NYC-based electropop artist, Von Sell is the son of Israeli singer Esther Ofarim and German filmmaker Philipp von Sell. Though born in New York City, he moved to Hamburg, Germany at the age of 2, where he was raised.
He began making bedroom pop at the age of 18. After high school he did stints at the British Academy of New Music and Humboldt University in Berlin before finally moving stateside to Boston to study music at Berklee College of Music, majoring in “Contemporary Writing and Production” and studying the piano. From there, he made the musician’s pilgrimage to Brooklyn in 2012.
In 2014 he decided to write a batch of new songs containing a decidedly different sound and style from his previous work, culminating in an EP to be released later this year. His first single, “Ivan”, came out in February of 2015 and has reached over 100k plays on both Soundcloud and Spotify. His second single “I insist” came out in April of 2016, has reached the #1 spot on hype machine twice, over 250k plays on spotify and over 300k on Spotify.
In ‘Names’ Von Sell’s sound comes full circle combining the melancholy and the soulfulness of ‘I Insist’, as well as the the pop sensibility and energy of ‘Ivan’.