VZn is an experimental funk duo formed in Jersey City, NJ in 2015. The group consists of Joe Kleanest (lead guitar, vocals) and Bushiido Brown (production, vocals). Before forming VZn, Vancouver, WA native Joe Kleanest was an independent rapper, recording music in his closet and often collaborating with artists in the talent-rich Ithaca, NY scene, which included Sammus, Daniel X (fka D Nilsz), and eventual bandmate Bushiido Brown, at the time a varsity athlete and producer from Fort Worth, TX.
The duo is has been creating magic ever since recording explorational dynamic lo-fi tracks under the name “VZn”, the name a reminder to never lose sight of the unique worldviews which at times isolate them and also shape their music. Characterized by soulful grooves and textured vocal layering, and imaginative sampling, VZn's sound recalls their collective influences, which include Nirvana, Outkast, Flying Lotus, Jimi Hendrix, HOMESHAKE, Tame Impala, Tyler, The Creator and more.
Check out their EP of remixes titled "Hii- Demand" on Soundcloud: