When it comes to her DJing skills, Nvrsoft has spent eight years not only refining her skills but also playing across a variety of different stages, supporting heavyweights such as Calyx & Teebee, Metrik, Benny L, Friction, Hybrid Minds, Nu:Logic and Andy C – carving her name into the mindsets of her audience. However more recently she’s committed herself to the field of production, under the mentorship of Audioporn label head and drum & bass veteran Shimon. In doing so, she’s beginning to accelerate herself as an artist with a diverse talent pool, exploring her own sounds to identify a signature for her work. This is something which her brand new four track EP is striving to do. If you’re unfamiliar with her work on labels such as Saturate!, Stripped and The Gradient Perspective, where she’s created an array of dance music subgenres, her forthcoming ‘Premonitions’ EP gives a walkthrough of what her capabilities are as a producer. For a newcomer, she’s already pushed the bar to a remarkable height.
The EP’s namesake ‘Premonitions’ ft. Linda Kay is a winding journey through the soundscape which Nvrsoft has effortlessly stretched through the beginning of its track list. The intricacies of ‘Premonitions’ filters through a painstakingly built mixdown, with every pad and sonic glitch helping to build its rolling backdrop. ‘Changes’ follows the same path, an emotive slab of Nvrsoft’s bass sounds, followed by drums which are understated yet serve their purpose to give the mix a heavier edge. Coming next is ‘Don’t Wait For Me’, following its predecessors and drawing you in with more depth, with sweeping bass pads alongside beats which accentuate a bassline moving through the composition with ease. The last track on the ‘Premonitions’ EP is ‘La Croix’, taking the full release in a totally different direction. It’s a homage to the style which saw Nvrsoft’s first steps into the Audioporn roster with ‘Small Talk’ via their ’10 Years of Audioporn’ compilation. Its half-time tempo is punchy, yet it’s filled with complicated peaks and troughs, a style which still features at Nvrsoft’s core. The collection proves Shimon’s made the correct choice; Nvrsoft is a fine addition to the Audioporn team.
Kat Dudinsky (known professionally through her production alias Nvrsoft) is about to make one of her most definitive career moves to date. After coming under the guise of Shimon, the label head of UK based Audio PornRecords as well as a producer who’s shaped the contemporary drum & bass scene, the Washington DC based DJ/producer, has quickly risen amongst her counterparts whilst delivering her first cut through Audioporn’s ’10 years of Audioporn Records’ compilation. Half-time stomper ‘Small Talk’ may have been fans first introduction to the producer, but she’d already began to make her presence felt through a variety of releases which have showcased her style as an artist committed to diversity. Hitting the back catalogues of imprints such as Saturate!, Stripped and The Gradient Perspective, she’s building a discography which she’s about to add to with her biggest body of work to date.
Aside from her music, it’s her vivacious club performances, which has caught the attention of many drum & bass listeners in the US. Through her warm up sets for the likes of Calyx & Teebee, Metrik, Benny L, Friction, Aphrodite, Andy C and other high-ranking drum & bass stalwarts, she’s a notable figure on the live circuit, including having performed on dates on the infamous World of Drum and Bass.
Her forthcoming EP is a testament to what Nvrsoft is capable of and under the guidance of Shimon she’s about to climb a pedestal which will see international attention turn her way. Although the beginning of 2019 now set a precedent, with Nvrsoft becoming the first US woman to grace the decks at London’s seminal nightclub Fabric. This wasn’t just a statement for the club, but also for the wider music scene, demonstrating how pivotal figures like Nvrsoft are slowly turning the tide throughout dance music, with the help and mentorship of its most esteemed figureheads.
Nvrsoft will be making her next international appearances in May at Imagination Land in the Netherlands, as well as the world-renowned Tribal Gathering in Panama. With brand-new music, featuring an array of bass music subgenres and a production level which establishes how much time she’s spent locked down perfecting her craft, Nvrsoft is representative of what can be achieved with hard-graft amongst a rejection of the status quo. With Audioporn now standing as a platform for the newcomer producer, her scope is only going to widen, and her influence is about to become more resounding. Even at such a young age, she’s made historic moves, and this is going to continue with her level of determination; a level which is intimidating for even the most veteran figure. Awesome.