Vehlinggo is a music publication founded in 2014 in New York, NY. The articles focus generally on deeper interviews and reviews centered on film and television scores (real and imagined), with journeys into electronic music, such as synth-pop, synthwave, house, disco, and techno, among other things.
In addition to the articles, there are mixes by the likes of Johan Agebjörn (Sally Shapiro), Pink Gloves (Italians Do It Better), and Forgotten Illusions (Valerie Collective). There is also the Vehlinggo Presents series of releases — Vehlinggo Presents: 5 Years; Rory Mohon’s Darkly Dreaming (with Burning Witches Records); Softaware’s Lavender, and Memoryy’s Not Over You remixes. And don’t forget The Vehlinggo Podcast.
It Began with Drive
Vehlinggo launched on the principle of covering everything related to the Drive soundtrack — be it those musicians directly involved or those in their extended family. This includes members of the Valerie Collective and Italians Do It Better, in addition to film composers. Interview subjects have included principal musicians Electric Youth, College, Johnny Jewel, and Cliff Martinez, along with composers such as Mac Quayle and Greg Tripi, who both assisted Martinez on Drive and many other scores.
About the Vehlinggo Team
Vehlinggo is the creation of longtime journalist and writer Aaron Vehling. He serves as Vehlinggo’s publisher, editor-in-chief, senior writer, and occasional podcaster. (But he is not the only writer.) Alexander Burkart — creator of logos for College, Anoraak, and Electric Youth, among others — made the cool Vehlinggo logo.
Vehlinggo showcases music that Aaron and his contributor team like and that they think others should hear. Regardless of whether he’s the writer of a given piece or someone else is, this is music that you’d likely find in his music collection. In that way, this is more of a recommendation site. We typically aren’t going to write about a release just to trash it.
Contributors to Vehlinggoland have included Andrew B. White of Diamond Field (writer, photographer, and designer); Abigail Gordon of Bunny X (live events and creative consulting); Kent “Von” Hertzog of VHxRR (audio engineering consultation); Alex Karlinsky of Highway Superstar (curation consulting and projects consulting) and Pat “Misty Vales” Vehling (writing and DJ mixes). There is also a slate of freelance writers and guest writers who’ve contributed to this site: Rachel Reeves, Graham Reznick, Ben Lovett, Amine Mesnaoui, Chris Webster, Jeff Treppel, Dan Haigh (of GUNSHIP), Private Agenda, Michael Oakley, Fredrick Royster, Jerry Smith, James Mann, and Justin Weems.
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Vehlinggo Celebrated 5 Years in November 2019 with a Massive Compilation
Vehlinggo Presents: 5 Years features new or previously unreleased music from artists covered on this site with some regularity — as part of the ongoing Vehlinggo Presents series. The artists are Anoraak, Bunny X, Betamaxx, Deadly Avenger, Diamond Field & Dana Jean Phoenix, FM Attack, Forgotten Illusions, Highway Superstar, In Mirrors, Johan Agebjörn, Le Matos, Maethelvin, Juno Award nominee Mecha Maiko, Metavari, The Midnight, Parallels, and VH x RR. Listen to the music via the embed below (you can also buy it there):
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