Vello Virkhaus: One Of The Top 50 in Electronic Dance Music

(Vello Virkhaus—incredible designs for Amon Tobin)


Vello Virkaus is the CEO and creative director of V Squared Labs, an experiential visual art production studio. He also serves as co-creative director (with Steve Lieberman) for Live Design's Electronic Dance Music Master Classes, to be held at LDI 2014 in Las Vegas in November. His clients range from Insomniac Events, Ultra Music Festival and Skrillex to Amon Tobin to Krewella.

Truly on the cutting edge, Virkaus appears on Rolling Stone's list of 50 Most Important People in EDM, sharing the 35th slot with Martin Phillips. As noted in Rolling Stone, "It takes more than a mirror ball and some lasers to make a lasting impression on today's EDM crowds, and that's why production pioneers Martin Phillips and Vello Virkhaus play such a vital role. The former, along with collaborator John McGuire, transformed EDM's audiovisual future with Daft Punk's 2006 pyramid show, incorporating narrative, reactive visuals that elevated dance music from a genre into an immersive sensory experience. Phillips' and McGuire's production studio Bionic League continues to create live spectacles today for the likes of Deadmau5, Kaskade and Kanye West. Virkhaus, meanwhile, is the VJ behind every great DJ; his innovations in multimedia content production – from animation to projection mapping to live video mixing – have made his V Squared Labs the studio of choice for Insomniac Events, Ultra Music Festival, Skrillex, Amon Tobin, Krewella, and more."'s blog about the 2013 Ultra Music Festival, says about Virkhaus: e a creative paradise for Vello Virkhaus who is one of the worlds’s most sought after VJs. This year Vello is once again poised to sit atop the VJ platform at Ultra, which is celebrating its 15th Anniversary in 2013. There he will deliver his brand of visuals to the masses while the biggest DJs on the planet (including Armin Van Buuren, Markus Schulz, and ATB) spin their magic. Click here to read the interview with Virkhaus.

Take a look at a video interview with Virkhaus:

Stay tuned for details about the EDMMC at LDI 2014

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