Vinny Villbass is one of the long-time driving forces behind the Norwegian club scene. In addition to an extensive list of club nights and house parties on his conscience, he is 1/3 of the crew behind the renowned Oslo club night Sunkissed and initiator of the Norwegian web-portal OsloClubCast, building ties between the clubs, DJs, and producers of Oslo.
As a DJ, Vinny Villbass is known for his exceptional groove and timing as a result of 15 years behind the decks, mostly in Scandinavia, but also as a resident in Berlin as well as New York City. As guitar and synth player in diskJokkeBand, Vinny’s musical experience reaches far beyond his DJ and vinyl junkie exploits. Also a master of acoustics, Vinny’s production skills front his very own trademark sound of house music. He has releases on labels such as Eskimo Recordings, Trunkfunk, and Afro Art, and a long history of remixes. Lately he has been remixing Norwegian bands as diversions from his daily studio focus, as collected on Beatservice’s Diversions remix-compilation.
Vinny’s “Moneymaker” was a standout track on the Prima Norsk 4 compilation, alternately released as its own single in 2017. It’s a slinky house groover with vocals from King Midas singer Ando, tailor-made for late night action. British dance music legend Peter Hurst, AKA Sloth UK, has remixed the track into a dubby, percussive masterwork that has ‘instant classic’ written all over it. Cheekily titled the Queen’s Lead Hat Remix, Sloth UK has provided a full-on vocal mix and a potent instrumental, both ready to do serious dance floor damage. Get down!
Dutchican Soul (Strictly Rhythm) – “Love this track! Will be playing this out.”
Lenny Fontana (Ministry of Sound) – “Feeling this. I will play it.”
Tyler Stadius (Deepsite) – “I like it. Right funky.”
DJ Harri (Sub Club) – “Both remixes are great. Will play and support.”
Flash Atkins (Paper Recordings) – “Vinny Villbass can shake his moneymaker at me anytime!”
Sean Johnston (Hardway Bros) – “Norwegian disco of the highest order!”
Lee Jones / Country Gents (Buslife) – “Instrumental really rocks. Thanks for this.”
Al Bradley (3am Recordings) – “Ace stuff here. Love the slightly sleazy loose feel to this one, plus the vocals add a really cool twist. Top beats!”
Richard Hardcastle (All Out War Radio Show) – “Straight up fire!!”
Hober Mallow (Mighty Reel, Sydney) – “Sweet groovy tune! Love the percussive parts and the flow of it. Will definitely play.”