Van Staden & Böhm (VSB) - Hardcore (2021)
As the first Related Articles' release of 2021, from new Tāmaki Makaurau based electronic duo Van Staden & Böhm, is a much needed ecstatic deliverance of lesbian happy hardcore to shift stagnant energies and uplift sapped spirits. A unique blend of UK hardcore production, dizzying pop melodies and devotional queer lyricism, the 5-track EP releases March 26th, with a limited run of cassettes available for pre-order from that date.
VSB is comprised of Madison Van Staden and Amelia Berry. Madison is a songwriter and producer best known for her work in sensuous experimental pop group Moody.v & the Menstrual Cycle.
Teaming with Amelia Berry, an electronic music producer and songwriter otherwise known as Amamelia. She is also one half of synth-pop duo Fimo and creates ambient soundscapes as Old Chips. Both Madison and Amelia play in queer pop-punk trio Babyteeth.
"VSB would like to dedicate this music to Reuben Winter. For everything you taught us, and for the rare kindness, love, and respect, you showed us as two queer women in electronic music."
Written and produced by Amelia Berry and Madison Van Staden
Mixed by Amelia Berry
Mastered by Reuben Winter
Album Art by Ema Gaspar