Guest Mix: HVOB have your sexy, cerebral electronica fix with ‘TOO’

Written by Travis Holcombe

HVOB. Photo by Andreas Jakwerth

In need of a sexy, gritty dance music fix? Missing the sweaty warehouse environs of yore? Austrian duo HVOB (Her Voice Over Boys) are here for you. Their music lives at the nexus of the underground sounds of a dark Berlin nightclub and a tougher version of The xx — with a cerebral electronica twist.

The Vienna-based pair of Anna Müller and Paul Wallner are set to drop their fifth studio album “TOO” on April 8, and they’ve cooked up an exclusive mix for FREAKS ONLY to get you in the mood.

"The album captures a life in the dichotomy of one's own and other people's expectations, in the feeling of not living up to these expectations, in renewed attempts to free oneself from these expectations," Müller and Wallner say of the new record. 

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Müller, who composes, co-produces, and provides the vocals, is the sauce that gives HVOB its zing, with her silken deadpan delivery serving to counterbalance the group's harder production edges.

Gluttony,” HVOB's latest single from “TOO,” is just one breathy, bass-slamming taste of what promises to be one of HVOB’s most musically aggressive and viscerally pleasurable efforts to date.

Buckle up, hit play, and heed a mental strobe warning as you immerse yourself in the ride of our exclusive album preview mix for FREAKS ONLY.

Photo by Andreas Jakwerth

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