Vector Lovers [UK]


Martin Wheeler started making electronic music with a Casio synthesizer and a ZX Spectrum computer back in the late 80s. Despite singing and playing guitar in a couple of bands and producing occasional music for computer games it wasn't until the new millennium that he began to get serious about releasing music. So began 'Vector Lovers' in 2001 with little more than a cheap laptop - and that same old Casio keyboard.

Vector Lover's first release was the eponymous debut album, limited to a run of just 250 CDRs on his start-up micro-label, IWARI. Unanimously praised for its delicate electro-tinged melodies, IWARI's modest debut quickly sold out, with two tracks transferring to vinyl via a split 7" with Static Caravan records. In the summer of 2003 Martin followed with his first Vector Lovers 7" on IWARI and then upped the ante with the critically acclaimed 'Roboto Ashido Funk' 12", the A-side making cover disc appearances with both Jockey Slut and DJ magazine and earning the interest of several labels, among them pioneering techno label Soma whose two album deal was accepted over a few pints in a Glaswegian bar. Time has since flown with the release of six singles, two albums, remixes for Husky Rescue, Slam, Alex Smoke, Funk d'void, Ladytron, Diefenbach, Tim Wright, and the track 'Tokyo Glitterati' licensed by BMW for its UK Series 3 ad campaign. With a busy live schedule playing at venues such as Fabric, T in the Park, The Loft, Pressure and the Amsterdam Dance Event Vector Lovers continues to evolve an electro sound where heart-melting melodies meet future robot funk.

On Panoptica night, Vector Lovers will perform with Ewo visuals (Plexiphonic) .

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