A journey into the synth underground with Minimal Wave's founder.
Veronica Vasicka is synonymous with Minimal Wave, the label she started in 2005 to release overlooked DIY synth records from the '70s and '80s. Its musical remit soon became a kind of genre in its own right. Combining her digging skills with a sharp eye for photography and design, she's singlehandedly turned Minimal Wave into one of the most visually and sonically appealing labels out there, with her tireless archival work shining a light onto a generation of obscure bands and producers. Vasicka runs another label, Cititrax, which she uses to release music that doesn’t fall into the Minimal Wave sphere. Increasingly, she's become in demand as a DJ across Europe and the US, and will soon be releasing music of her own via Regis's Downwards label. In a stop through our London office, Vasicka spoke to Aaron Coultate about all of this and more.