Based in South London, England, L.V. is a trio of producers -- Gervase Gordon, Will Horrocks, and Si Williams -- who began to make music around 2000, while attending university.
From 2007 through 2010, the group issued just under a dozen 12" releases on well-regarded labels like Hyperdub, Keysound, 2nd Drop, and Hemlock. They debuted with "Globetrotting," a dub reggae track featuring Errol Bellot, and they continued to collaborate with other vocalists while churning out material that drew from Jamaican and African sources. L.V.'s first album, Routes, was released in 2011 on Keysound and featured Josh Idehen throughout. For Sebenza, released in 2012 on Hyperdub, they teamed with South African vocalists Okmalumkoolkat (also heard on 2010's "Boomslang") and Spoek Mathambo, along with production/MC duo Ruffest. ~ Andy Kellman, Rovi