Europe’s most exciting electronic newcomers are a duo called HVOB. Based in Vienna, they have spent the last two years conquering the world of electronic music.
The remarkable story of HVOB began in April 2012. With the idea of making an entirely new kind of electronic music: intelligent, sophisticated, emotive and melodic.
Distinctive sound: This idea led to four snippets which were uploaded to Soundcloud – causing an immediate sensation in Europe. Their first EP (“Dogs”) was released in summer 2012 on the renowned Berlin label “Stil vor Talent”. Then came the debut album in spring 2013 (“HVOB”), glowing reviews by critics all over Europe, Top 15 in the US Billboard Charts’ “Next Big Sound” category, several number 1 chart entries on iTunes, and number 3 in the Beatport charts. The two musicians behind HVOB are Anna Mueller and Paul Wallner. Anna Mueller composes, produces and also provides the captivating, hypnotic vocals. Final production of the tracks is done in collaboration with Paul Wallner in his Vienna studio. Together, they are responsible for creating the unique sound of HVOB.
US debut at SXSW festival: HVOB are carving their own path not just with their distinctive sound, but with their live performances as well. The duo always plays live and performs with a drummer – a concept as innovative as it is successful: HVOB has just been voted the number 2 best live act by the most influential electronic music magazine “De:bug” in Germany – beating off big acts like Darkside (Nicolas Jaar), Mount Kimbie and Disclosure.
The Vienna-based duo have already appeared live in over 20 countries in Europe, Africa, South and North America, including performances at the Elie Saab Show during Paris Fashion Week, Berlin Fashion Week and the most important European electronic music festivals such as Melt!, Fusion, and also made their US debut at the SXSW festival in Texas this year.