VooCha – Interambiento
Interambiento by VooCha (Melissa E. Logan) is a music release made with Armageddon Turk, Mary Ocher, Ortis and last but not least NLLY. It is a time travel into the future and a love song about the internet for the people in 2065 who will hear about the internet. The song is dedicated to people who’s sites are being blocked and for the hundreds of journalists who are incarcerated for reporting the news every year. The song offers melancholia, miami vice moments, 80s guitars, cinematic vibes and rather than a smooth ride grit and bumps.
VooCha production methods include unconventional sounds, synths, highly compressed or very delayed for your active listening pleasure (including uncomfortable glitches). You can feel the program, the cables, machines – sound leaving a human mouth and being caught by the condenser microphone, a rough handed edit in the DAW, spit out and mixed again.
VooCha is never alone
VooCha is the alias for the nature of collaborative making. The character, this construct is cyborg, reflecting the mechanical body that functions by spewing out music, lyrics. Regurgitating sounds of the 1990’s VooCha is a figure which latches onto movements in culture. VooCha the artist has become you, yes as the listener you are being appropriated into an avatar, the VooCha avatar by means of the VooCha Augmented Reality Filter. In VooCha land we are all a shifting age, cultural identity and sex. Shifting away from the personal, into the universal, the collective project of VooCha is a cross section in difficult listening and DJ culture.
VooCha has been making music in various configurations for a few years, core founder Melissa E. Logan works with producers DJ Aroma and Armageddon Turk, performers Nelly Ellinor aka NLLY, Jesseline Sarkodie aka PREACH and One Mother, and has a multinational spread of guest collaborations.
Melissa E. Logan
More recently Logan wrote ‘Mentally Naked‘ for Captain Mustache (released on My Favorite Robot 2020), as a songwriter and performer you have heard Logan’s upstate New York living in Germany, loving Electronic club music spoken vocals style. When not writing songs, Logan exhibits with Galerie Gisela Clement in Bonn. At the moment Temporary Gallery, Köln is exhibiting an installation titled ‘DANCE PARTY’ in an exhibition taking place in the space as well as on SoundCloud. Guests of the interactive exhibition write notes, these writings are recorded and produced into songs by Logan and uploaded. This authorship collaboration with visitors and many people one never will know is an exciting step in rethinking the mistress/master creator genius model. ‘Let’s just make this music together, like how we dance together, sometimes we don’t need to be complicated’ says Logan.
Logan believes in a beautiful complex authorship system as our digital world allows for splits where we can credit many sources. This can start by experimenting, field text various models, I will start on myself in the lab. For this purpose, she has founded UniCAT – the University of Craft Action Thought – to release music and test models of how cultural production, collaboration and dance music can be circulated. Firstly, on existing systems of the complex digital spread, but looking to pioneer paths focused on sustainability of the artists.
VooCha – Interambiento
Label: UniCAT gUG
Label Code UniCAT gUG: LC-95589
Interambiento Connected – VooCha feat. Armageddon Turk and Mary Ocher (ISRC: DEZE42200005)
Interambiento – Instrumental – VooCha feat. Armageddon Turk (ISRC: DEZE42300006)
Interambiento – The Internet Mix – VooCha feat. NLLY (ISRC: DEZE42400007)
Interambiento – Ortis Dance Mix – VooCha feat. Ortis (ISRC: DEZE42400008)
Graphic design: Cabine/ Caro Mikalef, www.espaciocabina.com.ar
Artwork: VooCha Filmed with the Augmented Reality App, Chrysalis by Cibelle Cavalli Bastos, @aevtarperform
Mastering: Schwebung, Bonn, www.schwebung-mastering.com