Brooklyn, New York-based Vehlinggo, founded in 2014, is the creation of longtime journalist and content writer Aaron Vehling. He serves as Vehlinggo’s editor, publisher, and primary writer. Alexander Burkart created the cool logo.
Contact Aaron at editor-at-vehlinggo.com for discussions and information of various types. Don’t send submissions to the “Editor” email address, though. Please. Submissions sent to that address are immediately disqualified. Scroll down for submission information.
Vehlinggo is filled with reviews, interviews, and sometimes news. There are also the super rare columns, such as the Italo Disco-focused The Beat’s Alive or the second-look-oriented ReSounds. Essentially, Vehlinggo only publishes pieces about music that Aaron likes and that he thinks others should hear.
Vehlinggo covers synth scores (for real and imagined films), synthpop, and related fare the most, but also writes a lot about synthwave, Italo Disco, house (not deep, not tropical), and techno.
Subscribe to the Vehlinggo Newsletter, which comes out about 10 times a year. It often has exclusive content, and subscribers often are eligible for prizes like records, CDs, downloads, merch, and all-around more fulfilling lives (some of those might be lies).
Vehlinggo has a particular interest in the following, and those who are inspired by or affiliated with the following — some interviewed here (list not always up-to-date; link denotes an interview):
The Valerie Collective (College, Anoraak, Maethelvin, and more); Electric Youth; Le Matos; The Italians Do It Better family (Johnny Jewel‘s Chromatics, Glass Candy, Symmetry, Desire, Mirage, etc.); John Carpenter, Cliff Martinez, Goblin; Tangerine Dream; Enigma. Ghostly International (Com Truise, Matthew Dear, Tycho, etc.). Disasterpeace. Vangelis. FM-84. The Midnight.
Prince George Records (Furniteur, Pleasure Curses, SAINT-SAMUEL); Sébastien Tellier; Kavinsky; SebastiAn; Daft Punk; Phoenix; Chairlift; the erstwhile Factory Records (New Order/Joy Division, Happy Mondays, A Certain Ratio, etc.); OMD.
Want to Write for Vehlinggo?
Email editor-at-vehlinggo.com with three samples of published writing and we’ll talk pitches and compensation, and everything else.
Feature header art by Jahn Teetsov.
Do you think your music is a good fit for Vehlinggo? Read on.
I typically plan a month in advance, so try very very hard not to send me something you’re releasing in one day’s time.
Also, don’t send downloadable music files unless requested (but do send downloadable, high-resolution images). Instead, link to private streams (or public, if your work is already released).
Vehlinggo accepts submissions with press materials in England and French. For non-synthwave releases, use the form below to establish a connection. (For synthwave releases, email email@example.com.)
Looking for copywriting and strategy services? Email copywriting-at-vehlinggo.com.
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