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Hey there,

it's finally out. The whole collection of reprise versions and remixes is released via Needwant. Including the remixes by Tuff City Kids, Gardens of God, Man Power / Me Me Me and Neil Flynn.



“Why stop now?” is what we thought after finishing “Rudal (Reprise)” a while ago. So of course, we did another one. This time “Hopeful”, one of our probably most introspective and stripped down songs from our debut “Nights In Limbo”.
We were able to get Panthera Krause as well as Man Power / Me Me Me to remix the track and the result is “Hopeful (Reprise & Remixes), which will be released by Needwant on the 7th of April.



A while ago, we sort of introduced this tradition of revisiting certain VIMES tracks and exploring a somewhat different approach. Thus, this is how the “Reprise” versions came into existence. 
Following this tradition, we recently reworked the track “Rudal” off our debut album “Nights in Limbo” and the result is now being released by our friends from Needwant, including an incredible remix by Neil Flynn.

We hope you like it as well, so check it out on your favourite platform of choice.

"nights in limbo" is out!

A huge thank you to Jochen Naaf, Johannes Klingebiel, Franziska Stetter, my father, our wonderful team at Humming Records, everyone else we've ever worked with in the last years and of course YOU! Everybody who ever showed up at a show, talked with us, wrote us and encouraged us to continue. We look forward to seeing each and everyone of you at our upcoming dates.

Order "Nights In Limbo"





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09.03.16. Aachen, Musikbunker Aachen
10.03.16. Duisburg, Steinbruch11.03.16. Cologne, Gebäude 9 * record release show
12.03.16. Stuttgart, 1210 - Club Zwölfzehn
14.03.16. Munich, Milla - Live Club
15.03.16. Mainz, Kulturclub Schon Schön
16.03.16. Luxembourg, De Goude Wellen (L)
17.03.16. Nuremberg, club stereo18.03.16. Dresden, Club Paula
19.03.16. Berlin, Musik & Frieden23.03.16. Hamburg, Häkken
24.03.16. Hannover, Lux Hannover
30.03.16. Düsseldorf, FFT Düsseldorf
16.04.16 Kassel, Kulturzentrum Schlachthof Kassel

Presented by Intro Magazin,, HEY, ByteFM, TONSPIONTickets


Listen to "Mind", the first single from our upcoming debut album “Nights In Limbo”:


We are pleased to announce the first dates of our 2016 tour to support our upcoming album “Nights In Limbo”. Come join us/vive la musique!


"Nights In Limbo" Tour
09.03.16. Aachen, Musikbunker
10.03.16. Duisburg, Steinbruch
11.03.16. Cologne, Gebäude 9
12.03.16. Stuttgart, 1210
14.03.16. Munich, Milla
15.03.16. Mainz, Schon Schön
16.03.16. Luxembourg, De Gudde Wëllen (L)
17.03.16. Nuremberg, Stereo
18.03.16. Dresden, Paula
19.03.16. Berlin, Musik & Frieden
23.03.16. Hamburg, Häkken
24.03.16. Hannover, Lux
30.03.16. Düsseldorf, FFT
16.04.16. Kassel, Kulturzentrum Schlachthof

Presented by Intro Magazin,, HEY , ByteFM, TONSPION

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"Nights In Limbo" will be released on February 12th, 2016 via Humming Records / Rough Trade Distribution

Foto: Stefan Braunbarth

"NIGHTS IN LIMBO" - out February 12th, 2016

We've been quiet for so long, but there was this one promise we had yet to deliver and were fanatically working on:

We are really happy to announce our debut album “Nights In Limbo” today. It will be out February 12th, 2016 via Humming Records / Rough Trade Distribution and we are excited to rediscover our music soon in different places of the world.

Until then, here’s a brand new track for you, it’s called “Kyra”:



We're back with a new song called "Ential". We hope you like it as much as we do and want you to be part of this new era as well. For us, "Ential" simply sounds like VIMES, without being necessarily connected to a genre or a particular sound.

celestial (Gardens of god remix) featured on Beatport


Gardens of God's "Celestial (Reprise)" remix is out on Beatport via Needwant! We are also quite pleased it's currently featured on



Remixing is always fun, but we especially had a great time reinterpreting the debut single "Twin" by upcoming UK band Oslo Parks

It's premiering in the US via 


and in the EU by nothingbuthopeandpassion so head over there and listen!

VIMES @ ELECtronic beats!


Thank you Cologne and thank you Electronic Beats! We had an amazing evening with Mac DeMarco, Goldfrapp, the one and only Jon Hopkins and everyone who showed up for our set! A huge thank you also to Klangfiguren for providing live visuals!

celestial remixes out now!


Hello friends, the 'Celestial Remix EP' is available in digital stores now featuring remixes by rampue and El_Txef_A.

A Limited 12" vinyl version will be officially released February 21st. You can listen to the rampue Version of "Celestial" on our Soundcloud account now:

Celestial Remix EP on iTunes: Celestial Remix EP on Spotify:
Vinyl preorder: Amazon

iTunes usa featuring 'Celestial'


Massive thanks to iTunes for the strong support in the USA! They are currently featuring us as one of the best new artists in good company next to London Grammar, BANKS and fellow Germans BOY.

'Celestial' is officially released Sept 30th, but you can get the track on iTunes starting now:

listen to our NEW song 'celestial'


We have a new song for you. It will be out on Sept 30th via Humming Records. Pigeons and Planes calls it 'a clever, catchy combination', Earmilk calls it 'a pop leaning track guaranteed to make you tap your toes', calls it a 'fantastic single'.

'Celestial' was produced by Jochen Naaf and features Johannes Klingebiel on drums. You can listen to it here and get it soon on iTunes:

everybody's darling @ noisey


We were recently interviewed by Noisey and dropped a few names like mano le tough, Rhye and Bon Jovi. It's in German and hopefully a nice read:



Out today: "Der Super Markt Compilation Vol. 1" with COMA, Urban HomesPascísSunquest und our track 'House Of Deer'. It's on vinyl and limited to 300 copies. Get it via Kompakt.

DJ set @ C/O POP festival 2013


c/o pop Festival started yesterday. Julian will be Djing at Der Super Markt together with COMA's Marius Bubat, Timbre Select, Anja Base and Pascís this Saturday on June 22nd.

VIMES & grimme online award 2013


We are really looking forward to accompanying the Grimme Online Award 2013 during the event and playing at the after-show party this Friday (21st June). Markus Kavka will be hosting the evening and quite a number of exciting nominees are to be expected. You can watch it via live stream on



Check out the new single "Hex" by Xul Zolar that was produced by Jochen Naaf, Sven Ludwig and our very own Julian. Out on May 31st.

House of deer - official video


"Cologne's VIMES is about to conquer the world" is what Noisey had to say about us when they premiered our 'House Of Deer' video this weekend. The single is out on February 22nd. Here's the clip on Youtube:

SXSW 2013


Back from the Netherlands with some great news: We were invited to this year's SXSW festival in Austin, Texas! Really looking forward to our U.S debut and are currently working on other dates there as well.

VIMES @ EUROSONIC NOOrderslag 2013


Intro Magazin made a nice documentary at this year's Eurosonic Noorderslag, featuring German acts stabil elite, SEA + AIR and us!

EUROSONIC NOOrderslag 2013


Thank you Groningen! We had a great time at Eurosonic Noorderslag with many inspiring artists, a great crew and an enthusiastic audience! Ps: We do appreciate the nice mention @ Rolling Stone Magazin.

VIMES are heading to canada!


We will be playing at the Canadian Music Week 2013. Stay tuned for more news and check out our spotlight page!



Dear friends, you can buy 'UpStairs' + remix as a digital single on iTunesAmazon and pretty much everywhere...or you can head over to our Soundcloud page and grab it for free. Anyway, spread the love and do listen to Touchy Mob's smooth remix.

the guardian et all recommend 'Upstairs'


The Guardian and other bloggers in the Music Alliance Pact (MAP) chose their favourite tracks from around the world and we're happy to represent Germany with 'UpStairs':

"It's getting cold really fast these days so let's turn to some music which may give us comfort. Cologne newcomers VIMES is a duo with a penchant for vibrant electronic music. The voice of Azhar Syed gives the electronics of Julian Stetter a melancholic and yearning touch, thereby making VIMES recognisable. Live they are accompanied by VJ Till Beutling for a complete audiovisual experience. They are currently recording their debut album."

You can watch the video on YOUTUBE and listen to the song (and even download it for free) on SOUNDCLOUD.



It's happening! We will be releasing our very first single "UpStairs" on November 2nd via Humming Records/Rough Trade. The song was produced by Georg Conrad of COMA and co-produced by the great Jochen Naaf (Polarkreis 18) who also mixed the song.

You can watch the video on YOUTUBE and listen to the song (and even download it for free) on SOUNDCLOUD.

Stay tuned for upcoming tour dates!



We are back from Mexico! An unbelievable experience. We spent a few days in Mexico City, met many interesting people and saw only a fraction of an exciting country. We played some great shows in Cholula and in Guadalajara (by the way, Hot Chip were GREAT!). We shot a lot of footage and are planning to edit it all into something hopefully interesting soon. In the meantime, you can head over to the Images section and check out a few pictures shot in Mexico.

VIMES are heading to MEXICO!


Great news! We will be playing with Hot Chip in Puebla (20th Sept @ Piramide de Cholula) and Guadalajara (21st Sept @ Foro Alterno).

We are really looking forward to our first gigs outside Europe, As they say: ¡Qué suerte!



We were invited to appear on a radio show called PULSE  at DEUTSCHE WELLE. We really had a great time talking about our influences, how we started making music together and the way we fit into the famous "Sound of Cologne".

You can listen to the show right here.



The Guardian recently covered the current German music scene in a quite neat article called "German music now: from Berghain to Mannheim" and we were extraordinarily delighted to read our name in the midst of many great artists from Germany. 



Hello friends, we recently reinterpreted one of our favourite songs ever, a classic named "Take My Breath Away" of the band BERLIN. You can listen to our take on the song and watch the video on YOUTUBE or VIMEO.

We hope you'll like it!

Ps: Head over to the "Images" section and check out our new photos by Volker Conradus.

everything is just Borrowed


Do artists nowadays really need home pages? After all, there are quite a few options out there to connect and to share. Maybe even only one significant site. However, as Mike Skinner aka. The Streets once said:

I came to this world with nothing
and I leave with nothing but love
everything else is just borrowed

Even if we use them, we still think this applies rather well to every single Social Media Network. After all, everything is just borrowed.