Seattle electronic duo NAVVI is built on duality. Producer Brad Boettger and vocalist Kristin Henry first formed over a common goal: making brooding, experimental music with pop accessibility. It’s a combination of both of their backgrounds, highlighting Brad’s ethereal production and Kristin’s affecting vocals. They embrace a DIY mindset by self-recording all their music as well as creating their own artwork and videos, including the video graphics they project during their live sets.
First emerging with their debut single in 2013, propulsive, darkly-lit synth-pop has been on display over a steady string of self-released singles, an inclusion on a compilation curated by the French label Kitsuné, their 2014 II EP, and their 2016 debut album Omni. Press outlets such as NME, Brooklyn Vegan, Impose, Line of Best Fit, and Jay-Z’s Life+Times have all been quick to praise their alluring sound, and they’ve been handpicked by the Capitol Hill Block Party and KEXP to perform on stages all across Seattle. They are currently working on new material with hopes to release the recordings in 2017.