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. 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.


Singles & EPs

NIT0 Volsoc - The First Paper album art Volsoc / Cursor Miner Volsoc / Cursor Miner - The First Paper Noodles Institute of Technology NIT0 UK 2002 Sell This Version
WE016 Volsoc - Compuphonic Intelligence album art Volsoc Compuphonic Intelligence(12") World Electric WE016 Germany 2002 Sell This Version
WE018 Volsoc - Compuphonic Mutations album art Volsoc Compuphonic Mutations(12") World Electric WE018 Germany 2003 Sell This Version
WE019 Volsoc - Here Come Volsoc album art Volsoc Here Come Volsoc World Electric WE019 Germany 2005 Sell This Version
SBS008 Volsoc - Final Transmission From Deepest Space album art Volsoc Final Transmission From Deepest Space(12", Red) Spacebar Sentiments SBS008 US 2007 Sell This Version


none Volsoc - Calzoni (Remix We Don't Quite Remember Doing But Holyshit Anyway) album art Volsoc Calzoni (Remix We Don't Quite Remember Doing But Holyshit Anyway)(File, MP3, 230) Not On Label (Volsoc Self-released) none 2017