DJ sloslylove

When I met Feng Meng Vue, he mentioned that he had never found a real electronic music scene in Eau Claire. It’s possible that’s all about to change. Vue – who releases music as sloslylove – just put out Tendencies, a ten-track tape and digital album that carries a level of polish that is nearly unmatched among local, short-run releases.

Tendencies moves deftly between modern production and throwbacks to the glamorous 80s, with heavy synth lines, shimmering transitions and Phil Collins-esque drum fills, and mostly maintaining a steady, danceable pace. But sloslylove is just as good in his more ambient, emotional moments, such as album closer “*summer is forever.” Voice samples from old TV shows or audio books are peppered throughout the record, adding a cinematic feel to the tracks. Vue began making music – not counting earlier attempts at piano lessons – in 2005 in his senior year at Memorial High School. “At the time I started, I would make really bad melodies and resample them and slice them up to recreate new ideas and melodies,” Vue said. “From there I started sampling found sounds from other sources.”

Since then, sloslylove has put out a variety of digital releases (many of which are still available for free download) leading up to Tendencies, which is digital and on cassette tape. “I put it on tape because I wanted to see if I could do it,” Veng said. “The designing, beat making, printing, folding, ordering blank cassettes, dubbing, all that stuff. It’s definitely not easy doing it all yourself.” And that design is another perk for Tendencies. The casing of the tape –and the tape itself – are beautifully orchestrated and match the jovial music inside. Besides sloslylove, Vue also plays in a new Minneapolis based project, Vandaam. “It’s a different sound from my current project, but it still holds many of the same elements I use.” Currently, sloslylove isn’t active as a live project, but Vue says there could be shows in the near future. As for recording, Vue will keep busy. [Volume One]

Past Shows


Jul
23
rd
2021
First Avenue
Jul
23
rd
2021
First Avenue

Stupid Horse ⏤ A Hyperpop Dance Party

Celebrating the music of SOPHIE, 100 GECS, ARCA, DORIAN ELECTRA, KIM PETRAS, PC MUSIC, and MORE
with DJ sloslylove and Slamdunkapher
Apr
11
th
2017
7th St Entry
Apr
11
th
2017
7th St Entry

Cool Pollution

with The Controversial New 'Skinny Pill', City Counselor, DJ sloslylove and more!
Nov
30
th
2016
7th St Entry
Nov
30
th
2016
7th St Entry

Lady Midnight

with MMYYKK, DJ sloslylove, J. HARD and more!
Nov
11
th
2016
7th St Entry
Nov
11
th
2016
7th St Entry

MR. LITTLE JEANS

with TRACE and DJ sloslylove
Oct
31
st
2016
Mainroom + Entry
Oct
31
st
2016
Mainroom + Entry

First Avenue's Annual Halloween Party & Costume Contest

with CHRIS CLOUD, GREENERY, DJ Espada and more!
Feb
4
th
2016
7th St Entry
Feb
4
th
2016
7th St Entry

Doks

with Lydia Liza, Sayth, Lizea Harper and more!
Jan
26
th
2016
7th St Entry
Jan
26
th
2016
7th St Entry

The Knocks

with Cardiknox and DJ sloslylove
Jun
16
th
2015
Triple Rock Social Club
Jun
16
th
2015
Triple Rock Social Club

Algiers

with DJ sloslylove
Jan
7
th
2015
7th St Entry
Feb
22
nd
2014
7th St Entry
Feb
22
nd
2014
7th St Entry
Nov
2
nd
2012
7th St Entry
Nov
2
nd
2012
7th St Entry

Wiping out Thousands

with LALIBERTE and DJ sloslylove

More Shows

Jul
28
th
7th St Entry

VALORS

with Electric Church, Mild Manner and Cat Tales
Aug
31
st
Turf Club

Hiahli, Clay Fulton & The Lost Forty, Kiernan, and Faith Boblett

Sep
24
th
Palace Theatre

Soul Coughing

Aug
9
th
Fine Line

Broadway Rave