Sleep Is Commercial
VENDi alias Ludovic Rieffel is a French artist who has cultivated his passion for the arts across a strata of different skills as autodidact, playing several acoustic instruments since childhood.
Being native to music early on, he formed an alternative rock band during his years out of high school, which was heavily influenced by Radiohead, Pink Floyd, CAN Depeche Mode, David Bowie or Ennio Morricone who will lead him to produce soundtracks music later on. He made his final lurch into electronic music in his early 20s , whereby he totally fell into the genre and into playing music that made people dance. It began for him with spinning records in his bedroom, which moved into spinning for friends parties and later at clubs throughout his city.
After 2 years he moved to Barcelona, staying for a while , he release on Dialect Records, Dirtcrew that leads him to play around at venues such as sala Apollo of Barcelona or Space, Monza and Underground in Ibiza , place where he discovers a panel of artists that had big influences for him such as Ricardo Villalobos , Arpiar and the Cocoons after party Dj's.
After which, he dropped his bag in Berlin in 2008, where he developed a big crush for the city's obscure underground scene philosophy, lifestyle and art culture.One of the best party Get Perlonized at Panorama Bar who got a big impact to finally follow that musical vision. Over the last decade he since has already played a plethora of venues like bar25, Trésor, CDV/hoppetosse , Wilde Renate , Watergate, on top of having visited renowned clubs in Europe, South and North America, and traveled to the Eastern clubs like Gazgolder in Moscow.
Having come from an artistic family, and being surrounded by a diverse music culture thoroughly cultivated by what surround him, he is also inspired by, and gravitates towards, different categories, from classical music to jazz, indie rock, alternative , drone ambient or music score that he also produce on different projects.
He lately form a new duet with one of the god father of Berlin scene Mario Radecky under the name « Veen » , a work in progress.
In the past 4 years he has released music on the following labels like Ultrastretch, R&S Records, Subtil, Bodyparts, Silver Network, Sleep is Commercial.
Constantly reformulating his artistic fibre, experimenting his art of stretch and glitch sonorities, with a workflow playing instruments live and recording which drive him to innovate and perform with the tact of a true musical personality.