Syper and Vanhell got together as the duo The Slum Vagabunds back in 2011, also the year that they joined the collective Fuse Records. This signature was adopted after 6 years of sharing the mixer (DJ booth), with an identity strengthened by common ideals, eclectic tastes, and a creative freedom that allows them to run all the spoils of electronic music without any boundaries.
Attentive to the reality of the world we live in, this duo – inspired by the underground and in an assumed warning position – bring us to the extreme situations and difficult survival to which man is subjected to in many places of the globe, and that civilization continues to ignore as if it wouldn’t affect us at all. The Slum Vagabunds arise as the representative name of memory and awareness to the imbalance that still exists in this so called modern world, where no one is absolutely saved.
In an analogy between all of that has been mentioned and music, The Slum Vagabunds present themselves from their operation booth, and we can realise that their alternative line, far from the mainstream, is what makes their brand imprint gain strength in musical aspects ranging from deep house to “modern techno.”
It’s their underground status, perfected for a vast minority, that characterise their sets as unpredictable and original.
The expectation is always there, as they never go through the same rails, and as they cross old school revivals with endless alternatives that music, as well as life, can offer us along the path. The world is full of possibilities.