Thursday, June 17, 2010
First thing I'll share is Swedish producer Fredrick Carlsson's new single "House" that was released on June 6. Fredrick is from Gothenburg, and his music is a mixture of pop, synth and techno and there's something very Swedish in his sound, especially in this track. I don't know what it is, but there's a melancholic feeling that makes me think of other great Swedish electro bands like Lo-Fi-Fnk or The Embassy. That melancholy might come from Swedish electro's close ties with indie pop or influences from old school British synth music. Or it may be a cry from our ancestors with their lonely lives in the middle of some vast pine forrest. I don't know.
One who doesn't have a background in indie music is Neon Workout, who have a background as a big bitpop and chiptune star turned italo disco afficionado. He revamped the track into a purposely crude, early 90s house-flavoured banger. Another longtime Tracasseur favourite and friend, Norwegian Pelifics, chose to turn it into a soft dreamwave track.
Fredrick Carlsson - House
Fredrick Carlsson - House (Neon Workout Remix)
Fredrick Carlsson - House (Pelifics Remix)
Fredrick Carlsson - Kristallpojken
PNAU - Embrace (Fredrick Carlsson Epic Remix)
Hammarin & Robin - Lingering Regret (Fredrick Carlsson Remix)