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Vaccine is a female dubstep
Dubstep is a genre of electronic dance music that originated in south London, England. Its overall sound has been described as "tightly coiled productions with overwhelming bass lines and reverberant drum patterns, clipped samples, and occasional vocals"....

 record producer
Record producer
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 based in California
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, United States
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. She is notable for being the first female producer signed to a label (Hotflush Recordings) within, what was up until then, a genre whose producers were almost entirely male

Vaccine's style has been recognised as being considerably more melodic and not necessarily as dancefloor-orientated as her male cohorts, with XLR8R
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 magazine noting her 'subtle melodies and echoed vocals', as well as stating that '(Vaccine's) constructions aren’t necessarily main floor rave fodder, but rather, comedown music for a 6 a.m. all-back-to-mine', as well as mentioning 'jittery electronic elements with gothic
Gothic rock
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 ambient nuances'.

Clements is a self-described Skinny Puppy
Skinny Puppy
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 and Portishead fan. Her influences are "Nine Inch Nails
Nine Inch Nails
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, Dom & Roland
Dom & Roland
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, Skinny Puppy, The Prodigy
The Prodigy
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, Technical Itch, Sasha and Digweed, Future Sound of London, Akira Yamaoka
Akira Yamaoka
is a video game composer, sound designer, sound director, and video game producer who worked for Konami since 1993 until his resignation in 2009. He is best known for creating the music in the Silent Hill series; he also worked as a sound director and producer on the series as well as serving as a...

, Helios, Harold Budd
Harold Budd
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, Surgeon
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, Zero 7
Zero 7
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, Portishead, Massive Attack
Massive Attack
Massive Attack are an English DJ and trip hop duo from Bristol, England consisting of Robert "3D" Del Naja and Grant "Daddy G" Marshall. Working with co-producers, as well as various session musicians and guest vocalists, they make records and tour live. The duo are considered to be of the trip...

, Tricky
Tricky is an English musician and actor. As a producer and a musician, he is noted for a dark, rich and layered sound and a whispering sprechgesang lyrical style. Culturally, Tricky encourages an intertwining of societies, particularly in his musical fusion of rock and hip hop, high art and pop...

, friends, lovers, label mates, colors, sounds, places, feelings."


  • "Wishful Thinking" / "Signal to Noise" 12" (Hotflush Recordings / Scuba 006, 2007)
  • "Anaesthetic" / "Destroy" 12" (Hotflush Recordings HFO15ii, 2007)
  • "Breathless" / "Side Effects" 12" (Hotflush Recordings HFO 17, 2007)
  • "Fever" / "Wishful Thinking VIP" CD (Hotflush Recordings HFCD001, 2007)
  • "Fever" (high grade mix) / "Concussion" 12" (Vaccine Recordings 002, 2008)

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