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Via App

Via App (Dylan Scheer) performing at the Sixth Stitch LP-release party, Bossa Nova Civic Club, Brooklyn, New York, December 10, 2016. Photo: Luis Nieto Dickens.

“FREAK TECHNO,” “haunted house,” “dark electro,” “noise”—any number of genres have been affixed to the sonic stylings of Dylan Scheer, a twenty-two-year-old electronic-music producer and DJ from South Carolina who has been performing under the alias Via App since 2012. Based in New York since 2014—the same year Vancouver label 1080p put out Via App’s first official release, the ten-track cassette Dangerous Game, to critical acclaim—Scheer has quickly ascended within the underground electronic scene, where she is celebrated for her unique and infectiously sinister output of extravagantly strange dance music.

Via App’s debut LP, Sixth Stitch—released this past November by Break World Records—is a polyrhythmic feast of distinct textures: The album’s fifteen tracks range from minimalist studies that focus on only a few motifs to multilayered percussive excursions

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