VRRG is an internet fanzine based out of Columbus, OH, focusing on short-form reviews and profile features highlighting the electronic music scene in the United States. Our mission is to be a creative ecosystem that promotes marginalized, emerging, and underground artists primarily from the Midwest and beyond.

Started in 2021, VRRG ran as an internet radio station that aired weekly for two years. To listen back to our radio shows you can visit our Soundcloud.

We are 100% volunteer run with occasional support from sponsors, grants and collaborations.

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Reg Z.

Reg aka DJ alias Love Higher, is a DJ and Producer based in-between Jersey City and Columbus, Ohio. They are one of the co-founders of VRRG, a member of Blessed Up Gang (a Black DJ collective in Columbus OH) and one of the organizers of Limit Break, a club focused party series in the city. Whenever they’re not DJing, dancing, or producing you can catch them playing Stardew Valley, reading manga, watching Youtube and playing basketball! 

Genres on repeat: footwork, club, hard drum and ghetto tech.

Trent M

Trent M.

Trent is a writer, artist and current resident at Skylab Gallery. They are currently based in Columbus, Ohio and can usually be found restoring film or attempting to master Bollywood choreography.

Genres on repeat: breakbeat, deconstructed club, industrial and trip-hop.

John W.

John, aka DJ Airwalk, is a producer/DJ who has been writing for VRRG since June 2023. He was born in Cincinnati, OH and enjoys chopping breaks, playing Mario Kart, and rock climbing.

Genres on repeat: Jungle, footwork and UKG/2-step.

Lu J.

Lu is a writer, DJ, and farmer, and native wildlife enjoyer living in Columbus OH. They stay preoccupied tending to their own and other’s archives and pondering harder than ya’ll. 

Genres on repeat: jazz, prog metal, and psyche folk to baile funk, trap, and neo soul.

Crowd Shot from VRRG Halloween Party, 9/31/2022


Can I pitch/contribute writing to VRRG?

At this time, we do not accept contributors (that will change soon, though)! We want to ensure those who pitch their ideas, we can pay. Check back in a few months!

Can I still submit a radio show to VRRG?

At this time, we are no longer a radio station. We advise reaching out to your local radio, or an online station that align with your interest.

Can you review my [mix, single, EP]?

Yes, you can send your materials to our email, or through this form.

Can I send my [mix, single, EP] even though I am not in the Midwest?

Yes, but we will be more considerate of those who are still emerging and underground write-ups in the electronic music scene(s) in America.