Vince Watson (GB)


After more than 20 years delivering timeless music for many of the world best electronic
music labels, native Scottish producer Vince Watson’s career now spans across many
With now over 200 releases (and 12 albums), Vince’s versatile musical output will be
spread across fresh and exiting new artist projects as well as media composing and
lecturing, whilst reserving the VW artist name for the dance music he is renowned the
world over for, playing parties such as Richie Hawtin’s ENTER as well as being resident at
both Berlin’s Tresor and 909 Festival in Amsterdam.
With releases on Cocoon, Poker Flat, Yoruba and his own Everysoul label released in the
last few years, he delivered a debut release on Osunlade’s Yoruba Records which topped
the charts for 6 weeks and a host of classy artists have remixed him including Carl Craig,
Joe Claussell, Josh Wink and Osunlade.

A 20 year compilation of edits and re-creations ‘VW20 : Introspection’ arrived in 2017 as
well as a big follow up single on Cocoon entitled ‘Speaker Freaker’. In demand, it wasn’t
long until he also made his debut on Anja Schneider’s Mobilee with ‘Machines Need Love’.
2018 began with one of his biggest releases in his career to date with Derrick May as
Rhythim is Rhythim on Transmat, where Vince reconstructed 2 of Derrick’s biggest tracks
‘Icon’ and ‘Kao-tic Harmony’ at May’s request.
2019 saw Vince release on Joe Claussell’s Spiritual Life label with a track called
‘Teardrops’, as well as his 10th Vince Watson album entitled ‘DnA’, an 18 track double
album based on Detroit Techno.
His Quart alias on BBE (Barely Breaking Even) released its debut album ‘Life Is Beautiful’
to critical acclaim, and was remixed by Richard Earnshaw reaching No1 and No2 in both
Deep House and Top100 overall on Traxsource in early 2020.
Vince will also release an LP for The Outlaw Oceans in Autumn 2020 entitled ‘Hope’,
which was commissioned by the New York Times investigative journalist Ian Urbina for his
book launch.

Vince also began working in the media and education arena, becoming a Senior Lecturer
at the esteemed Conservatorium van Amsterdam, as well as beginning his journey as a
composer for Film, TV and media.
Now based in Amsterdam, Vince’s live shows are now in demand around the world and as
a former Tresor resident, his DJ sets are also now highly requested, positioned
somewhere between Derrick May & Laurent Garnier in style and substance.
He also has his own monthly radio show Radio Drama, which broadcasts monthly on
IbizaSonica and has featured top guests like Ben Sims, Truncate & Synkro.

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