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Background information
Origin United States
Genres Electro funk, intelligent dance music,
Years active 1999–2003
Labels World Electric, Noodles Institute of Technology, Belief-Systems, Hallucination Recordings, Spacebar Sentiments
Members Justin Maxwell
Jean-Paul Bondy

Volsoc is an American electronica project, consisting of Justin Maxwell and Jean-Paul Bondy. The project formed after a series of collaborative live performances in the Southern California rave scene in 1999-2000. Combining their individual monikers, Stupid Octave Cat ("soc") and Volum, the two first recorded under this name for the 2001 Abduction Productions compilation, "SCR.COMP.002". They were originally approached for further releases for Exzakt's Monotone USA label, but released their first 12" on Germany's World Electric. This debut vinyl release earned them immediate international recognition in the Electro and Breakbeat communities, and the title tracks, the slightly electroclash "Compuphonic Intelligence" and minimal "Shout Out" became two of the most popular electro tracks of 2002-2003.[citation needed] This EP, as well as their subsequent one on breakbeat producer Si Begg's label Noodles Institute of Technology, serves as an archetypical release for the nu skool electro genre.

Volsoc ceased further songwriting in 2003 upon Bondy's departure for Berlin and Maxwell's relocation to San Francisco.



  • 2002 Compuphonic Intelligence
  • 2003 Noodles Institute Of Technology Vol. 1
  • 2004 Compuphonic Mutations
  • 2005 Here Come Volsoc
  • 2007 Final Transmission From Deepest Space

Compilation albums[edit]

  • 2001 SCR.COMP.002
  • 2002 Out Of Control - Advances In Electro Progression
  • 2003 The Electroclash Mix
  • 2004 Fabric 15 (Electro Radio Mix) - Tyrant
  • 2004 The Dark Star
  • 2005 Dave Clarke - World Service 2
  • 2005 Future Sound of Breaks
  • 2005 Infected Soundscape

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