fredag 17 augusti 2012

>> Holidays



Good morning beautiful person.

Tomorrow I leave Barcelona for some weeks! First Vienna for some days, then Budapest for some days more followed by 11 days on the islands of Croatia. Will probably not add so much to the blog during this time so here is just some good things to enjoy.

Enjoy!



Midlake | Roscoe [Beyond the Wizard´s Sleeve Remix] | Groove Armada
Simply amazing. Check out whole album The Trials Of  Van Occupanther [2006]!











Purity Ring

The semi-mysterious Canadian duo are composed of James and Corin Roddick, the latter a member of spazzy Canadian electro-pop crew Gobble Gobble. They've done little in the way of traditional hype-making since their dramatic January arrival: no press shots, no interviews, and, thus far, no tour dates.  But that's about to change...

The footage from this video is from Swedish 1970 movie Thriller: A Cruel Picture. The movie is basically about to show Swedish actress, Playboy playmate and Penthouse girl Christina Lindberg in the nudes.

















Lee Fields & The Expressions

Its new but its old, and its great!



















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tisdag 7 augusti 2012

>> New Nicolas Jaar remix



New version of Cat Power [Chan Marshall] song Cherokee. This one´s a remix by ambient experimentalist Nicolas Jaar. Born in New York but grew up in Santiago de Chile. Have a go or two! [Track 2 in the embedded player below]... 
Chan Marshall




Nicolas Jaar



>> Me DJ this weekend



This Friday 10th of Aug me myself and I DJ at gin bar Ultramarinos in C/ Sant Pau 126




måndag 6 augusti 2012

>> Disco Dave



My good friend David Ballester a.k.a. Disco Dave from Stockholm, Sweden just finished two mixes. He got some inspiration after visiting and playing with me in Barcelona early July. If he says no he´s a liar...
Check them out below!

He also has a blog, check that one out too! A Night Out With Disco Dave









fredag 3 augusti 2012

>> Lisa Pedersen


Lisa Pedersen, Gothenburg Sweden. 

In 2010, Lisa Pedersen released her solo debut album HEART MONSTER FEAR MACHINE and took Sweden by storm with her revamped live show which features Lisa on vocals and percussion. Yes, Lisa is a drummer too!




The sound is brave and rough, and luckily it doesn’t fit into the "Hello-I'm-making-Swedish-electro-pop-too"-group. Thank god....no, with this simple but smart production, it’s the opposite of an over-produced Swedish radio-package. 

The confusion of pop, dance, ballads and to-dance-or-not-to-dance, [as Shakespeare would have put it] mixed with Lisa's unique voice makes it all more interesting and through the cold edgy sounds the songs grow and grow. I notice myself humming the choruses wandering around the streets of Barcelona.

Lisa has this tear in her voice that is so rare. Not many do. She could sing to you with only one guitar and put you to tears, but this time she invites you to something different. It’s a brave and uncompromising debut, keep on going that path, turn down the offers from the criminal minds of the industry, continue to work with modern, hungry up ´n coming producers. And if you want someone to do remixes, talk to me first, please! 

Lightblue ´83 / live on Sweden´s national TV 4


Drowning / Live at Hagateatern in Gothenburg








torsdag 2 augusti 2012

>> Shur-I-Kan


This track Like Rick Says from Sur-I-Kan [2012] is new in my set list, played it first time last weekend. Has this revival sound of old times...will probably end up in my next mix. Again I'm into the classic piano licks...

Happy Thursday! Happy August! Happy Summer!



>> Mysterious Nick Drake
















When I heard Nick Drake [1948-1974] for the first time more than ten years ago, I heard something different and I actually thought that it was new music influenced by old times I was hearing, not a very young singer-song writer from the last hours of the 60´s and the very early minutes of the 70´s. I was immediately hooked by the dark beauty of his melodies and the tear in his voice. He failed to find a wide audience during his lifetime but his work has gradually achieved wider notice and recognition.

Drake suffered from depression and insomnia throughout his life and these topics were often reflected in his lyrics. On completion of his third album, 1972's Pink Moon, he escaped from both live performance and recording, retreating to his parents' home. There is no known footage of the adult Drake, he was only ever captured in still photographs and in home footage from his childhood.





















On 25 November 1974, Drake died from an overdose of amitriptyline, a prescribed antidepressant; he was only 26 years old. Whether his death was an accident or suicide has never been resolved.

Drakes gravestone




















Discography
Five Leaves Left [1969]
Bryter Layter [1970]
Pink Moon [1972]

My favourite tunes from Mr. Drake is Time Has Told Me from his début Fives Leaves Left from 1969 when he was only 21 years old and One Of These Things First from his second album Bryter Later, relased in 1970. Lets listen!


Time Has Told Me [1969]


One Of These Things First [1970]

onsdag 1 augusti 2012

>> Juvelen















Juvelen, the best modern song writer and composer of Sweden... a lot of people would say. Who? Him? No… but YES and you know Im always right.

Juvelen a.k.a Jonas Pettersson, one-man band from Stockholm, Sweden. Former member of indie-pop band Pineforest Crunch during the 90´s and the synth-pop band Kamera in the early 00´s. Juvelen is a mix of soul, R'n'B , and laid back electronic funk. All recorded and produced with small simple recourses at home.

I usually don’t compare artists any more (whats the point, if its good its good, focus on listening to the music instead of spending the whole song trying t find out what it sounds like. If its good, its good, end of story) But ok, here I will mention it, Juvelen has an inspiration of the one and only Prince when it comes to the falsetto voice and Juvelen has this unique touch and expression that makes you want to here more. Prince is an genious and it is with happiness I say that Juvelen has perfect control of his falsetto...yes, live too.

During late summer of 2006 he was discovered on MySpace with his song Hanna and released his EP Watch Your Step in 2007 on label Hybris. I saw him live during 2008, back then he went on stage plugging in his iPod with back track except guitar and his voice which is live. I met him him after a gig in Gothenburg 2007 and he said he was going to release another EP but it turned out to be a whole album. Its simply called "1" and was relased in 2008. Hes been playing in Barcelona at Sala Razzmattazz two times since I moved here in.


Lets enjoy some selections of mine, the second is a live clip from P3 Guld awards 2007. [P3, national radio channel 3 of Sweden]. He won in the category "Best new artist"

Baby when you're gone | Album "1" [2008]


Hanna live 2007



Summer-springAlbum "1" [2008]



Watch Your Step Album "1" [2008]



Cool video [with a lot of Cheap Monday jeans...]



New video 2011