For over two decades, Israel Vines has challenged and embraced listeners by re-contextualizing sounds from a wide range of genres and eras. A product of the 90s rave scene in the US midwest, Vines’ early interest in industrial and left-leaning electronic music readily merged with his exposure to Chicago house and Detroit techno, and that mix of influences is felt in his DJ sets and productions.
Despite years of dedication to DJing, Vines remained relatively unknown until he launched his now-retired label, Borrowed Language, in 2010. Through his collaborations with Jeff Pietro, he honed his sound prior to releasing his own solo material on respected labels such as Cult Figures and Semantica, while stepping into the world of remixing for the likes of Erika, Makaton, and Stave. Now he has found a more permanent home on the Eye Teeth imprint—an offshoot of Detroit’s long-running Interdimensional Transmissions label, where he released the well-received (and regularly caned) WWKD EP. Vines has also released collaborative material with Chicago’s Kit Geary under the KGIV guise on Horizontal Ground, with another EP forthcoming on Eye Teeth.
Israel currently lives and works in Los Angeles and is touring a hybrid Ableton DJ / live setup as well as more traditional vinyl-based DJ sets.
Dates available outside USA : December 23rd- January 8th …. March 16-25 and June 22- August 1.