Seattle’s IVVY, aka Madi Levine is a purveyor of tracks for the heaviest dance floors. Squelching synths and dissonant pads shape into a body of disfigured techno with distorted kick drums for a heart. Influenced by a youth spent at renegade warehouse parties in the Midwest, IVVY’s productions and live sets have a relentless energy that infects the body.
Constant touring has earned IVVY features supporting regional and int’l touring DJs and live acts for parties such as Hot Mass (PGH), Surface Tension (SF), Fine Time (LA), High+Tight (SEA), secondnature (SEA), In Training (PGH), and On Earth (Toronto). They have taught production and studio management workshops at events such as Kremfest 2019 and ITWxW (hosted by gfx, PGH). Madi is also an organizer of the experimental ambient music festival Ground Hum (SEA).
Today, they join us on the NUDE Techno podcast, with an hour of Techno. Listen to it below on SoundCloud & Mixcloud. If you are feeling this series, then please consider supporting it on Mixcloud Select.
Sum up this podcast in 10 words…
Sharp modern industrial techno with a needed but subtle comedown.
What’s your personal favourite track on it?
2 balloons for 15 – IVVY
What’s the special ingredient in this mix?
Nostalgia for the hard industrial techno sound that got me started in the scene as a kid with a few moments showcasing my new ep and where I’m at now.
Tell us about your next EP?
The songs on “YVVI” are a means of emotional processing– violence, oppression, drugs, sex, growth, hope, and deep magic are explored through futurist techno tracks. While working from their home studio, art and gear is everywhere you look– a Machine mk1, Waldorf rocket, Volca FM, Volca Beats, and Korg Electribe SX1 are IVVY’s studio staples. “This EP represents a new era of healing for me, tracks created through a need to reflect on the way trauma has shaped my creative work. For me these tracks are musical building blocks to a better version of myself.”
What have you got coming up?
Gigs I have coming up that I’m really excited about!
Feb. 2nd at National Sawdust Brooklyn, NY for Sheik ‘N’ Beik 16 year and YVVI release party
Fed. 9th at Podlasie Club Chicago, IL extended closing live set
March 2nd at Washington Hall Seattle, WA for Ground Hum- A day long festival of experimental electronic music, installation art, media, and dance.
And finally, do you have a special message for our readers?
IVVY – 2 Balloons for 15
138 – Minibear
Ferdinger – Abglanz
Nendza – Divulge
P.E.A.R.L. – Life of pleasure
Stephanie Sykes – On the other side
Tommy Holohan – Skull skrushers
Resonant Pole – First high
Randomer – Fear
The Josh Craig – Ultra Rogue Mission
IVVY – It only takes one brick (Bergsonist’s Heavy Bricklayer Remix)
Sterac – Thera