Conforce is a restless producer from Terschelling, Holland, who strives only to combine digital and analogue together into atmospheric, well designed pieces of music, be they of house, techno or dub descent. With such an honest mission, it’s no wonder the man known as Boris Bunnik has had continued success recently, with a number of singles, EPs and albums coming on respected imprints like Clone, Delsin, Meanwhile and Rush Hour. As a live performer, too, he is garnering ever more support with gigs everywhere from New York to Tokyo helping to establish him as one of contemporary techno’s finest craftsmen.
“I don't tend to think in styles. Good music explains itself. I just go with the flow and see where the musical elements lead me, so I'm very versatile: for me, music is just pure self expression so I naturally reinvent myself with every track I create. I can't do the same trick twice… I can make techno, deep stuff, dub, ambient, house, whatever.“ Proof of that sonic dexterity comes from the fact that Bunnik also records as Versalife – a moniker under which he explores more abstract, experimental and transparent electro for Clone West Coast Series.
Although not afraid of technology and machines, the human element is an all important aspect to the Dutchman’s music: deep, pulsating, atmospheric, floating… Pin him down at your peril, though, for whatever you think you can attribute to the man’s music, it’s likely the artist himself has moved onto a whole other realm entirely.
“People ask how I create certain tracks… well, they just come out or they don't. Each one records just a small phase of my life. The next time I write it could be a totally different feel or vibe.”
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