South-London duo Vesce have been making introspective, intelligent electronica with hints of blues, gospel and R&B thrown in for good measure. They now return with new track Broken, a haunting, melancholic slow burner that completely wraps itself around your head and stays there. Poised to drop their new EP R/D later this year, Dan Jenkins, one half of Vesce, sits down with us to answer some quick fire questions.
What was the first album you bought?
Michael Jacksons no1 hits!
Who are some of your biggest musical inspirations and why?
80s Producer / artist Kashif. A remarkable talent, able to write great love songs with a raw beauty and funk that just isn’t around anymore these days. All his songs feel effortless. You can tell he just enjoys his craft completely on every record its really motivating. Unfortunately he passed a few years ago sorely missed and is due a lot more credit, rest in peace.
What are some non-musical inspirations that motivate your music?
We often talk about shape and balance in our compositions light and shadow and texture. Architectural language really crosses over when expressing how we feel about a certain piece of work. We are often inspired by spaces and cities we like to visit to write in like Paris, Strasbourg and Berlin. Not to mention our affection for artists like Ryoji Ikeda
Tell us about your new track ‘Broken’.
A natural composition the aim was a meditative rumination everything moving as one. At face value a lament at the current state of our inner worlds these days. Deeper still, Maybe theres a place down in there we hit from time to time where we must cut the pretence and face ourselves before we rebuild.
Past ‘Broken’ what can we expect from you for the rest of 2019?
We are excited to announce a 5 track Ep called R/D to be released in the next few months.