Minimal Wave's Veronica Vasicka

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New York native Veronica Vasicka has unearthed countless analog synth wave gems and singlehandedly revived a forgotten musical subgenre with Minimal Wave Records, the label she founded in 2005. And with Minimal Wave subsidiary Cititrax, a new generation of like-minded composers have found a home for their DIY releases. Vasicka’s influential sound was partly cultivated via online radio station East Village Radio, where she was the station’s first program director. And her reputation cemented with the release of the compilation The Minimal Wave Tapes Volume One on Stones Throw in 2010. Ever since, she’s spread the word of this incredible sound to audiences worldwide via releases on her vaunted labels and through her DJ sets. In this episode of Couch Wisdom recorded at the 2016 Red Bull Music Academy in Montréal, Vasicka discusses the history of minimal wave, founding her label, baking tapes, “mutant techno,” and much more.

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