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may 12th, 2016: last Sally Shapiro single
We have released a new Sally Shapiro single and we have decided to let it be our final single. Sally and I are moving into different musical directions and we don't want to bore you with music made for any other reason than a commonly shared inspiration and love for the music. We want to thank you all for your support through the years. Get it from Fika Recordings. Music video by Jarett Sitter.
feb 21st, 2015: new solo album Notes out now
My new album Notes is out on Paper Bag Records, including collaborations with Young Galaxy, Loney Dear, Sally Shapiro and Brain Machine. Get it from Paper Bag or from iTunes or from Boomkat. Stream it from Soundcloud or Spotify. Reviews from Uncut and DJ Mag below.
may 12th, 2014: new remixes + collaboration with tommy
On May 12th, our remix for Jam & Spoon was officially released on Jam El Mar's label Allmusic, in two versions, vocal and dub! Available from Beatport.
In March, Tommy released an album on Girlfriend Records, including a track with me and Sally. Reviewed by MTV Buzzworthy.
In February, I remixed Annie's "Russian Kiss", released on her label Totally as "Swedish Kiss". Read an interview and listen here:
dec 4th, 2013: new sally shapiro remix maxi
Our friends over at Flashback Records asked if they could release a 12" with the most italo disco / 80s electro sounding remixes from the latest year and of course we said yes. The vinyl only maxi includes two of the iTunes bonus tracks on "Elsewhere" (the one by italo disco legend Tony Carrasco is the same as the previously titled Klein & MBO remix) and two new mixes by Digits and Flemming Dalum. Out now and only available from Flashback Records (where you can also get Fred Ventura vs Sally Shapiro "Alice" and Alan Cook "Casablanca Nights").
In other news, my track "Ambient Robot Dance" is included on the 8CD box "Die Welt Ist Klang: A Tribute To Pete Namlook" on Carpe Sonum Records, and Sally Shapiro "If It Doesn't Rain (Extended Mix)" is included on the 2CD "Zyx Italo Disco New Generation Vol. 3" on Zyx.
aug 28th, 2013: new free download remix album
I and Sally just released a free download album called "Sweetened" containing most of our official remixes for other artists between 2007 and 2013. Get it from Paper Bag's web site or listen on Soundcloud. The album includes two previously unreleased, forthcoming remixes for Jam & Spoon (listen below) and Little Boots, and also a pretty new remix for Young Galaxy (also out on their new single and the deluxe 2CD version of their album). The album was announced by Resident Advisor and some nice words came from FACT, Electronic Rumours, Discobelle, Golden Scissors, Tonspion.
In other news, my track "Zero Gravitation" was recently included on the 4CD "Richie Hawtin presents Enter Ibiza 2013" on Minus in a mix by Matthew Hawtin.
may 28th, 2013: new sally shapiro remix album
New Sally Shapiro remix album "Elsewhere", based on remixes from "Somewhere Else" out on CD/download! Get the CD from me. Including remixes by Dan Lissvik, Little Boots, The Field, Young Galaxy, Lovelock, Mitch Murder, Mauvais Cliché, Lost Years, Henning Fürst (The Tough Alliance), Klein & MBO, Com Truise, Flemming Dalum & Kid Machine. Listen to some tracks on Sally Shapiro's Soundcloud. Plus: "Somewhere Else" is out now on limited edition clear vinyl!
feb 26th, 2013: new sally shapiro album
New Sally Shapiro album "Somewhere Else" out now! Get the CD from me, the limited white vinyl 2LP incl download card from Boomkat (sold out - but clear vinyl repress in production!) and mp3s from iTunes, for example. Listen to some tracks and remixes on Sally Shapiro's Soundcloud.
feb 5th, 2013: new mixtape + new sally shapiro single
I made a mixtape (as Sally Shapiro) for URB (including two forthcoming Sally Shapiro tracks). Tracklist here.
There's also a new single out, "Starman", from the forthcoming Sally Shapiro album. The track features Electric Youth and already has over 50 000 plays on Soundcloud. Check out the official music video here and get the single from iTunes or Paper Bag.
dec 18th, 2012: new mixtape
I made a mixtape for PlayGround (including the unreleased "Lives Together" from the forthcoming Sally Shapiro album). Tracklist and interview here.
nov 20th, 2012: new sally shapiro single
The new Sally Shapiro single "What Can I Do" is out now! It's the first single from the album "Somewhere Else" to be released on Feb 26th. Available from Paper Bag Records and Juno, for example. More info on the new album on Pitchfork.
july 17th, 2012: lindbergh palace and dw remixes
I and Le Prix have remixed Lindbergh Palace "Days Don't Fade" which is out now on their new remix EP. Get it from iTunes or Spotify or Discobelle. Review on Electronic Rumours. We have also remixed DW "Nine Lives", out now on the "Retro Futuristic Sounds Revisited" compilation.
Lindbergh Palace - Days Don't Fade (Johan Agebjörn & Le Prix Remix) by Johan Agebjörn
apr 26th, 2012: "casablanca nights" revisited
Two tracks from my album "Casablanca Nights" are now getting some new treatment on two EPs! First, "Watch The World Go By" is released as a remix EP on Paper Bag with new remixes by Jam El Mar (of Jam & Spoon - listen here, big mistake if you miss it), Young Galaxy, Lindbergh Palace and Nicolas Makelberge (below). Available from Beatport (who also charted it), iTunes etc or in FLAC quality directly from Paper Bag.
Le Prix & Johan Agebjorn feat. Lake Heartbeat - Watch The World Go By (Nicolas Makelberge Remix) by Nicolas Makelberge
Second, "Casablanca Nights" has been re-recorded with the Spanish 80s disco artist Alan Cook on vocals, and speeded up to some kind of hi-nrg pop. This is released as a 12" with three remixes on Disco Evolution (sublabel of Flashback) and also available as download (CD Baby, iTunes etc). Both EPs reviewed on Electronic Rumors.
Alan Cook - Casablanca Nights (produced by Johan Agebjörn & Lovelock) by Johan Agebjörn
feb 13th, 2012: "music with less electricity" out as download
My piano album from 2006, "Music With Less Electricity", originally only available on a small number of CDRs, is now out as a download! Available from iTunes, Amazon, Spotify etc or (for highest audio quality) Bandcamp. Read reviews on Sonic Immersion, Exclaim, Gaffa and news story on Resident Advisor. Two tracks from the album:
Johan Agebjörn - Universal Love
Johan Agebjörn - Song In G Minor
dec 7th, 2011: jam el mar remix
"Watch The World Go By" will soon be out with new mixes on Fektive Records and one of the remixes is by Jam El Mar of Jam & Spoon! This will be released under the alias Plexi Grace which consists of me and Le Prix. (Note: the release was, in the end, moved to Paper Bag Records and released as Johan Agebjörn & Le Prix.)
Plexi Grace (aka Johan Agebjörn & Le Prix)- Watch The World Go By (Jam El Mar Rmx) ft Lake Heartbeat by Johan Agebjörn
sep 16th, 2011: mixtape for fear of tigers
I made a mixtape for the UK based Fear Of Tigers podcast, including some new unreleased remixes. Listen to the 30-minute mix here, or listen to it including interview about ten minutes into the podcast on Soundcloud or iTunes
The Guestlist 22 - with Johan Agebjorn by fearoftigers
Tracklist: (1) Wolfram feat. Hercules And Love Affair - Fireworks (Johan Agebjörn Remix) (2) Jam & Spoon feat. Plavka - Find Me (Johan Agebjörn feat. Sally Shapiro Remix) (3) Lindbergh Palace - Days Don't Fade (Johan Agebjörn & Le Prix Remix) (4) Johan Agebjörn & Ercola feat. Queen Of Hearts - The Last Day Of Summer (Le Matos Remix) (5) Johan Agebjörn & Le Prix feat. Lake Heartbeat - Watch The World Go By (Jam El Mar Tripomatic Remix) (6) College feat. Electric Youth - She Never Came Back (Russ Chimes Remix)
june 29th, 2011: new 12"s available!
Le Prix & Johan Agebjörn
Fred Ventura vs. Sally Shapiro
june 22nd, 2011: music video to "watch the world go by"
Official video to "Watch The World Go By", taken from "Casablanca Nights"! Directed by Will Joines. The 12" finally out soon...
june 16th, 2011: vidar
My second child Vidar was born on June 16th!
may 10th, 2011: new album "casablanca nigths"
My first disco pop album as Johan Agebjörn, "Casablanca Nights", is out now on CD and download! Order it from Paper Bag Records (US/Can) or Juno (UK) or Decks (Germany) or me or buy mp3 from iTunes, for example. Features on Tracasseur, It's A Trap, AllMusic and ClubbingSpain (Spanish). Reviews: AllMusicGuide, Exclaim, Popjustice, Pitchfork, Big Shot, Dailybeatz, Donnybrook, Best New Bands, Wild Magazine, M Music & Musicians, WRUV, We Are Binary, PopMatters, Groove (German), Technodisco (Italian), GP (Swedish). Music video for the new single here. Also check mixtapes I made recently for URB and Under The Radar...
Also check mixtapes I made recently for URB and Under The Radar...
april 12th, 2011: new single "watch the world go by"
"Watch The World Go By" was produced together with Le Prix and features vocals by Janne Kask (of Lake Heartbeat, Brainpool)! It's out on Paper Bag (US/Can) and Loeb (rest of world) as a download on iTunes, Amazon, 7digital, Juno etc with remixes by Skatebård and Teen Daze plus a B-side featuring Yota. Loeb (12" sublabel of Lo Recordings) will also release it as a vinyl, it's currently in production and will be for sale in early May. Original mix free download from Paper Bag. Version with lyrics here. The artwork for the single was made by DW. This is the first single from my forthcoming album "Casablanca Nights" to be released on May 10th on Paper Bag Records.
Feedback from Pitchfork, Popjustice, Discobelle, Swedish P3, Hard Candy, Expressen and more.
mar 28th, 2011: new remixes
Some new remixes by me have recently been released. Brain Machine "Alpha Beta Gamma" is out on 12" only on Titan's Halo Records with an ambient-jazz-balearic mix by me. My remix of Wolfram feat. Hercules And Love Affair "Fireworks" is released as a download on Permanent Vacation, containing samples from my daughter. Finally mine and Sally's remix of Wolfram feat. Holy Ghost! "Hold My Breath" is out on Wolfram's self-titled CD, also on Permanent Vacation.
On April 12th I will release a new single "Watch The World Go By" on Lo Recordings / Paper Bag (vinyl 12" coming in May) with Le Prix & Lake Heartbeat. Listen to a 45-second snippet on Popjustice. Finally I was recently interviewed for Resident Advisor.
feb 8th, 2011: "the mountain lake" out now
My second ambient album on Lotuspike,
called "The Mountain Lake", is out now.
Buy mp3s from iTunes etc, listen to sound samples, buy CD from CD Universe or me.
Reviews: Resident Advisor, Sonic Immersion, Synth & Sequences, Hypnagogue, Morpheus, Valerie, FOTW, Manta Ray, Goats End (English), Zero Music, Gaffa (Swedish). Interviews: Resident Advisor, Ambient Visions
jan 16th, 2011: "the mountain lake" out soon
My second ambient album on Lotuspike, called "The Mountain Lake", will be out on Feb 8th. Here's a song from the album, "Zero Gravitation", streaming from my new Soundcloud profile.
Update: read more on Resident Advisor.
Johan Agebjörn - Zero Gravitation by Johan Agebjörn
september 27th, 2010: sally shapiro collaboration with anoraak
French artist Anoraak recently released his album "Wherever the Sun Sets" on French label Naïve. Together with Anoraak I wrote the track "Don't Be Afraid" which is sung by Sally Shapiro and appears in one version on the album (CD/download) and in an alternative version as a free download with artwork. The track has also been circulating on mp3 blogs.
april 20th, 2010: new sally shapiro remix collection
A new Sally Shapiro remix collection based on our album "My Guilty Pleasure" is out now as a download from iTunes, Beatport, Juno, Amazon etc including new remixes by Bottin, Lovelock, FM Attack, Boat Club and Low Motion Disco as well as a few old ones. Listen to two of the remixes on Facebook or MySpace. Download a free megamix by me here. Read a review here.
february 21st, 2010: remix for You Say Party! We Say Die!
I have made a remix for the Canadian indie band You Say Party! We Say
Die! The remix is out now on their digital single "Laura Palmer's Prom"
(Paper Bag Records) available from iTunes, eMusic etc.
You can listen to it on my MySpace.
december 17th, 2009: remix for Lindstrøm & Christabelle + DJ mix for Valerie
I and Sally have made a remix of Lindstrøm & Christabelle "Looking For What". Italo disco meets ambient and trance. It's available on the 2CD version of their new album (available e.g. from Boomkat) and you can listen to it on MySpace.
Also check my new DJ mix for Valerie called "Ocean of Love".
october 10th, 2009: remix for CFCF + DJ mix for XLR8R
I and Sally have made a remix of CFCF "The Explorers". Instead of a plain remix we took the original instrumental track and added vocals, vocoder and more synths. It's available in most download stores and you can listen to it on Stereogum.
Also check my new DJ mix for XLR8R including Annie, Saint Etienne, Cloetta Paris and more.
august 21st, 2009: DJ mix for Fact Magazine
I made a DJ mix called "Disco Will Stay Alive" for Fact Magazine, including some slower disco tracks that I usually play when warming up...follow this link to download and this link for tracklisting!
And don't miss the new Sally Shapiro album "My Guilty Pleasure" out in these days.
june 4th, 2009: remix for Friday Bridge
I've made a remix for the Swedish indie electropop duo Friday Bridge, the track "This Case Is Closed" from their new album "Bite My Tongue". More of the Sally Shapiro sound in this remix. They're giving away the remix as a free 320 kbps mp3. Artwork by Ylva Lindberg of Friday Bridge.
march 19th, 2009: remix for Glass Candy
I've made a remix of Glass Candy's "The Chameleon" (a cover version of a track by Dark Day). It's the first time Glass Candy gets officially remixed, I'm very proud! The remix will be out on May 18th on the double CD Milky Disco II on Lo Recordings. You can listen to it on 20 JFG.
february 19th, 2009: new mix "longing for romantic summer nights"
I made a mix that was needed in this winter called "Longing For Romantic Summer Nights". The title says it all, download it here (thanks to Paper Bag for hosting it).
1. The KLF: "Brownsville Turnaround On The Tex-Mex Border" (1990)
2. Biosphere: "Kill By Inches (Theme)" (1999)
3. Bien: "Sunny Side" (1997)
4. Air France: "Beach Party" (2006)
5. Jens Lekman: "Sipping On The Sweet Nectar (Bogdan Irkük's Love Nectar Mix)" (2008)
6. The KLF: "3 a.m. Eternal (Blue Danube Orbital)" (1989)
7. Elsa: "Quelque Chose Dans Mon Coeur" (1987)
january 19th, 2009: radio interview on echoes
Last week an interview with me ran on the radio program Echoes in USA. You can listen to it here.
october 30th, 2008: compilations with exclusive tracks
Compilation CDs with previously unreleased Johan Agebjörn tracks out now!
Chilltronica - A Definition
13. Sally Shapiro: Sleep in my arms (Between Interval remix)
15. Johan Agebjörn: Zero gravitation (Beatless mix) - music video
Collection 4 - Transforming
10. Johan Agebjörn: Ambient robot dance
october 20th, 2008: uk dj mini tour
London on Friday, Nottingham on Saturday...(and on November 21st I will DJ in Stockholm).
september 9th, 2008: ambient album out now!
My first ambient album "Mossebo", featuring Lisa Barra on vocals, is finally released!
1. Dulciter somni (free download)
2. The sound of snowflakes
touching the ground
4. The sea
5.Ambient computer dance
7. Unitas vitae - live video clip
8. Putting more wood in the fire
9. Siberian train part I
10. Siberian train part II
11. A new day arrives
Buy it directly from me or from:
CD Universe (USA)
Groove (The Netherlands)
Reviews/blogs: Billboard, Anthem, L.A. Times, 20 JFG, Pitchfork, E/i, Echoes, Stars End, Morpheus, Sonic Immersion, EAS, Goatsend, Confessions, GP (Swedish), Groove (Swedish), Corren (Swedish)
Interviews: Sonic Immersion, Digfi (Swedish)
august 19th, 2008: remix for lindstrøm out now on itunes
Earlier this year Norwegian nudisco producer Hans-Peter Lindstrøm remixed Sally Shapiro's "Time to let go"...I made a remix in return and yesterday it was released as an iTunes-only bonus track to Lindstrøm's new (and brilliant) album "Where you go I go too".
The track is called "Grand ideas" and you can preview my remix on MySpace.
july 23rd, 2008: solo album out soon!
My first ambient album, called "Mossebo", is currently in production and will be out on September 9th on U.S. label Lotuspike. Sound clips available in the discography, here is a live clip from one of the tracks, "Unitas vitae", as performed together with the singer Lisa Barra on a concert.
july 2nd, 2008: forthcoming dj gigs
July 26th: UMF festival (Turku, Finland)
Aug 23rd: Fingerspitzengefuhl (Brussels, Belgium)
Oct 25th: Exalt Exalt (Nottingham, UK) (with Sally Shapiro)
april 14th, 2008: this spring's releases with sally shapiro
Feb - "Jackie Jackie" 12" on Permanent Vacation (incl. Junior Boys remix)
Mar - "Spacer Woman From Mars" 12" on Loeb
Apr - "Remix Romance Vol. 1" CD on Paper Bag (incl. Lindstrøm & Junior Boys remixes)
May - "He Keeps Me Alive" double 12" on Permanent Vacation (incl. new track "My fantasy")
Jun - "Remix Romance Vol. 2" mp3 on Paper Bag (incl. Alexander Robotnick & Dntel remixes)
More info on Sally's home page.
february 11th, 2008: mega man II music video
Watch this cool music video for my Mega Man II remix (to be released on the "Spacer Woman From Mars" 12" featuring Sally Shapiro on Loeb, release date March 10th), made by the Lichterloh duo!
january 30th, 2007: DJ dates in february & march
February 2nd: Helsinki (SimCity 2000 @ Nolla)
February 9th: Gothenburg (Skoldisco @ Röda Sten) - release party with Sally Shapiro!
March 4th: Toronto (Wrongbar) with Sally Shapiro
March 7th: NYC (Mercury Lounge) with Sally Shapiro
March 9th: Chicago (Sonotheque) with Sally Shapiro
january 9th, 2007: remix for don juan dracula + DJ gig in Finland
I've made a remix of the track "Take me home" by the Norwegian band Don Juan Dracula with some extra vocals by Sally Shapiro. It will be released on the Australian/Japanese versions of their album later this year. You can download it for free from Bigstereo.
Also - in case you happen to be in Finland - I will be DJing in Helsinki on February 2nd on the club SimCity 2000 at the venue Nolla. I will play italo disco, electro disco, nu disco etc.
december 20th, 2007: xmas mix "crying on the dancefloor"
Here is a free Xmas mix for you, called "Crying on the dancefloor",
made for Pitchfork. Mostly italo disco but also some other stuff which
I thought fit to the title. A lot of inspiration sources for Sally
Shapiro. Download from here.
1. Fake: "Empty Garden"
2. Valerie Dore: "Get Closer"
3. Sally Shapiro: "Skating In The Moonshine"
4. Squash Gang: "I Want An Illusion"
5. Sandra: "Around My Heart"
6. Angie Care: "Your Mind"
7. Nicolas Makelberge: "Dying In Africa"
8. Nixon: "Anorak Christmas"
9. A-ha: "Take On Me"
10. Sally Shapiro: "Jackie Jackie (Dyylan's Subzero Nocturne)"
december 8th, 2007: sally shapiro in top 10 U.S. dance airplay chart (CMJ RPM)!
december 2nd, 2007: vote for sally on plug awards!
Sally Shapiro has been nominated as "female artist of the year" and "Disco Romance" as "electronic/dance album of the year" over at Plug Awards, a U.S. award for independent music. The winners are the artists/album that get the most votes, and everyone can vote! The winners will be announced during an event in NYC on March 6th 2008.
Followers of my music may remember my limited edition (but not sold out) 3.5" floppy disk single "Too much time and too many toys" which was released on my own label Husmus Media in the summer of 2006, getting no attention at all since I didn't send any promos. So I was very surprised when I was suddenly interviewed for the U.K. magazine Dazed & Confused about an article on music on floppy disk, the article ran in the November 2007 issue. The interviewer found me through a Google search.
Finally, Facebook now has musician's pages and I've got myself an account (Sally too) so now you can connect to me there if you have a Facebook account.
november 14th, 2007: new remix
I've made a remix for the Spanish band Souvenir of their track "Âllo âllo", it's being released on November 19th on their new CD EP Extras 64, available from their label, Jabalina Música. Listen to mp3 snippet here or full preview on MySpace!
november 8th, 2007: sally shapiro music video!
The first official music video to any track that I've produced! For Sally Shapiro's "Jackie Jackie", this video is directed by Jamie Milligan at Tarantula Productions.
Sally Shapiro - Jackie Jackie
october 23rd, 2007: new mix "sackaros"
I've made a new mix called "Sackaros" for Tokion FM and Pig Radio. You can download it here. Mail me privately for the tracklist!
september 30th, 2007: sally shapiro "jackie jackie"
A new Sally Shapiro track called "Jackie Jackie" can now be listened to, taken from the North American edition of "Disco Romance" (to be released late October on Paper Bag Records) and from the European "Jackie Jackie" 12" to be released this winter!
august 18th, 2007: "spacer woman from mars"
A new track called "Spacer woman from Mars" is now available on Pitchfork's Forkcast and from MySpace, taken from the compilation "Milky Disco" (to be released late September/early October on Lo Recordings).
august 9th, 2007: new sally shapiro stream
A new Sally Shapiro track called "He keeps me alive" is now available on Pitchfork's Forkcast, taken from the North American edition of "Disco Romance" (to be released late October on Paper Bag Records) and from a forthcoming European EP (label not decided yet).
july 10th, 2007: compilation apperances
No new music released recently...but two compilation appearances of released tracks, check out the megamix which is a free download...
"Ibiza global radio moods vol. 2 " 2xCD
Release date: July 9th 2007
Various Artists mixed by DJ Ripper:
Alpha Centauri megamix vol. 2 - "Space wars"
32:41-33:29 Johan Agebjörn: Overload
may 9th, 2007: new record deal
Yesterday I signed a record deal with a U.S. ambient label! Label name, album title and tracklist is yet to be announced, but the release is scheduled for this autumn. The tracklist will contain four tracks from the old album "Electronic impressions" (signed to Centaur Discs in 2005 but never released) as well as seven new tracks. Lisa Andrén will sing on a lot of the tracks.
march 5th, 2007: mega man II re-mix
I've made a remix of a tune from the old Nintendo game Mega Man II. Go listen at MySpace!
january 31st, 2007: i'm a father
My lovely daughter Siri is born! So don't expect any new music from me in the near future...
december 11th, 2006: new Sally Shapiro releases
I'm proud to announce the release of Sally Shapiro's debut album and second 12"! See the Sally Shapiro section of this site for info on where to buy them.
"Disco Romance" LP/CD/mp3
1. I'll be by your side (free download)
2. I know (free download)
3. Find my soul
4. Time to let go
5. Anorak Christmas (free download)
6. Hold me so tight
7. Find my soul (Norwegian electrojazz mix)
8. Sleep in my arms
9. I'll be by your side (Rude 66 808 remix) [not on LP]
"Anorak Christmas / I'll be
by your side remixes" 12"/mp3
november 2nd, 2006: one-hour italo disco mix on German webradio
On Thursday November 2nd, 22:00-23:00 CET, the German webradio Welt-am-Draht broadcast an italo disco mix of mine called "We go all night long"...including some Sally Shapiro material of course... The mix is now available for download, e-mail for tracklisting!
october 12th, 2006: new Sally Shapiro maxi out in late nov / early dec
A new Sally Shapiro maxi-single, including a new track called "Anorak Christmas" and remixes by Rude 66 of "I'll be by your side", is now in production.
Sound samples available at the Sally Shapiro section of this web site. Also out soon: CD maxi (and mp3) with 7 mixes of "I'll be by your side" and "Overload" as well as an album (on CD/LP/mp3) called "Disco romance"!
september 30th, 2006: new remix as free download
I've remixed the debut single ”Stranger” of the new Swedish electronica duo Halftone. The original has some trip-hop vibes and I made an ambient/electro remix out of it. My remix, the original track and two other remixes are available as free downloads or on limited edition CDR (50 numbered copies) from the Halftone web site.
september 4th, 2006: new piano album released
”Music with less electricity” is a collection of piano compositions that were originally never meant to be recorded or performed. However, later my girlfriend asked me to record the songs for her, which I did.
Sound samples, three free downloads, order info etc. at the Husmus Media section of this web site.
august 26th, 2006: sounds and images from ToToGo earphones festival, July 15th
On July 15th, I played live at the ToToGo earphones festival in Gothenburg. A part of my live set, including the tracks "Prak suknorb" and "Zero gravitation", can now be downloaded. More images from the festival here.
august 4th, 2006: new floppy single on Husmus Media
I just released a 3.5" floppy disk single on my brand new label Husmus Media. The track is called "Too much time and too many toys".
Order info etc. at the new Husmus Media section of this web site!
july 29th, 2006: Sally Shapiro hitting the world!
My debut 12" Sally Shapiro "I'll be by your side" is getting awesome reviews and is being played on radio stations all over the world! Now also for sale as mp3 from iTunes music store, search for Sally Shapiro.
- Pitchfork Media (USA)
"Some of the best italo this reviewer has ever heard!" - Igloo Magazine (USA)
"...in every respect it is an utterly perfect slice of italo synth-pop." - Vice Magazine (UK) (DE)
"Essential record for fans of Lindstrom, Alden Tyrell and Metro Area!" - Clone (NL)
"Hemmungslos nostalgisch" - Groove (DE)
"Sparsmakat men sött" - Digfi (SE)
july 4th, 2006: live performance on july 15th
On Saturday 15th of July, I will play live at the ToToGo earphones festival, Gothenburg, Sweden. An earphone festival works like this: everybody listens to the music in earphones, apart from that the performing space is completely silent. Some of the participants of the festival will perform their shows from other parts of the world via the net. The festival takes place in an apartment in Gothenburg, but you will be able to listen to it live via the net.
The number of listeners in the apartment is strictly limited, and as an artist I am only allowed to bring three people. Just get in contact with me if you would like to be one of the three! Every participant brings their own pair of earphones.
To listen via the net, visit www.sync24.net where an URL stream will be published during the day. And of course you should listen to it in earphones. :) More info about the festival on this page.
april 13th, 2006: debut 12" released soon!
On May 12th, Austrian label Diskokaine will release my first 12", which is a collaboration between me and singer Sally Shapiro: "I'll be by your side", a very 80s italo disco sounding EP.
Sound samples (from all four tracks) and more info can be found at the brand new Sally Shapiro home page. A release party will be held in Gothenburg on May 12th on the club Disco Maniac! I will spin some of the tracks from the 12" myself in an italo disco DJ set, and there will be some records for sale.
Info on how to buy this record will be put up here as soon as it's released...
march 14th, 2006: new downloads
Two sound files from my live show together with Lisa Andrén on February 16th can now be downloaded:
Bronkus karp [full length track]
Unitas vitae [sample only due to broken recording]
Sorry about the lousy sound quality - I only had a tape-recorder to make the recording with...
An excerpt from a radio interview [13 MB] with me on K103 (Gothenburg, Sweden), broadcast on February 11th, can now also be downloaded (language: Swedish).
february 17th, 2006: concert on TV + album announced
.On February 16th, I performed my music live for the first time in Linköping, Sweden, together with the singer Lisa Andrén. Regional TV broadcast a snippet of the show in the news and until Thursday 23th you can watch it via the net here if you have RealPlayer (it's during the end of the program) or here if you have Windows Media Player (go to Innehåll, Östnytt, Visa, Veckoarkiv, Torsdag 22:15). Images and/or soundfiles from the show will be uploaded in a few weeks...
The British record label Centaur Discs now announce that my album "Electronic impressions" will be released, after some delay, during this spring. some info from Centaur Discs [note 2008: never released]
february 2nd, 2006: national swedish radio broadcasts two tracks
february 4th: The tracks "I'll be by your side" and "Voltage control" will be played on national Swedish radio in the prorgam P3 Lab, along with a short interview with me, sometime during 20:00-21:00 CET. With a RealAudio player you can listen to it up to one week afterwards through the net.
january 29th, 2006: two forthcoming radio events
february 2nd: I play my favourite ambient electro tracks (by other artists, as well as one track from my forthcoming album), and speak about them, on the German webradio Welt-am-Draht. Tune in at 23:00 CET or download the whole show afterwards. There will be a lot of Swedish stuff. Language: English
february 11th/14th: Close to my first album release, Gothenburg's student radio K103 broadcasts an interview with me in the radio program "KulturKvasi", a radio program that focuses on different kinds of underground culture. Tune in at 10:00 CET on the 11th, through the stream if you're not in the Gbg area, reprise on the 14th 22:00 CET. Language: Swedish
january 11th, 2006: upcoming live show + new italo disco track
I'm glad to announce that I will perform my music live for the first time on Thursday, February 16th in the city of Linköping, Sweden! It will be an ambient concert in a small and cosy venue called "Lilla scenen". Lisa Andrén will sing on some of the songs!
Entrance fee: SEK 30
How to get there (in Swedish):
Ta dig till Gamla Linköping. Gå Majgatan från Malmslättsvägen. Gå igenom första gröna grinden på höger sida till det gulbruna uthuset (Sundbergska längan).
Also, I've made a new italo disco track called "I'll be by your side" [one-minute sample] with vocals by Sally Shapiro (whose real name is something else). My first attempt to make a track with a more traditional verse-refrain structure. Very nostalgic sound... I even mastered the thing on myold tape-recorder in order to get a more analogue feel... This is probably going to be released on vinyl (more details to follow) so it is only available as a one-minute sample at the moment.
december 18th, 2005: radio show
German webradio Welt-am-Draht broadcast one hour of my music (with comments) on Thursday, December 15th 22:00-23:00. There were some previews from my forthcoming debut album [note 2008: never released] as well as stuff from this web site. If you missed it you can download it as an mp3 podcast (available for a few months).
november 20th, 2004: web site launched
On November 20th, this web site was launched.