, keyboards), Andri Mar (saxophone, synths) in 2013. Vök first gained recognition within months of forming when they won Iceland’s prestigious Músíktilraunir (‘Music Experiments’), a battle of the bands contest where past alumni winners include Mammút and Of Monsters And Men. Their triumph soon led to release of their debut EP ‘Tension’ through Icelandic label Record Records — to a slew of positive and glowing reviews. Soon after they became a four-piece with Ólafur Alexander (guitar, bass) and Einar Stef (drums) joining the band — they began to further mark themselves out as rising innovators of smart, atmospheric jams on their second EP ‘Circles’. Hailed by Noisey as “channelling the Beach soundtrack via 1980s synth pop and the modern sexiness of The Knife,” the Circles EP won them even more positive praise and key tastemaker support. After playing shows and festivals in Europe, winning many new fans along the way with their brand of dreamy electronics with melodic vocals, the band soon caught the attention of Nettwerk Music Group, who instantly signed them for an international record deal. April 2017 saw the release of their highly anticipated debut LP ‘Figure’ to critical acclaim. Produced by Jack Garrett collaborator Brett Cox, The Line of Best Fit hailed it a “brilliant debut album”. Vök latest headline tour saw them sell out numerous venues across Europe.