Caroline Hjelt and Aino Jawo have already established themselves as the go-to dance pop duo in Sweden since 2009. They’ve enticed American shores before, teasing with a quick concert through Neon Gold in 2010 before disappearing back to Europe where they shored up with Patrik Berger, the man behind Robyn’s “Dancing on My Own.” The(…)
When Underworld released their initial Anthology in 2002, ten years after their first album as an experimental dance act, they probably felt it was apt to wrap up what was in a sense the end of one era and the beginning of another. The young DJ, Darren Emerson, who many believed had transformed the duo(…)
Caroline Hjelt and Aino Jawo are two Swedish DJs that met by happenstance. They’ve been spending the better half of the year down in London working with Patrik Berger, releasing only teasers of the fruits of their labor with “Manners”, “Still Don’t Know”, “Top Rated”, and most recently “Sun Goes Down”. Brought together from a(…)
Natalia Kills has described Perfectionist as such: “It’s the joy of wanting everything when you have nothing.” Let’s be honest: Young’uns graduating college from 2009-2014 are righteously fucked due to irresponsible corporate activity, which was rewarded with a stipulation-free economic salvation funded by the American taxpayers.
Earlier this year I sat down with New York’s own Penguin Prison for an interview at SXSW. Since then, he’s joined up with Jamiroquai for a tour and is putting the wraps on his self-titled debut album coming out this fall. Downtown Records is picking it up and shipping it out, following on the dance(…)
“Manners” is addictive, although that’s an understatement. It’s brashly addictive, a song that strikes you surprisingly from behind with its synth and fuzz in the beginning before leaving you reeling to the unforgettable hooked chorus. With Caroline Hjelt and Aino Jawo, two DJs who still spin in Sweden, at the helm, Icona Pop caught the(…)
Six years after the first Kitsuné Maison Compilation the Paris based fashion and electronic music label have reached their 11th instalment of the indie inspired club music collection… or is that club inspired indie music? This is a question which has followed the label around the past decade. They feel that this, “the Indie-Dance issue”(…)
Every so often something just leaves you dead on the tracks, be it the fact I’m seeing snow April 16th when it was over 70° last week and perfect biking weather, the first time you see Godard’s Weekend, or last night’s circus of an experience of of Montreal opening Union South here in Madison. These(…)