The last time we heard from Czech duo DVA, it was with the mind-melding claymation video for “Nunki.” Designed by students aged 6 to 12, the video managed to be both unsettling and childlike at once. The video for new single “No Survi” isn’t quite as bizarre, but is still far from normal: a black-and-white creature with antlers on their head walks through a winter landscape until they come a beam of multi-colored light. Things take a strange turn after that. Missing from the song are the odd invented-language vocals that typically characterize DVA’s music, but the panicked shrieks of saxophone and underwater electronics more than make up for the loss.
By Andrew Parks on 09.24.14 in News
Hyperdub has announced the fourth and final entry in its 10th anniversary series of carefully curated label compilations. Due out November 4, 10.4 opens with a previously unreleased Burial track that's so top secret it d...
By J. Edward Keyes on 04.02.14 in News
There's always been something childlike about the delirious music of Czech duo DVA (pronounced "Duh-vah.") The vocals — a combination of English, Czech and a made-up fantasy language — are wide-eyed and angel...
By J. Edward Keyes on 03.20.12 in Spotlights
I've been back from Austin for about 48 hours, but my body is only just now starting to adjust to things like normal sleep patterns, being stationary for long periods of time, and not drinking beer every day. Soon, I wil...
By Joe Muggs on 03.19.12 in Reviews
DVA's Pretty Ugly album feels like a milestone for the Hyperdub label. Together with Dean Blunt & Inga Copeland's (aka Hype Williams) Black is Beautiful, also out this month, it feels like a consolidation of label bo...