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Biography

Session Victim Biography
October 2014

The late James Brown aside, you won’t find anyone with a more visceral connection with soul than Session Victim in the midst of a DJ set or live show. Indeed, their current live set up (premiered in Resident Advisor’s ‘Sessions’ earlier in the year) seems to have tapped the duo deeper still into their energy reserves; the frenzied head banging added to the sight of two friends jamming like their lives depend on it making it all the more impossible to resist.

Since the success of their bedroom-produced debut LP took them a little by surprise in 2012, the German production duo have formalised their ad hoc studio jams and fanatical sampling sessions into a schedule that balances their remix and gigging demands with their day-to-day lives. Besides that, refreshingly nothing else has changed about the friendship spanning two decades and involving the regular Hamburg to Berlin studio exchange.

With the second LP ‘See You When You Get There’ now proudly immortalized in wax for Delusions of Grandeur, we have a soundtrack to a two-man journey across some of the best clubs and festivals on the planet. Panorama Bar, Fabric, Public Works, Cielo, Garden Festival, Boiler Room, Zoo Project, Air Tokyo, Fusion, D-Edge and back again.

A breakthrough moment of inspiration for the second LP, involved an extended lock-in at the ‘Room G’ studio in San Francisco, where the guys ignored all engagements with the California sunshine to pour through dusty samples for in excess of 130 hours, venturing out into the daylight only collect more vinyl from the Amoeba record shop.

It’s this eccentricity and obsession with their craft that sees them struggle to haul instruments and back breaking record bags across the globe. Vinyl for Session Victim equates to, not just a better sound but a better attitude and it’s this quality assurance that keeps those excess baggage charges rocking on every flight. With their existing collections spanning several decades of hip hop, funk, soul as well as more familiar house and techno selections, it’s their passion for uncovering dusty vinyl treasures and the soul that can be captured on a miniature moment in wax that inspires both their DJ sets and production environment.

Discography

Original Music

See You When You Get There Pt. 1
Delusions Of Grandeur
2014
Much Too Strong - Treats Vol. 5
Retreat
2014
Random Blues - Wolf EP 18
Wolf Music Recordings
2013
Glow In The Dark
Delusions of Grandeur
2013
Can't Help It
Retreat
2013
Harlequin
Retreat
2012
The Haunted House of House Part 1
Delusions of Grandeur
2012
The Haunted House of House Part 2
Delusions of Grandeur
2012
The Haunted House of House Part 3
Delusions of Grandeur
2012
The Haunted House of House Part 4 Ltd
W/lb
2012
Right from Wrong
air london
2011
Treats Vol. 3
Retreat
2011
Treats Vol. 2
Retreat
2010
Paw To The Floor EP
Wolf Music Recordings
2010
Left the Building EP
Delusions of Grandeur
2010
On the Roll
Retreat
2010
Million Dollar Feeling
Delusions of Grandeur
2010
Treats Vol. 1
Retreat
2009
Out on Love
Retreat
2009
Late Runner EP
Real Soon
2009
The Joy of Painting EP
Hairy Claw
2009
No Friends EP
Real Soon
2008

VA Sampler

Large Processor
Permanent Vacation
2011
Wewanttothankallourfriends
Wolf Music
2010
Memory Lane
Cookies
2010
Swashbuckler
Hairy Claw
2010
Watergate 04 - Contribute
Watergate
2009

Albums

See You When You Get There
Delusions Of Grandeur
2014
The Haunted House of House
Delusions of Grandeur
2012

Remixes

Wayne Snow - Red Runner (Session Victim Remix)
Tartelet
2014
Brame & Hamo - Clockwerk (Session Victim Remix)
Splendor & Squalor
2014
Egyptian Nipples - L.A. Melody (Session Victim Remix)
Apersonal Music
2014
Dwig - Forget The Pink Elephant (Session Victim Remix)
Giegling
2014
Midnight Magic - Same Way I Feel (Session Victim Remix)
Permanent Vacation
2014
Baio – Modern (Session Victim Remix)
Greco-Roman
2013
Jay Shepheard & Matthew Burton - Liberal Zee (Session Victim Remix)
Retrofit
2013
Volta Cab - Always In The Place (Session Victim Remix)
What's In The Box Records
2013
Rainer Trueby - Welcome To Our World (Session Victim Remix)
Compost Black
2012
Pascal Viscardi - City Chords (Session Victim Remix)
The Exquisite Pain
2012
Duffstep - Your Touch (Session Victim Remix)
Join the Dots
2012
Greymatter - Give It To Me Slow (Session Victim Remix)
Wolf Music
2011
Matt Flores - Water on the Moon (Session Victim Remix)
Farside
2011
Choklate - Break My Heart (Session Victim Remix)
Surround Sounds
2011
Aldo Cadiz & Antonio De Angelis – Thunder (Session Victim Voodoo Workout)
OFF
2010
Sidwho? - I Do The Night (Session Victim Dub)
Future Classic
2010
Agnès - Hi Murda (Session Victim Rmx)
Resopal Red
2008
Schedule
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Saturday November 29th
Jaeger, Oslo (live)
Friday December 5th
Canvas, Amsterdam (DJ set)
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Saturday December 6th
De Kreun, Kortrijk (Live)
Friday December 12th
One Again Club, Marseille (live)
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Saturday December 13th
Studio 338, London (DJ set)
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Sunday December 14th
Elita Sundaypark, Milan (live) - evening set
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Friday December 19th
Karoline 45, Hamburg (live)
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Wednesday December 31st
Mad Racket, Sydney (live)
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Saturday January 10th
Boney, Melbourne (live)
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Friday January 16th
Neck of the Woods, Auckland (Live)
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Saturday January 17th
Rocket Bar, Adelaide (live)
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Friday January 23rd
Orange Rooms, Bournemouth (DJ Set)
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Friday January 30th
Rote Sonne, Munich (live)
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Friday February 6th
Coupole, Biel/Bienne (Live)
Friday February 13th
Chalet, Berlin (DJ set)
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Friday March 6th
Opium Rooms, Dublin (live)
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Friday March 13th
Tessellate at Corsica Studios (live)
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