Open Records / Bassic Records
Victor Y is Sydney producer Paul Suares. His neurosis with music began at around ten, a trained drummer growing up in live bands across the borders of death metal and wistful folk. He found infatuation and prowess in electronic production, while realising the potential to curate infinite textures Collaboration and diversification is at the heart of the Victor Y project. Unconfined, tracks are often produced live with musicians in the studio, merging innovative sounds with sincere organic talent for mercurial energies. From delicate chillwave through deep and driving techno, Victor Y’s sound is versatile and holistic with mood, people, and place. Launching the project in 2014, Suares’ debut single ‘Black Light’ consistently held top positions across the electronic and overall Triple J unearthed charts, received FBI Radio play and featured in Veronika Maine’s 2014 winter campaign. Open Records re-released his single 'Blueprint' May 2017, which received wide support from renown artists such as Maceo Plex, Guy J, Henry Saiz, Marc Poppcke, SQL, Jamie Stevens, Stereo Underground, Soulwerk, Gabriel Rhome, Soulwerk, Smash TV, Darin Epsilon, Agent!, Rich Curtis, Dmitry Molosh, Andrea Ljekaj, Danny Tenaglia, Nemone, Halen and many more. Last year he won a DJ competition to play at Twin Lakes Festival 2017 (GER) alongside artists like AKA AKA, Boris Brejcha, Catz N Dogz, Felix Kröcher, Ilario Alicante, Marco Bailey, Oliver Schories, The Disco Boys, Tiefschwarz and Vitalic. The past 2 years have seen him pull off tours in Australia and New Zealand after relocating to Berlin mid 2016. They included headlining The Day Before Next Year Festival in Wellington and performances at Dragon Dreaming Festival, Subsonic Music Festival, Twisted Frequency Festival and Bohemian Beatfreaks Festival, while supporting artists such as Antix & Fiord, Kaiser Souzai, Sensient, Grouch, Ryanosaurus, Tom Cosm, Stefano Ritteri, Alexkid and Pepperpot.