Varg is the main alias for 25-year-old producer Jonas Rönnberg, who grew up in Skellefteå, Sweden, a small 4,000 person town in northern Sweden. His career as a techno producer happened after an unfortunate encounter left him with nothing to do. “I got robbed and they threw me onto the train tracks and I couldn’t move,“ he told the Juno Download in a 2015 interview. “I couldn’t walk for a couple of months, and I bought a couple of machines and I started to make sounds.”Since his 2013 debut, Rönnberg’s been releasing music at an incredible pace, developing a wide-ranging palette of dark nordic sounds. He’s been releasing techno, ambient, and industrial under an ever-growing list of aliases—Black Leather Harness, D.A.R.F.D.H.S., Ulwhednar (with Abdulla Rashim), Flacid, Grav, Jonas Rönnberg, Vargrav, and Vgra. As Varg, Rönnberg’s released 10 full-length cassettes and LPs and four EPs since 2013. He’s collaborated with Yung Lean in the past and there’s rumors they’re both part of the punk band Död Mark—although it’s never been confirmed.
Affiliations: Northern Electronics, Posh Isolation