Arising from Cologne, Germany's Mecca of techno music, VIMES have gained international recognition for their unique electronic, yet organic sound and a stirring visual live set made for dancing to and falling in love with - seamlessly combining live instruments with digital elements and blending their deep mesmerizing sound with uplifting pop elements and fragile though vivid vocals.
Following several shows all over Europe, VIMES have been invited to support Hot Chip on parts of their upcoming South-America Tour. Recently mentioned as one of the most influential groups on modern music in Germany by The Guardian, VIMES are set to play an array of international festivals, followed by further headlining dates in Berlin, London, Paris and other major European cities soon to be announced.
VIMES are Azhar Syed (Vocals, Guitar, Bass) and Julian Stetter (Electronics, Guitar). Born in Nigeria to an Indian couple of humanitarian workers and raised all across Europe, Azhar went on to study visual arts in Germany where he met striking music student Julian whilst writing for respected national music magazine 'Intro'. Their shows are accompanied by drummer Johannes Klingebiel and visual installations by collaborating VJ Till Beutling (Klangfiguren).
Following several official remixes and collaborations for and with artists like COMA (Kompakt Records), MIT (Cooperative / Universal) and Napoleon In Rags (Humming / Rough Trade), VIMES are set to release their debut single 'UpStairs' on November 2nd.