As the brainchild of Australian producer, DJ and label-runner Chevy Long, Victory Team is a project which, like those of his contemporaries, is based around a heavily associative style - encompassing distinct qualities of many disparate scenes and movements combined and personalized to create an original sound.
In listening to Victory Teamʼs debut label release, Der Klerb, these influences remain present, though help only to form a vision and sound which is, dare we say it, unique. Though thoroughly choppy and detailed in its use of appropriated vocal samples and percussion, Long establishes a decidedly drawn-out and driving sound with his instrumentation, a technique complimented heavily with the use of slower tempos.
The release has since garnered the support from the likes of Toddla T, BBC Radio One, Laidback Luke, Cousin Cole, and Sharkslayer.
Toddla T: 'Sounds wiiicked, bloody brilliant'.
Laidback Luke: 'Liking this! Impressed by the production quality! Keep it up!'
Cousin Cole: 'This is dope. Especially into Big Up & Knice'.
SharkSlayer: 'Dope stuff guys! Kom Selecta and Big up our favorites'.
Ma-Less: 'Very nice EP!'
Lewis Cancut: 'This is unreal'.
The RIPE TV : 'One of the best break through dance EPs of the year.'
released September 1, 2012
Produced, mixed by: Chevy Long
Mastered by: Robin Petras @ PureFocus Canada