Meet Von today, the woman who’s able to make music with a vibrator. She define more her music: the sex tech or sex positive synth pop, and how she get this idea.
How do you define your music?
Sex positive synth pop!! Some gritty percussion and saw tooth bass lines under glittery synth riffs and Grimes-esq vocal treatments.
Do you think you belong to a musical genre?
Although I’m not the biggest fan of genre classifications to define music, mine’s been placed within the electro alt/synth pop category amongst Charli XCX, Grimes, SOPHIE, and others. 100% cool with that though since all of those artists are massive inspirations of mine.
How did you get the idea to mix sex with music?
I think that sex ed and sexual health in general are just so crucial. My goal has always been to promote sex positive dialogues, especially in this current political climate. I spend so many nights cooped up in my basement apartment making micro beats, and so much of my other time having conversations and learning about sex tech. Merging the two happened pretty organically.
What do you want to celebrate in particular through your songs?
Ah so many things! Self respect, self confidence, communication, anatomical literacy, ownership over your body etc. etc. etc. All things that should be normal but are made to be so taboo.
What do you want to make the people who are listening to you feel?
Sexuality is so inherently human. There should be so many spaces that invite people to communicate, express, and learn about their own sexuality and eroticism with open arms, but unfortunately that’s still far from the norm. My music’s given me that space. I just hope it can do the same for other people.
Tell me more about your women idols?
In music, I really idolize people like Grimes, SOPHIE, Charli XCX, Peaches, ABRA, cupcakKe, Junglepussy, and so many more. I have so much respect for women who unapologetically express sexuality in their music, but also for female auteurs. As someone who writes, produces, songwriters, engineers, and performs all my own stuff, I know how much work goes into being your own team. I really look up to artists with that work ethic and similar mission statement.
Do you consider yourself as a feminist?
Damn people really get so hyped up on that word when it’s like… do you think women of color should have the same opportunities/respect/livelihoods as white women? Great. Do you think non men should have the same opportunities/respect/livelihoods as men? Okay! Then you’re a feminist! If not you really have some real deep shit to work through.
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