Ingi Visions (NL)
Examining field notes found in the third realm of the dense spirit world, we came to know more about the voyage that brought earth the blood brothers Samuel Deep and Julian Alexander. Unified under the moniker Ingi Visions, the beings are in fact earthlings, who had devoted their past hundred lives to an interdimensional psychonautical venture. The latest expedition brought them back to planet earth. Drawn to nearly extinct Surinam tribes for their knowledge of mind-altering plants, the apprentices immersed themselves completely in the sorcerers’ magical world. Their aim was to reconstruct their inherently tribal grace to worship nature, and value every tree and pebble as an object of reverence. Yet, the seventh orbit of the Utrecht civilization called them upon, and so they decided to abort their journey and descend on this tiny piece of earth in The Netherlands. The two encountered an almost apocalyptic settlement of artificial blocks built into walls of a so-called modern society. The superior equilibrium in this dimension was materialism, and spiritual arrogance had replaced humility. In the fifth dimension, they had mastered techniques such as peripheral crate digging, jazz guitar playing, shutting off internal dialogues, the warrior dance and the tuning of frequencies. These vehicles allowed them to become warriors in opening minds and internal hidden recourses. Their new mission was clear: they would bring back the culture of raving, unite likeminded individuals and open up a new passageway to the highest realm possible: liberation of the mind. This resulted in an ongoing quest to enrich the world of house and techno, with a gentle bombardment of minimal grooves and garage ambiences. Being the first son, Samuel (29) – the King of Swing – initiated the mission, and soon saw his sonic shamanism receive international acclaim. He has played countless stellar gigs, outstandingly Panorama bar (Berlin) and Fabric (London) alongside heavyweight artists as Ryan Elliot, DVS1 and Margaret Dygas. His releases, exclusively on SlapFunk Records, gained support from Resident Advisor and include his latest EP Moov! While Samuel is known for his raw, remorseless and energetic sound, his sibling Julian (22) chose a slightly more introspective form of pure dance floor music, full of depth and his beloved jazz influences. He has graced the stage at festivals and venues including Shelter, BRET (Amsterdam), Heideglühen (Berlin) and Fabric (London). All his releases – on Blind Box, Adult only, Infuse and SlapFunk- were received well, notably his first release on Dungeon Meat, which received much attention and was included on Baby Ford’s Fabric Mix, alongside some of the greatest names in the industry. After this success, the brothers realised that a fuse of their individual styles would result into a potion of unearthly force. And so the two decided to create music together, as Ingi Visions. Five years into their yin and yang union, they are now preparing for new releases and a summer full of gigs ranging from The BPM festival (Portugal), DC10 (Ibiza) to Club der Visionaere (Berlin). Luckily for the temporary vessels and permanent souls that dwell on this planet, these dance warriors are here to stay.
Previous editions –
2019 & 2018
Artist & Speaker Program
SlapfunkShelter Amsterdam 23:59 View Event
Dungeon Funk (Brawther, Julian Alexander, Tristan da Cunha, Samuel Deep) | Locklead (live)